Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Alternate Frame Doubles 2015

Alternate Frame Doubles - February 16, 2015 - Chateau Lanes

The Alternate Frame Doubles is a neat tournament with a great concept.  Unlike alternate shot where you and your partner bowl each frame together, this tournament allows you and your partner to choose a lane and stick to it the whole game.  For example, if you prefer the left lane you will only bowl the frames that fall on the left lane while your partner only bowls the frames landing on the right lane.  You can change it every game, but you are stuck with it for the remainder of that game.  No switches allowed. It's match play every game, meeting up with a new team every game.  If you win, you get 20 pins bonus.

This year we had 13 doubles, leaving one John Doe. 

There were a total of 101 games over 200 out of the 156 games bowled.  And that's not including the other four 200+ games thrown in the stepladder.  Very impressive work done by all bowlers!

After winning their first doubles tournament together in 2014 in this very tournament, Michael Schmidt and David Dorge went into the tournament wanting to defend their title.  Upon averaging 231 for the day, Mike and David had a chance to do just that, finishing first overall going into the stepladder.

Lynne Gauthier and Sharon Tataryn, the only female duo in the group, finished 4th going into the stepladder, playing Frank Hunt and Steve Snyder.  The female duo pulled off a very nice 248, securing their spot in the semi-finals against Sean Coutts and Rob Dufreane.  Sadly the story ended there when the girls lost by one pin, 208-207.  What a game that was to watch!  Great job to both teams!

Mike and David slowly started stringing the strikes, both lined in perfectly on their respective lanes.  And as the frames went on it just became harder for Sean and Rob to catch up.  Now, how do you feel bad about your bowling with what came next...

In the tenth frame, Mike went up to bowl and got the first two strikes.  With the 11th ball looking a little off, potentially leaving some pins, one can only assume he made an adjustment because the 12th shot buried the pocket.  Mike and David win the game with a 300!!  How can you be upset when you lose to a game like that!?  You can't!  Rob and Sean laughed and congratulated the other team in amazing sportsmanship.

What a great day of bowling it was! 


Tournament Results:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IyftiCf-Y1upipZXfsShbX70hoFN9OwNVnI6hrf_Dfk/edit?usp=sharing

Our next tournament is the 8 Game Singles on March 29 at Laverendrye Lanes!  Watch for the e-mail and poster! 

5 Game Singles 2014

5 Game Singles - December 14, 2014  - Chateau Lanes

It has been a year of firsts for the MCBA.  And another great tournament for Gord Tereck, our tournament winner!

The 5 games singles is a 5 game total pinfall, with a page play-down for the stepladder. 

1st plays 4th while 2nd plays 3rd. 
The winner of 1st vs. 4th automatically goes to the final.
The winner of the 2nd vs. 3rd match goes on to play the loser of the 1st vs. 4th match.
The winner from that match goes on the play the winner of the 1st vs. 4th match. 

After throwing an impressive 290 in his match against Gord Tereck, who bowled a 234, Mike Schmidt advanced to the final round automatically.  Defeating Clem Perreault, Sean Coutts went on to play Gord Tereck.  In that round the lanes were toughening up, but Gord was able to pull out a win with a 189 to Sean's 153.  Advancing to the finals, Gord got ready for a re-match against Mike.  Playing monkey see, monkey do, Mike threw a 189 against Gord who threw a 226, making Gord the winner.

Gord is on a roll this season!  And may I add, he only has 3 bowling balls in his bag.  Pretty impressive stuff if I do say so myself.

Congratulations Gord Tereck!

Hal Ross Doubles 2014

Hal Ross Doubles - November 11, 2014 - Laverendrye Lanes

And the "old" dogs have it! 

Another first for the MCBA came early this season. 

The Tereck brothers were able to take home their first victory in the Hal Ross Doubles this season.  Not only that, the finals saw them playing against Clem Perreault and George Janzen, two more great bowlers who have been around a couple years.  It was really great to see the "oldies" shine in this tournament.  I believe it was joked the day of that the average age for the finals was something in the 60's or 70's (but who's counting). 

Congratulations to all the bowlers who came out this year!  There was great bowling all around.

Results Available Here

Round Results:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JXMklhptPLjc2SDgwpytnWZjYE2-4ZDBJzkkIQK68-k/edit?usp=sharing

Score Spreadsheet:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qp-NJ6mM4RCDwhnFw2TNkCNEr8Uiib3Aay_pIz0qPbA/edit?usp=sharing

Congratulations Dan Tereck and Gord Tereck!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Next Tournament on March 30, 2014

The next MCBA tournament will be on March 30, 2014 at Laverendrye Lanes at 10:00 am!  Hope everyone can make it out!  Good luck to all bowlers who plan to bowl. 
Have a great summer everyone!  See you in the Fall for a brand new MCBA Season! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Alternate Frame Doubles 2014

This year we tried something new...bowling on a holiday.  Since the Hal Ross is on a holiday we thought why not try the Alternate Frame Doubles on a holiday.  We saw an increase of 3 teams which in the long run was a plus even if it was a long day.

Thanks to Curtis Turko, who graciously donated two $50.00 gift cards for Mongos Grill, we were able to give an award for the first 300 of the tournament.  Right out of the gate we thought we had it given away to the Tereck Brothers, but they were just shy, only bowling a 298.  By game 8 we were finally able to give it away to Mike Schmidt and David Dorge.  Congrats gentlemen!

As for the tournament...it was a lot of fun!  With the format of this tournament, you never know what will happen.  The point of the Alternate Frame Doubles is for each partnership to bowl a game together, each person bowling on a different lane (i.e. Bowler 1 bowls all his frames on lane 1 and Bowler 2 bowls all his frames on lane 2).  You never know if you and your partner will click and put the games together perfectly.  But a lot of the pairings did just that.  There were a lot of high games which was great to see.

Game 12 is a position round which proved to be just as exciting as the previous 11 games.  Going into the position round there was only one pin between 4th place and 5th place, and only one pin between 5th place and 6th place.  It really does go to show how much getting every pin counts.  And personally, I love those close matches! 

After a long day the top five were:  Sean Coutts/Rob Dufreane, Doug Ross/Curtis Turko, Jon Snyder/Steve Snyder, Dan Tereck/Gord Tereck, Michael Schmidt/David Dorge. 

The stepladder was played on 25/26 with the gold pins.  Another first.  Normally we swap pairs each stepladder game, and it's been a long time since we used gold pins.  But in the end it was a great stepladder. 

After all said and done, Michael Schmidt and David Dorge walked away with the title.  After many years of being partners, they finally got a win.  Congratulations gentlemen!

Once again,  a huge thank you to Curtis Turko for donating gift cards!  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  Everyone should go to Mongos Grill...it's absolutely delicious!!

I hope everyone had fun!  Please let us know what you think of the change to bowling on a holiday.  Hope to see everyone out for the next tournament, March 30 at Laverendrye Lanes which will be a 8 game singles.  Good luck to all! 


(I apologize for anything amazing that happened that I may have forgotten to mention, long day...  And apologize for the crappy picture...I really thought it was better than that...) 

For full results:
Tournament Results

Friday, February 7, 2014

Next Tournament: Alternate Frame Doubles

Our next MCBA Tournament is the Alternate Frame Doubles being held at Chateau Lanes on February 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm.  If you have not done so already, please get your names into Lynne Gauthier.  Entries close at NOON on February 17.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

MCBA/Chateau 5 Game Classic 2013

This year the MCBA Singles Classic was combined with the Chateau Classic.  They put out the Manitoba Open shot, The Beaten Path, for all those who wanted to the practice in a tournament setting.  We saw the same amount of people as our last year’s singles tournament at this time last year with a total of 17 bowlers.

The top four changed hands quite a few times in the five games that were played.  In the end, however, the top four was:  Joseph Franchewski, Lynne Gauthier, Michael Schmidt and Sean Coutts. 

In this tournament we do a curling-style page play down.  First place and second place play each other on one pair, while third place and fourth place play each other on another pair.  The winner of the match between first and second automatically gets a bye into the finals.  The winner of the match between third and fourth goes on to play the loser of the match between first and second.  The winner of that match goes on to  play first place in the finals. 
Joseph and Lynne played each other, while Michael and Sean played each other.  Joseph beat Lynne 266 to 222.  Michael beat Sean in a close match 214 to 211.  Michael then went on to beat Lynne 228 to 225 in the semi-finals.  After a good run, Joseph was beat in the finals by Michael, 242 to 212.

Great job by all bowlers on Kegel’s Challenge Pattern, the Beaten Path!  Good luck to all those bowling in the Manitoba Open on January 4 and 5, 2014 at Chateau Lanes!