All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge is planning their big Thanksgiving No-Tap event on Friday, November 26.
This is a four-game singles event in which you score nine and get a strike (if only that could happen for your columnist in some leagues) with separate male and female divisions. The hours are at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
There are a few more freebies to encourage bowlers to participate in the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. afternoon shifts. There is also a scratch division and the entry fee is $ 25 with a side pot of $ 15. The entry whites are in the bowling center.
There was a young sweeper at the AMF All-Star in Kenner last weekend and Jacob Vangilder won the $ 500 purse in the scratch division by running the stepladder to beat Jayden Hauck in the final game. Hauck won a scholarship of $ 250.
In the handicap division, Beau Senior took first place to win the $ 500 scholarship, Olivia Bares taking second place for $ 300.
The bowlers won five qualifying games to advance to the stepladder final.
ML’s top tier bowling clinic is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at All-Star Baton Rouge with hours at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.
This is a group of star bowlers – Gazmine (GG) Mason, Chris Via and Clara Guerrero with a special guest teacher: Ruben Ghiragossian who is also inducted into the World Coaching Hall of Fame.
There may be a few spots left for the $ 139 fee for the four hour sessions. Contact Brian Yoches at BrianYoches@yahoo.com.
Four seasons event
There is starting to be a bit more noise regarding the Deep South Scratch Shoot-Out which will take place at the Four Seasons Lanes in Alexandria from November 26-28. The bait of $ 10,000 guaranteed for the first and $ 50,000 in total guaranteed winnings is catching people’s attention.
The center has organized scratching sweepers in recent weekends with an entry ticket for the winner. So everything will depend on the draw and word of mouth from the best scratch bowlers in the south.
It could be a game-changer for central Louisiana bowling if it’s a huge success.
As we’ve discussed, this is definitely one of the biggest scratch singles events ever in this state outside of a PBA or PWBA event. Even though it is a handicap, the BR Singles have a comparative history of big wins, but a look back at the records shows that the biggest event in recent history paid out $ 22,949.97 in March 2003 with a first prize of $ 4,937.
Sue Braud Singles
The BR Singles event, now renamed Sue Braud Singles, will be held December 4-5 at her new home, All-Star Lanes. Of course, all registrations must be made at BOWLTHEBR.com.
A revamped Sue Braud Friday Sweeper will also take place at the All-Star on December 3 with an entry fee of $ 50 for a four-game handicap event with a cut in the top six for the bracket finals. This could be a lot of fun for a quick one night event that starts at 7pm. This is another one of the Sumner Taylor Hall in the Ball tournaments that have all had some pretty successful results.
Finally, check out the honor roll. You’ll notice Gregory Snee’s big set which was actually a 258 treble in the Industrial League. I believe it was also the night in the tracks a bit where I was missing a pin to pull a 157 in triple. Back with you on November 30. Happy Thanksgiving and as always good luck and happy bowling.