Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This summer I was able to compete in several PBA Regional events. Here's a summary of each regional:
-PBA West\Northwest Region Don Johnson Memorial in San Jose, CA from June 3-5
Format: Bowl 8 games of qualifying, cut to the top 12 for 12 games of round robin match play, then top 5 stepladder final
I qualified 9th, shooting +83. The scores were low, so shot making was a premium, along with picking up spares. In Sunday's match play finals, I didn't physically bowl as well and therefore didn't win as many matches, which is crucial in this type of format. I came in 9th overall in the tournament.
-USBC Open Championships in Reno, NV from June 16-17
I bowled the USBC Open Championships with my same team (minus one due to being exempt). The team is comprised of: Virginia Norton, Frank Bellinder, Bryan Norton, Drew Parkin and myself. In team event, we hit a bad pair with the left lane being pretty tricky all night. I shot games of 198, 215 and 177 for a 590 series and used my Bank by 900 Global. Our team shot 2808 overall. Then in the doubles event, I bowled with Bryan Norton. I shot games of 226,214 and 215 for a 655 series. We already had to play deep inside and I used my Eagle by 900 Global for most of that event. We shot 1266 overall. Then in singles, I shot games of 199, 236 and 210 for a 645 series. I again started with my Eagle and then switched to my AMF OMG Pearl. For all events I shot 1890.
-PBA West/Northwest Regions Wine Country Open in Rohnert Park, CA from June 17-19
Format: Bowl 8 games of match play, cut to the top 16 for head-to-head single elimination matches
I bowled this tournament right after competing in the USBC Open Championships in Reno, NV. We bowled on the high scoring Cheetah pattern. It took +153 to make the cut to matchplay. I didn't fair so well at this event, shooting +46 and missed the cut. We did, however, manage to go to wine country and visit one of my favorite new wineries - Castello di Amorosa. Check out the pics!
-PBA West Region Vanessa Brown Homes Open in Modesto, CA from July 1-3
Format: Bowl 8 games of match play, cut to the top 1/3, bowl 5 games of semifinals, then cut to the top 16 for head-to-head single elimination matches
We bowled on the Viper pattern for this event. Again the lanes were very high scoring, as it took +196 to make the semifinals. I bowled well, but not well enough in this event to make the semifinals, shooting +144. I did, however get to meet the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith during the pro am event. That was pretty cool! Check out the pics!
-PBA West Region Saddleback Lanes Open in Mission Viejo, CA from July 8-10
Format:Bowl 8 games of qualifying, cut to the top 16 for 16 games of round robin match play, then top 5 stepladder final
We bowled on the Scorpion pattern for this event. The lanes were much more challenging for this regional then the past couple. I bowled well in qualifying, shooting +71, as it took +41 to make matchplay. Then in the 16 games of matchplay, I had trouble winning matches, so I didn't fair too well on Sunday. I came in 12th place overall in the tournament. This regional was hosted by my husband and held at the bowling center where we have one of our pro shops. It's always nice to bowl well in your own center, in front of your hometown friends and family!
-PBA West Region Ebonite Open Presented by Del Rosa Lanes in San Bernardino, CA from July 29-31
Format: Bowl 8 games of qualifying, cut to the top 1/3 for 5 games of semifinals, cut to the top 16 for head-to-head single elimination matches
We bowled on the Viper oil pattern and the scores were pretty low for this event. I didn't have to fun this day, and ended up missing the cut. It took +32 to make the semifinals and I shot +6 for the 8 games.
There's a recap of my summer PBA Regional events! Hope everyone enjoyed their summer!!! :)