As Friends and Foes 2 came to a close late Saturday evening, the Orf and IB team felt they were at the end of another successful production. Like our first event, we teamed with Shrewsbury Lanes and the event started earlier that afternoon with the “Storm Matchmaker.” Two shifts, video analysis, and a PDW sighting, proved to be a good start for another fun event. Special thanks to Ralph Solan and Steve Todd from Storm for traveling in and hosting the event.
With weddings, NCAA basketball, and everything else under the sun going on in the Lou, we hosted a respectable 16 teams, and the bowlers took to the lanes for their 4 games of competition. Like the last event, it was handicapped at 80% of 220, with it paidd out 3 divisions; singles, doubles, and team. The cost per person was $60. Along with entry, bowlers had the opportunity to gamble more with 4$ brackets, and a 2nd game strike pot opportunity. Two Storm balls were also raffled; a Vivid and Crossroad. Besides that, bowlers could receive a free 12oz draught beer on a colored head-pin strike, or a dollar off any drink of their choice. Let’s not forget about the fun trivia, and of course, Shrewsbury Lanes had the juke box cranking for everyone’s music pleasure.
After four games of competition, our friends from Sawyerville Illinois took bragging rights back with them as champions of the “Friends and Foes 2” team event. They utilized the unique “mulligan” concept of the format and rose to the top while throwing out one of the team’s individual low games each game. They compiled games of 700, 756, 692, and 702 to bring home the $250 first place prize. From there, it was the Eddie Byrd show as he was part of the winning doubles team along with Ryan Granahan, and was also our singles winner as well. Byrdman fired games of 247, 246, 276, and 248 for a total of 1017! Coming home 2nd with a very respectable 1008 was lefty Dustin Boice.
We made a last-minute decision not to stream the event due to the fact the bowlers were not moving pairs each game, and we didn’t want to single out any participants as the “featured pair.” Also, though, too, this allowed us to pay another spot in doubles and team on top of the 1 in 4 pay out. Total, we paid 16 spots in singles, 9 in doubles, and 5 in team.
From the IB, Orf’s, and Shrewsbury Lanes teams we can’t say thank you enough for another fun-filled Friends and Foes event. We look forward to our next gathering, and stay tuned to insidebowling.com, for all the info on current and upcoming events!