Bowling News USA - January 16, 2014 Bryan Bowers Wins First Greater Iowa Bowling Association Title
Congratulations to Bryan Bowers on winning his first GIBA title last Saturday at the Fort Dodge Ford/Calisesi Chiropractic Open in Fort Dodge. Bryan survived an exciting final match against Scott Greiner by a single pin 207 to 206.
The Greater Iowa Bowling Association is sponsored by Storm Products.
The tenth frame provided lots of drama as Bryan had a chance to close out the match with two strikes and a nine count. He stepped up and struck the first two shots, but left two pins standing on his count shot. This left Scott with a chance to strike out and tie the match which would force a ninth and tenth frame rolloff. Scott also stepped up and struck the first two shots before a stubborn seven pin ended his run at winning the title. Other top finishers were Brett Lobdell 3rd, Duane Kilts 4th, Troy Fuller 5th, Jacob Bedard 6th, Mike Peters 7th, Andy Shutt 8th, Burke Risetter 9th, Don Breeden 10th, Al Glick 11th, and Jason Hale 12th in the twelve bowler modified stepladder finals. The tournament had 84 entries
The GIBA has a very busy schedule over the next six weeks with our next tournament being the Blake Lobdell Memorial in Mason City on January 26th. The title sponsor for this tournament is the Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, IA as they have donated $1000.00 to the prize fund. The weekend of February 8 & 9 features two tournaments with the GIBA Doubles on Saturday the 8th at Leisure Lanes in Davenport. The following day is the annual Bob Neff Memorial Triple Elimination tournament scheduled for Millertime Bowl in Davenport.
The weekend of February 21-23 will mark the final event of the season. The Fusion Realtors Open has become one of the top tournaments in the Midwest over the past three seasons. There is a maximum field of 180 bowlers for this tournament. This event will once again feature live streaming broadcast by Insidebowling.com. You can view details of the tournament on our website at www.giba-bowling.com where there is a link to the flyer on the homepage.
There are three tournaments coming up that have information posted on the GIBA website. The Corner Lanes scratch tournament will be held January 18th in Spirit Lake, IA, the Northwest Iowa Scratch Tournament will be January 25th in Estherville, IA, and the Bowlaway Lanes Shootout will be held February 1st in New Hampton, IA.
All of these events feature a significant amount of added prize money and limited entries are available for each so click on the more info link for each tournament to contact the administrators and reserve your entries.
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