Thursday, May 1, 2008

Frankie B Wins BBT Tournament of Champions - Defeating Mike R 248-214 in Final

Frankie B Shoots 300 on way to BBT Tournament of Champions Victory

He may not be a giant in person, but he sure is one on the Lanes as Frankie B. proved that he can shoot with the big boys as he put on an impressive show Wednesday to win the BBT 2007/2008 Tournament of Champions with a final 248/257 - 214/227 victory over the super Hot Mike R. at River Rand Bowl, Des Plaines, Il.

Frankie shot games of 254, 172, 246, 243, 300, 267, 214 and 248 for a 243 average for 8 games. Wow...here is how it played out:

13 BBT Champions Started a 4 game qualifier. Bonus pins were given to the top 8 point earners for the 32 week season and the top 8 moved on to 3 random match games. Qualifying leader, Brian F. lead qualifying with games of 211, 300, 223 and 225. Cesar was second averaging 228.25, Frankie B was third with a 4 game total of 951, Tommy Salamie was 4th with 937, Lou V, showed he still had some game, qualified 5th, Reinfart 6th, Mike R, 7th and the Sipper, back from school, 9th. Dennis, Bowler of the Year Rob D, PJ, Waz and Rob F. did not make the cut.

Qualifying Round Scores

POS.

NAME

GRAND
TOTAL

1

Brian

1012

2

Cesar

981

3

Frankie

951

4

Tommy

937

5

Lou

934

6

Kevin

932

7

Mike R.

916

8

Sip

889

9

Dennis

861

10

Rob D.

859

11

PJ

847

12

Waz

810

13

Rob F.

695


Match Games
- Scoring continued to be high as Frankie B shot 781 scratch, Mike R, 730, Reinfart 702, Lou V 633, Sipper 674, Brian 619, Cesar 602 and Tommy, slapped his Salami shooting 512. 10 bonus pins were added for each victory and extra bonus pins were added for the top 4 qualifiers, but they really did not come into play as 3 of the 4 bowlers who got the bonus pins did not make the cut.

Break of the day...Brian F. missed a 9 pin in the 10th frame of the third game to miss out on the step ladder finals, allowing Sipper to sneak into the 5th spot.

Match Game Scores

POS.

NAME

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

Series

Totals

1

Frankie

300

267

214

781

838

2

Mike R.

214

268

248

730

789

3

Kevin

224

258

220

702

744

4

Lou

259

181

193

633

727

5

Sip

238

222

214

674

705

6

Brian

199

195

225

619

700

7

Cesar

193

212

197

602

663

8

Tommy

162

193

157

512

544


Step Ladder Finals

BBT TOC Step Ladder Finalists Reinfart, Lou V., Mike R., Frankie B, Sip

Match 1 - Lou V versus Sip -
Sip, blasts out of the box with the first 6 strikes and Lou V has 2 opens...not good...but the 1973 champ, dug down deep and blasted a 6 bagger before leaving a solid 9 pin on the second ball in the 10th, which would have forced Sip to fill 20 to tie...but the very cool Sipster...steps up on the 10th, needing only a mark...boom...high flush, up the arse, 10 in the pit. I guess if I have to lose...it should be to a good guy like Sip.

Match 2 - Sip versus Reinfart - Sip continued his hot hand, shooting 239 scratch to Kevin's 212. Reinfart never got started and Sip had a fairly easy match.

Match 3 - Sip versus Mike R. - You can just see when Mike has it...he face looks different, the intensity is obvious and he just picks up his ball and goes....well he did just that in game three and pounded the wee out of Sip, who lost his look, 224/168.

Championship Match - Mike R Versus Frankie B. - I guess if you were Mike R, you could have hoped that the layoff waiting for the first 3 matches to complete would cool off Frankie, who was coming off of a 781 series in match play...but...that was not the case as Frankie pounded the hole every shot, shooting 248 to Mike R's 214. Mike shot very well, didn't carry a few shots that could have gone his way, but there was no denying Frankie Wednesday...he was just Awesome.

Frankie, you are not invited back next year...so I hope you enjoyed your year of bowling the BBT. (Just kidding). Well sort of...

Congrats to the 2007/2008 Tournament of Champions Winner, Frankie B.

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