Winner Reinhardt (left) pounded Mike Ritti for 1st BBT Title of the yearThe BBT'08 kicked off Wednesday with a small field (league did not begin yet) so we decided to have a non Major, extended format event.
And like all BBT's it was a blast and had a few story lines. We decided to do a 2 game seeder with all 8 bowlers advancing and then 3 match games based upon total scores and a 10 pin bonus for winning each match. And then a step ladder format with the top 4 finishers....yeah we reazlied that half the field made the finals..but it was the first night and we wanted to be kind...
Here is how it played out:
2 game seeding:
|POS.||NAME||HDCP.||GAME 1||GAME 2||GRAND |
|POS.||NAME||HDCP.||Pins||GAME 1||GAME 2||GAME 3||Total|
Stepladder Finals -Reinhardt, Ritti, Loose, Wazy
Kevin versus Wazy - 222-197 - Wazy must have used up all he had against Dennis in game 5 as this match was about as exciting as cleaning the toilet. Game 2 was the match of the year so far and one of the best ones in a long time...Kevin versus Andy Loose - 250-244...this was a strike fest. Now we know that Kevin can throw big numbers and assumed that Andy could also, but this one was a great match. Kevin rolled a 2 pin to keep a string alive in the 8th frame and Andy left a up the ARSE RRRRRinging 10 pin on a 3 bagger ... ouch...but Andy did not give up and made Reinhardt perform in the 10th by rebounding and striking out in the 9th and 10th...Reinhardts good fortune continued when he, needing a strike in the 10th, hit a tad light and got a convincing mixer to seal the deal. Welcome to Andy...
Championship Game - Reinhardt-Ritti 249-206...Mike shot great all night leading qualifying and shot 268 to make the top seed...but I guess he blew his seed as there was nothing in the tank as he could carry
n o t h i n g leaving a bunch of soft 10's and really got pummelled by Reinhardt 249-206...
After having won only 1 time in 34 events last year...Reinhardt is off to a great start winning week 1 of the BBT...could this be his breakout year or was this his one win for 2008/2009 season? We shall see. The BBT continues next week August 27th for BBT members and invited guests.
- Congrats to Mike D...shooting a Dutch 200 in qualifying...
- Consols to PJ - tough to bowl with either a phone in you left hand or a piece of pizza...and you don't suck
- Dennis - Ouch...did you sleep well?
- Andy - Welcome and best of luck to Sarah at school
- Wazy - great comeback
- Lou - You blow
- Kevin - You're back
- Mike R - You ran into a buzz saw...