Greetings Bowlers! Ahh, gotta love the fall season in Michigan. We are so blessed to live in a state with spectacular views like the Upper Peninsula’s Tahquamenon falls. And college football – gotta love me some college football. The season for the Michigan Wolverines begins with the Kick-Off classic vs Florida. Join us for that, and hundreds of games all season long. No matter who your team is, we have 18 large-screen televisions that are beckoning you to join us. Great food, ice cold beer and Football, golf and maybe even some post season baseball. If your fantasy football league/team needs a place to hang out, please consider Maplewood Lanes. In addition to the food and drinks, Maplewood Lanes offers the fastest free wireless internet available. Stop in for the games and watch your stats real time on your phone, laptop or tablet.
But I digress. We’re not here to talk football…but to welcome you back for another fun-filled season of league bowling. Wow, that was a quick summer! Our first leagues are already bowling (Sunday Sandy’s Misfits) and Monday (Monday Night Fun) with the balance of leagues beginning after Labor Day. Visit our web page for a complete listing of our available leagues. Teams, individuals, women’s, men’s, mixed and youth; whatever your interest, I’m sure we can accommodate you. Contact Becky or Amber 734-429-5457 or email us.
Looking for some practice time? Check out our open bowling hours http://www.maplewoodlanes.com/bowling-leagues/open-bowling/
Also, check out the best open bowling deal in town…
Make a note, Thursday nights from 9:30pm to midnight all-u-can bowl for only $6.00 per person. Your shoe rental is only $1.00! First come, first served all season long. There’s no other way to get your bowling fix in for such a great deal!
One of the best kept secrets for our League bowlers is League Secretary.com. Have you ever been interested in how you stack up with other bowlers in the league? How about any bowler in the house? How many 300’s or 800’s? Which pair of lanes has the highest average? Yes, pretty much any statistic you can possibly think of, we’ve got you covered with leaguesecretary.com! Best of all it’s free to you; Maplewood pays for the house membership. Just click through to our web site http://maplewoodlanes.com. From our main page look on the right side of the page “Maplewood Lanes on League Secretary!” That link will take you to Maplewood’s house page on League Secretary. Take a look on the left hand side of the page once you get there. You will find many listings of individual, league and house stats. Enjoy!
Maplewood Lanes will be hosting the 2018 Arbor Valley USBC Women’s and Open tournament this year. Both Team (Saturday) and Singles and Doubles (Sunday) will be held here. Watch for the entry forms at every Arbor Valley Association house.
…And speaking of tournaments, the largest traveling bowling tournament in the region kicks off this coming Friday. Ed Rondot’s 2017-18 Tournament Series. As always the first event is being held here at Maplewood Lanes. Bowling commences at 7:30 pm on Friday September 1st. $40 is the entry fee. Only a paid entry will hold your spot. You may find rules and sign up sheets at Maplewood’s front counter or online at http://edrondotsproshop.com/. Remember you have to participate in at least 3 events throughout the year to qualify for the grand championship next August.
The following is an excerpt from Brian Soper’s latest column on this year’s championship event. Brian details the finalists and big money recipients.
OUR HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIAN SODERBERG for his thrilling victory over Ray Kaiser in the final match of our season-ending DV8 Grand Finale Championship! Brian received the huge Champion’s haul of $1,000 cash that had been guaranteed by Maplewood Lanes all season, plus the clock/plaque (also provided by Maplewood). He also will see his Champion’s pennant displayed at every Shootout until next year’s Grand Finale where he will receive it to keep, and he earned the first Bye into match play of next year’s Grand Finale. Congratulations, Brian, and welcome to the very exclusive club of DV8 Grand Finale winners!
The final match was nip-and-tuck from wire to wire. Ray Kaiser had been bombing the pins AND his opponents all night, 727 scratch in qualifying and 734 in his first 3 matches. He was completing his game first and needed a solid finish to put some serious pressure on Brian for all the marbles. An absolutely beautiful shot landed square in the pocket – and totally roasted one of the most amazing stone-9-pins you’ll ever see in your life. Brian stepped up and sealed his victory in a resoundingly convincing fashion. For his outstanding bowling performance, Ray received the runnerup’s award of $500 cash. Great bowling, Ray!
Tom Brotz made some noise as well! Tom likes to bowl the shootouts and apparently he saved up his best performance for the Grand Finale. He was the High Qualifier for this, our biggest event of the year, and he plowed through match play all the way to the Final 6 bowlers before he ran into Mr. Kaiser. Tom earned $200 for his deep run and he was awarded an official Shootout Series logo pint glass for being High Qualifier. Danielle Ranbarger also got a glass for being the High Lady Qualifier and Justin Knowles got one for his 290 game in the qualifying round. Congratulations to all for their accomplishments!
Dana Ohl just barely missed cashing in this Shootout but he came away with a pretty darn nice prize, anyway. He won the bowling ball raffle and walked off with a new DV8 Pitbull Growl. He will also receive free drilling and grips from Ed Rondot’s Pro Shop, a total prize worth over $200. Congratulations, Dana!
The mystery game rarely makes the newsletter but it sure did this time. The Cumulative jackpot was over $600 for this event and was finally picked off. Rob Hagood and Rob Sandecki each rolled the required 199 games and they were happy to split the cash. We’ll start it all over again next time. Congrats to both bowlers!
Well that’s about it. We just need you to stop by and join the fun which has already started. On behalf of Becky, Amber and all our staff, we look forward to seeing you at the Lanes soon.
Mark Bulick mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org