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#133591 - 08/19/10 12:56 PM Local Plastic Ball Tournament
aoiten Offline

Registered: 03/03/10
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Do plastic ball tournament exist for mortal players? Would it be popular? What would it take to arrange my own tournament?

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#133592 - 08/19/10 01:20 PM Re: Local Plastic Ball Tournament [Re: aoiten]
minormillikin Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 44
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I haven't heard of one locally, but it sounds like good times to me.

I'd take it a step further: Plastic House Balls only! The first 5 minutes would consist of people scrambling around looking for the best house ball they can find.

#133598 - 08/19/10 02:49 PM Re: Local Plastic Ball Tournament [Re: aoiten]
B-Hammer Offline

Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 1818
A/S/L: 30/M/Bellingham WA
I think a house ball tourney would be fun and would do it, but I haven't spent thousands of dollars on a tournament arsenal.

Locally for softball we have a wood bat tournament that's pretty popular, kind of the same concept where everyone puts technology away for the weekend.

#133599 - 08/19/10 04:27 PM Re: Local Plastic Ball Tournament [Re: aoiten]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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I would never bowl in a house ball only tournament, unless I can get a blank house ball drilled for my span and pitches. It's not worth it to hurt my hand for something like that.

I would be interested in seeing some local bowlers doing a plastic ball tournament, but I doubt any would.

To arrange your own tournament, you would have to talk to the center to arrange a possible date and time(s), what you would have to pay for lineage and some other details. Before I would try find out what the interest would actually be by bowlers in your area to see if it would be worth trying.
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#133601 - 08/19/10 05:00 PM Re: Local Plastic Ball Tournament [Re: aoiten]
nichoasd Offline

Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 11
A/S/L: 28/M/Mass
We have a local plastic ball tourney ever year. It gets a great turnout of many highly skilled players. They have an oil pattern figured out that they only use for the plastic tourney. Its a tournament everyone thinks they can win because of the perceived leveled playing field. In actuality it takes big scores to win, 270's and up are average for the top guys.
I wouldn't be interested in using house balls, nothing ever fits right.
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#133602 - 08/19/10 06:17 PM Re: Local Plastic Ball Tournament [Re: aoiten]
aoiten Offline

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 1415
A/S/L: amerika ni sunde iru
Would it be unfair or unpopular to give bonus pins to people using house balls?

If I started my own tournament and only a few people showed up, is it possible that I would owe more money than the entrants would cover?


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