I've been doing the local King of the Hills for months now. I've cashed in a few, been in the top 5 with 2 games to go a couple of times also. The nerves was basically b/c it was match play...I still dont know why I was so nervous..lol. I'm just glad I got by that first match. In my third match I think the lefty I beat bowls a few regionals, not like that means a whole lot, but I'm sure he has more experience than I do. Lately I've been doing really well with my T-Road Solid. I've only had it for two weeks and have shot 288 with it, and ran off the first 8 a few other times with it. Funny thing is, that ball only made it through the first 2 games of qualifying. I know I made good ball choices yesterday and I never second guessed myself. The two balls I used in match play I hadnt used in months. This was a scratch tournament, and right now its sponsored by the bowling center, the guy who runs it bowls at my house one night a week and advertises when he comes there. This was the second one he's held. There's two squads..he takes the top 6 from each, then the next 4 highest scores. Its a blind draw in match play. 800 for 1st, 400 for 2nd, and 150 for 3rd and 4th. The entry is 50 dollars. He's takings suggestions on what the bowlers like and dont like about it, so the next one in April will only have one squad, he's still taking top 16, but this time it will be 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15 and so on. The top seeds didnt like the format. For the first one he had I had the highest qualifying score, and was knocked out first round by the same guy I bowled in the finals this time.