SBC News

January 31, 2012

SBC youth bowlers take HS singles titles

SBC youth bowlers Keysha Martin (Lavergne HS) & former SBC bowler Wes Conatser (Upperman HS) took the Individual Titles last week in the TSSAA State High School Tournament, held here at Smyrna Bowling Center.

Conatser led wire-to-wire through the 14-game, two-day event and set the record for total pinfall in the Boys Division I competition.  Wes averaged 216 for the eight qualifying games to reach the match-play finals, then went 5-1 in the head-to-head competition to finish in first place, 136 pins ahead of Hardin County’s Chase Smith.

Miss Martin was her usual cool self on the outside, but was admittedly “nervous” on the inside while bowling her match-play round.  She averaged 196.87 for her 8 games of qualifying, then went 3-2 in her first five games of the finals.  Going into the final match, Keysha was in 2nd place, 29 pins behind Collierville’s Emily Nykiel.  With 30 bonus pins for a win in the match play, whoever wins the last game would be the champion.  Martin finished first with a 190 game, which left Nykiel a chance to win with 2 strikes & a 9 count.  Emily struck on the first ball in the final frame, but left a solid 10-pin on the next shot to give the title to Martin.

Several other SBC youth finished in the top 24 this year:  Laurel Everett (Wilson Central – 4th), Kara Ford (Smyrna – 10th), Samantha Gomes (Central Magnet – 20th), Brittany Sisco (Wilson Central – 21st), & Kylah Martin (Lavergne – 24th) finished high for the girls;  For the boys, it was:  John Petty (Wilson Central – 7th), Kyle Hubbuch (Wilson Central – 10th), Ronnie Claridy (Smyrna – 13th), Timothy Lewis (Smyrna – 17th), & Eric Lane (Wilson Central – 23rd).  Congratulations to all of the GREAT youth bowlers for outstanding performances in the State Tournament!

January 25, 2012

TSSAA High School Bowling Championships start tomorrow

The 2012 TSSAA State High School Bowling Championships begin tomorrow – January 26th – at 9:00am, with the Individual quarterfinals & semi-finals taking place.  On Friday morning at 9:00am, the top six Individuals for Boys & Girls in Division I & II, will compete in the finals for the Individual Titles.  Team competition will begin with the Girls at 12:00pm on Friday, with the Boys teams taking the lanes at 2:30pm.  The Team semi-finals and finals will be held Saturday morning starting at 9:00am.  Nearly 400 of the best high school bowlers in Tennessee will descend upon Smyrna Bowling Center for this event.

Admission is $8 per person/per day for both Thursday & Friday, while the admission for the Team Finals on Saturday is $10 per person.  Come watch some awesome competition and see which individuals & teams will be crowned “Champions” for 2012!

January 3, 2012

New Leagues starting this month

The Winter season is upon us, and January is a great time to join a league at SBC.  We have leagues for adults and kids all starting this month, and we are sure we have a place for YOU!  Looking for inexpensive fun?  Try the Wednesday Mixers on Wednesdays at 6:30pm – just $10 a week per person and everyone gets an SBC gift card at the end.  Need the weekend?  Then join our Friday 2 x 2 Mixed, with 2 men & 2 women on each team.  This league is also lots of fun and great for couples needing to bowl on a weekend night.

Need to raise funds for your group or organization?  Then try our FUNdraiser Club, with two nights to choose from – bowl either Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 6:00pm.  Bring yourself and 4 friends and bowl 2 games each week for just $10 a week.  At the end of the 10-week season, your group/charity/organization will receive a check for $250.  It really is THAT easy!

Finally, our youth start up again this coming Saturday with the 12 & under kids bowling at 9:00am, and the 13 & older set starting at 11:00am.  The cost is an affordable $9.00 each week for 14 weeks, and every kid receives a trophy at the end of the season.  Call us for more information on any of our leagues – (615) 355-0501 – or, sign up TODAY on our “Leagues” page here at the website.  We look forward to seeing lots of new faces this month!

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