NEW FRIDAY ONCE A MONTH LEAGUE

Sign up now for this new league. 4 person teams, handicapped, open to all bowlers. Bowling fee will be $10.00, shoes included. A small prize fund will be decided by the league on opening night. Dates- 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/28,- 2019- 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19, and end 5/17. To reserve a spot call 815-459-0345 or e-mail this site. Groups welcome.

TUNE UP SPECIAL

Tuesday Aug.21 to Friday Aug. 24 $10 all you can bowl from 6pm to 10pm. Come in and get ready for the upcoming season. ORACLE PRO SHOP will be open to restock your gear or to check if your equipment is going to get you through the season. Upgrading bowling balls, shoes, or even a new bowling bag to accommodate an extra ball can be purchased.

League start-ups

The bowling season is fast approaching. Organizational meetings are soon taking place. Many leagues obtain their own bowlers via waiting lists or subs becoming full time teams. We keep a list of all people who contact us and provide these to league secretaries. If there are spots to fill the secretary will contact those from the list we provide. We do our best to satisfy all the new bowlers, however there are only so many spots to fill. To accommodate this we are creating a new Thursday night league which will run for 10 weeks beginning October 4th and ending December 13th.

Congratulations to Paul Kaminski on winning the 2018 Masters scratch tournament. Thanks to all the bowlers for coming out and putting on a great display on some challenging conditions! Also a big thank you to everyone who made this tournament possible behind the scenes and keeping score!

2017 Masters Scratch Tournament

This year the tournament was held on the unforgiving 2016 USBC masters oil pattern, strikes were hard to come by and a good spare game was a must. At the first cut point after 5 games John Contos lead all bowlers followed by Robert Damadeo, Contos boasted a 298 to get there. The top 5 cut point was another story Bob Miller lead all scores followed by Alec Beard, Mike Kilosky, Mike Olson and Anthony Lombardo. In the first match Lombardo defeated Olson, match two Lombardo defeated Kilosky. Match 3 Beard defeated Lombardo and in the finals Miller defeated Beard to win back to back titles. Metro Bowl would like to thank all the bowlers who came out hopefully we will see you all next year. Also a big thanks to the McHenry County USBC for putting on another great tournament and thanks to all the score keepers it was much appreciated.

Congratulations to Jim Sweeney

Jim Sweeney bowled a Metro Bowl house record high series of 783! Jim's scores were 259, 267, and 257. Jim's series eclipsed the old record of 781 rolled by his hall of fame dad, Pete Sweeney. Nice bowling Jim!

                                                                                                                -Rick Larson

Leagues are forming!

With the bowling season drawing near league meetings are beginning to take place. Wednesday august 10th the Wednesday night men's suburban league will be holding their annual meeting. This is a captains meeting however all bowlers and any interested potential bowlers are welcome. The new oil pattern will also be on display for anyone to try out, and we are hoping we will have some very happy bowlers this year.

Deno's Tuesday night classic

Last week the roll offs were determined by scratch scores with John Contos leading the pack followed closely by Jim Contos and Anthony Lombardo. In the finals Jim defeated Anthony 221 to 198 but then fell to John 246 to 229. However tonight the handicap will be in effect and personally, I am excited to see who the new roll off winner will be. Every one has a chance and all bets are off. Good luck to all!