I received an email from IGrind’s President Gradie Merritt with all the information regarding the IGrind Autism Awareness Detroit Shootout. Check out all the details and if you have any questions visit www.igrindbowling.com.
If at first you succeed, do it again — but even better.
That will be the theme of the inaugural Detroit Shootout bowling tournament presented by IGrind Autism Awareness on Sept. 27-29 at Mayflower Lanes.
IGrind’s first Autism Awareness tourney came in July at the PBA Super Regional at Tinley Park Bowl in Tinley Park, Ill., and it was a huge success — from the pro-ams in which some PBA bowlers couldn’t help but be moved by autistic children bowling and having a great time, to a very competitive event won by Ronnie Russell.
This time, the new bowling company will focus on the amateur bowler, though PBA members are invited.
The format will be similar to a PBA event with an optional practice session on Friday, Sept. 27 on the Don Carter oil pattern, then seven games of qualifying on Saturday. The difference is, there will be three squads on Saturday open to re-entries. After seven games, the top 40 will return on Sunday for two 8-game blocks of round-robin match play. The top five will compete in a stepladder final to determine the winner of a guaranteed $30,000 first-place prize.
Second place will earn $15,000 and third place $7,500 with at least the top 40 cashing (payout will be a 1-in-4 ratio). The entry fee is $300 with a $225 re-entry fee. Deadline to sign-up is Friday, Sept. 13 (no walk-in or late entries allowed).
But as any good salesman would say, “That’s not all.” The last cashing spot will receive a free entry into the next IGrind tournament, and if anyone rolls a 300 in the seventh game of qualifying, they will have a chance at winning a 2014 Cadillac Escalade. There will also be brackets and side pots, and the event will be televised on IGrind-TV.
For more information on IGrind, visit www.igrindbowling.com.