Andrew Vogel holds the Best of the House Championship Trophy for September after winning the title match at AMF Kissimmee Lanes on Oct. 3.

Andrew Vogel came three strikes away from perfection Sunday. Shooting a 279-scratch game, a 291 with a 12-pin handicap, to win the Best of the House September Champion’s title.

Vogel defeated second seed Morgan Manzi in the title match of the stepladder final at AMF Kissimmee Lanes, 291-245.

Although Manzi stayed clean throughout the game, little could be done as Vogel’s two-handed, lefty, power shot, crushed the rack nine consecutive times, bringing him three strikes and one frame away from a perfect 300 game.

The first ball of the 10th came in high to the pocket, leaving the 6-pin standing.

“I knew I rushed it a little bit,” Vogel said of his first offering in the 10th frame. “That’s why I left the 6-pin, I pulled it.”

Vogel picked up the spare and added a final strike for his 279-scratch score.

“Andrew was on fire,” second place winner Morgan Manzi said of his title match. “It’s hard to beat some one on fire like that.”

Manzi, who was the second-place seed in the tournament, played his role of spoiler to perfection, eliminating the possibility of a Vogel sibling rivalry title match by dispatching Andrew’s brother Tanner Vogel in the semi-final game, 251-214.

Tanner, who came out of the fourth-place seed, defeated last month’s champion, Justin Ramsey in the first match of the day 222-159, then narrowly took out third seed Geri Rouse 248-239 in the second match before running into Manzi.

With 41 pins of handicap, Manzi’s 204 left Tanner with very little room for error because of his 221 average and no handicap.

“Morgan is a fierce competitor,” Vogel said. “(With a handicap) it could go either way. Bowling out here, scratch, is going to be tough, 214 may seem like I put up a good game, but I really didn’t.”

In the prior match, Tanner went into the 10th frame with a very real possibility of losing the match as Geri Rouse needed a double and good count in the final game to slip by him.

A pocket hit that left a split ended that opportunity after Rouse put strikes together in the 8th, 9th, and first shot in the 10th.

“I had (Tanner) sweating, I wanted to work him up, and I did that,” Rouse said. “I’ll take that as a “W” for me.”

Rouse placed third in the qualifying for both August and September, finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.

“I’ll always compete,” she said. “It’s fun and its with good people.”

Rounding out the field, August’s champion, Justin Ramsey took 5th place in September after a series of bad leaves, including a couple of splits, took him out of his match with Tanner fairly early.

“(My performance) was pretty bad,” Ramsey said. “I had some opens early, and I just couldn’t bounce back. You can’t leave opens against (these folks), you can’t come back from that. But I’ll try again next month.”

The mini tournament is open to league bowlers at AMF Kissimmee Lanes and qualifying for the October finals begins this week.

SEE TOURNAMENT RULES AND INFORMATION HERE

Justin Ramsey holds his August Best of the House Champion’s Trophy at AMF Kisssimmee Lanes on Oct. 3.

The top five bowlers for the Best of the House September Final Stepladder competition are set!

Justin Ramsey (5), Tanner Vogel (4), Geri Rouse (3), Morgan Manzi (2), and Andrew Vogel (1) will compete Sunday Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. for the September title.

The finals will take place at AMF KIssimmee Lanes, and will appear later in a video on this website, YouTube and our Facebook page.

The finals competition is open for the public to come and watch, and there is an opportunity for open bowling after the competition, so come out and support your favorite bowler during the finals, then bowl a couple games after.

Ramsey won the August competition, but will now have to climb the stepladder to repeat as champion.

Tanner Vogel was not able to attend the first competition, and is looking to improve his August position.

Geri Rouse is, once again, firmly in third place and hopes to move up to the title match.

Both Manzi, and Andrew Vogel will debut their skills in the second and first seeds.

September Best of the House Standings WK 2 ending 9/10

Here are the standings for the Beat of The House September Tournament for week 2 ending 9/10/21.

There is still time to enter for the month and qualify for the Finals Stepladder on Oct. 3 at noon.

1st Place $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50, 4th $25, and 5th $10 * Amounts may increase based on number of entries above the guaranteed prize fund of $260.

Enter HERE, or see Ron Vogel, or Charlie Kim on your league night to enter.

Entries are $6 and you can enter as many times as you wish and bowl during a league at AMF Kissimmee Lanes.

Top five series each month move on to the finals.

Entries for September close after the Friday night leagues Oct. 1.

Best of the House Finals for August

Justin Ramsey defeated Zach Wood’s blind score 216-209 in the title match at AMF Kissimmee Lanes on Sunday.

Ramsey becomes the first monthly champion of the mini-tournament at the alley.

In earlier action, fifth seed Antonia Rouse defeated Tanner Vogel’s blind score 218-210 in the first match, but then fell to her daughter, third seed Geri Rouse, 222-214 in a very close match that came down to the last frame. Antonia missed a four-pin spare to give her daughter a narrow victory.

Second seed Zach Wood’s blind score of 209 was enough to hold off Geri Rouse in the semi-final, with Rouse only able to shoot 191.

First place seed Justin Ramsey then defeated Wood’s 209 blind score with a 216 to take the honors in the first-ever tournament finals title match.

Tanner Vogel earned $10 for fifth place, Antonia Rouse took home $25 for fourth, daughter Geri won $50 for third, Wood won $75, and Ramsey took the $100 first place money.

WATCH VIDEO OF THE FINALS HERE

The “Best of The House” is a monthly mini tournament within league bowling at AMF Kissimmee Lanes.

How it Works: League bowlers compete in their respective leagues as normal. They can sign up for an entry each night they bowl for $6 and then submit their 3-game series with their average and for THAT league.

Scores for each bowler will be confirmed via the recaps from that night’s bowling.

The series are then listed with the five highest going on to compete in a stepladder final the first weekend of the next month, either Saturday or Sunday, for cash prizes based on the number of entries.

Bowlers can re-enter as many times as they bowl in a league and can enter once for each league they bowl in during the week.

Handicap is 90% of 220, the top five bowlers each month win cash based on the number of entries for the month.

Only the highest series a bowler rolls during the month, and the average for that league, will count in the standings regardless of the number of entries the bowler makes.

Standings can be viewed at: LocalBowler.com, Local Bowler Facebook page, and HERE.

Sponsors will be sought to increase the prize fund.

The top five bowlers will be seeded into a stepladder final based on their highest series for the month.

Bowlers that cannot attend the stepladder final in person, will still use their blind score (average-10) to defend their seed.

Ties in qualifying seeds will be settled in a one-game roll off prior to the start of the final.

Ties during the finals will be settled with a 10th frame roll off to determine a winner for the match.

This is a non-sanctioned tournament, but all USBC rules apply.

All decisions by the tournament director are final.

ENTER SEPTEMBER TOURNAMENT HERE

Standings 8/19/21

One more week to qualify!!!!

LocalBowler.Com

Presents: “The Best of The House” Tournament

Guaranteed Prize Fund*

1st Place – $100

2nd Place – $75, 3rd Place – $50, 4th Place – $25, 5th Place – $10

*Minimum amounts will increase with entries

The “Best of The House” is a monthly mini tournament within league bowling at AMF Kissimmee Lanes.

How it Works: League bowlers compete in their respective leagues as normal. They can sign up for an entry each night they bowl for $6 and then submit their 3-game series with their average and for THAT league.

Scores for each bowler will be confirmed via the recaps from that night’s bowling.

The series are then listed with the five highest going on to compete in a stepladder final the first weekend of the next month, either Saturday or Sunday, for cash prizes based on the number of entries.

Bowlers can re-enter as many times as they bowl in a league and can enter once for each league they bowl in during the week.

Handicap is 90% of 220, the top five bowlers each month win cash based on the number of entries for the month.

Only the highest series a bowler rolls during the month, and the average for that league, will count in the standings regardless of the number of entries the bowler makes.

Standings can be viewed at: LocalBowler.com, Local Bowler Facebook page and you can enter HERE

Sponsors will be sought to increase the prize fund.

The top five bowlers will be seeded into a stepladder final based on their highest series for the month.

Bowlers that cannot attend the stepladder final in person, will still use their blind score (average-10) to defend their seed.

Ties in qualifying seeds will be settled in a one-game roll off prior to the start of the final.

Ties during the finals will be settled with a 10th frame roll off to determine a winner for the match.

This is a non-sanctioned tournament, but all USBC rules apply.

All decisions by the tournament director are final.

Best of the House Standings for 8/12/21

To enter the August tournament, visit:

TournamentBowl.com

The “Best of The House” is a monthly mini tournament within league bowling at AMF Kissimmee Lanes.

How it Works: League bowlers compete in their respective leagues as normal. They can sign up for an entry each night they bowl for $6 and then submit their 3-game series with their average and for THAT league.

Scores for each bowler will be confirmed via the recaps from that night’s bowling.

The series are then listed with the five highest going on to compete in a stepladder final the first weekend of the next month, either Saturday or Sunday, for cash prizes based on the number of entries.

Bowlers can re-enter as many times as they bowl in a league and can enter once for each league they bowl in during the week.

Handicap is 90% of 220, the top five bowlers each month win cash based on the number of entries for the month.

Only the highest series a bowler rolls during the month, and the average for that league, will count in the standings regardless of the number of entries the bowler makes.

Standings can be viewed at: LocalBowler.com, Local Bowler Facebook page and https://www.tournamentbowl.com/open/TournamentHome.cfm?ID_Tournament=4724.

Sponsors will be sought to increase the prize fund.

The top five bowlers will be seeded into a stepladder final based on their highest series for the month.

Bowlers that cannot attend the stepladder final in person, will still use their blind score (average-10) to defend their seed.

Ties in qualifying seeds will be settled in a one-game roll off prior to the start of the final.

Ties during the finals will be settled with a 10th frame roll off to determine a winner for the match.

This is a non-sanctioned tournament, but all USBC rules apply.

All decisions by the tournament director are final.

Presents: “The Best of The House” Tournament

The “Best of The House” is a monthly mini tournament within league bowling at AMF Kissimmee Lanes.

How it Works: League bowlers compete in their respective leagues as normal. They can sign up for an entry each night they bowl for $6 and then submit their 3-game series with their average and handicap for THAT league.

The series are then listed with the five highest going on to compete in a stepladder final the first weekend of the next month, either Saturday or Sunday, for cash prizes based on the number of entries.

Bowlers can re-enter as many times as they bowl and can enter once for each league they bowl in during the week.

Handicap is 90% of 220, the top five bowlers each month win cash based on the number of entries for the month.

For example, $6 X 100 entries for the month (25 per week, 5 per day/league) would payout approximately:

1st – $111

2nd – $98

3rd – $85

4th – $72

5th – $60

Sponsors will be sought to increase the prize fund.

Contact Charles Kim for more information at sbnewsman1@gmail.com, or go to: https://www.tournamentbowl.com/Open/TournamentHome.cfm?id_tournament=4724

AMF Kissimmee Lanes – As week eight ended on April 5, Ron Baran continued his dominance of the long Badger 52-foot oil pattern, while Chris Boger quietly slipped into the overall point lead for the 12-week league.

Baran, who has led on the difficult pattern since it began, chalked up another 33.5 points Monday night to maintain his lead on the pattern with 78.5 points going into its last week tomorrow night, April 12.

Last week Baran said he has had to slow his game down from the high-speed, high-rev ball he throws during the Thursday night Lords & Ladies mixed league at the center where he is part of the Pins of Anarchy team.

He admits its difficult to reign in the speed and revolutions for the longer, more difficult PBA 2016 Badger pattern, but also said he loves the challenge the sport shot league offers to bowlers.

Boger, ever consistent, added 33 points in week 8 to launch him into the top overall spot with 270 points since the league began in mid-February.

He took third place on both the first pattern, Los Angeles 36-foot, and Cheetah 35-foot, then powered up the leaderboard with 43 points the first week of the Badger pattern to take second place behind Baran with just one week to go.

Baran has a total of 78.5 points on the Badger with Boger a close second with 76 points, followed by Roland Rouse with 63, Justin Rouse with 62, Charlie “DJ” Kim with 61, Justin Ramsey with 58, Joel Coriano with 57.5, Omar Guzman with 41 and Steve Pomelow with 33 points on the pattern.

The 12-week singles handicap league spends three weeks each on four different patterns.

Kim took first place on the Los Angeles pattern with 126.5 points, followed closely by Joel Coriano with 125.5, and then Boger with 120 points on that pattern.

Omar Guzman dominated the Cheetah 35-foot pattern during the next three weeks to finish first with 126 points, followed by Justin Rouse, who threw two 190 games during the second week, for 122.5 points, and Boger, again in third with 119.

Kim led the league in total points for several weeks before Boger slipped by him for first place last week, April 5.

Boger now leads overall with 270 points, followed by Kim with 267.5, Justin Rouse with 253.5, Coriano with 250, Guzman with 225, Ramsey with 202, Roland Rouse with 187, Ron Baran with 185.5, Howard Gill with 130.5, Jasmine Smith with 116.5, Geri Rouse with 75, and a latecomer to the league, Steve Pomelow with 71.5 after bowling with the league for just two weeks and carrying a converted 203 average.

The Badger pattern wraps up this Monday, April 12, and then the league will face the final pattern which may be “another animal pattern,” according to League Manager Ron Vogel.

Vogel said the top winners for the patterns will compete in a yet to be determined format for the overall championship.

See the week 8 video here.