JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00 am
Save the date: The Greater Iowa Bowling Association 11thFrame.com Open at Cherry Lanes in Dubuqe, Iowa, will move a week later to Aug. 16-18 in 2019.
The tournament was Aug. 10-12 this year, but GIBA administrator Joe Engelkes has a family conflict the second weekend of August in 2019.
Cherry Lanes doesn't want to tie up the center for the weekend after the third weekend of August, so we need to avoid being later than that.
The dates likely put us in conflict with the New Mexico Open and possibly an Xtra Frame PBA Tour stop, but that presents a conflict for just a handful of players that compete in the 11thFrame.com Open.
Cherry Lanes General Manager Bob Hochrein also reports that he already has secured a deal for rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn for $85 per night.
Full details will be released next spring, but don't look for much to change about the tournament.