Bowling’s digital daily newspaper delivering news, analysis and opinion.

Update: Sponsorship added, lane patterns announced for Fall Brawl at Village Lanes Oct. 31-Nov. 1

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:00 am

Update Oct. 27: Badger Pro Shop and Village Lanes announced that they are adding $500 to the prize fund for the final tournament — the points event — of the Fall Brawl.

The lane patterns for the "Fall Brawl" — five tournaments for one entry fee — on Halloween weekend at Village Lanes in Monona were announced Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Madison Area Scratch Tour tournament at Village.

The $300 entry fee covers two 5-game tournaments on Saturday and two more on Sunday each on a different lane pattern, with the fifth tournament being a payout based on points earned in the four tournaments. Competition begins each day at 9 a.m.  

The patterns will be the 37-foot Kegel Broadway Challenge pattern and the Village Lanes house shot on Saturday, and the 41-foot Kegel Tower of Pisa Challenge pattern and 47-foot Kegel Statue of Liberty Challenge pattern on Sunday. 

The PDFs of the Kegel patterns and the entry flyer and rules are attached to the end of the blog. 

My entry fee already is paid and I am looking forward to a fun weekend of competition that promises to test a bowler's ability to play all parts of the lane  in a variety of ways, from the outside boomerang shot Broadway usually requires, to a tradck strikefest on Village's houseshot, to a more challenging track shot with Pisa, to a deep shot with little hook and a lot of hang with Liberty.

The entry fee breakdown is $255 to the prize fund, $40 to lineage and $5 to expenses. Youths can enter under the SMART program.

The cashing ratio is 1-in-5 and the payouts will be based on entries and are in the flyer attached as a PDF to the end of this blog. The rules also are attached as a PDF at the end of this blog.

The maximum is 88 bowlers per tournament, which is four on a lane for 22 lanes — Village is keeping one pair blank to cover any breakdowns that might happen.  

Adding $20 to the entry fee gives players a buffet lunch at Village each day.

Each of the four tournaments will offer brackets in games 1-2-3, 2-3-4, 3-4-5.  Bowlers are limited to five entries maximum in each bracket, for a total of 15 per tournament.

The tournament Facebook page is here.

For more information, contact Village Lanes Operations Manager Mary Conklin at [email protected] or 608-222-7361.

This should be a fun weekend of competition and I already have paid my entry fee.