July 9, 2015

Major news and information!!

The GIBA officially signed a 3 year contract with Ebonite to become our new bowling equipment title sponsor.  As part of this agreement, we will be able to offer more prizes to our point list, and also have opportunities to award equipment in other ways as well.  Rob Gotchall and Mike Flanagan stepped up in a big way to put together this deal as we continue to look for ways to improve our tournament series.  My son Greg is working to get everything updated on the website so we can give Ebonite the exposure they deserve for making this major commitment.


I have been working on the final schedule of tournaments for the 2015-16 season, and it is posted on the website.  You can view it by clicking on the schedule tab at the top of this page or by clicking here.  I will be working to update all the flyers to recognize our sponsors and get you details for each tournament.  We are still working to find additional sponsors so stay tuned for more information.


Our first tournament will be held August 22 & 23 at Cherry Lanes In Dubuque, IA.  Once again, Jeff Richgels has been kind enough to let the GIBA run his 11thFrame.com Open, and it should prove to be a great event.  You can view the details by clicking here.  We should have more than $5000.00 in added prize money for that tournament thanks to some great support from Cherry Lanes, Diamond Jo Casino, Coors Light, High5 Gear, Storm Bowling Products, and the GIBA.  High5 Gear not only donated added prize money, but they will also provide a bowling shirt to the winner this year.  The field for this tournament will be limited to the first 144 paid entries with three qualifying squads of 48 bowlers each.  Those looking for hotel rooms for this tournament should contact the Holiday Inn at 563-556-2000 and use Cherry Lanes as the group designation.  The rate is $99.00 per night and this is a nice hotel very close to Cherry Lanes.  There are some other functions going on in Dubuque that weekend so you will need to make reservations by August 7th to get this rate.


Our 2nd tournament will be the Fusion Realtors Open at Maple Lanes in Waterloo, IA on September 12&13.  These tournaments are always very successful and I will have the flyer with details available shortly.  I will take reservations for this tournament at any time, but remember the only way to guarantee your spot is by paying the entry fee in advance.  The field is limited to the first 180 paid entries, and there will be three qualifying squads on Saturday the 12th for this one as well.


I am looking forward to an exciting season and I will be sharing more info through emails and these website posts leading up to our first tournaments.  You can also follow the GIBA on Facebook as we share more info there as well.


Thanks to everyone for your past support, and I look foward to seeing you soon!!




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