The 2021 Baker Doubles Tournament will take place on Sunday September 26, 2021.

Check in begins at 10am with bowling set to start at 11am. The field is limited to 63 teams so get your entry and entry fee in ASAP. All teams will bowl 8 games of Baker qualifying with 1 in 6 teams cashing and advancing to the round robin match play. Pins from qualifying carry over to match play. All match play will be one game matches. The winning team will receive 30 bonus pins while teams will each get 15 bonus pins for a tie game. Total wood at the end of match play will determine final position standings. Entry fee is $180 per team. First place is guaranteed at least $2200 and low to cash will be at least $400.

There will be brackets and side pots available. Lane pattern for this year will be the PWBA Albany Open.

For more information or to enter please contact Doug Bohannon at Kingpin’s Alley. We accept cash, credit card, PayPal and Facebook pay.

2021 winners

  Zac Gentile(L) and Mike Colby (R) are presented their ceremonial winner’s check from KPA proprietor, Doug Bohannon. Gentile and Colby led qualifying and then held on in match play to take home the $2200 top prize.

Results

The 2021 Baker Doubles Tournament took place on Sunday September 26.  We floored 27 teams for this years event and while that number was way down from where we would like it to be we still paid out exactly as advertised.

Teams bowled 8 baker games during qualifying with the top 6 teams advancing to the round robin match play.

When the qualifying was done the 6 teams that advanced were:

PLACE                                   TEAM GAMES AVERAGE TOTAL PINS PLUS/MINUS
1 Mike Colby / Zac Gentile 8 230.00 1840 +240
2 Steven Major / Kevin Thibeault 8 222.25 1778 +178
3 Corey Umbrello / Sarah Gill 8 220.25 1762 +162
4 Kenny Livengood / Matt Fazzone 8 216.38 1731 +131
5 Ditto Fitzpatrick / AJ Villa 8 214.13 1713 +113
6 Connor LeClair / Nick Galusha 8 213.63 1709 +109

 

Colby and Gentile headed into match play having finished their qualifying with games of 257, 257 and 278.  They had the hot hand at that point but still only led by 62 pins.  After winning their first four matches, Colby & Gentile looked to have the tournament locked up but they faltered in the last two games shooting 160 and 181.  The last game of match play (position round) was within reach of Corey Umbrello and Sarah Gill but back to back stone 8 pins by Gill sealed the deal and Colby & Gentile came away with a 17 pin win. Each match play win was worth 30 bonus pins.  Teams each got 15 bonus pins for a tie.  Final standings were determined by total pins.

Here then are the final standings after match play:

PLACE TEAM MATCH PLAY +/- PRIZE
1 Mike Colby / Zac Gentile 4-2 +441 $2200
2 Steve Major / Kevin Thibeault 2-4 +424 $1100
3 Corey Umbrello / Sarah Gill 4-2 +407 $550
4 Connor LeClair / Nick Galusha 3-3 +335 $500
5 Ditto Fitzpatrick / AJ Villa 4-2 +319 $450
6 Kenny Livengood / Matt Fazzone 1-5 +49 $400

 

Last year Zac Gentile finished second in this event with partner Nick Wells.

This year we bowled on a 36’ pattern (2021 PWBA Albany Open) with a 2:1 ratio.

Defending champs Ryan Galli and Phil Drumm came finished in 9th this year.

Despite the lower number of entries we still paid out exactly as advertised.  We guaranteed $2200 for first and low to cash of $400.

 

previous champions

2021: Zac Gentile & Mike Colby

2020: Ryan Galli & Phil Drumm

2019: Chun Bae & Scott Kampf

2018: Richard & Rebekah VanScoyk

2017: Nick Miseno / Steve Wagoner

2016: Nick Galusha / Matt Sherman

2015: Steve Rock / Ricky Fredette

2014: Tom Reed / Travis Winglowski