Pluhowsky wins Inaugural Event!

Sunday, July 15, 2012
By: Clark Kent

Well the naysayers were quiet on Sunday! They said NO One would bowl The Proprietors Cup, they had 55 entries! They said NO ONE would pay $1,100 to bowl a tournament; they had a $55,000 Prize Fund! They said the lefties would dominate the house shot, 6 righties and 5 lefties made the final 11. They said a female can’t beat the men on a house condition, well today Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio had something to say about that. Shannon bowled great all day and dodged elimination after elimination on her way to the ‘Final Pair’. At the final pair, Mason Brantley of Detroit, Michigan who seemed to become a fan favorite after shooting 299 and 300 in back to back games and picking up the 7-10, finished 4th and won $5,225. With 3 bowlers remaining, Shannon bowled 299 to secure her a spot in the finals. Brandon Novak of Columbus, Ohio shot 269 and left the door open for Jason Couch to advance to the finals, . Jason needed to strike out to shut out Novak and got his 1st strike, then he slammed the pocket and left one pin, NOVAK WINS and heads to the finals, by ONE pin. Jason won $6,435 for his 3rd place finish. In the finals it was all Shannon as she beat Novak 226-182 to win $15,950 and Novak was well rewarded with $9,900. If you were unable to see the action, check out and watch this amazing tournament!

The action was crazy, as The Proprietors Cup eclipsed the $100,000.00 mark after paying out the prize funds, brackets, and jackpots! “It was a very special weekend for me, watching my dream tournament unfold” said Billy Eysoldt. “I have to thank all those who helped and supported this event, without the help of the industry, proprietors, managers, and all the bowlers who participated in satellites, this event would not have taken off.”

Billy has bigger plans next year as he teams up with Paula Vidad from the Women’s Bowling Alliance and will GUARANTEE $5,000 and a Proprietors Cup entry at the inaugural ‘WBA MEGABUCK”. He will also offer the seniors a chance at a HUGE Payday and has teamed up with Jeff Richgels and will feature the ‘ Senior Megabuck’. The Ace Mitchell All-Star Team Challenge and Scott Shreve will be back with a $10,000 team side pot and the $1,100 Proprietors Cup Megabuck Bowling Event will hopefully be even larger and pay out even more!

Some tournament side notes

Shannon was the ONLY female to take the Ultimate Challenge, She WON!

Brandon Novak won his entry for $65.00 at a satellite event; he left The Proprietors Cup with $9,900

Friday Night had over $32,000 in bracket action

Only 55 bowlers participated, still paid $15,950 for 1st

Beavercreek, Ohio mayor was on site and welcomed bowlers to town. Mayor Gambrone then declared July 13-15, Proprietors Cup weekend in Beavercreek, Ohio.

US Air Force member threw out the 1st ball, he got a strike and the bowlers went crazy!

42 teams signed up for the Ace Mitchell All-Star Team Challenge. Ebonite won the Ace Cup and $5,000 while local team ‘Get R Dun’ won the amateur prize of $5,000!

Bowlers threw 12 games of qualifying, only Brandon Novak shot 300.

The cut after 12 games was a 233 average, much lower than many critics said it would be

The 2013 Proprietors Cup dates are still being determined. If you would like to get involved with running satellites or sponsoring any portion of The Proprietors Cup please email Billy Eysoldt @

It was a great weekend, a great tournament, and it is only the beginning! I am Clark Kent and I will see you on in a center soon!

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