November 12, 2023
The Dar(r)ins Win the 25th Edition of the Tomsu Memorial
The Tomsu family and The Bowling Store congratulate Darin Galbraith, of Reasnor, IA, and Darrin Bloomquist, of Cedar Rapids, IA, on their victory today in the special 25th edition of the Joe Tomsu Memorial Over/Under Scratch Doubles Tournament. Team Dar(r)in defeated Tyler Masterson and his partner, previous champion Julius Mickel, who had made it through four grueling rounds to reach the finals. The championship prize was worth a very nice, and appropriate, $2,525 to each competitor.
Thank you to everyone who competed in the tournament and to Mockingbird Lanes for doing such a nice job of playing host. It was a great day!
Matt Tomsu, Darin Galbraith, Darrin Bloomquist, and Jeff Shulo(l to r)
November 11, 2023
Team Balta Victorious in Tomsu Memorial Team Tourney
A team consisting of bowlers from South Dakota and Iowa were the winners of the Joe Tomsu Memorial Team tournament contested today at Mockingbird Lanes in Omaha, NE.
Drew Balta, Jeff Campbell, Duncan DeVries, and Sean Mason combined their talents to complete their title run versus the Bryan Roth team (Roth, Jayme Bargholz, Chris Blair, and Anthony Dodge).
A special thank you to Mockingbird Lanes, Jeff Shulo, and his staff for the great job on the tournament's debut at the center.
Matt Tomsu, Sean Mason, Duncan DeVries, Jeff Campbell, and Drew Balta(l to r)
October 26, 2023
Dave Nelson, Jr. Wins 2023 AWBA National Championship
Mockingbird regular, and Gretna native, Dave Nelson, Jr., added a National Championship to his great bowling resume. David captured the prestigious title in the Scratch Division this past weekend in the event held in Ft. Worth, TX at Cityview Lanes. This title follows a victory just a month ago in the Mid-Atlantic PVA-AWBA Invitational.
All of your friends at The Bowling Store are extremely proud of you and congratulate you on your accomplishments!
Dave Nelson, Jr displays trophy with his wife
2023 AWBA Tournament Participants
October 8, 2023
Jay Watts Captures 2023 Nebraska USBC Masters
Omaha bowler Jay Watts captured the 2023 Nebraska USBC Masters title today with a great showing at Sun Valley Lanes, in Lincoln, NE. Jay, a member of both the Omaha and Nebraska Bowling Halls of Fame completed his title run with a victory over Jasmine Snell in the final match.
Jay and Jasmine were 2 of the 12 Bowling Store customers who finished in the top 17. Congratulations to Jay and Jasmine from their friends at The Bowling Store.
Jasmine Snell and Jay Watts
October 1, 2023
Ryan Powers Finishes Second at 2023 Springfield Doubles
Ryan Powers, of Omaha, NE, finished second this weekend at the Springfield Doubles tournament. His partner for the event was James Kniffen of Overland Park, KS. This excellent showing was achieved against teams featuring some of the very best bowlers on the PBA National Tour.
Congratulations to Ryan, a longtime Bowling Store customer, from all of his friends at the store.
August 13, 2023
Jasmine Snell (far right)
Jasmine Snell Finishes Fifth in PWBA Pepsi Open
Jasmine Snell recently placed 5th at the Pepsi Open, a PWBA tournament contested in Waterloo, IA. Snell, from Papillion, NE, continued her impressive Tour Championship week as she had previously finished 13th at the Waterloo Open. The Pepsi Open represented the first televised PWBA final of the former Huskers bowler's career.
Congratulations to Jasmine from all her friends at The Bowling Store.
August 15, 2023
Erin McCarthy Takes Third at PWBA Tour Championship
Erin McCarthy, from Elkhorn, NE, finished third this week at the PWBA Tour Championship. The special event featured tour winners for the season along with the top point earners to fill out the 24-bowler field.
The third-place finish in the final event of the season was worth $15,000. It capped a very nice season which saw Erin cash in 9 of the 10 regular events in which she competed.
The Bowling Store sends out congratulations to Erin.
Erin McCarthy(2nd from Right)
June 11, 2023
Victor Cortez Captures Repeat Iron Man Title
From left to right: Kevin Watts, tournament host, Champion Victor Cortez, Jay Watts, Ben Vanness, and Anthony Dodge
Victor Cortez, of Omaha, NE, put on a terrific performance as he led the field of 65 bowlers for most of the day in the 2023 Harold Watts Memorial Iron Man Tournament contested Sunday, June 11th, at Mockingbird Lanes in Omaha.
The Iron Man is a unique and grueling tournament as it requires the bowlers to complete 16 games on very different oil patterns. The morning session featured 8 games on the 45-foot Kegel Route 66 pattern and then was followed by 8 games on the challenging 35-foot Kegel Boardwalk pattern. As has been the case in previous editions of the event, the short pattern was not for the meek as scores plummeted. Full results of the event, including side action, can be viewed on the "TournamentResults" page of this website.
The Bowling Store congratulates Victor on the successful defense of his 2022 title.
May 20, 2023
McCarthy, Erdei, Snell
Omaha Area Trio Advance to Match Play at USBC Queens
Erin McCarthy, Heather Erdei, and Jasmine Snell made it through 15 games of qualifying to advance to the grueling match-play portion of the 2023 USBC Queens Tournament at Sam's Town in Las Vegas, NV. The advancers will now compete in a double-elimination bracket to determine the champion. Each of the matches will be three games with the highest series total determining the winner.
The Bowling Store wishes the best of luck to the ladies as they compete for the Queens tiara.
May 27, 2023
Michael Snell Shoots 300 at USBC Nationals
Michael Snell of Papillion, NE becomes the latest Nebraskan to shoot 300 at USBC Nationals.
Congratulations to Michael from all his friends at The Bowling Store
Number of 300 Games