Brunswick Provides Lane Conditioning Support For Sixth Year At 2009 Lee Evans Tournament Of Americas

Six-time sponsor Brunswick Bowling & Billiards supplied the lane maintenance support and products, including the newly developed Connect™ lane conditioner, which along with high-scoring Brunswick Pro Lane™, allowed four perfect games, for 121 bowlers at the 2009 Lee Evans Tournament of Americas.

Three perfect games were bowled with a Brunswick ball, as well as an 810 series at the 80-lane Boardwalk Bowl center in Orlando. Andrew Koff, United States, used a Brunswick Siege™ to roll a 300 in game one, and later rolled a 256 and 254 with a Wild Thing™ and Siege, respectively. John Szczerbinski, United States, rolled the first 300 of the tournament with an Avalanche™ Solid. The third perfect score with a Brunswick ball was achieved by Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, with a Fuze.

Will Ehlers, Brunswick product specialist and lane conditioning expert, cleaned and conditioned the lanes with the Authority22® lane maintenance system by Brunswick during the seven-day tournament. Ehlers, who conducted a bowler clinic on the tournament conditions, used Judge™ lane cleaner and the new Brunswick Connect™ lane conditioner. The patterns applied to the lanes with the Authority22 during the tournament were WTBA-approved conditions, consisting of alternating pairs of short and long oil applications. Brunswick Consumer Product Specialist Chuck Gardner was also on hand to provide his knowledge and expertise of bowling ball technology.

“Great lanes and high scoring! Bowlers, coaches, tournament staff and lane management were impressed with the lane conditions and how they held up; not only through six games daily, but also consistently throughout the 48 lanes in play, each day of the tournament, with no change of the start condition from day-to-day,” said Paulette Watson, tournament director. “My sincere thanks to Brunswick, its staff and excellent products for helping our tournament have another successful year. I look forward to a continued beneficial relationship between Brunswick and our tournaments.”

The Tournament of Americas is the oldest and largest international tournament in the Americas. Bowlers from 12 countries entered this year’s junior and adult competitions, representing Aruba, Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands. For complete scores and rules for the 2009 Lee Evans Tournament of Americas, visit