IDEAL LABS’ NETWORK AND BOWL EVENT
Ideal Labs transformed a bowling alley into a red-carpet venue equipped with champagne and a variety of scrumptious finger foods garnished to tantalize your senses. The splendid evening kicked off with teams entering the alley and striking their best pose against our Ideal Labs backdrop. As they navigated through the lanes to find their team’s logo, they were welcomed by many other businesses excited to share their connection to Ideal Labs. Eager bowlers had a drink to calm their nerves as they anxiously awaited the announcement for the bowling tournament to officially begin.
The first round of competition ranked the top 8 team scores from the 30 participating teams. The angst spreading amongst the participants was palpable as they awaited the results from the tournament director. In 8th place, Tamil Bowling League qualified for the final spot to advance to the QuarterFinals Round. The 7th place team, Knowledgehook, and 6th place team, Thangam’s Alley, were separated by a mere 2 pins. Sasi Homes finished 5th and Raan Express 4th, setting up a great matchup between friends in the following round. Ideal Group delivered a strong finish to their game locking up 3rd seed. Realtor Parthi and Realtor Kiru had a dominant performance but they were bumped down to 2nd seed. Aizen Academy narrowly eclipsed the realtors by two pins to capture the 1st seed moving on to the Quarter Finals.
The second round of competition was played in elimination format. Tamil Bowling League brought the fight to Aizen Academy and maintained a lead for the first 8 frames of the game. Aizen Academy stormed back in the final two frames to steal a nail biter and move on to the Semi Finals. Raan Express dominated Sasi Homes as they booked their ticket to the Semi Finals and a battle against the revered Aizen Academy. Realtor Parthi and Realtor Kiru were no match for Knowledgehook, and Ideal Group put the hammer down against Thangam’s Alley setting up a Semi Final matchup between family.
Many teams gathered around the Semi Final matches to bear witness to the quality of bowling this tournament had to offer. Raan Express ruled the lanes raging through Aizen Academy and rolling in guaranteed riches on route to the Finals. Dynamic duo Realtor Parthi and Realtor Kiru dominated delivering steady doses of strikes, denying Ideal Group’s dreams of displaying the Ideal Labs Cup on their mantle.
The 3rd place match between Ideal Group and Aizen Academy was a dandy as both teams fought tooth and nail to keep the match within reach. Aizen Academy’s anchorman delivered a turkey to close out the game and take home a $1000 prize. The Finals pitted the freight train, Raan Express, against the undeniable duo of Realtor Parthi and Realtor Kiru. Raan Express was running on all cylinders and simply refused to be stopped. They started the game with a healthy lead and never looked back. Realtor Parthi and Realtor Kiru took home a hearty $1500 for their efforts. The inaugural Ideal Labs Bowling Cup Champions of 2017 are Raan Express, who enjoy the fruits of $2500 for their consistent and deliberate thrashing of their opponents.
Individual awards were presented to the Top Male Bowler, Sathya of Ideal Entertainment, who bowled an impressive 204, and top Female Bowler, Tammi of Knowledgehook, who bowled a strong 145. Both individuals were given $500 to celebrate their tremendous bowling prowess. The Playoff MVP Award was presented to Saj of Raan Express who dominated the tournament averaging 165+ in the final three rounds.
Congratulations to all participants who made this event memorable. We look forward to seeing how much your game has improved next year!