New Bowling Tournament Coming to Erie

4 Nov, 2014

Chuga’s Tournament to Allow Only Plastic Bowling Balls

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that the inaugural Chuga’s Tournament will be held at Rolling Meadow Lanes on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7. The tournament was created by local professional bowler Michael Machuga, who will also serve as the tournament director for the event.

The tournament will aim to follow more traditional bowling rules, allowing only plastic balls to be thrown on a challenging lane pattern. Each competitor is permitted to have only two balls per round, and they must be approved by the tournament director.

Entry to the tournament is $175 and will be limited to 120 bowlers. Cash payouts are being offered to the top one in three bowlers, with the top prize anticipated at $5,000.

Registration information can be found on the Chuga’s Tournament Facebook page.

“I’m excited to host a tournament in Erie that gives bowling enthusiasts the opportunity to bowl in a traditional and more challenging fashion,” said Michael Machuga, Tournament Director. “With the help of the Erie Sports Commission, I hope to create an annual tournament based on tradition and integrity for the game that will have a lasting presence in Erie and help return the sport to what it once was.”

“Mike Machuga is a great local bowler and advocate for the sport,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “His tournament is certain to be a unique challenge, and, as a result of its more traditional format, Chuga’s Tournament will set itself apart from other local tournaments.”

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The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.


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