Comedy Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Headlining, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. is comedian Matt Holt.  Holt is the youngest of eight kids. No, his family is not Catholic. They do drink, swear and gamble…they just don't believe in repenting for it!

The story of his life begins with the good fortune of being raised by humorous parents and being surrounded with a wonderful cast of misfits, felons and fugitives who just happen to be related to him.  The next chapter of Matt's life sees him working for a major telecommunications company. He survived fifteen years in Corporate America before throwing his hands up to surrender.

Some people are bad with remembering people’s names or with fractions, Matt is bad with marriages and relationships. At a young age, in need of various small appliances and an assortment of picture frames, Matt entered into the blissful institution of marriage.  The bliss lasted for a few months, the marriage lasted nine years. It ended with the division of everything he owned and the addition of a beautiful daughter.

Since the first marriage went so well, Matt figured; “Why not give it another shot?”. STRIKE TWO! This time around, the marriage train lasted 5 years before it pulled into the station. Now, with what would appear to be one quarter of the possessions he once owned, Matt embarks on the next step in his quest for relationship happiness.

The scars, shadows and memories of his past have not been forgotten. It is from this grounded but chaotic life history that Matt has developed and honed his comedic sensibility. He bases his humor on these experiences and never misses an opportunity to laugh at himself and the world around him. Audiences appreciate Matt's quick, razor-sharp wit and his relaxed style.

Ticket price - $12.00. Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations by Friday, March 27th and save $2.00 OFF the ticket price.

Good Friday Cosmic Thunder Party

Join the party Friday, April 3, 2015 as we turn off the overhead lights and turn up the music from 12:00 noon until 4:30 p.m.  For $8.95 (child) or $10.95 (adults) you can enjoy 2 hours of bowling, rental shoes and unlimited soda (or 1 - 16 oz. bottle of water) with special effects lighting and high energy music.  This is the final Holiday Cosmic Thunder Party of the 2014 -2015 school year, so don't miss it!

Reservations recommended, but walk-ins welcome.  Call 815.223.5085 for reservations.

Youth Scholarship Tournament Winners

Congratulations to our youth bowlers, who earned scholarship money for college with their awesome tournament bowling Saturday, January 3, 2015.   Bumper Bowlers - 1st Place ($150) Aiden Godwin and 2nd ($75) Sammy Einhaus; Age 11 and under - 1st Place ($250) Trenton Acuncius, 2nd ($150) Haiden Ator and 3rd ($100) RJ Talbot; Age 12 and over - 1st Place ($250) Eric Sobin, 2nd ($150) Kelton Pelzer and 3rd ($100) Sheridan Ferguson.  Bob Stubler is shown below presenting the awards to the winners of each category.

J.T. Dant Wins 700 Club Tournament

J.T. Dant emerged as the victor in the 28th Annual 700 Club Tournament from a field of 36 top players.  Below he is shown receiving a check from Jim Stubler, representing the Super Bowl, for $400.00.  Kristi Leix, second place and Charlie Batus, third place received $230.00 and $130.00 for their efforts.  Dant defeated Leix in the championship match 268 to 182.


From BINGO to Perfection

Every good bowler's nightmare is rolling a game under 100 and every bowler's dream is to bowl a 300 game.  Luke Tomasewski accomplished both feats within a week.  On Thursday, September 25th in the Thursday Men's Handicap League, he bowled a 96 in his second of three game series following a 205 start.  That's right - 096 (someone yell BINGO)!  Luke sports a 204 average, so that was 98 pins below his average.  Luke did not get rattled by the sub 100 game and just wanted to finish the night.  The following Thursday in the same league with his new Motiv Revolt (purchased and drilled at the Super Bowl Pro Shop) bowling ball, he began the night with 180 game and then went on to throw 12 consecutive strikes for his first 300 game.  He finished the night with 182 for a 662 series to help his team to a 2 - 2 split for the night.  The moral of the story - never give up!  Luke didn't.

Luke is a 19 year old IVCC student and works part-time at the Super Bowl.  He is a chemistry major and plans to attend Illinois State University next year.

Luke Tomasewski

Luke Tomasewski

Traber and Wolsyn Win PBA50 Titles

In two separate Illinois Valley Midwest PBA50 events, September 6-7, 2014, Dave Traber and Rick Wolsyn came out on top, each earning $1,500.00 for their titles.

Traber won Saturday's event defeating Don Holmes (30 - 28) after tying 228 - 228 in the title match.

In Sunday's final game, Wolsyn defeated fellow bowler and good friend, John Dudak 193 - 189 for his first ever PBA title.  Sunday's title capped a strong weekend for Wolsyn as he also finished in fifth place during Saturday's event at Illinois Valley Super Bowl.

Locals, Scott Weber (La Salle), Ron Koch (Ottawa), Bill Kozma (Hennepin) and Gene Azarskis (Spring Valley) bowled in the weekend tournaments, but none advanced to match play either day. 

Final tournament scores for both days can be seen at

Bowlers of the Year - Miller and Vickrey

The annual Illinois Valley Bowling Association awards dinner was Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Ladd Moose Lodge 1528.  Illinois Valley Super Bowl presented Men's All-Star Team awards to Eric Acuncius, Mike Castelli, J.T. Dant, Jason Fabish, Matt Gapski, Jeff Miller, Mike Raccuglia, Steve Reynolds, Scott Weber and Joe Zokal.  The Super Bowl Ladies All-Star award recipients were Danelle DeCarlo, Kathi Gerard, Linda Hoffmann, Cecelia Joritz, Cathy Koch, Kristi Leix, Theresa McLaughlin, Michelle McPhedran, Sindee Stubler and Diana Viscovi.

Scott Vickrey was honored as Mens' Bowler of the Year for having achieved games of 200+ (84), 250+ (26), 275+ (9), including a high of 299.  He rolled 17 - 700+ series, including 5 of 750+ with a high of 780.  Vickrey average 230 for the 2013 - 2014.

The top female award went to Staci Miller who finished the season with a 205 average.  Her other accomplishments included games of 200+ (51), 250+ (6) with a high of 289.  She bowled 20 - 600+ series and 2 - 700+ series (737 and 718).

Nathan Stubler Defends Pepsi Tournament Championship

Nate Stubler recently defended his title at the Pepsi State Bowling Championship U15 (under age 15) held at Landmark Lanes in Peoria, Illinois.  Stubler's qualifying score of 2,918 for 12 games was bowled on games of 246, 279, 232, 265, 247, 190, 192, 190, 235, 289, 277 and 289.  In match play he bowled games of 235, 224, 168, 233, 228 and 218.  He won 2 of those 6 games.  For his efforts he was awarded $1,065.00 in college scholarship money.

In June, Nate bowled in the Illinois Youth All Star Shoot Out, sponsored by the Illinois Bowling Proprietors Association, at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet. The tournament is held each year and is bowled on a sport condition.  Stubler bowled 1,517 for eight games which was good for seventh place and a scholarship award of $300.00.

Nathan Stubler

Nathan Stubler

Marty Waigand and Joe Zokal Win Tournament

ARLINGTON, Texas – Soon after finishing in second place in the 2013
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame's Xtravaganza fund-raising
tournament, Marty Waigand learned he had Stage 4 throat, tongue and lymph node

Spending more than six months in the hospital fighting the disease, the last
thing the Seneca, Ill., competitor thought about was a return to the Red Rocks
Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the 2014 event May 29-June 1. But persuaded
by partner Joe Zokal of nearby Peru, Waigand not only made the trip, he and his
teammate won it by the narrowest of margins.

The duo captured the third-annual event by just one point over Patsy and Dean
Tabbert of Winter Haven, Fla. The victory was worth $3,000 and helped ease the
sting of losing by two points last year to Joe and Theresa Prutch of San
Marcos, Calif.

“It was awesome especially after he could hardly throw a ball,” said Zokal, a
44-year-old newspaper pre-press manager. “I didn't even know if he'd make it
through the games.

“We weren't even thinking about winning. We just hoped he got through the games
and had a good time.”

Waigand, who bowled only six games between the time he left the hospital and
departed for Las Vegas, truly enjoyed himself.

“It was great,” said the 64-year-old Waigand, who retired from his family-owned
tree farm in 2005. “The tournament is so much fun and everybody is so nice.”

Waigand earned the team's spot last year by winning the low-pin tournament
conducted at their IV Super Bowl in Peru. When Zokal won the same event this
year, he asked Waigand to join him.

“I wasn't going to go there because of the cancer but Joe said 'you are going anyway.'
“ said Waigand.

The Tabberts earned $2,400 for second place. Californians Paula Vidad of Sun
City and Erin Lenahan of San Jose and Indiana's Anthony Self of Connorsville
and Rusty Bayless of Greensburg tied for third place while Indiana's Jeff Moody
of Lafayette and David Glassburn of Mulberry were fifth. Vidad/Lenahan and
Self/Bayless each split $1,875 and Moody/Glassburn collected $1,500.

The tournament again featured a unique format that starts bowlers seeking to
earn as many odd counts (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) as possible while the second game they
looked for even counts (2, 4, 6, 8). Game 3 was a variation of Yahtzee where
bowlers faced a number of different leaves while the fourth game was called
Headless Horseman where competitors tried earning strikes without the benefit
of a head pin.

On the first day, each of the doubles partners earned their own scores with
their totals added together. On the second day, the formats were repeated but
the bowlers alternated shots in the Baker Format.

“The format really does even things out,” Waigand said. “The guys who are
really good have the mindset of getting strikes and strikes are a problem here.
You really don't want them.”

Besides their own bowling, the 93 teams were able to mingle with USBC Hall of
Famers including Mike Aulby, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Bob Hart, Wendy Macpherson,
and Johnny Petraglia.

The event, presented by 5-Hour Energy, Brunswick, Ebonite International,
QubicaAMF, Storm, Kegel, RotoGrip, Classic Products, Master Industries, Jack
Link's, Miller High Life, Red Rock Lanes, Roto Grip, Station Casino Lanes,
Bowlers Journal, International Bowling Industry and Bowling Center Management
magazines, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, United States
Bowling Congress and X-Bowling, raised a record $37,000 for the IBM/HF.