Summer Leagues - Win Big Prizes

New this year!  3 ways to win Jim and Bob's money!

1. Bowl the first 300 game game in the Tuesday 4 x 4 league to win $500.
2. Bowl the first 900 series in the Friday 9-pin No-Tap league to win $500.
3. Bowl the first 300 game in the Friday 9-pin No-Tap league where EVERY frame is a 9 count strike to win $5,000.

Rules:

  • Bowler must be a regular member of the league.
  • Bowler will be paid at the completion of the league.
  • Bowler weekly fees must be paid in full.
  • Bowl-outs are ineligible for awards and do NOT count.
  • Only the first person to accomplish each category will be paid.
  • If more than one player accomplishes one of the feats on the same night, the money will be split.

Call 815.223.5085 to sign up.  Individuals and teams welcome!  Click here for summer schedule.

Jim Stubler Inducted into Hall of Fame

Not everyone can be a great bowler,  not everyone can do a good impression of the late Cubs announcer Harry Caray and not everyone devotes his life to making it possible for everyone to better enjoy the game of bowling.  Jim Stubler is one of those people and 43 years as proprietor of Illinois Valley Super Bowl just begins to explain who he is.  His bowling center is more than his business.  It's his life and the center of his family's lives.

He's been involved in organized bowling proprietor activities since 1971, working within the Illinois Valley Bowling Proprietor's Association (IVBPA) since 1977, serving on the board, as an officer locally and for the state as well as contributing to every Illinois State Bowling Proprietor's Association (ISBPA) committee at one time or another.  He served two terms on the Bowling Proprietor's Association of America's (BPAA) Board of Directors and two terms on the Strike Ten Entertainment Board of Directors.  He was also presented BPAA's Illinois Proprietor of the Year Award in 2006.

Stubler was awarded ISBPA's Louis P. Petersen Award, symbolic of induction into the state proprietors' Hall of Fame in 2012.  

He has also served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities with the Illinois Valley USBC.  He served as a weekly guest on the Kegler's Korner radio show on WLPO for 25 years.  He was a contributing bowling writer for News Tribune for 10 years and currently writes the "Ask Stubler" column for Bowling Center Management magazine.  He was instrumental in making Illinois Valley Super Bowl a regular stop on the Professional Bowlers' Association (PBA) Midwest Regional Tour for the past 18 years.

For these accomplishments, Jim Stubler was inducted into the Illinois United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association Hall of Fame Saturday, October 17, 2015 at a ceremony in Decatur, Illinois.  His personal bowling accomplishments include two 300 games, a 791 series, a 222 high average and 19 Illinois Valley All-Star Teams.   For the record he started bowling adult leagues at the age of 14.

Jim Stubler's induction into Illinois Bowling Association Hall of Fame

Brian Gunn Wins PBA Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open

Brian Gunn of Chicago, Illinois captured the trophy and the top cash prize for the PBA Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open held at Illinois Valley Super Bowl, August 30, 2015.  The field included 35 players from ten states and Venezuela, who qualified and bowled in the tournament.  Gunn bested Sean Rash 279 - 269 for first place and collected $2,100.00.  Rash took home second place and $1,200.00.  La Salle - Peru High School Junior Nathan Stubler finished in 5th place and received $860.00 in his SMART college scholarship account.

Bob and Jim Stubler presenting check to Brian Gunn

Bob and Jim Stubler presenting check to Brian Gunn

Saturday, August 29th the pro bowlers participated with amateur bowlers in two tournaments - The Fab 5 and ProAm. Fab 5 teams consist of four amateurs and one professional bowling twelve games of Baker style format.  The winning team was Denise and Dean Harper, Jeff Sittler, Rich Dauck and pro Steven Black.  The team received $700.00 for their efforts in a field of fifteen teams.  
Lee Soule  cashed for $100.00 and first place in the adult portion of the ProAm.  Youth winners were (12 and over) 1st Place Chris Moore - $80.00 and 2nd Place Shaun DesRocher - $42.00; (11 and under) 1st Place Trenton Acuncius - $80.00 and 2nd Place Veronica Martin - $42.00.  Youth cash awards are awarded as scholarship money for college.

(l - r) Chris Moore, Shaun Des Rocher, Trenton Acuncius, Bob Stubler and Veronica Martin

(l - r) Chris Moore, Shaun Des Rocher, Trenton Acuncius, Bob Stubler and Veronica Martin

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors for helping us bring a regional Pro Tournament to Peru, Illinois. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations - Brunswick., Tower Gaming, NewsTribune, City of Peru, La Salle State Bank, WLPO, WAJK, WLWF, Eureka Savings Bank, Representative Frank Mautino, Senator Sue Rezin, Hometown National Bank, Toedter Oil, Bob's Business, O.J. Stoutner, Garzanelli's Super Club and Midland States Bank.

High School Bowlers Honored by News-Tribune

Junior girl Gabbi McCabe and sophomore boy Nathan Stubler took the areas top honors for  High School bowling as the News-Tribune 2015 Bowlers of the Year.  

McCabe had an area best 190 average, won the Oregon Invitational, finished third in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference standings and tournament and finished sixth in the Rock Island Regional to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a team Sectional berth.  She rolled a season high series of 646 and game of 254.

Gabbi McCabe (News-tribune photo)

Gabbi McCabe (News-tribune photo)

Stubler led the area boys with a 223 average.  He bowled a 300 game and had a high series of 817 and was the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference champion.  He helped LP advance to the Sectional tournament.

Nathan stubler (news-tribune photo)

Nathan stubler (news-tribune photo)

Both McCabe and Stubler bowled in the 2014 -2015 Sunday High School League.

2015 Bowlers of the Year

The best bowlers of the 2014-2015 season were honored at a banquet Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Ladd Moose.  Top honors went to Bowlers of the Year, Deric Plochocki and Theresa McLachlan.  Plochocki averaged 222 in the Tuesday Rudy Stubler Memorial League while bowling five 279 games and a 758 series.  McLachlan bowls in two weekly leagues and compiled a 171 average with a high game of 227 and three 600 series.

Also receiving awards were Women's All Stars: Cathy Koch, Staci Miller, Kristi Leix, Sindee Stubler, Danielle DeCarlo, Cecelia Juritz, Kathi Gerard, Tabitha Sousa, Michelle McPhedran and Linda Hoffmann.  Joe Zokal, Mike Raccuglia, Eric Acuncius, Matt Gapski, James (JT) Dant, Austin Ploch, Mike Castelli, Mike McClure, Scott Vickrey and Brian Marcinkus rounded out the Men's All Star Team.

Deric Plochocki and Theresa McLachlan

Deric Plochocki and Theresa McLachlan