Women Bowling with Wine Short Season League

Tuesday Women Bowling with Wine - Get the ladies together for a night out of FUN!  For only $16.00 per bowler per week you will get 3 games of bowling, FREE rental shoes, 2 full size bottles of wine per team and FREE league record-keeping service.  4 women per team.  This is a 16 week short-season league scheduled to start Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 

League bowling is an opportunity to have fun with friends, meet new people, get a break from the daily routine, friendly competition and don't forget about the included beverages. Call 815.223.5085 to sign up.  Individuals, pairs or full teams welcome.  Click here for the registration form.

SPECIAL EVENT Comedy Show Saturday, September 17th

We are fortunate to bring a another well-known comedian to the  stage at Illinois Valley Super Bowl - Rocky LaPorte.  Rocky is currently touring with Ron White.  His appeal comes from his everyman, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country, and he just recently appeared on on the season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing! Rocky received 5th place out of 10 contestants. A former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, Rocky has accumulated a slew of performances throughout his career, including as a featured comic on Showtime‘s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies – Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.  

Tickets purchased in advance are $18.00 each until Friday, September 16, 2016. Tickets are $20.00 each the day of the show.

Rocky LaPorte's Website

Rocky LaPorte

Rocky LaPorte

Youth League Bowling

Join a team.  Compete with friends. Learn to bowl.  Bowling is now an IHSA team sport.  L-P, St. Bede and Hall High Schools all have Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.

Registration/Sanction is August 28 - September 4, 2016.  Fee is $20..00.  Individuals, partial and full teams welcome.

Fall Leagues:
Friday, September 9, 2016 Ages 7 - 15 (3 games) $12.00 per week
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Bumpers Ages 4 - 7 (2 games) $9.00 per week
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Ages 7 - 15 (3 games) $12.00 per week
Cost includes: weekly bowling, shoe rental, coaching, 3 FREE games of practice each week and entry into Scholarship Tournament!
All competition is handicapped.  Fall session ends December 16 & 17, 2016.  Pizza and trophies are awarded at end of session.

Illinois Valley Super Bowl has awarded over $87,000.00 in scholarships to youth bowlers!  Optional sign-up for the Grand Prix Scholarship Program is $5.00.

Youth Scholarship Winners

Winners of the semi-annual Youth Scholarship Tournament are: Age 11 and Under - First Place ($300.00) Aiden Kent, Second Place ($200.00) Chance Hank, Third Place ($100.00) Aubree Acuncius; Age 12 and over - First Place ($300.00) Kelton Pelzer, Second Place ($200.00) Ben Sousa, Third Place ($100.00) Thomas Matlock.  All I.V. Super Bowl Youth League bowlers are eligible to participate in the tournament for a chance to win scholarship prizes for college tuition.

Top Photo Front (L-R): Aiden Kent, Chance Hank and Aubree Acuncius; Back: Bob Stubler Bottom Photo Front (L-R): Kelton Pelter, Ben Sousa, Thomas Matlock; Back: Bob Stubler

Top Photo Front (L-R): Aiden Kent, Chance Hank and Aubree Acuncius; Back: Bob Stubler

Bottom Photo Front (L-R): Kelton Pelter, Ben Sousa, Thomas Matlock; Back: Bob Stubler

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