BOWL EXTRAVAGANZA 2018
BOWL EXTRAVAGANZA 2018

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HISTORY OF THE CONTEST

THIS CONTEST BEGAN BACK IN 1983 WHEN I WAS A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL.  IT WAS CALLED THE BOWL BONANZA BACK IN THE EARLY DAYS.  I AM PRETTY SURE WE ONLY HAD 18 ENTRIES THAT FIRST YEAR AND I KNOW THAT THE GYM TEACHER/FOOTBALL COACH MR. THOMAS WAS THE FIRST EVER CHAMPION.  THE POOL WENT ON HIATUS IN 1985 & 1986 WHILE I WAS IN THE ARMY, BUT THE FUN WAS REBORN WHEN I RETURNED HOME.  UNFORTUNATELY, I DID NOT SAVE THE INFORMATION FROM THE EARLY POOLS AS EVERYTHING WAS DONE BY HAND.  I HAVE LISTED SOME OF THE HISTORY BELOW.

1998 : 114 Entries (570) 1st time with more than 100 entries. The Payouts expanded to top 5.

1999 : 141 Entries (705) The contest was renamed The Bowl Extravaganza in honor of topping the 100 entry mark. The Payouts expanded to top 6.

2000 : 95 Entries (575) Just a bad year.

2001 : 154 Entries (770) Lion King became first 20 game winner. The Payouts expanded to the top 7.

2002 : 141 Entries (705) The first Bounties were added; Best record New Years Eve and New Years Day.

2003 : 239 Entries (1190) The very last year I did everything by hand. First year with a total payout over a Grand.

2004 : 237 Entries (1180) The Last 2 Lose Bounty was added.  First year using an excel spreadsheet to tabulate the contest - Big Thanks to you OLD GEEZER.

2005 : 272 Entries (1355) My best finish ever, I came in 12th place. The Payouts were expanded to the top 8.

2006 : 394 Entries (1955) Darrel 2 correctly picked the first 19 games, finishing as the first 25 game winner with 27 correct picks. The Payouts expanded to top 10.

2007 : 405 Entries (2005) First time total payour topped 2 Grand. Heiney 4 set the futility mark by getting only 6 games correct.

2008 : 449 Entries (2205) The website was added to keep me from going insane trying to send out all those email updates every night.

2009 : 556 Entries (2605) First time we topped the 500 entry mark.

2010 : 661 Entries (3105) First time the total payout topped 3 Grand. The BCS Bounty was added.

2011 : 736 Entries (3455) ZIP 3 sets the all time win mark at 29 correct picks. The Payouts were expanded to the top 12.

2012 : 885 Entries (4105) First time the total payout topped 4 Grand.  The Big Ten Bounty was added.

2013 : 962 Entries (4505) This is the current record number of entries.

2014 : 821 Entries (3805) Major changes as the BCS Bounty became the Playoff Bounty, Eve & Day Bounties were combined into New Years Bounty, and the Non Power Bounty was added. 

2015 : 909 Entries (4225) Bachman 2 becomes the first ever 2 time winner of the pool and sets a new win record with 34 correct picks.

2016 : 1005 Entries (4705) We finally topped the thousand entry mark.

LAST YEARS RESULTS

2017 : 865 Entries (4005)            CHAMPION : Tom G 1 (29-11)

The thumb drive with all the info crashed.  If anyone saved a final standings from last year and would like to share please help.

Wall of Champs

1998 : Cal 2 (17-5)

1999 : R Jones (19-4)

2000 : Bobo (19-6)

2001 : Lion King (21-4)

2002 : J Lund (18-10)

2003 : Sully 1 (22-6)

2004 : Trouble 1 (21-7)

2005 : Skipper-FWS (21-7)

2006 : Darrel 2 (27-5)

2007 : JPB (26-6)

2008 : Bachman 2 (24-10)

2009 : T Heinlein 4 (26-8)

2010 : MPS (26-9)

2011 : ZIP 3 (29-6)

2012 : Kelly Bama (26-9)

2013 : Elmo (26-9)

2014 : Scotty B (29-10)

2015 : Bachman 2 (34-7)

2016 : T Lindstrom (31-10)

2017 : Tom G 1 (29-11)

2018 : Stu-Pid (29-10)

 

Wall of Shame

1998 : Diesel (7-15)

1999 : RJ (8-15)

2000 : Mankey (9-16)

2001 : Basic Instinct (9-16)

2002 : BP (9-19)

2003 : Darnell T (9-19)

2004 : T.E.D. (10-18)    

2005 : Penguins Dog (8-20)

2006 : Cori (9-23)

2007 : Heiney 4 (6-26)

2008 : BO-FWS (9-25)

2009 : Brad Smith 2 (10-24)

2010 : C-Note (12-23)

2011 : Don F-Galaxy (10-25)

2012 : MG Bell 781 (11-24)

2013 : Sully TSE (9-26)

2014 : Todd Male (10-29)

2015 : Mary Hipsher1 (13-28)

2016 : Maddog2004 (13-28)

2017 : J Lutrell (9-31)

2018 : Katarra E (12-27)

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