Thursday, July 17, 2008

Congratulations to the Teen Masters Rock Stars, Walter Sessions and Mark Misura!!!

Congratulations to the Teen Masters Rock Stars, Walter Sessions and Mark Misura!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Last Call for the 2008 Teen Masters National Championships!

The Teen Masters is not an ordinary event in that we provide many items which must be customized and ordered in advance. We are barely one week away from balls being thrown in competition in Las Vegas, and I have several deadlines rushing at me at what feels like the speed of light.

If you intend to compete in the Last Chance Tournament or the 2008 Teen Masters National Championships, I encourage (okay - beg) you to register online today - right now. Doing so will allow me the best chance of providing you with the best experience possible (compared, for example, with giving you an official credential or writing your name on a piece of cardboard in crayon and pinning it to your shirt).

Speaking of experiences. I strongly encourage each and every one of you to join us for the Welcome Celebration on Sunday evening at 7 pm. I appreciate that $30 is a serious amount of money to pay for a menu of burgers, hot dogs, and pizza, but the evening is about so much more than just food. The Teen Masters isn't just about bowling - it is about preparing kids for what lies ahead in life! Your presence on Sunday evening will help accomplish that goal.

As for Dress Code - our rules require that all athletes wear black slacks during Teen Masters competition and the Teen Masters shirts they will be provided upon arrival in Vegas (2007 Teen Masters shirts may also be worn). This rule does not apply to the practice sessions, Double Trouble, Alibi, Blind Draw Team Cup, Scores Strikes & Spares, or the Match Play Madness. Casual wear including jeans, shorts and T-shirts are allowed during the side comepetitions. Kegel Kup teams may elect to wear matching team shirts/uniforms.

Speaking of the Kegel Kup - as anticipated, several teams are finding one or more members unable to make the trip to Vegas due to financial issues, illness, injury, etc. The rules allow for a missing team member to be replaced only by an athlete who meets the same eligibility criteria: either bowled 21 games this past season at the same center or attended the same high school. I will be having each and every team submit a final team roster upon arrival in Las Vegas. Even without a full team roster, the remaining team members will compete for the Teen Masters singles titles.

As my business couldn't function without email, I am amazed by those who go weeks at a time without checking theirs. We are now in crunch time for the 2008 Teen Masters, and I encourage you to check your email daily for any urgent updates.

I also encourage everyone to visit our http://teenmastersbowling.ning.com site and subscribe to our Real-Time Updates by entering your cell phone number. We promise to use this function sparingly for important news, and you can unsubscribe easily when the event is over. But if any critical information develops, you will have it instantly! In fact, the first message will come early next week announcing the Teen Masters Rock Star winners! Be among the first to know by subscribing today!

That is it for today - I am off to Vegas!

Safe travels everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Regional Tournament Managers Wanted!

The Teen Masters is seeking qualified individuals and/or organizations to serve as tournament directors for its 2009 regional qualifying events. Those applying for the position of Regional Tournament Director should have tournament management experience, good organizational and people skills, and a passion for the sport of bowling.

2009 regional qualifying competition will be scheduled on weekends during March, April, and May. Interested parties should contact Gary Beck at garyb@killerbpromotions.com for information regarding the tentative schedule of events and compensation package.

Welcome Celebration Tickets On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Teen Masters Welcome Celebration and everyone is invited!

Scheduled for 7 pm, Sunday evening July 20th, in the South Point Grand Ballroom, the Welcome Celebration promises to be an evening of food, inspiration, special guests, entertainment and fun!

The evening's menu includes (and yes, you can have more than one):

  • Hamburgers
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza
  • French Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Potato Chips & Pretzels
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Ice Cream Sodas
  • Chocolate Malts
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea

Tickets are now on sale through Tuesday, July 15th and are $29.97 per person. As the food must be ordered and confirmed in advance, a limited number of Welcome Celebration tickets will be available onsite in Las Vegas.

Registered athletes receive one (1) admission ticket and do not need to purchase one for themselves. To join the fun, purchase yours today by logging into your TeenMastersBowling.com account and click TM PRO SHOP. Each person may purchase an unlimited number of tickets. No refunds.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Got Skills?

The Teen Masters is seeking national finalists and/or family members who have experience in creating media, including photography, video and audio. We will have a lot of fun and unique events going on at this year's national championships in Las Vegas, and we want your help in capturing it all in pictures and video.

Maybe you have experience in a school media lab, maybe you work in media for a living, or you may even just dabble in media for a hobby. Whatever your circumstance, if you have skills we'd love to hear about them.

If you are interested in helping us to document this year's excitement, please email garyb@killerbpromotions.com with a brief description of your experience and skills and we'll find a place for you!

I'm Not Anti-Social - Are You???

TEEN MASTERS LAUNCHES SOCIAL WEBSITE

New Site includes Instructional Videos, Countdown Clock & Text Messaging Updates - Join Now and Win!

July has arrived and final preparations are underway for the most exciting Teen Masters ever! To help you get ready for the 2008 Teen Masters National Championships, we've launched a new social website that will help to keep you up to date with everything to do with the Teen Masters.

Highlights Include:

Guide To Teen Masters Success - Our friends at the world famous Kegel Training Center have created a series of short videos to help you conqueur the challenging Teen Masters lane conditions. The first video is already up (http://teenmastersbowling.ning.com/video), and the remaining videos will be posted later this week.

Teen Masters Countdown Clock - Want to know exactly how much time remains until the first ball is rolled in the first Teen Masters practice session? Our countdown clock is clicking off the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds so you don't have to keep looking at your watch.

Real Time Updates - Want up to know immediately who lead the first block of A Squad? Want to be among the first to know that Dexter After Dark is open? Sign up today to receive real time updates on your cell phone (you can easily unsubscribe when the event is over).

Vote - We want your opinions about what we should offer at the Teen Masters and this is where we'll ask. Right now you can tell us if we should have a Karaoke Night. Next you'll choose between the musical offerings of Lawence Welk and Rihanna. Don't vote and who knows what you'll be listening to during practice and breaks.

Sign up before July 10th and you just might find yourself the winner of a special prize package from Ebonite and Dexter! Visit http://TeenMastersBowling.ning.com now!

Are you listed?

We are only three weeks from the 2008 Teen Masters National Championships, yet a significant number of athletes who have neither accepted nor declined their invitation to compete remains.

A full listing of those who have accepted their invitations can be seen by visiting www.teenmastersbowling.com/foEventsParticipants.asp?iKodTurnuva=15.

If you believe you have accepted your invitation but do not see your name listed, please take the following steps immediately:

  1. Login to your TeenMastersBowling.com account
  2. Check your Current Status - if you do not see National Championship Singles listed, you are not registered for the finals in Las Vegas.
  3. Check your Order List - if you see National Championship Singles listed, you need to Check Out to finish your registration process.
  4. If you want to register for Las Vegas but do not see "You're eligible to register for finals." in your profile, please email me immediately and I will take care of you.