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2008 Results and Photos

2008 Event Flyer Nuclear Strike

2008 - $5,114       Location: Philadelphia, PA

On Halloween weekend in 2008, over 120 bowlers on 16 teams participated in the third annual TDHC event, raising over $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! This was to be our last, and best, year in Manayunk.

Amongst the highlights were the after-party at the Dawson Street Pub, which featured six different bands, and of course the wonderful costumes worn by a large number of the teams. We were thrilled to receive a prize for our raffle from "The Dude" himself, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, who graciously donated an autographed bowling pin featuring his likeness and a photobook of pictures he took during the making of The Big Lebowski

Congratulations to the tournament winners, "Nuclear Strike," who put on a bowling clinic the likes of which had to that point never been seen in the tournament's 3-year history. And while they set a new record at that time, their two-game score of 1598 just narrowly edged out another outstanding performance by "Dave Storch is the Sexiest Man Alive!," whose members traveled from DC and NYC to take part. They scored 1543 over two games and finished second. Our top male and female bowlers for the day were Giacomo Ciminello of "Nuclear Strike," who bowled a 210, and Maria Cruz of "Dave Storch...," who bowled a 193. Excellent rounds by any standard!

Special thanks go out to the local sponsors, Mr. Jeff Bridges, Ms. Meg Devine, the Maxwell family, Eric and Erin Sliwinski, Aaron and Clair Boczkowski, and the six bands who played the after party free of charge: Jeremy Hollis, Dan Rendine, Twirlin' Martha, Asher Kahn, Drink the Long Draught, and Electric Sex Power.

The Details

Nov. 1st, 2008 (Halloween weekend)
Hi-Spot Lanes (Manayunk) (Bowling)
The Dawson Street Pub (After-party)

1st Place Bowling: Nuclear Strike
2nd Place Bowling: Dave Storch is the Sexiest Man Alive
Top Bowler - Male: Giacomo Ciminello - 210
Top Bowler - Female: Maria Cruz - 193

2008 Photos (click to enlarge)