What a night it was. Each roller played on all 6 skeeball lanes, 3 being custom lanes built by The Skeeball King himself, Aaron Re. If the end, there was just one. Troy from The Island of Misfit Toys was named Champion of the first ever All Ball Challenge.
Thanks to everyone that came out and made the night a huge success. Special thanks to The Skeeball King Aaron Re for making the trip down to New Orleans and hosting the event. Remember to check out Aaron’s movie SBK The Movie now streaming on Amazon.
NEW ORLEANS — It’s a league, just for skee-ball.
In New Orleans, there are about 20 teams with 100 people who spend their Thursday nights at the Half Moon Bar in the Lower Garden District competing for the title of champion.
“I think a lot of people think [of] Chucky Cheese, and it’s just a kids game, but it’s really fun and there is a strategy to it. Some people roll blindfolded to really just tune out everything and have that muscle memory,” says Jason Mangone, the commissioner of Skee-ball league of New Orleans.
Aaron “The King” Re has a message for New Orleans about the All Ball Challenge!
Join us February 1st at the Half Moon Bar. This event is open to everyone. For more details check out the Facebook event.
Originally Posted On January 19, 2018 By Leslie Heindel on beneworleans.com
Many years ago, when I was still bartending, I got a phone call from my friend Aloysius asking me if the Halfmoon Bar would want a skee-ball table. Without hesitation, I proclaimed, “YESSSS!” Little did I know, I was going to make a forever friend with the dude that was rehoming this thing. Within a week I was renting a U-Haul, with a guy named Jason Mangone I met about 10 minutes before that, and lifting a skee-ball table into the back of the truck.
How It Formed
In September of 2002, Jason had a trip planned to the Jersey Shore. That trip got cancelled due to a hurricane coming for us in New Orleans. Luckily, he didn’t lose power or internet during it, because he had an amazing idea. If he couldn’t get to Jersey to play skee-ball, he would bring it to New Orleans. A few clicks & $400 later, Jason was the proud owner of a skee-ball machine. For seven years he invited people over to play, but in the back of his mind he hoped it would make its way to a bar. Then he met me & we formed the official New Orleans Skee-Ball & Drinking League. (I am now retired & Jason is running the show completely on his own. I’m still not sure how…)
The New Orleans Skeeball and Drinking League is proud to welcome back Aaron “The King” Re to The Big Easy. The Skeeball King will be hosting a Tournament at The Half Moon Bar Bar and Grill on Thursday February 1st 2018 featuring his own Custom Kingball Lanes.
This will be the inaugural Professional Rolling Association event and is open to the public and any skill level. For more the most up to date information check out our Facebook Event or contact the league.
6PM – Registration/ Practice Opens
7PM – 9:30PM Qualifying
8PM – Registration Closes
10PM – Finals Begin
Become a member of the PRA (Professional Rolling Association)
“Historians Will Look At This Event As The Super Bowl #1 Of Professinal Rolling!”
Because We All Like A Multitude Of Cup Sizes And A Variety Of Balls
Cool new skeeball inspired shirts available on teespring.com
Leave the balls, take the cannolis and grab this cool new shirt combining The Godfather with greatest game from the boardwalk, skeeball.
Horror Punk Skeeball Mashup.
One for the Horror Punk Skeeball fans.
Now available on TeeSpring.com
Stay tuned for details.
Want to join the league, send us a message.
Tickets, prizes and Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey.
Just bring a new unwrapped toy which we’ll be donating to Covenant House New Orleans. This event is open to everyone so bring your friends, just make sure they bring a toy.
Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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