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#163439 - 02/22/12 10:35 AM My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships
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I bowled my team event on Sat Feb 18th at 2:30 and doubles/singles at 7am on Sun Feb 19th. I have a spending limit of $300 including 60 for my share of hotel and 25 for return baggage fee.

I leave Fresno at 7:15pm on friday with stops in Phoenix for about an hour and Dallas for about 5 hours before getting to Baton Rouge at 8am on Saturday. Needless to say I wasn't gonna get much sleep but I figured I could get a nap before bowling. I get to the baggage claim area in Baton Rouge and my bowling bag has not arrived. I go to the ticket counter and they tell me that my bag was not scanned being loaded on the plane while in Dallas. I was given a number and told to call the number starting at noon to see if it got loaded on the next plane in from Dallas. I start calling from 11:30 until about 1ish and no update. I there have no choice to go out and purchase a new ball in order for me to do the team event. So no nap for me. Good thing i thought head and put my shoes in my carry on bag. So I had to spend 150 bucks for a ball that may only get 3 games on it. After the team event i go back to calling with no change in the update. Finally at 8pm on sat I get call from the airlines saying my bag will be in at 10pm that night and will be delivered to my hotel sometime after that. At 12:30 sun morning my bag gets to the hotel. So I was able to bowl D/S with my regular balls. Then when leaving Baton Rouge I talk the airlines into checking my second bag for free because of the issue with my missing bag. My flight then went Baton Rouge to Dallas with a 2 hour wait to San Francisco with a 50 min wait then to Fresno at 10:10. We were late leaving Dallas and when arriving in Frisco there was a plane still at our gate and they refused to move us to another gate so we had to sit there and wait. My flight is scheduled to leave at 9:06 by the the time i got off the plane it was 9:00 so I had to run to the gate where my plane was only to find out it had been delayed until 9:50. It was after 10 pm before we started boarding. We head out to the runway then get called back for a maintence issue then we get that fixed then one of the passengers has a big issue and requests to be taken off the flight. It is now after 11pm before we get airborne and I finally get home after Midnight.

Now as far as the bowling aspect, this was my worse outting in total pins, not even breaking 1400 for all 3 sets. team i went 168-146-126 440 set, doubles i went 158-165-131 454 set and singles i went 167-171-157 495 set. in the team event i was the bruswick lethal revolver and I know my mental game isnt all there due to the ball issue and no sleep for over 31 hours. I tried playing where i normally do and had some success but not a lot but I think most was due to mental and sleep issues. In Doubles and Singles I had my X-Factor Deuce II and a Reign and I played where I normally did and tried making little changes trying to find a consistant reaction whether it it a board or two, hand position, ball choice, ball speed. After moving to Singles I made a huge move left, 18 boards and had better results but still not good. kept leaving 2 or 2/8 so I making little changes to fine the line but never really found it. Hopefully next year I will remember to start there and makes the adjust from there.
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My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships VampyreBowler 02/22/12 10:35 AM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships B-Hammer 02/22/12 11:10 AM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships Hunter 02/22/12 11:45 AM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships VampyreBowler 02/22/12 12:02 PM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships Hunter 02/22/12 12:12 PM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships Richie V. 02/22/12 01:05 PM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships Hunter 02/22/12 01:51 PM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships BobH 02/22/12 01:34 PM
Re: My experience at the 2012 USBC Open Championships VampyreBowler 02/22/12 01:54 PM

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