I won't be bowling any leagues this summer and am focusing on tournaments instead, while also trying not to bowl on any on house patterns. I've got a pretty good lineup so far.
Next weekend is the Arizona State Tournament. My team has been getting stronger each year, with a 9th place finish in the team event last year. This tournament is usually bowled in Kegel Challenge Patterns or other modified house shots.
After that I have three "Arizona Classic Bowlers Association" tournaments lined up. This organization has been hosting monthly scratch tournaments on tough conditions since the early 60s. Great tournaments with strong fields and decent payouts. In June we're bowling on the 35 foot Kegel Boardwalk, July its the 43 foot PBA Chameleon, and August hasn't been announced yet.
I've also got vacation time in July, and am considering a trip to Vegas for Bowl expo where there will also be some PBA West Regionals I want to enter, and a USBC Bronze Coaching seminar I'd love to do.
Its going to be a good tournament summer...now its time to build an arsenal!
Nowadays, I open bowl practice and go to Nationals every year.
USBC Open personal bests: 226/602/1690
USBC Open career average: 174.66 (45 Games)
See you in Reno 2020!