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#191526 - 05/27/15 04:48 PM Re: Live from El Paso [Re: champ]
dalion Offline
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I was somewhat disappointed in my bowling at this yrs event also. Mainly in doubles. I was 'ok' in the team event, I think I shot a 540? I have an "a" game and "b" game, the only difference is in my "a" game, I take my thumb out of the ball. I generally stick w/ my conventional "b" game at nationals, so I started out playing between 2nd an 3rd arrows, after moving to the 3rd arrow, oil started carrying down, and had to move back right again. I noticed Brian Himmler an Mike Devaney playing deep inside so I actualy started my 3rd game w/ my thumb out playing deep inside, between 3rd an 4th an I got 3 strikes an 2 splits, so I gave up. To me it looked like sometimes the ball would just hang too long at the break point an leave you with a split. I could not avoid the splits.

I heard them say that they made the shot tough this year because of all the high scores bowled last year. For doubles, I think, like you, perhaps lack of sleep? I dunno, I felt like I just wasn't ready to bowl, plus it was 9am. My throws were all over the place. I tried to play that deep inside line but after a few throws, it seemed the oil wasn't holding up. I couldn't project the ball right, it kept hooking early, so I went back to bowling conventional between 2nd a 3rd arrows. I also missed some easy spares and 'splitsville' continued as well. Eventually, the oil moved down the lane and the balls just stopped hooking. I had to take all finger action out of my throw an just stroke the ball up the 12 board. I was able to at least hit the pocket consistently that way, but left several 10 pins. My spare game had improved though an I was able to pick up most of my spares by the end of doubles. Also it seemed, light hits carried well. I started off singles w/ this approach also an managed a 190. 2nd gm had only 2 opens (splits) but could only muster a 172 (just couldn't put strikes together). For the last gm of singles, I switched back to my "a" game, standing next to the ball return an throwing between 3rd an 4th an got a nice reaction. It seemed the oil had settled down by then. had my only clean game of the tourney rolling a 207. I had just under 1600 total, mainly due to my 470 doubles set. So based on low to cash #'s, I should cash in singles, and I believe our team was in 45th? place (Classified). So I'll get a check but clearly it won't cover my expenses.

With the exception of doubles, I was ok w/ my performance given the tough conditions. Was also witness to Craig Ndiffer's 753 performance just a few lanes down from me. Amazing. I think I need to get my body in better shape. Something to work on throughout this year. Next tournament up: Dutchman.
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