Added another $200 to my tournament earnings with another win yesterday. It was in a Baker doubles tournament and was fortunate to have a good righty stroker as my partner. This was at Richie's home house where I've struggled in the past but was confident that with my improvement overall and my Thug Unruly that I could overcome the 45' pattern. We started out great shooting 720 in the first 3 games of qualifying but then cooled down with games in the 190s. Last game I got up and had a chance to strike out to finish over 200 but got it a bit outside and had a washout. Disappointing 177 and I had already put my shoes on when I found out we were good enough to qualify 2nd.
There were two rounds of match play and two Baker games per round. We got on a great pair and shot 257 and 287 with an 8-bagger in game 1 and 10-in-a-row in game 2. We moved over to the next pair for the finals and it wasn't as kind to us; but our opponents struggled as well. Caught a triple after an early open for 212 to give us a pretty big lead, and even though I couldn't strike in the last game, our 194 was plenty enough.
Was really happy to win this one since I had struggled at this house in the past and appreciated that Richie was there to witness it. Definitely helped that I had a good partner but my goal going in was to make good shots and just hope we'd be able to string the strikes which we did. Bowling in the PBA league is definitely helping me to bowl better on the tougher house shots.
High Game: 300 (5)
High Series: 803