Had another strong tournament outing again today, this time was in the same house where I bowl my PBAX league, but on the house shot. Had 268, 248, 225, 226 for 967. Actually started the tournament with the front 8 but had a ringing 7 in the 9th, and then left a split in the 11th. Used my Disorder for all 4 games, ball was great not hooking early and giving me great continuation through the pins. This was a doubles tournament (same partner I won with two months ago in the Baker tournament) and he shot 859 for 4 games and that was plenty enough to be the top seed. It was also enough for me to win the sweeper event they had on the side.
They took 12 teams so we had a first round bye. Two lefties were on the pair that we were going to be bowling on so I kept an eye on that match in addition to the match that would determine our opponents in the quarterfinals. Saw both lefties playing deeper on the lane so knew that I was looking at some breakdown when I got on there.
Ended up going against two UBA bowlers, one of which bowled really well (268 I believe) in the match before. In the practice I decided early on to ball down to my Cyclone and move outside. It worked out pretty well. Shot 231 with 1 bad shot, a flat pocket hit resulting in a pocket 7-9 split in the 6th frame. Was a bad time for that since I was on a double and after that split ended up throwing a 5-bagger after that until an 8 count on the final ball. My partner struggled with the much larger transition on the right side and we ended up losing by 14 pins. It was actually the other UBA bowler that caught fire in this game but I really wish I could've had that 6th frame back because 9/ there would have been good enough for us to advance.
Did leave with $400 on a $90 entry fee however, collected $150 for making it to the quarterfinals and another $250 for winning the side sweeper. Pleased that I was able to come back and have some really strong scores like I did two months ago as well as bowling better during match play after the lanes changed and making the right adjustment. Really needed that after a tough July for me; failing to cash in both tournaments I entered while also struggling in league.
High Game: 300 (5)
High Series: 803