Day 2 was a little uglier.
To me, the D/S pattern plays A LOT like PBA shark pattern. There is a definite out of bounds outside of 10. The difference being on this pattern, there is no hold as you move in. On the Shark there is enough volume in the middle to get tom hold. The more I moved in, the earlier the hook was. I knew that, and only tried it a few shots just to confirm I wasn't assuming anything.
I shot a lousy 469 in doubles and 560 in singles. My last game was a very solid and clean 215 which was my only 200 including the nine games I bowled in the Bowlers Journal
Altogether I shot a disappointing 1543. I know my Execution
was as good as its every been at Nationals, however, in both events I had a one board breakpoint. Just one board in either direction and I was lucky to knock down seven pins. I honest believe that with another board to work with I could have easily shot 1800.
It was a good tournament. Good experience again. And very much looking forward to the long trek to Syracuse in 2018.
Oh and I never miss an opportunity to post that the new no pattern release rule is buffoonery at best.