Hello there. This past weekend I just won my way to the 2008 Canadian National Championships, an event where I can compete to become part of Team Canada. This will be my first time going, and I've heard that this is an extremely tough event. We bowl for four days, the first three days consistent of two 4 game blocks, where 4 different oil patterns will be used. The first block of each day will be a short pattern, and then the next block will be a long pattern. They use two different short patterns and two different long patterns. On the last day we will bowl 12 games, with the even lanes being oiled with a short patttern, and the odd lanes being oiled with a long pattern, and it will be match play, round robin. I am mostly asking for some suggestions and any advice concerning ball choice, and any advice on how to play the lanes. I am allowed to bring 8 bowling balls, and I'll give a list of what I currently have, what and I intend to bring and upon request, how my equipment is drilled and layed out.
Here's a list of my current equipment, plus what I intend to buy in the near future:
T-road pearl (Fair amount of games on it)
Tropical Storm (Already resurfaced once)
Cell (Intend to buy)
Gamebreaker (Intend to buy to replace my burnt out T-road Solid)
Groove Urethane (Intended for extremely burnt lanes)
Spare ball (Maxim)
Thinking of something like Storm's new Street Rod's.
Any help anyone could give would be wonderful, thanks!
In the Bag!
Roto Grip Odyessey
Storm T-road Pearl
Ebonite Maxim Blazing Fire
Hammer Black Widow Venom
Morich Seek and Destroy(old)
High Single: 300
High Series: 747
League Average: 209