158-158-145 = 461. 4 opens each game, most washouts and splits but some not. Only difference between game 3 and the first 2 was that game 3 didn't have any strikes.
On a positive note, the league president came by to say hello and to ask me why he couldn't hear me 5 lanes away. I smiled at him and told him I'm trying to be quieter and not get so down on myself. Need to keep that up.
My team swept. This was week 11. I'm averaging 161 now. Every time I have bowled 480 or better, we've gotten our @sses kicked. Every time I've bowled below 480, we've swept.
Opponents gave us a buttload of pins. Their 225-avg guy bowled directly opposite me. He shot 741...started w/a 290 and had 18 straight strikes at one point before leaving a 4-6-10, cursing loudly and punching the ball return HARD. I stepped up on the left lane, put it dead-flush and struck. That felt good.
He finished w/a 206 in which he intentionally threw away a couple of spares out of anger. He then later had the gall to say he should have shot 800. Uh, the series is 3 games, buddy, not 2.
Used the Blue Hammer 2001 all night -- never took the others out of the bag. That was a mistake. On Wednesday (submission night for the virtual league), I'm bringing only
the White Dot this week. A very good and longtime friend who I recently convinced to join this forum told me on the phone tonight something very interesting. He thinks I'm forcing myself too far out of my comfort zone, doing something that's just not working for me. He repeated an earlier remark to me that I should just do what feels best for now, work on adding to that in practice and slowly incorporate other things into league once I feel more confident in them.
Right now, the only
ball I'm confident in is the White Dot. The Freeze certainly isn't dead, but it only moves a hair more than the White Dot does. Again, that's my lack of hand. I could hook most of the lane w/the Hammer 3 nights ago w/out doing much and stay around the pocket, but that was on bone-dry lanes. Couldn't do either of those things tonight.
Also, I'm seeing a new coach for the first time on Tuesday. Hopefully, it'll go OK. If it doesn't, I'm screwed. She, and the one I've already seen who couldn't immediately identify the most major thing you all saw that I'm doing wrong, are the only 2 anywhere around.