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#196606 - 02/03/17 10:57 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 505
A/S/L: 33/M/Mass
Had my season high series last night with scores of 253,217,277 for 747. First 700 series since September and only my 2nd of the 2016-17 season. Part of the issue is that I was only bowling in one league up until the start of the 2nd half when another bowler asked me to take his spot in another league so I am now bowling on Thursdays as well as Sundays. With just the one league going on my game hasn't been as sharp as it should be and I was averaging just 210 after the first half where I was at 220 a year ago in the same house.

Turn the page to 2017 and my bowling has gotten a lot better. Through 21 games combined I'm averaging 224. One improvement I've made is getting a lot better at my spare shooting and I've really worked on that in practice. Only one single pin miss through this stretch. Before last night game 1 had been an issue for me because I need to get my speed up, but I took out my Cyclone and figured that would be a good ball to get down the lane without making a huge turn off the dry. I ended up moving in and swinging it out a little bit and stuck with the ball the whole night.

Hoping this trend continues cause I have a few tournaments coming up and I'd like to win one this season. Also going to Nationals at the end of May so I'd like to be at the top of my game going into that so I can give myself the best chance of doing something there.
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High Series: 774

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#196652 - 02/08/17 10:39 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

I felt OK about my night after the second game, but then the wheels fell off of the bus with three splits and a couple of other spare misses in the third game, including my only 10 pin miss out of five. I want to say I guessed right about the ball change in the third game, but still left two splits on the right lane.

Result: 146-181-129=456
Average (66 games): 172
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week's AVG+1 score: 548

Composite average (123 games): 175

I had a chance to win the second game after I doubled in the 10, but sent the shot wide for eight pins and a tie. Opponents won the other two games.
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Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

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#196701 - 02/15/17 10:41 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

Tonight may have been one of those "turn the corner" nights because I was actually carrying most of the night, but multi-pin spares were my bane, because I didn't make many of them. The sweetest part of the night was throwing a slow messenger at the 10 in the 3rd frame of the second game, as I haven't thrown a messenger in quite a while.

Result: 204-179-165=548
Average (69 games): 173
Average for last 9 games: 169
Next week's AVG+1 score: 591

Composite average (126 games): 175

We were without Si, but we were bowling four against four, and the opponents that were there were all over average, with my team losing all four. Donald was over his average all three games.
_________________________
Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

The Tenth Board: My bowling blog
Richie's BowlSK profile

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#196731 - 02/19/17 09:21 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

I certainly was hoping for more after the first game, and, indeed, it was almost the "reverse century" in the second game, but I did save my 500 in the third game. My spare game could have been better, but I did convert both splits that I left.

Result: 222-123-169=514
Average (60 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week's AVG+1 score: 562

Composite average (129 games): 175

Harry will be subbing for Peter the next few weeks, and Harry's big first game (269) gave us a lead that was never really challenged. We did need the extra two points, and my double in the third game, along with Ed's 206, helped decide it.
_________________________
Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

The Tenth Board: My bowling blog
Richie's BowlSK profile

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#196773 - 02/22/17 09:57 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

When it was clear I was pulling shots in the first game, I decided to try to combat it by actually moving my eyes right of the target, and that worked most of the rest of the night. My spare game may have benefited, as well, as I only missed one makeable spare (a 6-10, which I chopped) after the first game.

Result: 170-173-221=564
Average (72 games): 173
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week's AVG+1 score: 549

Composite average (132 games): 175

In the first game, Donald had his best game I'd ever seen (161), but we still lost it by only three pins, and only won the second game, losing total by seven.
_________________________
Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

The Tenth Board: My bowling blog
Richie's BowlSK profile

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#196781 - 02/23/17 03:11 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Fin09 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 1150
A/S/L: 51/M/Virginia Beach, VA
When I'm pulling shots it's because of tension in my swing. Instead of moving your target to play the tug, loosen up your armswing and let the ball fall on its own. You'll be surprised at how much easier it is to repeat shots.
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#196816 - 02/26/17 09:16 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

One of the worst nights of my bowling life, particularly in terms of pin carry and spare-making, but bowling seems to have a sense of irony, as well, as this is the first triplicate I ever remember having.

Result: 127-127-127=381
Average (63 games): 175
Average for last 9 games: 154
Next week's AVG+1 score: 583

Composite average (135 games): 174

I felt like I wasted a big night from Harry (743), but, in truth, we would have only tied the first game if I just made average.
_________________________
Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

The Tenth Board: My bowling blog
Richie's BowlSK profile

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#196829 - 03/01/17 09:43 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

I was thinking "here we go again" after two games, but it was a better night than Sunday night, because the potential triplicate was 169. The double 9th & 10th in the third game, however, made sure I actually improved in the third game.

Result: 169-169-177=515
Average (75 games): 173
Average for last 9 games: 180
Next week's AVG+1 score: 556

Composite average (138 games): 174

Team won four forfeit points, with Si having a strong night.
_________________________
Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

The Tenth Board: My bowling blog
Richie's BowlSK profile

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#196853 - 03/05/17 04:33 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Dennis Michael Online   jestera
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9526
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Richie, with the game not in doubt, I would have tried for the 4-1 counts in 11 for the Trip.

A while ago, I bowled with a teammate who had 217-217. And, he got a double in the 10th, which gave him 217 at that point without his fill shot. He threw the ball into the gutter for the Trip.

Then, one opponent claimed he was sandbagging. It was a handicap league based on 230.
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#196857 - 03/05/17 09:12 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
Virtual League Secretary,
Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4554
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

This was really a better night than the first-ball gutter balls made it look, as those were my only missed multi-pin makeable spares on an otherwise good spare shooting night. Lanes were getting fried, so that explains the use of the T-Zone later in the night. As for the first game, I knew my Tropical Breeze would be the ball, but the thumb hole had been feeling loose, so I ran into the Pro Shop for thumb tape, which I was using for the first time in any of my balls, and that really helped, as the five-bagger showed.

Result: 221-161-152=534
Average (66 games): 175
Average for last 9 games: 158
Next week's AVG+1 score: 577

Composite average (141 games): 174

I had the high game on the pair for the night, which might be saying more about Harry's night than mine; team lost all eight.
_________________________
Arsenal (all 15 lb.)
Alpha Crux
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Fusion
Reign of Fire
Tropical Breeze
Fast
T-Zone

Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 152 HS: 456 HG: 161
Sunday Niters - Avg: 181 HS: 592 HG: 214
Composite Avg: 171

The Tenth Board: My bowling blog
Richie's BowlSK profile

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