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#198106 - 08/30/17 01:10 PM Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread
Richie V. Offline
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A bit late getting this thread started, but I think everyone knows it can be used to post updates on your leagues, including your scores. We'll have a separate honor score thread.

I should be back in my Wednesday (5-man) and Sunday (trios) leagues, but three of my Wednesday teammates are trying to form their own team and one isn't sure which of his leagues he's staying with, so I'm likely to have new teammates on Wednesday night.
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#198112 - 09/02/17 01:33 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
wronghander Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 525
A/S/L: 33/M/Mass
Good luck this season Richie, hopefully you'll get a good group of guys and/or gals to bowl with on Wednesdays.

I'm bowling at a Brunswick Zone this season after the center I bowled at last year closed. Was a little squeamish about bowling at a BAMF center, but this was the best option for my teammates as well as myself because of the location and because they have a Sunday night league. Despite my initial reservations, it's been a good experience there so far. I got recruited to be on a good team in the competitive Friday night league and I was added to the roster for the UBA team out of that house as well. The Friday league started tonight.

Shot 185+280+223=688 to start the league. Struggled in game 1 with carry, started off with makeable spares and then tried to slow my speed down to get the ball to transition quicker and left a 6-8 split on what I thought was a good shot. Moved 2&2 right and proceeded to leave a pocket 7-9. I was going to go to another ball when my teammate told me I needed to get the ball to face up to the pocket, so instead of trying to reduce my speed I focused on getting a little more rotation and that worked out really well. 6 pin in the 2nd frame on a miss inside was the only miscue of the 2nd game.

3rd game I had a chance to go off the sheet for 260 but ended up missing badly inside in the 9th frame and left a 6,7,10 split. Struck out for 223 which was good enough to take 3 out of 4 points in the head-to-head (won the total by just 3 pins and he struck out in the 10th as well).
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#198126 - 09/06/17 11:43 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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My Week 1 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

I was sort of getting a feel for these lanes, noticing that the backend reaction was a bit more than I'm used to. The weird part of my spare game tonight was that I only made the one 7 pin on the left side, but every makeable spare on the right side.

Result: 145-150-161=456
Average (3 games): 152
Next week's AVG+1 score: 462

My new teammate Brian bowled the best of us tonight, but we won't know about points at least until the weekend.
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Current
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Sunday Niters - Avg: 175 HS: 610 HG: 257
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#198127 - 09/07/17 08:02 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
6_ball_man Offline
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Registered: 10/19/07
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soooo....of the 5 leagues I was in last year, I only have committed to one. Saturday afternoon singles.
There is a golfers league that my uncle runs on Thursday AMs that...well calling it a league is giving it all the best. LoL It is more a loose association. Non-sanctioned, show up if you want...It doesn't start until the last week of October. Singles with blind draws for doubles and triples. Your doubles partner comes from the first blind draw for triples and lane assignment, and pays the best. You redraw at the beginning of each game for lane/team. You could end up on the same pair with the same guys, but all that is unlikely. The best part is if you get a triple you get a dime from everyone. LoL Euchre is played afterwards. A fun group. I will probably show up there more than not. I ran it for the last few weeks last year, when unc was in the hospital for a heart operation...he was bowling again less than 3 weeks after!

My senior travel team folded up around me...the other 4 all dropped...I quit Sunday AM singles in favor of doing other things on Sunday (NFL, bowling tournaments?) and my brother and I dropped the dbls league in favor of finding something a little more competitive, which I laid on him, as he is a working man and I am not...he hasn't come up with anything (yet)...[shrug]

updates as events warrant
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#198129 - 09/07/17 04:40 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Yep didn't realize how much effect hurting my ankle over the summer would have, timing way out, pleased in some ways this wasn't for the VL 141--124--156. Seemed to get it together in the third but a string of 10 pins which I missed either side put pay to that. Can only get better hopefully.
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#198130 - 09/08/17 11:48 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
wronghander Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 525
A/S/L: 33/M/Mass
Good stuff all, great to see some activity in this thread in the early going.

Week 2 of my Friday league tonight and had a great night with 258+259+237=754. Left only single pins and converted them all to stay clean. Really felt like I had a legit shot at 800 going into the 3rdand even after starting with 9/ but had trouble consistently carrying the 7 in the last game. Still, I'll take the 237.

Had the high series on the pair and team pretty easily took 22 of the 30 points, with me sweeping my head-to-head opponent which ended up being a vacant. Really happy with the start and I think the work I put in during the summer is paying off, but also bowling on a really easy condition and I have the gift of being left-handed. In all honesty I'm the 4th best bowler on my team.
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#198132 - 09/10/17 09:31 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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My Week 1 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

Two better games tonight than any of them Wednesday night, but I certainly hope missing spares on the left side doesn't become a recurring theme this year. I'm still perfect on the year on my right side makeables.

Result: 166-158-174=498
Average (3 games): 166
Next week's AVG+1 score: 504

Composite average (6 games): 155

The points for total pins might have been interesting if I'd been able to max out my 10th frame third game, but, as it was, we only won the first game.
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Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 179 HS: 646 HG: 269
Sunday Niters - Avg: 175 HS: 610 HG: 257
Composite Avg: 177

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#198133 - 09/10/17 10:11 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
wronghander Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 525
A/S/L: 33/M/Mass
Alright Richie, looks like you're still getting used to the new pattern they put out but a good sign that you're covering your right side spares. Started my Sunday night league as well and got off to a great start with the front 7. After that however it didn't go as well as I hoped with scores of 247, 224, and 187 for 659. Good news is we took all 8 and we were able to fill our vacancy.

Our new bowler is another left hander and it appeared that there was some carry down because my ball had trouble transitioning in the 2nd and 3rd games. Missing two 7 pins didn't help either but wasn't expecting that to happen and just didn't make the right adjustments. I'll have to make sure to bring a stronger ball next week to make it easier on myself.
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#198148 - 09/13/17 04:52 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
mmalsed Offline
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Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 1329
A/S/L: 43/M/Riverside, CA
started a new league Monday night (Sunday night league ended, and this one is cheaper, still sanctioned, and in the new house that's closer and independent and really caters to US)

So I joked that I really need to NOT do my typical establish thing . . . but there I go. 233-192-247 to establish with a 672.

Could be worse, I could have switched balls 3 frames earlier and established with a 700 . . .ROFL. (wanders off muttering about being a dumbarse! LOL)
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#198151 - 09/14/17 05:28 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9575
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Richie, are you still bowling at that Brunswick house?

Read the chat in the lane machine thread. I think it's prevalent at all Brunswick locations.

IDK who comes up with this oil pattern for Brunswick, but it caters to those with too much speed and no hand. If you are slower and have ball rotation, it hurts you.

To start the year here, the bigger leagues are all down in team count at Brunswick houses. 3 near here. While the Privately owned houses are filled.

Both Hawthorn and Deer Park Lanes are down, that I know of. Both were regular stops on the PBA tour. But, not for quite a few years. The corporate minds have ruined the Sport.

So, polish your ball and let it slide more to lessen the back end. There is 20 feet of stripped lane there.

Oh, today is Thursday. The local house opens before 4:30 for a Ladies League, so I can go and practice. 4:30 opening really put a crimp in my bowling. Was there every day at 9 am with a bunch of other guys. Not now.


Edited by Dennis Michael (09/14/17 05:29 AM)
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