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#198455 - 11/10/17 11:29 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
IronMike Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 21
A/S/L: 28/M/North Carolina
Alas, another week another average drop.

163-185-203 for an 80 below average 551. Blah.

No excuses this week, I just couldn't quite find the shot. Lanes weren't the problem, I had the line if I could throw it. My release was off and the ball just wouldn't go where I wanted it :-P Didn't help my score that I was missing spares as well. Whiffed on two 7 pins, a 6, and a 9. However I did pick up a 3-7 AND the 2-4-8-10. Figures.

I -think- I need to slow down my approach. Getting to my third and fourth step a little quick and my backswing is suffering. Gonna head to the lanes for practice tonight to test my theory out.
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#198464 - 11/10/17 11:07 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 533
A/S/L: 33/M/Mass
I struggled as well. Last night subbed in a scratch league in a tougher house, barely broke 600 with 213, 191, and 202. Tonight was hoping to rebound but only could really do so in the 3rd game with 214+186+237=637. Got off to a terrible start, ball just wasn't coming off my hand the right way and I had 37 after 3 before switching my thumb slug and then pulling my next shot to leave a baby split. Converted it and struck all the way to the 10th and had a chance to go off for 237, but something was off in my timing and I actually threw a gutter ball in the 11th, ugh.

Second game I felt I was throwing it better but could not carry. Also left a pocket 7-9. With a little luck could've had 3 or 4 in a row toward the end of the game, but instead it's 10 pin, X, ringing 7, and pinch high for a 6. Only high note of the game was striking on the fill ball in the 11th to take my point by a single pin.

3rd game moved out and was actually targeting 60 feet (using the 7 pin as my target) so I could keep my speed up and get enough angle to carry. Stayed clean and left only single pins, but would have liked to been over 250 that game. Fortunately our opponents struggled and our team took 23 out of 30 with me taking all 4 off my opponent despite the below average scores.
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#198467 - 11/11/17 07:26 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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After the struggle I had last Friday night and a successful practice on last Sunday morning, I came in fairly confident last night and got lined up in practice. I threw away two easy spares early in the first game and shot 203. I missed the transition in the middle of the 2nd game and left a big 4 in the middle of the 2nd game but still shot a nice 249. I felt that I had a decent line at the end of the 2nd game and ended up shooting a 300 the last game. I've never shot two in less than a month. It was also on the same pair that I shot the last one.

Mark
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#198471 - 11/11/17 12:24 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

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#198481 - 11/12/17 08:55 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

I was really second-guessing my ball choice in the first game tonight, as I thought I had a look with the Marvel Pearl, but underperformed, and I bowled much better when I went back to the Tropical Breeze (which I started practice with). All of my spare misses again were with multiple pins standing.

Result: 131-189-200=520
Average (30 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week's AVG+1 score: 563

Composite average (57 games): 177

I sunk my team in the first game, as we were under the 498 we needed to win the points against the vacant. Peter did return tonight, and had a 251 third game to help cover for Ed.
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IQ Tour Fusion
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Career Highs
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Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
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Composite Avg: 180

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#198496 - 11/14/17 12:58 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
IronMike Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 21
A/S/L: 28/M/North Carolina
Practice on Friday went well for me.

I started off with some single pin spare practice and realized around my 3rd shot that my release just felt different, but I wasn't sure why. Next shot I tried to do everything the same but just pay attention to how I was releasing; I wasn't trying to fix it, just observe it. Turns out it was my follow through - I was yanking my hand back before I was even half of where I usually finish. Made the correction and all 5 practice games were easily over 200.

Bowl again tonight so I'll find out if the fix holds in league play. Will edit this post with results.
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#198500 - 11/14/17 01:32 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 1335
A/S/L: 43/M/Riverside, CA
Bowled well last night. We still only took 1, but we lost the first one by 2 pins - of course, if I hadn't left three in my fill frame, it would have been 2-2

246 - clean. Ran 6 in a row. Needed a strike in the 10th to win - either strike and count, or 9-spare plus strike. Well, picked up my 10-pin, but then dropped ball speed trying to be careful and left the 3-6-10. Meh. Still - 246 is still happy by me.

223 - would have been better but, once again, dropped ball speed in the 10th trying to be careful and left the 4-6-7 split. . . we won by 29.

196 for last game. Left two splits. One was a CRUSHING pocket 7-10. Ugh - just ripped my heart out. I almost walked that one off, it felt so good. Instead I just stayed posted and then deflated. Sigh. Anyway - pulled it into a 196 after the two splits. Lost this one bad, but can't really compete with an absent 214 avg, plus a two-hander who got HOT in the third game (he shot like 235 or something) and his dad who also got hot (something like 225) . . . so we just smiled on the outside. LOL
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#198510 - 11/15/17 11:11 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: IronMike]
IronMike Offline
Junior

Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 21
A/S/L: 28/M/North Carolina
I guess there is a limit to how long after a post you can edit it so I'll just make another one!

League went much better last night. I was plagued by some nasty leaves but we were basically dominating in position round so nothing to get hot and bothered about.

Started off the night with an open, but then put together 6 strikes in the middle of the card to post a 237 in the first game.

Second game I missed the transition and threw two split opens before changing balls and finding my groove again. Recovered from 3 opens (bleh) in the first 5 frames to throw a 192.

Third game I was absolutely on point. The best I've rolled the ball all year. Unfortunately I didn't post a great score, but I'm not worried about that. All 11 strike balls were high flush. I'm talking HIGH F-L-U-S-H. Two of them I leaked a little wide and came in with probably a bit too much angle; wrapped the 10 (messenger came back in front of the 10 on one) on both of those but not shocking with the angle. The other 9 were gorgeous, over my mark, rolled over at the perfect break point and came into the pocket with energy. Left two solid 8's and a stone 9 on 3 of those balls. Was clean the whole game though and managed a 218.

All in all a 647 night to hit my average dead on. With the breaks I got it could have been a 7 pretty easily, so encouraging night. Always good when some practice pays off.
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#198515 - 11/15/17 11:13 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Online   content
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Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4602
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

I was probably due to come back down after consecutive 600s in this league, but, if coming back down still meant I hit my +1 score, as it did tonight, I'd take it. Splits were mostly my undoing tonight, but I did convert on two of them (a 3-9-10 and a 5-7), and I've now made 33 consecutive single pins between my two leagues.

Result: 187-156-221=564
Average (30 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 204
Next week's AVG+1 score: 561

Composite average (60 games): 177

Brian was our real star tonight, as he had 254-211-265 for a personal high 730 series tonight. Team won all four.
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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: 182 HS: 646 HG: 269
Sunday Niters - Avg: 178 HS: 676 HG: 257
Composite Avg: 180

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#198518 - 11/16/17 10:24 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
IronMike Offline
Junior

Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 21
A/S/L: 28/M/North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Richie V.
I've now made 33 consecutive single pins between my two leagues.


thumbsup That's impressive.
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Brunswick Mastermind

Current Average: 219
High Series:765
High Game: 290

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