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#198850 - 01/10/18 03:32 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
IronMike Offline
Junior Coach

Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 41
A/S/L: 28/M/North Carolina
Another very rough night of bowling for me last night.

I thought it was going to be a pretty good night starting off. I threw a beautiful strike to open things up. Proceeded to push one through the nose on my second frame and left the greek church, which I converted!! And....everything was downhill from there. Ended up with 4 splits in the first game (2 pocket 8-10's and one more greek church, actually, on which I knocked out the 6-7-9-10).

My second game was nice, I threw 8 strikes. All of my misses were wrapped 10 pins off fine enough pocket shots, which I converted.

When it was said and done, though, I sandwiched a 23x between two 17x's for a high 500 series. Luckily for my conscious we lost all of the games by 100+ pins so I couldn't have done much anyway. As usual, our defense sucks and our opponent (5 person handicap league) tossed a 3800 series. Guess we bring out the best in people.
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#198851 - 01/10/18 10:52 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4654
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

Tonight was my comeuppance, as I was largely a victim of bad pin carry, and compounded it by missing more single-pin spares than I made. The 166 first game had my only double of the night.

Result: 166-139-140=445
Average (54 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week's AVG+1 score: 576

Composite average (102 games): 180

The team got bad news in the loss of Ralph for the rest of the season due to an accident shoveling snow (injured knee). As poorly as we bowled tonight, we still managed to take three of four (first & third games & total by one pin).
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Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 169 HS: 558 HG: 233
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 171

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#198852 - 01/12/18 01:09 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
mmalsed Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 1381
A/S/L: 43/M/Riverside, CA
Bowled Monday night. First two games were pretty good and we won (even though we handed the other team 237 pins handicap. . . shocked ) but the third game I felt my energy level drop through the floor. When I got home I felt like my lungs were filling up and spilling out through my face - yep, I got the flu.

Still ended with a 623.

First game, front 3, picked up the 10, two more, picked up the 4-7, then the 2-8, next two and left a 2-10 in the fill and just grabbed the easy 2 - 232. All through the game I was watching the totals thinking, no way . . . no way . . . well maybe? . . . maybe? . . . we have a slight chance . . . more than slight . . . holy crap, we might get this . . . YES, we GOT it! smile Won by 35.

Second game was clean until the foundation where I left a pocket 7-10. Bah. Stone 9 and strike for the 10th - 203. This time we won by 50. My 84yo F-in-law rolled a 202 (35 pins over his average)

Third game - first ball went 1-2-6-10 and I figured my reaction had gone so best to jump ahead and switched to the IQTP. Much better but everything felt like WORK. I was wading through goo. Still - couple of strikes, picked up a 10, 4-7-10 when I let the ball speed drop, 7-pin, next three, then saw that we needed a mark in the 10th to take the third game . . . and I left my dreaded 3-6-10. I HATE this thing. I need to go out and play just THAT spare over and over and over. I left the 10 and we lost by 6 pins - 188.

I went home and fell over. Fever hit me a few hours later.

Oh well. I survived. smile
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Season High Gm: 279 / Lifetime: 290
Season High Ser: 762 / Lifetime: 762

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#198853 - 01/14/18 08:08 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Mkirchie Offline
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Registered: 01/14/07
Posts: 818
A/S/L: 38/M/New Jersey
Our odd weather in the northeast made Friday night interesting. Low 60's, rain, humidity, and a completely packed 32 lane center with two leagues and a large group event were a bad combination. I can understand that they didn't want to turn on the air conditioning in January, however it felt pretty awful. The wood approaches were slightly tacky and every once in a while I had a shot hang a little on my thumb (as did many others).

I did fight through it well the first two games, I had the front 9 the 1st game and went high the 1st ball of the 10th to shoot a 278. The 2nd game, I had two shots that didn't come off clean and I sailed them right for 6 counts. I made both of them, but lost a lot of count and finished with a 241. The last game the uncomfortable environment started to get to me, I missed the transition, and muddled through the first 6 frames of the last game no strikes and one open on a washout. I finally switched to my Super Natural and struck the next 5 shots to finish with a 218 and a 737 series. I was happy to come through and throw the first two strikes in the 10th after the early struggles since it helped our team win the last game and take all 7 points to stay in 1st place.

Mark
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#198854 - 01/14/18 09:57 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4654
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

I almost recovered from my second game to save average, but I came up a couple of pins short. I'll use the rest of the space here to explain my usual problem with the 10 pin, as I missed a few more of them tonight: I'm throwing my plastic ball at it, and it's usually on line, but it hooks on the back end; keep in mind that that plastic ball is not supposed to hook at all.

Result: 182-155-207=544
Average (51 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 201
Next week's AVG+1 score: 573

Composite average (105 games): 180

Peter had a nice bounce-back night (662), and the only points we lost were the second game's, in which we only lost by 11 pins.
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Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 169 HS: 558 HG: 233
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 171

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#198855 - 01/14/18 11:28 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
wronghander Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 579
A/S/L: 33/M/NH
Going through a bit of a slump. I feel like I'm bowling well, just not carrying well or getting the breaks. Last week shot 611 on Friday and 596 on Sunday. Made it a point to practice this week and worked on a few things and was hoping to turn it around on Friday.

Didn't happen. In fact our whole team collectively struggled and everyone was under average. We managed to somehow get swept in a 30 point head-to-head league. I shot 197, 186, 224 for 607 which actually was the high series on the team. That's how bad it was. First game I was on 5 strikes going into the 10th after a slow start and I went big 4 in the 10th and couldn't even break 200. I didn't even think it was that bad of a shot. Last game I started with the front 5 and then had a chance to strike out in the 10th for 259. BURIED the pocket and left a blower 10 pin. I was [censored] which didn't help my concentration on the spare which I ended up missing.

Tonight went 197, 210, 244 for 652. All 3 games I went 7-pin, spare, 7-pin in the 10th and 11th. Felt like I threw a good enough shot on each, even the ones that were flat the 4 was moving around a bit before laying in the gutter. Just needed a tad bit more to get it to come off the wall and take out the 7. Last game I actually started with the front 6 before a bucket in the 7th. Better series but still bowling under average so the struggle continues.
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#198860 - 01/17/18 10:47 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
Virtual League Secretary,
Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4654
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

While I was over my average for the night, I left a lot of single pins out there, where, as is unusual, my left side, particularly the 4 and 7, was the bedeviling side. The bright side to my spare game, however, was that I did make an adjustment on the 7 at a time I couldn't avoid leaving the pin, and made three straight.

Result: 193-179-188=560
Average (57 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week's AVG+1 score: 556

Composite average (108 games): 181

Opponents won all four, with their anchor almost putting up a 700.
_________________________
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: 169 HS: 558 HG: 233
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 171

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

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#198864 - 01/18/18 09:54 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
IronMike Offline
Junior Coach

Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 41
A/S/L: 28/M/North Carolina
Dang, another really rough night of bowling.

Ended with a 570 series or so, 75 pins below average again.

Just could not get 10 pins to fall. My first and second game I was all over the pocket. Left a pocket 7-10 and a pocket 7-9 in the first game. Plus a lot of wrapped 10's. Second game I avoided the splits but still couldn't carry. Mostly single pin spares. Third game I got fed up with hitting the pocket for no results so made a big ball change. Bad idea. Ended up with 5 splits in the 3rd game (these actually were bad shots :-P)

End of the night, though, I struck out the 9th/10th to help us win another game and total (by 7 pins). So there's something to build on.

Got 5 inches of snow yesterday. I don't know how to deal with that so I'm in hiding.
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Storm IQ Tour Pearl
Brunswick Mastermind

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

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#198876 - 01/21/18 09:02 PM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
Richie V. Offline
Virtual League Secretary,
Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4654
A/S/L: 51/M/Brockton, MA
Tonight's bowling, frame-by-frame

I really wasn't feeling my best all weekend, and it showed in my bowling tonight. I missed spares in all three games, but minimized the misses in the third game to save my 500.

Result: 169-161-172=502
Average (54 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 184
Next week's AVG+1 score: 563

Composite average (111 games): 180

Opponents had a new bowler averaging in tonight, but we did determine that we only won the first game.
_________________________
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: 169 HS: 558 HG: 233
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 171

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

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#198884 - 01/23/18 11:40 AM Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread [Re: Richie V.]
mmalsed Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 1381
A/S/L: 43/M/Riverside, CA
First time back in a couple of weeks after the flu - still not anywhere near 100%. Just SOOO short of breath . . .

Whole evening felt like I was struggling. Then I looked at the end and . . . 646 with us taking 3 points. Heh.

First game - 226. Man I have issues with the 3-6-10 or any combination. Left the 3-6 and chopped the 3. Sigh. Well, ran the last 7 strikes so . . .

Second game started well. Clean through 7, but then left the 3-10 and chopped the 3 off it and then left the 3-6-10 in the 10th and, you guessed it, chopped the 3. 201.

Third game - guess what I left in the 5th? Yep - 3-6-10 and this time I LEFT the 3. Sheesh. I did pick up the 3-6-10 in the 4th so I guess there's that. Anyway - 219. Just felt like WORK. We won the third game by 13.

Couldn't wait to bowl - now I can't wait to bowl without being exhausted.
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Avg: 206
Season High Gm: 279 / Lifetime: 290
Season High Ser: 762 / Lifetime: 762

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