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#199758 - 11/19/18 01:49 PM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Happy Birthday Richie V. Offline
Virtual League Secretary,
Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4686
A/S/L: 52/M/Brockton, MA
Last night's bowling, frame-by-frame

Moe Morrison suggested that I should've stayed in Sunday Niters and left my other league. She may have had a point, because I had, by far, my best night of the season subbing for Peter last night. I struggled a bit early, but was clean after the 4th frame first game, and had at least one strike in the 10th in each, punching out with six in the second game. As I said in the BowlSK comment, "I need more of these on Wednesday night!"

Result: 169-234-232=635
Average (6 games): 198
AVG+1 score for next time: 602

Composite average (39 games): 172

Eric covered my under-average first game with a 252 to win the only two points that were mildly contested in our sweep.
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Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 168 HS: 615 HG: 255
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 170

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#199759 - 11/20/18 12:37 AM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9807
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
well, I relaxed tonight. There was a girl's HS tournament before our league. And we had a 1 hour delayed start. So I had dinner and talked with the wife. Went to the lanes and found my team already bowing.

The girl's HS tournament is next week. Damn!!

So, only got 2 games in. Started spilt, split without practice and ended 181. Last game, just never hit with consistency for 186. my team would have had 181 had I stayed home on absent score. I was no help.
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#199760 - 11/20/18 06:13 PM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9807
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Bowled Senior League today. My sad performance continued. 3 180 games.

But, the bad part was, I got ball damage on lane 23. A scrape around the ball with slight depression. The desk took it to be refinished.

Then, 2 frames later, my second ball got the same damage on the same lane. So, 2 balls out of my bag to be refinished.

The laneman came out and thanked me for informing him of my problem. He looked and found a screw in the underfloor ball track.

But, why was it only on my balls and not the others? 2 balls damaged and both mine.
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#199763 - 11/22/18 07:44 PM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Happy Birthday Richie V. Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4686
A/S/L: 52/M/Brockton, MA
Last night's bowling, frame-by-frame

There seemed to be more oil downlane than usual last night, which meant I didn't have to move much, but also made left-side spares tricky, as I missed a lot of them. The two washouts were likely a product of the lane condition, as well.

Result: 163-148-178=489
Average (36 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 158
Next week's AVG+1 score: 512

Composite average (42 games): 172

Our opponents didn't have a legal lineup, so we were bowling for forfeit points, all four of which we won. Steve had one of his better games, a 135, in the second game to help us.

Something happened last night on one of the adjoining pairs that I'll mention here: Our league president converted the 7-10 split for his first time. Nice going!
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Career Highs
Avg.: 197 (Summer 2008)
Book: 186
Series: 707
Game: 288

Current
Brunswick Mixed - Avg: 168 HS: 615 HG: 255
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 170

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#199764 - 11/23/18 07:40 AM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
6_ball_man Offline
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Registered: 10/19/07
Posts: 870
A/S/L: 60/m/downtown churchville
I subbed Tuesday night and had a TOTAL of 8 strikes (sheeeeeesh), 3 whiffs but picked one split...558 yuk. In my actual league Wednesday night I started with a no strike 130something, before switching to my urethane spare ball for strikes, and did a touch better....180something, 199...I DO have a resin ball I (prolly) could use on that depleted condition, but it wasn't in the bag. It will be from now on going into that house.

I attempted the Thanksgiving eve sweeper, which they ran squads for every day from Sunday on. Two games across 4 lanes, top score each squad got an automatic into the finals, after that qualify on your score. Now, it is nominally a handicapped tournament, BUT, 14 of the 16 finalists were obvious scratch players, including one lady pro. The cut was 442 and I did so badly that I DNFed it 1/2 way through my 2nd game....something I had never done before.

Over last weekend I traveled to Pittsburgh for the TAT tournament. I bought a sweeper entry and a tournament entry online months ago. They divvy the entries by average level, which is nice...you end up competing against folks of your ability level (roughly). The sweeper goes 2 games over 4 lanes, and at my meager average level, you play no-tap. I struck out in both 10th frames to have 2 games under 200 (NO-TAP! sheesh).

I was booked to bowl at 3.30 Saturday afternoon. I sat at a poker tournament table at 11AM, (expecting nothing). At 2.30, it was obvious I was going deep into the poker...I ended up winning it! It finished just before 10PM, and then took my crew all out to dinner at the steak house...11 hours of butt time but the payout was worth it.
Sunday AM I went down to the lanes and talked to the tournament organizers, and explained what happened, and the guy says, "We have another squad at 11 you can bowl." I told him that I had had my fun for the weekend. LoL. He offered and I accepted a refund on my entry fee! Nice! I "won" money by not showing up!

I did hang and watch the 1st round of finals. It is an eliminator on your pair. I saw 219, 221, and 223 not be enough when the other 2 on the pair started with the front 8 strikes. I saw one guy pitch it in the moat to cost him moving on to the 2nd round. Then I walked down to where the handicap players were playing and saw a pair with 5 players where the high score was 168. Winners of each of the 4 divisions cashed $1000. I will go back next year....maybe not take my bowling stuff. LoL.
It was a nice venue. Casino upstairs, bowling hall downstairs, horse track in front of the casino and a Hyatt attached. We had a great time!


Edited by 6_ball_man (11/23/18 07:41 AM)
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#199766 - 11/25/18 06:05 PM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9807
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Saturday, I picked up both balls that had scratches. They were refinished by the Pro Shop. The scratches can still be felt if you run finger nail over them. But, I don't think they are too deep to affect the ball, even though in the track.

So, I went to the lanes to try them. There is a Sunday Practice League, and I used to bowl with a couple guys after. I got there when it was over, but found no one bowling.

I was told that because of TG on Thursday, the House hadn't oiled since the last league on Tuesday. That's 5 days. One fellow said, the lanes were like sandpaper and the approaches had candy all over them.

The place hadn't been swept for a week or lanes oiled. WTF.

They really don't want league bowlers in this house, even for practice.

But, the desk lady did say they made $3200 on kids parties on Saturday. That is their direction.
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#199767 - 11/26/18 04:54 PM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Mkirchie Offline
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Registered: 01/14/07
Posts: 865
A/S/L: 39/M/New Jersey
The lanes were busy on before league on Friday after Thanksgiving as expected. They started out tight and ended up hooking like crazy. I started with my Turbo, but switched to my Super Natural in the first game as I liked its reaction better and finished with a 218 with two opens on splits. The second game, I was dialed in and had the front 8 and a 253, a split in the 9th frame killed that game. The last game was a 167 disaster with only two opens on splits. The left lane was flying and it got me in the 5th with a 4-9, but that was the lane I liked better. The right lane was awful wet-dry, it had no recovery inside and hooked at 30 feet if you got it out. My 638 series was the high on the pair. We only took 2 for the second week in a row.

Mark
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#199769 - 11/29/18 05:11 PM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Happy Birthday Richie V. Offline
Virtual League Secretary,
Virtual League Champion x4


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 4686
A/S/L: 52/M/Brockton, MA
Last night's bowling, frame-by-frame

I looked OK in Game 1, but a breakdown on 33 forced us to move, and I was never quite comfortable on the breakdown pair, where my old Hy-Road gave me my best look, but would sometimes over-react to the dry. Ball speed might have been the answer, but I was weak from getting over the flu that I had over the weekend.

Result: 171-145-161=477
Average (39 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 157
Next week's AVG+1 score: 539

Composite average (45 games): 171

Si is bowling better than me now, with a 513 last night, which helped us win three of four. My conversion of the 1-3-10 in the 10th third game was important, as we might have lost total if I didn't.
_________________________
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: 168 HS: 615 HG: 255
Composite avg. (w/ Sun. night sub): 170

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

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#199770 - 11/30/18 01:52 AM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
wronghander Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 599
A/S/L: 35/M/NH
Frustrated with bowling right now. Ended up dropping out of my Sunday league. Only joined this league as a favor to the team I was bowling on and two of them dropped out on me. One due to a dispute with another team member and the other to a supposed injury. Then the last teammate didn't show up one week with no notice, ended up bowling 1 on 4 and at the end of the night told the secretary I was dropping out. Fortunately she understood due to the circumstances and didn't make me give the customary two weeks notice. Finished with a 215 average and the way things are going that might be my high average this season.

Averaging 204 and 212 on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. That might seem pretty good but the way I'm throwing the ball and with the scores that other people are posting it's not good enough. Putting 4/5/6 strikes together in a row seems impossible at this point. My pocket to carry is tiny. On Wednesday I had 30 clean frames, hit the pocket consistently and managed to only shoot 214, 204, 236. So many damn 7 pins. No matter what I tried I could not get the ball to go through the pins correctly. Have a Katana Slash on the way that will hopefully help me with this shot because nothing else in my arsenal is working.

Thursday I'm averaging a bit higher but it's a shorter shot and I'm still struggling to put together 3 good games. Started tonight with double, 9/, double and was clean until the 8th at least when I threw it too far outside and the ball came ROARING back and left a 4-6. Pulled one in the 9th and left another split. So that ended up being a 193 game. Then started the next game with 9/, 9/, 9/, 9/. Ended up doubling but then left a solid 5 pin followed by an X. Couldn't put together another double but kept it clean for a 205. Third game was a little better with 221 but wasn't good enough to take any of my points. Fortunately my teammates came up big against a good team and we took 17 out of 26.
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#199771 - 12/02/18 07:25 AM Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread [Re: Richie V.]
Mkirchie Offline
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Registered: 01/14/07
Posts: 865
A/S/L: 39/M/New Jersey
League on Friday night was one of those "I wish I could bowl the whole night on only that lane" nights. I was fine on the right lane, nothing strange happened and I had no carry issues. On the left lane, one some shots it was either taking off one me or sliding. I left 2 pocket 7-10's on that lane, one of which was the 1st ball of the 10th in the 2nd game. As you can figure, I had trouble stringing strikes all night. I had a 214 the first game and a 190 the 2nd game due to the pocket 7-10 and a missed 10 pin. The 3rd game I came into the 8th frame of a close game with an open in the 5th after nearly making a 2-10 on the left lane. I struck in the 8th and went up for my last shot on the left lane. I likely threw my best shot of the night on that lane and it buried 10 in the pit. I struck out in the 10th for a 236 and it gave us a chance to win, but their last 2 bowlers came through. Can't complain with a 640 considering the troubles I had on the left lane.

Mark
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