Bowled this event recently. Shot is playable. For me the issue was avoiding the outside. I actually bowled worse than last year and the year before. I had 5 games 198 or above, problem was the other 4 games were bad, a pair of 130's an a pair of 140's.
Team event is a shorter pattern than dbls/singles. My main problem w/ it was that I went in trying to play down an in. I wasted 2 games trying to find something in that area of the lane before giving up an moving over to left. The wall of oil that surrounds the 2nd arrow, all the way down to the tracer, *IF* you could keep your ball IN it, it would go nicely into the pocket at the end of the pattern. My problem was I could not keep it within. So I decided to play cross lane to get the ball to the tracer area and that worked. After my failed attempts to play down an in (130 game & 140 game) I finished team w/ a 214.
Doubles/singles has more oil an longer pattern so I had to use a stronger ball to again play across lane to get the ball to the tracer area, started a/ w 210. When it started hooking a lil more I mistakenly thought I could move right to catch a lil more oil. All that did was put back into the same crap I had experienced at the start of team, you get it too far it'll leave a wash or split, so that screwed up my doubles set w/ another 140 game. So then I started chasing it left an bowled better, w/ another 210. Started singles w/ some bad breaks, including a pocket 7 10 split, missed a few spares that I should of never missed so screwed up singles 2 w/ a 137. After that, kept chasing the pattern left an shot back to back 198's. Also had to change to a less aggressive ball an was literally out of room by the end as I had moved all the way left an was standing up against the ball return an throwing at the 4th arrow, or even just a bit to the left of it, when I had started throwing just to the right of the 4th arrow. The nice thing about playing in that area is if you did pull the ball a lil, it would go Brooklyn and not the left channel.
It was fun. I don't normally play that deep inside but it was fun trying. oddly enough my avg will remain 184 next year so wont be moving out of Regular division. Even though I only shot 1602, I was still the highest of our group of 15, which is suprising even to me. Our only other bowler whos in the Regular division was excited cuz next year he'll be bumped down to standard. We shot 2621 in team so that should cash and also I noticed they are posting low to cash already:http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/...OCLowtoCash.pdf
As always better luck next year