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#34743 - 10/23/06 08:00 PM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: vmehra]
7string Offline
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Registered: 05/15/06
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A/S/L: 33/Male/Glasgow, UK
I had the privilege of being in Barnsley to watch this competition. The atmosphere was electric !!

To see these guys close-up was a real education. Also, as well as giving congratulations to the US Team, the way they handled themselves during the whole weekend with great dignity and sportsmanship (especially captain Tim Mack) should also be applauded !!

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#34803 - 10/25/06 12:22 PM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: Frostbreath]
Graham Hales Offline
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Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 19
A/S/L: 47/male/UK
We were lucky enough to see your star players at this event in the UK. Half-way through it was all United States, with Europe playing only for pride we thought. Then a tremendous comeback, eventually taking the lead having won nearly ten matches on the trot. Down to nerves, luck, guts, Europe needed to win one of the last two games, US won them both, couldn't have been closer.

Tommy Jones, Chris Barnes and Jason Couch were impressive, both in attitude and ability. Koivuniemi, playing for Europe started badly, having lost his balls on AirFrance, ended as the best player probably. UKs Paul Moor started with a 300, then a 277, ought to have a go at being a pro.

If US had lost not sure what who you would have brought in for the next one. It was a match you couldn't afford to lose really, but would have done so gracefully, your players were so respectful.

Well done, hope you managed to see it on the TV over there. Very late finish in Barnsley, the journey home was awful, only because of the weather, not the result. Congratulations, hope to see more stars from America next time, a privilege to see them this year.

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#34814 - 10/25/06 07:23 PM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: vmehra]
Black Jack Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 92
A/S/L: 16/Male/Britland
Yeah, it was really great. If the pro's keep doing it I doubt Europe will ever win it again, I thought the USA did fairly badly all considering.


Edited by Black Jack (10/25/06 07:25 PM)
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#34865 - 10/27/06 12:28 PM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: Black Jack]
Graham Hales Offline
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Registered: 09/20/04
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I think what I saw gave everyone hope. Bit like watching Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup, not what was expected, not the golf god he seemed to be, especially his first shot this year. Europe don't have much more up their sleeves, guess US do. If Tommy Jones is the best, then the rest are not too far behind. Nerves can do strange things, he got better as the matches went on.

When I started bowling about ten years ago Tim Mack stood head and shoulders above most I was able to see (amateurs only), he hooked the ball more, bowled faster, had a more aggressive attitude. Now, he is joined by many, not so unique anymore. Asian players, although strokers, seem to be better than most. Jason Belmonti is as good as anyone. Paul Moor by far the best in Europe and I would say as good as anyone in the world. Guess it is up to America to get him over there to test him out, throw him against the best there and see how he does. Bit like boxing, all well and good having all those titles, only worth anything until pitted against the best around. Remember Lennox Lewis, he was nothing until allowed to fight the best in America, and look what happened. I guess it is a draw between him and Paul Moor, one-game-each, joint world-champions... until next year.

What I would suggest is America inviting all the best amatuers they can find to try out against your best, see how they do, a sort of world series. I'm waffling now, time to go. If it did ever happen it would be brilliant to see on TV over this side of the pond. We never, ever see your best bowlers. I had not heard of Tommy Jones, thought it might be Tom Jones of Delilah, [censored] Bomb fame (Tom has more hair so I know it wasn't him!)

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#35168 - 11/07/06 05:25 PM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: Graham Hales]
Black Jack Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 92
A/S/L: 16/Male/Britland
Tommy Jones was for me the best player to watch, technically very sound for a cranker and a real education in how a cranker can still have great fundamentals and a smooth style with minimal force. Watching Paul Moor was great, although I bowl in the same league as him every friday and he's never THAT impressive, however he seems to be much better under pressure in my opinion. I still think he should give the PBA a go for a year or so.
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"If you hadn't gotten strikes there... there, there, there or there, there too, and there... also there, there and there, I would've beaten you."-- a friend

"The main element of my technique is power, power and luck... lots of luck"-- me

"For Christs sake, bowling is easy just knock all the pins down!"-- me coaching

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#35298 - 11/11/06 11:21 AM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: vmehra]
marissis Offline
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Registered: 09/06/03
Posts: 143
A/S/L: male/34/london
the match was great, but i have a question, do you think the match was fixed? only when we were there we overheard an official say "it would be funny if it went down to the last game"
and this was on day2 morning. have been told that previous matchroom games has been fixed?what do you think?

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#36095 - 12/03/06 02:33 PM Re: Weber Cup 2006 [Re: Frostbreath]
Black Jack Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 92
A/S/L: 16/Male/Britland
I actually think that it might've been fixed... in retrospect some of the players missed spares at awfully convenient times.
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"If you hadn't gotten strikes there... there, there, there or there, there too, and there... also there, there and there, I would've beaten you."-- a friend

"The main element of my technique is power, power and luck... lots of luck"-- me

"For Christs sake, bowling is easy just knock all the pins down!"-- me coaching

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