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#66608 - 09/14/08 05:31 PM Tournament Woes
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I don't think I have ever been as disappointed in myself on the lanes as I am right now. Some relaxation with my wife has taken a bit of the sting off, but I still feel a pit inside of me.

+144 after 3 games. +93 after 5. The cut was +108. I missed 6 spares that should not have been missed. All to the left. What happened?

Game 4 was on the tough pair. Neither lane was consistent from shot to shot, and everyone struggled. My 178 was 2nd high on the pair for us - the group in front of us included a 107. It was game 5. Physically, I felt off. It felt like bowling hungry, but I had been eating. I think I was just nervous. Why? I can hang with these guys - there's a reason I was in 4th, and 2 of the 3 ahead of me had not hit the tough pair yet. I tried to make good shots - I told myself good things right before each shot. But the Execution just wasn't there. Lots of pulls. Lots of turning early. Still, a clean game would have gotten me where I needed to be. Even a double in the 10th would have gotten me into match play (though I didn't know it at the time), but I went 9- for a 171. I finished in 6th - the guys that catapulted into 4th and 5th did so with a 266 and a 256.

Hey, that's ok Chris, you probably did well in the brackets with those first 3 games, right? Well, I was in 2, and in my 256 game, I had 2 258s shot at me.

I feel like this is going to affect me on the lanes for a bit. I need to shake it off. I know what I'll be working on Tuesday at lunch time, and it involves the corners of the lane.

I practiced on Saturday, did a game of 10 pins. The only one I missed was the first ball I threw - every shot once I was warmed up got the 10. I missed 2 of them today. I miss them on the right lane - maybe the ball return does something to me? I was practicing on the left lane Saturday... I'll have to get a pair Tuesday.
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#66609 - 09/14/08 06:05 PM Re: Tournament Woes [Re: cgeorg]
Brian Pickell Offline
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Registered: 07/13/08
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I don't mean to sound stupid or anything, but I have never bowled in a tournament before and have no idea what the + numbers are for. Could you enlighten me..

Thanks..

Sorry about the bad match today.
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#66610 - 09/14/08 06:07 PM Re: Tournament Woes [Re: Brian Pickell]
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Above/below par, which would be a 200/game.
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#66612 - 09/14/08 06:36 PM Re: Tournament Woes [Re: cgeorg]
Brian Pickell Offline
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oh okay. I would be out the first round then... Me average 200 yeah that would be the day ... LOL ... after 3 games I would be - 150 smile
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#66660 - 09/15/08 02:27 PM Re: Tournament Woes [Re: Brian Pickell]
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i've done that too, cg. holiday scratch tournament last year, had a 1216 for 6 games, which was the best i've done in that tournament ever, but missed qualifying for stepladder finals by 28. started the squad with a 118, which was ultimately my downfall. could have gotten a 150 and played for the prizes.

that may have been what stuck in my head all year, because after that tournament i didn't even come close to placing in anything after that.
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