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#81465 - 02/24/09 12:10 PM The End Game
Dan300 Offline
Regional Pro Contender

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 574
A/S/L: 40s/M/Woodbridge, VA
My team is in sole possession of 1st place by 7 points (7 points per week league) with 9 weeks to play. Does anyone have any tips for closing this thing out? For me, this won't be much different than trying to close out a poker tournament: stay focused and aggressive.

But what else should I know? I've never been in this situation before and I'd LOVE to win this league. It's big money.
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WMCL: 235
Stan Soaper: 219
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#81474 - 02/24/09 01:01 PM Re: The End Game [Re: Dan300]
cowboybrad27 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 123
A/S/L: 26/M/Carrollton, TX
Keep bowling good??
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#81476 - 02/24/09 01:09 PM Re: The End Game [Re: cowboybrad27]
Dennis Michael Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9809
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Yeah, just win.

Sometimes, easier said then done.

My Sicilian Grandfather would break their knees. Not a suggestion, just a statement.
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#81477 - 02/24/09 01:31 PM Re: The End Game [Re: Dennis Michael]
Dan300 Offline
Regional Pro Contender

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 574
A/S/L: 40s/M/Woodbridge, VA
Originally Posted By: Dennis Michael
Yeah, just win.

Sometimes, easier said then done.

My Sicilian Grandfather would break their knees. Not a suggestion, just a statement.


Or a warning. LOL
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Career:
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800s: 836, 814, 802, 822
300s: 13 total

Season (14-15):
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HSS: 822
HSG: 300(2)

Averages(1/8/15):
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Composite: 225
WMCL: 235
Stan Soaper: 219
Men's Automotive: 220

Balls(15#):
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HyperCell Skid
HyperCell
Infinite Theory
Wrecker

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#81486 - 02/24/09 02:02 PM Re: The End Game [Re: Dan300]
Scott Gannon Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 967
A/S/L: 51/M/California
First is a tough position to be in. Stay relaxed and try to keep doing what you are doing. You are going to have a lot of teams with nothing to lose coming at you and that is the toughest part. Try to maintain your composure if they get off to a hot start. I have bowled against top teams that get really tight and start to fold with the slightest bit of pressure from a middle of road team in matches towards the end of the season. Stay cool, stay calm, stay focused, and execute.
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#81505 - 02/24/09 03:00 PM Re: The End Game [Re: Scott Gannon]
General Pounder Offline
3x Virtual League Champion

Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 3398
A/S/L: 40/M/Midlothian, IL
Best advise, don't change a thing. Your in first for a reason. When you start pressing, that is when things start to fall apart. Have fun with it. Don't become another NY Mets grin
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#81510 - 02/24/09 03:40 PM Re: The End Game [Re: General Pounder]
Dennis Michael Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9809
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
You're on top. The pressure is on the second team to catch you. Any win you get is 2 that they have to get.
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#81516 - 02/24/09 04:05 PM Re: The End Game [Re: Dennis Michael]
CoachJim Offline
USBC Silver Coach

Registered: 09/19/06
Posts: 4665
A/S/L: Reston, Virginia USA
Don't lose focus and get complacent, like not paying full attention to spare shooting.

Stay aggressive on your strike shot, maybe make a game with your teammates and see who can strike out from the 7th frame, who ever does gets a dollar from the ones who didn't. This will keep your team focused on finishing out games regardless of how far you are ahead and will help bring you back if you are behind if the whole team can do it.

Remember if you take 5 points, the second place team needs to win all 7 and the odds are not good for anyone going undefeated 4 weeks in a row, so don't start pressing if you lose a game here or there.

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