Tonight was an up and down type of night. First down of the night, I almost didn't make it to the center. The U-joint in my truck came part of the way out on my way to the center and I had to limp it home. I then borrowed my mother's car to go, my brother would have came to pick me up but he was already at the center and it was faster doing it the way I did. I get there with only 5 or so minutes left in practice so I only got like three shots and thought I knew what to do to play the lanes.
Well that plan went out the window with in a few frames. First I had issues getting my thumb out of the ball which killed my reaction, well that and probably just not executing my release. Out of my first 5, maybe 6 frames I only hit the head pin once. Notice I said headpin and not pocket as that one shot was way to light to be a pocket hit leaving the bucket which I missed. The next 4 or 5 shots I never hit the head pin leaving either the 1-2-4, 1-2-4-8 or a back to back washout. I missed the washouts, once only getting the 4-10 and the other time going in between the 1 and 10, throwing straight from the left side of the lane. I then make another adjustment to the tape in the thumbhole, and a move right on the approach and start hitting the pocket if not striking. I leave a 4-9 once and I forget some of the others. This game ends as a 138, but we win the point on the back of our anchor who rolls a 286, leaving the left handers' bucket on the eleventh shot as he is a back up bowler. That was the only shot he wiped his ball off too.
Second game it gets better, I start to find a line that works with whats going on with my fundamentals but have a hard time executing it. I do strike out for a 170 something. I missed some spares I shouldn't have or that would have been better. We lose this game.
The third game starts out with an 8 open. Another shot that never made it to the head pin, I just screwed the release up and got the ball too much on the gutter and pulled the spare attempt. The next frame I get it way too much on the gutter, as it falls in it. I was playing up the 5 board at this point, starting late in the second game. I shake if off and make the spare, then proceed to throw the next 8 strikes tripping a 4 pin out once and making an adjustment and getting a lucky break on the eighth strike with some pin action taking out the 8 on a not so great release. The next ball I fall off balance losing a little leverage leaving the 7 pin which I past just left of for a 258 game and a 560+, maybe 570+. We one this game and took 3 of 4 points.