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#88714 - 04/19/09 10:45 PM You vs Wes Malott
Mattdean76 Offline
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Say you got the opportunity Michael Wilbon got to bowl Wes Malott and he would be using a plastic ball, how many pins would you need to be given to have a fair chance to beat him?

I think I would need 50, maybe 40.
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#88716 - 04/19/09 11:04 PM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: ]
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No lie, when I was 8 years old I won my first tournament. It was the pro-am. They do give you strikes in like 3,6,9 frames but I'm pretty sure I beat two out of three pro's I faced at 8 years old.

Back on topic though, 30 pins but hopefully none.
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#88718 - 04/19/09 11:25 PM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: IndyBowler]
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It would depend on the pattern. Cheetah pattern, I would need pins. Anything else, I would take my chances. The longer the pattern, the better my chances become.
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#88736 - 04/20/09 02:01 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: Smooth Stroker]
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agree, i would like a fair challenge with any pro bowler, ill get my chance this summer when i bowl in a local pro shot league that Robert Smith bowls in as well, should be lots of fun
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#88757 - 04/20/09 07:23 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: clt2244]
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I think 30 pins would make it fair. But, I'd rather go head to head. "I beat Wes Malott scratch" carries some weight - "I beat Wes Malott with 30 pins handicap" ... not so much.
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#88759 - 04/20/09 08:06 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: cgeorg]
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Now, if he bowled at our lanes, I would put him on lane 27. There is a hump about 45 feet down at the 10 board, and I wouldn't tell him. I'd bowl on 26. But, I think I would still need a few pins to be safe. On a good day, that is. I just can't bowl 248 at will as he does.

If we bowled at another house with wood lanes, he would have to bowl on lane 7 because the 12 board is lose, and your ball bounces either left or right if you lay it down there.
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#88769 - 04/20/09 09:09 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: Dennis Michael]
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What makes you think he would lay it down anywhere near 12 on wood?
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#88775 - 04/20/09 09:50 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: cgeorg]
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I wouldn't take pins. I would take some advice from malott as wilbon did. I would think saying I only lost to wes by 40pins would hold more than, I lost to wes by 10 pins because, he gave me 30.

On a side note. I think wes intentionally missed that 10pin in the first frame just to keep it kind of close. I don't think wes expected wilbon to bowl the way he did either.
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#88780 - 04/20/09 10:41 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: Matrix900]
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I'd bowl him the same way I like my scotch. Straight up.
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#88783 - 04/20/09 11:01 AM Re: You vs Wes Malott [Re: General Pounder]
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The nice thing is, in a 1 game match, you have a chance. There's no way you're going to beat him in the PoY race, or a 7 game match, or maybe even a best of 3. But 1 game is possible.
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