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#8931 - 03/23/05 04:26 AM Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
BBowler Offline
Junior Master

Registered: 08/21/02
Posts: 34
A/S/L: 51/female/California
Is it the challenge, the potential to win big bucks, an excuse to travel, the opportunity to meet bowlers from all over, or some other reason?

While I like the excuse to travel, meet bowlers from all over, and the challenge, I have a new reason. I bowl in a center that tends to put out a challenging house shot. On any night you can hear bowlers complaining about the shot.

After going to Baton Rouge and shooting sets of 409-491-463, my new reason is to better appreciate bowling in my local centers.

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#8932 - 03/23/05 02:03 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
Atochabsh Offline
USBC Bronze Coach

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 6567
A/S/L: 50/F/California
so true BBowler. The first Nationals I went to, we had to drive the 4+ hours home and with barely any time bowl league that evening. I was pretty beaten down and the long drive game me even more time to think about it. But got rushed back to the house, off to the alley and 630 soemthing series. A bunch of us looked at each other, laughing, and all sighed with relief that we were home.

Erin

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#8933 - 03/23/05 07:53 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
BBowler Offline
Junior Master

Registered: 08/21/02
Posts: 34
A/S/L: 51/female/California
Atochabsh, LOL I went to league at the house mentioned in the original post and shot 163 (flashback to one of my better games in BR)-234-221-195 for only my 2nd 800+ set of the season. Even the front 3 games were 600+. As you said it was a relief to be home rotfl

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#8934 - 03/24/05 10:25 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
Rusty 279 Offline
Junior

Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 29
A/S/L: 46/male/ New Orleans
All my life I said that I wanted to bowl in the Nationals just once. It's ALL the things you mentioned. When I could not field a team from my own house, I placed my name on the sub board. Within hours I had 4 teams asking me to bowl with them. I settled on a team from San Jose ,Ca. Living in New Orleans it was just an hour drive up to Baton Rouge. I gotta tell ya I felt like a kid. The team i bowled with was great and we had a good time.I truly appreciate watching better bowlers. I appreciate the skill and discipline it takes to average 200+. And personally I think it's fun to bowl against some of these people to gauge where your skills lie and where you may need improvement.What blew me away were the awards they gave out before our squad bowled. Three people were awarded plaques by the ABC for bowling in the tournament for over 25 years!A lot of these bowlers were easily in their 60's and some in their 70'S! THESE are the people that should be considered,the backbone of this sport.Bowl for score,shoot your best but remember to HAVE FUN! That's why you started bowling in the first place!!...Rusty279 thumbsup (P.S. I can't wait till next year!)

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#8935 - 03/24/05 10:42 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
Atochabsh Offline
USBC Bronze Coach

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 6567
A/S/L: 50/F/California
Who'd ya bowl with in San Jose? I know tons of bowlers from there.

Erin

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#8936 - 03/25/05 09:39 AM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
Rusty 279 Offline
Junior

Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 29
A/S/L: 46/male/ New Orleans
Nancy Hilton, Michael Craig,Mary Garza and Steve MacGregor. They were all great people. Nancy even received an award for bringing so many teams to the tournament,(I think in was 10-15). I'm sure you know Nancy if anyone, Erin.As a matter of fact , she has already told me that if I can't field a team next year, she'll find a spot for me . I thought that was very nice considering my worst event was doubles and I was paired with Nancy. Who knows, I might see you in Corpus Christie Too!........Rusty

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#8937 - 04/09/05 09:28 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
BigBowlla Offline
Junior Master

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 32
A/S/L: 44/Male/Kansas
I'm with you BBowler. I want to figure out the shot. I am a competitor, though I enjoy meeting new people and all, I enjoy bowling against better bowlers and getting the shots they do not, and I like travelling to other houses. laugh
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#8938 - 04/09/05 11:20 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
SDBowler Offline
Bantam

Registered: 04/09/05
Posts: 18
A/S/L: 18/Male/Chamberlain, South Dak...
My reason for going to Nationals is to have fun.

This year will be my first Nationals ever.
I basically just want to see what's out there in the realm of bowling.

I do bowl to compete but most of all I bowl to have FUN. And meeting other bowlers from EVERYWHERE is a plus.
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#8939 - 04/16/05 11:36 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
BBowler Offline
Junior Master

Registered: 08/21/02
Posts: 34
A/S/L: 51/female/California
BigBowlla, I figure if I bowl enough of them I might actually have one to brag about laugh :p
SDBowler, Have a great time!

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#8940 - 04/20/05 08:08 PM Re: Why do you bowl ABC/WIBC Nationals?
ExBronxiteBowler Offline
PBA Senior Bowler

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 587
A/S/L: M 66 Staten Island, NY
I went there to met some old freinds, meet friends from aol that I never met, and to have a good time. Turns out I will make money in the singles. Suffice it to say, I got locked into the pair during singles, and make quite a few good shots. Made some bad shots too, but they weren't extremely costly in terms of opens. Case in point, front 7 last game in singles. grab the 8th one and miss the head pin right. Make the spare, go strike strike, grab it again and get it thru the face for a 9 count, make the spare.
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