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#96585 - 06/29/09 09:33 AM Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend
Dan300 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 574
A/S/L: 40s/M/Woodbridge, VA
Wasn't a big tournament - 53 entries. Handicap tournament. I'm still using my 07-08 book (woo) so I had a little bit of handicap (15 pins per game) to work with. Anyway, qualified with a 701 (cut was 689). Then cut down to final 8. The top winner from each of 2 squads had byes for the cut round, so only the top 6 out of 11 moved on from the cut round.

I made it past that and on to the bracket finals where I knocked off the first guy. He jumped out to a nice lead, but I kept clean and was able to turn it on by finishing with a 6-bagger for a 233. He needed to strike the first ball in the 10th to win but didn't do it and threw a split instead. Yay me!

Then in the semi-final, my opponent fell apart. I shot 237 and he shot 130. I think the guy was just worn out. He was one of the squad winners, too. And oddly enough his wife was the other squad winner and she was my opponent in the finals.

She had 58 pins to my 15, so I needed a victory by a wide margin. She started out clean for the first several frames, and I opened the 2nd by missing a 9 pin. Kept it clean including strikes in the 6th, 7th, and 8th. Then the fateful 9th frame. I had thrown one split all day (and only missed 3 other spares, including the 9 pin) but I pulled it a bit and didn't have enough speed to keep it from turning up through the nose for the big four. UGH!

Went on to strike out the 10th for a 210, but my opponent was doing well and wound up with a 181 which was well within what she needed to beat me with her handicap. Alas, I still came home with almost $300.
800s: 836, 814, 802, 822
300s: 13 total

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

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#96587 - 06/29/09 09:48 AM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: Dan300]
General Pounder Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 3398
A/S/L: 40/M/Midlothian, IL
Congrats and nice bowling.
HG: 300
HS: 826
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#96609 - 06/29/09 12:20 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: General Pounder]
Domokun Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 898
A/S/L: male/DC Metro
Hey hey, well done, Dan! Put tha stank down on 'em! Here's a BOO-YAH out to you!
HG: 300 | HS: 768

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#96621 - 06/29/09 02:21 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: Domokun]
sk8shorty01 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/09
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Nice bowling Dan, and way to stay within your own game and keep clean (for the most part).
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#96639 - 06/29/09 05:25 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: sk8shorty01]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 6283
A/S/L: 32/m/maryland
Nice going Dan.
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#96658 - 06/29/09 09:33 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
Atochabsh Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 6567
A/S/L: 50/F/California
Great bowling DAn!!


#96659 - 06/29/09 09:36 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: Dan300]
Mattdean76 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 489
A/S/L: 34/M/NY
nice bowling smile
High Game: 279 (twice)
Series: 737 2/25/10
Average: Mixed:185 Mens: 197

15# Brunswick Power Groove Dry R
15# Global 900 Creature S40
14# Faball Purple Hammer (spare ball)
15# Rotogrip Mars Pearl

#96663 - 06/29/09 09:42 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: Mattdean76]
CoachJim Offline
USBC Silver Coach

Registered: 09/19/06
Posts: 4665
A/S/L: Reston, Virginia USA
Way to go Dan, I'm glad that 9 pin isn't what cost you the title, I hate when that happens. I miss a 9 pin I know I will miss winning by one pin.

#96668 - 06/29/09 10:10 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: CoachJim]
Vic44 Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 801
A/S/L: 51/ Male/ Colorado Springs CO
Well done Dan. Cool you could find a tourney this time of the year... been looking, havent found anything in Southern Colorado.

Way to go!
Storm Sync, NVD & a worn-out Widow for spares.

Career HG: 300 (3)
Career HS: 772
Career High Avg(09-10) 217.
15-16 Avg: 189

Last year? Not pretty. No high scores worth posting from 15-16. But good times ahead. smile

#96676 - 06/29/09 11:56 PM Re: Finished 2nd in a local tournament this weekend [Re: Vic44]
Taylor S. Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 561
A/S/L: 19/M/ Williamsport, PA
congrats on the second place win, that is pretty good, 2nd out of 53 is verry very good
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16# Roto Grip Riot
15# C System 3.5
16# Yankee Doodle Spare Ball. "Captain America"
15# Storm IQ Pearl
High game 300
high series 726
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