Colorado State Bowling Tournament!

Posted by: AmpleSound

Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/01/08 04:31 PM

Well I had a decent outing this year in the state bowling tourney! Team series I shot a 610 - 203, 223, 184 (fouled in the 10th while on a four bagger of the 3rd game). Doubles I shot a 505 - 184, 200, 121 (completely lost my line on the lanes, should have went to my spare ball). Singles I shot a 577 - 213, 223, 141 (again my line just disappeared the last game)... I'm quite pleased with the 188 average I put up over the competition. Though I am disappointed with my third game performances in singles & doubles. Lots of splits, and obviously not the correct adjustments... The 223 I shot in singles, all strikes and opens as I couldn't pick up any of my leaves. Rattled off 8 in-a-row, but not a single spare pickup. Definitely something I will be working on this summer. Especially with my 3 free games per day for joining a summer league with AMF smile! So with my performance and the rest of my teams performance I will cash in three events; team, singles, and all-events. Next year won't be so easy as I'll lose most of the handicap I had this year with my average going up to a 172. That just means I have to bowl better smile!
Posted by: David Boulder

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/10/08 11:56 AM

I was dissapointed with my showing this year as I won't cash at all after making the top 50 in doubles two years ago, 65th last year and cashing in all events last year as well (with a 190+ scratch average). I went in to this tournament with a lot of confidence as I finished the league season two weeks ago bowling well and with my highest season average ever (180). With my tournament entering average as 172 (last season's league finish) I figured that I'd be able to take advantage of the handicap pins - that was not to be, my scores were:
Teams: 191, 198, 198 = 587 scratch, 716 hdcp.
Doubles: 129, 158, 171 = 458 scratch, 587 hdcp. (ouch)
Singles: 157, 201, 178 = 536 scratch, 665 hdcp.
All Events: 1581 scratch, 1968 hdcp.
I was pleased with the teams score but then just couldn't do anything at all in the doubles squad and didn't bowl well (although at least not embarrassingly!) in the singles. We bowled on fresh oil each squad but there was a huge difference between the conditions in the two houses. Northglenn was so much drier with way more backend and I just struggled to adjust. Anyway, lesson learned is to make faster adjustments on drier lanes.
Posted by: AmpleSound

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/12/08 10:52 AM

I couldn't agree with you more... the conditions at AMF Northglenn were ridiculous. Though I was happy with my 20 pin gain from last years tournament to this years tournament. Went from a 168 average last year, to a 188 average this year. My failings being the third games at Northglenn...
Posted by: Calvin Pistorio

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/12/08 04:06 PM

I hear of all these other states that use two houses for the State Tournaments, one for Team and the other for Singles/Doubles, but Maryland only uses one and I believe New Jersey as well. I'm sure there are others that do this as well. I guess the states that only use one don't get enough entries to need two houses, or its hard for the local to get two centers to give up their weekends for 4 or so weeks.
Posted by: AmpleSound

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/13/08 01:11 PM

As far as I knew it was a requirement that if you wanted your town/city to host the state tournament then there had to be two houses to bowl in. Granted I only know that is the case for New Mexico, and Colorado lol...
Posted by: JamesEnright

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 03:25 AM

Hello I'm new here and from Colorado and saw this thread thought I share how I did. I shot a 190 208 222 610 doubles 279 194 249 722 singles 190 200 207 597 doubles
Posted by: cgeorg

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 07:36 AM

Nice singles set. How did you place?
Posted by: General Pounder

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 09:02 AM

1929 for AE. I would take that anyday.
Posted by: AmpleSound

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 09:36 AM

Nice bowling James, and welcome to the site! Where at in Colorado are you from?
Posted by: JamesEnright

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 01:31 PM

im down in colorado springs i shot 800 with handicap so im like 11 now. but considering this is my first year back at bowling in 6 years im happy about it
Posted by: AmpleSound

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 01:38 PM

Nice shot a 766 with handicap myself... Back in 29th there, like 53rd in team, and 11th in all events.
Posted by: JamesEnright

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 01:42 PM

At city I went 258 279 243 for a 780 and finished second by 2 pins
Posted by: AmpleSound

Re: Colorado State Bowling Tournament! - 05/16/08 02:33 PM

Wow, very good job! I'm still pretty green at throwing a hook, as I've been doing it for about 16 months now, hopefully I'll start to see much better results in the future, granted I don't lose what I've learned for the absence I'm forced to take. Stupid broken ribs, though I have myself to blame for not paying attention in a moshpit...