This may be controversial but do you really want to go to the alley every time and bowl 300 games. Yes I'd like to do it (at least once) but to do it game after game , where's the fun, that sense of getting the ball to do what you wanted to pick up that tricky spare . I'd bet the satisfaction is as high or higher if you had 5 splits converted then 5 strikes in a row. Yeah league is about beating the other guy/,team but that personal satisfaction is way up there too.
Oh, I don't mind losing when I bowl well and the other bowler bowls better. I am a very good sport and supportive of my opponents.
But this was an example of me struggling to even meet my average while the other team effortlessly killed it.
In fact they were all playing a poker game with each other and laughing it up.
They only get a card when they strike and trust me they were getting a lot of cards!
They basically ignored us. We, as a team were a non-entity to them.
They barely talked to us or noticed us. We could've been the "bye" for all they cared.
They were only competing against themselves for their poker game.
As to making spares.
Yes, I do try to stay clean, and when I do, that is an accomplishment to little old me.
Once I could not get any strikes because I was only using a plastic ball. So I made 16 consecutive spares.
I was sweating bullets. 16 frames in a row of only spares! I was exhausted after that...
Of course one day I would love to bowl a perfect game, the closest I have ever got was at Poway with my rubber ball getting the back 9 for a 259.
BTW, these high rev players never missed a non-split spare. They struck a ton and the rare times they left a single pin spare they always got it.