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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?:10

    Righty or lefty? righty

    What's your average?: 185

    Do you own your own ball?: 4 (Total NV, Rampage, Smash Zone, ragin banshee)

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Earl Anthony,Dick Weber, Mark Roth, Marshall Holman

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Monday night League

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Minnehaha lanes, closed in 2008.

    How about your LEAST favorite?: Falcon lanes, closed in 2005

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? No

    How about with music playing?: don't like it
    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? sometimes
    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? no

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: no
    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: I've seen countless people bowl 300 games.

    Have you ever won a tournament?: St. Paul City All Events 1982

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: Always

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: No

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: Can't remember last bowling date

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: Yes, bowling on lanes 23&24end pair. On lane 24 ball stuck in thumb and ball lofted straight in the aie, landed in the channel, bounced out and landed on the walkway leading to the pits. The ball then rolled al the way to the back and through the curtain, prompting a teammate to call the desk and say, "Ball on 25"!

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: In league 287, open bowling 290

    The lowest?: probably when I was a kid, since bowling on leagues over the last 35 years i think it was 108

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 747

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: no

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: some of them.

    Who won?: Didn't matter

    Can you hook the ball?: yes
    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes

    Ever left without paying?: no
    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: I've had a few brain freezes

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: Yes,

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: No
    INFO:Avg. N/A Righty,Stroker,Equipment Roto Grip,Brunswick,Ebonite 15lbs.

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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?: 2

    Righty or lefty? righty

    What's your average?: 234

    Do you own your own ball?: 6

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Tommy Jones, and Mark Roth

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Mondays at Hanover, Wednesday shrader, Thursday Hanover, Friday Southwest

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Cincinnati…the Hoinke…haven’t been there in 15 yrs, but they had a huge arcade underneath

    How about your LEAST favorite? Williamsburg

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? Not really…I’d rather use house balls and throw it straight

    How about with music playing?: No music either…I’ll be damned if they play some Lil Jon and I start getting hype and throwing it hard

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? If I’m hungry

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? Never

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: 10 times in league 15 all together

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: shoot…I’ve had a 300 game bowled the same game I did it…

    Have you ever won a tournament?: current cockade singles champ

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: Whenever I can

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: Si, I was 14 and on the news


    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: I wouldn’t go bowling on a date…I’d get upset if I bowled bad

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: I’ve shot 284

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: 3 hundo…

    The lowest?: I shot a 98 in the youth city tournament late squad about 5 years ago…

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 833

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: Nope, but I kinda want to

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: every single bowler on my friends list that lives in VA. And a few others out of state…

    Who won?: Me of course…just kidding who knows…

    Can you hook the ball?: I wish I could throw it straight…

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: yup…no grips

    Ever left without paying?: Yup accidentally in colonial heights…Rebecca saw me a few days later…I paid it back…

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: Nope but I’ve had shoes stolen in the bowling alley

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're left handed)?: Yes as long as I don’t stick or go dumb in my backswing…

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: Let’s go…$20 a game lol

    Ryon "Juggernaut" Collins

    HG: 300 - 10x
    HS: 833
    H avg : 234
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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?: 4

    Righty or lefty? Righty

    What's your average?: About $2000/year

    Do you own your own ball? yes, several

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? My dad

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Yes, several. I won't bore you with the details.

    What's your favorite bowling alley? National Bowling Stadium, Reno NV

    How about your LEAST favorite? There is no such thing

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? sometimes

    How about with music playing? sure

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? sometimes

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? yes

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game? Yes, several time, mostly during tournament play

    If not, have you seen someone else do it? yes

    Have you ever won a tournament? yes, several

    Do you watch bowling on TV? yes

    Have you ever bowled on TV? the TV is too small, I'd rather bowl on the lanes

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins? I'm married, so naturally, she always wins

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling? What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled? 1280 - first year I shot the 40-framer

    The lowest? 11

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled? 809

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley? no

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with? Many of them

    Who won? anyone who bowled

    Can you hook the ball? you betcha

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip? yes

    Ever left without paying? never crossed my mind

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes? no

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)? yes

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now? sure
    JJ "Better than Jello" Anderson - Kill the Back Row

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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?: 13

    Righty or lefty? Righty

    What's your average?: 168

    Do you own your own ball?: Columbia 300 Cuda/c pearl and a Planet X

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Parker Bohn III, Brian Voss, Wes Mallot

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Sadly no

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Amf Forest lanes

    How about your LEAST favorite?: Rolling Lanes

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? No

    How about with music playing?: Love it when it is good music

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? Not really

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? came close but no

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: no 256 is my high

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: No

    Have you ever won a tournament?: Yes in school 3 actually

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: When i see it on, yes

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: Not yet, lol

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?:i have never bowled on a date

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: i have never really had any embarrassing moments
    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: 256

    The lowest?: ahh, i started to screw around and got a 78 once

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: ahh maybe 650-something

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: no

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: a couple

    Who won?: me usually

    Can you hook the ball?: I can hook the ball, and throw straight if I have to.

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: my Cuda has finger tip and my Planet X

    Ever left without paying?: No Never, i love bowling to much

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: No

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: pretty much

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: I always wanna go bowling.

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    How old were you when you started bowling?: 9

    Righty or lefty? righty

    What's your average?: 218

    Do you own your own ball?:5 of them

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? danny wiseman ( if you saw my bowling wardrobe , you'd know why )

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)?a thurs. nite mens league here in canton , Ohio

    What's your favorite bowling alley? my fav is gone now . Imperial lanes here in canton

    How about your LEAST favorite?embassy lanes

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? No, I cannot stand that.

    How about with music playing?: Music doesn't bother me.

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? no

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? twice

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: 12

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: I've seen countless people bowl 300 games.

    Have you ever won a tournament?: some small tournaments

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: Always, and i keep up with every PBA tourney online throughout the week

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: No, but always wanted to.

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: its been to long . lol

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: when i was younger , I flipped off the 10 pin I left at the end of a 299 game . My mentor came up to me on the approach and told me about it .

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: Refer to the "Have you ever bowled a 300 game?" question above

    The lowest?127 that i can remember

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 798

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: no

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: A lot of them.

    Who won?: Depends on who bowled better

    Can you hook the ball?: I can hook the ball, and throw straight if I have to.

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes

    Ever left without paying?: In high school

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: I always had my own shows, so I was careful always to take them off before I left.

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: yes , now anyway . didnt used to be

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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?: 17

    Righty or lefty? Righty

    What's your average?: 176

    Do you own your own ball?: 4

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Walter Ray Williams, Jr, Norm Duke

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Tuesday and Thursday

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Tumwater Lanes

    How about your LEAST favorite?: Westside Lanes

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? It's okay

    How about with music playing?: That's fine

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? No, I usually have a snack before I leave to go bowling

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? Nope, but I've had plenty chances

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: Negative

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: Yes

    Have you ever won a tournament?: City Tournament

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: Most always

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: Nope

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: Haven't yet

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: Released the ball behind me

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: 277

    The lowest?: 87 (I think), that was when I was first starting out

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 661

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: Nope

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: A few

    Who won?: I don't remember

    Can you hook the ball?: yes I can

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes

    Ever left without paying?: Nope

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: Nope

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: I didn't use to think so, now I'm getting better at where I don't miss it so much!

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: Sure
    High Game: 277
    High Series: 661
    '08-'09 Avg: 175

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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?: 18

    Righty or lefty? Righty

    What's your average?: 177

    Do you own your own ball?: Too many according to wifey

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Pete Weber, Norm Duke, Bill O'Neil, Richie Wolfe

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Church league

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Creekside Lanes, Winston Salem - home of the Gathering

    How about your LEAST favorite?: AMF lanes in Winston - aka Candyland.

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? Doesn't bother me.

    How about with music playing?: ditto

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? No, I wait until between shots. They can't hear me from the approach.

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? Nope -- fortunately I don't leave it that often. We won't talk about the Greek Church tho.

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: on the computer.....

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: On YouTube, never live.

    Have you ever won a tournament?: Won, no, but came in second in doubles several times.

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: Always

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: No, but always wanted to.

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: Depends on whether I'm with the wife or the girlfriend.

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: Thumb swelled and I didn't take care of it, wound up lofting the ball 20+feet down the lane. Still struck tho.

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: 256
    The lowest?: 83

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 613

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: Nope, but I've practiced next to several. Always a mental challenge.

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: Not affiliated w/Facebook.

    Who won?: My imaginary friend.

    Can you hook the ball?: Yes, not 30 boards worth, but yes.

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes

    Ever left without paying?: Nope, But I've had to cover some of my friends who did.

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: Nope. But one of my friends did and I think he still has them to this day.

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: I do not fear the 10 pin.

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: Going to go after I post this.

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    How old were you when you started bowling?: 4, as near as I can remember, though it may have been sooner.

    Righty or lefty? Righty.

    What's your average?: 172

    Do you own your own ball?: Yes, an Ebonite Clash.

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Jason Couch, Danny Wiseman, Mike Machuga, Mike Wolfe, Norm Duke.

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Youth/Adult League with my son PJ.

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Thunder Alley, Dickson, TN and Bowl-Arena, Griffith, IN.

    How about your LEAST favorite?: Bowl-O-Rena, Dickson, TN. The pinsetters break at least once every time we go.

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    How about with music playing?: Not really, but I prefer my own. I'll use an mp3 player at times.

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? Usually not, but I will have a soda from time to time.

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? Once or twice, and it was nothing but pure luck.

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: Does "no-tap" count? I rolled one there...7 of the strikes were legit...

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: Only on telly.

    Have you ever won a tournament?: I haven't even entered one yet. This fall, for sure.

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: To the point of nauseating my family.

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: Unless you count video games, not yet...

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: My wife doesn't bowl. No, really. Back in my single days, I was so bad that I probably lost a few games.

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: I slipped on the approach and fell...next shot, I did the same thing and landed in the gutter, breaking my tailbone...but I finished the series!

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?: 234...so far!

    The lowest?: I rolled a stunning 82 in a league game this Winter (rolls eyes). That WILL NOT happen again!

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 599.

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: Not me, but my son had one and loved it.

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: None yet.

    Who won?: See above!

    Can you hook the ball?: Yes. Finally. And I believe I also finally have some measure of control over it!

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes.

    Ever left without paying?: Only once, and it was because we had a really obnoxious group next to us. The house gave us the games for free and gift certificates for free games the nest time, but we haven't been back.

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: Yes...(sigh)

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: Not easy, but a lot easier than it used to be. Oddly, as a righty I have more trouble with the 7.

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: Heck yes! The worst day bowling is better than the best day doing just about anything else...and tonight is DOLLAR NIGHT!
    Average: 172
    High game: 286 (6/21/09)

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    How old were you when you started bowling?:4

    Righty or lefty? righty

    What's your average?: 216

    Do you own your own ball?: 5 (Black Widow, Sheer Havock, Raw Toxic, Anomoly, spare tire)

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Earl Anthony,Danny Wiseman, Norm Duke

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? Monday night mens, Tuesday Night mixed, Friday Night Scratch

    What's your favorite bowling alley? Ide's lanes, closed in 2005.

    How about your LEAST favorite?: Viking Lanes, closed in 2001

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? No

    How about with music playing?: don't really notice the music
    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? sometimes
    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? no

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: yes
    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: Yes, alot

    Have you ever won a tournament?: a few

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: religiously

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: yes

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: usually me, but its all in fun

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: ripped my fav pants

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?:300

    The lowest?: 69, on purpose

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 714

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: yes

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: not a facebooker

    Who won?: -

    Can you hook the ball?: yes
    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes

    Ever left without paying?: yes, but thats because I worked there
    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?:no

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: hell no, I hate that 10 pin

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: yes, its alot more fun than work. Even if I just bolwed last night
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    THE BOWLING SURVEY:

    The rules, copy and paste this to your notes, change the answers to reflect yours, tag a bunch of other people that bowl, and have fun...you get to find out more about your bowling friends!

    How old were you when you started bowling?: 10
    Righty or lefty? Righty

    What's your average?: 196 Book

    Do you own your own ball?: Yes, several

    Who's your favorite professional bowler of all time? Earl Anthony

    Do you bowl in a league? Which one(s)? All Mens League on Thursday Nights

    What's your favorite bowling alley?

    How about your LEAST favorite?:

    Do you like bowling with the "cosmic" lights? Not particularly

    How about with music playing?: same

    Do you like to order food from the snack bar while you bowl? No, I usually get there early and eat before bowling starts.

    Have you ever made the 7-10 split? I wish, maybe someday

    Have you ever bowled a 300 game?: same as above

    If not, have you seen someone else do it?: Yes, several times in league play

    Have you ever won a tournament?: Yes, as a junior bowler many years ago.

    Do you watch bowling on TV?: As much as possible

    Have you ever bowled on TV?: No, maybe someday

    When you go bowling on a date, who usually wins?: My wife haven't open bowled in sometime together, but I probably would.

    Any embarrassing moments happen while you were bowling?: Thumb got stuck and I lauched it half way down the lane.

    What's the highest game you've ever bowled?:288

    The lowest?: Can't remember but it was very low.

    What is the highest three game set you ever bowled?: 730

    Ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley?: No

    Which of your Facebook friends have you went bowling with?: None

    Who won?: N/A

    Can you hook the ball?: Yes, but I am not a cranker as when I was younger

    Do you use a ball with a fingertip grip?: Yes

    Ever left without paying?: No way

    Ever walk out while still wearing the bowling shoes?: I am sure I will someday

    Do you think it's easy to make the 10-pin (7-pin if you're lefthanded)?: It is my nemisis!

    Lastly, wanna go bowling right now?: Saving it up for tonight

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