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    So struggled with spares last night but still rolled a 267 my last game (194, 222, 190, 267). My previous best was a 266 way back in the Fred Flintstone era...lol. Opened in the 1st frame then a 9 bagger then opened in the 12th frame. Last week I struggled with strikes but killed my spares. Starting to wonder if this is a mental thing? To where I'm hitting all strikes but get frustrated when I don't get one so my mindset isn't where it needs to be to cover my spare?
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    Congrats on beating your best score. Certainly would be a mental thing if you really think that anything in the pocket deserves a strike.

    Get past that thought and not let it get to you.

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    You've truly come a long way since those early days when we first joined the board. Look back at your early posts. If I recall you struggled getting 170s. Look at you now! Good for you! I'm happy for you

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    Thanks. Yeah I came back to bowling January 2018 and figured after a couple months I'd be averaging over 200 since I was at 193 years ago on wood lanes with an old urethane ball. Yeah, that didn't happen...lol. I started that fall league halfway through and finished at 173. Definitely frustrated after that. I'm finally starting to figure out this different ball for different conditions, etc
    Arsenal "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 267 - High Series: ~670ish (late 90's early 2000's)
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    So started the night off on fire again. From the last time I bowled I had finished with 13 strikes in the last 15 frames. Tonight I started with a strike, spare, then a 7 bagger so that is 21 strikes in the last 24 frames. Not bad. Then the 2nd game started. Started it with a strike then it fell apart. Started struggling to hit the pocket, tugging my shots, etc. Started with a 245, then a 158, 156 and 155. Just couldn't get anything to work. Tonight was position round. We won game 1 by 106 so got 2 bonus points. Lost game 2 by about 30. Then switched pairs and opponents. Lost game 3 by 51 and lost game 4 by 6. Started the night in 11th then moved up to 9th after the first set then ended the night in 12th. Next week is roll-offs. My teammates will probably bowl that and our fall league starts the same night so I will be bowling our fall league.
    I started with the Conspiracy and it was working good. Early in game 2 I was struggling so switched to the BWG but left 3 pocket 7's in a row. Game 3 went back to the Conspiracy then game 4 back to the BWG. Just couldn't get anything to work. My speed was too high, etc. Just a rough night. Looks like I will end the summer league at 188.6 which is 9 pins higher than I finished the fall league at in April. Really wanted to beat my high average this year (193) but I definitely feel I can do that in the fall league and my goal is to end the season over 200.
    Arsenal "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 267 - High Series: ~670ish (late 90's early 2000's)
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    So to add to my last post, there are 39 teams in our league, the top 20 make the playoffs with the top 4 getting a bye. Playoffs are next week. We ended up 12th. IIRC last year we finished 9th and we got knocked out in the first round since I stunk it up those 2 games (173 and 160). Right now me and the one teammate both have 44 games and the other teammate has 40. So if we go by games played it will be teammate N bowling with either one of us 2. With my bowling so well lately I was figuring it would be me but after last week I'm not so sure. Likely will be the other 2. League rules state that the same 2 have to bowl all night unless there is an injury. On top of that our fall league starts the same night so we will all 3 be bowling either way. Whoever bowls the playoffs will have to pre-bowl so we need to know ahead of time. The center is closed Sunday and Monday in the summer so pre-bowling would have to be done by Saturday night. I can go during the day as my work schedule is very flexible but the other 2 might not be able to. Either way I'm just hoping for a better placing than last year. On top of that one of our teammates just told us last week that he was switching teams this year so we are a bowler short now for the fall league. We have a 6th guy that filled in that I think will bowl permanent but we haven't been able to get ahold of him yet.
    Arsenal "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 267 - High Series: ~670ish (late 90's early 2000's)
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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