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    Weird night. I was off but still got 17 strike. My first ball average was 9.31 but with all that only rolled a 545. Yeah, my spare shooting was horrible. I was getting great carry on my strike ball but my accuracy wasn't that good. I didn't have a good feeling before I even got there. I was mentally and physically wiped out. It was position round so being in 10th place of 11 teams we bowled the 9th place team. They have a guy that always kills us.His average was 185 and he rolled a 667. We beat our team average all 3 games but lost the 1st and 3rd games and total pins.

    I used the Uppercut and started out at the 7 board but after about 5 frames I left a 9 pin and a 7 pin so figure I needed to move. Went in to the 10 board and wasn't very accurate but carry was great. Game 3 started to struggle so grabbed the Igniter but just couldn't get a feel for it. Spare shooting was abysmal.

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    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
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    Out of curiosity I checked my strike %. So far this season after 33 games I'm averaging 15.8 strikes a night (174 in 11 weeks). In the last 8 weeks I'm averaging 16.8 a night (135 in 8 weeks). That is also including my 5 strike night a few weeks ago. Now if I could cover my spares I'd have a pretty good average. My average over the last 6 weeks is 196.00. My strike % is 52% in that 6 weeks but my single pin spare % is only 57%. Oddly my multi pin spare % is better at 61%.

    Really need to work on my spares. Entered tournament this Sunday so will see how it goes. Entrees are capped at 160 and the top 10 make the cut. A few months ago I entered a similar one and was 14th after the 4 game cut. Missed the top 10 by 24. It's 80% of 220 tourney so I figure I need to average about 210 a game to make the cut. Last tourney 10th was 923 and first was 1029. These are with handicap 4 games. No idea what the final round scores were cause I left. My average of record will be 188 so I will get 100 pins handicap so at least 206ish average based on that. Definitely doable if I make my spares
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Ignitor" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
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    Just looked at last nights results. Younger kid (about 25ish) rolled a 788 last night (268, 276, 244). He's a 2 hander that told me awhile back he just started bowling a few years ago and was using a ball that somebody gave him. Not sure if he is still using that same ball or not. His average is 208.

    Oh, and a guy we bowled against was using a ball that still had a balance hole. I noticed it but didn't say anything. He struggled anyway. His average is 201 and he bowled a 579.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    Out of curiosity I checked my strike %. So far this season after 33 games I'm averaging 15.8 strikes a night (174 in 11 weeks). In the last 8 weeks I'm averaging 16.8 a night (135 in 8 weeks). That is also including my 5 strike night a few weeks ago. Now if I could cover my spares I'd have a pretty good average. My average over the last 6 weeks is 196.00. My strike % is 52% in that 6 weeks but my single pin spare % is only 57%. Oddly my multi pin spare % is better at 61%.

    Really need to work on my spares. Entered tournament this Sunday so will see how it goes. Entrees are capped at 160 and the top 10 make the cut. A few months ago I entered a similar one and was 14th after the 4 game cut. Missed the top 10 by 24. It's 80% of 220 tourney so I figure I need to average about 210 a game to make the cut. Last tourney 10th was 923 and first was 1029. These are with handicap 4 games. No idea what the final round scores were cause I left. My average of record will be 188 so I will get 100 pins handicap so at least 206ish average based on that. Definitely doable if I make my spares

    Are there actually going to be 160 bowlers in the tournament? That is a lot of people.

    Tournament participation around here has been pretty low. Our association tournament starts next weekend, and runs for two weekends. They have really been pushing for people to sign up.

    The weekly "run of the mill" local house tournaments have only been seeing 20 or so bowlers. Pre-pandemic would be maybe 30-35 per local house tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryster View Post
    Are there actually going to be 160 bowlers in the tournament? That is a lot of people.

    Tournament participation around here has been pretty low. Our association tournament starts next weekend, and runs for two weekends. They have really been pushing for people to sign up.

    The weekly "run of the mill" local house tournaments have only been seeing 20 or so bowlers. Pre-pandemic would be maybe 30-35 per local house tournament.
    It's the annual Thanksgiving tournament. Last year they had 150 sign up. First place was $1100. This year 1st was guaranteed $750 but they cancelled it today.

    I just came back from getting my refund cause I pre-paid. Turns out the guys that run the tournament all tested positive so they don't have the people they need to run it. They have 2 more tournaments coming up in the next few weeks that they are still planning to hold
    Last edited by boatman37; 11-12-2020 at 07:42 PM.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Ignitor" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryster View Post
    Are there actually going to be 160 bowlers in the tournament? That is a lot of people.

    Tournament participation around here has been pretty low. Our association tournament starts next weekend, and runs for two weekends. They have really been pushing for people to sign up.

    The weekly "run of the mill" local house tournaments have only been seeing 20 or so bowlers. Pre-pandemic would be maybe 30-35 per local house tournament.
    Our local association sent out a survey yesterday to find out if there is enough interest to bother having a tournament this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    Our local association sent out a survey yesterday to find out if there is enough interest to bother having a tournament this year.
    In the past the Thanksgiving tournament was held Wednesday night (Thanksgiving Eve) starting at 11:00PM and they still got 150 bowlers. I had never bowled it because of our pland the next morning but this year they changed it to Sunday afternoon due to COVID restrictions with operating hours but now cancelled because the heads of it tested positive.

    On another note my daughter said a few people in her office aren't feeling good so they all got tested today with the swab up the nostril. She said she should get the results back in a couple of days. Hopefully it's negative.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Ignitor" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
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    Goal tomorrow night...650+.

    We are starting the 2nd 3rd so we are now tied for first...lol. We finished the 1st 3rd in last place of 11 teams. We didn't bowl too great but our opponents seemed to have their best night against us each week. We are very inconsistent. 1 teammate has been pretty consistent but he only bowls about every 3rd week (220 average now) cause of work. Even our one teammate with a 205 average will throw a 165 then a 250. I haven't helped either. One week a 416 then a 725. Another teammate with a 190 average had 2 660's in a row then a 450.

    Each week I look at the results from each game and we usually either lose all 3 or 2 of 3. But when I looked at every team scores even the games we lose there are many times where our losing score wold have beat 7 of the other 10 teams, we just happened to be up against one of the 3 that we wouldn't have beat. Hopefully we get a little better luck and more consistency. And yeah I know my wife is giving up about 30 pins a game with there being a max handicap of 85. Breakeven on that is about 136 or so and she is at 105 so that doesn't help either. The other girl on our team has a 147 average but has been throwing some 170's lately.

    Oh and yeah I am struggling with the transition. Been trying to stay with 1 ball and adjust if I can. The Igniter just doesn't feel right. I have to really slow my speed to get it to bite. I dug out the Squatch the one night but just couldn't find the pocket with it. If I can start making my spares that should put me about 205 average then if I can adjust a little better then I should be able to get to 210 pretty easily. I am averaging 199 the last 8 weeks even with missing so many spares. Wouldn't take much to get me to 210. Just need to get my head together. I think losing so much and being in last doesn't help with my attitude and confidence.
    Last edited by boatman37; 11-16-2020 at 10:01 PM.
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    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    Well was well on my way to a 650...until game 3. Ended with a 593. We were on our way to having 3 650's tonight. One teammate pre-bowled a 662 then I needed a 210 last game and my other teammate needed a 214 last game. He ended with a 143 last game. He had the same issues I had.

    My accuracy wasn't great even in game 1 but my carry was great and had help from a few messengers. Lanes were dry to start and got worse. Moved way right, balled down, sped up, took my hand out, etc. Couldn't keep it on the left side and didn't have a weaker option to go to.
    Started with a 253 then a 188 then a 152. Splits killed our team. We won the first 2 games.

    We have a strike jackpot that costs $2 per night to enter. Last year it was up to $12,000. I think last time it was won it was about $4000. I guess it was hit tonight but it was only a little over $900. To win that you need to strike in the following frames: Game 1 frames 3, 6, 9, 12. Game 2 frames 1, 4, 7, 10. Game 3 frames 2, 5, 8, 11.

    On another note the PSO and owners team crushed it and I think someone on that team won the jackpot. BTW the PSO was one of the ones that tested positive for COVID so he missed the last few weeks. Tonight he had a 771, then the other team members had 780, 779, 628, and 543. Their scratch total was 3501. PSO rolled 247, 267, 257. The 780 was a 243, 258, 279. The 779 was 279, 233, 267. Their averages before tonight were 220, 212, and 226.

    So the dry conditions and transition got me tonight. My transition struggles were magnified tonight due to the dry conditions. Under normal conditions I probably would have been good until at least the end of game 2 but I could tell at the end of game 1 that it was going away. I think next week I will put the Rhino back in my bag. Not sure it would have helped tonight but at least I would have had another option to ball down.

    I still don't like how that Igniter rolls. Seems to 'roll' and not skid, even with the 3000 on it. Just doesn't seem to come off my hand the same as the Uppercut. Almost got the Black Widow Gold out tonight. It's in another bag in the storage room down there.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Ignitor" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    Oh, and wife picked up a 4-7-10 tonight
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Ignitor" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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