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    Default First night with new team

    Had alot of fun. We won 2 of 3 and total pins. We had 3rd highest team scratch game (1047 and also had a 1043), 2nd highest team scratch series (3028), highest handicap game (1194 and had an 1190) and tied for highest handicap series (3469).
    I rolled a 619 with a book average of 191 so did my part...lol. New teammates were alot of fun. Looking forward to this season.

    EDIT: I already knew these guys having bowled against them for the last 3 or 4 years but haven't 'hung out' with them until now. I was already confident that we would have a good time together
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    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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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    Iím happy to hear you found a good fit. That will be important for you to have a good season. Itís nice when things work out. Good luck in the coming months, may the bowling gods be with you.

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    Not quite as good tonight. Yeah we were on my worst pair and it may be psychological but we all struggled, even the other team. Lanes were very dry and balls were just rolling out. Left a ton of 7's. Spares were tough too. And we only had 4 bowlers so had to take a 30 pin per game hit there. We lost the first 2 but won the last and lost total pins to go 2-5 tonight. Team was still fun but they were all frustrated with bowling bad. We bowled one of the higher average teams in the league and they rolled 627, 522, 608, 606 and 620. Doesn't look bad but 4 of those guys have 200+ averages and 2 are closer to 215. Our team had 528, 474, 549 and 604. Our blind score has a 213 average so we got 183/game for him. We lost game 1 by 109, game 2 by 21 and won game 3 by 25. On to next week
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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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    So I love this new team but we are getting screwed here...lol. 3 of the first 4 weeks we have bowled top 5 teams (13 teams in the league). And next week we bowl the highest average team in the league. So 4 of the first 5 weeks we are getting hit hard. Statistics say that at some point we should run into an 'easier' stretch....lol

    Week 1: 12th place team
    Week 2: 1st place team
    Week 3: 3rd place team
    Week 4: 2nd place team
    Next week: 4th place team

    Us: 10th place but we have the 5th highest scratch pin count and 7th highest handicap pin count
    Schedule only goes out that far so don't know who is after that
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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    So I was wrong. We bowl the other top team next week. This week we bowled a team that is pretty close to us in terms of ability, etc. We won all 3 games. The other team really struggled. We were on the end pair and they were playing different from each other. If I hadn't seen my scores I'd have thought I may have rolled about a 520-540. Ended up I had a 595 so that was good. Had to really adjust all night and salvaged a decent night. Also went 3/3 on 7 pins but missed a bunch of multi pin spares that I shouldn't have.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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    Man...lost all 3 games last night to a pretty low average team. We have the 5th highest scratch pin total in the league and are 12th in the standings out of 13 teams for scratch scores. We are 6th highest handicap in the league...ugh. Just shows that the teams we have went up against have really good nights when we bowl them.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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    It's all about the schedule. Currently, my team has the highest scratch pin total in our scratch league. We are 3rd in the standings out of 7 teams. We bowl for 15 points per week.

    This week we bowl the 1st place team, but they are 16 points ahead of us. Even if we win all 15 points [unlikely based on how they have been bowling lately] we will still be one point behind them. Position round is the following week and we would have to bowl them again.

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    It doesn't help that the first few weeks we had to use last years average when 3 of us were bowling about 20 pins below that. We still have a guy that has a 192 book average from 2 years ago and after 7 games he is averaging about 155. I'm sure other teams have experienced similar problems but the proof is there on our stats sheet. We seem to get screwed every week. On top of that in the first 6 weeks we bowled the top 4 teams. Schedule should go our way soon but we have 3 3rds and our position round for 1st round is in 2 weeks then we all go back to 0-0
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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    We had the opposite problem at the start of this league. A group of bowlers wanted to change the rule from carry-over average for the first three weeks to start fresh. These are our suspected (LOL) sandbaggers and we know that they wanted to establish low and gradually ramp up as the season progressed. They've done this before, and we were able to get it squashed and go with carry-over avgs for the first three weeks.

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    Just looked at the standings after tonight. We are in last place (13th) but have the 5th highest scratch and the 5th highest handicap totals after 9 weeks. Ugh.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "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!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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