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Better last week. Started by missing the 2-4-5 but then clean until 9th frame of game 2 when missed it again and guttered then opened in frame 10. Game three a missed spare and a split, no doubles.

192-192-167 = 551. Team won 3 of 4 for 7-7 after week 2, in 9th place of 22 teams, 5 points from 1st.

Good news. League has a strike jackpot. $5.00 for 5 tickets. Buy $10.00 worth, get 5 extra tickets, so we each put in $5.00 and got 10 extra tickets. Pot was $715.00. In third game, a ticket was drawn. Any bowler from the ticket's team could claim it, usually the team's best bowler, and if that bowler struck on his or her next shot, they got the jackpot.

A long-time friend claimed the ticket, slammed the lefty pocket, and left a stone 9-pin. He got $10.00 a pin, $90.00. Because he didn't strike, a second ticket was drawn, one of ours! Our best bowler claimed it, struck and the four of us split the pot's balance.

Actually, three of us took $150.00 each and let Gary have $175.00.

I could get used to this but do not expect it to happen again. But we never know, do we? Already have my $5.00 bill ready for tonight, though. emoticon

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6/8/17 3:22 P

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So happy to have you back Leah! emoticon

emoticon moving hurt you and hope you will feel better soon. Bowling can be your physical therapy!
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My positive practice timing and attitude lasted only until game 1's frame 5 last Thursday then the night resembled almost every fall league session. Missed spares, missed splits, lousy shots, frustration, disappointment.

153-189-147 = 489. Team won 4 of 7 for week 1 with 22 teams of 4 bowlers.

Back at it tonight. Confidence is not high. emoticon

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Returned to Senior Fun Bowling today! My series wasn't great, but 375 isn't bad either, since I haven't bowled in probably 2 1/2 months.
Our move took a lot out of me physically. Things are beginning to get back to more "normal" routines.
Weight has been very stable since February, so perhaps now I can focus on losing a bit. Haven 't been as diligent with my lower carbing. Still totally gluten free and not experiencing any RA symptoms. emoticon Only pain has been form carrying boxes or overextending myself.
I hope to be Sparkin' more regularly.
A new 12 week bowling session has started today, so my goal is to make it all 12 weeks!
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6/1/17 5:17 P

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GOOD LUCK, Lou. Positive attitude and follow through!

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Had a fun and confidence building practice with a friend and summer teammate yesterday in preparation for the start of summer league tonight.

Started off miserably as usual but switched balls after game 1 and remembered to follow-through forcefully. Short-arming my follow-through has been a year-long problem.

159-215-243-210= 827 = 206+ average.

What was fun was watching him strike out in his 10th frame game 4 for 210. I had made a poor shot in frame 9 for an open washout and needed to also strike out to tie him. Several bowler friends were there watching. Three shots in the pocket to tie! Like the old days. What a feeling.

Fall payout and summer week 1 tonight.

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Thanks Cat. People like that sure make it more difficult to keep a good attitude, especially when not bowling up to goals we set for ourselves.

My goals for summer league

1. Ease up on the seriousness.

2. Focus more on spare shots.

We start this Thursday night.

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Lou, it's a shame some just have to be the authority of whatever is at hand. I had a guy on my team for a few years that did the same thing and I, too, told him to keep it to himself.
He wasn't a better bowler than me to begin with so didn't have any room to be the authority.
Good luck with your summer league.


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We won game 3 last week to win the 2nd half. Contrary to what I had been told, there was no roll-off against the 1st half winner so will have to see this Thursday how league champion is determined. We won more points over the year than other teams so it should be us, right? Who knows.

I finished the season on a dismal note for me. 137-183-179 = 499.

Dismal because shot #1 left a solid 8-pin and I figured I was lined up. Then high for a missed 3-10 split, high for a 6-pin leave where the ball on the spare tickled the pin but it stood, chopped the 6 off the 10, two splits... and game 3 with a four-bagger which, if clean, should have been in the 220s.

Ah, well. New league, new team, same center, same night but an hour later for the summer starting this Thursday. I will ask a teammate to video several of my shots so I will have something to analyze and he and I are going to practice together every week with more video. Maybe these will help.

One thing that was irritating with the team I just finished with, my first time with them, even though I had bowled in leagues and tournaments with one of the teammates, not one same teams, but in the same leagues and tournaments, was that one teammate would not stop telling the rest of us what he thought we were doing wrong on every shot.

The guy I knew, our captain, finally had enough and told him to quit telling everyone how to bowl.

Have you bowled with someone like that?

Irritating as all get out. One time during game two he said to me, "Want me to tell you what you are doing wrong? "Might as well, you've been doing it all night," I told him. "Well, if you don't want my help..." "No, I don't," I interrupted him. "I know what I am doing wrong. If you have a suggestion on how I can correct it then fine, I'll listen, otherwise, keep it to yourself." That's when our captain intervened and told him to concentrate on his own game and to stop telling everyone else how to bowl.

So, scores may not be as high as I hope for this summer based on fall's performance, but I look forward to getting away from him and in a league with higher average bowlers, most of whom I know from other leagues and tournaments and who have always shown me respect for the bowler I was and the accomplishments I achieved over years of competing.

Don't we all just want some bowling love? emoticon

Lou

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Sometimes we start out funky and end right and other times it's the opposite. Go figure!
I am bowling 9-tap this summer. It's fun but I believe it adversely affects my regular game due to the one pin leave and no need for the spare pick up.
My Nationals performance was a mystery to me. I am a straight ball bowler so the oil doesn't effect me. I started out with 201 then 198 then 133. This started at 9:30 at night which is just before my usual bedtime so I am not used to bowling or anything else at this time.
The next morning we started at 9am and I started doubles with 197 then tanked to 126 and 129.
Moving on to singles at 1pm I did 130,135,143.
My league avg is 153 and my Nationals avg (don't know why they do this) was 177.
So, as you can see there really isn't a reason why I underperformed, just that I did.

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Last week we gave away game 1 which could have wrapped up the half for us by all of us having poor games so tonight we bowl the same team and need only to win one game for the half title then after tonight's three games bowl the 1st half winner one game for the league championship.

I did mention our poor start. Oh my, for me 5 missed spares and a split game 1, then 1 missed spare game 2, and 2 missed spares game 3 with some strikes finally.

136-192-211 = 539. Team won 4 of 7 from team we bowl tonight and are 7 points ahead.

Payoff is next week when summer league starts -- same house, different league, time, and team since current team does not bowl in summer.

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Some good games and sightseeing.

Do you think the lanes changed or you tired when scores dropped?

Plans for summer bowling?

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Back from the Nationals and side trip to the Grand Canyon.
My first game was 201, second 197, third 133. This was team.
My first doubles game was 198. The next five games were in the 120's and 130's. What the heck?? I just lost it and no matter what I did could not get it back. A disappointing outing to say the least. Oh well.
Good trip and fun regardless.

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Two weeks to go. We extended our 1st place lead to 6 points after 2nd place lost a game and we won all 7. We need to win 2 games and series for 5 of 7 points this week since, by chance of schedule, we bowl 2nd place team, to lock up the half.

Then, on May 25, the last night of this league, position round, we will have a one game roll-off again the 1st half winner. Overall league champ receives extra prize money.

Another slow start last week with 2 missed spares and 2 missed splits game 1 and same in game 2 and one missed spare -- my dear old chop of the 6 off the 10 -- game 3.

151-167-222 = 540

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Last Thursday team won 6 of 7, tying game 1, to stay in 1st with a 4 point lead with tonight and two more weeks to go. We bowl the team in 2nd next week and may bowl them again the next week in position round to finish the half. Should be an exciting finish.

Got off to a slow start game 1 by chopping 6 off 10 once more, along with two washouts, but did convert the 4-10 split again. Getting pretty good at that. Just need not to leave it. emoticon

Game 2 one missed spare and a 10th frame split (aarrgghhh!).

Game 3 clean with a 3-10 conversion.

177-163-208 = 548.

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Last Thursday, team won 3 of 7, is still in 1st, and kept a 5 point lead over 2nd and 9 over 3rd. We have the highest team winning percentage in the league for the year. emoticon

Strange night for my scoring.

Game 1: 190 -- Only open was a 7-10 split but converted the 3-10 twice, the 4-5, and the 1-2-7-10.

Game 2: 213 -- Chopped 6 off the 10 due to slow ball speed, again, on that spare.

Game 3: 150 -- Missed 4-10 split when slid the 4 over to touch and shake the 10 without it going down emoticon , missed the 6-7 split, and a 10-pin, and a 7-pin in the 10th frame, aaarrgghhh! = 553.

Tonight and 3 more weeks to go.

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Thanks, Lou. And congrats yourself on your cushy position. Don't lose it!
Will touch base when back from Vegas.
Wonder if any other Sparkers will be there when I am??

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emoticon Cat! You have been missed. Please stay in touch.

emoticon on winning the 2nd half! emoticon May you have much success at the Nationals. Eager to read how you did and what you did while there.
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Last Thursday cut the missed spares down to five plus two splits, one in a 10th frame, ugh. 189-191-156 = 536. Team went 4-3, still in 1st with a five point lead over 2nd place and a twelve point lead over 3rd with five weeks to go.

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Greetings my fellow Spark bowlers.
I have be absent from this team for far too long and I just can't get in the swing of participating in any teams except the one (50+Maintainers) I lead. Sorry.
But, for an update my league ended Wed and my team took 1st for the 2nd half but blew the roll off so we didn't get the league patch.
The last three weeks we lost 3 of four as each of us was inconsistent.
So, the equipment came home with me and I will rest two weeks before bowling in Vegas. The team members are from various locales but most known to me from here or previous Nationals.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Much luck to all you this summer.

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The straightened swing worked again tonight.

Started spare, turkey, but then 2 missed spares and 1 split game 1, six-in-a-row with 1 split game 2, and 1 missed spare game 3.

173-230-201 = 604. Team won all 7 again so kept our hold on 1st and extended lead to 8 points. Six weeks to go.

Subbing in different house tomorrow night for 3rd time this year. Not as good a subbing outing as last time with this team -- 6 missed spares and 2 splits but struck out 9th and 10th frames of game 2 to pull out the game. 150-182-180 = 512. Team = 7-0, moved from 8th to 3rd and is 12-2 when I've bowled with them.

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Fall league doesn't finish until May 25th, payoff June 1st, same night summer league (different one, different team) begins. Fall prize money will pay all of the other league's higher weekly cost for the summer except for about $35.00, so in essence, free bowling! emoticon

Two weeks ago we were in 2nd, 3 points from 1st, won all 7 and moved into 1st by 3 points. Last week won all 7 and increased our lead to 6 points. Had 2 missed spares game 1 and 1 each games 2 and 3 for 169-224-202 = 595.

Subbed the next night in another house and started horribly with 2 missed spares games 1, 2 and a split game 2 then clean game 3: 160-159-216 = 535. Figured out in 8th frame of game 2 that I was swinging ball behind my back. Straightened swing out, doubled 9th and 10th then the clean game. Have to remember that for tonight. emoticon

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Last league night for me Tuesday evening: 211, 162, and a 183 for a 556 series. My team captain suggested I work from the right side vs my normal cross lane line, and I had my moments. Could not buy a strike in game 2, but moved two boards in game 3 and got better results. Team-wise, we won 3 out of 4, and I heard that we'll end up in 3rd place!

Taking a few weeks off, then plan to visit the pro shop to get some new shoes (badly needed!), and work with them on what is the right ball for me. I have a feeling I need to lower the weight a bit (maybe 14 pounds) and maybe a less reactive ball, but they are the pros -- I want them to assess me!

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last night of Sunday night league, so it was a fun night, high low doubles, didn't do so good, just a 499 grrr. Still have 2 nights left in the Wed league, and we are in the championship roll off on the last night of that league. Sorry to see it end, but am looking forward to the break now that the nice weather is upon us!

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Cut down the number of missed spares last week to 1 a game but had 2 splits in games 1 and 2 and 1 in game 3 and only one double.

189-166-174 = 529.

Team won all 7 points and moved from 2nd, 3 points behind 1st to 1st, 3 points ahead.

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Sadly I was the "boat anchor" last night in league play. 445 series. Just a mess! If there is a silver lining to this cloud, it is I seriously doubt I can bowl any worse next week. My plan is to get practice in on Sunday, and I will try two different balls to see which one "works". I'm seriously considering getting a new ball this summer -- maybe a bit lighter, one that requires less "crank", etc. I know I am going to purchase new shoes.

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Missed simple spares ugh! How we despise them! They continued to plague me last week in league and last Sunday in the doubles and singles of our association's annual City Tournament.

Last Thursday league started with all pocket hits: 7-pin, 4, X, 8, 10, 10, 4... and so on the rest of the night. Lack of carry helped knock me out of the March Madness brackets by only 27 pins.

Game 1: 198 -- One 10th frame missed spare
Game 2: 173 -- One missed spare, one split, couldn't catch a double
Game 3: 175 -- Same story as game 2. = 546

What a different carrying just a few strikes would have made. Team was tied with three other teams for 2nd in position round, won 4 of 7, moved into tie with one other for 2nd, 3 points from 1st.
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Sunday was doubles and singles for our City Tournament. Missed so many spares but averaged 197 for the four middle games. Unfortunately started with 144 with only a strike then four missed spares on right lane as figured out which ball and line to use.

Then 192-181-203-211 with total of 7 more missed spares then tired in game 6 for 148 with 5 missed spares. No splits all day.

On to league tonight.

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Wed night scores 167, 158, 189 = 514. our team took 3 out of 4 points. frustrated tonight, couldn't pick up single pin spares.

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Shot my 2nd highest game last night, 268, had the first 8, then a spare, a strike and 6,3. I'm on a very small league, 6 teams, and I heard the entire league go oh, when I missed the strike in the 9th.

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Interesting week last week.

Thursday team won 5 of 7 points and is tied for 2nd with 3 other teams, 2 points from 1st going into position round tonight.

Game 1: 210 -- Started with 1st four strikes. One missed spare and one missed split.
Game 2: 185 -- Started with 1st five strikes. One missed spare and three missed splits.
Game 3: 203 -- One missed 4-pin in 10th and one missed split. = 598.

Teammates watched the speed monitor on the scoreboard and noticed my ball was definitely slower when I missed spares and got splits.

Won my 2nd bracket match. Winning next week moves me into cashing rounds.
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Friday I subbed at my old center. What an adjustment to heavier oil. Team won 5 of 7 points.

Game 1: 147 -- Missed two spares and two splits trying to find a line and ball.
Game 2: 214 -- Missed two spares.
Game 3: 182 -- Missed three spares. = 543.

The good news? Despite five opens last two games, still shot 396 for the two.

On to tonight's bracket challenge. emoticon

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Won my first March Madness bracket match last week. Tonight against a bowler who bowled last night so I'll see his scores when I get to league tonight. Spot him 29 pins a game.

Last week team won 5 of 7 points and moved from 3rd to 2nd and cut deficit from 3 to 2 points from 1st. Felt as though I cost us the last game that we lost by only 8 pins.

Game 1: 222 -- clean
Game 2: 188 -- one missed spare (only 2nd one in 4 games)
Game 3: 142 -- 3 missed spares and a split. Pain from the trunk lid accident was intense.
= 552.

More incentive tonight as we head for first place!

Lou

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Last week team won all 7 points and moved from 8th to 3rd, still 3 points from 1st, with 1st and 2nd places bowling each other tonight while we spot our opponents 285 pins a game. Should be interesting.

Game 1: 4 missed spares, 1 missed split = 162
Game 2 : clean = 203
Game 3: 3 missed splits, 1 missed spare in 10th = 148 = 513

Tonight starts the center's March Madness tournament. 64 bowlers from different leagues put in $20.00 each and were randomly paired against each other.

In round 1 I'm against a woman I don't know. Spot her 21 total pins. Final 8 bowlers earn cash. Should be fun. Must cut down the number of missed spares.

Practiced 3 games with a buddy yesterday. 157-233-167 = 557. Timing was good but a few missed spares hurt.

Tonight: CONCENTRATE!

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Did I ever mention my internet bowling friend in Kansas? He said no one in his league knows who Jacob is or how it got started but when someone in his league rolls a first ball gutter then gets their spare by rolling a strike, it's called a Jacob.

So, Patrick emoticon on your two Jacobs!

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Last week was an abominable night of spare shooting.

Game 1 -- 4 missed spares -- 167
Game 2 -- 3 missed spares -- 161
Game 3 -- 2 missed spares 1 missed split -- 152 = 480.

Unlike previous weeks, did not roll the ball well. Couldn't get a good ball reaction and wasn't consistent. Only one double. Can't expect good scores when those things happen.

Team was 2 -5 and dropped from 4th to 8th, three points from 1st.

Interesting thing: after 5 of 18 weeks in the 2nd half, 16 of the 22 teams are within a week's worth of 7 points of 1st place.

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Last night's league scores: 180, 196, and a 192 for a 568 series. Converted all but one of my cross lane spares but inexplicitly missed a 7 pin, and even wilder threw 2 gutter balls on first shot. Converted both into spares but the 2nd gutter ball was on a spare in game 3 so it cost me 10 pins and a 200 game in game 3!

Rough night for the team - only won like 7 points. I'm on vacation next week so hopefully things will go better for the team.

On a slightly related note, noticed my shoes have seen better days (they are at least 8 years old) so will invest some of my prize money at the end of the season in a new pair.

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Bowled four games on a "Super Sport Shot" -- heavy oil and long down the lane -- one of the shots a center here puts down for practice. Wow, sanded one ball with a 500 grit pad and still couldn't get it to hook much. Don't know if that will help or hurt tonight on normal hooking lanes. What an experience though.

Last week missed spares again stopped scores from being better.

Two missed spares game 1 frames 1-2 then a double and turkey, bad counts = 200
Two missed spares game 2 = 181
Severe back cramps game 3 with 3 missed spares and a 10th frame split = 178 = 559

Team = 2-7 points. In 4th, 4 points from 1st. Second and third places bowl each other so we have a good chance to move up except we spot 272 pins a game tonight.

Need to start making spares.

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Yes, hope you both feel better soon. emoticon
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Five games of practice today. High of 224, low of 145. It's hard breaking bad habits.

Last Thursday team won 5 of 7 again and is 15-6, two points from 1st.

Two missed spares and two missed splits game 1 = 150
One missed spare game 2 = 210
Three washouts (I call them splits even though USBC doesn't) game 3 = 174 = 534.

What will tomorrow night bring? emoticon

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Hope you both feel better soon! emoticon

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DH and I are MIA from bowling... he has had terrible flare of gout, and I have had a continuance of the worst winter bug I've ever experienced. This has been gong on for both of us for weeks now!
Haven't cared to do much of anything. made it to work for only what was required to keep me viable. There can be some perks to being self employed, but being sick is a two edged sword. No money if I don't work, but I can arrange my schedule as I need to so I don't over do it. I am greatly blessed with understanding clients who work with me!
Hope your new year is goin well...One day at a time, Spark it as you can!
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All right, two 200 games! emoticon Patrick. Tough score for me to aim for tonight. emoticon
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Team won 5 of 7 again last Thursday. Tied for 2nd heading into 3rd week of the half.

Couldn't catch doubles again. one missed spare and a split in game 1, only a missed 10-pin game 2 but then three missed corner spares and a split game 3, 176-180-145 = 501.

Going in early tonight to bowl a game shooting at corner pins. Hope it helps. Have to find my strike ball instead of so many 9 counts.

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Last evening's league scores: 174, 210, and a 201 for a 585 series. Game 3 should have been better -- missed an easy 10 pin in the 10th frame. Just did not throw my cross lane with any confidence, which is sad because I hadn't missed one all night! Game 1 was interesting -- only one open but after opening with two strikes, all spares except for the open (a split). Took me well into game 2 to find my spot -- 30th board -- but once I did the strike count went up!

Head to head beat my opponent games 2, 3 and series! Team: Lost games 1 and 2 by a total of 80 pins but roared back in game 3 to win that game + series! A total of 23 points for the evening!

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Last Thursday, 8 missed spares and an open split kept my scores low. 157-178-208 = 543. Team won 5 of 7 to start the 2nd half.

Game 3 started strike, spare, five bagger, but then a split and a missed single pin in the 10th ruined the good start.

Back at it tonight.

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Last evening's league results: 223, 202 and a 177 for a 602 series! First "six" in awhile! Should have been even better, but had a VERY untimely 4-6-7-10 split in the 10th of game 3, and had a strike in the 9th to set up what should have been a good finish. But I am sure I probably slowed down the ball in the 10th and my ball went right through the heart!

On a even more positive note, team did VERY well, winning 29 out of 35 points. I beat my man in games 1,3 and series, so I earned 4 points I believe.

More practice on Friday...it does seem to be making a difference!

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emoticon Patrick. You're holding up the team!

Glad the tip about staying under the ball helped.

After seeing the videotape of my delivery Tuesday last week, and focusing on lifting the ball with my right ring finger last Thursday at league, I started with three of the most beautiful strikes I've thrown in a while.

Had 118 in 5th frame but then the wheels fell off -- chopped a 7 of 4-7, chopped a 3 off 3-6, open split, missed a 10 on the left at the last moment, another open split, 4 of last 5 frames were open for 164. Two more missed spares and 2 more open splits in game 2 for 178, then a missed spare and open split game 3 for 166 = 508. No doubles after the beginning turkey. Team won 4 of 7 and finished 1st half in 4th place of 22 teams, 1 out of 3rd and 2 points from 2nd.

Practiced five games Tuesday this week with video, making the same mistake every shot -- starting out under the ball, palm up, but as the ball dropped beside my leg my thumb turned down and the fingers swung and released on the side of the ball causing dropped shots, pulled shots, and no hook or direction.

A bad habit. I don't know how or why I started doing this. Will take a lot of swinging at home in front of a mirror to (I hope) correct. We'll see how tonight goes when I lower the ball in my stance, move way up on the approach, and try to do a very loose swing. Maybe that will cut the back swing down and give me a better feel of the ball as it starts backward.

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last evening's league play: 200, 185, and a 179 for a 564 series. Highlights: 1) Only one missed cross lane spare! 2) Punched out in the 10th both in games 1 and 3! 3) Really tried to stay behind ball on release all night.

A few too many splits though, but overall I was pretty happy. More practice this Friday. It seems to be helping!

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Thanks for sharing Lou. I plan to get some practice in tomorrow and will really concentrate on keeping my hand under my ball when I release for my 1st throw + all spare shots except cross lane. For my cross lane spares, I had purposely changed my hand to the side from the get go and was having better luck with that last week. I'll probably stay with that approach.

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Good comeback Patrick! emoticon
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A frustrating league night last Thursday but an uplifting videotaped lesson yesterday.

First the bad news, for me. Same problems with missed spares (6) and open splits (3) and no doubles to make up for any of them. 156-163-153 = 472. Team won 5 of 7 to either be in 3rd or 4th (standings haven't been posted yet) going into position round to end the half tomorrow night.

Now the good news. A videotaped lesson Tuesday immediately showed a major flaw. Although I started with the palm of my bowling hand facing the ceiling, thumb about 1:00 or 2:00, as the ball got to its lowest point on the backswing my thumb was facing about 9:00 position and my release was with fingers on the side of the ball instead of underneath, thus dropping the ball, pulling it, not getting hook I expected.

I also need to work on a deeper knee bend and to get my non-sliding leg further behind me before my release.

Now I have something for teammates to watch for. Bowled four games with instruction conversation video replay along the way then bowled a serious game with two turkeys, and all four single pin spare conversions, the best game all season.

Now to see how tomorrow night goes.

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Last evening: 136 (really?), 190, and a 210 for a 536 series. I was pretty clueless in game 1, could not find a good strike line, missing easy spares, etc. At least I found a decent line in games 2 and 3. Was 3 for 5 on cross lane spares. Missed a critical one in the 10th of game 3 that held that score down. More practice on Friday.



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I realized I had not posted my league scores from Tuesday night: 177, 171 and a 225 for a 573 series. As usual, games 1 and 2 should have been better had it not been for missing easy spares. I did have a demoralizing pocket hit 7-10 split in game two, 5th frame, after I had opened with strike, spare, strike, strike! Finished that game with two 10 pin misses! Thankfull game 3 was a goodie! BTW, I brought my big hook ball back out and for the most part it performed well.

I brought my equipment home with me (normally I leave it in my locker) so I can get some practice in tomorrow at my former establishment. It is only 10 minutes away and I just need practice time.

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It must be frustrating that you and hubby are still sick, Leah. Consistent scores, though. However, don't stay sick so you bowl well. emoticon
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I share your spare shooting frustration Patrick. Last Thursday I missed 3 in game 1 and 3 in game 2, plus 3 splits game 3. In game 1 twice on right lane I chopped the 3 and 9 off 3-6-9. Game 2's were all single pins. Should have made them.

166-161-188 = 515. Team won 2 of 7 and dropped from 3rd to 4th.

We lost game 1 by 2 pins, won game 2 by 10, and needed 3 of us to mark in 10th frame of game 3 on the left lane that had been slick before the head pin all night. Unbelievably, the 3 of us with the team's highest averages had our shots dive onto the headpin, all of leaving the 4-6-7. A surprising and disappointing way to finish.

Back on the horse tonight.

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Monday SFB wasn't bad... 136-142-122. I wasn't feeling well, and really didn't want to go. DH and I are still battling that crud going around... Supposed to start snowing tomorrow afternoon through Saturday. Maybe that will kill all of the germs!
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Last evening's results: Started out nicely with a 203, slumped to a 167 in game 2, and then fell to pieces in game 3 with a 135 for a 505 series. Better than last week, but really disappointed. I may have to break out my other retired ball! But what I really need is practice! Way too many easy missed spares! My issue is that where I am bowling now is a solid 20 minutes away and the day I prefer to practice -- Friday -- they don't open until 6PM! The house I used to bowl at is closer and opens at 4PM on Friday so I may just go there for practice -- just get some reps in and see if that helps my game!

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Last Thursday I tried a hooking ball I hadn't used. Stayed clean for 213. Lost timing game 2 for 149 with 2 missed spares and three open splits. Switched balls game 3 missed 1 spare and 1 split but had six 9 counts and no doubles for 164 = 526.

Team won 4 of 7. Still in 3rd, 1 out of 2nd and 7 out of 1st.

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Finally some good health news for you Leah! emoticon on your scores.

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My scores were deplorable last night (for me!). Somewhere in the 470's. Thankfully team picked me up and we got 28 out of 25 points. I need some serious practice!

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Finally made it back to Senior Fun Bowling... and I was surprised at how well I bowled! The lanes were bone dry, but I conquered! 161-126-182. 469. Not too shabby for being out three weeks.
I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. We had a very quiet Christmas day. Both DH and I have had colds for two weeks, and my colonoscopy mishap added to the longer recoup.
Saw the gastro doctor today, and no issues. The two polyps were negative and my eating plan is acceptable to the doctor. I'm good for 5 years now. Hallelujah!
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Pretty decent for such a layoff, Patrick. emoticon
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Speaking of missing easy spares, which I do every week (sigh), 5 of them Thursday night and 3 missed splits, one in 10th frame (those really hurt, don't they?).

168-204-175 = 547. Team started the night in 3rd, won 5 of 7, and moved into 2nd.

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Back to the lanes for league play last evening: 200, 209 and a 157 (sigh) for a 566 series. Game 3 was plagued with easy spare misses, and the only salvation was a turkey in frames 9, 10, and 11 (followed by a 7 count) that rescued what would have been a horrible way to end the evening! Team wise, we won 3 our of 4 and got 23 points for the evening.

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Leah, your scores are improving. Feel better soon, and hubby, too.

Hi Cat, a dysfunctional team surely can take the joy out of the game. Good to see you back.

Last Thursday only had 3 missed spares and 1 missed split but couldn't get doubles. Clean game 3. 176-182-191 = 549. Team was 3 of 7 but moved into a tie for second, 3 points from 1st.

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Greetings all and Merry Christmas.
I see I haven't posted in two months.
Most of that time I have been bowling pretty good, until last Wed when I lost my streak.
Our team has been fractured this season with members coming and going with illnesses and injuries and I believe that has played into our team failures and for some of my personal lack of joy. Hopefully we will get it together in the next week and start the second half off on the right foot.
Happy bowling to you all.

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Didn't make it last week... but did fine today...159-139-121.

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Kill the bug! Ugh. Feel better.
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Team won all 7 points again last night and atyed in 3rd after week 11.

Once again rolled the ball well. Compliments from teammates about my shots, but couldn't carry enough doubles to make up for 4 missed spares and 3 missed splits, including 1st frame pocket 7-10. Guess that was an omen for the night.

177-190-167 = 534.

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11/27/16 11:24 A

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emoticon Lou!
Bug has rebounded... hit me early Thanksgiving morning, DH on Friday again. Seems to be going around everywhere... Going to try to get to bowling tomorrow.
Planning on enjoying the Advent season...

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11/26/16 8:11 P

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Hope you and hubby feel better soon, Leah.
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We did not have league last Thursday, Thanksgiving. I would have enjoyed getting a turkey XXX. D'oh! emoticon

On the 17th, I finally got strikes to overcome 2 missed spares and 1 missed split in games 1 and 2 but not game 3's three missed spares.

208-203-161 = 572. Team went 5-2.

Eager to get back to it Thursday but need a couple of practice sessions before then.

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Made it back yesterday to Senior Bowling... not too bad... 148-113-139. Looked better with handicap added, though! DH and I are still getting over stomach bug from last week...
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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emoticon Patrick! Old friends are the best! Maybe the rest of us should go through our closets, too. emoticon

Last week was marginally better but no doubles. 170-169-191 = 530. Team won all 7 in position round and moved to 3rd place of 22 teams.

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Great scores Mitch!
I had league last night and didn't bowl my best. I swear I got tapped so many times though!
178, 203, 179
My average stayed at 187 (good) but our team only took 8 out of 35 possible points. Booooo!

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WOW!! Did my "retired" come through or what? 199, 201 and a 267 for a 667 series! Easily the best game and series this season. Game 3 was most pleasing: strike, spare, spare, and then closed out with a 9 bagger!

We did well team-wide -- 25 out of a possible 36 points! We started our second third of our season so we are off to a great start.

And yes, the "retired" ball is retired no longer!

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Hope you are feeling better, Leah. Why is it so hard for all of us to be healthy on league day? emoticon Consistency is becoming one of your strengths. emoticon

Hey Patrick, let's get t-shirts printed reading: Bowlers United Against 10-Pins! emoticon Way to pull out your second game. emoticon

I realized as I talked with a friend about me giving up bowling that her advice was what I needed to hear ~~ Change your attitude. I have been so disgusted and depressed with my scores so far this season and with the games I feel I lost for the team that I was ready to hang it up but she convinced me to hang in there and take each shot with a more positive attitude. We shall see how tonight goes.

Except for a few good shots last week was another disaster for me: 8 missed spares and 5 missed splits. 161-139-147 = 447, dropped another 2 pins. Team won 3 of 7 and held onto 6th place of 22 teams with position round tonight.

After years of successes, al with all of my bowling knowledge, the past few years' scores have not been satisfying. It might be time to give in and admit my back cramps and pain so far have not allowed me to roll the ball consistently well.

So, will new attitude = better scores? Ever hopeful it will.

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Didn't bowl yesterday... totally exhausted from our Marriage Encounter weekend. We're looking forward to going next week. I drove over 7 hours Friday to get to Atlantic Beach, NC. Due to road construction, it took 2 hours to go 28 miles... what should have taken 5 hours was torture... Luckily, returning Sunday night was a bit better. Just over 5 hours to get home. needless to say, we took another route home... Both of our legs were swollen. Better yesterday morning. Today we feel like ourselves again! LOL!
Hope your week is going well!


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