Week 19 of the 99th Season!
Another great night of bowling and fun. Some had more fun that others (me).
The cold weather returned and almost all the lanes were full. We only had a few missing.
A few missing clearly prefer warmer locations during the St. Louis winters. Gary Jones has been avoiding the cold weather (and missing bowling) for several weeks in the “islands”. Team Wicks was also missing Terry Werner (claims a back problem after touring Australia). Tom Keeline was in Aruba.
And the countdown for the Golf Trip to NV is entering the final stage for a big bunch of bowlers. ANTICIPATION!
The 50/50 drawing got some participation from some “outsiders” and it paid off. The winner of $50 was a few lanes down from Rotary. All good fun.
Team Wicks reversed fortunes with Team Loscale. Althought we tied for the first game – Paul Holt had to mark in the 10th and score big on the final ball. Team Loscale got everything working for the final two games – they had no points last week to winning 18 this.
It is always interesting to see wide variety of ball tosses. For our hard ball throwers, we offer Derrick Wendling and Richard Warriner. These guys clock in up to 22 mph on the lane radar. Pins do things rarely seen. Remember Corey Malone?
You can see guys with smooth deliveries – simply laying the ball on the lanes, Blake Critzas and Dave Cowell are great examples.
Many more loft the ball well down the lane. Mine usually hits the lane about ½ way to the second arrow.
The real story on the lanes is how those ball make big scores.
Richard Warriner had a spectacular first game at 244 scratch, 313 handicap. Hard ball paid off – this is likely the winner for high handicap game. He ended up second to Cowell for handicap series at 723 and in 4th place for the season.
But softer deliveries paid off for David Cowell. He ended the night with three 200+ games at 668 scratch, 728 handicap. This is current 3rd place for the year (Brandhorst and Critzas lead).
Don Klackner was in the running too. 617 series on the same lanes with Cowell. Dan Scott also bowling with Cowell and Klackner ended the night with a 680 handicap series. Maybe Don had these lanes “fixed”?
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