The ladies were out in force last night. Beth Russell. Katie LaMarsh, Denise Hoxsey, and Mary Lee Block were gracing the lanes. We also had a special visitor – Karyn Poe was visiting to cheer on Earl. That support must have been working. Earl got a 196 on his first game and finished with a 652 handicap series.
Ralph Decker had a wardrobe malfunction. One of his bowling shoes lost its sole. While improvising with super glue, Ralph rented house shoes. I was going to avoid it, but what the heck. One could say that Ralph had no “soul”. Ralph doesn’t really look like a “Soul Man”.
Matt Wilson was there helping out his team and we are all happy to see him. As a matter of “friendship”, in the first game when Bob Kocher dropped a gutter ball in the first frame. Matt shared the pain by tossing almost a gutter ball (1 pin) at the time beside Kocher.
If anyone feels luck, the 50/50 pot at the alley has been pretty good. Doc Jones won last night for his $74 share. If Doc can win, anyone can. Even if you don’t bowl, come by and play the 50/50. Better odds than the Powerball.
Doug Russell, new Rotarian and spouse of President Beth, was having fun. After a spectacular strike, he started, “There is a God”, so there must have been a prayer going with the ball. He must have been a good boy, because he quickly followed with another strike.
Five bowlers had 200+ games, Dave Cowell (224), Steve LaFara, Don Lorenz, Don Klackner, and Blake Critzas. Dave Cowell was the most consistent with a 601 scratch series.
For handicap series, we had a bunch of folks well over their handicap – lead by Dave Cowell (667) but followed closely by Earl Poe, Ken Schuman, Rich Losciale, and Don Lorenz.
Denise Hoxsey took high game for the Ladies at 138. But Katie LaMarsh took handicap honors with a 644 series – her handicap will take a hit for this.
On team play, there was nothing “close”. Both teams Decker and Linton-Finch took all 22 points, Teams Bossi and Handle-Hadler took 16 and 14 respectively.
However, to date team standings are still close with only a 41 to 24 spread from top to bottom. Plenty of time for any team to win the quarter.