The excitement of the new season continued into week 2. The noise level, however, was more subdued with the absence of Matt Weiss and Jack Windish. They will return next week and Don Klackner and Ashley will be happier (as will the rest of the league).
Steve LaFara’s bowling average increased by 30 pins after his outstanding 654 scratch series, 690 handicap series, last week. Giving minus 18 pins a game did not deter Steve this week as he rolled a 656 scratch series with games of 241, 223 and 192. Kevin Hadler trailed Steve in head to head scratch games but his 624 handicap series yielded two points as Steve’s 54 pin handicap resulted in a 602 series.
Kent Steinbrueck experienced the wonders of handicaps when he turned his 223 scratch game and 548 scratch series into the league’s high handicap game, 279, and high handicap series, 716. He also had a 202 game. Esther Lauer used her handicap to turn a nice 142 scratch game into a very nice 255 handicap game and 630 handicap series.
David Hadler’s 210 first game score fell short of dad Kevin’s 225. Also, Blake Critzas rolled a nice 213 second game and Ralph Decker had a 216 third game.
The Losciale team took 15 points from the Finch, aka Cowell, team to gain the league lead with 33 points, one point ahead of Hadler. The Wicks team’s 20 point win over the Fuller team boosted them into third place with 28 points. The Fuller team continues to support the rest of the league with four points earned in two nights of bowling.
Esther Lauer won $46 in the 50/50. That win coupled with her 255 handicap game made it a very good night for Esther.
See you next Monday for week 3 bowling.