Olivette Lanes served up a complimentary food buffet on Bowler Appreciation night with Toasted Ravioli, Mostaccioli, Chicken Fingers, Sopapilla and Salad, and of course buckets of beer to wash it down. Don’t get excited boys of Mesquite you would have had to pay for the buckets.
I will start down by the doors and save the best for last.
On 23 & 24, Team Soifer still stinging from their loss to Team Decker in the 3rd quarter finals looked like a team on a mission. They took 20 points from Team Kocher and sit atop the 4th quarter standings. Their Captain, Jon, led the way with a 641 handicap series and all his merry men (Milne, Linton and DiFate) were above average. Team Kocher was carrying a blind and only Don Fuller could hit his average.
On 21 & 22, Team Cowell squared off with Team Weiss. With their Captain in absentia, Team Weiss went down 16-6. Things could have been worse but Katie LaMarsh rallied the troops with a 142 to take Game 3. She “got by with a little help from her friends”. Yes, there was Beatles on the jukebox. Actually the tunes were good all night and cranking with the Seniors in Mesquite. Dan Naes had a 621 handicap series in a supporting role and took their other two points. It was Bob Zangas leading the way for Team Cowell with a 673 handicap series. With that lefty hook he was doing his impersonation of Earl Anthony. Keep it rolling, Bob!
On 19 & 20, Team Lorenz was outmanned (3-2) but not outgunned as they took a 15-7 decision from our 3rd quarter champs, Team Decker. Adam McNutt led the way with a 638 handicap series and nice 188 scratch/241 handicap in Game 1 to set the tone. No one from Team Decker, hungover from their 3rd quarter win, could make their average. After seeing Ralph’s score the first two games I was wondering if he was pulling a Don Lorenz and bowling left handed. He came around in Game3 and posted a 200 game- only one of two on the night- read on. Tom Keeline was the 50/50 winner – $51- not bad at all for a slightly smaller crowd of 24 bowlers (75% attendance).
That takes us down to 17 & 18 where the real bowling happened. Team Cooper forgot it was Monday night- with the exception of Arnold Hadler. Rose, you shouldn’t really leave Arnold alone like that. Shame on you. Arnold had a great night with a 664 handicap series but Team Harris was on fire and Arnold could only take care of his man in a 20-2 decision. Jeannine Conway started off the night with a 221 SCRATCH game/ 294 handicap as Team Harris posted a 911. Jeannine had a 683 handicap series and would only be outdone on the night by husband, Dan, who had a 692. Carl Lane posted a 638 and Team Harris is hot on the heels of Soifer sitting in 2nd place only 8 points back.
See you ALL again next week at Olivette Lanes. I don’t want to see any blinds on the board. No excuses, let’s make it happen!