My 2015-16 season in review

This post has been my usual season-end “by the numbers” post, but I decided to “rebrand” it “season in review”, as I was bowling two leagues last season for the first time. The bulk of it will be the usual, but I’ll also post my Sunday Niters numbers at the end of it to determine differences between my two leagues. First, as always, comparing my Brunswick Mixed first-ball stats (last season’s numbers before the pipe):

Strike percentage: 32.3% | 30.7%
Pocket shots: 64.0% | 58.0%
Carry percentage: 46.9% (322/686) | 48.4% (317/655)
Double rate: 32.0% (106/331) | 30.2% (101/334)
Average first-ball count: 8.6 | 8.5
Average first-ball non-strike count: 7.9 | 7.9

I was definitely hitting the pocket less, which may be the function of a declining physical game. It’s hard for me to find practice time with some of my other obligations, but I do need to practice more to become more consistent. Second ball now:

Overall spare percentage: 55.7% (384/690) | 59.1% (443/750)
Single-pin spare percentage: 67.6% (188/278) | 74.8 (208/278)
Multi-pin spare percentage: 60.3% (185/307) | 58.8% (221/376)
Makeable (non-split) percentage: 63.8% (373/585) | 65.6% (429/654)
Split conversion percentage: 10.5% (11/105) | 14.6% (14/96)
Washout conversion percentage: 28.6% (10/35) | 26.1% (12/46)
Percentage on single 10 pin: 60.6% (63/104) | 69.8% (74/106)
Percentage on single 7 pin: 61.2% (41/67) | 72.7% (32/44)

My spare game was what showed the most improvement year-to-year, particularly picking up my corner pins. This was probably the biggest part of my average improving by a pin over last year.

Now, my Sunday Niters numbers:

Strike percentage: 29.0%
Pocket shots: 58.5%
Carry percentage: 45.3% (239/528)
Double rate: 31.6% (79/250)
Average first-ball count: 8.5
Average first-ball non-strike count: 7.9

Overall spare percentage: 54.5% (335/615)
Single-pin spare percentage: 68.1% (177/260)
Multi-pin spare percentage: 53.8% (147/273)
Makeable (non-split) percentage: 60.8% (324/533)
Split conversion percentage: 13.4% (11/82)
Washout conversion percentage: 12.1% (4/33)
Percentage on single 10 pin: 54.7% (58/106)
Percentage on single 7 pin: 70.4% (38/54)

Most of these numbers are lower than the ones in my other league, and I don’t know if the different lane conditions (we are sometimes bowling after tournaments) or the quicker pace of bowling (three on a team rather than five) affects that more. My double rate was slightly higher, but not high enough for my average to at least be the same as in my Wednesday night league.

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