This was a hard-won 500 because of my spare game, which may have been my best spare game night ever. I was definitely struggling first ball, but something John Zawalick told my table at the NEBA awards dinner last month (to take as much care on spares as you do first ball) clicked. Pretty much every spare I made felt good off my hand, and I made most of what I was supposed to. I suppose if I get my spare game back first, the strikes should follow soon enough. 🙂
Average (9 games): 162
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 495
Team won three of four, largely on Ed Godino Jr.’s first two games.