Apr. 28 Brunswick Mixed recap (with standings update)

Last week’s bowling, frame-by-frame

I seemed to be at least decent through two games, except that I couldn’t make a 10 pin to close it out, and I hit the skids in the third game, to the point where I thought I needed a ball change. Whatever it was, I was definitely fishing for the pocket, and it hurt us.

Result: 186-177-114=477
Average (81 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 166
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 509

It turned out my team got the worst of bad lanes, but we managed to win the second game.

Interactive standings after Week 29 (Week 13 of 2nd half)

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 18 points behind the leaders, Last Empire, who lead Never Lucky by a point, 10th Frame Magic by a point-and-a-half, and BBOB, our opponents tomorrow night by 5.5 points. As this is the penultimate week of the 2nd half, here are the other matchups: Last Empire vs. 10th Frame Magic, and Never Lucky vs. Maggie’s Warriors.

Kevin did manage to sweep the board in the men’s “B” division last week (see standing sheet page).

Shawn Coles tosses 300 in Brunswick Mixed

Going the opposite of the usual and recognizing my league secretary first, with the trey last week, which his wife captured not just the last strike, but the three strikes in the 10th, on video and sent my way. As the only thing he wasn’t on yet was Instagram, I decided to put him there first:

Congrats buddy! 🎳😁👍

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 28 standings update

Interactive standings after Week 28 (Week 12 of 2nd half)

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th place, 17 points behind the leaders, Never Lucky, who lead Last Empire by a point and 10th Frame Magic and BBOB by 3.5 points. Maggie’s Warriors are the opponents tonight.

Note: If Last Empire wins the second half, there would be no roll-off, as they won the first half.

Happily for me, my 218 was good for the high scratch and handicap (246) game of the week in the men’s “D” division last week (see standing sheet page).

Apr. 21 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last week’s bowling, frame-by-frame

This was one of those cases when all of my score was in one game, because I either couldn’t make shots or lost carry after the first game. The unkindest cut was at the end, with three open frames (the last two splits) when I still could have saved something out of it.

Result: 218-147-144=509
Average (78 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 563

Kevin did return last week, which was why my spirits were immediately better. The team did manage to take first and third games and total.

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 27 standings update

Interactive standings after Week 27 (Week 11 of 2nd half)

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 17 points behind the leaders, Never Lucky, who lead Last Empire by a point, BBOB by 2.5 points, and 4 On 9 Man and 10th Frame Magic by 3.5 points. Motley Crew will provide our opposition tonight. Note: There are four weeks remaining in the second half, as we count our roll-off as our 32nd week.

Randi did have the high handicap series in the women’s “A” division last week (noted on this page of the standing sheet).

Apr. 14 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 27 bowling, frame-by-frame

I might have had a little bit of a “hangover” effect from last week in the first game, but I cleaned up the single-pin mistakes the rest of the night and had better games the rest of the night from there. The second game was about as hard as I can ever remember working for a clean game, except for maybe one (I don’t remember exactly when) in which I had to convert a couple of splits to stay clean.

Result: 148-195-171=514
Average (75 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 565

Lisa was officially removed from the team (😢), and we were again without Kevin. Our fortunes were brighter, however, winning second and third games and total.

Apr. 7 Brunswick Mixed recap (inc. standings update)

Last week’s bowling, frame-by-frame

I got hit by the “Curse of the Vacant,” as I was feeling off-kilter at the start and never really got untracked all night, with no competition to motivate me. Of the six strikes I threw, only two of those were together, and I missed more spares than I made. The humor I saw in the night is that I hit a “slot machine” score with the fours.

Result: 160-137-147=444
Average (72 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 171
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 572

Again, I was bowling with just Randi, but we did just well enough to win three points; yes, I cost us the second game. 😢

Interactive standings after Week 26 (Week 10 of 2nd half)

Creeden’s Mustangs are now 17 points behind the leading Never Lucky, who lead Last Empire by a point, BBOB by a point and a half, and 4 On 9 Man and 10th Frame Magic by 3.5 points. Strike Machine will be the opponents tonight.

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 25 league standings update

Interactive standings after Week 25 (Week 9 of 2nd half)

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 18 points behind a tie for first between Last Empire and Never Lucky, with BBOB 2.5 points behind the tie in 3rd and 10th Frame Magic 3.5 points behind the lead in 4th. We will be bowling for our points against the vacant tonight.

With my handicap added, my 256 last week was the high game in the league’s men’s “D” division last week.

Sean Richard 278/791, Keith Kaestner 289 highlight Apr. 1 Patriots league scoring

There was plenty to go with last week in the Patriots league, starting with “Ka$h” posting 278-245-268 for a 791 (see recap, Lane 45) and Jon Hester bowling 279-257-217 for a 753 (same recap, Lane 46; Note: Match actually took place on 53-54 due to breakdown). Keith Kaestner provided the other big highlight of the league’s week, with a 289 game (see high scores), with Mike Major and Stan Lewis also having 279 games, and Mike Trent Jr. a 276.

Nice bowling, all around! 🎳😎

Mar. 31 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 25 bowling, frame-by-frame

To my credit, I had my best game of the season (the second game) after a nearly two week layoff due to my feared (but unfounded) COVID exposure. However, with the single-pin spare misses, it was also a missed opportunity, as the fill from making all of my single pins would have given me a 600 series. The detox and polish of the Tropical is still proving to be a good call, however, as it’s giving me my best look, by far.

Result: 181-226-147=554
Average (69 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 176
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 509

Team had two members absent, but still won the second game against the second half leaders.

Ray Fischer tosses 300/761, Brian Egan 289, Jon Hester 279 in Patriots league

Ray Fischer has been a great competitor at Westgate for many years, and continues to be one even today, proving it last Thursday night in the Patriots league, capping off a night in which he started 215-246 with a 300 for a 761 set (see recap, Lane 49). Brian Egan also had a 289 game that night, and Jon Hester a 279 (see high scores).

Stephen Major, Ray’s grandson, recorded and sent me the video shown below:

Congrats Ray, and nice bowling Brian & Jon! 🎳👏