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Pole Position

Posted by Ken March 6, 2012 Spring 2012, Week 8 View Score Sheets

As dictated by the schedule the 8th week of the league is always the position round. a week in which the matchups are set by where teams fall in the standings. The results of this particular week have historically done one of two things: the league standings either tighten up as underdogs best their opponents or dominant teams truly leave a message and extend their leads over their closest competitors. This season's position round was a mixture of both. Reigning champions Turkey Hunters wasted no time in dismantling the bowlers of Strange Bedfellows. Easily cruising to a 3-1 matchup victory – and almost pulling off the sweep following a late rally in Game #3 – the Turkeys extend their lead over the rest of the league to six games. Aubrey Moren, who continues to raise his average on an almost weekly basis these days and earned #1 Power Ranked bowler honors in the process, dominated the league with his 660 series. Despite a large box of Justin Bieber cupcakes in honor of birthday girls Freda Schroeder and Sabrina Gray, the Bedfellows' could do no better than Carl Goetz's 599 series in the losing effort. The Strange Bedfellows fell asleep and woke up in 3rd place.What do you do when your team dynamic has been off and on? Brown Belt Jones tried something new and it paid off in spades. Completely changing their bowling order, the boys with The Belt completely whipped the now .500 X-Men to log the only sweep of the night. With newly christened anchor – and this week's Most Valuable BowlerBill Krejci leading the way with an impressive 634 series and – I can't believe I'm about to write this – Scott Murdock shooting his new personal high game (a 235!), Brown Belt Jones moved up into 2nd place. The X-Men, led by an off Ryan Doll and his 542 series, remain in 4th place...but by only a single game.What has gotten into Splits or Swallows? Apparently some spunk. Facing opponents ACE2S, Swallows' very own AJ Hofmann figured it was high-time he rolled his personal best series and put up a team leading 487 to lead his team to a 3-1 matchup victory. The team nearly came away with a clean sweep if not for the ACE2S' Eric Lynch rallying with a game 42 pins over his average in Game #3 to earn the victory by 27. Lynch finished the night with a team leading 457 series. With the wins, Splits or Swallows remain in 5th place but have successfully cut the distance between them and fourth place by a single game. The ACE2S stagnate in 6th place.In what has been deemed "The Battle for Last Place" each position round, the 7th and 8th place teams met up Tuesday night to beat up on one another. In the night's tightest contest, each game was settled by the smallest of margins. Bowled to Death came out firing to take Game #1 by 23 pins, compliments of anchor Eric Lemmon's 189 game (Lemmon went on to have the team's highest series of the evening, booking a 429). Game #2 went to Ballsagna, with anchor Russell Madsen's best game of the night en route to his 444 series. Game #3, as well as total pins, came down to the wire with Game #3 and total going to Bowled to Death by a mere nine pins, total pins by ten. The 3-1 win by Bowled to Death inches them up to 7th place by a total pins tie-breaker while Ballsagna now sits in the cellar.Bowlers positioning themselves for a trip into The 200 Club this week include: Aubrey Moren (243, 218), Bill Krejci (201, 211, 222), Bob Brunker (224), Carl Goetz (204, 224), Freda Schroeder (206), Ian Goetz (203), Ryan Doll (200), and Scott Murdock (235).Nominations for the Hall of Fame this season are now closed. The six candidates up for enshrinement this season will be announced next Tuesday.The race to qualify for the finals in the Tournament of Champions continue. At the halfway mark, Division #1's top two seeds are Carl Goetz (10 points) and Ryan Doll (9 points). The top point earner in Division #2 is Aubrey Moren (25 points) and then there's a tie between Dennis Laube and Seth Gunderson, both with 8 points. Division #3 has Jonathan Vigliaturo leading the way with 13 points with Rob Kaszuba behind him with 10 points. Division #4 finds Eric Lemmon leading the charge with 13 points and Russell Madsen just a point behind him with 12. See you next Tuesday!

THIS WEEK'S MVB


Bill Krejci
Runner Up:
(See Posting)

  #1 POWER BOWLER


Aubrey Moren
Runner Up:
Bill Krejci

  #1 H2H BOWLER


Aubrey Moren
Runner Up:
Bill Krejci

  FROM THE GUTTER (GUTTER QUOTE)
"Damn, you'd think with that lisp he'd have more experience going all the way down."

Deena Slinkard, after watching Scoot do a pathetic half-pushup.

EXPANDED STANDINGS
Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 The Turkey Hunters 27-5 .844 20,113 n/a
2 Brown Belt Jones 21-11 .656 20,177 +1
3 Strange Bedfellows 20-12 .625 20,721 -1
4 X-Men 16-16 .500 18,701 n/a
5 Splits or Swallows? 15-17 .469 17,235 n/a
6 ACE2S 11-21 .344 14,381 n/a
7 Bowled to Death 9-23 .281 15,095 +1
8 Ballsagna 9-23 .281 15,017 -1
Top Individual Achievements for Week 8
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Aubrey Moren - 660
Bill Krejci - 634
Carl Goetz - 599
Ken Wilson - 568
Phil Schroeder - 547
Angela Bradford - 563
Freda Schroeder - 524
Anita Osthoff - 465
Sabrina Gray - 410
Teresa Deterding - 368
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Aubrey Moren - 693
Bill Krejci - 686
AJ Hofmann - 640
Phil Schroeder - 633
Dennis Laube - 609
Angela Bradford - 632
Freda Schroeder - 605
Sabrina Gray - 592
Anita Osthoff - 573
Alexandra Avila - 569
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Aubrey Moren - 243
Scott Murdock - 235
Bob Brunker - 224
Carl Goetz - 224 (t)
Bill Krejci - 222
Ian Goetz - 203
Freda Schroeder - 206
Angela Bradford - 198
Anita Osthoff - 161
Teresa Deterding - 152
Sabrina Gray - 145
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Scott Murdock - 273
Aubrey Moren - 254
Bob Brunker - 251
Eric Lemmon - 242
Bill Krejci - 239
Freda Schroeder - 233
Angela Bradford - 221
Sabrina Gray - 205
Alexandra Avila - 199
Anita Osthoff - 197
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Scott Murdock - 83
Bob Brunker - 58
Aubrey Moren - 57
Eric Lemmon - 56
Bill Krejci - 44
Freda Schroeder - 40
Angela Bradford - 27
Sabrina Gray - 21
Alexandra Avila - 19
Kristie Carter - 11


One Response to “Pole Position”

  1. avatar Bruce Willis says:

    Yipeee Ki Yay!

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