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The Cream Rises

Posted by Ken September 4, 2012 Fall 2012, Week 2 View Score Sheets

The ever-volatile Week #2 of any season is historically fraught with disasters. Many people who shot lights out in the the first week of this session are brought back down to reality while others who struggled or held back find themselves on the opposite side of the equation. This season's second week was no exception. In the end, two teams have started out with a near perfect 7-1 win record while the remainder of the league is batting .500 or less. In the lead off match of the evening, Bobby Belt and The Facebook Friends looked to bounce back after their poor start last week. Making his first appearance on his new team this season, Bill Krejci lit up the lanes with a 563 series to lead The Belt to a 3-1 victory over opponents Split It and Hit It. Despite a great start to take Game #1, Dennis Blake's team-leading 482 series was just not enough to earn Split It more than their lone victory. With the wins, The Belt moves up two spots to 3rd while Split It and Hit It fall one place down to 8th place.On lanes 43 & 44, the Turkey Hunters' very own Freda Schroeder bowled over her 136 average all three games to earn not only Most Valuable Bowler honors but also came out as this week's #1 Power Ranked bowler in their matchup against the mighty Pocket Pounders. Dennis "Pops" Laube led the team once again, this week with a 524 series, as the team booked their first sweep of the season. The Pounders' anchor Ryan Doll shot a 567 series to lead his team in the losing effort. The Turkey Hunters gobble up two spots to find themselves in 2nd while the Pocket Pounders slide one spot down into 4th place.The third battle of the evening played out like a true roller coaster ride. Ballz Out, led by Cliff Barendsen and his 349 series, struck first to take Game #1 from opponents Sexual Chocolate. Anchor Jason Carpio rallied his Chocolate troops with his 550 series for a Game #2 victory to even the score. Game #3 came down to the 10th frame with Ballz Out taking it only to drop total pins to Sexual Chocolate, unable to overcome the margin of victory in Game #2 and splitting the series 2-2. The wins keep Sexual Chocolate in 6th while Ballz Out use their new notches to ascend one spot into 7th place.The last pair of lanes in the bowling alley witnessed a showdown between two powerhouse teams that did not play out like the predictions called for at all – FTOP absolutely demolished the Mayan Apocalypse in a 4-0 sweep. With David Codding's 625 series leading the way (including a season-leading 258 game in Game #1), FTOP taking each game by nearly a 100-pin margin. The Apocalypse's anchor Carl Goetz, despite an off night, led his team with a 511 series. The four victories keep FTOP atop the league standings in first place while the four losses force the Mayans to evacuate three spots, landing in 5th place.Bowlers anxiously awaiting Octoberfest beer showing up in The 200 Club this week include: Carl Goetz (213), David Codding (258), Jason Carpio (215), John Boren (205), Pat Searcy (201), and Ryan Doll (216). For those of you that bowled last season, you'll remember the Tournament of Champions. With 32 bowlers in this session, everyone will qualify into one of the four divisions to do battle with everyone else throughout the season. Initial seedings are currently up but, of course, nothing is set in stone until averages have been calculated following Week #3. If you would like to participate monetarily in the Tournament, just slip an additional $2 into the prize fund envelope next week and write your initials in the "TOC" column next to your name. See you next Tuesday!


Freda Schroeder
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Freda Schroeder
Runner Up:
David Codding


Ken M. Wilson
Runner Up:
Freda Schroeder

"At least he didn't get it in Ken's hair this time."

Jason Carpio, after witnessing the floor becoming all wet (from a spilled beer) and overhead AJ ask if Scoot had become all excited.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 FTOP 7-1 .875 4,499 n/a
2 Turkey Hunters 7-1 .875 3,953 +2
3 Bobby Belt and the Facebook Friends 4-4 .500 3,586 +2
4 Pocket Pounders 3-5 .375 4,130 -1
5 Mayan Apocalypse 3-5 .375 4,002 -3
6 Sexual Chocolate 3-5 .375 3,184 n/a
7 Ballz Out 3-5 .375 2,488 +1
8 Split It and Hit It 2-6 .250 3,148 -1
Top Individual Achievements for Week 2
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
David Codding - 625
Ken Wilson - 583
Ryan Doll - 567
Bill Krejci - 563
Jason Carpio - 550
Freda Schroeder - 470
Anita Osthoff - 433
Teresa Deterding - 315
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
David Codding - 646
Jason Carpio - 622
Ryan Doll - 612
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 604
Ken Wilson - 599
Freda Schroeder - 623
Anita Osthoff - 567
Teresa Deterding - 504
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
David Codding - 258
Ryan Doll - 216
Jason Carpio - 215
Carl Goetz - 213
John Boren - 205
Anita Osthoff - 176
Freda Schroeder - 166
Teresa Deterding - 112
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
David Codding - 265
Jason Carpio - 239
Ryan Doll - 231
Todd Way - 220
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 217
Mark DeVoe - 217 (t)
Anita Osthoff - 220
Freda Schroeder - 217
Teresa Deterding - 175
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
David Codding - 67
Jason Carpio - 45
Ryan Doll - 35
Mark DeVoe - 34
Todd Way - 32
Anita Osthoff - 32
Freda Schroeder - 30

One Response to “The Cream Rises”

  1. avatar AJ Hofmann says:

    One of the best Gutter Quotes ever! Can we have a Hall of Fame/Voting page for them? :)

    Also, I think it’s about time Scooter works on his prediction math, next week’s look even crazier!

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