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One Pin Ken

Posted by Ken February 20, 2013 Spring 2013, Week 5 View Score Sheets

With a huge snowstorm scheduled to hit Kansas City this week, the fire from the lanes of Week #5 GutterAlley action could easily melt it away. This season continues to be one of the best in the league's history as another twelve 200+ games were added to the overall tally, bringing our collective total up to 74 in the first five weeks (the all-time record is 183 rolled in the Spring 2007 session). Despite the big scores, only two teams managed to move in the league standings with everyone else pretty much staying put. Ready to get into the details? Read on...The last time the core of these two teams met, it was their winner-take-all battle for the Fall 2012 title with the guys splitting the series at 2-games apiece. Some things never change. After taking Game #1 behind anchor Ryan Doll's 615 series, Dragon Balls jumped out to an early lead. That's when Snakes on a Lane's seemingly possessed Ken M. Wilson took over. Nearly rolling a perfect game – he threw 11 strikes total along with a single spare in the third frame – Wilson propelled his team to a huge Game #2 victory with his 764 series, the second highest in league history, while earning #1 Power Ranked bowler honors along the way. Game #3 came down to a 10th frame showdown with Doll outpacing the Snakes' anchor Carl Goetz to seal the victory. Total pins, however, went to the Snakes to split the matchup at 2-2 each. Wilson and crew remain in 1st by total pins while Dragon Balls fall one spot into 5th place.Last week, Will Strike if Provoked's Phil Schroeder led his team with a 566 series. For his encore performance, this week's Most Valuable Bowler once again shot a 566 series – this time against opponents Three Strikes and You're Out!. Phil's MVB nod, the 12th in his career, ties him for the most MVBs in league history with Jason Carpio. After taking the first two games in the 10th frame, Will Strike found some resistance in the form of Three Strikes' Angela Bradford. Rolling her personal best game of the season so far – a 208 – Bradford swung the tide in the matchup to not only take Game #3 but total pins as well. AB's 538 series now leads the season for Women's High Series Scratch. With the two wins each, Will Strike if Provoked remains in 2nd with Three Strikes & You're Out a game behind them in 3rd place.Jokingly referred to as "The Battle for Last Place" by Kody Karnes before the night began, the 7th place Brunk Enough to Dowl took on 8th place Ballz Out on Lanes 45 & 46...and while neither team ended up moving at all in the league standings, the distance between the two has narrowed significantly. Games #1 and #2 went easily to Ballz Out, with the team's anchor Cliff Barendsen putting up the most fire power with his 584 series. Karnes, easily this season's top Rookie of the Season contender, put up a 635 series to keep his team in the fight and took Game #3 to keep from getting blanked. Total pins went to Ballz Out by a sizable margin. Ballz Out improves to 5-15 on the season as compared to Brunk Enough's 6-14 record. The final matchup of the night found Murder, He Wrote needing to bounce back after back-to-back beat downs the previous two weeks. The victims they put into their crosshairs? The men of Split It and Hit It. With anchor Bill Krejci putting up a 611 series, Murder, He Wrote emphatically took both Games #1 and #2. On the verge of being swept, Split It's Matt Bunyard put up his highest game to date in the league – a 181 – to stave off the Murderous onslaught. Dennis Blake put up the biggest series for Split It & Hit It, a 490. Despite the 100+ pin margin of victory in Game #3, total pins still went to Murder, He Wrote, who remains in 4th place. Split It & Hit It remain in 6th place, just a single game ahead of the team in seventh.Bowlers wondering if this season will see the most business within The 200 Club include: Angela Bradford (208), Bill Krejci (235), Cliff Barendsen (211), Ian Goetz (213, 212), Ken M. Wilson (236, 279, 249), Kody Karnes (212, 256), Phil Schroeder (207), and Ryan Doll (243).The second week of Tournament of Champions action is now in the books, with Division #1 still being dominated by Wilson (12) with Cliff Barendsen (4) behind him. Even with an off night, Cory Chorpenning (6) continues to be the tops in Division #2 with Kody Karnes (4) in second. Division #3 saw Phil Schroeder (9) leapfrog closest competitor Freda Schroeder (7) while Division #4's absent Mark DeVoe (6) managed to remain ahead of the rest of the pack. Michael Smith (3) and Sarah West (3) finish off the biggest point getters in the fourth division. Nominations for this season's Hall of Fame inductee are still open and accepting bids for the next several weeks. We have 59 people eligible for enshrinement but only one will officially make it in this season. Please take a moment to nominate a person who you think is worthy. Thank you!See you next Tuesday!


Phil Schroeder
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Ken Wilson
Runner Up:
Kody Karnes


Ken M. Wilson
Runner Up:
Phil Schroeder

"Well, thank God I'm bowling Cory in the first round!"

Scott Murdock, after checking on his ToC seeding matchup and seeing Chorpenning's 106 score.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Snakes on a Lane 14-6 .700 12,091 n/a
2 Will Strike If Provoked 14-6 .700 10,244 n/a
3 Three Strikes and You're Out! 13-7 .650 9,524 n/a
4 Murder, He Wrote 11-9 .550 10,184 +1
5 Dragon Balls 10-10 .500 10,310 -1
6 Split It and Hit It 7-13 .350 7,849 n/a
7 Brunk Enough to Dowl 6-14 .300 8,191 n/a
8 Ballz Out 5-15 .250 8,623 n/a
Top Individual Achievements for Week 5
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Ken Wilson - 764
Kody Karnes - 635
Ryan Doll - 615
Bill Krejci - 611
Ian Goetz - 595
Angela Bradford - 538
Anita Osthoff - 523
Freda Schroeder - 502
Sabrina Gray - 350
Sarah Lynch - 234
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Ken Wilson - 764
Kody Karnes - 668
Bill Krejci - 644
Phil Schroeder - 642
Cliff Barendsen - 634
Angela Bradford - 614
Anita Osthoff - 614 (t)
Freda Schroeder - 593
Sabrina Gray - 542
Sarah Lynch - 474
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Ken Wilson - 279
Kody Karnes - 256
Ryan Doll - 243
Bill Krejci - 235
Ian Goetz - 213
Angela Bradford - 208
Anita Osthoff - 183
Freda Schroeder - 183 (t)
Sabrina Gray - 144
Sarah Lynch - 87
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Ken Wilson - 279
Kody Karnes - 267
Bill Krejci - 246
Ryan Doll - 245
Matt Bunyard - 233
Angela Bradford - 233
Anita Osthoff - 213
Freda Schroeder - 213 (t)
Sabrina Gray - 208
Sarah Lynch - 167
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Kody Karnes - 70
Ken Wilson - 63
Bill Krejci - 49
Matt Bunyard - 47
Ryan Doll - 46
Angela Bradford - 40
Sabrina Gray - 24
Anita Osthoff - 21
Freda Schroeder - 21 (t)

4 Responses to “One Pin Ken”

  1. avatar Ken says:

    Even though Scoot’s got the GutterQuote this week, I still loved Cory’s moment of reflection at the end of the night:

    “Jeez, I got beat…by Scoot.”

  2. avatar ScooterJ says:

    “Getting beat by Scoot” is rapidly becoming a standard bowling unit of measurement.

  3. avatar Ken says:

    I dunno, Scoot…Cory’s Game #1 this week even bested your Game #1 from last week. ;)

  4. avatar ScooterJ says:

    Perhaps, but I at least converted mine into an entry on the “Feelin’ It” Top 25 List. :)

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