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Back in the Saddle Again

Posted by Ken May 14, 2013 Spring 2013, Week 16 View Score Sheets

The Spring 2013 season came to a conclusion Tuesday night with league champions Will Strike if Provoked staving off a surging Dragons Balls in a Finals showdown. Congratulations to Phil Schroeder, Dennis "Pops" Laube, Freda Schroeder, and Aubrey Moren who regain their crown after letting others borrow it last season. These four have finished atop the league standings three of the past four seasons. Ready to see how the rest of the night ended? Let's get it...After last week's narrow finish, the battle for the championship was slated to be a good one. With eventual champions Will Strike if Provoked needing only to win a single game to wrap it all up, last season's runner-ups – Dragon Balls – stood in their way. After a blowout in Game #1, Doll's Dragons looked to be on their way to a repeat of when they last met in the position round. However, that's when Will Strike's Aubrey Moren woke up and the entire Dragon Balls team went to bed. Leading his team to the championship, Moren ended his night with a 637 series en route to their 3-1 matchup victory...sealing the title in Game #2. Ryan Doll put up the most firepower for the Balls, ending with a below-average 569. This is Dennis "Pops" Laube's 7th title (on his 70th birthday!), Freda and Phil's 5th, and Aubrey's 4th. Congrats to the Spring 2013 season champions! The Dragon Balls end their season, once again, in 2nd place.In the battle between 3rd and 4th place, Snakes on a Lane came out firing. With Ken M. Wilson leading the way with his 652 series, the team managed to outlast opponents Murder, He Wrote – despite a #1 Power Ranked bowler performance from Murder's Seth Gunderson, who also led his team with a 568 series – to earn one of two sweeps racked up in the Finals. With the wins, the Snakes finish in 3rd place despite having earned the distinction of being the second best team in league history. It don't mean a thing if you ain't earned that ring. The two teams swap places with Murder, He Wrote taking over 4th place. When it comes to placing bets on a team on the move, it's pretty safe to wager on Brunk Enough to Dowl. With rookie sensation Kody Karnes leading the way with a 640 series to end his initial season in our league as the 4th best bowler in GutterAlley history, the team also got huge output from this week's Most Valuable Bowler Eric Lynch to book the second sweep of the night. Opponents Three Strikes and You're Out!, led by Bob Brunker and his 516 series, simply never recovered after their 3-pin loss in Game #1. Despite both teams ending with a 31-33 record, Three Strikes takes 5th with their total pins tiebreaker – a full 2,274 ahead – while Brunk Enough wraps up their run in 6th place.The true comeback victory of the evening took place in the matchup down on Lanes 47 & 48 where opponents Split It and Hit It faced off against Ballz Out. With the Ballz' Cliff Barendsen hoisting a team-leading 516 series, the crew seemed to be on a roll after taking both Games #1 and #2. However, Game #3 is when Split It took over and completely reversed the momentum of the matchup. Battling back and splitting the series at 2-2, every member of Split It and Hit It ended with a series above his own average, with anchor Dennis Blake leading the charge with his 532. With the two wins, both teams remain firmly in their respective positions on the standings with Split It and Hit It finishing their second season in the league in 7th place while Ballz Out fills the ominous 8th place spot. Bowlers slapping high fives for contributing to the seasons with the most 200+ games ever in The 200 Club this week include: Aubrey Moren (238, 205), Bill Krejci (213), Carl Goetz (201, 233, 206), Ian Goetz (202), Ken M. Wilson (211, 216, 225), Kody Karnes (245, 228), Ryan Doll (213), and Seth Gunderson (212).The Tournament of Champions came down to the wire with Kody Karnes from Division #2 besting Mark DeVoe from Division #4 to win the whole thing. Both men will find extra money in their prize envelopes next week for their 1st and 2nd place finishes.Other people receiving bonuses in their prize envelopes during our Fun Night include:Women's High Series Scratch - Angela Bradford (557) = $20Men's High Series Scratch - Ken M Wilson (764) = $20Women's High Game Scratch - Freda Schroeder (213) = $20Men's High Game Scratch - Bill Krejci (279) = $20Women's High Series Handicap - Anita Osthoff (636) = $10Men's High Series Handicap - Kody Karnes (719) = $10Women's High Game Handicap - Sarah West (225) = $10Men's High Game Handicap - Seth Gunderson (281) = $10The first place team will also receive extra money in their envelopes as well as this season's Actual Most Valuable Bowler. Voting is now open for the Spring 2013 Season Favorites, including a brand new category in honor of league legend Pat Searcy – the Pat Searcy "Life of the Party" Award, presented to the individual that made Tuesday nights a hell of a lot more fun. Please take a minute and cast your ballot today! Voting will remain open until noon on Tuesday, May 21st.Finally, this season's Hall of Fame inductee will be announced and awarded his trophy – a bowling pin painted in his likeness. See you next Tuesday!

THIS WEEK'S MVB


Eric Lynch
Runner Up:
(See Posting)

  #1 POWER BOWLER


Seth Gunderson
Runner Up:
Eric Lynch

  #1 H2H BOWLER


Aubrey Moren
Runner Up:
Eric Lynch

  FROM THE GUTTER (GUTTER QUOTE)
"Oh yeah, we got this. There's no way we're ending another season in 2nd place."

Ryan Doll, before finishing another season in 2nd place.

EXPANDED STANDINGS
Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Will Strike If Provoked 42-22 .656 32,997 n/a
2 Dragon Balls 37-27 .578 32,805 n/a
3 Snakes on a Lane 36-28 .563 37,758 +1
4 Murder, He Wrote 33.5-30.5 .523 32,214 -1
5 Three Strikes and You're Out! 31-33 .484 29,826 n/a
6 Brunk Enough to Dowl 31-33 .484 27,552 n/a
7 Split It and Hit It 25.5-38.5 .398 26,125 n/a
8 Ballz Out 20-44 .313 26,821 n/a
Top Individual Achievements for Week 16
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Ken Wilson - 652
Carl Goetz - 640
Kody Karnes - 640 (t)
Aubrey Moren - 637
Ryan Doll - 569
Seth Gunderson - 568
Angela Bradford - 475
Freda Schroeder - 466
Anita Osthoff - 458
Sabrina Gray - 337
Sarah Lynch - 294
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Aubrey Moren - 661
Seth Gunderson - 652
Ken Wilson - 652 (t)
Eric Lynch - 646
Carl Goetz - 640
Kody Karnes - 640 (t)
Matt Bunyard - 608
Freda Schroeder - 559
Anita Osthoff - 556
Angela Bradford - 549
Sabrina Gray - 541
Sarah Lynch - 538
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Kody Karnes - 245
Aubrey Moren - 238
Carl Goetz - 233
Ken Wilson - 225
Ryan Doll - 213
Bill Krejci - 213 (t)
Anita Osthoff - 182
Angela Bradford - 173
Freda Schroeder - 172
Sabrina Gray - 115
Sarah Lynch - 113
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Aubrey Moren - 246
Kody Karnes - 245
Stephan Miller - 243
Seth Gunderson - 240
Matt Bunyard - 236
Anita Osthoff - 214
Freda Schroeder - 203
Angela Bradford - 197
Sarah Lynch - 194
Sabrina Gray - 183
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Stephan Miller - 59
Matt Bunyard - 51
Aubrey Moren - 48
Will Pracht - 48 (t)
Seth Gunderson - 47
Kody Karnes - 38
Anita Osthoff - 23
Sarah Lynch - 15
Freda Schroeder - 11
Angela Bradford - 4


7 Responses to “Back in the Saddle Again”

  1. avatar Ken says:

    What does “FTYP” stand for? Our team last season, FTOP, stood for “Figure this out, people”…hence our green Riddler t-shirts with question marks all over them. Hmm.

  2. avatar ScooterJ says:

    I think it’s a message about Pops’ birthday. Note the plus sign and the equal sign. Fifty + Twenty = Yay Pops!

  3. avatar Jonathan says:

    I’m offended. Grouping us young-ins with Ken? Now THAT’S insulting.

  4. avatar Ken says:

    I asked ‘em last night and, as it turns out, they are planning to donate their prize fund money to sponsor a child in Cambodia. Freda told me that it means “For the Yellow People”.

    I think that’s sweet.

  5. avatar Pops says:

    What did the sign say: Forty + Thirty = Young Pops!!!!!!!!!!!!! Other sign: Happy Young Pops!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. avatar ScooterJ says:

    Love it… you guys did good well on that thing. :)

  7. avatar ScooterJ says:

    test

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