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Smokin’ The Competition

Posted by ScooterJ April 17, 2018 Spring 2018, Week 12 View Score Sheets

Until last week, Mary Janes Last Frame had been suffering. They hadn't had a winning week since February 13, so it was good to see their fortunes finally turn last week and continue this week. However, more noteworthy, MJ is also the only team that is consistently tripping up Witness!!!. Their 7-1 record against Witness (making Mary Jane the only team with a winning record against the first-place team) makes one wonder how the championship might turn out if Mary Jane can somehow rally enough in these next three weeks to reach second place in time.

Speculating aside, let's now look at things that and more grounded in reality.
For instance, this week Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (181) and series (488) for the women, while Russell Bingham earned this week's high game (264) and series (645) for the men. Ben Spencer rolled a new personal best series. Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 3 & 4: In a fairly closely-matched lineup WITNESS!!! did battle with Mary Janes Last Frame. In spite of top-billing by Aaron Barber with his 610 series, Witness!!! accomplished only 1 win (and their first of the season) against Mary Jane. Countering this, Michael Mead with his better-than-normal 595 series ruled Mary Jane as his team smoked the match with 3 wins. WITNESS!!! remains in 1st place, while Mary Jane remains in 4th.

On lanes 5 & 6: Sit Down, Be Humbowl alternated between bowling and dry humping PBR Me, ASAP. Despite being led by Brian Byfield with his above-average 487 series, Humbowl accomplished only 1 win against PBR. As for the opposition, Jeremy Varnell with his 440 series showed off for PBR (with kudos to Most Valuable Bowler Pat Hamell) as his team took the match with 3 wins. Sit Down, Be Humbowl remains in 8th place, while PBR remains in 5th.

On lanes 7 & 8: A well-matched pair of rivals gathered as Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! traded lane malfunctions with Splitbowl Countries. Though featuring Phil Schroeder with his 494 series, the Sandbaggers accomplished only 1 win against Splitbowl. On the other half of the score sheet, #1 Power Ranked and #1 Head-to-Head Russell Bingham and his better-than-normal 645 series dominated Splitbowl as his team took the match with 3 wins. Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! remains in 6th place, while Splitbowl remains in 2nd.

Finally, down on lanes 9 & 10: In a battle of good against evil, the oppressive HOF Sandwich practically went all Tonya Harding on the hopeful darlings Three Strikes and a Spare. Emboldened by Kody Karnes with his 622 series, the Sandwich welcomed a clean sweep over Three Strikes. On the adjacent lane, Neil Hufford with his 441 series laid down the law for Three Strikes despite his team getting swept. HOF Sandwich remains in 3rd place, while Three Strikes remain in 7th.

Bowlers who stumbled into The 200 Club include: Aaron Barber (227), Bob Brunker (209), Dennis Walling (239), Kody Karnes (215,248), Matthew Taylor (222,204), Michael Mead (222,212), Phil Schroeder (201), Russell Bingham (264,200), Sean Simmons (206), and Seth Gunderson (223,213)

A new personal best series was rolled tonight by Ben Spencer (497, previous best 495).

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Matthew Taylor won Division 1, while Nick Kinney shut down Division 2. AJ Hofmann routed Division 3, and Pat Hamell spanked Division 4. In terms of overall points: Aubrey Moren dominates Division 1; Nick Kinney runs the show in Division 2; Freda Schroeder calls the shots Division 3; and Emily Nicolet leads Division 4.


  • First, on lanes 3&4, 3rd-place HOF Sandwich will hang out with 8th-place Sit Down, Be Humbowl (hcp 108). The Sandwich is expected to maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Humbowl is forecast to hold steady as they endure a rough night.
  • Moving to lanes 5&6, 4th-place Mary Janes Last Frame will tussle with 2nd-place Splitbowl Countries (hcp 6). Mary Jane might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Splitbowl ought to see their team average take a dive while they endure a rough night.
  • Then, over on lanes 7&8, 5th-place PBR Me, ASAP will throw some gutter balls with 7th-place Three Strikes and a Spare (hcp 2). PBR will likely maintain their current strength as they lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Three Strikes will probably hold steady as they enjoy their victories.
  • Finally, on lanes 9&10, 6th-place Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! (hcp 52) will face 1st-place WITNESS!!!. The Sandbaggers are predicted to roll a little low, yet still manage to win the series; while Witness!!! is anticipated to drop their average a bit while they avoid getting swept.

*(Remember, the predicted results above are based on mathematical extrapolations and can be changed by all sorts of factors. If you don't like how your team's results are predicted, you and your teammates have the power to prove the math wrong!)


Pat Hamell
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Russell Bingham
Runner Up:
Seth Gunderson


Russell Bingham
Runner Up:
Michael Mead

"Way to kill Cancer Baby JV!"

Seth, to Aaron Barber. We have stopped trying to figure out why members of that team say the things they do.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 WITNESS!!! 33-15 .688 26,215 n/a
2 Splitbowl Countries 29.5-18.5 .615 25,382 n/a
3 HOF Sandwich 27.5-20.5 .573 25,966 n/a
4 Mary Janes Last Frame 24-24 .500 25,634 n/a
5 PBR Me, ASAP 24-24 .500 18,600 n/a
6 Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! 21-27 .438 24,110 n/a
7 Three Strikes and a Spare 17-31 .354 18,676 n/a
8 Sit Down, Be Humbowl 15-33 .313 19,762 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 12
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Russell Bingham - 645
Kody Karnes - 622
Aaron Barber - 610
Matthew Taylor - 606
Seth Gunderson - 598
Angela Bradford - 488
Freda Schroeder - 425
Sarah Noble - 364
JoAnne Gordon - 362
Emily Nicolet - 343
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Russell Bingham - 688
Seth Gunderson - 631
Michael Mead - 628
Kody Karnes - 626
Dennis Walling - 625
Sarah Noble - 594
Freda Schroeder - 559
JoAnne Gordon - 554
Emily Nicolet - 551
Angela Bradford - 550
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Russell Bingham - 264
Kody Karnes - 248
Dennis Walling - 239
Aaron Barber - 227
Seth Gunderson - 223
Angela Bradford - 181
Freda Schroeder - 164
JoAnne Gordon - 151
Sarah Noble - 139
Emily Nicolet - 126
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Russell Bingham - 278
Dennis Walling - 251
Kody Karnes - 249
Seth Gunderson - 234
Michael Mead - 233
Sarah Noble - 215
JoAnne Gordon - 215 (t)
Freda Schroeder - 208
Angela Bradford - 201
Emily Nicolet - 195
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Russell Bingham - 82
Dennis Walling - 54
Kody Karnes - 50
Phil Schroeder - 38
Seth Gunderson - 37
Sarah Noble - 35
JoAnne Gordon - 31
Freda Schroeder - 20
Emily Nicolet - 13
Angela Bradford - 7

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