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Posted by BowlingBot May 1, 2018 Spring 2018, Week 14 View Score Sheets

(NOTE: Due to Scoot being unusually busy this week, we are sticking with the computer-generated recap for this week.) The fourteenth week of Spring 2018 saw two teams climb in the standings (including one all but written off team that has leapfrogged into second place), while two teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (190) and series (522) for the women. As for the men, Aaron Barber and Michael Mead both tied for this week's high game with a 276, and high series was earned by Michael Mead with a 688. Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 3 & 4: In a battle of good against evil, the dark horse PBR Me, ASAP entered a showdown to the death with the dreadful WITNESS!!!. Despite the strength of Josh Rothermel with his spectacular 502 series, PBR accomplished only 1 win against Witness!!!. Over on the other side, Aaron Barber with his better-than-normal 645 series emboldened Witness!!! as his team took the match with 3 wins. PBR Me, ASAP drops 1 spot in the standings to 6th place, while Witness!!! remains in 1st.

An irritated Kody waits for Russell to bowl.

On lanes 5 & 6: Three Strikes and a Spare took turns kicking the ball return with Holy Sandbaggers, Batman!. Despite a show of strength by Neil Hufford with his below-average 413 series, Three Strikes got swept by the Sandbaggers. In the meantime, Aubrey Moren with his 537 series drew the spotlight of the Sandbaggers (with kudos to Most Valuable Bowler Freda Schroeder) as they swept the competition. Three Strikes and a Spare remains in 7th place, while the Sandbaggers move 1 spot to 5th.

On lanes 7 & 8: Sit Down, Be Humbowl drew pistols at dawn with Mary Janes Last Frame. Regardless of the star power of Brian Orrick with his 422 series, Humbowl got swept by Mary Jane. Simultaneously, #1 Power Ranked and #1 Head-to-Head Michael Mead and his marvelous 688 series called the shots for Mary Jane as they swept the competition. Sit Down, Be Humbowl remains in 8th place, while Mary Jane jumps 2 spots to 2nd.

Finally, down on lanes 9 & 10: A well-matched pair of rivals gathered as Splitbowl Countries found their destiny gripped in the icy hands of HOF Sandwich. Although blessed by Russell Bingham with his 546 series, Splitbowl managed only 1.5 wins against the Sandwich. Conversely, Bob Brunker with his 553 series propped up the Sandwich as his team took the match with 2.5 wins. Splitbowl Countries plummet 2 spots in the standings to 4th place, while the Sandwich remains in 3rd.

Bowlers ducking past the bouncer at The 200 Club include: Aaron Barber (276), Bob Brunker (204), Carl Goetz (200), Dennis Walling (236,209), Jonathan Vigliaturo (244), Michael Gordon (201,230), Michael Mead (201,211,276), Nick Kinney (201), and Russell Bingham (204)

A new personal best series was rolled tonight by Josh Rothermel (502, previous best 453).

The 276 rolled by Aaron Barber is tied for the 8th-best game in league history!

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Dennis Walling eradicated Division 1, while nobody claimed victory in Division 2 (though Bob Brunker came closest). Freda Schroeder routed Division 3, and Josh Rothermel decimated Division 4. In terms of overall points: Michael Mead governs Division 1; Nick Kinney is in the driver's seat in Division 2; Freda Schroeder calls the shots Division 3; and Emily Nicolet holds the reins in Division 4.


  • First, on lanes 3&4, 8th-place Sit Down, Be Humbowl (hcp 80) will compete against 4th-place Splitbowl Countries. Humbowl is expected to drop their averages like a brick as they get swept; while Splitbowl is forecast to drop their average a bit even as they rack up a sweep.
  • Moving to lanes 5&6, 3rd-place HOF Sandwich will challenge 2nd-place Mary Janes Last Frame (hcp 4). The Sandwich might roll a little low and lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Mary Jane ought to raise their average while they enjoy their victories.
  • Then, over on lanes 7&8, 7th-place Three Strikes and a Spare (hcp 168) will spend some quality time with 1st-place WITNESS!!!. Three Strikes will likely maintain their current strength as they get swept; while Witness!!! will probably drop their average a bit even as they rack up a sweep.
  • Finally, on lanes 9&10, 6th-place PBR Me, ASAP (hcp 107) will tussle with 5th-place Holy Sandbaggers, Batman!. PBR is predicted to roll a little low and lose the series but avoid getting swept; while the Sandbaggers are anticipated to drop their average a bit even as they enjoy their victories.

*(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!)

REMINDER: Next week is the bowling fee payment deadline! All bowling fees for the season must be paid in full next Tuesday unless other arrangements are made personally with AJ or Scott.


Freda Schroeder
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Michael Mead
Runner Up:
Freda Schroeder


Michael Mead
Runner Up:
Josh Rothermel

"If it works, you can rub mine next."

Matthew Taylor, to Brian Byfield, who was rubbing his ball for luck.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 WITNESS!!! 38-18 .679 30,642 n/a
2 Mary Janes Last Frame 32-24 .571 30,338 +2
3 HOF Sandwich 31-25 .554 30,271 n/a
4 Splitbowl Countries 31-25 .554 29,382 -2
5 Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! 27-29 .482 28,132 +1
6 PBR Me, ASAP 26-30 .464 21,820 -1
7 Three Strikes and a Spare 20-36 .357 21,718 n/a
8 Sit Down, Be Humbowl 18-38 .321 23,426 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 14
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Michael Mead - 688
Aaron Barber - 645
Michael Gordon - 621
Dennis Walling - 617
Nick Kinney - 556
Freda Schroeder - 522
JoAnne Gordon - 382
Sarah Noble - 344
Emily Nicolet - 320
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Michael Mead - 719
Michael Gordon - 661
Josh Rothermel - 655
Aaron Barber - 645
Dennis Walling - 641
Freda Schroeder - 656
JoAnne Gordon - 574
Sarah Noble - 569
Emily Nicolet - 528
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Aaron Barber - 276
Michael Mead - 276 (t)
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 244
Dennis Walling - 236
Michael Gordon - 230
Russell Bingham - 204
Bob Brunker - 204 (t)
Freda Schroeder - 190
JoAnne Gordon - 163
Emily Nicolet - 120
Sarah Noble - 117
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Michael Mead - 286
Aaron Barber - 276
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 272
Dennis Walling - 244
Michael Gordon - 243
Freda Schroeder - 234
JoAnne Gordon - 227
Sarah Noble - 192
Emily Nicolet - 189
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Michael Mead - 89
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 79
Aaron Barber - 76
Michael Gordon - 47
Dennis Walling - 46
Freda Schroeder - 46
JoAnne Gordon - 43
Sarah Noble - 11
Emily Nicolet - 7

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