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The ToC Takes Off

Posted by ScooterJ September 11, 2018 Fall 2018, Week 4 View Score Sheets

This week was packed with splits, open frames, and many normally-good bowlers struggling to roll even respectfully close to their averages, while others with lower averages soared this week. Was it the oil pattern, or was it some sort of conspiracy? All that aside, Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (168) and series (479) for the women, while Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (203) and series (586) for the men. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Champions also kicked off tonight, beginning of 13 weeks of one-on-one bowling excitement! Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 3 & 4: Open Frames R Us mounted a strong defense against Serious Bowlers. Reinforced by Monica Hufford with her above-average 479 series, Open Frames split the series with Serious Bs. It wasn't undtil game 3 that all four of the So Serious team decided enough was enough and combined their powers to stop the assault. Aaron Barber with his better-than-normal 586 series guided Serious Bs as they matched their opponent in wins. Open Frames R Us remains in 6th place, while Serious Bs move up 1 spot to 3rd.

On lanes 5 & 6: The initially-floundering Teeby Dee finally saw things come together tonight as they commandeered control of the series from BDE. Topped by David Juiliano with his 440 series (and assisted by Curtis Whiles just barely missing a 200 in game 3), TBD collected 3 wins against BDE. As for the hapless victims, Chadwick Andrews with his better-than-normal 441 series inspired BDE despite his team notching only a single win. While this wasn't quite enough to get Teeby Dee out of 10th place, they are now will positioned to start climbing the rankings. BDE remains in 7th.

On lanes 7 & 8: The team of unofficially five members that can never seem to produce more than two to show up in any given week Bowl Movements found themselves initially stymied by Bowling For Beers. It was only because game 3 demonstrated the twin powers of #1 Head-to-Head Conor Clarke (with an above-average 517 series) and Colin Belmont also rolling well-above average that they didn't suffer complete collapse and were able to split the series with Beers. #1 Power-Ranked and Most Valuable Bowler Pat Hamell and his marvelous 431 series laid down the law for Beers as they matched their opponent in wins. Bowl Movements remains constipated in 9th place, while Beers remain passed out drunk in 8th.

On lanes 9 & 10: In the most sparsely-populated matchup of the night, half of Gucci Lane was able to hold off a challenge by half of 8 Balls. Showcasing Conrad Bonney with his 452 series, Gucci split the series with 8-Balls. Meanwhile, Michael Gordon with his slightly-off 489 series piloted 8-Balls as they matched their opponent in wins. Gucci Lane climbs 1 spot in the standings to 4th place, while 8-Balls move 1 spot to 2nd. Only three scores in this entire matchup were above average. But at least it wasn't as pathetic as what went down next door...

Finally, down on lanes 11 & 12: Red Strikes Matter would like to be proud of their victories over We Don't Give a Split, but they can't. In a matchup packed full of so many splits and missed spares that most frames ended with the lanes left oh so more pin laden than they should have been, the series really came down to which side could out-mediocre the other. With top billing by Ben Spencer with his 468 series, Red Strikes collected 3 not-really-earned wins against Split Not Given. Phil Schroeder with his 466 series propped up Split despite his team notching only a single win. Red Strikes Matter remains in 1st place, while Split Not Given plunges 3 spots to 5th.

Bowlers somehow getting past security and gaining access to The 200 Club include: Aaron Barber (203,201). Yes, that's really it. Wow.

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Nick Kinney staked a claim for the Iron Throne in Division 1, while Monica Hufford walloped Division 2. Chadwick Andrews trounced Division 3, and Pat Hamell creamed Division 4. Finally, JoAnne Gordon (Division 4) spanked this week's Interdivisional bracket. In terms of overall points: Nick Kinney dominates Division 1; Monica Hufford reigns over Division 2; Chadwick Andrews holds the reins in Division 3; and Pat Hamell and JoAnne Gordon run the show in Division 4 in a tie.

NOTE:Because of a typo in a database lookup sort order, the printed tournament bracket sheets this week had the Interdivisional bracket in the wrong order. This has been corrected. So if you were in the interdivisionals this week, it didn't turn out the way you thought it did. The corrected bracket is linked to above. I'm really sorry about this, but it's fixed going forward.

And yes, I know,... transgression.


  • First, on lanes 3&4, 1st-place Red Strikes Matter will compete against 8th-place Bowling For Beers (hcp 96). Red Strikes are expected to roll a little low, but split the series with Beers; while Beers are forecast to hold steady as they keep the series tied.
  • Moving to lanes 5&6, 2nd-place 8 Balls will socialize with 5th-place We Don't Give a Split (hcp 80). 8-Balls might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Split Not Given ought to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Then, over on lanes 7&8, 4th-place Gucci Lane (hcp 4) will challenge 7th-place BDE. Gucci will likely have a bit of an off night, yet still manage to win the series; while BDE will probably drop their average a bit while they avoid getting swept.
  • Next up, on lanes 9&10, 9th-place Bowl Movements (hcp 137) will roll against 3rd-place Serious Bowlers. BMs might maintain their current strength as they lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Serious Bs ought to drop their average a bit even as they enjoy their victories.
  • Finally, on lanes 11&12, 10th-place Teeby Dee (hcp 5) will throw some gutter balls with 6th-place Open Frames R Us. TBD is predicted to maintain their current strength as they win the series; while Open Frames are 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)


Pat Hamell
Runner Up:
Conor Clarke


Conor Clarke
Runner Up:
Pat Hamell

"What's with you tonight? You seem really happy! Did you get laid last night?"

"No." [immediately rolls a strike]

"Well you're bowling like you at least got a hand job."

Jeremy, then Pat, then Jeremy, on Pat's glowing performance.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Red Strikes Matter 13-3 .813 7,442 n/a
2 8 Balls 9-7 .563 8,427 +1
3 Serious Bowlers 9-7 .563 7,958 +1
4 Gucci Lane 9-7 .563 7,442 +1
5 We Don't Give a Split 9-7 .563 7,117 -3
6 Open Frames R Us 8-8 .500 6,364 n/a
7 BDE 6-10 .375 6,841 n/a
8 Bowling For Beers 6-10 .375 5,982 n/a
9 Bowl Movements 6-10 .375 5,732 n/a
10 Teeby Dee 5-11 .313 6,320 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 4
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Aaron Barber - 586
Nick Kinney - 528
Conor Clarke - 517
Seth Gunderson - 496
Michael Gordon - 489
Monica Hufford - 479
Freda Schroeder - 435
Emily Nicolet - 389
JoAnne Gordon - 389 (t)
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Pat Hamell - 654
Conor Clarke - 637
Aaron Barber - 624
James Tott - 612
Nick Kinney - 604
Seth Gunderson - 604 (t)
Emily Nicolet - 612
Monica Hufford - 601
JoAnne Gordon - 573
Freda Schroeder - 531
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Aaron Barber - 203
Curtis Whiles - 199
Nick Kinney - 194
Ben Spencer - 192
Conor Clarke - 190
Monica Hufford - 168
Freda Schroeder - 153
JoAnne Gordon - 139
Emily Nicolet - 137
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Curtis Whiles - 244
Pat Hamell - 240
Conor Clarke - 230
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 222
Ben Spencer - 220
Emily Nicolet - 211
Monica Hufford - 208
JoAnne Gordon - 200
Freda Schroeder - 185
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Pat Hamell - 59
Curtis Whiles - 56
Conor Clarke - 40
Chuck Kissee - 34
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 33
Emily Nicolet - 30
Monica Hufford - 19
JoAnne Gordon - 16

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