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Shifting Positions

Posted by Ken October 24, 2018 Fall 2018, Week 10 View Score Sheets

The Fall 2018 position round is now history, and we now have a new league leader that has pulled ahead of the pack. The tenth week saw two teams climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Two bowlers set a new personal best series. Freda Schroeder landed this week's high game for the women with a 190, and women's high series was bagged by Monica Hufford with a 480. As for the men, Dennis Walling earned this week's high game (224) and series (598). Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 3 & 4: One of the two teams that is likely to win the championship this season, 8 Balls faced off with the other team that still has a reasonable shot, Red Strikes Matter. After both teams met at Cinder Block for some pre-bowling beer, Red Strikes came out, well, striking, and won an early victory. However, in part because he drank only one barrel-aged beer at Cinder Block then switched to Blue Moon at bowling, #1 Power-Ranked Dennis Walling sobered up and came back with crushing fury as his above-average 598 series helped 8-Balls collect 3 wins against Red Strikes. #1 Head-to-Head Scott Murdock and his better-than-normal 526 series led the Strikes as they came close to splitting the series but just couldn't get it together. 8 Balls remains in 1st place but is no longer in a tie, while Red Strikes remain in 2nd. Thus proving that, once in a Blue Moon, it's possible to cleanly overtake Red Strikes for first place.

Officer Hofmann cites Dennis Walling for bowling while sober.

All the way down in the distant non-champions section of the position round, on lanes 5 & 6, Serious Bowlers seriously hoped to be able to seriously outperform We Don't Give a Split and make some serious headway. However, while somewhat emboldened by Aaron Barber with his seriously below-average 537 series, Serious Bs seriously lost as many games as their place in the rankings and accomplished only 1 win against Give a Split. Seriously. Meanwhile Dennis Laube didn't give a split because his 465 series took charge as his team took the match with 3 wins. Serious Bowlers remains in 3rd place, while Split Not Given remains in 4th by total pins, tied for 3rd.

On lanes 7 & 8: With closely-matched team strength, BDE sparred with Open Frames R Us. Despite being led by Jeremy Cline with his 504 series, BDE suffered another off week after a string of mid-season victories and accomplished only 1 win against Open Frames. Monica Hufford with her 480 series dominated Open Frames (with kudos to Most Valuable Bowler Emily Nicolet) as her team took the match with 3 wins. BDE remains in 5th place, while Open Frames remain in 6th.

On lanes 9 & 10: With the narrowest of handicaps, Gucci Lane had some probably too close for comfort time with Bowling For Beers. Although blessed by Conrad Bonney with his 425 series, Gucci got swept by Beers. On the Beers, JoAnne Gordon (who was on a tear until Pat Hamell jinxed it by pointing it out to other people) with her better-than-normal 438 series shone in Beers as they swept the competition. Gucci Lane plummets 2 spots in the standings to 9th place, while Beers move up 1 spot to 7th.

Finally, down on lanes 11 & 12: A well-matched pair of rivals gathered as Teeby Dee took turns kicking the ball return with Bowl Movements. Starring Luke Melton with his above-average 427 series, TBD welcomed a much-needed clean sweep that unfortunately flushed the BMs of any hope of getting out of the sewer soon. Conor Clarke with his slightly-off 422 series ruled BMs despite his team getting swept. Teeby Dee climbs 1 spot in the standings to 8th place, while BMs remain in 10th.

With the position round now behind us, next week the matchup schedule starts over. However, since a 10-team schedule doesn't fit into 17 weeks, you will each repeat against only 5 of the 9 other teams before the final championship round.

Bowlers slipping under the velvet rope in front of The 200 Club include: Aaron Barber (200) and Dennis Walling (210,224)

New personal best series were rolled tonight by JoAnne Gordon (438, previous best 429) and Emily Nicolet (406, previous best 399).

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Jeremy Cline cleaned up Division 1, while AJ Hofmann trounced Division 2. Nobody claimed victory in Division 3 (though Conrad Bonney came closest), and Emily Nicolet routed Division 4. And, finally, nobody claimed victory in the Interdivisional bracket, and in fact we aren't even going to talk about this bracket as it was a complete embarassment. In terms of overall points: Nick Kinney leads Division 1; Phil Schroeder runs the show in Division 2; Jeremy Varnell and Neil Hufford top Division 3 in a tie; and Chuck Kissee holds the reins in Division 4.

NEXT WEEK:

  • First, on lanes 3&4, 10th-place Bowl Movements (hcp 80) will face 5th-place BDE. BMs are expected to maintain their current strength as they get swept; while BDE is forecast to raise their average while they rack up a sweep.
  • Moving to lanes 5&6, 2nd-place Red Strikes Matter will test their mettle against 6th-place Open Frames R Us (hcp 61). Red Strikes might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Open Frames ought to hold steady as they endure a rough night.
  • Then, over on lanes 7&8, 4th-place We Don't Give a Split (hcp 52) will chill with 3rd-place Serious Bowlers. Split Not Given will likely maintain their current strength as they and split the series with Serious Bs; while Serious Bs will probably hold steady as they keep the series tied.
  • Next up, on lanes 9&10, 1st-place 8 Balls will throw some gutter balls with 8th-place Teeby Dee (hcp 133). 8-Balls might maintain their current strength as they win the series; while TBD ought to raise their average even as they avoid getting swept.
  • Finally, on lanes 11&12, 9th-place Gucci Lane will roll against 7th-place Bowling For Beers (hcp 30). Gucci is predicted to maintain their current strength as they lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Beers are anticipated to raise their average while 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!)

THIS WEEK'S MVB


Emily Nicolet
Runner Up:
(See Posting)

  #1 POWER BOWLER


Dennis Walling
Runner Up:
Scott Murdock

  #1 H2H BOWLER


Scott Murdock
Runner Up:
Dennis Walling

  FROM THE GUTTER (GUTTER QUOTE)
"Together? At the same time? IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!!!!"

Jeremy Varnell, after Pat Hamell suggested that he, Jeremy, Josh, Scoot, James, AJ, and as many other guys as possible all use the left urinal next Tuesday in an effort to get its constantly stagnant water flushed out.

EXPANDED STANDINGS
Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 8 Balls 28-12 .700 21,206 n/a
2 Red Strikes Matter 26-14 .650 18,609 n/a
3 Serious Bowlers 24-16 .600 20,483 n/a
4 We Don't Give a Split 24-16 .600 18,566 n/a
5 BDE 21-19 .525 17,576 n/a
6 Open Frames R Us 21-19 .525 16,178 n/a
7 Bowling For Beers 17-23 .425 15,564 +1
8 Teeby Dee 16-24 .400 16,200 +1
9 Gucci Lane 15-25 .375 17,446 -2
10 Bowl Movements 8-32 .200 14,417 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 10
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Dennis Walling - 598
Aaron Barber - 537
Scott Murdock - 526
Michael Gordon - 509
Jeremy Cline - 504
Monica Hufford - 480
Freda Schroeder - 463
JoAnne Gordon - 438
Emily Nicolet - 406
Alison Radke - 334
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Dennis Walling - 662
Scott Murdock - 648
AJ Hofmann - 606
Seth Gunderson - 597
Rob Kaszuba - 595
JoAnne Gordon - 620
Emily Nicolet - 617
Freda Schroeder - 590
Monica Hufford - 583
Alison Radke - 511
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Dennis Walling - 224
Aaron Barber - 200
Michael Gordon - 196
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 191
Scott Murdock - 191 (t)
Seth Gunderson - 187
Freda Schroeder - 190
JoAnne Gordon - 177
Monica Hufford - 175
Emily Nicolet - 138
Alison Radke - 121
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Dennis Walling - 245
Scott Murdock - 231
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 223
Seth Gunderson - 221
Chadwick Andrews - 221 (t)
JoAnne Gordon - 237
Freda Schroeder - 232
Monica Hufford - 209
Emily Nicolet - 208
Alison Radke - 180
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Dennis Walling - 51
Scott Murdock - 42
Chadwick Andrews - 33
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 32
Seth Gunderson - 30
JoAnne Gordon - 53
Freda Schroeder - 43
Emily Nicolet - 26
Monica Hufford - 18


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