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The Voter Rolls

Posted by ScooterJ November 6, 2018 Fall 2018, Week 12 View Score Sheets

Last night, based on exit polling plus early returns, Bowling News Network (BNN) called first place for Serious Bowlers. Boy, are we red-faced about that one. We haven't missed a call that badly since we projected Hiillary Clinton the Tournament of Champions winner in Fall 2016!

The twelfth week of Fall 2018 saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (172) and series (493) for the women. As for the men, Seth Gunderson snagged this week's high game with a 233, and high series was earned by Aubrey Moren with a 565. Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 3 & 4: Kansas Republican Steve Watkins (8 Balls) waged a strong fight against Democrat Paul Davis (Serious Bowlers). Voting for Watkins was Dennis Walling with his 547 series, while Seth Gunderson voted Davis with his better-than-normal 549 series. The race was a dead heat, but because of absentee ballots or something Watkins comes out ahead. 8 Balls remains in 2nd place, while Serious Bowlers sinks 1 spot to 4th.

On lanes 5 & 6: The fans of charity bingo games (Bowl Movements) tussled with those who prefer to keep bingo tightly regulated (Gucci Lane). Reinforced by Conor Clarke with his 465 series, with kudos to Most Valuable Bowler Emmy Hanlon, the bingo players collected 3 wins against the bingo regulators. Steven Anthony with his 424 series took the lead among fans of bingo regulation despite his team notching only a single win. Bowl Movements remains in 10th place but can at least now advertise that fact, while Gucci remains in 9th where they will be bombarded by bingo ads.

Jeremy Cline celebrates the passage of medical marijuana in Missouri.

On lanes 7 & 8: Medical Marijuana - New Approach (BDE) faced off against Medical Marijuana - Brad Bradshaw (Bowling For Beers). Demonstrating the prowess of Jeremy Cline despite his below-average 473 series, New Approach trounced Brad Bradshaw by a 3-1 margin. On the side of higher taxes and Bradshaw's monopoly, Jeremy Varnell with his slightly-off 390 series helped lead the way in the failed campaign. BDE remains in 5th place, while Beers remain in 7th and see their dreams of a cannabis cartel go up in smoke.

On lanes 9 & 10: Claire McCaskill (Open Frames R Us) faced a tight race against Josh Hawley (We Don't Give a Split). Despite being led by Monica Hufford with her above-average 493 series, Claire accomplished only 1 win against Hawley. Meanwhile, #1 Power Ranked and #1 Head-to-Head Aubrey Moren and his better-than-normal 565 series campaigned heavily for the Republican challenger, helping bring 3 wins. Open Frames R Us remains in 6th place, while Split Not Given moves 1 spot to 3rd and gets a seat on the Imperial Senate.

It should be noted that in the aforementioned McCaskill-Hawley race, McCaskill campaign manager James Tott became only the second bowler in league history to roll exactly double their game 1 score in game 2. The only other person to have done this was former Sharice Davids MMA sparring partner Sean Simmons, coincidentally also in a week 12.

Finally, down on lanes 11 & 12: Democratic candidate for Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (Red Strikes Matter) faced what was expected to be a much tighter race against Kris Kobach (Teeby Dee), especially with the arrival of a third-party candidate (new league member Stewart Melton ). However, energized by Sean Miller with his above-average 499 series, Laura Kelly was able to kick Kobach to the curb. As for Kris, Curtis Whiles with his 443 series guided Team Kobach despite notching only a single win. Red Strikes Matter remains in 1st place, while TBD remains in 8th but admitted that they aren't really Kobach fans either.

Bowlers who gerrymandered their way into The 200 Club include: Aaron Barber (215), AJ Hofmann (200), Aubrey Moren (228), Sean Miller (202), and Seth Gunderson (233)

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Dennis Walling trounced Division 1, while Aubrey Moren claimed victory in Division 2. Dennis Laube conquered Division 3, and Chuck Kissee creamed Division 4. Finally, Emmy Hanlon (Division 4) shut down this week's Interdivisional bracket. In terms of overall points: Jeremy Cline is in the driver's seat in Division 1; Aubrey Moren tops Division 2; Dennis Laube and Chadwick Andrews lead Division 3 in a tie; and Chuck Kissee reigns over Division 4.

NEXT WEEK:

  • First, on lanes 3&4, 9th-place Gucci Lane will compete against 6th-place Open Frames R Us (hcp 1). Gucci is expected to maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Open Frames are forecast to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Moving to lanes 5&6, 7th-place Bowling For Beers (hcp 156) will spend some quality time with 2nd-place 8 Balls. Beers might maintain their current strength as they get swept; while 8-Balls ought to raise their average while they rack up a sweep.
  • Then, over on lanes 7&8, 8th-place Teeby Dee will hang out with 10th-place Bowl Movements (hcp 23). TBD will likely roll decently and sweep the series; while BMs will probably hold steady as they endure a rough night.
  • Next up, on lanes 9&10, 4th-place Serious Bowlers will roll against 1st-place Red Strikes Matter (hcp 49). Serious Bs might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Red Strikes ought to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Finally, on lanes 11&12, 3rd-place We Don't Give a Split will throw some gutter balls with 5th-place BDE (hcp 21). Split Not Given is predicted to maintain their current strength as they win the series; while BDE is anticipated to hold steady as 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!)

THIS WEEK'S MVB


Emmy Hanlon
Runner Up:
(See Posting)

  #1 POWER BOWLER


Aubrey Moren
Runner Up:
Seth Gunderson

  #1 H2H BOWLER


Aubrey Moren
Runner Up:
Phil Schroeder

  FROM THE GUTTER (GUTTER QUOTE)
"You guys both have two balls, right? AJ, do you still have your ball that got crushed? I saw a picture of it and it looked terrible."

Josh Rothermel, showing particular interest in AJ's and Scoot's balls on his way out the door Tuesday evening.

EXPANDED STANDINGS
Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Red Strikes Matter 32-16 .667 22,302 n/a
2 8 Balls 30-18 .625 25,467 n/a
3 We Don't Give a Split 29-19 .604 22,257 +1
4 Serious Bowlers 28-20 .583 24,547 -1
5 BDE 27-21 .563 21,122 n/a
6 Open Frames R Us 23-25 .479 19,498 n/a
7 Bowling For Beers 22-26 .458 18,630 n/a
8 Teeby Dee 21-27 .438 19,574 n/a
9 Gucci Lane 16-32 .333 19,037 n/a
10 Bowl Movements 12-36 .250 17,476 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 12
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Aubrey Moren - 565
Seth Gunderson - 549
Dennis Walling - 547
Aaron Barber - 547 (t)
Michael Gordon - 536
Russell Bingham - 531
Monica Hufford - 493
JoAnne Gordon - 375
Emily Nicolet - 360
Emmy Hanlon - 349
Alison Radke - 346
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Aubrey Moren - 653
Seth Gunderson - 647
Phil Schroeder - 620
Dennis Laube - 610
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 605
Emmy Hanlon - 615
Monica Hufford - 601
Emily Nicolet - 568
JoAnne Gordon - 550
Alison Radke - 530
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Seth Gunderson - 233
Aubrey Moren - 228
Aaron Barber - 215
Sean Miller - 202
AJ Hofmann - 200
Monica Hufford - 172
Emily Nicolet - 143
JoAnne Gordon - 138
Emmy Hanlon - 136
Alison Radke - 135
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Seth Gunderson - 265
Aubrey Moren - 257
Chadwick Andrews - 244
AJ Hofmann - 240
Sean Miller - 237
Emmy Hanlon - 224
Emily Nicolet - 212
Monica Hufford - 208
Alison Radke - 196
JoAnne Gordon - 196 (t)
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Seth Gunderson - 74
Aubrey Moren - 65
Chadwick Andrews - 56
AJ Hofmann - 51
James Tott - 46
Sean Miller - 46 (t)
Emmy Hanlon - 47
Emily Nicolet - 30
Monica Hufford - 17
Alison Radke - 12
JoAnne Gordon - 11


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