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Big Ball Chantal

Posted by ScooterJ March 12, 2019 Spring 2019, Week 8 View Score Sheets

Many times throughout our history bowlers have bought a new ball and seen immediate improvement in their game. But never before have we seen this happen as dramatically as it did last night with Chantal's new ball.

Overall, two teams climbed in the standings, while three teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and two rolled new personal high games. Chantal Jacot picked up this week's high game (208) and series (471) for the women, while Dennis Walling earned this week's high game (245) and series (634) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 1 & 2: Extreme Outliers did what 3 teams have already failed at: winning all four against the blind team. Ben Spencer led the Outliers with his better-than-normal 519 series, but props also go to to Most Valuable Bowler Nicole Yancy FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW. The Outliers jump 3 spots to 6th place, no longer have a losing record, and ARE NOW HIGHER IN THE STANDINGS THAN #MGAGA.

On lanes 3 & 4: In a juxtaposition of two close team averages, Scoot's Raging Bone Spur deliberately ate cheese sticks shrimp poppers in front of Bowl Movements. Uniting behind the leadership of Scott Murdock with his 471 series, Bone Spurs collected 3 wins against Movements. As this was happening, Conor Clarke with his slightly-off 438 series propped up Movements despite his team notching only a single win. Scoot's Raging Bone Spur remains in 5th place, while Movements remain in 11th.

On lanes 5 & 6: CICK Ass waged a heated competition against #MGAGA. Though top billing on CICK goes to Ken M. Wilson with his above-average 612 series, it is impossible to ignore the contribution of #1 Power-Ranked Chantal Jacot and her new ball, with a new personal best game tonight that was 100 pins over average and is the new season record for high game scratch by a female bowler! Aaron Barber with his 563 series called the shots for the red hats despite his team notching only a single win. That single win finally broke MGAGA's 14-game losing steak, but was not enough to keep them on the winning side of the standings. CICK Ass remains in 1st place, while the Hashtags sink 1 spot to 7th.

Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they roll a 208,
They're the balls that I like best.

On lanes 7 & 8: We Don't Give a Split took turns kicking the ball return with Open Frames R Us. Strengthened by Aubrey Moren with his 521 series, Split Not Given collected 3 wins against Open Frames. Conversely, James Tott with his 447 series (including his third new personal best game so far this season — a 210 this time) inspired Open Frames despite his team notching only a single win. We Don't Give a Split remains in 2nd place, while Open Frames plunge 2 spots to 9th.

On lanes 9 & 10: JoAnne's Dirty PJs tussled with BDE. Led by JoAnne Gordon with her above-average 403 series, Dirty PJs welcomed a clean sweep over BDE. In the midst of this, Jeremy Cline with his 534 series showed off for BDE despite his team getting swept. JoAnne's Dirty PJs leap 2 spots in the standings to 8th place, while BDE remains in 4th.

Finally, down on lanes 11 & 12: In a battle of "PinIs vs. PinIs" The Pin Is Mightier found it wasn't mighty enough to remain standing before the Pin Is King. Even though highlighted by the skills of Curtis Whiles with his above-average 579 series, Mightiers accomplished only 1 win against the Kings. #1 Head-to-Head Dennis Walling and his dramatic 634 series took the lead among PinIs Kings as his team took the match with 3 wins. The Pin Is Mightier plummets 2 spots in the standings to 10th place, while Pin Is King remains in 3rd.

Bowlers ducking past the bouncer at The 200 Club include: Aubrey Moren (206), Chantal Jacot (208), Curtis Whiles (211), Dennis Walling (245), Ian Goetz (213,204), James Tott (210), Ken M. Wilson (203,208,201), and Seth Gunderson (203)

New personal high games were set tonight by James Tott (210, previous best 209) and Chantal Jacot (208, previous best 177). In addition, a new personal best series was rolled by Chantal Jacot (471, previous best 403).

Adding to the excitement, the 208 rolled by Chantal Jacot is this season's new high game among women.

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Ken M. Wilson whipped Division 1, while Dennis Walling swept Division 2. Nobody claimed victory in Division 3 (though Pat Hamell came closest), and nobody claimed victory in Division 4 (though Chantal Jacot and Michael Whiles came closest). Finally, Nicole Yancy (Division 4) routed this week's Interdivisional bracket. And JoAnne (Gordon) Barber (Division 4) proved that she belongs in the Master Bowling Nation by playing with herself to completion. In terms of overall points: Ken M. Wilson is in the driver's seat in Division 1; Rob Kaszuba reigns over Division 2; Pat Hamell governs Division 3; and Nicole Yancy tops Division 4.


  • First, on lanes 1&2, 9th-place Open Frames R Us (hcp 156) will throw some gutter balls with 3rd-place Pin Is King. Open Frames are expected to perform well and win the series; while PinIs Kings are forecast to see their team average take a dive while they avoid getting swept.
  • Moving to lanes 3&4, 8th-place JoAnne's Dirty PJs (hcp 174) will chill with 7th-place #MGAGA. Dirty PJs might maintain their current strength as they get swept; while Hashtags ought to raise their average while they rack up a sweep.
  • Then, over on lanes 5&6, 10th-place The Pin Is Mightier will test their mettle against 12th-place Ray & Stevie (forfeit). Mightiers will likely maintain their current strength as they get swept; while the Blind Team will probably just sit in motionless silence.
  • Next up, on lanes 7&8, 4th-place BDE will battle 11th-place Bowl Movements (hcp 95). BDE might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Movements ought to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Moving to lanes 9&10, 2nd-place We Don't Give a Split will face 6th-place Extreme Outliers (hcp 172). Split Not Given will likely roll a little low, yet still manage to sweep the series; while Outliers will probably raise their average even as they endure a rough night.
  • Finally, on lanes 11&12, 1st-place CICK Ass will challenge 5th-place Scoot's Raging Bone Spur (hcp 87). CICK Ass are predicted to maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Bone Spurs are anticipated to hold steady as they endure a rough night.

*(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!)


Nicole Yancy
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Chantal Jacot
Runner Up:
Dennis Walling


Dennis Walling
Runner Up:
Curtis Whiles

"The ball was actually made of wood when it was released, but it petrified into stone by the time it reached the pins."

AJ, on the excruciatingly slow speed that some people's balls roll down the lane.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 CICK Ass 24-8 .750 15,890 n/a
2 We Don't Give a Split 22-10 .688 14,995 n/a
3 Pin Is King 21-11 .656 17,809 n/a
4 BDE 18-14 .563 15,144 n/a
5 Scoot's Raging Bone Spur 18-14 .563 13,487 n/a
6 Extreme Outliers 16-16 .500 10,035 +3
7 #MGAGA 15-17 .469 17,345 -1
8 JoAnne's Dirty PJs 15-17 .469 12,056 +2
9 Open Frames R Us 14-18 .438 13,209 -2
10 The Pin Is Mightier 13-19 .406 12,094 -2
11 Bowl Movements 11-21 .344 12,492 n/a
12 Holy Forkin Shirt Balls 0-32 .000 1,440 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 8
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Dennis Walling - 634
Ken Wilson - 612
Ian Goetz - 595
Matthew Taylor - 583
Curtis Whiles - 579
Chantal Jacot - 471
Monica Hufford - 444
Freda Schroeder - 439
JoAnne Barber - 403
Emily Nicolet - 346
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Dennis Walling - 701
Curtis Whiles - 672
Ken Wilson - 645
Ben Spencer - 634
Ian Goetz - 621
Chantal Jacot - 691
Freda Schroeder - 616
JoAnne Barber - 611
Nicole Yancy - 578
Christy Schlosser - 565
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Dennis Walling - 245
Ian Goetz - 213
Curtis Whiles - 211
James Tott - 210
Ken Wilson - 208
Chantal Jacot - 208
Freda Schroeder - 168
Monica Hufford - 158
JoAnne Barber - 158 (t)
Emily Nicolet - 132
Christy Schlosser - 115
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Dennis Walling - 267
James Tott - 253
Joe Meyer - 243
Curtis Whiles - 242
Phil Schroeder - 229
Josh Rothermel - 229 (t)
Chantal Jacot - 281
JoAnne Barber - 227
Freda Schroeder - 227 (t)
Nicole Yancy - 203
Emily Nicolet - 202
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Dennis Walling - 73
James Tott - 64
Joe Meyer - 57
Curtis Whiles - 50
Josh Rothermel - 45
Chantal Jacot - 100
JoAnne Barber - 45
Freda Schroeder - 42
Nicole Yancy - 27
Christy Schlosser - 23

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