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It was the best of frames, it was the worst of frames…

Posted by ScooterJ April 9, 2019 Spring 2019, Week 12 View Score Sheets

When we have 8 teams the Position Round slices our season cleanly in half. But when we have 12 teams the Position Round is more like the mighty guillotine, slicing off just the end while the main body remains on the slab of history. Three normal-ish weeks remain before the Championship round, but even less time that that remains for anyone to act before the current #1 team clinches the championship outright.

This week, a great number of bowlers had their best or near-best weeks all season. About the same number had their worst or near-worst. Four teams climb in the standings, while four teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and two rolled new personal high games. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (178) and series (465) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (243) and series (633) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 1 & 2: CICK Ass showed why they have such a strong first place lead by pounding Pin Is King into oblivion in game 1 despite King rolling one of their better sessions. Led by Ian Goetz with his above-average 615 series, CICK Ass then took a moment to catch their breath in game 2 before returning mostly to form for game 3. Poor Matthew Taylor, rolled his second-best series of the season (633) and had this week's high game (243) yet the only game the Kings won was the one where Matthew took a break. CICK Ass remains in 1st place, while PinIs Kings remain in 2nd.

On lanes 3 & 4: Normally one would think of Extreme Outliers as the underdog in a matchup with We Don't Give a Split, but the way they the Outliers have been bowling lately, there's a strong argument for it being the other way around. Nevertheless, Split came out firing to hand the Outliers their first losing session since Week 6. Like two men fighting over the last bottle of Rogaine at a Walgreens Black Friday sale, Aubrey Moren of Split and Ben Spencer of Outliers each rolled their best performances of the season tonight. #1 Head-to-Head Aubrey Moren led Split to three wins with his triple-twos and his season-best 626 series, while #1 Power-Ranked Ben Spencer rolled double-twos (including a new personal best 214) for a new personal best 581 series and to help save his team from being swept. We Don't Give a Split remains in 3rd place, while Outliers sink 1 spot to 5th.

On lanes 5 & 6: The half of BDE that showed up had a rather average and consistent evening. Meanwhile Open Frames R Us was all over the place... with Emily being the most consistent while James, who rolled a new personal best game for the fourth time this season, had a spread of 101 pins. By the numbers, Rob Kaszuba let BDE with his 448 series, while Neil Hufford's 489 series led Open Frames despite James having the team's high game by a long shot. BDE's consistency combined with Open Frame's erratic style to lead to a perfectly-split outcome. BDE climbs 1 spot in the standings to 4th place, while Open Frames sink 1 spot to 7th.

On lanes 7 & 8: After last week's trouncing of the same team they faced tonight, #MGAGA hoped to repeat the scenario. However Scoot's Raging Bone Spur was pretty fed up after three consecutive weeks of losses, and shut that plan down. In spite of the prowess of Jonathan Vigliaturo with his above-average 573 series, Hashtags got swept by Bone Spurs. Meanwhile, former bone-spur owner Scott Murdock with his better-than-normal 534 series ruled Bone Spurs as they swept the competition in a matchup that included so many splits the balls may as well have been guillotines. #MGAGA plummets 3 spots in the standings to 10th place, while Bone Spurs jump 2 spots to 6th. (BTW Scoot had not had any 200+ games this season before tonight, as he had been saving them for Seth.)

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On lanes 9 & 10: MARK IT ZERO! With Lane 9 malfunctioning and recording about every other roll as a foul, the bottom half of Bowl Movements (would that make them dingleberries?) shared a frustrating session with an even more frustrated JoAnne's Dirty PJs. Joe Meyer with his above-average 435 series (assuming all the fouls were correctly fixed) pinched off 3 wins and some bits of corn for the BMs, while Jeremy Varnell with his 411 series took the lead among Dirty PJs despite his team notching only a single win. Bowl Movements climb 1 spot in the standings to 8th place, while Dirty PJs sink 1 spot to 11th.

Finally, down on lanes 11 & 12: The Pin Is Mightier did battle with Holy Forkin Shirt Balls. Featuring Curtis Whiles with his 456 series, with kudos to Most Valuable Bowler Michael Whiles, the Mightiers locked up a clean sweep over Shirtballs. Conversely, Shane Pfaffly with his slightly-off 399 series mastered Shirtballs despite his team getting swept. After a strong start for the Shirtballs, this week saw a rather dramatic plunge for most of the team. Let's see if they can regroup next week and take advantage of what will at least be a stronger handicap. The Pin Is Mightier leaps 2 spots in the standings to 9th place, while Shirtballs remain in 12th.

Bowlers who were overserved at The 200 Club include: Aubrey Moren (201,203,222), Ben Spencer (201,214), Carl Goetz (214), Dennis Walling (204), Ian Goetz (209,239), James Tott (219), Jonathan Vigliaturo (232), Ken M. Wilson (226), Matthew Taylor (243,210), and Scott Murdock (200,210)

New personal high games were set tonight by Ben Spencer (214, previous best 209) and James Tott (219, previous best 210). In addition, a new personal best series was rolled by Ben Spencer (581, previous best 531).

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Carl Goetz vanquished Division 1, while Sean Miller creamed Division 2. AJ Hofmann rolled his ass to the top of Division 3, and Michael Whiles spanked Division 4. Finally, Aubrey Moren (Division 1) made quick work of this week's Interdivisional bracket. And Jonathan Vigliaturo (Division 1) proved that he belongs in the Master Bowling Nation by playing with himself to completion. In terms of overall points: Ken M. Wilson runs the show in Division 1; Sean Miller dominates Division 2; Ben Spencer holds the reins in Division 3; and Michael Whiles tops Division 4.

NEXT WEEK:

  • First, on lanes 1&2, 6th-place Scoot's Raging Bone Spur will battle 8th-place Bowl Movements (hcp 35). Bone Spurs are expected to roll a little low, yet still manage to win the series; while Movements are forecast to drop their average a bit while they avoid getting swept.
  • Moving to lanes 3&4, 7th-place Open Frames R Us (hcp 132) will test their mettle against 10th-place #MGAGA. Open Frames might roll a little low and get swept; while Hashtags ought to raise their average while they rack up a sweep.
  • Then, over on lanes 5&6, 12th-place Holy Forkin Shirt Balls (hcp 96) will throw some gutter balls with 1st-place CICK Ass. Shirtballs will likely watch their averages take a plunge as they get swept; while CICK Ass will probably hold steady as they rack up a sweep.
  • Next up, on lanes 7&8, 11th-place JoAnne's Dirty PJs will face 9th-place The Pin Is Mightier (hcp 7). Dirty PJs might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Mightiers ought to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Moving to lanes 9&10, 3rd-place We Don't Give a Split (hcp 8 ) will compete against 4th-place BDE. Split Not Given will likely roll a little low and get swept; while BDE will probably hold steady as they rack up a sweep.
  • Finally, on lanes 11&12, 2nd-place Pin Is King will spend some quality time with 5th-place Extreme Outliers (hcp 240). PinIs Kings are predicted to have a bit of an off night, yet still manage to sweep the series; while Outliers 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!)

THIS WEEK'S MVB


Michael Whiles
Runner Up:
(See Posting)

  #1 POWER BOWLER


Ben Spencer
Runner Up:
Aubrey Moren

  #1 H2H BOWLER


Aubrey Moren
Runner Up:
Ben Spencer

  FROM THE GUTTER (GUTTER QUOTE)
"Pat flunked 69? I'm pretty sure a lot of women already knew that."

Jeremy Varnell, after another foul malfunction on lane 9 caused "F 69" to appear by Pat's name.

EXPANDED STANDINGS
Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 CICK Ass 38-10 .792 24,195 n/a
2 Pin Is King 30-18 .625 26,155 n/a
3 We Don't Give a Split 30-18 .625 22,357 n/a
4 BDE 27-21 .563 22,789 +1
5 Extreme Outliers 27-21 .563 15,544 -1
6 Scoot's Raging Bone Spur 23-25 .479 20,179 +2
7 Open Frames R Us 23-25 .479 19,845 -1
8 Bowl Movements 22-26 .458 18,769 +1
9 The Pin Is Mightier 21-27 .438 18,059 +2
10 #MGAGA 20-28 .417 25,778 -3
11 JoAnne's Dirty PJs 20-28 .417 18,447 -1
12 Holy Forkin Shirt Balls 4-44 .083 6,476 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 12
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Matthew Taylor - 633
Aubrey Moren - 626
Ian Goetz - 615
Ben Spencer - 581
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 573
Monica Hufford - 465
Alison Radke - 425
Freda Schroeder - 405
JoAnne Gordon - 377
Chantal Jacot - 329
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Ben Spencer - 681
Aubrey Moren - 681 (t)
Matthew Taylor - 654
AJ Hofmann - 644
Neil Hufford - 642
JoAnne Gordon - 576
Freda Schroeder - 575
Monica Hufford - 575 (t)
Alison Radke - 564
Nicole Yancy - 554
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Matthew Taylor - 243
Ian Goetz - 239
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 232
Ken Wilson - 226
Aubrey Moren - 222
Monica Hufford - 178
Alison Radke - 156
Freda Schroeder - 143
JoAnne Gordon - 134
Emily Nicolet - 121
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
James Tott - 262
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 252
Matthew Taylor - 250
Ben Spencer - 247
Ian Goetz - 246
Monica Hufford - 214
Nicole Yancy - 207
Alison Radke - 202
JoAnne Gordon - 200
Freda Schroeder - 199
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
James Tott - 73
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 58
Ben Spencer - 56
Scott Murdock - 54
Matthew Taylor - 52
Nicole Yancy - 30
Monica Hufford - 24
JoAnne Gordon - 17
Freda Schroeder - 14
Alison Radke - 14 (t)
Christy Schlosser - 13


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