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Carolina’s Roller Coaster

Posted by BowlingBot January 21, 2020 Spring 2020, Week 1 View Score Sheets

The Spring 2020 season is now underway, with eight teams entering the 16-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy*. One bowler set a new personal best series. Carolina Mach had a roller coaster of a night, picking up this week's high game (215) and series (416) for the women before setting a new record for plunging. Her 215 knocks Kathy Smith out of the 5th place for women's high game scratch, after holding a position in the top 5 for nearly 20 years. More on that below. Meanwhile Seth Gunderson earned this week's high game (254) and series (626) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

*Contrary to what some believed, this is not the championship trophy. This is simply the obnoxiousness that the defending champions plan to hold in our faces the next four months.

First up, on lanes 1 & 2: With the narrowest of handicaps, KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 kept waving their new trophy in the faces of Pin Is King 3. Uniting behind the leadership of #1 Power-Ranked Seth Gunderson and his 626 series, BAWLZ split the series with Kings. Dennis Walling with his 592 series took charge of Kings as they matched their opponent in wins. KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 realizes their existence in 3rd place, while Kings get going with 4th.

On lanes 3 & 4: A well-matched pair of new rivals gathered as Low Expectations made their league debut setting perhaps higher expectations, at least in the eyes of AJ's Fault. Led by Chris Szilagyi with his 442 series, Expectations split the series with AJ's Fault. And because it's his fault, AJ Hofmann with his 507 series admitted Fault as helped match their opponent in wins. Low Expectations starts out in 6th place, while AJ's Fault starts off with 5th.

On lanes 5 & 6: Newly-dubbed Scootylicious found themselves face to face with some Big Bowl Movements. Featuring Jeremy Cline with his 530 series, 'Licious collected 3 wins against Movements. But it was Carolina Mach's league debut that was the big story. After her aforementioned record-breaking 215 second game. the Carolina Coaster then plummeted at Mach speed from 215 in game 2 to 75 in game 3. This earns her the distinction of the 2nd greatest ever swing between games as well as the greatest drop in score between two games in league history. Despite this drop, she still make the 9th best ever league debut among women. And then, on the other team, there was Ben Conaghan. Ben, with his bone-chilling 426 series pinched off a single loaf of a win for Movements. Scootylicious gets underway in 2nd place, while the Big Bowl Movements plop into 8th.

Finally, down on lanes 7 & 8: F. C. C. K. It took turns kicking the ball return with the present half Whiles We Were Bowling... (though Bob did pre-bowl). Demonstrating the prowess of #1 Head-to-Head and Most Valuable Bowler Ken M. Wilson and his 599 series, the FCCKers collected 3 wins against Whiles Bowling. On the other lane, Curtis Whiles with his 499 series laid down the law for Whiles Bowling despite his team notching only a single win. F. C. C. K. It leaves the gate in 1st place, while Whiles Bowling begins in 7th.

Bowlers who sneaked in through the employee entrance of The 200 Club include: Carl Goetz (233), Carolina Mach (215), Curtis Whiles (220), Dennis Walling (224), Jeremy Cline (214), Ken M. Wilson (207,213), Scott Murdock (204), and Seth Gunderson (254)

A new personal best series was rolled tonight by Ben Conaghan (426, previous best 413).


  • First, on lanes 1&2, 8th-place Big Bowl Movements (estimated estimated hcp 190) will spend some quality time with 7th-place Whiles We Were Bowling.... Movements are expected to dazzling and sweep the series; while Whiles Bowling is forecast to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Moving to lanes 3&4, 2nd-place Scootylicious (estimated hcp 68) will chill with 1st-place F. C. C. K. It. ‘Licious might roll a little low and lose the series but avoid getting swept; while FCCKers ought to hold steady as they enjoy their victories.
  • Then, over on lanes 5&6, 4th-place Pin Is King 3 will face 5th-place AJ's Fault (estimated hcp 100). Kings will likely have a bit of an off night, yet still manage to win the series; while AJ's Fault will probably drop their average a bit while they avoid getting swept.
  • Finally, on lanes 7&8, 3rd-place KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 will meet with 6th-place Low Expectations (estimated hcp 126). BAWLZ is predicted to drop their averages like a brick, yet still manage to win the series; while Expectations 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!)


Ken Wilson
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Seth Gunderson
Runner Up:
Ken Wilson


Ken M. Wilson
Runner Up:
Matthew Taylor

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Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 F. C. K. D. 3-1 .750 1,944 n/a
2 Scootylicious 3-1 .750 1,758 n/a
3 KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 2-2 .500 2,013 n/a
4 Pin Is King 3 2-2 .500 1,989 n/a
5 AJ's Fault 2-2 .500 1,697 n/a
6 Low Expectations 2-2 .500 1,616 n/a
7 Whiles We Were Bowling... 1-3 .250 1,778 n/a
8 Big Bowl Movements 1-3 .250 1,496 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 1
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Seth Gunderson - 626
Ken Wilson - 599
Dennis Walling - 592
Carl Goetz - 578
Matthew Taylor - 550
Carolina Mach - 416
Freda Schroeder - 407
JoAnne Barber - 363
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Seth Gunderson - 626
Ken Wilson - 601
Dennis Walling - 599
Carl Goetz - 597
Matthew Taylor - 590
Carolina Mach - 564
Freda Schroeder - 563
JoAnne Barber - 552
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Seth Gunderson - 254
Carl Goetz - 233
Dennis Walling - 224
Curtis Whiles - 220
Jeremy Cline - 214
Carolina Mach - 215
Freda Schroeder - 149
JoAnne Barber - 139
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Seth Gunderson - 254
Curtis Whiles - 247
Scott Murdock - 242
Carl Goetz - 239
Jeremy Cline - 233
Carolina Mach - 264
JoAnne Barber - 202
Freda Schroeder - 201
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Curtis Whiles - 54
Scott Murdock - 52
Seth Gunderson - 46
Carl Goetz - 41
Jeremy Cline - 38
Carolina Mach - 77
JoAnne Barber - 18
Freda Schroeder - 14

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