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The Scootylicious Center of a Scooty-pop

Posted by ScooterJ February 11, 2020 Spring 2020, Week 4 View Score Sheets

The fourth week of Spring 2020 saw three sets of action involving the number three. Three teams climbed in the standings. Three bowlers set a new personal best series, and three rolled new personal high games. Meanwhile Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (164) and series (438) for the women. As for the men, Matthew Taylor snagged this week's high game with a 280, and high series was earned by Ben Spencer with a 664. The Tournament of Champions also kicked off tonight, beginning of 13 weeks of one-on-one bowling excitement! Read on for all the rest of the details!

Before we get into the details about the bowling results, I want to point out and apologize for an error that took place last night. The Tournament of Champions bracket sheets that were handed out were incorrect. On rare occasion we have a bowler start in week 4 who does not have an average set, but we have a good idea which bracket they should be in based upon their past performance in the league. Such was the case this week when Duncan Ferber joined us. Unfortunately it's been a while since this mechanism has been used with a league of 32 bowlers, and I accidentally grabbed a code block that was too old and didn't include refinements we made about 5 years ago. As a result, about a third to half of you were actually bowling against someone other than you expected. For some of you that is bad news, for others it is great news. In any case, the results displayed on this web site are correct, and I have already pre-verified that the printed brackets for next week are correct.

ALSO: I was informed by the bartender that some of you had trouble with your league discounts last night. There was a computer issue that knocked a few people off. If you had that problem, please let me (Scoot) know ASAP so I can get you back into the system.

First up, on lanes 1 & 2: With closely-matched team strength, Low Expectations entered a showdown to the death with Big Bowl Movements. Although receiving some motivation from Stu Marthers with his above-average 525 series, Expectations accomplished only 1 win against Movements. Concurrently, Conor Clarke with his better-than-normal 534 series showed off for Movements (with kudos to Most Valuable Bowler Ben Conaghan) as his team took the match with 3 wins. Low Expectations drop 1 spot in the standings to 5th place, while Movements move up 1 spot to 4th.

On lanes 3 & 4: With the narrowest of handicaps, the newly-renamed F. C. K. D. did battle with Pin Is King 3. Uniting behind the leadership of Carl Goetz with his above-average 630 series, with props to #1 Head-to-Head bowler Ken M. Wilson, The FCKD split the series with Kings. Balancing out the other half of the duel, #1 Power-Ranked Ben Spencer and his shocking 664 series shone in Kings as they matched their opponent in wins. F. C. K. D. remains in 7th place, while Kings move up 1 spot to 2nd.

On lanes 5 & 6: KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 found their booty gripped in the hands of Scootylicious. Despite being led by Aaron Barber with his 564 series, BAWLZ accomplished only 1 win against 'Licious. On the other side of the tracks, Jeremy Cline with his better-than-normal 567 series inspired 'Licious as his team took the match with 3 wins. KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 drops 1 spot in the standings to 3rd place, while 'Licious, who hasn't lost a series yet, remain in 1st.

Finally, down on lanes 7 & 8: Whiles We Were Bowling... waged a heated competition against AJ's Fault. Although blessed by Bob Brunker with his 522 series, Whiles Bowling got swept by AJ's Fault. On the flipside, AJ Hofmann with his better-than-normal 526 series motivated AJ's Fault as they swept the competition. Whiles We Were Bowling... plummets 2 spots in the standings to 8th place, while AJ's Fault jumps 2 spots to 6th.

Bowlers who lied to their significant other claiming bowling was running long then went out for after-bowling drinks at The 200 Club include: Aaron Barber (259), Ben Spencer (227,201,236), Bob Brunker (204), Carl Goetz (206,218,206), Conor Clarke (211), Dennis Walling (215), Duncan Ferber (258), Jeremy Cline (210), Ken M. Wilson (201,223), Matthew Taylor (202,280), Michael Gordon (205), and Nick Kinney (212)

New personal high games were set tonight by Matthew Taylor (280, previous best 279), Ben Conaghan (177, previous best 171), and Brian Bockelman (198, previous best 184). In addition, new personal best series were rolled by Ben Spencer (664, previous best 630), Ben Conaghan (460, previous best 426), and Brian Bockelman (434, previous best 416).

Freda Schroeder claimed the season's women's high series with her 438. In addition, Matthew Taylor nabbed this season's men's high game with his 280. Ben Spencer bagged the season's men's high series with his 664.

The 280 rolled by Matthew Taylor is the new 6th-best game in league history!

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Ben Spencer routed Division 1, while Ken M. Wilson crushed Division 2. Nobody claimed victory in Division 3 (though James Tott came closest), and Jake Holterman conquered Division 4. In terms of overall points: Ben Spencer governs Division 1; Ken M. Wilson tops Division 2; James Tott dominates Division 3; and Jake Holterman calls the shots Division 4.


  • First, on lanes 1&2, 7th-place F. C. K. D. will meet with 3rd-place KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 (hcp 2). The FCKD is expected to perform well and win the series; while BAWLZ is forecast to hold steady as they avoid getting swept.
  • Moving to lanes 3&4, 6th-place AJ's Fault will compete against 4th-place Big Bowl Movements (hcp 10). AJ's Fault might roll a little low, yet still manage to win the series; while Movements ought to drop their average a bit while they avoid getting swept.
  • Then, over on lanes 5&6, 5th-place Low Expectations (hcp 27) will face 8th-place Whiles We Were Bowling.... Expectations will likely have a bit of an off night and lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Whiles Bowling will probably hold steady as they enjoy their victories.
  • Finally, on lanes 7&8, 1st-place Scootylicious (hcp 124) will spend some quality time with 2nd-place Pin Is King 3. 'Licious are predicted to roll a little low and get swept; while Kings are anticipated to drop their average a bit even as they rack up a sweep.

*(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!)


Ben Conaghan
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Ben Spencer
Runner Up:
Ken Wilson


Ken M. Wilson
Runner Up:
Ben Spencer

"Did Bob loan you his silver hair dye?"

AJ Hofmann, on Angela Bradford's new look since we last saw her on the lanes.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Scootylicious 12-4 .750 7,065 n/a
2 Pin Is King 3 9-7 .563 8,776 +1
3 KLEAN BAWLZ!!1 9-7 .563 8,426 -1
4 Big Bowl Movements 9-7 .563 6,489 +1
5 Low Expectations 7-9 .438 6,837 -1
6 AJ's Fault 7-9 .438 6,795 +2
7 F. C. K. D. 6-10 .375 7,909 n/a
8 Whiles We Were Bowling... 5-11 .313 7,106 -2

Top Individual Achievements for Week 4
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Ben Spencer - 664
Matthew Taylor - 632
Carl Goetz - 630
Ken Wilson - 619
Duncan Ferber - 578
Freda Schroeder - 438
JoAnne Barber - 407
Angela Bradford - 392
Carolina Mach - 357
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Ben Spencer - 712
Ken Wilson - 671
Matthew Taylor - 660
Jake Holterman - 646
Carl Goetz - 644
Freda Schroeder - 596
JoAnne Barber - 594
Angela Bradford - 531
Carolina Mach - 529
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Matthew Taylor - 280
Aaron Barber - 259
Duncan Ferber - 258
Ben Spencer - 236
Ken Wilson - 223
Freda Schroeder - 164
Carolina Mach - 142
JoAnne Barber - 142 (t)
Angela Bradford - 141
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Matthew Taylor - 289
Aaron Barber - 265
Duncan Ferber - 264
Brian Bockelman - 260
Ben Spencer - 252
Freda Schroeder - 216
JoAnne Barber - 204
Carolina Mach - 199
Angela Bradford - 187
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Matthew Taylor - 92
Brian Bockelman - 76
Aaron Barber - 67
Duncan Ferber - 66
Ben Spencer - 56
Freda Schroeder - 30
JoAnne Barber - 20
Carolina Mach - 14

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