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The Halfway Point

Posted by ScooterJ October 26, 2021 Fall 2021, Week 8 View Score Sheets

We are now already halfway through the Fall 2021 season, and we marked this momentous occasion with absolutely no movement in the standings. Emily Nicolet picked up this week's high game (115) and series (291) for the women. As for the men, James Tott snagged this week's high game with a 226, and high series was earned by Dennis Walling with a 566. Read on for all the rest of the details!

First up, on lanes 1 & 2: In a rather closely-matched lineup Kenny Fan Club Would You Rather.... Showcasing Conor Clarke with his 522 series, Kenny collected 3 wins against Would You. Meanwhile, AJ Hofmann with his better-than-normal 488 series laid down the law for Would You despite his team notching only a single win. Game three was a nailbiter that literally came down to the last ball of the last frame on each side. Kenny Fan Club remains in 6th place, while Would You remains in 2nd.

On lanes 3 & 4: Another closely-matched pairing had The Heavy Pins facing of with Bowlie Guacamole. Despite a show of strength by Kent Harms with his above-average 452 series, Heavy P accomplished only 1 win against Guac. On the flipside, trifecta-winner (#1 Head-to-Head, #1 Power-Ranked, and Most Valuable Bowler) Dustin Schmeltz and his better-than-normal 545 series ruled Guac as his team took the match with 3 wins. The Heavy Pins remains in 5th place, while Guac remains in 3rd.

Finally, down on lanes 5 & 6: Yep, you guessed it, all three pairs of lanes had closely matched teams. Going Going Bald alternated rolls with Shephus Cripes. Regardless of the star power of Dennis Walling with his above-average 566 series, Baldness accomplished only 1 win against Shephus. In the midst of this, James Tott with his better-than-normal 541 series oversaw Shephus as his team took the match with 3 wins. Going Going Bald remains in 1st place, while Shephus remain in 4th.

Bowlers getting the VIP treatment in The 200 Club include: Dennis Walling (208,205), Dustin Schmeltz (200), James Tott (226), and Nick Kinney (202)

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Dennis Walling spanked Division 1, while nobody claimed victory in Division 2 (though James Tott came closest). Kent Harms decimated Division 3, and Brandon Martinez made quick work of Division 4. In terms of overall points: Carl Goetz reigns over Division 1; James Tott tops Division 2; Kent Harms calls the shots Division 3; and Brandon Martinez runs the show in Division 4.


  • First, on lanes 1&2, 1st-place Going Going Bald will socialize with 3rd-place Bowlie Guacamole (hcp 142). Baldness are expected to maintain their current strength as they win the series; while Guac is forecast to hold steady as they avoid getting swept.
  • Moving to lanes 3&4, 4th-place Shephus Cripes will chuck some balls with 2nd-place Would You Rather... (hcp 84). Shephus might maintain their current strength as they sweep the series; while Would You ought to hold steady as they endure a rough night.
  • Finally, on lanes 5&6, 5th-place The Heavy Pins (hcp 17) will meet with 6th-place Kenny Fan Club. Heavy P is predicted to maintain their current strength as they lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Kenny is anticipated to hold steady as they enjoy their victories.

*(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!)


Dustin Schmeltz
Runner Up:
(See Posting)


Dustin Schmeltz
Runner Up:
Dennis Walling


Dustin Schmeltz
Runner Up:
Dennis Walling

"Shit, you guys bowl during Monday Night Football next week? Maybe the Chiefs should try bowling that night too. The way they play, you guys could use someone who we know will reliably clear all Varnell's dead wood out of the gutter."

Sub Nick Kinney, on learning of next week's schedule change.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Going Going Bald 24-8 .750 15,726 n/a
2 Would You Rather... 18-14 .563 13,343 n/a
3 Bowlie Guacamole 16-16 .500 11,382 n/a
4 Shephus Cripes 15-17 .469 16,231 n/a
5 The Heavy Pins 13-19 .406 12,487 n/a
6 Kenny Fan Club 9-23 .281 11,475 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 8
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Dennis Walling - 566
Dustin Schmeltz - 545
James Tott - 541
Seth Gunderson - 532
Conor Clarke - 522
Emily Nicolet - 291
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Dustin Schmeltz - 653
James Tott - 639
Dennis Walling - 633
Chris Windham - 629
Conor Clarke - 603
Emily Nicolet - 521
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
James Tott - 226
Dennis Walling - 208
Nick Kinney - 202
Dustin Schmeltz - 200
Conor Clarke - 197
Emily Nicolet - 115
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
James Tott - 258
Chris Windham - 244
Nick Kinney - 236
Dustin Schmeltz - 236 (t)
Dennis Walling - 230
Conor Clarke - 224
Emily Nicolet - 191
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
James Tott - 67
Chris Windham - 58
Dustin Schmeltz - 45
Nick Kinney - 45 (t)
Dennis Walling - 36
Adam Scherzer - 32
AJ Hofmann - 32 (t)
Emily Nicolet - 11

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