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The Sorta Easter-ish Episode

Posted by BowlingBot March 26, 2024 Spring 2024, Week 10 View Score Sheets

A stagnated 10th week of Spring 2024 resulted in absolutely no movement in the standings, though the gap between first and second place widened. In her Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, JoAnne Barber was the grandest lady with a high game (157) and series (372). As for the men, AJ Hofmann nailed this week's high game with a 201, and the high series of 544 was nestled in the grass of Dennis Walling's Easter basket. Read on for all the rest of the details!

Over on lanes 1 & 2, the clash between DB Lenz a Hand and Squid Row brewed up a storm of competition. Despite Doug Lenz's valiant efforts, rallying with a commendable 437 series, the Lenz Handlers found themselves ensnared by the tentacles of defeat as the Squids swept them aside. Trifecta-winner (#1 Head-to-Head, #1 Power-Ranked, and Most Valuable Bowler) Dennis Walling, the undisputed titan of the alley, rose to unleash a tsunami of skill with a remarkable 544 series, propelling the Squids to victory with a complete sweep. For Squid Row, it was a triumphant fortification of the peak of the standings, while DB Lenz a Hand could only gaze ruefully at the abyss of their fifth-place position.

Moving on to lanes 3 & 4, where the Grumpy Old Men faced off against Schindler's Fists, the tension was as thick as the center of a stale Cadbury egg. AJ Hofmann, a beacon of hope for the Grumps, mustered a commendable 508 series, yet it proved to be a solitary ray of light amidst the darkness as they managed to clinch only one win against the formidable Fists. Meanwhile, Nick Kinney, wielding his bowling ball like a seasoned warrior, led the charge for Schindler's Fists with a solid 525 series, securing the victory with a triumphant three wins. For the Grumpy Old Men, it was a bitter pill to swallow, their hopes of climbing from third place crucified, while the Fists maintained their stronghold in second.

Down on lanes 5 & 6, where the It Starts Now! team faced off against the Sun Dolphins, the atmosphere crackled with anticipation as the competitors squared off. Kent Harms, a beacon of determination for It Starts Now!, mustered a respectable 497 series, yet it was a futile effort as the Dolphins surged forward, sweeping their opponents aside with merciless precision. Meanwhile, Scott Thompson emerged as the shining star of the Sun Dolphins, dazzling the crowd with a stellar 499 series that left no doubt as to their dominance on the lanes. For It Starts Now!, it was a bitter defeat, their dreams dashed against the rocks of fourth place, while the Sun Dolphins basked in the warm glow of victory, clinging to their sixth-place position with renewed vigor.

Bowlers showing off their stigmata to try to woo the ladies at The 200 Club but instead coming off as weirdo creeps include: AJ Hofmann (201) and Dennis Walling (200)

In this week's Tournament of Champions brackets: Dennis Walling ruled Division 1, while Scott Thompson triumphed over his enemies in Division 2. JC Cox clobbered Division 3, and nobody claimed victory in Division 4, and in fact we aren't even going to talk about Division 4 as it was a complete embarassment. In terms of overall points: Matthew Taylor runs the show in Division 1; Scott Thompson leads Division 2; Doug Lenz calls the shots Division 3; and Carl Mueller dominates Division 4.

As the dust settled and the echoes of the final frames faded into the night, the teams were left to ponder their fates amidst the triumphs and tribulations of another thrilling week of bowling. Whether they soared to new heights or stumbled in the shadows, one thing was certain: in the game of bowling, as in life, every strike brings the promise of redemption, and every gutter ball holds the potential for resurrection. And so, as Easter approaches, may the spirit of renewal and rebirth infuse each bowler with the strength to rise again, ready to face whatever challenges lie ahead on the ever-twisting lanes of destiny.


  • First, on lanes 1&2, 4th-place It Starts Now! (hcp 5) will battle 3rd-place Grumpy Old Men. Starts are expected to perform well and sweep the series; while Grumps are forecast to drop their average a bit while they endure a rough night.
  • Moving to lanes 3&4, 6th-place Sun Dolphins (hcp 112) will share a couple of pitchers with 1st-place Squid Row. Dolphins might maintain their current strength as they lose the series but avoid getting swept; while Squids ought to hold steady as they enjoy their victories.
  • Finally, on lanes 5&6, 5th-place DB Lenz a Hand (hcp 105) will chuck some balls with 2nd-place Schindler's Fists. Lenz Handlers are predicted to maintain their current strength as they get swept; while Fists are anticipated to hold steady 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!)


Dennis Walling
Runner Up:
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Dennis Walling
Runner Up:
Scott Thompson


Dennis Walling
Runner Up:
Scott Thompson

"I'm not straight at all. I should try to fix that."

Scoot, upon noticing he did a terrible job parking his truck on the street and heading back for a do-over.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins Change
1 Squid Row 30-10 .750 19,248 n/a
2 Schindler's Fists 24-16 .600 19,876 n/a
3 Grumpy Old Men 18-22 .450 17,710 n/a
4 It Starts Now! 16-24 .400 17,129 n/a
5 DB Lenz a Hand 16-24 .400 15,868 n/a
6 Sun Dolphins 16-24 .400 15,592 n/a

Top Individual Achievements for Week 10
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Dennis Walling - 544
Matthew Taylor - 543
Nick Kinney - 525
Seth Gunderson - 509
AJ Hofmann - 508
JoAnne Barber - 372
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Dennis Walling - 640
Scott Thompson - 626
Clayton Burrow - 593
JC Cox - 593 (t)
Nicholas Knight - 591
Ryan Sisco - 591 (t)
JoAnne Barber - 554
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
AJ Hofmann - 201
Dennis Walling - 200
Seth Gunderson - 197
Kent Harms - 192
Matthew Taylor - 188
Brett Affolter - 188 (t)
JoAnne Barber - 157
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Ryan Sisco - 237
Dennis Walling - 232
Clayton Burrow - 228
Brett Affolter - 222
AJ Hofmann - 221
JoAnne Barber - 217
Men's Pins Over Average Women's Pins Over Average
Ryan Sisco - 50
Clayton Burrow - 45
Dennis Walling - 40
JC Cox - 33
Brett Affolter - 31
JoAnne Barber - 33

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