Bowler Profile 

Matthew Taylor
Career High Game:280MVBs:   4
Spring 2024 Season
AverageGameSeries
190262659
Career High Series:   747#1 Power Rankings:   4
Titles Won:5#1 Head-to-Head:   21
Debut:Fall 2017
Achievements:19
Seasons:15
ToC Champ:2 (0 2nd)
Matthew is a member of the 1st place team Squid Row.

This season he has been the Most Valuable Bowler 1 time and earned 2 #1 Power Ranked bowler and 4 #1 Head-to-Head bowler nods(s).

his latest scores put him in the # position for the week. Overall, he is cumulatively the # Power Ranked bowler in the league this season out of a field of 24 bowlers.

Box scores for Spring 2024

  Opponent Lanes G1 G2 G3 Series Hdcp. Avg.
Week 1 Sun Dolphins 5&6 150 126 194 470 575 156
Week 2 It Starts Now! 1&2 151 196 177 524 629 165
Week 3 DB Lenz a Hand 3&4 187 205 180 572 656 174
Week 4 Grumpy Old Men 5&6 183 184 188 555 617 176
Week 5 Schindler's Fists 1&2 262 180 171 613 670 182
Week 6 It Starts Now! 3&4 182 191 165 538 581 181
Week 7 Sun Dolphins 1&2 184 188 232 604 649 184
Week 8 Grumpy Old Men 3&4 176 158 201 535 573 183
Week 9 Schindler's Fists 5&6 215 199 227 641 681 187
Week 10 DB Lenz a Hand 1&2 188 188 167 543 574 186
Week 11 Sun Dolphins 3&4 224 202 180 606 639 187
Week 12 It Starts Now! 5&6 167 257 235 659 690 190
Week 13 DB Lenz a Hand 1&2 189 160 214 563 587 190
Week 14 Grumpy Old Men 3&4 186 217 220 623 647 191
Week 15 Schindler's Fists 5&6 159 198 127 484 505 189
Week 16 Schindler's Fists 5&6 213 204 209 626 652 190
TOTALS 3016 3053 3087 9156 9925 190


Matthew Taylor made his league debut in the Fall 2017 season.

Having rolled 546 games over the course of 15 seasons in his GutterAlley career, Taylor carries a lifetime average of 188.

To date, Matthew's highest game shot in league was a 280 bowled in Game #1 during Week #4 of the Spring 2020 session and his highest series in league was the 747 he rolled in Week #6 during the Spring 2019 season.

He has been named the Most Valuable Bowler 4 time(s) and the runner-up 11 time(s).


Matthew has bowled for:
  -Spring 2024: Squid Row   (Avg: 190)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2023: Balderdash   (Avg: 187)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2023: Balderdash   (Avg: 182)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2022: Balderdash   (Avg: 184)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2022: Going, Going, BALD!   (Avg: 187)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2021: Going Going Bald   (Avg: 172)   (My profile for this team)
  -Midsummer 2021: Team 1   (Avg: 176)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2021: Gordon Michael's Groupies   (Avg: 206)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2020: Six Games Apart   (Avg: 200)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2020: Pin Is King 3   (Avg: 191)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2019: Pin Is King 2   (Avg: 184)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2019: Pin Is King   (Avg: 198)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2018: 8 Balls   (Avg: 180)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2018: Splitbowl Countries   (Avg: 194)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2017: Less Terra Bowl   (Avg: 188)   (My profile for this team)


 

Matthew has unlocked the following Spring 2024 achievements...


Your highest game during the season, increments of 25. Your highest series during the season, increments of 25. Named the #1 Power Ranked Bowler of any week. Named the Most Valuable Bowler of any week. Your current position in the league standings.
Rolled the High Game Scratch at least one week. Rolled the High Series Scratch at least one week. Rolled the High Game Handicap at least one week. Rolled the High Series Handicap at least one week.
Victory! Your team swept another team. Your team lost a game by one @#&% pin! Defeated a team scratch, no handicap necessary!
Your team's longest winning streak this season. Your team's longest losing streak this season. Beat Don Glasscock's Fall 2007 scores! Bested Sweep the Leg, Johnny's Fall 2009 scores!
Your name appears on a Top 25 list!
Huge incremental drops in-between game scores! Shot well over your average! Increments of 25.
A listing (from most current to furthest back) of any write-up posts in which Matthew has been mentioned:
  • Squidiculously Dolphinished (May 7th, 2024) - In a nail-biting finale fit for the history books, the Spring 2024 league bowling season has crowned its ultimate victor: Squid Row -- a fact that we have actually already known since week 14. But we aren't quite finished yet -- next week we will meet at our usual time to name all the award winners and hand out prize money, followed by 9-pin-tap fun night. The final week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. One bowler roll a new personal best game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (149) and series (393) for the woman. As for the men, Kent Harms snagged this week's high game with a 254, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 626. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Squidlocked! (Apr 23rd, 2024) - The 14th week of bowling rolled in with all the intensity of a well-oiled lane oiling machine, and while the standings seemed stagnant, the post-bowling scores revealed seismic shifts beneath the surface. Cue the fanfare and confetti, because on this auspicious occasion, Squid Row has officially clinched the championship! Can we also get a round of applause for JoAnne Barber, who dazzled the woman with a high game of 137 and a series of 366? And let's not forget the gents, with Dustin Schmeltz nabbing the high game at 247 and Matthew Taylor securing the high series with a whopping 623! Now, onto the dramatic recount of the lanes!

  • Despite Eclipse, Games Shine Bright (Apr 9th, 2024) - The twelfth week of Spring 2024 resulted in absolutely no movement in the standings, the only change being that the third place team went from a losing record to an even record. However that detail obscures that there was a lot of good bowling happening tonight, including the most 200s we've seen this season. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (142) and series (363) for the woman, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (257) and series (659) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Squid Row Remains Prime Real Estate (Apr 2nd, 2024) - In the alleys of the eleventh week of Spring 2024, strikes were flying, spares were spared, and emotions were high as bowling fever gripped the lanes! JoAnne Barber dazzled with her remarkable 147 high game and a solid 397 series, continuing her insanely long streak of being the league's top female bowler. Meanwhile, Matthew Taylor flexed his bowling muscles with an impressive 224 high game and a whopping 606 series, leaving the other dangly-bits-possessing league members in awe.

  • Spring into the Gutter (Mar 19th, 2024) - As the equinox brought us the change in seasons, it also brought us one small change in the standings. The ninth week of Spring 2024 blossomed, with one team soaring to new heights and another plummeting into the depths of despair. JoAnne Barber, Ben Spencer, and Matthew Taylor stood as titans -- JoAnne claiming high game (138) and series (396) for the woman, while Ben's 242 was the men's high game and Matthew took men's high series with his 642. And this week's Bingo game saw the most Bingos of any week so far!

  • Glory Bowl Rises & Shines (Mar 5th, 2024) - The seventh week of Spring 2024 saw Glory Bowl climb substantially in the standings, while two other teams slipped. Wonder Twin powers were activated as JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (123) and series (354) for the woman while Michael Gordon earned this week's high game (237) and series (654) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • The Cheese Stick Curse (Feb 27th, 2024) - In the thrilling sixth week of our bowling league, the lanes buzzed with excitement as teams clashed, jockeying for position in the standings. It was a showcase of skill and determination, with standout performances leaving spectators on the edge of their seats. The spotlight shone brightly on JoAnne Barber and Seth Gunderson, who dazzled with their exceptional bowling prowess. JoAnne claimed the title of this week's queen of the lanes, securing the high game (143) and series (350) for the woman, while Seth asserted his dominance with a stellar high game (238) and series (562) for the men, solidifying his status as a force to be reckoned with.

  • Happy Cephalopods, Sad Cetaceans (Feb 20th, 2024) - The fifth week of the Spring 2024 season was nothing short of a tidal wave of excitement, thrashing our two oceanic teams to opposite ends of the standings. JoAnne Barber and Matthew Taylor emerged as this week's stars, with JoAnne snagging the high game (135) and series (368) for the woman, while Matthew Taylor dominated the men's division with an impressive high game (262) and series (613). Now, let's dive into the heart-pounding action that unfolded on the lanes!

  • Pre-Valentine Love on the Lanes (Feb 13th, 2024) - In the realm of high scores and sweet victories, JoAnne Barber stole the hearts of the bowling alley with her cupid-approved high game (132) and series (377) for the women. On the men's side, the charismatic duo of Kent Harms and Nick Kinney shared a love-struck tie for this week's high game with a swoon-worthy 212. However, it was Nick Kinney who emerged as the true bowling heartthrob, earning the high series title with an impressive 602

  • Ties Abound after Brutal Beatings (Feb 6th, 2024) - Brutal beatings of the underdogs by the stronger teams in all three matchups coincidentally resulted in three pairs of ties in the standings. One person rolled a new personal best game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (142) and series (408) for the woman. As for the men, AJ Hofmann snagged this week's high game with a 235, and high series was earned by an overstimulated Michael Gordon with a 574. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Who Ordered the Calamari? (Jan 30th, 2024) - The second week of Spring 2024 saw two teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. In a week completely bereft of women to showcase, Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (204) and series (598). And while it's way too early for anyone to be staking claims, a new league leader emerged with a lightly fried breaded coating served up with roasted peppers and a bit of butter. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Fall 2023 Recap (Jan 20th, 2024) - Here is your Fall 2023 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards plus lots more! Our next season will begin on January 23, 2024!

  • Almost All Wrapped Up! (Unlike Your Christmas Shopping) (Dec 12th, 2023) - As the curtains fall on the thrilling Fall 2023 bowling season, Vigs Eras Tour 2023 retains their championship title – an achievement they clinched in a dazzling display of skill last week. But hold your applause until next week, we're gearing up for a night of award ceremonies, cash prizes, finger-lickin' fried chicken feasts, and a rollicking 9-pin-tap fun night. To get us ready for that, be sure to vote in the People's Choice awards!

  • Champing At The Bit (Dec 5th, 2023) - Bowling enthusiasts, buckle up for the mostly-as-expected recap of the latest league session! As the Fall 2023 season reached its fifteenth week, the lanes witnessed a fierce battle of pins, with some teams ascending while others found themselves slipping down the standings. Let's kick off the highlights with standout performances: In a development that surely took all by surprise, JoAnne Barber claimed high game and series for the women with her 149 and 361 respectively. Meanwhile, as has been the trend lately, Nick Kinney stole the spotlight for the men with his 235 game and 602 series.

  • Rolling Butterballs (Nov 21st, 2023) - Thanksgiving week in the Fall 2023 bowling showdown unfolded like a rowdy Thanksgiving dinner, complete with one team soaring to the head of the family table while another team had too much cranberry wine and stumbled face-first into dessert table. Great Aunt JoAnne Barber, our bowling matriarch, dished out this week's high game (141) and series (370) for the women. On the testosterone-fueled side of the family, our weird uncle Kent Harms unleashed a thunderous 209 for the high game, while third-cousin twice-removed Scott Thompson dominated the family brawl with a jaw-dropping 543 series.

  • A Dark, Gloomy Night in the Gutter (Nov 7th, 2023) - The eleventh week of Fall 2023, the first bowling session after the time change, was just another reminder of how early it gets dark outside. It left me feeling as gloomy as the skies. I guess some teams climbed and others slipped, but who really cares when it's this dark and depressing outside? JoAnne Barber rolled her usual high game (157) and series (398) for the woman, which is nice, I guess. For the men, Matthew Taylor snagged a high game with a 208, and Nick Kinney got the high series with a 570. Yippee. Now, let's delve into the exciting world of bowling on these gloomy lanes, shall we?

  • It was the Worst of Times, it was the Worst of Times. (Oct 24th, 2023) - Let's face it, last night sucked. I don't know if it was the weather, geopolitical concerns, not enough relaxing pharmaceuticals partaken of before crossing the state line, or Ron putting the oil machine on the "Torture Pattern" setting as a joke, but it has been years since we've seen such an off night all across the board.

  • Lead Switch Halfway In (Oct 17th, 2023) - Welcome to the midway point of the thrilling Fall 2023 bowling season! Week 8 brought us some fierce competition, with teams rising and falling like pins on the lanes. And while the action was intense, it was the exceptional performances that stole the spotlight. But the biggest twist is likely the first-place lead change at the last moment of the season's first half! In a league where female bowlers outnumber Gideon Bibles remaining in room 426 of the Magnolia Hotel in Omaha, JoAnne Barber emerged as a shining star, effortlessly claiming this week's high game with a remarkable 137, and a series of 384 for the women. Meanwhile, the men had their own standout performer, as Matthew Taylor blazed a trail with a spectacular high game of 257 and an impressive series total of 639.

  • Is The Dolphin Show Over? (Oct 10th, 2023) - As the pins fell and the lanes lit up in Week 7, there were surprises aplenty. JoAnne Barber, with her impeccable skill and precision, dominated the scene, achieving the week's high game (155) and series (413) for the women, leaving all of the league's female bowlers in awe. Meanwhile, Matthew Taylor showcased his undeniable prowess, claiming this week's high game (216) and series (585) title for the men, further fueling the competitive spirit of the night.

  • Sweep-a-Boo! (Oct 3rd, 2023) - This week every match ended in a sweep (in one case by the thinnest of margins), spreading out the win-loss gaps slightly and causing two teams to trade places in the standings. JoAnne Barber unleashed her inner bowling wizardry to seize this week's women's crown from a mob of fierce competitors for that title, capturing the women's high game at a dazzling 141 and a remarkable series of 389. Meanwhile, on the men's side, Nick Kinney, like a bowling demigod, left a trail of fallen pins in his wake, claiming this week's high game with a jaw-dropping 233 and an astonishing series total of 625.

  • LVB: Lane 2 Pinsetter. MVB: Ron. (Sep 26th, 2023) - The fifth week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped but remains above water. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. As many speculated might happen, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (150) and series (373) for the woman. As for the men, Dustin Schmeltz continued to make his case for Sub of the Season when he snagged this week's high game with a 230, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 637. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Fin-tastic Dolphins Flip The Standings (Sep 12th, 2023) - Apart from a few weeks in 5th place in the first half of Fall 2022, Sun Dolphins have always found themselves stranded on the ocean floor. And they have certainly never had a winning record at any point in their history. But all of that changed last night, when they leapt from the waves and not only got out of dead last, they sailed all the way to second place with a 7-5 record -- their first winning record ever! Two bowlers set a new personal best series. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (144) and series (369) for the woman, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (278) and series (685) for the men. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Now Officially Average (Sep 5th, 2023) - Last week several bowlers were absent due to either travel or being the odd man out on a team of 5, but after this week everyone has finally set an average. So barring any new random subs, next week everyone will know their game results live. This week we saw one bowler set a new personal best series, albeit with a bit of an asterisk as will be explained in a bit. JoAnne Barber miraculously picked up this week's high game (129) and series (338) for the women. As for the men, Seth Gunderson snagged this week's high game with a 209, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 579. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Bowling Starts August 29! (Aug 28th, 2023) -

  • Spring 2023 Recap (Jul 24th, 2023) -

  • A Balder Victory was In the Cards (May 9th, 2023) - By BowlingBot & ChatGPT
    Step right up, ladies and gents, and witness the grand finale of the Spring 2023 Bowling Season! The pins have been knocked, the lane oil has been smeared all over Nathan, and the champions have been crowned. But hold on to your hats, because this is not the end just yet. On May 23, we will have the grand ceremony to award the deserving champions and distribute the grand prize money, followed by a wild 9-pin-tap fun night. And wait, there's more! Our league will be the first to try out the newly-constructed approaches, which should make it a night to remember. This week JoAnne Barber had to stage an epic comeback to pull off top spot among the league's female bowlers, claiming this week's women's high game (136) and series (379). Meanwhile, Seth Gunderson made the crowd go wild with a 231 high game for the men, and Matthew Taylor took

  • Scrambling the Standings (Apr 11th, 2023) - By BowlingBot & ChatGPT
    Get your carnival tickets and barf bags ready, because the twelfth week of the Spring 2023 season delivered a complete scrambling of the standings by way of a small handful sensational strikes, a moderate smattering of spares, and splits galore! Three teams took a leap up the leaderboard, while two others stumbled their way down. Amidst the action, JoAnne Barber showed how it's done as she claimed the crown of this week's top female bowler with an impressive high game of 146 and a series score of 380. Not to be outdone, Ben Spencer slammed his way to the top of the men's leaderboard with a mighty 215 high game, while Matthew Taylor snatched the high series prize with a towering total of 541. Don't miss a single detail of the riveting results that follow!

  • Dolphins About to Surface? (Mar 14th, 2023) - We are now halfway through the Spring 2023 season and one thing has become clear in recent weeks: Sun Dolphins have figured something out and are on the cusp of finding out what it's like to not be in last place. One Dolphin in particular set a new personal best series. JoAnne Barber continues to reign supreme among the woman. As for the men, Matthew Taylor snagged this week's high game with a 222, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 551. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Sisco Flattens Friend and Foe (Mar 7th, 2023) - As we near the midpoint of the season, tonight we saew one bowler roll a new personal best game. JoAnne Barber somehow managed to pick up this week's high game (119) and series (327) for the woman despite haviing an off night. Among bowlers who carry an extra bag of balls with them, Ryan Sisco snagged this week's high game with a 231, and high series was earned by Kent Harms with a 580. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Slightly Too Shitty (Feb 21st, 2023) - Tonight was a night of almost complete sweepage, with both of the complete sweeps also serving as stunning upsets. One bowler set a new personal best game and series. In a shocking development, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (128) and series (356) for the woman. As for the men, Nick Kinney snagged this week's high game with a 234, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 576. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • We Heart Bowling (Feb 14th, 2023) - Valentine's Day 2023 saw an extremely frustrated Scoot punch his computer (gently though, it was expensive) then later saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. In a shocking development, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (134) and series (372) for the woman, while Nick Kinney earned this week's high game (225) and series (638) for the men. Meanwhile, 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!

  • Off and Rolling (Jan 24th, 2023) - The Spring 2023 season is now underway, with six teams entering the 16-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy. One bowler rolled a new personal best game. As will likely happen 15 more times this season JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (131) and series (365) for the woman. As for the men, Nick Kinney forgot this is the week to sandbag and snagged this week's high game with a 237, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 610. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Prepare for Spring 2023! (Jan 15th, 2023) - Here's what's coming up this season...

  • Fall 2022 Recap (Dec 30th, 2022) -

  • In The Bag (Nov 29th, 2022) - The fifteenth week of Fall 2022 saw the championship get clinched prematurely, eliminating one minor source of excitement about next week. One bowler set a new personal best game and series. Keeping it in the family, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (170) and series (427) for the women, while Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (234) and series (660) for the men. Meanwhile, Tournament of Champions is officially down to its final eight bowlers, who will face each other next week competing for two cash prizes! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Imaginary Bowling (Nov 22nd, 2022) - Since I wasn't here this week to see what actually happened with bowling, this week's writeup is based entirely on the events my imagination insists must have happened on Tuesday night. The only things I know for sure is that JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (168) and series (487) for the women; and Dennis Walling snagged this week's high game for the men with a 235, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 612. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Lucky Harms (Nov 1st, 2022) - Though this week's bowling session fell on the Day of the Dead, several of you were dressed as if it were St. Patrick's Day for some reason. Because of this, and because Kent Harms won the trifecta this week, and only because it makes for a good pun and no other reason, Kent gets to be the headliner this week despite Carl Goetz earning this season's high game (241) and this week's high series (591) as the opening act. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Cutting It Close (Oct 18th, 2022) - Though the standings continue to remain unchanged, this week the third-place team came within mere pins of entering into a tie for second. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (150) and series (402) for the women, while her sweet widdle noogums Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (232) and series (611) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 8 RoboRecap (Oct 11th, 2022) - We are now halfway through the Fall 2022 season, and a stagnated eighth week resulted in absolutely no movement in the standings. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (146) and series (388) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (220) and series (581) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Slow Motion (Oct 4th, 2022) - The seventh week of Fall 2022 saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (155) and series (431) for the women. As for the men, Matthew Taylor snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 649. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Just Here for the Beer (Sep 27th, 2022) - A strong argument could be made that Gutter Alleyers were more interested in what was happening behind the bar than they were about what was happening on the lanes, as the news that two Croation beers were now available (one of which some of us have been waiting over a year to try) opened up wallets and gullets throughout all 6 lanes. The large green bottles could be found in almost every other drink holder. But in the realm of balls and pins, the sixth week saw two teams climb in the standings, while one team slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (121) and series (351) for the women, while Nick Kinney earned this week's high game (211) and series (602) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • All Guttered Up (Sep 13th, 2022) - In a topsy-turvy fourth week of Fall 2022, two of three three matches turned out exactly the opposite of how they were mathematically expected, leading to a surprise surge in the standings for one team in particular. Two bowlers set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (150) and series (430) for the women. As for the men, Michael Gordon and Nick Kinney both tied for this week's high game with a 233, and high series was earned by James Tott with a 608. Meanwhile, 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!

  • Baby Steps (Aug 30th, 2022) - The second week of Fall 2022 saw the two usual teams show their first early signs of taking their steps to the championship. One bowler rolled a new personal best game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (181) and series (387) for the women. As for the men, Nick Kinney snagged this week's high game with a 235, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 648. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 1 RoboRecap (Aug 23rd, 2022) - The Fall 2022 season is now underway, with six teams entering the 16-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy. Two bowlers set a new personal best series, and two rolled new personal high games. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (161) and series (418) for the women. As for the men, AJ Hofmann snagged this week's high game with a 200, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 515. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Fall 2022 Teams Set (Aug 3rd, 2022) -

  • Spring 2022 Recap (May 17th, 2022) - Here is your Spring 2022 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards plus lots more! Our next season will begin on August 23, 2022, with some new surprises. Look for more info about that starting in July!

  • Like a Fine Wine (Apr 12th, 2022) - Just one month left to go! The twelfth week of Spring 2022 saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Two bowlers rolled new personal best games. AJ Hofmann snagged this week's high game with a 234, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 566. No women were present to represent the female scoring contigent. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Flipping It Back Around (Mar 29th, 2022) - The tenth week saw the top half of the standings flip back around, with Glory Bowl dropping back to third place after spemnding the past two weeks on top. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (155) and series (406) for the women. As for the men, Carl Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 238, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 655. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Hanging by a Thread (Mar 22nd, 2022) - The ninth resulted in absolutely no movement in the standings... but just barely. A single missed pin left by the very last ball rolled of the night kept last week's surprise first place team in first place another week by the narrowest margin possible. In addition, one bowler set a new personal best series and a new personal high game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (138) and series (410) for the women, while Carl Goetz earned this week's high game (244) and series (617) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Leap Frog! (Mar 15th, 2022) - This past Tuesday featured two matchups that went exactly the opposite of what any reasonable person would expect, allowing a (halfway) different pairing of teams to leapfrog up the standings. Two bowlers set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (164) and series (425) for the women. As for the men, Matthew Taylor snagged this week's high game with a 242, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 609. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 7 RoboRecap (Mar 8th, 2022) - The seventh week of Spring 2022 saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (144) and series (399) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (256) and series (680) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Time Dilation (Feb 22nd, 2022) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week the cycle begins anew. This week saw one team climb in the standings, and one bowler set both a new personal best series and a new personal high game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (134) and series (385) for the women. As for the men, Seth Gunderson snagged this week's high game with a 246, and high series was earned by Ian Goetz with a 614. Read on for all the rest of the details, and learn how the concept of time dilation was demonstrated fully this evening.

  • Week 4 RoboRecap (Feb 15th, 2022) - The fourth week of Spring 2022 saw two teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (134) and series (358) for the women. As for the men, Seth Gunderson snagged this week's high game with a 249, and high series was earned by Dennis Walling with a 643. Meanwhile, 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!

  • Putting Out Fires, Sweeping Up the Mess (Feb 8th, 2022) - An unusually long-lasting third week of Spring 2022 saw lots of mechanical issues and some major IT issues as both Jacob and Scoot got their activity goals for the day running around putting out fires. Throughout the chaotic night of all sweeps one team climbed in the standings, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (151) and series (435) for the women, while Carl Goetz earned this week's high game (237) and series (633) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details

  • Snow Ballz (Feb 1st, 2022) - Much like the many many inches of snow we were promised, quite a few people were not seen this week. Nonetheless, each team had representation (barely in one instance) so rolling proceeded as planned. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (146) and series (406) for the women. Among bowlers who can only wish for the ability to lactate, sub Ian Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 600. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Spring 2022 is Off and Rolling (Jan 25th, 2022) - The Spring 2022 season got underway tonight with a packed house (100% attendance!). Six teams entered the 16-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy (except for the chance to pose with the honorary trophy). JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (144) and series (380) for the women. As for the men, Scott Murdock snagged this week's high game with a 234, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 594. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Fall 2021 Recap (Dec 23rd, 2021) - Here is your Fall 2021 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards for which we were actually able to give out prizes for the first time since COVID started!

  • Wrapping up Bowling (Dec 21st, 2021) - The Fall 2021 season draws to a close, with Going Going Bald officially earning this season's championship title.... but we knew that a couple of weeks ago! The season recap -- with all the end-of-season award winners -- is coming soon. But here is this week's recap. Dustin Schemltz set a new personal best series, just in time to make us hastily redirect the Men's High Series Handicap prize money to him instead of the original recipient. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (130) and series (365) for the women. As for the men, Carl Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 247, and high series was earned by Dustin Schmeltz with a 608. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • "December 7, 2021. A Championship which will live... in infamy" (Dec 7th, 2021) - After failing to clinch the championship last week, the guys of Going Going Bald got around to it tonight and can now rest easy during our final two weeks. More on them in a minute. This week also saw one team climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (123) and series (358) for the women, while James Tott earned this week's high game (255) and series (631) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 3 RoboRecap (Sep 21st, 2021) - The third week of Fall 2021 saw two teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (133) and series (357) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (243) and series (638) for the men. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Summer Draws to a Close (Aug 11th, 2021) - Our short summer season came to and end tonight, with no surprises at either end of the standings but a bit of an upset in the middle. Lindsey Campbell picked up this week's high game (132) and series (339) for the women, while AJ Hofmann earned this week's high game (222) and series (528) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Almost done! (Aug 4th, 2021) - While the standings still to unchanged in terms of team ranks, the number of possible outcomes for next week's championships has. Team 1 & Scoot's Fault are now the only two teams with a shot at the Championship, and the only hope Scoot's Fault actually has is to either sweep or win three to force a tiebreaker game. Meanwhile, though mathematically eliminated from the Championship, Team 2 has a reasonable shot at overtaking Scoot's Fault and moving into 2nd place. And if they fail at that, Team 4 has a shot at overtaking them for third! But that's enough about next week. THIS week, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (160) and series (433) for the women, while Dennis Walling earned this week's high game (210) and series (574) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • The Rule of J (Jul 7th, 2021) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week is the mid-season position round. But enough about next week, you came here to read about this week. The third week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (150) and series (402) for the women. As for the men, Matthew Taylor snagged this week's high game with a 223, and high series was earned by Michael Gordon with a 576. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Summer Season Kicks Off (Jun 23rd, 2021) - The Midsummer 2021 season (as it will be referred to on this site, so that it will have an abbreviation different from that of the previous Spring season) is now underway, with four teams entering the 8-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy and the prize payouts of exactly nothing. While much sandbagging learning curve adjusting from wood to synthetic lanes keeping scores down, JoAnne Barber, no longer the lone woman, picked up this week's high game (144) and series (365) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (213) and series (544) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Spring 2021 Recap (Jun 15th, 2021) - Here is your Spring 2021 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards that we didn't collect prize money for but they still at least matter for bragging rights!

  • Emergency Relocation Saves the Championship! (May 18th, 2021) - With the sudden sale and closure of AMF Pro Bowl Lanes just three days before our final session of bowling, we were unsure if we'd be able to finish things up properly or just call it where we stood. Luckily for the team that ended up securing the championship last night, Gladstone Bowl helped us out by offering us four lanes to use so we could finish our season! It wasn't ideal squeezing 6 teams onto 4 lanes and maybe wasn't technically legal by USBC standards since the 3rd & 4th place teams bowled on separate sets of lanes, but thanks to Gladstone's help we were able to make the best of a bad situation. And with the top 4 teams all having a realistic shot at the title, it was a championship worth fighting for! JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (146) and series (413) for the woman, while, Aaron Barber snagged this week's high game for the men with a 225, and men's high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 607. A full recap of the Spring 2021 season, along with Season MVB and other details, will be coming in a few days. Meanwhile, read on to find out more about last night's results!

  • Well That Was Unexpected... (May 11th, 2021) - The eleventh week of Spring 2021 saw a shocking turn of events as two underdog teams clobbered the top two teams in the league, right before the final position round. Now we suddenly have four teams that each have very realistic chances of walking out with the championship next Tuesday. The events last night also inspired a couple of new Top 25 Lists. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (161) and series (433) for the woman. As for the men, James Tott snagged this week's high game with a 235, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 614. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • League of The Forgotten (Apr 28th, 2021) - n the early months of the long, long ago year of 2021, twelve ball warriors who had fought and struggled on the lanes of North Kansas City for more than two decades found themselves discarded into the gutter, forgotten to time like the lonely souls in unmarked paupers graves. This is the story of their defiant effort one Tuesday evening to remind the world: "Yes, we still exist.

  • Quick and dirty (Apr 20th, 2021) - Scoot is heading out of town and is a bit rushed, so this will be a quick and dirty recap. The eighth week saw two teams climb in the standings, while one team slipped. One bowler rolled a new personal best game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (139) and series (353) for the woman. As for the men, Scott Murdock (!?!) snagged this week's high game with a 247, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 640. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Groupies' Burning Balls (Apr 13th, 2021) - Sorry for the extremely delayed writeup! For obvious reasons, I (Scoot) have been very distracted and not in the mood to think about bowling this past week. :( I almost left it a robo-recap, but there are a couple of people who I am sure want their recognition. The seventh week of Spring 2021 saw one team climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (148) and series (373) for the woman, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (266) and series (714) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Musical Chairs (Mar 31st, 2021) - After some false starts and lots of lane shuffling (first due to this week accidentally not flagged as a position round in the computer, then by the fact that we had been shifted 4 lanes to the left leading to the wrong set of lanes getting reset) the Spring 2021 position round finally got underway, resulting in changes only near the middle of the standings. As always seems to be the case, JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (156) and series (421) for the woman. As for the men, Michael Gordon snagged this week's high game with a 224, and high series was earned by Aaron Barber with a 595. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Bowling. So. Very. High. (Mar 24th, 2021) - There were so many high scores rolled this week that it was easy to forget that the season is half over and next week is already the position round! One bowler set a new personal best series, and another rolled new personal high game. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (138) and series (394) for the woman. As for the men, Curtis Whiles snagged this week's high game with a new personal best 245, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 650. And that's not even all! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Ducktales FTW (FN...) (Mar 16th, 2021) - Last week we saw Larry, I'm On Ducktales leapfrog into first place. This week, a third of the way into the season, Ducktales has shown they have no intention of letting go of that spot as Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (225) and series (655) for the men and win the bowling trifecta. Meanwhile JoAnne Barber, as usual, picked up this week's high game (131) and series (380) for the woman. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 3 RoboRecap (Mar 9th, 2021) - The third week of Spring 2021 saw one team climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (136) and series (387) for the women. As for the men, Michael Gordon snagged this week's high game with a 254, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor and Michael Gordon, who tied with a 689. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Welcome (to 1st), Groupies! (Mar 2nd, 2021) - The second week of Spring 2021 saw two teams climb in the standings, with one sliding into first place by total pins. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (129) and series (356) for the woman. As for the men, Michael Gordon snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 591. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Gordon's Alive (Feb 23rd, 2021) - The Spring 2021 season is now underway, with six teams entering the 12-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy and imaginary prize money. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (145) and series (361) for the woman, while Michael Gordon completely forgot that you're supposed to sandbag the first week and earned this week's high game (245) and series (658) for the men in a stunning performance. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Spring 2021 Starts Tuesday! (Feb 11th, 2021) - With the 'rona continuing to ravage normalcy, we are once again embarking on a shortened and minified bowling season. This time, the same 12 bowlers from Fall 2020 (except swapping out Luke Melton for Jeremy Varnell ) have formed 6 teams of 2 and will embark on a 12-week season (rather than the too-short 8 weeks we did last Fall.)

  • An Extremely Late Fall 2020 Recap (Dec 31st, 2020) - This has been a really busy last several weeks so I apologize that it has take SO LONG to get this out. Here is an abbreviated Fall 2020 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards that we didn't collect prize money for but they still at least matter for bragging rights.

  • LeT it sNow Grabbable (Oct 20th, 2020) - After suffering devastating losses two weeks ago, it's now mathematically possible for Let It Snow to be knocked out of first place next week. On the other hand, it's also possible for Let ItS to clinch the championship. But we don't care about next week right now, you're hear to read about this week. In a development that should shock no one. JoAnne Barber once again picked up this week's high game (128) and series (368) for the woman. Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (256) and series (648) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 4 RoboRecap (Oct 6th, 2020) - The Fall 2020 position round is now history, and and the championship will be on us before we know it! A stagnated fourth week resulted in absolutely no movement in the standings. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (161) and series (406) for the woman. As for the men, Aaron Barber snagged this week's high game with a 246, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 617. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Two Blind Mikes (Sep 29th, 2020) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week is the Fall 2020 position round. But enough about next week, you came here to read about this week. The third week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (125) and series (350) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (243) and series (663) for the men. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Let it snow motorboat a head (Sep 22nd, 2020) - Sure, it helps that we're down to a core set of bowlers so dedicated to bowling that they are risking their very lives to play, but for the first time in recorded league history we have now had perfect attendance two weeks in a row. In our second week JoAnne Barber once again picked up this week's high game (148) and series (356) for the woman, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (257) and series (608) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Tuesdays Are 37.5% Normal Again (Sep 16th, 2020) - With the bowling alley resuming regular hours this week, the Fall 2020 Mini Season is finally underway. Four teams have entered the 8-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy, as well as the equally-nonexistent cash awards since we have decided to forgo those for such a small group. JoAnne Barber picked up this week's high game (130) and series (340) for the women woman. As for the men, Dennis Walling snagged this week's high game with a 248, and high series was earned by Michael Gordon with a 633. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Spring 2020 Coronalicious Recap (May 4th, 2020) - Though we began this season right as the very first coronavirus quarantine went into place (in Wuhan), there were some other things that happened during our bowling season you probably forgot all about. Such as (in no particular order): League legend Pat Searcy passed after a 2-year battle with cancer. Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Wildfires in Australian. Mass anti-US protests in Iraq. Kobe Bryant died. Brexit. The brink of war with Iran. The Chiefs won the Superbowl. We had a parade.

  • A Glitch in the Matrix (Mar 10th, 2020) - The mid-season position round is over, so we're now officially halfway done. One bowler roll a new personal best game. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (199) and series (478) for the women, while Demonic Duncan Ferber earned this week's high game (249) and series (666) for the men. While first and last place remained unchanged, there was some light mixing throughout all the other positions. Of particular note, F. C. K. D. has pulled themselves out of the bottom half and finally achieved a winning record.

  • The Cream Rises (Feb 25th, 2020) - The sixth week of Spring 2020 saw quite a bit of activity in the standings, as 7 of the 8 teams ended the night in a new position. And after a few weeks of Scootylicious domination, the two most likely contenders for the championship have finally floated to the top. One bowler rolled a new personal best game. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (190) and series (512) for the women, while Carl Goetz earned this week's high game (257) and series (677) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • The Scootylicious Center of a Scooty-pop (Feb 11th, 2020) - 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!

  • They're Back! (Nov 27th, 2019) - Despite it not being the most likely of the three possible outcomes tonight, See you next Tuesday! managed to clinch the championship a week early! Though it's been a few seasons since we last saw them on top, this makes the third title for this specific team. This is also the third title for Nick Kinney, the fourth for Aaron Barber, the seventh for Jonathan Vigliaturo, and then... twelfth... for Seth Gunderson. Congrats, guys!

  • Just Peachy (Nov 12th, 2019) - Everything is just peachy!

  • See You Next Tuesday for the Position Round! (Oct 1st, 2019) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week is the Fall 2019 position round. But enough about next week, you came here to read about this week. The seventh week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Alison Radke landed this week's high game for the women with a 190, and women's high series was bagged by Mary Clarke with a 469. As for the men, Carl Goetz and Seth Gunderson both tied for this week's high game with a 246, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 654. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 2 RoboRecap (Aug 27th, 2019) - The second week of Fall 2019 saw three teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (168) and series (445) for the women. As for the men, Ian Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 641. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Got Wood? (Aug 20th, 2019) - The Fall 2019 (20 Years!) 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. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (189) and series (494) for the women. As for the men, Ian Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Ken M. Wilson with a 609. Read on for all the rest of the details!

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  • All Hail the ToC Champs! (May 7th, 2019) - The Spring 2019 season draws to a close, with CICK Ass officially earning this season's championship title! But we aren't quite finished yet -- next week we will meet at our usual time to name all the award winners and hand out prize money (in the meeting room on the Finnegan's side, through the back of the snack bar), followed by 9-pin-tap fun night. The final week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (186) and series (513) for the women, while Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (237) and series (628) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Clinched! (Apr 23rd, 2019) - Originally I was going to leave this week's as a robo-writeup due to me having another busy week, but then CICK Ass screwed that up for me by accomplishing something I had failed to notice they could do this week: they clinched the championship two weeks early! This makes the first championship for Chantal Jacot, 6 for Ian Goetz, a staggering 13 for Carl "Tits" Goetz, and an even more staggering 14 for Ken M. Wilson (sheesh!). Congratulations to all four of you!

  • Historic League Records Go Up In Smoke (Apr 16th, 2019) - The unlucky thirteenth week of Spring 2019 featured the rise of the Antichrist, who entered our world specifically to shatter a whole slew of league records. It also saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Two bowlers set a new personal best series, and two rolled new personal high games. Alison Radke picked up this week's high game (170) and series (424) for the women, while Satan himself AJ Hofmann earned this week's high game (279) and series (672) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • It was the best of frames, it was the worst of frames... (Apr 9th, 2019) - 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 lest time that that remains for anyone to act before the current #1 team clinches the championship outright.

  • Speedy Recap (Mar 26th, 2019) - With about a quarter of the league at the Weezers/Pixies concert (admit it, Phil & Freda, we all know you were there too), the rest of us got to enjoy a speedy evening that finished relatively early. Unfortunately that didn't translate into extra write-up time for Scoot, and since he's very busy today we are going to leave about 90% of this as the computer-generated writeup. The tenth week of Spring 2019 saw two teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. One bowler roll a new personal best game. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (176) and series (491) for the women. As for the men, Aaron Barber snagged this week's high game with a 234, and high series was earned by Ian Goetz with a 643. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 6 RoboRecap (Feb 26th, 2019) - The sixth week of Spring 2019 saw five teams climb in the standings, while five teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Freda Schroeder landed this week's high game for the women with a 179, and women's high series was bagged by Monica Hufford with a 447. As for the men, Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (279) and series (747). Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Better Late Than Never! (Feb 19th, 2019) - This week a record three teams post-bowled due to illness and weather. But not, finally, all the scores are in. The fifth week of Spring 2019 saw four teams climb in the standings, while four teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (188) and series (523) for the women, while Ian Goetz earned this week's high game (243) and series (593) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

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  • EIGHT-BALLED UPSET!!!!! (Dec 4th, 2018) - The Fall 2018 season draws to a close, with 8 Balls officially earning this season's championship title! But we aren't quite finished yet -- next week we will meet at our usual time to name all the award winners and hand out prize money (in the meeting room on the Finnegan's side, through the back of the snack bar), followed by 9-pin-tap fun night. The final week saw three teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (191) and series (451) for the women. As for the men, Michael Gordon and Russell Bingham both tied for this week's high game with a 224, and high series was earned by Russell Bingham with a 605. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Could Next Week Include a Three-Way? (Nov 27th, 2018) - Well, this is it, we’ve nearly reached the end of the season and the championship round is next week. While much attention has been focused on the struggles this season of defending champions Serious Bowlers and the fact that they are now eliminated from trophy contention, there’s another part of this story that deserves even more attention. And that is the quiet but rapid rise of BDE. Oncedangling limp down in 7th place, BDE has firmed up into virile force that has penetrated into championship contention and could explode into a messy situation for all of us next week if a couple of other teams don’t use adequate protection. More on next week’s potential sticky situation in a moment, let’s first run through how everyone did last night…

  • Week 14 Semi Robo Recap (Nov 27th, 2018) - NOTE: Scoot was out of town when post-bowling scores came in and just got back late last night, so this will remain a robo-writeup except for a few special items highlighted below. The fourteenth week of Fall 2018 saw two teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. Alison Radke picked up this week's high game (143) and series (401) for the women. As for the men, Aaron Barber snagged this week's high game with a 225, and high series was earned by Curtis Whiles with a 604. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Balance Restored... (sorta) (Oct 16th, 2018) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week is the Fall 2018 position round. But enough about next week, you came here to read about this week. The ninth week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series. JoAnne Gordon landed this week's high game for the women with a 169, and women's high series was bagged by Monica Hufford with a 472. As for the men, Matthew Taylor earned this week's high game (215) and series (552). Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • The Post-Bowling Blues (Sep 18th, 2018) - The fifth week of Fall 2018 saw two teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (199) and series (522) for the women, while Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (257) and series (609) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 2 RoboRecap (Aug 30th, 2018) - The second week of Fall 2018 saw five teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (169) and series (446) for the women, while Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (243) and series (634) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

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  • That's A Wrap (May 15th, 2018) - The Spring 2018 season draws to a close, with WITNESS!!! officially earning this season's championship title! But we aren't quite finished yet -- next week we will meet at our usual time to name all the award winners and hand out prize money (in the meeting room on the Finnegan's side, through the back of the snack bar), followed by 9-pin-tap fun night. The final week saw three teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (167) and series (475) for the women, while Dennis Walling earned this week's high game (235) and series (660) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • A Third Three Hundred! (Apr 24th, 2018) - While the standings didn't change at all tonight, quite a lot actually happened. Before we get into the big story of the night, we will take a moment to remember some of the other people who accomplished things tonight. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (188) and series (474) for the women. As for the men, Dennis Walling snagged this week's high game with a score that we'll get to in a moment. High series was earned by Kody Karnes with a 699. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Witness Intimidation (Apr 3rd, 2018) - The tenth week of Spring 2018 saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped, and one bowler set a new personal best series. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (169) and series (462) for the women. As for the men, Kody Karnes and Nick Kinney both tied for this week's high game with a 245, and high series was earned by Kody Karnes with a 678. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Back Half Blues (Mar 27th, 2018) - As we enter the back side of the season, we find the standings constipated with absolutely no movement. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game, and one of those two also set an inauspicious league record. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (224) and series (562) for the women, while Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (245) and series (638) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • It's Springtime! Why are we inside? (Mar 20th, 2018) - Upon closer observation of the actual lane oil patterns (left), it has been determined that only house balls will be allowed for the remainder of the season. In other news, a renowned scientist was brought in to study Mary Janes Last Frame's current slump, a birthday announcement was missed by Scoot, and the computer overlords have changed the outcome of a series. To find out more, read on!

  • Humbowl Missing. Walling Injured. These Stories and more, tonight on Eye WITNESS!!! News (Mar 13th, 2018) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week is the Spring 2018 position round. But enough about next week, you came here to read about this week. The seventh week saw two teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (246) and series (579) for the women. As for the men, Matthew Taylor snagged this week's high game with a 254, and high series was earned by Kody Karnes with a 644. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • The 700 Club Grows (Mar 6th, 2018) - For most of us, last night was a bit of an off night. Only a few of us hit our averages consistently, and many of us were well below our norms. The problem might have been that Matthew Taylor sucked up everybody's mojo so he could roll his first (and this season's first) 700+ series! While he as doing that, one team climbed in the standings and another team slipped. Emily Nicolet picked up this week's high game (147) and series (369) for the women, while Matthew Taylor unsurprisingly earned this week's high game (254) and series (707) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Can I Get a Witness!!!? (Feb 27th, 2018) - A delayed fifth week of bowling saw two teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. One of the teams that climbed, defending champions WITNESS!!!, has reclaimed a razor-thin first-place standing. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (231) and series (540) for the women, while Aaron Barber earned this week's high game (234) and series (685) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Rolling Strong (Feb 6th, 2018) - Overall, this was the sixth hightest-rolliing week in league history. Two teams climb in the standings, while four teams slipped. Three bowlers set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Angela Bradford picked up this week's high game (224) and series (592) for the women. As for the men, Michael Mead and Nick Kinney both tied for this week's high game with a 258, and high series was earned by Michael Mead with a 686. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • 2018 Is Underway (Jan 23rd, 2018) - Spring 2018 began tonight with a welcome to a few new bowlers, a defending champion team that is going to have to fend off multiple challengers, and several bowlers who forgot they were supposed to sandbag. Consequently, two bowlers set a new personal best series, and three rolled new personal high games.

  • Fall 2017 Recap (Dec 13th, 2017) - 36 seasons of bowling are now behind us, and while we didn't set much in the way of records, having 10 teams brought us some new twists and turns and the largest pool of prize money (just shy of $2200) we have seen in quite some time!

  • Another Season, Another Upset (Dec 5th, 2017) - For the second season in a row, a second place team made a shocking comeback at the last possible moment to steal the championship from the expected winner. And, the common element in both comebacks is Aaron Barber. Is he a good luck charm that teams will fight to recruit in the off-season?

  • Beware Of Doug (Nov 14th, 2017) - There was some pretty freaking amazing rolling tonight. JoAnne Gordon rolled a new personal best series (405) and new high game (157). Michael Smith rolled a new personal best series (464) and tied his personal high game of 192. Ben Spencer broke his previous best game with a 199. Dennis Blake and Aubrey Moren were both on fire. Nick Kinney went insane with a 268. But nobody came close to what sub / 5th-man Doug Bonney did tonight.

  • Balloween (Oct 31st, 2017) - With tonight being Halloween, almost half the league was bewitched by demons and unable escape from the dark presence of Satan long enough to roll. For those of us who surrounded ourselves with sufficient garlic, silver, and holy water to avoid all of the evil, here is how tonight's games went.

  • Finally, A Leader Emerges (Oct 24th, 2017) - Our position round has brought us a first in the Fall 2017 Seasoon. For the first time this season, a team has moved into first place that has more than just a 1-game lead!

  • Swinging Back Around (Oct 18th, 2017) - [insert excerpt]

  • Break Out The Scissors! (Oct 10th, 2017) - It's been a while since we've had to cut the scoresheets in half due to a printing error. But it's also been a while since we've had 10 teams and week 8 wasn't the position round. So how did everything shake out after tonight's massive cut-and-paste job?

  • Cash Stash Lashes First With Panache (Sep 19th, 2017) - Being Lamewads, we here at Gutteralley can't claim to know what "Mustache Cash Stash" means or what the Google Image Search images that we found mean. But we do know enough to know that MCS = this week's first-place flavor-of-the-week.

  • The Left Rises (For Real This Time) (Sep 12th, 2017) - The Alt-Left can now finally celebrate a legitimate claim to first place, while last week's 1st place team plummets all the way to 5th. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Champions also started up with its new 40-bowler format. Read on to see how it all shook out!

  • Led By The Lefties (Sep 5th, 2017) - The two teams that feature right-handed bowlers who are bowling left-handed this season are leaving the rest of us in the dust. Have they uncovered a shocking new bowling secret???

  • P.B.R.R.I.P. (Aug 29th, 2017) - Tonight our league received the worst news it has heard since the time the bar ran out of Sam Adams: PBR is being replaced with Boulevard Wheat at the bar because no one was drinking PBR. Tell that to the members of JG's Rusty Nuts, who average 5-6 pitchers of it a week. Their Tuesday nights are ruined. To find out how devastating this news was, read on...

  • A Flood of Big Games Eclipses the Usual Week 1 Sandbagging (Aug 22nd, 2017) - The Fall 2017 season began with two teams' worth of bowlers absent, but that didn't stop some big games from causing some surprising upsets across the lanes.

  • Get Your Bowling Shoes On! (Aug 13th, 2017) -

Matthew is currently featured on 33 Top 25 lists:

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In addition, teams of which Matthew was a member are featured on 6 Top 25 lists:


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