Season 27: Spring 2013

Proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks, this season – packed with a LOT of returning veterans – ended up being the best season in our league's history. Of course, it didn't hurt that we brought an incredible rookie into the fold...but we'll get to that.

The following are bowlers that shot their all-time bests:

Highest game?
Shane Daniel, Mark DeVoe, Bryan Mohr, Neil Rieger, Ryan Doll, and Bill Krejci

Highest series?
Shane Daniel, Mark DeVoe, Cliff Barendsen, Dennis Blake, Steve Kiernan, Bill Krejci, and Ken M. Wilson

Highest season-ending average?
Sarah West, Shane Daniel, Mark DeVoe, Andy McLeod, Anita Osthoff, Phil Schroeder, Dennis Blake, Cliff Barendsen, Ian Goetz, Bill Krejci, and Ken M. Wilson

Several bowlers also put up scores that put them into the all-time records in league history:

Ken M. Wilson and Bill Krejci put up the 2nd and 3rd highest series in league history, respectfully, during the season. Wilson put up a 764 in Week #5 while Krejci put up a 743 series three weeks later. Krejci also shot the 5th highest score in league history that same night, ending with a 279.

Wilson had his best season to date, ending with a 210 average, and threw the most 200+ games in a single season as well as logging the most total pins in a single season.

Cliff Barendsen took over the honor of being the all-time most improved bowler in-between seasons by raising his average an incredible 30 pins from last season. Just imagine what he'll do once he gets his own bowling ball.

Rookie sensation, and now the 4th best bowler in our league's history, Kody Karnes took over the top spot on the all-time list for most 600+ series in a single season. He shot 600+ in 13 of the sixteen weeks.

Veteran Steve Kiernan showed up to sub one night and ended up with a 235 average, making him the best all-time substitute bowler our league has ever seen.

With their season ending averages, X bowlers this season found their names cemented moreso on the best bowlers of all-time league: Wilson is now #2, Kody debuted at #4, Krejci moved to 7th, Ian to 13th, Cliff debuted on the list at #19, and Hall of Famer Bob Bunker is now 24th.

The biggest individual achievements for the season came out as follows:

Women's High Series Scratch: Angela Bradford (557)
Women's High Game Scratch: Freda Schroeder (213)
Women's High Series Handicap: Anita Osthoff (636)
Women's High Game Handicap: Sarah West (225)
Women's Pins Over Average: Freda Schroeder +55
Women's Most Improved Bowler: Freda Schroeder +5

Men's High Series Scratch: Ken M. Wilson (764)
Men's High Game Scratch: Bill Krejci (279)
Men's High Series Handicap: Kody Karnes (719)
Men's High Game Handicap: Seth Gunderson (281)
Men's Pins Over Average: Neil Rieger +96
Men's Most Improved Bowler: Kody Karnes +31

The results of the Season Favorites were announced at the Tuesday night meeting:

Rookie of the Season - Kody Karnes (Bryan Mohr, runner-up)

Captain of the Season - Ken M. Wilson (Ryan Doll, runner-up)

Carl Goetz Defensive Bowler of the Season - Kody Karnes (Ken M. Wilson, runner-up)

Underdog of the Season - Bryan Mohr (Mark DeVoe, runner-up)

Bob Brunker Good Sportsmanship Award - Rob Kaszuba (Bob Brunker, runner-up)

Emily Podhajsky Good Sportsmanship Award - Anita Osthoff (Angela Bradford, runner-up)

Pat Searcy Life of the Party Award - Jonathan Vigliaturo (Seth Gunderson, runner-up)

Scott Murdock "Get 'er Done" Award - Ryan Doll (Cliff Barendsen, runner-up)

Most Fun Team to Face - Murder, He Wrote (Split It and Hit It, runner-up)

Most Feared Team - Snakes on a Lane (Dragon Balls, runner-up)

People's Choice: Most Valuable Bowler - Kody Karnes (Bill Krejci, runner-up)

Actual individual team MVBs:

Ballz Out - Cliff Barendsen
Brunk Enough to Dowl - Kody Karnes
Dragon Balls - Rob Kaszuba/Ryan Doll
Murder, He Wrote - BIll Krejci
Snakes on a Lane - Carl Goetz
Split It and Hit It - Dennis Blake
Three Strikes and You're Out! - Angela Bradford
Will Strike if Provoked - Aubrey Moren

Actual: Most Valuable Bowler - Kody Karnes (Bill Krejci, runner-up)

Cumulative #1 Power Ranked Bowler: Kody Karnes (Ken M. Wilson, runner-up)

The Tournament of Champions was won by Kody Karnes when he poured it on in the final two frames against runner-up Mark DeVoe. As this season's champ, Kody received an additional $42 in his prize envelope. DeVoe received $22 for second place.

Scoot officially gave the Scott Murdock "Get 'er Done" Award this season to Ryan Doll, with Cliff Barendsen as the runner-up. Why?

"Like a few others, Ryan Doll has been seen multiple times helping out with the scoring computers when both Ken and I were unavailable. While that certainly made him a candidate, what sealed it for me was something he did several months ago. I can't go into details so as to protect the privacy of those involved, but both Ryan and Cliff have gone above and beyond to help other bowlers met with unexpected circumstances. Thanks to the separate actions of those two, bowlers were able to remain in the league who likely would have otherwise needed to leave."

Prize money was handed out for the teams based upon wins:

1. Will Strike If Provoked (42-22)
2. Dragon Balls (37-27)
3. Snakes on a Lane (36-28)
4. Murder, He Wrote (33.5-30.5)
5. Three Strikes and You're Out! (31-33)
6. Brunk Enough to Dowl (31-33)
7. Split It and Hit It (25.5-38.5)
8. Ballz Out (20-44)

And lastly, Seth Gunderson was officially inducted into the GutterAlley Hall of Fame after being selected over Bill Krejci, Cory Chorpenning, Demond Robinson, Jason Carpio, and Ryan Doll by the voters of the bowling community.

For those of you that were in attendance at the awards banquet, we decided to do things a little differently with the Hall of Fame announcement and did it in the form of a video parody of a scene in "The Big Lebowski" featuring cameos by every single member of the Hall of Fame.

Here it is:

...and here is the video that it was based upon:

Congratulations to all of the winners this season!

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins
1 Will Strike If Provoked 42-22 .656 32,997
2 Dragon Balls 37-27 .578 32,805
3 Snakes on a Lane 36-28 .563 37,758
4 Murder, He Wrote 33.5-30.5 .523 32,214
5 Three Strikes and You're Out! 31-33 .484 29,826
6 Brunk Enough to Dowl 31-33 .484 27,552
7 Split It and Hit It 25.5-38.5 .398 26,125
8 Ballz Out 20-44 .313 26,821

Top Individual Achievements for Spring 2013
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Ken Wilson - 764
Bill Krejci - 743
Kody Karnes - 710
Steve Kiernan - 706
Carl Goetz - 684
Angela Bradford - 557
Freda Schroeder - 541
Anita Osthoff - 538
Sabrina Gray - 373
Annie Conley - 362
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Bill Krejci - 767
Ken Wilson - 764
Kody Karnes - 719
Cory Chorpenning - 718
Dennis Blake - 716
Freda Schroeder - 642
Anita Osthoff - 634
Angela Bradford - 629
Sarah Lynch - 582
Sabrina Gray - 574
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Bill Krejci - 279
Ken Wilson - 279 (t)
Ryan Doll - 278
Neil Rieger - 277
Kody Karnes - 267
Carl Goetz - 265
Freda Schroeder - 213
Anita Osthoff - 210
Angela Bradford - 208
Sabrina Gray - 151
Sarah Lynch - 141
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Neil Rieger - 292
Bill Krejci - 287
Seth Gunderson - 281
Ryan Doll - 280
Ken Wilson - 279
Freda Schroeder - 246
Anita Osthoff - 242
Angela Bradford - 233
Sarah Lynch - 225
Sabrina Gray - 218
Men's High Pins Over Average Women's High Pins Over Average
Neil Rieger +96
Bill Krejci +90
Seth Gunderson +88
Ryan Doll +81
Kody Karnes +77
Freda Schroeder +55
Anita Osthoff +51
Sarah Lynch +46
Angela Bradford +40
Sabrina Gray +35
Men's Most Improved Bowler Women's Most Improved Bowler
Kody Karnes +31
Mark DeVoe +14
Bill Krejci +13
Phil Schroeder +9
Carl Goetz +7
Stephan Miller +7 (t)
Freda Schroeder +5

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