Season 47: Fall 2022

Welcome to Season #47, the Fall 2022 session.

Here is your Fall 2022 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards plus lots more! Our next season will begin on January 24, 2023!

Unlike last Spring where there were a number of lead changes and three teams had good shots at the championship, this season Baby Beardo started out the season in first place and lever lost that rank, earning the championship a week before championship week. The team finishes as the 27th strongest team in league history.

Season Champions Baby Beardo. Click to view larger (not recommended). Fun fact: Both Ian Goetz and Jonathan Vigliaturo are inside the Santa suit.


Women's High Series Scratch: JoAnne Barber (487)

Women's High Game Scratch: Emily Nicolet (126)

Women's High Series Handicap: N/A due to insufficient females)

Women's High Game Handicap: N/A due to insufficient females

Men's High Series Scratch: Aaron Barber (660)

Men's High Game Scratch: Nick Kinney (258)

Men's High Series Handicap: Kent Harms (733)

Men's High Game Handicap: Scott Murdock (268)

Matthew Taylor is #1 Power ranked bowler, Dennis Walling is runner up.

Balderdash is #1 Power ranked team, Baby Beardo is runner up.

Head to Head: Ben Spencer would have won 64.786% of all possible one-on-one matchups this season, Kent Harms comes in second with 59.936%.

The Tournament of Champions was won by Dennis Walling, with Collin Lavery as runner-up.


Rookie of the Season

(Which first year bowler did the most for his or her team in their initial outing?)

Seth Gunderson Captain of the Season

(Which team captain provided the most leadership, dedication, and inspiration to their team?)

Carl Goetz Defensive Bowler of the Season

Which player with an average of 150 or above proved to be the strongest finisher in crucial tenth frame situations?

Ian Goetz Underdog of the Season

Bowler with an average under 150 who was the biggest spark for their team.

  • Runner Up: Collin Lavery
  • Winner: JoAnne Barber

Bob Brunker / Rob Kaszuba Sportsmanship Award

This award should go to the one male bowler who continually shows the best example of good sportsmanship throughout the entire season.

  • Runner Up: Seth Gunderson
  • Winner: Kent Harms

Emily Podhajsky / Alison Radke Sportsmanship Award

This award should go to the one female bowler who continually shows the best example of good sportsmanship throughout the entire season.

  • Runner Up: JoAnne Barber
  • Winner: Emily Nicolet

Pat Searcy 'Life of the Party' Award

Named for a man whose exuberant personality made bowling nights more fun for all those around him. Given to the person who livens up Tuesday nights and brings a smile to all our faces.

Sub of the Season

The sub who did the most for the team or teams they helped

Most Valuable Bowler Ė People's Choice

Who did everyone think did the most for their team?

  • Runner Up: Carl Goetz
  • Winner: Aaron Barber

Favorite Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Glory Bowl
  • Winner: Sun Dolphins

Most Feared Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Balderdash
  • Winner: Baby Beardo


  1. Baby Beardo: Aaron Barber
  2. Balderdash: Dennis Walling
  3. Sun Dolphins: Ryan Sisco / Scott Thompson (tie)
  4. I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter: Jaremy Varnell
  5. AJ's Minions: Scott Murdock
  6. Glory Bowl: Kent Harms

ACTUAL SEASON MVB: Jeremy Varnell, single-handedly responsible for 9 of his team's wins. — Runner-Up: James Tott


After a long hiatus from this tradition, we did some catch-up by inducting Aaron Barber, AJ Hofmann, and Dennis Walling into the Hall of Fame. More to come on these three inductions later in January.


  • In terms of league strength, this was the best season in the post-AMF (and also post-COVID) era, with 107 200+ games and a combined league average of 153.488, better than 2/3 of all previous seasons going back to 1999!
  • With the completion of this season, Emily Nicolet is now the new current bowler who has gone the most weeks without ever experiencing what itís like to be in 1st place. 95 weeks and still trying!
  • Aaron Barber has now caught up to Ian Goetz and Ryan Doll in a 3-way tie for 3rd place for the most 600+ series in league history, at 59.
  • Collin Lavery made it onto the Top 25 list of bowlers who improved the most in-between seasons, raising his average 21 pins over where he ended last Spring.
  • Week 14, game 2, was JoAnne Barberís 500th game in this league. That was also her high game that night, 35 over average.

New Personal Best Games

Bowler New
Brett Affolter 230 210 Spring 2022,  wk 11
Collin Lavery 180 165 Spring 2022,  wk 13
JC Cox 140 128 Spring 2022,  wk 1
Jo Correia 125 120 Spring 2022,  wk 11
Ryan Sisco 221 158 Spring 2022,  wk 1

New Personal Best Series

Bowler New
Brett Affolter 596 562 Spring 2022,  wk 5
JC Cox 344 309 Spring 2022,  wk 4
Kent Harms 637 601 Spring 2022,  wk 5
Ryan Sisco 575 431 Spring 2022,  wk 10

New Personal Best Average

Bowler New
Nicholas Knight 139 138 Fall 2021
Kent Harms 169 165 Spring 2022
JC Cox 94 91 Spring 2022
Ryan Sisco 152 127 Spring 2022
Brett Affolter 162 155 Spring 2022
Collin Lavery 128 107 Spring 2022

FALL 2022

Jeremy Varnell

FALL 2022

Matthew Taylor


"You all are leaving already? I guess I'll just hang out here and play with myself."

Scott Thompson, when everyone else left after game 2 on Fun Night, minutes before being banned for life from all Catholic-run bowling alleys.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins
1 Baby Beardo 41-23 .641 34,107
2 Balderdash 37-27 .578 33,885
3 AJ's Minions 32.5-31.5 .508 28,911
4 I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter 30.5-33.5 .477 25,064
5 Glory Bowl 28.5-35.5 .445 28,634
6 Sun Dolphins 22.5-41.5 .352 24,628

Top Individual Achievements for Fall 2022
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Aaron Barber - 660
Carl Goetz - 649
Matthew Taylor - 648
Kent Harms - 637
Dennis Walling - 631
JoAnne Barber - 487
Emily Nicolet - 325
Jo Correia - 312
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Kent Harms - 733
Aaron Barber - 717
Michael Gordon - 695
Ryan Sisco - 695 (t)
Brett Affolter - 692
Dennis Walling - 688
JoAnne Barber - 646
Emily Nicolet - 556
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Nick Kinney - 258
Carl Goetz - 241
Matthew Taylor - 236
Michael Gordon - 235
Dennis Walling - 235 (t)
Aaron Barber - 234
Kent Harms - 234 (t)
JoAnne Barber - 181
Emily Nicolet - 126
Jo Correia - 125
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Nick Kinney - 276
Scott Murdock - 268
Kent Harms - 266
Brett Affolter - 262
Michael Gordon - 262 (t)
JoAnne Barber - 222
Emily Nicolet - 200
Men's High Pins Over Average Women's High Pins Over Average
Nick Kinney +81
Scott Murdock +77
Kent Harms +74
Brett Affolter +71
Michael Gordon +69
Aaron Barber +69 (t)
JoAnne Barber +35
Emily Nicolet +20
Men's Most Improved Bowler Women's Most Improved Bowler
Aaron Barber +17
Ben Spencer +14
Collin Lavery +14 (t)
Dennis Walling +13
Ray Scott +11
Michael Gordon +11 (t)
Kent Harms +10
JoAnne Barber +1

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