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Spring 2020 Coronalicious Recap

Posted by ScooterJ May 4, 2020 Spring 2020

Well, the first season of our second 20 years sure was not what anyone expected. 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.

KLEAN BAWLZ!!1: Extremely asterisked so-called Spring 2020 'champions'

With the season cut so short (only 8 weeks successfully rolled) and many of our awards requiring a minimum of 11 weeks and others requiring the full season, we have made the decision to not pay out any prize money for this season. Instead, unless you had unpaid lineage fees for weeks 1-8, we will soon begin refunding each of you the prize fund money you already contributed, as well as 100% of any money you had paid ahead. We will begin contacting each of you in the coming days, starting with those getting the largest refunds.

Again, with the season cut short, there are few stats we can compare against past seasons. However we were on pace for 10th-best season ever in terms of leaue average and also in terms of the number of 200+ games. Also, in week 1 Carolina Mach rolled the 5th highest women's scratch game in league history with a 215, and Ken M. Wilson became the third bowler to reach a quarter million career pins. Shortly thereafter Aaron Barber reached 100,000 pins.

We are holding onto hope that we will be able to reconvene for the Fall Season, and will begin contacting bowlers mid-summer.

Though none of these officially count, here's where we wound up at the end of week 8


Women's High Series Scratch: Angela Bradford (512)

Women's High Game Scratch: Carolina Mach (215)

Women's High Series Handicap: Freda Schroeder (594)

Women's High Game Handicap: JoAnne Barber (230)

Men's High Series Scratch: Carl Goetz (677)

Men's High Game Scratch: Matthew Taylor (280)

Men's High Series Handicap: Duncan Ferber (696)

Men's High Game Handicap: Ken M. Wilson (291)

Carl Goetz is #1 Power ranked bowler, Ken M. Wilson is runner up.

F.C.K.D is #1 Power ranked team, Pin Is King 3 is runner up.

Head to Head: Carl Goetz would have won 65.367% of all possible one-on-one matchups this season, Ken Wilson comes in second with 62.844%.

We never even got a chance to try these new rules out. I don't even remember what they were going to be.


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?

  • Runner Up: Carl Goetz / Matthew Taylor (tie)
  • Winner: Aaron Barber

Ian Goetz Underdog of the Season

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

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.

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: Carolina Mach

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

Favorite Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Scootylicious
  • Winner: Whiles We Were Bowling...

Most Feared Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Scootylicious
  • Winner: F.C.K.D.

Most Valuable Bowler – People's Choice

Who did everyone think did the most for their team?

  • Runner Up: Carl Goetz
  • Winner: Aaron Barber

Team MVBs:

  1. KLEAN BAWLZ!!1: Nick Kinney
  2. Pin Is King 3: Michael Gordon
  3. Low Expectations: Garrett Von Derluft
  4. AJ's Fault: James Tott
  5. Scootylicious: Scott Murdock
  6. Big Bowl Movements: Conor Clarke
  7. F.C.K.D: Carl Goatz / Ken Wilson (tie)
  8. Whiles We Were Bowling...: Bob Brunker / Curtis Whiles (tie)

Actual MVB, Runner Up:

Actual MVB, For Real:

  • Michael Gordon, responsible for 7 of his team’s wins

Dave Winger "Gone But Not Forgotten" Award

New Personal Best Games

Bowler New
Ben Conaghan 177 171 Spring 2019,  wk 4
Ben Spencer 240 235 Fall 2019,  wk 2
Brian Bockelman 198 184 Fall 2019,  wk 8
Conor Clarke 245 227 Fall 2019,  wk 13
James Tott 245 225 Fall 2019,  wk 14
Matthew Taylor 280 279 Spring 2019,  wk 6

New Personal Best Series

Bowler New
Ben Conaghan 460 413 Spring 2019,  wk 4
Ben Spencer 664 630 Fall 2019,  wk 14
Brian Bockelman 434 416 Fall 2019,  wk 8

New Personal Best Average

Bowler New
Ben Spencer 179 173 Fall 2019
Nick Kinney 180 175 Spring 2018
Jeremy Cline 190 184 Fall 2019
Ben Conaghan 130 117 Spring 2019
Conor Clarke 171 163 Fall 2019
Curtis Whiles 157 156 Fall 2019
Tony Marin 120 111 Spring 2019
Tony Marin 120 111 Fall 2019
Michael Whiles 141 123 Fall 2019
Brian Bockelman 126 124 Fall 2019


Michael Gordon


"I released the virus right on schedule as you asked. Now take down Winnie Pooh picture. Kinney? You there? Hello?"

Chinese President Xi Jinping, starting to suspect he was hoodwinked by a bowling team that will stop at nothing to claim an asterisk championship.

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