The opening comment can only be reserved for El Captain Brian.....finishing the 3rd game with the rare double burrito!! Eight consecutive strikes to record the individual high game of the year of 218. This excellent effort got the team within 1 pin of 800. Those "almost" strikes by Dan and Jim M. (9 pins with the 10th doing everything but actually falling) immediately preceding Brian's 10th frame turkey look pretty large now. Despite speculation that Pat would do almost anything once a dollar bet was on the line, it is quite obvious what motivates Brian. Great job Brian and don't spend the $3 all in one place.
Last week we couldn't break 700 in one game, this week we did it in all three. A 701 followed by a 700 only proved what 42 previous games had proved....we are a 700 per game team. In 42 games we had 29,399 pins, that's about exactly a 700 average as you can get. Not being outdone by Brian's terrific 3rd game run, Jim M. led the team with a 494 series, Brian (471), Dan (432), Pat (420) and Mark (383). This was a pretty good team effort, everyone's average went up, although our total series of 2200 was not a season high.
Some interesting "highlights"....Mark with the unusual double gutter, Dan with a gutter on a spare (followed by a 1), Pat with a gutter on a double strike, and Jim M. with a 1st ball 1. You don't need to look very far for pins that were left out on the lanes that could have gotten us over the 800 mark. Maybe if Dan had not shortchanged the entry fee pot ("I forgot!!'...yeah, right)the bowling gods would have given us one more pin (thanks Jim M. for stepping up with the cash).