Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Week 18 - Inaugural season comes to an ends

Our 1st season came to an end with the need to update some personal highs and lows. Jim M. posted an impressive 225, surpassing his previous best of 201 as well as passing Brian's 218 (you finished with 8 straight strikes and you scored a 218?!). Brian had his best series with a 495, up from a 490 that I believe he got in the 1st week. Clearly a 500 weekly series needs to be his goal for next year.

Dan broke the magical 200 barrier with a 202 which contributed to a season best series of 476 (previous 466). This solid effort could not stop Brian from overtaking Dan for the season pin total lead. Over 48 games played by Brian and Dan, Brian finished with 6912 pins to Dan's 6910. Jim D. played the role of pacer and had a very solid 454 series to up his average over 141. Mark entertained Jim D. to no end with the amount of air he got under his balls (I believe he mentioned Mark "had a hard one" or "got a hard one", I'm not sure). Mark again continued to slowly increase his season average with a solid 378 series.

For every high there must be a low and Pat took on the challenge like a man determined to make his mark. His 2nd game of 132 was merely a fluke as it was sandwiched around a team low 85 and the unprecedented 2nd sub 100 game of 95. These 2 solid games contributed to a team tying series low of 312 (we all had a sigh of relief when he limped past the 300 series barrier). In the true sense of team unity and support, Jim M. had Pat's impressive feat of 85 announced for all to hear. It actually got a better reaction than the 300 game previously announced. In Pat's defense, he saw the humor in his futility, even deferring honors to another bowler...."No, no, you go ahead......I'm PAT DOYLE."