PJ kept 1 of 2 unbelievable October streaks going...he is undefeated in October. Two BBT tournaments and two BBT titles for PJ. Last week Mike D. got ran over by the PJ train and this week it was Reinfart...PJ (156/214) over Reinfart(174/180).
The qualifying cut was once again very close, with Mike D. missing the cut by 2. Paul ran away with qualifying with scratch scores of 245 and 256, for a handicap total of 491. Rob D. solidly made the cut with 462. Reinfart and PJ snuck in with 438 and 428 respectively. PJ went from 8th after game one to 4th after game two. The lanes seemed a little inconsistent and it had a great effect on the cut. Mike D. and Sip tried to make a 2nd game run and came up just short. Andy caught a tough 2nd game pair and fell backwards...tough break. Kyle and Mike R. also missed the cut.
We can't move on to the rest of the results without talking about how bad Wazy has blowed the last two weeks. Back-to-back last place finishes....scratch scores this week of 175 and 155. Is Wazy washed up? Is Kevin keeping him at the bowling center too late on Mondays? What is wrong with the Wizard of Waz?
These were two completely different matches. One was a low scoring snore fest and the other was a solid scoring nail biter.
Rob D. vs. Reinfart was the snorer.
Both bowlers were lost and it became a game of survival. Reinfart outlasted Rob D. 191 to 168...THAT IS WITH HANDICAP!!! Nothing exciting to mention.
Paul vs. PJ was the match of the night.
Paul started off just staying clean and PJ held his own. Mid-match Paul went for the kill, but when he tried to string some strikes he ran into stone 7 and stone 8 pins. If he carries those two strikes it would have given him a 5-bagger. Instead he had to settle for a turkey. PJ kept steady and Paul just couldn't recover enough from his bad luck. Win goes to PJ 233 to 210. It was a much closer game than the score shows.
PJ vs. Reinfart
Reinfart started solid going dutch-200 through 5 frames. PJ struggled early and it looked like Reinfart was ready to pounce. Then weird karma/jinx came in...Reinfart opened his mouth about PJ picking the pair Reinfart shot 724 in league on and Waz bet Rob D. 3 to 1 that Reinfart would finish with a dutch-200. That turned the game up-side-down. Next thing you know, Reinfart has back to back opens and the door swings wide-open for PJ. PJ finished with a solid 156 scratch and that was more than enough, as Reinfart never doubled.
Afterwards PJ took his money and bought ice cream for everyone who remained. Woo-hoo!!! I hope PJ wins every week now.