Welcome to another edition of Kev's Korner. I don't have much to talk about or much on my mind, but as you read this column, you'll come to see that I tend to have a lot to talk about...even when I don't.
Not exciting, but interesting. I just can't seem to get excited by much this season on PBA TV. There is no doubt I loved Parker Bohn slapping Patrick Allen all over the left side of the lane, but that was about it. Wes Mallott shooting 290 was sorta boring, because the game was over before it started.
Here is my prediction for the rest of the PBA season...
It's going to be boring. It will sort of be interesting to see some of the weird formats they have coming up, but I think it will be boring TV. The interest will rub off half way thru the first game. The one thing to look forward to is whether or not Norm Duke can win a 4th straight major. Needless to say, something that has never been done before. I believe no one has won three majors in a row before Norm. Say what you want that he is basing his focus around the majors, similar to Tiger Woods, but it is still an incredible feat.
First and foremost...congratulations to Mike D. for finally breaking thru. It wasn't due to lack of trying, because he had seven top-3 finishes before last week. I know how he feels because I was in that situation last year. Also good to see Rob D. finish 2nd. He has stuggled all year, including having a bad wrist most of the season. He bowled well, just in time to take a few weeks off. Good timing, douche!
We have a couple of exciting changes/additions to the schedule. We have added 2 weeks to the schedule. Since we will be off for two weeks during the holidays, we gathered enough folks to hold a couple of holiday BBT tournaments. They will be regular weeks, not majors, and will start much earlier than a normal week.
Here's the info:
Tuesday, December 23rd @ 8:30pm
Tuesday, December 30th @ 8:30pm
Notice the day and time differences. If you are interested in bowling for the first time please let me or the blog know and we'll get you setup beforehand.
We also added another Doubles format into the schedule...further down the road. It won't be a regular doubles format, it will be a Jr./Sr. format. Each team will have one partner that is young and fertile and one partner that isn't so young and possibly not fertile. We'll break the field up into 1/2 youngest and 1/2 oldest and randomly draw a name from each group to get the teams.
Justine!?!?!?!? Where have you gone? We have not heard from you and are wondering how come. You are always invited back to bowl. Let us know what is going on.
My team blows right now so nothing interesting to say for now. Some teams are winning, some teams are losing and some maybe having ties. Some people win some pots, so people don't win pots and some people don't get in at all...........oh ya, and some pots blow and I shouldn't...I mean won't get into them anymore. Boring trimester for now.
I do have some very exciting news about our league for next year. However, I cannot reveal it at this time. I believe the good news will/can be revealed after the new year. So keep your anticipation in check...no secrets or clues will be revealed.
There are a handful of bowlers that have bowled the BBT in the past and either don't bowl it at all or once in a blue moon. Some have good reasons and some have not so good reasons. If someone has a problem with the way things are run I absolutely encourage them to not bowl...it is their money and time...HOWEVER, do not bash it until you talk to me about your problem. I have heard plenty of things under people's breaths about how the BBT is run and how it sucks, or that they don't agree with this or that. If that is the way you feel I am sorry. We are not able to please everyone. However, if you don't come talk to us (me especially) how in the world are we to know you feel that way. You may have a good point and it might be something we should improve or change, but don't sit there and bash the BBT.
This is a non-profit "organization". Not one penny is taken out of the prize fund for any work or organization that is done...and there never will be. All ideas and rules are made up as we go along, but every single rule is thought of and discussed in the best interest of the BBT. We don't make a rule or a format to help benefit or hurt one bowler or another. If you think that then you are ignorant. There is a 7-page document that contains all the rules and formats, and if a situation comes up that isn't covered in there it is discussed with everyone's best interest in mind.
All bowlers that have previously bowled in the BBT are always invited to bowl. We have never turned down a former bowler and we have never asked someone to not comeback. Everyone obviously has the right to not bowl because of any reason they have, but please do not spread any ignorant information, thoughts or opinions. Please discuss your thoughts with me.
The BBT is not run by a dictatorship. I may have a strong personality, and I may come across as dictating the tournament now and then, but that isn't true. There are a handful of us that organize and discuss everything that goes on and any problems there are. Any and every bowler that comes to us will have their thought, problem, idea listened to and either solved or taken in consideration. This is a democracy in a democratic country...well, the second part can somewhat be debated, but that's for a different article. Don't be afraid to discuss anything with myself, the blog, or any of the BBT "Board of Directors" (myself, Lou, Wazy and Mike R.).
We have a 2-week Winter Major scheduled for January 14th and 21st. A bowler must have 8 tournaments bowled to be eligible for this. We have 4 regular weeks scheduled between now and then. If you have a question on your eligibility or how many weeks more you need please let me know.
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 6.36...average number of pins between the last person making the cut and the first person missing the cut. This is thru the first 15 weeks, the Doubles week was not counted.