Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mike Marchak edges Sarah for his First BBT in his first try!

First time Bowler and Champion Mike Marchak with Runner-up Sarah Levin

The Tuesday edition of the BBT was bowled tonight, 12/30/08 and it will be the final BBT of 2008. Lots of interesting stories for the 2008/2009 season. 2 female champions, 2 brothers in the finals, multiple people with more than 1 title and lots of bowlers who really blow this year.

Dennis and Lou have virtually done nothing this year…feels like we can no longer compete with the "kids" and last year's bowler of the year Rob D…really, really, really blows. One final this year and NOTHING else. Now Rob is injured as is Lou but Dennis...his problem is mental and confidence. He worries too much about what other people are doing and should be focusing on his game. Remember, bowling is all offense…no defense allowed.

The night started with 11 bowlers. New to tonight was Mike Marshak, the Hulberts are back, last week's Champ Dan is here, and most of the other regulars with exception of Rob D, who is in Australia, PJ who is P.W. and Lou V. who is still on the 15 day disabled list

Also missing are Justine, maybe she had a date, Jack, Gimena, Paul Bober who shoots league on Tuesday and Rob F.

Since I am not bowling and just watching which blows, I have to admit that I haven't seen so many splits thrown by one bowler in a long time. Man Andy Loose threw a million 2/4/5/10's ...split, split, split...and more splits. On the other side of things, Dan Luncsford picked up the 8-10...I don't think I have seen that done ever...

Qualifying







POS.

NAME

HDCP.

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

Totals

1

Mike D.

23

224

236

237

766

2

Waz

25

202

225

259

761

3

Mike M.

16

236

222

246

752

4

Dennis

31

187

200

258

738

5

Sarah

31

208

201

216

718

6

Alex

51

212

197

150

712

7

Kenny

21

232

234

148

677

8

Kevin

1

221

209

232

665

9

Dan

9

198

213

216

654

10

Mike R.

16

215

176

176

615

11

Andy

12

189

165

211

601


Delmonico is back…leading qualifying with 697 scratch for 3 games, The Wizard of Waz shot 686, Mike Marchak knocked down 704 pins in his first BBT of the Season, Dennis, finally shot good, finishing with 258 scratch to move from 7th to 4th, Sarah continued her great shooting qualifying 5th and young Alex made the cut again, beating out his brother for the final spot.

Interesting that the cut line was 35 pins tonight…very unusual as it is normally less than 10 pins. Reinfart shot well but with only 1 pin of handicap, finished 8th, last weeks Champ, Dan 9th, Mike R, should have stayed home and I have a new name for Andy. "Handy Andy the Cellar Dweller" back to back last place finishes. How can you be that good and finish last 2 weeks in a row? With Sarah back from school…is he worn out? Hmmm? Inquiring minds want to know!

Quarter Finals

QUARTERFINALS

POS.

NAME

HDCP.

SCORE

TOTAL

1

Mike D.

23

202

225

6

Alex

51

192

243






2

Waz

25

201

226

5

Sarah

31

205

236






3

Mike M.

16

239

255

4

Dennis

31

234

265

Dennis vs. Mike Marshak - Dennis finally carried everything and beat Mike 224/265 to 239/255, they both moved on as Mike was the biggest loser. Alex beat Mikie D, 243/225 with Mikie unable to overcome the big handicap of Alex. Sarah just edged out Wazy, who needed a double in the 10th to beat Sarah. He threw the first shot pretty high, with no chance to carry and Sarah moved on again to the semi-finals.

Semi Finals-

SEMIFINALS

POS.

NAME

HDCP.

SCORE

TOTAL

1

Dennis

31

181

212

4

Sarah

31

225

256






2

Alex

51

168

219

3

Mike M.

16

235

251


Sarah versus Dennis. Dennis lost his look and got pounded by Sarah, 225/256 to 181/212. Dennis stayed on the same pair but just lost his shot big time. Sarah, on the other hand, hit the hole time after time after time. She looks like Earl Anthony on the lanes, just smooth and the ball really hits hard and carries everything. Very impressive

Mike M Versus Alex - Mike M shot 235 versus Alex 180. He pounded the pocked time after time for the easy win. Alex advanced to the step ladder finals for the 2nd week in a row as the biggest loser as the wheels came off the Dennis express.

Step Ladder Finals

STEP-LADDER FINALS

POS.

NAME

HDCP.

SCORE

TOTAL

2

Mike M.

16

236

252

3

Alex

51

180

231






1

Sarah

31

214

245

2

Mike M.

16

232

248

Game 1 The score was sort of close but Alex was never in the match as Mike M. beat him 236/25/ to 180/231. Great bowling by Alex again, finishing 2nd and 3rd in his first 2 BBT's, not bad.

Championship Match – Interesting match. First time Bowler, Mike Marchak versus Sarah who has won 1 title and has 1 second place in three weeks of bowling. She gave Mike everything she had but missed a 7 pin and the killer was missing a 6 pin…ouch…ultimately losing by only 3 pins.

Congrats to Mike M. on his first BBT Title and Sarah, you are amazing, 1, 2, missed the cut, 2 in 4 tries….excellent.

The BBT continues next week on Wednesday's for the rest of the year.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Lou, learn how to count, it's the 2-4-8-10

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  2. Nice pics! I think we'd all look more appropriate for the blog if we all had "LOU-DOO's"!

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