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Date: 12 Feb 2005 20:27:35
From:
Subject: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
I shot 298 in the doubles event of city tournament today (finished with
788). It's my 2nd 298, to go with four 299s, but have yet to shoot 300. I
wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving the
4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to deal
with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???






 
Date: 13 Feb 2005 21:43:42
From: Edward \(300\) DeGraaf
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
>> What's the best way to deal with this situation (assuming I'll have
>> another shot at it)???

From bowling quite a few NABI tournaments in the past, I learned that you
must treat the 12th shot the same as the first shot. I was bowling on the
last pair in the center, lanes 47 & 48. I didn't even notice the crowd
behind me. I did my pre-shot routine for all of the balls in the 12th frame
the same. Here is my pre-shot routine: pick up the ball, wipe off the ball
around my finger holes (I don't wipe off the track), place my hand over the
blowing air until I'm comfortable, get up on the approach, take a relaxing
breath, and go. I never looked behind me once during the 12th frame. I have
never cared if anyone is watching me before so I didn't care if anyone was
watching me throw my 10th frame for my 300.

Edward DeGraaf,
USBC Certified Bronze Level Instructor.
Latest 300 Game - 09/30/2003.




 
Date: 13 Feb 2005 12:54:52
From: Sethvir
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
The thing I remember most from the first time I got close (299 - 9 pin), was
how QUIET everyone got on the surrounding lanes. Everyone on both sides
backed off and I was aware that I was up there alone with all those eyes on
my back. I remember wanting to turn around and say 'make some noise, will
ya?'. When I got on a roll again last year and started the 10th frame, I
made sure to urge the bowlers on either side to go ahead ('help me out
here - I need to slow down') and make their shots in order - keeping it
"normal". From there it was just a matter of staying focused, slowing my
breathing, and trying to stay smooth. Buried the first, a little light and
mixing on the second, and the third was the best of the three.

Now to stay that consistent all night and see how I can do if the magic 800
becomes possible.... I think that couple of shots will be even more
stressful.




 
Date: 12 Feb 2005 23:53:31
From: Ken Zwyers
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
Well, I've never gotten to the 12th ball yet. However, last season, I had
ten straight until I left a pocket 8-pin (I'm a lefty). I kept reminding
myself of issues that were important to me (the state of our country, my
career, things like that), then kept telling myself that one bowling game
was really insignificant compared to that. Then, after I got myself set on
the lanes, I just took one deep breath to loosen up. Then I went.

That said, I think that every person is different, and each will have their
own way to calm themselves. Hopefully, my example might give you an idea on
how to deal with it.

Ken Zwyers

<jvq835@texas, by_god.com > wrote in message
news:cume2801i4e@enews3.newsguy.com...
> I shot 298 in the doubles event of city tournament today (finished with
> 788). It's my 2nd 298, to go with four 299s, but have yet to shoot 300.
I
> wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
the
> 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
> I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
> I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
deal
> with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>
>




  
Date: 14 Feb 2005 14:37:27
From: Mike
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
I'm nowhere near that...
I can normally throw 10-18 straight strikes over 2 games, but have yet to
toss the Magic 12 in the same game...


"Ken Zwyers" <l.zwyers@comcast.net > wrote in message
news:DomdnbBH6sgcdpPfRVn-gw@comcast.com...
> Well, I've never gotten to the 12th ball yet. However, last season, I had
> ten straight until I left a pocket 8-pin (I'm a lefty). I kept reminding
> myself of issues that were important to me (the state of our country, my
> career, things like that), then kept telling myself that one bowling game
> was really insignificant compared to that. Then, after I got myself set
> on
> the lanes, I just took one deep breath to loosen up. Then I went.
>
> That said, I think that every person is different, and each will have
> their
> own way to calm themselves. Hopefully, my example might give you an idea
> on
> how to deal with it.
>
> Ken Zwyers
>
> <jvq835@texas, by_god.com> wrote in message
> news:cume2801i4e@enews3.newsguy.com...
>> I shot 298 in the doubles event of city tournament today (finished with
>> 788). It's my 2nd 298, to go with four 299s, but have yet to shoot 300.
> I
>> wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
> the
>> 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
>> I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
>> I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
> deal
>> with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>>
>>
>
>




 
Date: 13 Feb 2005 04:59:33
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
My first shot at a 300, I was incredibly nervous. I am not kidding when
I say I got tunnel vision. I had a nice wall conditions and knew that if
I didn't let up on the ball and kept the ball out that the lane would do
the rest. I took my shot and kept the ball speed up as planned... and
pulled the ball through the beak leaving the 4-6 for a 298 game. My
second opportunity came during the qualification round of an ABT
tournament. Again, I had a nice wall. I told myself, don't pull it like
last time... I sent it wide and hard leaving the bucket for a 296! My
third opportunity came during a Friday night mixed league, a "fun"
league... I am not much of a drinker, but that night I had four mixed
drinks in me when I went on my run... I think it was the "buzz" that
kept me relaxed. I didn't even know what was going on until the 8th
frame... but I "did" know that all of the strikes were dead perfect. I
threw another in the 9th and to my complete surprise there was no
adrenaline rush as there had been the two times before. I got up in the
10th and threw the next three as if they were the first three frames of
the game... no delay, no thought, just execution... and when the 12th
strike left my hand and I "knew" it was dead on course like all of the
rest, I swear my overweight ass leaped a good four feet in the air! A
guy who bowled on the league who was the house average leader that year
came up to congratulate me and remarked, "Correct me if I am wrong, but
those were all perfect strikes weren't they?". I have never since thrown
as perfect a game. I have had two other 300 games... number two had two
"less than perfect" strikes in the middle of the game, followed by the
most beautiful Brooklyn strike for the 12th ball you have ever seen!
Just a pure flash of white! It actually brought a smile to my face! My
third had a few "lane helped" strikes, but all three in the 10th were
dead perfect. My tip, which isn't really a tip at all, is not to think
about it if you can... You just threw 11 strikes... You are obviously
dialed in... Just throw the ball and know that you "can" strike.

jvq835@texas, by_god.com wrote:

> I shot 298 in the doubles event of city tournament today (finished with
> 788). It's my 2nd 298, to go with four 299s, but have yet to shoot 300. I
> wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving the
> 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
> I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
> I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to deal
> with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>
>


  
Date: 14 Feb 2005 13:42:45
From: John O
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?

I feel I got lucky...I got them all on my initial trip past the first eight
strikes. My lanes were good, and I'd found a zone, and every strike was
'perfect'. I think I was a bit high in the second frame, but I don't really
remember. ;-)

I was really nervous before standing up to go in the 9th. I brought a
magazine that night, and all my teammates have 300's, so there wasn't any of
that 'nervous teammate' stuff going on and I kept my head busy. When I got
ready for the first one in the 10th, I got a wierd, extra-nervous feeling.
The cool part, it was the exact same feeling I used to get just before I did
a presentation for 20-30 people, which I used to do quite a bit on my job.
In my head a bell went off..."I know this feeling, it's no big deal...you've
been here before so just do what you've prepared to do."

Tunnel vision...no doubt. Mine was on 23-24 in a 36-lane house, on a full
Friday night. LOL, if you want to show off, shoot 300 on a busy Friday.
Anyway, this was not a classic league, so the pairs either side waited, or
at least I think they did. I don't remember looking either way...I just
went. On the ends it was business as normal, so the house noise was subdued,
but I'm pretty sure I wasn't hearing much anyway.

During warm-ups, the right lane was sitting the 3-pin in different places.
Once in a while it was way too far right, so at the end of the warmup I
asked the counter guy about that, he said I could rerack anytime I felt it
necessary. That was kind of a joke at the time, but it might have
mattered...in the 10th frame, I couldn't see the pins clearly, but the 3
looked OK. I think. :-)

I do recall lining up for #12, looking at my feet and suddenly remembering a
thread from ASB several years ago about moving a half board or something
because you'll squeeze or drop it. I couldn't remember which way to move, so
I stayed in the same spot. Coming off my hand it felt just like every other
release, I couldn't see the arrows and had no idea if I was on line, but the
breakpoint was right and the ten pin went flying left, just like all the
others.

So, if you've never been there and want to know what it feels like, get
ready to do some public speaking in front of 30 people. In the moments
before you start talking....*that's* the feeling. :-)

-John O




 
Date: 12 Feb 2005 23:16:34
From: Jeff Rife
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
(jvq835@texas) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> I
> wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving the
> 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
> I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
> I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to deal
> with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???

Just keep throwing your best shot.

Until this year, I hadn't been close to 300, but had no nerves on the 12th
shot and threw a good ball that left a 10-pin. I'm a pretty good judge of
why I leave single pins, but this one seemed like a true tap, so I just
chalk it up to bad luck. For me, the 11th was the pressure ball, because
I know that with the front 11, I'm gonna get a ring of some kind.

--
Jeff Rife


  
Date: 13 Feb 2005 18:38:34
From: JimD
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
Only took me four times
1st-- 296---left the bucket
2nd--297--3-9-10
3rd--295--greek church

4th--had the ball on the approach...even with the multitude
of honor scores..there were some people watching....
I backed off and sat down with the ball in my lap..turned to
them and asked "are you guys as nervous as I am?"

Relieved the tension as my teammate answered,
"yea, but we haven't pee'd our pants".

For the first time in four tries, I didn't pull it, didn't throw
it out too far...ten in the pit.

Have had 2 more since...no nervousness.
and a 299.....with a ringing............. 5 pin! :-)

Jim
Enjoy! Friendship is the best part of bowling!!
"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net > wrote in message
news:MPG.1c789eb05f87c79d989b7c@news.nabs.net...
> (jvq835@texas) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> >
I
> > wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
the
> > 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
> > I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
> > I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
deal
> > with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>
> Just keep throwing your best shot.
>
> Until this year, I hadn't been close to 300, but had no nerves on the 12th
> shot and threw a good ball that left a 10-pin. I'm a pretty good judge of
> why I leave single pins, but this one seemed like a true tap, so I just
> chalk it up to bad luck. For me, the 11th was the pressure ball, because
> I know that with the front 11, I'm gonna get a ring of some kind.
>
> --
> Jeff Rife


   
Date: 24 Feb 2005 22:53:27
From: Chris ( STIMPY )
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
The first time I got into a legitimate position to get a 300 I had the
first 8 and was real nervous on the 9th frame and pulled my shot and
left the 10 pin and then I missed the spare. I ended up with a 256.

Then 2 weeks later the first 2 games I was bowling real bad and I got
up there in the 10th frame of the second game and just said to myself
you need to do something different. I made a very slight adjustment
and struck out in the 10th. Then I just caught fire and everything
was carrying and I was throwing the ball perfectly.

This time I got up in the 9th frame and just said whatever you do
DON'T throw it across your body again !!! Well I didn't, and I buried
it in the pocket......by this time everyone was watching me and they
just cheered something fierce.

I got up in the 10th frame and the lane i was finishing on was sticky
all night so I got up there and I didnt look left, didnt look right,
didnt look behind me. Just concentrated on my routine, caked my shoe
with glide, wiped my ball off, and got up there to throw.

The ball came off my hand lightly, no fingers and i was yelling at it
turn.....it just barely turned and carried. I screamed, went down on
my knees and pumped my fist.

Everyone was cheering, and I still refused to look at them......I just
stared at the ball return and went through the routine again.....I
just said to myself nothing to lose now just throw the ball. Buried
the next solid with no doubts !! It was awesome.

Then I finally realized that there was nobody on the lanes for 30
lanes down the alley and they were all behind me........must of been a
150 plus people !!!

Glad I never looked behind me or to the side of me!!! : )))

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 18:38:34 -0600, "JimD"
<j-k-doran(spampremoval)@comcast.net > wrote:

>Only took me four times
>1st-- 296---left the bucket
>2nd--297--3-9-10
>3rd--295--greek church
>
>4th--had the ball on the approach...even with the multitude
>of honor scores..there were some people watching....
>I backed off and sat down with the ball in my lap..turned to
>them and asked "are you guys as nervous as I am?"
>
>Relieved the tension as my teammate answered,
>"yea, but we haven't pee'd our pants".
>
>For the first time in four tries, I didn't pull it, didn't throw
>it out too far...ten in the pit.
>
>Have had 2 more since...no nervousness.
>and a 299.....with a ringing............. 5 pin! :-)
>
>Jim
>Enjoy! Friendship is the best part of bowling!!
>"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
>news:MPG.1c789eb05f87c79d989b7c@news.nabs.net...
>> (jvq835@texas) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
>> >
>I
>> > wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
>the
>> > 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
>> > I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
>> > I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
>deal
>> > with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>>
>> Just keep throwing your best shot.
>>
>> Until this year, I hadn't been close to 300, but had no nerves on the 12th
>> shot and threw a good ball that left a 10-pin. I'm a pretty good judge of
>> why I leave single pins, but this one seemed like a true tap, so I just
>> chalk it up to bad luck. For me, the 11th was the pressure ball, because
>> I know that with the front 11, I'm gonna get a ring of some kind.
>>
>> --
>> Jeff Rife


    
Date: 27 Feb 2005 12:49:45
From: D K
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
I seem to have an interesting way to handle it. I throw the 11th ball poorly
enough that I do not have the chance to screw up #12. I have only peeked inside
this territory a couple times, and both times threw it through the breakpoint
(adrenaline? - uh huh) the first time leaving a 2-4-5 for a 287 game and the 2nd
time a (gulp) 5 pin for 289.

Nice going on yours...

"Chris ( STIMPY )" wrote:

> The first time I got into a legitimate position to get a 300 I had the
> first 8 and was real nervous on the 9th frame and pulled my shot and
> left the 10 pin and then I missed the spare. I ended up with a 256.
>
> Then 2 weeks later the first 2 games I was bowling real bad and I got
> up there in the 10th frame of the second game and just said to myself
> you need to do something different. I made a very slight adjustment
> and struck out in the 10th. Then I just caught fire and everything
> was carrying and I was throwing the ball perfectly.
>
> This time I got up in the 9th frame and just said whatever you do
> DON'T throw it across your body again !!! Well I didn't, and I buried
> it in the pocket......by this time everyone was watching me and they
> just cheered something fierce.
>
> I got up in the 10th frame and the lane i was finishing on was sticky
> all night so I got up there and I didnt look left, didnt look right,
> didnt look behind me. Just concentrated on my routine, caked my shoe
> with glide, wiped my ball off, and got up there to throw.
>
> The ball came off my hand lightly, no fingers and i was yelling at it
> turn.....it just barely turned and carried. I screamed, went down on
> my knees and pumped my fist.
>
> Everyone was cheering, and I still refused to look at them......I just
> stared at the ball return and went through the routine again.....I
> just said to myself nothing to lose now just throw the ball. Buried
> the next solid with no doubts !! It was awesome.
>
> Then I finally realized that there was nobody on the lanes for 30
> lanes down the alley and they were all behind me........must of been a
> 150 plus people !!!
>
> Glad I never looked behind me or to the side of me!!! : )))
>
> On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 18:38:34 -0600, "JimD"
> <j-k-doran(spampremoval)@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> >Only took me four times
> >1st-- 296---left the bucket
> >2nd--297--3-9-10
> >3rd--295--greek church
> >
> >4th--had the ball on the approach...even with the multitude
> >of honor scores..there were some people watching....
> >I backed off and sat down with the ball in my lap..turned to
> >them and asked "are you guys as nervous as I am?"
> >
> >Relieved the tension as my teammate answered,
> >"yea, but we haven't pee'd our pants".
> >
> >For the first time in four tries, I didn't pull it, didn't throw
> >it out too far...ten in the pit.
> >
> >Have had 2 more since...no nervousness.
> >and a 299.....with a ringing............. 5 pin! :-)
> >
> >Jim
> >Enjoy! Friendship is the best part of bowling!!
> >"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
> >news:MPG.1c789eb05f87c79d989b7c@news.nabs.net...
> >> (jvq835@texas) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> >> >
> >I
> >> > wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
> >the
> >> > 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
> >> > I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
> >> > I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
> >deal
> >> > with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
> >>
> >> Just keep throwing your best shot.
> >>
> >> Until this year, I hadn't been close to 300, but had no nerves on the 12th
> >> shot and threw a good ball that left a 10-pin. I'm a pretty good judge of
> >> why I leave single pins, but this one seemed like a true tap, so I just
> >> chalk it up to bad luck. For me, the 11th was the pressure ball, because
> >> I know that with the front 11, I'm gonna get a ring of some kind.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jeff Rife


    
Date: 24 Feb 2005 23:03:02
From: Chris ( STIMPY )
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
oh one other thing........my goal this year has been to get a 700
series ( never had one before ). I have the 300 game this year and
still don't have the 700

Heck, my first 600 was last year ! : )

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 22:53:27 GMT, "Chris ( STIMPY )"
<chrishutchjunk@spam.sbcglobal.net > wrote:

>The first time I got into a legitimate position to get a 300 I had the
>first 8 and was real nervous on the 9th frame and pulled my shot and
>left the 10 pin and then I missed the spare. I ended up with a 256.
>
> Then 2 weeks later the first 2 games I was bowling real bad and I got
>up there in the 10th frame of the second game and just said to myself
>you need to do something different. I made a very slight adjustment
>and struck out in the 10th. Then I just caught fire and everything
>was carrying and I was throwing the ball perfectly.
>
>This time I got up in the 9th frame and just said whatever you do
>DON'T throw it across your body again !!! Well I didn't, and I buried
>it in the pocket......by this time everyone was watching me and they
>just cheered something fierce.
>
>I got up in the 10th frame and the lane i was finishing on was sticky
>all night so I got up there and I didnt look left, didnt look right,
>didnt look behind me. Just concentrated on my routine, caked my shoe
>with glide, wiped my ball off, and got up there to throw.
>
>The ball came off my hand lightly, no fingers and i was yelling at it
>turn.....it just barely turned and carried. I screamed, went down on
>my knees and pumped my fist.
>
>Everyone was cheering, and I still refused to look at them......I just
>stared at the ball return and went through the routine again.....I
>just said to myself nothing to lose now just throw the ball. Buried
>the next solid with no doubts !! It was awesome.
>
>Then I finally realized that there was nobody on the lanes for 30
>lanes down the alley and they were all behind me........must of been a
>150 plus people !!!
>
>Glad I never looked behind me or to the side of me!!! : )))
>
>On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 18:38:34 -0600, "JimD"
><j-k-doran(spampremoval)@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>>Only took me four times
>>1st-- 296---left the bucket
>>2nd--297--3-9-10
>>3rd--295--greek church
>>
>>4th--had the ball on the approach...even with the multitude
>>of honor scores..there were some people watching....
>>I backed off and sat down with the ball in my lap..turned to
>>them and asked "are you guys as nervous as I am?"
>>
>>Relieved the tension as my teammate answered,
>>"yea, but we haven't pee'd our pants".
>>
>>For the first time in four tries, I didn't pull it, didn't throw
>>it out too far...ten in the pit.
>>
>>Have had 2 more since...no nervousness.
>>and a 299.....with a ringing............. 5 pin! :-)
>>
>>Jim
>>Enjoy! Friendship is the best part of bowling!!
>>"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
>>news:MPG.1c789eb05f87c79d989b7c@news.nabs.net...
>>> (jvq835@texas) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
>>> >
>>I
>>> > wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
>>the
>>> > 4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
>>> > I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
>>> > I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
>>deal
>>> > with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>>>
>>> Just keep throwing your best shot.
>>>
>>> Until this year, I hadn't been close to 300, but had no nerves on the 12th
>>> shot and threw a good ball that left a 10-pin. I'm a pretty good judge of
>>> why I leave single pins, but this one seemed like a true tap, so I just
>>> chalk it up to bad luck. For me, the 11th was the pressure ball, because
>>> I know that with the front 11, I'm gonna get a ring of some kind.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jeff Rife


     
Date: 26 Feb 2005 18:53:59
From:
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?

"Chris ( STIMPY )" <chrishutchjunk@spam.sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:q9ns11lspt1e37jlqn460k1f85662gd2l4@4ax.com...
> oh one other thing........my goal this year has been to get a 700
> series ( never had one before ). I have the 300 game this year and
> still don't have the 700
>
> Heck, my first 600 was last year ! : )

Was the 300 the first game of your set? If so, I can understand not
shooting 700. First time I shot 299, it was the 1st game and I only ended
up with 660 for series.

Having a 300 without ever shooting 700 is a bit unusual though.




      
Date: 04 Mar 2005 01:25:04
From: Chris ( STIMPY )
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
My 300 was the last game. I actually struck out in the 10th frame of
the 2nd game. So I had 15 strikes in a row.

160 - 183 - 300 643

my average at the time was 180.....im floating around 185 now.


On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 18:53:59 -0600, <jvq298x2@cigarocigarocigaro.org >
wrote:

>
>"Chris ( STIMPY )" <chrishutchjunk@spam.sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>news:q9ns11lspt1e37jlqn460k1f85662gd2l4@4ax.com...
>> oh one other thing........my goal this year has been to get a 700
>> series ( never had one before ). I have the 300 game this year and
>> still don't have the 700
>>
>> Heck, my first 600 was last year ! : )
>
>Was the 300 the first game of your set? If so, I can understand not
>shooting 700. First time I shot 299, it was the 1st game and I only ended
>up with 660 for series.
>
>Having a 300 without ever shooting 700 is a bit unusual though.
>



      
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Date: 27 Feb 2005 14:14:56
From: Lisa
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
> Having a 300 without ever shooting 700 is a bit unusual though.

207-300-154/661. My average was 151, so at least I was 3 sticks over the
last game ;)





     
Date: 24 Feb 2005 17:29:09
From: mhood
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
Chris ( STIMPY ) wrote:

>oh one other thing........my goal this year has been to get a 700
>series ( never had one before ). I have the 300 game this year and
>still don't have the 700
>
>Heck, my first 600 was last year ! : )
>
>On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 22:53:27 GMT, "Chris ( STIMPY )"
><chrishutchjunk@spam.sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>
>
>>I got up in the 10th frame and the lane i was finishing on was sticky
>>all night so I got up there and I didnt look left, didnt look right,
>>didnt look behind me. Just concentrated on my routine, caked my shoe
>>with glide, wiped my ball off, and got up there to throw.
>>
>>
>>
You put glide on your shoe? Isn't that a rule violation? BTW, don't
feel too bad about the 700 series...I have a bunch of those and would
trade them all for my first 300 game.

mhood


   
Date: 14 Feb 2005 05:11:56
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: How to handle the 12th ball of a 300 game?
I hate those damned ringing 5 pins... the only true tap in bowling! ;-)

JimD wrote:
> Only took me four times
> 1st-- 296---left the bucket
> 2nd--297--3-9-10
> 3rd--295--greek church
>
> 4th--had the ball on the approach...even with the multitude
> of honor scores..there were some people watching....
> I backed off and sat down with the ball in my lap..turned to
> them and asked "are you guys as nervous as I am?"
>
> Relieved the tension as my teammate answered,
> "yea, but we haven't pee'd our pants".
>
> For the first time in four tries, I didn't pull it, didn't throw
> it out too far...ten in the pit.
>
> Have had 2 more since...no nervousness.
> and a 299.....with a ringing............. 5 pin! :-)
>
> Jim
> Enjoy! Friendship is the best part of bowling!!
> "Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
> news:MPG.1c789eb05f87c79d989b7c@news.nabs.net...
>
>>(jvq835@texas) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
>>
> I
>
>>>wasn't that nervous today, just got it inside and let up on it, leaving
>
> the
>
>>>4-7. My first 298 I did the same thing but left the 6-10. For the 299s
>>>I've left the 4, 6, 7 and 10, so in at least half of these opportunities
>>>I've been in the pocket but have yet to carry. What's the best way to
>
> deal
>
>>>with this situation (assuming I'll have another shot at it)???
>>
>>Just keep throwing your best shot.
>>
>>Until this year, I hadn't been close to 300, but had no nerves on the 12th
>>shot and threw a good ball that left a 10-pin. I'm a pretty good judge of
>>why I leave single pins, but this one seemed like a true tap, so I just
>>chalk it up to bad luck. For me, the 11th was the pressure ball, because
>>I know that with the front 11, I'm gonna get a ring of some kind.
>>
>>--
>>Jeff Rife