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Date: 21 Feb 2005 00:00:17
From: Buck
Subject: My first 800!!!!
Oh boy does it ever feel great!
I had just gotten done bowling in a tournament
and a gentleman told me to move over 5 boards.
Finished with 4 strikes.
Well, the tournament was over, I shot ok, not great.

Later that night on league I shot my normal line,
6 - 7 split. I am a lefty and bowl with my thumb out
of the ball and a plastic ebonite ball to boot. A 200 average.
How ironic is it I use my $200+ V2 to shoot 10 pins and a plastic ball
for my strikes.

Anyway, I move over 5 boards, boom 3 in a row.
10 pin/spare, 7 in a row. Hey somethings working!
1st game 258

Next game, open with 4 bagger, then a 1-3-6-7, oops
boy did i miss my mark wide. picked up 3. head pin wrapped around the
7. boom 7 strikes in a row. 2nd game 264.

3rd game, got lucky a few times! Bowling gods smiling down on me, cuz i
decided to let my kids come to league tonight to watch. 5th - 6th
frames i shot way high but got strikes. 10th frame. 1st ball pocket
strike. 2nd ball, left solid nine pin! ouch! 289 Humbled me a bit.
I was distraught, my son wanted to see me throw a 300. I have one
about 7 years ago. Pick up the spare. All of the sudden the crowd
that had gathered around me started cheering! I turned around... Holy
cow! I shot a 811!!! I was so preoccupied with the 300 i didn't
realize i had a shot at an 800.
31 strikes.. 2 opens (ouch!).. 2 spares.. At one point 17 in a row
between games 2 - 3.

Only the second 800 ever bowled on these lanes. And now the highest!
:)

Man, this feels as good as it did when i shot my 300!

Thanks for letting me share with everybody!!!

Now to come down off this high I am on...





 
Date: 22 Feb 2005 22:10:29
From: D K
Subject: Re: My first 800!!!!
Buck wrote:

> Oh boy does it ever feel great!

.
.
.

> Only the second 800 ever bowled on these lanes. And now the highest!
> :)
>
> Man, this feels as good as it did when i shot my 300!
>
> Thanks for letting me share with everybody!!!
>
> Now to come down off this high I am on...

Very nice shootin'. Congrats!


--
"People don't refuse money. It's what
separates us from the animals." -Sienfeld




 
Date: 21 Feb 2005 12:48:12
From:
Subject: Re: My first 800!!!!

"Buck" <hairlip07@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1108972817.101828.138620@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> 31 strikes.. 2 opens (ouch!).. 2 spares.. At one point 17 in a row
> between games 2 - 3.
>
> Only the second 800 ever bowled on these lanes. And now the highest!
> :)

A guy in my league shot 802 a few weeks ago, with an open. You trumped him.
Congrats.




 
Date: 21 Feb 2005 14:47:46
From: John O
Subject: Re: My first 800!!!!
>I am a lefty and bowl with my thumb out
> of the ball and a plastic ebonite ball to boot. A 200 average.
> How ironic is it I use my $200+ V2 to shoot 10 pins and a plastic ball
> for my strikes.

Seein as you're a lefty and all, I'll forgive you for mixing up your balls
and forgetting to use all the proper fingers. :-) :-)

Nice shooting, and there's no better way than with the kids hanging around.
Congratulations!

-John O




 
Date: 21 Feb 2005 01:50:21
From: twobirds
Subject: Re: My first 800!!!!
Buck wrote:
> Oh boy does it ever feel great!
> I had just gotten done bowling in a tournament
<snip >

Congrats on the excellent bowling! I am absolutely happy for you!

I bowled a tournament today, too. I wish I could say my day was as good as
yours, but ... I personally just put up the lowest scores I've had in
weeks. I just couldn't seem to get it going today. In six games, I didn't
have a single pocket strike... had a few lucky pin falls and a double
handful of brooklyn strikes, but every time I found the pocket, something
stood up or slid. I picked up some difficult spares today, but I choked a
few times on singles... By the 6th game, I was turned around reaching for
my spare ball before I heard my first ball hit the pins. I'm really hoping
to find a way not to let today hurt my confidence.

I'll think of your good news on my next league night (thursday) and maybe I
can borrow a bit of your joy! <grin >