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Date: 07 Jun 2007 10:09:52
From: Bert2X
Subject: Rochester NY-Lilac Tournament
Im going to the Lilac soon. My first time. Does anyone know what kind of
"shot" they put down? Are the lanes wood or synthetic? Any hints would
be appreciated.






 
Date: 09 Jun 2007 04:19:33
From: Lisa with a Blackberry White Dot
Subject: Re: Rochester NY-Lilac Tournament
On Jun 7, 10:09 am, Bert2X <Ber...@pls.no.spam > wrote:
> Im going to the Lilac soon. My first time. Does anyone know what kind of
> "shot" they put down? Are the lanes wood or synthetic? Any hints would
> be appreciated.


How soon is soon? I'm bowling in 2 weeks.

Last year it played more difficult in years past. Not a standard
house shot, but definitely not sport. Somewhere in between.

A friend said that the scores were 3300 for team and about 1500 for
doubles. No idea what singles was.

I'm looking forward to the challenge and to see my friends again (Hi
Dave!!!) :D

Lisa



  
Date: 09 Jun 2007 19:44:32
From: Beezlebub
Subject: Re: Rochester NY-Lilac Tournament
In article <1181362773.504827.286390@m36g2000hse.googlegroups.com >,
Lisa with a Blackberry White Dot <eyeshot300@gmail.com > wrote:

> Last year it played more difficult in years past. Not a standard
> house shot, but definitely not sport. Somewhere in between.

I just finished bowling in a Monday night league at Olympic,and
occasionally we'd get put on lanes that had been oiled for the Lilac,
but not used over the weekend. The shot was not bad...a little more oil
than I like, but I was able to manage pretty well. Anybody considered a
halfway decent bowler shouldn't have a problem. The issue you'll need
to deal with is the overall condition of the center...equipment
maintenance isn't very good, and the 9-25 bay (recently converted from
AMF to old Brunswick A-2 pinsetters) was particularly bad. Guess they
haven't gotten all the bugs out of them yet.

And hope that you don't get stuck back in the 1-8 bay...those lanes have
42 boards instead of 39, which always throws me off. The 73-80 bay
isn't much better.


 
Date: 07 Jun 2007 17:04:05
From: 6ballman
Subject: Re: Rochester NY-Lilac Tournament
I haven't done the Lilac yet this year. Last year the shot was inside at
both the d/s and team events. The team is at Gates Lanes - recently
converted to synthetics (a couple years ago). It is an AMF house, so
the house shot is decidedly easy, but that is not the shot they laid out
last year. The d/s is at Olympic, the biggest center in the area (80
wooden lanes). the front 32 are recently installed lumber, the middle
two banks are much older. The back 16 (near the tournament office)
should not be used for tournament play. I never saw so many fast 8's
in my life as the last time I had to bowl back there. The shot will
depend a lot on whether you get the fresh oil or not, and which bank of
lanes you draw.
I know that that is not overly helpful, but I hate giving advise that
may not suit.

Bert2X wrote:
> Im going to the Lilac soon. My first time. Does anyone know what kind of
> "shot" they put down? Are the lanes wood or synthetic? Any hints would
> be appreciated.
>
>

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