Achievements - 2007
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My Best Days on the Lanes - 2007

December 20, 2006 to December 31, 2007

My Heavy Oil First Shot Ball - The Brunswick Fury

What makes for a good day. I consider that if I bowl a game of 250 or better or a series of 700 or better or Average 220 or better during a session, I have achieved some sort of special success for that day's activities. So I am keeping track of those days in this section.  I never want to take for granted, that I have bowled such scores.  I started back bowling in October of  2006 using my old Ebonite Tornado.  By using reactive resin modern bowling balls I finally bowled a game higher than 250 on December 20, 2006.  I bowled my 50th such game on June 19, 2007.  A sanctioned 289 game was achieved March 1, 2007 and a series of 792 was accomplished on May 29, 2007.  I have highlighted the special achievements of games over 275, series over 750 and sessions with an average of 235 or higher.  I look forward to bowling some games in the 290s and of course the Perfect 300 Game, and achieving a series of 800 or better would be a milestone.  Doing either or both under sanctioned conditions would be an extra special achievement.

Date Bowling Center Notes High Games High Series High Average
12-20-06 Bowler City Game had eight strikes in a row 256    
12-21-06 Bowler City Game had seven strikes in a row 255    
1-3-07 Bowler City Ten Strike Game 269    
1-18-07 Bowler City Practice with Bergen Catholic High School 258    
1-23-07 Bowler City Game of 257 had seven in a row. Bowled 5 games. 257 257-214-231 = 702 223
1-27-07 Bowler City Game had seven strikes in a row 257    
1-28-07 Fairlawn Bowl Bowled 5 games all over 200     220.8
2-2-07 Bowler City Nine strike game with the front six 253    
2-4-07 Fairlawn Bowl Had 40 strikes in 5 games 268 - 256 268-217-256 = 741 242.8
2-16-07 Bowler City Began session with 13 out of 14 strikes (2nd day using Big Shot) 279    
2-27-07 Bowler City Had the front eight strikes 267 235-222-267 = 724  
2-28-07 Bowler City Had eleven strikes in a row - end of 249 start of 243   209-249-243 = 701  
3-1-07 Bowler City League - Big game had 10 bagger. 289    
3-1-07 Bowler City Part of a late night after league session. 258    
3-4-07 Fairlawn Bowl Had seven strikes in a row 256    
3-5-07 Bowler City Ten strike game with last eight in row 262    
3-7-07 Bowler City Nine strike game 266    
3-18-07 Fairlawn Bowl Had run of throwing 17 out of 18 strikes 279 279-186-246 = 711  
3-22-07 Bowler City League series - 25 strikes   246-222-245 = 713  
3-26-07 Bowler City Eight strike game 254    
3-27-07 Bowler City Big series was final three games of 9 game session 279 279-225-247 = 751  
4-1-07 Fairlawn Bowl Game had eight in a row 254    
4-11-07 Fairlawn Bowl Ten game session with back to back 700 series

257 - 258 - 253

246-257-201 = 704 followed by 225-258-253 = 746

227.6
4-12-07 Bowler City League 258    
4-16-07 Bowler City Nine game session 264 224-212-264 = 700 223.88
4-18-07 Bowler City Six game session with all games over 200     221
4-20-07 Bowler City Hot and cold eight game session 258 - 277 - 267 277-267-203 = 747  
4-22-07 Fairlawn Bowl Nine strike game 257    
4-23-07 Bowler City had ten strikes in a row - end of game 7 - start of game 8 255 - 253    
4-26-07 Bowler City Four game session after league 258 236-235-258 = 729 226
4-28-07 Bowler City Four game practice session   234-248-237 = 719 226
4-30-07 Bowler City Eight game session all over 200. The 268 was a ten strike game 268   220
5-3-07 Bowler City League 257    
5-6-07 Fairlawn Bowl Game had eight strikes in a row 268    
5-7-07 Bowler City Had the first nine in a row in 279 game. Nine game session 279 - 259 246-184-279 = 709 220.3
5-9-07 Bowler City Ten strike game 256    
5-14-07 Bowler City Eight strike game 255 239-255-226 = 720  
5-16-07 Bowler City Seven game session with an eleven strike game 278 223-278-235 = 736 220
5-22-07 Bowler City Spotty seven game session 254 238-235-238 = 711  
5-23-07 Fairlawn Bowl Five game session 266 - 256 248-231-256 = 735 239.4
5-29-07 Bowler City Picked up some tips from Pro Tommy Delutz, Jr. Big score day. 259 - 268 - 278 246-268-278 = 792  
6-2-07 Bowler City Good finish to seven game session 257 233-225-257 = 715  
6-6-07 Bowler City Summer League 256 216-244-256 = 716 238.6
6-19-07 Bowler City Bowled next to Tommy Delutz, Steve Tripp & Tommy Jordan 264 - 265 233-241-265 = 739  
6-20-07 Bowler City League  255    
6-21-07 Bowler City Ten strike 269 game 269 269-227-233 = 729  
6-22-07 Bowler City The 704 series was the last 3 of 15 games bowled.   233-225-246 = 704  
6-25-07 Bowler City The 727 had 22 strikes 259 235-233-259 = 727  
7-2-07 Bowler City Standard 250 game with a five bagger and triple 256    
7-3-07 Bowler City Had seven strikes in a row 254    
7-5-07 Bowler City Afternoon 5 game session. Had 13 of 15 strike run. 266 266-236-235 = 737 220
7-6-07 Fairlawn Bowl Bowled 8 games in free hour. Used new RAID bowling ball 252 - 268 268-245-235 = 748 229.75
7-7-07 Fairlawn Bowl Bowled 15 games with RAID ball. Finished 279 with last 11 strikes and started 206 game with a strike for 12 in a row 279 279-206-226 = 711  
7-11-07 Bowler City After league, I bowled 3 games with 26 strikes 265 265-213-234 = 712  
7-15-07 Fairlawn Bowl Bowled six games - 214-213-235-219-233-239 = 1353     225.5
7-16-07 Bowler City Bowled 8 games 256 - 266   223
7-17-07 Bowler City Had the front seven in 263 game 263 235 - 263 -223 = 721  
7-23-07 Bowler City

Had 5 day break - bad hip.  Had to bowl last 4 games without bending on the last step -  239-247-246-263 - AMAZING

263 247-246-263 = 756  
7-25-07 Bowler City

Hip and hamstring still hurting a lot. Bowled in my summer league without bending on the last step but I shot one good game.

254    
7-31-07 Bowler City

Had another 5 day break. Hip and hamstring problem persists and I had to bowl without bending. My final game had 9 strikes for 254

254    
8-13-07 Hi Roc Lanes Saratoga The hospitality at Hi Roc was great.  They opened on August 13, 2007 and I was the first bowler. 264    
8-14-07 Hi Roc Lanes Saratoga The second day at Hi Roc was rewarding. 256 244-215-245 = 704  
8-15-07 Hi Roc Lanes Saratoga Third day in a row that I posted a good game. 255    
8-27-07 Bowler City Returned home from Saratoga.  Bowled 8 games and it took a few games to adjust but I ended with a 700 series 278 278-215-212 = 705  
9-4-07 Bowler City Finished well in 10 games bowled. Had front 8 strikes in 252 games and then left a tough spare and chopped it. 252 252-232-226 = 710  
9-7-07 Bowler City Started new League season last night with a 653 series and today shot 263 with the last nine and then the first strike in the next game for 10 in a row using Resurgence. 263    
9-16-07 Southland Bowl Lexington, KY Bowled in Kentucky and finally able to bowl a good game.  Had the first eight strikes. 268    
9-17-07 Southland Bowl Lexington, KY I seemed to bowl well on Lane 1 at Southland Bowl 259 214-259-238 = 711  
9-19-07 Southland Bowl Lexington, KY Once again on Lane 1 but i was really hot this time.  This was a solid effort in Kentucky on lanes I am not used to. 257-255 257-255-234 = 746  
9-22-07 Southland Bowl Lexington, KY The 259 was part of a 699 series.  It was a 10 strike game with 2 nine pin raps. 259    
9-27-07 Bowler City

League 603 series followed by a three game practice session with a 731 series and a 250 game.  The end of the 250 game followed by the start of the 234 game had 12 strikes in a row.

250 247-250-234 = 731 222.33
10-5-07 Bowler City Game bowled with Raid ball on lane conditions that required an inside line. 264    
10-6-07 Fairlawn Bowl Bowled 10 games.  The good game with bowled with the No Mercy Beat'n bowling ball. 257    
10-10-07 Bowler City Bowled 11 games.  252    
10-16-07 Bowler City Bowled 15 games and finished with 246-226-227= 699.  The 268 games had the front 8 strikes and was part of the 705 series I bowled this day. 268 201-236-268 = 705  
10-18-07 Bowler City League Series 257-23-185 = 665.  League Average at 209.93 through first 15 games in this 3 man, 2 woman league. 257   221.66
10-28-07 Fairlawn Bowl Bowled a 255 game to get back to bowling over 250 250    
11-12-07

Eastland Bowl Lexington, KY

During the Keeneland November Sale I was able to get in some bowling and had this exactly 700 series   238-235-227 = 700  
11-20-07 Bowler City Returning to New Jersey, my eight game session was 235-223-216-193-232-236-231-226 for 1792 total.     224
11-26-07 Bowler City With a good full push away and good finger spread and all the fine points in order, I was able to bowl well towards the end of this session. 258 217-236-258 = 711  
11-28-07 Bowler City Bowled 8 game session with first 2 games 192-192 with the Hammer No Mercy Beat'n'.  Changing to the Ebonite NVS the next 6 games were 247-257-179-238-243-243. 257 238-243-243 = 724 223.75
11-30-07 Bowler City

Sometimes it can take a game or two to warm up and get my hand properly into the ball. Bowled 8 with my repaired Resurgence ball games which were 163-184-223-247-215-227-237-289

289 227-237-289 = 753 223.12
12-2-07 Fairlawn Bowl I continue to bowl well with my new timing.  In this 8 game set of 215-191-213-268-225-175-208-248 I am able to achieve my high game goals and high series goals. 268 213-268-225 = 706  
12-4-07 Parkway Lanes I tried a new establishment because of the fire at Bowler's City. It took sometime to get the lay of the lanes as they say but my last game was 258. 258    
12-9-07 Fairlawn Bowl In the fourth game of an 8 game session, I bowled 264 closing that game with the final 10 strikes. 264    
12-20-07 Bowler City

I returned to a higher hand position for my push away after trying a lower position for about 10 days.  This game had 10 strikes in it.

258    
12-24-07 Bowler City

I had a strong 10 game session on Senior's Day. I did not warm up because I arrived close to the start Senior starting time.  I got out of a tight thumb hole all day very well due to hand positions.  The 10 games were 190-247-193-205-236-249-203-265-237-234.

265 265-237-234 = 736

225

12-28-07 Bowler City I had the thumb holes enlarged in nine bowling balls with good results. Although a bit tired, my six games were 177-268 (with 10 strikes) -206-226-223-246. 268 268-206-226 = 700 224.33