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National 600 Bowling Club Annual Mail-O-Graphic Tournament Time!



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AMF’s Disappointing Decision and Questions They Will Probably Never Answer

This is extremely disappointing. “After spending most of the summer learning and trying out the new oiling machine at hilltop and then picking four patterns to rotate around for this season, they came and did their inspection of the center and informed jerry that he can not change the shot. Its a shame that we cant change the shot every month like we had planned. If you have any questions or comments please see jerry or comment on his page.” When asked why, “they told jerry that they wanted to please the majority of bowlers not just a low percentage.” And when asked “What about if a league votes for changing the shot once a month, would it be allowed then?” the answer is still “no”.

Not to take anything away from open bowlers, but most have no clue about oil and oil patterns. Unless there is no oil whatsoever and they can’t keep the ball on the lanes, or there is so much oil that their hand and clothes get soaked, they could care less about the oil pattern.

So what gives, AMF? Who are you considering as “the majority of bowlers”? What is the point of having an upgraded oil machine if you can’t use it to it’s full potential? Why can’t an individual house change a shot if their leagues have asked for it? Why does a league have to be considered a “sport shot” or “practice” league in order to have the shot changed? Why are you so determined to turn off league bowlers?

It felt like Friday … but it’s really only Thursday …

All right, it’s not funny any more. Last week I didn’t know what day it was because I didn’t bowl at all. THIS week, someone stole Friday. Today was supposed to be Friday. I bowled last night, therefore it should be Friday. For 28 weeks during the winter leagues, the day after my last league of the week was FRIDAY. My brain said FRIDAY. My body said FRIDAY. But my phone, my DVR, my computer, my husband, my co-worker Wendy, today’s newspaper and both the local and national news all said it was THURSDAY. I guess I should consider myself lucky to have “two” Fridays rather than “two” Mondays, but still ….. it felt like Friday.

Kulick Reigns in 2010

Anyone watch the 2010 USBC Queens Tournament stepladder finals on ESPN2 last night? What a broadcast. In the 1st and 2nd matches, just when it looked like Kelly would be packing up her equipment, lady luck smiled on her. Not only did she throw a clutch strike (or two) to force both of her opponents to strike or mark in the 10th, both of her opponents got bad breaks in their 10th frame. But Kelly never gave up, and then went on to convincing wins over her next two opponents to capture the 2010 USBC Queens.

If you missed the broadcast, you can catch up on what you missed from USBC’s web page or facebook page.