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mrbowling300

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This was given to me, thought I'd share it so you can see the history of this league.

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Looked it through...sure didn't see anything about that quasi-I-can-yank-you-at-anytime rule.  Maybe they don't tell you that in the flier.  On the team roster piece...is that THE Bob Learn Jr. on the sheets?
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You are correct that Bob Learn Jr. bowls in the league.  He was not there last night, though.  Also, Harry Sullins and Kurt Pilon bowl in the league as well.  Kurt bowls on my team, and I had the honor of bowling right before him, 4th, and he was anchor.  He Shot 772 last night.
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Keith compare the Detroit All Stars and the Michigan Majors if you can.  Also When you posted what Kurt bowled you omited your score?

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Keith compare the Detroit All Stars and the Michigan Majors if you can.  Also When you posted what Kurt bowled you omited your score?


Dennis,

A lot of the bowlers in the All Stars bowl Mich Majors, I did see a lot of familiar faces.  We bowled at Bonanza last night, on fresh house shot, which is why the scores were sky high...so from that regard, the condition was the same...a carry-fest.  I've heard a lot of time, you're bowling on 2nd shift burn.  I think from a competitive standpoint, the level of both was very high.  The competitive nature was much higher than my Tuesday league.  I told someone that going from my league on Tuesday to this could be like going from minor league baseball to the majors.  I also like that it is a scratch league.  I had more comments in the "how did you bowl tonight" thread.   

Here's the final scores from my team  Take a look at our first game scores, 1316.  BTW, the "G. Pilon" is Glenn Pilon, a distant cousin of Kurt's.  Glenn also bowls in my Tuesday league...he's a heck of a bowler, shooting 824 this past Tuesday night. All through the night, people were coming up to Kurt asking him about equipment, advice, etc.  I could tell that he is very well respected in the league by everyone.  
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Thanks Keith

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http://detroitallstars.webstarts.com/

Look who is right above me in aveage, LOL!  He bowled the same night I did, and didn't even know he was there.  We were all the way to the left, he must have been bowling further to the right.
EagleHunter

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In the past the league often bowled 2nd shift left-overs when start times were regularly listed as 9:30p (though that often meant 10p+ in some centers).  Looking over the current schedule, it appears that the league is scheduled for a vast majority of 7:30p starts...so I would suggest that you'll probably see a majority of fresh shots...so keep on the striking shoes.

There are some historically "challenging" centers on the list, but it looks like the majority of the sites will be pretty high scoring.

As for the league itself, it's quite different than it used to be.  Long ago a team would need to present its bowlers for approval by the league BOD before being allowed in the league (I also recall being told that prospective bowlers would need to "try-out" before being approved.).  Top notch bowlers wanted to bowl in the league and got on wait-lists to get on a team.  League bowlers wanted to wait around to see the "best of the best."

Now...league bowlers look on the league with disdain (you couldn't imagine some of the comments I've heard, both as a league member and now as bowler who bowls before the All-Stars), though it could be envy.  While the league still has top-notch talent, the number of teams is decreasing and some of the best-of-the-best have zero interest in bowling in the league (due to a number of factors).

Still, it is the strongest league in the Detroit area and among the strongest in the country.  It still has the greatest history of any league.  But it appears that time has taken its toll on it, like it has on bowling in general.
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I would have loved to been involved in it's hey-day.  I knew about the league, but didn't really know how to get involved.

Do you know how many teams they used to have?
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I'm not sure how many teams there were in its hey-day, but when I first bowled in the league we had between 16 and 18 teams (that was around 1996 or so).
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Keith do they not have a regular standing sheet?  Or is the one you posted the only kind they have?

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Here is the link....they update it every week. http://detroitallstars.webstarts.com/
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Never seen a sheet that only shows one weeks results.  Why are the bowlers set up by high average it is a team league isn't it?  Not the norm,  Looks ego based.

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Sorry, I'm still miffed over the fact you can be yanked mid-game for not performing.  These game totals (23.3 or 0.9) are all whacko in my book.  Is anyone safe in this league?
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What happened to Jeff Roach? He was always up there in high Average and always a force in Jackpots. Did he go the way of Norris and drop off the face of the planet also? Nobody's seen or heard anything about Norris, (not a bad thing with all his drama) but Roach was always a great guy and a beast on the lanes.
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