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Well, I'm back from Las Vegas.  Had fun bowling, but the shot was very tough, and quick changing.  For team, the shot played like a 37' pattern and double/singles, more like a 42' pattern.  Prior to starting, all equipment had to be weighted and checked.  Marching out from the paddock room to the lanes was quite thrilling as well.  As was mentioned before by chadlv, in another thread, outside of 10 was out of bounds (thanks for the tip).  My first shot of the tournament, I was a bit nervous, and got it out there, and left the 1-2-3 spare, lol.  Another lefty in the team event on my team, crossed over to brooklyn almost every shot!  I did not see a lot of high scores around us.  I would get lined up for a few frames and then the shot would abruptly change.  Your mistakes were much more magnified in this tournament condition.  I ended up shooting 1616 for all events.  Entered a lot of brackets and broke about even.  The event was held at South Point Casino, and the bowling facility was fantastic.  Two 30 lane bays, with the concourse between them (set up like Taylor Lanes or Sunnybrook), with plenty of stadium seating for those who wanted to watch.  I loved seeing the scoreboards above the lanes.  In the area by the lanes near the paddock room, there was all the ball companies with booths where you could buy merchandise, have a ball drilled up, etc.  USBC had their merchandise booth as well.  I didn't buy anything, except for a great tasting hot dog from the hot dog cart that was there.  In between squads, you could rent a locker for $5 to keep your equipment there.  Team was Thursday night, and Doubles/Singles was the next day.  The lane courtesy was only 1 lane, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  My girlfriend wanted to video me bowling, and she got yelled at by USBC security telling her she is not allowed to record, as they didn't want her posting to social media where someone could unfairly see how the shot was playing, lol.  Overall it was a good experience, and glad I finally got the chance to bowl the event. 

Here's some pictures of me at the event, and of the event itself:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/SKNjx2LvEGu9u8Du5



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These are my scores from the tournament.  This is the team event, where I shot 547
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This is the doubles where I shot 560.  Look at 4th frame of game 3, lol.

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This is singles where I shot 509, lol.  My middle game was the worst game I bowled in quite some time!  Three singles games were bowled right after the doubles event, so you are bowling 6 games at once.

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And these were my tournament stats:

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Looked like a good time.  I noticed there was no beer and no shorts and no shirts without collars.  Didn't see many real young guys. 

Tell me the truth if you bowled on either of those patterns regularly wouldn't you see a huge improvement in scores.  It seem that it is more difficult for most because it so different from what they are used to.

Andy Horodecki who has a pro shop at Ford lanes was going to work a pro shop there for until it was over 6 months or so.  He was Brownswicks old ball driller when he lived in Atlanta.  He lives in Jackson mi now. 

Next year when you go back you'll do much better.   

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I got back 3 weeks ago. Had my worst tourney in 15 years at about 1650. To me the shot transitioned much more radically than in past years. I saw a lot of guys throw a good game or have a nice string only to totally lose their look. It happened to me too
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I got back 3 weeks ago. Had my worst tourney in 15 years at about 1650. To me the shot transitioned much more radically than in past years. I saw a lot of guys throw a good game or have a nice string only to totally lose their look. It happened to me too


I agree about the shot transitioning very quickly and radically.  I saw a guy have a great look.  Opened with spare and 7 bagger, and spare and split, for an opening 243.  The final game, he shot 160, and didn't break 600.  It shows you how good the pros are who bowled in this, like Sean Rash, shooting 793 in singles, or Kurt Pilon shooting 800!  

Every time I got lined up, and would get a few strikes then the shot changed.  It was difficult to read the changes, especially in advance.  

I wish I had a urethane in my bag to see how that would have done.  Also, I was using my strike ball at left side combo, that next time, I will use my spare ball at those.  Gave away too many pins here and there.


avabob, did the team event seem much drier than the doubles/singles the next day for you?
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Looked like a good time.  I noticed there was no beer and no shorts and no shirts without collars.  Didn't see many real young guys. 

Tell me the truth if you bowled on either of those patterns regularly wouldn't you see a huge improvement in scores.  It seem that it is more difficult for most because it so different from what they are used to.

Andy Horodecki who has a pro shop at Ford lanes was going to work a pro shop there for until it was over 6 months or so.  He was Brownswicks old ball driller when he lived in Atlanta.  He lives in Jackson mi now. 

Next year when you go back you'll do much better.   


Yeah, not many young guys, but they were there.  There was a team next to us from Detroit, who had the Dimunzio father and son.  If I bowled on that again, I believe I could do better, as I would know what to expect.  I would also do some things differently as well.  The way I was shooting spares, maybe have a urethane ball on hand, etc.  Also, I would need to be tougher mentally.  My 140 game, which was game 5 for the day, I started to lose my concentration, which translated into very poor shot making, and bad aiming at spares, etc.
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you could wear a collarless shirt if it was a bowling Jersey, no hats without permission, my doubles partner was allowed since he had surgery, so was allowed a nondescript hat to cover bandage.

as for recording, you were allowed to record like a frame to showcase something, going for 300 or something along those lines.

not many high scores bowled when I bowled on may 3 for team, and the 5th for doubles singles. saw a 263, but he followed next game with a 164.

outside 10 board it wasn't coming back. it was a flood out there.
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No shorts though?  I wear a bulky knee brace and it would be very uncomfortable under slacks.  No alcohol was spotted.  Probably a good idea.  They should have only plastic pop or water bottles and you should be required to keep the cap on when not drinking. 
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No shorts though?  I wear a bulky knee brace and it would be very uncomfortable under slacks.  No alcohol was spotted.  Probably a good idea.  They should have only plastic pop or water bottles and you should be required to keep the cap on when not drinking. 


I do not believe they allow shorts, but I'm sure you could get an exemption because of your knee brace.  Guys on my team were drinking beer, but lots of pop and water as well.
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I wish I had a urethane in my bag to see how that would have done.


[rolleyes]
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Should I be saying Scout?
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I need to go and watch some more of the nationals.

even tho I sucked, it was addicting. lol
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