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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Bowling Awards

I never got around to posting about my bowling triumphs yesterday, but here they are: I also got another plaque, but it was the shittiest thing you've ever seen. I mean, the plaque was nice, but then someone had merely markered my name onto a brass tab and glued it onto the plaque. So, Jerry took it into work and he is going to try and craft something a little better, so when it returns, hopefully I can show off a kick ass award.

Bowling on Monday night was fun. We got partnered up with randomly assigned people and we played 3 fun games together for some extra prize money.

The first game was "No Tap" which is pretty much regular bowling but if you get nine pins on the first ball, it counts like a strike. Some people had "perfect" games because of this.

The second game, my least favorite, was "Scotch Doubles" where you throw your first ball and if you leave pins standing for a spare, your partner has to pick them up. I don't like this one because it feels like so much pressure having to pick up your partner's spares.

The last game was "Low Pin" which means you try to knock down as few pins as possible. But...before you go thinking "That's easy. I could do that!" there are two additional difficulties: If you throw it in the gutter on the first ball, it counts as a strike, and if you miss your spare pins, it counts it as a spare. It's actually incredibly difficult, and to score below a 60 is like scoring a 300 game of regular bowling. Well, I did pretty good at this and I got a 96 (to get below 100 is pretty dang impressive, I will boast), and my handicap is a 92, and in this game, you subtract your handicap, so my score was a 4.

Which meant...I won 1st place in that game! So, I got an additional $50! It was awesome.

Anyway, now bowling is all done with. Jerry is going to play in a summer league, but I'm not, and in the fall -- when regular league begins again -- we're both gonna take the bench. The commitment and the cost are just too much with a new baby, but eventually (probably next summer), we'll both be back in league again. And by that time, the drunken posts that used to accompany my bowling nights may resume!

18 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Fifty bucks - diaper money for Norah or beer money? Hmmm...

Viper said...

Nice scratch! Is that the appropriate thing to say? I don't roll. So good job, I guess. Cheers.

D10 said...

Sweet awards! I was wondering what you guys were going to do about bowling once Norah arrives.

Mrs. K said...

that all sounded very complicated- like tennis sorta! who knew! way to go!

MCM Mama said...

Cool awards and yay for the extra $50!

Wes said...

Bowling is fun!! and that's some pretty good stuff! I bowled over two hundred last weekend with Matthew. It was good :-)

Marlene said...

Congrats! Looks like you collected some sweet awards. I hope Jerry can fix up the ghetto plaque for you, though.

Jessica said...

Woo hoo - an extra 50 bucks is always a good thing!!
When you start bowling again you will have to get baby Norah a cute bowling shirt:)

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like some fun games. Hopefully the computer figured out the score, because tricky scoring + drinking would have been too much for me.

Carolina John said...

Nice job winning the low pin!

Jess said...

Those sound like some fun games! Congrats on your award. I hope you enjoy your time off from bowling!

teacherwoman said...

cool awards!

HEATHER said...

very cool! I'm a bowling pro on the Nintendo wii, does that count? haha!

Oz Runner said...

wow you are quite the bowler...impressive and congrats on all the awards...that low pin game sounds kind of fun (if i knew how to bowl)

Marcy said...

Dang girl!! Not only will the babes be a runner but also a bowler! ;-)

Kevin said...

Congrats on your win. That sounds pretty tough

Agate Lake Girl said...

Congrats on your high scores! I can't believe there won't be any Pinderellas this year - ah, the changing times. :)

sRod said...

Wow! Seems like you have developed some enviable bowling skills over the past several months. COngrats on the low score!