Just shot a 791. Best series ever.
1st game, 247: XXX 9- (left a weak 7-pin and then my foot slipped when i went to shoot the spare) X 9/ XXX XXX
2nd game, 290: 9/ (light mixer, all the pins shot to the right, none took out the 10-pin) XXXXXXXX XXX
3rd game, 254: XXXXXX 9/ (decent half-hit, messenger came across into the 7-pin but didn’t knock it down) 9/ (little too much hand, high hit, left 6-pin) 9/ (solid hit that was a bit flat, left a wobbling 5-pin) XX7
Needed either the 7th or 9th frame of the 3rd game to carry for an 800. Or not to have slipped on the 4th frame spare attempt of the 1st game… but who would have known I’d have had a shot at 800 at that point?
Overall, 17 strikes in a row between 2nd frame of 2nd game and 6th frame of 3rd game… that’s a record for me. 23 strikes in 24 throws is also a record (6 to end game 1, 10-pin in 1st frame of game 2, 17 in a row). I am pretty sad that I didn’t get my 1st 800, as I have no idea when I’ll ever have a night like tonight again… but I can’t be too upset with my best series ever. I got crazy good carry, although I was hitting high flush on almost all my shots… few half-hits that still easily carried out the 7-pin and a few high-hits that took out the 6 or 8 pin.
So my main league is Wednesday nights. I’ve also been filling in on my father’s team Tuesday nights, until they find someone to replace me… which I doubt will happen. So, I’m bowling 2 leagues back-to-back nights. My goal is to average 215+. I’ll be happy with anything over 210, but 215 is what I’m shooting for. My highest book average is only 208, and that was 4 years ago (I’ve been battling hand injuries pretty much ever since, and my hand finally feels great again). So, I’ve been keeping track of my scores in both leagues, and figured I’d share the progress with you:
I’m pretty much right on track for 215, and overall I feel like I’m not bowling my best. So we’ll see where things go from here… the seasons are early, and averages can still move a lot in a short period of time. Also, another goal would be to shoot 600+ every series… not a very realistic goal, but so far so good.