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Category: Hoinke Classic
Hoinke Classic
Starts on February 16, 2018,
in Cincinnati, OH

  • Category: USBC
    2018 California USBC Senior Singles Tournament
    Starts on August 16, 2018,
    in Santa Maria, CA

  • Category: USBC
    California USBC 2018 Senior Singles Tournament
    Starts on August 16, 2018,
    in Santa Maria, CA

  • Category: NYUSBC Womens
    38 th NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships
    Starts on August 17, 2018,
    in Chester, NY

  • Category: USBC
    38th New York State Women's Senior Singles Championships
    Starts on August 17, 2018,
    in Chester, NY

  • Category: ABT
    2018 EAST COAST REGIONALS BOWLING TOURNAMENT
    Starts on August 18, 2018,
    in Maple Shade, NJ

  • Category: No-Tap
    Senior No-Tap Doubles Handicap Tournament
    Starts on August 20, 2018,
    in Laughlin, NV

  • Category: No-Tap
    Senior No-Tap Doubles Handicap Tournament
    Starts on August 20, 2018,
    in Laughlin, NV

  • Category: General
    2nd Annual ALS Celebrity Bowling Classic Tournament
    Starts on August 23, 2018,
    in Grapevine, TX

  • Category: NYUSBC Womens
    38 th NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships
    Starts on August 24, 2018,
    in Chester, NY

  • Category: USBC
    38th New York State Women's Senior Singles Championships
    Starts on August 24, 2018,
    in Chester, NY

  • Category: Duckpin
    THE RHODE ISLAND DUCKPIN BOWLING PROPRIETORS’ 2018 SPRING/SUMMER TOURNAMENT FINALS
    Starts on August 24, 2018,
    in Warwick, RI

  • Category: ABT
    2018 EAST COAST REGIONALS BOWLING TOURNAMENT
    Starts on August 25, 2018,
    in Maple Shade, NJ

  • Category: SASBA
    Senior All Star Bowling Association 60/50/50 Trio Tournament
    Starts on August 25, 2018,
    in Fort Worth, TX

  • Category: General
    100+ Handicap Doubles Bowling Tournament
    Starts on August 26, 2018,
    in St. Petersburg, FL


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    Re: Duplicating the reaction of an obsolete ball
    16 August 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: Thanks Mark. I got my data from the Technology Study Conclusion, published by bowl.com. Prob was last May.

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    Re: Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread
    16 August 2018

    Posted by Richie V.: About time to get the new season going. Post about your fall/winter leagues here, including your scores, if you wish. I should at least be back in my Wednesday league, with my Sunday league depending on my finances. I was close to it last year, so 180 average might be a goa ...

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    Re: 2018 USBC Open Championships Syracuse NY
    7 August 2018

    Posted by wronghander: $98 for me. Cashed in doubles and all events. I'll take it.

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    Re: Summer Leagues 2018 thread
    4 August 2018

    Posted by Vic44: No summer league... took time off to rest up some aches and pains. Ready for league to start, counting down .. 4 weeks

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    Re: Short Pin to Axis Layouts for Full Rollers?
    28 July 2018

    Posted by nord: When doing Short Pin to Axis Layouts for Full Rollers, should the pin be placed near the NAP rather than the PAP to make the ball flare safe? If so should the pin be on the axis side which is towards the palm or on the other side which is away from the palm? Is the low RG for ...

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    Re: Axis Weight Layout for Full Roller?
    28 July 2018

    Posted by Mkirchie: Originally Posted By: nordA balance hole was drilled directly into the PAP/Pin to take out just enough weight to make the ball legal. But with the new rules next month, we actually did not even have to do this. The way the USBC rolled out the rule change originally stating th ...

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    Re: PBA Moving From ESPN to Fox
    25 July 2018

    Posted by Gutterballqueen313: I know this is an old thread...but I just saw the commercial for the PBA tourneys moving to Fox. I am really looking forward to this. FS1 is already part of my cable package, so I'm all set. Let 'er roll!

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    Re: End of Days
    25 July 2018

    Posted by Gutterballqueen313: Wow, you are very lucky indeed! In the Albany, NY area there are no more bowling alleys. And of course the one near me (Olympic Lanes in Menands, NY) just closed this past May. I will be going to Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy, NY this fall. They already have several l ...

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    Re: Summer House Tourney
    24 July 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: Bowled a second time over the weekend. Shot average, which was not very good. But, did watch as 2 bowlers shot higher then my previous total. They shot 779 and 778. So, I'm 3rd going into the final week. Interesting though, a Monday teammate of mine shot a 300. Ni ...

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    Re: Help with grip/ Thumb Position
    15 July 2018

    Posted by 82Boat69: I'm similar. I flex my wrist back and forth and settle with it slightly broken to keep it relaxed. The 2 o'clock thumb puts my fingers at 6 o'clock on the way back and the way forward. If I just keep my elbow tucked in, I have a nice solid release with good leverage.

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    Re: what will become of AMF
    9 July 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: Mark, it really sucks when you do something for so long, then they arbitrarily change things, like the opening time, without any regard to patrons. How can a place of business be open for some and not all? I never heard of open for league bowlers only!! And, it's a l ...

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    Re: I'll try again
    6 July 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: djp, 2 friends finished 46 and 71. Both out of the money. There just isn't a lot of money to be made in bowling, any more. Only 5 made $2000 or more. Another friend entered, but couldn't take off from work to go.

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    Re: Bowling ball colors
    4 July 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: I use only clear VISE for same reason. My PSO does not stock clear so I order in bulk for about $1.25 each. There definitely appears to be a softer textured feel to the clear.

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    Re: Tiered Tape...
    30 June 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: I found out to me using tape was more work and time than I wanted to get the fit right. Finally went to removable thumb. Use a tight fit then chapstick works for me

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    Re: no one on for 5 days
    22 June 2018

    Posted by steveA: Doubles league , so one man down , leaves lot for the other player to do. It was close , If I'd not shared the last game we'd have finished 4th, equal points but we'd got the better pin fall. Our payout was better then last year, this time it pays for 5 weeks of bowling, rat ...

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    Re: For the good of the sport?
    16 June 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: Originally Posted By: wronghanderOriginally Posted By: wronghander I agree that the 3oz rule should be instituted earlier (maybe Aug 1 so that it doesn't affect Nationals). Most of my balls have balance holes so it makes me not want to go out and buy anything until the new ru ...

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    Re: General virtual league discussion thread
    31 May 2018

    Posted by steveA: Unfortunately there's not been a virtual league for the last couple of years , Richie has tried but there just doesn't seem to be the interest anymore. Its just not viable with the numbers who've responded. Used to get a good turn out for 6 to 8, 5 man teams , and was good fu ...

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    Re: True Motion vs. Black Widow Urethane
    20 May 2018

    Posted by Mkirchie: Thanks Dennis, I'll have to see what I choose to do. My last week of league was Friday and although I shot an OK series, I still don't feel comfortable with how I was bowling. I am thinking about a bit of an overhaul of my game over the summer while I'm not bowling leagues. ...

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    Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread
    12 May 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: Some guys just know it all.

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    Re: Superstitions?
    26 April 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: None here. Too old for that stuff. Just glad I can get to the lanes. I have seen some who won't bowl if there is a split on the next lane. Dumb. I did have a teammate with that. I was anchor and he was before me. But, he wouldn't bowl because of a split on the ne ...

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    Re: Better Polish
    24 April 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: I may have to give Clay a try. I read that there are different grades of clay rated from fine, medium, and heavy. W9JAB what did you use and what was the process? Use a spinner or hand?

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    Re: I'm pizzed at my ball driller
    24 April 2018

    Posted by 82Boat69: If you use dual angle theory to analyze the new drilling as shown, you have a narrow drilling angle which will make your ball want to transition early and a very wide 'Vertical Axis Line' angle which is why the pin is under and also causes your ball to straighten out. You ne ...

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    Re: Some awful lane conditions
    24 April 2018

    Posted by 82Boat69: Those who want more oil might want to be careful for what they wish for. The house where I bowl has the longest THS at 40'. 70 units up front and less down the pattern. It's a 'great wall' 7 to 7. All the other houses in the area have shorter patterns, 36' to 38' and less ...

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    Re: Recommendations requested
    14 April 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: I also use a simple green mix. But I also use SR's Dull and Tack that my PS has for my non polished balls. It is a mix made with actual lane cleaner.

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    Re: It can't come fast enough
    14 April 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: Originally Posted By: Jason_C It is a fun league Jason just have fun. If you have a team you enjoy bowling with winning or loosing won't really matter. Use it to get better. Originally Posted By: Dennis MichaelI use Summer leagues to work on diff things. Dennis I use my l ...

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