*Official* Bowling Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Jedi Gunny, Jun 12, 2008.

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  1. halibut Chosen One

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    You wouldn't believe my reaction when I get an open LOL

    I'm not a brilliant bowler by anymeans (I don't do the hook stuff), but it's a sport I absolutely love. My dad used to be a "lane manager" at a bowling alley (ie, one of those completely underappreciated guys that actually keep the whole place running), and he was pretty good apparently.

    But I've been known to spend hours at a bowling alley during the day just practicing picking up spares and the like.

    But I'm happy with the straight bowling angle. I don't want to change my style now LOL
  2. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I wanted to be like all of the really good bowlers. There are some real stuck-up jerks at my bowling alley who, when they get an open, look like it's the end of thw world. Hello, you get 230-240 sometimes; I've never even gotten a 200 game before. Plus, they never fall below 100 pins in a game.
  3. Darth Mace Jedi Master

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    I don't bowl much anymore. Used to bowl fairly regularly and participated in a couple of leagues. At the time my average was around 160-165 but my games pretty much would fluctuate between about 115 and 190. My high game ever was a 268! Otherwise my high games were about 2 or 3 times around a 230, maybe a 220 once, and then over 200 (but under 210) a decent number of times.
  4. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Well, I've got league again tonight.
  5. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    every bowling alley I have ever been too has been full of smoke.
  6. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I hate the smell of smoke whne you're trying to bowl.
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    We don't get that now thanks to the smoking ban
  8. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    There's still smoking in there (it still smells of smoke).

    I can't believe that this thread fell that far down.
  9. dp4m Chosen One

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    hal is going to try and post some "so called" PROOF of him crushing me in bowling. Scanned score sheets or something.

    Just try and think: who would REALLY win in 3 games of bowling, the drinking/smoking Brit who is good at sports or the banking Jew?

    Wait... crap...
  10. halibut Chosen One

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    I got a turkey though :p
  11. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    What was the score, then?
  12. halibut Chosen One

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/halibut/bowling.jpg]
  13. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    dp's scores look about what I normally do, maybe a bit better on average.

    The important thing is having fun, though. And I stand by that :p
  14. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Well, I posted a pair of 143 games yesterday. You did better than I did, hal, but I'm stil doing well for my current average.
  15. dp4m Chosen One

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    I wasnt' accurately converting British balls into American balls!

    Wait, that came out wrong...

    Wait, that did too...
  16. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    [face_laugh]

    I think I could beat dp4m at bowling! Those scores are horrible!
  17. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I got a 104 yesterday. Still, I do have a 124 average. :D
  18. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I just hit my worst series ever, 3 games where I failed to crack 100. 2 strikes, with my first ball and in the last frame. So dp, you'd still have accounted for me.

    And 127 isn't a horrible score.
  19. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    That's happened to me a couple times; don't you hate it when you can't even hit 100?
  20. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I wasn't planning on beating him with my bowling skills, I was going to distract him so he'd get an even lower score... :p

    I apparently only bowl well when bets are on the line.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thats better than the other way around, I suppose :p
  22. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Yeah...my guy friends have had to wear some funny things from losing bowling bets to me. Thank goodness I won though cuz what I would've had to wear would've been far far worse.
  23. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Were the bumper guards on the lanes up or down? :p
  24. MOC Yak Face Classic Trilogy and Saga Co-Mod.

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    I used to bowl pretty regularly and when I did I got my average up to about 160 for awhile. Top score was 223, which was pretty damn exciting!

    Bowling's the ultimate "in the zone" game I reckon. Some games you feel like you can knock anything over and others you do the same thing and getting much past 100 is a challenge.
  25. halibut Chosen One

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    Aye, a game full of perfect strike balls which inexplicably leave a pin standing each time is extrememly annoying :p
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