by Randy Ooney
My Nickel’s Worth by Randy Ooney
My Nickel’s Worth
What’s Up ??
I admit that I am a senior citizen. In fact, the first two games that I bowled were on lanes where there was a guy in back that picked up the pins that I knocked over and reset the rack. When I wanted to watch bowling on TV, I tuned into Chris Schenkel and Billy Welu and watched a stepladder final where all PBA players bowled a ten frame game, and the winner moved on. Recently I watched a number of PBA players in an odd format where it nearly seemed “get a strike or get out of the way.” After Jason BelMonte was eliminated the final two players bowled a one game final. E.J. Tackett is a traditional right handed bowler who performed well. He was defeated by Jason Butturff who played around the ten board OUT TO ONE !! And brought it back. Also I noticed that the crowd is allowed to yell and scream while the bowlers are playing. I am not a fan of these goofy formats.
When we all go to our local leagues, we normally bowl three or maybe four 10 frame games and go home. I have mentioned that I am involved in coaching high schoolers. In practice we bowl 10 frame games, however in matches it defers to the Baker system format. I am hoping in the future that these players will adapt to regular league bowling.
One final word about us Seniors. My good friend Jon Heath shot 300 at Texa-Tonka last week at the age of 81. Congratulations Jon!! (Jon is 81, I have no idea how old Texa Tonka is, but I think it could be close.) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.