It just occurred to me that I skipped last week’s bowling update. Not to worry, you didn’t miss much. We did okay, no highs, no lows, just an ordinary night of league bowling.
Last night on the other hand was a night with a difference. We played Jessica, Mario and Kevin.
Jessica is one of the better female bowlers, Mario I don’t really know, but Kevin I know all too well. The man has bowled more 300 games than I have teeth in my mouth.
Needless to say, we didn’t stand much of a chance, but I was determined not to make a fool of myself. I was going to give it my best shot.
And oh boy did I shoot. I opened with a crow (that’s four strikes in a row). This put confidence under my bowling wings and I took flight for the rest of the night.
Just take a look at the scores of The Expendables:
Dieter : 164 – 174 – 182 – 212 = Total: 732 – Average: 183
Christine: 159 – 228 – 184 – 234 = Total: 805 – Average: 201
Conny : 202 – 179 – 180 - 172 = Total: 733 – Average: 183
Please note that I beat Dieter by one pin.
All in all we (The Expendables) took 8,5 out of 16 points. Not bad, considering I didn’t think we stood much of a chance.
Bowling against bowlers who are better than me is definitely paying off. When I fear failing, I pay closer attention and stay more focused.
While I’m all for having fun and horsing around, there are times that one has to concentrate on the game. It also helps if lady luck along with the bowling gods are smiling down.