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Postby ensanimal » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:30 pm

Madison wrote:
Tavish wrote:
Madison wrote:
Tavish wrote:Actually in all three games I was two strikes short


A cleverly hidden trivia question that a few people are probably scratching their heads about, so here's the answer. A spare in the second frame (doesn't matter if it's a gutter spare, or a 9 count and spare, it equals the same score), and a 9 count on the 12th shot (3rd shot in the 10th frame. Strike, strike, 9 count). All the rest were strikes. Like this:

X ?/ X X X X X X X XX9=279. ;-)

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Very nice, although there is another way to reach the 279 mark with only 10 strikes. :-)


Front 10, then a gutter or foul, then a 9 count. Didn't figure that was the case here though. ;-)



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Postby Tavish » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:36 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:Might as well ask if anyone saw Liz Johnson on the PBA show last week...I thought that was pretty cool. It kind of stunk that she won the first match because the other guy foot fouled twice ( :-B ), but she still won. :-)


The PBA really needs a Jennie Finch or Anna Kournikova. I'm not sure how many guys would tune in to watch Liz Johnson's follow-through. :-o
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Re: Bowling Thread part 2

Postby Madison » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:42 pm

ensanimal wrote:
Madison wrote:
Tavish wrote:
Madison wrote:
Tavish wrote:Actually in all three games I was two strikes short


A cleverly hidden trivia question that a few people are probably scratching their heads about, so here's the answer. A spare in the second frame (doesn't matter if it's a gutter spare, or a 9 count and spare, it equals the same score), and a 9 count on the 12th shot (3rd shot in the 10th frame. Strike, strike, 9 count). All the rest were strikes. Like this:

X ?/ X X X X X X X XX9=279. ;-)

:-)


Very nice, although there is another way to reach the 279 mark with only 10 strikes. :-)


Front 10, then a gutter or foul, then a 9 count. Didn't figure that was the case here though. ;-)



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It's a bowling thing. :-b

Layman's terms. First 10 strikes in a row. Then a zero count (ball in the gutter or your foot goes over the foul line) and then you get 9 pins on your final shot. Get it now? :-D
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Re: Bowling Thread part 2

Postby Pacman » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:43 pm

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Candle pin bowling? I've heard and read about it, but it's one thing I've never tried. Did try duckpins one time, but never candle pin bowling. Interesting. ;-D



It's really difficult to find a tenpin bowling alley in my area (North Shore of Massachuetts). It's all candlepin here, has been my whole life. But back in the 80s, you still could find a few tenpin lanes, but you might have to travel a bit to get there. Now they're all gone. It's candlepin or nothing up here.

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Big differences: softball-sized ball (no holes); taller, narrower pins, and THREE balls per box! Despite the extra ball-per box, scores are MUCH lower than in tenpin. Anything over 100 in candlepin is a very good string. Strikes and spares are much more rare in candlepin.
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Re: Bowling Thread part 2

Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:45 pm

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Candle pin bowling? I've heard and read about it, but it's one thing I've never tried. Did try duckpins one time, but never candle pin bowling. Interesting. ;-D



It's really difficult to find a tenpin bowling alley in my area (North Shore of Massachuetts). It's all candlepin here, has been my whole life. But back in the 80s, you still could find a few tenpin lanes, but you might have to travel a bit to get there. Now they're all gone. It's candlepin or nothing up here.

Big differences: softball-sized ball (no holes); taller, narrower pins, and THREE balls per box! Despite the extra ball-per box, scores are MUCH lower than in tenpin. Anything over 100 in candlepin is a very good string. Strikes and spares are much more rare in candlepin.

We called this duck pin bowling...
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:45 pm

Tavish wrote:
Mercer Boy wrote:Might as well ask if anyone saw Liz Johnson on the PBA show last week...I thought that was pretty cool. It kind of stunk that she won the first match because the other guy foot fouled twice ( :-B ), but she still won. :-)


The PBA really needs a Jennie Finch or Anna Kournikova. I'm not sure how many guys would tune in to watch Liz Johnson's follow-through. :-o


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Re: Bowling Thread part 2

Postby Pacman » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:51 pm

acsguitar wrote:We called this duck pin bowling...



It's different than duck pin. Pins are shaped different. Duckpins are more like little tenpin bowling pins (same shape, but smaller). Candlepins are different (see pic above). Not sure if the ball size or scoring in duckpin is the same as candlepin (it may be).
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Postby Pacman » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:54 pm

By the way:


KINGPIN -- excellent bowling movie!

Vanessa Angel.... grrrrr...




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Re: Bowling Thread part 2

Postby ensanimal » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:57 pm

Madison wrote:
Layman's terms. First 10 strikes in a row. Then a zero count (ball in the gutter or your foot goes over the foul line) and then you get 9 pins on your final shot. Get it now? :-D


gotcha, thanks ;-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:57 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:
Tavish wrote:
Mercer Boy wrote:Might as well ask if anyone saw Liz Johnson on the PBA show last week...I thought that was pretty cool. It kind of stunk that she won the first match because the other guy foot fouled twice ( :-B ), but she still won. :-)


The PBA really needs a Jennie Finch or Anna Kournikova. I'm not sure how many guys would tune in to watch Liz Johnson's follow-through. :-o


Yeah, there aren't super-babes on tour (and we've talked about some decent chicks before), but I like Cara Honeychurch. I know Mad likes Kim Adler, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard ain't bad for an "older" lady. :-D


Her sister Kathy Dorin-Lizzie is hotter and more friendly. :-)
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