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The Bet Begins

This year, we’ve modified the bet so to encourage consistency to better improve averages. Last year, if we beat our average or beat our average by 25 pins, we would get 1 or 2 points respectively for a possible of 6 points per week. Now, we can get 1 point per game over average and an additional 2 points for 50 pins over our series average. Consistency equals improvement. Hopefully.

In week 4, we were hoping for some consistency to kick in. The previous two weeks, we’ve won 2 games but were blown out in one game, costing us the total point. Well, bowling is simple. Bowl your average, factor in handicap, and you have a good chance of winning. Good thing for us, we started off the season pretty low, unintentionally of course. This was a good week for the most part. Jen was the only one whose average has started off close to last year but she had a rough week. The rest of us have started off pretty poorly but finally rebounded this week. Even though we gave up 50 pins a game to the Roadkill Crew, they just couldn’t keep up with SoaL and we swept them.

On a side note, we had Andrew on the hook for a pizza in both the first and third game. However I choked each time and saved him from buying our dinner. I also choked in the third game and missed my third game point. After tugging ball 1 in the 10th and leaving a nasty split, i only needed two pins to beat my average by one. Instead, I tugged it again and only got one. Choke. Speaking of Choke, the recently released Choke was produced by ATO Pictures, founded by Dave Matthews.

Avg Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Points
Jen 149 157 134 138 1
Flash 144 146 163 153 3
Bob 144 176 145 192 5
Duke 179 212 236 179 4

One Response to “The Bet Begins”

  1. NO SHOES ON THE CARPET! » Snakes on a Lane wrapping up first half Says:

    [...] to bowl well.  Last year, Bob and Jen won the 1st and 2nd half bet respectively.  This year, we modified the bet to give all 4 of us a shot at winning.  As we go into the final week, Andrew and I are tied for [...]

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