Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PBA Fall Swing - Wolf Open

source: PBA
Tom Daugherty
The 2016 PBA Fall Season debuted last week on CBS Sports Network with the Wolf Open at Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Michigan (greater Detroit area).

Congratulations to Tom Daugherty, who began as the 4th seed and climbed his way up the stepladder finals to defeat top seed Francois Lavoie.

Here's the title match:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Noah Brown's catch - Ohio State vs. Oklahoma

source: 247 sports
Big congratulations to Ohio State's win over Oklahoma 45-24.

Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown had probably the biggest game of his career, scoring 4 touchdowns.

It was the third touchdown Noah made that'll be the talk of college football for the season and many years to come.

See for yourself.

O-H! I-O!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Team Singapore adds another PWBA title for 2016

source: Bowl.com
New Hui Fen
2016 PWBA Tour Championship Winner
An update to July 3, 2016's blog entry on 2 Team Singapore members, Cherie Tan and Bernice Lim winning PWBA titles for the 2016 season.

There are now 3. Congratulations to New Hui Fen on defeating fellow Team Singapore bowler Cherie Tan on capturing this year's PWBA Smithfield Tour Championship.

For a great in-depth read on New from another pro bowling fan, check out Steve's Bowling Blog's September 8, 2016 entry: New Hui Fen: Bowling's Rising Superstar.

New was also awarded PWBA Rookie of the Year.

Here's the title match:

Monday, September 05, 2016

2016 Chinese Japanese Labor Day Tournament

In 2011, I attended my first Chinese Japanese Labor Day Bowling Tournament. Since then, I've gone every year.

This year's trip was one of the more enjoyable trips I've ever had, mostly because it was the first Reno trip for my 2012 BMW 328i.

BMW's are always known for their handling and acceleration, so I knew the drive would be fine. The added plus was the updated technology in the car's onboard computer. I could play my choice of music from my phone in the order I wanted at full blast through the car's speakers.

I also talked a few friends from both leagues into making their first trip up this year. It was fun to hang out with them at breakfast, between squads, and at dinner.

I bowled 4 squads - 2 per day, doubles and team. Total pinfall, 1910. Tournament average was 3 pins above my season average. I'm proudest of the 3 split conversions I made: the 5-10 twice and the 3-7-10.

The tournaments have become the equivalent of attending a family reunion. I'll hear exclamations of "ai-ya" or "ni mo gow chaw" after a bad throw, and "ho yeh" and "ho laeng" after a good throw. It's what I used to hear at family gatherings, especially during mah-jongg games.

Many thanks to Jim Mars and his staff for their hard work. It's the best kind of recreation I could ever want - competitive fun on a holiday weekend.