Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day One: Singles

I'm not too disappointed with how I bowled today. Considering I started off with a 170 and 154 game, finishing 7th at -44 (1156 for six games) is respectable if nothing else. Had I not been so disasterous out of the gate, maybe I could have really done some damage. But we've still got lots of bowling to go so I have plenty of time to improve.

The shot was not easy. Isi Eshkenazi from Mexico won with a 1235, followed by Or Aviram and Yahav Rabin both from Mexico. Nofar Herskowitz from Israel won the ladies with 1216. We all expected the scores to be around par and over the six games that really held true. If you could work through the breakdown and find a good shot, you had a chance. Every day is a survival of the fittest ... as is the entire competition. Like I said, this is just the beginning.

True to form, things didn't run on time today. We started a little late, had our ten minutes of practice, and then there was a delay as lanes 3 and 4 were under repair. About twenty minutes later, the lanes were fixed and we had another five minutes of practice. Along with a bunch of little breakdowns and scoring errors here and there, we didn't finish until after 1:30 p.m. And that's on a day when we should be on and off the lanes in about 3-3.5 hours. Just imagine what is in store for us when we bowl the longer format days!

Tomorrow I'll be bowling doubles with Jim. I'm excited to see what the two of
us can do on the lanes together. We should be able to get a good read from each other and work well together. Bobby and Uri will be our second doubles team, and Andy and Eric will take the third doubles team slot. In addition to bowling for discipline medals (singles, doubles, triples, 5-man teams), we are also bowling for All-Events as well as placement in the Masters. Every shot counts every day.

It's a new day tomorrow; the ladies will bowl first and then we'll take the lanes in the afternoon. More to come from Netanya tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Go get 'em! Sydney and I set up her bowling lane (a long carpet with plastic pins) in her playroom and talked about what you are doing. Have a great time and bring home the Gold(s)!!