Friday, August 24, 2007

Bowling....Again

Our company will be joining a bowling tournament, and I am just too happy to be part of the team again. You see, I’ve already written about my team many months ago. The departure of our top players relegated us to the bottom 3, wherein unlike before, we were always on top. I even feared the scrapping of the budget for the team. But thank God we were spared.

This time, we have 2 or 3 new recruits. But there’s no one in particular who can consistently carry us back to the glory days. The first 6 players would likely be the same as that of last year. But I hope we’ll be more motivated this time around. The Master is just too anxious to get the tournament started. He promised not to travel on game days.

At our first practice session, I proudly showed my teammates my 16-lbs reactive green ball. For months, I had been raring to use it. But I was quite embarrassed of my low score afterwards. I simply justified it by saying, “I’m just starting to get the feel of the ball.”

The second practice, I brought a different 16-lb reactive ball (brown). I really don’t know the difference but I was performing a little better. It must be the ball's construction. There’s always a different ball for different types of players. With this one, I can easily execute the spins, and hits those pins. I exclaimed, "This is the right one!"

These balls were just hand-me-downs from a departed uncle. I did not have the opportunity to play against him though when he was still alive. I heard he gathered plenty of trophies when he was younger and average more than 180 pinfalls. My wife said that I should not embarrass him by playing poorly. Pressure!

I missed three team practices the last two weeks since I was either sick or was on travel. I practiced alone last Wednesday using the brown ball. To my delight, I averaged 173 (188-178-153) on the 3 games I played. I certainly need plenty of these on tournament days.

10 comments:

gbert said...

huwaw, 16 lbs na bola? ang bigat nun.. di pa ko nakakapagtry ng reactive pero gusto ko subukan.. straight lang kasi akong mgtapon ng bola.. wala masyadong style and technique.. hehe

Abaniko said...

When I play bowling, I just use a 12-lb ball and I get tired after my second game already. But you use a 16-lb ball? Ambigat kaya noon.

jho said...

wow! bowling! katatapos lang nun tournament ng company namin. Fortunately, nakasama ako sa mga nagkarun ng award...

16lb ball??? Ang bigat nun ha. Ako, i bought a 10.2lb hard ball. Parang hindi ko pa carry yung reactive na bola. Congrats on your practice. And good luck on your team!

CM said...

Good luck on your team Kuya! Do your best! :)

vernaloo said...

I think my PE2 was bowling but I can't remember anything about it anymore except that I nearly "killed" my fingers when I accidentally picked up a ball from where the ball usually comes out (sorry don't know what it's called hehe) my fingers got pinned between two balls...major OUCH! hehe

david.edward said...

musta na po? miss ko na tuloy magbowling.. hehehe.. last year sa company tournament namin, kasama ko sa team players, top 6? hehehe.. tapos kalaban namin sobrang seryoso sa laro, eh kami mga bata pa so laro laro lang samin.. naka akyat kami sa championship by defeating the other team of 7 pins. pero natalo kami sa championship by 7 pins din. kakatuwa.. walang silbi ung tatlong sunod na strike.. waaa...

tina said...

Be blessed sa tournament nyo! :)

lazarus said...

gbert, gamit ko dati ay 12 lbs lang. but i have to use this new ball kasi bigay ng libre.

abaniko, after 3 games, i felt my fingers swelling. the ball is very heavy.

lazarus said...

jho, the reactive ball is right for me. medyo curve kasi bola ko, and the houseballs won't give me the right spin. gusto ko sana mga 12-13lbs lang, pero pagtyagaan ko na lang tong libre. i'll get used to it soon.

CM, salamat. I hope our team can do better this time around.

verns, nangayari din sa akin yan last year. ang sakit pag naipit ang daliri.

lazarus said...

david edward, i remembered your bowling post. sarap din mag bowling no?

Tina, salamat!