Match #1 – COUSINS (19) vs. RODYCH (12)
Aside from the anchors Matt Rodych (985) and Char McIvor (935), this was a rather low scoring match. Team Cousins captain, Cindy Cousins (832), dropped to leadoff this week and as you would expect she swept her points from Hailey Roberts (690) who is still trying to find her groove. This match was perfectly tied up going into the last game with Team Cousins taking that game by 40 pins which is the resulting difference on grand total 3267-3227. The resulting difference maker in this match, in my mind, was the lackluster performance of Amanda Devenney (749) who was well below what we would have expected.
Matt Rodych – 321 (1), 609 (2)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Rodych ( X )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Rodych ( X )
Match #2 – GELARDI (21) vs. LOURENCO (10)
Tensions rose a little high in this match as we got towards the end of the night as Team Gelardi stormed back in game 4 to make the comeback. This was a much higher scoring match with Mitch Dubell (912) and Wayne Wolanski (966) dominating the top half of the lineup for Team Gelardi. The only reason Team Lourenco kept this match close was due to the immaculate bowling of said captain, Belle Lourenco (1127), tossing her highest total of the season and beating up on Robbie Hendrickson (889). This was another match that was decided by less than 50 pins for grand total, 3704-3657.
Wayne Wolanski – 966 (4)
Belle Lourenco – 303 (1), 317 (1), 877 (3), 1127 (4)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Lourenco ( X )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Gelardi ( ✓ )
Match #3 – LAMONICA (15) vs. COOK (16)
Team Cook just squeaked out their win this week, and to rub salt in the wound used the mother of Team LaMonica’s anchor, Sam Gelardi, to help do it. The top half of the lineup kept Team LaMonica in this one with Cyndie Barnett (838) and Jeff Bradshaw (897) combining for a 208-pin lead over Team Cook’s top half. However, the bottom half, Andrew LaMonica (851) and Sam Gelardi (844) came out flat tonight and were easily handled by Alyssa Campbell (932) and Trevor Cook (1026) respectively. Yet another match with a close grand total 3485-3430 in favour of Team Cook.
Jeff Bradshaw – 303 (1)
Trevor Cook – 822 (3)
Tyson’s Pick: Team LaMonica ( X )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Cook ( ✓ )
Match #4 – ORNE (7) vs. HURD (24)
This was the main event of the night, two of the top teams in the league going head-to-head. Despite that it looked more like a clinic being put on by Team Hurd, they never even gave Team Orne a chance. I had mentioned that the matchups of Brett Hendrickson (978) and Chad Hurd (1072) would be the ones to watch and they did not disappoint, taking dominant wins from Jennifer Duncan (770) and Darren Maxwell (870) respectively. After game 1 there was no stopping captain Chad Hurd, he was throwing lights out. Team Hurd also put up a very impressive 3847 grand total. This is the highest total shot this season, passing the previous high set by Team Orne in Week 2 of 3845.
Brett Hendrickson – 978 (4)
Kevin Naugler – 321 (1)
Chad Hurd – 319 (1), 850 (3), 1072 (4)
Team Hurd – 3847 (4)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Hurd ( ✓ )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Hurd ( ✓ )
Match #5 – ENNS (21) vs. BARTRAM (10)
Despite Team Bartram dominating in the anchor position, this match was heavily one sided in favour of Team Enns. Usually, you will have a bad day when your anchor shoots under 800, but the top three in the lineup were able to provide great support with Dwight Hurd (890), Garry Bell (928) and Craig Enns (925) beating their counterparts by a combined 535 pins. This more than made up for the 328-pin beatdown Glen Howarth (755) took at the hands of spare bowler, Derek Orne (1083). This was a much needed week for Team Enns to push themselves up in the standings.
Dwight Hurd – 320 (1)
Derek Orne – 336 (1), 626 (2), 867 (3), 1083 (4)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Bartram ( X )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Enns ( ✓ )
Match #6 – DEVENNEY (22) vs. YOUZWA (9)
This match caught me off guard, I was not expecting Team Devenney to handle Team Youzwa so completely. Aside from the first game, Team Youzwa showed very little signs of life, only taking a combined 3 points in those last three games. That being said, no matchup was more than a 50-pin difference for total, so everything could have flipped with some big scores in game four. The anchor match was especially tight between Jennifer Devenney (989) and Colton Youzwa (991). Mike Devenney decided to wake up the last two games and shoot a 534 double which was huge for his team and gave him control of his matchup.
Colton Youzwa – 315 (1)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Youzwa ( X )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Youzwa ( X )
Match #7 – STEVENSON (23) vs. C. JEFFERS (8)
A rather bland match in terms of big scores, as there were none. The most noteworthy aspect of this match was Jayden Nickerson (859) and Tyler Reynolds (869) completely sweeping all points in the leadoff and second position. It was a tight matchup between Tyler and Chris Jeffers (806) as only one match was decided by more than 10 pins, unfortunately for Chris those were all in Tyler’s favour. Team C. Jeffers is not having a good start to the season, some have even compared their bowling to roadkill. This was a night where Team Stevenson didn’t need to bowl well, simply well enough. Which was exactly what they did.
Jayden Nickerson – 5 points
Tyler Reynolds – 5 points
Tyson’s Pick: Team Stevenson ( ✓ )
Trevor’s Pick: Team Stevenson ( ✓ )
Match #8 – KING vs. B. JEFFERS
Now in my completely unbiased opinion the best has been saved for last. I told you last week to watch out for the lead-off match up because if one got on a roll, it could be a difference maker. Adam Williamson came through clutch with a season high 985. I could tell he felt so bad for beating up on Chris Fedorchuk (678). The second and third positions was a completely different script as Patrick Walker-ed (873) right over Scott Saunderson (655), same as what Karen Armstrong (843) did to captain Ben Jeffers (759). Ben was also the only person in this match who lost total, but did not get swept for points. Only one matchup was within 200 points for total. The script then flipped again for the anchors as Tyson Nelson (1204) took batting practice on poor Wayne King (887)
Adam Williamson – 575 (2)
Tyson Nelson – 318 (1), 354 (1), 940 (3), 1204 (4)
Tyson’s Pick: Team B Jeffers ( ✓ )
Trevor’s Pick: Team B Jeffers ( ✓ )