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milorafferty

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It's time...
on: January 09, 2017, 01:10:40 PM
...for our yearly thread of "who is going and when do you bowl", the Open.


My teams are scheduled for July 5th and 6th. That is later than I wanted, but when trying to schedule a group I have to consider dates when everyone can make it.


And for those of you who feel then need to tell us all about how you will never bowl the Open (again) because USBC is just such an evil bunch of SOB's, it's been in Reno/Vegas too many times, the average system is unfair, etc.  feel free to enjoy a heaping bowl of "I don't care what you think." so start your own damn thread on the topic.





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Re: It's time...
Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 10:33:51 AM
My group bowls Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8 this time around. Sadly, since I'm a teacher and coach, I have to fly in Saturday evening and fly out Monday after we're done. Still, I'm looking forward to it; it's my favorite bowling event of the year for many reasons. Plus, flights to Vegas are much, much cheaper than Reno. I just booked nonstop flights on SWA for $220. The last couple of years in Reno, I've been between $350-400. I guess I can spend the savings at the bracket window or at the tables!

I have two teachers who bowl with my group currently, so I always have to push our dates out toward mid-June or later. I'm looking forward to Vegas myself, although Reno is only a couple hours drive for me, I bowl in Reno 6 to 10 times a year already.
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Re: It's time...
Reply #17 on: January 10, 2017, 12:37:50 PM
I'd love to bowl it toward the end so that I didn't have to fly in late and rush out right after bowling, but I'm with a great group these days, so it's worth the tight schedule.

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Re: It's time...
Reply #18 on: January 11, 2017, 10:52:43 AM
Bowling May 15th and 16th. Will arrive on Sunday and leave on Friday.

Driving from the Detroit area. Stopping at 4 Corners Monument and the Grand Canyon on the way there. Visiting Hoover Dam the day after bowling. Thursday we walk the strip.

Staying at an AirBNB home. Cheaper than hotels and NO resort fees.
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Re: It's time...
Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 03:12:37 PM
Wow, that's a lot of windshield time.  North or south rim? 

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Re: It's time...
Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 04:03:24 PM
I missed another year......

I should of signed up and have gone. 8 hour drive with free stay - bunch of relatives to choose from for "room and board". But being there with relatives, I'll be too sleepy and hung over to bowl.
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Re: It's time...
Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 04:16:05 PM
Is there a good place to stay that is relatively close to the strip that doesn't have the resort fee?

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Re: It's time...
Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 05:16:42 PM
Is there a good place to stay that is relatively close to the strip that doesn't have the resort fee?

that depends. What amenities would you require?

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Re: It's time...
Reply #23 on: January 12, 2017, 02:19:09 AM
Is there a good place to stay that is relatively close to the strip that doesn't have the resort fee?

that depends. What amenities would you require?

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Nothing special, I don't plan on spending a lot of time in the room anyway. Just something clean with at least a queen bed.

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Re: It's time...
Reply #24 on: January 12, 2017, 04:48:08 AM
Bowling on May 30-31 second trip to vegas for the nationals

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Re: It's time...
Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 11:13:28 AM
>>Wow, that's a lot of windshield time.  North or south rim?

I believe it is the south rim in Arizona.
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Re: It's time...
Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 12:13:08 PM
We will bowl May 15, 16.

From Wichita.

With Southwest in town we have a direct flight so going that way. I have driven it several times in the past as well as to Reno.

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Re: It's time...
Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
Is there a good place to stay that is relatively close to the strip that doesn't have the resort fee?

that depends. What amenities would you require?

BL.

Nothing special, I don't plan on spending a lot of time in the room anyway. Just something clean with at least a queen bed.

You could always try the typical hotel chains. The Hampton Inn, as it isn't a resort/casino, has what you're looking for. It is on the west side of I-15 on Tropicana. Other than that, there is the Holiday Inn Express on I-15 and Russell. That one will put you across the freeway from Mandalay Bay/Luxor, while the Hampton will put you across the freeway from Excalibur/NYNY/Tropicana/MGM Grand.

Keep in mind that you still may be paying roughly the same, just simply due to being in proximity of Las Vegas Blvd.

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Re: It's time...
Reply #28 on: January 20, 2017, 10:01:05 AM
This just in...

Apparently the USBC Masters will use the doubles/singles pattern from the Open Championships meaning the best bowlers in the world will bowl at least 10 games on the pattern prior to Open Championship competition. Combine that with additional squads at the Bowlers Journal and these players will have significant knowledge of the pattern prior to competition so my question to the group is this:

The pattern isn't being released to "level the playing field" for those that do not have access to facilities were they can practice on the pattern, so does this sound fair to the 99% of Open Championship participants that are not in the elite?
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Re: It's time...
Reply #29 on: January 20, 2017, 10:04:17 AM
This just in...

Apparently the USBC Masters will use the doubles/singles pattern from the Open Championships meaning the best bowlers in the world will bowl at least 10 games on the pattern prior to Open Championship competition. Combine that with additional squads at the Bowlers Journal and these players will have significant knowledge of the pattern prior to competition so my question to the group is this:

The pattern isn't being released to "level the playing field" for those that do not have access to facilities were they can practice on the pattern, so does this sound fair to the 99% of Open Championship participants that are not in the elite?

Source?
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Re: It's time...
Reply #30 on: January 20, 2017, 01:00:16 PM
This just in...

Apparently the USBC Masters will use the doubles/singles pattern from the Open Championships meaning the best bowlers in the world will bowl at least 10 games on the pattern prior to Open Championship competition. Combine that with additional squads at the Bowlers Journal and these players will have significant knowledge of the pattern prior to competition so my question to the group is this:

The pattern isn't being released to "level the playing field" for those that do not have access to facilities were they can practice on the pattern, so does this sound fair to the 99% of Open Championship participants that are not in the elite?

Source?

If this is indeed true, then I don't see that this is a problem.

I say that, because the USBC Masters is a USBC tournament, not just a PBA tournament. So this means that any USBC member can bowl this.

If this were, say, the ToC or the World Championship (read: a PBA-only tournament), then yes, that would be a problem. However, I do see what you're getting at by some in the Open division (read: PBA bowlers) having the ability to be prepared for the the OC by bowling on the D/S pattern at Masters.

BL.