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n00dlejester

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2021 Dutchman Tournament
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:10:15 PM »
Hey guys! I'm bowling the Dutchman tourney next weekend. Has anybody bowled it this year? How dry were the lanes?? How'd ya do? Just looking for some info so I know how much polish to use, lol

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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 07:41:56 PM »
I have not bowled it yet. Will be going there this weekend. My friends who have bowled said the backends were flying in the doubles/singles house. They also said there was a good amount of oil in the Team house.....so prepare accordingly!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 10:50:19 AM »
I have not bowled it yet. Will be going there this weekend. My friends who have bowled said the backends were flying in the doubles/singles house. They also said there was a good amount of oil in the Team house.....so prepare accordingly!


Thanks for the info, Jesse James! I'm headed there next weekend also, bowling the 31st and 1st. I think we're doing S/D on the 31st, then teams on the 1st.
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2021, 12:06:16 PM »
Very Cool! Maybe I'll see you there. Don't know what you'll be wearing but you can't miss me. I'll be in either a red, black, or tan shirt with Mr. James in big letters on the back. It will also have a picture of a nattily attired gentleman standing in a field of bowling pins, shown as well. If you see me, please say HI!!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 12:38:09 PM »
Very Cool! Maybe I'll see you there. Don't know what you'll be wearing but you can't miss me. I'll be in either a red, black, or tan shirt with Mr. James in big letters on the back. It will also have a picture of a nattily attired gentleman standing in a field of bowling pins, shown as well. If you see me, please say HI!!

Awesome! I'll definitely introduce myself should I see ya, Mr. James. It's always fun to meet new bowlers across the country!!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 03:49:05 PM »
Hey Noodlejester!

Just spoke with another partner, fresh back from Lebanon! He says the Team house has the flying backends and high friction!

He says the other house is "wide-open"!!

Not sure what or who to believe now, but.........we know that there will be some hooking lanes somewhere! LOL!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 03:52:10 PM »
Hey Noodlejester!

Just spoke with another partner, fresh back from Lebanon! He says the Team house has the flying backends and high friction!

He says the other house is "wide-open"!!

Not sure what or who to believe now, but.........we know that there will be some hooking lanes somewhere! LOL!

HAHA! That's great info!

Those two houses were always friction-y for me in the past. And with today's balls being insanely strong compared to 2 years ago, I'll be polishing some stuff up lol

Bowl well, man! And maybe see ya out there!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 03:37:18 PM »
sooo! We missed each other!

You were at the Team house when I was at the Singles and Doubles house and vice versa!

Oh well. Maybe next time!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2021, 07:50:32 AM »
sooo! We missed each other!

You were at the Team house when I was at the Singles and Doubles house and vice versa!

Oh well. Maybe next time!

Yeah, I was bummed about that! They switched our squad times during the week. I'll be bowling the Dutchman a few times next year - I'll let ya know when we go!

And for what it's worth, I had the Team house with some pretty gross backends that never really opened up, and the S/D house hooking from the start! But the S/D house kind of stayed the same for the majority of the 6 games, which I found quite nice.
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2021, 12:09:46 PM »


Yeah, I was bummed about that! They switched our squad times during the week. I'll be bowling the Dutchman a few times next year - I'll let ya know when we go!

And for what it's worth, I had the Team house with some pretty gross backends that never really opened up, and the S/D house hooking from the start! But the S/D house kind of stayed the same for the majority of the 6 games, which I found quite nice.

Yup! That team house was tricky. The pattern was flat. I bowled on it with a little surface and went 192-200 the first two games. Okay, but not great. Then when we switched lanes, we went to over/under hell!! I don't know how the heck those guys were paying the lanes. I got so frustrated, I moved from playing down and in to swinging the entire lane with a strong pearl.....and that was the ticket, but way too late!

The sgls/dbls house was WIDE OPEN!! And I missed it! I should have bowled 6 games of 200+ games.......but I didn't!! Sad, sad execution on my part but I get to go back again in another three weeks. I don't plan on missing it then!

Hopefully, I'll look for you next season. I'll let you know how I did on the second pass when I get back!
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Re: 2021 Dutchman Tournament
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2021, 12:28:06 PM »
Mr. James, you are spot on! We had the same experience as you. On Teams, I had a good look down & in for about 8 frames, and then it just vanished. But I couldn't get anything to read properly for 2 games. I had a good first and last 8 frames...the rest of the frames I was fishing, haha

Good luck during your next trip out there - I hope you win many meats!!
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