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card79

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Decisions????
« on: May 01, 2003, 03:12:53 PM »
Here is a situation I was posed with and I wanted to hear what everyone else would do if in my shoes.  Two of my teammates and I decided we were going to bowl in a trio league this summer to try to maintain the skill advancements we had made over the winter.  This league is on Thursday nights at 7:00.

Two weeks later I run into one of the best bowlers in the city.  He says that he has noticed how good I am getting for how short of time I have been bowling.  He asks me if I had considered bowling in the singles scratch league they were having this summer.  I said no don't think I could even compete.  My average is only 180.  He said that with it being a sport type shot it would be a great experience for me to really work on my game.  Here is the kicker.  This league is on Thursday nights at 7:30.

What would you do and why?

I have already made my decision and I think I have pretty good reasons why I did it, but I want to hear everyones opinions.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2003, 06:21:28 AM »
Stick with your teammates and bowl the trio league with them, you already agreed to it. I sport shot can be a good experience, but I would take a pass and bowl with your teammates instead. Talk to the other bowler and tell him you would like to , but are already in another league same time and thanks for the offer. Then tell him you would be willing to bowl in it next year if the league runs again.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2003, 06:24:58 AM »
I agree with both the above....ask them if they want to try the sport shot, if not, regardless...stay with them.......
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Re: Decisions????
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2003, 07:48:43 AM »
It sounds like to me the "one of the best bowlers" was looking for someone to donate to the prize fund in the scratch league.

A 180 average bowler in a scratch league would have a hard time keeping up with any bowlers with a higher average. Especially on a sport shot.

If you  committed to the trio league, you should honor this commitment.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2003, 08:07:59 AM »
Cheers to Bob Freeburn! Great point.
I also think that you should bowl on a house shot until you get in the 200-210 range.  At that level, you will be able to appreciate a sport shot much more.  I'm not here to slam 180 average bowlers, I just think it would help you in the long run.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2003, 08:27:05 AM »
If it were a choice, I would always bowl with teammates (hopefully good ones, fun).  But if you are really interested in your game and a sport shot, look for a second league.  180 and a sport shot, I think the guy wsa looking for enough bowlers to put on a league or to help with prize funs.

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card79

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2003, 08:40:29 AM »
For the record the decision is already made.  I stayed with the trio.  Of the two other guys they both have lower averages than me and I did not ask them to go to the singles league cause I felt that I would be asking them to throw there money away and frustrate them.  I had considered the donator thing also.  Most of all though the two guys I am bowling in the trio with are my friends and they are friends I gave my word to so I stayed.  

As far as the 180 average it is rare around here to have an average over 210.  The highest average our local association has ever had for a year was 225 and that was in 92.  Among three houses in our local association we only had maybe between 5-8 three hundreds all year.  I would not have competed well with them, but I think I could have gotten a few points.

I was looking at is as a great chance to learn, but in the end I had given my word.  I guess I did a Sawbones I wanted to see the responses of my fellow bowlers out there.  I can say It made me smile to see the responses I got.  Maybe we are cheap, but atleast ethical.
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mumzie

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2003, 09:52:02 AM »
Of course, I have something to say.
I have twice been in the position of being asked to bowl on a certain team in a local scratch league (two different teams, two different years). Both years, I said yes. I then turned down several other offers from other teams, because I'd made my committment. BOTH TIMES, when it came time for the league to start (not before), I was told by the teams I'd committed to that they found another bowler with my average that they felt would give them a better chance to win. One year I was unable to get on another team. The next year, I was.
Point being - I made my committments seriously, and turned down other, better opportunities because of those committments. My fellow bowlers did not feel the same way, and I got the short end of the stick both times. I STILL resent being treated that way.
What's funny, is that now that I've gone through the improvements they thought I could make, they want me on their teams for tournaments... Guess what my answer is???
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Re: Decisions????
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2003, 10:00:31 AM »
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Guess what my answer is???



Yes!  (And then you back out at the last minute before the money is due?)

No, but seriously, YOU did the right thing.  If they are jerks, then they are jerks and you dont deal with them ever again.  Commitments should work both ways but then, this is a new age we are in.  When was the last time a businessman made a deal with a handshake?  Used to be common, but now?  Better check for your ring after a handshake.
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Re: Decisions????
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2003, 12:33:59 PM »
LOL. My answer is (if there's enough time) "I'll keep you in mind."
No committment.
If it's someone I know isn't going to back down, and someone I want to bowl with, the answer will probably be yes.
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