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Dakota1

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2022 Michigan State Tournament Westland Merry Bowl
« on: April 08, 2022, 06:37:30 AM »
Hi All - Going to the State Tournament this weekend.  Wondering if anyone has any thoughts about the oil patterns, Bowling Centers, and Scorability?  Thank you - Coach Denny

 

CoorZero

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Re: 2022 Michigan State Tournament Westland Merry Bowl
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2022, 07:13:02 PM »
Team event at Merri-bowl seemed like a fairly short, dry, and flat pattern. Kind of a surprise. Urethane should definitely be in-play. Scores were definitely lower there than at Westland. Doubles and singles were fine if you can get around the lane a little bit.

Dakota1

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Re: 2022 Michigan State Tournament Westland Merry Bowl
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2022, 07:28:27 AM »
Hi All - Finished the  2022 Michigan State Tournament.  Doubles and Singles at Westland Bowl and Singles at Merri Bowl.  Both bowling centers look very  clean and well maintained.  But both have limited areas for seating, bowling gear and spectators.  During D & S, one person shot a 300. Not my pair.  Six bowlers to a pair with one lane courtesy moves really fast.  Be prepared.  The best shot that I saw was a slight out and back curve trajectory with a firm quality wrist rotation.  No further right than 5 at the break point.  Down and in, break point 10 to 5,  shot was manageable.  Down and in between 10 and 20 was not great! I used the NOVA for all 6 games.  With handicap I shot two 700 series.  Approaches were ok!  Did not need a slip / slide aid.  Merri Bowl - The approaches were a little Tacky.  In my  warm ups I really did not notice how tacky the slide area was going to develop into.  Particularly games 2 and 3.  Similar shot routine as Westland.   But, games 2 and 3 blew up with the shot going crazy.  Some of our guys went to Urethane with no great success.  Spare shots were in demand. Hope this helps - Coach Denny

Dakota1

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Re: 2022 Michigan State Tournament Westland Merry Bowl
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 05:33:41 AM »
TYPO - Singles at Merri Bowl. ...Team is at Merri Bowl.  Sorry!