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Strapper_Squared

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PA State Tournament
« on: April 26, 2019, 09:17:50 PM »
Has anyone bowled in the State tournament in Erie yet?
Thoughts?  Assume it will be a modified house shot again?
Thanks!
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tank38

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 11:41:42 AM »
Anybody been to the tournament yet? I will be heading up this weekend coming.

Strapper_Squared

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 12:04:35 PM »
I was there last weekend.
Fresh oil each squad this year.  Very slick conditions.  Most people (including me) didnt have enough surface.  Playable, but bring something strong.
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tank38

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 03:32:52 PM »
I'n your opinion is it better to play up the boards or swing it?

Strapper_Squared

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 05:36:22 AM »
Hey.. sorry.  For me, there wasnt an option to swing it.  Wouldn't come up for me.  I ended up playing up 5,6,7 board area with a scuffed up Conspiracy solid (fortunately I have a 1500 grit pad in my bad).
I didnt really even move until game 5 of singles (bowl doubles first this year).  Finally, there was a bit of dry developing - I switched to my Squatch and was able to swing a little.
That being said, I randomly drew lane assignments and bowled (both days) with multiple folks who were either throwing plastic or urethane down the middle.  I think a group playing a similar line could break it down faster and have some decent room.

I agree that it wasnt that hard, but just much more volume than I typically see.
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tank38

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 11:16:26 AM »
Well, I like to play up the boards so maybe the shot will suit my game a little better.

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:45 AM »
So how was it? You bowl well??

tank38

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Re: PA State Tournament
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 07:08:41 AM »
I thought the shot was pretty even and fair at both houses. You could pretty much play anywhere except out passed the 5 board, that was the out of bounds area. I played fairly straight up the 10 to 12 boards, I just couldn't string any strikes together. It would either be some sort of pocket 9 count or I missed my mark. All in all I bowled 176 pins over my average and I'm happy with that.