Thursday, February 21, 2008


Has anyone noticed the impact of how missing a spare during the TV finals on the PBA tour can impact that bowlers performance during the rest of the match? I wonder how much a missed spare can impact "us" during league or tournament play????

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hello Brunswick!

It is official. Hawthorn Lanes is no more. January 7th starts the Brunswick Zone - Hawthorn era. Just a note to all of the wonderful customers who bowl at Hawthorn...all of the centers staff have chosen to remain at Hawthorn and are very excited to see all of the new improvements that are being added by the hour. Did we mention that new scoring units might be in the works in a couple of months? Wow! Can't wait to see what else "cutting edge" stuff that will be coming in!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

PBA CLR Windy City Classic

How many times have you had to play out over the guttercaps and launch it half way down the lane? And where?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Japan Cup

The Japan cup just ended and as you may already know, Mika Koivuniemi won. He beat another PBA tour star on his way to the title. Mike Wolfe was the only other PBA member in the 8 man finals this year. This year was truly an international affair. Mika is the first player from Finland to win this prestigious title. He has won titles in 11 different countries dating back to his international competitive days with team Finland. Mika won $50,000 for his victory, which is a very nice start to the PBA season. Sort of takes the pressure off - wouldn't you say? Swing gets a little looser when you already have 50 g's in the bank to start the season. The Japan Cup changed its format this year going to a PBA like single elimination match play. This format definitely changed the look of the tournament as many of the PBA tour players that have dominated this event in the past were eliminated in the shorter format.
What do you think of this change in the format?
Do you think the cream will ultimately rise to the top anyway or do you think that it gives some of the less experienced players a better chance to win?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I was in a hurry

So just this one time - I was not going to stretch before I bowled. Well...big mistake! After a few shots my age caught up on me and whamm! What fun to pull a muscle! I should do this more often...NOT! I need to follow my own advice and warm up/stretch before any bowling. (I am usually very good at this - but it only takes one time to get hurt.) Oh well. You bet I won't be in a hurry next time I bowl!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Review It

Have a new bowling ball? Tell us your high games, war stories or reviews here!

Friday, August 10, 2007

What is on your wish list for the 2007-2008 bowling season?