After a disappointing first half of the season in which the Big Boy bowling team finished in 7th place, they wanted to start the second half of the season on a high note. Big Boy began the second half against Duquaine’s, a team whom they have battled for the second half championship before.
Big Boy shot right out of the gates in the first game with one of top league games of the year (2nd highest scratch game- 1007 and highest handicapped game- 1238). All five of Big Boy’s bowlers found a groove (Rayome- 231, Stevenson- 215, Dickson- 204, Kelly- 203, and Whelan- 154) as they easily took Game 1- 1238 – 1156. Duquaine’s found some success in Game 2 led by Mark Duquaine (267) and Ken Johnson (207), and Big Boy couldn’t keep pace despite Dickson’s 242 as they fell 1159 – 1194. Determined to get 5 points out of the night, Big Boy found a way to get back on track despite the lanes drying up. Big Boy was led by Stevenson’s 234 to take Game 3- 1172 – 1061. Big Boy also won the series 3569 – 3411 giving them 5 points on the night and the 2nd highest scratch series (2876) and highest handicapped series (3569) of the league year.
Next week Big Boy will try to take 7 points against the BYE. To do so, the team needs to be within 50 pins of their team average (890) each game. And just as a small side note…the last time Big Boy bowled against the BYE, Keith Dickson bowled his first ever 300-game. Could magic be in the air again for Dickson or one of his teammates?