Dec 22, 2016
Wrap Up: Dillon and Conti With Great Victory At S.I. Great Divide
MBA CHAPTER – STATEN ISLAND, NY
The holidays bring forth many feelings of cheer and good will. Fortunately, you won’t find an ounce of it during a sanctioned MBA event.
The 2016 Great Divide for the Staten Island chapter was no different. On Sunday, 40 bowlers were paired up via the leaderboard. The best player played with the worst, second best with second worst, and so forth. With both Phil Dimarco and Sean Kuhl absent, members were exciting to get a leg up in the competition. “Anytime Sean isn’t here, the sun feels a little bit warmer on our faces.” Matt Wilson said. “I think you’re just hungover.” Ashley Dalle chimed in.
The 2016 "Great" Divide on Staten Island
Game 1 held a lot of the usual trash talking and reluctant high fiving between partners that were formed by the math only. League Official Keith Paras didn’t even realize that his partner was Kerri Sheheen until the middle of game 2. “Maybe if he gave me some moral support, I could have bowled better.” Sheheen said between bites of Christmas cookies she found on the floor. Joe Contardo and Jess Dillon were one of the surprise pairs to get off to a good start with each bowling a 149 and 158, respectively. Todd Currier and Mike Calascibetta also had a great first game with scores of 170 and 136, respectively. “I knew White Devil wouldn’t let me down.” Currier said while showing people pictures of his cats. “It was Game 2 that was going to worry me.”
Trophies, stats, and poisioned Christmas Cookies on display
When Game 2 began, Mike Dillon and Lois Conti weren’t exactly tearing the paint off the pins. With Game 1 scores of 144 and 125, nobody gave them a real chance. “I was looking at Kevin Rogers or Jimmy Ciccone’s teams to finish off this event with a trophy with the way their team was going.” Rookie Emily Peters told the MBA press. “Somebody hold my baby while I get another pitcher.” Was also overheard from George Karyczak nearby.
Rabs, too, tried to poison us. Sorry, but we'll be back next month.
With Dillon’s ability to turn it on at the right time, his 189 combined with Conti’s strong 145 gave them a final average of 150.7. This would be Dillon’s first Great Divide championship, and Conti’s first league trophy all around. “I’m so happy, that I’m going to build a shelf for this when I get home.” Conti said as the camera flashes were going off. “Actually, I’ll just have Phil (Cadaver) do it for me.” Phil the Shelf Builder could not be reached for comment at press time.
With one more (massive) team event coming in January, it’ll be important for members to hang onto that partnership quality for one more month before not giving a shit about anyone but themselves come January.
Notable events for the evening include:
- Although Kayte Mosley came very close to winning the Great Divide with her partner James Ciccone when they finished with a 147.7 average, Mosley did end up winning the Dude Award for having night’s median average. In her two months with the MBA, has a Gutter Trash Award from the Knock’em Back Masters, and now a Dude. “It’s insane how well I’m doing.” Mosley said. While the jury would say that she didn’t do WELL to earn those awards, we won’t take anything away from her until she reads this paragraph at it’s publishing.
Mosley showing off her Dude Award while Ciccone not only goes home empty handed, but can't even take a picture correctly
- Team Starbies burned out like a Frappa Nova in this event. Dan Derwin, who bowled a career worst 109 and 101, couldn’t be consoled after the event. His partner Heather Paras, who was seen being overly comforting towards his struggles, had a decent night by her standards. “I brought him down to my level.” Paras said. “I hope we’re on the same team for the Caucasian Open!”
EVENT WINNER: MIKE DILLON (166.5 AVG)
EVENT WINNER: LOIS CONTI (135 AVG)
DUDE AWARD WINNER: KAYTE MOSLEY
GUTTER TRASH AWARD WINNER: JARED REITER
MOST STRIKES OVERALL: 9 (J. CICCONE)
MOST SPARES OVERALL: 14 (K. ROGERS)
MOST GUTTERS OVERALL: 8 (J. REITER)
MOST STRIKES IN ONE GAME: 5 (J. CICCONE)
MOST SPARES IN ONE GAME: 8 (K. ROGERS)
MOST GUTTERS IN ONE GAME: 6 (J. REITER)
HIGHEST SCRATCH SCORE IN ONE GAME: 189 (M. DILLON)
LOWEST SCRATCH SCORE IN ONE GAME: 61 (J. REITER)
EVENT MEDIAN SCORE: 126
MBA CHAPTER: STATEN ISLAND
EVENT DATE: 12/18/2016
LOCATION: RABS COUNTRY LANES