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Jan 24, 2017

Wrap Up: Team Spare Paradise in Paradise After Caucasian Open Championship

MBA CHAPTER – STATEN ISLAND, NY

 For the first time in league history, the Caucasian Open saw a total of EIGHT captains. Averages ranging from 150.2 to 131.2 were represented. “How the hell did I end up as a captain?” asked Ryan Petersen. When he was told that both Mike Dillon and Mike Calascibetta didn’t show up, he answered with “Oh.”

 

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With many team names ranging from “Team Positivity” to “Team Make Bowling Great Again” and even “Team Shit…Oh That Went Well” (Sounds like they named their team after the event,) The chapter was ready for it’s biggest team event of all time.

 Phil Demarco shook Game 1 to it’s foundation by bowling a 204, beating Geoff Celis’ Caucasian Open record of 189 in 2015. Leigh Janicki also broke the event record of 6 spares in one game thrown by both Mark Eadicicco and Geoff Celis in 2014 and 2016, by throwing 8. Until this year, nobody in the MBA had thrown more than 7 spares in a game. In November, Sean Kuhl threw 8. In December, Kevin Rogers threw 8, and now Janicki. “Records are falling like crazy.” Said Phil Cadaver. Thanks, Phil…

 

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It must have been contagious, because Team Spare Paradise was named exactly for that reason. The whole team threw an incredible 21 spares in their first game. “Leigh started the game with 5 straight spares, and we just wanted to keep it going.” Tanya Holowchuk told the press wihle she was high fiving her captain James Ciccone. When she realized she high fived him after he failed to pick up a spare, she apologized.

 

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In game 2, it was all about Joe Tavalare. He threw a scratch score of 205, breaking Demarco’s record within an hour only giving him a fleeting moment to enjoy his day in the sun. “Feels great to put new records in the history books.” Said the 2014-15 SI chapter Rookie of the Year. “I wish I could have done more to get my team the championship today, though.”

 

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While the scores were pretty close all around, Team Spare Paradise would take home the “Big Drink” with a 132.1 average. While this would be Leigh Janicki’s THIRD time on the White Russian trophy, her teammates (Captain) James Ciccone, MBA CEO Dan Derwin, Tanya Halowchuk, and Lois Conti would have their names etched onto it for the first time. “Two months in a row I’ve won!” said Conti who was referring her Great Divide championship last month with teammate Mike Dillon. Team Positivity came in second place with a team average of 130.7. Keith Paras, both league official and member of Team Positivity, just can’t catch a break. “I’ve been in this league since the beginning and I can’t get ONE piece of hardware.” He told the traveling press while eating at Mezcals. “I’m the definition of mediocre wherein I always fall between any award that is handed out.”

 

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With team events in the rear view mirror, we only have one more month left to find out who will end up where on the leaderboard. Then, the playoffs in March. Buckle up.

 

Notables for the evening include:

  • Brendan Herman took home his first Dude Award with an average of 125, with the median average of the event being 125.2. What is notable about this is his fiancé Kayte Mosley won her Dude Award last month. Both new members, they couldn’t believe their luck. “Now we basically get to fight to the death in March.” Herman said. Actually, it’s not like that at all, but CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Dave Derwin took home his first Gutter Trash Award of his career. With 9 gutters, he continues his career pattern of bowling super impressively or super Dudley. “I can’t put my finger on it.” Says the 2015 Great Divide Champ. “From now on I’m not going to let anybody use my marker to label their beer cups.”
  • Mark Eadicicco is not happy with his season. “Fuck this season. I’m probably going to quit.”

GAME LOG

EVENT WINNER: TEAM SPARE PARADISE (132.1 AVG)

 

EVENT WINNER: XXXXX

 

EVENT WINNER: XXXXX

 

 

DUDE AWARD WINNER: BRENDAN HERMAN

GUTTER TRASH AWARD WINNER: DAVE DERWIN

 

 

MOST STRIKES OVERALL: 9 (P. DEMARCO, J. TAVALARE)

MOST SPARES OVERALL: 10 (L. JANACKI)

MOST GUTTERS OVERALL: 9 (DAVE DERWIN)

 

 

MOST STRIKES IN ONE GAME: 6 (J. TAVALARE)

MOST SPARES IN ONE GAME: 8 (L. JANICKI)

MOST GUTTERS IN ONE GAME: 6 (DAVE DERWIN)

 

 

HIGHEST  SCRATCH SCORE IN ONE GAME: 205 (J. TAVALARE)

LOWEST SCRATCH SCORE IN ONE GAME: 46 (H. O’SHEA)

EVENT MEDIAN SCORE: 125.2

 

 

MBA CHAPTER: STATEN ISLAND

EVENT DATE: 01/15/2017

LOCATION: RABS COUNTRY LANES

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