The Alternate Frame Doubles is a neat tournament with a great concept. Unlike alternate shot where you and your partner bowl each frame together, this tournament allows you and your partner to choose a lane and stick to it the whole game. For example, if you prefer the left lane you will only bowl the frames that fall on the left lane while your partner only bowls the frames landing on the right lane. You can change it every game, but you are stuck with it for the remainder of that game. No switches allowed. It's match play every game, meeting up with a new team every game. If you win, you get 20 pins bonus.
This year we had 13 doubles, leaving one John Doe.
There were a total of 101 games over 200 out of the 156 games bowled. And that's not including the other four 200+ games thrown in the stepladder. Very impressive work done by all bowlers!
After winning their first doubles tournament together in 2014 in this very tournament, Michael Schmidt and David Dorge went into the tournament wanting to defend their title. Upon averaging 231 for the day, Mike and David had a chance to do just that, finishing first overall going into the stepladder.
Lynne Gauthier and Sharon Tataryn, the only female duo in the group, finished 4th going into the stepladder, playing Frank Hunt and Steve Snyder. The female duo pulled off a very nice 248, securing their spot in the semi-finals against Sean Coutts and Rob Dufreane. Sadly the story ended there when the girls lost by one pin, 208-207. What a game that was to watch! Great job to both teams!
Mike and David slowly started stringing the strikes, both lined in perfectly on their respective lanes. And as the frames went on it just became harder for Sean and Rob to catch up. Now, how do you feel bad about your bowling with what came next...
In the tenth frame, Mike went up to bowl and got the first two strikes. With the 11th ball looking a little off, potentially leaving some pins, one can only assume he made an adjustment because the 12th shot buried the pocket. Mike and David win the game with a 300!! How can you be upset when you lose to a game like that!? You can't! Rob and Sean laughed and congratulated the other team in amazing sportsmanship.
What a great day of bowling it was!
CONGRATULATIONS MIKE AND DAVID!!Tournament Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IyftiCf-Y1upipZXfsShbX70hoFN9OwNVnI6hrf_Dfk/edit?usp=sharing
Our next tournament is the 8 Game Singles on March 29 at Laverendrye Lanes! Watch for the e-mail and poster!