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Friday Night All-Stars Week 10

Trevor (40-32-0) : Tyson (41-31-0)

Week 9 Recap by Anonymous

D. Gelardi (23) vs. Fleming (8): Can anyone stop Team D. Gelardi?

Stevenson (20) vs. Youzwa (11): Spares salvage some, Stevnson super!

LaMonica (18) vs Rodych (13): Will the real Matt Turanski please stand up.

Campbell (23) vs. Nelson (8): Team Campbell serves up a hot soup beating.

Cook (18) vs. Armstrong (13): Team Cook continues to be bottom heavy

Naugler (16) vs. Lourenco (15): Naugler wins even though total was lost.

S. Gelardi (21) vs. King (10): Best Chaikowski contender emerges

Howarth (17) vs. Hendrickson (14): GFH… Glen F***ing Howarth.


Match #1 – NAUGLER vs. NELSON

In a battle between 12th and 13th place teams, this match could be the necessary lift either of them needs to start the climb back towards the top half. Team Naugler showed promising signs last week knocking off the former number one team, Team Lourenco, 16-15. They did manage to be one of the few teams this season to win while still losing grand total, really showing how well they picked up their close individual games. Jordan Nickerson (831) picked up his first sweep of the season beating up on Steve Jennings (743), and grinding out a 1-pin and 4-pin win which proved to be critical. Jeston Bartram (1016) started off with a strong 337, but then failed to pick up any more points except for the total, making him 1-6 on the season. Team Nelson did not fair as well, against Team Campbell. The interior of the lineup Dave Duncan (890) and Cindy Cousins (895) managed just a single point of Kevin Boyko (1052) and Jessica Meurrens (1031), and the 299-pin gap certainly did not bode well for totals. Anchor Tyson Nelson (989) salvaged some of the night also picking up his first sweep of the season over Kyle Costello (862).

Key Matchup

The thirds could make this match for either team. Jeston has been bowling well as of late, back-to-back weeks over 1000, and shows no really signs of slowing up. His opponent, Cindy has struggled since Week 3, and will really need to dig down and get back to the rhythm she started the season with or this match may slowly drift away.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Naugler

Trevor’s Pick: Team Nelson


Both these teams are coming off close losses where one of their opponents decided to throw lights out and coming out with 13+ points in a loss doesn’t look so bad. For Team Hendrickson their kryptonite was Glen Howarth (1203). Luckily, Cyndie Barnett (958) was able to keep it to a 2-3 loss, but the real damage came to total at the end of the night, with a 245-pin advantage for Glen. Chad Hurd (910) managed to close the gap a little with his 138-pin win over Mike Devenney (772). With the remaining two matchups being split one for each team, the grand total was really the deciding factor in the match. Team Rodych saw Matt Turanski (1152) play the Joker on them much the same. Facing spare Mark Goldsworthy (837) Matt gave his team a 315-pin advantage. Team Rodych was able to close the gap slightly with Matt Rodych (1039) picking up the 4-1 win over Andrew LaMonica (940), and Jennifer Devenney (937) holding off Jayden Nickerson (870) for the 3-2 win. The closest total in this match saw Derek Sanderson (761) let both game four and total slip through his fingers in game four, 213-201 to Jeff Bradshaw (768).

I think the key in this matchup will definitely be Brett Hendrickson (966) for Team Hendrickson and Jennifer for Team Rodych. Both have had their shares of ups and down this season but have been trending up of late. With the big game potential between these two it would not be surprising to see one go on a run and really crack open this match.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Hendrickson

Trevor’s Pick: Team Rodych

Match #3 – YOUZWA vs. S. GELARDI

Only three of the eight players in this match actually bowled last week, so really not much in the way of momentum for either team. Individually, Corey Chaikowski (1114) just laid the boot to Garry Bell (807) being one three people last week to win their match by over 300 pins, 307 to be exact. He has gone from having only one week over 900 in the first seven to now having back-to-back over 1000, possibly marking a turning point in his season. Patrick Walker (888) made his spare debut last week managing to beat Anthony Novak (954) winning 3-2. All three wins came by 10 pins or less and the lone loss cost him total as game four went to Anthony 311-189. The spare committee that was Team Youzwa did not find nearly as much success with Chelsea Kehler (1033) picking up the lone victory and doing it in nail biting fashion going into game four tied with Dylan Stevenson (1018) and pulling out the 249-236 win. Things were equally as close for Janna (903) however they did not lean in her favour as Jayson May (908) managed a 4-1 win, taking total by 5 pins after a 260-241 win in game four.

Key Matchup

The interior matchups in this match are going to play a big part. If both Marc Steves and Corey are on their game, they will likely balance each other out. Which would then put even more focus on Michael Young (855) and Jennifer Duncan who have both had flashes of greatness in the first quarter of the season but still can be considered the wildcard of each lineup. If one of them can breakaway it will be a huge advantage for their team.

Tyson’s Pick: Team S. Gelardi

Trevor’s Pick: Team S. Gelardi

Match #4 – COOK vs. D. GELARDI

Two of the league’s highest scoring teams going head-to-head in this match. Team Cook continues to rely heavily on their bottom half and it worked again last week as Zach Friesen (958) and Trevor Cook (1121) put up a combined 8 points and had a commanding 216-pin lead over Andrea Alblas (928) and Karen Armstrong (958). After a season low from Char McIvor (757) Team Cook should still feel quite comfortable with her as their second as she is averaging 220 in weeks following a sub-800 week. Team D. Gelardi took over top spot in the league last week with their 23-8 win over Team Fleming. After a slow start Jesse Leyte (1024) has really found his groove the last three weeks, averaging 253 and only three games under 250 in that span. At leadoff Chris Jeffers (937) has himself a consistently good night with all his games between 228 and 242, which was good enough for a clean sweep of Mark Prystupa (698). Team D. Gelardi will be keeping an eye on Calvin Cline (839) though as he has now had his two lowest weeks this season back-to-back and they will look to see if he can show signs of bouncing back in Week 10.

Key Matchup

How can you look anywhere else besides the anchors. We have the leagues two highest averages going toe-to-toe in what should be an exciting matchup, and a great warmup for the next St. James Snowmen match in the 5PU Pro League.

Tyson’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi

Trevor’s Pick: Team Cook


Team Lourenco gave up their hold on first place last week after losing a tight one 15-16 against Team Naugler, with two of those losses being by four pins or less. James Jubinville (989) certainly did his part at leadoff, being the third person on the night to win by over 300 pins, sweeping Adam Williamson (695). James is now averaging 246 over his last three weeks taking 13 of 15 points during that span. He was the only player on his team to win their total, but he was not the only win. Team captain, Belle Lourenco (954) walked away with a 3-2 win over Jeston Bartram (1016) after being down 138 pins after a 199-337 smackdown in game one. Team Campbell is coming off their highest point night since Week 1, taking 23 points off Team Nelson, launching them into the top half of the league. The team swept all totals and saw a dominant nine points taken by Jessica Meurrens (1031) and spare Kevin Boyko (1052). At anchor, Kyle Costello (862) is playing a very aggressive yo-yo strategy bouncing back and forth from 1160s to 860s, fortunately his 860 came on a week where he was well supported, and his zero points did not hurt his team in a major way.

Key Matchup

The seconds are going to be a real big factor in how close this matchup stays. Both have shown potential for big nights but we haven’t seen anything consistent yet. Jon Linley only has five weeks in thus far and his consistency could come into question, while Alyssa is coming off her two lowest weeks of the season but returning from a fairly successful TPC tournament she may roll that momentum right into tonight.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Campbell

Trevor’s Pick: Team Lourenco


Team Fleming is coming off their highest scoring week this season which is a huge positive sign. Especially for captain Chloe Fleming (979) who finally looked like the Chloe of last season and got rewarded with a big 4-1 win over Calvin Cline (839), narrowly missing the sweep by four pins in game three. A bit of a double-edged sword of a stat, the 8-23 loss last week was the most points taken by the team since Week 4. Team Armstrong is now on a three-week losing streak after going 13-18 against Team Cook. The top half of their lineup gave them a chance, taking seven points between Tim Hooper (863) and Linda Orne (811) facing Tracy Jubinville (832) and Char McIvor (757) respectively, which was good for an 85-pin head start. The real nail in the coffin was Karen Armstrong (935) being buried alive by Trevor Cook (1121) accounting for a large portion of the pin disparity between these two teams. I hear Linda is still accepting trade offers.

Key Matchup

Team Armstrong has a distinct advantage at the top of the lineup, so I think the key for them will be to minimize the damage from their low games and now let their guard down against Chloe and Brooke in the bottom half. After last week we have seen that both are capable of big scores, so Randy and Karen really need to keep their pedal to the metal.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Armstrong

Trevor’s Pick: Team Armstrong


Both these teams picked up small victories thanks to some big scores. Team LaMonica once again saw their night saved by one lone player shooting very high. In a turn of events, this week it was Matt Turanski (1152) putting on a show, with a 315-pin win over Mark Goldsworthy (837), that featured a 921-triple to start. Jeff Bradshaw (768) also came in clutch as he scooped up both a 1 and 12-pin win, plus the 12-pin win in game four gave him total over Derek Sanderson (768). Team Howarth was much the same expect with even bigger scores. Glen Howarth (1203) led by example finishing with the leagues third 1200+ week, with an impressive 965-triple. Even at that it was only good for 3 points despite the 245-pin lead on Cyndie Barnett (958). Luckily, he was also well supported by Dan Sim (1011) taking four points off Robbie Hendrickson (937). Even Ray Bartel (927) kept it close with Brett Hendrickson (966) to really limit any damage to their total, allowing them to walk away with the 17-14 win.

Key Matchup

With Glen back to anchor, he will be facing Andrew LaMonica (940), both have had opposite stories over the last four weeks. Andrew has only won more than one point in one of the last four weeks, while Glen has managed four points in all but one during that span. If things continue as they have been, this may be an uphill battle for Andrew and a big boost for Team Howarth.

Tyson’s Pick: Team LaMonica

Trevor’s Pick: Team LaMonica

Match #8 – STEVENSON vs. KING

Team King is coming off a tough loss to Team S. Gelardi, that saw the opposing leadoff shoot over 1100, now dropping them into 15th in the league. A pair of mid 900s was great to see from Anthony Novak (954) and Wayne King (965), however a couple of 300s in there, 311 and 343 respectively, do add some padding to those stats. Where the team really felt no padding was the first and third positions that managed just two points, though again when facing a leadoff over 1100, you’re probably not in for a goodnight. Team Stevenson on the other hand was one of the most well-rounded teams last week, doing nothing too flashy but snatching 20 points away from Team Youzwa. With the entire team over 900 it was no shock that three out of the four won their matchups. Team captain Dylan Stevenson (1018) was the lone member not to, despite having the highest total on his team, but his 15-pin loss to Chelsea Kehler (1033) came to have very little consequence. He was well supported up top with Michael Linsenmeier (902) taking three at leadoff and Erik Stewart (941) just missing the sweep against Mitch Dubell (782).

Key Matchup

The leadoffs will really be a big focus for this match. Both Garry and Michael have had slow starts this season, with Michael starting to trend up in the last few weeks. I would say Garry needs to start to find his rhythm again if he hopes to consistently go toe to toe and keep his team close.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Stevenson

Trevor’s Pick: Team King

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