Trevor (46-33-1) : Tyson (47-32-1)
Match #1 – LAMONICA vs MEURRENS
Team Meurrens was in a good position last week to climb the standings and fell hard with a 4-point night against Team Stevenson. The only thing that fell harder than Team Meurrens on the leaderboard, was Chad Hurd’s (805) scores after starting the night with 355. It takes talent only Chad has to make an 800 total look challenging when you start almost halfway there, but two games in the 130s will do that to you. Everyone on the team managed to avoid getting swept, which is a small silver lining on a night they will want to forget. Andrew LaMonica (1147) finally showed up in true form last week, putting the team on his back with his 380-pin win over Mike Devenney (767). With the help of Derek Sanderson (863) sweeping Mark Prystupa (763) the two gave their team more than enough cushion to make up for the bottom half. The team will really need Jennifer Devenney (800) to snap out of her cold streak from these last two weeks, coming off back-to-back lows in totals and middle hits, this should be a good matchup with Chad to spark that fire back in her.
Over/Under: Jessica Meurrens middle hits (30.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Meurrens
Trevor’s Pick: Team Meurrens
Match #2 – D. GELARDI vs ARMSTRONG
Team D. Gelardi managed a first this season, a win with Roland Flaig (945) bowling half decent, might have even called it a good night if not for his 150 finish to give Jayden Nickerson (922) his lone point. Cordell Galbecka (857) continued his winning ways at leadoff, but only barely last week hanging on to a 3-2 win over Jennifer Duncan (848). The team leaned heavy on Dwayne Gelardi (1129) who had a good night against Marc Steeves (992) even handing him a 50-pin loss in game one, 368-318. Tonight, will be the big showing for Dwayne as he comes in against league high average and Avalanche teammate, Kevin Boyko (1134), especially as Dwayne has yet to have back-to-back good weeks this season. If they bowl like last week, this will prove to be a good matchup, especially as Kevin walked over Brandon Mansell (911). Despite taking a loss as a team, they also found something they’ve been looking for all season… the real Karen Armstrong (1031). Despite the nearly 200 pins between her and Cindy Cousins (847) it was actually a 3-2 split, due to Karen’s two high games being matched against Cindy’s low games, the biggest gap being the game three 313-161.
Over/Under: Robbie Hendrickson combined C/L/R spares (4.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi
Trevor’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi
Match #3 – RODYCH vs. STEEVES
Team Rodych was another one last week who had a player find themselves in Week 10, with Gillian LaMonica (969) coming ready to play against Holly Chaikowski (726). She just missed her first sweep of the season due to a 4-pin loss in game four, losing 232-236. Similarly, Matt Rodych (1053) has seemed to found the recipe for success the past two weeks putting up back-to-back 1000+ nights, last week taking all the points from Richard Parisian (801), giving him nine points over the last two weeks. Team Steeves found themselves in a tight battle last week with Team D. Gelardi, so tight that the first game was lost by a single pin and the second game was tied. Dave Duncan (926) was however the only one coming away with a victory, easily taking down Robbie Hendrickson (802). Fun fact, Dave has not missed a right corner spare in the last three weeks, an impressive feat for a ball with that much hook. Fellow Duncan, Jennifer Duncan (848) was the next closest to having a winning night, going 2-3 with Cordell Galbecka (858) and fell just short of the fourth quarter comeback by 9 pins.
Over/Under: Jayden Nickerson head pins (4.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Rodych
Trevor’s Pick: Team Rodych
Match #4 – S. GELARDI vs. MAY
This is a battle of two teams with a lot of potential, but both who have been rather underwhelming so far this season. Last week was one of Team May’s best showings as a team, taking the win over Team Costello. With Kyle Young (1128) and Jayson May (1072) combining for a 275 average on the night they easily coasted in the total for the night. This will be a good test for Jayson as his struggle this season has been on stringing together good weeks as he is averaging 217 on odd weeks, and 254 on even weeks. The team currently only sits 2 points ahead of Team S. Gelardi, who last week did not have a fun time unless your name was Brett Hendrickson (961). Brett has now has 960+ in the last two weeks and is looking like the Brett of old, even picking up his first sweep of the season against Tracy Jubinville (725). The team joins Team Youzwa as the first tie this season, splitting the night 15.5 each, thanks to them stealing grand total by 5 pins… 3499-3494. After the season low from Kelly Smith (715), Kevin Grabowski will be filling in the next couple weeks and hope to keep the team on pace.
Over/Under: Brett Hendrickson corners (4.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team May
Trevor’s Pick: Team May
Match #5 – COSTELLO vs. YOUZWA
The other half of that tie was Team Youzwa, who was 5 pins away from picking up their first win on a higher ranked team this season. Colton Youzwa (1002) picked up nearly a perfect night on Sam gelardi (958) taking 4.5 points, with only the last game resulting in a 219-219 tie. Following right behind was Ethan Buckman (990) who swept Kelly Smith (715) and basically doubled his points on the season, joining the number of people who are starting to turn their season around this week. Team Costello was another team similar to Team Meurrens that saw their momentum come to a sudden halt with the 22-9 loss to Team May. They had a fairly average night at the three and four positions, but hit a wall with Jayson May (1072) and Kyle Young (1128) being the top duo of the night. Kyle Costello (956) continues to be one of the leagues top right-corner sparers, 19/20 since the start of October.
Over/Under: Ethan Buckman pins left (24.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Costello
Trevor’s Pick: Team Costello
Match #6 – STEVENSON vs. HOWARTH
Team Stevenson stunned the lanes last week with their domination of Team Meurrens, 27-4. Both leadoffs in this matchup decided to throw season high totals just Alley Bourcier (1010) went all in and had Jesse Gagnon (882) folding early. This makes Alley part of the few remaining players in the league who is yet to shoot a week in the 800s, skipping right over that the last two weeks going 900, then 1000. At current pace we may see an 1100 tonight. Luckily for Team Howarth it would not be against Mike Devenney (767) who has already had two 1100s shot at him this season in the second position, both of them former YBC bowlers of his. This past week it was Andrew LaMonica (1147), who didn’t even let Mike take the win with his 268 game in game four. If Team Howarth can continue to find success at their three and four spots, plus pick up a win at either leadoff or second, this may be the week they finally snap their losing streak.
Over/Under: Dylan Stevenson missed Left spares (0.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Stevenson
Trevor’s Pick: Team Stevenson
Match #7 – NELSON vs. COOK
Team Nelson becomes the first team this season to reach the 200-point mark this season after a big win off the former #2 seed Team Leyte. The team did it in interesting fashion being the first team this season to get 4.5 points in back-to-back games, this season. The lone blip in the team was a brutal night from Ray Bartel (747) who did his best impersonation of a 747 with the 529-triple to finish off the night. The bulk of total came from the anchor position where Tyson Nelson (991) beat up on fellow Snowmen rookie Jesse Leyte (844), narrowly missing the sweep thanks to a 238 tie in game one. Team Cook is going straight from one fire to another facing the league’s two highest scoring offences in back-to-back weeks. The team salvaged points where they could last week but with Kevin Naugler (1169) and Quinton Crockett (1012) sandwiching Char Hurd (749) and Trevor Cook (1032), the team was outgunned at all positions. Corey Chaikowski (957) had the best opportunity to win but choked away a 35-pin lead in game four losing 218-173, to give Belle Lourenco the 3-2 edge in the matchup. Team Cook has only picked up wins in weeks where Trevor has won his own individual match, making him a big key in their success tonight.
Over/Under: Ray Bartel pins left (41.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Nelson
Trevor’s Pick: Team Cook
Match #8 – LEYTE vs. LOURENCO
Once again Linda Orne (934) attempted to put the team on her back with a 4-point night off Ray Bartel (747), unfortunately only resulting in just under half her team’s points. Captain Jesse Leyte (844) attempted to help put some of the team on his back, but apparently, they were too heavy as it literally broke his back going into the last game. With the team only losing grand total by 94 pins the struggles towards the end of the night in the third and anchor position became crucial as neither Ryan Lake (784) or Jesse shot over 200 in the last two games. This is not an issue that Team Lourenco faced last week, except for Dan Sim (830) but he doesn’t count, and he still managed to win both games under 190. The real star of the show for them was the human cannon Kevin Naugler (1169) who nearly had his second week this season with three 300s, only missing by 6 pins in game three with his 294, which was also surprisingly a loss to Trevor Cook (1032) who had 305. With the team bringing in Derek Sabourin for James while he recovers from whatever surgery makes you a better bowler. Fun fact Quinton Crockett is the only player so far this season to have a night with zero corners or chops.
Over/Under: Quinton Crockett middle hits (32.5)
Tyson’s Pick: Team Lourenco
Trevor’s Pick: Team Lourenco