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Friday Night All-Stars Week 16

Week 15 Recap

Trevor (67-53-0) : Tyson (70-50-0)

Santa’s Nice List Santa’s Naughty List

Derek Sanderson 5-0 (924) Dave Duncan 1-4 (713)

Matt Turanski 5-0 (1107) Linda Orne 0-5 (773)

Ray Bartel 5-0 (927) Alycia Mann 1-4 (786)

Holly Chaikowski 5-0 (897) Tabatha Gelardi 0-5 (715)

James Jubinville 4-1 (1043) * Team Naugler

* Just cause… and for back talking the author


Match #1 – YOUZWA vs. D. GELARDI

Both these teams are coming off less than 20-point nights in the same week for only the third time this season. Despite the loss, Team D. Gelardi still wrapped up first place in the first half by 10.5 points over Team Cook. Starting fresh these teams will look to keep up their strong pace from the end of the last half. Jesse Leyte (887) unfortunately did his 900+ streak end at eight weeks and took his first 1-point night during that span, with Dan Sim (934) taking the victory. The team can at least be happy Chris Jeffers (888) also broke a streak, this time a good one, with his 3.5 – 1.5 win over Mike Devenney (888), he ends his five-week losing streak. Team Youzwa’s Marc Steves (900) also saw his five-week win streak snapped by Cindy Cousins (931), meaning a lot of people in this matchup are coming in on fresh starts. Though that being said it doesn’t mean Jennifer Duncan (836) won’t have a little extra swing in her step after taking down hubby Dave Duncan (713) 4-1.

Key Matchup

The last two times these teams met Team Youzwa was missing Marc Steves and Jesse was still knocking off the rust. I think the thirds will end up playing a pretty important role given the kind of numbers both these guys are capable of and their occasional tendency to have roller-coaster nights.

Tyson’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi

Trevor’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi


Team Naugler pulled out a nail biter last week versus Team Stevenson, coming right down to the last ball for grand total. The final nail in the coffin was Jeston Bartram (1054) striking out in ten for his team to win by nine pins. Jeston continues to run hot and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, averaging 268 over the last five weeks. The other winning total for their team came from Kevin Naugler (903) beating Jayson May (810). Kevin remains undefeated on odd weeks, but is still looking for his first win on even weeks. Team LaMonica certainly was not biting any nails last week winning 26-5, and with such a strong performance from their bottom three that leadoff Jeff Bradshaw (733) could have scored zero each game and the team would have still taken 22 points, including grand total. The bottom three featured low man Andrew LaMonica (1025), then Jayden Nickerson (1058) and rounded out with Matt Turanski (1107). Both Jayden and Matt pick up their second sweep of the season, defeating Mark Prystupa (730) and Tyler Reynolds (824) respectively.

Key Matchup

The second position will be an interesting matchup with Adam Williamson (857) facing Jayden. Both have had season high totals in the last few weeks but with their tendencies to go from low to high and visa versa this really could go either way depending on the night.

Tyson’s Pick: Team LaMonica

Trevor’s Pick: Team LaMonica


Both these teams come in looking to end their respective losing streaks, Team Campbell now at three while Team Fleming sits at five straight. Team Fleming ran into a tough opponent in Team LaMonica, having three 1000+ totals thrown at them. However, they were able to capitalize on the one weak spot on the night with Gillian LaMonica (743) knocking out Jeff Bradshaw (733) thanks to a big 117-pin win in game three, 271-154. Not a stat that anyone wants to lead but Mark Prystupa (730) was swept for a league leading eight time, taking an absolute beat down from Jayden Nickerson (1058). Team Campbell saw themselves in a slightly closer match. The difference maker was the two big losses they took at leadoff and third, that saw Tabatha Gelardi (715) and Jessica Meurrens (825) give up 340 pins to Holly Chaikowski (896) and Michael Young (985). At anchor Kyle Costello (1069) mitigated some of the damage with his 180-pin victory over Sam Gelardi (889).

Key Matchup

If Team Fleming’s top half can get into a groove and throw a few mid-200 games, I can see them really doing some damage up top and I think their bottom half will keep it close.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Campbell

Trevor’s Pick: Team Campbell


Team Stevenson had the chance to win last week and saw it slip through their fingers in the last frame, as Team Naugler took grand total by nine pins. Admittedly, the only member of the team that really contributed to that nearly successful game four comeback was Michael Linsenmeier (953), with his 321, with the next closest teammates being at 194. The game was huge not only for team total but it also allowed Michael to make a comeback on Adam Williamson (857) who was leading going into the last game. Aside from Michael, Erik Stewart (881) was also able to find the win column against Jordan Nickerson (800). Unfortunately for Team Armstrong the only person who found the win column was their spare Patrick Walker (846), who combined for as many points as the rest of the team. Linda Orne (773) having her lowest week of the season certainly did not but when your anchor, Karen Armstrong (862) also loses by over 100 pins you just have to take your lumps for the week, shake it off and hope to do better the next one. Randy Morrissette (983) made his matchup look a little closer than it actually was as he was down 121 to Matt Rodych (1003) going into the last game, and padded his stats with a 297-196 win, at least keeping him from being shutout on the night.

Key Matchup

With Dylan out for the night and Jayson May having recent headpin trouble I think Team Stevenson needs to lock down a solid performance from their bottom to if they want to make this week’s match a slightly less of a nail biter.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Stevenson

Trevor’s Pick: Team Armstrong

Match #5 – COOK vs. NELSON

Team Cook has been unstoppable the past three weeks, taking an outstanding 71 points, and finishing the half solidly in second place. This topples their opponents 33 points over the same span, ranking Team Nelson 15th during that span. Last week was probably one of the best chances to beat Team Cook and Team Hendrickson just had nothing going on. The team was led by Derek Sabourin (974) throwing his second highest total this season and setting a new single game high for his season with a 340 in game three. Both Trevor Cook (936) and Tracy Jubinville (888) came in clutch in the last game as they were both essentially tied with the Hendrickson brothers before pulling out small victories in the last game to clutch their totals, and ensure they did not lose the small lead they had on grand total. Speaking of clutch, that is exactly what Tyson Nelson (1044) was against Colton Youzwa (1021), striking out the last three frames to hold onto total and comeback in game four 281-277. He was supported in third by a four-point night from Cindy Cousins (931) who continues to consistently throw in that 900-950 range each week. The costly performances from their team came at leadoff and second with a pair of low 700s from both Lisa Fetch (723) and Dave Duncan (713), giving up 167 pins combined.

Key Matchup

Assuming Tyson can keep things close with Trevor at anchor, Team Nelson really needs to see some consistency from their top half if they hope to matchup with the big game potential they will see from both Derek and Char McIvor (787).

Tyson’s Pick: Team Cook

Trevor’s Pick: Team Cook

Match #6 – RODYCH vs. KING

Team Rodych is coming off one of their best weeks of the season total wise, and really did not gibe Team Armstrong much of a chance. Their match included Derek Sanderson (924) picking up his second sweep in the last three weeks, this time taking down Linda Orne (773). Derek is proving to be one of the best draft picks this season currently 32 pins above his draft average of 183. This pairs nicely with picking Jennifer Devenney (972) who took down Karen Armstrong (862) last week and has now shot four straight weeks over 900, slowly showing that the 222 from last year was a low year. While Team Rodych only saw one person lose total, it was quite the opposite for Team King who was one of two teams last week that saw only their spare pickup a win. For their matchup it was Ralph Gelardi (970) demolishing Alycia Mann (786) 4-1, with a big 772 triple to finish off the night. Wayne King (896) nearly had a win of his own, but had a game four slip up, 196-247 that let Belle Lourenco (916) gain 51 pins, taking total and the game, resulting in a 2-3 night for Wayne. We won’t even get into the 385-pin walloping Garry Bell (872) and Shane D. (741) took at the top half of the lineup.

Key Matchup

The key for Team King will be Chris Dewar and Wayne both having good or at least consistent nights, I would say a minimum of 1950 between the two of them if they want to give their team a real solid chance.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Rodych

Trevor’s Pick: Team Rodych


A costly loss last week leaves Team Hendrickson sitting tied for 9th place as we come into the new half. The team ultimately did not have any horrifically low totals, but also saw no one break the 900-mark either. Despite that they were actually quite close with many of their totals and with a stronger game four could have turned it into a winning night. Cyndie Barnett (804) was the lone one able to pick up her win, holding on to beat Char McIvor (787) after taking advantage of a 136 in game three that allowed Cyndie to put some ground between them. Spacing from their opponent was no problem for James Jubinville (1043) as he walked away with the biggest win of the night, 302 pins over Shane (741), 327 of pins came from just two games, 343-158 & 295-153. He was supported really well by fellow top half member Jon Linley (955), taking four points from a solid night from Garry Bell (872). This gave the top half pair a 249 average on the night. This moved Team Lourenco back into a solid 3rd position well within reach of both the top two spots.

Key Matchup

Team Lourenco has consistently had three players over 900 each night, with a minimum of at least two. So if Team Hendrickson wants to bounce back they are going to need a few more big games as the 800s aren’t going to get them where they want to go.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Lourenco

Trevor’s Pick: Team Lourenco

Match #8 – HOWARTH vs. S. GELARDI

After pulling off one of the biggest upsets so far this season, 15th ranked Team Howarth taking down 1st ranked Team D. Gelardi, they are looking to do the same thing to the other brother. They really took advantage of any low scores thrown at them, winning almost all of the one ball games. Even though he ended up losing 2-3 Glen Howarth (983) keeping within 50 pins of Dwayne Gelardi (1026) ended up proving critical and really let the rest of his team do some real damage. The biggest blow came from Ray Bartel (927) taking a 187-pin sweep over Kevin Grabowski (740), giving his team a huge jump start. Team S. Gelardi similarly used their top portion of the lineup to gain most of their pins and points. Holly Chaikowski (896) snapped her four-game losing streak in a big way sweeping Tabatha Gelardi (715). Michael Young (985) has now put up back-to-back 980 weeks and showing some real consistency with only one game under 230 in those two weeks, this also ended his three-week losing streak as well. Team S. Gelardi remains locked in that 4th position looking for an opportunity to over take one of the teams above them, while still having a comfortable 24-point gap from the big group below them.

Key Matchup

I can see Glen and Sam going fairly even in this matchup which I think will put the focus back to the seconds as Holly will face off with Ray. Both are coming off a good week but given their ups and downs of late, I think this matchup will either be won by the first one to break 250 or lost by the first one under 180.

Tyson’s Pick: Team S. Gelardi

Trevor’s Pick: Team S. Gelardi

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