top of page

Friday Night All-Stars Week 22

Week 21 Recap

Trevor (90-78-0) : Tyson (95-73-0)


Match #1 – ARMSTRONG vs. KING

These two teams had some of the hottest starts to the second half, and while Team King has slowed down after back-to-back losses, Team Armstrong for the second time this half have back-to-back 20+ point weeks. They may have gotten away with one last week, as their 3492 was their lowest total of the half, and they happened to be playing one of the four teams wit ha lower total. The top half of the lineup definitely did a large chunk of the heavy lifting in this one. Tim Hooper (943) picking up his biggest win of the season, toppling Adam Williamson (727), and improving to 7-1 over the last eight weeks. At the second position it was a wild finish as Linda Orne (874) gained 102 pins in game three, 224-122, but nearly blew a 134-pin lead to Jordan Nickerson (865) after losing game four by 125 pins, 204-329, only just barely holding on 9 pins. Team King also avoided blowing any leads in their match, simply by never having a lead to blow. After being swept in game one, losing by 409 pins to Team Cook, it really set the tone for the whole night. Chris Dewar (864) was the loner winner on his team, pulling off the elusive 3-2 victory over Tracy Jubinville (886) despite losing total. The rest of the team was simply outgunned most of the night, especially Wayne King (788) who took the league’s (unconfirmed) biggest loss of the season at 440 pins to Kelly Smith (1228).

Key Matchup

If Wayne can keep it within 200 pins, this match should be a little closer.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Armstrong

Trevor’s Pick: Team Armstrong


This match comes in heavily favouring team Campbell as they sit in 3rd for the second half, facing off with the 15th ranked Team Hendrickson. Despite last week’s 3782 being Team Hendrickson’s second highest total of the year, they only walked away with eight points from Team Youzwa. The level of play in the match was incredibly high, especially looking at the leadoffs where Cyndie Barnett (964) only taking one point despite having the second highest total for leadoffs on the night, the only one higher was her opponent Jesse Gagnon (1004). The match was only 10 pins apart going into game four but Jesse simply gave her no room to make them up, winning 267-238. Similarly, Robbie Hendrickson (1044) only managed a single point at anchor, hitting the brick wall that was Colton Youzwa (1100). Brick wall is also what you could call the women of Team Campbell last week combining for 2180. Alyssa Campbell (1101) lead by example with a new season high, and her third sweep of the season, leaving Ray Bartel (835) eating her dust. Jessica Meurrens (1079) nearly had her own sweep only losing the last game to Craig Enns (846), also making this her fifth week in the last six over 1000 pins. Kyle Costello (1001) also would have had a sweep if he remembered that the last two games still count, blowing a 107-pin lead to Glen Howarth (1062), losing the back half 423-585.

Team Campbell is really only vulnerable at the leadoff position so Team Hendrickson will need to take full advantage of that and gain as many pins as they can, while also being supplemented with help from the Hendrickson brothers at the bottom, likely needing 1000 each.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Campbell

Trevor’s Pick: Team Campbell

Match #3 – COOK vs. YOUZWA

Currently sitting at 2nd and 3rd in the league these two teams are looking add a little breathing room from each other as they also only sit 2.5 points apart. Neither gained or lost ground last week, both taking 23 points. Team Cook pulled the long straw on spares this week, bringing in Kelly Smith (1228) to play third and it paid off royally, especially with her 679-double. If she didn’t buy Wayne King (788) dinner before, he certainly deserved it after the 440-pin beatdown which also made grand total an almost guarantee. The team’s 1196 in game one (272, 299, 377, 248) was good enough to make them the second highest team game this season. The rest of Team Cook pretty much coasted in their totals off of just game one, with even Derek Sabourin (907) picking up a win thanks to back-to-back 5-pin victories over Garry Bell (857). Team Youzwa had many big scores of their own but the wins did not come quite as easily as the biggest difference in total was Colton Youzwa (1100) beating Robbie Hendrickson (1044) and even that was only 56 pins. The closest of the matches was also their only losing total, as Marc Steves (881) lost by 19 to Brett Hendrickson (900), the 166 in game three really came back to bite him in the ass. Though a 160 game didn’t slow down their leadoff as Jesse Gagnon (1004) still managed his first 1000 of the season, giving him a 248 average these past three weeks.

Key Matchup

If Team Youzwa has prime form Marc then I see them being in control of this match, but with setting season lows back-to-back weeks, they will need some spark or sign that he’s going to snap out of this slump.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Cook

Trevor’s Pick: Team Cook

Match #4 – S. GELARDI vs. FLEMING

Team S. Gelardi continues to coast through the second half, not gaining on anyone but not losing very much ground either. Last week it was Corey Chaikowski (1002) and Sam Gelardi (1056) who put the team on their backs for the win. Both won by around similar margins but had very different matches. Sam came out red hot with an 874-triple and only Andrew LaMonica (978) as close as he did due to his 182-258 loss in game four. Corey on the other hand looks like he started playing with a blindfold on, but finished with an 841-triple to take his total in dominant fashion from Jayden Nickerson (893). At third Michael Young (886) took a game three break to do a Derek Sabourin impression, which made him one of a few people in Week 21 that got burnt by a 160 game during their night, losing to Matt Turanski (920). In relative terms to how their season has been going, Team Fleming actually had the more successful night picking up their third highest point total at 14 points, off the league’s best team to boot. The credit for this really has to go to Carter Schade (799) and Mark Prystupa (909). Carter was threw too much schade in the back half for Alycia Mann (742) to handle as he completed the comeback from 0-2 to 3-2. Mark set a new season high total for himself, and was only four pins shy of having his first sweep, with Jon Linley (793) saving himself in game two 203-200. The bottom half really couldn’t do much when James Jubinville (1147) and Belle Lourenco (1026) had four 300s between them.

Key Matchup

Mark will need to duplicate his success again this week and then have both Chloe and Brooke back it up with their own big weeks as well. Team Gelardi just needs to keep over 900 and they should be safe.

Tyson’s Pick: Team S. Gelardi

Trevor’s Pick: Team S. Gelardi


Both teams come in fresh off losses in Week 21, with Team LaMonica falling to 9th place, nine points back of Team Armstrong. Team Stevenson still sits solidly in the middle of the A-side for the time being. Even with the loss Team Stevenson really only took most of the damage from one position and that was Erik Stewart (837) which is not something we have said much this year, but Don Carpenter (1022) handed Erik his first shutout of the season. Aside from that the only other loss was Michael Linsenmeier (918) and given it was 2-3 and Amanda Devenney (926) only got him by 8 pins, winning the last game 288-277. Dylan Stevenson (868) was essentially on the others side of that edging out Matt Rodych (855) in what I can only assume was a great anchor match, featuring two games over 220 between them. Team LaMonica found themselves also less than 100 pins back of total and really only had a couple bad games where they could have gained some pins otherwise they were simply out played by Team S. Gelardi. The one bad game for Andrew LaMonica (978) was his 195-268 loss to Sam Gelardi (1056) which ended up basically being the only difference in their totals. It was at leadoff that Jeff Bradshaw (901) really kept his team in it, going 4-1 with Holly Chaikowski (831), effectively making up the deficit from the anchor position. The second position is where they really got hurt, even though both players were nice enough to each throw a 160 game, Corey Chaikowski (1002) had 841 for his other three while Jayden Nickerson (893) had 714.

Key Matchup

Team LaMonica needs a strong showing from Matt Turanski (920) after winning last week, as he has only won back-to-back weeks once this season. Going up against Jayson May (965) it’s not likely he will gift him an easy win either.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Stevenson

Trevor’s Pick: Team Stevenson

Match #6 – NAUGLER vs. HOWARTH

Both these teams were great examples of how one man can only get you so far in the league this season. For Team Howarth that person was their captain Glen Howarth (1062). Despite being down 101 pins after the first two games, he finished with a 585-double compared to Kyle Costello’s (1001) 423-double, really taking advantage of game three winning 271-167. Following in Glen’s footsteps Mike Devenney (835) pulled off the game four comeback on Sam Hunt (816), winning their last game 286-247 to give him the 3-2 edge. Unfortunately these wins weren’t enough to offset the 499-pin gap at the second and third positions as Ray Bartel (835) and Craig Enns (846) managed just a single point off Alyssa Campbell (1101) and Jessica Meurrens (1079). For Team Naugler their lone wolf was Jeston Bartram (1000). His match with Randy Morrisette (782) had some close games with Jeston gaining a 2-0 lead, after winning 202-200 & 204-203 and then from their it wasn’t even close as he completed the sweep. Low games cost the rest of their team dearly though as Jordan Nickerson (865) lost total to Linda Orne (874) by 9 pins which included a 122 in game three which inevitably cost him the win. Kevin Naugler (852) was in a similar boat facing Karen Armstrong (893) even going into the last game up 31, but his 157-229 loss sunk that boat like an iceberg in the Atlantic.

Key Matchup

With the anchors being pretty locked in recently I think the big focus in this match has to be on the thirds as both have had a rollercoaster of success this season. Kevin comes in with the higher ceiling, but he also comes with a lower floor than his opponent Craig. If Kevin can eliminate or limit the low games he should have the slight edge.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Naugler

Trevor’s Pick: Team Naugler

Match #7 – NELSON vs. RODYCH

Both these teams are nearing situation critical if they want to make a push for the A-side, Team nelson sits 17 points out while Team Rodych sits 27 points out. Team Rodych did keep themselves alive with the win last week over Team Stevenson. The top half proved crucial as they took 8/10 points and gained 193 pins. At leadoff Amanda Devenney (926) pulled off the 99-pin comeback after starting down 0-2, whipping out a 575-double to just edge out Michael Linsenmeier (918) by 8 pins. Then at second Don Carpenter (1022) proved indispensable as he started with an 829-triple, handed Erik Stewart (837) his first sweep of the season and made the more than the difference for total in the end. Similarly for Team Nelson, Dave Duncan (951) completed the sweep of Calvin Cline (859), which went entirely to waste as he made up more than half of his team’s points. Cindy Cousins (811) took her second zero point week of the season at the hands of Jesse Leyte (984). Cindy has now had her two lowest scoring weeks this season in the past three weeks, sandwiched around her best week, really leaving the question of what will she do coming into tonight.

Key Matchup

The top three for Team Rodych are going to have to carry their team as Matt will be hard pressed to get wins off Tyson tonight given the massive gap in their averages. Also, rumor has it Dave Duncan said Derek Sanderson was going to lose, much like his Eagles on Sunday.

Tyson’s Pick: Team Rodych

Trevor’s Pick: Team Nelson

Match #8 – LOURENCO vs. D. GELARDI

This comes in as another potential A-side final, as we have the league’s number one team, Team Lourenco versus the winners of the first half, Team D. Gelardi. Last week Team D. Gelardi snapped their six-week losing streak taking down Team Nelson easily. Much like his team, Jesse Leyte (984) broke his own losing streak at five weeks in dominant fashion as he swept Cindy Cousins (811). Also notably Chris Jeffers (791) took the 4-1 victory over Lisa Fetch (724) as it marks his first back-to-back win this season. The only flaw in their game last week was Calvin Cline (859) being swept for the third time in the last five weeks, this time to Dave Duncan (951) with two of those losses being by 9 pins or less. This was unlike Team Lourenco who said if they were going to lose, they were going to make sure it wasn’t close, as all but one loss were 30 pins or more. Luckily for them they also won big when they needed to as well. This is especially true of James Jubinville (1147) who started with a 731-double (393,338) and was up 342 pins on Chloe Fleming (818) after just two games. Their anchor Belle Lourenco (1026) also followed suit as she added a pair of 300s to the cause in her 3-2 win over Brooke Goulet (934). Even despite those good scores with their top half only taking three points on the 16th ranked team in the league, Team Lourenco essentially has to take this one as a loss, as they will lose ground on the rest of the field in comparison, as only two other teams have given up 14 or more points to them.

Key Matchup

The key for Team Lourenco is to get their top two back on track Alycia Mann (742) and Jon Linley (793) as they combined for five games below 190 despite being one of the highest 1-2 combos in the league. For Team D. Gelardi they need to get Calvin out of his head and out of his funk, since Jesse has broken his streak it’s Calvin’s turn to step up next.

Tyson’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi

Trevor’s Pick: Team D. Gelardi

Meme of the Week

133 views0 comments


bottom of page