My thoughts

June 19th, 2011

I was maybe 7 or 8 years old. The Orange Open was on and it saw many of Australia’s best bowlers come to town. For us small town locals, seeing these guys who could curve the ball and shoot well over 200 every game was a sight we all loved. I was so excited, bursting to just jump out of the car and see those I idolized.
The bowling centre was packed, finding my favourite player wasn’t easy, but a few games in I had found him. I remember trying to see his every shot, peering through the legs of those in front of me. After he struck one shot, I stuck my arm through the crowd to get to him and offered him a high 5 for the shot. He looked down at me and said “I don’t give 5, that’s for girls.”

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Tournament of Champions – The full story

January 28th, 2010

Hey hey everyone,

I have had some dramas with my internet availability causing me to be unable to write on here for a week or so. So i have lots to catch up on.
First things first – TOC!

This was my first TOC, i was nervous and excited at the same time and I really wanted to do well not just for myself. but time away from Kimberly and Aria means I have to not waste my time away, make it worth while leaving.
The first 8 games could not of gone any better.
214-212-299 (left a stupid 4 pin) 208-244-191-213-259 @ +240
Sitting 3rd and bowling great – a couple of bad breaks here and there but overall, i was extremely happy with my...

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Earl Anthony Classic – day 3 – Finals

January 19th, 2010

After bowling really well in qualifying, finishing 2nd, i earned a bye into the round of 16.
My first match was against my great mate Andres Gomez from Mexico (whoops I mean Columbia –  Andres will find that funny). Andres and I have bowled with and against each other for many years around the world. I knew exactly what he was capable of, so I knew I had to bowl great!

It was a rough start for me – losing 3 of the first 4 games. Thats horrible considering its the first for 4 wins in a best of 7.
The biggest punch in the guts was in the 5th game. Needing 9 spare Strike for the win, I proceeded with 9 spare, 8 to lose by one, give Andres that commanding...

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Earl Anthony Classic – PBA Tour – Day 2

January 15th, 2010

So today was a very important day.
I was sitting 2nd behind Tommy Jones and I had 7 more games left of qualifying. These 7 games were very important if I want to go into the matchplay rounds with a bye or not.
The top 28 people make the cut, but the top 4 get a 1st round bye (and a sleep in haha). This bye puts you straight into the round of 16 and only 2 wins away from the TV show. So i knew what I had to do.

First game on the 2nd round i came out on FIRE – 280. Everything just clicked and i was bowling great. The lanes though had changed considerably  from the day before. I was 3 arrows left to start the day, meaning come the last game, the lanes would...

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Earl Anthony Classic – PBA TOUR

January 13th, 2010

Today was the start of the Earl Anthony classic here in San Francisco – The bowling centre itself was once owned by the great man himself, so it was unreal to walk through the same doors as the legend.
I was hoping that Earl could knock over a few pins for me as well haha.

The day started off great – 225, 300, 225 (that brings my PBA 300 tally to 3 and career tally to 40) I was using the new Storm ball called the Invasion. Its got a new core and cover and to be honest I wasnt sure how it would roll for me….after that start though, I have no doubts that I will be using this ball a bunch on tour.

I hit a little slow patch in the middle and then finished...

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