With the Worlds this week, the Friday night season comes to a halt, so not much to report – except a big game!
Candlewood and EverythingCandlepin’s own Frank De Luca threw a big game Thursday night November 1st, at Woburn Bowladrome. This match was our double match with Woburn I. Frank owned the first string starting with his spare in the second. He followed with a four bagger, and finished with three more spares for eight in a row! He got totally cheated on a spare in the tenth box for a 200 game, settling on an amazing 197. Last box, he had the four horseman right, along with the 7 and 9 pins. He absolutely drilled the right side and the head pin and a piece of wood missed the 7 pin, sadly.
Frank finished with a 421 for total which was Candlewood’s first 400 this season!
The thing I will remember about it were the third and fourth hammers. The third one was an absolute crusher except for the 4 and 5 pins. It took what seems like hours for the 4 to tip into the 5 for the triple! Upon hitting reset, I said to Frank “This time with a little bit more authority, so we don’t have to hold our breath waiting for the four to hit the five!” With a wave of his hand as if to say “shut the hell up right now,” he dismissed my words, and then dismissed the fresh rack with another solid hammer.
Frank took over league high single in the Friday night league and helped those pesky Candlewood kids to take six points from a really solid Woburn I team on their home turf. Our next match with them at home should be interesting.
Here are Week 9 and Week 10.
Way to go Frank! Here is Frank’s first string from that amazing night!