- March 13, 2003
Todd has been struggling with his game.
Todd averaged 213 last season and is at that number this year on
his Woods Auto league on Thursday night.
While most around the county would accept his performance these
past few weeks, he hasnít been pleased with it.
Heís watched his average drop and wasnít all that enthused
going into Sundayís event. When the TV cameras came on that day, he started with a nice
237 game but worked hard for it. Afterwards
Todd stated that he wondered if it would be another here we go again as he
missed the pocket but once and fought the dreaded 10 pin.
Thatís when the curse came off.
He and partner Todd Miller (200 avg), also from the Woods league,
caught fire on lanes 1 and 2.
In game two of doubles Mr. Figy cut it loose for a 279 game while
Todd M joined in with a 248 score. Both
Todds said they carried everything. Light
swishers, high trippers, it did not matter.
They all fell. I love
it when the zone hits you and the pocket seems as big as Hoopsterís
backside. They continued
their run to glory in game three with Figy popping a 266 game and Miller
chiming in with his 215 number. When the dust cleared, Todd Figy had a sterling 782 series
and Miller a 650 set. Unofficially
that gave them the Mens Handicap Doubles crown with a 1500 handicap score.
Figyís run didnít end there.
The next set of three were the Singles Event and Todd kept his run
going. Starting with a 223
game, Todd got the magic back
in games two and three stroking scores of 257-226 for a fine 706 set.
This placed him in the money a second time on the day.
His six game average for the day?
A whopping 248. A
pretty good day, eh?
Another bowler having a fine day Sunday was Scott Panning of the N
R & G league on Monday night. Scott
(195 avg) had high handicap series of the day with scores of 230-257-257
for a real nice 744 series in the doubles event.
With handicap this gave Scott an 807 series.
Wow. Scottís doubles
partner John Pfund needed to give our buddy just a bit of help to get them
over the top on this last squad of the tournament.
While John didnít bowl terrible, letís just say I gave Scotty
the name of a good lawyer. You
know, to sue him for non-support. John
was about 20 pins below average in the event and felt a bit sheepish while
we talked about it afterwards over a few root beers.
All was well, however, as they unofficially plucked off the sixth
slot in Doubles with a 1421 score. Nice