Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mission Hills WWPB Mixed Doubles Event

This past weekend I competed in the WWPB Mixed Doubles event at Mission Hills, CA with my partner Scott Norton. As defending champions of the event, we were not only there to defend our title, but also to support a dear friend of ours. My team and the team of Drew Parkin and Virginia Norton all wore special shirts for the event to show our support and love for our dear friend that is currently going through Breast Cancer. Scott and I wore "Team Strength" on the front of our shirts, as Virginia and Drew wore "Team Hope."

In the event, Scott and I qualified in 8th place after the 9 games of qualifying with +505 overall. My partner and I's qualifying scores were pretty even with Scott shooting +262 and myself shooting +243 for the 9 games.

Needless to say, the lanes weren't too hard. Score were high and it became more of a carry fest. It took +476 to make the top 12 cut to match play.

The next day, we bowled 12 games of round robin match play with each individual winner receiving 10 bonus pins and an extra 30 bonus pins for the team win. So 50 bonus pins total were up for grabs each match, making it extremely important to win as many matches as possible.

We did just so-so in match play, breaking even with a matchplay record of 6-6 for team wins. We did however bowl a HUGE last game, shooting 545 (I shot 267 and Scott shot 278), which moved us up into 6th place overall in the tournament.

Although we didn't successfully defend our title, we did however show support for our friend and I personally managed to bowl 21 games in two days without my leg bothering me. So things are looking up...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Missy Joins 900 Global

Missy Bellinder joins the 900 Global team as one of the professional staff members. Missy joins the likes of Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Michael Haugen, Jr. and Steve Jaros on the 900 Global pro staff team.

Look for upcoming ball reviews on the new Bounty Hunter Pearl, which is set to release on November 16th.

If you have any questions about any of the 900 Global bowling balls, please feel free to email me at

Yosemite Vacation

This week, I took a little vacation with a few friends and we ventured to Yosemite National Park for a few days. For those of you that haven't ever been there, you need to make sure you visit this amazing National Park at least once.

While on the trip, we were able to see amazing waterfalls, gorgeous views and we even stumbled upon some deer, as we walked along one of the trails. With it being fall, the waterfalls weren't near as full as when I had been to Yosemite in the Spring, but the leaves were beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. Although we didn't spot any bears, we did see plenty of chipmunks, squirrels, ravens and other various birds.

Above are a few photos from the trip.