A couple of weeks ago, we competed in the PWBA Sacramento Open at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes. Coming in 3rd place at this event last year, I definitely had my sights set high for a great week.
This week, we competed on a 45' pattern using fire oil.
During the first block of qualifying, I started with my original Scandal with 500 grit. I shot 214 and 176. I then switched to my Scandal with the weight hole and shot games of 230, 217, 209 and ended with a nice 268 game for +114. This put me in 7th place going into the final 6 games of qualifying.
After a short break, we came back for our final 6 games of qualifying. I shot 234 the first game using my original Scandal with light 500 grit. The next game I struggled shooting 180. I then switched to my Scandal with the weight hole to shoot 200 and186. I needed a little more length and decided to switch to my longest pin Scandal (above, right) and shot 212 and 215 for +141 overall, which put me in 13th place going into the casher's round.
In the casher's round, I couldn't seem to figure out a good line to stay consistent and carry. I struggled and ended up coming in 25th place in the tournament. Although I was disappointed with my finish, it was still a good week.
Until next time!