|2012 FSBL Champs, Popole Fua|
The Fealofani Samoa Bowling League (FSBL) has always been my 'main' league. I've played in it the longest of any league (4 years) and if there was ever a league I wanted to do well in, this was it.
My wife, Rach, and I were first-time league officers. Between doing all the things a league president and secretary do, we managed to sweep all 3 rounds to win our first league championship.
What a difference a year makes. Last season our team finished in last place but that was before we inserted our 9-year old son, Maddy, into the lineup. Maddy started off slow but improved each and every week, winning the most improved player award (+40) and provided the punch we needed in the 2-spot.
Personally, I failed to achieve my goal of booking 200, settling for a 198 instead, thanks to some terrible bowling late in the season. Still, that translates into an improvement of 12 pins from last season (186) which isn't too shabby, I suppose.
Here's a comparison of my numbers from last season (in brackets) to this season's.
Average: 198 (186)
200 games: 45 (30)
600 series: 13 (8)
High/Low game: 265/136 (247/119)
High/Low series: 688/515 (646/446)
From a personal standpoint, I'm a little disappointed that I didn't meet a couple of my goals this season but we won and as they say, winning cures all.