Post #477

Bowling over 200

6th August 2004, early evening | Comments (27)

I meant to mention this a while back, but on the fourth of July The Girlfriend and I went bowling, in Daly City. I’d only been 10-pin bowling about six times in my life, so I was rather pleased to come up with a score like this in Game 1:

A bowling card showing a total score of 202
Five strikes in a row!

I’m sure lots of you regularly bowl over 200, but it was the first time I’d managed it. I’m rather chuffed.

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  1. Rob Mientjes:

    You sure top me. My best is about 130 or something.

    *trying to read the chopped-off name*

    Posted 7 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ The Girlfriend
  2. Tom:

    Wow, that's good. I can't get nearly that much.

    Rob, the chopped off name is "HDP 0," the same text that's above Dunstan's name.

    Besides, I don't think Dunstan would taunt us like that. Or would he? ;)

    Posted 18 minutes after the fact
  3. Flump:

    Hey well done Dunstan, great feeling when you do something like that isn't it. I got my best score of about 210 when I went and played about 20 games in one night for some special deal :P

    Posted 20 minutes after the fact
  4. The Girlfriend:

    Rob, not only was I not able to top Dunstan's Five-Bagger (, but I think I did so poorly that I had a negative final score :o) Dunstan was just trying to spare me the embarrassment.

    Thanks Dunstan and well done you (I love a man who can bowl)!

    Posted 39 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Rob Mientjes
    Inspired: ↓ Rob Mientjes
  5. Rob Mientjes:

    Who _can_ top him? He's amazing. No he's more - he's Super Dunstan (Naked (sometimes/often))!

    Ah well. You know what they say. Playing is more important than winning. At least, that's what we in Holland try to convey to the world.

    Posted 52 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ The Girlfriend
    Inspired: ↓ The Girlfriend
  6. The Girlfriend:

    "...(Naked (sometimes/often))!"

    I can't's been so long! hehe Can't wait for your return Honey!!!

    Posted 1 hour, 6 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Rob Mientjes
  7. Zelnox:

    Dunstan has a gf? Sheesh, since when? A lot has during my trip, eh? Haha. Or is just someone named The Girlfriend?

    Posted 1 hour, 16 minutes after the fact
  8. Dave Lantner:

    Dunstan, what did you think about Serra Bowl? I've only been there once, but it's large, with a good snack bar - your prototypical American bowling alley. Open 24 hours, too (right?).

    Posted 1 hour, 17 minutes after the fact
  9. Chad:

    Bowling is great, isn't it? I bowled in a work league once, and the best I could ever muscle up was around 180 if I remember correctly (which happens occasionally). Know what makes bowling even better? Yep, beer.

    Edit-damn I love your spell-checker!

    Posted 1 hour, 28 minutes after the fact
  10. Nate:

    After reading "I’m rather chuffed", I had to do a quick Google search on the word "Chuffed". Never heard it used before, but I now know it's not a good idea to accidentally say "chuff" when you really mean "chuffed."

    Love the new design Dunstan, and, as always, enjoy the content.

    Posted 1 hour, 42 minutes after the fact
  11. Simon Jessey:

    I'm well pleased when I get over 100!

    Posted 1 hour, 53 minutes after the fact
  12. Rimantas:

    Congrats! :) My personal record is 199...

    Posted 1 hour, 57 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ David House
  13. Jesper:

    The sentence "Bowling is hot in the inner city." springs to mind.

    I read it here once (go to paragraph 10): (

    Posted 3 hours, 49 minutes after the fact
  14. David House:


    Can't say I've ever topped 125 or so.

    Posted 4 hours, 18 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Rimantas
  15. Robert Lofthouse:

    I haven't been bowling in a very long time. I think I went to some bowling alley in Middlesbrough last time.

    I can usually get quite a few strikes, but not that many :P

    Posted 6 hours, 24 minutes after the fact
  16. Scott Johnson:

    I think I've cleared 200 about twice. Nice work!

    Posted 7 hours, 59 minutes after the fact
  17. Jo-Pete Nelson:

    I think I broke 80 once or twice (hangs head in shame)

    Posted 14 hours, 11 minutes after the fact
  18. Thill:

    You show-off!

    Posted 16 hours, 27 minutes after the fact
  19. Will Croft:

    ah ha!
    a master at work =)

    Posted 22 hours, 25 minutes after the fact
  20. Ryan MacLeod:

    Why does Dunstan always conceal the name of "The Girlfriend" anyway?

    Posted 1 day, 10 hours after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Tom, ↓ Kitta
  21. Tom:

    Maybe because she wants him to.

    Or maybe because Dunstan doesn't want anyone to steal her. ;)

    Posted 2 days after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Ryan MacLeod
    Inspired: ↓ Andrew, ↓ Kitta
  22. Joe Clay:

    Quite nice for only a few games in your life. I had only been a few times before playing in a high school league. My average was somewhere near 135 at that time. Eventually I got better and pulled out a 202 and a 219, but I haven't been lately. After High school I'd usually hit 175-180. It's funny that my first over-200 game was the same score as yours (at least I'm pretty sure it was)!

    Posted 2 days, 12 hours after the fact
  23. Jesper Christiansen:

    I have only been bowling a couple of times.. No skills whatsoever! But it still is quite fun! :) Especially together with some friends..

    Posted 3 days, 6 hours after the fact
  24. Andrew:

    Or maybe its Dunstan's alter ego!

    Posted 5 days, 19 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Tom
    Inspired: ↓ Kitta
  25. Kitta:

    Nope, you're both wrong, 'The Girlfriend' is her name. :o)

    Posted 6 days, 2 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Ryan MacLeod, ↑ Tom, ↑ Andrew
  26. Jarno:

    My best bowling score is 221 if I remember it correctly. I love bowling with the company of some good old friends while having a couple of beers.

    Posted 6 days, 22 hours after the fact
  27. Mike:

    Very good job Dunstan! A 202 is excellent - especially after only bowling a few games in your life. It took me over 12 years to get my first 200. If you like the game, you should stick with it. Good luck to you.

    Posted 6 months, 3 weeks after the fact

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