Paradise Palms marked the last Friday in July with our third
Historic Hoods Bowling Challenge at Sam’s Town. This time around we challenged
McNeil Estates, the midcentury neighborhood located west of Rancho Drive,
between Charleston and Oakey. Apparently
the 110-degree day brought everyone to the basement of Sam’s Town as this
challenge was the most crowded we’ve seen the lanes in a long time.
We had a solid turnout from both groups, with as many
Palmers cheering on the bowlers as there were bowler themselves. As the usual beer and snacks flowed from the
bar the Palmers sweated it out in a hearty battle against McNeil. Unfortunately the Palmers weren’t victorious
this time around and the McNeilians got the better of us, beating Paradise
Palms 121.5 to 105.8. Shout outs go to
Steve Fey, who had the first and second highest score for the Palmers, 136 and
137; and Mark who had first and second highest score for McNeil Estates, 178
It was a great night out for both neighborhoods, and we look
forward to challenging McNeil Estates again next summer. We’ll be practicing McNeil, look out!
We built a beer-a-mid
It was a tough night, but we'll get 'em next time!
The June Paradise Palms bowling challenge went out to our friends
in The Flamingo Club. This was our
second time bowling against the Flamingo Club, and the group had just as much
fun as last year. Once again we had a
great showing from both sides and a great showing of supporters to root our bowlers on.
Lots of great bowling alley food and
beer pitchers flowed out to both groups, providing sustenance in the basement
of Sam’s Town.
Once we got down to hitting the lanes, the high score of the
night for the Palmers belongs to Dan C., who scored a whopping 192, then
followed it up with a 189 for the second highest score - Jason M. was the
second (or third) highest scorer for the Palmers with a 160. For The Flamingo Club, Lance was the big
scorer with a 128, followed by AJ with a respectable 122. At the end of the night, The Flamingo Club scored
a final 92.29, while Paradise Palms scored a winning 125.5. Paradise Palms wishes
to extend our sincerest thanks to The Flamingo Club fur a fun evening – and remember,
we’ll be holding a grudge match in September – bring it on Flamingo Club!