Saturday, July 26, 2014

Historic 'Hoods Bowling Challenge: Paradise Palms vs. McNeil Estates


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 and 203. 

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!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Historic ‘Hoods Bowling Challenge 2014: Paradise Palms vs. The Flamingo Club

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!








Sunday, June 8, 2014