Over-30 Hockey League… Bowling Night! (The Sequel)
Thank you to all who attended the Over-30 League bowling night (the sequel) held on Friday, May 4 at the Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes in Lynn. Once again, Jim Barber and family donated the free bowling and Ray Nickerson provided the free Chinese food (which again there was plenty of leftover food). The beers were flowing and so was the trash talk. We are not going to say who were the ring leaders of the trash talk (hello Matty I. and Naz), we’ll just say that they were both on a roll.
In a rematch of the December 2011 first bowling event, Matty Iannello threw down a challenge to defending bowling champ Jim Barber. Even though the third participant of the original Over-30 league’s bowling championship competition was present, Ray Dow was unavailable to participate due to his competing with his team in his bowling league. And the winner was? Matty Iannello, bowling with a friend’s lucky Boston Bruins Stanley Cup champions bowling balls, beat Jim Barber by 1 PIN! Matty dropped the hammer on the next to last frame, posting a spare, and followed that up by picking up that extra deciding pin on his last thrown ball. Just like on the hockey rink, Matty I proved once again just how clutch he can be. Matty’s three string total pin fall of 327 bested Jim’s 326 to claim the title of new Over-30 League Bowling champion.
Dan Broderick emerged as the other big winner, claiming an undisclosed amount of money from Naz, the League Director and Kellie. In a scene reminiscent from the movie The Color of Money, Dan played the part of Vincent, who was being staked by “Fast Eddie Felson” Jim Barber. Once again, Naz may be sleeping on the sofa once his wife finds out that he lost a bundle with all these side bets.
Additional photos of the evening event can be seen here on Shutterfly