Tuesday, June 18th -- 6:30 p.m.
Ugh. Tough day for the women. Four losses and two wins. The men did well. Four wins and two losses.
For those of you following the results, but are non-bowlers, just GREAT fans, our combined 10-person team plays 12 matches a day. Women’s fours (three matches) and singles (three matches); the men’s triples (three matches) and the pairs (three matches). With 19 countries represented, there are two sections: one with 10 teams and one with 9 teams (ours). Thus the bye for Team USA. The women’s fours and singles had a bye each on day one. The men’s triples had a bye. There are two more days where we play three matches a day. That will complete our section of play. After sectional play, the top eight finishers start with the quarter finals, then the semis, and then the title matches.
Like any other bowler, I feel if only I had bowled better, we would have won every game.
Some of you may have known Lois Saladin. She was an amazing bowler and a great mentor. She took me under her wing when she was a National Champion and I was a two-month novice. She asked me to bowl with her fours team in the US Open. Wow! I was bowled over by the invite. I learned many things from Lois, but one thing that really sticks in my mind in times like these is that winning is easy, it’s losing that can tear you apart.
So onward and forward.
Again, thanks for the many emails and texts expressing your support. Send a few more. We could all use a few hugs right now.