Hi Gang, My turn for a "big cheesy grin"! ;-) I threw my first 'monster' game last night in league. [American Bowling] Okay, actually it was my first 'monster' game ever! (I've had some pretty good games before - but nothing this close to magic.) I came into the night with a 179 average (166 book) - which is pretty good, but not spectacular. I started off the first game with a nine-bagger, (nine strikes in a row). Pretty amazing considering that I don't think I've even thrown a turkey, (three strikes in a row), for a couple weeks now. Anyway ... what with my heart racing, knees knocking, teeth chattering, hands shaking and sphincter sphincting ... I 'choked' ... closing it out with eight, spare, strike ... for my first ever 278 game! Yea! (an unusually cheerful) RonL. Postscript: Sadly - "Mr. Consistency" came back down to earth for the rest of the series, finishing with a 646.