It was déjà vu all over again for bowler Joe Curry.
For the second time in three weeks, Curry notched strikes in his first eight frames – only to come up short in his pursuit of an elusive 300 game.
Curry delivered a pocket hit in the ninth frame Tuesday night but left the four pin. “I wasn’t happy,” said a smiling Curry after his night ended in the “Guys and Dolls” league at AMF Woodlake Lanes in Woodland Hills.
Curry then rolled his ninth strike of the game in the 10th frame before leaving the troublesome 1-2-4-10 on his next shot. He then converted the washout to finish with a sizzling 269.
Curry smoked a 211 in his first game and finished with a 169 in his second game before flirting with the 300. “I’m still looking for the three,” said Curry, who carries a 194 average and has a high of 289.
The right-handed Curry is no stranger to bowling achievements. He claimed the Los Angeles City tournament title for juniors in 2000.
And about a year ago, he rolled his second 700 series with scores of 213, 228 and 264 for a 705 total. The Chatsworth bowler showcases an almost effortless bowling style with a gentle hook that seems laser-driven to the pocket.
A year ago, Curry said, “You can be in the pocket a lot of the time, but a lot is luck – the way the pins fall.
Curry, on Tuesday night, was decidedly optimistic about his prospects for a 300.
“It’ll come eventually,” he said.