The bowling team is named BFOC and its members are Carol Tucker, John Dela Rionda, Mike Hahn and Joe Curry.
That acronym stands for “Beer Frame on Carol,” but on Tuesday night, BFOC could have stood for “Bowling Fantastically Our Commitment.”
As the team swept its series in the “Guys and Dolls” league at AMF Woodlake Lanes in Woodland Hills, Hahn and Curry generated considerable buzz around the bowling center.
First, Hahn (shown in photo) reeled off eight straight strikes to open his first game before his streak ended. “I blew it in the ninth,” said Hahn, a Reseda resident. “As soon as I released it, I knew I had pushed it to the Brooklyn side. Then I got the spare and had an open in the 10th.”
Still, Hahn finished with a sterling 254. It brought back memories of the night two years ago when he blistered a 290 game. “This was a little different,” Hahn said. “When I had the 290, I had nine [pins] and a spare in the first frame, then I had 14 in a row [including the following game].”
Curry, the team’s anchor man, got in the groove early with two 200-plus games before breaking out in his finale.
Curry rolled strikes in his first nine frames. “In the 10th, I just dropped the damn ball,” said Curry, a Chatsworth resident. “It wasn’t a very good shot.”
He went on to score a flashy 274 and a blazing 717 series, just three pins off his best. His one-game high is 289 and he continues to flirt with that elusive perfect game. “It’ll come eventually – hopefully,” he said.
Curry perhaps surprised himself with his strong performance. He revealed that he fell last week, leaving him with a sore wrist. “I had a smaller window throwing the ball,” said Curry, a Chatsworth resident.
Curry carries a 200 average and Hahn sports a 184 average.
Hahn is hopeful that he and Curry can continue their strong showings.
“That’s what happens when you put a good bowler with a mediocre one,” joked Hahn. “Joe’s my mentor. I learn from him.”