17 Comments on “1997 Amleto Monacelli vs Walter Ray Williams Jr. Part 2”

  1. That is a Brunswick Quantum Double Helix. It was part urethane part reactive. The stripe I believe was reactive and the black part was urethane. The ball was generally considered a bust.

    1. double helix was magenta stripe…this is the helix. Gold was urethane, black was the Quantum Raven coverstock

    2. This is a great Bowling ball, my avg went up to 218 from 182. But the downside is that the ball is becoming not as effective after a while. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make work after a while

  2. Other way around, gold was a pearlized urethane, black was reactive (PowrKoil18). Idea was that it would get through the front part of the lane like a urethane but like a reactive on the back end (ball would flare and track would move from the urethane to the reactive area). It was really expensive back in the day, and you could only drill it one way.

  3. and the other interesting thing is in this telecast WRWJ had the ball drilled slightly off his track… if the ball was drilled as intended the gold strip wouldn’t wobble on the front part of the lane. there was another telecast later in the year where he used the same ball but a completely different roll.

  4. Pause & look @ that rack right b4 Amleto 7-10s… It’s open pocket on BOTH sides!! Walter saw something next time up on that lane & reracked…

    1. You’d think that Amleto would have seen that, & asked for a re-rack. One other thing: Did you notice that Amleto didn’t even shake Walter’s hand, as a show of respect, after the match? Stuff like that makes me glad that Walter Ray Williams, Jr. won that match! I can’t stand a sore loser!!!!!

    2. @Ronald Shank 5:07 Amleto reaches across the ball return and shakes Walter’s hand. These guys were doubles partners at Showboat a few times too. But emotions were high at this point with ABC TV coverage ending in a few weeks. You can definitely see it in both of their expressions…

    3. @Dana Danarosana I missed the handshake. Sorry. I’d have to agree, though… tensions were probably at an all-time high for both of these guys! For the first 7-8 frames, it was a super-tight 1 pin game…then, Amleto ended up, unfortunately, blowing his chances with the dreaded 7-10 split. I call the dreaded 7-10 split the “Vampire Fangs” of Bowling. They’re nearly impossible to make into a Spare on the second shot of your frame, and secondly, if you’re running just a bit behind in the count, that particular split can not only put you further behind in the count, but the 7-10 split can figuratively drain all of the life out of your game, in terms of a possible come from behind win! There are, of course, other things that can go wrong in a match like this, and other combination-type splits that are indeed difficult to convert into a spare, but none so near-impossible to convert into a spare as the dreaded 7-10 split! Would you agree, or disagree? Let me know what you think about this.

    4. @Ronald Shank Well, I’ve made the 7-10 several times over the years along with big-4… BUT I’ve never made 2-8-10. HOWEVER, for the ultimate hose I’d have to agree because you can throw it pretty good and 7-10 which the odds are very low of converting. 2-8-10 is the result of a bad shot.

  5. 1984 Bowling for the Olympics, I had the privilege to bowl against Pete weaver and I got lucky to beat him on the first game second and third he won, we ended two games each, we advanced to the second round, but because of my military career I was transferred to Okinawa and never got the chance to compete against Pete again

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