<Dan B-F> Hi, I'm Dan, how's everyone?
<Paige> Hi Dan....I feel like "Cheers" lol
<WRW> It is tougher for the men due to the PBA rules for logos,
sponsorship. Basically the PBA would have to get a large payment
first. But great for Kim.
<Kevin H> paige, your the funny one right? lol
<Tom> Walter, what kind of shot do you expect at the T of C? I heard 50
feet and if so where would you play on the lanes
<Dave Roberts> What ball brand you going with in the TOC
<Paige> Definitely.....I have a "warped" sense of humor....
<Kevin H> see, i knew we were a like.
<Kevin H> ijust kidding
<WRW> I don't know what ball, line or speed I will use at the TOC
<Dave Roberts> Alder might pose in playboy
[Wed Dec 11 20:17:27 EST 2002] Errol: WRW fan
<Kevin H> how long does it take you to figure out the lanes and the
liones to use?
<Paige> Hi Errol
<Eddie and Steven> Paige...we have to go..You guys have a Merry
Xmas,etc..and stay away from flashes this weekend
<Dan B-F> what a bummer about the flash incident..
<gz> have you thrown any Ebonite so far this year?
<Kevin H> send me the copy. lol
<Pat O'Brien> Walter, do you think the 50 foot pattern will cause the
problems for the power bowlers?
<Bill Carns> Hi Paige
<Paige> By Eddie & Steven....merry Xmas!
<Paige> Hi Bill....How are you?
<bob f> will the pattern be a christmas tree type pattern
<WRW> It depends on the condition. Easy conditions are easier to
figure out. The tougher ones take more time.
[Wed Dec 11 20:18:21 EST 2002] Mike Baudoux: Tacky
<Errol> WRW, who are you going to beat to win the TOC, so we can
enter your contest?
<Bill Carns> good, freezing my buttoff back here in PA
<Tim> bill, what side of the state?
<Tom> besides yourself, who do like in the T of C?
<Stu Douglas> now thats a secret Errol
<Bill Carns> west, just south of erie
<rb> what do you focus on to throw ringers in horseshoe? I need to
<Dan B-F> Waltery Ray, don't let Mark catch back up to you in titles :)
<Paige> Yeah....I played golf today...It was gorgeous here....NO SNOW
<WRW> We are drawing opponents tomorrow night. Hopefully I will win
<Dave Roberts> what is your favorite drilling
<Tom> kinda says it all doesn't it?
<WRW> When I pitch, I look at the stake.
<Kevin H> at least at pba.com we can watch shot by shot
[Wed Dec 11 20:19:35 EST 2002] Terri: firstname.lastname@example.org
<Mick> I think he means top bottom or middle WR
<WRW> I usually use pins at 1:30
[Wed Dec 11 20:19:54 EST 2002] Vipergal has no profile.
<Billie Sue> Hey Hi Terri..........She's our newest DIEHARD
<gz> Walter is it true you rarely change layouts on your balls?
<Paige> Hi Terri....go "Diehards"
<Tim> what do you think of the senior/regional players chances this
week, can they hang with the big guys?
<Kevin H> well i am going to back out of here.
<Paige> See ya Kevin...
<WRW> I don't change layouts very much. I kind of like a ball to hook on
the back end since I don't hook the ball a lot.
<Paul Stewart> IGP
<Kevin H> it was nice chatting watler and paige. good luck and see yoiu
again i hope.
<Paige> Merry Xmas! Hope you have been "good" lol
<Errol> Need to go to league, gl in the TOC, bye Paige....
<Kevin H> always do thanks
<Terri> Hey Paige!
<WRW> In this format, I would give the regional/senior players their
best chance in this tournament.
<Paige> Bye Errol....take care and bowl well!
<A Fan> **Paige do you bowl? League?**
<Vipergal> Signing off , take care WRW, Paige & Paul... See you
maybe in 2003 on tour
<gz> Walter, i notice that most top players rarely change layouts, just
cover and ball. Why do they do this?
<Paige> Me bowl....about once every 3 or 4 years. I spend WAY too
much time in the center now. Not what I want to do with my "free"
<gz> example Norm always uses an extra hole on his axis
<Mick> I need more consistancy in my horseshoe game......what do you
think is the most important part of the delivery of the shoe to gain
<WRW> I don't pay that much attention to other bowlers, but why
should I change something that works!
<gz> good point
[Wed Dec 11 20:23:00 EST 2002] 6th Arrow has no profile.
<Dave Roberts> and works very good
<Dan B-F> WR, do you feel the format of the TOC leaves too much to "chance"?
<Billie Sue> What Paul?
<WRW> Mick, A really good follow through. And practice, practice,
<Mick> I knew the practice part :)
<WRW> Dam B-F, YES
<rb> <rb>do you like bowling or horseshoe better
<WRW> Sorry Dan!!
[Wed Dec 11 20:24:10 EST 2002] Al Lione has no profile.
<Paul Stewart> BS, I got to go IGP
<Dan B-F> WR, no prob, :)
<Tom> walter, do you enjoy this type of sprint-like format?
<Billie Sue> WR I thought you were cussin your mother in law!
<WRW> I used to like horseshoes, but lately it has been bowling!
[Wed Dec 11 20:24:35 EST 2002] swayer has no profile.
[Wed Dec 11 20:25:05 EST 2002] Al Lione: PBA east region bowler
[Wed Dec 11 20:25:14 EST 2002] Terri: email@example.com
<WRW> BS, I would only do that if you weren't around!
<Paul Stewart> same here WR
<Paige> That's it WR....coal in your stocking....
<Ms. Beverly Tiano> WRW GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HOLIDAY'S TO U & PAIGE
<Dave Roberts> I suppose there will be lots of dull balls at the TOC
<A Fan> **how's your golf game WRW and Paige?**
<WRW> Take care Ms Bev!!
<Tom> ouch...that hurt
<Pat O'Brien> The coal will keep you warm in CT
<Paige> Thanks Bev...you all too, take care and Merry Xmas
<Al Lione> Hey this is pretty neat.... not a bad turnout! :)
<WRW> My golf game was very bad today. But it was nice outside, wore shorts!!
<Dave Roberts> 47 here in good old North Dakota
<Paul Stewart> did Paige beat you ??
<rb> what is the best % game of shoe have you thrown
<A Fan> I live in Florida, like you, and it was overcast and a little cold.....
<Paige> Hey Fan, WR is good. I am a hacker...but I did beat him for 9 holes today (me-49, him 52)...but that was AWFUL for
him. He is about a 4. Iam about a 18.
<WRW> I managed to beat Paige by one stroke.
[Wed Dec 11 20:27:51 EST 2002] Al Sandham has no profile.
<A Fan> very good u 2
<Pat O'Brien> WRW, Speaking of golf, what's your handicap?
<WRW> RB- 13 perfect games. Or 92% for a 180 shoe game.
<Paige> We were just happy to be outside w/out long-johns...been so cold up north
<WRW> Pat, my handicap used to be 3, but I think it is going up, way up.
<Billie Sue> Evening, Al
<Al Lione> Shouldn't you be in Connecticut ?
<Pat O'Brien> I would settle for 3
<Tom> tell me about it ...last thursday i had to climb out of my window
<rb> got to go, thanks
<WRW> I am flying up tomorrow.
<Paul Stewart> Hi Al, say hi to Irus...
<Billie Sue> bye, rb........don't forget to enter the contest
<Tim> WRW, did you know dan glus?
[Wed Dec 11 20:30:01 EST 2002] al sandham has no profile.
<Dan B-F> WR, any idea how many years more you'll bowl on tour full-time?
<6th Arrow> What do you think of Dukes performance a couple of weeks ago?
<gz> WRW when you're practicing, do you work on anything specific or just to keep your timing?
<Paige> We were extremely saddened to hear about Dan. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many! Our
thoughts are with his family.
<WRW> Tim, Yes I knew Dan. He was one of the great things about winning a tournament. He interviewed the champ!
[Wed Dec 11 20:30:53 EST 2002] Casey Sluys: NHPA publicity director
[Wed Dec 11 20:31:11 EST 2002] Pismo has no profile.
<Tim> I agree Paige, he did so much for youth bowling in my area,
<Billie Sue> Casey, what is NHPA?
<WRW> Dan B-F, I will bowl on tour as long as I do decent. It is frustrating when you don't do well.
<Paige> That Duke Traber match was one of the best I have ever seen!
[Wed Dec 11 20:31:43 EST 2002] natstatguy has no profile.
<Tom> i agree it was so gutsy on both men
<Billie Sue> Hi Glenn or is it one "n"
<al sandham> Hi everyone if you type as slow as me all you have time for is hi!
<Casey Sluys> NHPA is the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association
<WRW> 6th - Norm bowled very well and it was nice to see him win. Great match he and Dave T had
<Dan B-F> WR, you're off to a great start this year. Are you hoping for your 6th POY?
<swayer> Are you planning anything for cali around the U.S. open?
<Terri> Are you guys going to the Dallas TX tournament in Feb?
<WRW> I would like to be player of the year again, and if I could win a big one it would sure help.
<Paige> T - planning on it. Unless something goofy happens.
<Dave Roberts> WRW try the new GRYPHON by visionary this week
<WRW> I am planning on bowling all of the tournaments
<natstatguy> Hi Billie Sue - it is two n's
<Mike Baudoux> Walter good luck in the Tof C Your my pick to Win !
<Casey Sluys> hi Glennnnnnnnn
<Tom> walter, who has in all fairness bowled better this year...you are Buzz?
<Paige> Hey Mike...tell the other guys OK? lol
<A Fan> Your my pick, too...
<Tom> sorry you OR Buzz?
<natstatguy> Hi WR got your new program but have no tournament to run till Jan or Feb
<WRW> Chris had bowled very well. Pretty even to me. If he had won, he would definitely be ahead.
<Mike Baudoux> The ice man will be lookin down on it this week Paige !
<Dave Roberts> what new program
<Paige> Yes, Mike he will and loving every minute of it....he will have the best seat in the house....right next to Earl!
<WRW> I wrote a computer program which is used to keep stats at some horseshoe tournaments and I made some
improvements to it.
<Casey Sluys> WRW wrote a stats program for horseshoe pitching, that's what glenn means
<Dan B-F> is "Buzz" a nickname for Chris Barnes?
<Mike Baudoux> Why Cant we have those 2 as announcers ?
<Al Lione> What language is it written in? I do software engineering for a living :)
<Pismo> Hey Walter Ray how mad were you about the flash on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest)?
<Paige> Now THAT would be fabulous Mike...
<Paige> 48 pismo....lol
<Dave Roberts> who is iceman
<WRW> It was written in QBasic which is a problem now with the new printers, I am trying to change it to Visual Basic. It is
going to take some time!!
<Mick> WR...what is the ideal height to throw a shoe???
<Tom> Dan, if you've ever seen Barnes smile he's got that Buzz Lightyear chin and smile to him
<Paige> Iceman is Dan Glus Dave
<WRW> Pismo - about 9. But I calmed down fairly quick because I realized it was an accident.
<Tim> In that case, I agree, Dan would have so much fun with thta
<WRW> Mick, I tend to throw about 9 1/2 feet, but I like to throw about 9 or a bit less.
<Paige> WR got over it faster than me...that guy was lucky he wasn't sitting next to me....grrr
<Dan B-F> Tom, thanks for explaing about Buzz :)
<Tom> sure thing...
<Paul Stewart> thats what me & your mom said too.....
<Tom> think paige was ready to run over the flash guy with the motor home
<swayer> Nice bit of sarcastic humor later on
<Tim> Paige, I think that guy is lucky it wasnt anybody other than WRW on the approach
<Mike Baudoux> Good thing That didnt happen when Marshall Holman was bowling Walter !
<Tom> you could only imagine what marshall would have done to the poor guy
<Tim> or pete
<Mick> one last question........I had problems this past year with some very long shoes that felt SO good......would you have
any idea why??
<Paige> Could you see Marshall .... that WOULD have made Sportcenter....lol
<Dan B-F> did he click the button by accident, or was he trying to take a photo?
<swayer> I still think he was a Barnes fan
<Pismo> WR... You ready for the TofC
<Tom> Buzz might have slipped him a 20 before the show
<WRW> Mick, Long shoes (Horseshoes) might be because you had a good strong follow through. I like to accelerate my
<Dave Roberts> WRW good luck at the TOC
<Stu Douglas> Read Walter Rays Report and it will tell you about the photo incedent
<Pat O'Brien> Walter, do you use some kind of program to store your frame by frame results? Or do you just stiil do that with
pen and paper and convert tham to html later??
<Paige> Our FABULOUS webmaster does that for us...I fax him WR's score sheet and he has a way to make it pretty up
there onthe site
<Mike Baudoux> Paige I'll Email you later I got so info for you !
<Paige> Thanks M....would appreciate it.
<WRW> Pat - I do the pen & paper and then fax the results to our webmaster - Scooter, who wrote a program for entering
those pins. It takes a while, but he does it.
<Mick> Thank you WR.....wish you all the luck in the world in TOC.
<Pat O'Brien> Paige, that must be Scooter you're talking about.
<Scooter> Yep thats me
<Paige> Scooter it is and "scoot" he does! lol
<Dave Roberts> thanks wrw
<Pismo> Walter i was seeing that you have qbasic is that true?
<A Fan> Scooter and WRW thanks so much for the score sheet info and all the stats......
<WRW> Psimo, Yes and also Visual Basic, but not as familiar with that.
<Paige> I like it when Scooter beats that PBA site....just me being catty....lol
[Wed Dec 11 20:44:55 EST 2002] Walt has no profile.
<Mike Baudoux> Walter if you make the tv show hand out camaras to everyone and tell them use them against the other guy !
<Casey Sluys> Need to go Gails got dinner on here on the West coast. Best of luck WR form Gail, Daniel Travis and me!
<Paul Stewart> I don't call him Scooter, he is"Lighting" to me
<WRW> If I make the show, I am going to take a picture of the TV camera when I get introduced!!
<Paige> Bye Casey...tell Miss Gail I said "Hi"
<Billie Sue> Bye Casey! Thanks for coming here tonight!
<Tom> ok, I've got a paper due so to walter, good luck in CT, hope to see you make the show an paige, keep the cameras
<Mike Baudoux> wear the hat too 1
<WRW> Nice chatting with you Casey
<Paige> Bye Tom....take care and Merry Xmas
<Tom> you too...ma'am
<Paige> lol Tom
<Pat O'Brien> Walter it was great to hear you on Lenny's (Phantom) web show. Any idea when it's going to be Paige's turn?
<Al Lione> WR thats a cool idea! You should take a pic of the camera *when* you make this show this week :)
<Paige> I am DEFINITELY not a ma'am lol
<Tom> oh, the William Paterson Bowling team all says hello
<Tom> sorry miss
<Pismo> WR... when do you leave chating
<Dave Roberts> CYA WRW and Paige thanks good luck
<Paige> Bye Dave....thanks for coming!
<WRW> I hear it will be a couple of weeks for Paige to be on Phantoms radio show
<Tom> later all...
<Paige> Yeah, don't forget to send questions everyone!
<Walt> Hey Walter I'm a fellow PBA bowler. We met over lunch in between matches at Ft. Pierce.
<Paige> Check the site for details!
<WRW> Hi Walt
<Al Lione> Hi Walt... I bowl in the east region.
<Pat O'Brien> Thanks Paige!
<Walt> What was the shot like a couple of weeks ago Walter ? I missed you on the show.
<WRW> Walt, which show?
<Mike Baudoux> Walter what line do you think you'll be playying this week ?
<Walt> I think it was in Philadelphia? It looked like a shoot out
<WRW> I don't know where I will be playing, I will find out Friday for sure when the matches start.
<swayer> where is your favorite stop on tour?
<Paige> Mine is/was Erie. They just LOVE the PBA there
<Mike Baudoux> do you have a prefrence inside or outside ?
<WRW> Walt, In Phily, they had the bumpers up. I had a good shot, but I didn't strike enough and had too many opens. Read
<Paul Stewart> Good Night Walter Ray & Paige, I will be pulling as hard as a Gray Mule for you this weekend WR.
<Billie Sue> Walter Ray, when is the first day you'll bowl? And will it be desginated "A" - "B"?
<Tim> Erie, too bad you arent goin back, they do love the PBA though
<WRW> I really enjoyed bowling in Erie. Did well there and they had great crowds!
<Paige> Night Paul....take care.
<Pat O'Brien> WRW and Paige--- Will you folks be able to sell some WRW merchandise at the Via Open in Orlando?
[Wed Dec 11 20:52:18 EST 2002] Billie Sue: Paige's Mom & WR's MIL
<Tim> No more western PA on the tour....very sad
<natstatguy> Night paul havent seen if you got the web updated
<Mike Baudoux> Ricardos was a good place too eat too in erie !
<A Fan> WRW or Paige....what made you decide to move to Florida...
<Walt> Walter , Do you use many balls with flipping blocks in them? How do you like the Dynothane balls?
<Terri> I've got to get going now, talk to ya'll later
<Billie Sue> bye Terri
<WRW> The format for the ToC is 32 players in single elimination matches. 6 lanes, 2 matches per pair the first day - Firday
which means 3 different times. Then Sat and Sun are the same except only 4 make the show.
<Paige> Probably not Pat. They have a "licensesd" merchandise company that is the only ones allowed to set stuff up...but if
you found me....I might have what you need. Shh. LMK what you are looking for
<Walt> I'm friends with Steve Hoskins! Did he get you interested in Dynothane?
<Pat O'Brien> LOL, I'll be looking for you!
<Paige> I LOVED Ricardos!
<Tim> WRW, I dont know whether you would know, but do other guys change companies for the show if they would get more
<Paige> The weather and no State income tax - Fan
<Mike Baudoux> The Filets where unreal !
<Paige> Bye Terri
<Pismo> Walter Ray, Paige i enjoyed chating with you i have to go bye. And good luck. (-;
<Paige> Bye Pismo...Merry Xmas
<WRW> Hi Tim, Some might change ball companies, but with the prize money being much bigger than the incentives, it
doesn't sound very smart.
<Pismo> you too i hope you do this again bye
<Tim> thanks, i heard a rumor about Frank G changing balls a couple of weeks ago to get incentives
<WRW> Tim - Might have, he used urethane for a while.
<Paige> It's not unheard of Tim....you want the cash AND what you think you can get the best look with....best of all!
<Mike Baudoux> This chat is great ! Good luck gotta go !
<A Fan> I thought that might be the reason (mainly the tax thing)....sure glad you did...like to watch/take pics(no Flash) WRW
bowl the regionals
<Paige> Bye Mike....LMK about stuff....
<swayer> Are the new logo spare balls money for the players or the PBA?
<Mike Baudoux> k
<WRW> We did move to FL for no state income tax and decent weather.
<Paige> HaHaHa Fan --- I may put that on the back of his shirt Walter "No FLash" Williams Jr.
<WRW> Also there are plenty of regionals to bowl.
<A Fan> Good one Paige....
<Walt> Maybe you should come out with shades on at the intro of the show!!
<A Fan> Yes, Right about the Regionals in Florida....
<WRW> The new spare balls are money for the PBA which puts up money for the players. The last tournament has a bonus
payout to the combined highest finishing team.
<Pat O'Brien> ...From Ocala Florida Walter "Flash" Williams!! LOL
<Dan B-F> WR, which tournaments are double-points awarded?
<Tim> Did you guys get to choose which ball you would be using
<natstatguy> WRW - glenn and shirley say bye, catch you at the World in Aug if not before somewhere
<WRW> All of the majors are double, ToC, US Open, Masters, World championship
<Paige> Tim - the companies chose the teams they wanted - one player from each "tier" (decided by pba what tier you were
<WRW> Tim - no
[Wed Dec 11 21:00:01 EST 2002] Bill: Urethane Game
<Al Lione> WRW does your PBA income get taxed based on the state you live in, or is there no tax on it because there is no
income tax in florida ?
<WRW> Al - I pay state income taxes in several different states on the money I win there.
<WRW> They do the same to other professional athletes.
<WRW> There are even a few cities which tax earnings.
<Al Lione> my few regional checks are so small, i just get one tax form from the pba seattle office :)
<Paige> Is there anything you all would like to see on the website that we aren't doing?
<swayer> Are you guys planning anything for the U.S. open?
<Al Lione> Put a photo of the new motor home onthe website :)
<Paige> winning? : )
<WRW> Sorry Honey!!
<swayer> Extra ciricular
<Paige> I think my Mom took one the other day....so that is do-able I think!
<WRW> I have a sister and a brother who live in S. Cal.
<Pat O'Brien> Walter Ray, Paige, Scooter and Billy Sue ..... I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, and thanks for the chance
<Paige> Bye Pat....Merry Xmas to you and yours!
<Paige> Okay guys....my fingers are tired....
<Tim> Walter, what do you miss about the old ABC days of the tour
<Scooter> it is doable paige but then that means you have to write...haaaaa your choice
<A Fan> WRW Do your siblings bowl...how about mom/dad?
<Dan B-F> WR, goodluck at TOC, happy holidays to you and Paige and everyone, bye...
<WRW> Happy Holidays to everyone. Hope you all enjoyed this.
<Paige> Write what s? Here is a pic of the motorhome....lol
<Tim> and do you or anyone else still keep in touch with chris and bo or even guys on the production staff
<Walt> Walt Best of Luck this week and Merry Xmas to you and Paige Goodbye!
<Billie Sue> Thanks WR.........GO GET THE MONEY!!!!!
<Paige> Bye all...