2008 World Championship Wichita, Ks.

The start of the new season was last week in Wichita, Ks. I always like coming here as the fans are bowling smart and we always have good crowds. I don't always bowl so well here though, and this past week wasn't any different. I was hoping this year would be different. We have never bowled on the World Championship pattern in this center, so fingers were crossed heading into the week.

During the competition, I must have tweaked my left knee as it started to swell. It was huge. When I finished bowling each block, the left knee had actually swollen to twice the size of the right knee. Considering I don't slide, this wasn't a good thing to have happen. I finished the week as I have never withdrawn from a tournament, no matter how much pain or how poorly I am bowling.

There was some good news to the week. Steve Jaros and Chris Collins both made the match play using 900 Global and AMF balls this week. Jaros made it all the way to the TV finals. It was exciting to be there and to get a ball on TV.