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Women 2.0

Monday, July 17th, 2006

The Women 2.0 Team consists of Linx Dating & TheMintPages.

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Monday, July 17th, 2006

League kickoff was a strike

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

We had an amazing turnout last night. Even though one team dropped out in the tenth frame, we picked up that spare and filled in with a full 4 person team. We have a new team addition now, and that will be Aaron Patzer heading up the MINT team.

I’m really pumped about the enthusiasm everybody had last night. Now we all know how good the sounds of 10 pins smacking against each other sounds. It was great to hear teams cheering and high-fiving as their team mates mopped the floor (without Ajax ;)

I’ll be getting team points and individuals scores from the alley soon and I’ll put that up on along with some pictures and videos from last night.


Monday, July 10th, 2006

more details soon…

bowling 2.0 kicks off tonight!!!

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Photo courtesy of Joanne Wan
Web 2.0 has been officially kick’d to the next level. Tonight is the *official* kickoff of bowling 2.0. We have 12 teams represented by over 15 two-dot-ohh companies. (In this web 2.0 space, many companies don’t even have 4 folks at them ;)
If you’re in and around Palo Alto, feel free to come watch and cheer your favorite web2.0 company on.

Palo Alto Bowl
4329 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Photo courtesy of Joanne Wan

Last week was the bowling2.0 kick off party. We had 10 of the 12 teams show up to mingle, drink, ask questions, knock down a few pins, and drink some more. We had a number of spectators show up, including some google interns.

Note: Photos courtesy of Joanne Wan of


Monday, July 10th, 2006

Some Favorites

Mostly taken by Will, Joanne, Angie, or Vinnie




Monday, July 10th, 2006

12 Teams


  • Vinnie Lauria [capt'n]
  • Antonis Proios
  • Kagan Unaldi
  • Paul Bragiel
  • Samuel Stauffer


  • Matt O’Neill [capt'n]
  • Susan
  • Marisa
  • ?


  • Matt Hehman ‘He-Man’ [capt'n]
  • Nick Heyman ‘Nick’
  • Teddy Underwood ‘Old Man Teddy’
  • Kevin Colleran ‘KevCol’
  • Meagan Marks ‘Meagan’
  • Jon Warman ‘My Little Pony’
  • Areg Maghakian ‘Areg’
  • Yishan Wong ‘CraZn’
  • Becca Sawyer ‘Spare Slut Sawyer’


  • Gretchen Curtis ‘Gret’ [capt'n]
  • Geoffrey Arone ‘Fredo’
  • Will Tschumy
  • Cindy Tschumy
  • Lloyd Budd ‘foolswisdom’
  • Julia Budd
  • Mike Curtis

#5, &

  • Drew [capt'n 3bubbles]
  • Mark Mansouri ‘Snuggles’
  • Joanne Wan [capt'n stirr]
  • Sanford Barr
  • Sean Ness


  • David Weekly [capt'n]
  • Nathan Schmidt
  • Ramit Sethi
  • Darren Allarde


  • Jeff Reine [capt'n]
  • Jed Clevenger
  • Sara Gorman


  • Erik Langner [capt'n]
  • Julia French
  • Alex McClintock
  • Ross Mayfield

#9, Women 2.0

#10, Veeceebo

  • Timmy C, Tim Chang, Gabriel Venture Partners [capt'n]
  • Alexa Zhang, Omidyar Networks
  • Baris Karadogan, USVP
  • Christian Borcher, Cardinal VC
  • Shawn Carolan, Menlo Ventures
  • Tom Cole, Trinity Ventures
  • Striker
  • Matthew Fix ‘Fix’, Intel


  • Matt Sanchez ‘Sr. Juevos’ [capt'n]
  • Joe Hurd ‘Hurdle’
  • Joe Johnston ‘Prince Albert’
  • Nat Turner ‘The Intern’
  • Derek Dukes ‘D-Rock’
  • Kevin Sladek ‘Egg Man’
  • Lauren Rogers ‘Eggette’

#12, – Money Intelligence

  • Aaron Patzer [catp'n]
  • Matt Snider
  • ?
  • ?


Monday, July 10th, 2006

They’re here…

We removed the handicap from the league, so the old rankings are OUTTA here!!! Click the pics below for a larger file.



Rankings as of week 4 [Aug 7, 2006]

  • #1 – [7 wins, 1 loss]
  • #2 – [5 wins, 3 losses] (currently tied with flock)
  • #3 – [5 wins, 3 losses] (currently tied with meetro)
  • #4 – [5 wins, 1 loss]
  • #5 – VeeCeebo [5 wins, 3 losses]
  • #6 – [4 wins, 4 losses]
  • #7 – [4.5 wins, 3.5 losses] (how you get a half I have no idea)
  • #8 – [3 wins, 5 losses]
  • #9 – [3 wins, 5 losses]
  • #10 – [2.5 wins, 5.5 losses] (what’s up with these 1/2 points???)
  • #11 – & [2 wins, 6 losses]
  • #12 – women 2.0 [0 wins, 8 losses] (come on now, is the sterotype really being fulfilled?)


If you would like to run some of your own stats, feel free to play around with this spreadsheet that Dan Bragiel put together:
* bowlinginfo.xls


Monday, July 10th, 2006

‘Why’ is a very good question, other then a shrug of the shoulders and a ‘why not’ response, bowling 2.0 grew out of a half joke between members of the meetro team. Being that meetro is social software that encourages people to meet in the real world, and we here at meetro are always looking for a good reason to throw a party, we were brainstorming some ideas of events to throw around silicon valley.

There are too many events that are heavy on the professional and networking side, but not many events where people just hang out, drink a few beers, and trash talk the competition. We started tossing around ideas of competitive sports, but quickly threw that idea out as we figured most geeks aren’t too physical! Then a joke came out… “Why not bowling?” After we all had a few good laughs, we said, wait a minute, bowling would be kinda cool… After all, it’s a sport, it’s competitive, beer pitchers are of the plenty, and it’s completely ironic to have all these high tech companies hanging out in such a low-fi atmosphere. Half the bowling machines look like they were produced before the Atari was invented!

So we thought about the idea a little more and decided we needed to make this happen. We reached out to a few companies and ppl really bit into it. We started talking to bowling alleys to see what was required to start a league. Heck, most of us here at meetro hadn’t bowled more then a dozen times in our life. For some, the last time they bowled was at a friends 6th grade birthday party.

We sent out a few emails and everybody was really excited on the idea. So we reached out to a few more companies, and they were excited about the idea as well. Then it was picked up on valleywag and interest exploded, we had to start turning companies away!

And that’s how bowling 2.0 started.

- Vinnie

Palo Alto Bowl
4329 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 948-1031

Every Monday night, 7pm – … (games 7-9, retire to the alley lounge afterwards)

Who: 12 Teams (team #, team name)


  • paul Paul Bragiel
    email: paul -at- bowling20 -dot- net


Monday, July 10th, 2006

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