Last week gap intelligence took its annual summer outing indoors, with a trip to the neighborhood bowling alley.  Although we already made it down to a Padres game earlier in the year, we’ve added a few new team members since then (Welcome Gurpreet, Emily, and Laurel !!) so we wanted to show them a good time and make sure they knew exactly how well we bowled.


I must say we had a great time, and although the bowling performances were mixed, there were certainly some standouts among us.  It turns out that we employ several very gifted bowlers and I would remiss I did not recognize them in true gap fashion.

With that, I give you the inaugural (possibly only) gap intelligence Kingpin Awards:

The Roy Munson Award goes to BRIC analyst Nicole Manko.  Not only does Nicole provide as many memorable quotes as Woody Harrelson’s character in Kingpin, it turns out her bowling skills are quite Munson-esque as well.  Nicole led off the first five frames of her second string with four strikes and a nine, ending with a gap-leading 169 final score.  The girl can roll!



Systems Analyst Katie Hess continued to prove that she is great at just about everything, bowling a combined 305 in two strings, and winning herself an Ishmael Award

in the process.  Katie bowled with power that would make Randy Quaid’s character proud and consistently pushed 20mph on the alley’s radar gun.  Yes the alley actually has a radar gun for bowling speeds.  They make a pretty good cheesesteak too.




There are really only three bowlers in Kingpin, so these awards should be viewed as quite an accomplishment.  Congratulations to the Kingpin Award winners of 2009!