Wait... they made you stop and then re-oiled the lanes in the middle? I guess it was open bowling!
Last wednesday, had my worst set of the year... 546. But came back last night with a shot at 800; went 268, 248 first 2 games... then started spare, 5X. longest i've ever had a shot at 800... but wound up going 3 spares and an open to finish the game, 216. 732 series. 4th 700 of the season, to go with 3 500s. Most annoyingly was that after the 268 (9X and 2 7-pins), our lane broke and we had to move. So my 1st ball of the 2nd game was on the 1st lane oiled of the night... and it was flooded. Missed the head pin. Wound up going spare-strike-spare-5x-spare-double in the 2nd game... took me 3 balls to adjust to the flooded left lane (right lane was playing like the old pair). Cost me as much as 30 pins because of the move... but once I figured out the left lane, had 6 strikes in a row on it between end of game 2 and start of game 3.
I'm now averaging higher in my Tues league than Wed; 218.14 vs 218.1.
As far as highest series... 761 (244, 217, 300) was non-sanctioned, done on 1 lane. I think my 740 a few weeks ago is my highest sanctioned series (bowled nothing but sport leagues or non-sanctioned leagues since 2002). Highest sport series is 690s (we bowled 4 games, so hard to track just the 1st 3... think I had an 875 for my highest 4-game). Not sure which pattern that was on, but probably Viper, as that's always been my best.