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Plainville, CT

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Monday, April 27, 2015


Name: Pete Shubert
Town, State: Trenton, Maine
Comments: Dirk has been my pro shop guy for almost 30 years. An absolutely great coach and person! He takes the time to know your game and his ball and layout recommendations are spot-on matches to your game and objectives.

Since we moved to Maine a couple of years ago, one of my first stops whenever I come to CT is Competitive Edge.

Recently I had the opportunity to speak at length with Chuck Gardner, the PBA Pro Tour Rep for Brunswick Bowling. Chuck says that he \"loves\" Dirk and that he has the \"utmost respect\" for Dirk\'s abilities as a coach and skills as a pro shop operator.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Name: Tony Colon
Town, State: East Hartford
Comments: Took a coaching lesson from Dirk for the very first time. although he has given me good pointers in the past. It was a great experience. A true professional, Dirk was patient and very thorough with me. Showed me exactly what I need to work on and I\'m already seeing positive results in practice.

Thank You CEB and Dirk Ridley!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Name: Gregory Long
Town, State: Plainville, CT
Comments: I went down to see if my ball should be replaced due to newer technology. After watching me throw a few balls, and getting a few helpful pointers, he told me to stick with the ball. I was expecting to go in an buy a new ball, but I'm glad he didn't take advantage of it. Instead he checked the ball for excessive oils and replaced the worn fingertip grips for a reasonable price. Overall a great experience and I'll definitely go back if I'm ever in need of anything in the future. I would recommend you check his Pro Shop out.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Name: Steve Landry
Town, State: Oakville, CT
Comments: New to competitive edge and the great atmosphere that dirk and staff create very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to continue this forward into the future.. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Name: Doug Lewanda
Town, State: Farmington, CT
Comments: Dirk has been drilling my equipment for over 15 years, including fixing pitches, spans, and pin locations done by others. Don't waste your time elsewhere - go to Dirk. Now in Plainville (yippee!)

Monday, August 27, 2012


Name: Al Kasper
Town, State: East Longmeadow, MA
Comments: You guys are awesome. The latest ball drilled last year now has my all time high series 834 and two more 300 games. Can't wait to get down there for this seasons ball.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Name: Brandon Marcotte
Town, State: Lewiston, ME
Comments: Been getting my equipment drilled by Dirk for many years now and have driven down to CT to get stuff done alot in the years and I wouldn't let anyone else touch my equipment. Love the custom thumb slugs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Name: Yve S.
Town, State: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Comments: Great info and great deals, love my new shoes.
Even if it's a 330miles trip I'll be back...

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Name: Joe Brooks
Town, State: Beverly Hills, FL
Comments: Best ball drilling that I ever had.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Name: Christopher Marchand
Town, State: New London, CT
Comments: We are lucky to have such an excellent asset in your services and contributions to all of us bowlers. Thanks.....

Chris

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Name: Sharon Pavan
Town, State: Hopewell Junction, NY
Comments: You're worth the trip from anywhere - just ask me or my husband! His average has gone up to well over 200 since he met you. Can't wait to see the new shop in Plainville. We'll be stopping by soon for some new equipment!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Name: Tony Colon
Town, State: East Hartford, CT
Comments: Dirk,
It was very good to see you this past weekend. I will be back soon for another shot at your tournament! As always, I thank you for your advice. It always gives IMMEDIATE results. You're the BEST buddy!

Tony

Monday, July 18, 2011


Name: Edward Fabish
Town, State: West Haven, CT
Comments: planning getting out to see you soon

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Name: Ellen
Town, State: East Hartford, CT
Comments: Thanks for drilling Colin's ball and giving him tips. Both kids can't wait for the fall junior league to begin!

Ellen

Monday, June 27, 2011


Name: Chris Burke
Town, State: New Haven, CT
Comments: Dirk,
You're the greatest. Perfect fit & layout on my Nano. 2 300's with it so far, including 1 in NEBA. Also averaging 240+ with it in summer league so far. Ball does more than what i expected, just like the Virtual Gravity you drilled for me. Keep on being the greatest. See ya soon.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Name: Vittie Peterson
Town, State: East Hartford, CT
Comments: thanks again for all your help .Hope to see you in Sept. for storm day.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Name: Marion G. Myhre
Town, State: Watertown, Massachusetts
Comments: Hi there Dirk!
I wanted to thank you for drilling my last two bowling balls. They have worked out pretty well and I look forward to the next time I can stop down. I hope to take some time for a few games besides. Thanks for all you do for all of us!
-Marion Myhre

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Name: george quaggin
Town, State: Kensington, Ct.
Comments: Dirk,

Thanks for the lesson last Saturday, I'll keep you posted how I do in my practice league at Silver Lanes.

George Quagginsaa3s

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Name: Rich Petit
Town, State: Waterbury, CT
Comments: Morning,
Had a great time last night! Lots of good luck!
Rich