Mike Botelho throws 827 set in Westgate Mixed

October 29, 2014

Mike Botelho may not be a name familiar to the Westgate bowlers yet (although the Coke league bowlers may know him), but they may want to become more familiar with him, as he had the first 800 set of the season here tonight in the Westgate Mixed league, with games of 270, 278, and 279 for an 827. Here’s a fact I’ll throw out for the regular readers: He had the last 800 series ever in Taunton.

Congrats Mike! :D


Oct. 29 league night recap

October 29, 2014

My Week 9 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

If it was possible for me to leave more “junk” than I did last week, it happened tonight. The sure thing I’ve noticed so far is that it isn’t an easy house shot out there for me, with out-of-bounds on the outside, and my need to have the right release or else I go through the nose even if I hit my mark. Five single pins, but I missed two of those, both 7s (and making both of my 10s).

Result: 138-153-159=450
Average (27 games): 161
Average for last 9 games: 160
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 501

After winning the first two games, we lost the third game by enough to lose total by 18 pins. Barry had the high set on the pair (543).


Oct. 29 league standings update

October 29, 2014

After “Turkey Hunters” won three points from “The 508 Boys”, we’re tied for 11th with “Sweet Rolls”, who we will be bowling against tonight in the first position round of the first half. We are seven points behind “Knock Em Down”, who lead “Ebony and Ivories” and “Bowling Stones” by three points.


Chuck Paige wins Bay State Open at Westgate

October 28, 2014

The latest newsletter for the Bay State Open reported Chuck Paige as the winner of the Oct. 18 event held at Westgate Lanes. Chuck defeated Steven LaRosa by a score of 236-214 (with handicap).

Congrats again Chuck! :D


2014 Mass. state senior tournament results

October 27, 2014

The Brockton Bowling Association has posted the unofficial results of the Massachusetts state senior tournament, which was held this past weekend at Westgate Lanes. I’ll note the age division champions below (with association represented in parentheses after the name; scores are with handicap):

Division A (70 and over): Ed Roberts (Brockton) 1,539
Division B (65-69): Robert Chichlow (Greater Boston) 1,548
Division C (60-64): John Hayes Jr. (Brockton) 1,725
Division D (55-59): Gerry LaTremouille (Brockton) 1,623
Division E (50-54): Craig Clemons (Pittsfield) 1,546

Congratulations to all who cashed! :D

Note: Link in article is to index page; click on division links for full results.


Brian Egan shoots 300 in Coke league

October 27, 2014

It was only this past summer that Brian Egan shot his first 300 game at Westgate Lanes in the Adult/Junior league (though he had done it elsewhere before), and, tonight, he threw another one, this time in a bigger setting, the Coke Classic league. It was the first of the season in that league, and the video will be embedded below.

Congrats Brian! :D


Fall 2014 Week 7 virtual league results

October 27, 2014

“Pin Seeking Missiles” won first game and total against “8 Ain’t Enough” for a total of three points, and now stand tied for 3rd with “Triple x-X-x”, three points behind “Probable Cause”, who hold a two-point lead over “8 Ain’t Enough”.

“Probable Cause” improved on their all-time series standing, as they shot 2,712 to take over second place all-time.


Paris Cook wins NAT at Silver Lanes

October 25, 2014

As reported in their latest newsletter, Paris Cook was the winner of the Northeast Amateur Tournament’s event on Oct. 5 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes in E. Hartford, CT. Paris defeated David Jones by a score of 223-192 (with handicap) in the final match.


Oct. 22 league night recap

October 22, 2014

My Week 8 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

This was a strange night (for another reason I’ll mention later, as well), as I wanted the game to be on the line earlier in games, since my clutch bowling turned out to be better than my other bowling. I ended up throwing the first strike in the 10th second game to win, and just got a bad break on a 7 pin ending the last game that would have tied the game had the 7 fallen. The other thing I’ll take out of the night is that I didn’t miss any of my four single pins (and I had two 10s on the night), but just left too much “garbage” most of the rest of the night.

Result: 165-143-149=457
Average (24 games): 162
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 492

Team won the first game more comfortably, so it ended up being a three point night for us.

The other strange part of the night is that a thunderstorm came through the area as the night was winding down, and I guess a lightning strike knocked out the power. The good thing was that my pair had finished bowling by the time the power went out.

I had my best night in brackets yet last week, beating Jo-Ann in two finals, Shawn in one, and Patrick Doten (one of the members of tonight’s opposing team) in a fourth bracket to get $20 back. I did so well I forgot to look to see who knocked me out of the fifth bracket.


Oct. 21 league standings update

October 21, 2014

After failing to win points from “Anger Management”, “Turkey Hunters” are tied for 11th with “Sweet Rolls” and “Bowl Pack”, eight points behind “Knock Em Down”, who lead “Bowling Stones” and Team 16 by two points. “The 508 Boys” will be our opponents tomorrow night, with the first position round of the first half coming next week.


Kevin Thibeault wins Junior Bowling Sport Challenge at Westgate

October 20, 2014

Congrats to Kevin Thibeault, who won the under-20 division of yesterday’s Junior Bowling Sport Challenge at Westgate Lanes. In his final match, Kevin tied Nick Flake with a 195 score, then won a four-frame roll-off 55-51. In addition to Kevin and Nick, Rachel Bamford (U15) and Sam Blanchette (U12) qualified for Junior Gold, and I’m going to assume Rachel won the U15 scholarship division unless I hear otherwise. The tournament was contested on the WTBA Los Angeles pattern.


Fall 2014 Week 6 virtual league results

October 20, 2014

“Pin Seeking Missiles” won only the first game against Team 7, and now stand tied for 3rd with “8 Ain’t Enough”, just a point behind the leaders, “Probable Cause” and “Triple x-X-x”.

Individually, a member of “Triple x-X-x”, “SteveH”, submitted what he thought was his personal best series, a 672.


Oct. 19 Eliminator results

October 19, 2014

In today’s edition of the Eliminator, Tina Gannon won the final match with a 258 score (with handicap), Chuck Paige was second with a 244, and Paris Cook third with a 221.


Link to Blend10 added to sidebar

October 18, 2014

I try to keep an exhaustive list of links to the ball manufacturer sites in the “Ball sites” links list, and I saw a new company, Blend10, on Facebook, so the link to their website is now in that list. In a bit of housekeeping, I removed the link to MoRich after seeing that it is now a foreign language site (Indeed, Mo Pinel, the mind behind the MoRich brand, now designs balls for Radical; I’ve also been putting off mentioning something that everyone at Westgate knows: Sean Richard is now on Radical’s staff.).


Chuck Gerlach scores perfect game in Patriots league

October 16, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve called his name in regards to an honor score, but congrats to Chuck “Dusty” Gerlach on a 300 game tonight in the Patriots league. :)


Oct. 15 league night recap

October 15, 2014

My Week 7 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

Finally put together three decent games, but I didn’t think I deserved decent in the last game because I did catch some breaks on Brooklyn hits near the end of the game. A 4-7-9 conversion in the 10th second game was saving it a bit, as well.

Result: 180-177-181=538
Average (21 games): 164
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 508

Two bowlers on the other team shot over 700 tonight, and that’s tough to beat in any league; we lost all four.

I was alive in two brackets after two games last week, but one of them was a tie with Jim Andersen. In brackets, if there’s a tie in the first or second game, the next game breaks the tie, and my third game cost me the bracket that I had the tie in. I did finish second to Shawn in the other one, so I did get $2 back.


Dan Esdale, Henry Webber throw 11 in a row in Westgate Mixed

October 14, 2014

There have been no perfect games yet in the Westgate Mixed league, but the closest approaches to one so far this season both came last week, with Dan Esdale putting up a 297 game, and Henry Webber throwing a 290. Congrats to both! :D


Oct. 14 league standings update

October 14, 2014

After winning one point from “The Doables”, “Turkey Hunters” are now tied for 8th place with “The 508 Boys”, 4 1/2 points behind “Knock Em Down”, who lead “Bowling Stones” and “Striking Gentlemen” by a half point and “Ebony and Ivories” by a point and a half. “Anger Management” will be our opposition tomorrow night.


Fall 2014 Week 5 virtual league results

October 13, 2014

“Pin Seeking Missiles” won four of seven points from “Wrecking Balls” and increased the lead to two points, with second being held down by “Triple x-X-x” and “Probable Cause” in third, four points behind.


MyBowler.com added to sidebar links list

October 11, 2014

I rarely do consecutive administrivia posts, but today I also added a site I learned from through Mike Rose Jr., the 2007 USBC all-events champion (who I met around the time I returned to bowling when he was at Westgate Lanes for a NEBA tournament), via a Facebook post: MyBowler.com, which is a good, personalized bowling calendar site. Being also mainly geared toward allowing tournaments to promote themselves, I thought the “Tournaments” sidebar category was the best fit for this link.