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.

Sidebar list for bowling videos & streaming added

October 11, 2014

With bowling’s trend toward “narrowcasting” over the web, I figured it was about time to have a list of sites and such that regularly do bowling streaming, as well as other bowling videos, and that list, named, of course, “Bowling Streaming/Videos”, is now in the sidebar. Of course, I moved Xtra Frame to that category, and also added a few other sites, one of the lesser-known ones being MichiganBowler.TV, with that being added mostly because they’ll do a live stream next month from the Miller High Life Scratch Challenge at Strikers East in New Hampshire.

Johnie Funches shoots 290 in Rhythm & Bowling

October 11, 2014

Congrats to Johnie Funches on an 11 in a row 290 game last Sunday in the Boston Rhythm & Bowling league. :D

Oct. 8 league night recap

October 8, 2014

My Week 6 bowling, frame-by-fram (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

On a night when scoring was low across the leagues, I was actually in play for over average after two games, but then the wheels came off the wagon in the last game, with a pocket 7-10 in the 9th frame of that game being the unkindest cut. In the second game, I couldn’t avoid 2-10 combinations, but struck out in the 10th to go over average in the game.

Result: 176-167-135=478
Average (18 games): 161
Average for last 9 games: 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 488

Team won only the first game, with my bad third game wasting Donald’s personal best one (148).

Brackets started a week late because of Shawn’s vacation with his family a few weeks ago, and I was fearful my second game last week cost me in those. However, I was in two finals, beating Jo-Ann (Coles) and Marsha Jones in those for a $5 profit on the night. The administrivia for this post will be me throwing up a link to the profit-loss sheet for this year in the “Author’s links” sidebar list.

Jim Ferguson victorious in Strike F/X Open at East Providence

October 8, 2014

Congratulations to Jim Ferguson, who won the latest handicap installment of the Strike F/X Open Saturday at East Providence Lanes. Jim defeated John Hayes Jr. by a score (with handicap) of 257-250 in the final match of a four-man stepladder, which also saw Sean Richard finish in 4th place. :)

Oct. 7 league standings update

October 7, 2014

After winning three of four from “Bowl Pack”, “Turkey Hunters” are now tied for 7th with “The Doables” (who we bowl against tomorrow night), four points behind “Striking Gentlemen”, who lead “The Incredibowls” by two points and “Knock em Down” by two and a half points.

Individually, I had the high scratch game and series in my average class last week, as well as the high handicap scores.

Denise Chamrin shoots 273 game in Westgate Mixed

October 7, 2014

A quick check of the Westgate Mixed league standings alerted me to the fact that Denise Chamrin bowled a 273 game last week. WTG! :D

Fall 2014 Week 4 virtual league results

October 6, 2014

“Pin Seeking Missiles” won all seven from the vacant “bye” team to take a one-point lead over “8 Ain’t Enough” and two points over “Probable Cause”.

Individually, “Chuck”, a member of “8 Ain’t Enough”, submitted his third 300 game for the virtual league and is now the all-time leader.

Paris Cook bowls 290 game in TNBA league

October 3, 2014

Congrats to Paris Cook on an 11 in a row 290 game tonight in the TNBA league. :D