December 17, 2014
My Week 16 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)
The left lane was tough tonight, but I had a good night by keeping myself in play and making most of my spares, particularly after the first game. Second game was clean, but an ill-timed split to end the night prevented that game from being much over average.
Average (48 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 542
Team crushed in the first game thanks to Barry’s 222, but we lost two closer games after that to split the points.
Shawn had the second page of the brackets from two weeks ago, so I can say I beat Shawn in two, Barry in a third, and finished second to Jim Andersen in the other two that week for the $14 profit. It could have been worse last week, but I got $2 back for finishing second to Carol Andersen in a bracket.
My league will be taking two weeks off for the holidays, so I’d like to wish everyone the best of the season.
December 16, 2014
After winning one point from “Oddballs”, “Turkey Hunters” now stand in 9th place, eight points behind “Knock Em Down”, who are a point ahead of “Striking Gentlemen”, 2.5 ahead of Team 16, and three ahead of “Bowling Stones”. We bowl against “Ebony and Ivories” tomorrow night; for the teams in contention for the first half, “Knock Em Down” will bowl against “Striking Gentlemen”, Team 16 against “Looking For Wood”, and “Bowling Stones” against “Spare Change”.
This is the last week before the break for the holidays, with the last position round for the first half following the break.
December 15, 2014
“Pin Seeking Missiles” lost all seven to “Wrecking Balls”, who had the high (scratch) team game and series of the week in the virtual league. We’ve been mathematically eliminated from title contention, being six points behind “The Whole 9 Yards”; the race is tight between the top three teams, however, as “Probable Cause” is a point behind and Team 7 a point and a half back in third.
December 12, 2014
Just in time for holiday shopping, the pro shop will be running its annual series of Brunswick Demo Days (Brunswick, DV8, and Radical equipment) during the following hours starting Dec. 15 through Dec. 21: Mon. 5-8 PM, Tue. 4-9 PM, Wed. 5-7 PM, Thur. 11 AM-9 PM, Fri. 6-7:30 PM, Sat. Noon-5 PM, and Sun. 10 AM-5 PM. As an incentive, $100-$200 spent in the pro shop during the week will receive $10 in rewards, $200-$300 $15. See Ray or Kevin in the shop for details.
CATS note: Ray also told me tonight that Larry Lichstein will likely be in with the CATS system Jan. 8-15, and appointments for lessons can be made with Ray.
December 11, 2014
I think most of my readers know by now that, while I consider myself mostly loyal to Storm, I do try to keep an exhaustive list of ball manufacturer sites on my sidebar to allow readers to make informed equipment choices. With that in mind, a fairly new company, Pyramid, came to my attention on Facebook today, and, getting their website from their Facebook page, the website link is now in the sidebar in the “Ball sites” links list category.
December 10, 2014
The directors of the BBIS marathon tournament on New Year’s Day made some changes to the rules and have updated the entry form they have at the desk, so I needed to update it in my post about the tournament and on the calendar. The PDF available on both the post and the calendar is the correct one now.
December 10, 2014
My Week 15 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)
After a good week last week, it was back to “business as usual” this week. Leaving five splits in a night isn’t going to cut it, but I missed plenty of other spares, as well.
Average (45 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 176
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 538
Team only managed to win one point on a night when all three games were won by less than 20 pins.
Shawn thought he had the brackets printed on both sides of a page, but they weren’t, so I don’t have complete results from last week, but I can tell everyone that I won three of them and finished second in the other two I was in for a $14 profit on the night.
December 9, 2014
First, congrats to Kevin Thibeault, as he won the U20 division again, and Sharon Evans, the tournament director, was kind enough to give me stepladder results for both the U20 and U15 divisions, so those will be below:
Match 1: Tyler Perry def. Bill Clukey 210-180
Match 2: Stephen Major def. Perry 210-162
Match 3: Major def. Andrew Hall 197-147
Semifinal: Major def. Brandon Kirby 186-175
Final: Kevin Thibeault def. Major 186-145
Match 1: Dakota Costa def. Sam Blanchette 176-149
Match 2: Costa def. Ethan Reyes 180-159
Semifinal: Shane Litchfield def. Costa 161-158
Final: Tom Hankey def. Litchfield 202-166
Additionally, congrats to Shane Litchfield on qualifying for Junior Gold next summer in Chicago.
The tournament was contested on the World Bowling Seoul pattern.
December 9, 2014
After winning all four points from “Mustangs”, “Turkey Hunters” are now 7th, eight points behind “Knock Em Down”, who are a point ahead of “Striking Gentlemen” and three points ahead of “Bowling Stones”. “Oddballs” provide the opposition tomorrow night.
Individually, it turned out I had the second high scratch game of the week last week, and the high handicap series; my scratch series was closer to the high than I thought, as well, as I was just 19 pins behind Brian Egan’s 665. For the year-to-date, I am back in the men’s “A” division, and the four bowlers that have a higher listed scratch series than me are likely to win average prizes, so I’d be in the running for 1st high scratch series in the division.
December 8, 2014
“Pin Seeking Missiles” had our best week of the season, with the high team game and series of the week, but the effort was “wasted” on the vacant instead of a “real” team. Still, the seven points we won moved us closer to the lead, three points behind “Probable Cause” in 3rd, with two weeks left. “Probable Cause” leads “The Whole 9 Yards” by two points.
Individually, I personally had the high over-average series of the week.
December 6, 2014
Junior wants to run more tournaments, and the first of those will be a no-tap (9 drop on first ball = strike) shootout on Jan. 17 at 1 PM. Your entry will also include entry for a $500 jackpot, which will be won by seven consecutive nine-drops starting from any frame in any game. Details can be had at the desk, and the tournament has been placed on the blog’s calendar.
December 4, 2014
Congratulations to Bob Hamilton on a perfect game tonight in the Patriots league; congrats also to Shirley Major, as Tim Major told me she shot 236 in that game, making the game a 536, better than the 526 game they had the week before the Thanksgiving break (and, of course, a mixed doubles honor game). :D
Congrats also to Sean Richard, with a 299 game tonight! :D
December 3, 2014
Meanwhile, down at the other end of the house, Henry Webber checked in with a 299 game tonight in the Westgate Mixed league. WTG Henry! :D
December 3, 2014
My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)
With my weaker than usual start to the season, I needed a night like tonight to right the ship a little bit. In fact, this was one of the few times I could bowl a 185 and call it a disappointment, because my 700 may have been out there with a repeat of my second game. Still, this was my high set of the season by better than 100 pins.
Average (42 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 178
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 505
My set was the best one on the pair by better than 120 pins, and we swept the points.
December 2, 2014
She was probably hoping for a better night than a 611, but Christine Major did have a 288 game in that tonight in the His & Hers league. WTG! :D
December 2, 2014
Meant to post last night after I found out, but the Coke league is now on the Kegel Sunset Strip pattern for the second third of their season (link is to the top view graph).
December 1, 2014
“Pin Seeking Missiles” won the first and third games against “Triple x-X-x”, but lost the second game by enough for total. With the four points, we’re now in 4th place, five points behind “Probable Cause”, who lead by 2.5 points over Team 7 and by four over “The Whole 9 Yards”.
November 30, 2014
Most of my readers know that Sean Richard has 50 career perfect games, but his son Matt moved a step closer to starting to follow in his father’s footsteps tonight with a 299 game in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Congrats Matty! :D
November 29, 2014
I don’t have final results for the tournament yet, but I needed to note that Jason Sherwood threw a 300 game today in the NEBA non-champions event at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston, RI. The video of the last strike, recorded by Robin Goernert, is below.
Congrats Jason! :D
November 29, 2014
After splitting 2-2 with “Y Not Us”, “Turkey Hunters” are in 11th place, 11 points behind “Striking Gentlemen”, who lead “Knock Em Down” by a point and “Bowling Stones” by three points. “Mustangs” will be our opponents next week.
Individually, Barry had the high handicap series of the week for the men (680).