Oct. 12 Sunday Niters standings update

October 12, 2015

After winning all eight points from Team 15, Pin Pals are now tied for the lead with Where is B?, Ten Is Enough, and Adam & Steve, with Split Happens, Team 15, and Macs tied for 5th two points behind. Our opponents Sunday night are Where Is B?, which will be, in effect, a position round before the position round.

Individually, Lee had the high game and series of the week, and I had the second high game and third high series of the week.

Matt Richard throws 290 game in Coke league

October 12, 2015

Three close calls in as many weeks, as Matt Richard tonight threw the back 11 for another 290 game, making it the second week in a row with a bowler bowling 290 in the Coke league. WTG Matty Ice! :)

Fall 2015 Week 5 virtual league results

October 12, 2015

Furious Five won all seven points from The Lion Killers and have regained the lead, four points clear of VEGBAGS in second place and 4th and Roll and Team 8 tied for third, six points behind. I’m not sure if it’s a true average, but our team average is tied with Sphere Chuckers for high team average after five weeks.

wronghander, whom I’ve also posted about by his real name, Bill Sheehey, had his forum name added to the league’s “Honor Roll” page for the first time after submitting a 290 game last week. WTG Bill! :)

Oct. 11 Sunday Niters recap

October 11, 2015

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

Best night of my season so far. I missed five spares, but only had to shoot at 14 of them, in large part because I was able to put four in a row together, then three in a row later, in the second game. :)

Result: 199-236-177=612
Average (12 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 188
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 553

I seem to be able to feed off of Lee, because he had a great night, as well, putting up a 710. Team won all eight against the first place team, so we should be able to move closer to the lead. :)

Oct. 10 Brunswick Mixed standings update

October 10, 2015

After winning one point from Ebony and Ivories, Seven Deadly Pins is tied for 11th with Has Beens and Bowling Stones, seven points behind the leading Spare Us (our opponents Wednesday night). The lead is two points over Mixed Nuts and Team 14, and three over Creeden’s Mustangs.

Oct. 10 No-Tap Shootout results

October 10, 2015

Kevin Thibeault won today’s no-tap shootout with an 844 score, with Kris Higgins’ 840 good for second and Adam Johndrow’s 808 third. There were 18 entries. Neither jackpot was hit, with Junior adding money to the 900 series jackpot to make the initial amount $100.

Cross-training #214

October 10, 2015

On the heels of the news that Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has entered the PBA’s World Series of Bowling at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno in December, Brian Gaskill, through a comment to Jeff Richgels’ Facebook post about this, alerted me to a Comcast Sports Net New England blog post featuring video of Mookie bowling with CSNNE’s (and WEEI’s) Lou Merloni back during spring training. I’d rather not venture a guess at how Mookie will fare at the WSOB, but probably the safe assumption after viewing this video is that he won’t be as bad as Terrell Owens. :)

Oct. 10 administrivia

October 10, 2015

I had a few items of administrivia this morning, and I shall list each of them below:

  • A link of a seasonal nature, that to my Brunswick Mixed bracket results worksheet, has been added with the new season’s worksheet having been started. As always with my spreadsheet content, it is viewable in-browser on Google Sheets.
  • Unfortunately, a link I’ve had almost since the beginning of this blog, that to the People’s Tournament, has been removed with the People’s Tournament no longer active in the area and the status of the website in question. I’m sure Sherm Cowan will tell me if he starts running tournaments again.
  • Finally, with Jeff Richgels’ The 11th Frame having been converted to a subscription blog, I’ve had to modify the RSS widget for that feed to note that the full text of articles is available by subscription. You have to “#BuytheBlog” now, but Jeff is hoping he can do more with the blog once income is coming in from it. I’m hoping to subscribe myself soon.

Oct. 8 Sunday Niters standings update

October 8, 2015

After winning six points from Split Happens, Pin Pals are tied for 5th in points with three other teams, six points behind Team 15, who lead Where Is B?, Ten Is Enough, and Adam & Steve by four points. We bowl against the leading Team 15 Sunday night.

It’s the league’s practice to list the week’s high scores in a “bulletin board” on the standing sheet, listing a bowler’s high game over 200 and any series close to or over 600 (there was one 595 series mentioned this week). I made that list for the first time last week, and Lee’s 249 turned out to be the week’s high game again.

No-Tap Shootout adds optional 900 jackpot

October 7, 2015

For Saturday’s no-tap shootout, a $5 optional jackpot will be introduced, which will be won with a 900 no-tap series; however, three natural strikes must be bowled in the 10th frame of the third game to win it. We hope to see you.

Kevin Stiger bowls 300 in Brunswick Mixed

October 7, 2015

There have been seasons in the Brunswick Mixed league since I’ve been in it where we didn’t have an honor score, but Kevin Stiger made sure we had one this year tonight with a perfect game. Good going, “Bud” (what his team changes his name to on the scorer before bowling). :)

Oct. 7 Brunswick Mixed recap

October 7, 2015

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

Brutal night to start, with my change to the Marvel Pearl to start the second game pretty much saving what score I had. I missed two single pins, but I had a boatload of tough spares and splits, including the 4-6-7 three times. I did convert one of the washouts, however.

Result: 128-177-184=490
Average (15 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 176
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 549

I still managed to be high on the pair, with Barry’s double in the 10th third game helping us win the one point we did.

EDIT: Almost forgot that brackets started in the league last week, with me finishing second to Hy Bao (one of the Coke league bowlers who has joined Brunswick Mixed this year) and Shawn in my two finals for the $1 loss.

Fall 2015 Week 4 virtual league results

October 5, 2015

Furious Five won three points (third game & total) from Sphere Chuckers to fall a point behind VEGBAGS in second place. Team 2 and Team 8 are in a tie for third, five points behind the lead.

One of the subs, Stubs, posted a 300 game for 4th and Roll, and this might be the first example in this virtual league of a bowler bowling an honor score in his very first week of participation.

Oct. 4 Sunday Niters recap

October 4, 2015

My Week 4 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

After two weeks without one, I broke my deuce game “ice” in this league in my first game tonight. After never really having been a multi-league bowler in my bowling life, I’m finding my consistency between my two leagues, as I only missed last Wednesday’s score by a pin tonight.

Result: 212-173-192=577
Average (9 games): 173
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 523

My five-bagger in the first game joined Lee’s run, with him finishing with a 249, and, combined with Rachel also bowling her personal best game (157), we won the first game easily. Lee wasn’t as good in the other two games, however, so I ended up high on the pair for the night, with the team also winning the second game for six points. Rachel ended up with probably her first 400 series (402).

Oct. 3 No-Tap Shootout results

October 3, 2015

With a field of only seven bowlers today in the no-tap shootout, Adam Johndrow placed first with a score of 815, while Kevin Thibeault and James Lawson tied for second with 809 (they decided to split the second place money rather than bowl a tiebreaker).

Oct. 3 Brunswick Mixed standings update

October 3, 2015

After winning three from Team 14, Seven Deadly Pins is tied for 9th with three other teams (Lost Empire 2, Striking Gentlemen, and Ebony and Ivories), five points behind Spare Us, who lead Steak and Lettuce and Team 14 by two points, and Lickety Splits and Mixed Nuts by three. Ebony and Ivories will provide the opposition for my team in the coming week.

Kevin Thibeault bowls 1st adult 300 in Patriots league; Zach Thompson shoots 299

October 1, 2015

Congrats to Kevin Thibeault, who threw his first 300 game as an adult bowler tonight in the Patriots league, and also to Zach Thompson (tournament director for the Bay State Open) for a 299 in the same league. :)

Sept. 30 Brunswick Mixed recap

September 30, 2015

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

In recent memory, this was one of my better overall efforts. Only the splits kept this from being better, because I had only one missed makeable spare all night (the 3-6-10) and at least a double in every game.

Result: 179-199-200=578
Average (12 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 183
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 547

Team won the first and third games easily for the three points. I was the only bowler on the pair over 500.

Ray Fischer throws 815 series in His & Hers

September 29, 2015

Congrats to Ray Fischer, who had games of 277, 280, and 258 in the His & Hers league tonight for an 815 series. :)

Sept. 28 Brunswick Mixed standings update

September 28, 2015

After winning one point from Avengers Assemble, Seven Deadly Pins find ourselves in 12th place, five points behind Mixed Nuts and Team 14, who lead Has Beens, Lickety Splits, and Spare Us by a point, Creeden’s Mustangs by two points, and Jorge’s Hoe’s and Steak and Lettuce by three. Seven Deadly Pins will bowl against Team 14 this week.