Four points from “The Big Red One” left “Diamond Flush 2.0″ 13 points behind the leaders, Team 3, who lead “The Big Red One” by six points and “The Chat Line” by seven. Individually, “Vannman” of “The Big Red One” submitted a set of scores that included a game in which he converted the 7-10 split, the first such instance in league history. The big split conversion helped him stay clean for the entire night.
The Amateur Bowlers Tour (ABT) has returned to Westgate Lanes…sort of. While the ABT itself hasn’t returned to New England, the Coke league will be using one of their patterns, #3, for the last third of their season, the overhead graph of which you may find here. It’s a long (44′), relatively light volume (about 23 ml) pattern w/ about a 4.8:1 ratio.
Congrats to Danny Khuu on a perfect game during qualifying today in the Northeast Amateur Tournament event at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester, NH! :D
I want to say that this was in the position round in the Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel league, but Stephen Major had a 300 game and Kevin Thibeault a 299 today at Holiday Lanes in Westport en route to winning the league for the third straight year. Congrats guys! :D
My Week 24 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)
The first game looked like it might be the start of a repeat of last week, but I managed to stay clean until the 10th in the 2nd game. I threw away single pins, though, missing five of them tonight (all corner pins).
Average (72 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 155
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 542
Barry had the best night on the pair tonight (591), but we got croaked in the third game for total after winning the first two.
February’s always been a tough month for me, it seems, but I hope the turn of the calendar will also be a turn of the corner.
The official results of the Brockton/Foxvale/Tri-City mixed doubles tournament last weekend:
- Tracey White & Tim Major 1,379
- Chris Johndrow & Henry Webber 1,370
- Mary Altemese & Eric Buckman 1,360
- Christine Major & Sean Richard 1,236
- Liane Carter & Sean Richard 1,228
Note: The tournament allowed multiple participation, but a bowler could only cash once with the same partner.
Congrats to all! :D
This post is late because my timing was tight yesterday with having to leave for Coke league early…
“Diamond Flush 2.0″ lost all seven to “Seven Wonders” and now stand in 6th place, 12 points behind Team 3, who lead “The Big Red One” by four points and “Seven Wonders” by seven points.
Plenty in the high score department this week: “Fin09″ of Team 3 had a 300 game en route to an 808 series, which was the league’s first instance of the 300/800 feat. “trekguy” of Team 5 also had a 300 game, and “Fin09’s” 300 game helped his team to a 1,209 game, which is third all-time in the league.
As it turned out, Hakim Emmanuel was not the only Westgate bowler with a 300 game Thursday night. Coke league bowler Ryan Evans had one in the Thursday Knights league at his home center, AMF Auburn Lanes. Congrats Ryan! :)
Before I mention today’s high game, I must note that I missed Mark Hartley’s 269 game, which ended up being the high game of the tournament. As the highlight of today’s action, Henry Webber had the front nine before whiffing a 10 for a 267 game. It is the tournament director’s policy to not allow results (even when stated as unofficial) to be made public until they are official, so I will have those at a later date.
EDIT: I also meant to mention in a note that Devon McGregor has had to cancel Saturday’s scratch Eliminator due to a death in his family. There are currently no plans to reschedule the tournament.
Many of you have already heard of the relaunch of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA), and, with the launch of their new website, that link has been added to the sidebar in the general “Bowling Sites” list. Tournaments will be streamed on the USBC’s YouTube channel, BowlTV.
After winning one point from “Sweet Rolls”, “Turkey Hunters” are in 16th place, 9.5 points behind “Bowling Stones”, who lead “Sweet Rolls” and “Oddballs” by 2.5 points. “Knock Em Down” provides the opposition in the coming week.
29 entries were announced for the mixed doubles tournament today, and while the scores weren’t really high, Jeff Carter did have a 248 for the high game of the first squad. The tournament finishes tomorrow.
It’s already in the Bowl.com RSS feed in the sidebar, but I’ll also link here Matt Cannizzaro’s article on Hakim Emmanuel’s 900 series, which also has Jason Sherwood’s video, with the entire 30th frame.
EDIT: Hopefully, I can get Jason’s video to appear here. :)
For my newest readers, my “Administrivia” posts serve as a log of changes and additions I make to this blog, and, today, I’ve added the link to BowlersMart.com website to the sidebar, mostly because of the connection to Hakim Emmanuel’s 900 series (Jeff Ussery of BowlersMart is a friend of Hakim’s). Being a pro shop that does business online, their link is in the “Other Equipment Sites” list.
History was made tonight in the Thursday Night Patriots league on Lanes 47 & 48 when Hakim Emmanuel, carrying a 217 average in the league into tonight’s action, bowled the first perfect 900 series in Massachusetts history and just the 27th in USBC history. Hakim used a Hammer Infrared Vibe XR drilled by Alex Aguiar at Strike F/X Pro Shops, and, as he told me over the phone, was standing on the 30 board looking third arrow. He said all he was thinking about was throwing three good shots in the 30th frame.
Danny Khuu did get the last strike recorded, which I’ll share below:
Congrats Hakim! :D
A fairly new video podcast, “Bowling Evolved”, came to my attention on Facebook, and some digging came up with the fact that the podcast is hosted by PBA Tour champion Eric Forkel. The podcast’s YouTube channel will have some ball reviews, but will mostly be home for the podcasts, the most recent one being Part 1 of a two-part interview with PBA Tour champion Ryan Shafer. The link is in the sidebar in the “Bowling Streaming/Videos” list, but, if you find you like the podcast, you should subscribe to the channel to be alerted to new episodes.
The annual Pins For Pets cosmic bowling fundraiser for Gracie’s Mission will take place on Mar. 21 starting at 8 PM. Tickets are $35/person and must be purchased in advance; there is a link to the Gracie’s Mission website in the event on the calendar (found in the “Local/New England” sidebar list), as tickets can be purchased online; alternately, flyers at the desk have a sign-up blank.
The Westgate Mixed league’s night started with a familiar name, Bob Hamilton, going perfect, and ended with Paris Cook, who only joined the league last week, tacking on a 300 game of his own. Oh, by the way (imagine me doing my best Chris Berman impersonation), Dan Esdale also had the last 11 in a game tonight for 290.
Congrats all around! :D
EDIT: Thanks to Danny Khuu, I have late video of both 300 games; going in order, Bob Hamilton:
And Paris Cook:
My Week 23 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)
Tonight, it seemed for most of the night that I was snakebitten on one lane or the other. I had no marks on the left lane at all in the first game, and, when I seemed to find it on that lane, I started leaving frames open on the right lane in the second game. I sort of put it together in the last game, but still left a couple of frames open.
Average (69 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 154
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 519
Barry had a 216 first game, which would be the only point we won.
“Turkey Hunters” are now shown in a tie for 16th place with “Creeks Mustangs”, eight points behind “Bowling Stones”, who lead “Y Not Us” by two points and “Knock Em Down” and “Sweet Rolls” (the latter team whom we’re bowling against tonight) by 2.5 points. Note: There was a scoring error affecting my team and is not properly reflected in the standings that we hope to resolve tonight.