Jan. 27 league standings update

January 27, 2015

After failing to win points from “Bowling Stones”, “Turkey Hunters” are now tied with “SR Spares” at the bottom of the standings. “Bowling Stones” have won all eight of their points so far in the second half, and they lead by two over a four-way tie involving “The Doables”, “No Names”, “The 508 Boys”, and “Knock Em Down”. With the storm, bowling tomorrow night is still in question, but “Spare Change” will be our next scheduled opponents.


Winter 2015 Week 2 virtual league results

January 26, 2015

“Diamond Flush 2.0″ won four points from Team 8 and are now tied for 2nd with Team 3, three points behind “The Big Red One”. Individually, “RayRay”, a member of Team 5, posted a 290 game last week.

With a winter storm approaching, I might not know if I’m bowling until that afternoon, but, if my league is canceled, I do try to make it up that weekend for the virtual league, if I need to.


Fran Varin’s blog added to blogroll

January 25, 2015

I have not made an addition to my blogroll in a while, but after I posted the article on the RI Ladies Classic, Fran Varin pointed me to his blog, mostly focused on Rhode Island bowling news. My initial thought was to pick up the blog’s RSS feed, but where he hasn’t been posting very much recently, I thought an RSS feed less useful; however, I still have put a link to the blog up in the blogroll (in the sidebar).


Shirley Major wins Westgate debut of RI Ladies Classic

January 25, 2015
Finalists of Jan. 2015 RI Ladies Classic (L-R): Shirley Major (winner), Courtney Parenteau (runner-up)

Finalists of Jan. 2015 RI Ladies Classic (L-R): Shirley Major (winner), Courtney Parenteau (runner-up)

The following is the order of finish of the cashers in yesterday’s RI Ladies Classic event:

  1. Shirley Major
  2. Courtney Parenteau
  3. Tina Gannon
  4. April Raines
  5. Amy Aldridge

Shirley won the final match over Courtney 235-207 (This is a handicap tournament, but both bowlers in the final match were bowling scratch.). Shirley and Courtney are pictured above.

Thank you and congrats to the 19 bowlers who came out, and to the cashers. Thank you also to Fran Varin, the tournament director, for allowing me to post his photo of the finalists. :)


John Mayo bowls 300 in Patriots league

January 23, 2015

While at the center for other business tonight, I learned that John Mayo had a perfect game last night in the Patriots league. Congrats John! :D


Senior E. Mass. Bowlers Association to launch in Feb.

January 23, 2015

Ed Roberts has recently laid the groundwork for a senior bowling tournament organization in the region, the Senior Eastern Mass. Bowlers Association (SEMBA), which I will be involved with. Our plans include an inaugural tournament on Feb. 22 at Town Line in Malden, followed by a tournament at Westgate Lanes a month later (Mar. 22). Those wanting more information can find Ed at Westgate Lanes on Monday nights, but I will be updating the blog’s calendar with the March tournament.


2013-14 state youth association awards follow-up

January 23, 2015

Following up on my earlier report about Shane Litchfield’s high series state award, Rose Hamilton has forwarded me a list of other Westgate youth bowlers who have earned state association awards for last season, as follows:

High Major/Senior Boys Average: Kevin Thibeault 224
High Prep Boys Average: Ethan Reyes 173
High Bantam Boys Series: Dylan Major 454
High Bantam Boys Game: Corey Major, James Theriault 173

Kevin, as well as Stephen Major, have also earned special awards for their respective 300 games during the season.

Congrats to all! :)


Shane Litchfield gets high series in state

January 21, 2015

I reported on it when he shot it, but Shane Litchfield yesterday was notified that he officially had the high junior boys series in the state last season with his 708. He has been invited to the opening ceremonies of the Mass. USBC Youth Association state tournament in April to receive his award. Good job, Shane! :)


Jan. 21 league night recap

January 21, 2015

My Week 19 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

I really only had it together in the second game, though my spare shooting was marginally better in the third game than the first.

Result: 144-196-161=501
Average (57 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 165
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 552

Team lost all four in spite of Donald improving after his first game.


Ethan Reyes qualifies for 2015 Junior Gold

January 20, 2015

Sharon Evans notified me that, by virtue of his 4th place finish in the U15 division of Sunday’s Junior Bowling Sport Challenge at AMF Auburn Lanes, Westgate Lanes bowler Ethan Reyes has qualified for the Junior Gold tournament, to be held in Chicago this summer. Congrats Ethan. :)


Jan. 20 league standings update

January 20, 2015

The one point we won from “No Names” put “Turkey Hunters” in a tie for 11th with seven other teams, led by “Oddballs” and “Striking Gentlemen”. “Y Not Us”, “Bowling Stones” (our opponents tomorrow night), and “Creeks Mustangs” were the teams winning all four points to start the second half.


Adam Johndrow posts 11 in a row 279 in Rhythm & Bowling

January 19, 2015

Adam Johndrow was asked to sub in the Boston Rhythm & Bowling league last night, and in one of his games, missed a 10 pin before rattling off the last 11 strikes for a 279 game. WTG! :)


Winter 2015 Week 1 virtual league results

January 19, 2015

“Diamond Flush 2.0″ won five points from a (yet) unnamed Team 5 in the first week. Team 3 and “The Big Red One” were the teams winning all seven points.

Indivdually, “vdubtx”, a member of Team 2, submitted a 299 game last week.


Winter 2015 virtual league ramp-up

January 19, 2015

Meant to post this earlier in the weekend, but the new virtual league finds me as teammates with “6_ball_man”, “BOSStull”, “Smooth Stroker”, and “Vic44″, with “BOSStull” being the only teammate I’ve been with previously. Recycling a name I had when my virtual league’s team number was 6, the team’s name will be “Diamond Flush 2.0″, with 2.0 being the “version number” (To explain the logic, 6 is the atomic number of carbon, which, when under pressure, can become a diamond; flush can mean the poker hand of all diamonds, as well as how we hope to hit the pocket. :) ).


Jan. 17 No-tap Shootout results

January 17, 2015

The results of today’s no-tap shootout:

  1. John Awalt 833
  2. Hawk Earle 822
  3. Shirley Major 819
  4. Tim Major 807
  5. Matt Richard 799
  6. Dave Wilson 798
  7. Art Pierce 791
  8. John Hayes Jr. 788

There were 39 entries. The next no-tap shootout will be on Feb. 7, and the calendar will be updated with the event.


Aaron Major shoots 300 back-to-back; Kevin Thibeault also bowls 300

January 17, 2015

In something that’s not really news by now, Kevin Thibeault had his third 300 of the year, and second in the senior youth league this year, today. However, today belonged to Aaron Major, who posted perfect games for his first two games, and then added a 224 for an 824 series. Congrats to both! :D


Bob Hamilton, Jack Gagne elected to Brockton BA Hall of Fame

January 17, 2015

The voting body for the Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Fame had its election last weekend, and I am now able to formally report that Bob Hamilton and Jack Gagne were elected this year. Bob was elected in the Bowling Achievement category, and his accomplishments, particulary his recent ones, have been well-documented here. However, I need to say something about Jack Gagne, who was elected for Meritorious Service: Jack is a past president of the association, and has worked with the North Bowl junior program for over 20 years.

Details on the Hall of Fame Dinner are being worked out, and will be announced here at a future date.


Bruce Perry throws first honor score at Ryan Family Amusements

January 16, 2015

I usually don’t report on honor scores away from Westgate Lanes unless they involve Westgate bowlers, but, due to the notability of this one, I’m making an exception: Bruce Perry threw a 298 game in the NAAITL league Tuesday night at Ryan Family Amusements in Raynham, MA, which is the first honor score thrown in USBC-certified competition there since the center converted duckpin lanes into tenpin lanes in the summer of 2013. The league itself had been bowling at AMF Taunton Lanes, which closed last summer. One of the league’s officers, Steve Parmeggiani, told me on Facebook that Bruce only left a 7-10 split in the game.

Congrats Bruce! :)


Jan. 14 league night recap

January 14, 2015

My Week 18 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

One thing summed up my night tonight: I left the 7 a lot and missed it a lot. Oddly enough, however, I was dead perfect on all of my other single pins, including my 10. A couple of doubles covered up two open frames in the third game for my only decent one tonight.

Result: 142-160-189=491
Average (54 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 552

My good third game turned out to be the point we won tonight.


2015 Tri-City mixed doubles set for Feb. 21-22

January 14, 2015

The annual Brockton/Foxvale/Tri-City mixed doubles tournament will be conducted on Feb. 21 & 22 at Westgate Lanes, with entries closing on Feb. 11. Entry forms will be available at the desk, but, for everyone’s convenience, I have scanned it and it is available online here. The calendar entries for this event will also be updated.