Results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:
- Kyle Major & Kevin Thibeault 1,412
- Glenn Rucker & Rose Hamilton 1,404
- Dylan & Tim Major 1,482
Congrats to all! 🙂
Results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:
Congrats to all! 🙂
I’m embedding my Facebook post to allow everyone to view, because we are all saddened by Harry’s loss this week. I also had a photo of him in the “scrapbook”, which I’ll leave below:
Again, my thoughts are with Harry’s family at this time. Information on Harry’s final arrangements are attached in the Facebook post.
I was late checking the Patriots league standing sheet for last week, but did note that Sean Richard had a 290 game in that week. Nice going! 🙂
It didn’t appear it was going to be my night, anyway, but I was not myself in the third game, for a reason I may or may not post later. That said, however, I did compose myself enough to throw the double in the last frame to save total for my team.
Average (78 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 568
Composite average (144 games): 181
That game we won by enough for total was the second game. Tom had the best night of the four of us.
After a bad February match, the Westgate Warriors got back on track Sunday with a 38-2 win over The Commission, from the UBA’s New England South district, at East Providence Lanes. As everyone bowled well, I’ll just mention that no Warrior was under 650 scratch in the match.
Just one league to update, due to the Sunday postponement:
I forgot to post last night that, due to Westgate Lanes not having power after a late-week nor’easter, leagues, including Sunday Niters and the junior travel league, had to postpone, as well as the Brockton USBC YA honor squad tournament. My league should pick up where we left off, and other weekend activities (honor squad, travel league) are rescheduled for this coming weekend.
Lately, I’ve been finding that my Marvel Peal has been my better ball later in the night, as the hang spot develops down lane. This was kind of a mixed bag night, with my two over-average games only just getting me to my average.
Average (75 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 185
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 559
Composite average (141 games): 182
Si has been our steadiest bowler recently, and he was over average in all three games again tonight. Team won three after losing a close first game.
A couple of links that Jeff Richgels alerted me to are now in the sidebar:
Coach Mike Shady, who has been a recent contributor to The 11th Frame, now has his own site, with a few blog articles currently available focusing on the mental game. This link can be found in the “Coaching/Tips” category.
I’m not sure how new it is, because there have been 55 episodes, but The Solid Nine podcast is now linked in the podcasts category. The latest episode features a wrap-up of the PBA Players Championship, and they also discuss the USBC ball technology study. The link is to SoundCloud, but the podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher.
My usual league standings update, after Week 25:
The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on their Facebook page (must be logged into Facebook to view) that “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel paired with Angel Hernandez to take the doubles event held Sunday at Westgate Lanes, defeating Bob DiMuccio Sr. & Jr., 562-491 (with handicap), in the final match. Other Westgate bowlers in the elimination finals were Chuck Paige & Matt Richard, Ralph Dahlgren & Bill Briggs, Dan Robinson & Mike Peirce, Tom Hedding (with Jayme Silva), Ed Grossett & Mike “Sensae” Reed, and Jim Ferguson & Sean Richard. There were 43 entries.
Danny Khuu bowled the Northeastern Open Championships at Yankee Lanes in Keene, NH yesterday instead of staying home, and he reported that he had 300-247-289 for an 836 in his doubles event. Nice bowling! 🙂
Getting all of yesterday’s honor scores out of the way…
The biggest score of the day was turned in by association Hall of Famer Dan Robinson, who posted 288-267-290 in his first three qualifying games for an 845 set. Also, Stephen Major had a 300 game on the first squad, and Danny Zizza 300 on the second squad. For Zizza, it was his first 300 game, and it came on lanes 47 & 48, meaning he now has something in common with “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel, who also had his first three 300 games on that pair.
Results (hopefully) to come later. Congrats everyone! 🙂
There were just not enough good shots tonight, as I had six leaves of the difficult variety, and only put together a turkey and a double in the second game. Except for the last 10 pin, I did make all of my single-pin spares.
Average (66 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 191
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 553
Composite average (138 games): 182
The night looked bleak after two games, but Harry led a third game charge with a 275, giving us the third game by enough for total. Ed also chipped in a couple of deuce games.
If you count all of his perfect games, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel now has three 900 series’ worth of them (including the actual 900, of course) after rolling his 9th tonight in the TNBA league. But that wasn’t the only big number put up in the league tonight, as Jewell Wilson and Jessica Lowe also had one each, and Grant Henderson III added a 299, as well. Nice bowling, peeps! 🙂
Update: Jessica Lowe also had games of 216 and 210 (not sure of the order) for a 726 set. Nice bowling! 🙂
Jim Ferguson shot me a message on Facebook that not only did he have a 299 game last night in the Patriots league, but that Steve Huntress, one of the two-time Bowler of the Year tournament winners, had a 300 game. Nice going! 🙂
UPDATE: An alert Sean Richard posted on the association Facebook page that this might have been Steve’s first 300 game, and I was able to confirm that via bowl.com. Thanks Seany! 🙂
UPDATE: Steve Huntress informed us that it was his second 300 game.
I found out the other night that Pepsi league “rookie” (and NEBA champion) Qwadaris Rembert shot a perfect game that night in one of his other leagues, the Lang’s Invitational at Lang’s Bowlaramam in Cranston, RI. Nice bowling!
One good game, but then I seemed to run out of gas, as I missed a lot of spares and only had one double after the first game. It was unseasonably warm, which might have contributed to my late weakness.
Average (72 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 187
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556
Composite average (135 games): 182
Kathy pre-bowled, but team failed to win points, with Si being the steadiest of the three of us present (all three games over average).
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about her, but congrats to Jessica Lowe, who posted 269-225-246 for a 740 effort last Friday night in the TNBA league. Nice bowling! 🙂
Updating my league standings after Week 24:
“$eany Ka$h” bowled the AXS Kings & Queens mixed doubles event at Old Mountain Lanes today with Sandi Litchfield, and came away with at least his 96th 300 game. If I found that they won the tournament, there will be a follow-up post.
Nice bowling Seany! 🙂
I had a sense of how my night was going to go when I missed three straight single-pin spares in the first game, but my second game gave me some hope, even if proven false. Spares on the left side were more of a problem than the right.
Average (63 games): 183
Average for last 9 games: 192
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 602
Composite average (132 games): 182
Harry had a chance to win the first game for us, but left a pocket 7-10 in the 10th frame. Harry recovered to post a 702 and team took the other two games and total. Ed had all three games over his average for a 580.
Unlike my own Sunday league, the Boston Rhythm & Bowling has an early session on Super Bowl Sunday rather than take the week off, and I noted that, on that day, Johnnie Funches had a 290 game. Nice going! 🙂
Two perfect games to report from last night, one by association Hall of Famer Steve Travers, who bookended his with games of 259 and 268 for an 827 set, and the other was the first 300 by Mike Trent Jr.
I missed getting Steve’s game (though I’d like to at some point), but I did get Mike’s, which is below:
The game shown was on lanes 25 & 26, which is probably the closest to the desk I’ve ever recorded.
Congrats guys! 🙂
I followed up a great Sunday night with a Wednesday night that was better in some ways, particularly making all eight of my single-pin spares. Every game was over 200 despite a split in each game and two holes in the third game. This also tied my high series of the season in this league.
Average (69 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 197
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 564
Composite average (129 games): 183
I was high on the pair tonight even with a couple of tough bowlers opposing us. Team took first and second games and total fairly comfortably.
At least a couple of bowlers, Danny Khuu and Tim Major, are sporting custom jerseys made by Solstice Sports Gear, whose Facebook page can now be found in the sidebar (under Other equipment/apparel). Danny is on Solstice staff, so he can be contacted if you have ideas for a jersey design.
I didn’t know about it until I saw the standing sheet today, but Shawn Syde posted his 2nd 300 of the season in the Sunday Niters league the other night. Nice bowling! 🙂
Updating my league standings:
Back-to-back missed 7 pins cost me my high series of the season, but I feel the good swing I had earlier in the season has returned, so I’m hoping for more of the same in the near future.
Average (60 games): 183
Average for last 9 games: 190
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 566
Composite average (126 games): 182
Team crushed second and third games after losing the first game by 2 pins. We were expecting Harry to sub for Peter, but Harry was with his son at NEBA at East Providence Lanes, so we had to take Peter’s blind score.
Below is the list of Westgate youth bowlers who have won awards from the Massachusetts USBC Youth Association for last season:
Stephen Major: Senior Boys High Average (231), Special Awards (300 & 854)
Shane Litchfield: Major Boys High Average (218)
Corey Major: Prep Boys High Series (636)
Dylan Major: Prep Boys High Game (278)
Kyle Egan: Special Award (300)
Aaron Major: Special Award (298)
These awards will be presented at the youth state tournament at Westgate Lanes this spring.
Congratulations guys! 🙂