Pepsi league regular Dave Kullas posted on his Facebook that he had a 276-279-300 performance for an 855 set last night in his league in Hyannis, the Dave Smith Memorial Classic. Seems he was also wearing a hat from when Dave Smith’s family owned the place, as the Ryan Family Amusements there will be closing soon.
Sorry to hear about the closing, but good bowling, anyway. 🙂
Per this post in the Southeastern Mass. association Facebook group, Shawn Hagan is officially their association tournament’s scratch singles champion with a winning score of 798. Congrats! 🙂
I saw Shawn Hagan posted on Facebook that he had 300-269-236 for an 805 tonight in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. Nice bowling! 🙂
The show had to go on without me, so to speak, so here’s a standings update, with the week’s results as best as I know them:
- Brunswick Mixed: Let’s Mix Em Up won all four from Living On a Spare and are now tied for 7th with Dawg Pound and Party of Six, nine points behind Minds In the Gutter, who lead Spare Change and Creeden’s Mustangs by a point and Sweet Rolls by a point and a half. Weather permitting, my team bowls against Party of Six tonight. Si had a 180 high game last week, sweeping scratch and handicap game and series honors in the men’s “D” division.
- Sunday Niters: The Three Stooges (Ed bowling alone) won six points from Ball Busterz and are now in 4th place, nine points behind Ten Is Enough, who lead Broads With Balls by four points and Here For the Beer by eight points. My team is scheduled against Here For the Beer on Sunday night. Ed’s 248 and 624 earned him high score mention.
Got wind today of a 300 game by Brockton association Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson in the doubles event of the Southeastern Mass. association tournament Sunday at Wonder Bowl, which he dedicated to Harry Thibeault. Shawn Hagan was Jim’s doubles partner, and there is video on Danny Khuu’s Facebook. Congrats Jim! 🙂
Association Hall of Famer Bob Hamilton had the front nine in the second game when Harry Thibeault passed away, and returned the next week to finish off a 299 game. Thanks Bobby! 🙂
With Harry Thibeault’s wake rescheduled to last Saturday due to last week’s nor’easter, the Brockton Bowling Association has likewise rescheduled the association tournament for Apr. 7 & 8 at the same times.
My Week 23 bowling, frame-by-frame
I was quite out of sorts on this night, and the other league members noticed. It would turn out that I was in the throes of a health scare, but I’m still amazed I bowled as well as I did, particularly after the first game; there wasn’t more than one open frame in those two games, with a double also in both.
Average (69 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 575
Composite average (147 games): 181
Weirdly, we only won one point, a tie in the first game.
Happy to report that I am feeling better, and hope to return to bowling activity a week from Wednesday night.
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! 🙂
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:
Harry Thibeault, Jr.
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! 🙂
My Week 27 bowling, frame-by-frame
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:
- Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Spare Us, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 13th with The Fun Team, 11 points behind Spare Change, who lead Creeden’s Mustangs by three points, and four points over Minds in the Gutter and Gutt Er Done. Assuming no weather postponement, our opponents tomorrow night are The Fun Team, as it is a position round. Si had the high handicap series of the week in the men’s “D” division.
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.
My Week 26 bowling, frame-by-frame
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:
- Brunswick Mixed: After failing to win points from The Fun Team, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 15th place, 11 points behind Spare Change, who are four points ahead of Minds in the Gutter and Creeden’s Mustangs and five ahead of Gutt Er Done. Spare Us are tonight’s opposition, with a position round looming next week.
- Sunday Niters: After splitting 4-4 with Here for the Beer, The Three Stooges are in 3rd place, six points behind Ten Is Enough, who are four points ahead of Broads With Balls. Here for the Beer is eight points behind the lead in 4th. Suzy’s Crew are Sunday night’s opponents. Harry’s 275 received high score mention on the standing sheet.
Finalists of the Feb. 25 NAT doubles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Hakim Emmanuel & Angel Hernandez, runners-up Bob DiMuccio Jr. & Sr. (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)
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! 🙂
My Week 22 bowling, frame-by-frame
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!
My Week 25 bowling, frame-by-frame
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:
- Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Last Empire, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 12th place, nine points behind Spare Change, who are three points ahead of Minds in the Gutter, four ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs, and five ahead of Ebony & Ivories. The Fun Team will be our opponents tomorrow night. I swept the men’s “B” division for the week (high scratch & handicap game & series).
- Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Ball Busterz, The Three Stooges are in 3rd place, six points behind Ten Is Enough; that team is leading Broads with Balls by four points, with Here for the Beer (Sunday night’s opponents) eight points behind the lead in 4th. My 221 second game was good enough for high score mention on the standing sheet.
“$eany Ka$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! 🙂
My Week 21 bowling, frame-by-frame
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.