2017 Mass. women’s state tournament results

The Massachusetts USBC Women’s Bowling Association recently sent out official results of their state tournament, held last month at Westgate Lanes, which I’ve obtained from one of my contacts and link here. As usual, I’ll recognize the state champions below:

Team

Div. 1 handicap: Pin Pushers (Berkshire County) 2,905
Div. 2 handicap: The Flying Monkeys (Berkshire County) 2,845
Scratch: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter (Foxvale) 2,537

Doubles

Div. 1 handicap: Katelyn Olds & Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 1,530
Div. 2 handicap: Valerie Armstrong & Lourine Brown (Greater Boston) 1,558
Div. 3 handicap: Eva Thompson & Harriet Grant (Greater Boston) 1,464
Scratch: Katelyn Olds & Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 1,380

Singles

Div. 1 handicap: Traci Bourdon (Berkshire County) 816
Div. 2 handicap: Pat McAfee (Soutneastern Mass.) 814
Div. 3 handicap: Joyce Cozzaglio (Berkshire County) 785
Scratch: Christine Belsky (Foxvale) 704

All-Events

Div. 1 handicap: Lourine Brown (Greater Boston) 2,334
Div. 2 handicap: Valerie Smith (Foxvale) 2,224
Div. 3 handicap: Joyce Cozzaglio (Berkshire County) 2,230
Scratch: Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 2,027

Note: The listed scratch champions are those who entered the optional scratch events.

Of note elsewhere in the file is that Lourine Brown had a 290 game in the tournament.

Congrats to all! 🙂

Bowling Podcasts links category added to sidebar

I hinted that I may do it as a “summer project”, and I got to it tonight: I created a new links list category for bowling podcasts and moved the links in “Bowling Streaming/Videos” that seemed to fit the new category there. I hope to be adding other bowling podcasts in the future.

Aaron Major posts 298 in Adult/Junior

Last Thursday in the Adult/Junior league, a more familiar name made some noise, as Aaron Major, home from his freshman year at Wichita St., posted a 298 game. WTG! 🙂

Chuck Kalasinsky bowls 300 in Monday Summer Doubles

I’m not sure if this is his first honor score, but I believe I’m mentioning him here for the first time: Chuck Kalasinsky had a 300 game last week in the Monday doubles league. Nice bowling! 🙂

Westgate Warriors defeat Auburn Maulers to qualify for UBA playoffs

The Westgate Warriors survived a sweep of the scratch points (with Troy Labrie putting up an 818) by taking 18 of the possible 20 handicap points and getting overall total to defeat the Auburn Maulers 28-12 in the UBA position round yesterday at Wallingford Bowl in Wallingford, CT. Leading the way for the Warriors were James Bessette (751, in scratch), Kevin Thibeault (729, in scratch), Jim Ferguson (716, in handicap 1), Mark Zimmerman (707, in handicap 1), and Zach Thompson (707, in handicap 2).

The Warriors ended the season tour in 3rd place and have qualified for the division playoffs, which will take place on July 15 at East Providence Lanes, with the Warriors taking on Mop Nation Militia in the semifinals.

Ed Roberts & John Gant take SEMBA Century Doubles title in Cranston

As noted in the above Facebook post, Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famer Ed Roberts teamed with past PBA Tour champion John Gant to win SEMBA’s first of two Century Doubles (sum of ages must be at least 100) titles for the year last Sunday at AMF Cranston Lanes, defeating Jesse Cote & George Tignor, 821-761 (two games) in the final round. Gant also threw SEMBA’s second 300 game in its history in the semifinal round. Kegel Abbey Road was the lane condition.

Jim Ferguson & Sean Richard win NAT doubles at Westgate

June 2017 NAT doubles finalists

Finalists of NAT doubles event on June 11, 2017 at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, runners-up Clay E. Hill & Tom Hedding (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on their Facebook page that Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famers Jim Ferguson & Sean Richard won the handicap doubles event yesterday at Westgate Lanes after defeating Clay E. Hill & Tom Hedding, 479-464 (with handicap), in the final match. The event drew 37 entries, with Brian Egan & Kevin Thibeault, Stan Lewis & Zach Thompson, and Chuck Paige (with partner Jim Handy) also cashing for Westgate.

Westgate Warriors defeat Phoenix at Lucky Lanes

The Westgate Warriors were in need of a good day to get back into playoff contention with the season tour’s position round coming up, and they got it in the form of a 36-4 victory over Phoenix at Lucky Lanes in Berlin, CT. On a day when it was tough to score, the first handicap trio of Mark Zimmerman, Jim Ferguson, and Sean Richard had their stars shine brightest, sweeping all 10 of their points thanks to a 644, 637, and 629 respectively. Brian Egan and Danny Khuu also did well in the scratch trio (684 and 674), and Jon Hester led the second handicap trio with a 655.

The Warriors hold the last playoff spot by two points over Phoenix, and will be bowling the Auburn Maulers in the position round, which will be Saturday at Wallingford Bowl.

Zach Thompson bowls 300, Chuck Paige 298 in NAT doubles

As usual with the Northeast Amateur Tournament, I’ll post the scores from the tournament first; these were both in the same group of the second squad, Zach Thompson first in the second game with a 300, then Chuck Paige’s 298 game following that.

Good bowling guys! 🙂

Jake Tobin fires 300 game in Adult/Junior

Jake Tobin bowled his first 800 series this past winter season in the Brunswick Mixed league, and can now add a 300 game to that, bowled tonight in the Adult/Junior league. Ken Gerraughty got the video, which he let me download and share here:

Congrats Jake…I know you’ve been wanting one of those! 🙂

Buddy Wilt bowls first 300 in Hanover history

I didn’t find out about it until today at the Brockton Bowling Association’s annual meeting, but congratulations to my fellow board member Buddy Wilt, who, last Nov. 28, bowled the first 300 game in the history of Boston Bowl Hanover in the Monday Mixers league. WTG! 🙂

Mark Zimmerman wins 2016-17 Bay State Open Bowler of the Year

As detailed in the latest newsletter, Mark Zimmerman made the finals of four events, getting to the final four in two, and won the trios title at East Providence Lanes to earn the Bay State Open’s Bowler of the Year title. With Sean Richard having won it last season, two of the three Bay State Open Bowlers of the Year have been Westgate Bowlers.

To save a separate Facebook post, I’ll also note that Brittany Sheridan defeated Matt Robichaud 222/310 to 264/302 to win the season-end event at Town Line Luxury Lanes. You can watch the final match below:

Sean Richard throws 300 game at Wonder Bowl

With his Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Fame induction only days away (finally), “$eany Ka$h” added to his resume last night with a 300 game in the Columbia 300 Summer Classic league at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford, in which he was subbing. This was #86 for him, so the count-up to #100 is close to being, if not actually, on.

Nice bowling! 🙂

2017 TNBA East Junior Regional results

This year’s TNBA East regional youth tournament was hosted by Westgate Lanes on Apr. 8 & 9, and I finally found the official results (separate files for each event). The champions in each event are below, with the senate represented in parentheses; scores are with handicap:

Team

Div. 1: First State I (Delaware) 2,781
Div. 2: Ft. Meade #6 (Washington) 2,787
Div. 3: The Jersey Lanes Boys (Metropolitan) 2,500
Div. 4: Boston Bowl #6 (Boston) 2,078

Doubles

Div. 1: S. Palmer & D. Hudson (Philadelphia) 1,477
Div. 2: A. Torres & K. Knox (Metropolitan) 1,497
Div. 3: X. Wilson & A. Warner (Providence) 1,307
Div. 4: I. Tucker & S. Tucker (Washington) 1,083
Div. 5: E. Wilson & V. Tucker (Washington) 737

Singles

Div. 1: Dylan Bowers (Delaware) 735
Div. 2: Kieryn Knox (Metropolitan) 746
Div. 3: Hollis Warner (Providence) 668
Div. 4: Aunja’Juell Swails (Washington) 539
Div. 5: Ellis Wilson (Washington) 357

Congrats to all. 🙂

2017 Mass. open state tournament results

The Greater Gardner Bowling Association has posted official state tournament results here, and, as usual, I’ll recognize the state champions below:

Handicap

Team: Dudley Duds 3,823
Doubles: Zakery & Ed White 1,670
Singles: Tom Lear 855
All-Events: Zakery White 2,410

Scratch

Team: Patch 3,576
Doubles: Mike Colby & Bill Green 1,549
Singles: Matt Coe 824
All-Events: Corey Umbrello 2,289

Congratulations to all! 🙂

Ed Roberts wins May SEMBA in Auburn

As detailed in the post above, Ed Roberts took down the May SEMBA title, his third, at AMF Auburn Lanes while celebrating his 74th birthday. Ed went undefeated in match play after leading qualifying with an 836 (four games) for a total of 1,743. Darrell Guertin was second with 1,673. The lane condition was the World Bowling Atlanta pattern.

2016-17 Westgate season recap

With all of the winter leagues having wrapped up, I now devote my annual post to the final high scores of the winter league season. As a refresher, average is based on a minimum of 72 games in the league, and youth bowlers are included with their gender, where applicable. I am doing something different with one category this time:

Men

Average: 240.60; Tom Hedding (Thursday Night Patriots, 102 games)
Series: 837; Harry Thibeault, Tom Hedding (Thursday Night Patriots)
Game: 300; 65 total during season

Women

Average: 194.69; Tasheka Douglas (Boston Rhythm & Bowling, 96 games)
Series: 711; Tasheka Douglas (Boston Rhythm & Bowling)
Game: 290; Debbie Major (His & Hers)

I don’t recall seeing as many 300 games during a league season as there were this season, so I didn’t want to attempt to list all of the bowlers who had one.

Congrats to all! 🙂

NEBA announces 54 members of inaugural Hall of Fame class

As detailed in the video above, 54 bowlers covering 54 years of NEBA’s history will comprise the inaugural induction class of its Hall of Fame. 49 will be recognized for bowling achievement and five for meritorious service, and, rather than go through the entire list, I will note that Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famers Tony Attardo, Fred Delfino, John Ellis, and Ed Roberts, along with Coke league bowler Steve Dale Jr., are in the class, with all but Delfino being inducted for bowling achievement (Delfino is being inducted for meritorious service).

The induction dinner will take place on Aug. 26 in Glastonbury, CT, in conjunction with the $50 tournament at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes.

2016-17 Coke league last quarter, overall results

The Coke league wrapped up its season last Monday, and Young & Old ended up winning the last quarter, and my photo of the team is below:

Young & Old 2016-17 Coke last quarter

2016-17 Coke league last quarter winners, Young & Old (L-R): Rob Young, Mike Carter, Jim Young, “Hawk” Earle

In the overall points, Rick O’Shea came out on top with 667 points, with first quarter winners Prime Time second with 646.5 points. Congratulations to the members of Rick O’Shea, Brian Egan, Nathan Crouse, Brian Gaskill, and Steve Dale Jr.

Shawn Hagan posts 815 set in Coke league

The highest-scoring Coke league in memory was not going to end without a score in the last week, it seemed, and it was Shawn Hagan who provided it, going 279-268-268 for a personal-best 815 set. Way to end on a high note! 🙂

I will have one more post to make about the season in this league, but it’ll have to wait until next week, when I’ll have the content I want.

Tom Hedding fires 300 in Patriots, sets new Brockton Bowling Association record average

“TomTom” Hedding threw a 300 second game in the Patriots league tonight, but that may not be the most important thing that happened. He bookended the night with a 226 and a 193 for a 719 series, and with that, ended the season with a 240.60 average for 102 games in the league. It is, in fact, a new Brockton Bowling Association record, as well as the first 240 average in the association, as the old record was held by Nate Abdow, who posted a 238.93 average in the 2009-10 Silver City league at AMF Taunton Lanes (now defunct).

Congratulations! 🙂

Sean Richard fires 300 in Westgate Mixed

It’s been a while between scores for “$eany Ka$h”, but he ended his honor score drought last night with a 300 in the Westgate Mixed league. I don’t remember if his team won the first half of that league, but it was their position night for the second half last night.

WTG $eany! 🙂

2017 Brunswick Mixed roll-off

My Facebook coverage of my Wednesday league’s roll-off is below, including the “live recap”, which, hopefully, actually gets updated after saves: