Kris Higgins shoots 300 in TNBA league

Came to find out that Seany had to share the spotlight when he shot his milestone perfect game, as Kris Higgins had one in the TNBA league the other night, as well. Good bowling! 🙂

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Sept. 23 Sunday Niters recap

I think I did mention that I’d be subbing on my Sunday Niters team instead of being a regular bowler, and my first opportunity to sub was last night, for Peter.

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

Back-to-back good nights, but a little more consistent last night. My biggest problem seemed to be chopping the 6-10, but I also only missed one single pin (a 10, but I didn’t leave it often).

Result: 194-161-199=554
Average (3 games): 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556

Composite average (12 games): 169

If our anchor (Eric Healy) got the second hit in the 10th second game, it would have been all eight, but we had to settle for six.

As administrivia, a limited number of Sunday Niters-related links are back in the “Author’s links” list, but standings likely won’t be there.

Sean Richard bowls 100th 300 game in TNBA league

It was always going to be a matter of where and when, not if, Sean Richard would bowl his 100th perfect game, and he made those of us at Westgate glad that it came at not only his home house, but also on the most famous pair of lanes in the house, 47 & 48, or “Hakim’s pair”, last night in the TNBA league. There is a video account of the last shot, as well, provided by Grant Henderson III, and is below:

Congrats $eany! 🙂

Sept. 19 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 3 bowling, frame-by-frame

It took me three weeks, but I put a little something together last night, particularly when I paid more attention to my elbow position in my swing. Spare game might need work, but that could come around.

Result: 152-173-233=558
Average (9 games): 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 501

Team didn’t have a great night, but still took three of four (1st & 3rd games & total).

Westgate Warriors take 30 from NE Nightmare

Jimmy Bessette posted in the Westgate Warriors group that they opened the UBA season with a 30-10 win over NE Nightmare Sunday at the Lowell Brunswick Zone. Jimmy, along with Jake Tobin, led the way with a 747 and a 722 respectively. Next match will be the Warriors’ home match vs. Mill City Mayhem.

Dan Esdale posts 300/811 in Patriots league

Alayna Esdale alerted me to it, and, after acquiring the details, I can post that two weeks into his return to the Patriots league, Dan Esdale had 244-300-267 for an 811 set last Thursday night, which are the first 300 and 800 at Westgate this season. Alayna posted a video on Facebook, but I couldn’t share it.

Congrats Easy! 🙂

2018-19 Week 2 standings update

After winning a point from Party of Six, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a three-way tie in points for 12th with Last Empire and 5 Spares. Party of Six and 10th Frame Magic are tied for the lead, with Creedens Mustangs and Tuckin’ Fenpin in a tie for 3rd, a point behind, and The Fun Team and Livin on a Spare two points behind the lead. Sweet Rolls are Wednesday night’s opponents.

Si “swept the board” when it came to division highs (men’s “D”) for the week, tying Philip Yuen for high scratch game.

Jon Gronlund bowls first 300 & 800 in Bristol-Plymouth association

Jessica Jordan of North Bowl Lanes reported to me that Jon Gronlund posted 300-232-268 for an 800 series on the button in the Thursday Night Mixed league last week. Since this was the first 300 game and 800 series in the new merged association, we made special note of it in our congratulatory post (above).

Congrats again Jon! 🙂

Sean Richard throws 809 in TNBA league

Per his post above, “$eany Ka$h” threw 266-269-274 for an 809 set in the TNBA league last night, which should be the first 800 at Westgate on the young season. We usually don’t get video of an 800 being finished off, but Jim Ferguson has this one:

Good bowling Seany! 🙂

Shawn Hagan posts 300/811 in Malden

As the post above shows, Pepsi leaguer Shawn Hagan posted 300-236-275 for an 811 last night in the Trios + 1 league in Malden. A couple of videos were available, but I picked Zach Thompson’s:

Good bowling! 🙂

Sept. 12 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 2 bowling, frame-by-frame

This was a little better than last week, so baby steps, I guess. The difference was probably one more made spare than last week.

Result: 152-171-146=469
Average (3 games): 153
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 465

Si had a 513 night, and we won the second game against a tough opponent; that was the only point for us, however.

2018-19 Week 1 standings update

Let’s Mix Em Up won one point, the second game, over Creeden’s Mustangs, putting us in 11th (by pinfall tiebreaker) in a 15 team league. Party of Six was the only team that won all four in the first week, and we bowl against them tomorrow night.

The divisions are close to set, so I can mention that Si had high handicap game & series in the men’s “D” division.

BBIS league to change format

The Friday night BBIS league has changed its format a little bit, with details in the flyer below:

BBIS 2018

The league is always looking for bowlers, so if you’re up to a challenge and can bowl Friday nights, consider this league.

Sept. 5 Brunswick Mixed recap (start of 2018-19 season)

First off, I’ve decided to cut back to just my Wednesday league, as I didn’t know if bracket commissions would be able to cover both leagues this season. Second, I have a fractured team, with Kathy having cataract surgery and Thomas deciding not to return. Joining me and Si is Steve Sommers, who, because of gait problems, just stands and throws, but he does seem to understand ball motion. Expecting Kathy to return later in the season, we kept the team name the same.

My Week 1 bowling, frame-by-frame

I want to attribute this to summer rust, but my second game was better because of my spare game, and my double in the third game capitalized on a Brooklyn strike.

Result: 124-171-157=452
Average (3 games): 150
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 454

Si was steady, and Steve put together a four-bagger third game to help us. We won’t know about points until the first standings update.

Of course, the links in the sidebar section about my bowling now reflect the new season, but the spreadsheet log won’t be fully set up until I know my league’s end pairs.

2018-19 Pepsi league 1st quarter lane condition

With Junior gone now, pattern selection for the Pepsi league has fallen to a committee, which has decided that Beaten Path, the pattern that ended last season, will be the one that starts this season. Of course, the graph is linked on the pattern name.

State association sidebar links updated

The Mass. State USBC Bowling Association has launched a new website, so the “Local/New England” sidebar list has been updated with the link to the new website, removing the others that reflected an unmerged association. The Brockton local association site in the list is still the old one, but we’re working on that, as well.

Westgate Warriors home match set for Oct. 7 vs. Mill City

Westgate Warriors president Zach Thompson posted in the closed Facebook group that the first three matches of the UBA season are set, and that they include an early home match on Oct. 7 vs. Mill City Mayhem. The opener is on Sept. 16 in Lowell vs. NE Nightmare, with Nov. 4 @ Silver Lanes being a position round. The full schedule should be known sometime next month.

Paris Cook wins NAT One-Ball event in Tewksbury

July 29 NAT One-Ball

Finalists of July 29 NAT One-Ball event at Wamesit Lanes (L-R): Runner-up Andrew Young, champion Paris Cook (Photo courtesy of NAT)

In their latest newsletter, the Northeast Amateur Tournament announced Paris Cook as the winner of their special One-Ball event on July 29 at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury after defeating Andrew Young in the final match, the score of which was unknown to me at press time. In the One-Ball event, competitors had to use the same ball for first ball as well as all spares in qualifying and in the elimination finals.

Sean Richard tosses 99th 300 at Wonder Bowl

If it wasn’t before, “$eany Ka$h’s” watch for his 100th 300 game is full-on now, as he had #99 last night subbing in the Columbia 300 Summer Classic league at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford. Congrats Seany, and my only hope is that I get to see #100 in person. 🙂

Danny Khuu posts 300 in Monday doubles

It involved different nights and centers, but Danny Khuu followed up his 300 (last game) Thursday night in Kingston with one in the first game last night at Westgate. Nice bowling! 🙂

2018 Mass. senior tournament set for Oct. 27-28 in Auburn

What is likely the first event to be held by the new merged Massachusetts state association will be the 2018 state senior tournament, to be held on Oct. 27 & 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes. New this year will be that the senior tournament will have open and women’s divisions. I have attached a copy of the entry form here (Word format). Note: Mail-in entries close Oct. 20, but walk-in and re-entries are allowed, closing 30 minutes prior to the start of each squad.

Qwadaris Rembert fires 300/825 at Lang’s

Pepsi league bowler Qwadaris Rembert posted on Facebook (and followed up with me) that he had 300-257-268 for an 825 set last night at Lang’s in their Summer Classic league. Nice bowling! 🙂

Sean Richard fires 298 game in Kingston

“$eany Ka$h” reported to me that he had a chance at Kingston’s house record (816) in the summer doubles league last night after starting 279-298, but faltered in the 3rd game to lose his 800. Maybe next time!

Qwadaris Rembert wins 9-game marathon in NH

As noted in the post above, Pepsi league bowler Qwadaris Rembert won today’s 9-game scratch marathon at Strikers East in Raymond, NH with a 2,117 score. Congrats! 🙂

Zach Thompson throws 299 in Malden summer league

Pepsi league regular Zach Thompson posted on Facebook that he just missed a 300 last night subbing in the Summertimers league at Town Line, with the video showing the “almighty” 10 still standing on the last shot. Nice bowling! 🙂

Keith Tantillo bowls 801, 300 in Monday doubles

Keith Tantillo put together a big set the other night in the summer doubles league, with 257-298-246 for an 801, then followed that up the best way possible, with a 300 4th game. WTG! 🙂

Xtra Frame sidebar link updated to FloBowling

With the PBA having changed its video streaming from Xtra Frame to FloBowling, the Xtra Frame sidebar link has been updated accordingly. FloBowling has promised additional coverage of PBA regional events, so the new FloBowling should be worth checking out.