After failing to win points from Livin on a Spare, Let’s MixEm Up is in 14th place, 22 points behind Last Empire, who lead Stacked by three points, and Sweet Rolls, 10th Frame Magic, and Creeden’s Mustangs (our opponents tomorrow night) by nine points. This being the last week before the last position round of the second half, I’ll run down the leaders’ match-ups below:
- Last Empire vs. Great Balls of Fire
- Stacked vs. Livin on a Spare
- Sweet Rolls vs. Tuckin’ Fenpin
- 10th Frame Magic vs. 5 Spares
Si had the high scratch game and series in his division last week.
Anyone who has regularly followed the PBA on FOX knows that PBA bowlers Brad Miller & Kyle Sherman have a popular YouTube channel, and the link to that is now in the streaming/videos sidebar list. I’ve admittedly got some catching up to do.
Seeing that BowlingDigital.com was still in operation, I’ve restored everything (link and RSS feeds) I had before, and, as a bonus, added their industry news feed.
The surprise was seeing a Facebook page plug-in available, and, after some experimentation, a feed of The Tenth Board Facebook page is now in the sidebar, so that blog readers who aren’t on Facebook can see what I post there. Hope everyone enjoys it. 🙂
UPDATE: Only one of the RSS feeds, the “Top Stories” one, was visible, and that one appeared out-of-date, so I’ve removed the RSS feeds, but the link to BowlingDigital.com remains in the bowling media sidebar list; after all, no one covers international bowling like BowlingDigital.com.
Brian Egan was not the only Westgate bowler with a notable score today at states, as Jon Hester had a 300 in his singles event. Seany also had this video:
Nice game Hoss! 🙂
The state tournaments usually don’t start until after Easter, but Easter Sunday at the open state tournament in Auburn proved kind to Brian Egan, who went 300-253-258 for an 811 in the doubles event. He was bowling with Sean Richard, who recorded this video:
Nice bowling, Brian! 🙂
On the same night as Jim Ferguson’s latest 300, Stan Lewis, via Facebook, reported that he went 249-279-279 for an 807 set. Nice going! 🙂
Shout-out to Jim Ferguson, who had a 300 game last night and which is his 4th such game since February. Sean Richard provided the video below:
Bobby Geddes wasn’t the only one with a variant of his first name who had a 300 at Westgate last night, as Hall of Famer Bob Hamilton had one in the Westgate Mixed league. Bob’s daughter, Stephanie Bourhill, usually gets his videos, and this one is below:
Nice bowling Bob! 🙂
My team was bowling against Livin on a Spare last night, and, in the last game, their anchor bowler, Bobby Geddes, bowled his first 300 game. All I could do was smile at the achievement…WTG Bobby. 🙂
My Week 33 bowling, frame-by-frame
Strikes were elusive after my turkey in the first game, but I did make most of the easy spares, with motivation actually involved in my single-pin miss to end the night. And what might have been my best shot of the night left a Westgate 7-10.
Average (90 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 146
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 555
Composite average (99 games): 169
Eric was absent, and we won no points.
The BowlSK notes refer to a notable league event, which will be in the separate post that follows.
Shout-out to Kevin Thibeault, who, last night in the Pepsi league, shot his second 290 game in a three-week span. 🙂
The real story of the BPUSBC Spring Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday came in the first squad, in which Sean Richard went 259-289-290 for an 838, which, with Jim Ferguson’s 227-246-268=741, was good for a 558 high team game and a 1,579 series, both of which will be reported to USBC headquarters.
There was one other score yesterday, a 290 bowled by Mike Morrissey. Good bowling to all! 🙂
The former Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament is now running under the Special Award brand, but still awards scholarships. It was held Saturday, and, with eight entries, one $500 scholarship was awarded, to Alex Nicol, who shot 724 with handicap. Matt Hochberg was second, with a 716 score.
Eric, one of my Wednesday night teammates, gave me one last opportunity to sub on his Sunday night team, for which I was a regular member for a couple of years, last night.
My Week 30 bowling, frame-by-frame
My night was really made in the third game, when I made a drastic move out, and a subtle hand position change after leaving a couple of 10s led to a six-bagger to end the night.
Final average (9 games): 191
Composite average (96 games): 169
Team, with my help, won the third game by enough for total and four points, with Peter telling me they hadn’t won more than two points against our opponents all season.
According to the final scholarship list (PDF format) posted by the Mass. USBC youth committee, Westgate bowlers Ethan Reyes and Corey Major won their respective divisions of the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at AMF Somerset Lanes. Along with their scholarships, the two have earned the right to compete at the Junior Gold Championships this summer in Detroit.
My Week 32 bowling, frame-by-frame
I was pleased to have a 183 triplicate alive after two, but it’s hard to score well when you fall off the virtual cliff, as I had no marks after the 5th frame in the third game.
Average (87 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 149
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 539
Composite average (93 games): 169
With Si absent, we were assured of his average minus five bowling against the vacant. We barely lost the third game point, but won the other three.
Let’s MixEm Up had to forfeit to Great Balls of Fire, so we’re now in 14th place, 18 points behind Last Empire, who lead by two points over Sweet Rolls and four over Stacked and 10th Frame Magic. We’re bowling for points against the vacant tonight.
It may be time to crown Bill Briggs “King of the (Middle) Road” at Westgate Lanes, because not only did he bowl his second 300 game of the quarter last night, but bookended that with games of 257 and 276 for an 833 set, rare territory for the Pepsi league. Great night, Billy! 🙂
Finalists of NAT “Throw the Low” event on Apr. 7 at Westgate Lanes, runner-up Jim Ferguson, champion Shawn Hagan (Photo courtesy of NAT)
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view) that Shawn Hagan defeated Jim Ferguson, 255-254 (with handicap) in the title match of yesterday’s “Throw the Low” event at Westgate Lanes. In this format, the bowlers bowled four games of qualifying, with the high three only counting toward the total. It was Hagan’s first NAT singles title.
Congrats also to Kevin Kelliher, who had a 297 in qualifying.
And another one in, this one via Sean Richard: Bill Hill bowled his first 300 last night to go along with the one posted by Shane Litchfield. Congrats! 🙂
Sandi Litchfield posted a Facebook video last night showing her son Shane finishing off a 300 game. WTG!
After winning one point from Tuckin Fenpin, Let’s MixEm Up is in 14th place, 17 points behind Last Empire, who are four points ahead of Sweet Rolls, five ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs, and six ahead of Stacked. My team is scheduled to bowl against Great Balls of Fire tomorrow, but they’ll be without me, as I’ll be at a meeting for a project I’ve helped lay the groundwork for, some of which will be bowling-related.
Per the official results above, Patriots league bowler Alex Aguiar won the scratch all-events title at the Northeastern Open Championships at Yankee Lanes in Keene, NH with a 2,225 score. WTG! 🙂
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen John Kunan put up a big number, but, along with “The Truth’s” 300 game last week in the Westgate Mixed league, Kunan added a 290. Nice bowling!
Adam “Itchy” Johndrow had another 300 in the Firefighters league last night, meaning he’s now gone 300, 299, and 300 in three consecutive weeks. Keep it up! 🙂
I was notified by Rob Young at the end of the night last night that Kevin Thibeault put up a 290 game, which I didn’t see much of. Good bowling, Kev! 🙂
Finalists of the NAT One-Ball Doubles event on Mar. 17 at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Tom Hedding & Danny Khuu, runners-up Mike Macedo & Stephen Major (Photo courtesy of NAT)
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view linked page) that Tom Hedding & Danny Khuu defeated Mike Macedo & Stephen Major, 469-437 (with handicap), to win the One-Ball Doubles event on Mar. 17 at Westgate Lanes.
The One-Ball format required the contestants to use one and the same ball for first ball and all spares during competition. The NAT has run singles events with the format in the past, but this was the first time they tried the format for a doubles event.
Per the above posted by the Southeastern Mass. Bowling Association, Kevin Thibeault, partnered with Jon Van Hees, won their association tournament’s scratch doubles title with a 1,466 score. The tournament was held at AMF Somerset Lanes.
Congrats Kevin! 🙂
It appeared their last Facebook post was in 2012, so I felt I had to declare The People’s Tournament defunct and removed their listing in the sidebar. The tournament did have a good run at Westgate and elsewhere, so I’ll give a salute to Sherm Cowan and Kathy Valerio (the latter whom I hope is back on my team in the fall).
I’m surprised it took me this long to think of it.
You can find a bowling coach just about anywhere, but it’s generally accepted that the best coaching can be found in two places, the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, and the Bowling International Training & Research Center (ITRC) on the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, TX. Lesson packages can be booked at both places, so I’ve included links to both in the Coaching sidebar category.