Mar. 10 Adult/Junior doubles results

Results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:


  1. Kyle Major & Kevin Thibeault 1,412
  2. Glenn Rucker & Rose Hamilton 1,404


  1. Dylan & Tim Major 1,482

Congrats to all! 🙂


Harry Thibeault passes away at age 58

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.

Mar. 7 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 147-162-147=456
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.

Westgate Warriors defeat The Commission at East Providence Lanes

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.

2017-18 Week 26 league standings update

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.

Mar. 5 postponement note

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.

Feb. 28 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 164-196-183=543
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.

Links to Mike Shady’s Peak Performance Bowling, The Solid Nine added to sidebar

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.

2017-18 Week 25 league standings update

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.

Hakim Emmanuel takes Feb. 2018 NAT doubles event at Westgate

Feb 2018 NAT doubles

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 throws 300/836 in Northeastern Open

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! 🙂

Dan Robinson shoots 290/845, Stephen Major, Danny Zizza 300 in NAT doubles

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! 🙂

Feb. 25 Sunday Niters recap

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.

Result: 161-199-172=532
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.

“Mr. 900”, Jewell Wilson, Jessica Lowe score 300, Grant Henderson III 299 in TNBA league

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! 🙂

Steve Huntress bowls 300, Jim Ferguson 299 in Patriots league

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 Thanks Seany! 🙂

UPDATE: Steve Huntress informed us that it was his second 300 game.

Qwadaris Rembert shoots 300 in Lang’s Invitational

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!

Feb. 21 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 209-148-125=482
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).

Jessica Lowe fires 740 set in TNBA league

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! 🙂

2017-18 Week 24 league standings update

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.

Sean Richard fires 300 in AXS Kings & Queens

“$eany Ka$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! 🙂

Feb. 18 Sunday Niters recap

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.

Result: 158-221-137=516
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.

Johnnie Funches scores 290 in Rhythm & Bowling

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! 🙂

Steve Travers fires 300/827, Mike Trent Jr. first 300 in Patriots league

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! 🙂

Feb. 14 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 24 bowling, frame-by-frame

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.

Result: 233-203-210=646
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.

Link to Solstice Sports Gear added to sidebar

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.

2017-18 Week 23 league standings update

Updating my league standings:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning a point from Dawg Pound, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 13th with 5 Spares, eight points behind Spare Change, who are a point ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs, two ahead of Minds in the Gutter, and four ahead of Stuck With Us, Dawg Pound, and Ebony & Ivories. Last Empire will be tomorrow night’s opponents.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Ten Is Enough, The Three Stooges are tied for 3rd with Broads with Balls, four points behind a tie for first between Here for the Beer and Ten Is Enough. Ball Busterz are the opposition Sunday night. My 259 game and 672 series received high score mention on the standing sheet.

Feb. 11 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 20 bowling, frame-by-frame

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.

Result: 180-259-233=672
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.

Westgate youth bowlers win 2016-17 state awards

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! 🙂