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 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.
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
I missed seeing it, but a league source told me Mike Mayo left a 5-7 after the first 11 last night in the Patriots league. Next time! 🙂
Sean Richard posted a video on Facebook that showed Brian Egan bowled 300 last night in Malden for the second time in as many weeks. Nice!
He had one back in January, and Roland “The Truth” Sandefur added a 300 last night in Westgate Mixed. WTG!
Elsewhere in my league, David Chin, a member of the leading Last Empire team, went 266-277-258 for an 801, which was his first 800 series. Congrats!
Probably the less said about this, the better.
Average (84 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 151
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 527
Composite average (90 games): 169
Nearly everyone struggled to a degree, but we still eked out the second game.
Rose Hamilton has released to me the results of Saturday’s honor squad (PDF format). The list of winners below will include the home center. Scores are with handicap except for scratch division.
100 & under
- Layla Clinton Westgate 696
- Reese Hubert North Bowl 686
- Ian Zalewski Westgate 742
- Alex Nicol Westgate 774
- Kathryn Simnett North Bowl 783
161-180 & 181+ (combined)
- Dylan Major Westgate 740
- Ethan Reyes Westgate 666
Congratulations to all of the winners.
After winning one point from 10th Frame Magic, Let’s MixEm Up is in 12th place, 15 points behind Last Empire, who lead Creeden’s Mustangs by three points, and Stacked and Sweet Rolls by four points. Tuckin’ Fenpin will be the opponents tomorrow night.
Si had the high scratch game and series in the men’s “E” division last week.
Adam Johndrow nearly followed up last week’s 300 with another one last night, but a 10 pin stopped him short. Next time!
It took 27 weeks, but Bill Briggs bowled the first 300 game of the Pepsi league season last night in the second game. Congrats!
As indicated by the final standings, the North Bowl team of Janie Hillman, Jason Smith, Ben Winslow, and Nate Clarke, coached by Lee Winslow, are the champions of the 2018-19 Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League. Congrats! 🙂