I relax the standards for the Pepsi league a little because of the lane conditions, of course, which allows me to write up this game from this other night, Dennis Johnson’s 266 (see high scores). WTG Dennis! 🎳👍
After having a “house of cards” come crashing down the previous week, I had three more nearly “normal” games last week and did manage to recover the pin in average that I lost the previous week. It was also mostly ground out, as I only doubled twice, both in the second game.
Average (84 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 168
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 571
We didn’t have Randi, but Kevin had a good enough third game to win that point. One more week left.
My team (Creeden’s Mustangs) needs to win all of our points against the vacant tonight and Maggie’s Warriors cannot win more than one point if we want to climb out of the 2nd half cellar alone. At the top, Last Empire can force a one-game roll-off for the 2nd half by sweeping BBOB and the first place match splits 2-2, and Last Empire would then have to win that roll-off to avoid a roll-off next week for the championship. Any other scenario at the top would mean a roll-off for the championship next week.
Did I mention Ethan Rosenberg wasn’t done after his first 800 set on Thursday night? All he did last weekend after that was go to Auburn for state tournament and put up his first 300 game in the doubles event there. Many thanks to Stephen Major for getting the video above to me, which first appeared on the Strike F/X Pro Shops Brockton Facebook page. Congrats again, Ethan! 🎳🔥
It’s been a matter of public record that Hakim Emmanuel had at least three 300 games (all in the same series, of course) before shooting his first 299, but he picked one of the latter up last week in the His & Hers league. Good bowling, sir! 🎳👍
Here’s a nod to Paris Cook for a 279 game Friday night in the TNBA league, per the week’s high scores. Good bowling! 🎳😎
As noted by the guys at Strike F/X Pro Shop, Ethan Rosenberg put together games of 289, 279, and 233 for an 801 series last Thursday night in the Patriots league (see recap, Lane 49), his first 800 series. Congrats Ethan! 🎳🔥
Also notable that night were Joe Bourhill’s 278-253-257 for a 788 set (recap linked above, Lane 52) and Jim Ferguson’s 288-247-220 for a 755 (also on recap, Lane 50). Nice bowling! 🎳👍
More on the 300 game mentioned above later. 😉
April in the Rhythm & Bowling league ended on a strong note for Lewis Bennett, as he rolled a 297 game, and Tom “T-Bone” Roberson had a good 277 game of his own. Nice bowling, guys! 🎳🙂
I seemed to be at least decent through two games, except that I couldn’t make a 10 pin to close it out, and I hit the skids in the third game, to the point where I thought I needed a ball change. Whatever it was, I was definitely fishing for the pocket, and it hurt us.
Average (81 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 166
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 509
It turned out my team got the worst of bad lanes, but we managed to win the second game.
Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 18 points behind the leaders, Last Empire, who lead Never Lucky by a point, 10th Frame Magic by a point-and-a-half, and BBOB, our opponents tomorrow night by 5.5 points. As this is the penultimate week of the 2nd half, here are the other matchups: Last Empire vs. 10th Frame Magic, and Never Lucky vs. Maggie’s Warriors.
Kevin did manage to sweep the board in the men’s “B” division last week (see standing sheet page).
Going the opposite of the usual and recognizing my league secretary first, with the trey last week, which his wife captured not just the last strike, but the three strikes in the 10th, on video and sent my way. As the only thing he wasn’t on yet was Instagram, I decided to put him there first:
Congrats buddy! 🎳😁👍
Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th place, 17 points behind the leaders, Never Lucky, who lead Last Empire by a point and 10th Frame Magic and BBOB by 3.5 points. Maggie’s Warriors are the opponents tonight.
Note: If Last Empire wins the second half, there would be no roll-off, as they won the first half.
Happily for me, my 218 was good for the high scratch and handicap (246) game of the week in the men’s “D” division last week (see standing sheet page).
Nobody had a good set a week ago in the Rhythm & Bowling league, however, for four of their games, they did their best Patriots league impression: Chris Zalewski led the charge with a 288, John O’Donnell posted a 280, Mo Wideman a 277, and Kris Higgins, not least, a 276 (see high scores). Good job guys! 🎳😎
This was one of those cases when all of my score was in one game, because I either couldn’t make shots or lost carry after the first game. The unkindest cut was at the end, with three open frames (the last two splits) when I still could have saved something out of it.
Average (78 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 563
Kevin did return last week, which was why my spirits were immediately better. The team did manage to take first and third games and total.
And a member of the first half winners, Last Empire, Sammy Wong, posted a 278 game last week in my league. WTG! 🎳👍
Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 17 points behind the leaders, Never Lucky, who lead Last Empire by a point, BBOB by 2.5 points, and 4 On 9 Man and 10th Frame Magic by 3.5 points. Motley Crew will provide our opposition tonight. Note: There are four weeks remaining in the second half, as we count our roll-off as our 32nd week.
Randi did have the high handicap series in the women’s “A” division last week (noted on this page of the standing sheet).
Here’s a shout-out to Anthony Green for a 277 last week (Apr. 11) in the Rhythm & Bowling league (see high scores). WTG! 🎳👍
I might have had a little bit of a “hangover” effect from last week in the first game, but I cleaned up the single-pin mistakes the rest of the night and had better games the rest of the night from there. The second game was about as hard as I can ever remember working for a clean game, except for maybe one (I don’t remember exactly when) in which I had to convert a couple of splits to stay clean.
Average (75 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 565
Lisa was officially removed from the team (😢), and we were again without Kevin. Our fortunes were brighter, however, winning second and third games and total.
He can comment on Facebook about how he got to the score, if he wishes, since it’s an unusual one, but Junji Zhang posted a 274 game the other night in the Pepsi league, which he suggested was also his personal high (see high scores). Good bowling! 🎳🙂
Backlogged due to posting lag: Kris Higgins had a 278 game on Easter Sunday (Apr. 4) in the Rhythm & Bowling league (see high scores). Good shooting, man! 🎳😎
Taylor Sinkler continued to have the best season of the Westgate women last Friday in the TNBA league, posting 213-247-213 for a 673 set (recap, Lane 52; Note: Was bowled on different pair because of league’s social distancing rule). Nice bowling! 🎳🙂
(Editor’s note: I finally did get up to Westgate last Friday night to visit with Taylor.)
There was a relative paucity of scoring in the Patriots league last week, but both Paris Cook and Tom “T-Bone” Roberson flirted with perfect games, both leaving one on the deck with the last shot. Also, Aaron Major had one of his more usual good games with a 279 (see high scores). Good bowling guys! 🎳😎
I got hit by the “Curse of the Vacant,” as I was feeling off-kilter at the start and never really got untracked all night, with no competition to motivate me. Of the six strikes I threw, only two of those were together, and I missed more spares than I made. The humor I saw in the night is that I hit a “slot machine” score with the fours.
Average (72 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 171
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 572
Again, I was bowling with just Randi, but we did just well enough to win three points; yes, I cost us the second game. 😢
Creeden’s Mustangs are now 17 points behind the leading Never Lucky, who lead Last Empire by a point, BBOB by a point and a half, and 4 On 9 Man and 10th Frame Magic by 3.5 points. Strike Machine will be the opponents tonight.
Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 18 points behind a tie for first between Last Empire and Never Lucky, with BBOB 2.5 points behind the tie in 3rd and 10th Frame Magic 3.5 points behind the lead in 4th. We will be bowling for our points against the vacant tonight.
With my handicap added, my 256 last week was the high game in the league’s men’s “D” division last week.
“Mr. 900” hasn’t disappeared from Westgate, just bowling different leagues, and Hakim checked in with a 278 last night in one of his leagues, the His & Hers Doubles. Good bowling! 🎳🙂
And a score worth noting because of the lane condiition: Ed Roberts had 238-228-234 Monday night in the Pepsi league for 700 on the button (recap, Lane 54; Note: This was actually bowled on 59-60 per the league’s social distancing rules). Nice bowling! 🎳🔥
This is likely his first one at Westgate: Curtis “Don’t Call Me Air” Jordan had a 300 last week in the Rhythm & Bowling league. WTG! 🎳🎉
The TNBA league last Friday night saw two big nights, with Chris Zalewski getting the front 22, finishing 300-287-190 for a 777 (recap, Lane 54), and Devon McGregor going 225-298-247 for a 770 (Lane 48 on linked recap). For the women, Jessica Lowe also had a 258 game (see high scores).
Nice bowliing, all! 🎳🙂
There was plenty to go with last week in the Patriots league, starting with “Ka$h” posting 278-245-268 for a 791 (see recap, Lane 45) and Jon Hester bowling 279-257-217 for a 753 (same recap, Lane 46; Note: Match actually took place on 53-54 due to breakdown). Keith Kaestner provided the other big highlight of the league’s week, with a 289 game (see high scores), with Mike Major and Stan Lewis also having 279 games, and Mike Trent Jr. a 276.
Nice bowling, all around! 🎳😎