2016-17 Week 13 league standings update

Updating my leagues after Week 13, including the result in the virtual league:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning one point from Spear the 10 Pin, Lane Ducks are in 8th place, 11 points behind Sweet Rolls, who lead Artie’s Angels by five points, Spear the 10 Pin by six points, and three teams by 8.5 points, one of those being Creeden’s Mustangs, tomorrow night’s opponents.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning four points from OSIMAS, The 3 Stooges are in 3rd place, three points behind a tie for the lead between Suzy’s Crew and Ten Is Enough. We Found “B” is seven points behind in 4th. Avengers are our opponents Sunday night, and I’ll give the leaders’ opponents, as it is the last week before the position round ending the first half: Suzy’s Crew vs. Broads With Balls and Ten Is Enough vs. Adam & Steve.
  • Virtual league: 5 Kingpins won five points from the vacant and are still in 7th, but only a point behind three teams tied for 4th, and 20 points behind the leading Big Guns; that team is six points ahead of Team 6 and 12 points ahead of Team 3 with two weeks left.

“Mr. 900” shoots first Coke league 300

Up until tonight, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel had six 300 games, including the first three in his 900 series, all on the Westgate house shot. He had #7 tonight, his first in the Coke Classic league, and, as a reminder to the regular readers and for the information of those who aren’t, the league is on the 2007 World Tenpin Masters pattern for this segment of the league, which is in the “challenge” category of lane conditions.

I actually have my own video of this one, which I uploaded to the Facebook page and which is below:

WTG Hakim!🙂

Westgate Warriors defeat Mill City Mayhem 22-18; Tony Bennett throws 300/815

Yesterday, the Underground Bowling Association made its third season tour stop at Westgate Lanes. The Westgate Warriors faced Mill City Mayhem in their home match, eking out a 22-18 net win, largely on the strength of the Handicap 1 team of Mark Zimmerman, Kevin Thibeault, and Danny Khuu sweeping all ten of their points, with Kevin shooting a 781 and Danny a 742.

Meanwhile, a member of Mop Nation Militia, Tony Bennett (who’s been mentioned here in connection with his 300 game at the USBC Open), posted games of 300, 258, and 257 for an 815 series in their match.

Good bowling guys!🙂

Dec. 4 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

Unlike last year, I seem to be bowling better on Sunday night this year than on Wednesday night, and, while I’d like to see my Wednesday night come back up, Sunday night is sort of offsetting Wednesday night in terms of effect on my composite average. Tonight, I had a great look with my Tropical Breeze, and, except for issues with my 10 pin, had a decent night.

Result: 185-179-195=559
Average (39 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 183
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 567

Composite average (78 games): 179

Peter started with a 234, and we won the first game by enough for total, as it turned out, but we lost a close third game to split the points instead of winning six.

Danny Khuu shoots 300 in Patriots league

Danny Khuu, whom I haven’t mentioned here was 2nd in the NEBA non-champions event last weekend in Norwich, CT, put up a perfecto in the Patriots league last night. In case we’ve never done it for Khuu, TomTom Hedding’s Facebook video of the last strike is below:

WTG “KhuuLade”!🙂

Aaron Major throws 300 in youth league

Aaron Major, spending his first semester at Wichita St., where he is on the junior varsity bowling team, came home on his first Thanksgiving weekend in college and subbed on Saturday morning, throwing a 300 game while doing so. WTG!🙂

Nov. 30 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

This was another under-average night, but the saving grace was that I was back over 500 after being under that in the previous two weeks in this league. I only had eight strikes on the night, with a couple of doubles and none after the third frame last game.

Result: 174-179-151=504
Average (39 games): 176
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 558

Composite average (75 games): 179

The team, without Jeff tonight, only won the first game, but the third game was also close.

Stan Gibbs records 300 game in His & Hers

A recent trend I’ve noticed has been bowlers from Cape Cod coming up to bowl leagues at Westgate Lanes. A team from the Cape, Prime Time, has already won a segment in the Coke league. Tonight, as noted in the center’s Facebook post above, Stan Gibbs made his presence felt with a 300 game in the His & Hers league. Nice game, Stan!🙂

Update: Sean Richard’s Facebook video of the last strike is below.

2016-17 Week 12 league standings update

Updating my leagues after Week 12:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning a point from Has Beens, Lane Ducks fell to 7th place, nine points behind the leading Sweet Rolls, who are three points ahead of Artie’s Angels and six ahead of Spear the 10 Pin (who are our opponents tomorrow night).
  • Sunday Niters: After winning two points from Bowling Stones, The 3 Stooges are tied for 2nd with We Found “B”, three points behind Suzy’s Crew; Ten Is Enough is four points behind the lead in 4th. Sunday night’s opponents are OSIMAS.
  • Virtual league: 5 Kingpins won five points from AmExGoGoDub, and are 7th,  a point behind Big Four and 24 points behind the leading Big Guns, who lead Team 6 by nine points and Team 3 by 17 points. 5 Kingpins also had the high team game of the week.

Ruthie Graham wins Greater Boston senior title

I’m late recognizing this, but, according to the posted results, Ruthie Graham, who has long served as an officer in the His & Hers and TNBA leagues at Westgate Lanes, won the women’s division of the Greater Boston USBC BA’s senior tournament, held recently at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Ruthie had a 745 score with handicap in the tournament.

Congrats Ruthie!🙂

“Mr. 900” wins P & G in Westport

The P & G Bowling Tour posted in their Facebook group that Hakim Emmanuel, AKA “Mr. 900” here, won the November event at Holiday Lanes in Westport. Another Westgate (Coke league) bowler, Jon Hester, finished 3rd in the tournament, which had 23 entries. Jon also had a 300 game during qualifying.

Congrats all around.🙂

Nov. 27 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 12 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

When I wasn’t chicken-winging it tonight, I was actually pretty good. Because of that, I probably wanted my second game back, but did find some consistency in the third game to save a small under-average.

Result: 173-158-201=532
Average (36 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 183
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 577

Composite average (72 games): 179

Both of my teammates were under their average all three games, but Peter was close enough to his average third game that we won that game. I was told the team we’re tied with for the lead also only won two, but the pack behind us may be closing.

Nov. 26 No-Tap Shootout results

Sean Richard today lived up to his nickname of “$eany Ka$h”, because, as the post above indicates, he not only won today’s no-tap tournament, but hit the 900 series jackpot, worth $800. I forgot to get an entry count, but five were paid, below:

  1. Sean Richard 900
  2. Kevin Thibeault 878
  3. Rob Young 876
  4. Mark Zimmerman 866
  5. Tim Major 867

It should be noted that Seany claimed the 900 jackpot the way you originally had to do it, by bowling the last three natural strikes.

There was also a coincidence of note in the no-tap tournament today. As it turned out, the “C” bowler on lane 48 (the “Hakim” pair) had a 900 no-tap total, with the 300 games bowled by Rich Fulton, Kevin Thibeault, and Tim Major, in that order (as the bowlers moved after each game).

Sean Richard bowls 300 at Wonder Bowl

“$eany Ka$h” decided this year to bowl in Wonder Bowl’s Friday night Twilight league, and he had a 300 game last night in that league; nothing new, but WTG anyway, $eany!🙂

(Note: This isn’t it, because there’s another post about $eany coming.)

Nov. 23 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 12 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

I really struggled with my release timing most of the night. I did have a promising start to the third game, but then just hit a wall with four straight open frames, including two splits. Making corner pins was rare for me tonight, as well.

Result: 152-160-183=495
Average (36 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 570

Composite average (69 games): 179

Si had a 196 second game for the only point we got, and Jeff had a 212 third game in a losing effort.

2016-17 Week 11 league standings update

Updating my leagues after Week 11:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning two points from Minds in the Gutter, Lane Ducks are in 4th place, six points behind Sweet Rolls, who are three points ahead of a tie for 2nd between Spear the 10 Pin and Artie’s Angels. Has Beens will be tonight’s opponents.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning eight points from Pinknockers, The 3 Stooges are back in a tie for the lead with We Found “B”, with Suzy’s Crew three points behind in 3rd and Ten Is Enough seven behind in 4th. Bowling Stones are Sunday Night’s opponents. Ed got “bulletin board” mention for a 205 game.
  • Virtual league: 5 Kingpins failed to win points from Big Guns and are back in 7th place, five points behind Team 3. Big Guns lead by nine points over Team 6 and AmExGoGoDub and Ballslingers are tied for 3rd, 13 points behind the lead. sk8shorty01, a member of Ballslingers, submitted a 298 game last week, which is now the high game of the season.

Nov. 20 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 11 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

This effort was less consistent than the scores would indicate, as I was throwing poorer shots in the second game, particularly in the middle of it. Carry issues and single pin misses prevented the third game from being better.

Result: 198-181-183=562
Average (33 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 185
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 560

Composite average (66 games): 180

Peter was absent, but so was the anchor bowler on the other team, so the absentees were a wash. Ed also had a good night, and we won all eight, with the first place team only winning three, so it should be official in the next standings update that we’re tied for first again.

Nov. 19 No-Tap Shootout results

With Westgate Lanes guaranteeing $300 for first place today, the no-tap tournament attracted 25 entries, with the cashers below:

  1. Kevin Thibeault 866
  2. Ed Roberts 856
  3. Mark Zimmerman 845
  4. Stan Lewis 827
  5. Mike Sensae-Reed 812

There will be another one in one week (Nov. 26).

Amie Goodspeed wins 4th RILC title at Westgate

As the Facebook post above indicates, Amie Goodspeed (right in photo) successfully defended her Rhode Island Ladies Classic title at Westgate Lanes from last season today after defeating Shaunna Varin 194-185 (with handicap; Amie was bowling scratch) in the title match. The title was Amie’s 4th overall, with wins in three consecutive months.

Good bowling also to Westgate’s Chris Major, who was caught by Amie in the last two games of qualifying for the spot in the final match.

Rob Young bowls 300 in Patriots league

Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famer Rob Young posted another 300 game last night in the Patriots league, and I’ve been told Rob’s average in that league is now around 245. This bears watching, as there has never been a 240 average for a full season in the association, with Nate Abdow’s 238 in Taunton in 2009-10 being the association’s record. It’s also worth noting that a youth bowler, Stephen Major, also has a 240+ average at Westgate at last check.

Keep it going, Rob!🙂

Nov. 16 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 11, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

Overall, this was a very frustrating night, as I never put two strikes together and missed plenty of spares. The bright spot, it seemed, was the two split conversions, one of them a tougher 5-7.

Result: 149-168-151=468
Average (33 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 567

Composite average (63 games): 180

Barry and Jeff put up a 203 and a 190 respectively in the second game, and we won that game, holding on for total.

2016-17 Week 10 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 10, including the virtual league result:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning two points from Striking Gentlemen, Lane Ducks are in a tie for 4th place with Spare Us, four points behind the leading Sweet Rolls, who are a point ahead of Spear the 10 Pin and three ahead of Artie’s Angels. Minds in the Gutter are tomorrow night’s opponents, and it’s this league’s annual “Turkey Bowl” with a prize for the bowler with the most pins over average in each average division.
  • Sunday Niters: After failing to win points from Broads With Balls, The 3 Stooges are in 2nd place, 5 points behind We Found “B”, with Suzy’s Crew eight points behind the lead in 3rd and Ten Is Enough ten behind the lead in 4th. Pinknockers are Sunday night’s opponents.
  • Virtual league: 5 Kingpins won five points from Big Four, and are now a point ahead of that team in 6th, 15 points behind Big Guns, who are seven points ahead of Team 6 and eight points ahead of AmExGoGoDub.

2016-17 Coke league first quarter winners

Sorry if the photo is not the best quality, but here are the first quarter winners, Prime Time:


2016-17 Coke league first quarter winners, Prime Time (L-R: Dave Kullas, Ed Ashbaugh, Jeff Dawson, Shawn Childs)

The photo will be copied to the “scrapbook”, and I’ll see how this posts on Facebook.

Paris Cook shoots 300 in Rhythm & Bowling

As I was wrapping up my bowling tonight, Paris Cook was putting the finishing touches on the Rhythm & Bowling league’s first 300 game of the season. WTG Paris!🙂

Nov. 13 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 10 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

It was another over-average Sunday night, despite wanting my second game back. The ball change with the move in later helped me find my stride.

Result: 191-158-207=556
Average (30 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 573

Composite average (60 games): 181

I was high on the pair, but the effort rang a bit hollow, as we lost all eight.

Nov. 12 Adult/Junior doubles results

The Adult/Junior doubles today had seven entries, so it was run as just one division. Stephen Major & Sean Richard won with a 1,428 (tournament is handicapped, but they were likely bowling scratch) and Dylan & Tim Major were second with 1,384. The bowler that struck me in the tournament today, however, was Cameron Kaestner, who had a rare conversion of the 2-8-10 split, one that, in some ways, is more difficult than the 7-10.

Good bowling everyone!🙂

Kyle Egan bowls first 300 in youth league

Sarah Gill recently bowled her first 300 game at Westgate Lanes in the travel league, and Kyle Egan joined her as youth bowlers with their first 300 game at Westgate this year, as he had one today in the Saturday Seniors. We did get video of Kyle’s last strike on Facebook, which is shared below:

Congrats Kyle, and I hope this is the first of many for you.🙂

Jim Johnson shoots 299 in Brockton Seniors

I’ve already mentioned Robert Crichlow for a 299 game in the senior league this season, and one of the younger members of that league, Jim Johnson, had a 299 game of his own yesterday. Nice going!🙂