Ed Grossett wins Bay State Open Over/Under Doubles in Lowell

Per the Facebook post above, Westgate league bowler Ed Grossett, along with partner Derek DuBois, won the Bay State Open’s Over/Under (age 45) doubles event last Saturday at Bowlero Lowell with a 498-470 (with handicap) final match victory over Chuck Malatesta and Joe Bouchard. I did not share the live stream due technical problems, but the match was also recorded and uploaded, which is shared here:

Congrats Ed! 🙂

Mar. 11 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 26 bowling, frame-by-frame

Mostly happy with my spare game last night, particularly with my 10, where I missed only one. However, I’m not going to get much further if I don’t get my third game, in which I’m averaging eight pins under my full average, figured out.

Result: 190-177-140=507
Average (24 games): 164
9-game moving average: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 501

Team won second game and was leading total after it, but we couldn’t put a good third game together, so that was the only point we won.

Tim Riordan tosses perfecto in Pepsi league

There was finally a 300 game in this season’s Pepsi league last night, thrown by Eklund Electric’s Tim Riordan. I wasn’t there due to a meeting about another service project, but Mike Dobrowolski sent along this video:

Great bowling! 🙂

Adam Johndrow bowls 267 in BBIS league

I don’t mention John Hayes’ BBIS league much, but there was one notable game in it Friday night, that being Adam Johndrow’s 267 (with the threshold being lower due to the more challenging lane conditions). Great bowling!

Kevin Thibeault tosses 300 in 2020 BPUSBC association singles

It took until the very last squad of the tournament, but there was one 300 in this year’s Bristol-Plymouth USBC association tournament, and it was by Kevin Thibeault in the singles event yesterday at Kingston Ten Pin. The video I got below was the first one posted here that I got on my current cellphone and not on my “good” camera.

Congrats Kevin! 🙂

Feb. 22 youth league notes

Some notable youth league scores from Feb. 22:

  • Dylan Major, with a 279 game (207 avg.) in the Seniors league
  • Aiden Delehoy, with a 246 game and 711 series (176 avg.), also in the Seniors league
  • Ian Zalewski, with a 204 game (130 avg.) in the Juniors league
  • Phillip Noonan, with a 164 game (99 avg.), also in the Juniors league

Nice bowling everyone! 🙂

Note: Aiden Delehoy is a younger bowler, but is allowed to bowl with the senior kids because he carries such a high average for his age.

Mar. 4 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 25 bowling, frame-by-frame

This should have been a lot better, but I didn’t figure out the third game until it was too late. I also struggled with my 10 early, but, unlike a lot of times, I made the adjustment, and only missed one of the last six the rest of the night.

Result: 169-205-135=509
Average (21 games): 164
9-game moving average: 167
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 513

Team, with our anchor absent, only won the second game.

Joe Logel wins first NAT title at Westgate

Mar 1 2020 NAT

Finalists of NAT singles event on Mar. 1, 2020 at Westgate Lanes: Champion Joe Logel, runner-up Jon Sample (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in) that Joe Logel won the singles event at Westgate Lanes yesterday over Jon Sample, 228-218 (with handicap) for his first title.

Congrats Joe! 🙂

2019-20 Brunswick Mixed Week 24 standings update

Current standings (after Week 7 of 2nd half)

Team 6 is tied for 11th with We Don’t Give A Split, eight points behind the leaders, Sweet Rolls. Last Empire is a point behind the lead, Party Of Six and Creedens Mustangs are tied for 3rd, two points back, and Still Stacked and 10th Frame Magic are tied for 5th, four points back. Tomorrow night is a position round, so we get We Don’t Give A Split.

Week 24 high scores

I had the high handicap game & series in men’s “C”, Ed Godino III the high scratch game & series in his division.

Feb. 26 Brunswick Mixed recap

Before I recap my bowling last night, I thought I’d put it on the record here, finally, that I won a ball, the Radical Conspiracy, from NEBA last year as a prize for sharing their live stream on Facebook. I’d already had the Alpha Crux at that performance point, so I was anguishing over what to do with the ball.

Hearing that NEBA was giving away a pair of 3G Sport Ultra shoes this year as the live-stream prize, I consulted with Kevin in the pro shop about a possible trade of the ball for the shoes, which he agreed to. The shoes have interchangeable heels and slide soles on the left (slide) foot, which might be overkill for me bowling just at Westgate, but I’m hoping these are also well-made and last me a long time. The trade was well-timed, as the sole was coming off of the upper on the right (trail) shoe of the pair of Etonics I bought from Ray DiSanto many years ago.

My team also made a lineup change, putting me in the leadoff spot. My reaction to it was that I’d like it, and remembered later that I was leading off when Brian Barksdale was on my team Wednesday night, and Eric Healy later that season. That had been my best season in a while in that league, so I was looking forward to the change.

My Week 24 bowling, frame-by-frame

All of the changes seemed to have paid instant dividends, as I had my best night of my short season so far. I finally put some strikes together, particularly in the first game, and, while I missed a 10 pin during the night, I made one later in a situation that might have ended up being important. The couple of bad shots at the end (including a missed spare) were me sticking at the line, but I felt my footwork was better overall with the new shoes.

Result: 200-160-190=550
Average (18 games): 163
9-game moving average: 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 506

Team won first two and total, with the elder Ed Godino shooting in the 190s in the 2nd game to help us get that point. Only two bowlers on the pair had a higher scratch series than me, the younger Ed Godino and one of the opponents, Ricky Chan.

Westgate youth team wins 2019-20 travel league title

Westgate 1 2020 travel league champions

2019-20 Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League champions, Westgate 1 (L-R: Chris Zalewski, Dylan Major, coach Dan Esdale, Corey Major, Ethan Reyes)

Per the final standings, the Westgate 1 team of Corey Major, Chris Zalewski, Ethan Reyes, and Dylan Major, coached by Dan Esdale, won the 2019-20 Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League title Sunday in the position round at AMF Somerset Lanes. In the final session,
Zalewski led the way with a 720 series, while Dylan Major also posted a 256 game.

Congrats guys! 🙂

Hakim Emmanuel posts 299 in TNBA league

As “Mr. 900’s” anniversary was approaching, he threatened another 300 game last Friday night in the TNBA league, evidenced in the weekly highs. However, Kris Higgins had a great night, with a 279 game in a 778 series, and Devon McGregor also checked in with a 275 game.

Nice bowling everyone! 🙂

Aaron Major slams 300/846 in His & Hers

Aaron Major had his best league night yet, according to his mother, Debbie, when he went 289-300-257 for an 846 the other night in the His & Hers league, noted also in the league’s weekly highs. Debbie messaged me asking if I was aware; I was, not having posted yesterday due to dealing with Hakim’s 5th anniversary. However, I did put it up on the association’s new Instagram, which I’ll embed here if I can figure out how to do it.

WTG Aaron! 🙂

Note: Aaron’s average in the league is currently 250.50. The highest average in the state that I’m aware of is Alex Aguiar’s 250 for 96 games in the old Westport Match Play Classic league at Holiday Lanes in the 2009-10 season. Henry Verdini, president of the state association, along with his wife, Barbara, are helping me try to find other state record candidates.

UPDATE: Attempting to embed the Instagram about Aaron’s night here:

Feb. 19 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 23 bowling, frame-by-frame

I ground out an over-average first game, in which I didn’t strike until the 10th frame double, but I wasn’t able to keep that up the rest of the night. The 10 pin I made in the first game was dead-on perfect, but I wasn’t able to repeat that the other three times I had that pin. The time I lined up on the 10 at the end, I had the 3 standing with it, and then chopped the 3-6 twice bookending a double. I’ll probably have a few of these nights the rest of the season, but I’m counting this as semi-competitive practice for next season, anyway.

Result: 172-126-148=446
Average (15 games): 159
9-game moving average: 159
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 492

We lost the first game by 20 and didn’t get any closer the rest of the night, so we won no points.

Feb. 8 youth league notes

Going oldest to youngest by age division, here are the notable youth league scores from last week:

  • Cody Esdale, with a 224 game and 600 series (156 avg.) in the Seniors
  • John Beaudet, with a 192 game (131 avg.) in the Seniors
  • Gabi Lynn Puglia, with a 127 game (64 avg.) in the Juniors
  • Riley Clinton, with a 189 series (28 avg.) in the Preps

Nice bowling, everyone! 🙂