Stephen Major records first adult 300 in Patriots league

Tonight at Westgate, Stephen Major, subbing in the Patriots league, recorded his 7th 300 game, but first as an adult bowler. Congrats! 🙂

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Dave Kullas posts 300/300/847 in Hyannis

One of the regular members of the Cape team in the Coke league, Dave Kullas, put up a monster 300-247-300 effort for an 847 set tonight in the David Smith Memorial Classic league in Hyannis. It was nearly the house record, which Kullas also holds with an 859 series.

Nice bowling! 🙂

Shawn Hagan tosses 300 in Malden

And I got word from Coke league bowler Shawn Hagan about his 300 game last night in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. Very nice! 🙂

Oct. 18 Brunswick Mixed recap

My team got good news prior to bowling tonight in the addition of a fifth member, Ralph Marple III, the son of the Ralph Marple who was my first summer league teammate. Ralph the younger has been on a few teams in Brunswick Mixed, but missed the first part of the season due to surgery. This Ralph can bowl a bit, as well, so my team is happy to have him.

My Week 7 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was finally back in the 500s in this league, though I sort of wanted my second game back. Along with adding Ralph, we made a lineup change, putting me in the lead-off spot, where I have some comfort from being in that position on my Sunday night team, and Brian took over our anchor spot. This marks the first time I haven’t been my team’s anchor in Brunswick Mixed, but I feel the lineup change helped me tonight.

Result: 192-148-190=530
Average (18 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 520

Composite average (36 games): 176

Four out of five of us were over 500, with Tom having the high game of our group (233). Team once again won all four, and we were told before leaving that we took over 2nd place.

George Boudreau fires 826 set in Hyannis

George Boudreau, who has been subbing on the Cape team in the Coke league for a couple of nights so far this season, tonight put together games of 268, 279, and 279 for an 826 set while subbing in the Tuesday Night Mixed league at Ryan Family Amusements in Hyannis. Nice going! 🙂

2017-18 Week 6 league standings update

Week 6 standings update with only Brunswick Mixed for now; Sunday Niters will be added when available:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning four points from The Fun Team, Let’s Mix Em Up is in third place, two points behind Dawg Pound, who are a point ahead of Stuck With Us. Creeden’s Mustangs are 3.5 points behind the lead in 4th, and Party of Five and 5 Spares are tied for 5th, four points behind the lead. Spare Us will be the opposition tomorrow night.

 

Oct. 15 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 6 bowling, frame-by-frame

I did nothing wrong tonight that I couldn’t recover from. My missed makeables were all in the first game, but that was countered with the back six. There were a couple of splits in the second game, but I was clean the rest of the night after leaving the 7-9-10 in the third frame of the second game, and I converted a couple of splits, including a tough 5-10, to stay clean in the third game.

Result: 210-191-209=610
Average (18 games): 186
Average for last 9 games: 192
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 575

Composite average (33 games): 176

On a night that Peter was absent and everyone on the pair was over 500, I was the only one over 600, and my team swept all eight.

Greg Andrews bowls 300, Bruce Kawadler 290 in Westgate Mixed

A couple of bowlers in the Westgate Mixed league had good games last night, one by the familiar Greg Andrews, with his third 300 of the season, and the not so familiar name who had one was Bruce Kawadler, with a 290 game.

Good bowling! 🙂

Oct. 11 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 6 bowling, frame-by-frame

This season so far has been a tale of two leagues, because as well as I’ve been generally bowling Sunday night, it’s been a relative struggle on Wednesday night. Five splits not converted tonight (there was one that was) killed a lot of my score, and the bright spot I could take from it was that I made every single 10 pin I had to shoot at, with both of my single pin misses in the first game.

Result: 153-171-161=485
Average (15 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 162
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 510

Composite average (30 games): 174

Team got good games from Thomas (first game) and Brian (third game), and the 10 pin I made filling the 10th frame second game turned out to be the difference in that game. End result was another four points.

2017-18 UBA season tour schedule note

I found out today that the UBA season tour round at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes has been moved up to Apr. 29 from May 6 due to a small conflict at the bowling center. Start time will still be 1:00 PM, with the same opponents.

2017-18 Week 5 league standings update

Updating my leagues’ standings after Week 5:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning four points from Last Empire, Let’s Mix ‘Em Up is tied with them for 4th, three points behind a tie for first between Dawg Pound and Stuck With Us, with Party of Five a point behind the lead in 3rd. The Fun Team will be the opponents tomorrow night.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Ball Busterz, The Three Stooges are in 3rd, two points behind the lead, which Ball Busterz share with We Don’t Give A Split, with three teams two points behind us. Suzy’s Crew will be the opponents Sunday Night.

Oct. 8 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame

A bit more consistent effort tonight, as I only missed one single pin (a 10 in the second game) and had at least a double in each game.

Result: 194-202-174=570
Average (15 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 183
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 552

Composite average (27 games): 175

The three of us were all over 500 tonight, with all of us over 200 in the second game. Team won first two and total for six.

Oct. 4 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame

I definitely wanted my first game back, but I saved something in the third game with my first deuce in this league this season. I wasn’t lined up on my 10 pin, but, fortunately, I didn’t have to shoot one in the third game, picking up everything I could shoot at for a clean game.

Result: 123-169-207=499
Average (12 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 512

Composite average (24 games): 173

Brian and Tom were both over 500, and Kathy chipped in a 183 first game. We took four from a very tough team (the core of which were the league’s champions two seasons ago).

2017-18 Week 4 league standings update

The usual league standings update, after Week 4:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning a point from Dawg Pound, Let’s Mix ‘Em Up stands in a tie for 8th with Striking Gentlemen, six points behind Party of Five, who are two ahead of Last Empire (tomorrow night’s opponents), three ahead of Dawg Pound and Stuck With Us, and four ahead of Spare Change.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Ten Is Enough, The Three Stooges are tied for 4th with Suzy’s Crew, six points behind Ball Busterz, who are four points ahead of Here For Beer and We Don’t Give a Split. We bowl against the leaders Sunday night.

Ron Paquette wins NAT handicap singles at Westgate

Sept. 2017 NAT handicap singles finalists

Finalists of the Sept. 24 NAT handicap singles event (L-R): Champion Ron Paquette, runner-up Wilson Hu (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament, in its updated newsletter, reported Ron Paquette as the winner of the handicap singles event held last Sunday (Sept. 24) at Westgate Lanes after defeating Wilson Hu, 226-218 (with handicap), in the final match. The Westgate cashers were Matt Richard, Hakim Emmanuel, Tom Hedding, and Bob DiMuccio Jr. (who is bowling in the Coke league this season).

Oct. 1 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 4 bowling, frame-by-frame

I thought it was going to be a special night after the first game, but I must have used up my strikes in that game, because I couldn’t even come close to it in the other two games. The 257 was still my high game since my personal best (the 288 on Sept. 23, 2010).

Result: 257-147-145=549
Average (12 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 186
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 558

Composite average (21 games): 174

I missed being high on the pair by one pin, but my effort wasn’t wasted, as the team took six points.

Mike Peirce wins Bay State Open at Walnut Hill; Sean Richard bowls 290/816

As reported in their newsletter, the Bay State Open reported Mike Peirce as the winner of the season-opening match play event last Saturday at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket, RI after defeating Sean Richard, 258-250 (with handicaps added) in the final match. Additionally, tournament director Zach Thompson reported that Sean Richard bowled 257-290-269 in the first three games of qualifying for an 816 series.

Nice going, guys! 🙂

Sept. 27 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 4 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

It was just a grind tonight, both in terms of “feel” and results, with my best bowling coming in the 2nd game. There were more splits than usual, with the makeable spares I missed compounding the problem.

Result: 141-175-166=482
Average (9 games): 166
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 510

Composite average (18 games): 173

Thomas’ 516 was high on the team. We won just the 2nd game.

2017-18 Week 3 league standings update

Updating my leagues after Week 3:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning four points from Ebony & Ivories, Let’s Mix ‘Em Up are tied for 6th with four other teams, three points behind Party of Five, who are a point ahead of Last Empire and two points ahead of Dawg Pound (tonight’s opponents) and 5 Spares.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning two points from Broads With Balls, The 3 Stooges are tied for 5th, eight points behind Here For Beer, who are four points ahead of Ball Busterz and six points ahead of Ten Is Enough (Sunday night’s opponents) and Broads With Balls.

2017 Mass. state senior tournaments

Information on the 2017 Mass. state senior tournaments:

  • The open senior tournament will be held Oct. 28 & 29 at AMF Chicopee Lanes. An entry form is available on the Mass. Tri-County USBC BA website.
  • The women’s senior tournament will be held Nov. 4 & 5 at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield. Flyers are available in the bowling centers.

Westgate Warriors earn net win at Lessard Lanes

The Westgate Warriors yesterday ground out a 24-16 net win over Silver Lane Express at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, CT. It was the Handicap 2 trio doing most of the damage, as Stan Lewis and Jon Hester were both over 700 in the process of taking 8 of the 10 team points and helping the Warriors get overall total by 7 pins. Danny Khuu also posted a 733 in Scratch.

Sept. 24 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 3 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

My 10 pins were the story of my night, as I missed more than I made. The solace was there was only one missed in the third game, and I had a double covering that.

Result: 167-173-193=533
Average (9 games): 180
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 549

Composite average (15 games): 175

Harry subbed for Peter for the first time this season, but he largely couldn’t help us. We did salvage the third game.

2017-18 UBA season tour schedule

The rest of the 2017-18 UBA season tour schedule has been released to me, and it is below:

A couple of notes:

  • The stops at Apple Valley Bowl and East Providence Lanes are against New England South district opponents to be determined later.
  • It did not escape notice by me that the rematch of last season’s New England North district final will be coming to Westgate in December. 🙂

Update: The schedule above now reflects the New England South opponents. The Warriors will face The Darkside twice, as well as The Commission and Pound 4 Pound.

Keith Kaestner leads Sept. 21 Patriots league scoring

Four honor games were bowled last night in the Patriots league, with Keith Kaestner having the biggest of all of them with his 3rd career 300 game. Nick Grossi recorded a video, and I share it here:

Ralph Dahlgren and “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel helped round out the night with 299 and 298 games respectively, but it was Sean Richard capping it off in an unusual fashion, whiffing the 2-4-7 before putting the back 11 together for a 277 game.

Nice bowling guys! 🙂

EDIT: And another one I overlooked in the queue, Bob Hamilton’s 298 game.

Brian Egan bowls 299/814 in Malden

Most know by now that I’ll post about a score bowled by a Westgate bowler away from Westgate if I know about it. There was a case tonight, as Brian Egan shot 299-267-248 for an 814 set in the Trios + One league at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. WTG! 🙂

Greg Andrews slams 300/845, Harry Thibeault posts 298/800 in Westgate Mixed

I was able to get home early, but I did hear from a Westgate Mixed league source later that Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famer Harry Thibeault shot 248-298-254 for 800 on the button in that league tonight, and that Greg Andrews had a bigger night, going 277-268-300 for an 845. Nice bowling! 🙂

Sept. 20 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 3 bowling, frame-by-frame (Linked to BowlSK sheet)

After being absent last week, I was mostly able to build on what I found Sunday night, but missing 10 pins bit me in the third game, so tonight could have been better, as well.

Result: 191-174-191=556
Average (6 games): 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 509

Composite average (12 games): 175

The only one on the pair better than me tonight was Brian, and the team won all four.