Sean Richard throws 802 set in Patriots league

“$eany Ka$h” posted on his Facebook tonight that he had games of 287, 268, and 247 (with a photo of the scorer recap) for an 802 series, his 41st 800 series, in the Patriots league. Great bowling! 🙂


Darrell Guertin wins year-end SEMBA at Westgate

As noted in the above post, Darrell Guertin won a close 207-204 final match with 1999 ABC/USBC Masters champion Brian Boghosian to come away with the title in SEMBA’s year-end event last Sunday at Westgate Lanes. Of 26 qualifying bowlers (needed 4 SEMBA tournaments in 2017), 23 came out to bowl, with SEMBA taking 12 out of qualifying. Lane condition was Kegel Broadway on one lane of a pair, Route 66 on the other.

The post also mentions John Kirker’s 300 game, the second in SEMBA’s brief history, and I had a video, but decided against using it due to extenuating circumstances.

Jake Tobin rolls 11 in a row 279 in Brunswick Mixed

I might have missed it if I didn’t see it myself, but Jake Tobin, in the third game last night in my league, overcame an open first frame with the back 11 for a 279 game. Jake himself wasn’t sure, but I think he left a six-count washout, likely the 1-2-4-10, in the first frame.

Nice bowling! 🙂

Ryan Yelle rolls 300 in Westgate Mixed

I’m not sure if he’s had 300 games here in tournaments (or what is now the Pepsi league), but two-time association Bowler of the Year and Hall of Famer Ryan Yelle had his first one in the Westgate Mixed league last night. Mark Condon recorded the video below for Snapchat, which Sean Richard arranged to have sent to me:

Congrats Ryan! 🙂

Dec. 13 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 15 bowling, frame-by-frame

Halfway through the first game, it looked like it would be a disaster, but I managed to take it off the sheet from the 6th frame for my 211, which was enough for an over-average night after a couple of small under-average games. There were a couple of single-pin misses, but I was back to over 80% on those for the night.

Result: 211-176-177=564
Average (42 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 195
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 567

Composite average (84 games): 180

We had the “one hot opponent” problem tonight, as, if said hot opponent just bowled average, we would have won all four, but lost all four instead. Second place won three, so we’re still in the lead by a point, which will be formalized in the next standings update.

Stephen Major bowls 300 in His & Hers

Stephen Major’s first season as an adult bowler now includes a 300 game, as he posted on Facebook that he had one last night in the His & Hers league. The post included a video by Kevin Thibeault, but, not being sure if I have permission, I’m not sharing it; this post will be updated if I get it.

Update: Stephen gave me permission to use the video (Kevin recorded it on Stephen’s phone), so it is below:

Good bowling! 🙂

Link to Target Line Bowling added to sidebar

It is a skeleton site right now, but Target Line Bowling, the site of bowling instructors John Wilson and Bill Hall, has come to my attention via the IBMA’s Facebook group, and I’ve added a link (in the Coaching/Tips category) with the promise of more content to come.

2017-18 Week 14 league standings update

The customary Tuesday league standings update:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Knock Em Down, Let’s Mix Em Up leads by four points over Dawg Pound, 5.5 points over Creeden’s Mustangs, and six points over Stuck With Us. Spare Change will be our opponents tomorrow night. For weekly highs, I had the high handicap game of the week for the men (division highs weren’t available at press time), and I can also report that Ed Miller, a member of both of my leagues, bowled a 706 last week for his first 700 series. 🙂
  • Sunday Niters: After failing to win points from Suzy’s Crew, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 18 points behind Ten Is Enough, who are two points ahead of Here for the Beer, eight ahead of Suzy’s Crew, and ten ahead of Ball Busterz and We Don’t Give a Split, the latter whom are our opponents Sunday in the second and last position round of the first half.

Clay E. Hill shoots 299 in Patriots league

I don’t have an updated Patriots league standing sheet yet, but Clay E. Hill did give me a report that he bowled a 299 game in the league last week. WTG! 🙂

Jon Hester posts 299, Ed Roberts 297 in Pepsi league

I found myself with my camera out a couple of times last night, but none of those produced a video. However, I can report that Jon Hester had a 299 game in the Pepsi league, and one of Westgate’s legends, Ed Roberts, followed with a 297 game. Nice bowling, guys! 🙂

Dec. 10 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame

Pretty much regressed to the mean tonight, and, as usual, my spare game didn’t really help, with three missed single pins, two 10s and a 7, and ending the night with three open frames (two splits).

Result: 166-179-152=497
Average (42 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 190
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 560

Composite average (81 games): 180

Team lost all eight points, with Peter bowling our only deuce game (212) in the third game.

Sean Richard throws 94th 300 in Patriots league

“$eany Ka$h” posted on his Facebook that he got 300 game #94 tonight in the Patriots league. I should note that his most recent scores have been posted throwing 900 Global equipment. Nice going! 🙂

Dec. 6 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame

If I didn’t already have a 646 earlier in the season, this would have been my high series of the season in this league. I really feel I’ve been rolling it better than ever, and I really haven’t been missing single pin spares (there was one tonight, a 4 pin), as I’ve been near 80%, maybe over, in this run. That has helped me throw first ball with confidence.

Result: 255-204-184=643
Average (39 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 195
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 582

Composite average (78 games): 180

Ralph’s 202 helped us crush the first game (we won by 186 pins), but we needed to win another game to be sure of three points, and that came in the third game, thanks to Tom’s 230.

Paris Cook rolls 290 in TNBA league

The most recent update of the TNBA league standing sheet gave me another score from Friday night: Paris Cook’s 290 game. Nice job! 🙂

Wu-Zen Cheah bowls 300 in Firefighters league

I haven’t had occasion to report news out of the unsanctioned Monday night Firefighters league until now, and the news for this is that Wu-Zen Cheah bowled 300 in the league last night. Nice bowling! 🙂

2017-18 Week 13 league standings update

The customary Tuesday standings update:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Sweet Rolls, Let’s Mix Em Up leads by three points over Stuck With Us, four points over Dawg Pound, and 6.5 points over Creeden’s Mustangs. Knock Em Down are tomorrow night’s opponents.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Ball Busterz, The Three Stooges are in a tie for 4th place with that team and Suzy’s Crew (Sunday night’s opponents), 16 points behind Ten Is Enough, who are 10 points ahead of Here For Beer and 12 ahead of We Don’t Give a Split. The end of the first half looms with a position round next week.

Update: I forgot that I usually post the leaders’ opponents as the end of a half approaches. In Sunday Niters, Ten Is Enough will bowl against Broads With Balls, Here For The Beer is against the vacant Adam & Steve, and We Don’t Give a Split is against Ball Busterz.

Steve Delph wins Bay State Open at Westgate

As noted in the above post, Steve Delph, a bowler out of Kingston Ten Pin, won Saturday’s Bay State Open event at Westgate Lanes, 281-256 (with handicap), over Mike Williams in the final match. The event drew 45 entries, with a number of UBA bowlers staying to bowl it after the matches.

Update: Zach Thompson gave me the list of cashers, and the ones from Westgate were Stan Gibbs, Jim Ferguson, Sean Richard, Jon Hester, and Stan Lewis.

Brian Pinard & John Doran win NAT doubles at Westgate; Chuck Paige shoots 800, Sean Richard 300/804

Dec 3 NAT handicap doubles finalists

Finalists of Dec. 3 NAT handicap doubles event (L-R): Champions Brian Pinard & John Doran, runners-up Chuck Paige & Matt Richard (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on their Facebook page that Brian Pinard & John Doran won their handicap doubles event yesterday at Westgate Lanes after defeating Westgate bowlers Chuck Paige & Matt Richard, 448-442 (with handicap), in the final match. Among the other teams qualifying for head-to-head match play were Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, AJ Voisine (with partner Jayme Silva), Ed Grossett & Mike “Sensae” Reed, and Stan Gibbs & Stephen Major.

In qualifying, Chuck Paige put up a 245-287-268 effort for 800 on the button, which was his first 800 series, and Sean Richard posted 279-225-300 for an 804. Sean’s 300 was his 93rd, and my video of the last strike is below:

In that game, Sean teamed with Jim Ferguson for a 558 doubles game, over the USBC team score reporting threshold.

Congrats all around! 🙂

Sean Richard throws 299/813 in Bay State Open

The Bay State Open held an event after the UBA matches, and, while results will be shared here later, I did want to note that Sean Richard went 256-258-299 for an 813 series in the qualifying squad. Nice bowling! 🙂

Jim Ferguson rolls 802 to lead Westgate Warriors over Machine

The Westgate Warriors’ home match against The Machine was Saturday, with the Warriors coming away with a 30-10 net victory. Jim Ferguson played the biggest part in it, going 279-268-255 for an 802 set in scratch, and Danny Khuu (scratch) and Jon Hester (handicap 2) adding a 299 game each.

In a match against the Silver Lane Express, Mike Farrah of the Auburn Maulers had a 300 game at Westgate on Saturday, as well.

Dec. 3 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame

I approached some personal history tonight, as this was my high series since my last 700 series, my 706 on June 12, 2013. A slow start really kept this from being better, but I was clean after the 4th frame of the second game, stringing together six strikes in the second game and five in the third. I was in the pocket most of the night, only having to shoot two multi-pin spares (a split and a 6-10).

Result: 192-246-238=676
Average (39 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 187
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 562

Composite average (75 games): 179

Team mostly rode my back, losing only the second game when Peter had a clunker.

Tom Hedding rolls 300/815 in Patriots league

“TomTom” Hedding, the reigning association Bowler of the Year champion, returned to familiar territory last night in the Patriots league with a 300-279-236=815 performance. I missed getting the video (I was there and had my camera, but was a few pairs away), but Sean Richard did get one, which is below:

Nice going! 🙂

Brian Gaskill pitches 300 in Malden

As he posted on Facebook above, Pepsi league bowler Brian Gaskill tossed a 300 last night in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. WTG! 🙂

Nov. 29 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame

No deuces tonight, but I had only one game under average, and that by not very much. I had a couple of missed single pins, but I was spooked by stepping on my shoelace on the missed 3 pin, which I couldn’t stop the shot for because I was committed to it.

Result: 183-193-177=553
Average (36 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 186
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 559

Composite average (72 games): 177

On Brian’s last night with us, team won the first two and lost the third by enough to lose total. The good news is that Si will be returning to my team next week.

Rene Thompson bowls 290 in Rhythm & Bowling

Kind of backlogged, but caught before the league standings were updated for this past Sunday: Rene Thompson had a 290 game last Sunday in the Boston Rhythm & Bowling league. Nice! 🙂

2017-18 Week 12 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 12:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning all four from Minds in the Gutter, Let’s Mix Em Up leads by five points over Stuck With Us, six over Dawg Pound, and 7.5 points over Creeden’s Mustangs and Sweet Rolls (who we bowl against tomorrow night). For weekly honors, I had the high game (both scratch & handicap) in men’s “B”, and Tom swept high game & series (scratch & handicap) in men’s “C” (he had a 614 scratch series).
  • Sunday Niters: After failing to win points from Ten Is Enough, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 16 points behind Ten Is Enough, who are six points ahead of Here For Beer and 12 ahead of Ball Busterz (Sunday night’s opponents), Suzy’s Crew, and We Don’t Give a Split. My 213 was mentioned in the weekly high scores.


Mike Carter bowls 804 in Cranston

Saw it on his Facebook last night: Pepsi league bowler Mike Carter made it two 800 series in three weeks in the Sunday Afternoon Mixed league at AMF Cranston Lanes with 265-271-268 for an 804 this past weekend. Nice going! 🙂

Nov. 26 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 12 bowling, frame-by-frame

On a night that saw my single 10 pin be elusive, it was better carry in the third game that saved my night. The split conversion I had was a “slow motion” one, with the 7 falling just before the pins were swept.

Result: 153-171-213=537
Average (36 games): 175
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 542

Composite average (69 games): 177

I was high on the team (by just a pin over Peter), but not on the pair. Team lost all eight to the leaders.