Steve Dale Jr. & Brian Gaskill break Brockton BA doubles record

The Brockton Bowling Association held its inaugural Holiday Doubles tournament Sunday at Westgate Lanes, with the final prize list linked here (PDF file). The scratch winners, Steve Dale Jr. & Brian Gaskill, bowled sets of 866 and 769, respectively, to set what should be a new association doubles record with 1,635, just six pins short of what Gaskill found was Ed Souza & Dennis Bedard’s state doubles record, set at Holiday Lanes in Westport in the 2009-10 season.

Dale had a 300 game in his second game to go along with a 299 first game, and his 866, of course, is the second highest series ever bowled at Westgate Lanes. Other 300 games were bowled by Tom Hedding, Sean Richard, and Jim Ferguson, the latter whose was his 10th career 300. Also, according to the posted final standings, Jim Ferguson & Danny Khuu, the reigning state doubles champions, posted a 279-299=578 first game, which, right now, would be good for 3rd in the nation.

As a final note, Jim Young had a wrinkle of his own for the optional “Holiday Bonus” singles event, in which the “bonus” was having the high game in doubles count twice for the derived singles event.

Update: Because this video is probably better than the one I got of Jim Ferguson’s 300 in the 2015 state tournament, here’s Tom Hedding’s video of Jim’s last shot:

Brockton BA championship tournament set for Jan. 28 & 29: The Brockton Bowling Association has also set their championship tournament for Jan. 28 & 29 at Westgate Lanes, with the entry form and rules available here (PDF file).

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