Oct. 17 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 7 bowling, frame-by-frame

I felt I executed better today, but a few early splits and transition misses later held my scores down. I did punch out in the 10th in two of the three games, the first coming when my team needed me.

Result: 172-179-183=534
Average (21 games): 171
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 537

Composite average (24 games): 172

Si had one of his best nights of my recent memory, going 183-179-201 for a 563 set; it helped the team win all four points.


2018-19 Week 6 standings update

After winning three points from Last Empire, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 13th place, eight points behind Party of Six, who lead 10th Frame Magic, The Fun Team (tonight’s opponents), and Spare Us by two points.

Jim Ferguson posts 804, Stan Lewis 300 in NAT

The NAT is often slow posting results, but I can report that Jim Ferguson had 279-256-269 for an 804 set (first three of four) in the first squad, and Stan Lewis had a 300 game on the second squad, the video of which I have here:

More to come later, of course.

Devon McGregor rolls 296 in TNBA league

He’s probably missed by the Pepsi league (as the one who ran the eliminator), but Devon McGregor has found success in his new league, the TNBA league, shooting a 296 game last week. Congrats! 🙂

Omar Butcher throws 299 in Patriots league

The latest Patriots league standings update showed a 299 game last week by a bowler I don’t believe I’ve mentioned for a score yet, Omar Butcher. Congrats! 🙂

Brian Egan rolls 290/806 in Malden

I think Brian Gaskill wanted to stack his Wednesday team in Malden, and Brian Egan helped deliver last night with 290-279-237 for an 806 set. WTG! 🙂

Oct. 10 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 6 bowling, frame-by-frame

Although my execution was much better in the third game, a couple of untimely splits prevented that game from scoring better. There were a couple of single-pin misses, including one filling the last frame.

Result: 171-159-198=528
Average (18 games): 169
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 513

Composite average (21 games): 171

Team night wasn’t too special, but we still won the first two games & total.

2018-19 Week 5 league standings update

After winning a point from Stacked, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 14th with 5 Spares, eight points behind Party of Six and 10th Frame Magic; those teams are a point ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs and two ahead of Last Empire (tonight’s opponents), Livin on a Spare, and Spare Us.

I had the high handicap series in the men’s “B” division last week (632, tied with Joe Chan).

Westgate Warriors roll over Mill City; Egan shoots 300, Gaskill 300/814

It was a different time of year and opponent, but the Westgate Warriors again successfully defended their home center with a 26-14 net victory over Mill City Mayhem Sunday. Standouts for the Warriors were Brian Egan (760 in Scratch), Jon Hester (718 in Handicap 1), Jake Tobin (700 in Handicap 2), and Sean Richard (736 in Handicap 2). Egan had a 300 in the second game, and here’s the last shot (courtesy of Zach Thompson):

Not to be outdone, Brian Gaskill, bowling in Mop Nation’s match, went 300-247-267 for an 814 set.

Good bowling to all! 🙂

A blast from the past

Junior has allowed me to take possession of these photos from either a tournament or exhibition on Nov. 1, 1964. The bowlers in these have been identified as PBA Hall of Famer Harry “The Tiger” Smith and Roy Lown (the latter the lefty, who won the PBA’S first televised finals in 1961).

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The originals will be donated to the Downtown Brockton Museum.

Oct. 3 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame

Most of my difficulty was finding the adjustment for the left lane, because I had 5/5 strikes on the right lane in the second game, repeating my first game score in the third when I did find it.

Result: 183-173-183=539
Average (15 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 178
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 513

Composite average (18 games): 171

Si was absent, and we might have been able to use him, as we only won first game. On the other hand, the opposing anchor shot 747.

Aaron Major tosses 300 in His & Hers

Aaron Major is back home from Wichita St. for the longer term now, and threw a 300 last night in the His & Hers league, which, I believe is his first as an adult bowler. Nice game! 🙂

2018-19 Week 4 league standings update

Let’s Mix Em Up lost all four to Lost & Found and are now tied for 13th with Stacked (tonight’s opponents) , nine points behind Party of Six, who are two points ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs and three ahead of 10th Frame Magic, Great Balls of Fire, and Lost & Found.

2018-19 UBA season schedule

Zach Thompson has released the Westgate Warriors’ 2018-19 UBA season schedule in the franchise’s Facebook group, which, as usual, I share below:

2018-19 UBA

I’m told the lack of number of teams in the division is the reason for the number of position rounds.

Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan claim NAT doubles title in Malden

Sept. 2018 NAT doubles

Finalists of Sept. 23 NAT doubles event (L-R): Chanpions Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan, runners-up Rolinson Fernandes & Lance Mugford (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on Facebook (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Westgate bowlers Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan defeated Rolinson Fernandes & Lance Mugford, 499-468 (with handicap), to win the doubles event last Sunday at Town Line Luxury Lanes.

EDIT: The bowler finally let me publicize his score: Brian Egan had a 300 in qualifying.

Sept. 26 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 4 bowling, frame-by-frame

I had two decent games, but then seemed unable to stay right of the headpin, which was how I left the four spares I missed in the game. When my leaves were more reasonable, I usually made the spare.

Result: 192-174-145=511
Average (12 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 500

Composite average (15 games): 169

Our opponents had two bowlers averaging in, so I won’t be able to give a result until the next standings update.

2018-19 Week 3 league standings update

After winning three of four from Sweet Rolls, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 10th with Last Empire, five points behind Party of Six, who are two points ahead of five other teams. Lost & Found are tomorrow night’s opponents.

I had high scratch & handicap game of the week in the men’s “B” division.

Kris Higgins shoots 300 in TNBA league

Came to find out that Seany had to share the spotlight when he shot his milestone perfect game, as Kris Higgins had one in the TNBA league the other night, as well. Good bowling! 🙂

Sept. 23 Sunday Niters recap

I think I did mention that I’d be subbing on my Sunday Niters team instead of being a regular bowler, and my first opportunity to sub was last night, for Peter.

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

Back-to-back good nights, but a little more consistent last night. My biggest problem seemed to be chopping the 6-10, but I also only missed one single pin (a 10, but I didn’t leave it often).

Result: 194-161-199=554
Average (3 games): 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556

Composite average (12 games): 169

If our anchor (Eric Healy) got the second hit in the 10th second game, it would have been all eight, but we had to settle for six.

As administrivia, a limited number of Sunday Niters-related links are back in the “Author’s links” list, but standings likely won’t be there.

Sean Richard bowls 100th 300 game in TNBA league

It was always going to be a matter of where and when, not if, Sean Richard would bowl his 100th perfect game, and he made those of us at Westgate glad that it came at not only his home house, but also on the most famous pair of lanes in the house, 47 & 48, or “Hakim’s pair”, last night in the TNBA league. There is a video account of the last shot, as well, provided by Grant Henderson III, and is below:

Congrats $eany! 🙂

Sept. 19 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 3 bowling, frame-by-frame

It took me three weeks, but I put a little something together last night, particularly when I paid more attention to my elbow position in my swing. Spare game might need work, but that could come around.

Result: 152-173-233=558
Average (9 games): 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 501

Team didn’t have a great night, but still took three of four (1st & 3rd games & total).

Westgate Warriors take 30 from NE Nightmare

Jimmy Bessette posted in the Westgate Warriors group that they opened the UBA season with a 30-10 win over NE Nightmare Sunday at the Lowell Brunswick Zone. Jimmy, along with Jake Tobin, led the way with a 747 and a 722 respectively. Next match will be the Warriors’ home match vs. Mill City Mayhem.

Dan Esdale posts 300/811 in Patriots league

Alayna Esdale alerted me to it, and, after acquiring the details, I can post that two weeks into his return to the Patriots league, Dan Esdale had 244-300-267 for an 811 set last Thursday night, which are the first 300 and 800 at Westgate this season. Alayna posted a video on Facebook, but I couldn’t share it.

Congrats Easy! 🙂

2018-19 Week 2 standings update

After winning a point from Party of Six, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a three-way tie in points for 12th with Last Empire and 5 Spares. Party of Six and 10th Frame Magic are tied for the lead, with Creedens Mustangs and Tuckin’ Fenpin in a tie for 3rd, a point behind, and The Fun Team and Livin on a Spare two points behind the lead. Sweet Rolls are Wednesday night’s opponents.

Si “swept the board” when it came to division highs (men’s “D”) for the week, tying Philip Yuen for high scratch game.

Jon Gronlund bowls first 300 & 800 in Bristol-Plymouth association

Jessica Jordan of North Bowl Lanes reported to me that Jon Gronlund posted 300-232-268 for an 800 series on the button in the Thursday Night Mixed league last week. Since this was the first 300 game and 800 series in the new merged association, we made special note of it in our congratulatory post (above).

Congrats again Jon! 🙂

Sean Richard throws 809 in TNBA league

Per his post above, “$eany Ka$h” threw 266-269-274 for an 809 set in the TNBA league last night, which should be the first 800 at Westgate on the young season. We usually don’t get video of an 800 being finished off, but Jim Ferguson has this one:

Good bowling Seany! 🙂