Let this slip, but Eric Healy, a member of the Sunday Niters team I sub for, threw a 299 game the Sunday night before Christmas. Nice bowling! 🙂
Almost missed this from my own league: Bobby Geddes ran the back 11 for a 290 last week. Nice bowling! 🙂
It was a case of almost, but not quite, for James Scales Jr. Sunday, posting a 299 game. Good bowling, all the same.
Despite taking three points from Party of Six, Let’s MixEm Up find ourselves behind five teams that won all four, Sweet Rolls, Striking Gentlemen, Livin on a Spare, Lost & Found, and Spare Us, and behind three-point winner Stacked in pinfall. Sweet Rolls are Wednesday night’s opponents, and I’m hoping I can bowl.
Si was high in his division for everything except handicap game last week.
Per the reverse order of last year’s patterns, and as posted on the master lane schedule, Route 66 will be the lane condition for this (3rd) quarter of the Pepsi league (of course, a top graph is linked on the pattern name).
I just saw the recap from Sunday’s match vs. the Auburn Maulers at Sparetime in Groton, CT, with the Westgate Warriors taking 34 points out of the match. The primary standout was Jon “Hoss” Hester, who put up a 290 second game in a 731 effort in scratch, with Sean Richard also recording 718 in the second handicap group, and Bill Beck just missing 700 (699) in the first handicap group.
Standings posted in the Warriors’ Facebook group have the Warriors with an 11 point lead over Mop Nation Militia, with a position round coming next.
There were fireworks aplenty last night in the Patriots league. It was Danny Khuu leading the way, going 230-290-300 for an 820 set, but there were a couple of other 300s, one off the left hand of association Hall of Famer Dan Robinson, which we have this video of from Sandi Litchfield:
The other was by Hall of Famer Bill Major’s son, Alex, and we have this video from Chris Silva:
Nice bowling all around! 🙂
Si told me last night about a 300 in His & Hers the other night by Chris Galarza, a lefty who was only averaging in the 150s, but who had converted to the two-handed style and had everything “click”. Congrats.
Shout-out to Roland “The Truth” Sandefur for a 300 last night in the Westgate Mixed league, joining Gary Warner with the honor in that league this season. WTG!
No bowling for me last night, but I did observe Si post a 527 and Steve have one of his better nights to win second & third games and total against the first-half winners, which is certainly a good way to start the second half.
Per the post above, Chuck Paige teamed with Jayme Silva to win the Bay State Open’s first Over/Under (45) doubles title Sunday at AMF Auburn Lanes. The pair defeated Leo Roy & Louis Bacci, 470-453 (with handicap), in the final match, which may be viewed below:
Congrats guys! 🙂
Donald Graves posted his recap from the other night, which showed that “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel had a 299 second game. Good try, my man! 🙂
I missed position round with the flu, and Let’s MixEm Up won no points from The Fun Team. We finished the first half in 8th place, 9.5 points behind Party of Six, who won by 3.5 points over Stacked. We start the second half tomorrow against Party of Six. I’ll be there, but not bowling with a left ankle infection.
Si did sweep his division honors last week.
“$eany Ka$h” did it again last night in Malden, as he posted a recap on Facebook showing 267-268-279 for an 814 set, which should be his third 800 in Malden this season. WTG! 🙂
As some of you know, the well-known bowling news site BowlingDigital.com ceases operations after 20 years today, so I’ve had to remove the RSS feeds from the site from the sidebar. It had been a go-to site for international bowling news, and so will be missed, and I wish founder Herb Bickel all the best. The site’s link will be removed shortly.
Paris Cook posted on Facebook that he had a 300 game last night in the Rhythm & Bowling league, which I thought was the first recorded by the new scoring system until I remembered about Rene Thompson’s last week. Paris left a video in his DropBox, which I will try to embed here:
Congrats Paris! 🙂
I haven’t mentioned Eric Derochers much, but I saw in the recaps from Thursday night that he had a 290 game this past week. WTG! 🙂
Pepsi leaguer Shawn Hagan showed me a recap photo in which he went 267-265-280 for an 812 set the other night in Malden. Nice bowling! 🙂
Really, the only things I wanted back from last night were the five splits I left, including the 4-5-7 three times. The ball change after the first two was good, but I probably could’ve just kept the Tropical Breeze and moved, too.
Average (51 games): 170
Average for last 9 games: 186
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556
Composite average (57 games): 173
Si had a strong 576 night, and team won second and third games and total after losing the first by under 30 pins.
For an aside, it was kind of “reunion night” last night, with not only Junior & Marcia, the former owners, paying a visit, but also Mike & Liz DiBenedetto, who were on the Coles’ team the first few years I was in the league. Nice seeing everyone! 🙂
A couple of scores from the Rhythm & Bowling league, including a woman’s score: Rene Thompson finally broke through with a 300, and Tasheka Douglas had a 256 high game in a 723 set. Nice bowling! 🙂
UPDATE: I missed this detail originally, but Rene’s 300 is the first one recorded by the new scoring system, so additional congrats! 🙂
After winning three points from Livin on a Spare, Let’s MixEm Up is tied for 6th with Lost & Found, 5.5 points behind Party of Six, who lead Last Empire and Spare Us by 1.5 points, and Stacked by three points. We face Creeden’s Mustangs tonight, and, as the last position round of the first half is next week, I’ll run down the leaders’ matches below:
- Party of Six vs. vacant
- Last Empire vs. Great Balls of Fire
- Spare Us vs. The Fun Team
- Stacked vs. Livin on a Spare
The Facebook post above has a link to the final Holiday Doubles prize list, which is really hosted on this site.
As noted in the above Facebook post, Pepsi league “rookies” Joe Logel & Kevin Kelliher defeated Bob Goulart & Dylan McLoud, 755-684, with handicap, to win the Bay State Open’s modified doubles event yesterday at Westgate Lanes. Qualifying in this modified format was three games of standard doubles and two games of Baker doubles, with one standard game and one Baker game in the elimination finals.
During qualifying, Joe Bourhill had a 300 bid thwarted by a 5 pin for a 299.
Congrats everyone! 🙂
Sean Richard posted a video of his son Matt going for 300, but a 4-7 thwarted him this time. As was said by the famous cartoon moose, Bullwinkle, “Well, I’m getting close.”
Nice bowling Matty! 🙂
This score seems like a little bit of deja-vu: Rene Thompson posted a 299 Sunday night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Nice bowling! 🙂
Pleased with the score at the end, but each game had a different character, grinding out the spares in the first, the four-bagger in the second, and the strike-or-split nature of the third. The whole still raised my average.
Average (48 games): 169
Average for last 9 games: 179
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 537
Composite average (54 games): 172
Team won first & third games and total for 3 points. Third game was thanks to Si’s 203.
A couple of asides:
- I ended up chopping my division’s Christmas Bowl money with Steve Geddes because we were the same number over average (75) last week. Si won in his division.
- The new scoring system is able to produce desk printouts that show the spare leaves, so I’ll be relying less on my own notes.
After winning four points from the vacant, Let’s MixEm Up is in 7th, 7.5 points ahead of Party of Six, who are three points ahead of Stacked, and 4.5 points ahead of both Last Empire and Spare Us. Livin on a Spare, who are immediately ahead of us, will be tomorrow night’s opponents.
I had the high series, both scratch & handicap, in the men’s “C” division last week, while Si swept the board in men’s “E”.
As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on Facebook, Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson defeated Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux, 502-464 (with handicap) to win their year-end doubles tournament at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden.
Good bowling, guys! 🙂
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported via this Facebook post (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Charlie Unthank defeated Mike Berens, 269-231 (with handicap) to win their year-end singles event today at Westgate Lanes. 34 eligible bowlers participated, with eight cashing.
Aaron Major is not having a quiet His & Hers season, continued the other night with 299-268-247 for an 814 set. Note: He currently has a 245 league average.
Nice bowling! 🙂