Sean Richard throws 11 in a row 279 in His & Hers

I didn’t know if he did it before, but, last night, in a follow-up on a Facebook post, Sean Richard told me he flagged a 7 pin to start a game, but then followed that up with the back 11 for a 279, the maximum score possible with an open frame.

Nice bowling! 🙂

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2018-19 Week 28 league standings update

After winning two points from Spare Us, Let’s MixEm up is in a tie with Striking Gentlemen for 12th, 12 points behind Last Empire, who lead Creeden’s Mustangs by two points, with Stacked and Sweet Rolls tied for 3rd, four points behind the leaders. 10th Frame Magic will be the team we cross with tomorrow night.

Sean Richard slams 299/847 in Rhythm & Bowling

We’re used to big scores from Sean Richard, but the Boston Rhythm & Bowling league provided a new setting for one last night, and it was a monster: 255-299-289 for an 847 set, now high in the house this season. Nice bowling!

Mar. 17 NAT award scores

Two 800s to report from yesterday’s NAT: Danny Khuu was the more familiar name, as he went 289-255-257 for an 801 (first three, as always), but Shane Litchfield, now an adult bowler, put up 258-279-278 for an 815 and his first 800 series.

Finally, Bob Dimuccio Jr. and Paul Sawyer each had a 290 game, which was high in the tournament.

Good bowling to all.

2018-19 Pepsi league 4th quarter lane condition

The last quarter of the Pepsi league starts tomorrow night, and the lane condition will be Middle Road (link on name will load the pattern graph).

As an aside, Bill Briggs once told me that his team, now Eklund Electric, has never lost a Coke/Pepsi league segment on Route 66, and that continued, as they won the third quarter this season on the lane condition.

Good luck & good bowling!

Patriots league team bowls 2,257 series

One of the bowlers involved alerted me last night that his team, Team 17, with a lineup of Mark Zimmerman, Jon Hester, and Rob Young, shot a 2,257 team series last week in the Patriots league, which is over the USBC reporting threshold. Here are the line scores, for the record:

Zimmerman: 223-226-278=727
Hester: 278-242-248-768
Young: 258-290-214=762

Nice bowling guys! 🙂

Mar. 13 Brunswick Mixed recap

Before I get started about last night’s league play, I had a practice session with Stephen Major watching, and not only did he give me something to work on, he assessed my arsenal and suggested I start with the Hy-Road. Finishing a second line, I had something like the last six.

My Week 28 bowling, frame-by-frame

The second game is not one I’ll blame on poor spare shooting, but rather missing a ball change, because the Hy-Road was not moving at all, but the Tropical Breeze held me in good stead the rest of the night. Indeed, it was my second-best third game of the season.

Result: 174-133-207=514
Average (78 games): 169
Average for last 9 games: 166
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 534

Composite average (84 games): 171

We were missing both Si and Eric, but won the third game by enough to steal total.

Afterward, I mentioned to Stephen that I had an Alpha Crux at home; he said to bring it over.

2018-19 Week 27 league standings update

After failing to win points from Great Balls of Fire, Let’s MixEm Up is in a tie for 12th with Striking Gentlemen, 11 points behind Last Empire, who lead three teams (Sweet Rolls, Stacked, and Creeden’s Mustangs) by two points. Spare Us are tonight’s opposition.

2019 BPUSBC association tournament results

The Bristol-Plymouth Bowling Association has made results of their first championship tournament official. I will use what the association posted on Facebook here:

Again, thank you to all of the participants and congratulations to those who cashed.

Mar. 9 Adult/Junior doubles results

The results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament. There were five entries in the Senior division and nine in a combined Junior/Prep division.

Senior

  1. Chris Zalewski & Kevin Thibeault 1,524

Junior/Prep

  1. Dennis “Radio” Goulart & Joe Bourhill 1,451
  2. Dylan & Debbie Major 1,430

Congrats to today’s winners. 🙂

Hy Bao rolls first 300 in Malden

I’ve written plenty about the Pepsi league’s Hy Bao and his successes in tournaments, but never for a score, and it was a notable one for him: His first 300 last night in Malden. Congrats! 🙂

Mar. 6 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 27 bowling, frame-by-frame

Multi-pin spares, particularly splits and washouts, doomed this night, with the prime example being the back-to-back 4-5-7s, which told me I could no longer swing it. I missed two single pins, but neither was a 10.

Result: 169-138-166=473
Average (75 games): 169
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 538

Composite average (81 games): 171

Eric couldn’t make it (car trouble) and Si missed the first game; team won no points.

Strike F/X team leads way in Patriots league

The Strike F/X Patriots league team put up an impressive game in their first game last week, with Ralph Dahlgren’s 277 bookended by 290s by John Camara and Alex Aguiar for an 857 game, which would be a pin shy of high trios game in the nation at press time. They finished out with a 2,314 series, also a reportable series. The performance was big enough to make a 300 game by Danny Khuu an afterthought.

Good bowling guys! 🙂

Link to Specto Bowling added to sidebar

I’m sure most of us who watch bowling on TV know that Kegel’s Specto Bowling has been used extensively on FOX’s coverage of the PBA Tour. I did find out yesterday that Specto is available as a mobile app. I’ve linked the Android app on the web Google Play, but iPhone users shouldn’t worry: The iOS version of the app is on iTunes.

2018-19 Week 26 league standings update

After winning four points from Striking Gentlemen, Let’s MixEm Up is in a four-way tie for 10th with Party of Six, Spare Us, and Great Balls of Fire, the last team which will be our position round opponents tomorrow night. The tie is eight points behind a tie for the lead between Last Empire and Sweet Rolls, with Stacked and Creeden’s Mustangs tied for third, a point behind the lead.

Eric had the high scratch and handicap game in men’s “A”, and Si swept the board in men’s “E”.

Link to Sweep the Rack added to sidebar

Jeff Richgels helped point me to the Sweep the Rack podcast, which is now in the podcast links list in the sidebar. If a well-known bowling writer likes a podcast, you know it’s worth a link here. 🙂

Chris Hanson throws 290 in Pepsi league

Shout-out to Chris Hanson, who, subbing for the Spicy Nutz Pepsi league team, put up a 290 game last night. I hope you’ll become a regular member of the league next season.

Donald Graves shoots 300 in Rhythm & Bowling

I wasn’t sure I could share the recap screen photo, but Donald Graves posted on Facebook that he had just his 2nd 300 game last night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Congrats! 🙂

Mike Peirce wins NAT singles at Westgate

Feb. 23, 2019 NAT Singles

Finalists of Feb. 23 singles event (L-R): Champion Mike Peirce, runner-up Hy Bao (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted in their newsletter, Mike Peirce won last Saturday’s NAT singles event at Westgate Lanes, defeating Hy Bao, 279-237 (with handicap), in the final match.

Good bowling, guys! 🙂

Sean Richard fires 300/802 in Malden

Sean Richard did it again last night in his Wednesday night league in Malden, going 235-300-267 for an 802. By count, that was Seany’s 5th 800 in the league this year, so I asked him about the Greater Boston association’s record average, and he told me he’s a pin ahead of Ken Corkum’s record of 245.

Keep it up! 🙂

Gary Weiner shoots 299 in Westgate Mixed

Congrats to Gary Weiner for a fine 299 game last night in the Westgate Mixed league. I was told he did it with a ball Sean Richard suggested for him. WTG! 🙂

Feb. 27 Brunswick Mixed recap

My team got good news when Eric Healy, who is on the Sunday night team I sub for, messaged me on Facebook asking if I had room on my Wednesday night team and asked if he could join us after I affirmed that fact. Eric carries a 213 average on Sunday night, so he became our new anchor bowler, with me moving to set-up.

My Week 26 bowling, frame-by-frame

Other than the splits and the washout in the third game, my night was pretty good. The real issue, however, was carrying my 7 pin, all but one of the solid variety.

Result: 174-202-136=512
Average (72 games): 170
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 576

Composite average (78 games): 172

Si was really the one who stole the show, with a second game 267 that was just one pin from a 300 game, and had a 604 total. Eric shot a slightly bigger 600, and even Steve got into the act with a 134 third game. Needless to say, team won all four.

2018-19 Week 25 league standings update

After winning one point from 5 Spares, Let’s MixEm up is in a tie for 12th with that team and Striking Gentlemen (tomorrow night’s opponents), 10 points behind a three-way tie for the lead between Last Empire, Sweet Rolls, and Stacked, with Creeden’s Mustangs two points behind the tie in 4th.

A position round looms next week.

Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois win NAT doubles at Westgate

Feb. 2, 2019 NAT Doubles

Finalists of Feb. 2 doubles event (L-R): Champions Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois, runners-up Paige Bacci & Mike Kwan (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted in their newsletter, Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois defeated Paige Bacci & Mike Kwan, 479-437 (with handicap), to win the doubles event on Feb. 2 at Westgate Lanes.

Good bowling, guys! 🙂

Bill Briggs fires 300, Joe Bourhill 298 in NAT at Westgate

The NAT had a singles event today, with Bill Briggs going 300 and Joe Bourhill 298, both in qualifying. I did also want to note another rarity from today: AJ Voisine converted the 2-8-10 split, the first I’ve witnessed at Westgate, by covering the 2-8 and getting the 2 pin to bounce out of the pit to take the 10 out.

Well done, guys! 🙂

Paris Cook throws 813 set in TNBA league

Last night, in the TNBA league, Paris Cook equaled his personal high series, going 258-277-278 for an 813 series, which is the number I reported for his first 800 series. If you doubt me, feel free to search the blog. 🙂

Congrats Paris! 🙂

Jim Ferguson shoots 300 in Patriots league

Sean Richard posted a Facebook video of Jim Ferguson with another 300 game last night, the 20th of his career and third this month. This is the only one of the three in league play, as the others were in his NEBA win and the association tournament.

Congrats! 🙂