Stan Lewis shoots 807 in Patriots league

On the same night as Jim Ferguson’s latest 300, Stan Lewis, via Facebook, reported that he went 249-279-279 for an 807 set. Nice going! 🙂

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Jim Ferguson fires 300 in Patriots league

Shout-out to Jim Ferguson, who had a 300 game last night and which is his 4th such game since February. Sean Richard provided the video below:

WTG! 🙂

Bob Hamilton fires 300 in Westgate Mixed

Bobby Geddes wasn’t the only one with a variant of his first name who had a 300 at Westgate last night, as Hall of Famer Bob Hamilton had one in the Westgate Mixed league. Bob’s daughter, Stephanie Bourhill, usually gets his videos, and this one is below:

Nice bowling Bob! 🙂

Bobby Geddes bowls first 300 in Brunswick Mixed

My team was bowling against Livin on a Spare last night, and, in the last game, their anchor bowler, Bobby Geddes, bowled his first 300 game. All I could do was smile at the achievement…WTG Bobby. 🙂

Apr. 17 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 33 bowling, frame-by-frame

Strikes were elusive after my turkey in the first game, but I did make most of the easy spares, with motivation actually involved in my single-pin miss to end the night. And what might have been my best shot of the night left a Westgate 7-10.

Result: 189-141-158=488
Average (90 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 146
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 555

Composite average (99 games): 169

Eric was absent, and we won no points.

The BowlSK notes refer to a notable league event, which will be in the separate post that follows.

Sean Richard fires 290/838 in Spring Holiday Doubles; team shoots 558/1579

The real story of the BPUSBC Spring Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday came in the first squad, in which Sean Richard went 259-289-290 for an 838, which, with Jim Ferguson’s 227-246-268=741, was good for a 558 high team game and a 1,579 series, both of which will be reported to USBC headquarters.

There was one other score yesterday, a 290 bowled by Mike Morrissey. Good bowling to all! 🙂

Westgate Special Award Tournament results

The former Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament is now running under the Special Award brand, but still awards scholarships. It was held Saturday, and, with eight entries, one $500 scholarship was awarded, to Alex Nicol, who shot 724 with handicap. Matt Hochberg was second, with a 716 score.

Apr. 14 Sunday Niters recap

Eric, one of my Wednesday night teammates, gave me one last opportunity to sub on his Sunday night team, for which I was a regular member for a couple of years, last night.

My Week 30 bowling, frame-by-frame

My night was really made in the third game, when I made a drastic move out, and a subtle hand position change after leaving a couple of 10s led to a six-bagger to end the night.

Result: 164-159-211=534
Final average (9 games): 191

Composite average (96 games): 169

Team, with my help, won the third game by enough for total and four points, with Peter telling me they hadn’t won more than two points against our opponents all season.

Ethan Reyes, Corey Major win Mass. Pepsi tournament

According to the final scholarship list (PDF format) posted by the Mass. USBC youth committee, Westgate bowlers Ethan Reyes and Corey Major won their respective divisions of the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at AMF Somerset Lanes. Along with their scholarships, the two have earned the right to compete at the Junior Gold Championships this summer in Detroit.

Congrats! 🙂

Apr. 10 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 32 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was pleased to have a 183 triplicate alive after two, but it’s hard to score well when you fall off the virtual cliff, as I had no marks after the 5th frame in the third game.

Result: 183-183-126=492
Average (87 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 149
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 539

Composite average (93 games): 169

With Si absent, we were assured of his average minus five bowling against the vacant. We barely lost the third game point, but won the other three.

2018-19 Week 31 league standings update

Let’s MixEm Up had to forfeit to Great Balls of Fire, so we’re now in 14th place, 18 points behind Last Empire, who lead by two points over Sweet Rolls and four over Stacked and 10th Frame Magic. We’re bowling for points against the vacant tonight.

Bill Briggs slams 300/833 in Pepsi league

It may be time to crown Bill Briggs “King of the (Middle) Road” at Westgate Lanes, because not only did he bowl his second 300 game of the quarter last night, but bookended that with games of 257 and 276 for an 833 set, rare territory for the Pepsi league. Great night, Billy! 🙂

Shawn Hagan wins NAT “Throw the Low”

NAT Apr. 2019

Finalists of NAT “Throw the Low” event on Apr. 7 at Westgate Lanes, runner-up Jim Ferguson, champion Shawn Hagan (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament  reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view) that Shawn Hagan defeated Jim Ferguson, 255-254 (with handicap) in the title match of  yesterday’s “Throw the Low” event at Westgate Lanes. In this format, the bowlers bowled four games of qualifying, with the high three only counting toward the total. It was Hagan’s first NAT singles title.

Congrats also to Kevin Kelliher, who had a 297 in qualifying.

2018-19 Week 30 league standings update

After winning one point from Tuckin Fenpin, Let’s MixEm Up is in 14th place, 17 points behind Last Empire, who are four points ahead of Sweet Rolls, five ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs, and six ahead of Stacked. My team is scheduled to bowl against Great Balls of Fire tomorrow, but they’ll be without me, as I’ll be at a meeting for a project I’ve helped lay the groundwork for, some of which will be bowling-related.

 

John Kunan rolls 290 game in Westgate Mixed

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen John Kunan put up a big number, but, along with “The Truth’s” 300 game last week in the Westgate Mixed league, Kunan added a 290. Nice bowling!

Kevin Thibeault tosses 290 in Pepsi league

I was notified by Rob Young at the end of the night last night that Kevin Thibeault put up a 290 game, which I didn’t see much of. Good bowling, Kev! 🙂

Danny Khuu & Tom Hedding win NAT One-Ball Doubles

Mar 17 2019 NAT

Finalists of the NAT One-Ball Doubles event on Mar. 17 at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Tom Hedding & Danny Khuu, runners-up Mike Macedo & Stephen Major (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view linked page) that Tom Hedding & Danny Khuu defeated Mike Macedo & Stephen Major, 469-437 (with handicap),  to win the One-Ball Doubles event on Mar. 17 at Westgate Lanes.

The One-Ball format required the contestants to use one and the same ball for first ball and all spares during competition. The NAT has run singles events with the format in the past, but this was the first time they tried the format for a doubles event.

Kevin Thibeault wins SEMASS doubles title

Per the above posted by the Southeastern Mass. Bowling Association, Kevin Thibeault, partnered with Jon Van Hees, won their association tournament’s scratch doubles title with a 1,466 score. The tournament was held at AMF Somerset Lanes.

Congrats Kevin! 🙂

Sidebar link to The People’s Tournament removed

It appeared their last Facebook post was in 2012, so I felt I had to declare The People’s Tournament defunct and removed their listing in the sidebar. The tournament did have a good run at Westgate and elsewhere, so I’ll give a salute to Sherm Cowan and Kathy Valerio (the latter whom I hope is back on my team in the fall).

Links to Kegel Training Center and Bowling ITRC added to sidebar

I’m surprised it took me this long to think of it.

You can find a bowling coach just about anywhere, but it’s generally accepted that the best coaching can be found in two places, the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, and the Bowling International Training & Research Center (ITRC) on the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, TX. Lesson packages can be booked at both places, so I’ve included links to both in the Coaching sidebar category.

Brian Egan rolls 2nd 300 in Malden

Sean Richard posted a video on Facebook that showed Brian Egan bowled 300 last night in Malden for the second time in as many weeks. Nice!

Mar. 27 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 30 bowling, frame-by-frame

Probably the less said about this, the better.

Result: 67-169-102=338
Average (84 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 151
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 527

Composite average (90 games): 169

Nearly everyone struggled to a degree, but we still eked out the second game.