My Week 32 bowling, frame-by-frame
I was on one of my weaker pairs tonight, and largely bowled like it, with no strikes on the right lane until the third game. Given how the night went, the 190 third game felt like a moral victory.
Average (90 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 545
Composite average (168 games): 180
Team managed to split 2-2, with Tom being the high of the bowlers actually there (two of the opponents pre-bowled).
The Westgate Warriors needed a good performance at Apple Valley Bowl last Saturday against The Darkside and delivered, scoring a 30-10 net win and gaining on the teams ahead of them for the playoffs. Standing out were the scratch lineup of Jon Hester (729), Bill Beck (686), and Jimmy Bessette (697), winning their four points for total by over 200 pins.
My leagues’ standings after Week 32:
- Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Minds in the Gutter, Let’s Mix Em Up is tied for 7th place with Dawg Pound, seven point’s behind Creeden’s Mustang’s, who are a half-point ahead of Sweet Rolls (tomorrow night’s opponents), a point ahead of Last Empire, and three points ahead of Minds in the Gutter. As our secretary is on vacation, I do not have divisional high scores for the week.
- Sunday Niters: After winning two points from Ten Is Enough, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 21 points behind Broads With Balls, who are four points ahead of Ten Is Enough, 11 points ahead of Suzy’s Crew, and 12 points ahead of We Don’t Give a Split. Ball Busterz are our opponents Sunday night; for the leaders, Broads With Balls face Adam & Steve (Team 4), Ten Is Enough face Here for the Beer, and Suzy’s Crew face We Don’t Give a Split. The last position round for the second half is next week.
My Week 28 bowling, frame-by-frame
I was only ordinary tonight, but I managed not to shoot myself in the foot with single-pin misses. My only opens until the third game were on splits, and I had the misfortune of chopping a fence type of spare in that game.
Average (78 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 592
Composite average (165 games): 180
Ed was the only one of us over average, and team only won the second game.
Per their official results (PDF format), the Mass. USBC Youth Association reported Aiden Delehoy of Westgate Lanes as the U10 boys champion at the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at Brunswick Zone Lowell. A source in the youth association also told me that since the three U20 boys listed were already qualified for Junior Gold, the Junior Gold spot out of the tournament in the division fell to Westgate Lanes’ Jonathan Gerraughty.
Congrats to both! 🙂
Association Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson posted on his Facebook that he had another 300 last night in the Patriots league, his third of the season. WTG! 🙂
Mentioning Hal Brown for the first time, who had a 298 game in the Patriots league last week. Hal bowls the league with his father and grandfather, Herb Brown Jr. & Sr., and the three of them also bowl in the Monday Night Mixed league in Kingston.
I’m able to mention Kris Voss today, because she had a 278 game last week in the Thursday doubles league. Fact about Kris Voss: She is the first woman to bowl a 300 in certified competition at Westgate (Sue Sutter had the first, but that was in the unsanctioned Sunday PM Couples league before she joined my Sunday league.).
Nice bowling! 🙂
While I was wrapping up my 248, Joe Chamrin, in the other league, was busy putting the finishing touches on his first 300 game. Nice bowling! 🙂
My Week 31 bowling, frame-by-frame
I’ve been feeling much better, but my bowling scores didn’t necessarily show it until last night, which was on the pair I’ve been killing this season. The first game was rougher, but I was clean the rest of the night after making a ball change in the 9th frame of that game. Also, none of the open frames in the first game were on single pins.
Average (87 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 631
Composite average (162 games): 180
Si was absent, and Tom was up and down, but did shoot 265 first game to help us win the point. My third game allowed us to win that point and total (by 75 pins).
My standings update, after Week 31:
- Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Striking Gentlemen, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 7th place with Dawg Pound and Gutt Er Done, nine points behind Creeden’s Mustangs, who lead Sweet Rolls by 1.5 points, Minds in the Gutter (tomorrow night’s opponents) by three points, and Last Empire by four points. Tom had high scratch and handicap game last week in men’s “C”, and Si swept the high scores in men’s “D”.
- Sunday Niters: After failing to win points against Broads With Balls, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 21 points behind Broads With Balls, who lead Ten Is Enough (Sunday night’s opponents) by eight points, Suzy’s Crew by 15 points, and We Don’t Give a Split by 16 points. Note: The league didn’t vote a prize for a league champion, so there will only be payouts by half-season and no roll-off.
Kimmy Paige (of the Westgate Mixed league) posted on her Facebook (post wasn’t “Public”) that she and Rai Doblmeier (who is bowling in the Pepsi league this year), won the Masters titles in the New England deaf tournament this past weekend at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Congrats! 🙂
A couple of honor scores from yesterday’s city tournament to pass along, both in singles: Pat Carrara, with 290-290-241 for an 821, and Jayme Silva, with 267-258-279 for an 804. Nice bowling! 🙂
Update: Forgot I wanted to note this, too: Dave Chalifoux converted the 7-10 split during his team event yesterday, as well. 🙂
My Week 27 bowling, frame-by-frame
Carry was a major issue tonight, as I left 13 single pins, 10 of which were corner pins. I missed four of the single pins, but, on a lot of nights, I wouldn’t have had to shoot them. The second game was almost clean, despite the big split, as I slid the 6 in the vicinity of the 7.
Average (75 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 165
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 559
Composite average (159 games): 180
Peter returned tonight, but we still lost all eight to first place.
There were a couple of honor games today on Day 1 of the Brockton city tournament, Kevin Thibeault’s 298 in doubles, and Peter Cappola’ 300 game in singles, the video of which I present below:
Good bowling, guys! 🙂
Update: Rob Young told me that, in singles, he had the back 11 after leaving the 8-10 for a 279. Good recovery! 🙂
My Week 30 bowling, frame-by-frame
While this is a different night if I make more of my single pins, I did have a decent game in a game other than the first, and carry was more the issue in the third.
Average (84 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 626
Composite average (156 games): 180
I didn’t remember Si shooting 500 since we started bowling together again, but he did last night with a 515, thanks to a 213 third game. We won the third game, and total came down to the other anchor getting pins off a spare, which he didn’t. Tom also chipped in a 234 third game and had a 549.
Notable last week in the Patriots league: Jake Tobin, a member of my Wednesday night league, posted a 299 first game. Nice bowling! 🙂
The usual standings update; post will be updated with Sunday Niters when available:
- Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Party of Six, Let’s Mix Em Up is now tied with that team for 8th place, nine points behind Creeden’s Mustangs, who lead Minds in the Gutter by a point, Spare Change by three points, and Sweet Rolls by 3.5 points. Striking Gentlemen are tonight’s opponents. Our 1,186 was high team handicap game, Tom swept the high scores in the men’s “C” division, and Si had high handicap game in men’s “D”.
- Sunday Niters: After winning two points from Adam & Steve (Team 4 on Bowler Express), The 3 Stooges are tied for 4th place with Suzy’s Crew, 13 points behind Broads With Balls (Sunday night’s opponents), who lead Ten Is Enough by two points and Here For Beer by 12 points. The LeagueSecretary.com sheet wasn’t available at the time of this post, but I don’t think either Ed or I figured in the week’s high scores.
“Live recap” coverage of Cambridge Credit’s team event, with Westgate bowlers Steve Dale Jr., Brian Gaskill, Danny Khuu, and Kevin Thibeault, on Facebook in the post below:
There is just one quarter left in the Pepsi league season, and most know it will be bowled on Kegel Beaten Path, with the overhead graph linked on the name. Good luck & good bowling starting next week! 🙂
My Week 26 bowling, frame-by-frame
This was about the same as Wednesday night, but with worse scores. I again lost steam in the third game, with splits adding to a poor spare game, in which I missed the only 10 pins that I missed.
Average (72 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next weeks AVG+1 score: 572
Composite average (153 games): 181
Peter was absent, but should return next week. Team won the first game, but lost the other two and total (by 71 pins).
Per the above post, “$eany Ka$h” posted 286-279-257 for an 822 set in the first three of four qualifying games of the Digibowl Tournament Series event today at Lang’s in Cranston, RI. Good work! 🙂
UPDATE: Seany later posted that Pepsi league bowler Bob Dimuccio (Jr.) had a 299 game in the tournament. Nice going! 🙂
Dave Kullas is certainly making the most of the last days in Hyannis as, fresh off an 855 last week, he put up 232-300-269 for an 801 last night in the Dave Smith Memorial Classic. Alexander Rebelle posted this video of Dave’s 300 game, which was shareable on Facebook:
Great bowling! 🙂
I’ve noted two nice games last week in the updated Rhythm & Bowling standings on LeagueSecretary.com (dated a week behind), Tim Major’s 300 and a 298 by Rene Thompson. Nice bowling guys! 🙂
This name is new to the blog: Timmy Moss had a 290 game last week in the TNBA league. WTG! 🙂
Shout out to Clay Hill, a former member of my Wednesday league, who shot 300 last week in the Patriots league. His father, also a former member of my league, is also Clay Hill, so that’s why I had to distinguish between them in the subject of this post.
Dan Esdale originally planned to take this entire season off, but rejoined the Westgate Mixed league about halfway through the season, and had a 300 tonight, his first big number in over a year. Congrats! 🙂
My Week 29 bowling, frame-by-frame
I definitely felt better out there tonight, particularly in the first game, with my full sister, who’d never seen me as a real bowler, on hand for moral support. I maybe should have been over average tonight, but a bad third game, in which I wasn’t making spares, cost me that.
Average (81 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 576
Composite average (150 games): 181
Kathy made a lineup change in the week I missed, with Tom and Si swapping spots, and the change seemed to help everyone, as I was the only one under average tonight. I do need to make special mention of Tom, who had 289-205-254 for a 748, with the game and series both personal highs.
As for the points, we crushed the first game (1,186 with handicap), but lost the other two by a total of just 34 pins for a 2-2 split. Series was 3,239 with handicap, and I don’t remember any of my teams with that high a total for one night.
The Junior Bowling Sport Challenge visited Westgate Lanes last Sunday, and I’ll first give the stepladder results, per their post on Facebook:
- Eldon Dunbar
- Brandon Vallone
- William Weidlich
- Mike Puzo
- Kevin Clark
- Ryan Constantine
- Lexia Stolakis
- Kaitlynn Crawford
- Jada Bassette
- Nate Purches
- Sam Blanchette
- Randal Dunbar
- Alex King
- Paul West
- Sydney Reardon
- Mia Stolakis
U12 (boys & girls)
- Justin Goodspeed
- Lea Whittey
- Nolan Herron
The group also reported Westgate’s Ethan Reyes as the shootout (one ball, low score eliminated) winner.
Per Tom Hankey’s post, Kegel Boardwalk was the lane condition.
Congrats to everyone! 🙂
Not quite back to Pepsi league yet, but two bowlers had nights of note last night, as Nathan Crouse posted 277-256-300 for an 833, and Qwadaris Rembert 235-300-277 for an 812. Some notes to come, but a couple of videos, first, starting with one Brian Gaskill provided of Nathan’s 300:
And a video Qwadaris posted on his Facebook:
And the notes:
- Nathan’s 833 beat Jon Hester’s 824 of last season, and conditions this year are supposed to be a little tougher, though I was told they were pretty soft last night.
- And Nathan led his team, Rick O’Shea, to a 1,061 third game and 2,950 series, both of which are over the USBC reporting threshold for team scores.
Congrats guys! 🙂