Scoring was more evident today on Day 2 of city tournament, particularly on the first squad (mostly doubles), which found Danny Khuu going 250-278-280 for an 808, and Aaron Major posting 279-245-279 for an 803.
The squad also featured no less than three 300 games, bowled by Jon Hester, Jim Ferguson, and, last but not least, the first 300 game for Shane Litchfield (now an adult bowler). I have videos available, starting with Zach Thompson’s of Hester:
The others are courtesy of Sandi Litchfield, first of recent NEBA champion Jim Ferguson:
And sharing the proud mom’s video of son Shane:
Congrats to all! 🙂
UPDATE: Danny Khuu’s doubles partner today was Sean Richard, and they together posted a 1,550 series, right at the USBC reporting threshold. WTG guys! 🙂
Just one score of note on the first day of the BPUSBC association tournament, 258-275-277 for an 810 by “Tom Tom” Hedding. The other thing I’ll note is that there were a few women’s doubles entries, so women’s doubles will be included in the results.
My Week 24 bowling, frame-by-frame
Found out that my Hy-Road is still useful for down & in shots, but not carrying and missing the spares is still not going to cut it. The missed 10s were particularly frustrating, as I’d thought I’d found a way to cut the hook and the ball still went left.
Average (66 games): 170
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 549
Composite average (72 games): 172
Si had a clean 195-ish game second game, and, where that was my better game, we won it and hung on for total. All three games could have been won, really.
I noticed in the week’s Patriots league scores that Alex Major had a 290 game on what was otherwise a quiet week. WTG Alex! 🙂
After forfeiting to Last Empire, Let’s MixEm Up is in a tie for 11th with Spare Us, 10 points behind Sweet Rolls, who lead Lost & Found by two points, Stacked by three points, and Last Empire by four points. The Fun Team are tomorrow night’s opponents.
As posted above by NEBA, Westgate’s Jim Ferguson won his 2nd title by defeating Gary Haines 60-49 in a 9th & 10th frame roll-off to capture the 123Bowl.com Open yesterday at East Providence Lanes.
In the final match, Jim was in some trouble after missing a 10 pin, followed in the next frame by a split, but momentum swung back his way after Haines left a 6-8-10 (lefty), and the door was left open for Jim to tie the match after a screaming messenger by Haines missed the 7, after which Jim punched out in the 10th to force the roll-off. Counting the roll-off, Jim threw the last nine strikes of the match.
Plenty of video here, starting with the final match:
Jim’s winner’s interview:
As a bonus, I’ll include the semifinals, as Jim had to defeat best friend and doubles partner Sean Richard:
Congrats again Jimmy! 🙂
As the Facebook post above shows, Westgate bowler Jim Ferguson used a 300 third game to lead last night’s squad in the NEBA 123Bowl.com Open at East Providence Lanes. Good luck today in match play, Jimmy! 🙂
Meanwhile, Sean Richard posted on his Facebook that he went 243-290-278 for an 811 set last night in Malden. WTG Ka$h! 🙂
For our league, 846 is a monster set, and that was the score Jake Tobin threw off last night, going 279-267-300 and really just four pins away from 900. Great bowling! 🙂
My Week 23 bowling, frame-by-frame
We were moved at the start because a mess was made near the bowling area, and the pocket was mostly elusive on the new pair. I just made enough spares to get to 500.
Average (63 games): 171
Average for last 9 games: 169
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 577
Composite average (69 games): 173
Because I didn’t have Si (sick) or Steve (left before bowling started), my team had to forfeit, and I’m not sure of the future of the team going forward.
With the state associations now merged, this post is different from previous years.
- The open and women’s state tournaments will run concurrently on weekends from Apr. 20 to May 12 at AMF Auburn Lanes. Entry forms for both are available on the state association website, with the open tournament under “Men” and the women’s tournament under “Women”. Mail-in entries close Apr. 1, although walk-in entries are accepted based on lane availability on a cash-only basis.
- The youth tournament will be Apr. 27-28 and May 4-5 at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield. More information is available on the MAUSBC youth committee website.
After winning three points from Stacked, Let’s MixEm Up is in a three-way tie for 9th with Party of Six and Great Balls of Fire, seven points behind Lost & Found, who lead Sweet Rolls by a point and four teams by four points, including Last Empire, tomorrow night’s opponents.
Si swept his divisional honors last week, and Steve had high handicap game and series in his.
I didn’t think there were any high scores on Saturday morning last season, but there will be at least one this season, as I saw Rose Hamilton post on her Facebook that Ethan Reyes had his first 300 this morning. WTG Ethan! 🙂
My Week 22 bowling, frame-by-frame
I was happy with my first game, but I needed to finish better, as I frittered away pins with four single-pin misses.
Average (60 games): 171
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 564
Composite average (66 games): 173
Other than me for a game, we got good efforts from Si (612) and Steve (consistent 120s) to win the first two games and total.
After winning one point vs. Lost & Found, Let’s MixEm Up is tied with four teams for 9th place, six points behind Sweet Rolls and Lost & Found, who are a point ahead of Stacked (tomorrow night’s opponents) and three ahead of Livin on a Spare.
Si took all of his division’s honors except for handicap series (Joe Sullivan had 649).
The Tournament Players Series posted on Facebook that Westgate’s Sean Richard defeated Greg Green, 226-204 (with handicap), to win yesterday’s event at East Providence Lanes for his first TPS title in his first attempt.
WTG Seany! 🙂
UPDATEThe TPS only has a Facebook group, which is now in the “Local/New England” sidebar list.
It’s been a bit, but “$eany Ka$h” woke up out of a Westgate slumber with a 300 last night in the TNBA league. His Facebook post said it was thrown with an OOB (out of the box) ball, and the pro shop has video on their page.
WTG Seany! 🙂
My Week 21 bowling, frame-by-frame
My third game may have been my strangest clean game yet. It started with a three-count (making the spare, of course), and, in the 7th, I managed to pick the 10 clean out of the rack and made that spare. The only strike in the game was the one that made the game officially clean, in the 10th frame.
Average (57 games): 171
Average for last 9 games: 183
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 537
Composite average (63 games): 174;
Si bowled the best game I’d ever seen him bowl in the first game, a 276 that should have been a 278 but for the 8 fill. We ran out of gas after that, however, as the first game was our only point.
The high scores continued to be posted last week in the Patriots league, led by John Camara, who posted 280-235-300 for an 815 set. Danny Khuu threw a 300, making it back-to-back weeks with one, and Mike “Sensae” Reed had a 300 to round it out.
Nice bowling guys! 🙂
After winning one point from Sweet Rolls, Let’s MixEm Up is tied for 7th with four other teams, with my team sorting to 8th on pinfall. Lost & Found are the leaders, having won all eight available points, with Sweet Rolls and Stacked a point behind, and Great Balls of Fire two behind. We bowl the leaders tomorrow night.
I tied Steve Geddes for divisional high scratch game.
Per Rose Hamilton’s Facebook post, the results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament (scores are with handicap):
- Glenn Rucker & Ken Gerraughty 1,314
- Corey & Stephen Major 1,444
- Emily & Kenny Lei 1,379
Congrats to all! 🙂
Association Hall of Famer Bob Hamilton had the front 11 last night before tugging the last one for a 297. Maybe next time! 🙂
My Week 20 bowling, frame-by-frame
After being absent in consecutive weeks with the flu and an infected left ankle, I got clearance for bowling from the local wound care clinic. I had a slow start, but making most of my spares, before going clean in the second game with a 232, my second-best game of the season in this league. I ran out of gas a bit in the last one, but doubled late to save a 186 and make this my best set of the season in this league.
Average (54 games): 171
Average for last 9 games: 186
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 552
Composite average (60 games): 174
Si was absent, and I got a 130-ish game from Steve in the first game for our only point.
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! 🙂