Charlie Unthank wins NAT year-end singles at Westgate

2018 NAT year-end singles

Finalists of NAT year-end singles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champion Charlie Unthank, runner-up Mike Berens (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

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.

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Aaron Major posts 299/814 in His & Hers

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! 🙂

Brian Gaskill shoots 300 in Malden

Brian Gaskill has had to fill in in the Pepsi league, but this post is about last night in Malden, where he had a 300 game. WTG! 🙂

Dec. 12 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 15 bowling, frame-by-frame

This was a definite shot in the arm for Wednesday night. It was similar to my last Sunday night in that my second and third games were clean, although it didn’t score quite as high. There were also no missed single-pin spares.

Result: 169-212-192=573
Average (45 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 535

Composite average (51 games): 171

Si & I actually put up matching 573s, with his having a 222 game. The four points against the vacant were easily won.

Ed Miller bowls 298 in Brunswick Mixed

Just to show everyone that I sometimes don’t see stuff from my own league, I only saw today that Ed Miller had a 298 game in the league on Oct. 10. Nice bowling! 🙂

2018-19 Week 14 league standings update

After winning one point from Great Balls of Fire, Let’s MixEm Up is in 9th place, 8.5 points behind Party of Six, who are two points ahead of Stacked, and 2.5 points ahead of Last Empire and Spare Us. Tonight should be a quick one, as we’re bowling the vacant.

Jake Campbell tosses 299, Shirley Major 290 in Holiday Doubles

The now-merged association held its third annual Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday at Westgate, and there was a good game score out of that was a 290 by Shirley Major, who appears back to form after taking some time off. Nice bowling, Shirley! 🙂

UPDATE: Danny Khuu informed me that there was also a 299, which I didn’t see, thrown by Jake Campbell. WTG! 🙂

Dec. 5 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame

I looked OK for my first two games, but there were just too many splits and washouts to overcome from in the last one.

Result: 176-179-132=487
Average (42 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 161
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 511

Composite average (48 games): 170

Last game was the telling one, as a high-handicap team started striking, a combo difficult to counter. Team did win the second game.

2018-19 Week 13 league standings update

After winning three points from Tuckin’ Fenpin, Let’s MixEm Up is in 8th place, 6.5 points behind Party of Six, who lead Last Empire by a half-point, Stacked by two points, and Spare Us by 3.5 points. Great Balls of Fire are tonight’s opponents.

Westgate Warriors defeat Raging Bulls in Auburn; Hester shoots 297

I don’t have a detailed report, but did see on Facebook that the Westgate Warriors took 28 points out of today’s position round match with the Raging Bulls in Auburn. I also saw a video of Jon “Da Hoss” Hester leaving the 6-7-10 after the front 11 for a 297.

The Westgate Warriors should be the current leaders in the NE North division.

Dec. 1 Adult/Junior doubles results

The first Adult/Junior doubles tournament of the season was held today, with the results below (scores are with handicap):

Senior: Chris Zalewski & Jake Tobin (1,332)
Junior: Corey Major & Kevin Thibeault (1,454)
Prep: Zach & Paul Eklund (1,425)

Special congrats to Corey Major for stringing the first 10 in the third game before leaving the almighty 7 (lefty) for a 289.

Congrats to all! 🙂

Nov. 28 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame

I looked OK in Game 1, but a breakdown on 33 forced us to move, and I was never quite comfortable on the breakdown pair, where my old Hy-Road gave me my best look, but would sometimes over-react to the dry. Ball speed might have been the answer, but I was weak from getting over the flu that I had over the weekend.

Result: 171-145-161=477
Average (39 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 157
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 539

Composite average (45 games): 171

Si is bowling better than me now, with a 513 last night, which helped us win three of four. My conversion of the 1-3-10 in the 10th third game was important, as we might have lost total if I didn’t.

2018-19 Week 12 league standings update

After winning four forfeit points against 10th Frame Magic, Let’s MixEm Up is in 10th place, 6.5 points behind Party of Six, who lead Last Empire by a half-point, Spare Us by 1.5 points, and Stacked by two points. Tuckin’ Fenpin will be tonight’s opponents.

Ruthie Graham claims state senior title

As the Bristol-Plymouth Bowling Association posted above, Westgate bowler Ruthie Graham was one of the women’s champions at the state senior tournament, held last month at AMF Auburn Lanes. For those without Facebook access, the final women’s prize list can be found here. This was the first year the open and women’s senior tournaments were conducted concurrently at the same site.

Congrats Ruthie! 🙂

Alex Aguiar takes home NEBA Tournament of Champions title

As noted in the Facebook post above, Alex Aguiar claimed his 4th NEBA title of 2018 and 23rd overall by defeating Steve Dale Jr. 434-316 in a two-game match to win the Brunswick Tournament of Champions at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT.

For those who may have missed the live streams, I’ll include the videos of the final match and NEBA’s interview with Alex below:

Congrats Alex! 🙂

Nov. 21 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 12 bowling, frame-by-frame

There seemed to be more oil downlane than usual last night, which meant I didn’t have to move much, but also made left-side spares tricky, as I missed a lot of them. The two washouts were likely a product of the lane condition, as well.

Result: 163-148-178=489
Average (36 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 158
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 512

Composite average (42 games): 172

Our opponents didn’t have a legal lineup, so we were bowling for forfeit points, all four of which we won. Steve had one of his better games, a 135, in the second game to help us.

Something happened last night on one of the adjoining pairs that I’ll mention here: Jim Blyth, our league president, converted the 7-10 split for his first time. Nice going!

2018-19 Week 11 league standings update

After winning one point from Spare Us, Let’s MixEm Up is in 12th place, 9.5 points behind Party of Six, who lead Last Empire by 1.5 points, Stacked by four points, and Spare Us by 6.5 points. 10th Frame Magic will be tomorrow night’s opponents.

Nov. 18 Sunday Niters sub recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

Moe Morrison suggested that I should’ve stayed in Sunday Niters and left my other league. She may have had a point, because I had, by far, my best night of the season subbing for Peter last night. I struggled a bit early, but was clean after the 4th frame first game, and had at least one strike in the 10th in each, punching out with six in the second game. As I said in the BowlSK comment, “I need more of these on Wednesday night!”

Result: 169-234-232=635
Average (6 games): 198
AVG+1 score for next time: 602

Composite average (39 games): 172

Eric covered my under-average first game with a 252 to win the only two points that were mildly contested in our sweep.

Sean Richard posts 300/824 in Malden; team shoots 1071 game, 3038 series

Sean Richard posted on Facebook that he had 234-300-290 for an 824 set last night in Malden. I’m tempted to say he has high average in that league right now. Nice bowling! 🙂

UPDATE: Brian Gaskill provided me the recap photo below, which shows the team, Rick O’Shea, had a 1,071 second game and a 3,038 series, both reportable to USBC headquarters. Fantastic! 🙂

Nov. 14 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 11 bowling, frame-by-frame

My execution was clearly better in the second game, though I thought I threw good shots to leave the 10s I missed in the third game. The missed 10s were stranger because I made the first two 10s that I left.

Result: 134-180-134=448
Average (33 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 157
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 533

Composite average (36 games): 169

Si was absent first game again, but did help us win second game for our lone point.

2018-19 Week 10 league standings update

After splitting 2-2 with Striking Gentlemen, Let’s MixEm Up is in 10th place, 6.5 points behind Party of Six, who lead Last Empire by 1.5 points, Creeden’s Mustangs by 2.5 points, and Stacked by three points. Spare Us will be tomorrow night’s opposition.

Zach Thompson rolls 297 in Pepsi league

There still hasn’t been a 300 in the Pepsi league this season, but Zach Thompson provided the latest close approach last night, leaving a big split for a 297 game. It should be noted that two of his three teammates had big games, as well, in that game.

Nice bowling! 🙂

Shawn Hagan fires 300/817 in Malden

Shout-out to the Pepsi league’s Shawn Hagan with 240-300-277 for an 817 set in the Mixed Doubles +1 league in Malden the other night. 🙂

Mike Dupuis bowls 300, team 854 game in Patriots

Jim Ferguson called to my attention that Mike Dupuis not only shot a 300 game last week in the Patriots league, but his Strike F/X teammates, John Camara (276) and Alex Aguiar (278) combined for an 854 game, which is over the USBC reporting threshold. Nice going! 🙂