The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported in their newsletter that Sean Richard & Derek DuBois were the winners of their inaugural Baker doubles event held on July 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes. The pair defeated Mike Berens & Mark Juliano, 438-421 (with handicap), in the two-game final match.
Not putting this into the Westgate Warriors category, but one of the Warriors, Danny Khuu, will be carrying some momentum into Battle Bowl X this week, as he tossed 238-300-278 for an 816 set last night in the Monday doubles league. Stephanie Bourhill got the video below:
Congrats Khuulade! 🙂
Congrats to Stephen Major, who posted 279-223-300 for an 802 set yesterday in the TNBA Providence Senate doubles tournament at AMF Cranston Lanes. Sean Richard, Stephen’s partner for the squad, got the video below.
Congrats to Ashley Major, who, per Sean Richard’s video posted on Facebook, nearly became the youngest girl with a 300 game at Westgate Lanes last night in the Adult/Junior league with a 287. Ashley is the older sister of Corey Major, who became the youngest with a 300 on the first night of the league.
Sarah Gill is currently the youngest girl with a 300 at Westgate.
While watching another bowling video on YouTube, a video by former (?) touring pro JR Raymond came up in the queue, which was a lesson for beginners on how to hook the ball (he uses curve in the title), so I decided to look at the rest of the content and, liking what I saw, decided to add the link to the channel. There are tips, of course, but there are also EBI ball reviews, breakdowns of the game of other pros, and videos of a vlog nature. The channel also has several playlists so you can quickly get to what you need. Finally, there’s a link in the channel description where you can sign up for a virtual lesson.
The link to the channel appears in the video category.
Today, the Westgate Warriors claimed the 2018-19 UBA New England championship in a 36-4 rout over New England Heat. The day’s standouts were Jon Hester (782 with a 299 game) and Jim Ferguson (752) in Scratch, Brian Egan (716) in Handicap 1, and Stan Lewis (703) in Handicap 2.
The Warriors will now face X-Treme Chaos, out of the New Jersey South district, in the Battle Bowl Elite 8 at Bowlarama in New Castle, DE.
UPDATE: FloBowling will provide live streaming coverage of Battle Bowl X, including the UBA World Championship matches. Click here for the schedule. I personally hope FloBowling will also provide live scoring from the center, which would make “live recap” coverage possible.
After I posted about Jim Ferguson’s 300 yesterday, Rob Young contacted me to say that Bob Hamilton also had a 299 the other night. Nice game! 🙂
I don’t ever remember Jim Ferguson bowling a summer league, but he was convinced to sub on Brian Egan’s team last night and rewarded himself for doing so with a perfecto. Congrats!
I haven’t posted about about the Westgate Warriors in quite some time, so this serves as an update:
The Westgate Warriors scored a 30-10 decision over Raging Bulls at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT today to claim the UBA New England North title. The Warriors got a 774 from Sean Richard in Scratch, a 700 from Danny Khuu in Handicap 1, and a 708 from Stan Lewis in Handicap 2.
The Warriors will face New England Heat next Sunday at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, CT for the right to represent the New England region in the final four at Battle Bowl in Delaware.
Congrats to Ethan Rosenberg for a 290 game in the Adult/Junior league on May 30. I’ve mentioned him before for a team score, but this is the first individual score of his that I’m reporting on.
As reported by AXS in the post above, Westgate bowler Stephen Major became their newest champion Sunday at Old Mountain Lanes in Wakefield, RI after defeating John Williams, 277-216 (with handicap; Stephen was bowling scratch), in the final match, the video of which is below. The lane condition was Kegel Tower of Pisa.
Congrats Stephen! 🙂
This is a late post…
According to a post by Vincent Grzan in the Ace Mitchell Team Tournament Northeast group on Facebook (requires login to view), Westgate bowlers Sean Richard and Joe Bourhill, along with Jayme Silva, were members of JJS, the handicap team winners of this year’s tournament, held at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT. Congrats! 🙂
“Ka$h” checked in with me today and reported that he had a 299 last night in the doubles league. Nice bowling. 🙂
Sandi Litchfield posted a video on her Facebook timeline (limited to friends) that showed her son Shane putting the finishing touches on a 300 game last night in Wonder Bowl’s Tuesday night summer league. Good job, Shane! 🙂
After the UBA match, Sean Richard went to Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT for the Ace Mitchell Northeast tournament and proceeded to put 300 #105 in the books. Sean’s video will be shared on the Facebook page.
James Bessette posted in the (closed) Westgate Warriors Facebook group that they won 22 points against Raging Bulls today at East Providence Lanes and have qualified for the New England North playoffs on July 7 at the Bowlero in Milford, CT, where they will face the Auburn Maulers. Leading the way today was Louis Bacci, with a 299 game.
UPDATE: The host center for the NE North playoffs has been changed to Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT.
I saw on Facebook (post was not shareable) that Keith Callahan of the His & Hers league (and bowling Monday Summer Doubles at Westgate) bowled his first 300 game in the Friday Night Doubles summer league last night at Kingston Ten Pin. Congrats! 🙂
Note: It is not known if this league is certified.
And Sean Richard related to me on Facebook that he had a 299 second game at Wonder Bowl last night. Also very nice! 🙂
I finally saw an update for the Wednesday summer league and learned that a member of the Brunswick Mixed league, Sammy Wong, had a 299 game last week. Very nice! 🙂
The Monday Summer Doubles league has been updating standings same-night, but I didn’t realize that until last night, when I saw that Keith Kaestner had a 290 for the high game of last week. Nice bowling, Keith! 🙂
I saw Stephanie Bourhill’s Facebook video of Sean Richard’s 300 attempt in the Wonder Bowl Summer Classic league last night, but left a solid 9 pin for a 299. Sean additionally reported that an open 8th frame in the third game cost him the 800, but bowled a 268 fourth game to go over 1,000 for the set.
Nice bowling! 🙂
On the first night of the Monday summer doubles league, Danny Khuu put up a 299 game, which was probably his last bowling before his Vegas nationals trip. WTG! 🙂
My coverage of Cambridge Credit’s team event at the USBC Open Championships on Facebook:
Tim Major reported to me that his son Aaron finished the His & Hers season with a 241.6 average. As Jim Ferguson’s record average last season was 240.83, Aaron becomes the new BPUSBC association record holder. Congrats Aaron! 🙂
It’s easily been about 10 years since I posted a video of my own bowling, so I got together with my bestie for a recording session. I may not have beautiful form, but the goal for the final video was all ten back. You can see for yourself below:
A copy will be on the Facebook page for comments.
Congratulations to Corey Major, who bowled his first 300 game tonight in the Adult/Junior league. As I was able to confirm with Rose Hamilton, Corey, at age 14, is now the youngest bowler with a 300 game at Westgate Lanes, pending formal USBC certification.
Sean Richard sent me the video below:
I threw another two-game practice session today to spend some more quality time with the redone Alpha Crux. I started near where I wanted to be on the lane, but Stephen (and, to a lesser extent, Bob Hamilton) helped me get lined up.
When I finally did find the pocket, I left a flat 10, so that was a good time to try the Art of Bowling tip on finger position to help carry the flat 10. The strikes started coming when I tucked my pinky in, so I knew the next flat 10 would require a move. I threw my best shots near the end of the second “game” (I kept resetting to full racks.), one mixer and the other three dead flush with the carry.
I’m really preparing for something special this weekend, which will very likely feature the Alpha Crux.
I had to miss my league’s banquet to cover NEBA, but Si brought my prize money Sunday. I won high scratch game in men’s “C” (with my 255 on the last night), and the team won 2nd high scratch game (not including the usual point money). I don’t know what individual prize Steve won, but I knew Si was high average in his division, as well as most improved male.
Hope to see everyone in the fall. 🙂
Following a thrilling tie at 236, Billy Trudell defeated Jalen Scott-Jones 49-40 in a 9th & 10th frame roll-off to claim his 2nd title (first singles) at the NEBA Westgate Lanes Open. The title match punctuated a fun match play portion of the tournament, which also saw 16-year-old Nate Purches take down New England bowling legend Mike Lichstein in the first round, as well as a sibling “rivalry” match in the semifinals (Billy Trudell vs. his sister Nicole).
The videos of the final match and winner’s interview may be found on NEBA’s Facebook page.
Westgate’s cashers were Aaron Major & Kevin Thibeault, who both reached the quarterfinals, along with Alex Aguiar & Shawn Hagan; Jim Ferguson was high senior out of the money.
Sunday’s qualifying was highlighted by Eric Copping’s 264-300-290 for an 854 (first three of five) on the 12:30 PM squad, and a 290 by Bill Webb and a 299 by Brian Boghosian on the 9 AM squad.
Blanket congratulations to all, and thank you to the NEBA tournament staff for running another great tournament.
A couple of notes/observations from tonight’s NEBA squad:
- Jim Savasta had the high game on the squad with a 299, with a 9 pin spoiling the perfecto.
- Both lefties on the squad, Westgate’s Aaron Major along with Jalen Scott-Jones, made the squad cut. With PBA Tour champion Anthony Pepe, also a lefty, due at Westgate in the morning, tomorrow will be really interesting.