2018-19 Week 25 league standings update

After winning one point from 5 Spares, Let’s MixEm up is in a tie for 12th with that team and Striking Gentlemen (tomorrow night’s opponents), 10 points behind a three-way tie for the lead between Last Empire, Sweet Rolls, and Stacked, with Creeden’s Mustangs two points behind the tie in 4th.

A position round looms next week.


Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois win NAT doubles at Westgate

Feb. 2, 2019 NAT Doubles

Finalists of Feb. 2 doubles event (L-R): Champions Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois, runners-up Paige Bacci & Mike Kwan (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted in their newsletter, Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois defeated Paige Bacci & Mike Kwan, 479-437 (with handicap), to win the doubles event on Feb. 2 at Westgate Lanes.

Good bowling, guys! 🙂

Bill Briggs fires 300, Joe Bourhill 298 in NAT at Westgate

The NAT had a singles event today, with Bill Briggs going 300 and Joe Bourhill 298, both in qualifying. I did also want to note another rarity from today: AJ Voisine converted the 2-8-10 split, the first I’ve witnessed at Westgate, by covering the 2-8 and getting the 2 pin to bounce out of the pit to take the 10 out.

Well done, guys! 🙂

Paris Cook throws 813 set in TNBA league

Last night, in the TNBA league, Paris Cook equaled his personal high series, going 258-277-278 for an 813 series, which is the number I reported for his first 800 series. If you doubt me, feel free to search the blog. 🙂

Congrats Paris! 🙂

Jim Ferguson shoots 300 in Patriots league

Sean Richard posted a Facebook video of Jim Ferguson with another 300 game last night, the 20th of his career and third this month. This is the only one of the three in league play, as the others were in his NEBA win and the association tournament.

Congrats! 🙂

Feb. 20 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 25 bowling, frame-by-frame

Very inconsistent (moves would have the opposite effect) as well as being unfortunate (all of the stone 7s). This is probably part of a February slump I think I get into.

Result: 160-156-171=487
Average (69 games): 170
Average for last 9 games: 162
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 575

Composite average (75 games): 172

Si had a bad night for the first time in a while, so the team only won one (first game).

2018-19 Week 24 league standings update

After splitting 2-2 with The Fun Team, Let’s MixEm Up is tied for 11th with Party of Six and Striking Gentlemen, eight points behind a three-way tie for the lead between Stacked, Sweet Rolls, and Lost & Found, with Last Empire one point behind. 5 Spares are tomorrow night’s opponents.

Si was high in his division in every category except for handicap game last week (Brad Doten had 244 with handicap).

Danny Khuu, Aaron Major lead high scoring Day 2 of BPUSBC Championships

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! 🙂

Tom Hedding fires 810 in Bristol-Plymouth association tournament

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.

Feb. 13 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 150-174-151=475
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.

2018-19 Week 23 league standings update

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.

Jim Ferguson wins 123Bowl.com Open for 2nd NEBA title

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! 🙂

Jim Ferguson bowls 300 in 123Bowl.com Open qualifying

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! 🙂

Jake Tobin slams 300/846 in Brunswick Mixed

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! 🙂

Feb. 6 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 190-155-158=503
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.

2019 Mass. state tournament information

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.

2018-19 Week 22 league standings update

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.

Ethan Reyes bowls first 300 in youth league

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! 🙂

Jan. 30 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 201-160-128-489
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.

2018-19 Week 21 league standings update

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).

Sean Richard wins TPS title in first attempt

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.

Sean Richard rolls 300 in TNBA league

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! 🙂

Jan. 23 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

Result: 192-166-173=531
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.

2018-19 Week 20 league standings update

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.

Jan. 19 Adult/Junior doubles results

Per Rose Hamilton’s Facebook post, the results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament (scores are with handicap):


  1. Glenn Rucker & Ken Gerraughty 1,314


  1. Corey & Stephen Major 1,444
  2. Emily & Kenny Lei 1,379

Congrats to all! 🙂