It can definitely be said that the Monday Summer Doubles league is the summer season’s version of the Patriots league because of the quantity of high scores, and this summer’s league didn’t disappoint on its first night. I’ll start by noting Joe Bourhill’s 300 game, which was the first one in Massachusetts for this New York transplant. Joe’s wife Stephanie (Hamilton) got the video below:
The third game saw two more 300s, by Danny Khuu and Stan Lewis, with the latter having added that to games of 257 and 247 for an 804 set. Sean Richard got both of these videos, staring with Stan’s:
And now Danny’s:
Nice bowling, guys! 🙂
Two 300 games by the same bowler in a Pepsi league season is a feat, and accomplished by Bill Briggs last night. The game followed up one in the last league week (with no bowling last week because of the Memorial Day holiday) by his Eklund Electric teammate, Tim Riordan, making it three of the seven this season bowled by that team.
I had my camera out for this one because I’d forgotten I got Bill’s other one, and he noticed that fact, telling me at the end of the night that that made him nervous. I’m posting it anyway, as he made a great shot to finish it.
Congrats again Bill! 🙂
Finalists of June 3 NAT doubles (L-R): Champions Mike “Sensae” Reed & Ed Grossett, runners-up David Gordon & Louie Petrillo (Photo courtesy of NAT)
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Mike “Sensae” Reed & Ed Grossett won the doubles event on June 3 at Westgate Lanes, defeating David Gordon & Louie Petrillo, 493-480 (with handicap), in the final stepladder match. Other Westgate bowlers cashing were Chuck Paige (with Jayme Silva), Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, and Dan Robinson & Mike Peirce.
Jim Ferguson did have a 299 game in the first stepladder match, and Christian Fletcher had a 299 game in qualifying.
Congrats to all! 🙂
I’ve learned that Pepsi league bowler Bob Dimuccio (Jr.) started his summer league, the Pete’s Doubles league at Lang’s Bowlarama, with a 300 game last night. Nice bowling! 🙂
Tim Riordan only bowls the Pepsi league, but he’s made the most of it, as, last night, he posted a 300 game, which is now the third one of his that I’ve written about. WTG! 🙂
UPDATE: Zach Thompson has made the video below available.
As noted in the post above, Felix Chan defeated Alex Major 238-233 (with handicap) to claim his second Bay State Open title Saturday at Westgate Lanes. Honor scores from that tournament were Jason Dean and Christian Fletcher, both with 300 games in qualifying, Sean Richard (299) and Alex Major (290), with 11 in a row games in qualifying, and Matt Robichaud, with a 300 game during the single-elimination finals.
Video of the final match will be added when it is available.
The Rhythm & Bowling league had their final night last night, but, to catch up on last week in the league, Paris Cook had a 299 game and Donald Graves a 290. Good bowling! 🙂
This season in the TNBA league may be best remembered for Jessica Lowe’s 300 game and Hakim Emmanuel’s first 800 series, but Mike Griffin put a “bow” on that league’s season last Friday with a 290 game. Good job! 🙂
Meanwhile, the Westgate Mixed league had a couple of 300s on their position night, led off by Jim Simon’s (Sean Richard’s video is below):
That 300 was followed in the second game by one by Mike Botelho, with video below:
This was Mike’s first 300 at Westgate, but he told me he’d previously bowled 300s in Taunton and Somerset.
WTG guys! 🙂
There were a couple of big games in the Pepsi league last night, not the least of which was a 300 by Gino Beniamino, and he made another close approach to one later in the night with a 289. A more notable game than that, however, was bowled by “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel, who had his very first 299 game after the run of 300 games that started with the 900 series. As happens often, a 10 pin stood on the last shot.
Nice bowling guys! 🙂
Tom Hedding’s hold of the association record average lasted just one season, as Jim Ferguson, despite shooting only 643 last night, hung on to post a 240.83 average in the Thursday Night Patriots league, which is, presumably, the new association record by a fraction of a pin. Congrats! 🙂
The Patriots league, except for the playoffs, couldn’t end without one more honor score, and it was Mark Zimmerman who provided it, with a 300 game. I got my own video, which is below (my apologies for the quality, or lack thereof):
Nice bowling! 🙂
Shawn Hagan reported on Facebook that, on his position night in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line, he posted 297-289-227 for an 813 set. Great bowling! 🙂
Congrats to John Camara, one of the subs in the Patriots league this season, for a 300 game in that league last week. 🙂
He’s done it enough for me to expect it now: Jim Ferguson had a 300 game in doubles today at the open state tournament at AMF Chicopee Lanes, which makes it his third in that tournament that I can remember. Sean Richard got the video this time:
Nice bowling! 🙂
Chris Zalewski had the high game of the season on Saturday morning this season (289), but picked the doubles event of the youth state tournament today at Westgate to bowl his first 300 game. Ken Gerraughty provided me with a copy of the video, which I uploaded to the (new) association page and appears below:
Nice bowling! 🙂
Sean Richard’s bowling son, Matt, has been close to 300 a few times, and was again with a 290 last night in the Patriots league. Keep plugging away, Matty! 🙂
Shawn Hagan posted on Facebook that he had 300 game #17 last night in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. He and Jim Ferguson have had a friendly competition between them for the 300 games, and Shawn, after several attempts to go one-up, finally got that.
Nice bowling! 🙂
It was known at the time of his 900 series that Hakim Emmanuel never had an 800 series. But, tonight, in the TNBA Mixed league, he bowled his first 800 series by going 278-237-300 for an 815. There have been many coincidences surrounding Hakim, and his first 800 series came on lanes 47 & 48, the 900 pair, which this video of Hakim’s last two strikes recorded by Kris Higgins confirms:
Congrats Hakim! 🙂
Last night was such a crazy scoring night in the Patriots league that I felt the best way to present the scores would be in list form:
- Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson had the best night of all, going 299-279-257 for a personal high 835 set.
- Hall of Famer Bill Major posted 266-258-300 for an 824 series.
- No honor game for “TomTom” Hedding, but he threw 269-277-268 for an 814 series.
- Finally, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel put up a 300 game first game, as did Ralph Dahlgren. Hakim’s was on 25 & 26, meaning he now has a 300 game in the original building (up to lane 32).
Nice bowling all around guys! 🙂
UPDATE: Sandi Litchfield got this video of Ralph’s last shot:
This is my first mention of this bowler in some time: Association Hall of Famer Bill Major had a 299 game last week in the Patriots league. Nice going! 🙂
Sean Richard reported tonight that he pre-bowled 246-300-279 for an 825 series for tomorrow night in the Westgate Mixed league. WTG! 🙂
I learned about a couple more scores from the state tournament in Chicopee last night, both 299 games on Sunday: Danny Khuu in doubles and Greg Andrews in singles. Good bowling! 🙂
He waited 20 years for it, but Rene Thompson can now claim multiple 300 games after bowling his second one last night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Rene posted his video on Facebook, which I share below:
Good shooting Rene! 🙂
Pepsi league bowler Shawn Hagan got Westgate off to a good start at the state tournament in Chicopee with a 300 game today in his singles event. Nice bowling! 🙂
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! 🙂
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. 🙂