Oct. 17 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 7 bowling, frame-by-frame

I felt I executed better today, but a few early splits and transition misses later held my scores down. I did punch out in the 10th in two of the three games, the first coming when my team needed me.

Result: 172-179-183=534
Average (21 games): 171
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 537

Composite average (24 games): 172

Si had one of his best nights of my recent memory, going 183-179-201 for a 563 set; it helped the team win all four points.


2018-19 Week 6 standings update

After winning three points from Last Empire, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 13th place, eight points behind Party of Six, who lead 10th Frame Magic, The Fun Team (tonight’s opponents), and Spare Us by two points.

Devon McGregor rolls 296 in TNBA league

He’s probably missed by the Pepsi league (as the one who ran the eliminator), but Devon McGregor has found success in his new league, the TNBA league, shooting a 296 game last week. Congrats! 🙂

Omar Butcher throws 299 in Patriots league

The latest Patriots league standings update showed a 299 game last week by a bowler I don’t believe I’ve mentioned for a score yet, Omar Butcher. Congrats! 🙂

Brian Egan rolls 290/806 in Malden

I think Brian Gaskill wanted to stack his Wednesday team in Malden, and Brian Egan helped deliver last night with 290-279-237 for an 806 set. WTG! 🙂

Oct. 10 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 6 bowling, frame-by-frame

Although my execution was much better in the third game, a couple of untimely splits prevented that game from scoring better. There were a couple of single-pin misses, including one filling the last frame.

Result: 171-159-198=528
Average (18 games): 169
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 513

Composite average (21 games): 171

Team night wasn’t too special, but we still won the first two games & total.

2018-19 Week 5 league standings update

After winning a point from Stacked, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 14th with 5 Spares, eight points behind Party of Six and 10th Frame Magic; those teams are a point ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs and two ahead of Last Empire (tonight’s opponents), Livin on a Spare, and Spare Us.

I had the high handicap series in the men’s “B” division last week (632, tied with Joe Chan).

Oct. 3 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame

Most of my difficulty was finding the adjustment for the left lane, because I had 5/5 strikes on the right lane in the second game, repeating my first game score in the third when I did find it.

Result: 183-173-183=539
Average (15 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 178
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 513

Composite average (18 games): 171

Si was absent, and we might have been able to use him, as we only won first game. On the other hand, the opposing anchor shot 747.

Aaron Major tosses 300 in His & Hers

Aaron Major is back home from Wichita St. for the longer term now, and threw a 300 last night in the His & Hers league, which, I believe is his first as an adult bowler. Nice game! 🙂

2018-19 Week 4 league standings update

Let’s Mix Em Up lost all four to Lost & Found and are now tied for 13th with Stacked (tonight’s opponents) , nine points behind Party of Six, who are two points ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs and three ahead of 10th Frame Magic, Great Balls of Fire, and Lost & Found.

Sept. 26 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 4 bowling, frame-by-frame

I had two decent games, but then seemed unable to stay right of the headpin, which was how I left the four spares I missed in the game. When my leaves were more reasonable, I usually made the spare.

Result: 192-174-145=511
Average (12 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 500

Composite average (15 games): 169

Our opponents had two bowlers averaging in, so I won’t be able to give a result until the next standings update.

2018-19 Week 3 league standings update

After winning three of four from Sweet Rolls, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 10th with Last Empire, five points behind Party of Six, who are two points ahead of five other teams. Lost & Found are tomorrow night’s opponents.

I had high scratch & handicap game of the week in the men’s “B” division.

Kris Higgins shoots 300 in TNBA league

Came to find out that Seany had to share the spotlight when he shot his milestone perfect game, as Kris Higgins had one in the TNBA league the other night, as well. Good bowling! 🙂

Sept. 23 Sunday Niters recap

I think I did mention that I’d be subbing on my Sunday Niters team instead of being a regular bowler, and my first opportunity to sub was last night, for Peter.

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

Back-to-back good nights, but a little more consistent last night. My biggest problem seemed to be chopping the 6-10, but I also only missed one single pin (a 10, but I didn’t leave it often).

Result: 194-161-199=554
Average (3 games): 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556

Composite average (12 games): 169

If our anchor (Eric Healy) got the second hit in the 10th second game, it would have been all eight, but we had to settle for six.

As administrivia, a limited number of Sunday Niters-related links are back in the “Author’s links” list, but standings likely won’t be there.

Sean Richard bowls 100th 300 game in TNBA league

It was always going to be a matter of where and when, not if, Sean Richard would bowl his 100th perfect game, and he made those of us at Westgate glad that it came at not only his home house, but also on the most famous pair of lanes in the house, 47 & 48, or “Hakim’s pair”, last night in the TNBA league. There is a video account of the last shot, as well, provided by Grant Henderson III, and is below:

Congrats $eany! 🙂

Sept. 19 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 3 bowling, frame-by-frame

It took me three weeks, but I put a little something together last night, particularly when I paid more attention to my elbow position in my swing. Spare game might need work, but that could come around.

Result: 152-173-233=558
Average (9 games): 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 501

Team didn’t have a great night, but still took three of four (1st & 3rd games & total).

Dan Esdale posts 300/811 in Patriots league

Alayna Esdale alerted me to it, and, after acquiring the details, I can post that two weeks into his return to the Patriots league, Dan Esdale had 244-300-267 for an 811 set last Thursday night, which are the first 300 and 800 at Westgate this season. Alayna posted a video on Facebook, but I couldn’t share it.

Congrats Easy! 🙂

2018-19 Week 2 standings update

After winning a point from Party of Six, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a three-way tie in points for 12th with Last Empire and 5 Spares. Party of Six and 10th Frame Magic are tied for the lead, with Creedens Mustangs and Tuckin’ Fenpin in a tie for 3rd, a point behind, and The Fun Team and Livin on a Spare two points behind the lead. Sweet Rolls are Wednesday night’s opponents.

Si “swept the board” when it came to division highs (men’s “D”) for the week, tying Philip Yuen for high scratch game.

Jon Gronlund bowls first 300 & 800 in Bristol-Plymouth association

Jessica Jordan of North Bowl Lanes reported to me that Jon Gronlund posted 300-232-268 for an 800 series on the button in the Thursday Night Mixed league last week. Since this was the first 300 game and 800 series in the new merged association, we made special note of it in our congratulatory post (above).

Congrats again Jon! 🙂

Sean Richard throws 809 in TNBA league

Per his post above, “$eany Ka$h” threw 266-269-274 for an 809 set in the TNBA league last night, which should be the first 800 at Westgate on the young season. We usually don’t get video of an 800 being finished off, but Jim Ferguson has this one:

Good bowling Seany! 🙂

Shawn Hagan posts 300/811 in Malden

As the post above shows, Pepsi leaguer Shawn Hagan posted 300-236-275 for an 811 last night in the Trios + 1 league in Malden. A couple of videos were available, but I picked Zach Thompson’s:

Good bowling! 🙂

Sept. 12 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 2 bowling, frame-by-frame

This was a little better than last week, so baby steps, I guess. The difference was probably one more made spare than last week.

Result: 152-171-146=469
Average (3 games): 153
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 465

Si had a 513 night, and we won the second game against a tough opponent; that was the only point for us, however.

2018-19 Week 1 standings update

Let’s Mix Em Up won one point, the second game, over Creeden’s Mustangs, putting us in 11th (by pinfall tiebreaker) in a 15 team league. Party of Six was the only team that won all four in the first week, and we bowl against them tomorrow night.

The divisions are close to set, so I can mention that Si had high handicap game & series in the men’s “D” division.

BBIS league to change format

The Friday night BBIS league has changed its format a little bit, with details in the flyer below:

BBIS 2018

The league is always looking for bowlers, so if you’re up to a challenge and can bowl Friday nights, consider this league.

Sept. 5 Brunswick Mixed recap (start of 2018-19 season)

First off, I’ve decided to cut back to just my Wednesday league, as I didn’t know if bracket commissions would be able to cover both leagues this season. Second, I have a fractured team, with Kathy having cataract surgery and Thomas deciding not to return. Joining me and Si is Steve Sommers, who, because of gait problems, just stands and throws, but he does seem to understand ball motion. Expecting Kathy to return later in the season, we kept the team name the same.

My Week 1 bowling, frame-by-frame

I want to attribute this to summer rust, but my second game was better because of my spare game, and my double in the third game capitalized on a Brooklyn strike.

Result: 124-171-157=452
Average (3 games): 150
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 454

Si was steady, and Steve put together a four-bagger third game to help us. We won’t know about points until the first standings update.

Of course, the links in the sidebar section about my bowling now reflect the new season, but the spreadsheet log won’t be fully set up until I know my league’s end pairs.

2018-19 Pepsi league 1st quarter lane condition

With Junior gone now, pattern selection for the Pepsi league has fallen to a committee, which has decided that Beaten Path, the pattern that ended last season, will be the one that starts this season. Of course, the graph is linked on the pattern name.