Brunswick Mixed update, Nov. 17

Finally getting to my own bowling, and I’ll start with the previous Wednesday night’s bowling:

My bowling on Nov. 3, frame-by-frame

This was the better of the two efforts, and could have easily been a 600 if not for three splits in the second game. There were two missed single pins, but only one that I blamed on myself (the other was a barely missed one in a game that was a lost cause anyway because of the splits).

Last week’s bowling, frame-by-frame

This one also included a clean game (the second one), and another positive I could take out of this one was that there were no missed single-pin spares. The downer? I couldn’t make the 3-6-10 in the last game.

And here are where my stats stand at this point:

Average (24 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 181
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 561

Move To Strike is currently tied with Tucking Fen Pin for 11th place, 9.5 points behind We Got This, who are leading 4 On 9 Man by 2.5 points and Sharon Turkeys and Lundin Fog by 3 points.

In the last two weeks, Ricky Chan and Paul Dang recorded 277 and 278 games, respectively. Nice bowling. 🎳🙂

League round-up, Week of Nov. 9

This is what should have been the third weekly installment of the weekly league round-up, but I’m including scores from two weeks ago because the Tuesday and Wednesday leagues were postponed last week due to a storm-related power outage at Westgate:

Thursday Night Patriots (Oct. 28): Aaron Major 279/775, Jim Ferguson 279/761, Kevin Kelliher 289, Dimitrus Lewis 279, Stephen Dale Jr. 275

Boston Rhythm & Bowling (Oct. 24): Steve Charlot 279

Pepsi-Cola Classic (Nov. 1): Kevin Thibeault 703, Rich Fulton 267

Thursday Night Patriots (Nov. 4): Keith Kaestner 279/783, Stephen Dale Jr. 279, James Scales 278

TNBA Mixed (Nov. 5): Chris Zalewski 280

There is a score missing from that, but that’s because it’ll be treated separately. Good bowling everyone! 🎳😎

Oct. 20 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 7 bowling, frame-by-frame

Obviously, my best game was the first one, but there was some positive to take out of the other two, as well, mostly that I made the adjustment for the 10 after missing one and having my spare game save a good score when I wasn’t getting strikes.

Result: 189-168-167=524
Average (18 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 174
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 539

Team lost all four to slip into a tie for 9th place with Walter & Joseph Strong, four points behind the lead held jointly by We Got This and BBOB, with Lundin Fog (our opponents tonight) a half-point behind in third, and 4 On 9 Man and Sharon Turkeys two points behind in a tie for 4th.

Divisionally, Bobby was high in men’s “A” for everything except handicap high game.

Westgate league round-up, week of Oct. 19

I decided rather than waste time posting separate articles about each league, I’d post one article rounding up all of the notable scores for the last week at Westgate Lanes as a trial. I’ll except my own league, as I can post about that league with the write-up about my own week’s bowling. So here goes:

Thursday Night Patriots: Aaron Major 279/779, Brian Egan 278/754, Danny Khuu 279, James Scales 278, Drew DiStefano 277

TNBA Mixed: John O’Donnell 275

Note: League names are linked to their LeagueSecretary.com dashboards.

Good bowling everyone. 🎳😁

2021-22 Brunswick Mixed early-season recap

As far as my own early season is concerned, it has shown a lot of promise. I fell onto a team with the Geddes family, Bob along with his parents, Steve and Joan, and, with Bob, one of the best bowlers in the league, it’s another situation where I don’t necessarily have to carry the team, so I’m leading off in the lineup, which kept the Move To Strike name.

I’ll link some of the BowlSK sheets to give everyone a sense of how well this season has been going so far compared to recent ones:

Week 1

I got my first 200 game out of the way early, in the second game of the first week. The shot is quite different this year, with a little more oil on the front part of the lane. This means the ball has plenty on the back end for the 10 when I make a good shot.

Week 2

This may have been my most consistent week of the five that I’ve bowled (I missed one for a Brockton High School Alumni Association event), but it was a shame that I couldn’t finish it out for the 600.

Week 4

This was a week when I needed to shoot spares to keep my average, and that’s what I did. My score only went down by a pin each game (so maybe this was more consistent than Week 2?).

Week 5

And I’m only showing this one because of the big first game, which was my best in a couple of years. I think I still should have had a 600 out of it, but my slide (left) foot was just too sore by the end of the night. Averages and such follow:

Average (15 games) 179
Average for last 9 games: 176
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 545

As far as standings are concerned, Move To Strike was in 3rd place going into last week’s bowling, two points behind We Got This and a half-point behind Lundin Fog for 2nd place. We went 1-3 last week vs. Spare Us, so we should still be somewhere in the upper half of the standings.

For high scores, Ricky Chan had a 277 game Week 2 (Sept. 15) and Shawn Coles had a 762 series last week (Oct. 13).

2021-22 Patriots league early-season recap

I finally had time to sit down and write a post about the Patriots league’s early season, with a big change being that I’m also now secretary of that league. I’m still tied to LeagueSecretary.com for links to scores, but I may not bother with links to anything for this post, given the amount of information I need to post (the reader will be directed to the league dashboard page for his/her exploration). So here go the scores, week-by-week:

Week 1 (Sept. 9): Adam Johndrow, 290-265-266=821, Danny Khuu 279-300-224=803, Aaron Major 300-257-255=812, Sean Richard 277-269-259=805, Ethan Rosenberg 279/779, Bill Briggs 277

Week 2 (Sept. 16): Aaron Major 300/755, Steve Dale Jr. 289/757, Mark Zimmerman 767, Nick Grossi 754, Brian Egan 279, Sean Richard 279, Cameron Kaestner 278

Week 3 (Sept. 23): Danny Khuu 299/769, Aaron Major 279/753, Patiparn Sukkham 289

Week 4 (Sept. 30): AJ Voisine 297-278-266=841, Mark Zimmerman 280/753, Aaron Major 278, Mike Morrisey 278

Week 5 (Oct. 7): Adam Johndrow 277/782, Brian Gaskill 750, Mike Major 278, Kevin Thibeault 277, Brendan Litchfield 276.

Week 6 (Oct. 14): Aaron Major 278/755, Brian Egan 285

Congrats and/or good bowling, however it applies! 🎳😁

Update on Pepsi league sponsorship

Last night, Yogi was able to give me a very encouraging update on the negotiations for Pepsi’s sponsor fee for the Monday night Classic league this season. He told me that Pepsi agreed that they would kick in $400/team, capped at a total of $5,000 provided that there are a minimum of 10 teams in the league, and that there would be a minimum of a $250/team fee, in any event.

Now we need to do our part and sign up some teams for this league. 😎

2021-22 Pepsi league start-up information

For those wondering about the start of the Pepsi-Cola Classic League, that league will still start. Westgate Lanes management is currently in negotiations with Pepsi on the sponsor fee for this year, which have a set fee per team, not a hard total amount, as in years past, but capped at $5,000 (the total of two seasons ago). Westgate hopes to have a minimum of 10 teams ready to start the season, with a meeting to be held on Sept. 13, the usual starting date of the league, to sign up teams. We hope to see you then.

2021 Monday Summer Doubles honor score recap

As I was very busy running the side action most of the Monday Summer Doubles season, and away for Lions Club meetings on the other Monday nights, I hardly had any time to keep track of award scores, much less do write-ups. So I’ll just write a bulk post of all of them for the season in chronological order, with only 300 games and 800 series (first three of four games) considered:

  • July 5, Ray Fischer, 300 2nd game
  • July 19, AJ Voisine, 283-266-278=827 series (1st career 800 series)
  • July 26, Joe Bourhill, 300-288-237=817 series
  • Aug. 2, Sean Richard, 300 3rd game

Congrats and great bowling everyone! 🎳🔥

Sammy Wong slams 1st 300 in Brunswick Mixed roll-off

This pandemic season was certainly a strange one for my league, but Sammy Wong (in photo above, courtesy of Strike F/X Pro Shops) made sure it ended up being a special one by throwing his first 300 in the first game of the roll-off to spark his team, Last Empire, to the league championship win. I hope to get the team photo tomorrow when the league pays out for the season. One thing I did get, however, was the video, which I actually went live on the Facebook page with for the first time, which will be below:

Congrats Sammy! 🎳🥳

May 12 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last week’s (and my last week of) bowling, frame-by-frame

I knew I needed a great night to raise my average, but I was only almost exactly that, average. The strikes just weren’t there, with my double near the end being just “too little, too late” for even my team, as that couldn’t save the point, which we needed to even have a chance to move up.

Result: 156-157-190=503
Final average (87 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 167

10th Frame Magic ended up being the team that moved into the roll-off with Last Empire, and that will be tonight.

Aaron Major 759, Keith Kaestner 757 lead May 12 Patriots scoring

With the Patriots league season winding down, Aaron Major and Keith Kaestner had consistently good games last week in the Patriots league, with the former going 269-245-245 for a 759 (recap, Lane 51), and Kaestner bowling 264-236-257 for a 757 (recap, Lane 33). In addition, fine games were turned in by Shane Litchfield (279), Mike Trent Jr. (279), and Stan Lewis (278) last week (see high scores).

Nice bowling everyone! 🎳🔥

May 5 Brunswick Mixed recap (with standings update)

Last week’s bowling, frame-by-frame

After having a “house of cards” come crashing down the previous week, I had three more nearly “normal” games last week and did manage to recover the pin in average that I lost the previous week. It was also mostly ground out, as I only doubled twice, both in the second game.

Result: 177-191-161=529
Average (84 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 168
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 571

We didn’t have Randi, but Kevin had a good enough third game to win that point. One more week left.

Interactive standings after Week 30 (Week 14 of 2nd half)

My team (Creeden’s Mustangs) needs to win all of our points against the vacant tonight and Maggie’s Warriors cannot win more than one point if we want to climb out of the 2nd half cellar alone. At the top, Last Empire can force a one-game roll-off for the 2nd half by sweeping BBOB and the first place match splits 2-2, and Last Empire would then have to win that roll-off to avoid a roll-off next week for the championship. Any other scenario at the top would mean a roll-off for the championship next week.

Ethan Rosenberg knocks 289/801 to lead May 6 Patriots league scoring

As noted by the guys at Strike F/X Pro Shop, Ethan Rosenberg put together games of 289, 279, and 233 for an 801 series last Thursday night in the Patriots league (see recap, Lane 49), his first 800 series. Congrats Ethan! 🎳🔥

Also notable that night were Joe Bourhill’s 278-253-257 for a 788 set (recap linked above, Lane 52) and Jim Ferguson’s 288-247-220 for a 755 (also on recap, Lane 50). Nice bowling! 🎳👍

More on the 300 game mentioned above later. 😉

Apr. 28 Brunswick Mixed recap (with standings update)

Last week’s bowling, frame-by-frame

I seemed to be at least decent through two games, except that I couldn’t make a 10 pin to close it out, and I hit the skids in the third game, to the point where I thought I needed a ball change. Whatever it was, I was definitely fishing for the pocket, and it hurt us.

Result: 186-177-114=477
Average (81 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 166
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 509

It turned out my team got the worst of bad lanes, but we managed to win the second game.

Interactive standings after Week 29 (Week 13 of 2nd half)

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 11th, 18 points behind the leaders, Last Empire, who lead Never Lucky by a point, 10th Frame Magic by a point-and-a-half, and BBOB, our opponents tomorrow night by 5.5 points. As this is the penultimate week of the 2nd half, here are the other matchups: Last Empire vs. 10th Frame Magic, and Never Lucky vs. Maggie’s Warriors.

Kevin did manage to sweep the board in the men’s “B” division last week (see standing sheet page).

Shawn Coles tosses 300 in Brunswick Mixed

Going the opposite of the usual and recognizing my league secretary first, with the trey last week, which his wife captured not just the last strike, but the three strikes in the 10th, on video and sent my way. As the only thing he wasn’t on yet was Instagram, I decided to put him there first:

Congrats buddy! 🎳😁👍