Dec. 10 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame

Pretty much regressed to the mean tonight, and, as usual, my spare game didn’t really help, with three missed single pins, two 10s and a 7, and ending the night with three open frames (two splits).

Result: 166-179-152=497
Average (42 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 190
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 560

Composite average (81 games): 180

Team lost all eight points, with Peter bowling our only deuce game (212) in the third game.

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Sean Richard throws 94th 300 in Patriots league

“$eany Ka$h” posted on his Facebook that he got 300 game #94 tonight in the Patriots league. I should note that his most recent scores have been posted throwing 900 Global equipment. Nice going! 🙂

Dec. 6 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame

If I didn’t already have a 646 earlier in the season, this would have been my high series of the season in this league. I really feel I’ve been rolling it better than ever, and I really haven’t been missing single pin spares (there was one tonight, a 4 pin), as I’ve been near 80%, maybe over, in this run. That has helped me throw first ball with confidence.

Result: 255-204-184=643
Average (39 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 195
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 582

Composite average (78 games): 180

Ralph’s 202 helped us crush the first game (we won by 186 pins), but we needed to win another game to be sure of three points, and that came in the third game, thanks to Tom’s 230.

Paris Cook rolls 290 in TNBA league

The most recent update of the TNBA league standing sheet gave me another score from Friday night: Paris Cook’s 290 game. Nice job! 🙂

Wu-Zen Cheah bowls 300 in Firefighters league

I haven’t had occasion to report news out of the unsanctioned Monday night Firefighters league until now, and the news for this is that Wu-Zen Cheah bowled 300 in the league last night. Nice bowling! 🙂

2017-18 Week 13 league standings update

The customary Tuesday standings update:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Sweet Rolls, Let’s Mix Em Up leads by three points over Stuck With Us, four points over Dawg Pound, and 6.5 points over Creeden’s Mustangs. Knock Em Down are tomorrow night’s opponents.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Ball Busterz, The Three Stooges are in a tie for 4th place with that team and Suzy’s Crew (Sunday night’s opponents), 16 points behind Ten Is Enough, who are 10 points ahead of Here For Beer and 12 ahead of We Don’t Give a Split. The end of the first half looms with a position round next week.

Update: I forgot that I usually post the leaders’ opponents as the end of a half approaches. In Sunday Niters, Ten Is Enough will bowl against Broads With Balls, Here For The Beer is against the vacant Adam & Steve, and We Don’t Give a Split is against Ball Busterz.

Dec. 3 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame

I approached some personal history tonight, as this was my high series since my last 700 series, my 706 on June 12, 2013. A slow start really kept this from being better, but I was clean after the 4th frame of the second game, stringing together six strikes in the second game and five in the third. I was in the pocket most of the night, only having to shoot two multi-pin spares (a split and a 6-10).

Result: 192-246-238=676
Average (39 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 187
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 562

Composite average (75 games): 179

Team mostly rode my back, losing only the second game when Peter had a clunker.

Tom Hedding rolls 300/815 in Patriots league

“TomTom” Hedding, the reigning association Bowler of the Year champion, returned to familiar territory last night in the Patriots league with a 300-279-236=815 performance. I missed getting the video (I was there and had my camera, but was a few pairs away), but Sean Richard did get one, which is below:

Nice going! 🙂

Brian Gaskill pitches 300 in Malden

As he posted on Facebook above, Pepsi league bowler Brian Gaskill tossed a 300 last night in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. WTG! 🙂

Nov. 29 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 13 bowling, frame-by-frame

No deuces tonight, but I had only one game under average, and that by not very much. I had a couple of missed single pins, but I was spooked by stepping on my shoelace on the missed 3 pin, which I couldn’t stop the shot for because I was committed to it.

Result: 183-193-177=553
Average (36 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 186
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 559

Composite average (72 games): 177

On Brian’s last night with us, team won the first two and lost the third by enough to lose total. The good news is that Si will be returning to my team next week.

Rene Thompson bowls 290 in Rhythm & Bowling

Kind of backlogged, but caught before the league standings were updated for this past Sunday: Rene Thompson had a 290 game last Sunday in the Boston Rhythm & Bowling league. Nice! 🙂

2017-18 Week 12 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 12:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning all four from Minds in the Gutter, Let’s Mix Em Up leads by five points over Stuck With Us, six over Dawg Pound, and 7.5 points over Creeden’s Mustangs and Sweet Rolls (who we bowl against tomorrow night). For weekly honors, I had the high game (both scratch & handicap) in men’s “B”, and Tom swept high game & series (scratch & handicap) in men’s “C” (he had a 614 scratch series).
  • Sunday Niters: After failing to win points from Ten Is Enough, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 16 points behind Ten Is Enough, who are six points ahead of Here For Beer and 12 ahead of Ball Busterz (Sunday night’s opponents), Suzy’s Crew, and We Don’t Give a Split. My 213 was mentioned in the weekly high scores.

 

Mike Carter bowls 804 in Cranston

Saw it on his Facebook last night: Pepsi league bowler Mike Carter made it two 800 series in three weeks in the Sunday Afternoon Mixed league at AMF Cranston Lanes with 265-271-268 for an 804 this past weekend. Nice going! 🙂

Nov. 26 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 12 bowling, frame-by-frame

On a night that saw my single 10 pin be elusive, it was better carry in the third game that saved my night. The split conversion I had was a “slow motion” one, with the 7 falling just before the pins were swept.

Result: 153-171-213=537
Average (36 games): 175
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 542

Composite average (69 games): 177

I was high on the team (by just a pin over Peter), but not on the pair. Team lost all eight to the leaders.

Kevin Coleman posts 300 in TNBA

Got word that Kevin Coleman had a 300 game last night for the TNBA league, but there’s a question of whether it qualifies for a USBC award, as it was a pre-bowl score after the regular league session. USBC rule 50-2 states that the 300 game award cannot be earned while pre-bowling unopposed, but there is one bowler I know (no names mentioned) who says otherwise.

Nice bowling anyway, Kevin. 🙂

Ryan Yelle posts 299 in Westgate Mixed

I didn’t hear how he finished, but Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famer Ryan Yelle had his best game since joining the Westgate Mixed league with a 299 last night. Nice bowling! 🙂

Nov. 22 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 12 bowling, frame-by-frame

I’ve been fortunate in this recent Wednesday night run to have a great game cover my bad ones, but tonight could have been better, as well, as missing 10 pins, including three in a row to end the first game, probably cost me my 600 tonight.

Result: 142-247-173=562
Average (33 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 196
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 572

Composite average (66 games): 177

Brian gave us the bad news (for us) that he accepted a job offer in New Hampshire and gave his two week notice to the league. He did help us to all four points tonight, with Tom joining me in the second game with a 255 of his own.

Dave Kullas shoots 300 in Yarmouth

I’ve noted scores by Pepsi league bowler Dave Kullas before, mainly for what he bowls in the Dave Smith Memorial Classic league in Hyannis. However, he also subs occasionally in the Tuesday Night Mixed league at the Ryan Family Amusements in Yarmouth, and I’m pleased to post that he had his first 300 game at that establishment last night. Nice bowling!

2017-18 Week 11 league standings update

The usual league standings update, after Week 11:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning all four from Striking Gentlemen, Let’s Mix Em Up are the leaders, by a point over Stuck With Us, 3.5 points over Creeden’s Mustangs, and five points over Party of Five, Dawg Pound, and Last Empire. Minds in the Gutter are tonight’s opposition. Brian swept the scratch and handicap high scores in the men’s “B” division, and I’m thinking he won the division in our annual “Turkey Bowl” (most over average in each division the week before Thanksgiving week).
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Broads With Balls, The 3 Stooges are in 5th, eight points behind Ten Is Enough (who we bowl against on Sunday night), who lead Suzy’s Crew and Ball Busterz by four points and Here For Beer by six points.

 

Pepsi assumes sponsorship of Monday classic league

As indicated by the above photo, Pepsi has assumed sponsorship of the Monday night classic league at Westgate Lanes, with the new name of the Pepsi-Cola Classic. I was told by a management source that Pepsi increased the added money in the prize fund over what the old sponsor was providing, with the old sponsor’s check being returned. Harry’s Westgate Pub continues to be the league’s co-sponsor.

Nov. 19 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 11 bowling, frame-by-frame

It was a struggle to put anything together tonight, as the only time I had consecutive strikes was in the 10th frame of the second game (and a situation where they came on the same lane). My run of single-pin spares made was stopped at 35 with a 10 pin miss, but that was also my only missed single pin of the night.

Result: 141-171-162=474
Average (33 games): 175
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 551

Composite average (63 games): 176

The second game was a disappointment, as that was Ed’s low game of a 569 night. Team did win the other two games and total.

Paris Cook fires 300 in Patriots league

As usual with this league, there may be more later, after I see an updated standing sheet, but I’m aware of at least one score from last night in the Patriots league: Paris Cook posted on Facebook that he had a 300 game. WTG! 🙂

Bobby Geddes throws 804 in Brunswick Mixed

He was a member of the Brunswick Mixed league when I joined, taking time away from it for college, and Bobby Geddes had what I believe was his personal high last night, posting 236-279-289, with a stone 9 derailing the 300 game in the third game, for an 804, his first 800 series. WTG! 🙂

Nov. 15 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 11 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was probably due to come back down after consecutive 600s in this league, but, if coming back down still meant I hit my +1 score, as it did tonight, I’d take it. Splits were mostly my undoing tonight, but I did convert on two of them (a 3-9-10 and a 5-7), and I’ve now made 33 consecutive single pins between my two leagues.

Result: 187-156-221=564
Average (30 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 204
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 561

Composite average (60 games): 177

Brian was our real star tonight, as he had 254-211-265 for a personal high 730 series tonight. Team won all four.

2017-18 Week 10 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 10; Brunswick Mixed will be based on the BowlerExpress standing sheet rather than LeagueSecretary:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Party of Five, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 2nd place, two points behind the leading Stuck With Us, with Creeden’s Mustangs 4.5 points behind the lead in 3rd, Last Empire five behind in 4th, and three teams six behind in a tie for 5th. For the weekly high scores, I had the high handicap game and second high handicap series for the men. My team bowls against Striking Gentlemen tomorrow night. Update: In my division (men’s “B”), only Kevin Stiger’s 684 scratch series was higher than my scores. The 269 scratch game is now also high for the season in the division.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from the vacant, The 3 Stooges are 12 points behind the leaders, Ten Is Enough, who lead three teams, Ball Busterz, Here For Beer, and Suzy’s Crew, by eight points. Broads With Balls will be Sunday night’s opponents.

Nov. 12 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 10 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was really second-guessing my ball choice in the first game tonight, as I thought I had a look with the Marvel Pearl, but underperformed, and I bowled much better when I went back to the Tropical Breeze (which I started practice with). All of my spare misses again were with multiple pins standing.

Result: 131-189-200=520
Average (30 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 563

Composite average (57 games): 177

I sunk my team in the first game, as we were under the 498 we needed to win the points against the vacant. Peter did return tonight, and had a 251 third game to help cover for Ed.