As leagues prepare for the start of the new season, I’d like to announce that there will be a meeting of the Westgate Monday Classic league (which used to be the sponsored challenge league) on Sept. 12 (the Monday following Labor Day) at 6:30 PM. Bowlers attending the meeting and wishing to join the league should also be prepared to bowl that night.
My week was looking ordinary after two games last week, but when I thought to try to open the lane up a bit, it came together and I got an over-average night out of it. I’d still like to be able to put three games together for the stretch run of the league season.
Average (81 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 182
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 584
The team did win three of four, and are now in 8th, 14 points behind We Got This. The leaders are three points ahead of BBOB in 2nd, five ahead of Sweet Rolls in 3rd, and seven ahead of Tucking Fen Pin in 4th. Canton, the team in 5th place currently, will be the opponents tonight.
Bobby did sweep the weekly high score categories in his division last week despite “only” shooting a 657.
Really, there were just three game scores of note coming out of this reporting period, a 279 by Aaron Major and a 277 by Kenny Meyer in the Patriots league, and a 288 by Rene Thompson in the Rhythm & Bowling league (links are to high score lists; Rhythm & Bowling league bowled on Mar. 20 & is reporting a week late).
Good bowling, everyone! 🎳👍
Condensing two posts into this one because I have only one other score to post about in the other Westgate leagues last week:
Good, but disappointing at the same time. I started out with maybe my second-best game of the season on what had been my “kryptonite” pair, but then the “kryptonite” came back and the best I could take from the night was only improve my average on the pair.
Average (78 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 182
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 600
The team used the strength of a 767 series from Bobby, which had a 279 game in it, to win three of the four points and move into a tie for 8th with Walter & Joseph Strong, 13 points behind the leading We Got This, who are now a point ahead of BBOB and three ahead of Sweet Rolls and Tucking Fen Pin in a tie for 3rd. We have an immediate rematch against last week’s opponents, 4 On 9 Man, tonight (but on a different pair, of course).
Bobby, fairly obviously, had the high scratch game & series in the league overall last week (and in the house, too; more on that in a moment), but the game was tied with both Shawn Coles and Tim Major, who both, of course, also had 279 games.
Patriots league note: The only bowler who had even a game as high as Bobby Geddes’s last week at Westgate Lanes was Brian Gaskill, with a 279 in the Patriots league (see high score list).
Good bowling everyone! 🎳❤️🔥
Starting with my own bowling, of course:
Back to pretty much my form, but if I could have made more of those multi-pin corner spares, I might have been happier that night.
Average (72 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 179
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 602
The team only won the second game and are now in a tie for 9th with Strike Machine, 11 points behind Sweet Rolls; their lead is one point over Canton in 2nd, two over We Got This in 3rd, and three over BBOB in 4th. We bowl against the leaders tonight.
Last week was one in which the Patriots league bowlers did all of the major work, as follows: Aaron Major 279/782, Alex Major 761, Brian Egan 279, Francis Enamorado 279
Well done, guys! 🎳😎
There was nothing too special about last week, as I could string any more than two strikes together, and it was my spare game that was barely keeping me in it. I had to shoot at some splits, however, although it did convert the 5-10 “Woolworth” that is tougher for a right-hander than the mirror 5-7 would be.
Average (69 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 174
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 549
Move To Strike won only the first game and stand in a tie for 8th place with Strike Machine and 4 On 9 Man (tonight’s opponents), 11 points behind the leading Sweet Rolls. The leaders are two points ahead of BBOB in 2nd, three ahead of Canton in 3rd, and four ahead of We Got This in 4th.
Bobby had not only the high scratch game in his division (258), but in the league overall last week.
As usual, the notable league scores for the week ending Feb. 28:
Thursday Night Patriots: Danny Khuu 290/793, Kevin Thibeault 276/773, AJ Voisine 759, Mike Trent Jr. 278, Ralph Dahlgren 276
Good bowling, everyone! 🎳👏
As always, starting with my own bowling:
I looked really good through two games, but then the proverbial house of cards fell down and I was left with a night that was only over average after having only one open frame through the first two games. It was my first “yuck!” ending to a night in a long time, as well, with the three splits out of the last four frames to close it.
Average (66 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 175
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 599
The team only won the first game and now stand in a tie for 8th place with 4 On 9 Man, eight points behind the leaders, Sweet Rolls. Their lead is two points to a tie for 2nd between Canton and BBOB, and three to a tie between We Got This and Lundin Fog for 4th. Something Fishy, currently in 7th, will be tonight’s opponents.
Last week, Shawn Coles (the secretary) posted a 279 game in the league. Nice game! 🎳🤩
Westgate’s leagues last week saw only three scores of note, a 783 set turned in by Aaron Major and a 299 game from Stephen Dale Jr. in the Patriots league, plus one other in my own league that I’ll get to in a bit.
Good bowling guys! 🎳👍
I mostly have felt either unmotivated or too distracted to write a personal bowling update in a few weeks, so all I really have to do is to get my best bowling in a couple of years on the website record:
After a few weeks this season of flirting with it, I finally got my first 600 series since the end of the 2018-19 season just after what would have been my father’s 80th birthday. It wasn’t a clean series, by any means, but I strung enough strikes in the third game to get me over the top for a 617. The set brought me briefly back to a 180 average, but the nights that followed only saw me sitting in the lower 500s and so have brought my average down a bit.
Average (63 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 173
Tonight’s AVG+1 score: 598
The team is off to a better start to the second half, going .500 (8-8) in points and sitting in 7th, six points behind Sweet Rolls, who have a two-point lead on BBOB in 2nd, and three points over three teams in 3rd. We bowl against one of the teams tied for 3rd, Lundin Fog, tonight.
I did have the high scratch game (215) in my division last week, per the standing sheet.
I should be considered more or less back from “bereavement leave” with this post. It was kind of a slow week overall, but here are the notable scores from the past week, which will include the most recently posted Boston Rhythm & Bowling league scores, which are a week lagged:
Nice bowling guys! 🎳😎
I don’t ever remember “Ka$h” (Sean Richard, for the uninitiated here) going more than a full calendar year without a perfecto in his home house, but as seen above, he tacked one on the end of an 812 set a couple of weeks ago to highlight a big week in the Patriots league that also saw Stephen Dale Jr. shoot an 802 series and Kyle Egan (who was home from the Wichita St. varsity team) also post a 300 game.
Nice bowling guys! 🎳👌😎
One of the items I haven’t posted about yet is a team series in the Patriots league bowled by Rick O’Shea, the members of which are Stephen Major, Brian Gaskill, and Stephen Dale Jr., of 2,254 on Dec. 30, evidenced by the award list below:
Great bowling, guys! 🎳🔥😁
With my father’s end-of-life events distracting me the last few weeks, I decided to do an update tonight league-by-league, with all scores (except for the ones that usually get their own posts) that usually get written up since my last post done so:
Thursday Night Patriots: (Dec. 16) Corey Marvel 279, (Dec. 23) Ethan Rosenberg 279/766, Brian Gaskill 279/753, Aaron Major 289, (Dec. 30) Brian Gaskill 762, Stephen Dale Jr. 753, Brendan Litchfield 278, Stephen Major 276, (Jan. 6) Mark Zimmerman 279/764, Kevin Thibeault 279, (Jan. 13)
Boston Rhythm & Bowling: (Dec. 12) Johnie Funches 277/777, Cindy Cabral 268/701, (Dec. 19) Lewis Bennett 279
Pepsi-Cola Classic: (Dec. 27) Bill Briggs 276/744, Willie Crocker 739, (Jan. 3) Rich Fulton 266, (Jan. 17) Mike Major 266
WTG everyone! 🎳👌😎
Recapping high scores from Westgate’s leagues for the week just ended, but it will also include the previous week, which was shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday with no Thursday leagues bowling that week:
Nice bowling, guys! 🎳😎
Last week, Aaron Major (Who else these days?) became the first bowler at Westgate this season with multiple honors, with his second perfect game (see week’s high scores). Atta boy, Aaron! 🎳😎
Finally getting to my own bowling, and I’ll start with the previous Wednesday night’s bowling:
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).
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. 🎳🙂
Per the league’s high score list for the week, Devon McGregor recorded a 300 game Friday night in the TNBA Mixed league. Congrats and WTG! 🎳🤩
And this was the score I left out of the previous post. Mike Major shot an ace game last week in the Patriots league, per the weekly high scores. Mike told me he thought it had been about five years between 300s at Westgate, at least.
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! 🎳😎
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.
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.
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. 🎳😁
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:
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.
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.
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?).
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).
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! 🎳😁