Brian Egan rolls 300 in Malden

Sean Richard relayed me a report from Brian Gaskill last night that Brian Egan had 300 in the first game and the front six in the second in Malden, but the follow-up soon after reported that a 10 pin stopped his run. Great game, anyway! 🙂

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Brian Egan rolls 299 in Patriots league

I missed the last frame of the game, but returned to see that Brian Egan had a 299 last night in the Patriots league. Nice bowling! 🙂

Joe Bourhill posts 299 in Westport

Stephanie Bourhill reported on Facebook that her husband Joe shot 299 last night in the Westport Trios league at Holiday Lanes. WTG!

Jake Tobin scores 300 in Patriots league

Jake Tobin, who had the season’s first 300 three weeks ago, added another last night in the Patriots league. Stephen Miller sent me the video seen here:

Congrats! 🙂

Joe Bourhill rolls 300 in Patriots league

Just about 24 hours after a 299 at Wonder Bowl, Joe Bourhill tossed the first 300 of the Patriots league season last night. Sean Richard sent me the video seen here:

Congrats! 🙂

Jake Tobin tosses first 300 of 2019-20 season

Congratulations to Jake Tobin, with what was likely the first 300 game at Westgate this season last night in the Brunswick Mixed league. We should be able to confirm whether it was the first in the association soon.

I’m pondering a post about my own status, but I’m not comfortable making it yet.

Sean Richard posts 296/809 in Westport

Leagues haven’t started for the new season at Westgate, but the Westport Trios league started last night, and Sean Richard came out of the gate firing 296-268-245 for an 809, per his Facebook post. WTG!

Danny Khuu rolls 300/816 in Monday doubles

Not putting this into the Westgate Warriors category, but one of the Warriors, Danny Khuu, will be carrying some momentum into Battle Bowl X this week, as he tossed 238-300-278 for an 816 set last night in the Monday doubles league. Stephanie Bourhill got the video below:

Congrats Khuulade! 🙂

Jim Ferguson posts 300 in Monday doubles

I don’t ever remember Jim Ferguson bowling a summer league, but he was convinced to sub on Brian Egan’s team last night and rewarded himself for doing so with a perfecto. Congrats!

Ethan Rosenberg fires 290 in Adult/Junior league

Congrats to Ethan Rosenberg for a 290 game in the Adult/Junior league on May 30. I’ve mentioned him before for a team score, but this is the first individual score of his that I’m reporting on.

Shane Litchfield tosses 300 at Wonder Bowl

Sandi Litchfield posted a video on her Facebook timeline (limited to friends) that showed her son Shane putting the finishing touches on a 300 game last night in Wonder Bowl’s Tuesday night summer league. Good job, Shane! 🙂

Keith Callahan rolls first 300 in Kingston

I saw on Facebook (post was not shareable) that Keith Callahan of the His & Hers league (and bowling Monday Summer Doubles at Westgate) bowled his first 300 game in the Friday Night Doubles summer league last night at Kingston Ten Pin. Congrats! 🙂

Note: It is not known if this league is certified.

Keith Kaestner throws 290 in Monday doubles

The Monday Summer Doubles league has been updating standings same-night, but I didn’t realize that until last night, when I saw that Keith Kaestner had a 290 for the high game of last week. Nice bowling, Keith! 🙂

Sean Richard tosses 299 at Wonder Bowl

I saw Stephanie Bourhill’s Facebook video of Sean Richard’s 300 attempt in the Wonder Bowl Summer Classic league last night, but left a solid 9 pin for a 299. Sean additionally reported that an open 8th frame in the third game cost him the 800, but bowled a 268 fourth game to go over 1,000 for the set.

Nice bowling! 🙂

Danny Khuu shoots 299 in Monday doubles

On the first night of the Monday summer doubles league, Danny Khuu put up a 299 game, which was probably his last bowling before his Vegas nationals trip. WTG! 🙂

Aaron Major sets new BPUSBC record average

Tim Major reported to me that his son Aaron finished the His & Hers season with a 241.6 average. As Jim Ferguson’s record average last season was 240.83, Aaron becomes the new BPUSBC association record holder. Congrats Aaron! 🙂

Corey Major becomes youngest with 300 at Westgate

Congratulations to Corey Major, who bowled his first 300 game tonight in the Adult/Junior league. As I was able to confirm with Rose Hamilton, Corey, at age 14, is now the youngest bowler with a 300 game at Westgate Lanes, pending formal USBC certification.

Sean Richard sent me the video below:

2019 Brunswick Mixed prize note

I had to miss my league’s banquet to cover NEBA, but Si brought my prize money Sunday. I won high scratch game in men’s “C” (with my 255 on the last night), and the team won 2nd high scratch game (not including the usual point money). I don’t know what individual prize Steve won, but I knew Si was high average in his division, as well as most improved male.

Hope to see everyone in the fall. 🙂

Aaron Major posts 804 in His & Hers

As announced by the BPUSBC above, Aaron Major threw 279-268-257 for an 804 series tonight in the His & Hers league. Aaron actually needed a 266 third game to break Jim Ferguson’s association record average, but Sean Richard reported to me that Aaron left a stone 8 pin in the penultimate frame, which cost him the record.

Congrats again, anyway, Aaron! 🙂

Shawn Hagan rolls 300 in Pepsi league

The Pepsi league season also ended with a bang last night, with Shawn Hagan putting up a trey, the last shot of which is shown below:

Nice game! 🙂

Sean Richard throws 810 in Westport

“$eany Ka$h” has been bowling the Westport Trios league at Holiday Lanes on Monday nights rather than the Pepsi league. While it took him until the last night, he finally broke through last night, posting 267-266-277 for an 810 (see above). WTG! 🙂

My 2018-19 season in review

This post has been the “by the numbers” post in the past, but I decided call it “season in review” since I started bowling in a second league. I went back to bowling only on Wednesday night, so there will be no analysis of Sunday night (which I still had nine games in as a sub).

On Wednesday night, I was about eight pins under my 11-year average in the league (176.14), so let’s see if the BowlSK stats show a trend, first ball first (last season before the pipe):

Strike percentage: 39.8% | 32.5%
Pocket shots: 71.1% | 59.1%
Carry percentage: 53.1% (404/761) | 49.2% (304/618)
Double rate: 40.3% (165/409) | 32.9% (107/325)
Average first-ball count: 8.9 | 8.6
Average first-ball non-strike count: 8.1 | 7.9

I actually felt I was throwing better shots, but not really getting rewarded for it, though I missed the pocket more, as well.

Let’s see what happened on spares:

Overall spare percentage: 56.9% (353/620) | 56.0% (378/675)
Single-pin spare percentage: 67.8% (206/304) | 70.5% (208/295)
Multi-pin spare percentage: 60.0% (129/215) | 58.2% (163/280)
Makeable (non-split) percentage: 64.5% (335/519) | 64.5% (371/575)
Split conversion percentage: 18.4% (18/98) | 7.0% (7/100)
Washout conversion percentage: 11.8% (2/17) | 29.0% (9/31)
Percentage on single 10 pin: 54.9% (62/113) | 56.0% (56/100)
Percentage on single 7 pin: 69.5% (57/82) | 71.9% (46/64)

What stands out here is that I improved on my single-pin spares, including both corner pins. I’d probably like to make 80% of my single pins, and I’m getting there. Note: I left 100 splits and only converted 7 of them, so, when I made a mistake on first ball, I generally paid for it.

If you’ll look at my spreadsheet log (in the sidebar), the 338 was an outlier. Conditions were bad, but I said nothing because it’s my job to adjust to the conditions, and, if I don’t, I deserve to lose, because, after all, both teams are on the same lanes. Also, 39 & 40 continued to be a favorite pair (180 average), but so was “Hakim’s pair” (47 & 48, on which I averaged 183). Final word: I’ll take my 170 composite average.

Bob Hamilton throws 300 in Westgate Mixed

Congrats to BPUSBC Hall of Famer Bob Hamilton, who had a 300 game on the Westgate Mixed League’s position night, which was his second in the league’s last three weeks. I’m not sure, but his team may be in that league’s roll-off next week.

Congrats again! 🙂