“Mr. 900” tosses 279/779 in His & Hers

For the first time in my memory, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel is not bowling in the Patriots league, the league in which he placed himself in bowling immortality over five years ago. He is still bowling, however, only in the His & Hers Doubles league on Tuesday night this season. Last week, in that league, he posted a 279 high game in a 779 series, evidenced on the recap sheet (Lane 56). WTG Hakim! 🎳😎

Nov. 4 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 8 bowling, frame-by-frame

With my old wrist brace showing signs of wear, I replaced it last night with a Storm C2, and it did take getting used to for spares, as you can just move the anchor out of the way to take my wrist out of the shot and just throw your normal shot. Where it did help was in the first game, as I wasn’t worried about the strap coming undone and helping me focus on staying under it, helping my carry enough to string a couple of turkeys.

Result: 208-161-143=512
Average (21 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 165
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 505

Donna was again absent, but my first game was good enough to win a point, at least.

Ed Roberts shoots 289 in BBIS league

There was a great game turned in by multiple (Bristol-Plymouth & Mass. State USBC, Brockton Athletic, and NEBA, among others) Hall of Famer Ed Roberts last week in the BBIS league, with a 289, which is even more worthy of note given the nature of the lane condtion (the Beaten Path challenge condition, as reported to me by Aaron Major); evidenced in the week’s high scores, of course.

Nice bowling! 🎳😁

Oct. 21 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 6 bowling, frame-by-frame

A little bit of my early trouble was getting used to a new slide sole, since I had to go to a #8 slide sole tonight and I didn’t have one prior to then. Mostly, however, the shot tonight was touchy with the speed, and, except for the times I put strikes together, I either didn’t have my good speed control or threw bad shots entirely.

Result: 139-159-171=469
Average (15 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 166
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 509

I finally got Donna back tonight, but Shawn had a good night for my opponents, in particular. His teammates backed him up well enough to take all four.

Oct. 14 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 5 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was looking pretty good after two games, but the last one proved to be a case of “when it rains, it pours.” The killer was converting the split I needed to save my 500 to end the night, but then failing to get the count I needed for it. The positive I’ll take out of this is that I’m still limiting my single-pin spare mistakes, and, if I do that, my spare game should hold me in good stead.

Result: 196-171-131=498
Average (12 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 165
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 510

Donna was here last week before the postponement, but had to be absent again tonight. My first game ended up to be good enough for that game’s point.

Westgate league vacancy notes

I’ve been putting this post off, but this is about a couple of leagues I’m involved with that have one or more vacancies on teams:

  • Jewell Wilson’s team in the Pepsi league (Monday night) has an opening on it. Ideally, this should be filled by an experienced bowler who may or may not be bowling in his first challenge league.
  • My own team on Wednesday night has two vacancies, and can be filled by bowlers new to league bowling. The opportunity can be especially attractive to a married couple looking for a new hobby they can share.

Prospective bowlers for either team may use the contact form on the website to reach me.

Ethan Reyes posts 300, AJ Voisine 298 in Patriots league

Reporting in earlier than usual for a Patriots league week because Ethan Reyes became the second bowler with a perfecto in it this season, and the bowler with the first, AJ Voisine, nearly recording a second with a 298 game of his own. I recorded Ethan’s last strike, which is below:

Other bowlers with good scores will be noted on a later date. Nice bowling, Ethan & AJ! 🎳😎🎉

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 4 standings update

Interactive standings after Week 4

Spares (as the scoring system has chosen to name my team) is in 10th place, nine points behind the leading 4 On 9 Man, who lead Spare Us by a point, Team 13 by two points, and Last Empire by 2.5 points. Spares will be opposed by Creedens Mustangs tonight.

I have been placed in the men’s “D” division (for now), and had the high scratch & handicap series in the division last week (see standing sheet on LeagueSecretary.com).

Sept. 30 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 4 bowling, frame-by-frame

All-in-all, the night was kind of fun, even though I wasn’t striking very much, because even my opponents remarked to themselves how I hadn’t missed a 10. However, that one at the end was joykill, because it ruined both a 200 and a clean game. Nuts! 🤬

Result: 158-177-192=527
Average (9 games): 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 516

Donna had to be absent, so I was bowling alone, but, as there are only two of us on this team, I made my lineup legal under our league’s rules. The opponents took most of the points, but I took the third game and nearly stole total.

Sept. 23 Brunswick Mixed recap

My teammate Jane was one only briefly, as she had to withdraw from the league because of a personal matter, so the team is just me & Donna for now.

My Week 3 bowling, frame-by-frame

Early on, I was pulling everything, including spare shots, and I likely had the wrong ball out, as well. After the first game, I pulled my Tropical out, and settled into a strike-on-the-right-lane, nothing-on-the-left pattern until I moved for my carry late in the 3rd game. That third game was probably better with better carry or made 10 pins, as well.

Result: 114-172-180=446
Average (6 games): 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 500

My team had it handed to us by Tim Major, who shot 700 in helping his team win all of the points.