Dan Esdale bowls 267/728, Kevin Thibeault 263/716 in Pepsi league

By Kevin Thibeault’s recent standards, he had an off night last night in the Pepsi league, “only” putting up a 263 high game in a 716 series (reporting threshold adjusted for the lane condition). It was his teammate, Dan Esdale, giving him margin for error, however, with a 267 high game in a 728 set of his own (check the recap, Lane 59). Nice bowling, guys! 🎳👍

Feb. 17 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

I thought I bowled well overall, with my only real problem having been losing my carry in the third game. Sure, I would have liked to have made more spares, but it was still my spare game that kept my third game over average.

Result: 181-183-169=533
Average (54 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 541

Lisa was the one absent this week, but we got the same result as last week, an even split of two points against a good team. The two games that we didn’t win were also close, so I felt good about our showing.

Feb. 10 Brunswick Mixed recap

Wednesday night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

My night’s highlight was definitely the run of four strikes that got me into the 180s at the end of the first game. I ran out of strikes in the other two, but made enough spares to keep those games’ scores in the reasonable range and got out of there with my 500.

Result: 180-158-169=507
Average (51 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 173
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 516

Kevin was absent, and we could have used him, as the first and third games were close. We did win the second game by enough for total, and we didn’t mind the even split against that night’s opponent’s.

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 17 standings update

Interactive standings after Week 17 (Week 1 of 2nd half)

Maggie’s Warriors jumped into the lead by themselves at our expense to start the second half. BBOB (our opponents tonight) and Move To Strike are tied for 2nd a half-point behind and three teams are tied for 4th, a point behind first.

On the bright side, Lisa did have high handicap game in the women’s “B” division for the week (see weekly divisional high scores on standing sheet).

Joe Bourhill rolls 279/773, Kevin Thibeault 279, Brian Egan, Mike Mayo 278 in Patriots league

The scoring in the Patriots league last week shifted to a team bowling on the other end of the league, as Joe Bourhill put up a 279 game in a 773 set, and Kevin Thibeault, bowling as Joe’s teammate, had a 279 game himself (check the recap, Lane 35). Along with those, Brian Egan and Mike Mayo each also had 278 games (see week’s high scores).

Good bowling guys! 🎳😎

Feb. 3 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

It looked at first like I was going to have another decent night, but then my spare game crept in the tank, and, while I recovered it by the end of the third game, the damage to my score was done by that point.

Result: 189-141-148=478
Average (48 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 182
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 522

We ran into a team getting two of their bowlers back after a long layoff and only the first game was close in a losing effort (no points).

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed final 1st half standings

Interactive final first half standings

Creeden’s Mustangs ended up tied with Spare Us for 8th place in the first half (neither team will likely be paid for this position, however, the way the league’s prize structure usually works out). Last Empire won the first half by 4.5 points over 10th Frame Magic, with 4 On 9 Man in 3rd and Sweet Rolls 4th.

Creeden’s Mustangs starts the 2nd half this week against Maggie’s Warriors.

Looking at the divisional high scores for the week, I swept the board in the men’s “D” division, while Kevin had high scratch game & series in men’s “B.”

Stephen Major scores 300/804, Jon Hester 817 in Patriots league

Last night was a huge night for a pair of Patriots league teammates, as Stephen Major went 258-300-246 for an 804 and Jon Hester followed him with 289-249-279 for 817. Stephen was subbing for one member of the team while another pre-bowled. My video of Stephen’s last shot is below:

Great bowling, guys! 🎳🔥😎💯

Editor’s note: “Hoss” didn’t want me to note the 289 game after he bowled it, but he think he’s resigned to me doing so after recording the 800. 😜

Jan. 27 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

While I certainly carried better last week, I managed my game well last night, missing only one “easy” spare (a 10 pin), which was made up for with a split conversion. I’ll definitely take any night I’m making over 90% of my non-split spares.

Result: 203-175-197=575
Average (45 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 547

Team lost the first game, but won the other two and total.

I’ve recovered all but one pin of the average I established after my third week in just two weeks after my low water mark of the season (162). I have some momentum coming into the second half with my new team now, so I hope I can help them. 🙂

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 15 league standings update

Interactive standings after Week 15

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 9th place and bowling against Strike Machine tonight, the last week of the first half, with our only chance to move up being to sweep and one of the teams ahead of us, Spare Us or Never Lucky, loses three, which would create the tie for 8th place.

At the top, two points won by Last Empire vs. 10th Frame Magic wins the first half outright, while the best 4 On 9 Man can hope for is 2nd place.

I did have the high handicap game & series in men’s “D” last week (link is to the standing sheet page, which I’ll try to do more of when me or my teammates earn weekly division honors).

Jan. 20 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 15 bowling, frame-by-frame

My closest approach to 600 territory in a while. 😎

The only thing disappointing about the night was that if I made either 4-7 in the 10th frame second or third game tonight, I do get the six just with fill on the spare, in all probability. However, I will take this, as I was as comfortable as I felt bowling in a while, made the right moves when I had to, and had almost no carry issues.

Result: 171-202-220=593
Average (42 games): 165
Average for last 9 games: 169
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 528

Our opponents’ second man had a good night, but the team rode my good third game to the win for that game’s point, which was what we salvaged out of the night.

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week standings update

Interactive league standings after Week 14

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 9th place, 15.5 points behind Last Empire, who are a half-point ahead of 10th Frame Magic, a point-and-a-half ahead of 4 On 9 Man, and 7.5 points ahead of Sweet Rolls. My team is scheduled to bowl against Motley Crew tonight, but where this is the last week before the last position round of the half, I’ll give the leaders’ schedules, as well: Last Empire vs. Spare Us, 10th Frame Magic vs. Move To Strike, 4 On 9 Man vs. BBOB, and Sweet Rolls vs. Maggie’s Warriors.

Kevin did have the overall high game (267) and series (710) in the league last week. 😁👍

Jan. 13 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 14 bowling, frame-by-frame

The way the night went, I might as well have titled this “Lost on the left side,” as that was where I left most of my spares and was missing most of them, as well. I was probably proud that I did pick up the one 10 pin I had all night, with the bonus being the washout conversion early in the night.

Result: 136-150-147=433
Average (39 games): 162
Average for last 9 games: 155
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 497

As bad as I was, the bottom of our order, Randi & Kevin (the latter in particular) was as good, relatively, and we did win all four.