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! 🎳😎
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.
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.
Spares are currently in 13th place, 17 points behind 4 On 9 Man, who are leading Last Empire by 2.5 points, Sweet Rolls by three points,, and Bbob and 10th Frame Magic (tonight’s opponents) by four points.
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! 🎳😁
Spares are in 12th place, 13 points behind 4 On 9 Man, who are leading 10th Frame Magic by two points, Last Empire (our opponents tonight) by 2.5 points, and Bbob and Sweet Rolls by three points.
Congrats first to James Scales, who had a 299 game Sunday in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Also, nice bowling to a member of my league, Leah Loftis, with a 268 game in this league. 🎳👍😁
Taylor Sinkler had a nice game Friday night with a 251 in the TNBA Mixed league. Great bowling! 🎳🙂
There was one game of note in the Patriots league last week: Ethan Reyes, with a 279, per the weekly high scores. Good bowing, Ethan! 🎳😎
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.
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.
The Rhythm & Bowling league was late posting (I got the alert in their group just before logging in to write this), and I noted that James Scales had a 289 Sunday night, as noted in the high scores for the week. WTG! 🎳🙂
Spares are currently 11th, nine points behind 4 On 9 Man, who are a half-point ahead of Last Empire, a point ahead of 10th Frame Magic and Spare Us in a tie for third, and three teams two points behind in a tie for 5th. Spares are opposed by Sweet Rolls tonight.
The Thursday doubles league is smaller, but still throws off a score on occasion, and, last week, Arthur Sutton, chipped in a 279 of his own, per the high scores. WTG! 🎳😎
Last week in the Patriots league was relatively low-scoring, but one bowler, Jon Hester, did break through with a 279, per the high scores. Good bowling, Hoss! 🎳🙂
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.
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.
This is my first mention of this league this season due to their late start: Rene Thompson turned in a fine 280 Sunday night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. WTG! 😎🎳
Quick shout-out to Paris Cook for a 278 in the TNBA Mixed league Friday night. Good bowling! 🎳🙂
Some other notes of a scoring nature related to last week in the Patriots league:
- Ethan Reyes followed up his 300 game with 238 & 234 for a 772 set (see recap, Lane 43), and Danny Khuu posted 264-259-233 for 756 (recap, Lane 37).
- Cameron Kaestner also had a 279 game last week (shown in the weekly high scores).
Nice bowling, everyone! 🎳😎
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.
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! 🎳😎🎉
The Westgate Lanes area was subjected to a fast-moving storm tonight and lost power in it. With the official estimated time of power being restored at 8 PM, the league decided to postpone tonight. The schedule will be picked up next week.
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).
There was a nice 278 game turned in by Chris Zalewski in the TNBA Mixed league Friday night, per the weekly high scores, so nice bowling to him, too! 🎳👌
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! 🤬
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.
And nice bowling to Ray Fischer, with a 279 last night in the His & Hers league, per the weekly high scores. 🎳😎
Team 6 is in a three-way tie for 9th with Creeden’s Mustangs and Sweet Rolls, seven points behind the leaders, 4 On 9 Man, who we bowl tonight; they lead Team 10 by a point and four teams in a tie for 3rd by two points.
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.
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.
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.
It was Chris Zalewski’s turn to shine in one of his first adult leagues Friday night, as he had a fine 283 game, as noted in the week’s high scores. WTG Chris! 🎳😎
Last Tuesday, Aaron Major got his challenge league started by bookending his four-game series with a 270 game to start and a 268 to end it, per the recap (Lane 35). I was told the league was on Beaten Path to start the league.
Great bowling, Aaron! 🎳😎