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! 🎳👍
Devon McGregor came close to one Friday night, with a 299 in the TNBA league, per the week’s high scores. Nice game, D-Mac! 🎳🔥👏
He’d been taking time away from bowling for his college studies, but, on Thursday night, Shane Litchfield returned to the Westgate fray in a big way with a 277 game in the Patriots league (see week’s high scores). Welcome back! 🎳😎
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.
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.
This was late coming in: Ricky Chan posted a 275 last week in my league, per the weekly high scores. WTG! 🎳😎
Creeden’s Mustangs are in a three-way tie with Motley Crew and Strike Machine for 10th place, five points behind Spare Us, who are a point ahead of 4 On 9 Man, a point and a half ahead of BBOB, and two points ahead of Maggie’s Warriors. Last Empire, the first half winners, are tonight’s opponents.
Team SEER might as well keep Kevin Thibeault in their lineup for the rest of this Pepsi league quarter, it seems, as he’s shot over 750 in two of the three weeks on Beaten Path so far. This week, he only went 248-258-246 for a 752, per the recap (Lane 52). Nice bowling, Kev! 🎳👍
There weren’t really many good series last week in the Patriots league, so the only highlights were single games, Danny Khuu’s 289 and Mike Trent Jr. with a 279 (see high scores). Good bowling! 🎳🙂
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.
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.
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).
January ended with Chris Zalewski posting a 277 game in the Rhythm & Bowling league, per the high scores from Jan. 31 (Note: The league doesn’t usually upload results until later in the week.). WTG! 🎳👌
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! 🎳😎
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.
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).
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.”
Last Sunday (Jan. 24) in the Rhythm & Bowling league saw John O’Donnell post a nice 278 game (see week’s high scores). WTG! 🎳👌
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. 😜
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.
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. 🙂
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).
Many bowlers need a game or two, or even a full night to get comfortable on a new lane condition. On the first night of the third quarter of the Pepsi league, on Kegel Beaten Path, all Kevin Thibeault did last night, however, was go 269-245-259 for a 773 set, a monster by that league’s standards (see recap, Lane 60). WTG Kev! 🎳🔥
Several bowlers were worthy of mention for performances last Thursday in the Patriots league, and I’ll start with the bowlers with notable series, first:
- Ray Fischer, 258-225-279; 762 (Recap, Lane 43)
- Aaron Major, 239-279-238; 756 (Recap, Lane 32)
- Brendan Litchfield, 279 (High Scores)
- Paris Cook, 279 (High Scores, linked above)
Nice bowling all around! 🎳😎
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.
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.
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. 😁👍
I still like to congratulate bowlers for 11 in a row, and that was the case last night, as Brendan Litchfield had (apparently) the back 11 for a 290 in the His & Hers league last night (see the weekly high scores). Great bowling! 🎳🔥
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.
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.
Creeden’s Mustangs is 10th, 18.5 points behind Last Empire, who are a point-and-a-half ahead of 10th Frame Magic, 5.5 points ahead of 4 On 9 Man, and 8.5 points ahead of BBOB. Creeden’s Mustang’s are due to bowl against Strike Machine tonight, but the weeks lost to the rollback will not be made up later in the season.
Friday night’s return of the TNBA Mixed league saw Jessica Lowe record a 255 game, per the weekly high scores. WTG! 🎳😎
Westgate’s leagues returned to action last Thursday night, with Aaron Major’s 753 set in the Patriots league being the night’s highlight, per the posted recap (Lane 33). Good bowling! 🎳👍
This one is a couple of weeks old, but, since Westgate is out of action for the time being, I thought I’d save this for a “Christmas gift”: Peter Cappola had a 278 in the Brunswick Mixed league in our last night before the rollback, noted in the week’s high scores. Nice bowling Peter! 🎳👍