Sean Richard wins inaugural NAT Baker Doubles in Auburn

July 2019 NAT Baker Doubles

Finalists of NAT Baker Doubles event on July 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes (L-R): Champions Derek DuBois & Sean Richard, runners-up Mike Berens & Mark Juliano (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported in their newsletter that Sean Richard & Derek DuBois were the winners of their inaugural Baker doubles event held on July 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes. The pair defeated Mike Berens & Mark Juliano, 438-421 (with handicap), in the two-game final match.

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Stephen Major bowls 300/802 in Providence Senate doubles

Congrats to Stephen Major, who posted 279-223-300 for an 802 set yesterday in the TNBA Providence Senate doubles tournament at AMF Cranston Lanes. Sean Richard, Stephen’s partner for the squad, got the video below.

Stephen Major wins first AXS title at Old Mountain Lanes

As reported by AXS in the post above, Westgate bowler Stephen Major became their newest champion Sunday at Old Mountain Lanes in Wakefield, RI after defeating John Williams, 277-216 (with handicap; Stephen was bowling scratch), in the final match, the video of which is below. The lane condition was Kegel Tower of Pisa.

Congrats Stephen! 🙂

Billy Trudell wins 2nd NEBA title at Westgate

Following a thrilling tie at 236, Billy Trudell defeated Jalen Scott-Jones 49-40 in a 9th & 10th frame roll-off to claim his 2nd title (first singles) at the NEBA Westgate Lanes Open. The title match punctuated a fun match play portion of the tournament, which also saw 16-year-old Nate Purches take down New England bowling legend Mike Lichstein in the first round, as well as a sibling “rivalry” match in the semifinals (Billy Trudell vs. his sister Nicole).

The videos of the final match and winner’s interview may be found on NEBA’s Facebook page.

Westgate’s cashers were Aaron Major & Kevin Thibeault, who both reached the quarterfinals, along with Alex Aguiar & Shawn Hagan; Jim Ferguson was high senior out of the money.

Sunday’s qualifying was highlighted by Eric Copping’s 264-300-290 for an 854 (first three of five) on the 12:30 PM squad, and a 290 by Bill Webb and a 299 by Brian Boghosian on the 9 AM squad.

Blanket congratulations to all, and thank you to the NEBA tournament staff for running another great tournament.

2019 NEBA Saturday notes

A couple of notes/observations from tonight’s NEBA squad:

  • Jim Savasta had the high game on the squad with a 299, with a 9 pin spoiling the perfecto.
  • Both lefties on the squad, Westgate’s Aaron Major along with Jalen Scott-Jones, made the squad cut. With PBA Tour champion Anthony Pepe, also a lefty, due at Westgate in the morning, tomorrow will be really interesting.

2019 NEBA lane condition note

As released by NEBA in the above post, the lane condition for the coming weekend’s Westgate Lanes Open will be Kegel Broadway, a pattern that was used in the Pepsi league this season. I hope to see everyone there.

Rose Hamilton wins Michael Z. Eramo Coach of the Year Award

Congratulations to Rose Hamilton, who was presented with the 2019 Michael Z. Eramo Coach of the Year Award last weekend at the youth state tournament. It’s a well-deserved honor. 🙂

Note: The post above also has links to the unofficial tournament results. I will post about results again when they become official.

Hakim Emmanuel wins NAT Over/Under doubles at East Providence Lanes

NAT Over-Under April 28

Finalists of Apr. 28 NAT Over/Under (45) doubles event at East Providence Lanes (L-R): Champions Angel Hernandez & Hakim Emmanuel, runners-up Bob DiMuccio Jr. & Sr. (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view) that Hakim Emmanuel, with partner Angel Hernandez, defeated Bob DiMuccio Sr. & Jr., 499-464 (with handicap), to win their inaugural Over/Under 45 doubles event on April 28 at East Providence Lanes.

This is a first time for the NAT on this blog: Mike Montijo recorded the final match, which is linked here.

Sean Richard posts 290/804 in singles at Mass. state tournament

According to the recap he posted on Facebook, Sean Richard had 236-290-278 for an 804 in singles at the Mass. open state tournament in Auburn. He had decent scores in his other events, coming away with a 2,226 all-events score. Good bowling! 🙂

Joe Fletcher wins Bay State Open Mulligan Singles at Westgate

As reported by the Bay State Open in the above Facebook post, Joe Fletcher defeated Ken Camille Jr., 300-202 (with handicap) to win the Mulligan Singles event on Apr. 13 at Westgate Lanes. The format allowed one “mulligan” per game on a first ball, including fill shots at full racks in the 10th frame. Note: 300 games where mulligans were used were ineligible for USBC certification.

You may watch the final match below:

Brian Egan posts 300/811 in doubles at Mass. open state tournament

The state tournaments usually don’t start until after Easter, but Easter Sunday at the open state tournament in Auburn proved kind to Brian Egan, who went 300-253-258 for an 811 in the doubles event. He was bowling with Sean Richard, who recorded this video:

Nice bowling, Brian! 🙂

Sean Richard fires 290/838 in Spring Holiday Doubles; team shoots 558/1579

The real story of the BPUSBC Spring Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday came in the first squad, in which Sean Richard went 259-289-290 for an 838, which, with Jim Ferguson’s 227-246-268=741, was good for a 558 high team game and a 1,579 series, both of which will be reported to USBC headquarters.

There was one other score yesterday, a 290 bowled by Mike Morrissey. Good bowling to all! 🙂

Westgate Special Award Tournament results

The former Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament is now running under the Special Award brand, but still awards scholarships. It was held Saturday, and, with eight entries, one $500 scholarship was awarded, to Alex Nicol, who shot 724 with handicap. Matt Hochberg was second, with a 716 score.

Ethan Reyes, Corey Major win Mass. Pepsi tournament

According to the final scholarship list (PDF format) posted by the Mass. USBC youth committee, Westgate bowlers Ethan Reyes and Corey Major won their respective divisions of the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at AMF Somerset Lanes. Along with their scholarships, the two have earned the right to compete at the Junior Gold Championships this summer in Detroit.

Congrats! 🙂

Shawn Hagan wins NAT “Throw the Low”

NAT Apr. 2019

Finalists of NAT “Throw the Low” event on Apr. 7 at Westgate Lanes, runner-up Jim Ferguson, champion Shawn Hagan (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament  reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view) that Shawn Hagan defeated Jim Ferguson, 255-254 (with handicap) in the title match of  yesterday’s “Throw the Low” event at Westgate Lanes. In this format, the bowlers bowled four games of qualifying, with the high three only counting toward the total. It was Hagan’s first NAT singles title.

Congrats also to Kevin Kelliher, who had a 297 in qualifying.

Danny Khuu & Tom Hedding win NAT One-Ball Doubles

Mar 17 2019 NAT

Finalists of the NAT One-Ball Doubles event on Mar. 17 at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Tom Hedding & Danny Khuu, runners-up Mike Macedo & Stephen Major (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view linked page) that Tom Hedding & Danny Khuu defeated Mike Macedo & Stephen Major, 469-437 (with handicap),  to win the One-Ball Doubles event on Mar. 17 at Westgate Lanes.

The One-Ball format required the contestants to use one and the same ball for first ball and all spares during competition. The NAT has run singles events with the format in the past, but this was the first time they tried the format for a doubles event.

Kevin Thibeault wins SEMASS doubles title

Per the above posted by the Southeastern Mass. Bowling Association, Kevin Thibeault, partnered with Jon Van Hees, won their association tournament’s scratch doubles title with a 1,466 score. The tournament was held at AMF Somerset Lanes.

Congrats Kevin! 🙂

2019 BPUSBC Honor Squad results

Rose Hamilton has released to me the results of Saturday’s honor squad (PDF format). The list of winners below will include the home center. Scores are with handicap except for scratch division.

100 & under

  1. Layla Clinton Westgate 696
  2. Reese Hubert North Bowl 686

101-120

  1. Ian Zalewski Westgate 742

121-140

  1. Alex Nicol Westgate 774

141-160

  1. Kathryn Simnett North Bowl 783

161-180 & 181+ (combined)

  1. Dylan Major Westgate 740

Scratch

  1. Ethan Reyes Westgate 666

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Sean Richard posts 800 in SEMASS doubles

Sean Richard posted on Facebook that he had 256-289-255 for 800 on the button in the doubles event of the SEMASS association tournament at AMF Somerset Lanes yesterday. Nice bowling!

Note: Sean bowls in the Monday trios league at Holiday Lanes in Westport, and so was already an association member.

Mar. 17 NAT award scores

Two 800s to report from yesterday’s NAT: Danny Khuu was the more familiar name, as he went 289-255-257 for an 801 (first three, as always), but Shane Litchfield, now an adult bowler, put up 258-279-278 for an 815 and his first 800 series.

Finally, Bob Dimuccio Jr. and Paul Sawyer each had a 290 game, which was high in the tournament.

Good bowling to all.

2019 BPUSBC association tournament results

The Bristol-Plymouth Bowling Association has made results of their first championship tournament official. I will use what the association posted on Facebook here:

Again, thank you to all of the participants and congratulations to those who cashed.

Mar. 9 Adult/Junior doubles results

The results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament. There were five entries in the Senior division and nine in a combined Junior/Prep division.

Senior

  1. Chris Zalewski & Kevin Thibeault 1,524

Junior/Prep

  1. Dennis “Radio” Goulart & Joe Bourhill 1,451
  2. Dylan & Debbie Major 1,430

Congrats to today’s winners. 🙂

Mike Peirce wins NAT singles at Westgate

Feb. 23, 2019 NAT Singles

Finalists of Feb. 23 singles event (L-R): Champion Mike Peirce, runner-up Hy Bao (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted in their newsletter, Mike Peirce won last Saturday’s NAT singles event at Westgate Lanes, defeating Hy Bao, 279-237 (with handicap), in the final match.

Good bowling, guys! 🙂