Danny Khuu, Aaron Major lead high scoring Day 2 of BPUSBC Championships

Scoring was more evident today on Day 2 of city tournament, particularly on the first squad (mostly doubles), which found Danny Khuu going 250-278-280 for an 808, and Aaron Major posting 279-245-279 for an 803.

The squad also featured no less than three 300 games, bowled by Jon Hester, Jim Ferguson, and, last but not least, the first 300 game for Shane Litchfield (now an adult bowler). I have videos available, starting with Zach Thompson’s of Hester:

The others are courtesy of Sandi Litchfield, first of recent NEBA champion Jim Ferguson:

And sharing the proud mom’s video of son Shane:

Congrats to all! 🙂

UPDATE: Danny Khuu’s doubles partner today was Sean Richard, and they together posted a 1,550 series, right at the USBC reporting threshold. WTG guys! 🙂

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Tom Hedding fires 810 in Bristol-Plymouth association tournament

Just one score of note on the first day of the BPUSBC association tournament, 258-275-277 for an 810 by “Tom Tom” Hedding. The other thing I’ll note is that there were a few women’s doubles entries, so women’s doubles will be included in the results.

Jim Ferguson wins 123Bowl.com Open for 2nd NEBA title

As posted above by NEBA, Westgate’s Jim Ferguson won his 2nd title by defeating Gary Haines 60-49 in a 9th & 10th frame roll-off to capture the 123Bowl.com Open yesterday at East Providence Lanes.

In the final match, Jim was in some trouble after missing a 10 pin, followed in the next frame by a split, but momentum swung back his way after Haines left a 6-8-10 (lefty), and the door was left open for Jim to tie the match after a screaming messenger by Haines missed the 7, after which Jim punched out in the 10th to force the roll-off. Counting the roll-off, Jim threw the last nine strikes of the match.

Plenty of video here, starting with the final match:

Jim’s winner’s interview:

As a bonus, I’ll include the semifinals, as Jim had to defeat best friend and doubles partner Sean Richard:

Congrats again Jimmy! 🙂

Jim Ferguson bowls 300 in 123Bowl.com Open qualifying

As the Facebook post above shows, Westgate bowler Jim Ferguson used a 300 third game to lead last night’s squad in the NEBA 123Bowl.com Open at East Providence Lanes. Good luck today in match play, Jimmy! 🙂

2019 Mass. state tournament information

With the state associations now merged, this post is different from previous years.

  • The open and women’s state tournaments will run concurrently on weekends from Apr. 20 to May 12 at AMF Auburn Lanes. Entry forms for both are available on the state association website, with the open tournament under “Men” and the women’s tournament under “Women”. Mail-in entries close Apr. 1, although walk-in entries are accepted based on lane availability on a cash-only basis.
  • The youth tournament will be Apr. 27-28 and May 4-5 at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield. More information is available on the MAUSBC youth committee website.

Sean Richard wins TPS title in first attempt

The Tournament Players Series posted on Facebook that Westgate’s Sean Richard defeated Greg Green, 226-204 (with handicap), to win yesterday’s event at East Providence Lanes for his first TPS title in his first attempt.

WTG Seany! 🙂

UPDATEThe TPS only has a Facebook group, which is now in the “Local/New England” sidebar list.

Jan. 19 Adult/Junior doubles results

Per Rose Hamilton’s Facebook post, the results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament (scores are with handicap):

Senior

  1. Glenn Rucker & Ken Gerraughty 1,314

Prep/Junior

  1. Corey & Stephen Major 1,444
  2. Emily & Kenny Lei 1,379

Congrats to all! 🙂

Chuck Paige wins Bay State Open Over/Under doubles in Auburn

Per the post above, Chuck Paige teamed with Jayme Silva to win the Bay State Open’s first Over/Under (45) doubles title Sunday at AMF Auburn Lanes. The pair defeated Leo Roy & Louis Bacci, 470-453 (with handicap), in the final match, which may be viewed below:

Congrats guys! 🙂

Joe Logel & Kevin Kelliher win Bay State Open doubles at Westgate

As noted in the above Facebook post, Pepsi league “rookies” Joe Logel & Kevin Kelliher defeated Bob Goulart & Dylan McLoud, 755-684, with handicap, to win the Bay State Open’s modified doubles event yesterday at Westgate Lanes. Qualifying in this modified format was three games of standard doubles and two games of Baker doubles, with one standard game and one Baker game in the elimination finals.

During qualifying, Joe Bourhill had a 300 bid thwarted by a 5 pin for a 299.

Congrats everyone! 🙂

Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson win NAT year-end doubles in Malden

2018 NAT year-end doubles

Finalists of NAT year-end doubles event (L-R): Champions Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, runners-up Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on Facebook, Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson defeated Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux, 502-464 (with handicap) to win their year-end doubles tournament at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden.

Good bowling, guys! 🙂

Charlie Unthank wins NAT year-end singles at Westgate

2018 NAT year-end singles

Finalists of NAT year-end singles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champion Charlie Unthank, runner-up Mike Berens (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported via this Facebook post (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Charlie Unthank defeated Mike Berens, 269-231 (with handicap) to win their year-end singles event today at Westgate Lanes. 34 eligible bowlers participated, with eight cashing.

Jake Campbell tosses 299, Shirley Major 290 in Holiday Doubles

The now-merged association held its third annual Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday at Westgate, and there was a good game score out of that was a 290 by Shirley Major, who appears back to form after taking some time off. Nice bowling, Shirley! 🙂

UPDATE: Danny Khuu informed me that there was also a 299, which I didn’t see, thrown by Jake Campbell. WTG! 🙂

Dec. 1 Adult/Junior doubles results

The first Adult/Junior doubles tournament of the season was held today, with the results below (scores are with handicap):

Senior: Chris Zalewski & Jake Tobin (1,332)
Junior: Corey Major & Kevin Thibeault (1,454)
Prep: Zach & Paul Eklund (1,425)

Special congrats to Corey Major for stringing the first 10 in the third game before leaving the almighty 7 (lefty) for a 289.

Congrats to all! 🙂

Ruthie Graham claims state senior title

As the Bristol-Plymouth Bowling Association posted above, Westgate bowler Ruthie Graham was one of the women’s champions at the state senior tournament, held last month at AMF Auburn Lanes. For those without Facebook access, the final women’s prize list can be found here. This was the first year the open and women’s senior tournaments were conducted concurrently at the same site.

Congrats Ruthie! 🙂

Alex Aguiar takes home NEBA Tournament of Champions title

As noted in the Facebook post above, Alex Aguiar claimed his 4th NEBA title of 2018 and 23rd overall by defeating Steve Dale Jr. 434-316 in a two-game match to win the Brunswick Tournament of Champions at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT.

For those who may have missed the live streams, I’ll include the videos of the final match and NEBA’s interview with Alex below:

Congrats Alex! 🙂

Egan & Zimmerman repeat NAT doubles championship at Westgate

Oct 2018 NAT doubles

Finalists of Oct. 28 NAT doubles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan, runners-up Hakim Emmanuel & Angel Hernandez Sr. (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

According to this Facebook post (must be logged into Facebook to view), Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan repeated last month’s doubles title at Town Line Luxury Lanes by defeating Hakim Emmanuel & Angel Hernandez Sr., 491-490 (with handicap) to capture the title at Westgate Lanes. The final match came down to Egan’s three balls in the 10th, all of which needed to be strikes to win by a pin.

Congrats again guys! 🙂

Jim Ferguson captures 1st NAT singles title at Westgate

Oct. 14 NAT finalists

Finalists of Oct. 14 NAT singles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champion Jim Ferguson, runner-up Daniel Zizza (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As updated in their newsletter, the Northeast Amateur Tournament reported that Jim Ferguson won his first singles title and 5th overall in last Sunday’s event at Westgate Lanes, defeating Daniel Zizza, 239-234 (with handicap) in the final match.

Jim Ferguson posts 804, Stan Lewis 300 in NAT

The NAT is often slow posting results, but I can report that Jim Ferguson had 279-256-269 for an 804 set (first three of four) in the first squad, and Stan Lewis had a 300 game on the second squad, the video of which I have here:

More to come later, of course.

Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan claim NAT doubles title in Malden

Sept. 2018 NAT doubles

Finalists of Sept. 23 NAT doubles event (L-R): Chanpions Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan, runners-up Rolinson Fernandes & Lance Mugford (Photo courtesy of NAT)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on Facebook (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Westgate bowlers Mark Zimmerman & Brian Egan defeated Rolinson Fernandes & Lance Mugford, 499-468 (with handicap), to win the doubles event last Sunday at Town Line Luxury Lanes.

EDIT: The bowler finally let me publicize his score: Brian Egan had a 300 in qualifying.

Paris Cook wins NAT One-Ball event in Tewksbury

July 29 NAT One-Ball

Finalists of July 29 NAT One-Ball event at Wamesit Lanes (L-R): Runner-up Andrew Young, champion Paris Cook (Photo courtesy of NAT)

In their latest newsletter, the Northeast Amateur Tournament announced Paris Cook as the winner of their special One-Ball event on July 29 at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury after defeating Andrew Young in the final match, the score of which was unknown to me at press time. In the One-Ball event, competitors had to use the same ball for first ball as well as all spares in qualifying and in the elimination finals.

2018 Mass. senior tournament set for Oct. 27-28 in Auburn

What is likely the first event to be held by the new merged Massachusetts state association will be the 2018 state senior tournament, to be held on Oct. 27 & 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes. New this year will be that the senior tournament will have open and women’s divisions. I have attached a copy of the entry form here (Word format). Note: Mail-in entries close Oct. 20, but walk-in and re-entries are allowed, closing 30 minutes prior to the start of each squad.

Qwadaris Rembert wins 9-game marathon in NH

As noted in the post above, Pepsi league bowler Qwadaris Rembert won today’s 9-game scratch marathon at Strikers East in Raymond, NH with a 2,117 score. Congrats! 🙂

Brandon Moore shines in Special Olympics national games

Brandon Moore & Paul Carey at 2018 Special Olympics national games (Photo courtesy of Eric Mahoney)

Thought I’d recap the week Westgate bowler Brandon Moore has been having at the national Special Olympics games this week in Seattle, WA. The first thing I heard about was Team Massachusetts winning bronze, with a 1,543 score (four/team), and then Brandon won gold in doubles with Paul Carey, with a 985. Brandon wrapped up with a 512 in singles, placing 4th in his division.

All results are available on the Special Olympics website. Congrats Brandon! 🙂

2018 Mass. women’s state tournament results

The results of the Mass. women’s state tournament above are still marked unofficial, but 30 days have passed since the end of the tournament, so the champions I’ll list below can be considered presumptive. Division winner scores are with handicap; scratch champions are those who entered the optional scratch events:

Team

Div. 1: Make It Happen (Greater Boston) 2,943
Div. 2: Team Force Gals (Greater Boston) 2,846
Scratch: Lady Luck (Greater Boston) 2,455

Doubles

Div. 1: Taylor & Janice Sinkler (Tri-City) 1,540
Div. 2: Helen Neely & Michelle Jacques (Worcester County) 1,565
Div. 3: Cheryl Eng & Marie Harrison (Greater Boston) 1,465
Scratch: Maryellen Thorne & Mariann Klosin (Merrimack Valley) 1,254

Singles

Div. 1: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 778
Div. 2: Patti Messier (Greater Gardner) 756
Div. 3: Eliza Jonathan (Greater Boston) 799
Scratch: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 757

All-Events

Div. 1: Stacey Cantoni (Berkshire County) 2,313
Div. 2: Michelle Jacques (Worcester County) 2,206
Div. 3: Haley Smith-Fries (Greater Boston) 2,450
Scratch: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 2,101

Congratulations to all of the champions. 🙂

2018 Mass. open state tournament results

Results of the Mass. open state tournament, held at AMF Chicopee Lanes, are also presumably official as posted on the Mass. Tri-County association website, with the state champions noted below:

Handicap

Team: We Are Family (Worcester County) 3,963
Doubles: Arthur Ragland & Horace Williamson Jr. (Mass. Tri-County) 1,581
Singles: Robert MacDonald (Greater Boston) 879
All-Events: Zach Crowley (Mass. Tri-County) 2,374

Scratch

Team: The Green Team Landscaping (Mass. Tri-County) 3,514
Doubles: Dave Juzba Jr. & Dan Duford (Mass. Tri-County) 1,523
Singles: Tarik Joyner (Mass. Tri-County) 786
All-Events: Bob Greene Jr. (Mass. Tri-County) 2,263

Congrats everyone! 🙂

2018 Mass. youth state tournament results

Although they haven’t been marked as such on the Mass. youth association website, results from the state tournament at Westgate Lanes are presumably official in the PDF linked here. As usual, I will note Westgate’s state champions below:

Team, 641-720, scratch: Glenn Rucker (with Megan Richardson, Megan Ku, and Nate Purches from Town & Country) 2,240
Singles, 61-80, scratch: Antonio Inniss 341

Congratulations to everyone! 🙂