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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois win NAT doubles at Westgate

Feb. 2, 2019 NAT Doubles

Finalists of Feb. 2 doubles event (L-R): Champions Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois, runners-up Paige Bacci & Mike Kwan (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted in their newsletter, Mike Montijo & Derek Dubois defeated Paige Bacci & Mike Kwan, 479-437 (with handicap), to win the doubles event on Feb. 2 at Westgate Lanes.

Good bowling, guys! 🙂

Bill Briggs fires 300, Joe Bourhill 298 in NAT at Westgate

The NAT had a singles event today, with Bill Briggs going 300 and Joe Bourhill 298, both in qualifying. I did also want to note another rarity from today: AJ Voisine converted the 2-8-10 split, the first I’ve witnessed at Westgate, by covering the 2-8 and getting the 2 pin to bounce out of the pit to take the 10 out.

Well done, guys! 🙂

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! 🙂

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! 🙂