“$eany Ka$h” bowled the AXS Kings & Queens mixed doubles event at Old Mountain Lanes today with Sandi Litchfield, and came away with at least his 96th 300 game. If I found that they won the tournament, there will be a follow-up post.
Nice bowling Seany! 🙂
Results of today’s Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament (all scores with handicap, prize in parentheses):
- Shane Litchfield 830 ($500)
- Chris Zalewski 738 ($250)
- Ashley Major 714 ($250)
Shane deserves special mention here, as he went 299-249-276 for an 824 scratch series, his first honor scores (albeit unsanctioned).
Congrats to everyone! 🙂
The Greater Boston USBC Bowling Association has posted results of their city tournament, held last month at Town Line Luxury Lanes, to their Facebook page (as a series of individual posts), and Sean Richard won scratch singles and all-events in the tournament, as well as Pepsi league bowlers Shawn Hagan and Dave Chalifoux figuring in the scratch team title as members of Beat the Lefties. Congrats guys! 🙂
Update: I’ve been informed that Brian Gaskill and Steve Dale Jr. of the Pepsi league were also members of the winning Beat the Lefties team. Thanks to my source for the heads-up.
My annual post with the Mass. state tournament information:
- The open state tournament will be at AMF Chicopee Lanes Apr. 21-May 6 (weekends), with an entry blank available here (PDF format). Mail-in entries close Apr. 1.
- The women’s tournament will be at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden May 5-20 (weekends). Entry blanks are available in the bowling centers. Entries close Apr. 1.
- Westgate Lanes will host the youth tournament Apr. 28-May 6 (weekends). Entries are typically coordinated through the local youth associations.
As shown in the above Facebook post, Westgate bowler Danny Khuu teamed with Bruce Hall to win the handicap title at the inaugural Rhode Island USBC Doubles Championship, which was held the last two weekends at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket. Hall & Khuu were actually leading scratch with a 1,944 (four games) going into the final day, but were bested by Paul Smith & Joey Transue with a 1,989, with Hall & Khuu’s 1,944 still being good for the handicap title.
WTG “Khuulade”! 🙂
According to a post in the association’s Facebook group, Ed Grossett, Rene Thompson, and Mike “Sensae” Reed, all bowlers in Westgate’s Boston Rhythm & Bowling league, won the handicap title in the Southeastern Mass. Bowling Association’s trios tournament last Sunday at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford with a 2,316 total, and the Pepsi league’s Chuck Paige teamed with Jayme Silva and Mike Berube to take the scratch title with a 2,207 total. Nice bowling, guys! 🙂
I learned about a couple more scores from the Southeastern Mass. USBC trios tournament at Wonder Bowl Sunday: Danny Khuu, who had 268-257-280 for an 805 set, and Stephen Major, with a 290 game. Nice going, guys! 🙂
I’ve learned that Sean Richard yesterday bowled his 95th career 300 game in the Southeastern Mass. USBC association’s trios tournament at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford. Nice bowling! 🙂
As reported in the above Facebook post, Pepsi league teammates Jon Hester & Stan Lewis (L-R in photo) won the Bay State Open’s first match-play doubles event Saturday at AMF Somerset Lanes, defeating Graham Eng & Kris Tam by a score (with handicap) of 504-452. The video of the final match will be below:
As also noted in the post, Jon Hester threw a 300 game in their semifinal match, which was also captured live on Facebook for the first time by the Bay State Open. That will be in the video below:
Congrats guys! 🙂
With only one junior bowler other than a senior entered, there was only one division today. Results below:
- Jonathan & Ken Gerraughty 1,493
- Glenn Rucker & Russ Warmington 1,421
Here’s something I just found out about: On Sunday, Kevin Thibeault posted a 300 game in a new event put on by the Rhode Island Bowling Association, the Rhode Island Doubles Championship at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket. The tournament continues through this weekend.
Good bowling, Kev! 🙂
Per the Facebook post above, a Westgate Lanes youth team with Ethan Reyes, Jonathan Gerraughty, Corey Major, Nick Damon, and Kyle Major (youth are L-R in above photo) won the annual All-Star Classic yesterday at AMF Somerset Lanes. They were coached by Steve & Rose Hamilton, along with Ken Gerraughty (adults L-R). Congrats all around! 🙂
As noted in the current web newsletter, Mike “Sensae” Reed bowled his first 300 game back on Dec. 17 in the Northeast Amateur Tournament’s handicap singles event at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Belated congrats! 🙂
The Brockton Bowling Association has posted the final prize list (PDF format) for the Holiday Doubles tournament held on Dec. 17 at Westgate Lanes. I’ll note the winners below:
Scratch doubles: Shawn Hagan & Tom Hedding (1,509)
Handicap doubles: Anthony Johnson & Jeff Wingo (1,751)
Scratch “Holiday Bonus” singles: Danny Gauthier (1,100)
Handicap “Holiday Bonus” singles: Anthony Johnson (1,283)
Note: The “Holiday Bonus” singles event used the bowlers’ doubles scores, with the high game of the bowlers’ three counting twice as a “bonus” fourth game.
The Brockton Bowling Association would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate all of the cashers.
As posted in their Facebook group, Westgate’s Aaron Major, on his Christmas break from Wichita St., won the U20 boys division of the Junior Bowling Sport Challenge yesterday at AMF Auburn Lanes, having defeated Xavier Bamford in the final match (score not available). Congrats Aaron! 🙂
Update: As posted by Tom Hankey Jr. in the JBSC group, the lane condition was the 2016 Junior Gold Woodland Bowl 36′ pattern.
There were a couple of scores from yesterday’s Brockton Bowling Association Holiday Doubles tournament, the biggest one being a 300-265-235 performance by Danny Gauthier. While he didn’t get an 800, Adam Johndrow also had a 300 game, and we got video of that, which is below:
Congrats guys, and we hope to have full tournament results posted soon.
As noted in the above post, Darrell Guertin won a close 207-204 final match with 1999 ABC/USBC Masters champion Brian Boghosian to come away with the title in SEMBA’s year-end event last Sunday at Westgate Lanes. Of 26 qualifying bowlers (needed 4 SEMBA tournaments in 2017), 23 came out to bowl, with SEMBA taking 12 out of qualifying. Lane condition was Kegel Broadway on one lane of a pair, Route 66 on the other.
The post also mentions John Kirker’s 300 game, the second in SEMBA’s brief history, and I had a video, but decided against using it due to extenuating circumstances.
As noted in the above post, Steve Delph, a bowler out of Kingston Ten Pin, won Saturday’s Bay State Open event at Westgate Lanes, 281-256 (with handicap), over Mike Williams in the final match. The event drew 45 entries, with a number of UBA bowlers staying to bowl it after the matches.
Update: Zach Thompson gave me the list of cashers, and the ones from Westgate were Stan Gibbs, Jim Ferguson, Sean Richard, Jon Hester, and Stan Lewis.
Finalists of Dec. 3 NAT handicap doubles event (L-R): Champions Brian Pinard & John Doran, runners-up Chuck Paige & Matt Richard (Photo courtesy of NAT)
The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on their Facebook page that Brian Pinard & John Doran won their handicap doubles event yesterday at Westgate Lanes after defeating Westgate bowlers Chuck Paige & Matt Richard, 448-442 (with handicap), in the final match. Among the other teams qualifying for head-to-head match play were Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, AJ Voisine (with partner Jayme Silva), Ed Grossett & Mike “Sensae” Reed, and Stan Gibbs & Stephen Major.
In qualifying, Chuck Paige put up a 245-287-268 effort for 800 on the button, which was his first 800 series, and Sean Richard posted 279-225-300 for an 804. Sean’s 300 was his 93rd, and my video of the last strike is below:
In that game, Sean teamed with Jim Ferguson for a 558 doubles game, over the USBC team score reporting threshold.
Congrats all around! 🙂
The Bay State Open held an event after the UBA matches, and, while results will be shared here later, I did want to note that Sean Richard went 256-258-299 for an 813 series in the qualifying squad. Nice bowling! 🙂
The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on their Facebook page that Mike Peirce & Dan Robinson won the handicap doubles event yesterday at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden after defeating Brian Egan & Bill Briggs, 498-479 (with handicap), in the final match. The NAT reported 38 entries for the event.
As the Facebook post above notes, Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson won the Bay State Open’s first-ever Scotch (alternating shot; partner picks up any spare) doubles event Saturday at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford. They defeated cousins Mike & Ryan Peirce, 494-392 (with handicap), in the two game final match, which can be viewed below:
The titles were the second for Ferguson and the 5th for Richard.
There will be more from the weekend later, but I saw Jim Ferguson post on Facebook that Sean Richard, his partner today in the NAT doubles at Town Line in Malden, shot 279-300-279 for an 858 set in the first three of four qualifying games. It may be a new personal high for “Ka$h”, as I don’t recall seeing a better series from him.
Nice bowling! 🙂
In the post above, the Brockton Bowling Association reported that Tom Hedding won their annual Bowler of the Year tournament today at North Bowl Lanes after defeating Jon Hester, 227-161 in the final match. Hedding was the top seed for the stepladder, and Hester first defeated Jim Burt, 227-203, then Danny Khuu in the semifinal match, 214-204, to reach the final match.
The association reported a record 60 entries for today’s tournament.
The “century watch” is just about on now for Sean Richard, as he had 300 games #90 and #91 in separate doubles squads today in the Rhode Island city tournament at Lang’s Bowlarama. Seany, I just hope I’m there to see #100. 🙂
Results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament at Westgate Lanes:
- Shane & Mike Litchfield 1,450
- Jerome Betsey Jr. & Russ Warmington 1,402
- Cody Esdale & Mike Simmons 1,397
They weren’t honor scores, but a couple of games I’ll mention were a 289 by Mike Litchfield and a 274 by Jerome Betsey, who had the high series for the junior bowlers with a 736.
“TomTom” Hedding has thrown off big sets before, but he had a true monster of one today in the Rhode Island city tournament at Lang’s Bowlarama, posting 279-300-299 for an 878 in his singles event (which appears to be his favorite event, as he also holds the Mass. state tournament singles record).
Update: Tournament director Bryan Rhodes informed me that Hedding’s 878 is a RI city tournament singles record, and the 4th highest series ever bowled in the state.
Late getting to this, but, as the post above indicates, one of the new Coke league bowlers, Qwadaris Rembert, won the Oct. 7 installment of the Digibowl Tournament Series at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston, RI, also mentioning that he was the high qualifier (940, 4 games) on the Middle Road lane condition.
Good bowling! 🙂
As noted in the Facebook post above, a Westgate Lanes trio consisting of Paris Cook, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel, and “Tom Tom” Hedding defeated Charlie Unthank, Bill Sheehey, and Tommy Pelham, 437-425, in a two-game, Baker format final match to win last Saturday’s Bay State Open event at East Providence Lanes. The post also noted that they bowled a Baker 300 game in their semifinal match.
The Bay State Open uploaded the final match to Facebook, and it is embedded below:
Congrats guys! 🙂
Finalists of the Sept. 24 NAT handicap singles event (L-R): Champion Ron Paquette, runner-up Wilson Hu (Photo courtesy of NAT)
The Northeast Amateur Tournament, in its updated newsletter, reported Ron Paquette as the winner of the handicap singles event held last Sunday (Sept. 24) at Westgate Lanes after defeating Wilson Hu, 226-218 (with handicap), in the final match. The Westgate cashers were Matt Richard, Hakim Emmanuel, Tom Hedding, and Bob DiMuccio Jr. (who is bowling in the Coke league this season).