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.
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.
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
As posted in the tournament’s official results, Pepsi league bowler Shawn Hagan won the scratch singles title at this year’s Champlain International, held at Champlain Lanes in Shelburne, VT. Shawn shot 768 for the three games in the event.
Nice bowling! 🙂
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:
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
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
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
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. 🙂
According to this post in the Facebook event, the team 2 Lefts And A Right, with members Jon Hester, Bill Beck, and Tommy Scherrer, won the scratch title at the Ace Mitchell Team Tournament East yesterday at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes, posting a score of 2,919 for four games. Congrats “Hoss”! 🙂
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:
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
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Mike “Sensae” Reed & Ed Grossett won the doubles event on June 3 at Westgate Lanes, defeating David Gordon & Louie Petrillo, 493-480 (with handicap), in the final stepladder match. Other Westgate bowlers cashing were Chuck Paige (with Jayme Silva), Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, and Dan Robinson & Mike Peirce.
Jim Ferguson did have a 299 game in the first stepladder match, and Christian Fletcher had a 299 game in qualifying.
Congrats to all! 🙂
As noted in the above post, Jon Wilbur took home his 3rd NEBA title by winning the Harry’s Pub & Grill Open at Westgate Lanes, defeating Tyler Perry by a score of 208-166 in the final match. The lane condition, Kegel Winding Road, proved difficult, as I have no high scores to report from this event.
Westgate bowlers inside the cut were Steve Dale Jr., who lost to Tyler Perry in the semifinals, Shawn Hagan, and Brian Egan.
Below will be the video of the final match (not sure where they picked up match play, but earlier rounds are shown), as well as the interview of Jon Wilbur.
As noted in the post above, Felix Chan defeated Alex Major 238-233 (with handicap) to claim his second Bay State Open title Saturday at Westgate Lanes. Honor scores from that tournament were Jason Dean and Christian Fletcher, both with 300 games in qualifying, Sean Richard (299) and Alex Major (290), with 11 in a row games in qualifying, and Matt Robichaud, with a 300 game during the single-elimination finals.
Video of the final match will be added when it is available.
Per the post above, NEBA has released the lane condition for this weekend’s Harry’s Pub & Grill Open at Westgate Lanes, which I checked against Kegel’s pattern library and found it to be Winding Road.
NEBA has posted pre-reserved lane assignments for recent tournaments on their Facebook page, and I expect this event to be no different. Also, a source told me they expect to bring a long network cable to plug into the router at the desk, so, hopefully, they’ll have a smooth stream of match play on Facebook.
Results of the 2018 city tournament are now official, with the prize lists linked below (PDF format):
The champions are as follows (team champions listed as individuals in parentheses):
Team: Late Comers (Hakim Emmanuel, Bob Dimuccio Sr., Paris Cook, Bob Dimuccio Jr.) 3,041
Doubles: Michael Kwan & Phong Tran 1,583
Singles: Pat Carrara 907
All-Events: Alex Major 2,331
Team: Kash Krew (Sean Richard, Steve Huntress, Jim Ferguson, Ryan Yelle) 2,794
Doubles: Steve Huntress & Ryan Yelle 1,495
Singles: Jayme Silva 804
All-Events: Stephen Major 2,232
And some notes:
- “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel is now an association champion, and that could be used to make a Hall of Fame case.
- Steve Huntress & Ryan Yelle, the only two-time Bowler of the Year champions, got together to win the scratch team and doubles titles.
- Finally, Stephen Major took the scratch all-events title in his first year as an adult bowler.
The Brockton Bowling Association would like to thank all who participated in the tournament, and congratulate all of the winners.
He’s done it enough for me to expect it now: Jim Ferguson had a 300 game in doubles today at the open state tournament at AMF Chicopee Lanes, which makes it his third in that tournament that I can remember. Sean Richard got the video this time:
Nice bowling! 🙂
Chris Zalewski had the high game of the season on Saturday morning this season (289), but picked the doubles event of the youth state tournament today at Westgate to bowl his first 300 game. Ken Gerraughty provided me with a copy of the video, which I uploaded to the (new) association page and appears below:
Nice bowling! 🙂
I learned about a couple more scores from the state tournament in Chicopee last night, both 299 games on Sunday: Danny Khuu in doubles and Greg Andrews in singles. Good bowling! 🙂
Pepsi league bowler Shawn Hagan got Westgate off to a good start at the state tournament in Chicopee with a 300 game today in his singles event. Nice bowling! 🙂
Per their official results (PDF format), the Mass. USBC Youth Association reported Aiden Delehoy of Westgate Lanes as the U10 boys champion at the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at Brunswick Zone Lowell. A source in the youth association also told me that since the three U20 boys listed were already qualified for Junior Gold, the Junior Gold spot out of the tournament in the division fell to Westgate Lanes’ Jonathan Gerraughty.
Congrats to both! 🙂
Kimmy Paige (of the Westgate Mixed league) posted on her Facebook (post wasn’t “Public”) that she and Rai Doblmeier (who is bowling in the Pepsi league this year), won the Masters titles in the New England deaf tournament this past weekend at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Congrats! 🙂
A couple of honor scores from yesterday’s city tournament to pass along, both in singles: Pat Carrara, with 290-290-241 for an 821, and Jayme Silva, with 267-258-279 for an 804. Nice bowling! 🙂
Update: Forgot I wanted to note this, too: Dave Chalifoux converted the 7-10 split during his team event yesterday, as well. 🙂
There were a couple of honor games today on Day 1 of the Brockton city tournament, Kevin Thibeault’s 298 in doubles, and Peter Cappola’ 300 game in singles, the video of which I present below:
Good bowling, guys! 🙂
Update: Rob Young told me that, in singles, he had the back 11 after leaving the 8-10 for a 279. Good recovery! 🙂
“Live recap” coverage of Cambridge Credit’s team event, with Westgate bowlers Steve Dale Jr., Brian Gaskill, Danny Khuu, and Kevin Thibeault, on Facebook in the post below:
Per the above post, “$eany Ka$h” posted 286-279-257 for an 822 set in the first three of four qualifying games of the Digibowl Tournament Series event today at Lang’s in Cranston, RI. Good work! 🙂
UPDATE: Seany later posted that Pepsi league bowler Bob Dimuccio (Jr.) had a 299 game in the tournament. Nice going! 🙂
The Junior Bowling Sport Challenge visited Westgate Lanes last Sunday, and I’ll first give the stepladder results, per their post on Facebook:
- Eldon Dunbar
- Brandon Vallone
- William Weidlich
- Mike Puzo
- Kevin Clark
- Ryan Constantine
- Lexia Stolakis
- Kaitlynn Crawford
- Jada Bassette
- Nate Purches
- Sam Blanchette
- Randal Dunbar
- Alex King
- Paul West
- Sydney Reardon
- Mia Stolakis
U12 (boys & girls)
- Justin Goodspeed
- Lea Whittey
- Nolan Herron
The group also reported Westgate’s Ethan Reyes as the shootout (one ball, low score eliminated) winner.
Per Tom Hankey’s post, Kegel Boardwalk was the lane condition.
Congrats to everyone! 🙂
According to the updated newsletter, Pepsi league regulars Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux won yesterday’s Northeast Amateur Tournament doubles event at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden, defeating Jose Perez & Lance Mugford, 520-480 (with handicap), in the final match.
Congrats guys! 🙂
Delayed, but here are this year’s Brockton youth association honor squad results (scores are with handicap except for the scratch division):
100 & under
- TJ Nadeau 716
- Ryan Beeson 714
- Aaron Cochrane 732
- Matthew Hochberg 707
- Jessica Blyth 749
- Alex Nicol 699
141-160 & 161-180 (combined)
- Cody Esdale 719
181 & over
- Chris Zalewski 633
- Ethan Reyes 634
Awards will be given out at the season-end banquet on May 12. Congrats to all of the winners.
The junior travel league season ends with a singles eliminator tournament, and Sandi Litchfield reported on her Facebook that her son Shane won it today at Wonder Bowl with games of 298, 258, and 241 for a 792 series (with the 298 counting as an honor score for blog purposes). Nice job! 🙂
Per this post in the Southeastern Mass. association Facebook group, Shawn Hagan is officially their association tournament’s scratch singles champion with a winning score of 798. Congrats! 🙂
Got wind today of a 300 game by Brockton association Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson in the doubles event of the Southeastern Mass. association tournament Sunday at Wonder Bowl, which he dedicated to Harry Thibeault. Shawn Hagan was Jim’s doubles partner, and there is video on Danny Khuu’s Facebook. Congrats Jim! 🙂