Chris Zalewski wins BPUSBC Youth Championships

Per the post above, Westgate bowler Chris Zalewski was one of the division winners of the second annual Bristol-Plymouth USBC Youth Championships, which were held last Sunday at North Bowl Lanes. Other Westgate bowlers winning scholarships were Brenda Murphy, Aiden Delehoy, Jessica Blyth, and Corey Major (who finished second to Zalewski in the 181 & over division). Good bowling!

Stephen & Aaron Major win Turkey Doubles in Ft. Edward, NY

Per the post above by the bowling center, cousins Stephen & Aaron Major, the 2016 USBC Youth Open doubles champions, won their first adult doubles tournament by taking the inaugural Turkey Doubles last night at Broadway Bowl in Ft. Edward, NY. The Majors defeated Steve Wagoner & Craig Taylor 247-237 in the Baker-format final match, in which Stephen delivered the clinching double in the 10th frame.

Congratulations guys! 🙂

Sean Richard wins record 6th Bay State Open title

As announced in the above post, Sean Richard won a record 6th Bay State Open title Saturday in the “Throw the Low” (bowl four games, drop low score of the four) event at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket, RI, winning the final match 261-202 (with handicap) over Bill Josephson. Sean posted on Facebook that he was actually an alternate for match play, and got in when bowlers left thinking they’d missed the cut. It just goes to show you that it pays to stick around a tournament until cuts are announced.

I’d shared the video of the final match on Facebook, but I’ll include it below.

WTG Ka$h! 🙂

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.

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.

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.

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:

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! 🙂

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! 🙂