As reported by AXS in the post above, Westgate bowler Stephen Major became their newest champion Sunday at Old Mountain Lanes in Wakefield, RI after defeating John Williams, 277-216 (with handicap; Stephen was bowling scratch), in the final match, the video of which is below. The lane condition was Kegel Tower of Pisa. Congrats Stephen! […]
According to a post by Vincent Grzan in the Ace Mitchell Team Tournament Northeast group on Facebook (requires login to view), Westgate bowlers Sean Richard and Joe Bourhill, along with Jayme Silva, were members of JJS, the handicap team winners of this year’s tournament, held at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT. Congrats! 🙂
After the UBA match, Sean Richard went to Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT for the Ace Mitchell Northeast tournament and proceeded to put 300 #105 in the books. Sean’s video will be shared on the Facebook page.
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.
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.
As released by NEBA in the above post, the lane condition for the coming weekend’s Westgate Lanes Open will be Kegel Broadway, a pattern that was used in the Pepsi league this season. I hope to see everyone there.
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.
According to the recap he posted on Facebook, Sean Richard had 236-290-278 for an 804 in singles at the Mass. open state tournament in Auburn. He had decent scores in his other events, coming away with a 2,226 all-events score. Good bowling! 🙂
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.
The state tournaments usually don’t start until after Easter, but Easter Sunday at the open state tournament in Auburn proved kind to Brian Egan, who went 300-253-258 for an 811 in the doubles event. He was bowling with Sean Richard, who recorded this video:
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 🙂
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.
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.