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! 🙂
“TomTom” Hedding, the reigning association Bowler of the Year champion, returned to familiar territory last night in the Patriots league with a 300-279-236=815 performance. I missed getting the video (I was there and had my camera, but was a few pairs away), but Sean Richard did get one, which is below:
Nice going! 🙂
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.
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! 🙂
With the Coke Classic league returning to more challenging lane conditions, I’ve had nothing of note to report from that league. That changed last night when Danny Khuu bowled what I thought was his first 300 game in the league. As usual for the Coke league, I got video of it, which is below:
Nice going, Khuu! 🙂
I usually don’t hang around the Monday Summer Doubles league all night unless the Red Sox are idle, and I was happy they were tonight, because there was plenty of scoring. Danny Khuu had the biggest “number”, by way of posting 278-277-256 for an 811 set, but there were also a couple of 300 games, one by Jon “Hoss” Hester, and the other by Brian Egan. I’ll share Hester’s video first, as I “owe him one” for not sharing his UBA scores:
And now Egan’s:
Finally, association Hall of Famer Bob Hamilton stuck a 10 pin in one of his games for a 299.
Nice bowling tonight! 🙂
As noted in the post above, Anthony Pepe defeated Jon Van Hees, 258-202, in a battle of PBA Tour champions to capture his 7th NEBA title yesterday at Westgate Lanes. 142 entries competed on the Kegel Great Wall of China pattern, with Brian Gaskill, Danny Khuu, Keith Tantillo, and Ed Roberts the Westgate bowlers who cashed.
It turned out that NEBA couldn’t stream match play due to difficulties with Westgate’s wifi, but Keith Kaestner stepped in to stream the final match on Westgate Lanes’ Facebook page. If NEBA posts a video later, as they’ve said, it will replace the video from the Westgate page embedded below:
There were a few other scores during qualifying, as Pepe threw a 300 game, as did Jeremy Cyr, and Gino Beniamino added a 299 game. I missed Cyr’s 300 game, but did record the last strike of Pepe’s, which is below:
For those who were wondering what my family obligation was, it was my little sister’s 50th birthday, but I managed to squeeze in the celebration after watching most of yesterday’s qualifying, returning from that in time to see the final match.
Thanks go to NEBA for putting on another great tournament at Westgate. 🙂
As was my plan, I was around for the NEBA squad tonight, and saw three notable games, a couple of 300 games by Tyler Perry and John Kirker, and a 296 by Scott Hubert. I got video of both 300 games, starting with Tyler Perry’s:
And John Kirker’s:
Nice going guys! 🙂
My plan for tomorrow has been altered a bit, with my family meeting me later in the day, so I should be around for the 9 AM squad and at least most of the 12:30 squad, but I’ll probably miss match play. If I have scores to post, those will be done when I get home, and a wrap-up post with whatever NEBA does on Facebook will come later.
I’ll just leave the recaps here:
After a hard-fought 24-16 win over Mop Nation Militia in the semifinals, the Westgate Warriors secured the UBA New England North title today at East Providence Lanes with a 34-6 victory over the top seed, The Machine. The standouts in the final match were Danny Khuu, who shot 246-300-257 for an 803, and Matt Yandek, who posted a 299 game en route to a 796 effort.
Next for the Warriors are the All America Conference playoffs, which will take place next Saturday at Hudson Lanes in Jersey City, NJ.
Additional information: The Westgate Warriors will bowl matches vs. Dynasty (MD/DC/VA Division) and Hounds of War (New England South) on Saturday. The format is a double-elimination round-robin, with a team winning the conference by winning their first two matches (21+ points). If all three teams go 1-1, the first elimination match will be between the teams with the two lowest point totals.
Update: Zach Thompson got video of the last strike of Danny Khuu’s 300 game in the finals, which he’s allowed me to share here:
He hasn’t quite tripled the total of 300 games from Feb. 19, 2015, but “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel did get close to it with #8 tonight in the summer doubles league. Because it was available, Shawn Hagan’s video of the last shot is below (Shawn is Hakim’s partner in this league):
Nice going Hakim! 🙂
Jake Tobin bowled his first 800 series this past winter season in the Brunswick Mixed league, and can now add a 300 game to that, bowled tonight in the Adult/Junior league. Ken Gerraughty got the video, which he let me download and share here:
Congrats Jake…I know you’ve been wanting one of those! 🙂
As detailed in the video above, 54 bowlers covering 54 years of NEBA’s history will comprise the inaugural induction class of its Hall of Fame. 49 will be recognized for bowling achievement and five for meritorious service, and, rather than go through the entire list, I will note that Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famers Tony Attardo, Fred Delfino, John Ellis, and Ed Roberts, along with Coke league bowler Steve Dale Jr., are in the class, with all but Delfino being inducted for bowling achievement (Delfino is being inducted for meritorious service).
The induction dinner will take place on Aug. 26 in Glastonbury, CT, in conjunction with the $50 tournament at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes.
I mentioned Jim Simon for a 298 game last week in the Westgate Mixed league, but he also bowls the Patriots league, and had a 300 game in it the other night. His teammate, Eric Derochers, got the video below, which he allowed me to upload to the Facebook page:
WTG Jimmy! 🙂
I’ve seen him get close to having a game mentioned here a few times since I’ve started following the Coke league, and Nathan Crouse finally broke through last night with a 300 game. I have the last strike on video, below:
WTG Nate! 🙂
It’s likely Gino Beniamino will remember this Coke league season, as he not only had his first 300 earlier in it, but now his first 800, as he had 279-300-226 for an 805 last night. This is the first 800 in the league since Rich Fulton’s 800 over three years ago (March 2014), and it was my thought that he’s the first with two 300 games in the league in the same season since Matt Yandek had two in the same night in his 801 series.
Because it’s probably better quality than the first one, I’ll share Tom Hedding’s video of Gino’s 300 game last night below:
Good bowling Gino! 🙂
I mentioned there was more coming about today’s Bay State Open, and that is that Felix Chan bested a field of 47 for his first title, defeating Jayme Silva Jr., 247-199 (with handicap) in the final match. I shared the video of the final match on the Facebook page as it was streaming live, but it will be below, for those who either may not be on Facebook or may have missed the stream.
The event was a special “Throw the Low” event, with the bowlers bowling five games of qualifying and throwing out their lowest score.
Good bowling today, Felix! 🙂
Congratulations to Coke league bowler Felix Chan, who picked the Bay State Open today at Wonder Bowl to throw his first 300 game. The BSO’s video of it is below:
This won’t be the last I post about the tournament, as well; just need to get the final details.
Greg Andrews is getting comfortable in his second full season at Westgate, as, tonight, I’m mentioning him for the fourth time in the season and third in connection to the Westgate Mixed league, as he put up three bills in the second game. Good bowling! 🙂
Update: Thanks to Kimmy Paige, we have a video of Greg’s last strike, which she uploaded to Facebook and I share here:
The last quarter of the Coke league season started out pretty much the way the third one did, with a couple of 300 games, one in the first game by Brian Egan, and the other in the third game by Keith Tantillo. I tried to get the video of Keith’s game, but forgot to switch my camera back to video mode and took a still photo instead.
Nice bowling guys! 🙂
Update: Thanks to Rich Fulton, I do have a video of Keith’s 300, which is shared below:
AJ had a 300 game last night in the Patriots league; not Voisine, the one you’re thinking about, but Brady, who is a new name to me with this post. I’ll share Tom Hedding’s video of the last shot here:
Wilson Hu, champion of the 2017 BBA Madness tournament on Mar. 5 at Westgate Lanes
Wilson Hu, a bowler out of Town Line Luxury Lanes, captured the Brockton Bowling Association’s second annual BBA Madness tournament today at Westgate Lanes after defeating Kevin Thibeault, 270-260 (with handicap) in the final match. In that match, Kevin seemed to be in control, but Wilson stayed clean, forcing Kevin to mark in the 10th to win, at which point he left an unfortunate 8-10 split. There were 41 entries, up from the inaugural event last year.
Also, during qualifying, Chris Carter, the 2011 BBA Bowler of the Year champion, threw a 300 game, my video of which has been uploaded to the association’s Facebook page and is shown below:
The Brockton Bowling Association would like to thank everyone who participated today.
Once again, I find myself speaking too soon about the Patriots league, as I can report two more scores, one being a 300 game by Kevin Sheehy, and the other a 299 by John Hayes Jr. Tom Hedding’s video of Kevin’s last strike is shared below:
Good bowling, guys! 🙂
AJ Voisine, whose first career perfect game came in last year’s city tournament, threw his first in a league setting last night in the Patriots league. Danny Khuu got the video of the last strike, which is shared below:
WTG AJ! 🙂
It was a quiet Coke league night last night, but, this quarter, that means there was only one 300 game bowled, and that by Devon McGregor, in the first game. I have the video below:
That was not the only honor score on the pair, however, as Zach Thompson ran the last 11 for a 290, also in the first game.
Good bowling guys! 🙂
The walls around the pro shop will have many more desk printouts on them after yesterday, as it was a high-scoring day in the Northeast Amateur Tournament’s handicap singles event. The day was led by Jim Ferguson, who had 269-248-300 for an 817 on the first squad, and Jason Unthank, who posted 279-246-300 for an 825 on the second squad. Additionally, Sean Richard, Tom Hedding, Angel Hernandez, and Mike Peirce had 300 games without an 800 series, and Bill Tessier (299) and Mike Masse (298) both threw 11 in a row.
I didn’t think I had a video of my own of one of TomTom’s 300 games, so I present one below:
As usual, I will wait for the NAT to make a post before posting about the tournament’s winner.
Congrats guys! 🙂
For the third time in the current segment of the Coke league, two perfect games were posted on the same night. The first of the two was in the first game by Zach Thompson, who many of you know is the tournament director of the Bay State Open. He’s sometimes said, “Always the videographer,” when he’s posted video of other bowlers’ 300s, and now we can say we have video of one of Zach’s own, below:
Zach’s 300 was followed in the second game by Rich Fulton, who has the most recent 800 series in the league (back in 2014), and the video of that is below:
Congrats to both! 🙂
The tournament is still in progress as I write this, but Westgate’s Brian Egan started hot in his NEBA qualifying squad today at East Providence Lanes with a 300 first game. Danny Khuu recorded the last strike, which is below:
Depending on events in the tournament, a post will be made either here or just on the Facebook page after the tournament.
WTG Brian! 🙂
There had never been an 800 series in the Brunswick Mixed league since I joined it until last night, and there are now two, as Jake Tobin led the way with games of 256, 299, and 267 for an 822, and Dan Esdale with 257, 300, and 253 for an 810. Ken Gerraughty’s video of Esdale’s last strike is below:
I had my camera going for Jake’s last shot in the second game, but, unfortunately for him, he left a 7 pin. It was still Jake’s first 800 series. Dan, of course, has had 300 games and 800 series before, but he told me this was the first time he ever put the two feats together.
Good job to both! 🙂
I am taking care of all of the honor scores from the city tournament in this post because they all were bowled yesterday.
The first squad saw a pair of 800 series, one by Sean Richard, who had games of 269, 259, and 278 for an 806, and the other by Brockton Bowling Association Hall of Famer Ryan Yelle, who had 266, 268, and 268 for an 802.
The lone 300 of the tournament was bowled by a bowler who made the trip from greater Boston, John Gravel, during the second squad, and Shawn Hagan’s video of the last strike is below:
Finally, on the same squad as Gravel’s 300, Rob Young had a 299 game.
I will post a link to the unofficial results on the Facebook page when I see them.
Update: Jon Hester told me tonight that he also had a 290 game in his singles event. Also, I forgot to mention that Sam Kamel converted the Big 4 (4-6-7-10) split during the second squad, which was the first time that split had ever been converted while I was in the building.
It had been a long time coming for him, but Shawn Coles, my Wednesday league secretary, bowled his first 300 game in over a decade last night. In a first for this blog, I have video of the last shot, the first video on this blog from one of my own leagues:
Shawn had told me a long time ago that he’d never had a 300 with his wife, Jo-Ann, present, and that finally happened for him last night, as well.
WTG Shawn! 🙂