It can definitely be said that the Monday Summer Doubles league is the summer season’s version of the Patriots league because of the quantity of high scores, and this summer’s league didn’t disappoint on its first night. I’ll start by noting Joe Bourhill’s 300 game, which was the first one in Massachusetts for this New York transplant. Joe’s wife Stephanie (Hamilton) got the video below:
The third game saw two more 300s, by Danny Khuu and Stan Lewis, with the latter having added that to games of 257 and 247 for an 804 set. Sean Richard got both of these videos, staring with Stan’s:
And now Danny’s:
Nice bowling, guys! 🙂
Two 300 games by the same bowler in a Pepsi league season is a feat, and accomplished by Bill Briggs last night. The game followed up one in the last league week (with no bowling last week because of the Memorial Day holiday) by his Eklund Electric teammate, Tim Riordan, making it three of the seven this season bowled by that team.
I had my camera out for this one because I’d forgotten I got Bill’s other one, and he noticed that fact, telling me at the end of the night that that made him nervous. I’m posting it anyway, as he made a great shot to finish it.
Congrats again Bill! 🙂
Tim Riordan only bowls the Pepsi league, but he’s made the most of it, as, last night, he posted a 300 game, which is now the third one of his that I’ve written about. WTG! 🙂
UPDATE: Zach Thompson has made the video below available.
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.
Meanwhile, the Westgate Mixed league had a couple of 300s on their position night, led off by Jim Simon’s (Sean Richard’s video is below):
That 300 was followed in the second game by one by Mike Botelho, with video below:
This was Mike’s first 300 at Westgate, but he told me he’d previously bowled 300s in Taunton and Somerset.
WTG guys! 🙂
The Patriots league, except for the playoffs, couldn’t end without one more honor score, and it was Mark Zimmerman who provided it, with a 300 game. I got my own video, which is below (my apologies for the quality, or lack thereof):
Nice bowling! 🙂
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! 🙂
It was known at the time of his 900 series that Hakim Emmanuel never had an 800 series. But, tonight, in the TNBA Mixed league, he bowled his first 800 series by going 278-237-300 for an 815. There have been many coincidences surrounding Hakim, and his first 800 series came on lanes 47 & 48, the 900 pair, which this video of Hakim’s last two strikes recorded by Kris Higgins confirms:
Congrats Hakim! 🙂
Last night was such a crazy scoring night in the Patriots league that I felt the best way to present the scores would be in list form:
- Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson had the best night of all, going 299-279-257 for a personal high 835 set.
- Hall of Famer Bill Major posted 266-258-300 for an 824 series.
- No honor game for “TomTom” Hedding, but he threw 269-277-268 for an 814 series.
- Finally, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel put up a 300 game first game, as did Ralph Dahlgren. Hakim’s was on 25 & 26, meaning he now has a 300 game in the original building (up to lane 32).
Nice bowling all around guys! 🙂
UPDATE: Sandi Litchfield got this video of Ralph’s last shot:
He waited 20 years for it, but Rene Thompson can now claim multiple 300 games after bowling his second one last night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Rene posted his video on Facebook, which I share below:
Good shooting Rene! 🙂
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! 🙂
Dave Kullas is certainly making the most of the last days in Hyannis as, fresh off an 855 last week, he put up 232-300-269 for an 801 last night in the Dave Smith Memorial Classic. Alexander Rebelle posted this video of Dave’s 300 game, which was shareable on Facebook:
Great bowling! 🙂
Not quite back to Pepsi league yet, but two bowlers had nights of note last night, as Nathan Crouse posted 277-256-300 for an 833, and Qwadaris Rembert 235-300-277 for an 812. Some notes to come, but a couple of videos, first, starting with one Brian Gaskill provided of Nathan’s 300:
And a video Qwadaris posted on his Facebook:
And the notes:
- Nathan’s 833 beat Jon Hester’s 824 of last season, and conditions this year are supposed to be a little tougher, though I was told they were pretty soft last night.
- And Nathan led his team, Rick O’Shea, to a 1,061 third game and 2,950 series, both of which are over the USBC reporting threshold for team scores.
Congrats guys! 🙂
Two perfect games to report from last night, one by association Hall of Famer Steve Travers, who bookended his with games of 259 and 268 for an 827 set, and the other was the first 300 by Mike Trent Jr.
I missed getting Steve’s game (though I’d like to at some point), but I did get Mike’s, which is below:
The game shown was on lanes 25 & 26, which is probably the closest to the desk I’ve ever recorded.
Congrats guys! 🙂
Grant Henderson III of the TNBA league reported to me that he had his 3rd perfect game last Friday night, and sent me the video I share below:
Bill Briggs has been a member of the Coke (now Pepsi) league since its beginning, and finally got his first 300 in the league. I should also say that Bill has been one of the biggest supporters of my social media efforts, so I’m happy he finally has a 300.
The video I got is below:
Congrats Bill, you’ve earned this one! 🙂
EDIT: My report that this was Bill Briggs’ first 300 ever was in error, and this was just his first one in the Pepsi league. The post has been edited.
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! 🙂
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.
I’m not sure if he’s had 300 games here in tournaments (or what is now the Pepsi league), but two-time association Bowler of the Year and Hall of Famer Ryan Yelle had his first one in the Westgate Mixed league last night. Mark Condon recorded the video below for Snapchat, which Sean Richard arranged to have sent to me:
Congrats Ryan! 🙂
Update: An updated standing sheet showed that Ryan Yelle’s 300 game was also part of an 805 series, but the scores were removed from the scoring system by the time I made my inquiry. If the other two games can be determined, I’ll update this.
Update: The three games were 247, 300, and 258.
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! 🙂