Brian Egan posts 300/811 in doubles at Mass. open state tournament

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:

Nice bowling, Brian! 🙂

Danny Khuu, Aaron Major lead high scoring Day 2 of BPUSBC Championships

Scoring was more evident today on Day 2 of city tournament, particularly on the first squad (mostly doubles), which found Danny Khuu going 250-278-280 for an 808, and Aaron Major posting 279-245-279 for an 803.

The squad also featured no less than three 300 games, bowled by Jon Hester, Jim Ferguson, and, last but not least, the first 300 game for Shane Litchfield (now an adult bowler). I have videos available, starting with Zach Thompson’s of Hester:

The others are courtesy of Sandi Litchfield, first of recent NEBA champion Jim Ferguson:

And sharing the proud mom’s video of son Shane:

Congrats to all! 🙂

UPDATE: Danny Khuu’s doubles partner today was Sean Richard, and they together posted a 1,550 series, right at the USBC reporting threshold. WTG guys! 🙂

Jim Ferguson wins 123Bowl.com Open for 2nd NEBA title

As posted above by NEBA, Westgate’s Jim Ferguson won his 2nd title by defeating Gary Haines 60-49 in a 9th & 10th frame roll-off to capture the 123Bowl.com Open yesterday at East Providence Lanes.

In the final match, Jim was in some trouble after missing a 10 pin, followed in the next frame by a split, but momentum swung back his way after Haines left a 6-8-10 (lefty), and the door was left open for Jim to tie the match after a screaming messenger by Haines missed the 7, after which Jim punched out in the 10th to force the roll-off. Counting the roll-off, Jim threw the last nine strikes of the match.

Plenty of video here, starting with the final match:

Jim’s winner’s interview:

As a bonus, I’ll include the semifinals, as Jim had to defeat best friend and doubles partner Sean Richard:

Congrats again Jimmy! 🙂

Khuu 300/820, Robinson, Major 300s lead Patriots scoring barrage

There were fireworks aplenty last night in the Patriots league. It was Danny Khuu leading the way, going 230-290-300 for an 820 set, but there were a couple of other 300s, one off the left hand of association Hall of Famer Dan Robinson, which we have this video of from Sandi Litchfield:

The other was by Hall of Famer Bill Major’s son, Alex, and we have this video from Chris Silva:

Nice bowling all around! 🙂

Alex Aguiar takes home NEBA Tournament of Champions title

As noted in the Facebook post above, Alex Aguiar claimed his 4th NEBA title of 2018 and 23rd overall by defeating Steve Dale Jr. 434-316 in a two-game match to win the Brunswick Tournament of Champions at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT.

For those who may have missed the live streams, I’ll include the videos of the final match and NEBA’s interview with Alex below:

Congrats Alex! 🙂

Westgate Warriors roll over Mill City; Egan shoots 300, Gaskill 300/814

It was a different time of year and opponent, but the Westgate Warriors again successfully defended their home center with a 26-14 net victory over Mill City Mayhem Sunday. Standouts for the Warriors were Brian Egan (760 in Scratch), Jon Hester (718 in Handicap 1), Jake Tobin (700 in Handicap 2), and Sean Richard (736 in Handicap 2). Egan had a 300 in the second game, and here’s the last shot (courtesy of Zach Thompson):

Not to be outdone, Brian Gaskill, bowling in Mop Nation’s match, went 300-247-267 for an 814 set.

Good bowling to all! 🙂

Sean Richard bowls 100th 300 game in TNBA league

It was always going to be a matter of where and when, not if, Sean Richard would bowl his 100th perfect game, and he made those of us at Westgate glad that it came at not only his home house, but also on the most famous pair of lanes in the house, 47 & 48, or “Hakim’s pair”, last night in the TNBA league. There is a video account of the last shot, as well, provided by Grant Henderson III, and is below:

Congrats $eany! 🙂

Stan Lewis rolls 300/804, Danny Khuu, Joe Bourhill 300 in Monday doubles

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! 🙂

Bill Briggs shoots 2nd 300 of season in Pepsi league

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! 🙂

Jon Wilbur wins 3rd NEBA title at Westgate

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.

“Mr. 900” slams 300/815 for first 800 series

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! 🙂

Jim Ferguson 299/835, Bill Major 300/824 lead wild Patriots league scoring night

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:

Peter Cappola shoots 300, Kevin Thibeault 298, Rob Young 279 in 2018 Brockton city tournament

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! 🙂

Nathan Crouse slams 300/833, Qwadaris Rembert 300/812 in Pepsi league

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! 🙂

Steve Travers fires 300/827, Mike Trent Jr. first 300 in Patriots league

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! 🙂