The Westgate Warriors New England championship squad: (Front: Danny Khuu, Bill Beck, Jim Bessette; Back: Sean Richard, Jim Ferguson, Stan Lewis, Jon Hester, Zach Thompson, Brian Egan)
Today, the Westgate Warriors claimed the 2018-19 UBA New England championship in a 36-4 rout over New England Heat. The day’s standouts were Jon Hester (782 with a 299 game) and Jim Ferguson (752) in Scratch, Brian Egan (716) in Handicap 1, and Stan Lewis (703) in Handicap 2.
The Warriors will now face X-Treme Chaos, out of the New Jersey South district, in the Battle Bowl Elite 8 at Bowlarama in New Castle, DE.
UPDATE: FloBowling will provide live streaming coverage of Battle Bowl X, including the UBA World Championship matches. Click here for the schedule. I personally hope FloBowling will also provide live scoring from the center, which would make “live recap” coverage possible.
I haven’t posted about about the Westgate Warriors in quite some time, so this serves as an update:
The Westgate Warriors scored a 30-10 decision over Raging Bulls at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT today to claim the UBA New England North title. The Warriors got a 774 from Sean Richard in Scratch, a 700 from Danny Khuu in Handicap 1, and a 708 from Stan Lewis in Handicap 2.
The Warriors will face New England Heat next Sunday at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, CT for the right to represent the New England region in the final four at Battle Bowl in Delaware.
James Bessette posted in the (closed) Westgate Warriors Facebook group that they won 22 points against Raging Bulls today at East Providence Lanes and have qualified for the New England North playoffs on July 7 at the Bowlero in Milford, CT, where they will face the Auburn Maulers. Leading the way today was Louis Bacci, with a 299 game.
UPDATE: The host center for the NE North playoffs has been changed to Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT.
According to a Facebook post from Joey Nereu (which was not shareable), a member of Mop Nation Militia out of Westgate Lanes, Roland Sandefur, won the UBA Last Team Standing event yesterday at AMF Circle Lanes in East Haven, CT, along with Jim Handy and Jayme Silva. Congrats guys!
I just saw the recap from Sunday’s match vs. the Auburn Maulers at Sparetime in Groton, CT, with the Westgate Warriors taking 34 points out of the match. The primary standout was Jon “Hoss” Hester, who put up a 290 second game in a 731 effort in scratch, with Sean Richard also recording 718 in the second handicap group, and Bill Beck just missing 700 (699) in the first handicap group.
Standings posted in the Warriors’ Facebook group have the Warriors with an 11 point lead over Mop Nation Militia, with a position round coming next.
I don’t have a detailed report, but did see on Facebook that the Westgate Warriors took 28 points out of today’s position round match with the Raging Bulls in Auburn. I also saw a video of Jon “Da Hoss” Hester leaving the 6-7-10 after the front 11 for a 297.
The Westgate Warriors should be the current leaders in the NE North division.
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! 🙂
Zach Thompson has released the Westgate Warriors’ 2018-19 UBA season schedule in the franchise’s Facebook group, which, as usual, I share below:
I’m told the lack of number of teams in the division is the reason for the number of position rounds.
Jimmy Bessette posted in the Westgate Warriors group that they opened the UBA season with a 30-10 win over NE Nightmare Sunday at the Lowell Brunswick Zone. Jimmy, along with Jake Tobin, led the way with a 747 and a 722 respectively. Next match will be the Warriors’ home match vs. Mill City Mayhem.
Westgate Warriors president Zach Thompson posted in the closed Facebook group that the first three matches of the UBA season are set, and that they include an early home match on Oct. 7 vs. Mill City Mayhem. The opener is on Sept. 16 in Lowell vs. NE Nightmare, with Nov. 4 @ Silver Lanes being a position round. The full schedule should be known sometime next month.
The Westgate Warriors needed a good performance at Apple Valley Bowl last Saturday against The Darkside and delivered, scoring a 30-10 net win and gaining on the teams ahead of them for the playoffs. Standing out were the scratch lineup of Jon Hester (729), Bill Beck (686), and Jimmy Bessette (697), winning their four points for total by over 200 pins.
After a bad February match, the Westgate Warriors got back on track Sunday with a 38-2 win over The Commission, from the UBA’s New England South district, at East Providence Lanes. As everyone bowled well, I’ll just mention that no Warrior was under 650 scratch in the match.
The Westgate Warriors’ home match against The Machine was Saturday, with the Warriors coming away with a 30-10 net victory. Jim Ferguson played the biggest part in it, going 279-268-255 for an 802 set in scratch, and Danny Khuu (scratch) and Jon Hester (handicap 2) adding a 299 game each.
In a match against the Silver Lane Express, Mike Farrah of the Auburn Maulers had a 300 game at Westgate on Saturday, as well.
The Westgate Warriors began the interdivision portion of their schedule Saturday at Apple Valley Bowl in Plantsville, CT, routing The Darkside 38-2. The Warriors were led by Bill Beck, making his Warriors debut with a 761 in scratch, Jim Bessette (718 in scratch), Zach Thompson (664 in handicap 1), Jon Hester (656 in handicap 1), and Brian Egan (660 in handicap 2).
I found out today that the UBA season tour round at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes has been moved up to Apr. 29 from May 6 due to a small conflict at the bowling center. Start time will still be 1:00 PM, with the same opponents.
The Westgate Warriors yesterday ground out a 24-16 net win over Silver Lane Express at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, CT. It was the Handicap 2 trio doing most of the damage, as Stan Lewis and Jon Hester were both over 700 in the process of taking 8 of the 10 team points and helping the Warriors get overall total by 7 pins. Danny Khuu also posted a 733 in Scratch.
The rest of the 2017-18 UBA season tour schedule has been released to me, and it is below:
A couple of notes:
- The stops at Apple Valley Bowl and East Providence Lanes are against New England South district opponents to be determined later.
- It did not escape notice by me that the rematch of last season’s New England North district final will be coming to Westgate in December. 🙂
Update: The schedule above now reflects the New England South opponents. The Warriors will face The Darkside twice, as well as The Commission and Pound 4 Pound.
The Westgate Warriors began defense of their UBA New England North district title today with a 24-16 net victory at AMF Auburn Lanes over Mill City Mayhem. James Bessette, bowling in Handicap 2, ended up with the only 700 of the match for either side with a 711 set, supported in Scratch by Danny Khuu (691) and in Handicap 1 by Stan Lewis (684).
The full schedule isn’t out yet, but Zach Thompson did post in the Westgate Warriors’ Facebook group that they will begin defense of their district championship on Sept. 9 at AMF Auburn Lanes vs. Mill City Mayhem, followed on Sept. 24 at Lessard Lanes (Plainville, CT) vs. Silver Lane Express. I will post the full season tour schedule when I have it.
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:
The Westgate Warriors survived a sweep of the scratch points (with Troy Labrie putting up an 818) by taking 18 of the possible 20 handicap points and getting overall total to defeat the Auburn Maulers 28-12 in the UBA position round yesterday at Wallingford Bowl in Wallingford, CT. Leading the way for the Warriors were James Bessette (751, in scratch), Kevin Thibeault (729, in scratch), Jim Ferguson (716, in handicap 1), Mark Zimmerman (707, in handicap 1), and Zach Thompson (707, in handicap 2).
The Warriors ended the season tour in 3rd place and have qualified for the division playoffs, which will take place on July 15 at East Providence Lanes, with the Warriors taking on Mop Nation Militia in the semifinals.
The Westgate Warriors were in need of a good day to get back into playoff contention with the season tour’s position round coming up, and they got it in the form of a 36-4 victory over Phoenix at Lucky Lanes in Berlin, CT. On a day when it was tough to score, the first handicap trio of Mark Zimmerman, Jim Ferguson, and Sean Richard had their stars shine brightest, sweeping all 10 of their points thanks to a 644, 637, and 629 respectively. Brian Egan and Danny Khuu also did well in the scratch trio (684 and 674), and Jon Hester led the second handicap trio with a 655.
The Warriors hold the last playoff spot by two points over Phoenix, and will be bowling the Auburn Maulers in the position round, which will be Saturday at Wallingford Bowl.
The Westgate Warriors were led by Danny Khuu, with games of 275, 279, and 259 for an 813 series, to a 34-6 net win over Phoenix today at Brunswick Zone Lowell. Other notable individual efforts by the Warriors were by Sean Richard (749), Zach Thompson (740), and Shawn Hagan (716).
Team president Zach Thompson reported to me that the Westgate Warriors scored a 36-4 net victory over Gorilla Warfare last Saturday in the UBA matches at Apple Valley Bowl in Plantsville, CT. James Bessette (774), Mark Zimmerman (752), Danny Khuu (731), and Brian Egan (723) were the Warriors bowling over 700 scratch in the match.
Yesterday, the Underground Bowling Association made its third season tour stop at Westgate Lanes. The Westgate Warriors faced Mill City Mayhem in their home match, eking out a 22-18 net win, largely on the strength of the Handicap 1 team of Mark Zimmerman, Kevin Thibeault, and Danny Khuu sweeping all ten of their points, with Kevin shooting a 781 and Danny a 742.
Meanwhile, a member of Mop Nation Militia, Tony Bennett (who’s been mentioned here in connection with his 300 game at the USBC Open), posted games of 300, 258, and 257 for an 815 series in their match.
Good bowling guys! 🙂
The Underground Bowling Association held the Northeast region’s annual Team Relay event last Saturday at Wallingford Bowl in Wallingford, CT. The format had the teams first bowling three games as a four-man team with handicap, then three games of scratch trios, two games as a doubles pair with handicap, and finally one bowler for two games scratch.
The Westgate Warriors ended up finishing second to the New England Heat, but the second place was a cash spot. The team started slow, earning only four points after shooting a 2,883 with handicap, although Jon Hester did help the cause with a 792 scratch. Trios was better, with the team of Hester (728), Hakim Emmanuel, and James Bessette (715) shooting 2,094. The momentum continued in doubles, where Stan Lewis and Hester put up a scratch 536 first game on the way to a 1,073, and Bessette finished up with 268 and 279 in singles for a 547.
WTG guys! 🙂
As reported to me by team sources, the Westgate Warriors bounced back from a six-point effort two weekends ago vs. Mop Nation Militia with a 30-10 effort vs. the New England Heat at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT. I may add individual scores later, but the scratch team and one of the handicap teams swept their points in the match.
Update James Bessette commented to the Facebook post of this article with the recap (which I’ll try to include below). Brian Egan, bowling on one of the handicap teams, posted a nice 761 set to lead the Warriors.
The Westgate Warriors got a solid 30-10 win to start the 2016-17 UBA season tour today over the Auburn Maulers at AMF Cranston Lanes. Standouts reported to me by team president Zach Thompson included James Bessette with a 744, Jon Hester with a 708, and Zach himself added a 701, with all three bowling on teams getting handicap.
The Westgate Warriors’ schedule for the 2016-17 UBA season tour has been released, with new team president Zach Thompson providing it in the image below:
I’m not sure about home centers for some of the new teams, but I’m fairly certain the Warriors are opponents for the New England Heat’s home match on Oct. 8. As indicated above, the Westgate home match is Dec. 4 vs. the Mill City Mayhem (out of Lowell).
Note: I had an earlier post with the schedule, but Zach made some revisions, so this post will have the official schedule.
The lack of posting about the Westgate Warriors from me is indicative of a disappointing Underground Bowling Association season for them, but they did end it on a high note today at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes in E. Hartford, CT by winning 32 of 40 points against Norrage in their position round match. The bowler doing the most damage in the match was James Bessette, who had 22 strikes in a row bowling in the scratch portion of the match en route to an 814 series that had a 300 game in it.
Of course, I’m hoping for a better season next year. Something I can already post about next season is that there will be two UBA districts in New England, North and South, with the Westgate Warriors set to bowl in the North district.