Taylor Sinkler records 673 in TNBA league

Taylor Sinkler continued to have the best season of the Westgate women last Friday in the TNBA league, posting 213-247-213 for a 673 set (recap, Lane 52; Note: Was bowled on different pair because of league’s social distancing rule). Nice bowling! 🎳🙂

(Editor’s note: I finally did get up to Westgate last Friday night to visit with Taylor.)

Chris Zalewski posts 300/777, Devon McGregor 298/770, Jessica Lowe 258 in TNBA league

The TNBA league last Friday night saw two big nights, with Chris Zalewski getting the front 22, finishing 300-287-190 for a 777 (recap, Lane 54), and Devon McGregor going 225-298-247 for a 770 (Lane 48 on linked recap). For the women, Jessica Lowe also had a 258 game (see high scores).

Nice bowliing, all! 🎳🙂

Feb. 6 Patriots league note

I’ve been hanging around the Patriots league more because you never know what will happen. To wit, last night, Samantha Gustin, carrying a 134 average, threw off a century (100 over average) 235 last game, her very first game over 200, closing a 545 effort, also her first series over 500. And she even beat her fiance and teammate, Alex Major, by a couple of sticks in that last game. To be fair, Samantha has been taking lessons from one of Alex’s cousins, Stephen.

Nice bowling Sammi! 🙂

2019-20 mid-season recap

I didn’t do these posts last year due to some standing sheets no longer being available after Westgate’s account on BowlerExpress ended, but most of the standing sheets are available on LeagueSecretary, so I’ll now do a mid-season recap of the house high scores, with average based on a minimum of 36 games bowled in the league. For the first time, I’ll also include youth separately, by age group:

Adult men

Average: 246.02; Aaron Major (His & Hers, 48 games)
Series: 827; Aaron Major (His & Hers)
Game: 300; Aaron Major (His & Hers), Jake Tobin (Brunswick Mixed), Sean Richard (Westgate Mixed), Bill Hill, Keith Kaestner, Jayme Silva Jr, Jake Tobin (Thursday Night Patriots)

Adult women

Average: 209.87; Sandi Litchfield (TNBA Mixed)
Series: 698; Sandi Litchfield (TNBA Mixed)
Game: 279; Sandi Litchfield (TNBA Mixed)

Senior boys

Average: 210.45; Dylan Major (48 games)
Series: 725; Ethan Reyes
Game: 289; Ethan Reyes

Senior girls

Average: 166.27; Ashley Major (48 games)
Series: 604; Ashley Major
Game: 245; Ashley Major

Junior boys

Average: 139.61; Nolen Rec (42 games)
Series: 494; Nolen Rec
Game: 191; Zach Peirce

Junior girls

Average: 152.58; Jessica Blyth (39 games)
Series: 567; Jessica Blyth
Game: 221; Jessica Blyth

Prep boys

Average: 98.61; Julian Litchfield (42 games)
Series: 385; Ryan Beeson
Game: 181: Ryan Beeson

Prep girls

Average: 73.57; Tayani Clark (21 games)
Series: 287; Tayani Clark
Game: 108; Tayani Clark

Note: No Prep girl had at least 36 games.

Ashley Major shoots 287 in Adult/Junior

Congrats to Ashley Major, who, per Sean Richard’s video posted on Facebook, nearly became the youngest girl with a 300 game at Westgate Lanes last night in the Adult/Junior league with a 287. Ashley is the older sister of Corey Major, who became the youngest with a 300 on the first night of the league.

Sarah Gill is currently the youngest girl with a 300 at Westgate.

2019 Mass. state tournament information

With the state associations now merged, this post is different from previous years.

  • The open and women’s state tournaments will run concurrently on weekends from Apr. 20 to May 12 at AMF Auburn Lanes. Entry forms for both are available on the state association website, with the open tournament under “Men” and the women’s tournament under “Women”. Mail-in entries close Apr. 1, although walk-in entries are accepted based on lane availability on a cash-only basis.
  • The youth tournament will be Apr. 27-28 and May 4-5 at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield. More information is available on the MAUSBC youth committee website.

Rene Thompson posts 300, Tasheka Douglas 723 in Rhythm & Bowling

A couple of scores from the Rhythm & Bowling league, including a woman’s score: Rene Thompson finally broke through with a 300, and Tasheka Douglas had a 256 high game in a 723 set. Nice bowling! 🙂

UPDATE: I missed this detail originally, but Rene’s 300 is the first one recorded by the new scoring system, so additional congrats! 🙂

Jake Campbell tosses 299, Shirley Major 290 in Holiday Doubles

The now-merged association held its third annual Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday at Westgate, and there was a good game score out of that was a 290 by Shirley Major, who appears back to form after taking some time off. Nice bowling, Shirley! 🙂

UPDATE: Danny Khuu informed me that there was also a 299, which I didn’t see, thrown by Jake Campbell. WTG! 🙂

Ruthie Graham claims state senior title

As the Bristol-Plymouth Bowling Association posted above, Westgate bowler Ruthie Graham was one of the women’s champions at the state senior tournament, held last month at AMF Auburn Lanes. For those without Facebook access, the final women’s prize list can be found here. This was the first year the open and women’s senior tournaments were conducted concurrently at the same site.

Congrats Ruthie! 🙂