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.
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
And I noticed this in the TNBA standings: Jessica Lowe had a recent 289 game. Nice bowling! 🙂
I noticed in the Rhythm & Bowling standings update that Tasheka Douglas bowled 276-211-265 for a 752 last Sunday night. Nice bowling! 🙂
What is likely the first event to be held by the new merged Massachusetts state association will be the 2018 state senior tournament, to be held on Oct. 27 & 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes. New this year will be that the senior tournament will have open and women’s divisions. I have attached a copy of the entry form here (Word format). Note: Mail-in entries close Oct. 20, but walk-in and re-entries are allowed, closing 30 minutes prior to the start of each squad.
The results of the Mass. women’s state tournament above are still marked unofficial, but 30 days have passed since the end of the tournament, so the champions I’ll list below can be considered presumptive. Division winner scores are with handicap; scratch champions are those who entered the optional scratch events:
Div. 1: Make It Happen (Greater Boston) 2,943
Div. 2: Team Force Gals (Greater Boston) 2,846
Scratch: Lady Luck (Greater Boston) 2,455
Div. 1: Taylor & Janice Sinkler (Tri-City) 1,540
Div. 2: Helen Neely & Michelle Jacques (Worcester County) 1,565
Div. 3: Cheryl Eng & Marie Harrison (Greater Boston) 1,465
Scratch: Maryellen Thorne & Mariann Klosin (Merrimack Valley) 1,254
Div. 1: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 778
Div. 2: Patti Messier (Greater Gardner) 756
Div. 3: Eliza Jonathan (Greater Boston) 799
Scratch: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 757
Div. 1: Stacey Cantoni (Berkshire County) 2,313
Div. 2: Michelle Jacques (Worcester County) 2,206
Div. 3: Haley Smith-Fries (Greater Boston) 2,450
Scratch: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 2,101
Congratulations to all of the champions. 🙂
I’m able to mention Kris Voss today, because she had a 278 game last week in the Thursday doubles league. Fact about Kris Voss: She is the first woman to bowl a 300 in certified competition at Westgate (Sue Sutter had the first, but that was in the unsanctioned Sunday PM Couples league before she joined my Sunday league.).
Nice bowling! 🙂
If you count all of his perfect games, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel now has three 900 series’ worth of them (including the actual 900, of course) after rolling his 9th tonight in the TNBA league. But that wasn’t the only big number put up in the league tonight, as Jewell Wilson and Jessica Lowe also had one each, and Grant Henderson III added a 299, as well. Nice bowling, peeps! 🙂
Update: Jessica Lowe also had games of 216 and 210 (not sure of the order) for a 726 set. Nice bowling! 🙂
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about her, but congrats to Jessica Lowe, who posted 269-225-246 for a 740 effort last Friday night in the TNBA league. Nice bowling! 🙂
My annual post with the Mass. state tournament information:
- The open state tournament will be at AMF Chicopee Lanes Apr. 21-May 6 (weekends), with an entry blank available here (PDF format). Mail-in entries close Apr. 1.
- The women’s tournament will be at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden May 5-20 (weekends). Entry blanks are available in the bowling centers. Entries close Apr. 1.
- Westgate Lanes will host the youth tournament Apr. 28-May 6 (weekends). Entries are typically coordinated through the local youth associations.
Information on the 2017 Mass. state senior tournaments:
- The open senior tournament will be held Oct. 28 & 29 at AMF Chicopee Lanes. An entry form is available on the Mass. Tri-County USBC BA website.
- The women’s senior tournament will be held Nov. 4 & 5 at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield. Flyers are available in the bowling centers.
The Massachusetts USBC Women’s Bowling Association recently sent out official results of their state tournament, held last month at Westgate Lanes, which I’ve obtained from one of my contacts and link here. As usual, I’ll recognize the state champions below:
Div. 1 handicap: Pin Pushers (Berkshire County) 2,905
Div. 2 handicap: The Flying Monkeys (Berkshire County) 2,845
Scratch: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter (Foxvale) 2,537
Div. 1 handicap: Katelyn Olds & Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 1,530
Div. 2 handicap: Valerie Armstrong & Lourine Brown (Greater Boston) 1,558
Div. 3 handicap: Eva Thompson & Harriet Grant (Greater Boston) 1,464
Scratch: Katelyn Olds & Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 1,380
Div. 1 handicap: Traci Bourdon (Berkshire County) 816
Div. 2 handicap: Pat McAfee (Soutneastern Mass.) 814
Div. 3 handicap: Joyce Cozzaglio (Berkshire County) 785
Scratch: Christine Belsky (Foxvale) 704
Div. 1 handicap: Lourine Brown (Greater Boston) 2,334
Div. 2 handicap: Valerie Smith (Foxvale) 2,224
Div. 3 handicap: Joyce Cozzaglio (Berkshire County) 2,230
Scratch: Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 2,027
Note: The listed scratch champions are those who entered the optional scratch events.
Of note elsewhere in the file is that Lourine Brown had a 290 game in the tournament.
Congrats to all! 🙂
And a woman’s score to report from last week: Kris Voss had a 278 game last Tuesday in the His & Hers summer league. Nice going! 🙂
And a woman’s score to report: Tasheka Douglas put up a 279 game last Sunday (Apr. 30) in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Good job! 🙂
This is really backlogged, but on Feb. 5 (Super Bowl Sunday), Tasheka Douglas posted games of 256, 186, and 269 for a 711 series in the Boston Rhythm & Bowling league. WTG Tasheka! 🙂
Note: Because the date in question was Super Bowl Sunday, my own Sunday league didn’t bowl that week.
With my new expanded New England bowling coverage on Facebook, I’ve been posting state tournament information for the other New England states on the Facebook page, but I will always devote an actual blog post to the Massachusetts state tournaments, and I should have the information for this year’s tournaments now:
- The state open tournament will be held at Gardner Ten Pin weekends from Apr. 15-May 7 and May 13 (not May 14, which is Mother’s Day), with the entry form available on the Greater Gardner association website (but I suggest saving and printing out the images, as the entry form appears to be a set of JPEG images). In a first for the state tournament, the Greater Gardner association is accepting online payment of entry fees; look for button on the website link above. Mail-in entries close Apr. 1, but walk-in entries are accepted cash-only on the basis of lane availability.
- The women’s tournament will be held weekends from May 6-21 at Westgate Lanes. Entry forms are available in the state’s bowling centers, and I’ve made a PDF copy available here. Entries for the tournament also close Apr. 1.
- The youth tournament will take place Apr. 29-30 and May 6-7 at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford, with the entry form available on the youth association website (PDF format) and closing Feb. 27. Note: Westgate Lanes is already scheduled to bowl on the first weekend.
I finally have a woman’s score to report this season, and it happens to be a true honor score: Debbie Major had a 290 game tonight in the His & Hers league. WTG Deb! 🙂
Finalists of the inaugural NAT Scratch Mini-Marathon, champion Valerie Bercier, runner-up Danny Khuu (Photo courtesy of NAT)
The Northeast Amateur Tournament conducted its first Scratch Mini-Marathon today at Westgate Lanes, and, as reported on their Facebook page, Valerie (Calberry) Bercier, a member of Team Canada, was the winner of the final match over Danny Khuu, 237-194. Valerie was bowling well all day, as she was the high qualifier, bowling a 279 high game in the six-game block. There were 19 entries for this initial event, with Westgate bowlers Brian Egan and Ed Roberts also among the six who cashed.
The NAT’s new scratch tournaments are all going to be on challenge/sport conditions, with Kegel Tower of Pisa being today’s condition.
I’m late recognizing this, but, according to the posted results, Ruthie Graham, who has long served as an officer in the His & Hers and TNBA leagues at Westgate Lanes, won the women’s division of the Greater Boston USBC BA’s senior tournament, held recently at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Ruthie had a 745 score with handicap in the tournament.
Congrats Ruthie! 🙂
As the Facebook post above indicates, Amie Goodspeed (right in photo) successfully defended her Rhode Island Ladies Classic title at Westgate Lanes from last season today after defeating Shaunna Varin 194-185 (with handicap; Amie was bowling scratch) in the title match. The title was Amie’s 4th overall, with wins in three consecutive months.
Good bowling also to Westgate’s Chris Major, who was caught by Amie in the last two games of qualifying for the spot in the final match.
Congrats to Sarah Gill, formerly in the North Bowl junior program and now representing Wonder Bowl, who picked the junior travel league at Westgate yesterday to bowl her first 300 game. She became the 7th female to bowl a perfect game at Westgate Lanes, and the youngest female ever to do so. 🙂
I may not have entry forms available for linking right now, but I do need to note that the open senior tournament will take place Oct. 29 & 30 at Gardner Ten Pin, and the women’s senior tournament on Nov. 5 & 6 at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. If I get entry form links, I’ll update the post.
Open tournament entry form update: The entry form for the open senior tournament is on the Greater Gardner association website, but they chose to post the form as an image, and, although they do have a print button on the page, I don’t really recommend it; instead, save the entry form image and print it using something else (right-clicking the file and choosing “Print” in Windows File Explorer or similar should work for desktop PCs).
The fall league meeting schedule at Westgate Lanes has been set; for the first time to my memory, Facebook events for the individual league meetings have been set up, and the Westgate Lanes event list can be found here. For any prospective new league members, you may wish to consult the league schedule to find out when the leagues bowl (first day and time). If you’re on Facebook and interested in bowling a league, please indicate that you are “Going” on the event for the league(s) you wish to bowl in.
Of course, pre-registration is also on for the youth leagues during the month of August, with a fee of $15 and first week of bowling free if pre-registered. The Facebook event list linked in the above paragraph also has the meeting for the junior and senior age divisions, at which teams will be formed.
I was watching Ryan Yelle and Mike Botelho’s pair most of the night the other night, but I did see in the standings today that Tina Gannon shot 212, 276, and 233 in her first three games that night for a 721 award set. WTG Tina! 🙂
The Massachusetts Women’s Bowling Association has made results of their state tournament, conducted at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield, official, and the full prize list is linked here (PDF file). As always, I’ll list the state champions below. The association represented will be in parentheses, the scores for division champions are with handicap, and the scratch champions are those who entered the optional scratch events.
Div. 1: Spitfires (Berkshire County) 2,728
Div. 2: Webbles (Berkshire County) 2,718
Scratch: Four in the Zone (Greater Springfield) 2,131
Div. 1: Gisela Dellmuth & Catalina Sweeney (Greater Gardner) 1,401
Div. 2: Deb LaRose & Mary Freeman (Greater Springfield) 1,436
Div. 3: Dorothy Hopkins & Michelle Geloran (Tri-City) 1,449
Scratch: Katelyn & Marieann Laurin (Greater Springfield) 1,173
Div. 1: Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 784
Div. 2: Laura Kane (Worcester County) 761
Div. 3: Jodi St. Peter (Berkshire County) 803
Scratch: Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 736
Div. 1: Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 2,152
Div. 2: Dale Snyder (Worcester County) 2,107
Div. 3: Jodi St. Peter (Berkshire County) 2,276
Scratch: Stephanie Chiera (Southern Berkshire) 2,008
Congrats to all! 🙂
I’m not sure how many times Tina Gannon has bowled a 700 series in the Coke league this season, but she did it again Monday night with a 713, which had a high 254 game in it. WTG Tina! 🙂
Finalists of the RI Ladies Classic event at Westgate Lanes on Apr. 16 (L-R): Champion Amie Goodspeed, runner-up Shirley Major (Photo courtesy of RI Ladies Classic)
The RI Ladies Classic reported on their Facebook page that Amie Goodspeed, a bowler out of North Bowl Lanes, won the event today at Westgate Lanes, which was rescheduled from January because of weather. Goodspeed defeated the defending champion of this stop, Shirley Major, 216-167 (with handicap; both bowlers were bowling scratch), in the final match. Tina Gannon, seeking a “threepeat” after wins at Alley Katz and Holiday Lanes in Westport (the latter having been previously unreported), was third. There were nine entries.
Ryan Graywacz, champion of the NEBA event held at Westgate Lanes on Mar. 20, 2016 (Photo courtesy of NEBA)
The New England Bowlers Association reported on their Facebook page that Ryan Graywacz won his first title yesterday at Westgate Lanes after defeating Matt Janas, 254-204, in the final match. Westgate bowlers cashing were Danny Khuu, Sean Richard, Brian Egan, Steve Dale Jr, and Ryan Yelle.
Also, Eric Frost and Nicole Trudell both had 300 games during the 9 AM squad, and Brian Egan used an 11 in a row 290 last game to get into the 9 AM squad cut.