Here’s the first women’s score of note of the new season: Taylor Sinkler went 193-247-237 for a 677 set last Friday in the TNBA Mixed league, as shown on the LeagueSecretary.com recap (Team 10 on Lane 56). Nice bowling, Taylor! 🎳😎
Some good scores to report out of the TNBA league:
- Kris Higgins, with a 276 game in a 778 series
- Sandi Litchfield, who shot “the number” (666 series)
- Jessica Lowe, with a 254 game
Nice bowling everyone! 🙂
Friday night in the TNBA league produced a notable woman’s score: Sandi Litchfield’s 674 set, per the league’s weekly highs. Great bowling! 🙂
Per the league’s weekly high scores, Tasheka Douglas had a 266 high game in a nice 713 series Sunday night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. WTG! 🙂
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! 🙂
I often forget to peek in on the travel league, but Ethan Reyes brought to my attention that he shot 289/791 Sunday at Westgate, and I also found in the high scores that Craig Souza of Wonder Bowl had a 270 game and Janie Hillman of North Bowl a 267 game. Nice bowling everyone! 🙂
A couple of notable women’s scores from last Sunday night in the Rhythm & Bowling league: Shonta Cooks with a 268 game and Tasheka Douglas with a 257. Nice job, ladies! 🙂
Friday night saw two notable scores in the TNBA league, Sandi Litchfield with a 657 series, and Hakim “Mr. 900” Emmanuel with a 278 game, per the weekly high scores. Good job! 🙂
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:
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)
Average: 209.87; Sandi Litchfield (TNBA Mixed)
Series: 698; Sandi Litchfield (TNBA Mixed)
Game: 279; Sandi Litchfield (TNBA Mixed)
Average: 210.45; Dylan Major (48 games)
Series: 725; Ethan Reyes
Game: 289; Ethan Reyes
Average: 166.27; Ashley Major (48 games)
Series: 604; Ashley Major
Game: 245; Ashley Major
Average: 139.61; Nolen Rec (42 games)
Series: 494; Nolen Rec
Game: 191; Zach Peirce
Average: 152.58; Jessica Blyth (39 games)
Series: 567; Jessica Blyth
Game: 221; Jessica Blyth
Average: 98.61; Julian Litchfield (42 games)
Series: 385; Ryan Beeson
Game: 181: Ryan Beeson
Average: 73.57; Tayani Clark (21 games)
Series: 287; Tayani Clark
Game: 108; Tayani Clark
Note: No Prep girl had at least 36 games.
Sandi Litchfield continued her good bowling last night in the TNBA league with a 664 set, per the the weekly high scores. WTG! 🙂
Nice bowling also to Sandi Litchfield, with a 680 set last Friday night in the TNBA league, per the league’s weekly high scores. 🙂
Meanwhile, in the Rhythm & Bowling league, Cindy Cabral continued her good bowling with a 670 set, while Shonta Cooks checked in with a 266 game, per the high score lists. WTG!
And a nice night Sunday night for Cindy Cabral, with a 654 set in the Rhythm & Bowling league, per the recap. Just don’t ask her what happened in the last game. 😉
A quick shout-out also to Sandi Litchfield, who had a 279 game Friday night in the TNBA league. 🙂
Shout-out to Sandi Litchfield for a 277 game last week in the TNBA league. 🙂
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.
I’ve posted about Tasheka Douglas, who had a 724 set last week in the Rhythm & Bowling league, before, but, for this post, she is joined by a new name: Taylor Sinkler, who had a 274 game. Good bowling, ladies. 🙂
The Bristol-Plymouth Bowling Association has made results of their first championship tournament official. I will use what the association posted on Facebook here:
Again, thank you to all of the participants and congratulations to those who cashed.
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.