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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
It had seemed the only scores by women I’ve been mentioning this season were Tina Gannon’s, but I saw in the updated Patriots league standings that Shirley Major last week had games of 269, 245, and 215 (not necessarily in that order) for a 729 set. WTG Shirley! 🙂
The RI Ladies Classic reported on their Facebook page that Tina Gannon won her second title on Feb. 27 at Alley Katz in Westerly, RI after defeating Janice Harrington 217-194 (with handicap; Tina was bowling scratch) in the title match. It was reported that Harrington needed a double to capture the title, but left a solid 7 pin.
As my readers know, I try to post the information on the year’s state tournaments when they all become available, and I do so now:
The open state tournament will take place at Greylock Bowl & Golf in North Adams weekends from Apr. 23 to May 15. Entry forms should be available on the North Adams association site; mail-in entries will close Apr. 9.
The women’s state tournament will take place at Ken’s Bowl in Pittsfield weekends from Apr. 23 to May 8. An entry form may be available on the Mass. Women’s Bowling Association website, or flyers can be found in the bowling centers. Entries close Apr. 1 unless schedule is filled sooner.
The youth state tournament will take place at AMF Holiday Lanes in Somerset weekends from Apr. 23 to May 1. Please contact a local youth association official for entry details; entries close Feb. 29.
I didn’t realize it when he bowled it, but Roland Sandefur last night had an 11 in a row 290 game in the Coke league. Also, Tina Gannon just keeps it going, putting up a 279 high game in her 720 series. Nice bowling, guys! 🙂
Due to the possible severe weather later, the RI Ladies Classic has decided to postpone today’s tournament at Westgate Lanes, and it has been rescheduled for Apr. 16. We hope for a good turnout on the new date.
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned an honor score bowled in Kingston on this blog, but Tina Gannon, the best woman in the Coke league at Westgate, had a 300 game the other night in her house league, the Wednesday Night Mixed league in Kingston. WTG Tina! 🙂
The Massachusetts USBC Women’s Bowling Association has posted results of this year’s women’s state senior tournament (PDF file linked), conducted last month at Cove Lanes in Great Barrington. The state champions were Patricia Noyce, representing the Worcester County association, in Class I (65 & over) and Karen Umbrello, also representing Worcester County, in Class II (50-64). Patricia Sweeney (3rd) and Doris Woods (6th), representing Tri-City, also placed in Class I.
Kevin Stiger’s 300 game of last week in my Wednesday night league was followed up by a couple of close approaches tonight: Paul Dang’s 299 game, and Laura Beaudet putting up a 288 game. Congrats to both! 🙂