Feb. 22 youth league notes

Some notable youth league scores from Feb. 22:

  • Dylan Major, with a 279 game (207 avg.) in the Seniors league
  • Aiden Delehoy, with a 246 game and 711 series (176 avg.), also in the Seniors league
  • Ian Zalewski, with a 204 game (130 avg.) in the Juniors league
  • Phillip Noonan, with a 164 game (99 avg.), also in the Juniors league

Nice bowling everyone! 🙂

Note: Aiden Delehoy is a younger bowler, but is allowed to bowl with the senior kids because he carries such a high average for his age.

Westgate youth team wins 2019-20 travel league title

Westgate 1 2020 travel league champions

2019-20 Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League champions, Westgate 1 (L-R: Chris Zalewski, Dylan Major, coach Dan Esdale, Corey Major, Ethan Reyes)

Per the final standings, the Westgate 1 team of Corey Major, Chris Zalewski, Ethan Reyes, and Dylan Major, coached by Dan Esdale, won the 2019-20 Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League title Sunday in the position round at AMF Somerset Lanes. In the final session,
Zalewski led the way with a 720 series, while Dylan Major also posted a 256 game.

Congrats guys! 🙂

Feb. 8 youth league notes

Going oldest to youngest by age division, here are the notable youth league scores from last week:

  • Cody Esdale, with a 224 game and 600 series (156 avg.) in the Seniors
  • John Beaudet, with a 192 game (131 avg.) in the Seniors
  • Gabi Lynn Puglia, with a 127 game (64 avg.) in the Juniors
  • Riley Clinton, with a 189 series (28 avg.) in the Preps

Nice bowling, everyone! 🙂

Feb. 1 youth league note

Last week (Feb. 1) in the Seniors youth league, Chris Zalewski (206 avg.) put up a high 288 game in a 767 set. Those scores would have been good enough for me to post as adult scores. Nice bowling Chris! 🙂

Jan. 25 youth league note

Great bowling last week in the Senior youth league by Ashley Major, with a 245 game (168 avg.), and Aiden Delehoy, with a 236 game (171 avg.). WTG! 🙂

Jan. 25 Adult/Junior results

Thanks to Donna Bickel, who provided me with a full result sheet, I am able to post full results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:

Jan. 25 Adult-Junior

Nice bowling everyone! 🙂

Jan. 18 youth league note

There was one notable score last week in the Senior youth league: Aiden Delehoy had a 236 game (carrying a 171 average). Nice bowling! 🙂

Jan. 11 youth league note

The one score of note in the youth leagues last weekend was Lance Sheffield’s 232 game (with a 171 average) in the Seniors league. Good bowling! 🙂

Jan. 4 youth league notes

There were a couple of notable games in the youth leagues on Saturday: Chris Zalewski, with a 269 game (204 avg.) in the Seniors league, and Aaron Merrill, with a 177 game (93 avg) in the Juniors league. Nice bowling! 🙂

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.

Dec. 14 youth league notes

A few notable games last week in the youth leagues (all in the Seniors league):

  • Corey Major, with a 259 game (198 avg.)
  • Ashley Major, with a 245 game (166 avg.)
  • John Beaudet, with a 198 game (131 avg.)

Nice bowling everyone! 🙂

Chris Zalewski wins BPUSBC Youth Championships

Per the post above, Westgate bowler Chris Zalewski was one of the division winners of the second annual Bristol-Plymouth USBC Youth Championships, which were held last Sunday at North Bowl Lanes. Other Westgate bowlers winning scholarships were Brenda Murphy, Aiden Delehoy, Jessica Blyth, and Corey Major (who finished second to Zalewski in the 181 & over division). Good bowling!

Nov. 23 Adult/Junior results

Found out about this late, but here are the results of the Adult/Junior doubles tournament on Nov. 23:

  1. Ethan Reyes & Sean Richard 1,409
  2. Chris Zalewski & Brendan Litchfield 1,408

Good bowling! 🙂

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.

Corey Major becomes youngest with 300 at Westgate

Congratulations to Corey Major, who bowled his first 300 game tonight in the Adult/Junior league. As I was able to confirm with Rose Hamilton, Corey, at age 14, is now the youngest bowler with a 300 game at Westgate Lanes, pending formal USBC certification.

Sean Richard sent me the video below:

Rose Hamilton wins Michael Z. Eramo Coach of the Year Award

Congratulations to Rose Hamilton, who was presented with the 2019 Michael Z. Eramo Coach of the Year Award last weekend at the youth state tournament. It’s a well-deserved honor. 🙂

Note: The post above also has links to the unofficial tournament results. I will post about results again when they become official.

2017-18 Mass. state youth award winners

Above is the list of state youth award winners for the 2017-18 season from the BPUSBC centers, as they were presented at the state youth tournament in Pittsfield. Blanket congratulations to all.

Westgate Special Award Tournament results

The former Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament is now running under the Special Award brand, but still awards scholarships. It was held Saturday, and, with eight entries, one $500 scholarship was awarded, to Alex Nicol, who shot 724 with handicap. Matt Hochberg was second, with a 716 score.

Ethan Reyes, Corey Major win Mass. Pepsi tournament

According to the final scholarship list (PDF format) posted by the Mass. USBC youth committee, Westgate bowlers Ethan Reyes and Corey Major won their respective divisions of the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at AMF Somerset Lanes. Along with their scholarships, the two have earned the right to compete at the Junior Gold Championships this summer in Detroit.

Congrats! 🙂

2019 BPUSBC Honor Squad results

Rose Hamilton has released to me the results of Saturday’s honor squad (PDF format). The list of winners below will include the home center. Scores are with handicap except for scratch division.

100 & under

  1. Layla Clinton Westgate 696
  2. Reese Hubert North Bowl 686

101-120

  1. Ian Zalewski Westgate 742

121-140

  1. Alex Nicol Westgate 774

141-160

  1. Kathryn Simnett North Bowl 783

161-180 & 181+ (combined)

  1. Dylan Major Westgate 740

Scratch

  1. Ethan Reyes Westgate 666

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Mar. 9 Adult/Junior doubles results

The results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament. There were five entries in the Senior division and nine in a combined Junior/Prep division.

Senior

  1. Chris Zalewski & Kevin Thibeault 1,524

Junior/Prep

  1. Dennis “Radio” Goulart & Joe Bourhill 1,451
  2. Dylan & Debbie Major 1,430

Congrats to today’s winners. 🙂

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.

Ethan Reyes bowls first 300 in youth league

I didn’t think there were any high scores on Saturday morning last season, but there will be at least one this season, as I saw Rose Hamilton post on her Facebook that Ethan Reyes had his first 300 this morning. WTG Ethan! 🙂

Jan. 19 Adult/Junior doubles results

Per Rose Hamilton’s Facebook post, the results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament (scores are with handicap):

Senior

  1. Glenn Rucker & Ken Gerraughty 1,314

Prep/Junior

  1. Corey & Stephen Major 1,444
  2. Emily & Kenny Lei 1,379

Congrats to all! 🙂

Dec. 1 Adult/Junior doubles results

The first Adult/Junior doubles tournament of the season was held today, with the results below (scores are with handicap):

Senior: Chris Zalewski & Jake Tobin (1,332)
Junior: Corey Major & Kevin Thibeault (1,454)
Prep: Zach & Paul Eklund (1,425)

Special congrats to Corey Major for stringing the first 10 in the third game before leaving the almighty 7 (lefty) for a 289.

Congrats to all! 🙂

2018 Mass. youth state tournament results

Although they haven’t been marked as such on the Mass. youth association website, results from the state tournament at Westgate Lanes are presumably official in the PDF linked here. As usual, I will note Westgate’s state champions below:

Team, 641-720, scratch: Glenn Rucker (with Megan Richardson, Megan Ku, and Nate Purches from Town & Country) 2,240
Singles, 61-80, scratch: Antonio Inniss 341

Congratulations to everyone! 🙂

Chris Zalewski bowls 300 in youth state tournament at Westgate

Chris Zalewski had the high game of the season on Saturday morning this season (289), but picked the doubles event of the youth state tournament today at Westgate to bowl his first 300 game. Ken Gerraughty provided me with a copy of the video, which I uploaded to the (new) association page and appears below:

Nice bowling! 🙂