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! 🙂

Aiden Delehoy wins Mass. Pepsi title

Per their official results (PDF format), the Mass. USBC Youth Association reported Aiden Delehoy of Westgate Lanes as the U10 boys champion at the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at Brunswick Zone Lowell. A source in the youth association also told me that since the three U20 boys listed were already qualified for Junior Gold, the Junior Gold spot out of the tournament in the division fell to Westgate Lanes’ Jonathan Gerraughty.

Congrats to both! 🙂

Mar. 25 JBSC results

The Junior Bowling Sport Challenge visited Westgate Lanes last Sunday, and I’ll first give the stepladder results, per their post on Facebook:

U20 boys

  1. Eldon Dunbar
  2. Brandon Vallone
  3. William Weidlich
  4. Mike Puzo
  5. Kevin Clark
  6. Ryan Constantine

U20 girls

  1. Lexia Stolakis
  2. Kaitlynn Crawford
  3. Jada Bassette

U15 boys

  1. Nate Purches
  2. Sam Blanchette
  3. Randal Dunbar
  4. Alex King
  5. Paul West

U15 girls

  1. Sydney Reardon
  2. Mia Stolakis

U12 (boys & girls)

  1. Justin Goodspeed
  2. Lea Whittey
  3. Nolan Herron

The group also reported Westgate’s Ethan Reyes as the shootout (one ball, low score eliminated) winner.

Per Tom Hankey’s post, Kegel Boardwalk was the lane condition.

Congrats to everyone! 🙂

2018 Brockton youth association honor squad results

Delayed, but here are this year’s Brockton youth association honor squad results (scores are with handicap except for the scratch division):

100 & under

  1. TJ Nadeau 716
  2. Ryan Beeson 714

101-120

  1. Aaron Cochrane 732
  2. Matthew Hochberg 707

121-140

  1. Jessica Blyth 749
  2. Alex Nicol 699

141-160 & 161-180 (combined)

  1. Cody Esdale 719

181 & over

  1. Chris Zalewski 633

Scratch

  1. Ethan Reyes 634

Awards will be given out at the season-end banquet on May 12. Congrats to all of the winners.

Shane Litchfield wins season-end travel league tournament

The junior travel league season ends with a singles eliminator tournament, and Sandi Litchfield reported on her Facebook that her son Shane won it today at Wonder Bowl with games of 298, 258, and 241 for a 792 series (with the 298 counting as an honor score for blog purposes). Nice job! 🙂

Mar. 10 Adult/Junior doubles results

Results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:

Seniors

  1. Kyle Major & Kevin Thibeault 1,412
  2. Glenn Rucker & Rose Hamilton 1,404

Bantams/Preps/Juniors

  1. Dylan & Tim Major 1,482

Congrats to all! 🙂

Mar. 5 postponement note

I forgot to post last night that, due to Westgate Lanes not having power after a late-week nor’easter, leagues, including Sunday Niters and the junior travel league, had to postpone, as well as the Brockton USBC YA honor squad tournament. My league should pick up where we left off, and other weekend activities (honor squad, travel league) are rescheduled for this coming weekend.

Westgate youth bowlers win 2016-17 state awards

Below is the list of Westgate youth bowlers who have won awards from the Massachusetts USBC Youth Association for last season:

Stephen Major: Senior Boys High Average (231), Special Awards (300 & 854)
Shane Litchfield: Major Boys High Average (218)
Corey Major: Prep Boys High Series (636)
Dylan Major: Prep Boys High Game (278)
Kyle Egan: Special Award (300)
Aaron Major: Special Award (298)

These awards will be presented at the youth state tournament at Westgate Lanes this spring.

Congratulations guys! 🙂