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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Layla Clinton Westgate 696
- Reese Hubert North Bowl 686
- Ian Zalewski Westgate 742
- Alex Nicol Westgate 774
- Kathryn Simnett North Bowl 783
161-180 & 181+ (combined)
- Dylan Major Westgate 740
- Ethan Reyes Westgate 666
Congratulations to all of the winners.
As indicated by the final standings, the North Bowl team of Janie Hillman, Jason Smith, Ben Winslow, and Nate Clarke, coached by Lee Winslow, are the champions of the 2018-19 Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League. Congrats! 🙂
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.
- Chris Zalewski & Kevin Thibeault 1,524
- Dennis “Radio” Goulart & Joe Bourhill 1,451
- Dylan & Debbie Major 1,430
Congrats to today’s winners. 🙂
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.
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! 🙂
Per Rose Hamilton’s Facebook post, the results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament (scores are with handicap):
- Glenn Rucker & Ken Gerraughty 1,314
- Corey & Stephen Major 1,444
- Emily & Kenny Lei 1,379
Congrats to all! 🙂
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! 🙂
I was alerted by Rose Hamilton to a 300 game bowled by Eldon Dunbar out of Auburn in the travel league at Westgate Sunday. WTG! 🙂
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 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! 🙂
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! 🙂
The Junior Bowling Sport Challenge visited Westgate Lanes last Sunday, and I’ll first give the stepladder results, per their post on Facebook:
- Eldon Dunbar
- Brandon Vallone
- William Weidlich
- Mike Puzo
- Kevin Clark
- Ryan Constantine
- Lexia Stolakis
- Kaitlynn Crawford
- Jada Bassette
- Nate Purches
- Sam Blanchette
- Randal Dunbar
- Alex King
- Paul West
- Sydney Reardon
- Mia Stolakis
U12 (boys & girls)
- Justin Goodspeed
- Lea Whittey
- 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! 🙂
Delayed, but here are this year’s Brockton youth association honor squad results (scores are with handicap except for the scratch division):
100 & under
- TJ Nadeau 716
- Ryan Beeson 714
- Aaron Cochrane 732
- Matthew Hochberg 707
- Jessica Blyth 749
- Alex Nicol 699
141-160 & 161-180 (combined)
- Cody Esdale 719
181 & over
- Chris Zalewski 633
- Ethan Reyes 634
Awards will be given out at the season-end banquet on May 12. Congrats to all of the winners.
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! 🙂
As noted on the final standing sheet, the Westgate team of Ethan Reyes, Kyle Major, and Shane Litchfield (with a vacant) has won the Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League. It is the fourth consecutive year that a team out of Westgate Lanes won the league championship.
Congrats guys! 🙂
Results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:
- Kyle Major & Kevin Thibeault 1,412
- Glenn Rucker & Rose Hamilton 1,404
- Dylan & Tim Major 1,482
Congrats to all! 🙂
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.
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! 🙂
Results of today’s Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament (all scores with handicap, prize in parentheses):
- Shane Litchfield 830 ($500)
- Chris Zalewski 738 ($250)
- Ashley Major 714 ($250)
Shane deserves special mention here, as he went 299-249-276 for an 824 scratch series, his first honor scores (albeit unsanctioned).
Congrats to everyone! 🙂
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.
According to the latest posted standings, North Bowl youth bowler Noah Rushing bowled what I believe to be his first honor game, a 298, last Sunday in the Southeastern Mass. Junior Scratch Travel League at Westgate Lanes. Nice bowling! 🙂
With only one junior bowler other than a senior entered, there was only one division today. Results below:
- Jonathan & Ken Gerraughty 1,493
- Glenn Rucker & Russ Warmington 1,421
Per the Facebook post above, a Westgate Lanes youth team with Ethan Reyes, Jonathan Gerraughty, Corey Major, Nick Damon, and Kyle Major (youth are L-R in above photo) won the annual All-Star Classic yesterday at AMF Somerset Lanes. They were coached by Steve & Rose Hamilton, along with Ken Gerraughty (adults L-R). Congrats all around! 🙂
I haven’t had reason to post about the youth leagues yet this season, but 13 year old Corey Major gave me one today, because he put up 256-246-256 for a 758 set in the junior division. Nice job! 🙂