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! 🙂

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Eldon Dunbar rolls 300 in junior travel league at Westgate

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

Shane Litchfield bowls 299/824 in Westgate scholarship tournament

Results of today’s Westgate Memorial Scholarship Tournament (all scores with handicap, prize in parentheses):

Boys

  1. Shane Litchfield 830 ($500)
  2. Chris Zalewski 738 ($250)

Girls

  1. 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! 🙂

2018 Mass. state tournament information

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.

Jan. 20 Adult/Junior doubles results

With only one junior bowler other than a senior entered, there was only one division today. Results below:

  1. Jonathan & Ken Gerraughty 1,493
  2. Glenn Rucker & Russ Warmington 1,421

Westgate youth team wins All-Star Classic in Somerset

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! 🙂

Corey Major posts 758 in Saturday Juniors

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! 🙂

Aaron Major wins JBSC at Auburn Lanes

As posted in their Facebook group, Westgate’s Aaron Major, on his Christmas break from Wichita St., won the U20 boys division of the Junior Bowling Sport Challenge yesterday at AMF Auburn Lanes, having defeated Xavier Bamford in the final match (score not available). Congrats Aaron! 🙂

Update: As posted by Tom Hankey Jr. in the JBSC group, the lane condition was the 2016 Junior Gold Woodland Bowl 36′ pattern.

Nov. 4 Adult/Junior doubles results

Results of today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament at Westgate Lanes:

Senior Division

  1. Shane & Mike Litchfield 1,450
  2. Jerome Betsey Jr. & Russ Warmington 1,402

Prep/Junior Division

  1. Cody Esdale & Mike Simmons 1,397

They weren’t honor scores, but a couple of games I’ll mention were a 289 by Mike Litchfield and a 274 by Jerome Betsey, who had the high series for the junior bowlers with a 736.

Congrats! 🙂

Stephen Major shoots 300/854 for Brockton youth record

Stephen Major’s youth days may be coming to an end, but he’s at least going out with a bang, as, tonight, in the Adult/Junior league, he posted 289-300-265 for an 854 set, which is believed to be a new Brockton youth association record. It was also memorable for him because he’d never had an 800 series until tonight.

WTG Steve! 🙂

Aaron Major among leaders after Junior Gold qualifying

Qualifying for the 2017 Junior Gold Championships has wrapped up, and, according to the posted standings after 16 games, Westgate bowler Aaron Major sits in 9th place in the U20 boys division with a +88 score (205.50 average). The first advancers round takes place later this morning.

Here are the other New England bowlers making the first cut, by division (standings linked on division):

U12 boys: Andrew Robitaille (Pittsfield, MA; 35th, -618)
U12 girls: Caitlyn Cairns (Trumbull, CT; T18th, -676)
U15 boys: Xavier Bamford (Rochester, NH; 48th, -279)
U15 girls: Kyra Smith (Fall River, MA; 6th, -171), Danielle McKerracher (Warwick, RI; 24th, -348)
U20 boys: Andrew Hall (Westborough, MA; 28th, -3), Tom Hankey, Jr. (Great Barrington, MA; 31st, -6)
U20 girls: Rachel Bamford (Gonic, NH; 7th, +35), Sarah Gill (Attleboro, MA; 16th, -13)

Additionally, New Yorkers Lauren Piotrowski (Schenectady; T30th, -74) and Kasey Kosier (East Greenbush; 79th, -195), who are connected to the New England-based Junior Bowling Sport Challenge program, have made the first cut in U20 girls.

Feel free to correct me on Facebook if I missed anyone. Good luck & good bowling to all of the above in the morning. 🙂

Aaron Major posts 298 in Adult/Junior

Last Thursday in the Adult/Junior league, a more familiar name made some noise, as Aaron Major, home from his freshman year at Wichita St., posted a 298 game. WTG! 🙂

2017 TNBA East Junior Regional results

This year’s TNBA East regional youth tournament was hosted by Westgate Lanes on Apr. 8 & 9, and I finally found the official results (separate files for each event). The champions in each event are below, with the senate represented in parentheses; scores are with handicap:

Team

Div. 1: First State I (Delaware) 2,781
Div. 2: Ft. Meade #6 (Washington) 2,787
Div. 3: The Jersey Lanes Boys (Metropolitan) 2,500
Div. 4: Boston Bowl #6 (Boston) 2,078

Doubles

Div. 1: S. Palmer & D. Hudson (Philadelphia) 1,477
Div. 2: A. Torres & K. Knox (Metropolitan) 1,497
Div. 3: X. Wilson & A. Warner (Providence) 1,307
Div. 4: I. Tucker & S. Tucker (Washington) 1,083
Div. 5: E. Wilson & V. Tucker (Washington) 737

Singles

Div. 1: Dylan Bowers (Delaware) 735
Div. 2: Kieryn Knox (Metropolitan) 746
Div. 3: Hollis Warner (Providence) 668
Div. 4: Aunja’Juell Swails (Washington) 539
Div. 5: Ellis Wilson (Washington) 357

Congrats to all. 🙂

Bill Clukay fires 300 in TNBA junior regional

Westgate Lanes played host to the TNBA’s East regional junior tournament this weekend, and while I might miss other scores, I can report that Bill Clukay had a 300 game in the tournament yesterday. Results will be linked as soon as I see them.

Nice bowling! 🙂

Kyle Egan wins JBSC at Westgate

A post in the Junior Bowling Sport Challenge Facebook group reported that Westgate youth bowler Kyle Egan was the U20 boys winner in their event yesterday at Westgate Lanes, defeating fellow Westgate youth bowler Stephen Major, 211-165, in the final match. I did get the scores for the stepladders in the four divisions, and the results are below:

U20 Boys

Match 1: Ryan Stolakis def. Andrew McGovern 201-192
Match 2: Stolakis def. Ryan Stanard 204-164
Match 3: Kyle Egan def. Stolakis 182-158
Semifinal: Egan def. Andrew Hall 255-234
Final: Egan def. Stephen Major 211-165

U20/U15 Girls

Match 1: Kaitlynn Crawford def. Madison Gentes 193-170
Match 2: Crawford def. Danielle McKerracher 224-202
Semifinal: Crawford def. Rachel Bamford 199-169
Final: Kasey Kosier def. Crawford 204-203

U15 Boys

Match 1: Xavier Bamford def. Randal Dunbar 203-175
Match 2: Bamford def. Jason Simmons 243-224
Semifinal: Bamford def. Nate Purches 189-162
Final: Bamford def. Bradley Baybutt 204-176

U12 Boys/Girls

Semifinal: Jaden Gagner def. Dennis Goulart 162-158
Final: Andrew Robitaille def. Gagner 149-130

Additionally, Bradley Baybutt, a bowler out of Yankee Lanes in Keene, NH, bowled a 290 game in qualifying, which Sharon Evans reported was the highest game bowled in the JBSC since the tournament went to all sport oil conditions five years ago. The JBSC reported that 54 bowlers, a record for them, came out for the event, including a record eight in the U12 division.

Congrats to all. I’ll update the post when I find out what the lane condition was.

Update: Sharon Evans conducted some research on past game scores in the JBSC and found that Andrew Hall had a 299 on a sport lane condition their first year. Also that year, Allen Halacy had a 300 game, but that was on a modified house shot (as not every lane machine could put out a sport condition at the time).

Update: Per Kevin Thibeault, the lane condition was the 2007 Weber Cup Day 2 pattern (40′).