No bowling for me last night, but I did observe Si post a 527 and Steve have one of his better nights to win second & third games and total against the first-half winners, which is certainly a good way to start the second half.
Per the post above, Chuck Paige teamed with Jayme Silva to win the Bay State Open’s first Over/Under (45) doubles title Sunday at AMF Auburn Lanes. The pair defeated Leo Roy & Louis Bacci, 470-453 (with handicap), in the final match, which may be viewed below:
Congrats guys! 🙂
Donald Graves posted his recap from the other night, which showed that “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel had a 299 second game. Good try, my man! 🙂
I missed position round with the flu, and Let’s MixEm Up won no points from The Fun Team. We finished the first half in 8th place, 9.5 points behind Party of Six, who won by 3.5 points over Stacked. We start the second half tomorrow against Party of Six. I’ll be there, but not bowling with a left ankle infection.
Si did sweep his division honors last week.
“$eany Ka$h” did it again last night in Malden, as he posted a recap on Facebook showing 267-268-279 for an 814 set, which should be his third 800 in Malden this season. WTG! 🙂
As some of you know, the well-known bowling news site BowlingDigital.com ceases operations after 20 years today, so I’ve had to remove the RSS feeds from the site from the sidebar. It had been a go-to site for international bowling news, and so will be missed, and I wish founder Herb Bickel all the best. The site’s link will be removed shortly.
Paris Cook posted on Facebook that he had a 300 game last night in the Rhythm & Bowling league, which I thought was the first recorded by the new scoring system until I remembered about Rene Thompson’s last week. Paris left a video in his DropBox, which I will try to embed here:
Congrats Paris! 🙂
I haven’t mentioned Eric Derochers much, but I saw in the recaps from Thursday night that he had a 290 game this past week. WTG! 🙂
Pepsi leaguer Shawn Hagan showed me a recap photo in which he went 267-265-280 for an 812 set the other night in Malden. Nice bowling! 🙂
Really, the only things I wanted back from last night were the five splits I left, including the 4-5-7 three times. The ball change after the first two was good, but I probably could’ve just kept the Tropical Breeze and moved, too.
Average (51 games): 170
Average for last 9 games: 186
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556
Composite average (57 games): 173
Si had a strong 576 night, and team won second and third games and total after losing the first by under 30 pins.
For an aside, it was kind of “reunion night” last night, with not only Junior & Marcia, the former owners, paying a visit, but also Mike & Liz DiBenedetto, who were on the Coles’ team the first few years I was in the league. Nice seeing everyone! 🙂
A couple of scores from the Rhythm & Bowling league, including a woman’s score: Rene Thompson finally broke through with a 300, and Tasheka Douglas had a 256 high game in a 723 set. Nice bowling! 🙂
UPDATE: I missed this detail originally, but Rene’s 300 is the first one recorded by the new scoring system, so additional congrats! 🙂
After winning three points from Livin on a Spare, Let’s MixEm Up is tied for 6th with Lost & Found, 5.5 points behind Party of Six, who lead Last Empire and Spare Us by 1.5 points, and Stacked by three points. We face Creeden’s Mustangs tonight, and, as the last position round of the first half is next week, I’ll run down the leaders’ matches below:
- Party of Six vs. vacant
- Last Empire vs. Great Balls of Fire
- Spare Us vs. The Fun Team
- Stacked vs. Livin on a Spare
The Facebook post above has a link to the final Holiday Doubles prize list, which is really hosted on this site.
As noted in the above Facebook post, Pepsi league “rookies” Joe Logel & Kevin Kelliher defeated Bob Goulart & Dylan McLoud, 755-684, with handicap, to win the Bay State Open’s modified doubles event yesterday at Westgate Lanes. Qualifying in this modified format was three games of standard doubles and two games of Baker doubles, with one standard game and one Baker game in the elimination finals.
During qualifying, Joe Bourhill had a 300 bid thwarted by a 5 pin for a 299.
Congrats everyone! 🙂
Sean Richard posted a video of his son Matt going for 300, but a 4-7 thwarted him this time. As was said by the famous cartoon moose, Bullwinkle, “Well, I’m getting close.”
Nice bowling Matty! 🙂
This score seems like a little bit of deja-vu: Rene Thompson posted a 299 Sunday night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Nice bowling! 🙂
Pleased with the score at the end, but each game had a different character, grinding out the spares in the first, the four-bagger in the second, and the strike-or-split nature of the third. The whole still raised my average.
Average (48 games): 169
Average for last 9 games: 179
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 537
Composite average (54 games): 172
Team won first & third games and total for 3 points. Third game was thanks to Si’s 203.
A couple of asides:
- I ended up chopping my division’s Christmas Bowl money with Steve Geddes because we were the same number over average (75) last week. Si won in his division.
- The new scoring system is able to produce desk printouts that show the spare leaves, so I’ll be relying less on my own notes.
After winning four points from the vacant, Let’s MixEm Up is in 7th, 7.5 points ahead of Party of Six, who are three points ahead of Stacked, and 4.5 points ahead of both Last Empire and Spare Us. Livin on a Spare, who are immediately ahead of us, will be tomorrow night’s opponents.
I had the high series, both scratch & handicap, in the men’s “C” division last week, while Si swept the board in men’s “E”.
As the Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on Facebook, Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson defeated Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux, 502-464 (with handicap) to win their year-end doubles tournament at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden.
Good bowling, guys! 🙂
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported via this Facebook post (must be logged into Facebook to view) that Charlie Unthank defeated Mike Berens, 269-231 (with handicap) to win their year-end singles event today at Westgate Lanes. 34 eligible bowlers participated, with eight cashing.
Aaron Major is not having a quiet His & Hers season, continued the other night with 299-268-247 for an 814 set. Note: He currently has a 245 league average.
Nice bowling! 🙂
Brian Gaskill has had to fill in in the Pepsi league, but this post is about last night in Malden, where he had a 300 game. WTG! 🙂
My league’s secretary, Shawn Coles, gets mentioned for getting a 278 game the hard way last night, throwing the back 11 after leaving the 3-6-7-10 and chopping two off of that. Nicely done! 🙂
This was a definite shot in the arm for Wednesday night. It was similar to my last Sunday night in that my second and third games were clean, although it didn’t score quite as high. There were also no missed single-pin spares.
Average (45 games): 168
Average for last 9 games: 170
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 535
Composite average (51 games): 171
Si & I actually put up matching 573s, with his having a 222 game. The four points against the vacant were easily won.
Just to show everyone that I sometimes don’t see stuff from my own league, I only saw today that Ed Miller had a 298 game in the league on Oct. 10. Nice bowling! 🙂
After winning one point from Great Balls of Fire, Let’s MixEm Up is in 9th place, 8.5 points behind Party of Six, who are two points ahead of Stacked, and 2.5 points ahead of Last Empire and Spare Us. Tonight should be a quick one, as we’re bowling the vacant.
Finally, a couple of scores from Thursday night in the Patriots league, a perfecto by Joe Bourhill and a 290 from “TomTom” Hedding. WTG guys! 🙂
And congrats to Mike Griffin for a 300 game Friday night in the TNBA league. Nice game, Griff! 🙂
There was another game I missed in the Holiday Doubles tournament: A 290 turned in by veteran North Bowl bowler James Burt. Nice going! 🙂
The now-merged association held its third annual Holiday Doubles tournament yesterday at Westgate, and there was a good game score out of that was a 290 by Shirley Major, who appears back to form after taking some time off. Nice bowling, Shirley! 🙂
UPDATE: Danny Khuu informed me that there was also a 299, which I didn’t see, thrown by Jake Campbell. WTG! 🙂