As shown in the above Facebook post, Westgate bowler Danny Khuu teamed with Bruce Hall to win the handicap title at the inaugural Rhode Island USBC Doubles Championship, which was held the last two weekends at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket. Hall & Khuu were actually leading scratch with a 1,944 (four games) going into the final day, but were bested by Paul Smith & Joey Transue with a 1,989, with Hall & Khuu’s 1,944 still being good for the handicap title.
WTG “Khuulade”! 🙂
Congrats to Jewell Wilson, who had a 300 game a few years ago, with a 290 game last Friday night in the TNBA league. 🙂
According to a post in the association’s Facebook group, Ed Grossett, Rene Thompson, and Mike “Sensae” Reed, all bowlers in Westgate’s Boston Rhythm & Bowling league, won the handicap title in the Southeastern Mass. Bowling Association’s trios tournament last Sunday at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford with a 2,316 total, and the Pepsi league’s Chuck Paige teamed with Jayme Silva and Mike Berube to take the scratch title with a 2,207 total. Nice bowling, guys! 🙂
My Week 21 bowling, frame-by-frame
My second game definitely was the highlight of the night. I had the front 7, then left the 2-4-8-10, and, after everyone was done acknowledging the run of strikes, I proceeded to convert the split to give everyone something else to smile about. It did figure that I missed an easy 4-7 after that, but I still finished a 242 out.
Average (60 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 565
Composite average (114 games): 181
We won the last two games and total rather easily after losing the first game. Everyone contributed tonight, with both Kathy and Si bowling three games all over their averages, and Tom finished with a 560 after an under-average first game.
As announced in the above post, an organizational meeting for the Brockton USBC BA, Tri-City and Foxvale USBC women’s associations, and Brockton and Greater Attleboro USBC youth associatons to form a Bristol-Plymouth merged USBC association will take place at Westgate Lanes on Feb. 25. The meeting is important, as the merged association’s by-laws, officers, and board of directors will be voted on, so we hope bowlers attend the meeting. The merged association will begin on Aug. 1, with the new USBC fiscal year.
The usual standings update, after Week 20 of the season:
- Brunswick Mixed: After failing to win points from Creeden’s Mustangs, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 12th with The Fun Team and Lost & Found, four points behind Minds in the Gutter and Livin on a Spare, who are a point ahead of Sweet Rolls and two points ahead of five other teams. Stuck With Us, one of the teams tied for 4th, are tonight’s opponents.
- Sunday Niters: After winning two points from Team 4 (still listed as Adam & Steve on LeagueSecretary), The Three Stooges are in 3rd, two points behind Ten Is Enough and Here for the Beer, with Suzy’s Crew four points behind the lead in 4th. Broads With Balls are Sunday night’s opponents.
Junior told me last night that Kegel Broadway will be the lane condition for the 3rd quarter of the Pepsi league. As always, the link is to a PDF of the program sheet.
I learned about a couple more scores from the Southeastern Mass. USBC trios tournament at Wonder Bowl Sunday: Danny Khuu, who had 268-257-280 for an 805 set, and Stephen Major, with a 290 game. Nice going, guys! 🙂
I’ve learned that Sean Richard yesterday bowled his 95th career 300 game in the Southeastern Mass. USBC association’s trios tournament at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford. Nice bowling! 🙂
As reported in the above Facebook post, Pepsi league teammates Jon Hester & Stan Lewis (L-R in photo) won the Bay State Open’s first match-play doubles event Saturday at AMF Somerset Lanes, defeating Graham Eng & Kris Tam by a score (with handicap) of 504-452. The video of the final match will be below:
As also noted in the post, Jon Hester threw a 300 game in their semifinal match, which was also captured live on Facebook for the first time by the Bay State Open. That will be in the video below:
Congrats guys! 🙂
My Week 18 bowling, frame-by-frame
I really wasn’t feeling my best all weekend, and it showed in my bowling tonight. I missed spares in all three games, but minimized the misses in the third game to save my 500.
Average (54 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 563
Composite average (111 games): 180
Opponents had a new bowler averaging in tonight, but we did determine that we only won the first game.
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
Here’s something I just found out about: On Sunday, Kevin Thibeault posted a 300 game in a new event put on by the Rhode Island Bowling Association, the Rhode Island Doubles Championship at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket. The tournament continues through this weekend.
Good bowling, Kev! 🙂
There may be more scores from tonight later, but, for now, I can report that Harry Thibeault, “TomTom” Hedding, and Mike Peirce had 300 games in the Patriots league. For the former two, they came in the first game as teammates, with only Sean Richard’s 213 game preventing that from being reportable as a team score (825 for trios).
Nice bowling! 🙂
My Week 20 bowling, frame-by-frame
While I was over my average for the night, I left a lot of single pins out there, where, as is unusual, my left side, particularly the 4 and 7, was the bedeviling side. The bright side to my spare game, however, was that I did make an adjustment on the 7 at a time I couldn’t avoid leaving the pin, and made three straight.
Average (57 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 556
Composite average (108 games): 181
Opponents won all four, with their anchor almost putting up a 700.
Updating my league standings after Week 19; both leagues are now in the second half of the season:
- Brunswick Mixed: Five teams, including Let’s Mix Em Up, won three points to start the second half, and we sorted to 8th place due to pinfall. The teams winning all four (in pinfall order) were Stuck With Us, Livin on a Spare, and Ebony & Ivories. Creeden’s Mustangs are tomorrow night’s opponents.
- Sunday Niters: After winning six points from Here for the Beer, The 3 Stooges are leading by two points over them and Suzy’s Crew (who are in 2nd due to pinfall), with Ten Is Enough and Ball Busterz tied for 4th, four points back. Adam & Steve are due to be Sunday night’s opponents, but a new bowler is bringing in a full team to take the vacant team spot, so that team’s name may change. Peter got high score mention on the standing sheet.
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! 🙂
My Week 17 bowling, frame-by-frame
I almost recovered from my second game to save average, but I came up a couple of pins short. I’ll use the rest of the space here to explain my usual problem with the 10 pin, as I missed a few more of them tonight: I’m throwing my plastic ball at it, and it’s usually on line, but it hooks on the back end; keep in mind that that plastic ball is not supposed to hook at all.
Average (51 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 201
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 573
Composite average (105 games): 180
Peter had a nice bounce-back night (662), and the only points we lost were the second game’s, in which we only lost by 11 pins.
Association Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson is in need of “average boosters” to help him in the pursuit of “TomTom” Hedding’s association record, and got another one tonight with a 299 game in the Patriots league. Note: He ended the night with a 739, which raised it close to Hedding’s 240.60.
My Week 19 bowling, frame-by-frame
Tonight was my comeuppance, as I was largely a victim of bad pin carry, and compounded it by missing more single-pin spares than I made. The 166 first game had my only double of the night.
Average (54 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 576
Composite average (102 games): 180
The team got bad news in the loss of Ralph for the rest of the season due to an accident shoveling snow (injured knee). As poorly as we bowled tonight, we still managed to take three of four (first & third games & total by one pin).
There used to be a USBC award “trifecta”, which meant a 300 game, an 800 series, and an 11 in a row game, all in the same season. Which leads me to this: Ryan Yelle completed his “trifecta” for the year last week in the Westgate Mixed league with a 299 game. Nice going! 🙂
As noted in the current web newsletter, Mike “Sensae” Reed bowled his first 300 game back on Dec. 17 in the Northeast Amateur Tournament’s handicap singles event at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Belated congrats! 🙂
As usual, updating my league standings, after Week 18:
- Brunswick Mixed: As I alluded to in the Week 18 recap, Let’s Mix Em Up finished the first half in second place, two points behind Dawg Pound. Creeden’s Mustangs finished third, 4.5 points behind the lead, and Lost & Found ended up 4th, five points behind. My team starts the second half tomorrow night vs. 5 Spares.
- Sunday Niters: Only Here for the Beer won all eight points to start the second half, and The 3 Stooges the only team winning six, putting us in second. Suzy’s Crew and Ball Busterz are the teams tied for third, splitting 4-4. We go for the lead Sunday night, as we’ll be facing Here for the Beer. I received high score mention on the standing sheet this week.
My Week 16 bowling, frame-by-frame
I didn’t quite start the second half of this league the way I ended the first half, but, where I was still over 600, I’ll take it. The first game was either nine or strike, and there were just too many nine-drops. Carry was better in the other two games, with a five-bagger in each.
Average (48 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 196
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 568
Composite average (99 games): 181
A bad game by Peter cost us the first game, but we won the other two and total.
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! 🙂
My Week 18 bowling, frame-by-frame
Respectable night tonight, though with a bit of a letdown in the third game, in which I had my only single-pin misses. Second game was clean, and I think everyone knows I’ll take any clean game.
Average (51 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 589
Composite average (96 games): 181
Team won all four, but we needed the first place match to split 2-2 to force a one-game roll-off for the half, and Dawg Pound won all four, meaning we ended the half in second place.
Again, only one league to update…
- Brunswick Mixed: After failing to win points from Lost & Found, Let’s Mix Em Up is in third, two points behind Dawg Pound, who are a half-point ahead of Creeden’s Mustangs, and 2.5 points ahead of Sweet Rolls, who are in 4th and are our opponents for the position round to end the first half. Individually, Ralph had the high scratch series in the men’s “D” division last week with his 521 series and Si high handicap series (646) in the same division.
With New Year’s being the unofficial halfway point of the bowling season, I devote my usual post to the high averages, series, and games in Westgate’s leagues, based on the currently-available standing sheets. Averages are based on a minimum of 36 games, and youth bowlers are included with their gender, where applicable.
Average: 239.3; Jim Ferguson (Thursday Night Patriots, 45 games)
Series: 826; Sean Richard (Westgate Mixed)
Game: 300; Ryan Yelle, Sean Richard, Peter Cappola (Westgate Mixed), Keith Kaestner, Tom Hedding, Brian Egan, Jim Ferguson, Paris Cook, Sean Richard, Stephen Major (Thursday Night Patriots), Mike Henrikson, Kevin Coleman (TNBA), Shawn Syde (Sunday Niters), Paris Cook (Boston Rhythm & Bowling), Danny Khuu (Pepsi-Cola Classic), Wu-Zen Cheah (Firefighters)
Average: 195.0; Chris Major (His & Hers, 45 games)
Series: 697; Sandi Litchfield (Thursday Night Patriots)
Game: 268; Laura Beaudet (Brunswick Mixed)
- With the 300 games for the men, the list is only indicative of the bowlers and leagues, not the number thrown by the bowler.
- Readers interested in a particular league can find individual standing sheets on Bowler Express or LeagueSecretary.com (where the BBIS league’s sheet may be found).
The Brockton Bowling Association has posted the final prize list (PDF format) for the Holiday Doubles tournament held on Dec. 17 at Westgate Lanes. I’ll note the winners below:
Scratch doubles: Shawn Hagan & Tom Hedding (1,509)
Handicap doubles: Anthony Johnson & Jeff Wingo (1,751)
Scratch “Holiday Bonus” singles: Danny Gauthier (1,100)
Handicap “Holiday Bonus” singles: Anthony Johnson (1,283)
Note: The “Holiday Bonus” singles event used the bowlers’ doubles scores, with the high game of the bowlers’ three counting twice as a “bonus” fourth game.
The Brockton Bowling Association would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate all of the cashers.
Congrats tonight to Brockton USBC Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson, who had 300 game #14 in the Patriots league. 🙂