Jan. 9 Brunswick Mixed recap

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.

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Chuck Paige wins Bay State Open Over/Under doubles in Auburn

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! 🙂

2018-19 Week 18 league standings update

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.

Sean Richard bowls 814 in Malden

“$eany Ka$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! 🙂

BowlingDigital.com RSS feeds removed

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 rolls 300 in Rhythm & Bowling

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! 🙂

Shawn Hagan rolls 812 in Malden

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! 🙂

Dec. 26 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 17 bowling, frame-by-frame

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.

Result: 199-157-189=545
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! 🙂

Rene Thompson posts 300, Tasheka Douglas 723 in Rhythm & Bowling

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! 🙂

2018-19 Week 16 league standings update

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

Joe Logel & Kevin Kelliher win Bay State Open doubles at Westgate

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! 🙂

Matt Richard posts 298 in Patriots league

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! 🙂

Dec. 19 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 16 bowling, frame-by-frame

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.

Result: 189-191-176=556
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.

2018-19 Week 15 league standings update

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”.

Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson win NAT year-end doubles in Malden

2018 NAT year-end doubles

Finalists of NAT year-end doubles event (L-R): Champions Sean Richard & Jim Ferguson, runners-up Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

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! 🙂

Charlie Unthank wins NAT year-end singles at Westgate

2018 NAT year-end singles

Finalists of NAT year-end singles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champion Charlie Unthank, runner-up Mike Berens (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

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 posts 299/814 in His & Hers

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 shoots 300 in Malden

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! 🙂

Dec. 12 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 15 bowling, frame-by-frame

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.

Result: 169-212-192=573
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.

Ed Miller bowls 298 in Brunswick Mixed

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! 🙂

2018-19 Week 14 league standings update

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.

Jake Campbell tosses 299, Shirley Major 290 in Holiday Doubles

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! 🙂