2017-18 Week 29 league standings update

Just updating one league, as the other postponed last week due to weather:

  • Sunday Niters: The Three Stooges won four points from Here for the Beer and are now in 4th place, nine points behind Broads With Balls, who lead Ten Is Enough by four points and Here For the Beer by eight points. Adam & Steve will be Sunday night’s opponents.



Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux take NAT doubles title in Malden

Mar 2018 NAT doubles

Finalists of the Mar. 25 NAT doubles event at Town Line Luxury Lanes (L-R): Champions Dave Chalifoux & Shawn Hagan, runners-up Jose Perez & Lance Mugford (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

According to the updated newsletter, Pepsi league regulars Shawn Hagan & Dave Chalifoux won yesterday’s Northeast Amateur Tournament doubles event at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden, defeating Jose Perez & Lance Mugford, 520-480 (with handicap), in the final match.

Congrats guys! 🙂

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


  1. Aaron Cochrane 732
  2. Matthew Hochberg 707


  1. Jessica Blyth 749
  2. Alex Nicol 699

141-160 & 161-180 (combined)

  1. Cody Esdale 719

181 & over

  1. Chris Zalewski 633


  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! 🙂

Dave Kullas fires 300/855 in Hyannis

Pepsi league regular Dave Kullas posted on his Facebook that he had a 276-279-300 performance for an 855 set last night in his league in Hyannis, the Dave Smith Memorial Classic. Seems he was also wearing a hat from when Dave Smith’s family owned the place, as the Ryan Family Amusements there will be closing soon.

Sorry to hear about the closing, but good bowling, anyway. 🙂

Shawn Hagan posts 300/805 in Malden

I saw Shawn Hagan posted on Facebook that he had 300-269-236 for an 805 tonight in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. Nice bowling! 🙂

2017-18 Week 28 league standings update

The show had to go on without me, so to speak, so here’s a standings update, with the week’s results as best as I know them:

  • Brunswick Mixed: Let’s Mix Em Up won all four from Living On a Spare and are now tied for 7th with Dawg Pound and Party of Six,  nine points behind Minds In the Gutter, who lead Spare Change and Creeden’s Mustangs by a point and Sweet Rolls by a point and a half. Weather permitting, my team bowls against Party of Six tonight. Si had a 180 high game last week, sweeping scratch and handicap game and series honors in the men’s “D” division.
  • Sunday Niters: The Three Stooges (Ed bowling alone) won six points from Ball Busterz and are now in 4th place, nine points behind Ten Is Enough, who lead Broads With Balls by four points and Here For the Beer by eight points. My team is scheduled against Here For the Beer on Sunday night. Ed’s 248 and 624 earned him high score mention.


Jim Ferguson shoots 300 in Southeastern Mass. association tournament

Got wind today of a 300 game by Brockton association Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson in the doubles event of the Southeastern Mass. association tournament Sunday at Wonder Bowl, which he dedicated to Harry Thibeault. Shawn Hagan was Jim’s doubles partner, and there is video on Danny Khuu’s Facebook. Congrats Jim! 🙂

Brockton city tournament rescheduled for Apr. 7 & 8

With Harry Thibeault’s wake rescheduled to last Saturday due to last week’s nor’easter, the Brockton Bowling Association has likewise rescheduled the association tournament for Apr. 7 & 8 at the same times.

Mar. 11 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 23 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was quite out of sorts on this night, and the other league members noticed. It would turn out that I was in the throes of a health scare, but I’m still amazed I bowled as well as I did, particularly after the first game; there wasn’t more than one open frame in those two games, with a double also in both.

Result: 147-191-189=527
Average (69 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 575

Composite average (147 games): 181

Weirdly, we only won one point, a tie in the first game.

Happy to report that I am feeling better, and hope to return to bowling activity a week from Wednesday night.

Mar. 10 Adult/Junior doubles results

Results from today’s Adult/Junior doubles tournament:


  1. Kyle Major & Kevin Thibeault 1,412
  2. Glenn Rucker & Rose Hamilton 1,404


  1. Dylan & Tim Major 1,482

Congrats to all! 🙂

Harry Thibeault passes away at age 58

I’m embedding my Facebook post to allow everyone to view, because we are all saddened by Harry’s loss this week. I also had a photo of him in the “scrapbook”, which I’ll leave below:


Harry Thibeault, Jr.

Again, my thoughts are with Harry’s family at this time. Information on Harry’s final arrangements are attached in the Facebook post.

Mar. 7 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 27 bowling, frame-by-frame

It didn’t appear it was going to be my night, anyway, but I was not myself in the third game, for a reason I may or may not post later. That said, however, I did compose myself enough to throw the double in the last frame to save total for my team.

Result: 147-162-147=456
Average (78 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 164
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 568

Composite average (144 games): 181

That game we won by enough for total was the second game. Tom had the best night of the four of us.

Westgate Warriors defeat The Commission at East Providence Lanes

After a bad February match, the Westgate Warriors got back on track Sunday with a 38-2 win over The Commission, from the UBA’s New England South district, at East Providence Lanes. As everyone bowled well, I’ll just mention that no Warrior was under 650 scratch in the match.

2017-18 Week 26 league standings update

Just one league to update, due to the Sunday postponement:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Spare Us, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 13th with The Fun Team, 11 points behind Spare Change, who lead Creeden’s Mustangs by three points, and four points over Minds in the Gutter and Gutt Er Done. Assuming no weather postponement, our opponents tomorrow night are The Fun Team, as it is a position round. Si had the high handicap series of the week in the men’s “D” division.

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.

Feb. 28 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 26 bowling, frame-by-frame

Lately, I’ve been finding that my Marvel Peal has been my better ball later in the night, as the hang spot develops down lane. This was kind of a mixed bag night, with my two over-average games only just getting me to my average.

Result: 164-196-183=543
Average (75 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 185
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 559

Composite average (141 games): 182

Si has been our steadiest bowler recently, and he was over average in all three games again tonight. Team won three after losing a close first game.

Links to Mike Shady’s Peak Performance Bowling, The Solid Nine added to sidebar

A couple of links that Jeff Richgels alerted me to are now in the sidebar:

Coach Mike Shady, who has been a recent contributor to The 11th Frame, now has his own site, with a few blog articles currently available focusing on the mental game. This link can be found in the “Coaching/Tips” category.

I’m not sure how new it is, because there have been 55 episodes, but The Solid Nine podcast is now linked in the podcasts category. The latest episode features a wrap-up of the PBA Players Championship, and they also discuss the USBC ball technology study. The link is to SoundCloud, but the podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

2017-18 Week 25 league standings update

My usual league standings update, after Week 25:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After failing to win points from The Fun Team, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 15th place, 11 points behind Spare Change, who are four points ahead of Minds in the Gutter and Creeden’s Mustangs and five ahead of Gutt Er Done. Spare Us are tonight’s opposition, with a position round looming next week.
  • Sunday Niters: After splitting 4-4 with Here for the Beer, The Three Stooges are in 3rd place, six points behind Ten Is Enough, who are four points ahead of Broads With Balls. Here for the Beer is eight points behind the lead in 4th. Suzy’s Crew are Sunday night’s opponents. Harry’s 275 received high score mention on the standing sheet.

Hakim Emmanuel takes Feb. 2018 NAT doubles event at Westgate

Feb 2018 NAT doubles

Finalists of the Feb. 25 NAT doubles event at Westgate Lanes (L-R): Champions Hakim Emmanuel & Angel Hernandez, runners-up Bob DiMuccio Jr. & Sr. (Photo courtesy of Northeast Amateur Tournament)

The Northeast Amateur Tournament posted on their Facebook page (must be logged into Facebook to view) that “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel paired with Angel Hernandez to take the doubles event held Sunday at Westgate Lanes, defeating Bob DiMuccio Sr. & Jr., 562-491 (with handicap), in the final match. Other Westgate bowlers in the elimination finals were Chuck Paige & Matt Richard, Ralph Dahlgren & Bill Briggs, Dan Robinson & Mike Peirce, Tom Hedding (with Jayme Silva), Ed Grossett & Mike “Sensae” Reed, and Jim Ferguson & Sean Richard. There were 43 entries.

Danny Khuu throws 300/836 in Northeastern Open

Danny Khuu bowled the Northeastern Open Championships at Yankee Lanes in Keene, NH yesterday instead of staying home, and he reported that he had 300-247-289 for an 836 in his doubles event. Nice bowling! 🙂

Dan Robinson shoots 290/845, Stephen Major, Danny Zizza 300 in NAT doubles

Getting all of yesterday’s honor scores out of the way…

The biggest score of the day was turned in by association Hall of Famer Dan Robinson, who posted 288-267-290 in his first three qualifying games for an 845 set. Also, Stephen Major had a 300 game on the first squad, and Danny Zizza 300 on the second squad. For Zizza, it was his first 300 game, and it came on lanes 47 & 48, meaning he now has something in common with “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel, who also had his first three 300 games on that pair.

Results (hopefully) to come later. Congrats everyone! 🙂

Feb. 25 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 22 bowling, frame-by-frame

There were just not enough good shots tonight, as I had six leaves of the difficult variety, and only put together a turkey and a double in the second game. Except for the last 10 pin, I did make all of my single-pin spares.

Result: 161-199-172=532
Average (66 games): 182
Average for last 9 games: 191
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 553

Composite average (138 games): 182

The night looked bleak after two games, but Harry led a third game charge with a 275, giving us the third game by enough for total. Ed also chipped in a couple of deuce games.

“Mr. 900”, Jewell Wilson, Jessica Lowe score 300, Grant Henderson III 299 in TNBA league

If you count all of his perfect games, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel now has three 900 series’ worth of them (including the actual 900, of course) after rolling his 9th tonight in the TNBA league. But that wasn’t the only big number put up in the league tonight, as Jewell Wilson and Jessica Lowe also had one each, and Grant Henderson III added a 299, as well. Nice bowling, peeps! 🙂

Update: Jessica Lowe also had games of 216 and 210 (not sure of the order) for a 726 set. Nice bowling! 🙂

Steve Huntress bowls 300, Jim Ferguson 299 in Patriots league

Jim Ferguson shot me a message on Facebook that not only did he have a 299 game last night in the Patriots league, but that Steve Huntress, one of the two-time Bowler of the Year tournament winners, had a 300 game. Nice going! 🙂

UPDATE: An alert Sean Richard posted on the association Facebook page that this might have been Steve’s first 300 game, and I was able to confirm that via bowl.com. Thanks Seany! 🙂

UPDATE: Steve Huntress informed us that it was his second 300 game.

Qwadaris Rembert shoots 300 in Lang’s Invitational

I found out the other night that Pepsi league “rookie” (and NEBA champion) Qwadaris Rembert shot a perfect game that night in one of his other leagues, the Lang’s Invitational at Lang’s Bowlaramam in Cranston, RI. Nice bowling!