Sean Richard posts 300/858 in NAT doubles in Malden

There will be more from the weekend later, but I saw Jim Ferguson post on Facebook that Sean Richard, his partner today in the NAT doubles at Town Line in Malden, shot 279-300-279 for an 858 set in the first three of four qualifying games. It may be a new personal high for “Ka$h”, as I don’t recall seeing a better series from him.

Nice bowling! 🙂


Paris Cook fires 300 in Patriots league

As usual with this league, there may be more later, after I see an updated standing sheet, but I’m aware of at least one score from last night in the Patriots league: Paris Cook posted on Facebook that he had a 300 game. WTG! 🙂

Bobby Geddes throws 804 in Brunswick Mixed

He was a member of the Brunswick Mixed league when I joined, taking time away from it for college, and Bobby Geddes had what I believe was his personal high last night, posting 236-279-289, with a stone 9 derailing the 300 game in the third game, for an 804, his first 800 series. WTG! 🙂

Nov. 15 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 11 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was probably due to come back down after consecutive 600s in this league, but, if coming back down still meant I hit my +1 score, as it did tonight, I’d take it. Splits were mostly my undoing tonight, but I did convert on two of them (a 3-9-10 and a 5-7), and I’ve now made 33 consecutive single pins between my two leagues.

Result: 187-156-221=564
Average (30 games): 178
Average for last 9 games: 204
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 561

Composite average (60 games): 177

Brian was our real star tonight, as he had 254-211-265 for a personal high 730 series tonight. Team won all four.

2017-18 Week 10 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 10; Brunswick Mixed will be based on the BowlerExpress standing sheet rather than LeagueSecretary:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Party of Five, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 2nd place, two points behind the leading Stuck With Us, with Creeden’s Mustangs 4.5 points behind the lead in 3rd, Last Empire five behind in 4th, and three teams six behind in a tie for 5th. For the weekly high scores, I had the high handicap game and second high handicap series for the men. My team bowls against Striking Gentlemen tomorrow night. Update: In my division (men’s “B”), only Kevin Stiger’s 684 scratch series was higher than my scores. The 269 scratch game is now also high for the season in the division.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning six points from the vacant, The 3 Stooges are 12 points behind the leaders, Ten Is Enough, who lead three teams, Ball Busterz, Here For Beer, and Suzy’s Crew, by eight points. Broads With Balls will be Sunday night’s opponents.

Nov. 12 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 10 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was really second-guessing my ball choice in the first game tonight, as I thought I had a look with the Marvel Pearl, but underperformed, and I bowled much better when I went back to the Tropical Breeze (which I started practice with). All of my spare misses again were with multiple pins standing.

Result: 131-189-200=520
Average (30 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 563

Composite average (57 games): 177

I sunk my team in the first game, as we were under the 498 we needed to win the points against the vacant. Peter did return tonight, and had a 251 third game to help cover for Ed.

Mike Carter posts 843 set in Cranston

I saw on Coke league bowler Mike Carter’s Facebook today that he shot 278-278-287 for a personal high 843 series in the Sunday Afternoon Mixed league at AMF Cranston Lanes. Nice bowling! 🙂

Brian Egan posts 300, Tony Attardo 299 in Patriots league

That I’m mentioning Brian Egan tonight for a 300 game in the Patriots league is nothing new. What makes tonight different is that I’m mentioning Tony Attardo, whom I’ve written about for other things before, notably his Brockton Bowling Association and NEBA Hall of Fame elections, for a score for the first time, with a 299 game.

Nice bowling guys! 🙂

Nov. 8 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 10 bowling, frame-by-frame

I’m on a nice little heater on Wednesday night right now. The BowlSK sheet linked above has the “best since” for my second game and series noted, but it should be said that I was thinking 700 after the second game, but just didn’t put enough quality shots together to end it. Once again, I made every single-pin spare, so worrying about not making those was not on my mind.

Result: 204-269-173=646
Average (27 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 197
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 558

Composite average (54 games): 177

After winning the first game comfortably, my team really needed me in the second game to take the point; unfortunately, our opponents won the third game by enough to steal total for the 2-2 split.

2017-18 Week 9 league standings update

My league standings update after Week 9:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Stuck With Us in a position round, Let’s Mix Em Up is a point behind them in 2nd place, with Last Empire three points behind the lead in 3rd and Dawg Pound four points behind in 4th. Party of Five are tomorrow night’s opponents.
  • Sunday Niters: After splitting four and four with Here For Beer, The 3 Stooges are 12 points behind the leaders, Ten Is Enough, in 5th place. Here For Beer and Ball Busterz are tied, four points behind the lead, in 2nd, with Suzy’s Crew eight points behind in 4th. Adam & Steve, essentially a vacant team now, are Sunday night’s opponents.

Steve Dale Jr. shoots 299 in Coke league

Steve Dale Jr., one of the inaugural NEBA Hall of Famers, put up a 299 second game last night, and it was in a big spot, as his team, Rick O’Shea, got the points they needed for first place in the Coke league’s first quarter position round. Nice bowling! 🙂

Westgate Warriors rout Darkside at Apple Valley Bowl

The Westgate Warriors began the interdivision portion of their schedule Saturday at Apple Valley Bowl in Plantsville, CT, routing The Darkside 38-2. The Warriors were led by Bill Beck, making his Warriors debut with a 761 in scratch, Jim Bessette (718 in scratch), Zach Thompson (664 in handicap 1), Jon Hester (656 in handicap 1), and Brian Egan (660 in handicap 2).

Tom Hedding wins 2017 BBA Bowler of the Year title

In the post above, the Brockton Bowling Association reported that Tom Hedding won their annual Bowler of the Year tournament today at North Bowl Lanes after defeating Jon Hester, 227-161 in the final match. Hedding was the top seed for the stepladder, and Hester first defeated Jim Burt, 227-203, then Danny Khuu in the semifinal match, 214-204, to reach the final match.

The association reported a record 60 entries for today’s tournament.

Shawn Syde tosses 300 in Sunday Niters

My Week 9 bowling, frame-by-frame

I followed up my Wednesday night with a much better Sunday night (comparing it to my two recent Sunday nights). I only missed one makeable spare and no single pins, and put together turkeys early and late in the second game for my 220.

Result: 186-220-177=583
Average (27 games): 177
Average for last 9 games: 159
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 549

Composite average (51 games): 175

Winning the second game by 168 pins (thanks to Ed’s 224, also) must have made Shawn Syde, one of our opponents, mad, because he proceeded to close out the night with a 300 game, and, indeed, if Shawn had bowled a better second game, his 800 was out there with a 288 first game. The teams split 4-4.

Nice bowling, Shawn! 🙂

Sean Richard bowls two 300 games in RI city doubles

The “century watch” is just about on now for Sean Richard, as he had 300 games #90 and #91 in separate doubles squads today in the Rhode Island city tournament at Lang’s Bowlarama. Seany, I just hope I’m there to see #100. 🙂

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! 🙂

Tom Hedding throws 300/878 in RI city tournament

“TomTom” Hedding has thrown off big sets before, but he had a true monster of one today in the Rhode Island city tournament at Lang’s Bowlarama, posting 279-300-299 for an 878 in his singles event (which appears to be his favorite event, as he also holds the Mass. state tournament singles record).

WTG! 🙂

Update: Tournament director Bryan Rhodes informed me that Hedding’s 878 is a RI city tournament singles record, and the 4th highest series ever bowled in the state.

Qwadaris Rembert wins DTS event at Lang’s

Late getting to this, but, as the post above indicates, one of the new Coke league bowlers, Qwadaris Rembert, won the Oct. 7 installment of the Digibowl Tournament Series at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston, RI, also mentioning that he was the high qualifier (940, 4 games) on the Middle Road lane condition.

Good bowling! 🙂

Nov. 1 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 9 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was due for a “correction” the other way on Wednesday night, and I got it tonight with my most consistent night of the season. I had no more than two open frames in a game (2nd game), and only missed one single pin (the 7 that started the night) and one other makeable (a bucket). Of my strikes, only two were not part of a string.

Result: 216-201-213=630
Average (24 games): 172
Average for last 9 games: 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 535

Composite average (48 games): 173

One of our opponents had a higher series than me, but we still won 1st and 3rd games and total from first place in a position round, so we’re now within a point of the lead.

2017-18 Week 8 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 8; Sunday Niters will be added later…

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning a point from Living on a Spare, Let’s Mix Em Up is in 2nd place, three points behind Stuck With Us, who we bowl against tomorrow night in a position round. Dawg Pound is five points behind the lead in 3rd, and Creeden’s Mustangs 5.5 points behind the lead in 4th.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning two points from We Don’t Give a Split, The 3 Stooges are tied for 5th with Suzy’s Crew, eight points behind a tie for the lead between Ten Is Enough and Here For Beer (Sunday night’s opponents). Ball Busterz are two points behind the lead in 3rd, and We Don’t Give a Split six behind in 4th.

Tom Hedding bowls 290 in Patriots league

I’m able to mention “TomTom” Hedding for a league score for the first time this season, and that for a 290 game in the Patriots league, the league, of course, in which he set the association record average last season. Nice bowling! 🙂

Oct. 29 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 8 bowling, frame-by-frame

Just about anything I did tonight would have better than last week’s disaster, but this wasn’t what I had in mind, because I only had a double in the first and second games, and paid a penalty on most of my bad shots. I also didn’t close out well, because the second game was the only time I threw three balls in the 10th.

Result: 159-169-142=470
Average (24 games): 175
Average for last 9 games: 162
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 544

Composite average (45 games): 171

Peter was absent for a third week, so we had to take a vacant instead of his blind. Ed had a 208 second game, and that produced the only two points we won.

Roland Sandefur tosses 804 in Westgate Mixed

I’m always happy to post about a bowler’s first 300 or 800, and last night, it was Roland Sandefur’s turn for one of those, as he posted 289-279-236 for an 804 set, which was his first 800 series. Nice bowling! 🙂

Oct. 25 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 8 bowling, frame-by-frame

Not quite what I had in mind to bounce back from Sunday night, but I was at least reasonably happy with my third game, which had a late double to cover one open frame. It was also a better night on my 10 pin, missing only one out of four.

Result: 164-139-195=498
Average (21 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 502

Composite average (42 games): 172

Ralph and Brian had good first games for the only game we won tonight.