Chris Zalewski bowls 300 in youth state tournament at Westgate

Chris Zalewski had the high game of the season on Saturday morning this season (289), but picked the doubles event of the youth state tournament today at Westgate to bowl his first 300 game. Ken Gerraughty provided me with a copy of the video, which I uploaded to the (new) association page and appears below:

Nice bowling! 🙂

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Matt Richard shoots 290 in Patriots league

Sean Richard’s bowling son, Matt, has been close to 300 a few times, and was again with a 290 last night in the Patriots league. Keep plugging away, Matty! 🙂

Shawn Hagan throws 300 in Malden

Shawn Hagan posted on Facebook that he had 300 game #17 last night in the Trios + 1 league at Town Line in Malden. He and Jim Ferguson have had a friendly competition between them for the 300 games, and Shawn, after several attempts to go one-up, finally got that.

Nice bowling! 🙂

May 2 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 34 bowling, frame-by-frame

I mostly struggled with my release last night, failing to connect on a double and leaving multi-pin spares more often than not. The third game had a chance to be clean, but I missed the pocket in the 10th, leaving a tough spare.

Result: 154-154-180=488
Average (96 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 165
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 581

Composite average (180 games): 179

Team won a close second game (by two pins) and the third by enough for total.

Link to Strike 12 Creations added to sidebar

My bowling apparel company list grew by another with the addition of Strike 12 Creations, which, while not New England, is a sponsor of the California state tournament this year. The company was found on Facebook, and their website is now linked in the sidebar.

May 1 Pepsi league note

No really high scores in the Pepsi league last night, but I did want to note that Rai Doblmeier of the Lang’s Crew team converted the 7-10 split. Nice job! 🙂

2017-18 Week 34 league standings update

Update on my league standings after Week 34:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning all four from Knock Em Down, Let’s MixEm Up is in a tie for 5th place with Striking Gentlemen, six points behind Creeden’s Mustangs, who are a half-point ahead of Last Empire and Sweet Rolls and three points ahead of Minds in the Gutter. Spare Change will be our opponents tomorrow night; for the leaders, Creeden’s Mustangs bowl against Minds in the Gutter, Last Empire against 5 Spares, and Sweet Rolls against Gutt Er Done.
  • Sunday Niters: The 4-4 split against We Don’t Give a Split enabled The Three Stooges to remain in 6th place in the final second half standings. Broads With Balls won the half by four points over Ten Is Enough.

Apr. 29 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 30 bowling, frame-by-frame

I had a bad first game, missing consecutive 10 pins in it, but ended my season with two decent games thanks to strings of strikes. The 179 final average is still an improvement from last season.

Result: 132-188-198=518
Final average (84 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 167

Composite average (177 games): 179

Team won second game and held on for total by one pin.

“Mr. 900” slams 300/815 for first 800 series

It was known at the time of his 900 series that Hakim Emmanuel never had an 800 series. But, tonight, in the TNBA Mixed league, he bowled his first 800 series by going 278-237-300 for an 815. There have been many coincidences surrounding Hakim, and his first 800 series came on lanes 47 & 48, the 900 pair, which this video of Hakim’s last two strikes recorded by Kris Higgins confirms:

Congrats Hakim! 🙂

Jim Ferguson 299/835, Bill Major 300/824 lead wild Patriots league scoring night

Last night was such a crazy scoring night in the Patriots league that I felt the best way to present the scores would be in list form:

  • Hall of Famer Jim Ferguson had the best night of all, going 299-279-257 for a personal high 835 set.
  • Hall of Famer Bill Major posted 266-258-300 for an 824 series.
  • No honor game for “TomTom” Hedding, but he threw 269-277-268 for an 814 series.
  • Finally, “Mr. 900” Hakim Emmanuel put up a 300 game first game, as did Ralph Dahlgren. Hakim’s was on 25 & 26, meaning he now has a 300 game in the original building (up to lane 32).

Nice bowling all around guys! 🙂

UPDATE: Sandi Litchfield got this video of Ralph’s last shot:

Bill Major rolls 299 in Patriots league

This is my first mention of this bowler in some time: Association Hall of Famer Bill Major had a 299 game last week in the Patriots league. Nice going! 🙂

Apr. 25 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 33 bowling, frame-by-frame

I bowled well enough to get my +1 tonight, but I also left some pins out there in single-pin misses, especially the two 8 pins I left on great shots. However, to provide the balance, I converted a couple of splits.

Result: 195-188-173=556
Average (93 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 181
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 625

Composite average (174 games): 179

Si pre-bowled a 580, which provided us the foundation with which to win all four.

2017-18 Week 33 league standings update

Updating my league standings after Week 33:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Sweet Rolls, Let’s MixEm Up is in 8th place, nine points behind Creeden’s Mustangs, who lead Last Empire by a point-and-a-half, Sweet Rolls by 2.5 points, and Minds in the Gutter by five points. Knock Em Down will be tomorrow night’s opposition.
  • Sunday Niters: After failing to win points from Ball Busterz, The Three Stooges are in 6th place and will bowl against We Don’t Give a Split to end the season Sunday night. Broads With Balls are leading by four points over Ten Is Enough, seven points over Suzy’s Crew, and ten points over Here For the Beer.

Rene Thompson posts 300 in Rhythm & Bowling

He waited 20 years for it, but Rene Thompson can now claim multiple 300 games after bowling his second one last night in the Rhythm & Bowling league. Rene posted his video on Facebook, which I share below:

Good shooting Rene! 🙂

Apr. 29 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 29 bowling, frame-by-frame

My night started out poorly (four straight open frames), and I never really recovered, though I bowled better after my ball change. My conversion of the 4-5-7 was probably the highlight of the night, given how difficult it is to cover the corner pin on that split.

Result: 138-170-171=479
Average (81 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 572

Composite average (171 games): 179

Ed was the only bowler present who shot 500, but we still failed to win points.

Apr. 18 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 32 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was on one of my weaker pairs tonight, and largely bowled like it, with no strikes on the right lane until the third game. Given how the night went, the 190 third game felt like a moral victory.

Result: 146-110-190=446
Average (90 games): 179
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 545

Composite average (168 games): 180

Team managed to split 2-2, with Tom being the high of the bowlers actually there (two of the opponents pre-bowled).

Westgate Warriors defeat The Darkside at Apple Valley Bowl

The Westgate Warriors needed a good performance at Apple Valley Bowl last Saturday against The Darkside and delivered, scoring a 30-10 net win and gaining on the teams ahead of them for the playoffs. Standing out were the scratch lineup of Jon Hester (729), Bill Beck (686), and Jimmy Bessette (697), winning their four points for total by over 200 pins.

2017-18 Week 32 league standings update

My leagues’ standings after Week 32:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After winning three points from Minds in the Gutter, Let’s Mix Em Up is tied for 7th place with Dawg Pound, seven point’s behind Creeden’s Mustang’s, who are a half-point ahead of Sweet Rolls (tomorrow night’s opponents), a point ahead of Last Empire, and three points ahead of Minds in the Gutter. As our secretary is on vacation, I do not have divisional high scores for the week.
  • Sunday Niters: After winning two points from Ten Is Enough, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 21 points behind Broads With Balls, who are four points ahead of Ten Is Enough, 11 points ahead of Suzy’s Crew, and 12 points ahead of We Don’t Give a Split. Ball Busterz are our opponents Sunday night; for the leaders, Broads With Balls face Adam & Steve (Team 4), Ten Is Enough face Here for the Beer, and Suzy’s Crew face We Don’t Give a Split. The last position round for the second half is next week.

Apr. 15 Sunday Niters recap

My Week 28 bowling, frame-by-frame

I was only ordinary tonight, but I managed not to shoot myself in the foot with single-pin misses. My only opens until the third game were on splits, and I had the misfortune of chopping a fence type of spare in that game.

Result: 158-190-162=510
Average (78 games): 180
Average for last 9 games: 163
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 592

Composite average (165 games): 180

Ed was the only one of us over average, and team only won the second game.

Aiden Delehoy wins Mass. Pepsi title

Per their official results (PDF format), the Mass. USBC Youth Association reported Aiden Delehoy of Westgate Lanes as the U10 boys champion at the state Pepsi tournament, held last Sunday at Brunswick Zone Lowell. A source in the youth association also told me that since the three U20 boys listed were already qualified for Junior Gold, the Junior Gold spot out of the tournament in the division fell to Westgate Lanes’ Jonathan Gerraughty.

Congrats to both! 🙂

Hal Brown fires 298 in Patriots league

Mentioning Hal Brown for the first time, who had a 298 game in the Patriots league last week. Hal bowls the league with his father and grandfather, Herb Brown Jr. & Sr., and the three of them also bowl in the Monday Night Mixed league in Kingston.

WTG! 🙂

Kris Voss posts 278 in Thur. Handicap Doubles

I’m able to mention Kris Voss today, because she had a 278 game last week in the Thursday doubles league. Fact about Kris Voss: She is the first woman to bowl a 300 in certified competition at Westgate (Sue Sutter had the first, but that was in the unsanctioned Sunday PM Couples league before she joined my Sunday league.).

Nice bowling! 🙂

Apr. 11 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 31 bowling, frame-by-frame

I’ve been feeling much better, but my bowling scores didn’t necessarily show it until last night, which was on the pair I’ve been killing this season. The first game was rougher, but I was clean the rest of the night after making a ball change in the 9th frame of that game. Also, none of the open frames in the first game were on single pins.

Result: 174-206-248=628
Average (87 games): 181
Average for last 9 games: 184
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 631

Composite average (162 games): 180

Si was absent, and Tom was up and down, but did shoot 265 first game to help us win the point. My third game allowed us to win that point and total (by 75 pins).

2017-18 Week 31 league standings update

My standings update, after Week 31:

  • Brunswick Mixed: After splitting 2-2 with Striking Gentlemen, Let’s Mix Em Up is in a tie for 7th place with Dawg Pound and Gutt Er Done, nine points behind Creeden’s Mustangs, who lead Sweet Rolls by 1.5 points, Minds in the Gutter (tomorrow night’s opponents) by three points, and Last Empire by four points. Tom had high scratch and handicap game last week in men’s “C”, and Si swept the high scores in men’s “D”.
  • Sunday Niters: After failing to win points against Broads With Balls, The Three Stooges are in 6th place, 21 points behind Broads With Balls, who lead Ten Is Enough (Sunday night’s opponents) by eight points, Suzy’s Crew by 15 points, and We Don’t Give a Split by 16 points. Note: The league didn’t vote a prize for a league champion, so there will only be payouts by half-season and no roll-off.

Rai Doblmeier, Kimmy Paige win titles in New England deaf tournament

Kimmy Paige (of the Westgate Mixed league) posted on her Facebook (post wasn’t “Public”) that she and Rai Doblmeier (who is bowling in the Pepsi league this year), won the Masters titles in the New England deaf tournament this past weekend at Town Line Luxury Lanes in Malden. Congrats! 🙂