Shawn Hagan posts 300/811 in Malden

As the post above shows, Pepsi leaguer Shawn Hagan posted 300-236-275 for an 811 last night in the Trios + 1 league in Malden. A couple of videos were available, but I picked Zach Thompson’s:

Good bowling! 🙂

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Sept. 12 Brunswick Mixed recap

My Week 2 bowling, frame-by-frame

This was a little better than last week, so baby steps, I guess. The difference was probably one more made spare than last week.

Result: 152-171-146=469
Average (3 games): 153
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 465

Si had a 513 night, and we won the second game against a tough opponent; that was the only point for us, however.

2018-19 Week 1 standings update

Let’s Mix Em Up won one point, the second game, over Creeden’s Mustangs, putting us in 11th (by pinfall tiebreaker) in a 15 team league. Party of Six was the only team that won all four in the first week, and we bowl against them tomorrow night.

The divisions are close to set, so I can mention that Si had high handicap game & series in the men’s “D” division.

BBIS league to change format

The Friday night BBIS league has changed its format a little bit, with details in the flyer below:

BBIS 2018

The league is always looking for bowlers, so if you’re up to a challenge and can bowl Friday nights, consider this league.

Sept. 5 Brunswick Mixed recap (start of 2018-19 season)

First off, I’ve decided to cut back to just my Wednesday league, as I didn’t know if bracket commissions would be able to cover both leagues this season. Second, I have a fractured team, with Kathy having cataract surgery and Thomas deciding not to return. Joining me and Si is Steve Sommers, who, because of gait problems, just stands and throws, but he does seem to understand ball motion. Expecting Kathy to return later in the season, we kept the team name the same.

My Week 1 bowling, frame-by-frame

I want to attribute this to summer rust, but my second game was better because of my spare game, and my double in the third game capitalized on a Brooklyn strike.

Result: 124-171-157=452
Average (3 games): 150
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 454

Si was steady, and Steve put together a four-bagger third game to help us. We won’t know about points until the first standings update.

Of course, the links in the sidebar section about my bowling now reflect the new season, but the spreadsheet log won’t be fully set up until I know my league’s end pairs.

2018-19 Pepsi league 1st quarter lane condition

With Junior gone now, pattern selection for the Pepsi league has fallen to a committee, which has decided that Beaten Path, the pattern that ended last season, will be the one that starts this season. Of course, the graph is linked on the pattern name.

State association sidebar links updated

The Mass. State USBC Bowling Association has launched a new website, so the “Local/New England” sidebar list has been updated with the link to the new website, removing the others that reflected an unmerged association. The Brockton local association site in the list is still the old one, but we’re working on that, as well.

Westgate Warriors home match set for Oct. 7 vs. Mill City

Westgate Warriors president Zach Thompson posted in the closed Facebook group that the first three matches of the UBA season are set, and that they include an early home match on Oct. 7 vs. Mill City Mayhem. The opener is on Sept. 16 in Lowell vs. NE Nightmare, with Nov. 4 @ Silver Lanes being a position round. The full schedule should be known sometime next month.

Paris Cook wins NAT One-Ball event in Tewksbury

July 29 NAT One-Ball

Finalists of July 29 NAT One-Ball event at Wamesit Lanes (L-R): Runner-up Andrew Young, champion Paris Cook (Photo courtesy of NAT)

In their latest newsletter, the Northeast Amateur Tournament announced Paris Cook as the winner of their special One-Ball event on July 29 at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury after defeating Andrew Young in the final match, the score of which was unknown to me at press time. In the One-Ball event, competitors had to use the same ball for first ball as well as all spares in qualifying and in the elimination finals.

Paris Cook shoots 300, Keith Tantillo 299 in Monday doubles

Lanes 39 & 40 were the “hot” pair last night, as Keith Tantillo started the night with a 299, but it was Paris Cook finishing it with his 10th 300 game. Sean Richard provided the video of Paris below:

Nice bowling! 🙂

Sean Richard tosses 99th 300 at Wonder Bowl

If it wasn’t before, “$eany Ka$h’s” watch for his 100th 300 game is full-on now, as he had #99 last night subbing in the Columbia 300 Summer Classic league at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford. Congrats Seany, and my only hope is that I get to see #100 in person. 🙂

Danny Khuu posts 300 in Monday doubles

It involved different nights and centers, but Danny Khuu followed up his 300 (last game) Thursday night in Kingston with one in the first game last night at Westgate. Nice bowling! 🙂

2018 Mass. senior tournament set for Oct. 27-28 in Auburn

What is likely the first event to be held by the new merged Massachusetts state association will be the 2018 state senior tournament, to be held on Oct. 27 & 28 at AMF Auburn Lanes. New this year will be that the senior tournament will have open and women’s divisions. I have attached a copy of the entry form here (Word format). Note: Mail-in entries close Oct. 20, but walk-in and re-entries are allowed, closing 30 minutes prior to the start of each squad.

Qwadaris Rembert fires 300/825 at Lang’s

Pepsi league bowler Qwadaris Rembert posted on Facebook (and followed up with me) that he had 300-257-268 for an 825 set last night at Lang’s in their Summer Classic league. Nice bowling! 🙂

Sean Richard fires 298 game in Kingston

“$eany Ka$h” reported to me that he had a chance at Kingston’s house record (816) in the summer doubles league last night after starting 279-298, but faltered in the 3rd game to lose his 800. Maybe next time!

Qwadaris Rembert wins 9-game marathon in NH

As noted in the post above, Pepsi league bowler Qwadaris Rembert won today’s 9-game scratch marathon at Strikers East in Raymond, NH with a 2,117 score. Congrats! 🙂

Zach Thompson throws 299 in Malden summer league

Pepsi league regular Zach Thompson posted on Facebook that he just missed a 300 last night subbing in the Summertimers league at Town Line, with the video showing the “almighty” 10 still standing on the last shot. Nice bowling! 🙂

Keith Tantillo bowls 801, 300 in Monday doubles

Keith Tantillo put together a big set the other night in the summer doubles league, with 257-298-246 for an 801, then followed that up the best way possible, with a 300 4th game. WTG! 🙂

Xtra Frame sidebar link updated to FloBowling

With the PBA having changed its video streaming from Xtra Frame to FloBowling, the Xtra Frame sidebar link has been updated accordingly. FloBowling has promised additional coverage of PBA regional events, so the new FloBowling should be worth checking out.

Brandon Moore shines in Special Olympics national games

Brandon Moore & Paul Carey at 2018 Special Olympics national games (Photo courtesy of Eric Mahoney)

Thought I’d recap the week Westgate bowler Brandon Moore has been having at the national Special Olympics games this week in Seattle, WA. The first thing I heard about was Team Massachusetts winning bronze, with a 1,543 score (four/team), and then Brandon won gold in doubles with Paul Carey, with a 985. Brandon wrapped up with a 512 in singles, placing 4th in his division.

All results are available on the Special Olympics website. Congrats Brandon! 🙂

Bob Dimuccio tosses 812 at Lang’s

Congrats to Bob Dimuccio of the Pepsi league, who posted 276-280-256 (first three) for an 812 set last night in the Wednesday Summer Trios league at Lang’s. Nice bowling! 🙂

2018 Mass. women’s state tournament results

The results of the Mass. women’s state tournament above are still marked unofficial, but 30 days have passed since the end of the tournament, so the champions I’ll list below can be considered presumptive. Division winner scores are with handicap; scratch champions are those who entered the optional scratch events:

Team

Div. 1: Make It Happen (Greater Boston) 2,943
Div. 2: Team Force Gals (Greater Boston) 2,846
Scratch: Lady Luck (Greater Boston) 2,455

Doubles

Div. 1: Taylor & Janice Sinkler (Tri-City) 1,540
Div. 2: Helen Neely & Michelle Jacques (Worcester County) 1,565
Div. 3: Cheryl Eng & Marie Harrison (Greater Boston) 1,465
Scratch: Maryellen Thorne & Mariann Klosin (Merrimack Valley) 1,254

Singles

Div. 1: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 778
Div. 2: Patti Messier (Greater Gardner) 756
Div. 3: Eliza Jonathan (Greater Boston) 799
Scratch: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 757

All-Events

Div. 1: Stacey Cantoni (Berkshire County) 2,313
Div. 2: Michelle Jacques (Worcester County) 2,206
Div. 3: Haley Smith-Fries (Greater Boston) 2,450
Scratch: Stephanie Millward (Southeastern Mass.) 2,101

Congratulations to all of the champions. 🙂

Stan Lewis rolls 300/804, Danny Khuu, Joe Bourhill 300 in Monday doubles

It can definitely be said that the Monday Summer Doubles league is the summer season’s version of the Patriots league because of the quantity of high scores, and this summer’s league didn’t disappoint on its first night. I’ll start by noting Joe Bourhill’s 300 game, which was the first one in Massachusetts for this New York transplant. Joe’s wife Stephanie (Hamilton) got the video below:

The third game saw two more 300s, by Danny Khuu and Stan Lewis, with the latter having added that to games of 257 and 247 for an 804 set. Sean Richard got both of these videos, staring with Stan’s:

And now Danny’s:

Nice bowling, guys! 🙂

2017-18 season wrap-up

With the last of the winter leagues now over, I can now recap the season with the high scores for the season for both the men and women. As usual, average will be based on a minimum of 72 games in the league, with youth bowlers included with their gender, where applicable. Also, I’ve decided not to try to list all of the men with 300 games, as there were 17 of them in the Thursday Night Patriots league alone.

Men

Average: 240.83; Jim Ferguson (Thursday Night Patriots, 102 games)
Series: 835; Jim Ferguson (Thursday Night Patriots)
Game: 300 (consult individual league standing sheets)

Women

Average: 212.52; Sandi Litchfield (Thursday Night Patriots, 72 games)
Series: 740; Jessica Lowe (TNBA Mixed)
Game: 300; Jessica Lowe (TNBA Mixed)

Note: Jim Ferguson’s 240.83 average stands as the new association record.

Links to the league standings indexes on Bowler Express and LeagueSecretary.com are in the sidebar for all who are interested in a particular league.

2018 Mass. open state tournament results

Results of the Mass. open state tournament, held at AMF Chicopee Lanes, are also presumably official as posted on the Mass. Tri-County association website, with the state champions noted below:

Handicap

Team: We Are Family (Worcester County) 3,963
Doubles: Arthur Ragland & Horace Williamson Jr. (Mass. Tri-County) 1,581
Singles: Robert MacDonald (Greater Boston) 879
All-Events: Zach Crowley (Mass. Tri-County) 2,374

Scratch

Team: The Green Team Landscaping (Mass. Tri-County) 3,514
Doubles: Dave Juzba Jr. & Dan Duford (Mass. Tri-County) 1,523
Singles: Tarik Joyner (Mass. Tri-County) 786
All-Events: Bob Greene Jr. (Mass. Tri-County) 2,263

Congrats everyone! 🙂

2018 Mass. youth state tournament results

Although they haven’t been marked as such on the Mass. youth association website, results from the state tournament at Westgate Lanes are presumably official in the PDF linked here. As usual, I will note Westgate’s state champions below:

Team, 641-720, scratch: Glenn Rucker (with Megan Richardson, Megan Ku, and Nate Purches from Town & Country) 2,240
Singles, 61-80, scratch: Antonio Inniss 341

Congratulations to everyone! 🙂

Reppin’ my city

jersey final

I’d always thought about it, and, thanks in part to Danny Khuu and the team at Solstice Sports Gear, I now have the custom-designed Brockton-themed jersey you see above. The basic color scheme of black & red is based on the Brockton High School colors, and the boxer dog sketch on the back is, I believe, one by a member of the Class of 1982 that has been used extensively by Brockton High School groups online. The logos of Strike F/X Pro Shops (left) and Westgate Lanes (right) appear on the sleeves, with the Storm logo on the front being the only thing (maybe other than my name) on the jersey not related to Brockton in some way.

Solstice worked off of the proof I present below:

jersey proof

I had hoped to have it for my last nights of bowling this season, but you’ll definitely be seeing me wear it next season.