Taylor Sinkler shoots 265/666, Paris Cook 279 in TNBA league

Taylor Sinkler has easily been the best woman at Westgate this year, and showed why again last Friday night in the TNBA league, going 202-199-265 for a 666 set (see recap, Lane 58). For the men, Paris Cook wasn’t about to be outdone, chipping in a 279 game himself (see high scores). Good bowling! 🎳👏

Keith Kaestner rolls 299, Joe Bourhill 287/781, Sean Richard, Jim Ferguson 279 in Patriots league

Recapping a big Patriots league night last week, Keith Kaestner had the biggest game of all, with a 299 (see high scores, but Joe Bourhill the biggest night, going 257-237-287 for a 781 (see recap, Lane 33). Wrapping it up, Hall of Famers Sean Richard and Jim Ferguson also had a 279 each as teammates in the first game (see recap, Lane 47). Nice bowling guys! 🎳👏

Mar. 3 Brunswick Mixed recap

Wednesday night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

The splits were the story of the night, particularly the 4-5-7, which I couldn’t seem to get away from. If those balls finish like they’re supposed to, I definitely save the 500, and maybe have a chance to improve my average again.

Result: 159-185-152=496
Average (60 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 174
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 514

Because this post was delayed, my recollection of my team’s night is a bit sketchy, but I think my team won the first game. That was it however. This may be edited.

Brian Egan shoots 290/782, Danny Khuu 756, Omar Butcher 277 in Patriots league

Two of these names will be familiar, but one not so much: Congrats to Brian Egan, who ran the back 11 in the first game, and followed by games of 260 and 232 for a 782 set last week in the Patriots league (see recap, Lane 46). Danny Khuu also went 251-247-258 for a 756 (recap, Lane 34), and Omar Butcher threw a 277 game (see week’s high scores).

Nice bowling guys! 🎳🔥👌

Feb. 24 Brunswick Mixed recap

Wednesday night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

Things could have been better in the second game, with the two missed 10s and a couple of other bad shots, but it was mostly another good night, otherwise. Five of my last six bowling nights have been over 500, and I’m getting comfortable with my new teammates, so I feel I’m in a good place.

Result: 188-151-200=539
Average (57 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 175
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 506

Although all three games were close against a good team, we failed to come away with points to show for it. This was more because of three scratch bowlers on the other team, however.

Dan Esdale bowls 267/728, Kevin Thibeault 263/716 in Pepsi league

By Kevin Thibeault’s recent standards, he had an off night last night in the Pepsi league, “only” putting up a 263 high game in a 716 series (reporting threshold adjusted for the lane condition). It was his teammate, Dan Esdale, giving him margin for error, however, with a 267 high game in a 728 set of his own (check the recap, Lane 59). Nice bowling, guys! 🎳👍

Stephen Major tosses perfecto in Glens Falls, NY tournament

Stephen Major was kind enough to let me use (with editing 😉 ) the recap he posted on Facebook of his qualifying for the Scratch Doubles tournament he competed in with his cousin Aaron over the weekend at Kingpins Alley in South Glens Falls, NY, which shows above that he posted a 300 in his second game on the way to the pair leading the squad Saturday for “bonus bowling” on Sunday, which resulted in a top eight finish. The tournament was on the 2011 USBC Open Championships pattern, always demanding (as patterns at nationals are). As for Aaron, Stephen told me none of the lefties in the tournament could find anything, so Aaron could at least be excused this time.😁

Nice bowling guys! 🎳🙂

Feb. 17 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

I thought I bowled well overall, with my only real problem having been losing my carry in the third game. Sure, I would have liked to have made more spares, but it was still my spare game that kept my third game over average.

Result: 181-183-169=533
Average (54 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 541

Lisa was the one absent this week, but we got the same result as last week, an even split of two points against a good team. The two games that we didn’t win were also close, so I felt good about our showing.

Feb. 10 Brunswick Mixed recap

Wednesday night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

My night’s highlight was definitely the run of four strikes that got me into the 180s at the end of the first game. I ran out of strikes in the other two, but made enough spares to keep those games’ scores in the reasonable range and got out of there with my 500.

Result: 180-158-169=507
Average (51 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 173
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 516

Kevin was absent, and we could have used him, as the first and third games were close. We did win the second game by enough for total, and we didn’t mind the even split against that night’s opponent’s.

Sean Richard blasts 290/805, 300 in RtR at East Providence Lanes

“Ka$h” may have had only a semifinal finish in the Ripping the Rack Singles Championship last Saturday at East Providence Lanes, but he had a big day leading up to it. First, in the second qualifying squad, he opened with 257-258-290 for an 805 (an award score, because the Ripping the Rack series is certified), finishing with a 223 and 1,028 for the four games. Then, to start the match play bracket (follow “Finals” link on page linked above), he put up a solid line of 12 Xs for the 300. Good bowling, $eany! 🎳👍

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 17 standings update

Interactive standings after Week 17 (Week 1 of 2nd half)

Maggie’s Warriors jumped into the lead by themselves at our expense to start the second half. BBOB (our opponents tonight) and Move To Strike are tied for 2nd a half-point behind and three teams are tied for 4th, a point behind first.

On the bright side, Lisa did have high handicap game in the women’s “B” division for the week (see weekly divisional high scores on standing sheet).

Joe Bourhill rolls 279/773, Kevin Thibeault 279, Brian Egan, Mike Mayo 278 in Patriots league

The scoring in the Patriots league last week shifted to a team bowling on the other end of the league, as Joe Bourhill put up a 279 game in a 773 set, and Kevin Thibeault, bowling as Joe’s teammate, had a 279 game himself (check the recap, Lane 35). Along with those, Brian Egan and Mike Mayo each also had 278 games (see week’s high scores).

Good bowling guys! 🎳😎

Feb. 3 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

It looked at first like I was going to have another decent night, but then my spare game crept in the tank, and, while I recovered it by the end of the third game, the damage to my score was done by that point.

Result: 189-141-148=478
Average (48 games): 166
Average for last 9 games: 182
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 522

We ran into a team getting two of their bowlers back after a long layoff and only the first game was close in a losing effort (no points).

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed final 1st half standings

Interactive final first half standings

Creeden’s Mustangs ended up tied with Spare Us for 8th place in the first half (neither team will likely be paid for this position, however, the way the league’s prize structure usually works out). Last Empire won the first half by 4.5 points over 10th Frame Magic, with 4 On 9 Man in 3rd and Sweet Rolls 4th.

Creeden’s Mustangs starts the 2nd half this week against Maggie’s Warriors.

Looking at the divisional high scores for the week, I swept the board in the men’s “D” division, while Kevin had high scratch game & series in men’s “B.”

Stephen Major scores 300/804, Jon Hester 817 in Patriots league

Last night was a huge night for a pair of Patriots league teammates, as Stephen Major went 258-300-246 for an 804 and Jon Hester followed him with 289-249-279 for 817. Stephen was subbing for one member of the team while another pre-bowled. My video of Stephen’s last shot is below:

Great bowling, guys! 🎳🔥😎💯

Editor’s note: “Hoss” didn’t want me to note the 289 game after he bowled it, but he think he’s resigned to me doing so after recording the 800. 😜

Jan. 27 Brunswick Mixed recap

Last night’s bowling, frame-by-frame

While I certainly carried better last week, I managed my game well last night, missing only one “easy” spare (a 10 pin), which was made up for with a split conversion. I’ll definitely take any night I’m making over 90% of my non-split spares.

Result: 203-175-197=575
Average (45 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 177
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 547

Team lost the first game, but won the other two and total.

I’ve recovered all but one pin of the average I established after my third week in just two weeks after my low water mark of the season (162). I have some momentum coming into the second half with my new team now, so I hope I can help them. 🙂

2020-21 Brunswick Mixed Week 15 league standings update

Interactive standings after Week 15

Creeden’s Mustangs are in 9th place and bowling against Strike Machine tonight, the last week of the first half, with our only chance to move up being to sweep and one of the teams ahead of us, Spare Us or Never Lucky, loses three, which would create the tie for 8th place.

At the top, two points won by Last Empire vs. 10th Frame Magic wins the first half outright, while the best 4 On 9 Man can hope for is 2nd place.

I did have the high handicap game & series in men’s “D” last week (link is to the standing sheet page, which I’ll try to do more of when me or my teammates earn weekly division honors).