The Patriots league’s Kevin Kelliher, on Sunday of the penultimate weekend of the inaugural Ocean State Championship Tournament at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston, RI, threw his second 300 game in the doubles event. Kevin released his video to me, which he originally shared as a Facebook story, and is below:
Reporting in earlier than usual for a Patriots league week because Ethan Reyes became the second bowler with a perfecto in it this season, and the bowler with the first, AJ Voisine, nearly recording a second with a 298 game of his own. I recorded Ethan’s last strike, which is below:
Other bowlers with good scores will be noted on a later date. Nice bowling, Ethan & AJ! 🎳😎🎉
The Northeast Amateur Tournament reported on Facebook (must be logged in to view) that Matt Jackson was the winner of the Old School Singles event held yesterday (Sept. 13) at Westgate Lanes, defeating Calvin Scott 245-210 (with handicap) in the final match. In the “Old School” format, all of the qualifiers bowled two games, with the top four scores advancing to the stepladder final round (qualifying pins did not carry over). Joe Bourhill, Danny Khuu, Bob Goulart, Ethan Reyes, Cameron Kaestner, Mike “Sensae” Reed, and Chris Zalewski were the Westgate bowlers cashing.
Calvin Scott, the runner-up, had a 300 game during qualifying for the event on the second squad, the final strike which was recorded by Sean Richard and sent to me for posting here:
The event drew a healthy 91 entries, a good number, considering the current public health situation.
Congrats to Matt and Cal, and all of the other cashers. .🎳😎
“Big Country” AJ Voisine got the first night of certified league action at Westgate Lanes since the COVID pandemic ended the 2019-20 season off on the proper foot last night in the Patriots league with a perfect game to end his night. And I got it on video, below:
Per the Facebook post above, Westgate league bowler Ed Grossett, along with partner Derek DuBois, won the Bay State Open’s Over/Under (age 45) doubles event last Saturday at Bowlero Lowell with a 498-470 (with handicap) final match victory over Chuck Malatesta and Joe Bouchard. I did not share the live stream due technical problems, but the match was also recorded and uploaded, which is shared here:
There was finally a 300 game in this season’s Pepsi league last night, thrown by Eklund Electric’s Tim Riordan. I wasn’t there due to a meeting about another service project, but Mike Dobrowolski sent along this video:
It took until the very last squad of the tournament, but there was one 300 in this year’s Bristol-Plymouth USBC association tournament, and it was by Kevin Thibeault in the singles event yesterday at Kingston Ten Pin. The video I got below was the first one posted here that I got on my current cellphone and not on my “good” camera.
As reported by the Bristol-Plymouth USBC above, Ricky LaRouche became their first ever Masters tournament champion today at Westgate Lanes by defeating Kevin Thibeault, 246-202, in the championship match.
I hadn’t planned on it, but, at the suggestion of some of the bowlers, Danny Khuu and AJ Voisine in particular, I decided to make this tournament the association’s first live stream event for the match play portion. Three matches appear in the Facebook event discussion, but I also transferred the title match to the main page, and it appears below:
For the record, Kevin did win our first live stream match, over Mike Griffin. Rob Young, our president, has always wanted me to live stream something for us, so I was happy I was able to make it happen for him in a way that made our first Masters tournament even more special. I hope we’ll get better at this as we gain experience.
Kevin also had the tournament’s first 300 game this morning to open the round of 16, so congratulations to him, as well as Ricky for winning the tournament.
I have one more trick up my sleeve for tonight, which I’ll also give a heads-up for on Facebook before I do it.
Sean Richard added to his perfect game count Saturday in the Northeast Amateur Tournament’s year-end singles event at East Providence Lanes, an event in which he finished second, as was shared on Facebook. Sean’s video follows:
Sean Richard sent me the photo above, which shows that Aaron Major went 300-279-248 for an 827 set last night in the His & Hers league. Aaron previously had an 814 in the league and an 813 in Raynham, but this was his first 300 of the season, the final shot of which Sean Richard also got this recording of.
Not putting this into the Westgate Warriors category, but one of the Warriors, Danny Khuu, will be carrying some momentum into Battle Bowl X this week, as he tossed 238-300-278 for an 816 set last night in the Monday doubles league. Stephanie Bourhill got the video below:
Congrats to Stephen Major, who posted 279-223-300 for an 802 set yesterday in the TNBA Providence Senate doubles tournament at AMF Cranston Lanes. Sean Richard, Stephen’s partner for the squad, got the video below.
As reported by AXS in the post above, Westgate bowler Stephen Major became their newest champion Sunday at Old Mountain Lanes in Wakefield, RI after defeating John Williams, 277-216 (with handicap; Stephen was bowling scratch), in the final match, the video of which is below. The lane condition was Kegel Tower of Pisa.
It’s easily been about 10 years since I posted a video of my own bowling, so I got together with my bestie for a recording session. I may not have beautiful form, but the goal for the final video was all ten back. You can see for yourself below:
Scoring was more evident today on Day 2 of city tournament, particularly on the first squad (mostly doubles), which found Danny Khuu going 250-278-280 for an 808, and Aaron Major posting 279-245-279 for an 803.
The squad also featured no less than three 300 games, bowled by Jon Hester, Jim Ferguson, and, last but not least, the first 300 game for Shane Litchfield (now an adult bowler). I have videos available, starting with Zach Thompson’s of Hester:
The others are courtesy of Sandi Litchfield, first of recent NEBA champion Jim Ferguson:
And sharing the proud mom’s video of son Shane:
Congrats to all! 🙂
UPDATE: Danny Khuu’s doubles partner today was Sean Richard, and they together posted a 1,550 series, right at the USBC reporting threshold. WTG guys! 🙂
There were fireworks aplenty last night in the Patriots league. It was Danny Khuu leading the way, going 230-290-300 for an 820 set, but there were a couple of other 300s, one off the left hand of association Hall of Famer Dan Robinson, which we have this video of from Sandi Litchfield:
The other was by Hall of Famer Bill Major’s son, Alex, and we have this video from Chris Silva:
As noted in the Facebook post above, Alex Aguiar claimed his 4th NEBA title of 2018 and 23rd overall by defeating Steve Dale Jr. 434-316 in a two-game match to win the Brunswick Tournament of Champions at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT.
For those who may have missed the live streams, I’ll include the videos of the final match and NEBA’s interview with Alex below:
Congrats to Gary Warner, a bowler I knew from softball before I knew he was a bowler, for his first 300 game last night in the Westgate Mixed league. His father-in-law, Bill Condon, got the video I present below:
Per his post above, “$eany Ka$h” threw 266-269-274 for an 809 set in the TNBA league last night, which should be the first 800 at Westgate on the young season. We usually don’t get video of an 800 being finished off, but Jim Ferguson has this one:
Two 300 games by the same bowler in a Pepsi league season is a feat, and accomplished by Bill Briggs last night. The game followed up one in the last league week (with no bowling last week because of the Memorial Day holiday) by his Eklund Electric teammate, Tim Riordan, making it three of the seven this season bowled by that team.
I had my camera out for this one because I’d forgotten I got Bill’s other one, and he noticed that fact, telling me at the end of the night that that made him nervous. I’m posting it anyway, as he made a great shot to finish it.
He’s done it enough for me to expect it now: Jim Ferguson had a 300 game in doubles today at the open state tournament at AMF Chicopee Lanes, which makes it his third in that tournament that I can remember. Sean Richard got the video this time:
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:
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: