Chris Gibbons and Matt Mysliwiec defeated Dan Swenson and Adam Quella 419-372 to defend their titles at the split-squad doubles event at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge Saturday. This marked the twelfth career MAST title for Gibbons and the third for Mysliwiec.
Gibbons and Mysliwiec earned $824 for the win, with Swenson and Quella taking home $548 for second. The other match-play payouts Saturday were $334 for 3rd-4th and $242 for 5th-8th. Gibbons and Mysliwiec also earned $120 from the Bet to Win pot.
Sixty-two bowlers competed on Lake Ripley’s house pattern. The cut after eight games of qualifying was 1,837. Gail Myers and Derek Eoff led qualifying at 1,941; Eoff was the individual high qualifier at 978 including a near-miss on an honor count with 794 (279-268-247) through his first three games, he earns an additional twenty-five points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race for his performance. Despite the high scoring pace, there was only one honor count posted Saturday courtesy of Chris Jackson with 300 in his third qualifying game.
Tour co-sponsor Bob Holzbauer and Phoenix Pro Shop donated a Storm Phaze 5 bowling ball at cost, won by Chris Pounders. Tournament host Jeremy Porter and Lake Ripley Lanes provided a lineage discount and added three gift cards won by Joe Johnson, Mark Newkirk, and Brent Ritchie. Combined proceeds resulted in an additional $465 in the prize fund for this event. MAST extends a huge Thank You to Phoenix Pro Shop and Lake Ripley Lanes for their generosity.
Our next event is at Leisure Lanes in Monroe on Sunday, November 13th. We will be using Leisure’s house pattern for that event, and it will be match-play finals. Tour co-sponsor M & J Truck and Auto will be adding $300 to the prize fund for that event. We hope to see you all there.