Mike Hoffman defeated Brent Ritchie 268-257 to win the Survivor finals at the MAST event at Spartan Bowl in McFarland Sunday. This was Hoffman’s twenty-first career MAST title.
Hoffman qualified fifth at 939, and posted the cut numbers of 227 and 219 through the first two rounds of Survivor play en route to the title match. Ritchie earned the four seed at 952, and posted games of 237 and 225 in the first two rounds to reach the finals.
Hoffman earned $455 for the win, with Ritchie taking home $325 for second. The other Survivor-round payouts Sunday were $220 for 3rd-4th and $169 for 5th-8th. MAST also paid one additional cash spot of $97 going to Tony Oliva for ninth (897). Hoffman also earned $155 from the Bet to Win pot.
Thirty-six bowlers competed on the 45-foot Aspen oil pattern. The qualifying cut after four games was 903. Joe Johnson led qualifying at 985, earning him an additional twenty-five bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race.
Tour co-sponsor Matt Maly and M & J Truck and Auto added $300 to the prize fund for this event. Tour co-sponsor Bob Holzbauer and Phoenix Pro Shop provided at Storm Fate bowling ball at cost, won by Kevin Thompson. Host center Spartan Bowl provided a lineage discount and added two $10 gift cards, won by Thompson and Joe Janz. Combined proceeds resulted in an additional $519 to the tournament’s prize fund. MAST extends a huge Thank You to M & J Truck and Auto, Phoenix Pro Shop, and Spartan Bowl for their generosity.
Our next event will be at Viking Lanes in Stoughton on Saturday, January 21st at 11:30am. We will be using Viking’s house shot for that event, and it will be Survivor finals. Tour co-sponsor M & J Truck and Auto will be adding $300 to the prize fund. We hope to see you all there.