Dan Swenson defeated Calvin Akers 268-209 to win the Survivor finals at Viking Lanes in Stoughton Saturday, earning him his fifth career MAST title. Swenson qualified ninth at 944, then averaged over 265 through four rounds of Survivor play en route to the victory.
Swenson earned $437 for the win, with Akers taking home $301 for second. The other payouts Saturday were $193 for 3rd-4th, $!54 for 5th-9th, and $!18 for 9th-12th. Swenson also earned $95 from the Bet to Win pot.
Forty-one bowlers competed on Viking’s house shot. The cut after four games of qualifying was 925. James Hall led qualifying at 1,019, earning him twenty-five bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race. Despite the higher scoring pace, there were no honor counts posted Saturday; Hall had a near-miss with 795 through his first three games of qualifying, and Swenson left a light 7-pin on his final shot for 299 in the second round of Survivor play.
Tour co-sponsor Matt Maly and M & J Truck and Auto added $300 to the tournament prize fund. Tour co-sponsor Bob Holzbauer and Phoenix Pro Shop donated at Storm Revenant bowling ball at cost, won by Ryan Angell. Host Center Viking Lanes provided a free entry into their 8-Pin Tap Team Tournament (won by Dylon Wilde) and also added three $10 gift cards (won by Dakota Wiltrout, Lindsey Conklin, and Matt Gannon). Combined proceeds resulted in an additional $529 in the prize fund for this event. MAST extends a huge Thank You to M & J Truck and Auto, Phoenix Pro Shop, and Viking Lanes for their generosity.
Our next event is the split-squad doubles event at Middleton Sport Bowl in Middleton on Saturday, February 18th. Squad times are 10:00am and 1:00pm. We will be using Sport Bowl’s house pattern, and it will be match play finals. Entries will be capped at forty doubles teams for that event; you may visit Facebook or contact a MAST tournament official to reserve a spot. We hope to see you all there.