James Hall defeated Chris Gibbons 254-247 in the Survivor finals to earn his first career MAST title at Watertown Bowl 18 in Watertown Saturday.
Hall led qualifying at 1,067 including an honor count with 802 through his first three games, and averaged over 248 in three rounds of Survivor play en route to the win. Gibbons qualified fifth at 996 and posted the first two cut numbers at 236 and 224 to reach the finals.
Hall earned $419 for the win, with Gibbons taking home $298 for second. The other Survivor round payouts Saturday were $202 for 3rd-4th and $155 for 5th-8th. MAST also paid out one additional cash spot of $89, going to Gabe Staude who posted a 279 finish to climb from 19th to ninth at 965.
Thirty-six bowlers competed in MAST’s first visit to Watertown Bowl 18, bowling on their house pattern. The eighth-place cut to Survivor round play after four games of qualifying was 967. Hall earns fifty bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race for leading qualifying. Dan Swenson posted the day’s other honor count with a 300 in his second qualifying game.
Tour co-sponsor Matt Maly and M & J Truck And Auto Repair added $300 to the prize fund for this event. MAST extends a huge Thank You to M & J Truck and Auto for their continued support.
Our next event is the split-squad doubles at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge on Saturday, October 21st. Squad times are 11:00am and 2:00pm, and the event will be contested on Lake Ripley’s house pattern. Entries will be capped at forty-eight teams, signup available on the MAST Facebook page. We hope to see you all there.