2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #5, January 12, 2020: Reservations now open!!

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #5

Sparetime Recreation 

Augusta, ME.

January 12th, 2020

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!

M.I.S.T. bowlers, we are now accepting reservations for the upcoming M.I.S.T. tournament on January 12th, 2020 at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME.!! Donna Bowden, center manager, has let us have the ENTIRE 24 lane bowling center until noontime, so that means we can fit up to (72) entries for the event, which would be (6) bowlers per pair. Thank you Donna! Let’s fill this baby up! All you have to do, and the ONLY WAY to reserve, is send an email to the following address: 

ajsoxpats2002@hotmail.com. 

Make sure you put your name in the body of the email and also say that you are reserving for the January 12th tournament. I will send back a confirmation that you are either in, or have been added to the waiting list if we are full. If you don’t get a confirmation email, that means I didn’t get your entry, pretty simple. 

Tournament time is 9:00 AM, and check-in will once again be 8:00 AM. Cost is $65 cash only, and if you are a youth bowler, make sure you (or a parent if you are under 18) fill out the USBC prize money waiver to bring with you so you can receive S.M.A.R.T. funds. There will be $5 brackets and a $10 high game pot (non-youth only), along with a raffle for a new high end Brunswick bowling ball, courtesy of Brunswick Bowling. We will also give away another bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner courtesy of Moore’s Pro Shop. 

Lastly, don’t forget about our “non-reserve” list if you cancel / no-show within 24 hours of the tournament. We did not have to add anyone to that list this past month, so let’s keep it that way. That’s about it, see you on January 12th in Augusta!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year Points Race (brought to you by Moore’s Pro Shop)

We are now four tournaments into the 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. season, just past the halfway point, and the points race is on fire! We have had four different champions (Mike Klosin, Joe Colcord, Joe Ramsdell III, Steve Hardy Jr.), some super tough oil patterns, and of course some great scratch action on the lanes. Our Bowler of the Year competition is sponsored by Moore’s Pro Shop, located at both Bayside Bowl in Portland and Sparetime Recreation in Lewiston. They are your one stop shop for all things bowling, from beginners to advanced they have you covered. Check out their Facebook page, or send them a message to set up an appointment, you’ll be glad you did! The winner of our Bowler of the Year points race gets their choice of bowling ball professionally drilled by Moore’s Pro Shop. Also, the more important part of the points race, is to qualify for our season ending Master of the Lanes tournament. We take the top (16) in season ending points and put them head to head, in a best two out of three match-play format, to determine a champion that will represent the M.I.S.T. at the 2021 USBC Masters tournament.

The M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year competition is sponsored by Moore’s Pro Shop, located in Lewiston and Portland.

Here are the standings after three out of seven scheduled points tournaments for the 2019 – 2020 season:

1. Jimmy Clark – 725

2. Adam Michaud – 605

3. Joe Ramsdell III – 575

4. Joe Colcord – 565

5. Mike Klosin – 460

6. Shayne MacFarlane – 455

7. Steve Hardy Jr. – 440

8. Darryl Washington – 395

9. Nate Purches – 365 (youth)

10. Mallory Nutting – 330

11. Justin Quinones – 280

12. Charlie Mitchell – 270

13. Jacob Dubuc – 255

14. Joe Scianna – 250

15. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 245

16. Skip White – 235

—– CUT FOR MASTER OF THE LANES —–

17. Steve Hardy Sr. – 225

18. Dan Bamford – 210

19. Steve Chiarella – 200

19. Ronald Spencer – 200

21. Ben Furrow – 170 (youth)

21. Rico Meucci – 170

23. Scott Paniello – 155

23. Storm DeVincent – 155

25. Charlie Unthank – 150

26. Mariann Klosin – 145

27. Peter Fox – 130

27. Kevin Thibeault – 130

27. Jason Unthank – 130

30. Xavier Bamford – 125 (youth)

31. James Davis – 120

31. David Foster Jr. – 120

33. Katy Barnes – 110

33. Fred Crooks – 110

35. Jamey Bissonette – 40

36. Nate Boothby – 40

36. Adam Christie – 40

36. Bob Grasse – 40

36. Joe Kenney – 40

40. Troy Ballenger – 30

40. Ricky Bernosky – 30

40. Shawn Brown – 30

40. Josh D’Alfonso – 30

40. Steve Dubuc – 30

40. Tony Fernandez – 30

40. Levi Gervais – 30

40. Zac Louten – 30

40. Christy Marquis – 30

40. Josh Porter – 30

40. Amanda Welch – 30

51. Michael Bruce – 20

51. Dave Burke – 20

51. Stephen Cloutier – 20

51. John Croto – 20

51. Morgan DiPietro – 20

51. Brian Gaskill – 20

51. Tony Huff – 20

51. Adam Jordan – 20

51. Josh Juarbe – 20

51. Scott Madore – 20

51. Cameron McIsaac – 20 (youth)

51. Brian Owoc – 20

51. Ronnie Paquette – 20

51. Robert Rodriguez – 20

51. Conner Schmidt – 20

51. Cory Stillings – 20

51. Dakota Sutherland (youth) – 20

51. Ken Sweet – 20

51. Kenny Sweet – 20

51. Anthony White – 20

51. Janessa Williams – 20

72. Jamie Albert – 10

72. Kyle Benson – 10

72. Derrick Bernosky – 10

72. Jason Berthiaume – 10

72. Mike Desimone – 10

72. Tom Durrell – 10

72. Paul Eastman – 10

72. Noah Flanigan – 10

72. Justin Gagnon – 10

72. Chris George – 10

72. Bryan Gordan – 10

72. Shawn Grasse – 10

72. Bryant Greenleaf – 10

72. Chris Haney – 10

72. Curtis Harris – 10

72. Chris Klenk – 10

72. Mike Leclair – 10

72. Jen Lemay – 10

72. Stephen Major – 10

72. Darryn Martin – 10

72. Dom Meucci – 10

72. Brian Oppy – 10

72. Brandon Plummer – 10

72. Randy Plummer – 10

72. Tony Poff – 10

72. Scott Pomroy – 10

72. Ryan Swett – 10

72. Michael Thibeault – 10

72. Alex Thurlow – 10

72. Dave Wyman – 10

72. Mat Yerkes – 10

72. Tom Young – 10

Please join us for the next M.I.S.T. tournament, being held on January 12th, 2020 at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME. Details about how to sign up will be in a separate post. Thank you, and have a very safe and Happy Holidays bowlers!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #4: Family Fun Lanes, December 15, 2019

The fourth M.I.S.T. of the 2019 – 2020 season is in the books, and it was an impressive show of skill and stamina for our bowlers! I would like to thank our tournament sponsors Ace Mitchell, Moore’s Pro Shop, Brunswick Bowling, and Bowlingchat.net for their support this season. The “ball of your choice” supplied by Ace Mitchell was won by Tim Boothby and he chose the Brunswick Prism Hybrid, great choice Tim! The bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner, donated by Moore’s Pro Shop, was won by Skip White, congrats to you both! I would also like to thank Andy and Angelina Meucci and their entire staff at Family Fun Lanes for allowing the M.I.S.T. to utilize their center for another exciting season of tournament bowling. This was our first trip to Bangor in a few years and it was a blast. Lastly, I would like to thank my wife Angeliec who works very hard to help me put out an amazing tournament each month, without her this would not go as smooth as possible.

Skip White won the bottle of Ultimate Black Magic ball cleaner, donated by Moore’s Pro Shop.
Congrats to Tim Boothby, winner of the “ball of your choice” provided by Ace Mitchell. Tim chose the Brunswick Prism Hybrid, great choice Tim!

We had (37) entries for this event, one off the Bangor record of (38) entries, so THANK YOU to all our bowlers who participated right before the holidays. We bowled on a 37 foot, medium volume, very low ratio (1.58:1), “Nightmare Before Christmas” oil pattern. Scores were on the lower side, spares were a premium, and shot making was key, which all make me very happy. So, another typical grind-it-out M.I.S.T., which is our staple, and I feel truly separates us from every other monthly tournament out there. There were only (4) bowlers (+) for four games with a high of only +23, and (4) bowlers within (11) pins of the cut, including one bowler who missed the cut by only (3) pins, so spares and higher pin counts on opens were crucial. We took (9) bowlers in the cut, where they added an eliminator round game to their (4) game total, and we then chopped the field after that to get to our (4) bowler step ladder finals. Here are the scores from qualifying, top (9) who made the cut denoted by a “—“:

Mariann Klosin – 823

Jimmy Clark – 814

Skip White – 805

Mike Klosin – 805

Justin Quinones – 784

Mallory Nutting – 774

Adam Michaud – 767

Ronald Spencer – 760

Ben Furrow – 759 (youth)

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Shawn Brown – 756

Shayne MacFarlane – 752

Joe Colcord – 750

Josh Porter – 748

Levi Gervais – 735

Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 730

Scott Paniello – 729

Chris Haney – 722

Steve Hardy Jr. – 718

Steve Dubuc – 717

Bob Grasse – 716

Dom Meucci – 713

Joe Ramsdell III – 704

Anthoney White – 691

Jamie Albert – 685

Brian Oppy – 681

Joe Kenney – 677

Robert Rodriguez – 675

Adam Christie – 664

Dakota Sutherland – 662 (youth)

Jamey Bissonette – 661

Jacob Dubuc – 656

Rico Meucci – 648

Stephen Cloutier – 628

Ricky Bernosky – 621

Nate Boothby – 592

Conner Schmidt – 587

James Davis – 447

Bowlers compete during qualifying at Family Fun Lanes

The (9) bowlers who made the cut bowled an eliminator game, which got added to their (4) game average to give them a two game total pin fall. The top (4) advanced to the step ladder finals, while the remaining spots got paid out based on total pin fall. Here are the scores, with spots 5 – 9 showing score / money earned / bowler of the year points earned next to their name:

Jimmy Clark – 458

Skip White – 445

Mike Klosin – 419

Ronald Spencer – 406

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5. Mallory Nutting – 395 / $160 / 175

6. Adam Michaud – 382 / $110 / 150

7. Mariann Klosin – 377 / $100 / 145

8. Ben Furrow – 369 / $85 (S.M.A.R.T.) / 140 (youth)

9. Justin Quinones – 341 / $80 / 135

Bowlers compete in the eliminator round at the M.I.S.T. on December 15, 2019. Jimmy Clark (background) throws a shot, while fellow qualifier Mallory Nutting (foreground) looks on.

In our quarter final match, it featured first time M.I.S.T. competitor Ronald Spencer, and grizzled veteran Mike Klosin. We have had rookies in the past make historic runs for the title in their first appearance, but the wily competitor Mike Klosin would not be an easy out. Here is the result of that match:

Quarter final match result:

Mike Klosin – 211

Ronald Spencer – 187

4. Ronald Spencer – $260 / 200

Ronald Spencer throws a shot during his quarter final match against Mike Klosin. Mike would go on to win 211 – 187 to advance. Ronald would finish 4th.

Mike did a great job controlling ball reaction, moving further inside with urethane and staying out of trouble the entire match. Ronald’s Cinderella run in his first ever M.I.S.T. tournament ended with a nice 4th place finish, and a heap of respect from his fellow competitors in this type of tough environment. Mike’s road would get no easier as he faced off against M.I.S.T. veteran Skip White. Skip was probably the most consistent bowler through qualifying and the eliminator round, but would that be enough to take down Mike and earn a spot in the championship match? Let’s find out:

Semi-final match results:

Skip White – 199

Mike Klosin – 243

3. Skip White – $260 / 225

Mike Klosin throws a shot during his semi-final match against Skip White. Mike would go on to win 243 – 199 to advance to the finals. Skip got 3rd place.

Mike proved dominant from the first frame through the final one as he cruised to a 243-199 victory over Skip. Skip bowled fantastic all day, and in many other matches a 199 would be good enough to win, but unfortunately not this time. Skip picked up a nice 3rd place finish on the day, and this set up a very entertaining championship match. Jimmy Clark, our top seed, turned it on at the end of qualifying and roasted the field during the eliminator round to command the top spot, while Mike Klosin had two games on the final pair under his belt, coming off a 243 his previous game. Everything set up for an epic final, and it certainly delivered for the crowd that stayed to watch the match. Here is the result of the final match for the title:

Championship match results:

Jimmy Clark – 212

Mike Klosin – 241

2. Jimmy Clark – $320 / 250

1. Mike Klosin – $420 / 300

Jimmy Clark (standing) gets ready to throw a shot in the championship match, while Mike Klosin (seated) looks on. Mike would go on to defeat Jimmy 241 – 212 to win the title.

Congratulations to Mike Klosin, who won his first M.I.S.T. tournament in over two years with a 241-212 victory over Jimmy Clark. It was great to see all of the competitors’ battle one of our toughest condition of the season, and to see the different angles of attack on the lanes, as well as different types of equipment from urethane that Mike was using, to pearl resin, which Jimmy used in the finals. The match was tied after seven frames as each bowler could’ve struck out for 277, but Jimmy had a costly open late that allowed Mike to step up in the tenth frame and claim the victory with a fantastic finish. Congrats to Mike on the win, and to Jimmy for a nice 2nd place finish! If you want to challenge yourself and test exactly where your skill level is compared to other bowlers, come bowl a M.I.S.T.! Here are the final standings from the M.I.S.T. held on December 15, 2019 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor, ME. The season long Bowler of the Year points will be updated on a separate post:

Mike Klosin – 300

Jimmy Clark – 250

Skip White – 225

Ronald Spencer – 200

Mallory Nutting – 175

Adam Michaud – 150

Mariann Klosin – 145

Ben Furrow – 140 (youth)

Justin Quinones – 135

Shawn Brown – 10

Shayne MacFarlane – 10

Joe Colcord – 10

Josh Porter – 10

Levi Gervais – 10

Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 10

Scott Paniello – 10

Chris Haney – 10

Steve Hardy Jr. – 10

Steve Dubuc – 10

Bob Grasse – 10

Dom Meucci – 10

Joe Ramsdell III – 10

Anthoney White – 10

Jamie Albert – 10

Brian Oppy – 10

Joe Kenney – 10

Robert Rodriguez – 10

Adam Christie – 10

Dakota Sutherland – 10 (youth)

Jamey Bissonette – 10

Jacob Dubuc – 10

Rico Meucci – 10

Stephen Cloutier – 10

Ricky Bernosky – 10

Nate Boothby – 10

Conner Schmidt – 10

James Davis – 10

Congrats to Mike Klosin for winning the Maine Invitational Scratch Tournament on December 15, 2019 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor, ME.

Please join us for the next Maine Invitational Scratch Tournament being held on January 12, 2020 at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME. I will have a separate post telling bowlers when registration for that event will be open. Until then, thank you everyone for coming and supporting the M.I.S.T., and have a very safe and Happy Holidays!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #4: Oil Pattern Data

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #4
December 15, 2019
Family Fun Lanes
Bangor, ME.

OIL PATTERN DATA:

Name: “Nightmare Before Christmas”
Length: 37 ft.
Volume: 28.6 ml
Max Ratio: 1.58:1

Come join us for the next M.I.S.T. being held on December 15, 2019 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor, ME. Reservations can be emailed to the following: ajsoxpats2002@hotmail.com

Come join the fun on this challenging pattern!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #4: Reservations now open!!

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #4
Family Fun Lanes
Bangor, ME.
December 15, 2019

TOURNAMENT RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN!!

M.I.S.T. bowlers, we are now accepting reservations for the M.I.S.T. coming up on December 15, 2019 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor, ME. This will be our first trip to Bangor in four years, so let’s get some local support as well as our usual tournament travelers! We can fit up to (56) entries for the event, they are giving us (16) lanes, which would be (7) bowlers per pair. Let’s fill this baby up! All you have to do, and the ONLY WAY to reserve, is send an email to the following address:

ajsoxpats2002@hotmail.com

Make sure you put your name in the body of the email and also say that you are reserving for the December 15th tournament. I will send back a confirmation that you are either in, or have been added to the waiting list if we are full. If you don’t get a confirmation email, that means I didn’t get your entry, pretty simple.

Tournament time is 9:00 AM, and check-in will once again be 8:00 AM. Cost is $65 cash only, and if you are a youth bowler, make sure you (or a parent if you are under 18) fill out the USBC prize money waiver to bring with you so you can receive S.M.A.R.T. funds. There will be $5 brackets and a $10 high game pot (non-youth only), along with a raffle for a new high end Brunswick bowling ball, courtesy of Brunswick Bowling. We will also give away another bottle of Ultimate cleaner courtesy of Moore’s Pro Shop.

Lastly, don’t forget about our “non-reserve” list if you cancel / no-show within 24 hours of the tournament. We currently have (4) bowlers on that list, so let’s not try and add to it! That’s about it, see you on December 15th in Bangor!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year Points

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year Points, brought to you by Moore’s Pro Shop

We are three tournaments into the 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. season and the points race is really heating up! We have had three different champions (Joe Colcord, Joe Ramsdell III, Steve Hardy Jr.), some super tough oil patterns, and of course some great scratch action on the lanes. Our Bowler of the Year competition is sponsored by Moore’s Pro Shop, located at both Bayside Bowl in Portland and Sparetime Recreation in Lewiston. They are your one stop shop for all things bowling, from beginners to advanced they have you covered. Check out their Facebook page, or send them a message to set up an appointment, you’ll be glad you did! The winner of our Bowler of the Year points race gets their choice of bowling ball professionally drilled by Moore’s Pro Shop. Also, the more important part of the points race, is to qualify for our season ending Master of the Lanes tournament. We take the top (16) in season ending points and put them head to head, in a best two out of three match-play format, to determine a champion that will represent the M.I.S.T. at the 2021 USBC Masters tournament. Here are the standings after three out of seven scheduled points tournaments for the 2019 – 2020 season:

1. Joe Ramsdell III – 565

2. Joe Colcord – 555

3. Jimmy Clark – 475

4. Adam Michaud – 455

5. Shayne MacFarlane – 445

6. Steve Hardy Jr. – 430

7. Darryl Washington – 395

8. Nate Purches – 365 (youth)

9. Charlie Mitchell – 270

10. Joe Scianna – 250

11. Jacob Dubuc – 245

12. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 235

13. Steve Hardy Sr. – 225

14. Dan Bamford – 210

15. Steve Chiarella – 200

16. Mike Klosin – 160

16. Rico Meucci – 160

—– CUT FOR MASTER OF THE LANES —–

18. Storm DeVincent – 155

18. Mallory Nutting – 155

20. Charlie Unthank – 150

21. Scott Paniello – 145

21. Justin Quinones – 145

23. Peter Fox – 130

23. Kevin Thibeault – 130

23. Jason Unthank – 130

26. Xavier Bamford – 125 (youth)

27. David Foster Jr. – 120

28. Katy Barnes – 110

28. Fred Crooks – 110

28. James Davis – 110

31. Troy Ballenger – 30

31. Jamey Bissonette – 30

31. Nate Boothby – 30

31. Adam Christie – 30

31. Josh D’Alfonso – 30

31. Tony Fernandez – 30

31. Ben Furrow – 30 (youth)

31. Bob Grasse – 30

31. Joe Kenney – 30

31. Zac Louten – 30

31. Christy Marquis – 30

31. Amanda Welch – 30

43. Ricky Bernosky – 20

43. Shawn Brown – 20

43. Michael Bruce – 20

43. Dave Burke – 20

43. John Croto – 20

43. Morgan DiPietro – 20

43. Steve Dubuc – 20

43. Brian Gaskill – 20

43. Levi Gervais – 20

43. Tony Huff – 20

43. Adam Jordan – 20

43. Josh Juarbe – 20

43. Scott Madore – 20

43. Cameron McIsaac – 20 (youth)

43. Brian Owoc – 20

43. Ronnie Paquette – 20

43. Josh Porter – 20

43. Cory Stillings – 20

43. Ken Sweet – 20

43. Kenny Sweet – 20

43. Janessa Williams – 20

64. Kyle Benson – 10

64. Derrick Bernosky – 10

64. Jason Berthiaume – 10

64. Stephen Cloutier – 10

64. Mike Desimone – 10

64. Tom Durrell – 10

64. Paul Eastman – 10

64. Noah Flanigan – 10

64. Justin Gagnon – 10

64. Chris George – 10

64. Bryan Gordan – 10

64. Shawn Grasse – 10

64. Bryant Greenleaf – 10

64. Curtis Harris – 10

64. Chris Klenk – 10

64. Mike Leclair – 10

64. Jen Lemay – 10

64. Stephen Major – 10

64. Darryn Martin – 10

64. Brandon Plummer – 10

64. Randy Plummer – 10

64. Tony Poff – 10

64. Scott Pomroy – 10

64. Robert Rodriguez – 10

64. Conner Schmidt – 10

64. Dakota Sutherland (youth) – 10

64. Ryan Swett – 10

64. Michael Thibeault – 10

64. Alex Thurlow – 10

64. Anthony White – 10

64. Skip White – 10

64. Dave Wyman – 10

64. Mat Yerkes – 10

64. Tom Young – 10

Please join us for the next M.I.S.T. tournament, being held on December 15, 2019 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor, ME. Details about how to sign up will be in a separate post. Thank you, and see you on December 15th at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3: Bayside Bowl, Portland, ME., November 3, 2019

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3: Bayside Bowl, Portland, ME., November 3, 2019

The third M.I.S.T. of the 2019 – 2020 season is in the books, and it was quite the event! I would like to thank our tournament sponsors Brunswick Bowling, Moore’s Pro Shop, and Bowlingchat.net for their support this season. The Brunswick Hero bowling ball was won by Adam Christie and the bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner, donated by Moore’s Pro Shop, was won by Jason Unthank, congrats to you both! I would also like to thank Charlie Mitchell and his entire staff at Bayside Bowl for allowing the M.I.S.T. to utilize their center for another exciting season of tournament bowling. Lastly, I would like to thank my friends Bryson Dumais, Steve Dubuc, and Mallory Nutting, who worked very hard to help me put out an amazing tournament this month, without them this would not have been as smooth as possible.

Congrats to Jason Unthank for winning the bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner, donated by Moore’s Pro Shop.
Congrats to Adam Christie for winning the Brunswick Hero bowling ball, donated by Brunswick Bowling.

We had (56) entries for this event, which sold out, so THANK YOU to all our bowlers who participated. We bowled on a 47 foot, medium volume, low ratio (2.2:1), “Du Hast Mich” oil pattern. Scores were low, frustrations were high, which made me happy. So, just another typical grind-it-out M.I.S.T., which is our staple. There were only (3) bowlers (+) for four games, and (2) bowlers within (20) pins of the cut, including one bowler who missed the cut by only (16) pins, so spares and pin count on opens were crucial. We took (14) bowlers in the cut, where they added an eliminator round game to their (4) game total and we chopped the field in half to get to round two, and subsequently bowled another eliminator round after that to get to our (4) bowler step ladder finals. Here are the scores from qualifying, top (14) who made the cut denoted by a “—“:

Steve Hardy Jr. – 811

Nate Purches (youth) – 804

Joe Colcord – 803

Adam Michaud – 786

Shayne MacFarlane – 783

Jacob Dubuc – 777

Dan Bamford – 777

Jimmy Clark – 775

Rico Meucci – 773

Darryl Washington – 761

Jason Unthank – 756

Fred Crooks – 752

Scott Paniello – 749

Joe Ramsdell III – 748

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Bryan Gordan – 732

Storm DeVincent – 731

Josh Porter – 727

Tony Fernandez – 726

Noah Flanigan – 725

Shawn Grasse – 723

Ronnie Paquette – 722

Cameron McIsaac (youth) – 722

Charlie Unthank – 717

Ben Furrow (youth) – 714

Bob Grasse – 711

Justin Quinones – 705

Skip White – 695

Tony Huff – 689

David Foster – 682

Amanda Welch – 673

Shawn Brown – 664

Scott Madore – 664

Nate Boothby – 661

Kenny Sweet – 658

Tony Poff – 656

Josh D’Alfonso – 652

Charlie Mitchell – 645

Ken Sweet – 643

Zac Louten – 636

Joe Kenney – 633

Ricky Bernosky – 633

Steve Dubuc – 631

Dakota Sutherland (youth) – 630

Stephen Cloutier – 627

Chris Klenk – 617

Christy Marquis – 616

Michael Bruce – 615

Jen Lemay – 614

Xavier Bamford (youth) – 603

Jamey Bissonette – 599

Brian Owoc – 591

Alex Thurlow – 575

Adam Christie – 554

Morgan DiPietro – 531

Ryan Swett – 508

Troy Ballenger – 458 (DNF)

Bowlers (foreground) Brian Owoc (left) and Charlie Mitchell (right) talk lane play strategy during M.I.S.T. qualifying.

The (14) bowlers who made the cut bowled an eliminator game, which got added to their (4) game average to give them a two game total pin fall. The top (7) advanced to the second eliminator round. Here are the scores, with spots 8 – 14 showing score / money earned / bowler of the year points earned next to their name:

Darryl Washington – 435

Nate Purches (youth) – 426

Dan Bamford – 416

Steve Hardy Jr. – 411

Jimmy Clark – 404

Joe Colcord – 388

Adam Michaud – 378
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Rico Meucci – 372 / $140 / 140

Scott Paniello – 371 / $120 / 135

Jacob Dubuc – 361 / $100 / 130

Shayne MacFarlane – 357 / $90 / 125

Jason Unthank – 349 / $90 / 120

Joe Ramsdell III – 348 / $80 / 115

Fred Crooks – 346 / $80 / 110

Bowlers Nate Purches (left) and Jimmy Clark (right) are seen competing during the first eliminator round of the M.I.S.T.

The top (7) bowlers competed in a second eliminator round, adding one more game to the previous two game total, where (4) advanced to the step ladder finals. Spots 5 – 7 are shown with score / money earned / bowler of the year points in that order:

Steve Hardy Jr. – 635

Darryl Washington – 622

Nate Purches (youth) – 606

Dan Bamford – 605

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Jimmy Clark – 597 / $230 / 175

Joe Colcord – 584 / $180 / 150

Adam Michaud – 557 / $160 / 145

Dan Bamford (right) fist pumps a good shot while Joe Colcord (left) gets ready to bowl during the second eliminator round.

Quarter final match results:

Nate Purches (youth) – 208

Dan Bamford – 172

4. Dan Bamford – $300 / 200

Nate Purches getting ready to throw a shot during the first step ladder final match. He would defeat Dan Bamford 208 – 172 to advance.

Semi-final match results:

Darryl Washington – 259

Nate Purches (youth) – 198

3. Nate Purches – $340 (S.M.A.R.T. funds) / 225

Darryl Washington lines up a shot during the semi-finals, where he defeated Nate Purches 259 – 198 to advance to the championship match.

Championship match results:

Steve Hardy Jr. – 214

Darryl Washington – 164

2. Darryl Washington – $400 / 250

1. Steve Hardy Jr. – $520 / 300

Steve Hardy Jr. (bowling) throws a shot during the championship match. He defeated Darryl Washington (sitting) 214 – 164 to earn his first ever M.I.S.T. title.

Congratulations to Steve Hardy Jr., who won his first ever M.I.S.T. tournament with a 214-164 win over Darryl Washington. It was great to see all of the competitors battle our toughest condition of the season, and to see all the different angles of attack on the lanes. If you want to challenge yourself and test exactly where your skill level is compared to other bowlers, come bowl a M.I.S.T.! Here are the final standings from the M.I.S.T. held on November 3, 2019 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME., the season long Bowler of the Year points will be updated on a separate post:

Steve Hardy Jr. – 300

Darryl Washington – 250

Nate Purches (youth) – 225

Dan Bamford – 200

Jimmy Clark – 175

Joe Colcord – 150

Adam Michaud – 145

Rico Meucci – 140

Scott Paniello – 135

Jacob Dubuc – 130

Shayne MacFarlane – 125

Jason Unthank – 120

Joe Ramsdell III – 115

Fred Crooks – 110

Bryan Gordan – 10

Storm DeVincent – 10

Josh Porter – 10

Tony Fernandez – 10

Noah Flanigan – 10

Shawn Grasse – 10

Ronnie Paquette – 10

Cameron McIsaac (youth) – 10

Charlie Unthank – 10

Ben Furrow (youth) – 10

Bob Grasse – 10

Justin Quinones – 10

Skip White – 10

Tony Huff – 10

David Foster – 10

Amanda Welch – 10

Shawn Brown – 10

Scott Madore – 10

Nate Boothby – 10

Kenny Sweet – 10

Tony Poff – 10

Josh D’Alfonso – 10

Charlie Mitchell – 10

Ken Sweet – 10

Zac Louten – 10

Joe Kenney – 10

Ricky Bernosky – 10

Steve Dubuc – 10

Dakota Sutherland (youth) – 10

Stephen Cloutier – 10

Chris Klenk – 10

Christy Marquis – 10

Michael Bruce – 10

Jen Lemay – 10

Xavier Bamford (youth) – 10

Jamey Bissonette – 10

Brian Owoc – 10

Alex Thurlow – 10

Adam Christie – 10

Morgan DiPietro – 10

Ryan Swett – 10

Troy Ballenger – 10

Congrats to Steve Hardy Jr. for winning the M.I.S.T. on November 3, 2019 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME. It was his first ever M.I.S.T. title, and moved him up to 6th in the Bowler of the Year points race.

Please join us for the next Maine Invitational Scratch Tournament being held on December 15, 2019 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor, ME. I will have a separate post telling bowlers when registration for the event will be open. Until then, thank you everyone for coming and supporting the M.I.S.T.!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3: Tournament FULL! Official Roster & Sign-up Information

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3

Bayside Bowl 

Portland, ME.

November 3, 2019

Official roster & information:

M.I.S.T. bowlers, entries are FULL for the upcoming tournament on November 3rd at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME. Currently we sit full at (56) entries, and the tournament is still over a week away! All you have to do to get on the waiting list, and the ONLY WAY to reserve, is send an email to the following address: 

ajsoxpats2002@hotmail.com. 

Make sure you put your name in the body of the email and also say that you are reserving for the November 3rd tournament. I will send back a confirmation that you have been added to the waiting list. If you don’t get a confirmation email, that means I didn’t get your entry, pretty simple. 

Tournament time is 9:00 AM, and check-in will once again be 8:00 AM. Cost is $65 cash only, and if you are a youth bowler, make sure you (or a parent if you are under 18) fill out the USBC prize money waiver to bring with you so you can receive S.M.A.R.T. funds. There will be $5 brackets and a $10 high game pot (non-youth only), along with a raffle for a new high end Brunswick bowling ball, courtesy of Brunswick Bowling. We will also give away another bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner, courtesy of Moore’s Pro Shop. 

Lastly, don’t forget about our “non-reserve” list if you cancel / no-show within 24 hours of the tournament. We currently have (3) bowlers on that list, none of which have tried to reserve for this month so far, so don’t be the fourth. If someone on the list wants to bowl, they will have to come day of the event and try to get in as a “walk-in” entry if we have room. That’s about it, see you on November 3rd at Bayside! Here is the current roster:

Reservation List:

Troy Ballenger

Bob Grasse

Joe Kenney

Dave Wyman

Morgan DiPietro

Joe Colcord

Noah Flanigan

Shayne MacFarlane

Nate Boothby

Josh Porter

Adam Jordan

Steve Dubuc

Jacob Dubuc

Cameron McIsaac (youth)

Nate Purches (youth)

Alex Thurlow

David Foster

Michael Bruce

Justin Quinones

Ken Sweet

Joe Ramsdell III

Charlie Unthank

Bryan Gordan

Bill Sheehan

Jason Unthank

Tony Poff

Tony Huff

Skip White

Tony Fernandez

Darryl Washington 

Adam Michaud

Scott Paniello 

Josh Juarbe

Janessa Williams

Amanda Welch

Christy Marquis 

Chris Klenk

Jamey Bissonette

Jimmy Clark

Cory Stillings 

Dakota Sutherland (youth)

Adam Christie 

Ben Furrow (youth)

Rico Meucci

Josh D’Alfonso

Scott Madore

Steve Hardy Jr.

Dan Bamford

Xavier Bamford (youth)

Charlie Mitchell

Storm DeVincent

Shawn Brown

Zac Louten

Kenny Sweet

Jen Lemay

Fred Crooks

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Waiting List:

Dave Burke

Stephen Cloutier

Brian Owoc

Brandon Plummer

Robert Rodriguez

Ricky Bernosky

Shawn Grasse

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3: Oil pattern

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3
Bayside Bowl
Portland, ME.
November 3, 2019

Oil pattern info:

Name: “Du Hasst Mich”
Length: 47 ft.
Volume: 23.2 mls
Max ratio: 2.2:1

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3: Reservations now open!!!

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #3
Bayside Bowl
Portland, ME.
November 3, 2019

Reservations now open:

M.I.S.T. bowlers, we are now accepting reservations for the M.I.S.T. coming up on November 3, 2019 at Bayside Bowl I’m Portland, ME., home of the PBA Elias Cup champion Portland Lumberjacks! We can fit up to (56) entries for the event, the same as last time, which would be (7) bowlers per pair. Let’s fill this baby up! All you have to do, and the ONLY WAY to reserve, is send an email to the following address:

ajsoxpats2002@hotmail.com.

Make sure you put your name in the body of the email and also say that you are reserving for the November tournament. I will send back a confirmation that you are either in, or have been added to the waiting list if we are full. If you don’t get a confirmation email, that means I didn’t get your entry, pretty simple.

Tournament time is 9:00 AM, and check-in will once again be 8:00 AM. Cost is $65 cash only, and if you are a youth bowler, make sure you (or a parent if you are under 18) fill out the USBC prize money waiver to bring with you so you can receive S.M.A.R.T. funds. There will be $5 brackets and a $10 high game pot (non-youth only), along with a raffle for a new high end Brunswick bowling ball, courtesy of Brunswick Bowling. We will also give away another bottle of Ultimate cleaner courtesy of Moore’s Pro Shop.

Lastly, don’t forget about our “non-reserve” list if you cancel / no-show within 24 hours of the tournament. We currently have three bowlers on that list, so let’s not try and add to it! That’s about it, see you on November 3rd in Portland!

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