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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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 two tournaments into the 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. season and the points race is really heating up! We have had two different champions (Joe Colcord, Joe Ramsdell III), 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 two out of seven scheduled points tournaments for the 2019 – 2020 season:

1. Joe Ramsdell III – 450

2. Joe Colcord – 405

3. Shayne MacFarlane – 320

4. Adam Michaud – 310

5. Jimmy Clark – 300

6. Charlie Mitchell – 260

7. Joe Scianna – 250

8. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 235

9. Steve Hardy Sr. – 225

10. Steve Chiarella – 200

11. Mike Klosin – 160

12. Mallory Nutting – 155

13. Storm DeVincent – 145

13. Darryl Washington – 145

15. Nate Purches – 140 (youth)

15. Charlie Unthank – 140

—- CUT FOR MASTER OF THE LANES —-

17. Justin Quinones – 135

18. Peter Fox – 130

18. Steve Hardy Jr. – 130

18. Kevin Thibeault – 130

21. Xavier Bamford – 115 (youth)

21. Jacob Dubuc – 115

23. Katy Barnes – 110

23. James Davis – 110

23. David Foster Jr. – 110

26. Troy Ballenger – 20

26. Jamey Bissonette – 20

26. Nate Boothby – 20

26. Dave Burke – 20

26. Adam Christie – 20

26. John Croto – 20

26. Josh D’Alfonso – 20

26. Tony Fernandez – 20

26. Ben Furrow – 20 (youth)

26. Levi Gervais – 20

26. Bob Grasse – 20

26. Brian Gaskill – 20

26. Adam Jordan – 20

26. Josh Juarbe – 20

26. Joe Kenney – 20

26. Zac Louten – 20

26. Christy Marquis – 20

26. Rico Meucci – 20

26. Cory Stillings – 20

26. Amanda Welch – 20

26. Janessa Williams – 20

47. Dan Bamford – 10

47. Kyle Benson – 10

47. Derrick Bernosky – 10

47. Ricky Bernosky – 10

47. Jason Berthiaume – 10

47. Shawn Brown – 10

47. Michael Bruce – 10

47. Mike Desimone – 10

47. Morgan DiPietro – 10

47. Steve Dubuc – 10

47. Tom Durrell – 10

47. Paul Eastman – 10

47. Justin Gagnon – 10

47. Chris George – 10

47. Bryant Greenleaf – 10

47. Curtis Harris – 10

47. Tony Huff – 10

47. Mike Leclair – 10

47. Scott Madore – 10

47. Stephen Major – 10

47. Darryn Martin – 10

47. Cameron McIsaac – 10 (youth)

47. Brian Owoc – 10

47. Scott Paniello – 10

47. Ronnie Paquette – 10

47. Brandon Plummer – 10

47. Randy Plummer – 10

47. Scott Pomroy – 10

47. Josh Porter – 10

47. Robert Rodriguez – 10

47. Conner Schmidt – 10

47. Ken Sweet – 10

47. Kenny Sweet – 10

47. Michael Thibeault – 10

47. Jason Unthank – 10

47. Anthony White – 10

47. Dave Wyman – 10

47. Mat Yerkes – 10

47. Tom Young – 10

Please join us for the next M.I.S.T. tournament, being held on November 3, 2019 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME., home of the PBA Elias Cup Champion Portland Lumberjacks. Details about how to sign up will be in a separate post. Thank you, and see you on November 3 at Bayside Bowl!

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #2: 10-13-19, Sparetime Recreation, Augusta, ME.: Ramsdell wins in dominating fashion & Long Island makes an appearance.

This month’s M.I.S.T. tournament brought us to the great city of Augusta, where the traffic circles and politics both go round and round with no real point to either one. On a brighter note, this was our second points tournament of the season, and it brought exciting competition and a super competitive scoring environment. I would like to thank Donna Bowden and her entire staff at Sparetime Recreation for their help and once again allowing the M.I.S.T. to utilize their entire center. Also, thank you to Brunswick Bowling for giving us this month’s ball, the Vapor Zone Solid, which was won by Janessa Williams. Thank you to Moore’s Pro Shop, who donated the bottle of Ultimate Black magic cleaner, which was won by Robert Rodriguez.

This month’s raffle ball, the Brunswick Vapor Zone Solid, was won by Janessa Williams.
This month’s bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner was won by Robert Rodriguez.

We has (63) entries this month, which meant that we would take (16) bowlers to the eliminator round. There was a first for the M.I.S.T. this month, we had two bowlers come all the way from Long Island, NY to compete. It was exciting to see just how far the reach of our tournament has grown to reach bowlers from 6-7 hours away, so that was pretty cool! Usually the only thing from Long Island to make the rounds at the M.I.S.T. are iced teas. Unfortunately, we also had to add our first (3) bowlers to the “non-reserve” list this month. Those bowlers will not be able to reserve for a M.I.S.T. the next tournament they wish to enter, but will have to compete as a “walk-in” the day of the event if there is room. Our bowlers competed on the aptly named “Trick or Treat” oil pattern, which was very flat, lighter volume, and only 35 ft. in length. I was challenged after last month’s top score was 880, with the cut being only 771, so I went back to the lab to cook up a pattern that would reward great shot making and emphasize bad shots. This pattern nailed it, with high score being 846, and the cut was a much lower 740 total. So, you’re welcome bowlers! Without further delay, here are the results from qualifying:

  1. Joe Ramsdell III – 846
  2. Jimmy Clark – 831
  3. Joe Scianna – 808
  4. Jacob Dubuc – 788
  5. Adam Michaud – 785
  6. Steve Chiarella – 776
  7. Justin Quinones – 776
  8. Dsvid Foster Jr. – 775
  9. Joe Colcord – 768
  10. Shayne MacFarlane – 766
  11. Peter Fox – 762
  12. Mike Klosin – 752
  13. Darryl Washington – 749
  14. Charlie Unthank – 744
  15. James Davis – 740
  16. Steve Hardy Sr. – 740 (cut line)
  17. Mallory Nutting – 739
  18. Rico Meucci – 737
  19. Chris George – 737
  20. Bob Grasse – 729
  21. Troy Ballenger – 725
  22. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 718
  23. Mike Desimone – 709
  24. Joe Kenney – 702
  25. Steve Hardy Jr. – 700
  26. Scott Pomroy – 694
  27. Brian Gaskill – 694
  28. Scott Madore – 692
  29. Dave Burke – 689
  30. Ronnie Paquette – 689
  31. Brandon Plummer – 686
  32. Robert Rodriguez – 684
  33. John Croto – 682
  34. Storm DeVincent – 679
  35. Anthony White – 673
  36. Paul Eastman – 671
  37. Justin Gagnon – 662
  38. Steve Dubuc – 655
  39. Jason Unthank – 655
  40. Adam Christie – 646
  41. MorganDiPietro – 645
  42. Josh Porter – 644
  43. Tony Fernandez – 641
  44. Mike Leclair – 641
  45. Josh D’Alfonso – 636
  46. Charlie Mitchell – 624
  47. Conner Schmidt – 615
  48. Zac Louten – 615
  49. Michael Thibeault – 611
  50. Amanda Welch – 606
  51. Randy Plummer – 605
  52. Nate Boothby – 603
  53. Cory Stillings – 601
  54. Adam Jordan – 598
  55. Janessa Williams – 597
  56. Michael Bruce – 589
  57. Levi Gervais – 578
  58. Jason Berthiaume – 578
  59. Christy Marquis – 569
  60. Ben Furrow (youth) – 564
  61. Jamey Bissonette – 553
  62. Kyle Benson – 542
  63. Josh Juarbe – 514
Bowlers grind out shots on the tough “Trick or Treat” oil pattern in Augusta.

The (16) 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 (8) advanced to the second eliminator round. Here are the scores, with spots 9 – 16 showing score / money earned / bowler of the year points earned next to their name:

  1. Steve Hardy Sr. – 399
  2. Mike Klosin – 398
  3. Darryl Washington – 390
  4. Jimmy Clark – 389
  5. Joe Scianna – 387
  6. Charlie Unthank – 383
  7. Steve Chiarella – 383
  8. Joe Ramsdell III – 381 (won roll off 10-8) (cut line)
  9. Adam Michaud – 381 / $120 / 135 (lost roll off 8-10)
  10. Peter Fox – 360 / $100 / 130
  11. Justin Quinones – 348 / $95 / 125
  12. Shayne MacFarlane – 345 / $90 / 120
  13. Jacob Dubuc – 335 / $85 / 115
  14. David Foster Jr. – 331 / $85 / 110
  15. Joe Colcord – 322 / $80 / 105
  16. James Davis – 312 / $80 / 100
Bowlers compete in the first eliminator round in Augusta. The top 8 from this group advanced.

The top (8) 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 – 8 are shown with score / money earned / bowler of the year points in that order:

  1. Joe Scianna – 596
  2. Joe Ramsdell III – 592
  3. Steve Hardy Sr. – 577
  4. Steve Chiarella – 576 (cut line)
  5. Jimmy Clark – 560 / $220 / 175
  6. Mike Klosin – 556 / $170 / 150
  7. Darryl Washington – 542 / $150 / 145
  8. Charlie Unthank – 540 / $140 / 140
Round of 8 eliminator action in Augusta, the top four advanced to the step ladder finals.

Quarter final match: Steve Chiarella vs. Steve Hardy Sr.

Steve Hardy Sr. – 203

Steve Chiarella – 195

4. Steve Chiarella – $280 / 200

Steve Hardy Sr. gets ready to mow down the pins, he defeated Steve Chiarella 203 – 195 to advance to the semi-finals.

This was a back and forth match the whole way. Steve Hardy Sr. did a great job keeping shots in play and making spares, along with a timely pair of doubles, to advance to the next round. It was a fantastic day for Steve Chiarella, who looked to have match in hand until a split in the tenth frame allowed Steve Hardy Sr. to mark in the 10th frame to win. Steve Chiarella was one of two bowlers who made the trip from Long Island to bowl with us, so thank you for coming Steve, and nice bowling! Steve Hardy Sr. went on to face Joe Ramsdell III in the semi-final match, here is the result:

Semi-final match: Steve Hardy Sr. vs. Joe Ramsdell III

Joe Ramsdell III – 233

Steve Hardy Sr. – 192

3. Steve Hardy Sr. – $320 / 225

Joe Ramsdell III (background) gets ready to throw a shot. He defeated Steve Hardy Sr. (foreground) 233 – 192 to advance to the finals.

Joe Ramsdell III started hot in this match and never looked back, defeating Steve Hardy Sr. by 41 pins to cruise into the finals. In any other match a 192 game would be good enough to win, or at least be close, but unfortunately for Steve Hardy Sr., it was not in this match. Nice shooting all day by Steve Hardy Sr. to grab a 3rd place finish. Joe Ramsdell III won the battle of the lefties, but could he handle our other Long Island bowler, Joe Scianna, in the finals? Let’s find out.

Championship match: Joe Ramsdell III vs. Joe Scianna

Joe Ramsdell III – 227

Joe Scianna – 188

2. Joe Scianna – $420 / 250

1. Joe Ramsdell III – $530 / 300

Joe Scianna gets ready to throw a shot. He would finish in 2nd place on the day.
Joe Ramsdell III stares down the pins in the step ladder finals. He would go on to win the title over Joe Scianna 227 – 188 in the final match.
Joe Ramsdell III took home the title in the M.I.S.T. at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME.

Joe Ramsdell III apparently decided that close matches are no fun, as he went on to win the title over Joe Scianna 227 – 188 in dominating fashion, much like the previous round. Joe Scianna ground out a solid game, while covering a nice 3-4-6-7 split in the tenth frame to give the crowd something to cheer about. But, in the end it wasn’t enough as the freight train driven by Joe Ramsdell III rolled right on by for the win. It was a good day for Joe Scianna, grabbing a 2nd place finish in his first ever M.I.S.T. tournament, so we hope to see him in the future! Congrats to Joe Ramsdell III on winning yet another M.I.S.T. title and cementing his place as one of our greatest champions of all time.

Here are the Bowler of the Year points earned for the M.I.S.T. held on October 13, 2019 at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME. I will have the season long points list updated on a separate post:

1. Joe Ramsdell III – 300

2. Joe Scianna – 250

3. Steve Hardy Sr. – 225

4. Steve Chiarella – 200

5. Jimmy Clark – 175

6. Mike Klosin – 150

7. Darryl Washington – 145

8. Charlie Unthank – 140

9. Adam Michaud – 135

10. Peter Fox – 130

11. Justin Quinones – 125

12. Shayne MacFarlane – 120

13. Jacob Dubuc – 115

14. David Foster Jr. – 110

15. Joe Colcord – 105

16. James Davis – 100

17. Mallory Nutting – 10

t-18. Rico Meucci – 10

t-18. Chris George – 10

20. Bob Grasse – 10

21. Troy Ballenger – 10

22. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 10

23. Mike Desimone – 10

24. Joe Kenney – 10

25. Steve Hardy Jr. – 10

t-26. Scott Pomroy – 10

t-26. Brian Gaskill – 10

28. Scott Madore – 10

t-29. Dave Burke – 10

t-29. Ronnie Paquette – 10

31. Brandon Plummer – 10

32. Robert Rodriguez – 10

33. John Croto – 10

34. Storm DeVincent – 10

35. Anthony White – 10

36. Paul Eastman – 10

37. Justin Gagnon – 10

t-38. Steve Dubuc – 10

t-38. Jason Unthank – 10

40. Adam Christie – 10

41. MorganDiPietro – 10

42. Josh Porter – 10

t-43. Tony Fernandez – 10

t-43. Mike Leclair – 10

45. Josh D’Alfonso – 10

46. Charlie Mitchell – 10

47. Conner Schmidt – 10

48. Zac Louten – 10

49. Michael Thibeault – 10

50. Amanda Welch – 10

51. Randy Plummer – 10

52. Nate Boothby – 10

53. Cory Stillings – 10

54. Adam Jordan – 10

55. Janessa Williams – 10

56. Michael Bruce – 10

t-57. Levi Gervais – 10

t-57. Jason Berthiaume – 10

59. Christy Marquis – 10

60. Ben Furrow (youth) – 10

61. Jamey Bissonette – 10

62. Kyle Benson – 10

63. Josh Juarbe – 10

Please join us for the next Maine Invitational Scratch Tournament being held on November 3, 2019 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME., home of the PBA Elias Cup Champion Portland Lumberjacks. 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. #2 Roster: Sparetime Recreation, Augusta, ME. 10-13-19

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #2
Sparetime Recreation
Augusta, ME.
October 13, 2019

Official roster & information:

M.I.S.T. bowlers, we are rocking out the entries for the upcoming tournament on October 13th at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME.!! Currently we sit at (65) entries, and the tournament is still over a week away! We have only (7) spots remaining before we go to a waiting list. Y’all are awesome! Donna Bowden, center manager, has let us have the ENTIRE 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 October 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 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 October 13th in Augusta! Here is the current roster:

Shayne MacFarlane
Josh Juarbe
Janessa Williams
Joe Kenney
Amanda Welch
Dave Wyman

John Croto
Dave Burke
Adam Christie
Roger Sorrells
Ronald Spencer
Troy Ballenger

Cory Stillings
Josh D’Alfonso
Storm DeVincent
Nate Boothby
Steve Hardy Jr.
Rico Meucci

Jimmy Clark
Mallory Nutting
Jamey Bissonette
Mike Desimone
Darryl Washington
Levi Gervais

Adam Jordan
Steve Dubuc
Jacob Dubuc
Derrick Bernosky
Justin Quinones
Ronnie Paquette

Joe Ramsdell III
James Davis
Tony Huff
Chris George
Conner Schmidt
EMPTY

Adam Michaud
Mike Klosin
Mariann Klosin
Scott Paniello
Jimmie Pritts Jr.
EMPTY

Christy Marquis
Randy Plummer
Brandon Plummer
Chad Dostie
Darryn Martin
EMPTY

Morgan DiPietro
Michael Thibeault
Charlie Mitchell
Joe Colcord
Zac Louten
EMPTY
Robert Rodriguez
Ricky Bernosky
Bryant Greenleaf
Brian Gaskill
Ben Furrow (youth)
EMPTY

Tony Fernandez
Terry Robinson
Justin Gagnon
Ken Sweet
Peter Fox
EMPTY

Tom Young
Bob Grasse
David Foster Jr
Michael Bruce
Paul Eastman
EMPTY

James Goulding III

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #2 Oil Pattern Data

Title: “Trick or Treat”
Length: 35 ft.
Max ratio: 1.53:1
Volume: 19.24

Here is the oil pattern for the M.I.S.T. being held on October 13th, 2019 at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME. After seeing Joe Colcord lead the field at +80 for qualifying this past month, the mad scientist got to work selecting a pattern that would make the trip to grandmother’s house go right through the wolf’s den.  With Halloween on the horizon, will you be good and get treats, or will you get caught up in the tricks? Come bowl and find out!! 🎃 👻

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #2: Sparetime Recreation, Augusta, ME., October 13, 2019: Entries are now open!

Entries for the second points tournament of the 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. season are now open! Can we top the excitement of the first event? I think we can!! There is only ONE way to reserve your spot. Send an email with your name in the body of the email to the following address: ajsoxpats2002@hotmail.com. You will then get a confirmation email back that your entry was accepted. If you do not get a confirmation email back, it means we did not get your reservation. This keeps a time stamp for all entries and allows us to keep the waiting list updated in real time. Also, if you want to reserve for multiple people on one reservation, that is perfectly fine, just make sure all their names are in your email. If there is any bowler (or bowlers) you want to cross with, please make that request known in your email and we will try to accommodate you the best we can. We try to honor any and all requests.

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, please say so in your email and make sure you fill out the form 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, 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 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 October 13th in Augusta!

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M.I.S.T. #1 2019 – 2020; 9-8-19, Bayside Bowl, Portland, ME.: Colcord wins another title, Mitchell makes a run, and damn it’s good to be back.

M.I.S.T. #1 2019 – 2020: Bayside Bowl, Portland, ME., 9-8-19

The first M.I.S.T. of the 2019 – 2020 season is in the books, and it was amazing to be back running the tournament series I founded way back in 2009. I never thought it would last this long or become this special, but I am so glad it did. 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 Bryant Greenleaf and the bottle of Knockout cleaner donated by Moore’s Pro Shop was won by Curtis Harris, 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 to kickoff what we hope is another exciting season of tournament bowling. Lastly, I would like to thank my wife Angeliec, who works very hard to help put out an amazing tournament with me each and every month, without her this would not be possible.

Congrats to Bryant Greenleaf on winning the Brunswick Hero bowling ball donated by Brunswick Bowling
Congrats to Curtis Harris for winning the Ultimate cleaner donated by Moore’s Pro Shop

We had (56) entries for this event, which sold out, so THANK YOU to all our bowlers who participated. We bowled on a 38 foot, medium volume, low ratio (2.1:1), “Let Your Seoul Glo” 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 (4) bowlers within (20) pins of the cut, including one bowler who missed the cut by only (1) pin, 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 “—“:

Joe Colcord – 880

Jimmie Pritts – 846

Xavier Bamford (youth) – 796

Jimmy Clark – 791

Katy Barnes – 789

Storm DeVincent – 786

Mallory Nutting – 784

Steve Hardy Jr. – 783

Joe Ramsdell III – 780

Nate Purches (youth) – 779

Shayne MacFarlane – 778

Kevin Thibeault – 773

Charlie Mitchell – 772

Adam Michaud – 771

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Ken Sweet – 770

Bob Grasse – 764

Curtis Harris – 759

Brian Gaskill – 759

Adam Jordan – 749

Dan Bamford – 748

Dave Burke – 744

Darryn Martin – 742

Nate Boothby – 739

Tony Fernandez – 733

Zac Louten – 730

Troy Ballenger – 730

Ben Furrow (youth) – 726

Derrick Bernosky – 723

Mike Klosin – 718

Josh D’Alfonso – 709

Levi Gervais – 705

Rico Meucci – 702

John Croto – 700

Cory Stillings – 699

Stephen Major – 693

Scott Paniello – 690

James Davis – 685

Bryant Greenleaf – 678

Justin Quinones – 668

Joe Kenney – 666

Tony Huff – 655

Tom Durrell – 651

Mat Yerkes – 648

Cameron McIsaac (youth) – 637

Tom Young – 621

Kenny Sweet – 619

Amanda Welch – 619

Brian Owoc – 613

Jamey Bissonette – 608

Ricky Bernosky – 607

Janessa Williams – 591

Adam Christie – 568

Josh Juarbe – 534

Shawn Brown – 528

Dave Wyman – 504

Christy Marquis – 501

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:

Adam Michaud – 435

Joe Colcord – 421

Joe Ramsdell III – 416

Shayne MacFarlane – 406

Jimmie Pritts – 404

Mallory Nutting – 387

Charlie Mitchell – 379

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8. Nate Purches (youth)  – 376 / $120 (S.M.A.R.T.) / 140

9. Storm DeVincent – 368 / $100 / 135

10. Kevin Thibeault – 357 / $100 / 130

11. Jimmy Clark – 353 / $90 / 125

12. Steve Hardy Jr. – 352 / $90 / 120

13. Xavier Bamford (youth) – 349 / $80 (S.M.A.R.T.) / 115

14. Katy Barnes – 328 / $80 / 110

Bowlers compete in the eliminator round(s) to try and advance to the step ladder finals

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:

Joe Colcord – 656

Jimmie Pritts – 624

Shayne MacFarlane – 621

Charlie Mitchell – 613

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5. Adam Michaud – 576 / $220 / 175

6. Joe Ramsdell III – 572 / $170 / 150

7. Mallory Nutting – 554 / $150 / 145

Quarter-final match: Charlie Mitchell vs. Shayne MacFarlane.

Charlie Mitchell – 180

Shayne MacFarlane – 173

4. Shayne MacFarlane – $280 / 200

This was a great battle that came down to the very last shot. Charlie, in his first ever step ladder finals, and Shayne, went back and forth staying close to each other the entire way. Charlie finished first, converting the 3-10 split in the tenth frame and adding (9) on the fill for 180. This forced Shayne to throw (2) strikes and (9) to lock up the match. Shayne buried the first strike, then threw another good ball but left a ringing ten pin to come up a bit short. Charlie won 180 – 173 to advance to the quarter finals against the legend Jimmie Pritts Jr. Shayne had quite a day, shooting a miserable 130 game to start the tournament, but he battled all the way back to not only qualify, but end up in the step ladder finals. That’s what it’s all about folks, pushing yourself beyond your limits to achieve what you thought was unattainable.

Charlie Mitchell (foreground) defeated Shayne Macfarlane (background) in the quarter final match 180 – 173 to advance and face Jimmie Pritts in the semi-finals. Charlie and Shayne share a moment here at the end of the match.

Semi-final match: Charlie Mitchell vs. Jimmie Pritts Jr.

Charlie Mitchell – 211

Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 191

3. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – $320 / 225

Charlie was in the groove and feeling the flow from the first frame to the tenth frame in this match. He bowled like a seasoned veteran, and Jimmie did all he could to slow him down, but it wasn’t enough. Charlie got out on Jimmie midway through the match, but Jimmie threw a double to close the gap. Jimmie then left a nasty 8-10 split later on, and that sealed his fate as Mitchell wasn’t letting off the gas. Charlie cruised to a 211 – 191 victory to set up a shot at his first title against arguably the greatest bowler in M.I.S.T. history, Joe Colcord. Great bowling all day by Jimmie Pritts Jr., as he found a way to get to another step ladder finals and pick up a nice 3rd place finish.

The semi-final match was second seed Jimmie Pritts (white shirt) bowling 4th seed Charlie Mitchell (bowling). Charlie defeated Jimmie 211 – 191 to advance to the championship match. Bowlers in this photo have their fingers up after Charlie locked up the match and shoots a 5-pin. If he misses and you have your finger up, the bowler owes you a drink (Charlie made the spare).

Championship Match: Charlie Mitchell vs. Joe Colcord

Joe Colcord – 247

Charlie Mitchell – 200

2. Charlie Mitchell – $420 / 250

1. Joe Colcord – $575 / 300

To say the atmosphere in the building was electric would be a massive understatement. Charlie, co-owner of Bayside Bowl, appearing in his first finals, going against Joe Colcord, who is not only a Bayside icon, but a M.I.S.T. legend himself. The crowd was hopped up, the bowlers were jacked, and it made for incredible theater. As far as the game on the lanes, it was Colcord who once again showed his mastery of sport patterns as he threw pocket shot after pocket shot, while Mitchell struggled to find a comfortable look. It’s hard when it’s your first final and you know more likely than not you need a big number to beat the top seed, but Mitchell bowled a truly amazing game under that pressure and shot 200 even, which would have been good enough the previous two games. But, this was Joe Colcord, and went out and posted a monster 247 game to leave no doubt who the best M.I.S.T. champion of all time is, and why he is so highly regarded everywhere he goes. Joe nabbed a big $575 payday while Charlie collected $420 for runner-up. Great bowling by these two men who truly embraced what the spirit of the M.I.S.T. is all about, competitive bowling while still having fun and mutual respect for your opponent.

Congrats to Joe Colcord (pictured) for winning the first M.I.S.T. Tournament of the 2019 – 2020 season on September 8, 2019 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME. He defeated first time finalist Charlie Mitchell 247 – 200 to take home the title and the $575 1st place prize. Charlie received $420 for runner-up. Total entries were (56), top (14) made the cut. Cut score was 771 for four games (-29), oil pattern used was “Let Your Seoul Glo”.

Here are the final standings from the first tournament of the 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. season. The top (16) in points at the conclusion of our (7) tournament season will compete in a head to head bracket tournament for a spot in the 2021 USBC Masters. Also, the Bowler of the Year wins their choice of bowling ball professionally drilled by Moore’s Pro Shop! Our next tournament is October 13th at Sparetime Recreation in Augusta, ME. I will have more info when entries open up and how to sign up for the tournament at that time. Thank you again to everyone who competed in our first tournament of the season, it felt good to be back in the tournament directors seat once again. Here are those points standings after one event:

1. Joe Colcord – 300

2. Charlie Mitchell – 250

3. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 225

4. Shayne MacFarlane – 200

5. Adam Michaud – 175

6. Joe Ramsdell III – 150

7. Mallory Nutting – 145

8. Nate Purches – 140 (youth)

9. Storm DeVincent – 135

10. Kevin Thibeault – 130

11. Jimmy Clark – 125

12. Steve Hardy Jr. – 120

13. Xavier Bamford – 115 (youth)

14. Katy Barnes – 110

T-15. Ken Sweet – 10

T-15. Bob Grasse – 10

T-15. Curtis Harris – 10

T-15. Brian Gaskill – 10

T-15. Adam Jordan – 10

T-15. Dan Bamford – 10

T-15. Dave Burke – 10

T-15. Darryn Martin – 10

T-15. Nate Boothby – 10

T-15. Tony Fernandez – 10

T-15. Zac Louten – 10

T-15. Troy Ballenger – 10

T-15. Ben Furrow – 10 (youth)

T-15. Derrick Bernosky – 10

T-15. Mike Klosin – 10

T-15. Josh D’Alfonso – 10

T-15. Levi Gervais – 10

T-15. Rico Meucci – 10

T-15. John Croto – 10

T-15. Cory Stillings – 10

T-15. Stephen Major – 10

T-15. Scott Paniello – 10

T-15. James Davis – 10

T-15. Bryant Greenleaf – 10

T-15. Justin Quinones – 10

T-15. Joe Kenney – 10

T-15. Tony Huff – 10

T-15. Tom Durrell – 10

T-15. Mat Yerkes – 10

T-15. Cameron McIsaac – 10 (youth)

T-15. Tom Young – 10

T-15. Kenny Sweet – 10

T-15. Amanda Welch – 10

T-15. Brian Owoc – 10

T-15. Jamey Bissonette – 10

T-15. Ricky Bernosky – 10

T-15. Janessa Williams – 10

T-15. Adam Christie – 10

T-15. Josh Juarbe – 10

T-15. Shawn Brown – 10

T-15. Dave Wyman – 10

T-15. Christy Marquis – 10

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2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. Tournament Rules & Regulations

MAINE INVITATIONAL SCRATCH TOURNAMENT RULES & INFORMATION 2019 – 2020

 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

 

The M.I.S.T. will bowl 4 games of qualifying across 8 lanes, moving after the completion of each game. There will be no more than (7) bowlers on each pair of lanes, barring unforeseen circumstances like lane breakdowns. One in every four bowlers qualify for cash prizes, with the top four bowlers from the eliminator round(s) bowling head to head in a seeded step ladder match play format. Bowlers will receive (3) practice balls per lane at the start of the tournament, on the pair of lanes each bowler is assigned to begin. If there are more than 34 total entries (9 cash qualifiers), than an eliminator round will be held to help determine seeding for the stepladder finals. If there are (34) entries or less, the top (4) bowlers will advance to the step ladder finals, and the remaining spots will be paid out according to placement. Only the bowlers who qualify for cash prizes will participate in the eliminator round game(s). There are no guaranteed spots for the step ladder finals, every qualifier will compete in the elimination round(s). Bowlers will use their (4) game average (+) their score from the first elimination round to determine their “two game” total pin fall. That field is then cut in half (+ or – one spot), with the top half advancing to the next elimination round, or taking our top (4) for the step ladder finals, depending on tournament entries. The bowlers who get eliminated are paid out according to how they finished. For the second elimination round, bowlers will use their (2) game total (+) their score from this round to make a (3) game total pin fall. The top (4) bowlers advance to the step ladder finals in the order they finished, no other position rounds required unless there are a higher amount of entries. The top (4) will roll off, step ladder style, for the title. This format will combine using a bowlers’ (4) game average, creating a (2 or 3) game total in the elimination rounds to determine the top (4), and utilize our traditional step ladder finals for the final (4) bowlers to determine a champion each month. If there are big enough squads, we may do (3) elimination rounds, but it depends on tournament entries. Smaller events may only need (1) elimination round. Based on previous seasons totals, (2) rounds will cover most (if not all) tournaments. Bowlers in the first eliminator round and in the first step ladder match will get (2) practice balls per lane. Subsequent eliminator rounds will have no practice. Also, for the second and third step ladder finals matches, only the higher seeded bowler gets practice. That bowler will get (2) balls per lane. If the bowler chooses to go first in the step ladder finals, he/she will start on the left lane, throwing (1) frame, with the next bowler following by starting their game on the right lane throwing (2) frames, or vice versa.  Each bowler will throw (2) consecutive frames for the remainder of the match, alternating play so that the bowler who began the match first, will also be the one finishing the match last.  Bowlers are welcome to bowl practice games before the tournament, and during stepladder round(s) on lanes not assigned to the tournament, but the cost of the practice games will not be covered by the M.I.S.T. Each bowler must pay for his or her own practice games.

 

If there is a tie after qualifying and/or the eliminator round game for casher(s) spot(s) not advancing (not including the top 4 for the step ladder finals), the bowlers will split the prize money for the two spots, but, the Bowler of the Year points will be determined by the bowler who had the highest game during qualifying. If there is still a tie, then the next highest game will determine placement, and so on. If there is a tie between two bowlers for the final cashing position, then there will be a one ball roll off to determine the bowler who gets the spot. Bowler order for the roll off will be determined by the tournament director. If there are more than two bowlers tied, there will be a one ball roll off, and if there is a further tie from that, the bowlers remaining will have another one ball roll off until a winner is determined. Starting lane and starting order will be determined by the tournament director.  Bowlers not advancing will receive the standard (10) BOY points. If there is a tie for a top (4) match play position, then there will be a one ball roll off to determine position placement. If there is a tie at the end of any step ladder final game, then we will commence with a one ball roll off to determine the winner of the match. Choice of starting lane and starting order for the tiebreaker roll off is determined by the highest seeded bowler in the step ladder finals. A year long, accumulative point system is used to determine the Bowler of the Year and qualifying spots for the top 16 that get into the special Master of the Lanes event.  Cash prizes will be awarded at the completion of each tournament, there will be no money rolled over from tournament to tournament. All funds will be utilized at each tournament stop.

 

 

SQUAD TIME:

 

Sunday mornings, 9:00 AM for one squad tournaments. Check in is at 8:00 AM. In the event we have (2) squads, squad times will be 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM, with check in at 7:30 and 10:30, respectively. If you have reserved a spot ahead of time, your reservation is only good until (5) minutes before the squad begins. After that time, the spot will be given away to any bowlers on a waiting list at the tournament site. If time permits, the lanes will be re-oiled between squads. Lanes will only be re-oiled before the elimination round(s) or step ladder finals at the tournament director’s discretion.

 

ENTRY FEE:

 

$65 entry fee, cash only.  No credit cards or checks will be accepted.  There is also an optional $5 raffle for a brand new, Brunswick bowling ball offered to each competitor, but not required, at each M.I.S.T. event. Re-entries will be accepted if there is room, with the entry fee being $65. Bowlers may only cash (1) time per tournament, with their highest qualifying total being used for any cash awards.

 

TOURNAMENT ELIGIBILITY:

 

All USBC sanctioned amateur bowlers are eligible to bowl in the M.I.S.T. If you are not USBC certified, you must pay for certification prior to bowling at the cost of $21 (or current USBC dues for the season). You can also choose to pay a $5 USBC participation fee only (if you’re not already sanctioned), but you will not be eligible for USBC awards.  PBA members are allowed to bowl in the M.I.S.T., provided they have a valid USBC sanction.  If you are under 18, you need to have a waiver signed by your legal guardian prior to bowling each and every tournament, there is no “carry over” for signed parental consent forms, bowlers must have one signed for every tournament entry, no exceptions. The M.I.S.T. is a participant in the USBC “S.M.A.R.T.” program, and any cash prizes that youth bowlers earn will be deposited in a S.M.A.R.T. account for their use at a later date.  All rules governing the use and distribution of S.M.A.R.T. account funds are covered in the USBC manual under the S.M.A.R.T. section, and the M.I.S.T. abides by the rules and guidelines set forth in the USBC manual regarding the S.M.A.R.T. program; The M.I.S.T. is a cash prize only tournament, with the exception of S.M.A.R.T. funds. The M.I.S.T. also does not allow for a person to submit another bowlers name into brackets or side pot action, if a bowler wants to participate they need to put themselves in, period, no exceptions! Youth bowlers are not allowed to participate in any side pot action, with the exception of the bowling ball raffle.

Also, any bowler who cancels their reservation < 24 hours prior to tournament time, or no shows completely, will not be allowed to reserve for the next tournament that they wish to compete in. They will be added to a “non-reserve” list and can only get off that list by showing up to an event as a “walk-in” entry, if space permits. Once they do so and successfully get into a tournament this way, they will be taken off the “non-reserve” list and allowed to make reservations for future events. There will be no exceptions, we have a waiting list for a reason, and it is not fair to those on it who can not bowl because someone cancelled late or no showed entirely.

 

DRESS CODE:

 

Shirts:              Collared shirts or collarless “mock” style bowling shirts are recommended attire at all M.I.S.T. events. T-shirts may also be worn provided they are neat, clean, not ripped, and contain no profanity or offensive material. Sweatshirts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

 

Pants:               Neat, clean, jeans, corduroys, or dress slacks are also required. Shorts may be worn, provided they are of a dress slack (or clean jean) type material. Cut-offs or sweat pant material for shorts is not acceptable. Capri pants, skirts, and skorts for women are allowed; Sweat pants are not allowed.

 

Headgear:        Hats may be worn provided they are neat, clean, not ripped and contain no profanity or offensive material.

 

A bowler will be asked to change any clothes that do not comply with the dress code. If a bowler does not have a change of clothes, then they will receive (1) warning (provided their clothing is deemed non-offensive) from the tournament manager, and will be forced to comply with the dress code at every other M.I.S.T. tournament in the future. A failure to do so will result in disqualification from any future tournament.

 

LANE COURTESY, BEHAVIOR & PRIZE MONEY:

 

We will be using a one lane courtesy rule for each tournament. If you wish to have more than a one lane courtesy, it is your choice, but not required by tournament rule.  But, if you are slowing down tournament play by wanting more than one lane courtesy, you will receive one warning only by the tournament director before being asked to leave the tournament.  We will not tolerate slow play, and if it becomes an issue, it will be dealt with swiftly by tournament management.  Rude, obnoxious behavior will not be tolerated. Bowlers will receive one warning from the tournament director, after which time you will be asked to leave the tournament immediately. Any cash prizes over $600 a bowler has won in the last calendar year need to be reported to the tournament director prior to the start of bowling. All bowlers need to be USBC certified in good standing to bowl in the M.I.S.T., or pay a $5 participation fee. All other general tournament rules are covered in the tournament section of the USBC manual.  All decisions by the tournament director are final; appeals must be submitted in writing by the end of the tournament.

 

 

TOURNAMENT MONEY BREAKDOWN (PER BOWLER):

 

Tournament Expenses: = $ 20 (Lineage, supplies, MOL entry, etc.)
Prize Fund: = $ 45 (Guaranteed per bowler)

Total = $ 65 (Entry fee per bowler for each M.I.S.T. event)

 

 

BOWLER OF THE YEAR POINT SYSTEM:

 

Tournament entry for all non-cash qualifiers = 10 points, no extra points given for re-entries.

 

Cash Qualifying Points:

 

1st place 300 10th place 130 19th place 85
2nd place 250 11th place 125 20th place 80
3rd place 225 12th place 120 21st  place 75
4th place 200 13th place 115 22nd place 70
5th place 175 14th place 110 23rd place 65
6th place 150 15th place 105 24th place 60
7th place 145 16th place 100 25th place 55
8th place 140 17th place 95 26th place 50
9th place 135 18th place 90 27th place 45

 

 

*The bowler with the most total points at the completion of the (7) event tournament bowling season wins the M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year title, and their choice of bowling ball professionally drilled by Moore’s Pro Shop.  Also, the person who wins the Bowler of the Year title has until December 1st of the current calendar year to get in touch with Moore’s Pro Shop to finalize their ball of choice for winning the M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year title.  If you have not claimed your prize by December 1st of the same calendar year, then you lose it, period, no exceptions.  This gives the bowler ample time to choose a bowling ball from Moore’s Pro Shop.

Also, bowlers who finish the season in the top (16) in Bowler of the Year points will be automatically entered into a special tournament called the “Master of the Lanes”. This is a head to head, best 2 out of 3, bracket event completely free for our bowlers. The winner of this tournament receives a paid entry into the following seasons USBC Masters tournament. This will be the only prize awarded at this event, any other prizes donated by sponsors are not guaranteed but will be distributed at this event if they apply.

 

 

LANE CONDITIONS AND HONOR SCORES:

 

The M.I.S.T. is not a specifically sport sanctioned event, so the required use of sport certified lane conditions does not apply, though it is not out of the realm of possibility that the M.I.S.T. could bowl on lane conditions similar to (or harder than) a sport condition.  The lane condition will be determined by tournament management in advance of each tournament, and graphs will be available for all the bowlers to see on the M.I.S.T. website or Facebook page.  We will not be competing on “typical house shots”, oil patterns for the M.I.S.T. will never be over a 4:1 ratio, and most of the time will be less than 3:1. Honor scores shot will be subject to any and all inspections required by the USBC.

 

BOWLING BALL SPEC’S AND SURFACE ADJUSTMENTS:

 

All bowling balls used for competition in the M.I.S.T. must be on the USBC acceptable equipment list. A bowler caught using a ball that is not USBC approved, will have that piece of equipment removed from play immediately. During competition, bowlers may only wipe the ball with a dry towel or shammie cloth. Cleaners and polishes may only be used before or after competition and must be found (and properly labeled) on the USBC list of acceptable Commercial Ball Cleaners/Polishes. Abrasive pads, such as sandpaper, Abralon, Abranet, SIAAIR, Scotch Brite, etc., may only be used before competition, any alterations made using these materials must be made to the entire surface of the bowling ball. Bowlers can adjust the surface of the ball up to, and including, the warm up period before the first ball is thrown in sanctioned play. Any attempt to use abrasive products during competition will be an automatic disqualification from the tournament. Bowlers can adjust surfaces between eliminator rounds and between step ladder final rounds up to and including the practice session. Any questions, please feel free to ask the tournament manager before using a product.

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M.I.S.T. 2019 – 2020 flyers are here!

The flyers for the complete 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. schedule are available here to download to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Here is the flyer:

 

MIST FLYER 2019 – 2020

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