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
———————-

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

———————

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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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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