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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