Cody Roedner defeated Matt Krueger 234-212 to win the MAST season opener at Bowl-A-Vard Saturday. Roedner qualified 4th with 988, then averaged over 228 in his four matches en route to the win. This was Roedner’s first career MAST title.
Roedner earned $602 for the win. Krueger took home $336 for second. The other match play payouts Saturday were $214 for 3rd-4th, $162 for 5th-8th, and $118 for 9th-16th. MAST also paid one additional cash spot of $66 for 17th place (Paul Bloemer, 919).
67 bowlers turned out to compete on the 2017-18 MBA City Tournament pattern. After four games of qualifying the cut to the 16th and final qualifying spot was 926. Steven Berndt led qualifying at 1026; he will receive an additional 25 points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race.
The pattern yielded a pair of honor counts on the day. Alex Leeman started out his qualifying set with a 300 game, and nearly duplicated that effort with a 298 in game four on the way to qualifying second (1008). Defending champion David Beres also opened qualifying with a 300 game; his bid to repeat as champ ended in the semifinals with a 191-167 loss to Krueger.
New MAST tour sponsor Bob Holzbauer and Phoenix Pro Shop donated a Storm® Intense Fire bowling ball at cost, won by Dave Labinski. Phoenix also donated a Roto Grip® four-ball rolling bag, won by Todd Kjell. Host center Bowl-A-Vard provided a lineage discount and added four $10 gift cards, won by Sean Gibson, Brian Hoffman, Chris Pounders and Jeff Sweeney. Combined proceeds added $279 to the tournament prize fund. MAST extends a huge Thank You to Phoenix Pro Shop and Bowl-A-Vard for their generosity.
Our next event will be same-squad doubles at Village Lanes in Monona on Sunday, September 23rd. That event will be contested on Kegel’s Route 66 oil pattern, and will be Survivor finals format. We hope to see you all there.