Chris Gibbons defeated Chris Jackson 223-203 to win the MAST survivor finals at Tower Lanes in Beaver Dam Sunday. Gibbons qualified fifth at 960, and kept up that pace with 958 through four games of survivor-round play en route to the win, his eighth career title.
Gibbons earned $477 for the win, with Jackson taking home $264 for second. The other payouts Sunday were $169 for 3rd-4th, $127 for 5th-8th, and $99 for 9th-16th. Gibbons also claimed $140 from the Bet To Win pot.
Forty-six bowlers competed on Kegel’s Middle Road oil pattern. The cut after four games of qualifying was 894. Shaun Taliaferro led qualifying at 1003, he will receive 25 bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points race. There was one honor count posted Sunday, with David Beres shooting 300 in his second qualifying game. Ryan Oelke had a near miss with 299 to open qualifying.
Joe Janz and Janz Home Improvement donated $200 to the tournament prize fund for this event. TJ’s Pro Shop donated a 900 Global Honey Badger Claw bowling ball, won by Taliaferro. Host center Tower Lanes added three $10 gift cards, won by Taliaferro, Matt Mysliwiec, and Tim Janz. Combined proceeds resulted in $367 added to the prize fund. MAST extends a huge Thank You to Janz Home Improvement, TJ’s Pro Shop and Tower Lanes for their generosity.
Our next event will be split-squad doubles at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge on Saturday, December 1st. Please check MAST’s Facebook page or contact a MAST official to sign up.