Herb Kimpel defeated Andy Bunkoske 258-235 to win the survivor finals in the MAST event at Viking Lanes in Stoughton Saturday. Kimpel was the lone left-hander to advance out of the qualifying round, claiming the final qualifying spot at 900, before averaging over 246 in the four rounds of survivor play en route to the win. This was Kimpel’s eighteenth career MAST title.
Kimpel earned $561 for the win, with Bunkoske taking home $310 for second. The other payouts Saturday were $198 for 3rd-4th, $150 for 5th-8th, and $116 for 9th-16th.
Fifty-one bowlers competed on Viking’s house pattern. Paul Bloemer led qualifying at 982, he receives twenty-five bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race. Despite the high scoring pace, there were no honor counts on the day.
Tour co-sponsor M & J Truck and Auto Repair added $300 to the prize fund for this event. Tour co-sponsor Phoenix Pro Shop and Bob Holzbauer donated a Motiv Golden Jackal bowling ball at cost, won by Kyle Kotlowski. Host center Viking Lanes provided a lineage discount, and donated a free entry in their 8-Pin Tap Team Tournament (won by Casey Gibney) and three $10 gift cards (won by Chris Jackson, Tim Morris, and Evan Wartgow). Combined proceeds added $705 to the tournament prize fund. MAST extends a huge Thank You to M & J Truck and Auto, Phoenix Pro Shop, and Viking Lanes for their generosity.
Our next event is the split-squad doubles at Middleton Sport Bowl on Saturday, February 16th. At this time we do have a full field of forty teams signed up, as well as a short waiting list; please check on Facebook or contact a MAST tournament official to get on the waiting list or to check status.