Derek Eoff defeated Riley Smith 242-173 to win the Survivor finals at the MAST event at Ten Pin Alley in Fitchburg Saturday. Eoff qualified eighth at 895, then averaged over 246 during Survivor-round play en route to the win. This was Eoff’s tenth career MAST title and second this season, having also teamed with Gail Myers to win the doubles event at Village Lanes in September.
Eoff earned $513 for the win, and also claimed $100 from the Bet to Win pot. Smith took home $283 for second. The other Survivor-round payouts Saturday were $181 for 3rd-4th, $!37 for 5th-8th, and $106 for 9th-16th.
Forty-nine bowlers competed on two different oil patterns for this event, with the 44-foot Del Lanes oil pattern applied on the left lane on each pair, and the 37-foot Adirondack Turnpike on the right. After four games of qualifying, the cut to Survivor-round play was 846. Chris Pierson led qualifying with 958, he earns twenty-five bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race. There were no honor counts on the day.
Tournament sponsor Jeff Richgels and 11thFrame.com added $300 to the prize fund for this event. Tour co-sponsor Bob Holzbauer and Phoenix Pro Shop donated a Roto Grip Halo Pearl bowling ball at cost, won by Tim Morris. Host center Ten Pin Alley provided a lineage discount and added four $!0 gift cards, won by Becky James, Amber Pierson, Kevin Thompson, and Dan Carlson. Combined proceeds resulted in $545 added to the tournament prize find. MAST extends a huge Thank You to 11thFrame.com, Phoenix Pro Shop and Ten Pin Alley for their generosity.
Our final regular-season event this year will be next Sunday, March 24th at Spartan Bowl in McFarland. Tour co-sponsor M & J Truck and Auto Repair will be adding money to the prize fund for this event. We hope to see you all there.