Jay Heinzelman defeated Jason Becher 279-256 to win the MAST event at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Saturday. Heinzelman qualified 6th at 987, then totaled 977 in his four matches en route to the win, his tenth career MAST title. Becher was the 16-seed at 928, outlasting three other bowlers who finished within four pins of the cut, then averaged 243 in winning his first three matches before falling to Heinzelman. The title match was live-streamed on MAST’s Facebook page, that video is available here.
Heinzelman earned $506 for the win, with Becher taking home $280 for second. The other match play payouts Saturday were $179 for 3rd-4th, $135 for 5th-8th, and $105 for 9th-16th. Heinzelman also won $60 from the Bet To Win pot.
Fifty-six bowlers competed on Bowl-A-Vard’s house shot. Danny Verdecchia led qualifying at 1053 but fell to Becher 247-202 in the opening match; he receives 25 bonus points in the M & J Truck and Auto Points Race for his qualifying effort. The event’s high scoring pace included four honor counts with 300’s by Jason French (2), Ryan Jastroch, and Tony Mazzarelli. There were also several near-misses with 299’s by Heinzelman and Brittany Pollentier.
Tour co-sponsor Bob Holzbauer and Phoenix Pro Shop donated a Roto Grip Halo Vision bowling ball at cost, won by Shaun Taliaferro. Host center Bowl-A-Vard Lanes provided a lineage discount and added four $10 gift cards, won by Dave Beres, Dan Seppa, Jason Becher, and Jeff Prein. Combined proceeds from these resulted in $226 added to the tournament prize fund. MAST extends a huge Thank You to Phoenix Pro Shop and Bowl-A-Vard for their generosity.
Our next stop will be a same-squad doubles event at Schwoegler’s Entertainment Center on Sunday, September 8th at 11:30am. That event will be contested on the 35-foot Kegel Boardwalk oil pattern. Phoenix Pro Shop will be donating a Motiv Rogue Assassin bowling ball for the raffle at that event. We hope to see you all there.