2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #6 Results: We have a new champion, and a female bowler makes some noise!

2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. #6 Results
February 9, 2020
Yankee Lanes, Brunswick, ME.

Welcome back bowlers, what a fun and exciting tournament we had yesterday at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick, ME.! This was the 6th points tournament of the season, our next to last event before the season ending tournament in March. Thank you to Nelson Moody and his staff at Yankee Lanes for helping us make this event a big success once again. We had our biggest field of the year, (78) bowlers who decided to try their hand at what was arguably one of the toughest oil patterns we have ever put out, and that’s saying something! I would first like to thank our tournament sponsors, who do a great job supporting the M.I.S.T. and all of our bowlers who certainly deserve it! Our monthly raffle ball was won by Shawn Brown, this month the ball was the Brunswick Prism Hybrid, generously donated by Brunswick Bowling. Thank you to Brunswick for being a longtime supporter of the M.I.S.T. and tournament bowlers everywhere. Our bottle of Big B bowling ball cleaner, donated by Moore’s Pro Shop, was won by Scott Nevers. Moore’s Pro Shop gives us not only a bottle of top quality cleaner each month, but they sponsor our Bowler of the Year competition by giving the winner their choice of bowling ball professionally drilled by Moore’s Pro Shop. They have locations inside Sparetime Recreation in Lewiston, ME. and inside Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME.

Scott Nevers was the winner of the Big B ball cleaner donated by Moore’s Pro Shop.
Shawn Brown shows of the Brunswick Prism Hybrid he won at the M.I.S.T., courtesy of Brunswick Bowling.

The oil pattern used for this event was called “You Hit It, You Name It”, named for a quote from one of the great film characters of our time, Jack Parkman. I figured this would be appropriate given how difficult this flat, 37 ft. pattern would be, and the scores proved that point indeed. There were (78) entries, which meant we would take (19) qualifiers into the eliminator round(s). Cut score was -101, our lowest score of the season and I believe the third lowest cut score in M.I.S.T. history. Here are the results from qualifying, with the cut line denoted by a “—“:

  1. Joe Ramsdell III – 855
  2. Darryn Martin – 840
  3. Bob Nile – 771
  4. Jason Breeden – 766
  5. Chris Tebbon – 753
  6. Joe Colcord – 747
  7. Marc Andre Gagner – 746
  8. Scott Paniello – 743
  9. Skip White – 733
  10. Stephen Cloutier – 731
  11. Clayton Schwartz – 727
  12. Steve Hardy Sr. – 713
  13. Nick Furrow – 707
  14. Terry Robinson – 705
  15. Mallory Nutting – 704
  16. David Foster – 701
  17. Mike Klosin – 700
  18. Nathan Ruesat-Lajoie – 699
  19. Josh Porter – 699

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  1. Joe Kenney – 696
  2. Jimmie Pritss Jr. – 691
  3. Ben Furrow – 689 (youth)
  4. Nick Pulsifer – 686
  5. Dan Venezio – 677
  6. John Croto – 676
  7. Adam Michaud – 671
  8. John Archer – 669
  9. Shayne MacFarlane – 669
  10. Patrice St.-Arneault – 669
  11. Tony Fernandez – 666
  12. Rick Campbell – 665
  13. Tony Huff – 665
  14. Paul Brousseau – 664
  15. Noah Flanigan – 664
  16. Dan Washington – 661
  17. Steve Dubuc – 660
  18. Brandon Plummer – 659
  19. Levi Gervais – 658
  20. Bob Grasse – 656
  21. Mariann Klosin – 649
  22. Justin Quinones – 644
  23. Ricky Bernosky – 644
  24. Janessa Williams – 639
  25. Katy Barnes – 639
  26. Aaron Thiboutot – 638
  27. Roger Sorrells – 637
  28. Jason Berthiaume – 635
  29. Nate Boothby – 635
  30. Bryson Dumais – 633 (youth)
  31. Conner Schmidt – 633
  32. Scott Nevers – 629
  33. Dave Burke – 627
  34. Mariah Barden – 626
  35. Randy Plummer – 624
  36. Anthoney White – 622
  37. Michael Thibeault – 622
  38. Mike Leclair – 622
  39. Mark McLaughlin – 618
  40. James Davis – 617
  41. Jimmy Clark – 614
  42. Josh D’Alfonso – 614
  43. Rick Washburn – 612
  44. Alley Gagne – 605
  45. Richard Sutter – 602
  46. Mike Dumais – 584
  47. Josh Juarbe – 583
  48. Kyleigh McDonough – 575 (youth)
  49. Kevin Dube – 574
  50. Jacob Dubuc – 568
  51. Shawn Brown – 568
  52. Zac Louten – 561
  53. Mike Bruce – 554
  54. Jamey Bissonette – 548
  55. Justin Juray – 545
  56. Morgan DiPietro – 542
  57. Jacob Sutter – 509
  58. Daryl Lamore – 466
  59. Christy Marquis – 462
Bowlers compete during qualifying at the M.I.S.T.

After qualifying, our (19) bowlers who made the cut competed in the first of two scheduled eliminator rounds. The first eliminator round would take their four game average and add it to another game to give each bowler a “two game” total pin fall. The top (10) bowlers from this round advanced to the next round, with spots 11-19 being paid out immediately following the round. Here are the results from the first eliminator round, with bowlers who missed the cut listed with score / money earned / BOY points next to their name:

Bob Nile – 421
Joe Colcord – 411
Scott Paniello – 399
Steve Hardy Sr. – 389
Jason Breeden – 382
Skip White – 377
Mike Klosin – 375
Mallory Nutting – 375
Joe Ramsdell III – 371
Darryn Martin – 371

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  1. Stephen Cloutier – 370 / $110 / 125
  2. Terry Robinson – 365 / $100 / 120
  3. Nathan Ruest-Lajoie – 365 / $100 / 115
  4. Chris Tebbon – 352 / $90 / 110
  5. Josh Porter – 351 / $90 / 105
  6. Clayton Schwartz – 349 / $85 / 100
  7. Marc Andre Gagner – 346 / $85 / 95
  8. David Foster – 315 / $75 / 90
  9. Nick Furrow – 294 / $75 / 85
Clayton Schwartz throws a shot during the first eliminator round at the M.I.S.T.

The (10) bowlers who advanced to this round bowled another game to give them a “three game” total pin fall, of which the top (4) would advance to the step ladder finals. Spots 5-10 were paid out immediately following this round, with bowlers here listed by score / money earned / BOY points next to their name:

Bob Nile – 635
Joe Colcord – 623
Scott Paniello – 613
Mallory Nutting – 593

  1. Steve Hardy Sr. – 575 / $260 / 175
  2. Jason Breeden – 565 / $220 / 150
  3. Joe Ramsdell III – 557 / $190 / 145
  4. Mike Klosin – 555 / $160 / 140
  5. Darryn Martin – 529 / $130 / 135
  6. Skip White – 522 / $120 / 130
Bowlers compete in the 2nd eliminator round at the M.I.S.T.

Our first step ladder final was a fun match. 4th seed Mallory Nutting, our first female bowler to make the finals this season, took on 3rd seed Scott Paniello, who was also making his first step ladder final of the year. Both of these bowlers were hungry for a win, but only one could prevail. Here is the result of their match:

Mallory Nutting – 215
Scott Paniello – 198

4. Scott Paniello – $320 / 200

Scott Paniello (left) takes on Mallory Nutting (right) in the quarter final match. Mallory went on to win 215-198 to advance.

Mallory did an excellent job of staying out of trouble in this match, controlling her ball reaction, and going on to a 215-198 victory. Scott bowled very well all day, and in many other matches 198 would be good enough, just not in this match. Mallory would look to keep the momentum rolling (pun intended) into the semi-finals, where she would take on M.I.S.T. legend Joe Colcord. Would David slay Goliath? Well, here is how it played out on the lanes:

Joe Colcord – 232
Mallory Nutting – 163

3. Mallory Nutting – $400 / 225

Mallory Nutting (left) bowled against Joe Colcord (right) in the semi-final match. Joe would go on to a 232 – 163 win to advance to the finals.

Joe declared “no quarter” in this match as he steamrolled his way into the finals with a resounding 232-163 victory over Mallory. Mallory was awesome all day, though, as she made a big jump in the BOY standings and finds herself right in the thick of the top 16 race with one tournament to go. Joe advanced to take on the “crafty veteran” Bob Nile, who was not new to the M.I.S.T. but it had been a while since he had been in a championship final match. Would Joe keep the train rolling, or would Bob derail Joe’s master plan for world domination? Here is the result of the championship match:

Bob Nile – 193
Joe Colcord – 158

2. Joe Colcord – $525 / 250

1. Bob Nile – $700 / 300

Bob Nile throws a shot during the championship match. He defeated Joe Colcord 193 – 158 to take home the title.

Bob Nile served notice that “straighter is greater” when it comes to super tough patterns like the one our bowlers competed on Sunday. Bob never gave away the head pin the entire match, leaving makeable spares, and capitalizing on a couple of key mistakes by Joe Colcord. Joe did great, though, as he battled through to a 2nd place finish, furthering his chances to push toward another BOY title. The story was Bob Nile and his ability to put the nerves aside and pick up an impressive win. Congrats Bob on a great day of bowling! Here are the finals standings and Bowler of the Year points earned from the M.I.S.T. held on February 9th 2020 at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick, ME.:

  1. Bob Nile – 300
  2. Joe Colcord – 250
  3. Mallory Nutting – 225
  4. Scott Paniello – 200
  5. Steve Hardy Sr. – 175
  6. Jason Breeden – 150
  7. Joe Ramsdell III – 145
  8. Mike Klosin – 140
  9. Darryn Martin – 135
  10. Skip White – 130
  11. Stephen Cloutier – 125
  12. Terry Robinson – 120
  13. Nathan Ruest-Lajoie – 115
  14. Chris Tebbon – 110
  15. Josh Porter – 105
  16. Clayton Schwartz – 100
  17. Marc Andre Gagner – 95
  18. David Foster – 90
  19. Nick Furrow – 85
  20. Joe Kenney – 10
  21. Jimmie Pritss Jr. – 10
  22. Ben Furrow – 10 (youth)
  23. Nick Pulsifer – 10
  24. Dan Venezio – 10
  25. John Croto – 10
  26. Adam Michaud – 10
  27. John Archer – 10
  28. Shayne MacFarlane – 10
  29. Patrice St.-Arneault – 10
  30. Tony Fernandez – 10
  31. Rick Campbell – 10
  32. Tony Huff – 10
  33. Paul Brousseau – 10
  34. Noah Flanigan – 10
  35. Dan Washington – 10
  36. Steve Dubuc – 10
  37. Brandon Plummer – 10
  38. Levi Gervais – 10
  39. Bob Grasse – 10
  40. Mariann Klosin – 10
  41. Justin Quinones – 10
  42. Ricky Bernosky – 10
  43. Janessa Williams – 10
  44. Katy Barnes – 10
  45. Aaron Thiboutot – 10
  46. Roger Sorrells – 10
  47. Jason Berthiaume – 10
  48. Nate Boothby – 10
  49. Bryson Dumais – 10 (youth)
  50. Conner Schmidt – 10
  51. Scott Nevers – 10
  52. Dave Burke – 10
  53. Mariah Barden – 10
  54. Randy Plummer – 10
  55. Anthoney White – 10
  56. Michael Thibeault – 10
  57. Mike Leclair – 10
  58. Mark McLaughlin – 10
  59. James Davis – 10
  60. Jimmy Clark – 10
  61. Josh D’Alfonso – 10
  62. Rick Washburn – 10
  63. Alley Gagne – 10
  64. Richard Sutter – 10
  65. Mike Dumais – 10
  66. Josh Juarbe – 10
  67. Kyleigh McDonough – 10 (youth)
  68. Kevin Dube – 10
  69. Jacob Dubuc – 10
  70. Shawn Brown – 10
  71. Zac Louten – 10
  72. Mike Bruce – 10
  73. Jamey Bissonette – 10
  74. Justin Juray – 10
  75. Morgan DiPietro – 10
  76. Jacob Sutter – 10 (youth)
  77. Daryl Lamore – 10
  78. Christy Marquis – 10
Bob Nile won the M.I.S.T. held on February 9th, 2020 at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick, ME.

I will have the season long Bowler of the Year points updated on a separate post. Our next tournament will be March 8th, 2020 at historic Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME., home of the defending PBA Elias Cup champion Portland Lumberjacks. I will post when reservations open up for that tournament on both our Facebook page and the website. Until then, thank you everyone for supporting the M.I.S.T. and good luck and good bowling!!