2019- 2020 M.I.S.T. #7: Tournament recap: Klosin wins again; Colcord locks up Bowler of the Year in exciting fashion!

2019- 2020 M.I.S.T. #7

Bayside Bowl, Portland, ME.

March 8, 2020

TOURNAMENT RECAP

This is the recap for the M.I.S.T. held on March 8, 2020 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME., home of the defending PBA Elias Cup champion Portland Lumberjacks. This was our last point tournament of the season, and the last chance for bowlers to get into the top 16 in season ending points. The top 16 in points get an invite to our Master of the Lanes tournament, where the winner gets a paid entry into the 2021 USBC Masters tournament. I would like to give a shout out to Charlie Mitchell, owner of Bayside Bowl, and his incredible staff for allowing us to run (3) points events there this season. They are so gracious and willing to embrace the true spirit of what the M.I.S.T. embodies.  Huge shout-outs go to our tournament sponsors this season, Brunswick Bowling and Moore’s Pro Shop. Brunswick has been with us since 2013, and Moore’s Pro Shop has been with us since the beginning, all the way back in 2009. They are both exceptional companies with great people, and we could not do what we do for the bowlers without their support, so THANK YOU!! This month’s winner of the Radical Conspiracy Theory bowling ball was Stacy Flanigan, and the winner of the Ultimate Black Magic cleaner was Darryn Martin. Congrats to both of our winners this month!!

Darryn Martin won the bottle of Ultimate Black Magic cleaner, donated by Moore’s Pro Shop.
Stacy Flanigan won the Radical Conspiracy Theory bowling ball, donated by Brunswick Bowling.

Lastly, thank you to each and every bowler who competed in the M.I.S.T. tournament series this season. It was my first year back after a year and a half hiatus, and you all made it easier for me and my wife to continue to do what we do. It is because of your support that this continues to be a success, and it does not go unnoticed by me, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This month our bowlers competed on a dual oil pattern setup, on the left lane was a 52’ oil pattern named “Joe Colcord 52’”, and on the right lane was a much shorter pattern, a 32’ pattern called the “Joe Ramsdell 32’”. Once again, this helped keep the scores low, the competition high, and showed the versatility of many of our bowlers who would go from playing 4th to 5th arrow on the left lane, to hanging the ball off the gutter on the right lane. Super fun, exciting to watch, and the perfect way to end the season! We had (64) entries, which meant we took (16) bowlers in to the eliminator round. Here are the results from qualifying:

1. Nate Purches – 860 (youth)

2. Mike Klosin – 839

3. Steve Hardy Sr. – 826

4. Josh Porter – 792

5. Anthoney White – 791

5. Jason Breeden – 791

7. Aaron Thiboutot – 783

8. Ronald Spencer – 782

9. Joe Colcord – 778

10. Steve Dubuc – 772

11. Terry Robinson – 767

12. Dan Venezio – 765

13. Rick Campbell – 760

14. Mallory Nutting – 754

15. Brian Gaskill – 747

16. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 746

— CUT LINE —

17. Peter Fox – 740

18. John Croto – 736

19. Myles Petrin – 726

20. Scott Paniello – 723

20. Noah Flanigan – 723

22. Mike Leclair – 714

22. Jimmy Clark – 714

24. Janessa Williams – 712

25. Levi Gervais – 710

26. Alley Gagne – 709

27. Josh Conkey – 706

28. Kyleigh McDonough – 704 (youth)

28. Bryson Dumais – 704 (youth)

30. Fred Crooks – 703

31. Darryn Martin – 701

32. Jacob Dubuc – 697

32. Kevin Dube – 697

34. Rick Washburn – 690

35. Justin Quinones – 689

36. Joe Kenney – 688

37. Shayne MacFarlane – 687

38. Mariann Klosin – 682

39. Charlie Mitchell – 677

40. Ben Furrow – 676 (youth)

41. Morgan DiPietro – 674

42. Richard Sutter – 673

43. Joe Ramsdell III – 669

44. Bob Grasse – 664

45. John Archer – 663

46. Zac Louten – 662

47. Bob Nile – 654

48. Scott Nevers – 653

49. Shawn Brown – 648

50. Chris Tebben – 646

51. Michael Thibeault – 637

52. Ron Bell – 633

53. Mike Dumais – 631

54. Jamey Bissonette – 626

55. Wil Jacques – 622 (youth)

56. Stephen Cloutier – 614

57. Amanda Welch – 612

58. Josh D’Alfonso – 611

59. Daryl Lamore – 586

60. James Davis – 574

61. Jacob Sutter – 552 (youth)

62. Justin Juray – 547

63. Jason McCarthy – 532 (youth)

64. Josh Juarbe – 529

Bowlers compete on the “east side” during qualifying at the M.I.S.T. at Bayside Bowl.
Bowlers compete on the “west side” during qualifying at the M.I.S.T. at Bayside Bowl.

The top (16) bowlers competed in the first eliminator round, where we would add their four game average to their eliminator score for a two game total pin fall. The top (8) bowlers from this round advanced to round two, here are their scores with those who didn’t make the cut having their score / money earned / bowler of the year points listed next to their name.

1. Mike Klosin – 468

2. Aaron Thiboutot – 409

3. Steve Hardy Sr. – 406

3. Joe Colcord – 406

5. Rick Campbell – 397

5. Terry Robinson – 397

7. Nate Purches – 393 (youth)

8. Steve Dubuc – 391

— CUT LINE —

9. Josh Porter – 386 / $110 / 135

10. Anthoney White – 383 / $105 / 130

11. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 375 / $100 / 125

12. Ronald Spencer – 365 / $90 / 120

13. Mallory Nutting – 361 / $85 / 115

14. Jason Breeden – 359 / $85 / 110

15. Brian Gaskill – 356 / $75 / 105

16. Dan Venezio – 339 / $75 / 100

Bowlers compete in the first eliminator round at the M.I.S.T. on 3/8/2020.

The remaining (8) bowlers competed in a second eliminator round, where the top (4) would advance to the step ladder finals. Spots 5-8 are shown with the bowlers score / money earned / bowler of the year points next to their name.

1. Mike Klosin – 642

2. Terry Robinson – 607

3. Joe Colcord – 595

4. Steve Dubuc – 584 (won one ball roll-off 9-8)

— CUT LINE —

5. Steve Hardy Sr. – 584 / $220 / 175 (lost one ball roll-off 8-9)

6. Aaron Thiboutot – 577 / $180 / 150

7. Rick Campbell – 562 / $155 / 145

8. Nate Purches – 540 / $130 (S.M.A.R.T. funds) / 140 (youth)

Bowlers compete during the second eliminator round at the M.I.S.T. on 3/8/2020.

Our quarter final match featured first time step ladder finalist Steve Dubuc, taking on M.I.S.T. legend Joe Colcord. It was a David and Goliath match, but would the result be the same as the biblical story, or would Goliath have his revenge? Here is the result of their match:

Joe Colcord – 205

Steve Dubuc – 181

4. Steve Dubuc – $280 / 200

Steve Dubuc (foreground) watches Joe Colcord (background) throw a shot during their quarter final match. Joe would win 205-181 to advance.

Joe controlled the match from about the fourth frame on, resulting in a 205-181 victory over Steve Dubuc. Steve bowled admirably in his first ever M.I.S.T. finals, even winning a one ball roll-off to get in! Nice shooting Steve! The semi-final match would feature two of the M.I.S.T.              ‘s best, Terry Robinson and Joe Colcord. Terry was looking to take down a win in front of the very much pro-Terry crowd at Bayside, but Joe “Buck Ripcord” Colcord never goes down without a fight. Here is the result of this fantastic matchup:

Joe Colcord – 216

Terry Robinson – 181

3. Terry Robinson – $360 / 225

Terry Robinson (foreground ) competes against Joe Colcord (background) in the semi-finals of the M.I.S.T. Joe would win 216-181 to move on to the title match.

Terry put up a fight, but he got down early thanks to a pocket 7-10 and could never quite get over the hump against Joe, who doesn’t give second chances. Nice day for Terry, but the victory in this match meant that Joe Colcord leaped over Joe Ramsdell III to clinch another Bowler of the Year title. Our BOY came down to the semi-final match, in the last tournament of the season. It doesn’t get any better than that! Congrats to Joe on the title, but if he wanted to make it a double on the day, he would have to get through Mike Klosin. Mike was the class of the field all the way through the eliminator rounds. He cruised into the top seed, was looking to take home his second title of the season, and serve notice that he isn’t going anywhere. Here is the result of this exciting title match:

Mike Klosin – 215

Joe Colcord – 208

2. Joe Colcord – $460 / 250

1. Mike Klosin – $600 / 300

Mike Klosin and Joe Colcord get ready to do battle in the title match of the M.I.S.T. on March 8th, 2020. Mike defeated Joe 215-208 to take home the title. Joe would clinch Bowler of the Year for the season with his 2nd place finish.

Congrats to Mike Klosin for winning the season ending M.I.S.T. tournament for the 2019 – 2020 season, with an exciting 215 – 208 win over Joe Colcord. Mike grabbed his second victory of the season, as Joe forced him to mark in the tenth for the win, and he did just that to secure the victory. Mike earned a cool $600 for the victory, while Joe took home $460 for second place. Congrats once again to Joe for earning the 2019 – 2020 M.I.S.T. Bowler of the Year title, and to Mike who showed everyone just how you tame those dual patterns. Here are the final standings from the tournament, with Bowler of the Year points earned next to each name:

1. Mike Klosin – 300

2. Joe Colcord – 250

3. Terry Robinson – 225

4. Steve Dubuc – 200

5. Steve Hardy Sr. – 175

6. Aaron Thiboutot – 150

7. Rick Campbell – 145

8. Nate Purches – 140 (youth)

9. Josh Porter – 135

10. Anthoney White – 130

11. Jimmie Pritts Jr. – 125

12. Ronald Spencer – 120

13. Mallory Nutting – 115

14. Jason Breeden – 110

15. Brian Gaskill – 105

16. Dan Venezio – 100

17. Peter Fox – 10

18. John Croto – 10

19. Myles Petrin – 10

20. Scott Paniello – 10

20. Noah Flanigan – 10

22. Mike Leclair – 10

22. Jimmy Clark – 10

24. Janessa Williams – 10

25. Levi Gervais – 10

26. Alley Gagne – 10

27. Josh Conkey – 10

28. Kyleigh McDonough – 10 (youth)

28. Bryson Dumais – 10 (youth)

30. Fred Crooks – 10

31. Darryn Martin – 10

32. Jacob Dubuc – 10

32. Kevin Dube – 10

34. Rick Washburn – 10

35. Justin Quinones – 10

36. Joe Kenney – 10

37. Shayne MacFarlane – 10

38. Mariann Klosin – 10

39. Charlie Mitchell – 10

40. Ben Furrow – 10 (youth)

41. Morgan DiPietro – 10

42. Richard Sutter – 10

43. Joe Ramsdell III – 10

44. Bob Grasse – 10

45. John Archer – 10

46. Zac Louten – 10

47. Bob Nile – 10

48. Scott Nevers – 10

49. Shawn Brown – 10

50. Chris Tebben – 10

51. Michael Thibeault – 10

52. Ron Bell – 10

53. Mike Dumais – 10

54. Jamey Bissonette – 10

55. Wil Jacques – 10 (youth)

56. Stephen Cloutier – 10

57. Amanda Welch – 10

58. Josh D’Alfonso – 10

59. Daryl Lamore – 10

60. James Davis – 10

61. Jacob Sutter – 10 (youth)

62. Justin Juray – 10

63. Jason McCarthy – 10 (youth)

64. Josh Juarbe – 10

Congrats to Mike Klosin for winning the M.I.S.T. held on March 8th, 2020 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME. It was Mike’s second title of the season.

The season ending Bowler of the Year points will be updated on a separate post. I will then be in touch with the (16) bowlers who qualified for the M.I.S.T. Master of the Lanes, date TBD. We hope to see a bunch of our bowlers there to cheer on those who will be competing for a spot in the 2021 USBC Masters tournament. Thank you once again to ALL the bowlers who help make the M.I.S.T. something we can all be proud of, and grind out on the toughest shots anywhere each month. Have a great summer, and look forward to some exciting stuff in the coming months!