New Year’s Day Tournament



The 6th annual New Year’s Day tournament, sponsored by Ace Mitchell Bowlers Mart took place on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

82 bowlers entered this year and when the last pin fell it was Brian LeClair on top of the standings with his 6 game total of 1,395.  Brian averaged 232.50 for the day to win this event for the second time in a row.  Second place was claimed by David Simard of Quebec with his 6 game total of 1,382.  Third place went to Dave Handlowich with a score of 1,358.

The top three finishers earned:  $3000, $2000, $1000 respectively.

13 bowlers cashed in the main event today.  Last cash spot went to Warren Guernsey who shot 1,275.

This year the tournament was bowled on Kegel’s KRYPTON pattern.  Of the 82 bowlers 32 were on the plus while 50 were under.

We had bowlers from as far south as NYC, from the Rochester area, Vermont, New Hampshire and Quebec.

Brian LeClair became the first two time champion and he is also a back to back champion as he won this event last year.

As also there were lots of brackets and side action.  There were a total of 189 brackets.  36 teams in the optional doubles plus the mini sweeper.


Below are the results of the side action.

GAME 1Craig Taylor278
GAME 2Steve Rock248
GAME 3Jeremy Bonville278
GAME 4Ben Bohannon254
GAME 5Nick Galusha243
GAME 6Jeremy Bonville268
In addition to the high game pots, there were a total of 189 brackets.  Back again this year was an optional doubles event in which bowlers could pair up with any number of partners to combine their scores for a 12 game total.  The entry fee for this was $50 per team with 100% going back to the bowlers.  A total of 36 teams formed which meant 6 teams would get paid (1:6).  Brian LeClair and Sam Ventura took the top spot with a score of 2710 which won them $500.

Ventura/B. LeClair131513952710
Sherman/B. LeClair130813952703
Wagoner/B. LeClair127513952670
Herrington/B. LeClair126313952658
C. LeClair/B. LeClair124513952640
There was also a mini sweeper during games 2, 3, 4, 5 along with a high game pot for game 6.

We’d like to thank our sponsor Ace Mitchell Bowlers Mart.  And a special thank you to our tournament directors Jeff Segel and Jim Burton.

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