5th New York State Senior Masters Championship
Pat Brick of Tonawanda knocked top seeded Rich Strath of Schenectady to capture the crown at the 5th New York State Senior Masters which was held at Doug Kent’s Rose Bowl Lanes in Newark on Saturday, November 5.
Brick rolled 834 for four games during the qualifying round and was tied for third place with Keith Garceau of Rochester. He won the tie-breaker with a high game of 232 over Garceau 226 to give him the third seed.
Joining the party in round 3, Brick bowled Dan Gizzi of Depew. After a close first game (246-244) Brick was able to pull away in the second game to win the match 493 to 460 to advance to the semi-finals. Brick then rolled 223-258 to beat Ray LaChase II of Spencenport 194-179 to earn his spot in the finals.
The top seed after qualifying Strath squeaked by defending champion Glenn Smith of New York City 434-430, he then rolled past Jeff Dewar of Rochester 390-370 to advance to the finals.
In game one of the finals Brick shot a 242 while Strath rolled a 224. Brick continued his hot hand in game two shooting a 256 over Strath’s 210. This was Brick’s first New York State Senior title, he also won the 1999 New York Masters.