On December 2-3, 2006 at Westgate Lanes in Brockton, MA: Brendan Bierch won his first title with a 191-184 championship match victory over local favorite Bill Major. As the only non-champion in the top 16, Brendan defeated many top- notch players en route to the final match. After waiting 18 years for his first title, the right-hander took home $3,000 and earned a paid spot into the Tournament of Champions on December 17. A special thanks to Westgate Lanes and Harry's Pub & Grill for making the weekend a major event for our association. First place was $3,000, second $1,650 and $185 for the last cash spot. Westgate Lanes has committed to another big tournament next year. Harry's Pub & Grill will be adding $2,500 to the tournament on December 1-2, 2007.