On March 25 at AMF Circle Lanes in East Haven, CT: Joe Sprague took home his second title after a 233-211 victory over 7-time champion Russ Michaud. After being down 22 pins halfway through the match, the righty threw six strikes to force Russ to throw the first strike in the tenth. Joe won $2,350 for his win along with a paid entry into the Tournament of Champions. Russ received $1,325 for his runner-up finish Bill Webb and Jesse Cote were third and fourth. Jim Rusin, John Kirker, Geoff Wetzler and Steve Blanchet rounded out the top 8 in the 300+ entry tournament.