The USBA Tournament Series was at Jack’s House in Brainerd, Minnesota on February 5, 2017. The tournament had 29 entries and awarded $903 in scholarships in 3 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 2 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Josh Gabrio and Tyler Renner.
The “Flight System” is a new and exciting format that eliminates the need for average divisions or handicaps yet allows all youth ages and skill levels to participate in competitive bowling. All bowlers enter the tournament at the same level and are divided into flights of ten bowlers based on the first four games of qualifying.
Bowlers also receive points based on overall positioning after the six games of qualifying. Boys and girls points are tracked separately and the top bowlers will be awarded scholarships based on total points.
The following scholarships were awarded based on finishing positions within each flight:
1st – Briley Haugh $205
2nd – Garrett Anfinson $150
3rd – Caleb Baker $115
4th – Calvin Kruschke $85
In the first stepladder match, Garrett Anfinsion defeated Caleb Baker 190-156. In the final match, Briley Haugh defeated Garrett Anfinson 266-205.
1st – Riley Anfinson $63
2nd – Zak Luetmer $47
3rd – Nic Heilman $35
4th – Tyler Harlow $26
In the first stepladder match, Zak Luetmer defeated Nic Heilman 233-105. In the final match, Riley Anfinson defeated Zak Luetmer 180-149.
1st – Derek Durant $22
2nd – Hannah Middaugh $17
3rd – Logan Hook $12
4th – Rena Bauer $7
In the first stepladder match, Hannah Middaugh defeated Logan Hook 172-164. In the final match, Derek Durant defeated Hannah Middaugh 157-155.