The USBA Tournament Series was at our home office at J&J Bowling Center in Faribault, Minnesota on January 29, 2017. The tournament had 33 entries and awarded $1077 in scholarships in 3 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 2 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Riley Anfinson and Garrett LaPlount.
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 – Garrett Anfinson $234
2nd – Max Roers $176
3rd – Jaden Emmers $133
4th – Mitchell Hook $100
In the first stepladder match, Max Roers defeated Jaden Emmers 200-173. In the final match, Garrett Anfinson defeated Max Roers 246-202.
1st – Aaron Lenzmeier $75
2nd – Miller Moore $57
3rd – Cole Anderson $43
4th – Caden Reichl $32
In the first stepladder match, Miller Moore defeated Cole Anderson 191-146. In the final match, Aaron Lenzmeier defeated Miller Moore 161-138.
1st – Ethan Teply $26
2nd – Ariel Engel $20
3rd – Kyle Bauer $15
4th – Nick Selders $11
5th – Alex Schwartz $8
In the first stepladder match, Ethan Teply defeated Kyle Bauer 204-165. In the final match, Ethan Teply defeated Ariel Engel 204-155.