The USBA Tournament Series was at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria, Minnesota on April 2, 2017. The tournament had 29 youth entries and awarded $862 in scholarships in 3 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 1 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Jacob Nadeau.
Alexandria also offered our new open division that is offered to any adult bowler. We had 3 bowlers with $75 in prize money.
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 – Cody Larson $245
2nd – Max Roers $170
3rd – Garrett Anfinson $115
4th – Calvin Kruschke $79
In the first stepladder match, Cody Larson defeated Garrett Anfinson 192-186. In the final match, Cody Larson defeated Max Roers 224-170.
1st – Briley Haugh $53
2nd – Jared Durant $36
3rd – Matthew Hystad $26
In the first stepladder match, Briley Haugh defeated Matthew Hystad 224-191. In the final match, Briley Haugh defeated Jared Durant 186-154.
1st – Nick Selder $19
2nd – Nic Heilman $13
3rd – Dylan Depa $8
In the first stepladder match, Nic Heilman defeated Dylan Depa 172-121. In the final match, Nick Selders defeated Nic Heilman 200-154.
Flight Open Adult Division
1st – Zach Malchow $37.50
2nd – Kevin Smith $22.50
3rd – Dan Baker $15
In the first stepladder match, Dan Baker defeated Zach Malchow 161-123. In the final match, Zach Malchow defeated Kevin Smith 189-121.