The USBA Tournament Series was at All Star Lanes in La Crosse, Wisconsin on February 19, 2017. The tournament had 33 youth entries and awarded $966 in scholarships in 3 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 1 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Nathan Ellefson.
La Crosse was the launch of our new open division that is offered to any adult bowler.
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 $225
2nd – Jon Walter Rhines $166
3rd – Carlene Beyer $123
4th – Nolan Callan $90
In the first stepladder match, Briley Haugh defeated Carlene Beyer 213-178. In the final match, Briley Haugh defeated Jon Walter Rhines 240-178.
1st – Jacob Dunnum $67
2nd – Nathan Lippert $49
3rd – Ethan Dahl $36
4th – Riley Anfinson $26
In the first stepladder match, Nathan Lippert defeated Ethan Dahl 211-147. In the final match, Jacob Dunnum defeated Nathan Lippert 215-172.
1st – Tyler Frahm $21
2nd – Matthew Dunnum $16
3rd – Madison Pesch $13
4th – Kaden Hansen $8
In the first stepladder match, Tyler Frahm defeated Madison Pesch 169-157. In the final match, Tyler Frahm defeated Matthew Dunnum 214-175.
Flight Open Adult Division
1st – Michael Bruening $37.50
2nd – Mike Ellefson $22.50
3rd – Bob Prenot $15
In the first stepladder match, Michael Bruening defeated Bob Prenot 242-213. In the final match, Michael Bruening defeated Mike Ellefson 225-193.