The USBA Tournament Series was at Spare Time Entertainment in Owatonna, Minnesota on February 26, 2017. The tournament had 36 youth entries and awarded $1067 in scholarships in 4 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 2 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Devon Covert and Ariel Engel.
Owatonna also had enough for 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 – Brennan Haugh $195
2nd – Briley Haugh $157
3rd – Ethan Teply $127
4th – Garrett Anfinson $102
In the first stepladder match, Brennan Haugh defeated Ethan Teply 222-195. In the final match, Brennan Haugh defeated Briley Haugh 247-193.
1st – Dakota Savoie $83
2nd – Korey Balbach $67
3rd – Eric Nelson $54
4th – Jaden Emmers $43
In the first stepladder match, Dakota Savoie defeated Eric Nelson 232-201. In the final match, Dakota Savoie defeated Korey Balbach 234-208.
1st – Connor Jacobson $35
2nd – Gunther Grinde $28
3rd – Zach Czapiewski $23
4th – Ariel Engel $19
In the first stepladder match, Connor Jacobson defeated Zach Czapiewski 244-166. In the final match, Connor Jacobson defeated Gunther Grinde 247-183
1st – Taylor Kos $16
2nd – Lexis Simonette $14
3rd – Nick Selders $12
4th – Brenden DeValk $8
In the first stepladder match, Taylor Kos defeated Nick Selders 200-129. In the final match, Taylor Kos defeated Lexis Simonette 189-183.
Flight Open Adult Division
1st – Katie Kujath $37.50
2nd – Josh Bentzen $22.50
3rd – Christian Kelling $15
In the first stepladder match, Josh Bentzen defeated Christian Kelling 196-151. In the final match, Katie Kujath defeated Josh Bentzen 233-182.