The USBA Tournament Series event was held at Northern Aire Lanes in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on January 8, 2017. The tournament had 24 entries and awarded $819 in scholarships in 3 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 2 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Tyler Harlow and Joseph Grabanski.
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 – Jon Walter Rhines $250
2nd – Matthew Lyter $175
3rd – Tyler Harlow $112
4th – John Runningen
In the first stepladder match, Matthew Lyter defeated Tyler Harlow 165-125. In the final match, Jon Walter Rhines defeated Matthew Lyter 255-199.
1st – Preston Swanson $75
2nd – Garrett Anfinson $54
3rd – Joseph Grabanski $35
4th – Hannah Middaugh
In the first stepladder match, Garrett Anfinson defeated Joseph Grabanski 178-164. In the final match, Preston Swanson defeated Garrett Anfinson 199-190.
1st – Gage Schatz $25
2nd – Alexia Theis $15
3rd – Tyler Harlow $8
4th – Lucas Hensrud
In the first stepladder match, Alexia Theis defeated Tyler Harlow 177-163. In the final match, Gage Schatz defeated Alexia Theis 157-114.