The USBA Tournament Series was at Pla-Mor Lanes in La Crosse, Wisconsin on March 19, 2017. The tournament had 29 youth entries and awarded $994 in scholarships in 3 different flight categories. USBA also qualified 1 more for 2017 Jr Gold. Congratulations to Nolan Callan.
La Crosse also offered our new open division that is offered to any adult bowler. We had 7 bowlers with $175 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 – Briley Haugh $233
2nd – Kaleb Hansen $171
3rd – Justin Prenot $126
4th – Gunther Grinde $92
In the first stepladder match, Briley Haugh defeated Justin Prenot 236-154. In the final match, Briley Haugh defeated Kaleb Hansen 215-187.
1st – Korey Balbach $68
2nd – Jon Walter Rhines $50
3rd – Max Giesler $37
4th – Jennifer Peterson $27
In the first stepladder match, Jon Walter Rhines defeated Max Giesler 215-154. In the final match, Korey Balbach defeated Jon Walter Rhines 204-182.
1st – Jacob Dunnum $22
2nd – Caden Reichl $16
3rd – Nathan Ellefson $11
4th – Noah Wangen $8
In the first stepladder match, Jacob Dunnum defeated Nathan Ellefson 165-125. In the final match, Jacob Dunnum defeated Caden Reichl 244-224.
Flight Open Adult Division
1st – Tim Wangen $78.75
2nd – Bob Prenot $52.50
3rd – Ben Polzin $35
4th – Hanna Jirsa $8.75
In the first stepladder match, Bob Prenot defeated Ben Polzin 205-152. In the final match, Tim Wangen defeated Bob Prenot 221-195.