BCAW Crowns Miller Lite POA Champions
BCAW’s Miller Lite Wisconsin Pins Over Average Tournament concluded this past weekend with 35 bowlers from around the state earning a spot to compete for their share of $2,750 in prize money. All bowlers who advanced to the state finals at Watertown Bowl North in Watertown received a minimum of $20 cash when they checked in for their squad. The remaining $2,070 in prize money was distributed based on a 1:4 ratio.
The event featured two average based divisions, 174 and under and 175 and over with bowlers earning a spot at the state event through local in-center qualifiers. This year we had 10 centers conduct qualifiers.
In Division 2 (174 and under), Jean Koranda of Eagle Lanes bowled +198 to win the $375 first place prize. She entered with a 153 average and bowled games of 202, 231 and 224 for a 657 . . . her first 600 series ever! After bowling she was shocked to learn of her total score as she said she had stopped watching the scoring monitors after her first 200 game.
Low to cash in Division 2 was +54.
Local Watertown bowler Noah Smith added scoring fireworks of his own when he rolled at a 299 game as part of his 707 three game series. Entering with 206 average, he tallied +89 to win in the 175 and above division (Division 1) for the top prize of $415.
The final check for Division 1 was +30.
With one no-show, $20 was moved over to the main prize list. The full prize list may be viewed here.
BCAW appreciates MillerCoors’ support of this event in 2018 with their $1,000 added money sponsorship! Thank you to our members who conducted league & tournament events to qualify their bowlers for this event, as well as everyone at Watertown Bowl North for hosting this year’s state finals.
Look for information in early 2019 about next year’s Wisconsin Pins Over Average Tournament.