High school bowlers from around the state came together for the final event of the season on Saturday March 10th. The All Star Team Challenge was held at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes in Madison. Proprietor Don Bussan and his team did a wonderful job hosting us. This year’s event saw 13 boys teams and 12 girls teams; a total of 125 student athletes competing for $1,700 in scholarships.

With the Kegel Challenge Series Middle Road 4239 lane condition, a premium was on spares!  Team baker qualifying scores were a bit lower than expected, with a one pin differential at the cut for boys and two pins for the girls.  After all teams bowled three regular games, they added scores for ten bakers, after which we cut to the top three for a step ladder finals to determine our team champions.  Teams bowled two baker games in the step ladder.

Our HSBC All Star Team Challenge Champions were District 9 for the girls; and District 4 successfully defending their 2017 title in the boys/coed division.  Each bowler on the championship teams received a $100 scholarship.

For the girls, the top three teams after qualifying were:
3rd place     District 4        4368
2nd place    District 8A      4520
1st place      District 9        4523

Results of the step ladder finals:
District 8A over District 4    394 to 365
District 9 over District 8A    370 to 333

For the boys/coed, the top three teams after qualifying were:
3rd place     District 1        4674
2nd place    District 3A      4712
1st place      District 4        4919

Results of the step ladder finals:
District 1 over District 3A   386 to 385
District 4 over District 1      426 to 379

Our singles champions based on the first three regular games of competition were Jacquelyn Carper of Lake Geneva (District 3B) with a 678 series and Andrew Olson of Sun Prairie (District 4) with a 702.  Our singles champions each received a $200 scholarship.

Scholarships were also awarded to our second and third place finishers in the singles competition:
Morgan Brooks (Case/District 3A) $100 for girls second place
Steven Monson (Germantown/District 1) $100 for boys second place
Allison Dempski (Marshall/District 4) $50 for girls third place
Andy Gross (Germantown/District 1) $50 for boys third place

We want to thank 900 Global for their sponsorship and for bringing 2017 PWBA Rookie of the Year Daria Pajak to this year’s All Star Team Challenge!  She was available to autograph bowling pins provided by QubicaAMF.  We appreciate the support of these great bowling companies!