Over 2,000 USBC youth members in Wisconsin recently competed in regional competitions throughout the state.  Bowlers initially advanced from their USBC youth leagues, in a scratch pins over average style tournament, based on age divisions.  This event is a benefit of membership for all youth bowlers certified by USBC while bowling in a USBC certified youth league.

Boys and girls competing in the U12, U15 and U20 divisions will advance out of regional competition to the Wisconsin Pepsi USBC Youth State Championships. The top boys and girls will earn scholarships and awards. The winning boy and girl in each division will receive an entry to bowl in the 2018 USBC Junior Gold Championships in Dallas, TX.

In age divisions U8 and U10 the bowlers compete for scholarships and awards. They do not advance past the regional competition.

We will also be adding $2,000 to the scholarship prize fund from lapsed and unused funds from prior year’s events.  Additionally, we will continue to award $100 scholarships from lapsed funds to girls who bowl games of 275 or higher and 700+ series; while boys are awarded additional scholarships for 290 and higher games and 750+ series.  These high score scholarships are provided at both the regional and state finals events.

Already this year, 13 youth bowlers have added  to their SMART scholarship accounts for their performance at the regional level:

Ashlea Kreager of North Star Lanes 276 game and 703 series ($200)
Jami Larsen of Castle Lanes 289 game and 713 series ($200)
Quinn Sheehy of Praire Lanes 781 series ($100)
Brittany Schwartz of Revs Bowl 719 series ($100)
Addison Jacak of Classic Lanes MF 706 series ($100)
Allison Dempski of Prairie Lanes 704 series ($100)
Jonathan Donovan of Diamond Lanes 300 game ($100)
Maguire Hansche of Castle Lanes 300 game ($100)
Dylan Snodie of Watertown North 300 game ($100)
Jaelynn Hoehnen of Sunset Bowl 286 game ($100)
Erin Conley of Guttormsen’s 279 game ($100)
Samantha Lynch of Leisure Lanes 278 game ($100)
Stephanie Peterson of Thunderbird Lanes 278 game ($100)

Look for the results from our regional tournaments to be posted here no later than Thursday, April 12th.

BCAW has been the longtime administrator of the Pepsi USBC Tournament for Wisconsin.  We thank all of the wonderful BCAW member centers who hosted our 16 regional events this year!  Without them, we would not be able to provide such a great program for our youth bowlers!  We also appreciate the generous sponsorship and support from Pepsi . . . the official soft drink of bowling.