In spite of the spring blizzard of the century, bowlers came from around the state to compete in this year’s Wisconsin Adult-Youth Scholarship Tournament.  Thanks to the flexibility of our hosts Paula & Bill Hilbert at Lakeshore Lanes in Sheboygan, rescheduling to include adding an additional date and squad made it possible for most bowlers affected by the snow to participate.

With the event wrapped up and entering averages verified, we’re happy to announce 19 youth bowlers will receive a share of $3,860 in scholarships!  This year’s event had 168 doubles teams consisting of a youth and adult bowler.  All teams participating at the state finals at Lakeshore Lanes earned their spots through in-center or local association competitions.  BCAW continues to be pleased with the growth and participation in this fun event with 31 bowling centers participating by hosting in-center qualifiers.

Teams competed in one of three divisions based on the youth’s age.  The divisions were U10, U15 and U20 with 32, 84 and 52 entries respectively.  All bowlers bowled three games.  Standings were determined based on total pins plus handicap (100% of 220 average).  Scholarships were awarded based on a 1:10 ratio and included $500 in added money.  All scholarships will be deposited with SMART and administered by USBC.   Additionally, trophies will be awarded to all teams placing based on the 1:10 ratio.  They will be shipped to the bowling center hosting the qualifying event the bowlers came from.

The first place teams in each division were:

U10  Curtis Greifenhagen & Tana Hough of Chalet Lanes with a score of 1,493.  Curtis earned a $275 scholarship.

U15  Dalton Zeman & Kimberly Zeman of Lakeshore Lanes with a total score of 1,565.  Dalton earned a $600 scholarship.

U20  Kolton Niemann & Keith Niemann of Edgar Lanes with a 1,567 total score.  Kolton earned a $400 scholarship.

The “low to cash” scores for scholarships were:  U10 1,414; U15 1,491 and U20 1,426.  The list of scholarship winners may be found here.

The high game for the youth bowlers was 279 by Kolton Neimann of Edgar Lanes; and the high series was 746 by Quinn Sheehy who qualified out of Waun-A-Bowl.  We had two 300 games rolled by adults . . . Chaz Callan of Pla-Mor Lanes (LaCrosse) and Joe Staltis of Hodag Lanes.  The tournament high series of 814 was set by Cody Schmidt of Anchor Lanes, on games of 258, 279 and 277.

We thank all of our bowling center proprietors/managers, youth coordinators and families for supporting this annual event!  A special thank you goes out to Paula & Bill Hilbert, proprietors of Lakeshore Lanes and  Patty & David Paasch of the Sheboygan Youth USBC  for contributing to the success of this event.

Look for information on the 2019 Wisconsin Adult-Youth Scholarship Tournament in early summer at BowlWI.com.