Boys Scratch Finalists – (L to R): Brent Boho, Jeff Bartos, Baker Schmidt, Kevin Scholz, Calvin Akers, Dylan Shaffer, Zach Singer, Alex Leeman, Jacob Rubach, Nick Haugen (not pictured: Ethan Kailin & Logan Enerson)
Handicap Finalists – (L to R): Austin Tryba, Caleb McNutt, Jensen Est, Kirstin Rood, Brianna Schmidt, Kenzie Sonsalla, Courtney Wuthrich, Cody Marks
Congratulations to our champions on June 5th at AMF West Lanes:
- Calvin Akers (Boys Scratch)
- Carlene Beyer (Girls Scratch)
- Cody Marks (Handicap)
Also congratulations to Junior Gold Qualifiers: Zachary Davidson, Brianna Schmidt, Logan Enerson, Ethan Kailin, Payne Fakler, Nick DeCesaro, Jasmine McKeel and Jessica Purgett.
Our event at Revs Bowl & Bar on 3/13/16 was our biggest event ever with 138 entries and we awarded $4,400 in scholarships. Congratulations to Jaelynn Hoehnen of Waukesha for converting the 5-7-10 split during the qualifying round.
HANDICAP BOWLERS must bring proof of average at check-in.
One of our toughest patterns to date was probably 10/25/15 at Castle Lanes. The pattern was similar to those at last season’s Junior Gold National Tournament, and will be used again sometime in the spring to help bowlers prepare for Junior Gold.
The Elite Youth Tour with Jason Belmonte and Diandra Asbaty had an event at Oshkosh Lanes in Oshkosh. Their website is www.eliteyouthtour.com
Some parents have approached me regarding one of our youth bowlers who was using a two handed approach on spares only and one handed for strikes.
They thought that the bowler was switching hands throughout the competition by switching between the one handed and two handed.
After talking with USBC, we found out that what the bowler was doing is legit.
Below is a copy of that specific rule.
118b/3 A bowler is using the two-handed approach.
The bowler’s dominate hand is the right hand. Can the bowler use the right hand for spares?
YES, since both deliveries are with the same dominate hand, the bowler did not change delivery and, therefore, is not in violation of any USBC rules
To sum it up, the hand that releases the ball has to be the same hand, the bowler cannot switch hands. If anyone needs any more clarification, please let me know.
October 21 is the anniversary of JBST’s first ever tournament. We started with 10 entries and awarded $250 in scholarships. Since then we have had 837 bowlers from 215 different cities representing 9 states, 4417 entries, awarded $152,015 in scholarships, and 217 Junior Gold spots. After 3 events this season, we had 250 entries, awarded $7,835 in scholarships, and 21 Junior Gold spots.
Please note that proof of average is needed at time of checkout for all handicap division bowlers.
I would like to thank the photographer, Christina Warren, for taking time out of her busy schedule to help us. I should be getting more pictures. If anyone is interested in seeing the pictures, please contact me to schedule a time to meet. If anyone is interested in having Christina take pictures again at our events, please let me know. – Chris