MJMA Membership Opportunity

With the end of the High School bowling season, MJMA will begin its second half beginning March 12th and 13th at Richfield Bowl in Richfield, Michigan. This season we have a unique opportunity for those trying to qualify for the Championship event in June.

We have five events between now and the Championships which means that any new member that starts with MJMA at the event at Richfield Bowl, would have the chance to qualify for the Championships. With our requirements being to bowl five events as a member and make one cut to match play to earn an invitation to the Monroe Championships, if you start this coming weekend, you would still have the chance to do just that.

WINTERS AND HUREN CAP OFF THE REGULAR SEASON WITH WINS

The final regular season event for the 2015‐16 Michigan Junior Masters Association season took place at Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming, Michigan on May 14th & 15th. A smaller field of 72 bowlers came from all over the state to compete on the 42 foot sport pattern and try to earn a banner and their share of the scholarship opportunities.

RICHARDS MAKES HER RETURN TO MJMA WITH A WIN IN GRAND BLANC

Jordan Richard (Tecumseh, MI) made her return to Michigan Junior Masters from college at the 25th Annual Greater Grand Blanc Open. After being gone from competition for some time she picked right where she left of by winning her 16th MJMA title. It was not easy though as the rest of the field was trying to make their own mark as well.

MCCLAIN AND GAINOR GLOW AT CANDLELITE BOWL

The 21st annual Candlelite Classic proved to be another tough test for the Michigan Junior Masters Association members. The 43 foot oil pattern challenged everyone again and add the guardian surface they also have to contend with, the scoring pace was challenged from start to finish.

After the six games of qualifying, Marcus McClain (Lincoln Park, MI) and Taylor Davis (Burton, MI) led the way shooting 1232 and 1169 respectively. As we advanced to the matchplay portion, twelve boys and 8 girls looked forward to the two game total pins elimination rounds.

2016 Ottman Scholarship

Once again this season we will be honoring our founder Dan Ottman by awarding one or two $1,000.00 scholarships to a deserving Michigan Junior Masters Association member. This scholarship will be based on four criteria;

  • Academic accomplishment
  • Bowling accomplishment
  • Community service
  • A written essay

KALAMAZOO PROVES TO BE TOUGHER THAN EXPECTED

The annual stop in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Michigan Junior Masters Association was a little tougher than many expected it would be. The scoring pace on the 33 foot pattern was very low and not one bowler averaged 200 for the six-game qualifying block. Alex Ouellette (Linwood, MI) navigated the pattern to take the top qualifier spot for the guys with an 1196 score while Taylor Davis (Burton, MI) led the way for the ladies with a 1033 six-game total.