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.
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.
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;
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.
The Michigan Junior Masters Association initiated a new center into the mix with this years Flint area tournament. Richfield Bowl in Richfield, MI stepped in when Sunnybrook Lanes closed suddenly back in September to host their first event. Jim Teuber and his staff did a wonderful job getting the 102 bowlers feeling somewhat comfortable, considering the very tough 39 foot pattern they were bowling on.
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