30TH MJMA SEASON KICKS OFF AT LODGE LANES

The Michigan Junior Master Association opened it’s 30th season on August 8th, 2015 at our traditional center, Lodge Lanes in Belleville, Michigan. Bob Goike and his staff have been a part of the organization from the very first season and have become our season opening event for the past number of years.

This season, 75 bowlers were in the field, a bit smaller than we are accustomed to for an opening event, but the competition was still very tough on the challenging 36 foot pattern we had laid out. After the six game qualifying event, only five bowlers had been able to break the magic 1200 pin-fall number with Alex Ouellette (Linwood, MI), our reigning Bowler of the Year, lead the field with a fantastic 1347. Meghan Macunovich (Canton, MI) lead the girl’s side of the equation with a 1194.

The top six ladies and twelve gentlemen then proceeded to bracket style match play. In the first round, the top seeds, top two ladies and top four gentlemen, had the bye and could rest a bit while the rest of the field fought for their spots in round two. Kailee Tubbs (Flint, MI) and Ryan Winters (Livonia, MI) pulled the upsets in the first round defeating their higher seeded opponents but the other four matches followed suit with the higher seeds advancing.

In round two, Winters continued his bracket buster ways as he knocked out the number three seed Chad Stephen (Flint, MI) as well as Taylor Davis (Burton, MI) taking out the number two seeded Julia Huren (Westland, MI). Davis is the ladies defending Rookie and Bowler of the Year from last season. The other high seeds all advanced to round three.

Round three for the ladies was the final and it matched Davis against Macunovich. In game one, Macunovich opened up a small eleven pin lead with a 204‐193 win but game two still needed to be played out. Davis tried her best but just could not get on the roll she needed to catch her opponent as Macunovich rolled to a 196‐170 game two win to capture her second MJMA title, her first singles title, with a 400‐363 two game win.

On the guys side, Winters was continuing his charge to the top as he knocked out yet another higher seed in number two Sam Brandt (Fremont, MI) 460‐328. Ouellette continued his roll as well as he advanced to the finals defeating number four seed Derrick Norman (Saginaw, MI) 404‐378.

The finals started real well for Winters as he rolled to a huge 62 pin lead after game one but Ouellette was not done yet. In game two Ouellette made a serious charge but came up a hair short as Winters captured the two game set 393‐380 to win his third MJMA title.

Our next event is on August 29th and 30th at Plaza Lanes in Plymouth, Michigan. Qualifying on Saturday begins at 11:00AM with the top qualifiers returning on Sunday, August 30th for match play beginning at 9:00AM. Please make sure you get your entries in early and if you are planning on walking in, the tournament office will begin accepting those entires at 9:15AM.

Should you have any questions, please contact us through our email address at mjma@wowway.com or by calling (616) 780‐2095.

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