THREE FIRST TIME WINNERS AT PLYMOUTH OPEN

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Michigan Junior Masters Association crowned three first time champions at our event at Plaza Lanes in Plymouth, Michigan on April 7th. Cody Johnston (Sandusky, MI) took the boys U20 division while Stephanie Schalk (Roseville, MI) won the U20 girls division. In the U15 division, Ken Kloth Jr. (Livonia, MI) won his first title while the only repeat winner, Emilea Sturk (Flint, MI) won her third MJMA U15 title.

Johnson was the #10 seed coming out of the six‐game qualifying block and made his way up to the title match by taking out Kyle Lewis (Lansing, MI) the #7 seed and followed that up by eliminating Kyle McGrath (Davison, MI) who was the #15 seed. In a very tough match in the semi finals, Johnston came back from a game one deficit to beat out #6 seed Justin O’Shaughnessy (Canton, MI) by 12 pins with a strong 246 in game two. Sean Taylor (Hastings, MI), the #4 seed, had worked his way up to the finals as well and he was looking for a shot at his first title. Johnson took an early lead in game one and continued his fine play in game two to capture his first MJMA title with a 403‐351 total.

The U20 ladies saw Stephanie Schalk, the #2 seed, eliminate four time MJMA champion Imari Blond (Flint, MI) in round one and then withstood a hard second game charge from Makayla Lancioni (New Hudson, MI) to advance to the finals. Her opponent, the #1 seed, Hannah Forton (Macomb, MI) had worked her way to the finals in convincing fashion, averaging nearly 200 on the tough Junior Gold pattern. Schalk, however, was not to be denied today as she built a 21 pin lead after game one and held serve in game two to win her first MJMA title 387‐365 over Forton.

The U15 division crowned a new champion in the boys division as Ken Kloth Jr. (Livonia, MI) came from his #4 seed position and rolled to wins over Josh Lee (Canton, MI) in round one and then battled it out with five time U15 champion David Schaberg (Holt, MI) 431‐417 to advance to his first finals. Jacob Johnson (Redford, MI) rolled in as the #6 qualifier but that did not phase this MJMA U15 title holder as he defeated Brendan Ashley (Davison, MI) 436‐386 in round one and then continued his ascent to the finals by taking out the #2 seed Keith Edgerton (Yale, MI) in round two 434‐383 to advance to the finals. Kloth, however, looked to be in the groove in the championship match as he built a big 69 pin lead in game one and continued to score in game two to win his first U15 MJMA title 379‐250.

The U15 ladies saw #3 seed Sturk eliminate Leila Kahler (Muskegon, MI) in round one to move to the finals while #4 seed Brenna Hartzler (Smithville, OH) took out the top seed Anna Maxwell (Westland, MI) in her first round match to get to her first finals. Sturk, however, showed that she had been in the finals before as she built a 48 pin lead in game one as Hartzler tried her best to come back in game two but it just was not enough as Sturk won her thrid MJMA title with a 348‐318 victory.

Junior Gold spots were also awarded in the event to Keith Edgerton, Logan Rigdon (Gaines, MI) and Makayla Lancioni. These three bowlers joined the growing list of those who will represent MJMA at the Junior Gold National tournament in Dallas, Texas this coming July. MJMA has posted Junior Gold shirt options for those heading to Dallas on the EFX website. You can order yours today and show off your MJMA colors at the national event by going to the website and clicking on the EFX logo and following the prompts from there.

Our next event will be on April 21st at Candlelite Bowl in Bridgeport, MI. The event will begin at 9:30AM so check‐in will begin at 8:00AM on the 21st. This will again be a one‐day event with 6 games of qualifying with the top qualifiers heading to bracket match play to decide this year’s champions. Entry forms are available HERE.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Bridgeport on April 21st. If you have any questions please email through the website or call Jerry Tarabek at (616) 780‐2095.

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