ISBPA YOUTH TOURNAMENT RESULTS
BPAA's All American Family Tournament
The new All American Family Tournament is a handicap-based tournament that offers youth bowlers a chance to win scholarships in doubles competition (two-person teams) with an adult who is an immediate family member. Youth bowlers may compete in one of four age divisions - Under 8, Under 12, Under 15 and Under 17 - and adults must be at least 24 years of age. All bowlers, youth or adult, must be U.S. Bowling Congress members. The 2015 AAFT National Finals will be held July 8-10 at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill. ISBPA member centers Castaways Bowl in Calumet City and Poplar Creek Bowl in Hoffman Estates will give adult-youth teams competing in the Community Twosome Adult-Junior regional finals at those centers in March the option of entering their scores into a concurrent AAFT qualifier.
(Click here for the results of the AAFT qualifier held March 28-29 at Castaways Bowl.)
Centers may also choose to host a stand-alone qualifying tournament; interested bowlers may inquire at their nearestISBPA member center as to time and date.
In addition, ISBPA will host an official All American Family Tournament qualifying tournament squad during the Storm/Roto Grip Youth Handicap Singles State Championships April 25, 2015, at Parkside Lanes in Aurora, Ill. The qualifier will be open to all eligible Illinois adult and youth bowlers; details on squad time, competition format and entry fees can be found on this entry form.
(Click here for the results of the AAFT Open Qualifier held April 25, 2015 at Parkside Lanes)
Click here to view the rules for the 2015 All American Family Tournament.
Click here to view the schedule for the National Finals of the 2015 All American Family Tournament.
Click here to visit bowl.com's "AAFT Handbook" page with links to the tournament handbook, application and post-tournament report forms, FAQs and more.
QubicaAMF International Family Tournament
Chicagoans Manuel and Josephine Sanchez (pictured above with pro bowling star Norm Duke) walked off with top honors in the Parent/Teen Division and a $5,000 scholarship at the finals of the 2014 Qubica/AMF International Family Tournament, held July 19-21 at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, Ill.
The Sanchezes, who bowl at Lawn Lanes on Chicago's Southwest Side, finished third in their division at the Illinois state finals at Fox Bowl in Wheaton, one place away from advancing to the national finals. However, because the second-place team had competed at the national level last year and by IFT rules could not repeat in the same division, the Chicagoans took their berth in Rockford.
Manuel, a student at Chicago’s St. Lawrence High School, made the most of his opportunity, opening his six games of qualifying with a 289 game. He and his mother, Josephine, took the top-seed position for the eight-game Baker round-robin. Their closing 262 Baker game vaulted them into the third and final spot in the semifinals, where they defeated Ivan Green and Sarah Lonelodge of Oklahoma 281-232 and Kade and Jeremy Schreiner of Montana 233-215 for the championship.
Seventy-four teams from 25 states and the United States Navy competed in the IFT finals. Makayla and Michelle Brownlee from Wellington, Kansas won the Parent/Youth Division.
Complete tournament results can be found at http://scores.bowl.com/BPAA/IFTResults.pdf. Click here for the background story on the Sanchezes’ victory, as written by Paula Supanich-Jarolim. (Photo credit: BPAA)
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Youth-adult teams from Classic Bowl in Morton Grove dominated the prize list at the 2014 QubicaAMF International Family Tournament state finals, held May 31-June 1 at Fox Bowl in Wheaton. (Click here for final standings and prize list.)
Two of those combos, Gabriela and Robert Potempa and Russnuell and Noel Carcellar, picked off the top two spots in the Parent/Youth Division and earned trips to the July 19-21 international finals at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford as a result. The Potempas’ 1,528 handicap total earned the $500 first prize scholarship. The Carcellars finished nine pins behind to take home a $300 scholarship. Russnuell (shown left) also rolled the high single score for all youth bowlers, rolling 11 strikes in a row for 279.
Paige and Chuck Surina Jr., representing Lawn Lanes in Chicago, posted a 1,481 total, good for third place and a $200 scholarship.
Steven Garth III and Steven Garth Jr., also from Classic Bowl, snared the top prize and $500 scholarship in the Parent/Teen Division with their 1,517 series, besting the 1,506 rolled by runners-up Elizabeth Manning and Ann Marie Manning-Nagel of Peotone Bowl.
Third-place finishers Manuel and Josephine Sanchez of Lawn Lanes will join the Garths at the international finals. They won a $200 scholarship with their 1,492 total. (Note: Under IFT rules, bowlers may participate in the international finals only once with the same partner in the same division. The ISBPA automatically sends its top two finishing Parent/Youth and Parent/Teen teams to the international finals; however, the Peotone Bowl team was unable to advance because it competed in the Parent/Teen Division at the 2013 international finals.)
Two more Classic Bowl entries, Amelia Potempa and Melanie Radowich (1,389) and Steven Garth III and Nick Delbene (1,433), won $200 scholarships for placing third in the Adult/Youth and Adult/Teen divisions, respectively. Todd Rene Fournier and Maria Flores of Brunswick Zone-Mt. Prospect successfully defended their 2013 championship in Adult/Youth, winning the $500 first-prize scholarship with 1,457. Peotone Bowl’s Brianna Schubbe and Chris Bowen placed second with 1,396 for the $300 scholarship.
Another Brunswick Zone-Mt. Prospect team, Daniel Powell (shown right) and Jeremy Gomez, powered its way to victory in the Adult/Teen division with 1,532 pins. Jakari Calvin-Murphy and Maurice Bell, bowling out of Bluebird Lanes in Chicago, finished second with $1,485. The teams earned $500 and $300 scholarships, respectively.
Two entries from Northern Illinois BPA centers - Logan and Nineka Marinelli, and Alan Nordman Jr. and Sandra Nordman - also won spots in the July 19-21 QubicaAMF finals. (Click here for the NIBPA final results.)
The Marinellis will compete on their home lanes in Rockford after placing highest among all NIBPA tams in the Parent/Youth division with 1,472 pins. The Nordmans, from Town & Country Lanes in Mt. Morris, did likewise in the Parent/Teen category, with 1,380.
The 90 Illinois state finalists competed for $4,000 in scholarship prizes; another $70,000 in scholarships is offered at the July 19-21 finals.
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2013 Illinois State IFT Final Results, Logan Lanes, Lincoln- (Click Here)
2013 Illinois State IFT/Northern Illinois BPA Results - (Click Here)
2012 Illinois State IFT Final Results, Channahon Lanes, Channahon - (Click Here)
2012 Illinois State IFT/Northern Illinois BPA Results - (Click Here)
2011 Illinois State IFT Final Results, Burr Oak Bowl, Blue Island - (Click Here)
ISBPA Storm/Roto Grip Youth Handicap Singles Championships
Youth bowlers from across the state competed for $8,000 in scholarship prizes at the 2014 ISBPA Storm/Roto Grip Youth Handicap Singles Championship finals held April 26-27 at Habetler Bowl in Chicago.
Youngsters from Wood Dale Bowl, Wood Dale, took top honors in two of the four age-based divisions. Kylie Little won the Prep division with a 627 handicap score, while Jeremy Ames captured the Junior Crown with 710.
Daniel Singleton, Riverfront Lanes, Wilmington, and Morgan Jones, Four Seasons Sports Center, Sycamore, rounded out the winner's circle. Daniel's three-game handicap series of 613 nudged Chicago Lawn Lanes' Paige Surina into second place ni the Bantam division by just four pins. Morgan's 721 total among the Major division bowlers was the top score of the tournament. (Photo right - Chicago Bluebird Lanes' Saniyah Bell finished 10th among Bantam bowlers.)
All division winners were awarded $750 scholarships. Second-place finishers received $500 scholarships, while third place was good for a $350 reward. (Photo left - Billy Goodman, Stars & Strikes Bowling Center, Scott AFB, placed third in the Major division.)
A $250 scholarship went to each fourth-place finisher. Those youngsters placing fifth earned $150 scholarships.
Click here for the final results for all four divisions. One hundred fifty-nine youngsters competed in the tournament. In addition to the scholarship prizes, all competitors were entered into a raffle to win one of 10 bowling balls provided by tournament sponsors Storm Products and Roto Grip. The lucky winners are shown below.
(L-R): Andrew Floit, Pheasant Lanes, Bloomington; Austin Schomig, Channahon Lanes, Channahon; Taylor Dunaway, Four Seasons Sports Center, Sycamore; Eliana Kopetz, Spare Time Lanes, Decatur; Alex Warren, Fox Bowl, Wheaton.
(L-R): Victoria Odarczenko, Habetler Bowl, Chicago; Michael Coslet, Ten Pins Bowling, Mt. Carmel; Isaiah Poole, Salem Bowl, Salem; Amanda Jastrzebski, Poplar Creek Bowl, Hoffman Estates; Tyme Sampson, Camelot Bowl, Collinsville.
2013 ISBPA Youth State Singles Championships Final Results, Camelot Bowl, Collinsville - (Click Here)
2012 ISBPA Youth State Singles Championships Final Results, Plaza Lanes, Washington - (Click Here)
2011 ISBPA Youth State Singles Championships Final Results, Spare Time Lanes, Decatur - (Click Here)
Community Twosome Adult-Junior Tournament
In lieu of a state championship, Illinois State BPA affiliates conduct five regional Community Twosome championships. Youth-adult doubles teams advance from in-center qualifying that begins in November and continues through February. Format and prizes vary by region.
2014 Chicagoland Adult-Junior Community Twosome Final Results,
Classic Bowl, Morton Grove - (Click Here)
2013 Chicagoland Adult-Junior Community Twosome Final Results,
Hillside Bowl, Hillside - (Click Here)
2012 Chicagoland Adult-Junior Community Twosome Final Results,
Dolton Bowl, Dolton - (Click Here)
2011 Chicagoland Adult-Junior Community Twosome Final Results,
Brunswick Zone-Mt. Prospect, Mt. Prospect - (Click Here)
Habetler Bowl's Bobby Habetler uses body English to get to the pocket.
Jennifer Bland of Dolton Bowl captures her team's scores on her smartphone.
Tony Giannecchini of Arlington Lanes accepts congratulations after rolling a 289 game.
Illinois State BPA Grand Prix Summer Blast
Kristofer Koesema and Melissa Mutters won the $1,500 first-place scholarship prizes offered at the 2014 ISBPA Grand Prix Summer Blast Invitational, held June 14 at Strike N Spare II in Lockport. Koesema, representing Joliet Town & Country Lanes in Joliet, won the Boys' Division with a 757 handicap series, topping Jack Riding of Fox Bowl, Wheaton, by 29 pins. Only 13 pins separated first from third in the Girls' Division, with Mutters (720), from Pheasant Lanes in Bloomington, edging Mikayla Morris of Chicago's Bluebird Lanes (712) and Morgan Martin of Wood Dale Bowl in Wood Dale (707). Youth bowlers who competed in Grand Prix youth programs at participating ISBPA centers, and who were members of the Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017, were eligible to complete. Click here for final standings, including scholarship prize distribution. For more information on the Grand Prix Program, click here.
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2013 Grand Prix Summer Blast Final Results, Waveland Bowl, Chicago - (Click Here)
2012 Grand Prix Summer Blast Final Results, S.I. Bowl, Carterville - (Click Here)
2011 Grand Prix Summer Blast Final Results, Plaza Lanes, Washington - (Click Here)
Illinois All Star Shoot-Out
Sponsored by ISBPA/Illinois USBC Youth
Three of Illinois’ top youth bowlers earned berths in the 2015 Junior Gold Championships by virtue of winning their divisions at the 5th Annual ISBPA/IL USBC Youth All Star Shoot-Out, held June 14 at Joliet Town & Country Lanes in Joliet. (Click here to download final standings and scholarship awards.)
Dakota Vostry of Bolingbrook (center) captured the U20 Boys division and a $700 scholarship with his eight-game scratch total of 1,626 pins. Vostry’s nearest rival was newly named Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team member Michael Dertz of Tinley Park, who finished 77 pins behind and won a $600 scholarship.
Jarrod Scents, Sandwich, (right) took home a $250 scholarship in U15 Boys with a 1,390 series. Alex Acosta, also of Bolingbrook, was second with 1,358 and claimed a $200 scholarship.
Giselle Poss, Montgomery, (left) claimed the U20 Girls title and $700 first-place scholarship with a 58-pin victory over runner-up Katherine Sulaitis of St. Charles, 1,606-1,548.
Emily Schrader, Orland Park, took home a $250 scholarship for her first-place finish in U15 girls with a 1,291 series.
Bobby Habetler, who hails from Chicago, earned a $150 scholarship as the highest finishing, non-cashing U12 bowler in the competition.
Vostry, Scents and Poss entered the tournament as Junior Gold members and were thus eligible to win berths in next year's championship tournament. Junior Gold is the U.S. Bowling Congress’s top membership level for elite youth bowlers. (http://www.bowl.com/juniorgold/). The 2015 Championships will be held across five centers in Illinois next summer.
Seventy-eight youth bowlers competed for $8,400 in scholarships in this year’s Shoot-Out, organized by Kim Sims (Fox Bowl/Wheaton) and Ron Ramza (Bowl Mor Lanes/Streator). Star Pro Shop/Addison and Bowl Mor Lanes donated medallions and trophies for the winning bowlers.
2013 All-Star Shoot Out Final Results, Joliet Town & Country Lanes, Joliet - (Click Here)
2012 All-Star Shoot Out Final Results, Joliet Town & Country Lanes, Joliet - (Click Here)
2012 Division and Scholarship Winners Photos - (Click Here)
Illinois State BPA Youth Team Tournament
(no longer held)
2011 Illinois State BPA Youth Team Tournament Final Results, Pheasant Lanes, Bloomington - (Click Here)