The Michigan Junior Masters Association completed its 29th season in Monroe, Michigan with the Daniel C. Ottman Memorial Championships at the Monroe Sport Center. The Held family once again were excellent hosts as 45 qualifiers headed into Friday nights qualifying round all with the same dream of hoisting that Championship Eagle trophy on Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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