Pictured: Me, Bryce Oliver,Justin Auerbach and Gene Blair from Action Als's Tire Co.
Congratulations to the winners of this years Danny Wiseman Youth Scholarship Tournament presented by Action Al's Tire Co.
Bryce Oliver of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio won the scratch division and took home $2500 and Justin Auerbach of Howell NJ won the Handicap Division for $2500 of the $33,350.00 Scholarship Prize fund .The full breakdown of the prize list will be posted soon with each Youth bowlers scholarship earnings made in the tournament.
A full Field of 343 Entrants competed on Saturday Oct 12th in three squads consisting of 114 bowlers per squad ( one squad had 115) and the top 32 finalists competed on Sunday Oct 13th in the double elimination 2 game bracket elimination finals for the $33,350.00 Prize fund.There were 188 in the scratch division and 155 in the handicap division. With the brackets,eliminator,winner take all,High 15 game total pinfall for each division and the Friday night PJBT Youth/Youth Baker doubles the total payout that will be deposited into the MAPS ( Management Accounting of PJBT Scholarships) scholarship account will be $38,785.00!!!
An additional $3,000 of the $5,030 from the MAPS interest earned from the prior few years was also included into the prize fund as Matt announced before each squad bowled. ! The remainder plus next years interest I decided to roll over into the 2020 event ! This is why MAPS is used !!!
The Youth Athletes that competed in this years event traveled from Maryland and many surrounding states including North and South Carolina,Georgia,New Jersey, New York,Pennslyvania,Washington DC ,West Virginia,Virginia,Ohio,Illinois and all the New England states. 1 in 4 cashed . All the top 32 cashed in each division that made the top 32 finals plus others past the top 32 in each division.
Bryce Oliver also took home the high 15 game block prize of $300.00 for those who competed in all 3 squads. In the Handicap Division Devin Olsen took home the $200 additional Prize for high 15 game total.
Justin Bohn bowled the second 300 game ever in the 8 year history of the scholarship event. The fiirst coming in 2016 by Andrew Lazarchick. Justin also finshed second in this years event to Bryce.
Thank you to the presenting Sponsor Action Al's Tire Co. And the owner Mrs Lori Blair and her son Gene.Please express your thanks by dropping Lori as email or message on Facebook as well as the many other sponsors of whom are on Facebook. All sponsors were in the youth bowlers event brochure they received also and are listed on my website. Let them know how much they are appreciated. This helps in every way for next years event!!
My Heartfelt thanks goes out to ALL the event Sponsors as this would not have been possible without your continued support of my efforts to have these youth bowlers compete for the scholarship monies they do. Thank you All !
A huge thank you to the volunteers who helped all day and the PJBT crew- Matt and Josh who work like a well oiled machine and Stacey for taking care of the entry submissions this year ! Their tournament running experience is second to none. Thank you so very much!
I also want to thank the many folks who helped in the selling of the “Chance” auction tickets throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. The auction generated $4740.00 additional money for the youth bowlers prize fund !
Thank you to AMF Country Club for hosting again this year as I greatly appreciate your being the host center for the weekend ! Great job to Sean Zeiler and his staff and to District Manager Shirley Pierpont and Bob Moore.
A special thank you to all the parents who continue to Love,support and encourage their Youth Bowlers to compete !! Another great year and two fantastic days of competition. I can't thank everyone enough for great weekend of bowling for the 8th year of this event! If anyone has and suggestions please drop me a message or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Until next year I wish all the youth bowlers much success in their future bowling BUT most importantly their success in school or college studies ! God Bless !
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