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The 11th Frame: 13th annual Junior Hall of Fame tournament set for Sunday, Nov. 10 at Bowlero Lanes

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:00 am

The 13th annual Junior Hall of Fame tournament is set for Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Bowlero Lanes in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, and the entry deadline is Nov. 1, tournament director Shannon Labinski announced.

The goal is to give away $13,000 in scholarship prizes to reach $100,000 total for the tournament, Labinski said.

The popular and gigantic tourney has room for only 84 teams — 60 handicap and 24 scratch, and has sold out for many years.

The tournament is sponsored by 900 Global, Logo Infusion and the Milwaukee Area USBC and Hall of Fame.

Here is my story on last year’s tournament.

Youth bowlers can choose the handicap or scratch divisions, while all adults will continue to bowl scratch. Handicap is 85 percent based on a 220 average.

The entry fee is $90 for each 2-junior team ($45 per bowler and juniors must enter as a 2-person team).

With a full field, first will be $1,300 in handicap and $1,000 in scratch, with the winners also getting a 900 Global ball and semi-custom Logo Infusion jersey.

All youth bowlers who have their entry in by Oct. 15 will get a free JHOFT shirt donated by Logo Infusion.

Any adults wishing to bowl are asked to email Scott Huenink at scotthuenink@gmail.com by Nov. 1.

The youth female and male bowlers rolling the most pins over their average during qualifying in the handicap division will win the $50 Adam Schultz and Jennifer Krueger Scholarship Awards. Scratch prizes will be awarded to the highest 4-game series male and female in the scratch division.
Adults will be able to enter pot games, brackets and men's/women's sweepers.

Half of the adult bracket fees and a portion of each sweeper entry will be added to the scholarship fund. Raffles also will raise scholarship money.

Anyone looking to make a donation to the raffle prizes is asked to contact Rochelle Zawistowski Roventini.

In scratch, there will be four games of traditional bowling and four games of team Baker format, with the top eight teams advancing to Round 2.

In Round 2, Those eight teams will bowl will bowl four more team Baker games, with pins carrying over, and the top four teams then will advance to a stepladder finals.

The stepladder format will be 2-game team Baker format matches.

In handicap, there will be three games of traditional bowling and four games of team Baker format, with the top 20 teams advancing to Round 2.

In Round 2, those 20 teams will bowl will bowl four more team Baker games, with pins carrying over, and the top four teams then will advance to a stepladder finals.

The stepladder format will be 1-game team Baker format matches.

The team Baker format has the adult bowling frames 1, 4, 7 and 10 and the youths bowling 2-5-8 and 3-6-9.

In the handicap division, handicap for Baker games is 60 percent of the total youth handicap per game.

More information is available at the event’s Facebook page and the event's website.

The entry flyer is attached to the bottom of this story as a PDF.

And for the third straight year, the Celebrity Charity Bowling Event will be held the night before (Saturday, Nov. 9) at Classic Lanes Greenfield, with the Foundation Fighting Blindness the beneficiary charity this year. The event will be bowled in the dark. 

Details are in the flyer attached to the bottom of this story. Here is the event's Facebook page.

I won't be able to make it again this year because I will be flying to Las Vegas very early on Nov. 10 for the South Point Senior Shootout.