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ARLINGTON, Texas – The 2019 Youth Open Championships recently determined the title winners in scratch and handicap divisions for the event that took place at Sterling Lanes in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Held in conjunction with the Junior Gold Championships presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, the Youth Open Championships took place July 11-12, 19-21 and 27-28. The tournament was open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members and featured four age-based divisions (U20, U15, U12, U10) with scratch and optional handicap divisions in each age group.

Youth bowlers competed for national titles in team, singles, doubles and all-events. The event had 233 four-player teams and 1,072 total participants.

Katelyn Abigania, the two-time U12 Junior Gold champion from La Mesa, California, won the U12 girls scratch singles (670) and teamed with Avery Domaguin, also from La Mesa, to win the U12 girls scratch doubles (1,102). It was Domaguin’s third doubles title at the event, as she won the U12 scratch and handicap doubles title last year.

The U12 boys Junior Gold champion, Elias O’Hollaren of La Mesa teamed with Sebastian Huffman of Las Vegas to win the U12 scratch doubles (1,307) title and O’Hollaren also won the U12 boys scratch all-events (1,915) title. Huffman won the scratch singles and all-events at the 2018 event.

Abigania, Domaguin, O’Hollaren and Huffman teamed to win the U12 title at the 2019 USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets.

Gianna Brandolino of Channahon, Illinois, took the U12 all-events title in both the scratch (1,852) and handicap (2,248) divisions.

In the U20 division, Tyrell Ingalls of Alpharetta, Georgia, led the 369-player field to win the U20 scratch singles (770) and also took the boys all-events (2,208) title. Breanna Gibbons of Frankfort, Indiana, took home handicap titles in girls singles (767) and girls all-events (2,109).

Jillian Martin of Stow, Ohio, who bowled up a division and led the U20 girls in qualifying at the Junior Gold Championships, stayed in the U15 division at the Youth Open, taking the scratch titles in singles (686) and all-events (1,920). Mallery Lyme of Casa Grande, Arizona, won handicap titles for all-events (2,209) and in doubles (1,409) with Todd Martinez, also from Casa Grande.

The scratch and handicap U15 doubles titles went to Hannah Diem, the 2016 U12 Junior Gold champion from Seminole, Florida, and Sierra Calo of Riverview, Florida. The pair had a 1,300 scratch pinfall total and a handicap total of 1,369.

Lindsay Greim of La Mesa and Donaven Kline of Hazlet, New Jersey, each won two scratch titles in the U10 division. Greim won singles (456) and teamed with Bella Castillo of Odessa, Texas, to win doubles (900) while Kline also won singles (599) and paired with Jahmid Collins of Hazlet to win doubles (971).

Natalie Dobson of Cloverdale, Indiana, won three handicap titles across two divisions. She won the U10 girls singles (783), the U12 girls doubles (1,399) with Anna Sharp of Coatesville, Indiana, and the U10 girls all-events (2,227).

Dante Gonzalez of Chicago won four handicap titles in U10, taking boys singles (794), doubles (1,358) with Winston Lee of Flossmoor, Illinois, the team title as a member of Exclusive Elite #1, and all-events (2,253).

Title sponsor awards a $100 scholarship to any competitor who rolls a 300 game or 800 series at the tournament and two bowlers managed perfect games in 2019.

Nicholas Decesaro of Kenosha, Wisconsin, opened singles with a 300 game. He would finish ninth in U20 boys scratch singles with a 710 pinfall total.

Trent Pektas of Volant, Pennsylvania, rolled 12 consecutive strikes during Game 3 of doubles on his way to a second-place finish in U20 boys scratch all-events (2,201).

The 2020 Youth Open Championships will take place July 8-10, 17-19, 25-26 at Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Visit to learn more about the Youth Open Championships.

July 11-12, 19-21, 27-28
At Sterling Lanes, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Scratch – Storm Troopers (Gabe Alvarez, Wichita, Kan.; Brandon Bonta, Wichita, Kan.; Silas Lira, Valrico, Fla.; Spencer Robarge, Springfield, Mo.), 2,833
Handicap – Team Florida (Garrison Vaughan, Clearwater, Fla.; Jesse Dixon, New Port Richey, Fla.; Sofia Allem, Saint Augustine, Fla.; Alexis Vlahos, Gotha, Fla.), 2,907

Scratch – Ken Kloth and David Winters, Lathrup Village, Mich., 1,397
Handicap – Bryan Foote and William Taylor, Bronson, Mich., 1,403
Girls Scratch – Abbie Leiendecker and Allie Leiendecker, Wooster, Ohio, 1,331
Girls Handicap – Natily Haro, Athens, Tenn., and Katharina Mente, Keller, Texas, 1,449

Boys Scratch – Tyrell Ingalls, Alpharetta, Ga., 770
Boys Handicap – Kyle Johns, Jacksonville, Fla., 751
Girls Scratch – Paige Peters, Toms River, N.J., 673
Girls Handicap – Breanna Gibbons, Frankfort, Ind., 767

Boys Scratch – Tyrell Ingalls, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,208
Boys Handicap – Maxwell Slater, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2,161
Girls Scratch – Kamerin Peters, Toms River, N.J., 2,070
Girls Handicap – Breanna Gibbons, Frankfort, Ind., 2,109

Scratch – Strikes for Show Spares for the Gold (Annalise OBryant, Ball Ground, Ga.; Hailey Triske, Maple Grove, Minn.; Elizabeth Coutta, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Jaymie Burrow, Maumelle, Ark.), 2,363
Handicap – Oxford Wildcats (Macey Strevel, Oxford, Mich.; Tommy Mace, Oxford, Mich.; Zander Brown, Metamora, Mich.; Jason Paslean, Oxford, Mich.), 2,772

Scratch – Andrew Kline and Tommy Sanfilippo, Hazlet, N.J., 1,313
Handicap – Ryan Hierl, Freehold, N.J., and Joseph Guarnieri, Staten Island, N.Y.; Todd Martinez, Casa Grande, Ariz., and Mallery Lyme, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,409
Girls Scratch – Hannah Diem, Seminole, Fla., and Sierra Calo, Riverview, Fla., 1,300
Girls Handicap – Hannah Diem, Seminole, Fla., and Sierra Calo, Riverview, Fla., 1,369

Boys Scratch – Jacob Ballenger, Alpharetta, Ga., 755
Boys Handicap – Zachary Florence, Sterling Heights, Mich., 826
Girls Scratch – Jillian Martin, Stow, Ohio, 686
Girls Handicap – Kimberlyn Hamlin, Ponca City, Okla., 764

Boys Scratch – Alexander Horton, Oley, Pa., 2,045
Boys Handicap – Jesse Dixon, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,244
Girls Scratch – Jillian Martin, Stow, Ohio, 1,920
Girls Handicap – Mallery Lyme, Casa Grande, Ariz., 2,209

Scratch – Thumbs Optional 2.0 (Aidan Furukawa, Columbus, Ohio; Roman Caporale, Geneva, Ohio; Nicholas Maliwesky, Columbus, Ohio; Joseph Merz, Flint, Mich.), 2,349
Handicap – EYT Phenoms (Abigail Starkey, Schaumburg, Ill.; Griffin Jordan, Sycamore, Ill., Gianna Brandolino, Channahon, Ill., Landin Jordan, Sycamore, Ill.), 2,744

Scratch – Sebastian Huffman, Las Vegas, and Elias O’Hollaren, La Mesa, Calif., 1,307
Handicap – Eli Haro, Athens, Tenn., and Aiden Skiff, Clinton, Iowa, 1,511
Girls Scratch – Avery Domaguin and Katelyn Abigania, La Mesa, Calif., 1,102
Girls Handicap – Natalie Dobson, Cloverdale, Ind., and Anna Sharp, Coatesville, Ind., 1,399

Boys Scratch – Bill Spanos, Lathrup Village, Mich., 626
Boys Handicap – Koby Calhoun, Chicago, 748
Girls Scratch – Katelyn Abigania, La Mesa, Calif., 670
Girls Handicap – Sophia Best, Redford, Mich., 821

Boys Scratch – Elias O’Hollaren, La Mesa, Calif., 1,915
Boys Handicap – Roman Caporale, Fairview, Pa., 2,193
Girls Scratch – Gianna Brandolino, Channahon, Ill., 1,852
Girls Handicap – Gianna Brandolino, Channahon, Ill., 2,248

Scratch – Mini Phenoms (Haydin Smrekar, Indianapolis; Alyvia Matiasek, Lockport, Ill.; Olivia Brandolino, Channahon, Ill.; Carter Starkey, Carol Stream, Ill.), 1,418
Handicap – Exclusive Elite #1 (Karter Banks, Brookfield, Ill.; Ava Lee, Flossmoor, Ill.; Winston Lee, Flossmoor, Ill.; Dante Gonzalez, Chicago), 2,777

Scratch – Donaven Kline and Jahmid Collins, Hazlet, N.J., 971
Handicap – Winston Lee, Flossmoor, Ill., and Dante Gonzalez, Chicago, Ill., 1,358
Girls Scratch – Lindsay Greim, La Mesa, Calif., and Bella Castillo, Odessa, Texas, 900
Girls Handicap – Alyvia Matiasek, Lockport, Ill., and Olivia Brandolino, Channahon, Ill., 1,386

Boys Scratch – Donaven Kline, Hazlet, N.J., 599
Boys Handicap – Dante Gonzalez, Chicago, 794
Girls Scratch – Lindsay Greim, La Mesa, Calif., 456
Girls Handicap – Natalie Dobson, Cloverdale, Ind., 783

Boys Scratch – Kai Strothers, Roselle Park, N.J., 1,754
Boys Handicap – Dante Gonzalez, Chicago, 2,253
Girls Scratch – Bella Castillo, Odessa, Texas, 1,335
Girls Handicap – Natalie Dobson, Cloverdale, Ind., 2,227

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