PBA Jr. National Championship Regional Results

September 9, 2020

CONTACT: Jill Laufer
PBA Public Relations

jlaufer@pba.com | 631.365.1654

On the Web: PBA.com

20 youth bowlers, top 4 from each regional qualifier to advance to PBA Jr. National Championship

New York, NY – Over 500 of the best youth bowlers, ages seven to 17, from around the country took to the lanes to begin their journey to become the first ever PBA Jr. National Champion.

The fierce competition kicked off on September 4th with the regional portion of the inaugural event split into four qualifying tournaments at Bowlero locations across the country. Each regional had the same format – two squads of six-game qualifying rounds followed by two semi-final qualifying games for the top 50 percent of players. After eight qualifying games, the top 20 players advanced to match play for six final games.

The long-running Parker Bohn III Scholarship Tournament (PB3) served as an additional qualifier for the East Region. The top two boys and girls in the PB3 event automatically secured a spot in the PBA Jr. National Championship.

The youth bowlers brought their A-game, including three perfect 300-games, but only the top two boys and girls secured spots to advance to the National Championship.

Midwest Region – Bowlero Wauwatosa

Top Boys

1.   Nate Purches, Marlborough, Mass. 3,077

2.   Blake Martin, Oakdale, Minn., 3,017

Top Girls

1.   Jillian Martin, Stow, Ohio, 2,705

2.   Hailey Triske, Minnetonka, Minn., 2,643

South Region – Bowlero Marietta

Top Boys

1.   James Bennett, Huntingtown, Md, 2,920

2.   Joshua Collins, Fortson, Ga., 2,831

Top Girls

1.   Annalise O’Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 2,860

2.   Aliyah Alleyne, Sanford, N.C., 2,614

Southwest Region – Bowlero Euless

Top Boys

1.   Spencer Robarge, Springfield, Miss., 3,045

2.   Julian Michael Salinas, Richmond, Texas, 2,858

Top Girls

1.   Lara Kurt, Leland, N.C., 2,626

2.   Jaelle Hamman, Jarrell, Texas, 2,548

West Region – Bowlero Christown

Top Boys

1.   Hunter Mayes, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 2,982

2.   Zach Greim, Poway, California, 2,895

Top Girls

1.   Katelyn Abigania, San Diego, Cali., 2,649

2.   Emily Cheesman, Hemet, Cali., 2,388

East Region – Howell Lanes

Top Boys

1.   Randal Dubar, Milford, Mass.

2.   Parker Laubach, Bethlehem, Pa.

Top Girls

  1. Paige Peters, Toms River, N.J.
  2. Victoria Varano, Stony Point, N.Y.

300 games: Julian Salinas, Nolan Blessing, Cincinnati, Ohio; Silas Lira, Tampa, Fla.

Each regional tournament guaranteed a first place $2,000 SMART Scholarship. SMART scholarships were also awarded to one out of every six (1:6) entries in each division.

The top two boy and girl finishers from each regional will move on to the National Championship to compete for a $7,500 SMART Scholarship. The National Championship date will be held in conjunction with a PBA National Tour stop, to be named at a later date.

The PBA is committed to advancing the sport of bowling at every level and the PBA Jr. National Championship is one of many opportunities for youth bowlers to enjoy when they join PBA Jr., a new club exclusively for ages 17 and under, set to launch mid-September.

For additional information and to learn more about the PBA Jr. Club, visit pba.com/junior.

With health and safety top of mind, the PBA is following local and federal guidelines on COVID-19. The PBA is significantly modifying event procedures as well as taking all necessary precautions to reduce health risks for players and staff during competition. For a complete list of standards, please visit pba.com.

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com



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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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