Minnesota Junior Bowlers Tour

The MJBT headed north to Super Bowl in Ramsey, MN for the 24th Annual Mike Light, Jr. MJBT/CBA Doubles event. 35 boys and 14 girls came out to compete with  adult bowlers from the Central Bowlers Alliance (CBA) to test their skills on the Kegel Chromium Element lane pattern.

On the girls side, CONGRATULATIONS to Kayla Devine in winning her first MJBT title, with her partner Lori Munson. Kayla and Lori were the #2 seed in the stepladder after 12 games of baker format qualifying. In the first match, they went up against the #3 seed Madyson Marx and Janell Niles. Madyson & Janell had some untimely opens late in the 1st game of the 2 game total. Those opens were too much to make up, with Kayla and Lori winning 360 to 348. The title match was against the #1 seed Elizabeth Rittenour and Kayla Pashina. Kayla fought some early ball reaction and some nerves were noticeable from Elizabeth (who made her first MJBT stepladder). Those two things allowed Kayla and Lori to cruise to the title, 421 to 334.

For the boys, CONGRATULATIONS to Ethan Teply for leading qualifying and winning back-to-back titles with his partner (and MJBT Hall of Famer), Erik Vermilyea. In the first match of the stepladder, #2 seeds, Tyler Rodenz and Matt McNiel (also an MJBT Hall of Famer) battled the #3 seeded Spencer James (making his first stepladder appearance) and his partner, Chad Nelson. Tyler and Matt pulled away in the 2nd game of the match and won easily, 448 to 367. This lead to a battle of the top two seeds, with bragging rights on the line (at least for Erik and Matt). Ethan and Erik game out strong in game 1, which made it tough for Tyler and Matt to overcome, and Ethan and Erik come home with the title by winning 401 – 379.

Thank you to Super Bowl, for hosting the CBA/MJBT doubles. However, none of this would be possible without the leadership and help from Jason Hanson and the members of the Central Bowlers Alliance for donating their time to continue this tournament tradition.  A very special thank you to all the parents that help out in making sure that our tournament runs as smoothly as possible. A BIG SHOUT OUT to all of those that donated door prizes to our youth competitors and our sponsors: MOTIV bowing products for their ongoing support for youth scratch bowling in the Upper Midwest!!


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Membership Renewal Reminder

USBC – Renewed annually through your local bowling leagues. Membership year from August 1 – July 31 of current season.  Not available for purchase through MJBT

Junior Gold – Renewed annually at cost of $30, also runs August 1 – July 31.  Must be paid prior to/along with the first JG event you participate in each season. Can be purchased through MJBT.

MJBT – Renewed annually at cost of $25. Good for the season in which it is purchased. This goes to offset expenses to run our event, much going back toward scholarships.

2019 – 2020  Tournament Results

October 2019 – MJBT/CBA Doubles – Super Bowl

CHAMPIONS: Kayla Devine/Lori Munson & Ethan Teply/Erik Vermilyea

October 2019 Prize List

October 2019 Finals

October 2019 Qualifying

October 2019 Lane Pattern

September 2019 – Bogart’s Entertainment Center

CHAMPIONS: Madyson Marx and Ethan Teply

September 2019 Prize List

September 2019 Finals

September 2019 Qualifying – Girls

September 2019 Qualifying – Boys

September 2019 Lane Pattern

August 2019 – Cedarvale Lanes

CHAMPIONS: Cody Larson and Destiny Truly

August 2019 Prize List

August 2019 Finals

August 2019 Qualifying

August 2019 Lane Pattern