Northwest Indiana Junior Tournament
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Brunswick Youth Adult Challenge
QUALIFYING RESULTS
AWARDS Summary
Sellers - Gough Combo Fight From Behind to
Earn NWIJTPA Brunswick Youth Adult Title
Pair qualify as 8th seed, then defeat top seeds, then
rebound from first game losses in semi's and final's to
stun field, complete victory march
Kelly Belzeski
Lake Central sophomore Jessica Sellers and her teammate Kelly Gough
grabbed the 8th and final qualifying position with a 12-game total of 2,078,
edging out defending champions Jackie Rhoda and Gina Pritchett by 19
pins.  They then went on to defeat the 2013-14 tour's top player and top
seeded Kelly Belzeski & Cassie Ginter (211-161, 132-172, 205-175) in the
quarterfinals, followed by a semi-final victory (191-213, 200-189, 181-172)
over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NWIJTPA Player of the Year Paige
Kraushaar and her partner recent Greater Calumet Bowling Association
Hall of Fame inductee Kathi Tucker to set up the title match with Hebron's
up and coming star Anna Wilson and her partner, former Crown Point All
Stater Nicole Oswald.  Wilson - Oswald exerted their dominance in game
one with a convincing 191-160 win that had the eventual champions
Andrean freshman Kevin McCune entered the NWIJTPA Brunswick Youth
Adult Challenge on a roll, firing a 300-848 series in his saturday morning
youth league less than 24 hours earlier.  The fireworks continued as he and
partner Kevin Mikalouski rolled a 2,475 12-game qualifying total to secure the
#2 seed heading into matchplay.  The pair then disposed of Mark Childress &
Austin Wilcher 247-165 and 204-148 in the best of three baker format
elimination match.  Up next was Highland star Tyler Trombetta and dad
Vinnie.  Tyler led individual qualifying with an outstanding 1,360 and that
dominance continued with a 205-195 game one win.  However, it was McCune
& Mikalouski who would ultimately prevail with a 279-213 win in game two and
a 196-150 victory in game three to advance to the finals.  The top-seeded
Kammer-Kammer pairing bowled well but offered minimal resistance falling in
two games 222-198 and 193-182, giving McCune his first tour win.
MATCH PLAY FINALS
reeling but the pair showed their determination and fight, taking advantage of a few timely breaks to secure game 2 by the identical 191-160
score, then game three in equally as convincing fashion 176-144 to secure Jessica's first NWIJTPA title and the $300 champions scholarship.

Other qualifiers were Laura Levander & Amanda Schuler, Caroline Dienes & Linda Gardnerer, Haley Keller & Wendy Keller, and Sarah Voiers &
Alexis Voiers.  Junior Gold spots were earned by Sellers and Voiers.

There were 19 girls teams that competed on the difficult 42ft "I" pattern.  Top individual youth qualifying score was recorded by Caroline Dienes at
1,154 while Cassie Ginter paced the ladies scoring with a consistent 1,212 set.
McCune Tops Off Spectacular Weekend with
NWIJTPA Brunswick Youth Adult Title
Youngster teams with veteran Kevin Mikalouski to defeat
top-seeded Bobby Kammer and Bob Kammer Jr in finals
Other matchplay participants were Dustin Zehner & Anthony Schmidt, Jordan Trent & Don Draia, and Tyler Hansen & Ethan Hansen.  McCune
collected $350 for his title.  In all, 28 boys teams competed with Trombetta's 1,360 leading the indivual youth scoring and Bob Kammer JR's 1,323
pacing the adults.

The junior gold spot was earned by Jordan Trent.  In all $2,300 was distributed or added to the scholarship funds.  The tournament was sponsered
by Brunswick / DV8 which added nearly $600 to the scholarship pool.

The next event is the January 19 at Lakeshore Lanes in Michigan City.  The Michigan City Open will be the fifth event of the season.
YOUTH ONLY STANDINGS
TOP ADULT FEMALES
CASSIE GINTER
1,212
ALEXIS VOIERS
1,175
KELLY GOUGH
1,104
AMANDA SCHULER
1,079
KATHI TUCKER
1,072
TOP ADULT MALES
BOB KAMMER JR
1,323
JUSTIN HAUSER
1,270
KEVIN MIKALOUSKI
1,249
AUSTIN WILCHER
1,215
JIMMY KRAUSHAAR
1,187
reeling but the pair showed their determination and fight, taking advantage of a few timely breaks to secure game 2 by the identical 191-160
score, then game three in equally as convincing fashion 176-144 to secure Jessica's first NWIJTPA title and the $300 champions scholarship.

Other qualifiers were Laura Levander & Amanda Schuler, Caroline Dienes & Linda Gardnerer, Haley Keller & Wendy Keller, and Sarah Voiers &
Alexis Voiers.  Junior Gold spots were earned by Sellers and Voiers.

There were 19 girls teams that competed on the difficult 42ft "I" pattern.  Top individual youth qualifying score was recorded by Caroline Dienes at
1,154 while Cassie Ginter paced the ladies scoring with a consistent 1,212 set.