2024 Middle School Singles Championship Tournament Final Results

14th Annual Tournament – Collier Lanes in Oxford on May 19th, 2024

Google Sheets standings shared for updated standings – will be updated after each game

check the tabs at the bottom of the sheet for boys/girls standings and brackets

The 14th annual Flint Metro Conference middle school singles championship tournament was held at Collier Lanes in Oxford on Sunday, May 19th, 20024. We ended up with a field of 62 girls and 76 boys for a total of 138 bowlers. This was a handicap tournament as bowlers used their handicap from the middle school league sheet for games bowled before May 18th. During qualifying we had a some great scores as Allison Temple bowled a 216 actual game, the only 200 actual game bowled by a girl in the entire tournament, this helped her to qualify 8th overall for match play which included the top 32 finishers after the 3 games of qualifying. The top girl qualifier this year was Emma Fisackerly who had a 690 series with handicap that also included a 195 actual her last game of qualifying. Emma led the girls field by 30 pins over the 2nd place qualifier Natalie Frank from Grand Blanc. For the girls the high game of the day with handicap during qualifying was Aubrey Chaney from Flushing who bowled a 176 actual that swelled to a 264 game with handicap and helped her to qualify 6th overall.

On the boys side we had several 200 games led by Austin Brinson from Grand Blanc who had a 245 actual game and helped him qualify 14th, but the qualifying was led by 6th grader Hunter Jurvelin from Flushing who had a 212 actual game and finished with a 3 game total of 722 with handicap to lead the boys qualifying over Aden Brit from Oxford who had 701 with handicap. Aden led the boys qualifying with a high handicap game of 264 which was a 177 actual.

As we moved into match play with the top 32 boys and top 32 girls we had several great matches and a tie on the girls side that ended up with #3 seed Lily Lutz from Bendle beating Lily Ann Johnson from Davison to move into the final 16. We also had a bit of an upset as the #32 seed Aubrey Livingston from Flushing upset the #1 seed Emma Fisackerly in the first round, Aubrey ended up winning her next match to make it to the final 8 before falling to Isabella Rickard who was the #24 seed from Lakeville who went all the way to the finals. On the other side of the girls bracket Abbie Green from Swartz Creek who was the #15 seed was quietly moving her way through the bracket with handicap games of 233,238, and 199 to move into the final 4 where she defeated Lily Lutz from Bendle 214 to 184 to moved into the finals against Isabella. The final match was back and forth and came down to the final frame. In the final frame Abbie finished first with a 198 game and Isabella had a chance to win on the final ball but came up just short with a 195 game to finish as the runner up. It was an exciting finish to a long day and when Abbie was asked what it was like to win the tournament, her response was “Scary”. Congratulations Abbie Green the 2024 Girls middle school singles tournament champion.

On the boys side, the #1 seed Hunter Jurvelin (Flushing) won his first round match with a hard fought 249 to 238 win over Hayden Gawne from Swartz Creek. Hunter ended up dropping the next match to Vaughn Kelly from Oxford 198 to 182 to finish in the final 16. The boys bracket saw Maverick Montpas from Genesee and Elijah Hodge from Atherton work their way through each match to reach the finals. Elijah had games of 205,239,253 and 232 to reach the finals. Maverick had games of 249,231,248 and 266 which was a personal best 198 game to reach the finals. The final match was also a close one coming down to the final frame as Maverick pulled off the win with a 235 to 230 victory in the final match. Congratulations Maverick on a great day of bowling.

The final 4 boys and final 4 girls all received medals as did the high qualifiers and high games in qualifying. They will also receive a scholarship. For the girls the final 4 included Autumn Bellow from Lake Orion and Lily Lutz from Bendle. On the boys side the final 4 included Bryce Nicholson from Brandon and Kypton Armstrong from Byron.

Final results for qualifying and each bracket are available in the link at the top of this story and all pictures of high qualifiers, high games, final 4 boys and girls and tournament champions are available below. Special thanks to Oxford bowling and Collier Lanes for hosting this year’s tournament.

Qualifying has been completed. Hunter Jurvelin from Flushing led the boys qualifying with a 722 with handicap and Emma Fisackerly from Oxford led the girls qualifying with a 690 with handicap.
The high game of the tournament for qualifying was Aubrey Chaney from Flushing with a 264 game and Aden Brit from Oxford with a 264 game. Congrats!

Final 4 finishers for girls was Autumn Bellow from Lake Orion and Lily Lutz from Bendle

Final 4 finisher for the boys Bryce Nicholson from Brandon and not pictured is Kypton Armstrong from Byron

finalist for the boys was Elijah Hodge from Atherton and Tournament Champion was Maverick Montpas from Genesee

Finalist for the girls was Isabella Rickard from Lakeville and tournament champion was Abbie Green from Swartz Creek

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