Update: The tournament is up to 95 teams. The list of raffle prizes has been added to the end of this blog.
The sixth annual Hammer Junior Hall of Fame tournament is set for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa, and organizer Shannon Labinski is aiming to increase the field to a stunning 108 teams.
There were 72 teams last year. Here is my blog on last year’s tournament, which was won by adult Geri Anderson-Hoefs and juniors Robert Corragio and Payne Fakler.
Juniors compete for scholarship prize money — with 108 teams, first will pay $1,500 out of $10,000 in total scholarship money.
One in 2.5 junior teams will cash with $900 for second, $750 for third, down to $100 for 25th through 48th (based on 108 teams).
The entry fee is $70 for each 2-junior team ($35 per bowler and juniors must enter as a 2-person team). The adult Hall of Fame member or celebrity will draw their teams the day of the tournament
The youth female and male bowler rolling the most pins over their average during qualifying will win the $50 Adam Schultz and Jennifer Krueger Scholarship Awards.
Adults will be able to enter pot games, brackets and men's/women's sweepers.
Half of the adult bracket fees and a portion of each sweeper entry will be added to the scholarship fund. Raffles also will raise scholarship money.
The format has been adjusted so all teams bowl three games of qualifying and two games of Baker format, with top 48 teams based on total pins plus the juniors' handicap advancing to the next round.
The next two rounds are 2-game Baker format matches, with pins carrying over and the top 24 and then the top five advancing.
Those five then compete in a stepladder finals of one-game Baker matches with the adult bowling frames 1, 4, 7 and 10 and the youths bowling 2-5-8 and 3-6-9.
Handicap for the juniors is 85 percent based on a 220 average.
Labinski is looking for any Hall of Fame members in the region who are willing to participate. She can be reached at email@example.com or 414-916-0411.
I've always had conflicts that prevented me from taking part and that will be the case again this year as I am working that weekend, but I've heard nothing but great things about this event and I hope to make it some year in the future!
The Greater Milwaukee Men’s and Women’s Bowling Association and Hall of Fame return as sponsors of this great event.
The event’s website is www.jhoft.weebly.com
2012 Raffle Prizes
Green Bay Packers – Autographed football
Milwaukee Brewers – 2 Tickets to Club level seating at choice game
Elite Pro Shop - Video Lesson with Steve Richter Silver Certified Coach
Sprecher Brewery – 12 pack of soda, ticket for brewery tour and 2 pint glasses
Monro (Formerly CarX)– 2 $25 gift certificates
Pro World Pro Shop – #15 Motiv Cruel
AMF Waukesha – Fun Pack
Leo Lavine Pro Shop – 15# Hammer Arson Pearl
Ramada/Chalet Lanes – 2 nights Ramada in WI Dells, $50 Gift Card to Chalet Lanes and 2 pint glasses
Lush Salon - $50 gift certificate
Barbiere’s – Free Pizza
Edible Arrangements - $50 gift certificate
Harley Davidson – Women’s XL shirt, Women’s Scarf, Men’s XL Shirt, 2 baseball hats and a key fob
31 Tote Bags – Organizing utility tote
Albrecht’s Spare Time Pro Shop – 1 hour video Lesson with Dwight Albrecht
Bill Monce - 1 hour video Lesson
Milwaukee Admirals – 4 tickets to choice game
Elegance Salon – Men’s Hair Cut and Shampoo
Towne and Country Lanes – Free games of bowling
Dave and Busters – 2 $15 gift cards
Classic Lanes Greenfield – Bowling party for 10
Monkey Joes – 2 passes and $10 monkey money
Colonial Pro Shop – Track Ball and 3 ball tote bag
Country Springs Hotel Waterpark – 4 waterpark passes
Chicago Bowlers Shop – 15# Hammer Rhythm
AMF Bowlero – Fun Pack
Vise – 3 2 ball totes
AMF West – Fun Pack
Linds – Pair of shoes, 2 ball bag and bowling ball
AirGas – Gatorade cooler
Creative Memories – Gift basket
Mary Kay – Gift Basket
Wildtree – Gift Basket
Kathy Gulgowski – Homemade Xmas cards
Jet Bowling and Rednex Pro Shop – 4 bowling balls
Rich Mueller Village Bowl Pro Shop – 15# Track 503T
Advance Pro Shop – Storm Bag
Bowlers Pro Shop – 15# 900 Global Jewel
John Megnas Pro Shop – 15# Bomb Carnage
Jason Werra - $75 gift certificate
Sunset Bowl – Bowling Party
Milwaukee Wave – 2 passes to choice game
Teri Giesfeldt – 3 sets of jewelry
Shane Schurosky – Autographed Corey Hart Brewers Jersey
Donation – Autographed Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Jason Couch Bowling Pin
Donation – 15# Taboo
Tony Roventini - 10# Linds spare ball, Linds gift packs size S and L