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Click on Tournaments at this web site to view the final results for the 2014 Montana USBC State Open, State Women's, State Youth and State Senior Tournaments. The 2015 State Senior tournament will be held in Havre in October 2015.
The 2015 International Family Tournament has been changed to the All American Family Tournament and will be held in Chicago, Illinois July 8-10, 2015. The 2015 west regional final will be held at Westside Lanes (Missoula) on Feb. 7-8, the east regional final will be held at Town & Country Lanes in Billings on Feb. 28-March 1, and a new central regional has been added to be held at Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena on March 7-8. The state finals will be held at Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena on March 21-22. There are many changes this year from the original IFT. Divisions are now age-based (U17, U15, U12 , U8). Youths born before August 1, 1997 are not eligible. All adults must be 24 years old by or before 7/31/14. Siblings can bowl together providing the older one is at least 24. There is no local qualifying. Participants can enter directly into a regional qualifier. $50,000 in scholarships will be added to the national finals. For more information, please click on an AAFT event in the tournament listings on this website.
The universal state Youth Scholarship application has a March 1st deadline. Several thousands of dollars are available for high school seniors in 2015. This year, as in 2014, the Montana Bowling Proprietors Association will be processing their own scholarship application. It is for high school seniors who bowl league in BPAA member centers and have been participating in a youth bowling program in Montana for at least 3 years. If unsure, check the list of bowling centers on a separate tab on this site. The proprietor application is located on this site on the Youth tab. The proprietors now have a total of 4 scholarships each worth $500.00 - two for boys and two for girls. The Montana USBC has three scholarships worth as much as $1,000 each plus others. This application can be downloaded from website, mtusbc.org.
The 2015 Open State tournament will be held in Missoula at Five Valley Center (team event) and Westside Lanes (doubles/singles). Team event will consist of 4-member teams. Entrants may still bowl the team event an unlimited number of times, but must change at least two members each time. This event will run for 5 weekends starting April 11 and ending on May 10. Entry forms will be available to download from this website on the Tournament tab by or before January 1, 2015.
The 2015 Women's State tournament will be conducted in Butte. Every event will be conducted at Star Lanes. The tournament will run for 6 weekends including 4 Friday nights starting April 11 and ending May 17. There will be Friday night shifts available the last 4 weekends. Entry forms will be available on the Tournament tab of this site by or before January 1, 2015.
The MUSBC Youth State Tournament will be held in Billings on April 11 thru April 26, 2015 (3 weekends). All of the events will be conducted at Fireside Lanes. Entry forms will be available for download on this website by or before January 1, 2015.
Please note that Montana State Association Manager, Tom Brendgord, will not be the central coordinator, nor tournament director for any of the 2015 state tournaments. Tournament entries for those events will have to be submitted to their respective tournament managers whose addresses and phone numbers appear on the back page of each entry form. Email entries are also highly encouraged. Entry forms have been revised and improved this year to one page (front & back). Montana USBC state tournament Standing Rules will be posted on the respective tournament on the Tournament Tab.
The 2015 Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships will be conducted at Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena on May 1-3, 2015. Terri Johnson will be the Tournament Director. Go to www.butteusbc.com to get all current information including the local qualifying windows for this event.