The boys varsity bowling team traveled to Riviera Lanes on Saturday to compete in the Tomahawk Invitational Baker Tournament. This tournament had 19 teams competing for the top eight spots after 14 baker games of qualifying. The Baker Format, also known as the Baker System, is a method of scoring which places emphasis on the team effort rather than the accomplishments of the individual players. With five-person teams, the first bowler bowls frames 1 and 6, the second bowler bowls frames 2 and 7 and so forth, with the fifth bowler bowling frames 5 and 10. The team
qualified in 2nd place with a score of 2,898 for 14 baker games averaging 207 per game.
In the first game of (best of five) match play, the Bulldogs were matched up with the #7 seed and friendly non-conference rival, Copley. The highlight of the day was the first game of this match when the Bulldogs had 11 strikes in a row and in the very last frame left just one pin for a 299 game breaking the school record of 279. The team won the match in three games with scores of 299, 237 and 210.
In the semi-final the team was matched up with the #3 seed Nordonia. The Bulldogs won the match in four games with scores of 238, 189, 187 and 278.
In the championship match the Bulldogs would face a very strong Kent Roosevelt team. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs ran out of steam and were defeated in three games with scores of 236-186, 254-216 and 206-185.
The junior varsity team also competed in the tournament and finished in 15th out of 19 teams. They were one of only two junior varsity teams in the competition. They scored 2,113 during the 14 games of qualifying averaging a 151 per game.
Congratulations Bulldogs on another strong tournament performance!