This year's tournament visited, in order, the following centers: AMF Annandale, Bowl America Gaithersburg, Bowl America Fairfax, Bowl America Burke, and The Lanes Fort Meade. ... Entries were up in each division: A (+1 to 55), B (+2 to 81), and C (+16 to 55). ... Connor Kolessides, who repeated as A Division champion, appeared in the finals for the fourth consecutive year. Richie Hercules, who captured the C Division title in 2012, along with Dustin Mahmot, have reached the Top 8 for three straight years. Meanwhile, Donald Bock III now has a two-year string. ... A Division finalist Samuel Anderson tossed the tournament's only perfect game in his Round 2 finale at Bowl America Gaithersburg. ... For the second consecutive year, there was only one female among the 24 finalists -- Tabitha DeBat of Bowl America Manassas, who averaged 197.21 for 24 games and placed fourth in B Division.
— B. Cosgrove