Tournament Notebook

This year's youth event was held at (Round 1) Bowl America Manassas, (2) Bowl America Gaithersburg, (3) Bowl America Woodbridge, (4) Lord Calvert Bowl, and (5) Bowl America Falls Church. ... A total of 202 youths competed -- one of the largest totals in many years and an increase of 11 from last year and 30 from 2013. ... Conner Kolessides, competing in his fifth consecutive A Division finals, fell short in his attempt to win for the third straight year. Jason Eman, who just missed becoming a finalist in the Alumni Invitational, suffered the same fate in 2012 when he did not escape the third round. ... Champion Donald Bock was an A Division finalist for the third consecutive year. ... Andrew Thorne Jr. tossed this year's first 300 game, reaching perfection in Round 2, followed by Samuel Anderson's perfecto in Round 3. This is the first Invitational in which two 300s have been rolled. ... Randall Stewart rolled a 290 game in the C Division finals ... KyRee Walters's 352-pin victory in C Division was aided by his seven match game victories -- the best of any finalist. ... Jarrett DeFalco scored the tournament's high four-game series, 1,003, at Bowl America Woodbridge on games of 239-267-231-266. ... For the first time since 2012, two females reached the final round -- Jayla Webster and Makayla "Coco" Joynes, who respectively placed fourth and fifth in Division C.

B. Cosgrove