ARLINGTON, Texas– A father/daughter team did ‘OK’ at the 2013 QubicaAMF International Family Tournament (IFT) in Columbus, Ohio this week. Faith and Doug Kenney from Oklahoma beat Cassandra Rooke and Roberta Bench of Oregon, 231-227 (scores include handicap) to take home top honors in the Parent/Youth division of the IFT. In the Parent/Teen division, it was Abby Brown and Kimberly Hefner of North Carolina besting Jared and Jeff Johnson from Illinois, 257-192, to come out on top.
Both first-place teams each won $5,000 scholarships to go towards their college education.
The 38th annual IFT, held this year at Holiday Lanes in Columbus, Ohio July 24-27, welcomed 39 Parent/Youth and 38 Parent/Teen teams representing 25 state associations and 28 states for three days of fun and friendly competition for $70,000 in scholarship money.
Each division's top 8 teams after Thursday's competition advanced to a 'Baker Game' match play final round on Friday morning. At the conclusion of the 8 games of match play, the top three teams in each division then competed in the 'Baker Game' stepladder finals to decide the titles in the afternoon.
Brown/Hefner were ranked number three in the Parent/Teen division coming into the stepladder finals and upset number two ranked Corey and Rob Spivey from Kentucky, 269-251 to advance to the final match. Meanwhile, Oregon’s Rooke/Bench team out-bowled Christopher and Jacob Clouse from Nebraska, 270-225 to make it to the finals in the Parent/Youth division where they fell short of the title by four pins.
The two runner-ups each received a $3,000 scholarship while third place bowlers earned a $2,500 scholarship.
The QubicaAMF International Family Tournament is the only sporting event in the United States in which parents participate with children for a national championship and scholarships for a significant amount of money. Parent/Youth and Parent/Teen teams qualify in local competitions held at participating BPAA member bowling centers and advance to state and regional finals.
The International Family Tournament is made possible by the generous contributions of title sponsor QubicaAMF Worldwide. Full final standing will be available soon on www.bpaa.com.
About Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America
The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), founded in 1932, serves as the voice of the bowling industry. Headquartered in Arlington, TX at the International Bowling Campus, the BPAA provides it's more than 4,000 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry. The BPAA's mission is to enhance the profitability of its member centers and raise the profile of bowling, America's top-ranked participatory sport. For additional information please visit www.bpaa.com or call 1-800-343-1329
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