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February 7, 2018 2017-2018 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2018

The KHSAA State Bowling Championships return to Louisville for the first time since 2013 when the Unified and Singles competitions kick off the 2018 state tournament on Thursday at Executive Strike & Spare. The Unified Championship, which is in its second year as a KHSAA offering, starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles Championship at 11:25 a.m.

The Unified Championship will consist of one qualifying game for seeding followed by baker’s doubles matches throughout a 16-team bracket. The singles competition will have each competitor bowl three games before the field is trimmed to the top eight individuals. The top eight will then roll two additional games, with the top four boys’ and girls’ performers advancing to the step ladder bracket, which will continue through its completion. The awards presentation will begin immediately following the conclusion of both championship matches.

The state tournament resumes Friday morning with the Girls’ Team Championship starting at 8:20 a.m. and concludes with the Boys’ Team Championship, which is slated to start at 2:05 p.m. Each event will begin with two qualifying games in order to seed the teams in a 16-team bracket, with the state champion determined through baker games. Awards for the boys’ and girls’ team events will be presented following the conclusion of each championship match.

A complete schedule for the 2018 KHSAA State Bowling Championships can be found below, along with links to the lane assignments and official program.

Schedule – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2018/statebowlingtimetable.pdf
Unified Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2018/unifiedlaneassignments.pdf
Singles Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2018/singleslaneassignments.pdf
Team Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2018/teamlaneassignments.pdf
Championship Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20172018/Bowling/issue1/index.html

Championship results will be posted to KHSAA.org as they become available. Following the event, a highlight package of the 2018 KHSAA State Bowling Championships will be available at KHSAA.tv.

-KHSAA-

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