Please Note Masters Tournament

Due to a scheduling conflict and to accomodate bowlers, the Masters Tournament has been changed to April 17 & 18

2021 Michigan State MASTERS

2020 Masters


Hosted this year by Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park




Ann Block, 1st Vice President of Michigan State USBC presents winning checks to 2020 Masters Champion – Craig Nidiffer of Dearborn Heights and runner-up Daniel Pollak of Fraser. 

Thank you also to Scott Barker, Tournament Chair and volunteer staff: Karen Hagan, George Bresinski, Bruce Marshall, Ann Block and Mark Martin.


Craig Nidiffer of Dearborn Heights won the 2020 Michigan State USBC Masters Tournament at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park by defeating Daniel Pollak of Fraser 442-430 in the championship match.

Nidiffer qualified fifth with a six-game score of 1276. In match play he defeated John Unger of Warren 407-356, Michael McKitterick of Tecumseh 445-417, Aaron Lorincz of Center Line 468-429 and Pollak the first time 475-413.

Nidiffer earned $2,500 for winning the tournament.

Pollak defeated Trey Raynes of Westland 384-320, Gerald Johnson of Taylor 446-423, and Drake Bazzy of Flat Rock 474-382 before getting knocked to the losers bracket by Nidiffer. In the losers bracket he defeated Drake Bazzy 464- 430 to earn his way to the Championship match. For finishing second, Pollak earned $1,500.

Bazzy, (last year’s Michigan State YOUTH Masters Champion), finished third earning $1,000. Bazzy defeated Richard Horodecki Jr. of Jackson 473-376, and JR Raymond of Clinton Twp. 421-410 before getting knocked to the losers bracket by Pollak where he defeated Cory Hines of Jackson 398-372 and Lorincz 434-427 before getting eliminated by Pollak 464- 430.

Lorincz was the top qualifier with 1435 and earned $700 for finishing fourth. Lorincz defeated Conner Weber of Wayne 404-393 and Carl Boldt of Pontiac 424-329 before getting sent to the losers bracket by Nidiffer where he defeated Conner Weber of Wayne 454-436 and then was eliminated by Bazzy.

The field of 76 bowlers averaged 189.70 during the six games of qualifying.

The top 16 qualifiers averaged 211.60 during qualifying and 205.50 in match play.

The Michigan State USBC Masters Tournament is a USBC certified event operated by the Michigan State USBC Association.

Entire Entry fee was applied to the Prize Fund

1 Craig Nidiffer Dearborn Heights 219.56 $2,500.00
2 Daniel Pollak Fraser 213.78 $1,500.00
3 Drake Bazzy Flat Rock 209.78 $1,000.00
4 Aaron Lorincz Center Line 223.31 $700.00
5 Cory Hines Jackson 200.69 $500.00
6 Conner Weber Wayne 209.38 $500.00
7 JR Raymond Clinton Twp. 206.93 $425.00
8 Carl Boldt Pontiac 202.29 $425.00
9 Michael McKitterick Tecumseh 207.42 $375.00
10 Trey Raynes Westland 203.17 $375.00
11 Gerald Johnson Taylor 210.92 $375.00
12 Brian Odom Romulus 205.42 $375.00
13 Justin Jeffery Lincoln Park 210.40 $325.00
14 Nick Cooper Flint 194.84 $325.00
15 John Unger Warren 194.90 $325.00
16 Richard Horodecki Jr Jackson 202.10 $325.00
17 Michael Lucente (SR) Warren 204.50 $150.00
18 Jeff Roche Dearborn 204.00 $150.00
19 Joe Manor (SR) Dewitt 203.17 $150.00
19 Harold Sullins (SR) Chesterfield 203.17 $150.00
21 Jason Rasinske Dimondale 203.00 $150.00
22 Michael Calvin Warren 202.67 $150.00
23 Richard Wayne Westland 200.00 $150.00

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