Teen Brooke Juliana Pins Victory in Bowling Barn’s Bowler of the Year Tournament

Big Bear's Bowler of the Year Brooke Juliana

The Bowling Barn has named their Bowler of the Year, after an exciting finals tournament on Sunday, February 21. Eighteen-year-old Brooke Juliana bowled her way from a fifth place ranking to win the 2009 Cruise One Bowler of the Year title, earning her a seven-day cruise for two from tournament sponsor Cruise One. Twelve local bowlers, each title-holders as Bowler of the Month during 2009, competed in a roll-off to determine the finalists for the Bowler of the Year competition. As the #5 qualifier, Juliana’s first match was against her older brother Brian Juliana; in her second round, Brooke Juliana, whose average is 140, strung together five strikes to overtake Scott Bowden, a bowler with an 184 average. Juliana then achieved victory over Tony Diaz in the semi-finals, and ultimately out-bowled top ranked qualifier Barbara Carson to win the championship by 16 pins with a 181 game. The 2010 Bowler of the Year competition begins in March, and the new format will allow for league bowlers to qualify on their league night; the prizes offered for this year’s tournament include one free year of bowling and $250 cash. For more information, call the Bowling Barn at 878-BOWL.