champs Mark Myers & Kayla Goad
Mark Myers and Kayla Goad, each winners two weeks ago in San Diego, doubled their pleasure in Las Vegas with another win each in exciting JBT Mojave Conference action at Gold Coast Bowling Center.
Teddy Lucente opened up the scratch division stepladder finals with a 183-180 squeaker over Rane Lacona. Lucente then got by Dallas Leong 209-182. In a tight semifinal match, Teddy's tenth frame double forced Myers to get the first strike, and a fortunate carry gave Mark the 227-224 win and a return trip to the title game.
Top qualifier (and Mark's cousin) Riley Dempsey continued his torrid early-season pace by leading the field on the always-tricky Chameleon pattern. However, he was unable to get comfortable on the title match pair, while Myers' powerful two-handed delivery was shredding racks, and Mark's 213-171 win was good for the 3rd title of his JBT career.
Kevin Mette made his first handicap stepladder finals a success with a 246-187 over Jhared Gonzalez in round one. Aubrey Calabrese, who led the middle portions of the event, then defeated Mette 203-187, to ensure that girls finished 1-2-3 in today's event. Goad then bested Aubrey 195-185 to reach the championship game.
Top seed Brittany Kolatzny has been having a great start to the 2010-11 campaign, including a Women's Series win, but is still looking to break through for the first regular singles title. However, Kayla usually is tough to beat at Gold Coast, and this held true in the title game, as Goad remained in control for the 215-176 win and the 4th title of her excellent JBT career.
Kayla and Mark both racked up bonus prizes by using our sponsor's products: Kayla with Ebonite bowling balls and both Kayla and Mark with EFX performance bracelets.
Thanks as always to the crew at Gold Coast for hosting our event, which awarded over $1,400 in scholarships to bowlers of all average under age 22. Want in on the fun? Come on down to the next JBT event, it's that simple!
|Gold Coast Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners|
|Scratch High Games:|
|B Hansen 278|
|Leong, Hattori 254|
|Handicap High Games:|
|Ky. Andrews 251|
|Round Leaders (5 pts. Each)|
|A Ailport -70|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,475|