champs Riley Demspey & Linzi Martinez
Riley Dempsey continued his amazing 10-11 season with another win, while Linzi Martinez made her first JBT experience a victorious one, in exciting JBT NM-TX Conference action at Silva Lanes in Albuquerque.
Dempsey climbed the ladder en route to his landmark 10th career title. He began with a 214-189 win over Chris Brown. Riley then snuck by Tommy Crites 230-203, and then beat William Enstminger 242-195 to reach the title match.
Top seed Brian Burkett had been stuck with no JBT finishes higher than third, but guaranteed himself an improvement from that by leading the event. However, he lost the look that had been working so well for him all day, and Riley was able to take advantage for a 200-168 win and the title. Dempsey becomes just the 20th bowler in JBT history with 10+ titles- and his weekend was only just beginning- be sure to read what happened less than 36 hours later two time zones away in the Overnight Marathon results.
A great turnout meant we used our 8-bowler stepladder finals for handicap, and our slogan of 'any age, any average' was again backed up by fact, as averages from 63 to 181 made the finals. Taylor Simpson, he of the aforementioned 63, opened up the stepladder with a 219 game (with pins) that eliminated Martin Montoya and Lindsey Ailport. Brooke Martinez' 220 game then stopped Simpson and Bryan Nogan. Linzi Martinez, unrelated to Brooke, then fired a 227 to beat both Brooke and Austin Eddington to reach the title match.
Top seed Dallas Ehlert had an outstanding day, leading the event from round three to easily grab the top seed. However, in a close game, it was Linzi who came up with the 213-206 win, good for the first title of her JBT career in her first JBT event!
Thanks as always to Silva for being great hosts of our Tour. A big turnout helped us award over $2,000 in scholarships- plenty of tournaments are left, so keep spreading the word to bowlers of all ages and averages that JBT is for them, too!
|Silva Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners|
|Scratch High Games:|
|Handicap High Games:|
|B Martinez 280|
|Amber Eddington 256|
|Ailport, Austin Eddington 248|
|Round Leaders (5 pts. Each)|
|Tom Crites||B Leiby|
|B Martinez -33|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,028|