champs Ronnie Fujita & Greg Adler
Ronnie Fujita survived large fields to capture JBT titles in exciting Southern California Conference action at Norwalk's Keystone Lanes.
In our survivor format, after a cut to the top 50%, bowlers compete in low-bowler out matches on each pair, creating do-or-die moments all day long throughout the center. Eventually 24 scratch survivors were chopped down to six. In those matches, Chris Tucker made his first top-3 by ousting Steven Manier 242-179, Aaron Foshie (a U of A bowler) beat Ben Canfield (an ASU bowler), and Ronnie Fujita came up with the high game of the tournament in a 276-177 stomping of Eric Hatchett (who still qualified for the Invite with the 5th place finish).
In a closely contested semifinal round, Foshie's 204 and Fujita's 194 edged Tucker's 182, advancing Aaron and Ronnie to the finals. In the last match, it was all Team Fujita, as Ronnie strung the strikes again on what had been a low-scoring pattern, winning the game 241-197 for the 3rd title of his JBT career.
Twenty-four handicap survivors were also carved down to the final six, and in that round, Kennison Andrews eliminated northern California's Patrick Dabatos 189-178, Adler stopped Reigh Abaoag 218-196, and in a high scoring thriller, BJ Harlan beat Rance Dvorak 254-231. In teh ensuing round of three, Andrews (204) and Adler (199) advanced, while Harlan (174) bowed out in third.
Adler, in his rookie JBT season, struggled through most of the title match, but the veteran Andrews was unable to close the door with open frames of his own. Greg was able to take advantage of the extra chances with a good late finish, winning the match 217-183 for the first title of his JBT career.
Marina Stever defeated Stephanie Zavala 186-182 in a competitive Impact Bowling Women's Series title match to earn her Tour-leading sixth women's title of the season.
Thanks as always to the staff at Keystone for a great job hosting a packed event, which awarded over $2,300 in scholarships to bowlers of all averages and ages. Want in on all the excitement? There's still plenty of events this season- check out our schedule and come on down!
|Keystone Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|19||Jerome Jordan Jr|
|1||Fujita 276||Adler 294|
|2||Ferrer 269||A Beeks 287|
|4||Stever 258||KJ Martinez 275|
|5||Curtis 256||Julian, S. Zavala 275|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,375|