Nob Hill Bowl
champs Josh Mullen & Kyle Hays
Josh Mullen and Kyle Hays captured JBT titles in exciting Pacific Northwest Conference action in our first visit to Yakima's Nob Hill Bowl.
Tristan Curtis continued his early season run by defeating Arizona phenom Cortez Schenck 200-147 to open the scratch division stepladder finals. Tyler Boe then stopped Curtis 200-185, and followed with a 224-206 victory over previous day's champ Tanner Spacey to reach his first career scratch title match.
Top seed Mullen completely owned the tournament, leading after qualifying by more than 100 pins, and after the semis by nearly 200. He had lapped the field in an event last season only to throw a poor title game, but this is a new season and a new and improved Josh. He started with a four-bagger, and despite a good comeback from Boe, Tyler ran out of frames and Josh won the game 244-213 to capture the first title of his JBT career and add to a fantastic fall for the Mullen family.
Toby Shepherd began the handicap division stepladder finals with a big 252-200 win over Max Polhill. Toby then snuck by first-time finalist Logan Blair 209-203. Kyle Hays then stopped Shepherd 235-215 to advance to the championship game. Nicole Stickler grabbed the top seed after game seven, but struggled a bit in the title game. Hays also slowed down though, and as a result the title game came down to the final frame. When Nicole couldn't get the double she needed, Kyle claimed the 191-171 win and the third title of his JBT career.
Makayla Douglas and Jessica Bubnich went at it for the second straight day in the Women's Series title match, and Makayla avenged the previous day's loss with a 216-171 win for today's title, the second of three she needs to qualify for the 2012 Girls' TPC.
Thanks to the crew at Nob Hill for a great job hosting our Tour for the first time this weekend. Over $3,000 in scholarships were earned by youth bowlers of all ages and averages- want in on the fun? Come on out to the next JBT event, it's that simple!
|Nob Hill Bowl- final results and optional scholarship winners|
|Scratch High Games|
|Handicap High Games|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,275|