champs Anthony Douglas & Aldrin Oriza
Anthony Douglas and Aldrin Oriza took two decidedly different routes to victory in exciting JBT Pacific Northwest Conference action at beautiful Beaverton's Sunset Lanes.
The WTBA 'Atlanta' lane condition proved to be a very tough challenge for the bowlers, as a 175 average was enough to make it to the semifinals. Douglas already had his equipment in the car before he heard the cut number announced, and given a second chance he swept his matchplay opponents to sneak into the number 5 spot for the finals. He then began a climb up the ladder with a 190-160 win over Darren Stanley. Anthony then got by Tanner Spacey 209-178 in a match filled with Bowler of the Year implications. Douglas then beat John Jordan 226-179 to reach the title match.
Top seed Curtis Lindeman, a former Washington resident now living in Arizona, completed the incredible task of qualifying for all five Invitationals this season by totally dominating the tournament here. Unfortunately for him, he struggled in the title match, and Douglas took full advantage, winning the game 194-169 to capture not only the fourth title of his JBT career, but the points lead with five events to go.
Kelsey Abrahamsen, who would take over the handicap points lead by the end of the weekend, opened the handicap division stepladder finals with a 231-200 win over Connor Gracia. Kelsey then snuck past Hannah Abney 213-208, before a struggle of a semifinal with Samm Cosby, which ended in a 187 tie. Cosby won the rolloff 25-21 to advance to the title match.
In contrast with Douglas, top seed Aldrin Oriza led the event from wire to wire, but Samm was making her third straight top 5 appearance to match that momentum. Thus, something had to give, and I\in the end, Oriza finished strongly, pulling away for a 266-219 win, and the first title of his JBT career.
Breanne Mattson defeated Correen Lieber 208-173 to capture the day's Impact Bowling Women's Series title. She needs two more wins to qualify for the 2012 Girls TPC held this July.
Thanks to the whole crew at Sunset for a great job hosting our Tour. Over $1,400 in scholarships were awarded to bowlers of all averages and ages. There's still time to get in on the fun this season- check out our schedule, and come on down, it's as simple as that!
|Sunset Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Jordan 255||Oriza 266|
|2||Jordan 246||Gacia 251|
|3||Spacey 235||Aarika Paolo 243|
|4||Stanley 234||Miles 243|
|5||Mullen 234||Cosby, Oriza 241|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,405|