champs Jakob Butturff & Natasha McGuire

        Jakob Butturff and Natasha McGuire avoided the 'rising tide' in San Diego, capturing JBT titles in exciting Southern California Conference action at BRC Premier.

        After the five game qualifier in 'rising tide', bowlers with the lowest overall totals are eliminated game by game as the 'tide' rises and washes them away.  Oscar Chan led the scratch division by averaging 250 on the highly scoreable 'Paris' lane pattern.  Cortez Schenck was eliminated in game one, then Wesley Low and Brandon Wanders succumbed to the tide.  Bobby Hornacek, Austin Thompson, and Ben Canfield were washed out to sea in the next round, meaning that five bowlers were left and four would be eliminated in the next round, making this the final game.   Kyle Duster, sitting fourth, had the high game of the round, a 266, to earn the 40 bonus pin 'lifeline', which vaulted him to second, but it wasn't enough to catch Butturff, who led going into the game, and rolled 213 for a +356 total that beat Duster by 39 pins.  After a slower start to the new season, Jakob earns his first win of 2013-14, but 27th career JBT title.

        Seventeen handicap bowlers started the rising tide round in handicap, so the eliminations lasted two extra rounds.  The key game was round five, where seven survivors would be cut all the way to two.  Qualifying leader Matt Green was swept away in that round, leaving only Natasha McGuire and Tyler Giedd standing.  Giedd was 52 pins behind McGuire, but with a 60-pin 'lifeline' up for grabs, the championship was still up for grabs.  Natasha outscored Tyler in the final game to hold him off and capture the first title of her JBT career.

        Correen Lieber has been traveling all over the Tour racking up Women's Series wins, and she did it again here, beating Katelyn Corwin 213-172 for the day's Women's title.

        Thanks to the crew at Premier for a fine job hosting us.  Want in on all this fun for all ages and averages?  Check out our schedule and come on down, that's all there is to it!

BRC Premier- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Jakob Butturff $275
2 Kyle Duster $130
3 Oscar Chan $50
4 Joe Grondin $30
5 Correen Lieber $20
6 Austin Thompson $30
7 Ben Canfield  
8 Bobby Hornacek  
9 Brandon Wanders  
10 Wesley Low  
11 Cortez Schenck  
12 Luke Holley  
13 Chris Tucker  
14 Zach Martinez $15
15 Kirk Chui  
16 Isaiah Cleveland  
17 Randi Speiler $5
18 Brittany Kolatzny  
19 Saul De Ulloa  
20 Nick Pollak  
21 Michael Ma  
22 Amiko Chapman  
  Handicap Division  
1 Natasha McGuire $215
2 Tyler Giedd $100
3 Jose Morales $50
4 Jozef Corwin $70
5 Matthew Green $105
6 Israel Ramirez $20
7 Nick Condon $15
8 Jake Hilton  
9 Gael Egana  
10 Anthony DiPanni  
11 Brian King  
12 Katelyn Corwin $30
13 Tyler Hedges $60
14 Jackie Azvedo  
15 Alli Azvedo  
16 Jacob Murray $10
17 KJ Martinez  
18 Nicholas Lopez  
19 Marguerite Evans  
20 James McGough $15
21 Brandon Loss  
22 David Ramirez $15
23 Samantha Potter  
24 Trevor Thompson  
25 Zach Long  
26 Brooke Martinez  
27 Megan Carlson  
28 Secilia Kalvelage  
29 Eric Torrence  
30 Marlon Flores  
31 Jake Ellis  
32 Leah Zweig  
33 Ashley Wilcox  
34 Kanoa Napalan  
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Canfield 279 Hilton 298
2 Grondin 269 K Corwin 282
3 Canfield 268 Giedd 281
4 Chan 267 Morales 280
5 Duster 266 Green 280
  High Female  
1 Lieber +158*  
2 K Corwin -73  
3 McGuire -87  
4 Speiler -101  
5 Potter -118  
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 A Thompson Morales
2 A Thompson / Chan Condon
3 A Thompson Condon
4 Chan Green
5 Chan Green