champs Steven Acuff, Kyle Duster, Amanda Atkin, Derek Acuff, and Alexis Atkin

        A veteran team of JBT bowlers had a night to remember, capturing the So Cal Baker Shootout championship in fun and exciting action at Montclair's Bowlium.

        After 12 games of noisy and intense Baker games, the top eight teams advanced to best 2-of-3 matchplay.  The top seeded team of Shelby Dempsey, Bobby Hornacek, Oscar Chan, Eric Hatchett, and Alex Watanabe got through a tough first round, but fell in the semifinals to an upstart team put together right before the event began: KJ Martinez (who earlier doubled in the tenth just to escape round one), his sister Brooke, TJ Rock and his father Terrence, and Jarred Starr-Moncayo. 

        The Atkin-Acuff-Duster combo won game one of the finals 202-177, and stayed in control game two as well, winning 217-164 to capture the title.  With the win, Alexis Atkin picks up her 6th JBT title as an adult after a stellar JBT career, her sister Amanda finally wins her first, Derek racks up #24, brother Steven his ninth, and the #greatbowler Duster notches win #7. 

        Derek also was the high junior in the 'halftime' "1's a winner" contest, with adult bowler Kenji Chong outlasting him for that win.

        Thanks as always to Bowlium for a great job hosting us, as well as to all the adults who took the time to bowl with today's JBT stars in one of our most fun events every year.  Want in on the fun?  Just check out our schedule and come on down to the next one!

So Cal Baker- final results and scholarship winners
rank bowlers prize total
1 Alexis Atkin   $500
  Amanda Atkin $125  
  Derek Acuff $150  
  Steven Acuff $125  
  Kyle Duster $125  
2 KJ Martinez $68 $250
  Brooke Martinez $63  
  TJ Rock $63  
  Terrence Rock    
  Jarred Starr-Moncayo $68  
3 Shelby Dempsey $25 $125
  Bobby Hornacek $25  
  Oscar Chan $25  
  Eric Hatchett $25  
  Alex Watanabe $25  
4 BJ Harlan $25 $125
  Jozef Corwin $25  
  Jordan Eres $25  
  Randi Speiler $25  
  Andrew Svoren $25  
5 Austin Thompson    
  Cortez Schenck $5  
  Ben Canfield    
  Russ Oviatt    
  Steve Schenck    
6 Nick Pollak    
  Max Polhill    
  Sebastian Polhill    
  Brandon Wanders    
  Anthony Schanen    
7 Matt Zweig    
  Leah Zweig    
  Riley Dempsey    
  Trevor Thompson    
  Zack Jellsey    
8 Secilia Kalvelage    
  Brian Reed    
  Kyle Reed    
  Taylor Berry    
  Matt Green    
9 Mark Hugelmaier    
  Peter Hugelmaier    
  Zack Long    
  James McGough    
  Glenn Hugelmaier    
10 Brandon Loss    
  Isaiah Cleveland    
  Gabriel Hernandez    
  Billy Loss    
  Ethan Wolfe    
11 Harley Sweigart    
  Nick Condon    
  Dawson Reese    
  Kirk Chui    
  Chris Tucker    
12 Leonard Reese    
  Miguel Meraz    
  Alberto Bernal    
  Kenji Chong    
  Samuel Martinez