VISTA ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
champs Cortez Schenck & Austin Gilbert
Cortez Schenck cruised along to yet another win, while Austin Gilbert tasted JBT victory for the first time, in exciting 'super survivor' action at Vista Entertainment Center.
In this unique format, after qualifying, the lowest individual game and the lowest overall totals are eliminated game by game, until only the winners remain standing, so higher total pinfalls are safer, but anyone could be eliminated at any time. In the scratch division, Schenck made sure that pinfall wouldn't be an issue, as he destroyed an easier-than-anticipated pattern to the tune of +296 for 5 games to lead qualifying, then added 773 for the next three to build an unchallenged lead.
After Steven Kampley joined Schenck in eliminating Wesley Low and Nick Pollak in the semifinals, he now faced the daunting task of finding a way to stop Schenck. Appearing in his first JBT title match since 2009, Steven struggled a little, and an early five-bagger from Cortez gave Kampley no time to do so. The 255-178 final score was good for the 42nd title of his JBT career, tying him with the great Steven Black for second place on the all-time JBT titles list!
Previous day's champ Gael Egana continued his outstanding weekend by leading handicap division qualifying, but was stunned by a first-round exit with the low game of the eighteen super-survivor qualifiers. The remaining fifteen qualifiers were then carved down to three, and the resulting semifinal game was as close as possible. Austin Gilbert's 205 advanced to the title match, but Dustin Yauney and Samantha Potter tied just one pin behind at 204! Potter won the ensuing tiebreaker to advance to the title match.
Gilbert, in just his second JBT event, and the veteran Potter engaged in a close match throughout. Needing a double to win in the tenth, Samantha couldn't get the first strike, and Kyle claimed his first JBT title with the 218-203 final score.
Ashley Dunn completed a sweep of the weekend's Women's Series events with a 221-175 win over Randi Speiler, who is still the fastest Rubik's Cube solver on Tour.
Thanks as always to the crew at Vista for hosting our Tour! Want in on all the fun and action for all ages and averages? Just check out our schedule and come on down to the next JBT event. You know you should.
|Vista Ent. Center- final results and scholarship winners|
|5||Bryan Van Sickle||$20|
|9||Saul De Ulloa|
|19||Joseph W. Lewandowski|
|1||Low 289||Egana 298|
|2||Schenck 289||Egana 290|
|3||Wanders 289||Yauney 275|
|4||Schenck 287||Loss 274|
|5||Low 279||Veteto 268|
|5||M Carpenter -122|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,265|