champs Joe Grondin, Adel Wahner, and Nolan Am-Khong

        Three excellent bowlers claimed JBT titles, but one had the day of their career, in exciting JBT Arizona Conference action at Antelope Lanes in Prescott Valley.

        25-time champ Derek Acuff opened the scratch division stepladder finals with a 222-183 win over Ryan Lee.  Joe Grondin then stopped Acuff 203-194.  Grondin then got by Cristian Roque, who was making his first career scratch division finals, 188-149, to advance to the title match.

        Harley Sweigart was at or near the top of the leaderboard all day long with some excellent bowling, but nothing was going to stop Grondin's phenomenal day.  In a close match, Joe won to claim the 8th title of his JBT career.  While the win was exciting and valuable, it was only a fifth of what happened to him hours before, as he rolled the magic three shots in a row to claim the $1,000 PowerBowl jackpot, becoming the second person in seven days to do so, by far the shortest time between jackpot winners.  The result was a $1,250 payday for a little ol' junior tournament- not so bad!!

        Tyler Hedges began a spectacular run up the handicap stepladder with a 230-203 win over Abby Franklin.  Tyler then beat Clifford Robbins 235-183, and then turned it up another notch in a 246-204 win over Sebastian Polhill to advance to the title game.

        It didn't seem like anything could stop Hedges either, but top seed Nolan Am-Khong didn't feel the same way.  Nolan rolled a confident game in a 226-204 win over Tyler, good for his third career JBT title.

        Adel Wahner kept a season of successes rolling with a 245-201 win over Cierra Chamot, who also led the first two rounds of the main scratch division, for the day's girls' title.

        Thanks as always to the crew at Antelope for a great job hosting our Tour.  Want in on all this fun for all ages and averages?  Just check out our schedule and come on down!     

Antelope Lanes- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Joe Grondin $1,250
2 Harley Sweigart $154
3 Cristian Roque $75
4 Derek Acuff $50
5 Ryan Lee $53
6 Sergio Torres  
7 Adel Wahner  
8 Jerod Walker  
9 Zack Long  
10 Cierra Chamot  
11 Josh Demick  
12 Donovan Koff  
13 Keith Fung $28
14 Zach Rapp  
15 KJ Martinez  
16 Brandon Ramos  
17 Brandon Rouse  
18 Kirk Chui  
19 Kyle Duster  
20 Max Polhill  
21 Paul Colyer  
22 John Newton  
23 Joey Balistreri  
24 Josh Fearing $10
25 Chris Rouse  
26 Vanessa Romero  
  Handicap Division  
1 Nolan Am-Khong $200
2 Tyler Hedges $125
3 Sebastian Polhill $100
4 Clifford Robbins $90
5 Abby Franklin $50
6 Baylee Snow $40
7 Amelia Mosley $36
8 Kyle Rendon  
9 Daryus Alo  
10 Bella Flowers $13
11 Rachael Berg $15
12 Devyn Patalina  
13 Ryan Zent $45
14 CJ Todeschi  
15 Kyle Lawrence $38
16 Silas Phillips  
17 Dante Rohe  
18 Kyle Gilbert   
19 Michael Chamot  
20 Ryan Perry $10
21 Mark Sauve $15
22 Jacob Soulliere  
23 Justin Lawrence  
24 Kaylee Am-Khong  
25 Rashaad Jordan  
26 Tarik McMaster  
27 Zack Simmons  
28 Phillip Sauve  
29 Amanda Atkin  
30 Elijah Melchor  
31 William Robbins  
32 Destiny Johnson  
33 Amanda Ely  
34 Andrew Thomas  
  Women's Series  
1 C Chamot +69  
2 Wahner +60*  
3 Berg -34  
4 Mosley -78  
5 K AM-Khong 109  
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Sweigart 279 Rendon 284
2 Roque 269 Todeschi 259
3 Torres 267 Snow 258
4 C Chamot 263 N Am-Khong 257
5 Roque 259 M Chamot 256
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 C Chamot N Am-Khong
2 C Chamot Rendon
3 Sweigart Rendon
4 Roque Todeschi
5 Sweigart N Am-Khong
6 Roque Rendon
7 Sweigart N Am-Khong
8 Sweigart N Am-Khong