champs Jonah Seawright & Luke Gartner
Jonah Seawright broke through in the scratch division, while Luke Gartner earned his first career title, in exciting JBT NM-TX action at Tenpin Alley in Las Cruces.
Bowlers competed in the 'pick your survivor' format, where the low bowler on each pair is eliminated, but instead of us setting the matches, the highest seeds set up the pairs they want. Six scratch survivors were eventually carved down to two after early leader Mark Vigil bowed out in the round of three. That left Brad Harvey and Jonah Seawright, each appearing in their first career scratch finals. Jonah left no doubt as to the winner, as his early five-bagger was too much for Harvey to overcome. The win was his first scratch title after 7 victories in a very successful handicap division run.
Fifteen handicap division survivors were carved down to a final four, and in those matches Ian Hudson defeated Alyssa Williams, while Luke Gartner bested Jeremiah McClelon, to set up a title match between two El Paso bowlers from the same league.
Not only are they league opponents, but in a recent league session Gartner blasted a 298 game against Ian and his dad. Hudson was eager for vengeance, but it would not come here, as Luke won the title match 217-202 for his first career JBT title.
Everyone named Alyssa made the Women's Series title game, as top seed Gonzalez was bested by second seed Williams, 178-137, for the day's Girls title.
Huge thanks to Tenpin Alley for getting us in on very short notice due to the blizzard in Roswell. Want in on all the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Tenpin Alley- final results and scholarship winners|
|9||Donius Jeffries II|
|13||Dean Jackson Jr|
|1||A Gonzalez -106|
|2||A Williams -135|
|3||V Romero -148|
|4||J Murphy -211|
|5||M Cdebaca -256|
|1||Vigil 255||N Duran 251|
|2||Seawright 246||J Marquis 249|
|3||Esparza 246||A Williams 248|
|4||Demick 243||J Marquis 245|
|5||Opela 242||B Hindes 244|
|5||B Harvey||J Marquis|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,082|