NOB HILL BOWL
champs Daniel Hanson & Jordan Jonker
Daniel Hanson made a successful return to the northwest, while Jordan Jonker tasted victory for the first time, in exciting JBT action at Yakima's Nob Hill Bowl.
Ten frames wasn't enough to decide the opening match of the scratch division finals, as Jake Mullen and Andy Herrmann tied the game at 213. Jake escaped in the rolloff 9-7 to advance. Mullen dodged a second bullet in round two, wining 214-204 over Jacob Herriges. Jake caught fire after that, rolling past Jeff Jonker 248-182 to climb all the way up to the title match.
Top seed Daniel Hanson, fresh off the national collegiate singles championship as an RMU freshman, showed the same skills that brought him that accolade here by grabbing the lead. An anticipated high scoring match turned into an absolute grind as both players struggled with a late transition. In the end Hanson had just enough to grind out a 176-156 win, good for the 7th title of his JBT career.
Payton Edwards began a climb up the handicap division stepladder finals with a 259-241 slugfest win over Andrew Martin. Edwards then snuck past Holden Childs 209-187. Tyler Bishop then stepped in and blasted a huge 278 scratch game, good for a 312-185 win over Edwards to move up to the title game.
Top seed Jordan Jonker was enjoying his best JBT event ever, but found himself in a dogfight against fellow non-winner Bishop. A late surge by Jonker gave him the space he needed for a 246-218 win over Bishop, earning him the first title of his JBT career.
Kelsey Abrahamsen and AJ Schock squared off in the day's girls title match, with top seed Abrahamsen coming away with a 223-165 win and the day's ladies' crown.
Thanks as always to the incredible Jim Kent and his team at Nob Hill for a great job hosting us. Want in on all this fun and excitement for all ages and averages? Just come on down to the next JBT event, that's all you have to do!
|Nob Hill Bowl- final results and scholarship winners|
|33||Ray Ann Davis|
|1||Mullen 269||Bishop 312|
|2||Herriges 268||Childs 289|
|3||Jonker 267||Martin 287|
|4||Schock 258||Childs 267|
|5||Mullen 258||K Hays 259|
|5||S Harris -155|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,649|