2016 JBT TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

champs Cortez Schenck, Adel Wahner, and Evan Smith

        The two dominant bowlers of the season put exclamation points on their 2015-16 campaigns, while a rookie broke through for her first win in a big way, at the 2016 JBT Touring Players Championship, hosted by Strike Zone in Henderson, NV.

        Bowlers competed in 10 qualifying games on two challenging lane patterns, five semifinal games on a third pattern, and eight quarterfinal matches on a fourth to get to the stepladder finals, a true test of versatility and endurance both mental and physical.  In the opening match of a star-studded scratch division finals, Pac NW Conference Bowler of the Year Ryan Nikolas ended two-time defending champion Dallas Leong's bid for a three-peat, defeating him 238-214.  Wesley Low, runner-up at the TPC last year, then wowed the crowd with a huge 298 game to eliminate Nikolas, who had a fine 224 effort.

        That set up a dream match between once and future Wichita State stars Low and top seed Cortez Schenck.  Cortez blistered the tricky semifinal pattern to leap from the 8th spot to the top, and did not let up in the title match, while Low faltered a bit on the left hand lane.  The end result was a 246-212 win for Schenck, the $2,000 top prize, and the extension of his records for most titles in a season (25) and career (an incredible 79).

        NM-TX Bowler of the Year Donius Jeffries II began the handicap division finals with a 234-222 victory of So Cal all-star team member Jeff Rodda.  Pac NW Rookie of the Year Evan Smith then beat Jeffries 218-181 to advance to her first ever singles title match.

        Leah Zweig grabbed the top seed away from Smith late in the semifinal block, but both girls were unable to get dialed in on the championship pair under major title match pressure.  However, it was Evan who filled the frames the best, resulting in a 207-184 win, her first career JBT title, and the $2,000 top scholarship prize.   Her win marks not only the second TPC win in a row by a Pac NW girl, but the second in a row by a bowler with West Seattle Bowl as their home house, with Zoe Mahn having won the event last year!

        The Girls TPC stepladder featured three of the JBT's best female talents.  In an all-Pac NW semifinal, Kelsey Abrahamsen squeaked past AJ Schock 166-162 to advance to the title match against top seed NM wunderkind Adel Wahner.  Adel has had an unprecedented season, and took it one step further with a 189-157 title match win, good for the $400 top scholarship prize, and 14th girls win of her incredible season.

        A fun-filled evening at the annual Celebration Dinner was again a highlight of the JBT year, as our incredible title sponsor Ebonite gave out some of the newest Ebonite balls to highlight hundreds of dollars of door prizes, and a great time was had by all.

        Thanks to Strike Zone and Sunset Station for a great hosting job, all of our sponsors and volunteers for making TPC possible, and everyone who attended.  77 of the 157 bowlers who entered shared in the $18,731 in scholarships awarded- WOW! 

        Make sure to start planning your road to the 2017 TPC- don't miss any JBT events when the new season starts in late August!

Touring Players Championship- final results                  
7/10/2016                      
                       
  Scratch Division                    
rank bowler PRIZE ($) TPC brackets top dawg powerb deca 2nd ch elite girls sweeper
1 Schenck, Cortez $2,308 2000 58             250
2 Low, Wesley 1324 1000 324              
3 Nikolas, Ryan 603 500 13 50   40        
4 Leong, Dallas 990 400 180 100   60       250
5 Devlin, Nick 813 300 43 200       270    
6 Duster, Kyle 220 200       20        
7 Tuholski, Chris 210 175 15             20
8 Sweigart, Harley 520 150 15             355
9 Acuff, Derek 155 125           30    
10 Cardines, Cerell 130 100           30    
11 Grondin, Joe 100 100                
12 Rock, TJ 115 100 15              
13 Herrmann, Andy 55   15             40
14 Hatchett, Eric                    
15 McNeal, Tommie                    
16 Colyer, Paul                    
17 Koff, Donovan                    
18 Ortega, Angel 10             10    
19 Wojciechowski, Zach 15   15              
20 Guba, Andrew                    
21 Leggett, Johnny                    
22 Torres, Sergio 20                 20
23 Gerencser, Joe 50   30             20
24 Fung, Keith                    
25 Boe, Tyler 125       10         115
26 Wahner, Adel 438   28         10 400  
27 Reed, Kyle 175                 175
28 Crowell, Kolby                    
29 Opela, Carson 75     75            
30 Martinez, Noah                    
31 Wanders, Brandon 80                 80
32 Schock, AJ 100               100  
33 Harvey, Brad                    
34 Polhill, Max                    
35 Hogstrom, Tyler                    
36 Roque, Cristian                    
37 Schanen, Anthony                    
38 Vargas, Bree                    
39 Shishima, Kylie                    
40 Peyton, Jamison                    
41 Jennings, Jerry 100                 100
42 Demick, Josh                    
43 Walker, Jerod 40     40            
44 Balistreri, Joey                    
45 Long, Zack 80                 80
46 Andrews, Kyle                    
47 Abrahamsen, Kelsey 400           200   200  
48 Andrews, Kennison                    
49 Ortega, Chris 20           20      
50 Harvey, Zach 30           30      
51 Childs, Hayden 50           50      
52 Romero, Vanessa                    
53 DeFazio, Ryan                    
54 Apolonio, Christian                    
55 Acuff, Steven 100           100      
56 Berry, Taylor                    
57 Seawright, Jonah                    
                       
                       
  Handicap Division                    
rank bowler PRIZE ($) TPC brackets top dawg powerb deca 2nd ch elite girls sweepers
1 Smith, Evan $2,155 2000 135             20
2 Zweig, Leah 1070 1000               70
3 Jeffries, Donius 500 500                
4 Rodda, Jeff 420 400           20    
5 Hall, Daniel 703 300 58 100 5 30       210
6 Johnson, Destiny 260 200 60              
7 Rothstein, Caleb 175 175                
8 Galland, Ryan 150 150                
9 Robbins, William 125 125                
10 Conti, Samantha 190 100 90              
11 Hackney, Justin 195 100     5         90
12 Edwards, Payton 110 100           10    
13 Wilcox, Ashley                    
14 Pimentel, Ryland                    
15 Sasaki, Zian                    
16 Greim, Zach 120     80   40        
17 Kalvelage, Secilia                   20
18 Bland, Brittany 60                 60
19 Phillips, Silas 70                 70
20 Sauve, Mark 60   30             30
21 Cdebaca, Toby 15   15              
22 Hill, Tim 270             270    
23 Hopkins, Brendan 180                 180
24 Alo, Daryus                    
25 Gilbert, Kyle 15   15              
26 Zent, Ryan 45   45              
27 Herson, Josie 13   13              
28 Herson, Taylor                    
29 Polhill, Sebastian 100             10   90
30 Villalobos, Marc                    
31 Sauve, Phillip 120         20       100
32 Domaguin, Avery 75   15   10     10   40
33 Yauney, Dustin                    
34 Hedges, Tyler 58   58              
35 Davis, Bernadette                    
36 Todeschi, CJ                    
37 Freeman, Justin                    
38 Khong, Nolan Am                    
39 Haight, Derek 80   30 50            
40 Durr, Maddi 60   60              
41 Kolppa, Olivia 60   60              
42 Adragna, Mathew                    
43 Evans, Marguerite                    
44 Robbins, Clifford                    
45 Franklin, Abby                    
46 Espiritu, Sam 68   68              
47 McGough, James 15   15              
48 Atkin, Amanda                    
49 Berg, Rachael                    
50 Khong, Kaylee Am 10             10    
51 Hays, Zane 80   15   5 60        
52 Hays, Kyle                    
53 Rohe, Dante 5       5          
54 Melchor, Elijah 90                 90
55 Jonker, Jordan                    
56 Phillps, Eric                    
57 Reese, Dawson 90           30 10   50
58 Lawrence, Justin 215   15       200      
59 Lawrence. Kyle                    
60 Gafate, Jopfel 20                 20
61 McDonnell, April 50           50      
62 Cdebaca, Montana                    
63 Abney, Hannah                    
64 Peters, Bailey 158   8 50     100      
65 Bergonzi, Matteo 100                 100
66 Olivares, Dominic                   0
67 Boyko, Bex                    
68 DeNune, Tyler 100     40           60
69 Garcia, Mariano 125     125            
70 Bash, Madison                    
71 Perry, Ryan                    
72 Amico, Dylan                    
73 Nguyen, Nathan 300                 300
74 Rendon, Kyle                    
75 Lindsey, Brendan 250     250            
76 Hetmer, Kory                    
77 Gonzalez, Mateo                    
78 Bishop, Tyler 150     60     20     70
79 Childs, Holden                    
80 Csanyi, Rachel                    
  . $18,731                  
  .                    
  Girls TPC                    
1 Wahner, Adel                    
2 Abrahamsen, Kelsey                    
3 Schock, AJ                    
4 Vargas, Bree                    
5 Shsihima, Kylie                    
6 Romero, Vanessa                    
7 Atkin, Amanda                    
8 Am-Khong, Kaylee                    
9 Berg, Rachael                    
10 Csanyi, Rachel                    
  .                    
  .                    
  Second Chance Scratch                    
1 Abrahamsen, Kelsey                    
2 Acuff, Steven                    
3 Childs, Hayden                    
4 Harvey, Zach                    
5 Ortega, Chris                    
6 Long, Zack                    
7 Aolonio, Christian                    
8 DeFazio, Ryan                    
9 Andrews, Kyle                    
10 Andrews, Kennison                    
11 Walker, Jerod                    
12 Romero, Vanessa                    
13 Berry, Taylor                    
  .                    
  .                    
  Second Chance Handicap                  
1 Lawrence, Justin                    
2 Peters, Bailey                    
3 McDonnell, April                    
4 Reese, Dawson                    
5 Bishop, Tyler                    
6 Bergonzi, Matteo                    
7 DeNune, Tyler                    
8 Bash, Madison                    
9 Amico, Dylan                    
10 Olivares, Dominic                    
11 Abney, Hannah                    
12 Cdebaca, Montana                    
13 Perry, Ryan                    
14 Jonker, Jordan                    
15 Phillips, Eric                    
16 Gonzalez, Mateo                    
17 Garcia, Mariano                    
18 Rendon, Kyle                    
19 Lawrence, Kyle                    
20 Hetmer, Kory                    
21 Boyko, Bex                    
22 Gafate, Jopfel                    
  .                    
  .                    
  Deca Game Scratch                    
1 Leong, Dallas 234 ($60)                
2 Nikolas, Ryan 233 ($40)                
3 Duster, Kyle 228 ($20)                
4 Harvey, Zach 223                  
5 Gerencser, Joe 213                  
6 Wojciechowski, Zach 212                  
7 Schenck, Cortez 212                  
8 Devlin, Nick 202                  
9 Low, Wesley 202                  
10 Andrews, Kennison 199                  
11 Colyer, Paul 194                  
12 Tuholski, Chris 187                  
13 Reed, Kyle 184                  
14 Seawright, Jonah 177                  
15 Sweigart, Harley 177                  
16 Harvey, Brad 172                  
17 Herrmann, Andy 170                  
18 Boe, Tyler 169                  
19 Demick, Josh 157                  
20 Childs, Hayden 157                  
21 Abrahamsen, Kelsey 154                  
22 Hogstrom, Tyler 140                  
23 Andrews, Kyle 0                  
24 Long, Zack 0                  
  .                    
  .                    
  Deca Game Handicap                    
1 Hays, Zane 254 ($60)                
2 Greim, Zach 239 ($40)                
3 Hall, Daniel 236 ($30)                
4 Sauve, Phillip 230 ($20)                
5 Jeffries, Donius 222                  
6 Hackney, Justin 214                  
7 Zweig, Leah 212                  
8 Hedges, Tyler 210                  
9 Sauve, Mark 208                  
10 Johnson, Destiny 206                  
11 Hopkins, Brendan 201                  
12 Conti, Samantha 201                  
13 Kolppa, Olivia 198                  
14 Hays, Kyle 198                  
15 Cdebaca, Montana 191                  
16 Edwards, Payton 191                  
17 Haight, Derek 186                  
18 Rendon, Kyle 185                  
19 Phillips, Eric 185                  
20 Cdebaca, Toby 180                  
21 Amico, Dylan 180                  
22 Adragna, Mathew 178                  
23 Gilbert, Kyle 177                  
24 Lawrence, Justin 177                  
25 Davis, Bernadette 175                  
26 Berg, Rachael 174                  
27 Gonzalez, Mateo 174                  
28 Zent, Ryan 161                  
29 Lawrence, Kyle 156                  
30 Villalobos, Marc 0                  

 

 

SCORES:

Scratch Semifinals:

  2016 JBT  TPC - scratch
                         
rank bowler TOTAL gm 16 gm 17 gm 18 gm 19 gm 20 gm 21 gm 22 gm 23 TOTAL +/-
1 Schenck, Cortez 3305 277 240 240 254 255 277 278 277 5403 803
2 Low, Wesley 3359 273 190 287 226 236 251 235 220 5277 677
3 Leong, Dallas 3394 192 213 222 235 222 271 173 253 5175 575
4 Nikolas, Ryan 3313 243 235 194 214 286 201 169 195 5050 450
5 Devlin, Nick 3552 175 173 138 245 209 145 218 172 5027 427
6 Duster, Kyle 3402 238 180 267 177 179 174 197 208 5022 422
7 Tuholski, Chris 3313 162 249 260 190 196 232 146 186 4934 334
8 Sweigart, Harley 3213 206 192 267 232 235 165 242 144 4896 296
9 Acuff, Derek 3268 170 237 204 178 201 168 203 202 4831 231
10 Cardines, Cerrell 3314 165 229 144 187 158 186 147 264 4794 194
                         
                         
  Scores above now include bonus pins (if any)

 

Handicap Semifinals:

  2016 JBT  TPC - handicap