champs Ryan Nikolas & Jonathan Lorey with girls champ AJ Schock & U-17 champ Tommie McNeal
Ryan Nikolas put an exclamation on an excellent opening weekend, while Jonathan Lorey prospered in his second ever JBT event, in exciting Pacific Northwest Conference action at Acme Bowl.
Nikolas showed the same form that won him Bowler of the Year last season in blistering the lanes during qualifying to earn the #1 seed for matchplay. He then rolled past Aidghan Ziegler and Tommie McNeal to reach the title match. Fellow Oregonian Johnny Leggett defended his #2 seed with wins over previous day's champ Chris Tuholski and first time scratch finalist Michael Creel to set up the fairly rare 1 vs 2 title match.
Ryan remained just as unstoppable in the finale, defeating Leggett in the final game to earn the 11th title of his excellent JBT career.
Ten year-old Paul Rosales wowed the crowd with a 600 scratch series to open the day and easily grab the #1 seed for matchplay. Rosales got by #8 Tyler DeLorm, but then was upset by #4 Isaac Richardson in one semifinal. #2 seed Jonathan Lorey, the younger brother of all-star team member Reagan, beat Molly Warshaw and previous day's champ Hunter Bower in his side of the bracket, to advance against Isaac for the title.
In the battle of first time finalists, Richardson bowled very well, but Lorey came up with the high game of his life, a 212 scratch effort, to run away with the match and his first career JBT title.
AJ Schock completed an opening weekend sweep of the girls scratch events, defeating defending Bowler of the Year Kelsey Abrahamsen in the final game. In the U-17 match, Leggett had to settle for another runner-up finish, as McNeal defeated him in the final game for the day's U-17 title.
Big thanks as always to the team at Acme for another great job hosting our Tour. We're just getting started on a fantastic season- check out our schedule and don't miss a single event!
|Acme Bowl- final results and scholarship winners|
|26||Wendy Jo LaTurner|
|1||Nikolas 289||Rosales 296|
|2||Nikolas 289||J Lorey 286|
|3||Vik-Rae 275||DeNune 269|
|4||McNeal 274||Coates 269|
|5||Leggett, Nikolas 267||Bower 263|
|Girls Scratch side event|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,383|