champs Nick Devlin & Alexander Seng; U17 and girls winners Jerod Walker & Emily Frerichs
Nick Devlin and Alexander Seng captured JBT titles in exciting Arizona Conference action at Starlite Lanes in beautiful Flagstaff.
Devlin led much of the day but a bad final game meant he had to start from the bottom of the stepladder. Things started well with a 223-194 win over Matthew Zweig. In match two, he struck on his fill ball for a 181-179 grind-out win over Russ Oviatt to get to the title match.
New Mexico bowler Carson Opela was outstanding in claiming the #1 seed for the stepladder finals for the first time, and he and Devlin battled in a low scoring but exciting match. In the end, Devlin snuck by for a 190-185 win, earning the 15th title of his JBT career, matching Harley Sweigart's milestone of the day before.
Ryan Perry, the runner-up the day before, began the handicap division stepladder finals with a 238-208 win over first time finalist Shawn Seng Jr. Shawn's brother Alexander was up next, and he avenged the family with a 233-208 win to advance to the title match.
9 year-old Kendall Bollea has been knocking on the door of a JBT win, and was terrific in gaining the top seed here. However, Seng came up with a massive 255 scratch game for the high handicap game of the day in a 283-200 win over Bollea, good for the first title of his JBT career.
Emily Frerichs won her first girls scratch event with a win over Destiny Johnson. Johnson was also the #2 qualifier for the U17 scratch event, but Jerod Walker defeated her in that final, sweeping the weekend in that side event.
Thanks as always to Ron Gatto and the team at Starlite for a terrific hosting job. Want in on all teh fun for all ages and averages that JBT offers? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Starlite Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|4||Shawn Seng Jr||$30|
|1||Devlin +128||S Seng +148|
|2||Opela +127||Johnson +135|
|3||Torres +77||Bollea +127|
|1||Torres 279||A Seng 283|
|2||Devlin 257||Johnson 276|
|3||Opela 257||Zent 258|
|4||Walker 257||A Seng 257|
|5||Oviatt 256||A Thomas 251|
|Girls Scratch side event|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|4||S Seng -30|
|5||A Seng -60|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,187|