YOUTH NEW MEXICO OPEN
champ Will Davis (center) with runners-up Jake Helmick & Cole Poswiatowski
Will Davis of Artesia dominated the Youth New Mexico Open to earn his first career JBT title.
After leading qualifying, which earned him the EBI ball of his choice, courtesy of Chad Lusche (thank you Chad!), he cruised through elimination rounds, leading with 383 for two in the semifinals. Cole Poswiatowski (369) and Jake Helmick (353) joined him in teh finals, while Deo Benard and Vanessa Romero were eliminated in fourth and fifth.
The lane condition was so demanding that the simultaneous adult New Mexico Open had its first minus cut in years, but Davis continued to roll in the one game title match. His 221 was plenty good against Helmick (164) and Poswiatowski (150) to earn teh $750 top scholarship prize, made possible by a generous contribution from host center Tenpins & More. Helmick earned $500 for second, and Poswiatoski's $250 for third was doubled as the high under-180 finisher.
|Youth New Mexico Open- final results and scholarship winners|
|6||Donius Jeffries II|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,750|
|* scholarships awarded by and deposited in SMART|
|YOUTH NEW MEXICO OPEN|
|top 8 qualify for finals Sunday; 8:15 check in and bowl immediately after|
|RANK||BOWLER||under 180||squad||gm 1||gm 2||gm 3||gm 4||gm 5||gm 6||gm 7||gm 8||TOTAL||+ / -|
|1||Davis, Will (bye)||d||167||214||193||165||194||181||266||202||1582||-18|
|2||Benard, Deo (bye)||x||b||185||179||190||216||173||189||192||191||1515||-85|
THE 2017 YOUTH NEW MEXICO OPEN
A scholarship event for ALL bowlers age 21 & under, hosted by Tenpins & More, Rio Rancho New Mexico
Qualifying squads August 17-18, 2017**
Finals August 20, 2017
Scratch Event, plus Under-180 prize list * $1,500 in
ADDED prize fund!
HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ADULT NEW
8-GAME QUALIFYING SQUADS:
Thursday August 17: Noon, 4 PM
Friday August 18: 9 AM, 2 PM
Saturday August 19: 7:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 6 PM***
***spots on 8/19 at 7:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 6 only available if not filled by adult entries; if so, spots will be filled on-site before the start of the squad
FINALS: Sunday August 20, 8 AM
Bowl as many as you like * The top 8 scores advance to an eliminator finals (three game total pinfall in round one, two game in round two, single game title match)
August 17-18 Squads: $80!
Re-entries: $50 each (if space available)
$750 1st place*
1:6 earn scholarships
1:8 earn prizes on the Under-180 prize list, $250 minimum 1st
(*estimate based on 30 first time entries and approx.. re-entries)
- Bowlers with JBT / USBC averages of 179 or less as of 7/1/17 are automatically eligible for the Under-180 prize list at no extra charge.
- You either enter in the YNMO, or the adult NMO (a $240 entry fee), not both, though you will be qualifying at the same time and on the same lanes. Rules of and any prizes won in the adult NMO are separate from JBT and awarded as scholarships.
- Early entry is strongly recommended, as this event nears sellout every year.