champs Lucas Rabb & Gavin Holter; Aileen Linares; Kevin Van Gordon
Lucas Rabb remained on a roll, while Gavin Holter broke through for his first win, in exciting JBT Arizona Conference action at Glenfair Lanes in Glendale.
Rabb faced off against Bryan Van Sickle for the scratch division title. Despite extraordinary talent, Bryan's struggles in title matches have been well documented. This time, he finally won a title game, with a big 268 (directly after a 280 semifinal score), but still didn't win, because the day's format was double elimination, giving the previously undefeated Rabb a second chance. Lucas took full advantage, as Van Sickle slowed down while the rapidly improving Rabb found the right look, winning 244-212 for the fourth title of his JBT career. His hot streak has him closing in on Keith Fung for the points lead with three events remaining.
Silas Phillips, on a roll all spring, kept his hot streak going with a semifinal win over Abby Franklin to advance against top seed Holter, whom he'd have to beat twice to win the title. Gavin has been working hard throughout the season, and it finally came together here, as he defeated Phillips in the first game to earn a much anticipated first career JBT title.
New Mexico's Aileen Linares defeated Franklin to capture the day's Priority Girls Scratch event, while Kevin Van Gordo ousted top seed Dawson Reese to win the U17 subdvision.
Thanks as always to Jason and his terrific team at Glenfair for a smooth hosting job. Want in on all the fun for all ages and averages? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Glenfair Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|2||Bryan Van Sickle||$125|
|3||Shawn Seng Jr||$75|
|5||Kevin Van Gordon||$40|
|1||Rabb +117||S Phillips +149|
|2||Van Sickle +21||Franklin +131|
|3||Huerta -12||Reese +122|
|1||Van Sickle 280||J Burke 287|
|2||Rabb 279||J Llamas 274|
|3||Van Sickle 268||Holter 273|
|4||Rabb 267||A Aragon 269|
|5||Rabb 265||Imperial 269|
|Girls Scratch side event|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|2||Van Gordon +52*|
|5||J Williams -13|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,455|