champs Harley Sweigart & Keith Ylvisaker with Bryan VanSickle & CJ Todeschi; Abby Franklin & Dawson Reese

        Harley Sweigart and Keith Ylvisaker emerged from exciting title matches as champions of the JBT Arizona Conference event held at Tucson's Golden Pin Lanes.

        Keith Fung opened the scratch division stepladder finals by blasting 11 strikes in a 278-186 win over Lucas Rabb.  Matthew Garrett then doubled in the tenth to edge Fung 205-201.  Sweigart then turned the tables on Garrett with a 230-224 win to advance to the title game.

        Top seed Bryan Van Sickle had been dominant during the day, but the talented Tucsonan who finally won his first JBT title in the AZ Doubles in December wanted to fully erase the asterisk with a singles win.  He did everything he could to do so, bowling a brilliant title game to finish at 258.  However, Sweigart is having a career year, and matched him strike for strike, including a beautiful tenth frame where he crushed all three racks for a 269-258 win and the 31st title of his JBT career.

        Keith Ylvisaker began a climb up the handicap division stepladder finals with a 233-175 win over Gavin Holter.  Keith then poured on the strikes in a 292-231 stomping of William Robbins.  He 'slowed down' to 244 in teh next match, but that was still plenty to get by Main Event champ Kristy Mace's 209 score to move on to the title game.

        Top seed CJ Todeschi enjoyed his best JBT event in quite a while, and the two remained neck and neck in the final game.  In the end, Todeschi needed a strike to win in the tenth. CJ didn't get the hit, and the rapidly improving Ylvisaker finished the ladder climb with a 248-237 win and the first full title of his JBT career.

        Dawson Reese earned the day's U17 subdivision win with a 238-212 win over Brock Bivins, while Abby Franklin took down the Priority Girls Scratch title with a 214-177 win over Kristy Mace.

        Thanks to the team at Golden Pin for another excellent hosting job.  Want in on all this fun for all ages and averages?  Just come on down to the next JBT event, it's that simple!

Golden Pin- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Harley Sweigart $262
2 Bryan Van Sickle $161
3 Matthew Garrett $75
4 Keith Fung $62
5 Lucas Rabb $30
6 Ryan Perry  
7 Cristian Roque  
8 Brock Bivins  
9 Kyle Gilbert  
10 Jacob Merki  
11 John Newton  
12 Phillip Sauve  
13 Josh Fearing  
14 Mathew Adragna  
15 Jerod Walker  
16 Marc Villalobos  
17 Stefanny Toala  
18 Zach Rapp  
19 Joshua Mabry  
20 Rashaad Jordan  
  Handicap Division  
1 Keith Ylvisaker $200
2 CJ Todeschi $100
3 Kristy Mace $75
4 William Robbins $40
5 Gavin Holter $63
6 Payton Workman $5
7 Andrew Thomas  
8 Dawson Reese $15
9 Kyle Pwrry  
10 Mark Sauve  
11 Hayden Hull  
12 Kyle Lawrence  
13 Jacob Soulliere  
14 Baylee Snow  
15 Joshua Williams $43
16 Darren Fletcher  
17 Abby Franklin $50
18 Silas Phillips  
19 Ryan Zent $15
20 Clifford Robbins  
21 Jadeyn Mabry  
22 Justin Worthington  
23 Destiny Johnson  
24 Kendall Bollea $10
25 Katy Mace  
  Qualifying  Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 R Perry +189 Workman +178*
2 Van Sickle +157 Ylvisaker +178
3 Rabb +147 Reese +153
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Newton Hull
2 Newton Reese
3 R Perry   Todeschi
4 R Perry    Reese
5 R Perry   Workman/Ylvisaker
6 Van Sickle Workman  
7 Van Sickle Todeschi
8 Van Sickle Todeschi
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Fung 279 Ylvisaker 292
2 Van Sickle 279 Todeschi 275
3 Fung 278 A Thomas 266
4 Garrett 278 Hull 265
5 Sweigart 269 Workman, Katy Mace 261
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 Reese +103* Kristy Mace -24
2 Bivins +86 Franklin -64*
3 Garrett +68 Toala -75
4 Ylvisaker +48 Johnson -157
5 Holter +48 Snow -158
  Total Awarded This Event: $1,166