champs Lucas Rabb & Clifford Robbins; Kendall Bollea, Afton Lords, Kaylee Am-Khong, Brock Bivins
Lucas Rabb and Clifford Robbins put exclamation points on Bowler of the Year seasons with wins at the 22nd annual JBT Arizona Conference Invitational tournament, hosted by BZ Mesa.
Sixteen scratch finalists were carved down to six by the seventh round of triple-elimination matchplay. In that round, Rabb gave Joshua Molloy his second loss, top seed Kyle Duster eliminated Matthew Zweig, and Kyle Gilbert eliminated Harley Sweigart. WIth four bowlers now left, Rabb eliminated Gilbert and Duster ousted Molloy, setting up a situation where Kyle would have to beat Lucas twice to win the title.
Game one looked like it was going Duster's way, but a terrific comeback from Rabb gave him the win and the title, $1,000 scholarship, and a perfect finish to his Bowler of the Year season.
After eight rounds of handicap matchplay, just four bowlers remained, and in that round top seed Afton Lords eliminated #8 Hayden Hull, while #9 Clifford Robbins stayed alive with a win over #9 Kendall Bollea. That gave Kendall a bye, while Robbins eliminated Lords, setting up a one-game title match. In that match, Robbins' thumb pretty much turned into hamburger helper, but he was somehow able to recover enough to throw clutch shots late and defeat Bollea for the title. The win was worth $1000 and while not enough points to pass brother William for Bowler of the Year, he consolidated his al-conference points lead, while Kendall earned $500 for her excellent performance.
Brock Bivins captured the simultaneous U17 Invite with a win over a resurgent Cristian Roque, while Kaylee Am-Khong kept her dominant season rolling with a win over Aileen Linares for the Priority Girls Scratch Invite win.
Big thanks to the team at Mesa for hosting our event. Over $5,200 in scholarships were awarded to all ages and all averages- wow! Want in on all the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Arizona Invitational- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Duster 280||D Johnson 274|
|2||Mabry 279||Zent 271|
|3||Schenck 277||Zent 269|
|4||Schenck 268||Lords 256|
|5||Duster 268||K Perry 254|
|5||K Mace -81|
|1||Duster +159||Lords +148|
|2||Schenck +143||Zent +140|
|3||Sweigart +107||Todeschi +97|
|4||C Robbins +41|
|Total Awarded This Event: $5,212|
$20,000 in scholarships
NM-TX: May 20, 9:30 AM, at Silva Lanes
Mojave: June 10, 9:30 AM, at South Point Plaza
Pac NW: June 24, 9:30 AM, at Narrows Plaza
Arizona: June 16, 11 AM, at Brunswick Mesa
So Cal: July 1, 9:30 AM, at Mira Mesa
ENTRY FEE: $50 scratch, $40 handicap
Includes all scholarships except $2 scholarship brackets in both divisions
Each event is open to anyone making a top-5 finish in that Conference this season, OR the top 10 in the final regular season event in that Conference, OR the top 32 in season-long points in that Conference
-QUALIFYING: Bowl 5 games across 10 lanes. The top eleven 5-game totals, plus the top 5 season-long point scorers, advance to the triple-elimination finals! (If a top-5 player does not show or chooses to bowl in the opposite division, additional bowlers will be taken to complete a 16-player field)
-FINALS: Bowlers will play TRIPLE elimination match play (keep bowling until you lose 3 times), until a winner is determined
GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:
Additional spots earn scholarships on a 1:6 ratio
PLUS The top 5 point scorers going into each Invite will have Invite winnings augmented to $50 minimum
ALL OTHER JBT RULES APPLY. SEE YOU THERE, DONíT MISS IT!!!