SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INVITATIONAL

champs Kyle Duster & Maikayla Villa; Marquan Rivers, Zach Greim, Kaylee Am-Khong

    Kyle Duster and Maikayla Villa earned $1,000 scholarships as champions of the JBT Southern California Conference Invitational Tournament, hosted by San Diego's Mira Mesa Lanes.

    Bowlers competed in five tough games on two different lane patterns, with the top 16 moving on to triple elimination matchplay.  The talented scratch field was carved down to four bowlers by round eight, and in that round Duster eliminated Kyle Reed, while Marquan Rivers stayed alive with a win over Solomon Salama.  Duster eliminated Salama in the next round, to set up a Duster-Rivers one game take all title match.

    Kyle had trouble with his spares all day, but his powerful strike ball was able to pull off the rare feat overcoming the sparemaking snafus, and his win over Marquan earned him his 18th career JBT title and big $1,000 payday.

    Round eight also saw four handicap bowlers still surviving, and in that round Zach Greim eliminated Lathan Chin in a thrilling rolloff, while Villa, still with only one loss, eliminated Lawrence Buhain, setting up a scenario where Zach had to beat Maikayla twice to win the title.

     A close first game came down to the tenth frame, and when Greim didn't strike, Villa claimed victory, and her first JBT title was a big one, good for the $1,000 top prize and major win.   

     Kaylee Am-Khong contonued to be red hot at the right time, capturing her third Priority Girls Scratch Invitational win this season, this time beating Katelyn Abigania.  The win was worth a bonus $400 prize, while Abigania earned $200.  Rivers capped off his fine day with a win over Salama in the U17 finale, worth a bonus $200 to push his earnings to $700 on the day.

     Big thanks to the team at Mira Mesa for their usual outstanding job hosting us, as well as everyone involved in a great So Cal season!  The top 20 season long point scorers now move on to the TPC in late July to compete for over $20,000!

So Cal Invitational- final results and scholarship winners
7/1/2018    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Kyle Duster $1,015
2 Marquan Rivers $700
3 Solomon Salama $359
4 Kyle Reed $150
5 Josh Mabry $125
6 Anthony Schanen $100
7 Harley Sweigart $65
8 Tim HIll  
9 Kevin Banaag $50
10 Kyle Gilbert $30
11 Matthew Carpenter  
12 Gael Egana  
13 Ryan Lee $50
14 Garrett Lee  
15 Kaylee Am-Khong $400
16 Matt Chesnut  
17 Ryan Perry $45
18 Zack Long  
19 Megan Carpenter  
20 Clifford Baltazar  
21 Ricky Pollom  
22 Nolan Am-Khong  
23 Leoj Chin  
24 Trevyr Geronimo  
25 Ryan Howieson $15
26 Jordan Bronson  
27 Carlos Perez  
28 Renee Gentry   
29 Israel Ramirez  
30 Jacey Opiana  
31 Marc Villalobis  
32 Costa Gastouniotis  
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Maikayla Villa $1,000
2 Zach Greim $515
3 Lathan Chin $295
4 Lawrence Buhain $200
5 Joshua Abigania $205
6 Emily Cheesman $180
7 Daniel Hong $125
8 Dawson Reese $100
9 Katelyn Abigania $215
10 Yael Salama  
11 Elias O'Hollaren  
12 Kyle Perry  
13 Silas Phillips $35
14 William Robbins $50
15 Brandon Lim $95
16 Justin Redfield  
17 Avery Domaguin $14
18 Caleb Rothstein  
19 Aislinn Lubag  
20 Brian Erickson $15
21 Gage Baker  
22 Kaitlynn Yukihiro $20
23 James McGough  
24 Preston Carrasco $15
25 Cameron Criss  
26 Lindsay Greim $115
27 Dillon O'Neil  
28 Allison Azvedo  
29 Raeden Pimentel  
30 Jaclyn Azvedo  
31 Brandon Criss $15
32 Cyruss Tehrani  
33 Michaela Buhain  
34 Yairi Lubag  
35 Timothy LeCount  
36 Justin Phillips  
37 Zian Sasaki  
38 Kaitlynn Martin  
39 Hailey Shepherd  
40 Braeden Phillips  
41 Krystopher Martin  
42 Ramsis Dessouky  
43 Clifford Robbins  
44 Tanner Ferguson  
45 Secilia Kalvelage  
46 Amanda Hanson  
47 Connor Steelmon-Hill  
     
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Duster 269 J Abigania 299
2 Rivers 267 M Villa 276
3 Banaag 246 Cheesman 259
4 Schanen 242 M Villa 249
5 Duster 241 4 ied with 241
     
  High Female  
1 AM-Khong -39*  
2 K Abigania -105  
3 M Carpenter -123  
4 Domaguin -149  
5 A Azvedo -167  
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Salama +36 Hong +48
2 Rivers +8 J Abigania +42
3 Duster -24 Cheesman +13
     
  U-17  
1 Salama +36  
2 Rivers +8*  
3 Banaag -32  
4 Egana -51  
5 Reese -54  
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 K Am-Khong K Perry
2 Rivers K Perry
3 Duster Reese
4 Rivers Redfield
5 Salama Hong
     
  Total Awarded This Event: $6,438

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$20,000 in scholarships

MINIMUM GUARANTEED!

 

 

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 17, 9:30 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

 

 

Eligibility:

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

 

Format:

-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

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GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:

1st-$1,000

2nd- $500

3rd- $250

4th- $150

5th- $100

 

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

 

EACH INVITATIONAL IS WORTH TRIPLE POSITION POINTS.  THE TOP 20 IN EACH CONFERENCEíS POINTS AFTER THE INVITATIONAL ADVANCE TO THE 2018 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, JULY 26-29 AT STRIKE ZONE NEAR LAS VEGAS, WITH $2,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

 

 

ALL OTHER JBT RULES APPLY. SEE YOU THERE, DONíT MISS IT!!!