"THE PRIMO" at CAL BOWL- day 1
champs Gael Egana & Mark Wang; Josh Williams, Gavin Fernandez, Katelyn Abigania
Gael Egana and Mark Wang earned $500 scholarships as champs of day one of The Primo, a special JBT weekend hosted by Cal Bowl.
Bowlers competed in 'oadotat' matchplay after qualifying where lower seeded bowlers needed to win two games, and higher seeded players only one. This is a big advantage for top qualifiers, and 'chalk' held in the scratch division bracket with the exception of #13 Josh Abigania, who ousted #4 Cerell Cardines, but then fell to #5 Garrett Lee. Lee lost in one semifinal to top seed Gael Egana, while #2 Josh Williams beat #3 Katelyn Abigania. Now needing to win twice, Williams lost a close game to Gael, and Egana won the 9th title of his JBT career.
The handicap bracket was full of upsets, but not top seed Wang, who beat Chase Simmons, Ethan Chambers, and Yairi Lubag to get to the final. #11 seed Gavin Fernandez pulled off three straight upsets to get to the final, beating Madison Holman, Marshall Degnan, and Ryland Pimentel to face off against Wang. Mark was too much in the finale though, winning the match for his second career JBT title.
Gael swept his events with the U17 win over Marshall Degnan, while Abigania beat Holman for the Priority Girls Scratch title.
Big thanks to the great team at Cal for hosting us, and the Salama family for making the event possible. Jerry 'Primo' Primavera is Solomon and Yael's grandfather, who introduced them to the sport. Want in on all this fun for all ages? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Cal Bowl- final results and scholarship winners|
|35||Robert Durden III|
|1||Caner 290||Matt Wang 282|
|2||Egana 279||Degnan 281|
|3||Z Greim 278||Rother 280|
|4||Cardines 277||Mark Wang 279|
|5||Egana 268||Wheelan 275|
|1||K Abigania +130*|
|4||S Hong +26|
|1||Egana +284||Mark Wang +247|
|2||J williams +181||Rother +219|
|3||K Abigania +130||Degnan +207|
|3||K Abigania +130|
|4||G Lee +126|
|5||Z Greim +112|
|Total Awarded This Event: $3,194|
This event is sponsored by the Salama family to honor Solomon and Yael's grandfather Jerry 'Primo' Primavera, who introduced them to the sport.
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Start Time: 1 PM. Check in begins at 11 AM. Please check in no later than 12:30 PM.
Max bowlers: 120. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. You can prepay (not required) at the 'Sign Me Up!' section of this website. Reservations (paid or unpaid) must check in no later than 30 minutes before start time. At that time, all bowlers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the field is full.
This is a one day event. Sunday is a separate one day event. You can bowl only Saturday, only Sunday, or both. However, you must bowl both events to eligible for the $500 bonus, as explained below in the 'scholarships' section.
Divisions: Scratch or handicap. It is the bowlers' choice of division. Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/19 is automatically entered in the U-17 side event. Also, every female is automatically entered in the Girls Scratch side event.
Points: This event counts for So Cal and All-Conference points.
Entry fee: $40 handicap; $50 scratch. Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each. Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and 24 jackpots, are available on-site.
Scholarships: 1:6 in each division earn scholarships, scratch and handicap. Minimum prizes for this event in scratch are $500, 250, $125, $75, $50. In handicap, $500, 250, $125, $75, $50. In addition, the bowler in each division with the best combined finish on the weekend earns an additional $500. (Best combined finish is determined by adding points [separate from regular JBT points] from their two finishes. First place finishers earn 1 point, 2nd place earns, 2, etc. Bowlers must bowl both events to be eligible for the $500 bonus.) Bowlers must finish in the top 4 twice in a conference to qualify for that conference's Invitational, which features $1,000 for first place. Bowlers who finish in the top 20 in a conference's points race, or the top 100 in all-conference points, qualify for the Touring Players Championship, featuring $2,000 for first.
Lane conditions: conditions vary from event to event, and are not posted prior to the event (unless otherwise announced). Some events do not post the pattern until after qualifying. Be ready for anything- it makes you a better bowler! Check out previous patterns and corresponding cut scores at the 'lane conditions' section of this website.
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