NM-TX INVITATIONAL

champs Blayne Hurst & Aiden Ruiz Jimenez, with finalists

        Blayne Hurst and Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez earned $1,000 scholarships as champions of the 2020 NM-TX Invitational, hosted by Western Bowl in Amarillo.

        Hurst qualified 6th on a grueling lane pattern, and blasted through the first six rounds of triple-elimination matchplay undefeated.  Brad Harvey beat him in round 7 to stay alive, while top seed Brock Bivins and #2 seed John Green were eliminated.  #4 Alex Harmon bowed out in round eight, followed by Hurst avenging his loss to Harvey, setting up a one-game title match against #3 Yarelis Alvarez.

        Blayne started the title match strong, and was able to hold on for the win, the third title of his JBT career.  Alvarez then played Morgan Ellis for the Girls Invitational title, and was able to come away with that win, good for a $700 payday for the soon to be Tulane student.

        Sixteen handicap finalists were carved down to five by round eight, and in that round #8 Shaiden Raymond (who turned 8 years old the next day) eliminated #11 Gerilynn Delegarito, while top seed Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez gave #3 Jared Basey his second loss.  With three bowlers left, Shaiden got a bye, forcing Aiden and Jared to play again, for the fourth time this weekend (he beat Basey for the title the day before).  Ruiz-Jimenez got him again, setting up the finale against Raymond.  Needing only one win, Aiden defeated Shaiden in the first game to win the title, sweep the weekend, and become a three-time JBT champion.

        Delegarito came back to beat Green for the U17 Invitational title, becoming the first female to win a U17 Invitational!  Will Davis and Eric Gauna each had prohibitive point leads going into the Invitational, and hung on to those leads to earn Bowler of the Year honors in their respective divisions.

        Huge thanks to Jonathan and his team at Western for hosting us on short notice when the original host could net yet host us.  The top 20 in points now advance to the TPC, featuring $2,000 for first place!  

NM-TX Invitational- final results and scholarship winners
6/21/2020    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Blayne Hurst $1,043
2 Yarelis Alvarez $700
3 Brad Harvey $250
4 Alex Harmon $139
5 Brock Bivins $50
6 John Green $100
7 Morgan Ellis $50
8 Aileen Linares  
9 Toby Cdebaca  
10 Alek Rakov  
11 Zach Harvey $55
12 Will Davis $50
13 Montana Cdebaca $5
14 TJ Thalman  
15 Kallista Fritts  
16 Nathan Nguyen $50
17 Donius Jeffires $15
18 Danielle Fincham  
19 Justin Weddige $15
20 Kara Thompson  
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez $1,014
2 Shaiden Raymond $500
3 Jared Basey $250
4 Gerilynn Delegraito $325
5 Eric Gauna $50
6 Kloey Kielich $58
7 Christopher Bennett  
8 JoJo Parker  
9 Alex Thompson  
10 Faith Pinter  
11 Santi Navarrete  
12 Devin Fincham  
13 Angela Romero $15
14 Jordan Womble $64
15 Ian Silva $5
16 Michael Goodman $50
17 AJ Navarrete  
18 Lane White  
     
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Hurst 238 Basey 240
2 Bivins 235 Kielich 237
3 Davis 234 S Navarrete 232
4 Alvarez 226 A Thompson 231
5 Green 223 A Thompson 227
     
  Girls Scratch side event  
1 Alvarez -75*  
2 M Ellis -146  
3 Delegaroto -205  
4 Linares -213  
5    
     
  U-17 scratch side event  
1 Green -74  
2 Delegarito -205*  
3 T Cdebaca -220  
4 Womble -238  
5 Da. Fincham -262  
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Bivins -59 Ruiz-Jimenez -3
2 Green -74 A Romero -10
3 Alvarez -75 Basey -25
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 M Ellis Ruiz-Jimenez
2 Hurst Kielich
3 Bivins Kielich
4 Green Ruiz-Jimenez
5 Bivins Ruiz-Jimenez
     
TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $4,753

 

 

 

 

Bowlers who were Invitational eligible as of the COVID shutdown are now "IN" and can't fall out. Please RSVP if you're coming to Western by contacting us.  Others may still 'jump in' to the Invite based on their performance 6/20.   Details on the Invitational are below.

no. bowler still coming?   Invite eligible but hadn't reserved for Silva:
1 Alvarez, Yarelis yes    no. bowler still coming?
2 Basey, Jared  yes   1 Burnett, Joshua  
3 Bennett, Christopher yes   2 Campos, Krystal  
4 Bivins, Brock  yes   3 Cruz, Victoria  
5 Cdebaca, Montana yes   4 Damon, LaMarr  
6 Cdebaca, Toby yes   5 Fincham, Danielle yes
7 Davis, Will yes   6 Fincham, Devin yes
8 Delegarito, Gerilynn yes   7 Garcia, Mariano  
9 Ellis, Morgan  yes   8 Gouveia, Sommer  
10 Fritts, K yes   9    
11 Gauna, Eric  yes   10 Hartman, Alex  
12 Goodman, Michael  yes   11 Heaton, Ryan  
13 Green, J yes   12 Heffer, Jay  
14 Harmon, Alex yes   13 Hernandez, Anthony  
15 Harvey, Brad  yes   14 Herson, Josie  
16 Harvey, Zach yes   15 Jaramillo, Lauren  
17 Herson, Taylor no   16 John, Ivan  
18 Hurst, Blayne  yes   17 MacPhee, Brandyn  
19 Kielich, Kloey  yes   18 Martin, Max  
20 Linares, Aileen  yes   19 Martinez, Jeremiah  
21 MacPhee, Tylor ?   20 Messenger, JD no
22 Navarrete, AJ  yes   21 Moore, Aaron no
23 Navarrete, Santiago yes   22 Murphy, Joleigh  
24 Nguyen, N yes        
25 Rakov, Alek  yes   24 Prioleau, Robin no
26 Raymond, Shaiden  yes   25 Robbins, Clifford  
27 Romero, Angela  yes   26    
28 Ruiz-Jimenez, Aiden  yes   27 Sippel, Nate  
29 Saul, Noah  no        
30 Seawright, Jonah no        
31 Silva, Ian Seth  yes        
32 Thalman, TJ  yes        
33 Thompson, A  yes        
34 Thompson, K yes        
35 Todacheenie, Xaden ?        
36 Uribarri, Daunte no        
37 Weddige, Justin  yes        
38 Williams, Josh  yes        
39 Womble, Jordan  yes        
40 Pinter, Faith yes        
41 Jeffries, Donius yes        
42 Parker, JoJo yes        
43 White Lane yes        

The following bowlers are guaranteed in the NM-TX Girls and the NM-TX U-17 Invitational.  Others may 'jump in' as a result of bowling on 6/20.  Keep in mind you may qualify or be qualified for the Girls or U17 Invitational, but not the main Invitational.  In that case, you bowl only the qualifying round on Sunday and cannot 'make the cut' to Sunday's finals.  Entry fee is only $30 in that case.

Girls Invitational:

Alvarez, Yarelis
Linares, Aileen
Jarmillo, Lauren
Delegarito, Gerilynn
Prioleau, Robin
Murphy, Joleigh
Cruz, Victoria
Wahner, Adel

U-17 Invitational:

Uribarri, Daunte
Weddige, Justin
Green, John
MacPhee, Tylor
Cdebaca, Toby
Delegarito, Gerilynn
Cruz, Victoria
Goodman, Michael
Hernandez, Anthony
Thalman, TJ
Hartman, Alex
Prioleau, Robin

 

$25,000 in scholarships

MINIMUM GUARANTEED!

at the 5 JBT Invitational tournaments

 

NM-TX: June 21, at Western Bowl,  9 AM (one squad only)

 

 

ENTRY FEE: $50 scratch, $40 handicap

 Includes all scholarships except $2 scholarship brackets in both divisions

 

 

Eligibility:

Each event is open to anyone making TWO top-4 finishes in that Conference this season,

OR the top 32 in season-long points in that Conference

 

Format:

**Format is subject to change due to COVID restrictions, etc.  Stay tuned!

-QUALIFYING: Bowl 5 games.   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 POINTS.  THE TOP 20 IN EACH CONFERENCEíS POINTS AFTER THE INVITATIONAL ADVANCE TO THE 2020 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, WITH $2,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

 

 

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