champs Zach Greim & JT Verde, with finalists
Zach Greim and JT Verde wrapped up a big Southwest Conference weekend with singles titles in exciting action at Bowlero Mesa.
After five qualifying games on the challenging 'Boardwalk' pattern, the top 16 in each division advanced to matchplay. Scratch division top seed Hunter Mayes led qualifying at a blistering 242 average, and had no problem with his opponents, including a 279 semifinal win over Andrew Guba to reach the final. He'd face his constant rival Zach Greim, who defended his #2 seed with wins over Kyle Reed, Daniel Hong, and Lucas Rabb to reach the championship game. In the finale, Mayes lost his look a bit, and Greim grinded out a clean 216, good enough for the 12th title of his JBT career.
Jason Bardol earned the top seed in the handicap division, and survived to the semifinal, but red-hot Mackenzie Hammer defeated him 190-181 to advance to the final. On the other side of the bracket, Las Vegas' JT Verde took out So Cal's Jimmy Pfaff 222-206 to reach his first singles title match. The 10 year-old didn't perform like a rookie in the final though, blasting 215 srctah for a 245-182 win over Hammer, and first career JBT title.
Daniel Hong fired a back-seven 250 to beat Cesar Padilla for the day's U17 title. Emily Cheesman won the day's Girls Scratch event with a win over Madison Holman, who also finished 8th in the main scratch event. Caden Meliska won the day's bowling ball from our title sponsor Ebonite.
Big thanks to the team at Mesa for their usual fantastic job hosting our Tour! Want in on the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Bowlero Mesa- final results and scholarship winners|
|2||H Mayes 279||Pendergrass 273|
|3||H Mayes 268||Bardol 258|
|4||Z Greim 268||Pfaff 257|
|5||Z Greim 261||Pointon 253|
|H Mayes 257|
|5||M Hammer -71|
|2||H Mayes +211||Ry. Pimentel +44|
|3||Z Greim +146||Pointon +37|
|Total Awarded This Event: $2,396|
Date: Sunday December 13, 2020 (This is a ONE day singles tournament. There is a separate doubles tournament Saturday morning. You can do either or both.)
Start Time: Sunday qualifying is one squad only, at 10 AM.
Re-entries?: There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries.
Reservations: Please email email@example.com to reserve a spot. You can prepay (not required) at the 'Prepaying' section of this website. Reservations (paid or unpaid) must check in no later than 15 minutes before start time. At that time, all bowlers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the field is full.
Format: All bowlers roll 5 games in the qualifying round. The top 40% of each division to a maximum of 16 advance to head to head matchplay.
Divisions: Scratch or handicap. It is the bowlers' choice of division. Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/20 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 Southwest Conference and All-Conference points. Points qualify you for the big money season-ending Invitationals and Touring Players Championship, so get all you can. Visit the 'statistics' section of the website to check on your points.
Entry fee: $40 handicap; $50 scratch. Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each. Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '25' jackpots, are available on-site.
Covid details: JBT events follow- at least- all local Covid safety protocols, which you must be prepared for. This will likely include but not be limited to wearing masks at all times, and maintaining 6 feet of social distancing from non-family members. Please stay posted so you're not surprised about anything required of you.
Scholarships: 1:6 in each division earn scholarships, scratch and handicap. Minimum prizes in scratch are $250, $125, $75, $50. In handicap, $200, $100, $60, $40. Bowlers must finish in the top 4 once this season 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.
Dress code: Anything goes EXCEPT tank tops, hats, gym shorts, clothing promoting alcohol, drugs, or firearms, or excessively ripped or short clothing, subject solely to the director's discretion. However, bowlers wearing slacks or dress shorts/skirts, and a 'name shirt' or PBA-style 'dye-sub' shirt, or college or high school team shirt, earn an extra 10 points on their season-long points total. If you're not sure about dress code, check with us. If you're new to us, the vast majority of the bowlers do dress in the 'bonus' dress code, and those points become very important, so plan accordingly.
PLEASE do not forget to contact us if you need to cancel your reservation.