ARIZONA INVITATIONAL

Cerell Cardines, Samuel Winemiller, Mackenzie Theophilus

 

        Cerell Cardines continued a dream June, while Samuel Winemiller capped off a dream day, as champions of the 2022 JBT Arizona Conference Invitational tournament, held at Let It Roll in Phoenix.

        Cardines began the month by winning the So Cal Invitational, then followed with a win at the Mojave Invite, the two wins in one season already being a feat only accomplished four times before (Zach Greim, Cortez Schenck, Gage Baker, and Jared Starr-Moncayo).  Nobody has won three Invitationals in a season- there's just so many pitfalls in the triple-elimination matchplay format to dodge, it's close to unthinkable.  However, Cerell was up to the challenge, eliminating Cesar Padilla in matchplay round eight, earning a bye while Chris Mayes finally ousted Matthew Garrett.  Cardines was able to beat Mayes in the finale, securing the win, the 21st of his fantastic JBT career, and another $1,000 scholarship windfall.

        Kyler Harden started hot in the handicap division to earn the #1 seed for matchplay, but struggled thereafter, eliminated in round four.  In round nine, just three bowlers remained, and in that round Winemiller enjoyed a rare second bye, while fellow Cactus bowler Araceli Hunt eliminated Jacob Ellis in third place to set up an all-Tucson finale.  Hunt opened the season with the Desert Open win and was looking to close it with an Invite win, but Samuel remained strong, bowling a solid game to beat Araceli for his first career title and the $1,000 top scholarship prize.

        Cesar Padilla finished up a dominant U17 season by beating Josh Abigania for that subdivision win, while Mackenzie Theophilus was strong all day, beating Katelyn Abigania in the girls scratch finale for that win, leaping her onto the all-star team in that category.

        Mathew Adragna fired the event's only 300 game en route to the scratch division top seed, and Bryce Nakunz won the day's bowling ball from our fantastic title sponsor Ebonite.  Huge thanks to the whole team at Let It Roll for a smooth job hosting this prestigious event, which awarded over $5,800 in scholarships to all skill levels and ages.  Top season-long scorers now advance to the Touring Players Championship, our  most important event of the year, in July in Las Vegas!  

 

Arizona Invitational- final results and scholarship winners
6/18/2022    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Cerell Cardines $1,000
2 Chris Mayes $614
3 Matthew Garrett $265
4 Cesar Padilla $365
5 Hunter Mayes $130
6 Josh Abigania $175
7 Mathew Adragna $73
8 Skyler McGowan $50
9 Keith Ylvisaker  
10 DJ Kneifel  
11 Andrew Guba  
12 Michael Marmolejo  
13 Payton Workman  
14 Hayden Hull  
15 Josh Molloy $65
16 Brock Bivins  
17 Katelyn Abigania $100
18 Corbin Reid-Hirsch  
19 Brendan Bobersky  
20 Ben Laffoon  
21 Quinten Bell  
22 Jason Gootzeit  
23 Harper Schmidt  
24 Madison Holman  
25 Shane Smith  
26 CJ Todeschi  
27 Allex Zieg  
28 Ryan Zent  
29 Mackenzie Paige  
30 Noel Hernandez  
31 Kaitlyn Hammer  
32 Thomas Lawrence  
x Mackenzoe Theophilus $200
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Samuel Winemiller $1,000
2 Araceli Hunt $515
3 Jacob Ellis $250
4 Peyton Lee $333
5 Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez $150
6 Nathan Bravo $100
7 Susan Meinhardt $75
8 Jon Abigania  
9 Christian Ortega $50
10 Cayden Matherly  
11 Brockton Scotford $50
12 Kyler Harden $60
13 Connor Bell  
14 Kamryn Wyman $50
15 Xaden Todacheenie  
16 Kaitlyn Pennington  
17 Jaden Workman  
18 Madeliene Serafini  
19 Ian Silva  
20 Bryce Nakunz  
21 Conner Pendergrass  
22 Keiran Roth  
23 Bailey Knight  
24 Hayden Fernandez  
25 Lindsay Greim  
26 Joanna Molloy  
27 Dylan Donahue  
28 Gage Baker $150
29 Danielle Fincham  
30 Kendall Bollea $20
31 Jadeyn Mabry $15
32 Koryn Marquez  
33 Cameron Sager  
34 Abigail Hunt  
35 Alisabeth Rich  
36 Jazmyn Meinhardt  
37 Paityn Gaines  
38 Caden Rose  
39 Devin Fincham  
40 Alexander Hughes  
x Brandon Rother $15
     
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Adragna 300 Matherly 324
2 Ylvisaker 279 P Lee 281
3 Molloy 276 Bravo 279
4 McGowan 269 Ruiz-Jimenez 277
5 H Mayes 267 Harden 268
     
  High Female  
1 Theophilus -13*  
2 K Abigania -23  
3 Pennington -31  
4 Cheesman -51  
5 Holman -67  
6 L Greim -106  
7 Bollea -116  
8 Clark -126  
9 Marquez -132  
10 Fincham -153  
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Adragna +172 Harden +205
2 H Mayes +126 P Lee +144
3 J Molloy +84 Matherly +106
     
  U-17  
1 J Abigania +79  
2 Padilla -11*  
3 K Abigania -23  
4 Rother -32  
5 C Bell -46  
6 Gootzeit -56  
7 Schmidt -61  
8 Bollea -116  
9 Barczyszyn -122  
10 Clark -126  
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Molloy Bravo
2 H Mayes Bravo
3 Molloy Harden
4 Molloy Harden
5 Adragna Harden
     
  Total Awarded This Event: $5,870

 

 

 

JBT INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

 

$25,000 in scholarships

MINIMUM GUARANTEED!

 

 

Mountain: May 22, 9:30 AM, at Silva Lanes

So Cal: June 5, 9:30 AM, at Winnetka Bowl

Mojave: June 12, 9:30 AM, at Suncoast

Arizona: June 18, 10 AM, at Let It Roll   (T of C/ non-C Sunday 6/19)

Pac NW: June 26, 9:30 AM, at Paradise Lanes

 

 

ENTRY FEE: $60 scratch, $50 handicap

 Includes all scholarships except $2 scholarship brackets in both divisions

 

 

Eligibility:

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

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

 

***FORMATS, DATES, AND PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, WHICH MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT FROM TODAY.  STAY POSTED AT OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK!

______________________________________________________________________________

GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:

1st-$1,000

2nd- $500

3rd- $250

4th- $125

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 2022 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, WITH $2,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

 

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