PAC NW INVITATIONAL

Mary Sicard, Piper Chalmers, Kierra Wilcox, Ashton Yamasaki, Logan Winchell, Bud Sicard

 

        Ashton Yamasaki and Kierra Wilcox earned $1,000 top scholarship prizes as champions of the JBT Pacific Northwest Conference Invitational Tournament, hosted by Paradise Lanes in Tacoma.

       After five qualifying games, bowlers competed in nervewracking triple-elimination matchplay.  Both divisions saw a similar pattern, as four bowlers remained in round eight.  In that round in scratch, #12 Yamasaki eliminated top seed Bud Sicard, and Liam Hardman eliminated #11 Piper Chalmers, leaving Ashton with two losses and Liam with only one loss (each to the other).  It was no surprise, then, that Hardman won the next game, forcing a fifth game between them for the championship.  In that finale, Yamasaki came out on top to complete the dream weekend, becoming the 50th bowler to reach 10 career JBT titles, and adding another $1,000 to his career earnings.  His terrific home stretch almost caught him up to Mac Kaurin's season points total, but Mac was able to hang on for scratch Bowler of the Year honors.

        In the handicap division's round eight, #6 Mary Sicard eliminated previous day's champ Haley Johnson, and Logan Winchell gave Kierra Wilcox her second loss.  Kierra backed into a bye with three remaining, and watched as Winchell eliminated Sicard in third place, setting up a scenario where Kierra needed to beat Logan twice to take the title.  Winchell had numerous chances to put her away, but Wilcox hung tough, scraping out a win in the penultimate match, setting up one final game with not only the Invitational title but Bowler of the Year on the line.  Both bowlers performed well under the pressure at the end of a very long day, but when Logan couldn't get the double in the tenth he needed, Kierra claimed a long-awaited first career JBT title, $1,000 top prize, and the result also meant that Tai Garrett hung on over Logan for Bowler of the Year.

         Piper's excellent day was boosted even more with the Girls Scratch title, beating top qualifier Sienna Stoner for that honor, helping her coast to Bowler of the Year.  U17 went to Bud Sicard with a win over Liam, which was enough to pass Kaurin for Bowler of the Year in that subdivision.

        Huge thanks to everyone at Paradise for another first-class hosting job.  Over $5,900 in scholarships were awarded to all skill levels and ages- wow!  Top season long performers now move on to the Touring Players Championship, competing against the best Tour-wide at the climax of the JBT season!

 

Pac NW Invite- final results and scholarship winners
6/26/2022    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Ashton Yamasaki $1,000
2 Liam Hardman $515
3 Bud Sicard $450
4 Piper Chalmers $400
5 Kyle Adams $194
6 DoHoon Kwon $100
7 Harry Davis  
8 Duke Knudsen  
9 Mac Reese  
10 Duncan Whitaker $50
11 Colt Jance $30
12 Sienna Stoner $100
13 Ewan Oester $94
14 Mac Kaurin $180
15 Kailee Wilcox  
16 Jessica Holbrook $15
17 Emily Strehle  
18 Charlie Simperman  
19 Makana Wong  
20 Michael Strothman  
21 Elijah Chin  
22 Cadin Cervine  
23 Paul Rosales  
24 Kenji London  
25 Danny Ford  
26 Aiden Wong  
x Kadie Dicken  
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Kierra Wilcox $1,000
2 Logan Winchell $600
3 Mary Sicard $250
4 Hailey Johnson $230
5 Tai Garrett $150
6 Kobe Cabanting $125
7 Karson Schwind $130
8 Toby Wills $29
9 Halie Hopkins $45
10 Spencer Dessart $23
11 Shelby Unger $105
12 Eddie Strange $8
13 Danny Chalmers $50
14 Justice Jenkins  
15 Mary Sicard  
16 Jessica Curette $50
17 Maddie Rowe  
18 Tommy Le  
19 Payton Allard  
20 Mackenzi Clark  
21 Tamia Yeager  
22 Jake Keister  
23 Jazel Tiquia  
24 Thomas McDugle  
25 Halie Martin  
26 McKenna Oller  
27 Erick Romen  
28 Jade Walters  
29 Alena McDugle  
30 Bryan Zeutenhorst  
31 Cory Dao  
32 Dayton Nickolson  
33 Kassandra Foss  
34 Georgia Rahla  
35 Nathan Tavel  
36 Payton Bower  
37 Owen Barrett  
     
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 B Sicard +59* Stoner +16
2 Hardman -11 P Chalmers -33*
3 Oester -14 Kailee Wilcox -51
4 Reese -19 Holbrook -56
5 Kwon -21 M Sicard -113
6 Kaurin -24 Dicken -117
7 Knudsen -28 Yeager -136
8 P Chalmers -33 H Martin -165
9 H Davis -58 H Hopkins -168
10 Jance -69 Kierra Wilcox -187
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 B Sicard +59 E Strange +129
2 Stoner +16 Ko. Cabanting +61
3 K Adams -4 Wills +55
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 E Chin Clark
2 B Sicard Wilcox
3 B Sicard E Strange
4 B Sicard E Strange
5 B Sicard E Strange
     
  Scratch High Game  
1 Hardman 289  
2 Jance 279  
3 Yamasaki 268  
4 Yamasaki 267  
5 P Chalmers 267  
     
  Handicap High Game  
1 Wilcox 275  
2 Wills 262  
3 H Johnson 260  
4 Kobe Cabanting 260  
5 M Sicard 257  
     
TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $5,923

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

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, 9:30 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!

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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!!!