MESA EAST BOWL
Cesar Padilla, Mason Langhans, Hunter Mayes, Abigail Hunt, Koryn Marquez
Hunter Mayes defended his home turf while Mason Langhans won for the first time, in exciting JBT Arizona Conference action at Mesa East Bowl.
Mayes began his climb up the scratch division stepladder finals with a win over his brother Chris 238-214. He then turned it up against first time finalist Kyle Ponzo 257-214. Top seed Cerell Cardines was looking to break a protracted non-winning streak, but Mayes, who recently broke a long winless streak of his own, wanted none of it, beating Cerell 46-214 to complete the climb and earn the 21st title of his JBT career.
Abigail Hunt defeated Bailey Knight 249-175 to begin the handicap division stepladder finals. Kamryn Wyman then came up with a huge game in a 273-225 win to advance to the title match. Langhans had taken the top seed away from Wyman by just two pins in the last game of round two, and he consolidated it with a 250-229 win to capture the first title of his JBT career.
Cesar Padilla stopped Wyman 235-195 in the finale of the U17 subdivision, while Madison Holman beat Katelyn Abigania 204-174 in the Girls Scratch final.
Big thanks as always to the team at Mesa East for a flawless hosting job. Want in on all this fun for all skill levels? Come on out to the next JBT event, that's all you have to do!
|Mesa East Bowl- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||H Mayes +87||Wyman +169|
|2||E Chin +80||Knight +120|
|3||Ponzo +54||Ab. Hunt +107|
|1||Padilla +50||Marquez +75|
|2||Wyman +39||Holman +69*|
|3||J Abigania +37||Schrider +11|
|4||Schmidt +21||Pennington +9|
|5||K Abigania +14||Paige +8|
|6||Paige -42||K Hammer +5|
|7||Knight -66||Greim -58|
|8||Scotford -75||Fincham -62|
|9||Gootzeit -92||Rich -67|
|10||Rother -94||Bollea -73|
|Scratch High Game|
|5||E Chin 268|
|Handicap High Game|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,227|
Date: Saturday April 16, 2022 (This is ONE tournament that is one day long. Sunday is a separate one day event. You can bowl only Sunday, only Saturday, or both).
Start Time: Saturday qualifying squad at Noon, one squad only.
Re-entries?: There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries this event..
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: Qualifying round is 5 games. The top 40% bowl a 3 game semifinals.. The top 4 then do a stepladder finals.
Divisions/ Averages: Scratch or handicap. It is the bowlers' choice of division. Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/21 is automatically entered in the U-17 side event. Also, every female is automatically entered in the Girls Scratch side event. If this is your first JBT event this season, we will be asking for average info. In most cases, your highest average from any current form of organized competition of at least 15 games is what we need. If you bowl in multiple leagues / clubs, bring everything and we'll sort it out for you. After your first JBT event, your average is re-rated before every JBT event according to JBT rules. Please see JBT Rule 13 for complete details.
Points: This event counts for AZ 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. As the end of the season, the top 32 in AZ points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a AZ event this season, advance to their respective Invitationals.
Entry fee: $50 handicap; $60 scratch. Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each. Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '26' jackpots, are available on-site.
Covid details: JBT events follow- at least- all local Covid safety protocols, which you must be prepared for. 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 $300, $150, $100, $60. In handicap, $250, $125, $75, $50. 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 or adjust your reservation. This list may not be updated after the Friday of the event as we travel, etc. However, walk-ins / late entries are still gladly accepted as space permits. There is generally plenty of room for walk-ins / late entries, and we'll post here clearly if an event is nearing sellout or sold out.