champs and finalists
Brock Bivins and Eddie Torres claimed JBT titles in exciting Southern California Conference action at Oceanside's Surf Bowl.
The scratch finals began with reigning TPC champ Brock Bivins defeating Michael Marmolejo 175-150. Brock then edged Daniel Hong 196-183 to advance to the title match. Top seed Allex Zieg had taken the lead away from Hong in the last game, but could not find the same look in the finale. The already challenging lane pattern seemed to get even tougher, and that is often when Bivins is at his toughest, and he filled the frames here en route to the win and seventh career JBT title.
Jai Kankariya began a parallel run up the handicap stepladder with a 225-171 win over Brent Purugganan. He then turned up the heat with a big 254 game to defeat Jimmy Pfaff and move on to the final. Eddie Torres awaited at the top, after having the best day of his young JBT career by far. He kept up the great pace in the final as well, stopping Kankariya and earning his first career JBT title.
Madison Holman won the day's Girls Scratch subdivision with a close win over Emily Cheesman, and Prestin Frazee won U17 for the first time with a win over Las Vegas' Sebastian Huffman. Huge thanks as always to the team at Surf for hosting our Tour- want in on all this fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Surf Bowl- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Huffman -19||Cheesman -33|
|2||Frazee -93*||Holman -47*|
|3||Rother -94||Greim -101|
|4||B Purugganan -102||Schrider -142|
|5||Abkin -118||S Hong -210|
|6||Pfaff -123||K Purugganan -244|
|7||Jorge -176||S Fung -277|
|8||J Kankariya -180||Klinkenborg -431|
|9||O'Dell -195||H McGough -493|
|10||S Hong -210||Serafini -531|
|1||Huffman -19||E Torres +42|
|2||Cheesman -33||B Purugganan +28|
|3||Holman -47||Pfaff +17|
|6||D Hong||E Torres|
|7||D Hong||E Torres|
|8||Zieg 235||E Torres|
|Scratch High Game|
|Handicap High Game|
|1||B Purugganan 254|
|2||J Kankariya 246|
|5||L Greim 234|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,549|
Date: Saturday March 19, 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 1 PM, one squad only.
Pepsi: if you want to bowl both Pepsi and JBT, Cal USBC has arranged that you can bowl in a different sectional for Pepsi. Let your youth director know.
Re-entries?: There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries this event..
Reservations: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 So Cal 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 So Cal points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a So Cal 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.