champs and finalists
Sebastian Huffman and RJ Pointon picked up JBT titles in jam-packed JBT action at Laughlin's Riverside Lanes.
Huffman began a climb up the scratch division stepladder finals with a 200-176 win over CJ Todeschi. The second match was a struggle, but Sebastian was able to get by 21-time champ Hunter Mayes 193-172 to advance to the title match. Top seed Joshua Abigania had taken a narrow lead over Mayes in round two, and while remaining close in the title match, couldn't get the carry he needed in late frames, and Huffman took advantage for a 226-217 win, and the seventh title of his JBT career.
RJ Pointon mirrored Huffman's climb, with an exciting 247-231 win over Gage Baker to begin the handicap stepladder. The semifinal against Cameron Sager was a thriller that came down to the last shot. Needing all three in the tenth to tie, Sager doubled but followed with a heartbreaking solid-9, giving RJ the 228-227 escape. Top seed Asher Toberer had led the tournament early on with some excellent scores, and bowled a good match against Pointon, but RJ was up to the challenge, winning the final 230-221, to earn the second title of his JBT career.
Katelyn Abigania extended her all-time lead in Girls Scratch wins by being the top female for this event, while Baker was consoled twice- with his first ever U17 win, over Tyler Castronova, and nailing the '27' jackpot for a quick $100 bonus. Castronova had earlier fired a perfect 300 to open the event, his second in JBT competition.
Huge thanks to Brian Markowitz and the team at Riverside for hosting us and providing a great boost to the weekend's prize fund, which awarded over $6,000 to bowlers of all skill levels and ages. Want in on all the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Riverside Lanes (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners|
|42||Connor Lee Haven-Barker|
|1||H Mayes +188||Toberer +196|
|2||Castronova +152||Baker +195|
|3||Padilla +117||C Sager +187|
|1||Castronova||P Lee -113|
|1||Castronova +152||K Abigania +131*|
|2||Baker +150*||Mabry -94|
|3||Gootzeit +112||Bollea -102|
|4||Huffman +101||P Lee -113|
|5||C Sager +92||A Johnson -146|
|6||D Alo +75||K Hammer -159|
|7||Froyd +69||M Paige -182|
|8||Meiers +67||R Clark -228|
|9||Ruiz-Jimenez +59||K Abarca -236|
|10||Rother +42||A Quenrin -247|
|Scratch High Game|
|2||H Mayes 289|
|5||A Sager, McGowan 279|
|Handicap High Game|
|2||K roth 278|
|4||G Baker 276|
|5||P Lee 274|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $3,168|
Date: Saturday January 28, 2023 (This is ONE tournament that is one day long, open to anyone age 21 & under as of 8/1/22).
Start Time: Bowling begins at 10 AM (Nevada time).
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. Scratch bowlers will use the 'mulligan' format.
Divisions/ Averages: Scratch or handicap. It is the bowlers' choice of division. Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/22 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. If you don't have 15+ games in any organized competition this season, we need your finishing 21-22 average, and any 2022 summer averages. 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 Arizona, Mojave, 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 Arizona or Mojave points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in an Arizona or Mojave event this season, advance to their respective Invitationals.
Entry fee: $60. Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each. Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '27' jackpots, are available on-site.
Sponsor Incentive bonuses: 1) IAM Bowling: Bowlers making the final match of an event (scratch or handicap) wearing an IAM patch (good), any IAM shirt (better), or an IAM JBT shirt (best) earn point bonuses towards a $5,000 IAM incentive jackpot. (The IAM patch is requested to be worn by all bowlers). 2) Virtue Bowling: Bowlers making the final match of an event (scratch or handicap, win or lose), using a Virtue Bowling shirt or patch, and a Virtue drilled ball, earn a $25 Virtue gift card.
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 are $300, $150, $100, $60. 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 $2,500 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, 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.
This reservation is an expectation that you will be bowling. PLEASE do not forget to contact us if you need to cancel or adjust your reservation. Repeated 'no-shows' may result in you not being able to reserve a spot. 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.
|no.||bowler||10 AM NV time Sat|
|14||Brooks, Douglas Jr||x|
|32||Haven-Barker, Conner Lee||x|