champs and finalists
Two first-time champs highlighted tremendous dual conference JBT action at Riverside Lanes in Laughlin NV.
After five games of qualifying on a demanding pattern, top players moved on to a new twist on matchplay, with the top 4 bowlers earning byes and everyone else playing three-way matches to get to them. The top two bowlers, Katelyn Abigania and Dominic Montoya, took advantage of their byes, winning their semifinal matches to make it 1 vs. 2 in the scratch finals. Katelyn continues to show the boys how it's done in leading this event by a comfortable margin, but Dominic bowled an excellent final game, beating his friend to capture his breakthrough first career JBT title.
Things were much more chaotic in the handicap bracket, as #1 Ryeden Grace and #2 Jon Abigania both lost their quarterfinal matches. Instead, it was #3 Giancarlo Rossi, and #13 Austin Nash, who had just squeezed into the cut by four pins, meeting to decide the title. Rossi did great to get that far in his second JBT event, but the more experienced Nash, a Jon Baker Sportsmanship Award winner last season, bowled a solid game to come through for the win and his first career JBT title.
Katelyn swept the Girls Scratch weekend with a win over Jadeyn Mabry, while Daryus Alo prevented an Abigania triple crown with a U17 win. Yakima's Ada Querin won the day's ball from the brands of Brunswick, our title sponsor!
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 (Sun)- final results and scholarship winners|
|19||Ethan Jon Samson|
|44||Chaya Rose Lilley|
|52||Connor Lee Haven-Barker|
|54||Kayden James Gima|
|1||K Abigania +131||Grace +86|
|2||Dom Montoya +64||Jon Abigania +44|
|3||D Alo +39||Lee/Rossi +37|
|1||K Abigania +131||K Abigania +131*|
|2||D Alo +39*||Mabry -94|
|3||Rother +8||Bollea -102|
|4||H Fernandez -6||P Lee -113|
|5||Barczyszyn -39||A Johnson -146|
|6||Tidball -47||K Hammer -159|
|7||Sexton -76||M Paige -182|
|8||Na. Harnit -89||R Clark -228|
|9||Huffman -91||K Abarca -236|
|10||Mabry -94||A Quenrin -247|
|Scratch High Game|
|4||K Abigania 255|
|5||C Mayes 252|
|Handicap High Game|
|2||K Abarca 251|
|3||L Winemiller 251|
|5||C Sager 246|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $3,285|
Date: Sunday January 29, 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 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% advance to head to head matchplay, using a bracket with byes, adjusted for entries.
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 Sun|
|14||Brooks, Douglas Jr||x|
|24||Gima, Kayden James||x|
|33||Haven-Barker, Conner Lee||x|
|71||Samson, Ethan Jon||x|