Will Davis; Land Matthies; Mia Medina; Harper Schmidt

        Will Davis joined one of JBT's most elite clubs, while Land Matthies finally found the winner's circle, in exciting JBT Mountain Conference action at Strike Gold Lanes in Pojoaque.

        Bowlers competed in 'survivor' competition, with the lowest score eliminated from each pair, each round.  Ten scratch survivors were carved down to four, and in those matches, Davis edged Harper Schmidt 206-199, and previous day's runner-up Brock Bivins stopped points leader Carlos Estrada 245-182 to set up the title match.  The final was low scoring, but in the end, Will beat Brock, who recently earned his 10th career title, to win the tenth of his own, becoming just the 53rd bowler in our 27-year history to reach that landmark.

        Fifteen handicap semifinalists were whittled to three, and in that penultimate game, Landon Stewart rolled 204 to just edge Nina Civiello, while both watched as Matthies blasted the front nine before a solid-10 pin stopped his run, nonetheless giving him 288 and title match berth against his Manzano High School teammate.

       The final was all Matthies as he started with spare-six bagger while Landon couldn't find the look on the right hand lane, and after many near misses, Land finally became a JBT champion with the win.

        Schmidt swept the U17 weekend events with a win over Ben Heckroth, while Mia Medina beat Peyton Lee to win Girls Scratch.  Shaiden Raymond won a ball of his choice from the Brands of Brunswick, one of our fantastic title sponsors.  Bug thanks to Ed Romero and his team for being great hosts as always, including adding free entries into the weekend's raffles!  If you want in on all this fun, check out our schedule and come on down

Strike Gold (Sun)- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Will Davis $300
2 Brock Bivins $150
3 Harper Schmidt $140
4 Carlos Estrada $75
5 Lucius Sandoval $60
6 Joshua Ruehlen $20
7 Derick Romero   
8 Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez $15
9 Ben Heckroth $28
10 Donovan Romero  
11 Markos Montoya  
12 Kade VanBeber  
13 Cayden Matherly  
14 Josh Burnett  
15 Kallista Fritts  
16 Alex Thompson  
17 Montana Cdebaca $30
18 Tyler Romine  
19 Caleb Roybal  
20 Ian Silva  
21 Gerilynn Delegarito $15
22 Xavier Kitchens $42
  Handicap Division  
1 Land Matthies $315
2 Landon Stewart $175
3 Nina Civiello $139
4 Peyton Lee $139
5 Josie Herson $120
6 Luis Aguilar $60
7 Mason Langhans $25
8 Nick Rodriguez   
9 Isaac John  
10 Carson Belnap  
11 Alberto Medina  
12 Mia Medina $50
13 Xaden Todacheenie  
14 Emma Kitchens $44
15 Talyn Pacheco $20
16 Hunter Williams  
17 Payton DeMerritt  
18 Mason VanDeventer   
19 Brent McIntire $20
20 Kylie Belnao  
21 Jordan Wisthoff  
22 Shaiden Raymond $14
23 Angela Romero  
24 Alexis Belnap  
25 Alyssa Burks  
26 Kira Mitchell  
27 Kambry Collins  
28 Chase Collins  
29 Ivan John  
30 Brenden Depew  
31 Santi Navarette  
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 Schmidt +81 M Medina -77
2 Heckroth +42 P Lee -79
3 Ruiz-Jimenez -26 Fritts -101
4 M Montoya -65 Cdebaca -111
5 Stewart -68 Delegarito -141
6 Van Beber -75 E Kitchens -147
7 M Medina -77 A Romero -171
8 C Belnap -88 Herson -173
9 A Thompson -111 Ky. Belnap -198
10 Romine -114 Civiello -232
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Bivins +183 Langhans +93
2 Sandoval +173 C Belnap +92
3 Davis +144 Rodriguez +88
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Do. Romero    Is. John
2 Bivins DeMerritt
3 Bivins DeMerritt
4 Bivins Matthies
5 Bivins Langhans
  Scratch High Game  
1 Do. Romero 298  
2 Bivins 296  
3 Ruehlen 289  
4 Sandoval 277  
5 Schmidt, Davis 269  
  Handicap High Game  
1 Matthies 290  
2 Stewart 288  
3 Stewart 279  
4 Is. John 276  
5 Langhans 266  



Date: Sunday February 19, 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 9 AM.

Re-entries?:  There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries this event..

Reservations:  Please email 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 a matchplay variety.

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 Mountain 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 Mountain points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a Mountain 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 9 AM Sun
1 Aguilar, Luis x
2 Bivins, Brock x
3 Burks, Alyssa x
4 Burnett, Josh x
5 Civiello, Nina x
6 Collins, Chase x
7 Collins, Kambry x
8 Davis, Will x
9 Delegarito, Gerilynn x
10 Depew, Brenden x
11 Fritts, Kallista x
12 Gallegos, Donald x
13 Heckroth, Ben x
14 Herson, Josie x
15 John, Isaac x
16 John, Ivan x
17 Kielich, Kloey x
18 Kitchens, Emma x
19 Kitchens, Xavier x
20 Langhans, Mason x
21 Lee, Peyton x
22 Matherly, Cayden x
23 Matthies, Land x
24 McIntire, Brent x
25 Medina, Alberto x
26 Medina, Mia x
27 MItchell, Kyra x
28 Pacheco, Talyn x
29 Raymond, Shaiden x
30 Romero, Angela x
31 Romero, Derick x
32 Romero, Donovan x
33 Romine, Tyler x
34 Roybal, Caleb x
35 Ruehlen, Joshua x
36 Ruiz-Jimenez, Aiden x
37 Sandoval, Lucius x
38 Schmidt, Harper x
39 Silva, Ian x
40 Thompson, Alex x
41 Thompson, Landon x
42 Todacheenie, Xaden x
43 VanBeber, Kade x
44 Vandeventer, Mason x
45 Velez, Gabriel x
46 Williams, Hunter x
47 Wisthoff, Jordan x
48 Montoya, Markos x