STRIKE ZONE at Sunset Station
champs and finalists
Josh Abigania and Nicholas Harnit picked up JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at Strike Zone in Henderson NV.
The 'sprint format' 2-game stepladder finals was used, with the 4-3-2 seeds all playing for the right to play the top seed. In the scratch division semifinal, Harper Schmidt bowed out with 174, while Daryus Alo's 224 fell to Abigania's 258 to advance Josh to the title match. Top seed Andrew Guba continued his exceptional season by leading here, but the sneaky-good Josh would not be stopped, blasting another 258 to beat Andrew's 192 and capture the sixth title of his JBT career.
All three handicap semifinalists bowled very well- Ayrana Solomon (who rallied all the way from the cut line to the #4 spot) rolled 217 but fell to the 243 of Giancarlo Rossi, but he in turn was edged by Harnit's 249, advancing Nicholas to the final match. Top seeded rookie Gavin Hilton, one of so many rapidly improving Las Vegas bowlers, bowled great to capture the #1 spot and was solid in the title match, but Harnit hasn't stopped his momentum since his 2022 TPC win right here at Strike Zone, and he squeaked by Hilton 247-237, good for the fourth title of his JBT career.
Katelyn Abigania edged Kendall Bollea by just one pin, 218-217, to capture the day's Girls Scratch title, while Schmidt took down yet another U17 win, this time beating rapidly improving Gage Baker for the title (and winning that ultra cool bonus LED award in the process!) Big thanks to the amazing Jerry Francomano and the Strike Zone team for all their hospitality. Want in on all the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Strike Zone (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Schmidt +125||K Abigania +86|
|2||Baker +111||Bollea +24|
|3||D Alo +87||R Clark -72|
|4||K Abigania +86||N Gregorich -113|
|5||Na. Harnit +75||P Lee -133|
|6||Stovall +50||K Ancheta -197|
|7||Ni. Harnit +42||Houle -206|
|8||Vasquez +31||Miric -225|
|9||Castronova +29||B Clark -274|
|10||Huffman +28||London -281|
|1||J Abigania +142||Ni. Harnit +182|
|2||Schmidt +125||N Gregorich +177|
|3||Guba +105||Na. Harnit +165|
|1||K Abigania||N Gregorich|
|3||D Alo||N Gregorich|
|4||Vasquez / K Abigania||N Gregorich|
|5||J Abigania||Ni. Harnit|
|6||J Abigania||Ni. Harnit|
|Scratch High Game|
|2||K Abigania 279|
|3||J Abigania 268|
|5||D Alo 259|
|Handicap High Game|
|2||A Solomon 287|
|5||N Gregorich 278|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $3,819|
Date: Saturday March 18, 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 11 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, or scan this QR code to use Venmo: . 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 2 game semifinals. The top 4 then do a two-round stepladder finals.
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 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 a 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.
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