Miguel Espinoza, Conner Pendergrass, Cesar Padilla, Hunter Mayes; Katelyn Abigania; Harper Schmidt; Braxton Sexton
Rematches in the title match resulted in exciting wins in jam-packed JBT Arizona Conference action at Bowlero Tucson.
Jason Gootzeit bowled very well to make his first career scratch division stepladder finals, but fell to all-conference points leader Josh Molloy in round one 207-184. The all-conference points leader for the last three years, Hunter Mayes, then stopped Molloy to advance to the title match. Top seed Cesar Padilla claims he isn't good on short patterns like today's, but he fired 299 in qualifying for the high game of the event, eventually leading by over 100 pins. However, the title match lead was Mayes' with three frames ago before back to back opens and a fantastic closing five-bagger from Padilla forced Hunter to double for the title. Mayes got the first hit, but a brutal solid-7 stood on the second shot, giving Cesar the comeback win and 6th career JBT title.
Miguel Espinoza made a great run up the handicap stepladder finals, starting with a win over Hannah Hughes 245-219. Espinoza then got past Abigail London 235-186 to reach the title match. He probably wasn't thrilled to see Conner Pendergrass, who beat him for the title in Kingman, and completely dominated this event right from the start. Unfortunately for Espinoza it was more of the same as he slowed down his pace, and Pendergrass bowled another excellent game for the win and second career JBT title.
Familiar faces won the day's subdivision events, as Katelyn Abigania beat Jadeyn Mabry for Girls Scratch, and Harper Schmidt stopped Gootzeit for U17. Braxton Sexton nailed the '27' jackpot for a quick $100 bonus. Huge thanks to JBT grad Jacob Smith and the team at Bowlero for their usual great hosting job. Want in on all this action for all skill levels? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Bowlero Tucson (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners|
|13||Conner Lee Haven-Barker|
|1||Paadilla +182||Pendergrass +148|
|2||Schmidt +145||Roth +89|
|3||Gootzeit +126||Coleman +68|
|1||Schmidt +145*||K Abigania +64*|
|2||Gootzeit +126||Mabry -52|
|3||K Abigania +64||Clark -57|
|4||Barczyszyn +10||Marquez -109|
|5||Sexton -5||London -137|
|6||Limon -46||Lugo -177|
|7||Mabry -52||Bollea -191|
|8||C Sager -54||Lee -216|
|9||Pendergrass -57||Jaramillo -313|
|10||Roth -71||S Meinhardt -338|
|Scratch High Game|
|2||H Mayes 279|
|4||J Abigania 267|
|5||Padilla, Schmidt 263|
|Handicap High Game|
|3||H Hughes 261|
|4||C Sager 256|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,488|
Date: Saturday November 12, 2022 (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 1 PM.
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.
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 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 points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in an Arizona 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, 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.
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||1 PM Sat|
|27||Haven-Baker, Connor Lee||x|