Drew Merrell, Evelynn Bollea, Shane Smith, Peyton Lee, RJ Pointon, Katelyn Abigania, Mason Stark; Harper Schmidt; Mason again!
In a season defined so far by parity, two more bowlers won their first singles titles in tremendous JBT Arizona Conference action at Bowlero Tucson.
After qualifying, bowlers competed in 'pick your poison', where higher seeded bowlers get to choose who they want to play in head to head matches. Sixteen scratch qualifiers were narrowed down to four, and in that round, GCU bowler Drew Merrell stopped Kayelyn Abigania, while Shane Smith of ASU beat Daunte Uribarri of GCU to set up another Antelope-Sun Devil title game. In that final, both bowlers struggled with both leaving and making corner pins, but in the end Smith put it together faster to claim his first career singles title, and second overall JBT title, having won doubles with Matt Zweig previously.
The handicap semifinal matches were both very tightly contested, as top seed Evelynn Bollea edged RJ Pointon 225-222, and Cactus Mafia member Mason Stark squeaked by Peyton Lee 238-223, to set up a title match between two rookies. The final became a war of attrition, and in the end Evelynn had just enough for a 193-183 win. Her sister Kendall is already an all-time JBT great, and now she begins her winning journey with JBT title #1!
It was a weekend sweep in the subdivision events, as Katelyn Abigania beat Bollea for Girls Scratch, and Harper Schmidt also bested Kendall for U17. Stark's day had already been great, as he 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 (Sun)- final results and scholarship winners|
|33||Conner Lee Haven-Barker|
|1||J Molloy +185||E Bollea +121|
|2||Merrell +126||Stark +115|
|3||Schmidt +114||Lee +96|
|1||Schmidt +114*||Bollea +63|
|2||Bollea +63||K Abigania +55|
|3||K Abigania +55||Mabry -38|
|4||Mabry -38||Lee -64|
|5||P Lee -64||Marquez -122|
|6||Pointon -99||Kielich -143|
|7||Meliska -107||S Meinhardt -195|
|8||Gootzeit -140||Theophilus -222|
|9||Kielich -143||A London -229|
|10||Sexton -164||J Molloy -255|
|Scratch High Game|
|5||H Mayes 256|
|Handicap High Game|
|2||S Meinhardt 267|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,594|
complete results coming soon!
Date: Sunday November 13, 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 10 AM.
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% then advance to 'pick your poison' matchplay.
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.
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