champs and finalists

            Hunter Mayes and Miguel Espinoza picked up JBT titles in exciting Arizona Conference action at AMF Union Hills in Phoenix.

            The opening match of the scratch division stepladder finals was a thriller, as Keith Ylvisaker and Cesar Padilla tied at 235, with Keith winning the ensuing rolloff 10-9.  Mayes left no doubt as to the semifinal winner, as he blasted a ten strike 277 performance to defeat Ylvisaker's 217.  Top seed Cayden Matherly continued the best streak of his JBT career by leading the event here, but Hunter with some steam is still one of the scariest things on Tour, and he remained red-hot in a 268-204 win over Cayden for the 22nd title of his outstanding JBT career.

            It was friend vs friend in round one of the handicap finals as Terrell Coates got by another red-hot bowler, Asher Toberer, 223-204.  Espinoza then came on strong to beat Coates and advance to the title match.  11 year-old top seed Kayden Gima was impressive all day in his second career event, but could not find the same look in the final match that had gotten him to the number one spot.  After a couple previous close calls, Miguel broke through for the win, earning the first title of his JBT career.

        Katelyn Abigania remained nearly untouchable in the subdivisions, edging Kaitlyn Hammer 185-182 to win Girls Scratch, and dominating Toberer to also claim U17.  Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez won the day's ball from the Brands of Brunswick, one of our great title sponsors.   Big thanks to the team at Union Hills for hosting us!  Want in on all this fun for all ages and skill levels?  Just check out our schedule and come on down!  

Union Hills (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Hunter Mayes $605
2 Cayden Matherly $200
3 Keith Ylvisaker $150
4 Cesar Padilla $125
5 Amarr Bryant $100
6 Katelyn Abigania $155
7 Josh Abigania $70
8 Ryan Zent $90
9 Mike Jones $60
10 Josh Molloy  
11 Juan Canez  
12 Aaron Coleman $14
13 Grant Keller  
14 Corbin Reid-Hirsch  
15 Kyle Ponzo   
16 Shane Smith  
17 Rene Canez  
18 Nick Barrieault  
19 Payton Workman  
20 Brock Bivins  
21 Bailey Knight  
22 Wes Cunningham  
23 Brandon Rother  
24 CJ Todeschi  
25 Quinten Bell  
26 Jake Fenn  
27 Kaitlyn Hammer $25
28 Alex Hartman  
29 Braxton Sexton  
30 Harper Schmidt  
31 Kendall Bollea  
32 Joshua Burnett  
33 Drew Merrell  
34 Jason Gootzeit  
35 Chris Mayes  
36 Andrew Sager  
37 Dylan Donahue  
38 Mackenzie Paige  
39 Koryn Marquez  
40 Robert Lawrence  
41 Noel Hernandez  
42 Tayler Clark  
43 Ben Laffoon  
44 Nathan Tidball  
45 Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez  
46 CJ Henry  
47 Brent Purugganan $100
48 Daunte Uribarri  
49 CJ Henry  
50 Chris Lellos  
51 Jadeyn Mabry  
52 Thomas Lawrence  
53 Jacob Ellis  
  Handicap Division  
1 Miguel Espinoza $400
2 Kayden Gima $220
3 Terrell Coates $180
4 Asher Toberer $125
5 Nathan Bravo $100
6 Isaiah Pino $80
7 Conner Pendergrass $70
8 Kloey Kielich $193
9 Cameron Coleman $60
10 Nathan Harnit $60
11 Jaden Villanueva  
12 Gage Baker  
13 Christian Ortega  
14 Sam Winemiller  
15 Jon Abigania  
16 Ryeden-Jaye Grace  
17 Joanna Molloy  
18 Alex Rosenblum  
19 Mason Langhans  
20 Kyler Harden  
21 Kaili Purugganan  
22 Evelynn Bollea  
23 Cayden Rose  
24 Josh Milonas  
25 Jake King  
26 Thomas Giali  
27 Sterling Smith  
28 Kellan Harris-Cleaves  
29 Abigail Hunt  
30 Paityn Gaines  
31 Brayden Sibilla  
32 Jacob Hughes $30
33 Alexis Anderson  
34 Austin Nash  
35 Thomas Glass  
36 Araceli Hunt  
37 Ethan Canku  
38 Nicholas Harnit  
39 Regis Tonelete  
40 Lucius Owin  
41 Brendan Bobersky  
42 Lily Winemiller  
43 Peyton Lee  
44 Cameron Sager  
45 Ian Holzwarth  
46 Kimberlie Messick  
47 Connor Bell  
48 Keiran Roth  
49 Donald Gallegos  
50 Joshua Hanson  
51 Abigail London  
52 Aaneas Deras  
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Matherly +193 Toberer +215
2 H Mayes +177 Gima +178
3 Ponzo +150 Espinoza +169
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Matherly Gima
2 Matherly Gima
3 Matherly Gima
4 Matherly Gima
5 Matherly Toberer
6 H Mayes Toberer
7 H Mayes Espinoza
8 Matherly Gima
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 K Abigania +105 K Abigania +105
2 Toberer +60 K Hammer -18
3 Knight +43 Kielich -18
4 Baker +19 Bollea -29
5 Trother +17 Paige -53
6 C Ortega +1 Marquez -57
7 Bravo -8 T Clark -75
8 Kielich -18 Mabry -150
9 Sexton -18 P Lee -179
10 Schmidt -19 K Purugganan -198
  Scratch High Game  
1 M Jones 279  
2 Padilla 279  
3 Keller 278  
4 H Mayes 277  
5 Matherly 276  
  Handicap High Game  
1 Toberer 290  
2 Pendergrass 281  
3 Gima 277  
4 S Winemiller 277  
5 Gima, Na. Harnit 274  




Date: Saturday February 25, 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.

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, 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 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, 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  11 AM Sat
1 Anderson, Alexis x
2 Baker, Gage x
3 Barrieault, Nicholas x
4 Bell, Connor x
5 Bell, Quinten x
6 Bivins, Brock x
7 Bobersky, Brendan x
8 Bollea, Evelynn x
9 Bollea, Kendall x
10 Bravo, Nathan x
11 Bryant, Amarr x
12 Burnett, Josh x
13 Canez, Juan x
14 Canez, Rene x
15 Canku, Ethan x
16 Clark, Tayler x
17 Cleaves, Kellan x
18 Coates, Terrell x
19 Coleman, Aaron x
20 Coleman, Cameron x
21 Deras, Aaneas x
22 Donahue, Dylan x
23 Ellis, Jacob x
24 Espinoza, Miguel x
25 Gaines, Payton x
26 Gallegos, Donald x
27 Giali, Thomas x
28 Gima, Kayden x
29 Glass, Thomas x
30 Gootzeit, Jason x
31 Grace, Ryeden-Jaye x
32 Hammer, Kaitlyn x
33 Harden, Kyler x
34 Harnit, Nathan x
35 Harnit, Nicholas x
36 Harris, Kellan x
37 Hartman, Alex x
38 Henry, CJ x
39 Hernandez, Noel x
40 Holzwarth, Ian x
41 Hughes, Jacob x
42 Hunt, Abigail x
43 Hunt, Araceli x
44 Joanna's friend Kimberly x
45 Keller, Grant x
46 Kielich, Kloey x
47 King, Jake x
48 Knight, Bailey x
49 Laffoon, Ben x
50 Langhans, Mason x
51 Lawrence, Robert x
52 Lawrence, Thomas x
53 Lee, Peyton x
54 London, Abigail x
55 Mabry, Jadeyn x
56 Marquez, Koryn x
57 Matherly, Cayden x
58 Mayes, Chris x
59 Mayes, Hunter x
60 Milonas, Joshua x
61 Molloy, Joanna x
62 Molloy, Josh x
63 Nash, Austin x
64 Ortega, Christian x
65 Owin, Lucius x
66 Padilla, Cesar x
67 Paige, Mackenzie x
68 Pendergrass, Conner x
69 Pino, Isaiah x
70 Pointon, RJ x
71 Ponzo, Kyle x
72 Purugganan, Brent x
73 Purugganan, Kailai x
74 Reid-Hirsch, Corbin x
75 Rose, Caden x
76 Rosenblum, Alex x
77 Roth, Kieran x
78 Rother, Brandon x
79 Ruiz-Jimenez, Aiden x
80 Sager, Andrew x
81 Sager, Cameron x
82 Sexton, Braxton x
83 Sibilla, Brayden x
84 Silva, Ian x
85 Smith, Sterling x
86 Tidball, Nathan x
87 Toberer, Asher x
88 Todeschi, CJ x
89 Tonelete, Regis x
90 Villanueva, Jaden x
91 Winemiller, Lily x
92 Winemiller, Sam x
93 Workman, Jaden x
94 Workman, Payton x
95 Workman, Savanah x
96 Ylvisaker, Keith x
97   x
98   x
99   x