BOWLERO VIA LINDA
Christian Ortega, Cameron Sager, Andrew Sager, Lily Winemiller, JR Barczyszyn, Katelyn Abigania
Andrew Sager and Christian Ortega were the survivors of a tough pattern at the JBT event at Bowlero Via Linda, earning titles in exciting Arizona Conference action.
The 'plutonium' pattern melted many good players' games, and compounding it was the tense 'super survivor' format, where the low game, and the lowest overall totals, are eliminated game by game. The scratch division semifinals were carved from a whopping 27 bowlers down to seven. In that round, Quinten Bell was eliminated on low game, while Josh Molloy, qualifying leader Daunte Uribarri, Shane Smith, and Matthew Garrett bowed out in that order on low totals. That left Andrew Sager to face off against JR Barczyszyn for the title. Andrew had one previous title match which didn't go well, while JR made a big leap forward here by making his first finals. Opens in the 9th and 10th sealed Barczyszyn's fate here, as Sager came through with a solid game and the win, and his first career JBT title.
Twenty-two handicap finalists were also reduced to seven survivors, and in that seven-player free for all, +/- leader Jericho Sargento hurt his thumb and was unable to put up his usual scores, bowing out with low game. Miguel Espinoza, yesterday's champ Cameron Sager, Nathan Bravo, and Cameron Coleman were eliminated in that order. That left Christian Ortega, who had been in second behind Sargento, and Lily Winemiller, who threw a 203 scratch game to get enough total pins to stay alive, to play for the title. Lily bowled well again in the final, but could no nothing but admire Ortega along with all of us, who began the title match with the front six on the brutal pattern, finishing with one of the highest scratch games of the day (246) and the highest handicap game of the day (286), earning his second career JBT title with the impressive performance.
The Sager family's great weekend finished with Cameron beating JR for the U17 subdivision win, and Katelyn Abigania wrapped up another solid event with a win over Koryn Marquez for the girls scratch title. Tasia Massengale took home the ball of her choice from the brands of Brunswick. Huge thanks to the Via Linda team for doing a great job hosting a big turnout! Want in on all this fun for all skill levels? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Via Linda (Sun)- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Uribarri +17||C Ortega +51|
|2||P Workman -2||J Sargento +40|
|3||Barczyszyn -8||N Bravo +28|
|1||M Jones||C Pendergrass|
|1||Barczyszyn -8||Marquez -91|
|2||C Sager -71||K Abigania -94|
|3||K Abigania -94||Bollea -113|
|4||Bollea -113||Mabry -155|
|5||J Sargento -115||Kielich -204|
|6||Schmidt -120||P Lee -221|
|7||Pointon -125||K Hammer -229|
|8||C Bell -127||Paige -237|
|9||C Ortega -134||Dani Fincham -238|
|10||Gootzeit -138||Gaines -268|
|Scratch High Game|
|1||A Sager 256|
|2||A Sargento 247|
|5||A Sager 244|
|Handicap High Game|
|1||C Ortega 286|
|2||L Winemiller 279|
|4||M Espinoza 259|
|5||M Espinoza, Pointon 253|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $3,255|
Date: Sunday October 9, 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 11:30 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% advance to the 'super survivor' round.
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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