champs Rob Edwards & Sam Burns

Rob Edwards couldn't wait to throw the first ball in the history of the JBT's Pacific Northwest Conference, so he raced to the foul line ahead of everyone- and left a 7-count washout.  That was one of his rare mistakes, though, as he, along with handicap champ Sam Burns, captured their first JBT titles in exciting action at Hiline Lanes.

The scratch division finals opened with a thriller, as Nicholas Amrein and Matthew Kemper tied at 202.  In the one shot rolloff, Kemper struck to advance 10-9.  In round two, another exciting match came down to the tenth frame, where Daniel Carroll spared a ten-pin for a 229-225 win over Kemper.  In the semifinals, Carroll lost the momentum and Jake Klemsen took advantage for a 248-165 win that advanced him to the title match.

Top qualifier Edwards had remained steady all day, and did so as well in the title match, staying in control in the late frames for a 227-200 win over Klemsen and his first JBT title.

Prior to the title match, the handicap finals were all about Travis McAllister.  He began in round one with a 229-218 win over Clay Bult.  He then followed with a 206-171 triumph over Amanda Richards, then defeated Brandon Nylund 248-207 to reach the title match.

Top qualifier Burns had already had a great day, but faced a tough challenge in the determined McAllister.  In the end, though, Burns struck in the tenth to ensure a 216-210 win, and his first career JBT title. He also nearly doubled his first place prize for throwing Ebonite equipment and wearing Etonic shoes, taking advantage of our terrific sponsors' bonus offers.

36 bowlers competed in the event, and we hope everyone who attended had a great time, and will spread the word about the great benefits of bowling JBT.   Everyone who finished in the top 5 qualifies for the 2007 JBT Pacific Northwest  Invitational Tournament, the regular season's year end event, featuring a guaranteed minimum $1,000 first place scholarship in each division.  Top season-long point scorers also qualify for the 2007 JBT Touring Players' Championship, featuring a guaranteed minimum $2,000 first place scholarship per division! 

Big thanks to everyone at Hiline for their tremendous hospitality in hosting our inaugural Pacific Northwest event.  Over $1,300 in scholarships were awarded.  Want in on the fun?  Come on out to the next JBT event, it's as simple as that!


Hiline Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners  
Pacific Northwest Conference      
Scratch Division      
rank name city, state score prize
1 Rob Edwards Vancouver, WA p 289 $242
2 Jake Klemsen Milwaukie, OR p 217 $115
3 Daniel Carroll Salem, OR p 175 $80
4 Matthew Kemper Hillsboro, OR p 155 $30
5 Nicholas Amrein Hillsboro, OR p 121 $35
6 Jordan Plunkett Everett, WA p 39  
7 Cameron Weier Federal Way, WA p 2 $70
8 Matthew West Gresham, OR m 52 $15
9 Josh Jackson Everett, WA m 57 $15
10 Mike Kennedy Maple Valley, WA m 64 $20
11 Tyler Cruz Tacoma, WA m 74  
12 Sam Neves Woodway, WA m 92  
13 Kevin Nagasawa Renton, WA m 52  
14 Katrina Everett Kirkland, WA m 55  
15 Tristan Curtis Fife, WA m 55 $10
16 Cody Stone Tigard, OR m 62  
17 Catherine Rawsthorne Federal Way, WA m 70  
18 Adam Nadasky Puyallup, WA m 75 $15
19 Ashley Brock Tacoma, WA m 102  
20 Dean Richards Tacoma, WA m 108  
21 Tiffany King Surprise, AZ m 114  
22 Kirk Williams Oregon City, OR m 149 $15
23 Kristin Keller Tacoma, WA m 181  
24 Todd Hoppfner Tacoma, WA m 182  
Handicap Division      
rank name city, state score prize
1 Sam Burns Federal Way, WA p 210 $375
2 Travis McAllister Tacoma, WA p 56 $160
3 Brandon Nylund Kent, WA p 102 $50
4 Amanda Richards Tacoma, WA p 66 $30
5 Clay Bult Woodinville, WA p 28 $26
6 Robert Powell Kent, WA p 13 $8
7 Danielle Mansonarez Tacoma, WA m 5  
8 John Young III Seattle, WA m 73  
9 Kyle Frederick Chandler, AZ m 80 $5
10 Robert Preston Sammamish, WA m 123  
11 Thomas Nylund Kent, WA m 149 $15
12 Kayla Frederick Chandler, AZ m 161  
Cuts: scratch - 52; handicap - 3      
Ebonite Ball Winner: Jack McNeel