champ William Entsminger

       After a successful yet frustrating season, William Entsminger finally put it all together and captured his first JBT title in a big way at Big Rock Casino.

     Scratch-only action a sport pattern led to fairly low scores, but the five finalists really performed well in the stepladder.  Dan Romero opened up the finals with a 215-188 win over Jess Gagliardi.  Romero was strong again match two, beating Diego Lucero 222-187.  Romero improved to 235 in the next game, but Kyle King was even better, matching the high game of the day (that he rolled in game one) with a 277 effort to advance to the title match.

    Top seed William Entsminger had grabbed the lead away from Kyle in game seven, thanks to a 703 semifinal effort.  That's good news for William, but even better news was the 4-count he rolled on his final PowerBowl shot earlier, which just happened to be what he called, earning him a $425 bonus scholarship as the 4th PowerBowl winner this season!   Perhaps mentally boosted by the big win, Entsminger looked noticeably more confident in the title match against Kyle.  Where he had often made a big mistake late in title matches before, he finished as strong as he started, and claimed the long awaited victory with a 237-204 win over King.

     Thanks as always to Jeff Pearce and everyone at Big Rock for hosting our Tour again.  Over $1,100 in scholarships were awarded to a nearly sold-out scratch field.  Want in on the best action in junior bowling?  Come on out to the next JBT event, it's really that simple!  

Big Rock Casino- final results and optional scholarship winners
NM-TX Conference  
Scratch Division  
rank name prize
1 William Entsminger $625
2 Kyle King $170
3 Dan Romero $60
4 Diego Lucero $85
5 Jess Gagliardi $40
6 Hannah Stedman $20
7 Geoffrey Young $55
8 Christina Waldron $15
9 Matt Helmick $45
10 Matt Cormack  
11 Matt Jones  
12 Thomas Gutierrez  
13 Aaron Raymond  
14 Zach Barnard  
15 Amanda Falk  
16 Josh Helmick  
17 Nathan Shock  
18 Brian Ballard  
19 Rebeca Reguero  
20 Sara Vargas  
21 Eric Sanford $10
22 Kyle Pearce  
23 Tom Crites  
24 Charlie Elliott  
25 Nick Lee  
26 Janeyl Carper  
27 Tim Crites $5
28 Mark Mares  
29 Justin Givler  
30 Jonah Seawright  
31 Tevynn Laws $5
32 Billy Read  
33 Wendy Shelton  
34 Tim Baribeau  
Scratch High Games:  
  King 277  
  King 277  
Lucero 258  
Jones 258  
Cormack 246