champs Nathan Shock and Angela Walls

    Nathan Shock and Angela Walls captured their first JBT titles in exciting NM-TX Conference action at El Paso's Oasis Lanes.

    Kyle King, who defeated Jess Gagliardi in a rolloff just to get to the finals, opened up the scratch division stepladder finals with a 211-199 win over Billy Read.  King, in search of his 30th JBT title, then got by early leader Diego Lucero 205-164.  In the semifinal match, King stopped Shock 206-183 to reach the title match.

   In a match destined to eventually happen, Shock faced top seed William Entsminger for the title.  William and Nathan are 1-2 in points this season, but neither bowler has ever won a JBT title, despite numerous opportunities and more than enough skills to do so.  In a match that was, appropriately enough, tied after 7 frames, Shock had the stronger finish.  His strike-spare in the tenth forced Entsminger to get all three strikes in his tenth frame to win, and it was not to be.  Shock's 203-170 win earned him the oh-so-long-awaited first career JBT title.

   Ryan Red opened up the handicap division stepladder finals with a 224-188 win over fellow first time finalist Nick Priddy.  For his efforts, Ryan got to face his big brother next, but he was up to the task, defeating Roman Red 211-173.  7 year-old Nicklaus Myers, who finished the semifinals with a 195 scratch game (!), then defeated Red 241-198, advancing him to his first title match.

   Top seed Angela Walls held off the hard-charging Myers by just 8 pins for the top seed, and the Albuquerque bowler was not only the only non El Paso bowler, but also the finalist with by far the most JBT experience.  None of that bothered the talented Myers, but in the end, Angela used a good combination of good shots and good-carrying brooklyn hits to defeat Nick 251-187 for her first JBT title.

   It should also be noted that although we are thrilled for Angela and Nathan for their wins, they also happen to be two of the best sports on our Tour as well, and it's nice when the nice guys (and gals) finish first. 

   Over $1,600 in scholarships were awarded to bowlers of all ages and averages.  Want in on the fun?  Come on down to the next JBT event, it's as simple as that! 

Oasis Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners
NM-TX Conference  
Scratch Division  
rank name prize
1 Nathan Shock $300
2 William Entsminger $140
3 Kyle King $100
4 Diego Lucero  $70
5 Billy Read $90
6 Jess Gagliardi $45
7 Dan Romero  
8 Tomas Reyes  
9 rebeca Reguero $15
10 Wendy Shelton  
11 Pablo Hererra $15
12 Ian Meinke  
13 Charlie Elliott  
14 Tevynn Laws  
15 Brandon Dye  
16 Sam Zermeno  
17 Nick Lee  
18 Zach Barnard  
19 Brandon Malacky  
Handicap Division  
rank name prize
1 Angela Walls $200
2 Nicklaus Myers $100
3 Ryan Red $75
4 Roman Red $60
5 Nick Priddy $65
6 Bailey McFarland $55
7 Andrew Cabello $45
8 Kaitlynn McMurtrie $55
9 Brandon Ginithan $20
10 Dominic Cuomo $15
11 Austin Masterson  
12 Jeff Russell $40
13 Taylor Masterson  
14 Taylor Quintana  
15 Lin Valdez $15
16 Joleigh Murphy $15
17 Andrew Esparza $45
18 Ahkeen Williams $50
19 Cody Franke  
20 Samantha McFarland  
21 Cyera Quintana  
22 Lindsey Myers  
23 Kristina Casaus  
24 Krishawna Casaus  
25 Jacob Gill  
26 Terry Wade  
27 Ryan Doan  
28 Marina Stever  
29 Steven Ray Estrada $15
30 Aurora Popple  
31 Mike Romero  
32 Nick Wade  
33 Priscilla Red  
34 Joe Baldonado  
35 Matthew Myers  
36 Bryan Weatherly  
37 Ryan Fast  
38 Krista Casaus $10
39 Adam Cabello  
40 Kyla Casaus $15
41 Stephanie Barela  
42 Lacey Shelton  
43 Amber Robinson  
44 Tim Baribeau  
45 Jonah Seawright  
46 Dillon Bridge  
47 Seth Jaramillo  
48 Dallas Ehlert  
49 Kara Casaus  
Scratch High Games:  
  Romero 270  
  Shock 255  
King 245  
Shelton 244  
Lucero 243  
Handicap High Games:  
N Myers 282  
Walls 264  
Walls 252  
Andrew Cabello 250  
Roman Red 250  
Round Leaders (5 pts. Each)  
Scratch Handicap
1 King Austin Masterson
2 Lucero Williams / Murphy
3 Lucero And. Cabello
4 Lucero And. Cabello
5 Shock Walls
6 Shock Walls
7 Entsminger Walls
8 Entsminger Walls
High Female:  
Walls 934  
Shelton 921  
Reguero 909  
B McFarland 890  
Stever 828