What's New in JBT
This page has taken the place of the weekly 'JBT Online Updates', so be sure to check this page out every day, as well as our 'Junior Bowlers Tour Southwest' facebook page!
November 15- The Main Event discounted room block ends Dec.8. Get those rooms reserved!
September 30- Makayla Douglas put on perhaps the best female performance in JBT history, rolling +266 for her 5 qualifying games, one of the best if not the best. Even more impressive, that was 201 pins above second-place Austin Gratzer (+60). Great job Makayla!
September 23- Sometimes high scores can be fun! Eric Hatchett (813) and Ben Canfield (800) become the second duo to both shoot 800 in the same JBT event, while Derek Acuff beats them both with a 300 game en route to the title. Be sure to read all about the results and watch the videos!
September 8- Ben Canfield wins the PowerBowl jackpot for $1,000 in an exciting So Cal season opener. Check out the full results for more!
September 3- Five tournaments into the 2012-13 season, we've had twelve different bowlers win the twelve titles awarded. Will parity be the theme of the season? Come on out to a JBT event and get your share of the loot!
August 28- The 2012-13 season is underway, with two great events in the Northwest in the books! One of our favorite weekends, Cliff Castle Casino, is up this weekend. Spread the word and see you there!
August 1- The fall 2012 schedule is nearly complete on the 'schedules and results' page of the website. Lots of fun and excitement is in store in all five conferences- check it out today and start making plans. We saw this year again just how much every point counts, so don't miss a single event!
July 31- Jakob Butturff, Courtney Couch, and Austin Thompson win the 2012 TPC. Over $17,000 in scholarships were awarded in this prestigious event. Final results are posted on this website.
July 23- Cortez Schenck and Ashley Dunn finished second in their divisions at Junior Gold, beating roughly 500 and 100 bowlers, respectively. Wesley Low, Tyler Boe, Daniel Hanson, and Marshall Kent all made the final 16 in their divisions, while Zack Hattori, Tanner Spacey, Thomas Nute, and Correen Lieber all made the first cut. Great job representing JBT!
June 6- Fun facts from the weekend: the final 3 handicap bowlers at the AZ Invite had averages of 89, 154, and 186- it really is any average, spread that word over the summer... There were a record 93 titles going head to head in the T of C final with Kyle (57) playing Cameron (36)... Ashley beats sister Stacey by 3 days as the youngest JBT champ ever... Brendan wins his second major in row with the T of C win, having swept the Mojave Invite... lots more at the website!
June 1- Most people who have confirmed for the TPC banquet have been getting 2 or 3 tickets in addition to the free tickets for the bowlers (which is fine). With the banquet limited to 300, this means it will definitely sell out. Again, we encourage you to get these tickets sooner rather than later- once they're gone, they're gone. Next time we'll just rent out Cardinals Stadium or something.
May 31- So Cal bowlers, the news just gets better. Mark Baker's new book 'Gamechanger' is one of the best new bowling books out there, and we're celebrating its release at Parkway! All the winners 6/17-18 will receive a copy of 'Gamechanger', and the winners Saturday 6/17 will earn an extra $100 bonus as well!!! 'Gamechanger' will also be on sale at the event. So... win the event, hit the 1-3-5 bonus, do well in the Invite... holy cow what a potential weekend! Thanks again to all these terrific sponsors, and the folks behind them making it happen!
May 26- For TPC
bowlers, we have added a block of rooms at Fiesta Henderson, right across the
highway from Sunset. $49 Thurs & Sunday, and $69 Fri and Sat. Call 702-558-7000
to book, while supplies last. You can always still try Sunset Station, the host
hotel, to see if there are any cancellations/openings. Please consider staying
at other Station Casinos properties if these two don't fit your needs. For the
Fiesta Henderson room block, here is the direct web link:
May 23- Don't say we didn't warn you! As of this afternoon there are 4 rooms left at Strike Zone in the JBT block at the current rate. We are working to add additional rooms.
May 13- A very happy mother's day, and big congrats to all recent grads, from all of us at JBT!
May 6- Dominic Luna finally ends the dry spell and wins $1000 in PowerBowl by successfully knocking over all ten pins in the first round, 7 in the second round and 5 in the last round... That's $1000 for 3 shots.... Great job Dominic! We also have just as good news: It took so long for PowerBowl to get hit that the backup jackpot is already at $1000 also.... You can't win it unless you're here folks!
Gasn, Riggin, Pekins win Main Event
Over $34,000 was awarded at the Main Event, with east coast JBT star Matt Gasn, west coast female JBT star Valerie Riggin, and Californian Brandon Pekins earning the coveted singles titles. We hope everyone who attended had fun, and will start spreading the word right now for the 2012 Main Event!
Remainder of 2011-12 schedule published!
The rest of the dates for the 2011-12 season are now available at the 'schedule' page of the website, as well as at all JBT events. As you'll see , we have an awful lot of fun in store for you. Some new centers, some great annual hosts, new formats, old classics, all leading up to the Invitationals and TPC! Get to as many events as you can to get in position for the most post-season fun.
History made at Canoga Park!
Stever is first Girls' TPC qualifier!
Marina Stever became the first female with 3 Impact Bowling Women's Series wins, and thus is the first qualifier for the Girls TPC this summer. A bunch of girls have two wins, showing the parity and depth of our ladies' events, and will surely be joining her soon. Check out the Women's Series section of the website for all the details!
Kent wins Team Trials, Cruz makes Junior Team USA!
Marshall Kent added another major title to his stellar resume by winning the Team USA Trials event. JBT bowlers and alumni had a huge impact on the event, headlined by Tyler Cruz, who now joins Marshall on Junior Team USA. Great job guys!
Curtis, Bachteler capture Touring Players Championship crowns!
Tristan Curtis and Vince Bachteler earned $2,000 scholarships each as champions of our most important event, the 2011 TPC. They beat fellow Washingtonians Marshall Kent and Kjerstin Richards in the title matches. Over $16,000 in scholarships were awarded overall in this very fun and very challenging event. We hope everyone who attended had a blast, and get ready to earn those points to qualify for the 2012 TPC!
Bowling Dynamics joins JBT!
Bowling Dynamics, with two shops in Phoenix, has agreed to partner with JBT Arizona Conference events! Extra money will be added to all the remaining 10-11 AZ Conference events, and bowlers winning with Bowling Dynamics bought / drilled equipment earn a bonus $50 scholarship. Wow! Thanks to Bowling Dynamics, which you can visit at www.bowlingdynamics.com, for this great deal. On a side note, it's awesome that multiple shops can offer great deals in the same area, with the goal of benefiting youth bowlers as much as possible- thanks to all our shops and other sponsors for "getting it"!
'Like' Ebonite on Facebook and watch for JBT news!
Be sure to check out Ebonite, our title sponsor, on facebook. In addition to news on all the great products Ebonite makes, notable accomplishments of JBT bowlers will be posted periodically as well. Check it out!
All JBT videos on YouTube !
Be sure to check out 'jbt900' on YouTube for a complete collection of all JBT videos from 2010-11 on. It's a much more efficient system for us, so videos will generally be up the week they are filmed. There's some special treats on there as well, so be sure to check it out for hours of JBT fun!
New Fax number & address
JBT has a new fax number- 888-788-4961. Please make a note of it.
Also, note the new address: PO Box 20011, Seattle WA 98102. The old PO Box won't work after January, so please make a note of it.