WEST COVINA LANES
champs Dallas Leong & Dante Rohe
Two out of state bowlers racked up a lot of points and another title each in exciting JBT Southern California Conference action at Brunswick West Covina Lanes.
Birthday boy Anthony Schanen began his first career scratch division stepladder finals with a 224-212 win over Kirk Chui. Previous day's champ Joe Grondin then stopped Schanen 247-212. In a low scoring semifinal, Dallas Leong stopped Grondin 187-181 to advance to yet another title match.
Austin Thompson was brilliant in the second half of the tournament to grab the number one seed, but the right lane on the championship pair did him in. Las Vegas native Leong stayed in control the entire game as a result, eventually winning 226-204 for the 9th title of his JBT career.
Matt Alford made the most of his handicap finals debut, trouncing Leah Zweig 268-213 in round one. Arizona bowler Dante Rohe then stopped Alford 215-189 in round two. Dante was good again in the semifinal, defeating the always entertaining Andrew Chan 236-211 to move up the ladder to the title game.
Zachary Alayra made a very impressive season debut by rolling to the top seed. As sometimes happens though, he struggled in the title match a bit. The veteran Rohe took full advantage, winning the game 213-181 for the second title of his JBT career, and a valuable double points win to solidify his place in the all-conference's elite top 12.
Ashley Dunn completed a sweep of the weekend's women's series events (just for a change, hah). This time, she beat Renee Gentry 205-189 for the day's girls' crown.
Thanks to the whole crew at West Covina for hosting our Tour. Over $2,800 in scholarships, not to mention two balls from title sponsor Ebonite, were awarded over the weekend. Want in on all this fun for all ages and averages? Just check us out at www.bowljbt.com, or 'Junior Bowlers Tour Southwest' on facebook. See you soon!
|West Covina- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Thompson 277||Chan 295|
|2||Schenck 269||Chan 278|
|3||Thompson 268||Alford 268|
|4||Leong 265||Alayra 266|
|5||Chui 259||Rohe 263|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,433|