DEER VALLEY LANES
champs Keith Fung & Dante Rohe
Keith Fung and Dante Rohe each claimed their first titles in their divisions, in exciting JBT Arizona Conference action at AMF Deer Valley Lanes in Phoenix.
After five games, bowlers competed in 'pick your poison' matchplay, where higher seeds chose who they wanted to bowl in their matches. Cortez Schenck lapped the field in qualifying, going exactly +300 for his five games. He got past his first round, but chose unwisely in the semifinals, as Keith Fung blasted 298 in the first game against Schenck en route to a 500-347 two game win. In the other semifinal, Ben Canfield got past Dallas Leong to set up the one-game finale.
Fung has struggled for most of the season, but it all clicked back into place here. He started the title match strong to give the veteran Canfield no chance. Keith's 256-194 eventual win gave him a long-awaited first scratch title to go along with an earlier handicap win.
Sixteen handicap division matchplay bowlers were carved down to four, and in exciting one-game semifinal matches, Dante Rohe stopped top-seed Jacob Soulierre, who made an impressive JBT debut, 204-192. The other semi came down to a single pin, as Elijah Melchor defeated Allyssa Caron 229-228, to move on to his second career title match.
Rohe has done consistently well in his JBT career, but had been unable to get into the winner's circle. That changed this time, as Rohe stayed in control for a 227-203 win, and the long awaited first career JBT title.
Adel Wahner continued her solid bowling of late with a 204-166 win against Amanda Atkin to capture the day's Women's Series title.
Thanks as always to the team at Deer Valley for hosting our Tour. Want in on the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Deer Valley- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Fung 298||Soulierre 286|
|2||Schenck 280||Soulierre 284|
|3||Schenck 279||Soulierre 281|
|4||Oviatt 277||Lewandowski 277|
|5||Leong 268||K Edgett 274|
|3||K Edgett -53|
|5||A Caron -77|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,328|