HAZEL DELL LANES
champs Nick Devlin & Michael Creel
Nick Devlin piled another title onto a terrific season's resume, while Michael Creel captured JBT victory for the first time, in exciting Pacific Northwest Conference action at Vancouver's Hazel Dell Lanes.
Ryan Nikolas earned the top seed for the two-game matchplay round, but previous day's champ Andrew Heritage took him down in the round of eight 454-368. Devlin then stopped Heritage's bid for a weekend sweep with a 174-152 semifinal win. On the other side of the bracket, 8 seed Tyler Boe ended Tommie McNeal's fine weekend with a 247-186 win to set up the title game.
Devlin didn't allow there to be any drama in the title match except whether he'd shoot a perfect game on the challenging Mexico City lane pattern. Nick's run was ended at the front seven, and he cruised from there 266-186 for the 8th title of his JBT career.
Previous day's champion Cameron Nodland stayed red-hot in the handicap division, earning the top seed, but his great run was stopped in the round of eight, upset 365-360 by 16th and final qualifier Daniel Johnson. Johnson then won a single-game squeaker in the semifinals, 198-195 over newcomer Matthew Peterson, to advance to the title game. He was joined by Creel, who also had a tough road as the #13 seed, beating AJ Schock, Bailey Peters, and Brandon Nodland 212-164 in the semifinals to advance to the finals.
The title match was all Michael, as he rolled a solid game start to finish for a 235-196 win over Johnson, earning himself the first title of his JBT career.
Elise Yates qualified first in the day's Women's Series event, and left no doubt in that title match either, as she got by #2 qualifier AJ Schock 207-139 for the day's girls' crown.
Thanks as always to the team at Hazel Dell for hosting our Tour. Over $3,400 in scholarships were awarded on the weekend. Want your piece of the fun and prizes? Just check out our schedule and come on down to the next JBT event!
|Hazel Dell- final results and scholarship winners|
|3||Mathew D Peterson||$100|
|8||Caleb R Peterson||$25|
|1||Nikolas 278||Peters 284|
|2||Devlin 266||B Nodland 280|
|3||Devlin 264||C Nodland 269|
|4||Devlin 257||D Johnson 264|
|5||Heritage 248||Westmorland 263|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,680|