champs Danny Cobine & Vanessa Romero
Danny Cobine and Vanessa Romero had their own Super Sunday in Albuquerque, capturing JBT titles in exciting NM-TX Conference action at Holiday Bowl.
Scores were high all day, and they didn't slow down in the scratch division stepladder, beginning with a 265-215 round one win for Josh Helmick over William Yoder. Cobine then began a thrilling run by doubling in the tenth to defeat Helmick 248-246. The semifinal match was lower scoring but just as tense, as a tenth frame open sunk Jacob Gill's hopes of winning a title, as Danny snuck by 205-196.
Trey Sledge dominated the event all day with his enormously powerful style, but a mid-game pocket 7-10 changed the tone of the title match. In the end, it was Cobine who hung on for the 214-212 win, earning the veteran the 8th title of his JBT career.
Blayne Hurst is another Amarillo bowler with a powerful game, and he began the handicap stepladder by defeating previous day's champion Quirino Sanchez 206-197. Hurst then fired ten strikes in a 277-193 thumping of first-time finalist Nathan Nguyen. Another new finalist, Nathan Price, then stopped Hurst 244-206, to move on to the title match.
Vanessa Romero already had a successful weekend with a Women's Series win yesterday. She catapulted from a good weekend to an outstanding one here, leading the high scoring field and then stopping Price 215-186 to earn the first singles title of her JBT career.
Romero also squared off against fellow Las Cruces bowler Adel Wahner in a women's series rematch from the day before. This time Wahner got her revenge, beating Vanessa 227-192 for the day's girls crown.
Thanks as always to the terrific staff at Holiday for a great job hosting our event. Want in on the fun? Just come on down to the next JBT event, that's all you have to do!
|Holiday- final results and scholarship winners|
|2||V Romero +93|
|3||B Vargas -30|
|1||Wojciechowski 279||Price 297|
|2||Sledge 279||Nguyen 287|
|3||J Gill 279||Hurst 277|
|4||Behpur 278||Price 264|
|5||Helmick 275||Price 262|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,514|