champs Johnny Leggett and Alex Perini
Johnny Leggett and Alex Perini were the last ones not swept away by the 'rising tide', capturing JBT titles in exciting Pac NW Conference action at Tacoma's Narrows Plaza Bowl.
In the rising tide format, pins carry forward all the way through, with an increasing number of bowlers with the lowest totals eliminated after every game until the 'tide' washes away all but the champ. Twelve scratch qualifiers were carved down in five rounds to the final two. Going into the last game Ryan Nikolas had the lead at +205, while Johnny Leggett stood at +166. But, with a 50 pin 'lifeline' bonus to the winner of the game, it meant the better game this game would win it all. In the match it was Leggett who had the better look, and the 222-207 final score gave Johnny his 5th career JBT title, while Nikolas was relegated to the runner-up spot for the second consecutive day.
Nineteen handicap bowlers reached the rising tide rounds, which took six games to carve down to the final four. Alex Perini had the lead at +271 coming into the finale, but with a 60-pin lifeline up for grabs, even fourth place Zane Hays (+146) still had a chance. Hays couldn't come up with a big game, and second place Michael Creel could only muster his average, allowing Maddison Durr to jump past him into second. But nobody could touch Perini, who came up with 234 scratch to pull away from the other finalists and swim to shore while the other three were swept away, giving Alex his first career JBT title.
Elise Yates ground out a 164-145 win over Wylica Flaey to win the day's Women's Series title.
Big thanks to Chris Goddard and the team at Narrows for another great job hosting our Tour. Want in on all the fun for all ages and averages? Just check out our website and come on down!
|Narrows Plaza- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Crevier 278||Z Hays 286|
|2||Nikolas 267||A Perini 284|
|3||DeFazio 265||Martin 269|
|4||Leggett 261||Johnson 267|
|5||Nikolas, Boe 258||C Nodland 267|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,590|