PAC NW INVITATIONAL
champs Brian Monnette, AJ Schock, & Brian DeLuisa-Anderson
Brian Monnette, AJ Schock, and Brian DeLuisa-Anderson captured titles in the JBT Pacific Northwest Invitational, hosted by Bowlero Lanes in Lakewood.
Daniel Hanson led the field into triple elimination matchplay on a highly demanding lane pattern, but it was Ryan Nikolas who gained the hot hand, starting matchplay 5-0. It fell apart from there though, as he lost three straight, eventually bowling out to Luke Jordan. In the same round, Eric Hatchett had a bye, and Monnette eliminated Hanson. That left three bowlers, and Jordan earned the bye, and Brian eliminated Eric, setting up a one game title match for all the marbles. Needing only a high count in the tenth, Monnette pured a perfect strike to lock up the win over Jordan, his fourth career and first major JBT title, and the $1,000 payday.
Reagan Lorey qualified ninth for matchplay, then got red-hot with a 5-0 matchplay start. She survived until round eight, where #13 Kyle Hays eliminated her. In the same round, #10 Daniel Johnson gave #14 Brian De Luisa-Anderson his second loss. With three bowlers left, that gave Johnson the bye, while Brian eliminated Kyle, setting up a one game rematch that was also the title match. The finale remained close throughout, and when Johnson couldn't find a tenth frame double, DeLuisa-Anderson claimed his first career JBT title and the $1,000 scholarship windfall.
Both Elise Yates and AJ Schock made their respective finals in the main Invitational, and found themselves as the 1-2 seeds for the Girls Invitational. Yates struggled a bit in the title match, and Schock took advantage for the win and $200 prize as Pac NW Girls Invitational champ.
Huge thanks goes to the team at Bowlero for a great job hosting a JBT event for the first time. Over $5,000 in scholarships was awarded to the field. Want to be Invite champ next year? Check out our schedule and come on down!
|Pac NW Invitational- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Monnette 266||Schock 288|
|2||Mullen 258||Z Hays 275|
|3||Buketta 246||Herrmann 257|
|4||Hanson 246||M Baunsgard 248|
|5||Mullen 235||M Anderson 244|
|2||Mullen / Alvarez||Schock|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $5,204|