CENTER CITY LANES
champs William Yoder & James Fine
William Yoder and James Fine earned JBT titles in exciting New Mexico-Texas Conference action at Roswell's Center City Lanes.
Newcomer David McKay, who earlier excited the crowd with a 299 game to open the event, began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 236-222 win over Mark Vigil. McKay then edged Joey Balistreri 215-210, before Ben Stedman stopped McKay's run 236-187 to reach the title match.
Except for one game. top seed Yoder had thrown nothing under 224 all day. He slowed down to 210 in the title match, but it turned out to be plenty. He best Stedman 210-171 for the fourth title of his JBT career.
Morgan Ellis began the handicap division finals with a 252-190 win over Vanessa Romero. Noah Martinez then got exactly the 17 pins he needed in the tenth for a 225-224 win over Ellis. Brandy Main then stopped Martinez 261-213 to move on to the title match.
Fine had the best event of his JBT career to grab the lead, and was eager to improve on his second place finish in Doubles last month. However, Main, who last won a JBT event seven years ago, provided a tough challenge. In the end, James won the game 220-188 to capture the first title of his JBT career.
Kyla Casaus captured her first Women's Series event of the season with a 164-159 grindout win over Sophie Diaz, who bowled well in a cameo appearance home from Nebraska.
Thanks as always to the team at Center City, as well as the incomparable Brian Casaus, for making sure the event ran smoothly. Want in on all this fun? Just come on down to our next JBT event! .
|Center City Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Kyla Casaus +10|
|3||V Romero -71|
|4||M Ellis -99|
|5||B Main -131|
|1||McKay 299||N Martinez 278|
|2||Yoder 269||V Romero 270|
|3||Diaz 257||N Sanchez 264|
|4||Behpour 246||Fine 264|
|5||Balistreri 246||Fine 264|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,257|