champs Josh Mabry and Dillon O'Neil with Louis Luna, Kaylee Am-Khong, and Simon Ortega
Josh Mabry completed a dream weekend, while Dillon O'Neil was the 'playoff MVP', in exciting Southern California Conference JBT action at Morongo Casino and Resort's Canyon Lanes.
After qualifying and a two-game 'knockout' round, the fields were cut to the top 6, where the rest of event was run ala the NFL playoffs. In the scratch division, Ryan Lee blasted the tournament high game of 279 to defeat Tim Hill's 165, and Josh Mabry beat Anthony Schanen 201-166 to win the 'wild card' round. The 1 and 2 seeds came in, and unfortunately for them, each got upset, as Lee beat Leoj Chin 226-150, and Mabry threw a clutch tenth frame double to oust top seed Louis Luna 177-174.
Lee was thrilled to stop his string of third place finishes, but would only be satisfied with that elusive title. Titles had eluded Mabry his whole career until yesterday when he broke through for his first win, and now that the ice is broken he might be unstoppable, as he defeated Ryan for the title and the sweep of the weekend's scratch events!
In the handicap division wild card matches, Simon Ortega ousted previous day's champ Aislinn Lubag, and Dillon O'Neil escaped from 8 year-old Raeden Pimentel in a 202-201 thriller. The top two seeds then came in and suffered the same fate as the scratch ones, as top seed Dawson Reese fell to Ortega, and O'Neil rolled past Tanner Ferguson, to set up another 5 vs 3 seed title game. The finale was controlled by O'Neil, who defeated a fine effort from Ortega for his third career JBT title.
Luna got some revenge by beating qualifying leader Israel Ramirez for the day's U17 subdivision win. Priority Girls Scratch was claimed by Kaylee Am-Khong, who beat Renee Gentry for her second win of the season.
The Super Bowl score contest's free entry was won by Justin Phillips, who came closest to the final score with a 42-38 Eagles prediction. The prop bet contest (See details below) had four people get all the answers right, and in the random draw, Kaylee am-Khong came out the winner, also earning a free entry.
Huge thanks as always to MSC for a major contribution to the day's prize fund, which allowed over $3,200 to be awarded on the weekend. Thanks also to Norris and the crew at Canyon for being great hosts as always, and to everyone for attending. Want in on the fun for all ages and averages? Just come on down to the next JBT event, it's as easy as that!
|Canyon- final results and scholarship winners|
|26||Justin Phillips Jr||$15|
|30||Dewine Moore Jr|
|1||Lee 279||K Martin 261|
|2||Salama 269||Y Lubag 252|
|3||L Luna 268||Ferguson 250|
|4||Ramirez 258||B Lim 247|
|5||K Gilbert 258||Y Lubag 245|
|1||Ramirez +154||Redfield +99|
|2||Luna +138||Y Lubag +95|
|3||Salama +65||O'Neil +88|
|Total Awarded This Event: $2,089|
Super Bowl Score free entry winner: Justin Phillips (predicted 42-38 Eagles)
Prop Bet contest answers:
1) winning team score (41) or Ryan Lee's strikes (33): winning team's score
2) turnovers doubled (4) or Solomon's opens (4): tie
3) Nick Foles passing yards: (400+) or Gael Egana's high game (203): Foles yards
4) jersey number of first scorer (3) or Lindsay Greim's second frame score (17): Lindsay's score
5) which JBT champ wins the Super BOWL rolloff: Handicap (Dillon def. Josh)
Best totals: all four by Josh Mabry, Justin Phillips, Kaylee Am-Khong, Madison Wellman. Winner by random draw: Kaylee Am-Khong