champs Luis Garcia & Harley Sweigart; Deo Benard, Taylor Herson, Areena Rogers
Harley Sweigart and Luis Garcia took home the titles in exciting JBT NM-TX Conference action at Las Cruces' Tenpin Alley.
Bowlers competed in double elimination matchplay after qualifying. The scratch field was small, and dominated by Harley Sweigart, but he may well have dominated any size field, as he was executing brilliantly all day. After easily grabbing the top seed, he rallied against Deo Benard, stringing the last seven to shut out Deo and earn the 33rd title of his outstanding JBT career, moving him past Jakob Butturff and all alone into sixth place on our all-time title list.
Handicap matchplay went much longer as a full field of 16 qualifiers went at it. Garcia, also the top qualifier, won the winners bracket, and relaxed as 13 seed Areena Rogers, who lost to Luis in round through, worked her way through the losers bracket, culminating with a semifinal win over Xzavier Rede, to get another shot at Garcia, who she'd have to beat twice to win the tournament.
Garcia's day-long roll continued in the title match, as he escaped from Rogers (daughter of 2002 JBT Tournament of Champions winner Shawn) to capture his second career JBT title, both coming in the last two months!
Benard finished his excellent day with a win over Donius Jeffries for the U17 subdivision win. Taylor Herson beat her good friend Jay Heffer for the Priority Girls Scratch win.
Thanks to JBT vets Ahkeen and Alyssa Williams and the rest of the team at Tenpin Alley for hosting our Tour! If you want in on all this fun, just check out our schedule and come on down!
|10pin Alley- final results and scholarship winners|
|6||Rodrigo De La O|
|10||Dean Jackson Jr|
|1||Sweigart 259||Perry 310|
|2||Groves 258||A Romero 304|
|3||Wojo 256||Jamael 288|
|4||Sweigart 239||C Rogers 286|
|5||Groves 236||Garcia 272|
|3||A Romero -142|
|4||K Thompson -176|
|1||Sweigart +180||Garcia +200|
|2||Groves +110||C Rogers +198|
|3||Jeffries +46||Kielich +117|
|3||C Robbins -24|
|4||J Martinez -38|
|5||C Rogers -102|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,304|