champs Crystal Doyle & Ryan Nikolas; Reagan Lorey, Preston Craig
Ryan Nikolas and Crystal Doyle took different paths to victory in exciting JBT Pacific Nothwest Conference action at Everett's Evergreen Lanes.
In the challenging 'rising tide' format, lower total pinfall bowlers are eliminated faster and faster until the 'tide' sweeps all but the winner away. Ryan Nikolas used a big game five in qualifying to jump into the lead as well as be the only bowler to average 200+ on the challenging pattern. He consolidated the lead during the rising tide rounds, and by the final game had a comfortable cushion, staying ahead of runner-up Aidghan Ziegler for the 17th title of his outstanding JBT career.
The handicap division picture was far more muddled, as four bowlers had a shot at the title as the final game began. It was newcomer Crystal Doyle who came up with the best game at the right time, adding the 'lifeline' bonus to sneak past Aiden Wong and win her first career JBT title.
Reagan Lorey swept the Priority Girls Scratch weekend with a win over Celeste Johnson, while Preston Criag won his fist U17 subdivision event with a win over Malcolm Jacobson.
Big thanks to Jason Hoff and his terrific team at Evergreen for another great hosting job. If you want in on all this fun, just come on down to the next JBT event!
|Evergreen Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Nikolas 269||Gtlin 264|
|2||Nikolas 267||Strothman 262|
|3||Boe 256||Zeutenhorst 259|
|4||Ziegler 236||Doyle 251|
|5||Ziegler 233||J Lennox 251|
|Girls scratch side event|
|4||E Smith -195|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,425|