champs Greg Miller & Dawson Reese with Makana Wong, Jessica Holbrook, Andrew Martin, Brian DeLuisa-Anderson
Greg Miller won his first title, while Dawson Reese made a long trip worth it with is third, in exciting JBT Pacific Northwest Conference action at AMF Firebird Lanes in Salem.
Tyler Coates began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 2210189 win over Brian DeLuisa-Anderson. Jacob Mullen then fired a big game in a 254-203 win over Coates. Scores suddenly dropped off in the semifinals, with Miller winning 189-164 to advance to the title match.
Top seed Makana Wong dominated the tournament just like he's currently dominating the scratch division points race, but the lack of a title has become more and more of hole in his otherwise outstanding resume. The heartbreak would continue here, as in a close contest, Miller's tenth frame double sealed a 203-194 win, and Greg's first JBT title, coming in his last season of eligibility on Tour.
Colt Jance started the day out red hot, then had to squeeze into the handicap division stepladder, then won round one 212-205 over Alejandro Moser-Hernandez. Isaac Mailkoff then put a stop to Jance's run with a huge 293-216 win over Jance. Andrew Martin them cooled off Mailkoff 228-190 to advance to the title match.
Martin won his first JBT title in the team event in December, and wanted a singles crown to go with it. But Dawson Reese, traveling from So Cal to try and gain ground in the all-conference points race, had other ideas. He blasted a 276 to jump into the top seed, and was almost as good in the final, beating Martin 243-217 for the third title of his JBT career.
Jessica Holbrook claimed her first Priority Girls Scratch subdivision win with a nailbiting 187-179 win over Reagan Lorey. DeLuisa-Anderson avenged his stepladder loss with a 224-197 win over Reese to earn the day's U17 win.
Big thanks as always to the team at Firebird for a great job hosting our event. Want in on all the fun for all ages and averages? Just check out our schedule and come on down, that's all you have to do!
|Firebird Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Wong 278||Mailkoff 293|
|2||Wong 266||Reese 285|
|3||Mullen 264||Martin 262|
|4||Richardson 259||Jance 263|
|5||Richardson 258||Jance, Hooper 260|
|Hooper, Castellano 260|
|Girls scratch side event|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,173|