ARIZONA INVITATIONAL

champs Lucas Rabb & Clifford Robbins; Kendall Bollea, Afton Lords, Kaylee Am-Khong, Brock Bivins

        Lucas Rabb and Clifford Robbins put exclamation points on Bowler of the Year seasons with wins at the 22nd annual JBT Arizona Conference Invitational tournament, hosted by BZ Mesa.

        Sixteen scratch finalists were carved down to six by the seventh round of triple-elimination matchplay.  In that round, Rabb gave Joshua Molloy his second loss, top seed Kyle Duster eliminated Matthew Zweig, and Kyle Gilbert eliminated Harley Sweigart.  WIth four bowlers now left, Rabb eliminated Gilbert and Duster ousted Molloy, setting up a situation where Kyle would have to beat Lucas twice to win the title.

        Game one looked like it was going Duster's way, but a terrific comeback from Rabb gave him the win and the title, $1,000 scholarship, and a perfect finish to his Bowler of the Year season.

        After eight rounds of handicap matchplay, just four bowlers remained, and in that round top seed Afton Lords eliminated #8 Hayden Hull, while #9 Clifford Robbins stayed alive with a win over #9 Kendall Bollea.  That gave Kendall a bye, while Robbins eliminated Lords, setting up a one-game title match.  In that match, Robbins' thumb pretty much turned into hamburger helper, but he was somehow able to recover enough to throw clutch shots late and defeat Bollea for the title.  The win was worth $1000 and while not enough points to pass brother William for Bowler of the Year, he consolidated his al-conference points lead, while Kendall earned $500 for her excellent performance.

        Brock Bivins captured the simultaneous U17 Invite with a win over a resurgent Cristian Roque, while Kaylee Am-Khong kept her dominant season rolling with a win over Aileen Linares for the Priority Girls Scratch Invite win.

        Big thanks to the team at Mesa for hosting our event.  Over $5,200 in scholarships were awarded to all ages and all averages- wow!  Want in on all the fun?  Just check out our schedule and come on down!

Arizona Invitational- final results and scholarship winners
6/16/2018    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Lucas Rabb $1,000
2 Kyle Duster $514
3 Kyle Gilbert $250
4 Josh Molloy $150
5 Harley Sweigart $100
6 Matthew Zweig  
7 Cortez Schenck $14
8 Brock Bivins  
9 Deo Benard $42
10 Matthew Garrett  
11 Ryan Perry $50
12 Cristian Roque $50
13 Jacob Gaddam  
14 Aileen Linares $50
15 Joshua Mabry $50
16 Keith Fung $50
17 Kaylee Am-Khong $200
18 Stefanny Toala  
19 Josh Fearing  
20 Alex Seng  
21 Mathew Adragna  
22 Rashaad Jordan  
23 Christian Apolonio  
24 Jacob Merki $5
25 Gabriel Huerta  
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Clifford Robbins $1,045
2 Kendall Bollea $505
3 Afton Lords $265
3 Hayden Hull $150
5 Ryan Zent $125
6 Zachary Gonzalez $100
7 Kyle Perry $109
8 William Robbins $50
9 Justin Worthington  
10 Leah Zweig  
11 Destiny Johnson  
12 CJ Todeschi $50
13 Dawson Reese  
14 Darren Fletcher $50
15 Andrew Thomas  
16 Eric Gauna  
17 Kristy Mace  
18 Alejandro Aragon  
19 Abby Franklin $10
20 Kevin Lu  
21 Kevin VanGordon  
22 Elijah Melchor  
23 Jadeyn Mabry  
24 AJ Imperial   
25 Katy Mace  
26 Silas Phillips $28
27 Kyle Lawrence  
28 Luis Garcia  
29 Tyler Hedges  
30 Joshua Williams  
31 Gavin Holter  
32 Breanna Feurstock  
33 Cesar Padilla  
34 Juan Llamas  
35 Raymond Gaiser  
36 Keith Ylvisaker  
     
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Duster 280 D Johnson 274
2 Mabry 279 Zent 271
3 Schenck 277 Zent 269
4 Schenck 268 Lords 256
5 Duster 268 K Perry 254
     
  High Female  
1 Linares -27  
2 Am-Khong -50  
3 Toala -53  
4 Franklin -56  
5 K Mace -81  
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Duster +159 Lords +148
2 Schenck +143 Zent +140
3 Sweigart +107 Todeschi +97
     
  U-17  
1 Roque +84  
2 Bivins +59  
3 Reese +47  
4 C Robbins +41  
5 Benard +33  
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Mabry Zent
2 Mabry Lords
3 Schecnk Lords
4 Benard K Perry
5 Duster Lords
     
  Total Awarded This Event: $5,212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$20,000 in scholarships

MINIMUM GUARANTEED!

 

 

NM-TX: May 20, 9:30 AM, at Silva Lanes

Mojave: June 10, 9:30 AM, at South Point Plaza

Pac NW: June 24, 9:30 AM, at Narrows Plaza

Arizona: June 16, 11 AM, at Brunswick Mesa

So Cal: July 1, 9:30 AM, at Mira Mesa

 

 

ENTRY FEE: $50 scratch, $40 handicap

 Includes all scholarships except $2 scholarship brackets in both divisions

 

 

Eligibility:

Each event is open to anyone making a top-5 finish in that Conference this season, OR the top 10 in the final regular season event in that Conference, OR the top 32 in season-long points in that Conference

 

Format:

-QUALIFYING: Bowl 5 games across 10 lanes.   The top eleven 5-game totals, plus the top 5 season-long point scorers, advance to the triple-elimination finals!  (If a top-5 player does not show or chooses to bowl in the opposite division, additional bowlers will be taken to complete a 16-player field)

 

-FINALS: Bowlers will play TRIPLE elimination match play (keep bowling until you lose 3 times), until a winner is determined

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GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:

1st-$1,000

2nd- $500

3rd- $250

4th- $150

5th- $100

 

Additional spots earn scholarships on a 1:6 ratio

 

PLUS The top 5 point scorers going into each Invite will have Invite winnings augmented to $50 minimum

 

EACH INVITATIONAL IS WORTH TRIPLE POSITION POINTS.  THE TOP 20 IN EACH CONFERENCEíS POINTS AFTER THE INVITATIONAL ADVANCE TO THE 2018 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, JULY 26-29 AT STRIKE ZONE NEAR LAS VEGAS, WITH $2,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

 

 

ALL OTHER JBT RULES APPLY. SEE YOU THERE, DONíT MISS IT!!!