champs Harley Sweigart & Clifford Robbins with U17 winner Andrew Guba & Priority Girls Scratch winner Crystalene Pineda
One JBT bowler reached an elite milestone, while the other finally broke into the winners circle, in exciting Mojave Conference JBT action at Texas Star Lanes in North Las Vegas.
Garrett Lee got the scratch division stepladder finals off to a thrilling start with the first ten strikes in a 288-203 win over Andrew Guba. Cerell Cardines then turned the tables on Lee with a 247-216 win. Strikes kept raining down in the semifinals, as Joe Gerencser blasted ten of them in a 276-254 win over Cardines to advance to the title match.
So far, every winner in the ladder threw a big game to advance, only to have a huge game thrown against him in the next match, and fortunately for top seed Harley Sweigart, form held up in the title match as well. Sweigart, part of yesterday's winning doubles combo, fired ten strikes of his own in a 274-184 win over Gerencser for the title. The victory (and weekend sweep) makes him just the 7th bowler in JBT history to join the 30-title club- wow!
Ruben Mendoza was victorious in round one of the handicap finals, defeating early all-conference threat Dawson Reese 221-205. Caleb Rothstein then threw a big game to top Mendoza 241-181. Hannah Davis then made her first finals a success with a 227-172 win over Caleb to move on to the title match.
Clifford Robbins has been oh-so-close to that elusive first JBT title, including a doubles runner-up finish the day before. What's worse, big brother William has been winning everything in sight lately. However, nobody was cheering harder for Cliff than William himself, and the close-knit family finally got another brother in the victory column, as Robbins got the spare in the tenth he needed for a 201-196 victory and JBT title #1.
The Priority Gilrs Scratch winner of the day was Pineda, as she stopped Kaylee Am-Khong 194-183 in that final. Guba, who has been snakebit in regular finals, finally got a win in the U17 subdivision, beating Skyler McGowan 240-165.
Big thanks as always to the great team at Texas for hosting our Tour. Over $3,400 in scholarships were awarded- come on out to teh next JBT event to try to get your piece!
|Texas Station- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Lee 288||Reese 258|
|2||Lee 277||Reese 257|
|3||Gerencser 276||C Robbins 252|
|4||Seigart 274||H Davis 248|
|5||Sweigart 268||W Robbins 244|
|1||Sweigart +192||Reese +110|
|2||McGowan +109||R Mendoza +81|
|3||Guba +76||C Robbins +79|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,394|