champs Tyler Coates & Alejandro Moser-Hernandez with Reagan Lorey, Paul Rosales, Michael Strothman, Hunter Bower, & Isaac Mailkoff
Tyler Coates claimed his first scratch title, while Alejandro Moser-Hernandez just keeps on winning in handicap, in exciting JBT Pacific Northwest Conference action at Longview's Triangle Bowl.
After five qualifying games, bowlers moved on to the 'pick your survivor' format, with the low bowler eliminated on each pair game by game, and those pairs chosen by the higher seeded players. Hunter Bower continued his great bowling at Triangle by cruising to the top scratch seed, and then getting by all his matches, including a 188 semifinal game that moved him on to the title match. Meanwhile Tyler Coates was getting stronger each game, and blasted a 236 on the challenging pattern to also advance, while John Malone bowed out in third with 154, still his highest career scratch finish.
As well as Hunter bowled all weekend, a victory eluded him, and unfortrunately for him it would continue to do so. Coates came out firing in the title game, and last season's handicap division Bowler of the Year completed his transition into scratch with a brilliant 235-152 win, and his first scratch division JBT title.
The handicap division was carved from 15 down to three survivors, and in that penultimate match which featured all three bowlers in the top five in points, Moser-Hernandez and Michael Strothman advanced, while points leader Paul Rosales bowed out in third. Down to the final two, both bowlers rolled well, but it was Alejandro, who has been successful at many events around the Northwest this season, add another JBT title to his career with a 224-207 win over Strothman.
Regan Lorey continued her dominant season in the Prioirty Girls Scratch subdivision with a win over Andi Valdez. A very entertaining U17 finale saw Isaac Mailkoff defeat Hunter Bower 235-230.
Beau and his staff at Triangle are so great for tournament bowling, and we appreciate the opportunity to visit once again! If you want in on all this fun, just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Triangle Bowl- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Bower 268||Castellano 260|
|2||Coates 265||Mailkoff 258|
|3||Baltazar 258||H Setera 255|
|4||Frazier 245||Castellano 255|
|5||Bower, Mullen 245||L Ziegler 253|
|Girls scratch side event|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|1||Frazier / Bower||Kolppa|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,425|