champs Louis Luna & Emma Shaner with Marquan Rivers, Lathan Chin, Aislinn Lubag, Brandon Lim; Kaylee Am-Khong & Solomon Salama
Louis Luna and Emma Shaner claimed JBT titles in exciting Southern California Conference action at venerable Winnetka Bowl.
Bowlers competed in head to head matchplay after the five game qualifying round. Twelve scratch qualifiers were carved down to four, and in those semifinal matches, Marquan Rivers got by Tim Hill 241-167, while Luna edged Gael Egana 219-204 to set up the title game.
Rivers did not suffer the bad cramping he had in his last title game at Victor, but nonetheless could not get the right look on the championship pair. Meanwhile, Luna, who has been rapidly improving but hadn't been able to get the breakthrough win in the finals, finally did just that, defeating Rivers 204-171 for the first scratch title of his JBT career.
In the handicap division, newcomer Shaner beat small but powerful Lathan Chin 227-196 in one semifinals, while two familiar finalists faced off in the other, with Brandon Lim beating Aislinn Lubag in a 209-204 squeaker to set up the title tilt.
Like Luna, Lim has been knocking on the door of that elusive first title, but unlike Louis, he was not able to break through here. He rolled a good game, but the rookie Shaner came up big with a 215-197 win over Lim for her first career JBT victory.
Two bowlers dominating their subdivisions continued to do so, with Kaylee Am-Khong beating Julia Frias for the Priority Girls Scratch win, while Solomon Salama came up with the high game of the tournament in a front-10, 288-161 win over Luna for the U17 crown.
Thanks as always to the team at Winnetka for a great job hosting our event, Want in on all the fun for all ages and averages? Just come on out to the next JBT event on our schedule, that's all you have to do!
|Winnetka- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Salama 288||McElroy 257|
|2||G Lee 269||Chin 255|
|3||Egana 256||S Phillips 252|
|4||Salama 251||Cheesman 249|
|5||Luna 249||Dinenberg 247|
|1||Salama +75||Lim +75|
|2||Luna +26||Shaner +66|
|3||Gastouniotis +20||Chin +63|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,651|