24th ANNUAL ARIZONA INVITATIONAL
champs Cortez Schenck & Jake Creek, with finalists
Cortez Schenck and Jake Creek picked up $1,000 scholarships as champions of the 24th annual JBT Arizona Invitational tournament, hosted by Let It Roll in Phoenix.
After five qualifying games, bowlers then competed in triple-elimination matchplay. Hunter Mayes dominated qualifying, but fell quickly in matchplay, helping #2 Cerell Cardines, #3 Cortez Schenck, #5 KJ Martinez, and two-time Bowler of the Year Lucas Rabb reach the final four. In that round, KJ eliminated Cerell, giving Cortez a bye in round nine while Lucas then eliminated KJ, setting up a one-game title match against Cortez.
Rabb was looking like he would come back in the second half of the game, but a pocket 7-10 ended his chances, and Scheck's late strikes put away a 216-188 win, and the 96th title of his incredible JBT career.
The handicap division top seed had a much different result, as Jake Creek grabbed the #1 spot then went 8-1 in matchplay to cruise through to the last four. In those matches Jake eliminated Mackenzie Hammer, while Tyler Morgan eliminated Aiden Othic, setting up a finale where #2 Morgan had to beat Creek twice to take the title away. Jake won the first match to take the title and make his very first JBT title a major!
Madison Holman finished sixth in the main tournament to wrap up Bowler of the Year, then beat Koryn Marquez to add the Priority Girls Scratch Invitational to her collection. Mayes had a prohibitive lead for Bowler of the Year, and will also take the U17 crown with an Invitational win over Zach Greim.
Huge thanks to the team at Let It Roll for a great job hosting our Tour as always. Top scorers now move on to the Touring Players Championship, featuring $2,000 top scholarships to the scratch and handicap champs!
|Let It Roll-final results and scholarship winners|
|Schenck 268||Creek 289|
|H Mayes 265||Morgan 283|
|Rabb 260||Creek 283|
|Garrett 258||Morgan 261|
|Hill, H Mayes 257||Morgan 261|
|1||H Mayes +120||Creek +161|
|2||Cardines +71||T Morgan +129|
|3||Schenck +65||M Hammer +122|
|1||H Mayes +120|
|Total Awarded This Event: $5,131|
Bowlers who were Invitational eligible as of the COVID shutdown are now "IN" and can't fall out. Please let us know if you are coming or not so we can plan accordingly.
At the center's request, this event has been re-combined into one qualifying squad, at 9:30 AM. Please contact us (again, sorry) to let us know you received word of this change.
|no.||bowler||orig. squad||conf 9:30 AM|
|4||Brown, Joshua||not chosen||yes|
|9||Denune, Tyler||not chosen||no|
|10||Fletcher, Darren||not chosen|
|11||Flores, Marco||not chosen|
|23||Hull, Hayden||not chosen||yes|
|27||Lee, Ryan||not chosen|
|31||Martinez, KJ||not chosen||yes|
|38||Othic, Zackary||not chosen||maybe (inj)|
|53||Silva, Ian Seth||not chosen||no|
|54||Theophilus, Mackenzie||not chosen|
|56||Torres, Sergio||not chosen|
|58||Workman, Jaden||not chosen||yes|
The following bowlers are guaranteed in the AZ Girls and the AZ U-17 Invitational. Others may jump in as a result of bowling on 6/27. Keep in mind you may qualify or be qualified for the Girls or U17 Invitational, but not the main Invitational. In that case, you bowl only the qualifying round on Sunday and cannot 'make the cut' to Sunday's finals. Entry fee is only $30 in that case.
|Cheesman, Emily (yes)|
$25,000 in scholarships
at JBT Invitational tournaments
Mojave: July 12, at Strike Zone, "A" squad 8 AM, "B" squad 11 AM
So Cal: July 19, at Winnetka Bowl, "A" squad 8 AM, "B" squad 11 AM
Pac NW: July 5, at Triangle Bowl, "A" squad 8 AM, "B" squad 11 AM
Arizona: June 28, at Let It Roll, 9:30 AM
ENTRY FEE: $50 scratch, $40 handicap
Includes all scholarships except $2 scholarship brackets in both divisions
Each event is open to anyone making TWO top-4 finishes in that Conference this season,
OR the top 32 in season-long points in that Conference
Format is subject to change due to covid restrictions. Stay updated, stay flexible!
-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
GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:
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
ALL OTHER JBT RULES APPLY. SEE YOU THERE, DONíT MISS IT!!!