champs Zach Greim & Faythe Reid, with finalists
Zach Greim completed a dream weekend, while Faythe Reid picked a great time to win her first, as champions of the 2020 Mojave Invitational, hosted by Strike Zone in Henderson.
In a modified 'survivor' format to stay within covid mandates (the first time the Invitational hasn't used its triple elimination format since 1998), sixteen semifinalists were carved down to four. In those matches, Greim beat Hunter Mayes 192-178, and Gael Egana stuck around to beat qualifying leader Devyn Patalina 190-145 to set up the final. In a title match between good friends on a grindout pattern, Greim emerged 185-181 to sweep the weekend, earning over $1,500 combined, and his ninth career JBT title.
In the handicap semifinal matches, Reid beat Brockton Scotford 190-172, while Mackenzie Hammer stopped Lindsay Greim's great weekend 222-166, to set up the finale. Hammer was coming off a top-4 finish in the Arizona Invite, but Reid bowled an excellent game to defeat her in the final, earning her first career JBT title just before heading to college at Pikeville in the fall!
Katelyn Abigania rolled a big game to stop Rachael Berg, who also finished 5th in the main tournament, to win the Girls Scratch Invitational 225-183. The Hayes-Greim semifinal was also the U17 final- even though Zach won the game, Mayes edged him in season long points for U17 Bowler of the Year. Abigania cruised to the girls crown, Greim earned scratch b.o.y. honors, while Miya Greene hung on to handicap.
Huge thanks to the team at Strike Zone for their help in making this event possible in trying times. Top point scorers now move on to the Touring Players Championship!
|Mojave Invitational-final results and scholarship winners|
|Guba 267||Scotford 257|
|Patalina 236||Holman 237|
|H Mayes 233||M Hammer 230|
|Berg 232||M Hammer 224|
|C Andrews 232||Bollea 224|
|2||K Abigania -92*|
|1||Patalina +67||Rich +22|
|2||O'Hollaren +62||Scotford -10|
|3||H Mayes -23||N Gregorich -10|
|1||H Mayes -23|
|2||Z Greim -23|
|4||K Abigania -92|
|Total Awarded This Event: $5,361|
Bowlers who were Invitational eligible as of the COVID shutdown are now "IN" and can't fall out (and are listed below). Others may still 'jump in' to the Invite based on your performance 7/11. Details on the Invitational are below.
This event has been re-combined into one qualifying squad, at 9:30 AM. Please contact us (again, sorry) to let us know you got word of the change and are still coming (or not).
Please click here to read about all the Covid protocols required by Nevada, the Gaming Board, and Station. Especially, 100% mask and we need you to bring as close to ZERO spectators as possible into the bowling center.
Prepaying is not required, but will make the expected long check-in line go faster. You may do so at the 'sign me up!' section of the website.
|no.||bowler||conf 9:30 AM|
|7||Bardol, Jason II||yes|
|60||Verde, Jon III||yes|
The following bowlers are guaranteed in the Mojave Girls and the Mojave U-17 Invitational. Others may jump in as a result of bowling on 7/11. 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.
$25,000 in scholarships
at JBT Invitational tournaments
Mojave: July 12, at Strike Zone, 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 may be adjusted due to covid restrictions. Keep posted, stay flexible!
-QUALIFYING: Bowl 4 games. 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!!!