SO CAL INVITATIONAL

Bryce Nakunz, Chase Simmons, Solomon Salama, Skyler McGowan; Elias O'Hollaren, Katelyn Abigania

        Solomon Salama and Chase Simmons earned $1,000 scholarships as champs of the JBT So Cal Invitational tournament, hosted by Montclair's Bowlium Lanes.

        Scores were overall fairly high by Invitational standards, but nobody was close to scratch division top seed Solomon Salama, who blasted the 5th highest 5-game qualifying score in JBT history at +314 en route to the #1 spot.  The ensuing triple-elimination matchplay can be a minefield for high seeds, but Solomon navigated through seven rounds with only one loss.  In round eight, Solomon eliminated fellow Junior Team USA member and #6 Cerell Cardines, and #13 Skyler McGowan outsed #10 Gael Egana, who had been the last player with no losses, while #8 Elias O'Hollaren watched the carnage with a bye.  Salama eliminated Elias (who still earned Bowler of the Year honors) in the next round though, leaving McGowan with the task of beating Solomon twice to snag the title.  Salama slammed the door on that mission by running the front 8 strikes in the next game, completing the dominant performance for the $1,000 top prize and 29th career title of his JBT career.

        Jacob McGough had the best run in the early rounds of the handicap division finals, getting through six rounds undefeated.  When #9 Jasmia Alshamary and entertaining newcomer #13 Jon Abigania bowed out, it created a merry-go-round between #11 Bryce Nakunz, Mc Gough, and top seed Chase Simmons, who had been cruising through with one loss.  When Nakunz finally eliminated McGough in round ten (just shy of enough points for Bowler of the Year, which Kendall Bollea hung on to), it created a one game final between him and Chase.  Simmons stayed in control of the finale for the win and second career title to go with the $1,000 windfall.

        Elias' fine day was capped off by a U17 Invitational win over Sebastian Huffman, which also earned him Bowler of the Year honors in that subdivision.  Katelyn Abigania consolidated her Girls Scratch Bowler of the Year season with a win over Emily Cheesman for the Invitational title.

        Huge thanks to Al and the Bowlium team for hosting this tremendous event, which awarded over $5,400 in scholarships to bowlers of all ages and skill levels.  The top 20 in So Cal points now advance to the Touring Players Championship to compete for our most prestigious title of the season!   

So Cal Invitational- final results and scholarship winners
6/13/2021    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Solomon Salama $1,240
2 Skyler McGowan $505
3 Elias O'Hollaren $450
4 Cerell Cardines $130
5 Gael Egana $100
6 Louis Luna $50
7 Sebastian Huffman $25
8 Costa Gastouniotis $50
9 Zach Greim $50
10 Chris Mayes  
11 Daniel Hong $50
12 Garrett Lee  
13 Allex Zieg  
14 Hunter Mayes $50
15 Leoj Chin  
16 Kyler Orosco  
17 Kyle Reed  
18 Michael Marmolejo  
19 Katelyn Abigania $200
20 Emily Cheesman $25
21 Brody LaRose  
22 Avery Domaguin  
23 Daryus Alo  
24 Jacob Gaddam  
25 Ardani Rodas  
26 Brandon Howard  
27 Noel Hernandez  
28 Madison Holman  
29 Connor Steelmon-Hill  
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Chase Simmons $1,030
2 Bryce Nakunz $500
3 Jacob McGough $250
4 Jasmia Alshamary $125
5 Jon Abigania $100
6 Gage Baker $75
7 Nathan Chambers  
8 Kendall Bollea $50
9 Kayden O'Dell $75
10 Alexis Lee  
11 JP Griffin $50
12 Brandon Rother $44
13 Ethan Chambers $50
14 Lindsay Greim $50
15 Gavin Fernandez $5
16 Ryland Pimentel  
17 Hayden Wegner  
18 Connor Scharton  
19 Kaitlynn Yukihiro  
20 Cuzack Bove  
21 Brent Purugganan   
22 Jadeyn Mabry  
23 Akayla Orosco  
24 Jacob Lepore  
25 Stephanie Hong  
26 James McGough $15
27 Hayden Fernandez $50
28 Kaili Purugganan  
29 Mark Wang $15
30 Lathan Chin  
31 Tyler Weitzman  
32 Stephen Abkin  
33 Ethan Santos $15
34 Ian Fiel  
35 Maikayla Villa  
36 Martin Velasco  
37 Mathew Wang  
     
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Z Greim 279 Simmons 313
2 Salama 278 Baker 283
3 Zieg 278 J Abigania 280
4 Salama 276 Simmons 278
5 Salama 276 Jac.McGough 275
     
  Girls Scratch Invitational
1 Abigania +3*  
2 Cheesman -48  
3 Domaguin -59  
4 Bollea -105  
5 Holman -175  
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Salama +314 Simmons +198
2 Chin +122 Baker +186
3 G Lee +98 O'Dell +156
     
  U17 Invitational  
1 O'Hollaren +65*  
2 Huffman +65  
3 D Hong +6  
4 K Abigania +3  
5 Domaguin -59  
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Chin G Fernandez
2 Chin Simmons
3 Salama Simmons
4 Salama Baker
5 Salama Simmons
     
  Total Awarded This Event: $5,424

 

SO CAL INVITATIONAL- scratch              
11 bowlers plus the 5 exempt bowlers qualify      
               
RANK BOWLER gm 1 gm 2 gm 3 gm 4 gm 5 TOTAL + / -
1 Salama, Solomon 227 266 278 267 276 1314 314
2 Chin, Leoj 269 252 188 169 244 1122 122
3 Lee, Garrett 214 212 240 208 224 1098 98
4 Luna, Louis 224 245 195 211 219 1094 94
5 Greim, Zach- EX 258 206 236 218 170 1088 88
6 Cardines, Cerell 221 257 190 186 223 1077 77
7 Zieg, Allex 187 194 221 196 278 1076 76
8 Huffman, Sebastian 234 237 199 218 177 1065 65
9 O'Hollaren, Elias- EX 258 235 207 211 154 1065 65
10 Egana, Gael 203 264 212 170 212 1061 61
11 Mayes, Chris 192 225 222 211 205 1055 55
12 Orosco, Kyler 172 207 232 214 215 1040 40
13 McGowan, Skyler 210 193 210 213 203 1029 29
14 Reed, Kyle 172 213 232 192 213 1022 22
15 Marmolejo, Michael 214 196 210 192 203 1015 15
16 Hong, Daniel- EX 187 243 203 158 215 1006 6
17 Abigania, Katelyn 212 144 235 218 194 1003 3
18 Mayes, Hunter- EX 159 173 228 253 184 997 -3
19 Gastouniotis, Costa- EX 185 265 171 159 194 974 -26
20 Cheesman, Emily 193 158 139 265 197 952 -48
21 LaRose, Brody 239 215 158 165 172 949 -51
22 Domaguin, Avery 202 203 179 189 168 941 -59
23 Alo, Daryus 204 224 174 163 165 930 -70
24 Gaddam, Jacob 181 220 153 162 173 889 -111
25 Rodas, Ardani 204 138 191 173 182 888 -112
26 Howard, Brandon 161 174 173 200 179 887 -113
27 Hernandez, Noel 161 213 129 173 160 836 -164
28 Holman, Madison 168 142 134 212 169 825 -175
29 Steelmon-Hill, Connor 141 186 161 148 140 776 -224

 

SO CAL INVITATIONAL- handicap              
11 bowlers plus the 5 exempt bowlers qualify      
                 
RANK   gm 1 gm 2 gm 3 gm 4 gm 5 TOTAL + / -
1 Simmons, Chase 231 267 221 201 278 1198 198
2 Baker, Gage 241 203 239 283 220 1186 186
3 O'Dell, Kayden 245 210 243 234 224 1156 156
4 Rother, Brandon 239 184 233 218 254 1128 128
5 McGough, Jacob- EX 217 230 212 182 275 1116 116
6 Fernandez, Gavin 268 198 207 214 187 1074 74
7 Alshamary, Jasmia 195 207 226 232 194 1054 54
8 Chambers, Nathan 219 180 188 222 242 1051 51
9 Lee, Alexis 176 217 246 203 191 1033 33
10 Griffin, JP- EX 228 195 220 223 158 1024 24
11 Nakunz, Bryce 210 206 214 203 189 1022 22
12 Pimentel, Ryland 240 182 191 182 219 1014 14
13 Abigania, Jon 154 221 233 185 216 1009 9
14 Wegner, Hayden 183 183 233 196 214 1009 9
15 Scharton, Connor 253 209 172 141 233 1008 8
16 Yukihiro, Kaitlynn 187 195 193 207 219 1001 1
17 Bove, Cuzack 203 188 219 186 194 990 -10
18 Purugganan, Brent 204 214 186 198 185 987 -13
19 Bollea, Kendall- EX 202 167 222 184 210 985 -15
20 Mabry, Jadeyn 170 190 164 241 219 984 -16
21 Lepore, Jacob 183 186 194 214 194 971 -29
22 Orosco, Akayla 164 175 242 226 164 971 -29
23 Hong, Stephanie 182 165 212 228 183 970 -30
24 McGough, James 176 227 175 186 198 962 -38
25 Fernandez, Hayden 153 214 209 190 192 958 -42
26 Purugganan, Kaili 160 206 202 190 194 952 -48
27 Wang, Mark 175 207 165 188 213 948 -52
28 Chambers, Ethan- EX 180 184 176 172 224 936 -64
29 Chin, Lathan 177 183 183 193 200 936 -64
30 Weitzman, Tyler 195 184 191 188 172 930 -70
31 Abkin, Stephen 196 204 159 188 181 928 -72
32 Santos, Ethan 157 195 197 183 190 922 -78
33 Fiel, Ian 144 174 223 159 202 902 -98
34 Greim, Lindsay- EX 194 167 164 163 190 878 -122
35 Villa, Maikayla 157 163 194 166 196 876 -124
36 Velasco, Martin 146 161 212 160 162 841 -159
37 Wang, Mathew 157 206 127 181 168 839 -161

 

***You qualify for this event by making a top-4 in this conference.  You are listed at the "Invitational Qualifiers" page if you already have.  You may also qualify by finishing in the top 32 in points AFTER Saturday's event at Bowlium.  Visit the 'statistics' page of the website to check this after the Saturday event is done. 

 

So Cal: June 13, 9:00 AM, at Bowlium

 

 

ENTRY FEE: $50 scratch, $40 handicap

 Includes all scholarships except $2 scholarship brackets in both divisions

 

 

Eligibility:

Each event is open to anyone making a top-4 finish in that Conference this season,

OR the top 32 in season-long points in that Conference

Format:

-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

 

***FORMATS, DATES, AND PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, WHICH MAY BE VER Y DIFFERENT FROM TODAY.  STAY POSTED AT OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK!

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GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:

1st-$1,000

2nd- $250

3rd- $150

4th- $125

5th- $100

 

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

 

EACH INVITATIONAL IS WORTH TRIPLE POINTS.  THE TOP 20 IN EACH CONFERENCEíS POINTS AFTER THE INVITATIONAL ADVANCE TO THE 2021 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, WITH $2,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

 

ALL OTHER JBT RULES APPLY. SEE YOU THERE, DONíT MISS IT!!!