MOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL

Jonas Romero, Carlos Estrada, Aileen Linares, Xaden Todacheenie, Josh Burnett, Brock Bivins

 

        Josh Burnett and Xaden Todacheenie earned JBT major titles as champions of the 2022 Mountain Invitational, held at Albuquerque's Silva Lanes.

        After five qualifying games on two different lane patterns, the top eleven totals joined the top 5 season-long point scorers for exciting triple-elimination matchplay.  Harper Schmidt was the last undefeated scratch bowler, with a 5-0 start, but the wheels fell off from there en route to a third place finish.   In the same round, Carlos Estrada finished a fine day in fourth, which left Brock Bivins and Josh Burnett still standing, each with only one loss.  They split the next two games, leaving the soon-to-be ACU teammates to play one last game for the title.  These are situations where Bivins has thrived of late, but Burnett had the answer here, rolling a terrific final game to capture the title, his second overall, and first major, and $1,000 top scholarship prize!

        Todacheenie was one of a slew of bowlers that had a shot at handicap Bowler of the Year heading into the Invitational, and picked the perfect time to get hot, qualifying 8th for matchplay and then starting an undefeated streak that never stopped.  When he eliminated Alex Thompson in third place in round eight, and Jonas Romero ousted Gerilynn Delegarito at the same time, Jonas was left with the unenviable position of needing to beat Xaden three straight times to swipe the title away.  Romero had a fantastic debut weekend, but even he wasn't up to the task of slowing down Todacheenie, who won this game as well to complete the dream day, going a perfect 9-0 in matchplay to win his second career JBT title, first major, $1,000 top prize, and enough points to leapfrog the field into Bowler of the Year!

        Delegarito's great day also featured appearances in both subdivision finals.  In U-17, Schmidt was able to defeat her for the win- and that win also decided U17 Bowler of the Year in his favor, wow!  In Girls Scratch, Aileen Linares finished off her dominant season by beating Gerilynn for her seventh Mountain Conference girls win of the season.  Harper and Aileen each picked up $200 for the win, while Delegarito matched that $200 with the dual runners-up.  Linares also held off both Bivins and Burnett to earn the scratch Bowler of the Year title, the first female in our 26 year history to earn that honor!

        Gigantic thanks to Barbie and her team at Silva for another great job hosting our Tour on a busy weekend!  Over $7,000 were awarded on the weekend!  The top 20 point scorers now advance to the Touring Players' Championship, featuring the best form all JBT conferences playing for our most important title of the season!

        

Mountain Invitational- final results and scholarship winners
5/22/2022    
     
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Josh Burnett $1,000
2 Brock Bivins $500
3 Harper Schmidt $480
4 Carlos Estrada $125
5 Eric Gauna $100
6 Hunter Mayes $80
7 Nathan Nguyen $50
8 Chris Mayes $15
9 Noah Narbaez  
10 Jaxson Garton  
11 Cole White  
12 Aileen Linares $250
13 Will Davis  
14 Kallista Fritts  
15 Josh Molloy $30
16 Justin Weddige $50
17 Xavier Kitchens  
18 Kara Thompson  
19 Joshua Ruehlen  
     
  Handicap Division  
1 Xaden Todacheenie $1,000
2 Jonas Romero $500
3 Alex Thompson $265
4 Gerilynn Delegarito $475
5 Tyler Romine $165
6 Angela Romero $115
7 Rebecca Wilson $60
8 Talyn Pacheco $65
9 Jake Campbell  
10 Donovan Romero  
11 Ian Silva  
12 Gauge Eccher $60
13 Seth Martinez $50
14 Robert Lawrence $50
15 Derick Romero  
16 Jordan Wisthoff  
17 Kendall Bollea $15
18 Isaac John  
19 Josie Herson  
20 Ivan John  
21 Tori Berger $15
22 Zach Sterkel  
23 Kloey Kielich  
24 Kayden Johnson  
25 Land Matthies  
26 Chad Schafer  
27 Caitlyn White  
28 Emma Kitchens $15
29 Nayt Beery  
30 River Disecker  
31 Sam Sitler  
32 Logan Trujillo  
33 Kamryn Kelsey  
34 Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez  
35 Brekton Crouch  
36 Shaiden Raymond $120
     
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 Schmidt -21 Delegarito -35
2 Delegarito -35 Linares -36
3 De. Romero -44 Bollea -84
4 Romine -47 A Romero -101
5 Narbaez -59 Ca. White -160
6 Bollea -84 Fritts -173
7 Garton -138 Kileich -184
8 R Lawrence -156 K Thompson -242
9 Kielich -184 Kelsey -297
10 Ruiz-Jimenez -254  
     
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Molloy +103 Romine +78
2 H Mayes +94 Campbell +67
3 Burnett +55 A Thompson +57
     
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 H Mayes Berger
2 Nguyen A Thompson
3 Nguyen A Thompson
4 Burnett 243 A Thompson
5 Molloy T Romine
     
  Scratch High Game  
1 C Mayes 265  
2 H Mayes 258  
3 Molloy 249  
4 C Mayes 245  
5 Nguyen 243  
     
  Handicap High Game  
1 Todacheenie 285  
2 A Thompson 275  
3 Romine 268  
4 Delegarito 262  
5 Romine 260  
     
TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $5,450

 

 

JBT INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

 

$25,000 in scholarships

MINIMUM GUARANTEED!

 

 

Mountain: May 22, 9:30 AM, at Silva Lanes

So Cal: June 5, 9:30 AM, at Winnetka Bowl

Mojave: June 12, 9:30 AM, at Suncoast

Arizona: June 18, 9:30 AM, at Let It Roll   (T of C/ non-C Sunday 6/19)

Pac NW: June 26, 9:30 AM, at Paradise Lanes

 

 

ENTRY FEE: $60 scratch, $50 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 VERY DIFFERENT FROM TODAY.  STAY POSTED AT OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK!

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GUARANTEED PRIZE FUNDS, each event:

1st-$1,000

2nd- $500

3rd- $250

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 2022 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, WITH $2,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

 

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