SUNCOAST BOWLING CENTER
Hunter Mayes, DJ Kneifel, Andrew Guba, Chris Mayes, Jake King, Devin Montoya, Bryan Gregson, Josh & Katelyn Abigania
Chris Mayes put on a clinic, while Jake King tasted victory for the first time, in terrific JBT Mojave Conference action at Suncoast Bowling Center.
Chris' brother Hunter has grabbed a lot of JBT headlines lately, but Chris made his won big news by beginning the scratch division stepladder finals by defeating his brother with a perfect 300 game, his third in JBT competition. He didn't stop there, running the front seven the next game in a victory over fellow Virtue staff member DJ Kneifel. That left top seed Andrew Guba, looking to set the JBT record (by far) for longest time between wins- his last, amazingly, came back in 2009. It looked like it was finally his time, but a missed tenth frame spare gave Mayes one last chance. Chris was up to the challenge, throwing a perfect strike to swipe away the win, and 7th title of his excellent JBT career.
Newcomer Bryan Gregson won round one of the stepladder finals with a 212-177 victory over Connor Bell, who secured a bye in the following day's Invitational with the top-4 finish. King, another first time finalist, stopped Gregson in the second round 232-167 to advance to the title match. Devin Montoya jumped into the top spot over King with a big last game of the semifinal round, but Jake was able to turn the tables in the final, rolling a big game to earn his first career JBT title.
The Abigania family swept the subdivisions, as they often do, with Katelyn beating Mya Van Ryne for the Girls Scratch win, and Josh stopping Bell for the U17 win. Huge thanks to Becky and the team at Suncoast for their usual great job hosting our Tour. The field is now set for the Mojave Invitational, with over $5,000 to be earned by the talented qualifiers of all ages and skill levels!
|Suncoast- final results and scholarship winners|
|36||Jason Bardol II|
|11||Mya Van Ryne||$25|
|1||C Mayes 300||King 292|
|2||Kneifel 279||Van Ryne 279|
|3||Molloy 278||Nash 275|
|4||C Mayes 261||Montoya 271|
|5||H Mayes 257||Hardy 266|
|1||K Abigania -6|
|2||Van Ryne -30|
|9||C White -80|
|1||Guba +117||King +202|
|2||Kneifel +107||T Spiller +173|
|3||H Mayes +60||C Bell +137|
|1||J Abigania +60|
|2||C Bell +52|
|6||K Abigania -6|
|10||G Fernandez -45|
|Total Awarded This Event: $2,672|
Date: Saturday June 11, 2022 (This is ONE tournament that is one day long, open to anyone. Sunday is the Invitational. You get in the Invite by finishing in the top 4 in this event, or any other 2021-22 Mojave Conference event, or in the top 32 in Mojave Conference points after this event.
Start Time: Saturday qualifying squad at Noon, one squad only.
Re-entries?: There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries this event..
Reservations: Please email email@example.com to reserve a spot. You can prepay (not required) at the 'Prepaying' section of this website. Reservations (paid or unpaid) must check in no later than 15 minutes before start time. At that time, all bowlers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the field is full.
Format: Qualifying round is 5 games. The top 40% bowl a 3 game semifinals.. The top 4 then do a stepladder finals.
Divisions/ Averages: Scratch or handicap. It is the bowlers' choice of division. Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/21 is automatically entered in the U-17 side event. Also, every female is automatically entered in the Girls Scratch side event. If this is your first JBT event this season, we will be asking for average info. In most cases, your highest average from any current form of organized competition of at least 15 games is what we need. If you bowl in multiple leagues / clubs, bring everything and we'll sort it out for you. After your first JBT event, your average is re-rated before every JBT event according to JBT rules. Please see JBT Rule 13 for complete details.
Points: This event counts for Mojave and All-Conference points. Points qualify you for the big money season-ending Invitationals and Touring Players Championship, so get all you can. Visit the 'statistics' section of the website to check on your points. As the end of the season, the top 32 in Mojave points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a Mojave event this season, advance to their respective Invitationals.
Entry fee: $50 handicap; $60 scratch. Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each. Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '26' jackpots, are available on-site.
Covid details: JBT events follow- at least- all local Covid safety protocols, which you must be prepared for. Please stay posted so you're not surprised about anything required of you.
Scholarships: 1:6 in each division earn scholarships, scratch and handicap. Minimum prizes in scratch are $300, $150, $100, $60. In handicap, $250, $125, $75, $50. Bowlers must finish in the top 4 once this season to qualify for that conference's Invitational, which features $1,000 for first place. Bowlers who finish in the top 20 in a conference's points race, or the top 100 in all-conference points, qualify for the Touring Players Championship, featuring $2,000 for first.
Lane conditions: conditions vary from event to event, and are not posted prior to the event (unless otherwise announced). Some events do not post the pattern until after qualifying. Be ready for anything- it makes you a better bowler! Check out previous patterns and corresponding cut scores at the 'lane conditions' section of this website.
Dress code: Anything goes EXCEPT tank tops, hats, gym shorts, clothing promoting alcohol, drugs, or firearms, or excessively ripped or short clothing, subject solely to the director's discretion. However, bowlers wearing slacks or dress shorts/skirts, and a 'name shirt' or PBA-style 'dye-sub' shirt, or college or high school team shirt, earn an extra 10 points on their season-long points total. If you're not sure about dress code, check with us. If you're new to us, the vast majority of the bowlers do dress in the 'bonus' dress code, and those points become very important, so plan accordingly.
PLEASE do not forget to contact us if you need to cancel or adjust your reservation. This list may not be updated after the Friday of the event as we travel, etc. However, walk-ins / late entries are still gladly accepted as space permits. There is generally plenty of room for walk-ins / late entries, and we'll post here clearly if an event is nearing sellout or sold out.
|54||Samson, Ethan Jon||x|
|69||Van Ryne, Mya||x|