champs Josh Abigania and James McGough with finalists

        Josh Abgania and James McGough put on statement wins to open 2022 JBT action in an exciting Southern California Conference event at Mira Mesa Lanes.

        Josh picked up the new year right where he left off the old, winning three matches in the stepladder finals, beginning with a 258-225 win over first time scratch finalist Ryland Pimentel.  He then beat Alberto Bernal, making a long awaited return to the Tour, 242-178.  Top seed Elias O'Hollaren had jumped into the lead with a big last game, but Abigania gave him no chance in the final, blasting the high game of the tournament (he had second and third highest as well) in a 277-208 win, good for his fourth career JBT title ,as well as the U17 win in the simultaneous match.

       James McGough was equally impressive in the handicap stepladder, getting past Theo De La Cruz 227-211 in match one.  He beat Brent Purugganan in the semifinal 236-182 to advance against top seed Ethan Chambers.  Ethan had been well ahead of the field in qualifying thanks to a 279 scratch game, and hung on in round two, but just like Elias, was given no shot in the title match.  James saved the best for last, a 257 scratch game for a 298-209 win over Chambers, good for his sixth career JBT win.

        It was an Abigania family sweep on the day as Katelyn beat Emily Schrider for the day's Girls Scratch win.  Harper Schmidt took home a ball of his choice from our title sponsor Ebonite.  Enormous thanks to the team at Mira for hosting us on extremely short notice.  Want in on all this fun for all ages and skill levels?  Just check out our schedule and come on down!        

Mira Mesa (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Josh Abigania $325
2 Elias O'Hollaren $195
3 Ryland Pimentel $140
4 Alberto Bernal $100
5 Kyle Ponzo $75
6 Prestin Frazee  
7 Emily Schrider $55
8 Daniel Hong  
9 Katelyn Abigania $50
10 AidanMiles  
11 Hunter Mayes $53
12 Brendan Bobersky  
13 Emily Cheesman  
14 Madison Holman  
15 Austin Sugarman  
16 Avery Domaguin  
17 Chris Mayes $8
18 Stephanie Fung  
19 Harper Schmidt  
20 Connor Steelmon-Hill  
21 Zach Greim  
22 Ronnie Castillo  
23 Manuel Gonzalez  
  Handicap Division  
1 James McGough $250
2 Ethan Chambers $125
3 Brent Purugganan $128
4 Theo DeLaCruz $75
5 Stephanie Hong $60
6 Stephen Abkin $50
7 Kaili Purugganan  
8 Preston Carrasco  
9 Nathan Chambers  
10 Kaiden Hambrick  
11 Taylinn Uzzell  
12 Raeden Pimentel  
13 Jacob McGough  
14 Kendall Bollea $54
15 Jon Abigania  
16 Lathan Chin $10
17 Jerry Wang  
18 Lindsay Greim $28
19 Gage Baker  
20 Hannah McGough $14
21 Jimmy Pfaff  
22 Kayden O'Dell  
23 Nathan Tidball  
24 Andrew Sanchez  
25 Caden Sham   
26 Brandon Rother  
27 Akayla Orosco  
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 J Abigania +76 Schrider +27
2 E Chambers +47 K Abigania +2
3 O'Hollaren +35 Cheesman -22
4 Frazee +20 Holman -23
5 DeLaCruz +20 S Hong -57
6 Ry Pimentel +17 Domaguin -80
7 K Abigania +2 Greim -92
8 S Hong -57 Bollea -111
9 Abkin -57 Fung -117
10 Domaguin -80 K Purugganan -217
  B Purugganan -80  
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Ponzo +80 E Chambers +202
2 J Abigania +76 Delacruz +110
3 Bernal +47 B Purugganan +100
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Bernal L Chin
2 Ponzo B Purugganan
3 Ponzo E Chambers
4 J Abigania E Chambers
5 Ponzo E Chambers
6 J Abigania E Chambers
7 Ry Pimentel E Chambers
8 O'Hollaren E Chambers
  Scratch High Game  
1 J Abigania 258  
2 J Abigania 256  
3 O'Hollaren 254  
4 Ry Pimentel 254  
5 Bernal 251  
  Handicap High Game  
1 E Chambers 310  
2 James McGough 298  
3 B Purugganan 272  
4 O'Dell 265  
5 Delacruz 264  




Date: Saturday January 8, 2022  (This is ONE tournament that is one day long. Saturday is a separate one day event.  You can bowl only Saturday, only Sunday, or both).  

Start Time: Saturday qualifying squad at 1 PM, one squad only.

Re-entries?:  There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries this event..

Reservations:  Please email director@bowljbt.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 Southern Californiat Conference 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 So Cal points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a So Cal JBT event this season, advance to the Invitational.

Entry fee: $50 handicap; $60 scratch.  Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each.  Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '25' 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.

Entries received after 1/6 may not be on this list, but you're still all set to go!  Plenty of room for more, tell a friend!

no. bowler 1 PM Sat
1 Pfaff, Jimmy x
2 Mayes, Chris x
3 Mayes, Hunter x
4 Holman, Madison x
5 Greim, Lindsay x
6 Greim, Zach x
7 Sugarman, Austin x
8 Rother, Brent x
9 Chambers, Ethan x
10 Chambers, Nathan x
11 Miskjian, Tiffany x
12 Bobersky, Brendan x
13 Donahue, Dylan x
14 Weitzman, Tyler x
15 Abkin, Stephen x
16 Sanchez, Andrew x
17 Schmidt, Harper x
18 Bollea, Kendall x
19 Domaguin, Avery x
20 Sham, Caden x
21 Velasco, Xander x
22 Ponzo, Kyle x
23 Wang, Jerry x
24 Pimentel, Ryland x
25 Pimentel, Raeden x
26 Yukihiro, Kaitlynn x
27 Velasco, Martin x
28 Hong, Daniel x
29 Hong, Stephanie x
30 Carrasco, Preston x
31 McGough, James x
32 McGough, Jacob x
33 McGough, Hannah x
34 Chin, Leoj x
35 Bernal, Alberto x
36 Gonzalez, Manuel x
37 Tidball, Nathan x