Katelyn Abigania, Elias O'Hollaren, Jacob McGough, Madison Holman

        It was all in the family day at Mira Mesa, as Katelyn Abigania and Jacob McGough claimed JBT titles in exciting Southern California Conference action.

        Bowlers dealt with the scorpion lane pattern that proved to be one of the toughest of the season, with just above a 170 average good enough to make the scratch division cut to matchplay.  Scores remained low throughout, with Elias O'Hollaren reaching his second straight final with a 182-142 win over Prestin Frazee, while Katelyn beat big brother and qualifying leader (at +100, the only bowler plus) Josh 194-158 to advance. 

        Nothing about those scores gave a hint at what was about to happen.  Elias had Josh fire 277 at him to win the title yesterday, so he wanted to put up a big number given another chance against another Abigania.  He did just that with a brilliant 268, by far the high game of the tournament... except Katelyn's tenth frame double gave her an astonishing 276, swiping away the title for a thrilling fourth career JBT title!

        Jacob McGough watched his brother James win the handicap title yesterday, and decided to keep today's win in the family, beating Brandon Rother in one semifinal while Ian Fiel stopped Katelyn Touchette in the other to set up the final.  Ian bowled well, but a confident Jacob maintained a lead he never relinquished, earning his third career JBT title with the victory.

        The Abiganias were stopped in the subdivision finals, as Madison Holman earned girls scratch with a win over Katelyn, and Elias finally beat an Abigania by topping Josh in the U17 final.  Akayla Orosco won any Ebonite ball of her choice (once she realized she had the winning ticket).

        We can't thank Mira Mesa enough for coming through and hosting in a last minute location switch, as well as everyone for attending.  You can too!  Just check out our upcoming schedule and come on down!

Mira Mesa (Sun)- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Katelyn Abigania $355
2 Elias O'Hollaren $280
3 Josh Abigania $100
4 Prestin Frazee $80
5 Madison Holman $94
6 Avery Domaguin $15
7 Hunter Mayes  
8 Dious Clay  
9 Zach Greim  
10 Aidan Miles  
11 Brendan Bobersky $10
12 Harper Schmidt  
13 Stephanie Fung  
14 Allex Zieg  
15 Nathan Tidball  
16 Chris Mayes  
17 Matthew Carpenter  
18 Kyle Ponzo  
19 Emily Cheesman  
20 Connor Steelmon-Hill  
21 Ryland Pimentel  
  Handicap Division  
1 Jacob McGough $250
2 Ian Fiel $125
3 Brandon Rother $115
4 Kaitlyn Touchette $75
5 Lindsay Greim $104
6 Stephen Abkin $50
7 Kaiden Hambrick  
8 Lathan Chin $14
9 James McGough $30
10 Jon Abigania  
11 Nathan Chambers  
12 Kendall Bollea  
13 Eddie Torres $14
14 Theo De La Cruz  
15 Martin Velasco  
16 Hannah McGough  
17 Gage Baker  
18 Flynn Iott  
19 Akalya Orosco $10
20 Kaitlynn Yukihiro  
21 Porfirio Jimeno III  
22 Kaili Purugganan $14
23 Ethan Chambers  
24 Taylinn Uzzell  
25 Brent Purugganan $15
26 Jerry Wang  
27 Kayden O'Dell  
28 Angel Jimeno  
29 Aarin Shepard  
30 Caden Sham  
31 Jason Weed  
32 Lucas Ahlen  
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 J Abigania +100 Holman -13
2 O'Hollaren -23 K Abigania -33
3 K Abigania -33 Greim -57
4 Greim -57 Domaguin -82
5 Abkin -94 S Fung -146
6 Rother -97 Bollea -179
7 De La Cruz -129 Yukihiro -224
8 Frazee -142 Cheesman -233
9 Schmidt -145 Orosco -263
10 Tidball -166 Purugganan -382
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 J Abigania +100 L Greim +13
2 Holman -13 Abkin +1
3 O'Hollaren -23 Hambrick -40
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 J Abigania Greim
2 J Abigania Greim
3 J Abigania Greim
4 J Abigania Greim
5 J Abigania Greim
  Scratch High Game  
1 K Abigania 276  
2 O'Hollaren 268  
3 J Abigania 244  
4 J Abigania 231  
5 Holman 231  
  Handicap High Game  
1 Greim 257  
2 L Chin 248  
3 Hambrick 237  
4 Rother 236  
5 Touchette 228  




Date: Sunday January 9, 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: Sunday qualifying squad at 10 AM, 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% to a maximum of 16 move on to head to head matchplay.

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 California 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.  At 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 10 AM Sun
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, Kiatlynn x
27 Velasco, Martin x
28 Touchette, Kaitlyn x
29 Hong, Daniel x
30 Hong, Stephanie x
31 Carrasco, Preston x
32 Weed, Jason x
33 McGough, James x
34 Clay, Dious x
35 McGough, Jacob x
36 McGough, Hannah x
37 Chin, Lathan x
38 Bernal, Alberto x
39 Gonzalez, Manuel x
40 Tidball, Nathan x