WEST SEATTLE BOWL
Liam Hardman, Ewan Oester, Tyler Coates, Eddie Strange, Ava Rodman, Alena McDugle
Tyler Coates and Eddie Strange outlasted tough fields to claim JBT titles in terrific Pacific Northwest Conference action at the venerable West Seattle Bowl.
After qualifying, bowlers advanced to matchplay, with the highest remaining seed playing the lowest remaining seed. Ten scratch survivors were carved down to four, and in those matches Coates stopped Liam Hardman, and in a battle of twelve year-olds (!), Ewan Oester beat top seed Do Hoon Kwon, who averaged over 240 in qualifying, to set up the title match. Ewan was looking to become a two-time champ already, but Coates, the only bowler over age 17 to make the finals all weekend, had other ideas, firing 10 strikes in a 263-194 win. The title, his 14th, ties him with PBA West Region director Josh Blanchard for 25th on our all-time list.
Sixteen handicap qualifiers were also whittled down to four, and in those semifinal clashes, Eddie Strange fired 245 to beat Shelby Unger, and in a thriller/heartbreaker, Alena McDugle edged top seed Spencer Dessart 196-195. The resulting finale was close throughout, but STrange's tenth frame strike proved to be the difference, claiming his first career JBT title with the win.
Hardman was consoled with a win over Kwon for the U17 title, while Ava Rodman won her first Girls Scratch title with a win over Sienna Stoner. Huge thanks to the team at WSB for a great hosting job on a busy weekend. Want in on all this for all skill levels and ages? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|West Seattle Bowl (Sun.)- final results and scholarship winners|
|3||Do Hoon Kwon||$75|
|36||Matt Hess Jr|
|1||Kwon +209||Rodman -14|
|2||Hardmon +99||Stoner -49|
|3||London +93||P Chalmers -51|
|4||Oester +74||M Sicard -61|
|5||Kaurin +42||Kierra Wilcox -71|
|6||B Sicard +29||Kailee Wilcox -76|
|7||Dessart -7||A McDugle -93|
|8||Reese -14||Yeager -99|
|9||Simperman -24||Murphy -120|
|10||D Chalmers -35||Satiacum -135|
|1||Kwon +209||Dessart +183|
|2||Coates +149||Kierra Wilcox +139|
|3||Hardman +99||E Strange +138|
|1||B Sicar||Kobe Cabantng|
|Scratch High Game|
|5||Hardman, Sicard 257|
|Handicap High Game|
|1||E Strange 303|
|2||N Sicard 287|
|5||Kobe Cabanting 276|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,041|
Date: Sunday March 27, 2022 (This is ONE tournament that is one day long. Saturday is a separate one day event. You can bowl only Sunday, only Saturday, or both).
Start Time: Saturday qualifying squad at 9 AM, one squad only. Try and check in no later than 8:30 AM.
Travel: The West Seattle Bridge is closed. This may alter your travel route. Please take note and adjust your travel and time accordingly.
Special Covid restrictions: King County and West Seattle Bowl have lifted the proof of vaccination requirement. As we've learned, anything can change any day, so as always, stay tuned.
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. Semifinals (revised) will be 2-game matchplay, with re-seeding every round (the highest remaining seed always plays the lowest remaining seed).
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 Pac NW 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 Pac NW points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a Pac NW 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.
|no.||bowler||9 AM Sun|
|12||Hess, Matthew Jr||x|