CANYON LANES sponsored by Mark Baker Bowling
Xander Velasco, Nicholas Harnit, Jon Abigania, Katelyn Abigania, Elias O'Hollaren, Daniel Hong
Elias O'Hollaren and Nicholas Harnit captured JBT titles in exciting Southern California Conference action at Canyon Lanes.
After five games on a challenging pattern, qualifiers moved on to '3-2-1' matchplay, featuring three-way first round matches and byes to the top four. In the handicap division, Harnit qualified first and escaped from Jon Abigania to reach the title match. His opponent had a much tougher road, as Xander Velasco had to come from the #12 seed, survive his three-way match, and another, before stopping Nathan Chambers in his semifinal to face Nathan for the win. The final was all Harnit, as Xander slowed down a bit but Nathan kept pouring on the strikes, rolling to a confident 240-199 victory and his third career JBT title.
Michael Marmolejo was impressive in qualifying to gain the top seed, but fell in a tough match to his good friend Allex Zieg in round two. The rest was chalk as seeds 2-4 all advanced. Zieg then beat Cayden Matherly in one semifinal, while O'Hollaren stopped Daniel Hong in the other. The two veterans both rolled well in the title match, but Allex couldn't quite get zeroed in on the tricky pair, and Elias took advantage for a 216-190 win and the 9th title of his JBT career.
Katelyn Abigania remained dominant in Girls Scratch, beating Kendall Bollea (who earlier fired a 279 to tie with Marmolejo for high game) for that win, while O'Hollaren turned the tables on Katelyn for the U17 win. Huge thanks to Paula Vidad and the team at Canyon for hosting our Tour! Want in on all this fun for all skill levels? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Canyon (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||O'Hollaren +44||K Abigania +13|
|2||K Abigania +13||Bollea -33|
|3||Rother -6||Greim -139|
|4||Chin -25||Soto -162|
|5||Bollea -33||S Hong -161|
|6||Ni. Harnit -49||A Orosco -191|
|7||E Chambers -67||Kylie Belnap -279|
|8||Baker -76||Hampton -290|
|9||Nakunz -79||K Purugganan -300|
|10||Erickson -82||Emery -315|
|1||Marmolejo +126||Ni. Harnit +101|
|2||D Hong +59||Chin +85|
|3||O'Hollaren +44||E Chambers +78|
|Scratch High Game|
|Handicap High Game|
|1||J McGough 268|
|2||L Chin 265|
|3||Ni. Harnit 261|
|4||X Velasco 256|
|5||J Kankariya 254|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,463|
sponsored by Mark Baker Bowling- the top scratch and handicap combined finisher on the weekend earns a $250 bonus!
Date: Saturday February 11, 2023 (This is ONE tournament that is one day long, open to anyone age 21 & under as of 8/1/22).
Start Time: Bowling begins at Noon.
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 advance to round to "3-2-1" matchplay.
Divisions/ Averages: Scratch or handicap. It is the bowlers' choice of division. Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/22 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. If you don't have 15+ games in any organized competition this season, we need your finishing 21-22 average, and any 2022 summer averages. 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. As the end of the season, the top 32 in Southern California Conference points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a Southern California Conference event this season, advance to their respective Invitationals.
Entry fee: $60. Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each. Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '27' jackpots, are available on-site.
Sponsor Incentive bonuses: 1) IAM Bowling: Bowlers making the final match of an event (scratch or handicap) wearing an IAM patch (good), any IAM shirt (better), or an IAM JBT shirt (best) earn point bonuses towards a $5,000 IAM incentive jackpot. (The IAM patch is requested to be worn by all bowlers). 2) Virtue Bowling: Bowlers making the final match of an event (scratch or handicap, win or lose), using a Virtue Bowling shirt or patch, and a Virtue drilled ball, earn a $25 Virtue gift card.
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 are $300, $150, $100, $60. 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 $2,500 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, 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.
This reservation is an expectation that you will be bowling. PLEASE do not forget to contact us if you need to cancel or adjust your reservation. Repeated 'no-shows' may result in you not being able to reserve a spot. 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.