Jason Weed, Stephanie Hong, Caden Sham, Elias O'Hollaren

        Elias O'Hollaren and 9 year-old phenom Caden Sham opened the new JBT Southern California Conference season with big wins in exciting action at Forest Lanes.

        Kyler Orosco began the scratch division stepladder finals with a win over last year's champion at Forest Josh Abigania.  A grindout second game saw Michael Marmolejo escape from Orosco to advance to the title match.  Top seed O'Hollaren had taken over the event in the semifinal round, and was able to continue the good look he had on the title match pair while the carry still perplexed Marmolejo, and Elias' resulting victory was the 8th of his excellent JBT career.

        Chase Simmons hung on to the last spot for the handicap stepladder, and then regrouped for a 228-207 win over Stephanie Hong in round one.  Jason Weed then stopped Simmons 223-212 to move on to his first career title match.  Jason was enjoying the best event of his JBT career, but ran into a buzzsaw in Sham.  Caden already had two previous title matches under his belt where he bowled well but got outscored, and this time the tables turned as Weed bowled well but Caden fired a 190 with only one open, plenty to win the first title of a very young, very promising JBT career.

        Hong got some vengeance with a win over top seed and all-time girls scratch title leader Katelyn Abigania for that subdivision title.  U17 went to O'Hollaren with an earlier matchplay win over Katelyn (and the high game of the day with a 279).

        Big thanks as always to the team at Forest for hosting us.  Want in on all this fun for all ages and skill levels?  Just check out our schedule and come on down!

Forest Lanes- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Elias O'Hollaren $385
2 Michael Marmolejo $175
3 Kyler Orosco $125
4 Josh Abigania $100
5 Daniel Hong $75
6 Dylan Donahue  
7 Katelyn Abigania $25
8 Allex Zieg  
9 Bryce Nakunz  
10 JP Griffin  
11 Brendan Bobersky  
12 Brent Purugganan  
13 Brandon Rother  
14 Ryland Pimentel  
15 Justin Erickson  
16 Prestin Frazee  
17 Kayden O'Dell  
18 Benaiah McElroy  
19 Ronnie Castillo  
20 Stephen Abkin  
21 Adrian Yamanhoa  
22 Koryn Marquez  
  Handicap Division  
1 Caden Sham $458
2 Jason Weed $315
3 Chase Simmons $150
4 Stephanie Hong $150
5 Ben Samarin $80
6 Miranda Emery $70
7 Jon Abigania $60
8 Jerry Wang  
9 Neel Kankariya  
10 Jai Kankariyta  
11 James McGough $40
12 Hannah McGough $15
13 Tasia Masengale $20
14 Eddie Torres  
15 Britton Keene  
16 Troyace Powers  
17 mark Wang $15
18 Garrett Purugganan  
19 Kaili Purugganan  
20 AC Domantay  
21 Raeden Pimentel  
22 Ethan Jorge  
23 Aislinn Lubag   
24 RJ Escurel  
25 Lathan Chin  
26 Ian Fiel   
27 Roman Miller  
28 Gage Baker  
29 Matt Wang  
30 Andrew Ward  
31 Ethan Chambers  
32 Julian Hope  
33 Jayden Macias $100
34 Cameron Escurel  
35 Xander Velasco  
36 Steven Tacto  
37 Yairi Lubag  
38 Ethan Wu  
39 Akayla Orosco  
  U-17 Girls Scratch
1 O'Hollaren +79 K Abigania +74
2 K Abigania +74 S Hong -28*
3 S Hong -28 Emery -68
4 Nakunz -45 Marquez -169
5 Simmons -52 A Lubag -223
6 B Purugganan -71 K Purugganan -226
7 Weed -71 Massengale -255
8 Sham -79 A Orosco -309
9 Rother -92 H McGough -355
10 Ry Pimentel -100  
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 K Orosco +128 J Weed +159
2 J Abigania +112 C Sham +156
3 Marmolejo +101 N Kankariya +120
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 B Purugganan Emery
2 Marmolejo Emery
3 Marmolejo Emery
4 J Abigania Emery
5 K Orosco Weed
6 O'Hollaren Sham
7 O'Hollaren Sham
8 O'Hollaren Sham
  Scratch High Game  
1 O'Hollaren 279  
2 Donahue 277  
3 Bobersky 268  
4 J Abigania 267  
5 Zieg, O'Hollaren 257  
  Handicap High Game  
1 Weed 286  
2 Samarin 276  
3 Emery 274  
4 S Hong 273  
5 Weed 273  




Date: Saturday September 17, 2022  (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 10 AM.

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

Reservations:  Please email 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 8/1/22 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, 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.


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.

no. bowler 10 AM Sat
1 Bobersky, Brendan x
2 Hampton, Hilari x
3 Rother, Brandon x
4 Wu, Ethan x
5 Nakunz, Bryce x
6 Barczyszyn, JR x
7 Rohrbacker, Emily x
8 Domantay, AC x
9 Abkin, Stephen x
10 Baker, Gage x
11 Massengale, Tasia x
12 Keene, Britton x
13 Sham, Caden x
14 Abkin, Lucas x
15 Marquez, Koryn x
16 Emery, Miranda x
17 Simmons, Chase x
18 Erickson, Justin x
19 Donahue, Dylan x
20 Lubag, Aislinn x
21 Lubag, Yairi x
22 Castillo, Ronnie x
23 Jorge, Ethan x
24 Powers, Troyace x
25 Hong, Daniel x
26 Hong, Stephanie x
27 Faller, Pamela x
28 Fiel, Ian x
29 Wang, Jerry x
30 Macias, Jayden x
31 McElroy, Benaiah x
32 Samarin, Benjamin x
33 Chin, Lathan x
34 Torres, Eddie x
35 McGough, James x
36 McGough, Hannah x
37 Weed, Jason x
38 Velasco, Xander x
39 Velasco, Cameron x
40 Velasco, Martin x
41 Chambers, Nathan x
42 Chambers, Ethan x
43 Ward, Andrew x