MIRA MESA LANES
Matthew Krause, Jack Ralston, Chase Simmons, Brandon Rother, Kyler Orosco, Gavin Fernandez
Two bowlers earning different firsts highlighted terrific JBT So Cal Conference action at San Diego's Mira Mesa Lanes.
Kyler Orosco began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 244-148 win over Alberto Bernal. Orosco stayed red hot on the challenging pattern, next beating Gavin Fernandez, who had a great tournament in his So Cal scratch debut, 248-179, to advance to the title match. Rother has also made the move to scratch this season, after a great finish to his handicap career in the back half of last season. He admitted his goal was just to win one event this season- he'll be re-evaluating those goals now, as a brilliant 4-bagger to close locked up a 247-231 win to earn his first scratch and 4th overall career JBT title. Orosco finished up in the runner-up spot with a 723 stepladder total, and will surely be getting that first title soon as well.
Chase Simmons continued his hot start to the season wit a 250-242 squeaker win over Ace Ventura. Another close battle saw Simmons edge newcomer Matthew Krause 225-213 to advance to the title match. Another JBT rookie, Jack Ralston, had bowled great all day to grab the top seed. He continued the excellent bowling in the final game, and cruised to the win over Chase to earn the first title of his JBT career (or 14th if you are convinced, like us, that he's Zach Greim reincarnated).
In the subdivisions, Avery Domaguin's hot start continued with a Girls Scratch win, while Rother completed his dream day with a win over Gavin for the U17 title. The day's ball from the brands of Brunswick went to Gage Baker. Huge thanks as always to the team at Mira Mesa for their usual great hosting job. Want in on all this fun for all ages and skill levels? Just check out our upcoming schedule and come on down!
|Mira Mesa (Sat)- final results and scholarship winners|
|20||Jesus Gutierrez Jr|
|1||G Fernandez +112||Domaguin -7|
|2||Rother +76||L Greim -160|
|3||O'Hollaren +12||Emery -161|
|4||Donaguin -7||J Thoman -184|
|5||Erickson -30||Hampton -245|
|6||Simmons -80||T Thoman-Smith -259|
|7||E Chambers -93||K Purugganan -330|
|8||Nakunz -101||H McGough -405|
|1||G Fernandez +112||Ralston +140|
|2||Rother +76||Krause +91|
|3||Clay +36||Keough +86|
|Scratch High Game|
|5||Orosco, G Fern. 245|
|Handicap High Game|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $2,047|
Date: Saturday October 15, 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 1 PM.
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 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||1 PM Sat|
|17||Gutierrez, Jesus Jr||x|
|39||Ferguson, Tanner (2)||x|