SAM'S TOWN BOWLING CENTER
champs and finalists
Caden Sham and Brandon Rother added to already impressive starts to the season, winning JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at Sam's Town in Las Vegas.
Rother began the scratch division stepladder finals with an unassuming 181-148 win over Avery Domaguin, who continues to impress tour-wide. Scoring went up dramatically from there, as Daryus Alo finished with a terrific 248 only to be outdone by Rother's 257, advancing him to the title match. Top seed Skyler McGowan had completely dominated the tournament, opening with 768 and never looking back, and looked good to start the final. His problem was that Brandon got absolutely red hot, finding a great look on the edge and firing strike after strike until he eventually had front eleven and a chance at history. A 10-pin stood on the twelfth ball, and he settled for the 299-219 win, good for his third scratch win of the season already and sixth overall JBT title!
Caden Sham, fresh off a victory with Jon Abigania in Doubles the day before, began the handicap stepladder with a victory over one of the bowlers he beat in that win, Gage Baker, 201-191. Sham then beat Nathan Harnit, cracking the top 4, 219-193, to move up to the final match. Top seed Austin Nash awaited him, and like McGowan, had dominated the tournament, one of the few handicap bowlers to go plus on the day and the only one to reach triple digits. However, he couldn't find the same look in the finals, and 9 year-old (!!) Sham cruised to the win and already the third title of his JBT career!
Domaguin also appeared in both subdivision finals, but got shut out by two fellow bowlers, like her, with national-level resumes, as Jos Weems beat her for U17 and Katelyn Abigania won this round for the Girls Scratch win.
Huge thanks to Christy, doing great things with her youth program, Tom, and the team at Sam's for their usual great hosting job. Want in on all this fun for all skill levels and ages? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Sam's Town- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Rother 299||Baker 245|
|2||Domaguin 279||Nash 242|
|3||D Alo 279||Na. Harnit 240|
|4||D Alo 267||Sham 237|
|5||McGowan 267||Nash 235|
|2||K Abigania -1*|
|3||K Bollea -90|
|4||L Greim -213|
|7||R Clark -251|
|9||E Bollea -539|
|1||McGowan +165||Nash +26|
|2||Domaguin +157||C Velasco +24|
|3||Weems +106||Na. Harnit +2|
|3||D Alo +94|
|5||G Fernandez +30|
|9||H Fernandez -41|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,857|
Date: Sunday November 20, 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 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% advance to round two. Round two format details to be released no later than one week before the event.
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 Mojave 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 Mojave points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a Mojave 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 Sun|
|34||Rivera, Johannes Jr||x|
|39||Samson, Ethan Jon||x|