Team BOA and Apocalypse Battle for WCJBT Title at Paradise Lanes
The Westchester County JBT returned to Paradise Lanes for a second time on Sunday, November 16, 2014. The event is a series of 6 tournaments throughout the county which allows junior bowlers to compete for scholarship money, which will be awarded at the end of the season.
Bowlers compete in separate handicap and scratch division; they bowl 5 games across 10 lanes in the qualifying round and then are cut to the top 40% for match play semi-finals. After the first 2 rounds, the top five then compete in a step-ladder finals to determine the champions.
This month’s turnout was a little better as 52 kids competed in the event, the CBJB accounted for 10 of these bowlers including the handicap champion.
Let’s start off with the scratch division. Paradise lanes had 3 bowlers competing in the high scoring event. Our top finisher was Joshua Robinson with a high game of 208 in route to a 929 5-game series to finish in 14th place. Two spots behind him for 16th place was Robert Cantine, Jr. 200-908 and 18th place goes to Demetrius Brown 192-833. Only the top 8 bowlers qualified for round 2.
In the handicap division, we had 7 bowlers competing. After round 1, our top qualifier was Trinity Williams who rolled a 214 -1122 for 2nd place, Ian Greene rolled 222-1081 to finish in 5th place. Kelvin Oats rolled 217-1044 for 13th place. Rosana DiPaola shot 219-1012 for 19th place, Daron Brown rolled 187-973 for 22nd place, Isaia Garrison rolled 222-958 for 23rd place and Liam Ryan shot 177-938 for 27th place. Both Trinity and Ian advanced to the semi-final round.
In the semi-finals, Ian rolled a high of 199 and won all 3 of his matches for a two round score of 1859 and jumped to the top of the leader board. Trinity rolled a high of 189 in route to 1781 for 2 rounds and a 5th place finish. Both bowlers advanced to the step-ladder finals.
In match one, Trinity faced bowled Mike Potenza from Homefield. She was getting 22 pins handicap but didn’t need them as she rolled a 224 scratch to his 174. Next she faced Dylan Kowaleski also from Homefield. She rolled a 212 with handicap to Dylan’s 204. In the third match Trinity bowled Nick Perrone from Cortlandt. Once again she didn’t need the 19 pins handicap as she rolled 173 to Nick’s 153.
This set up the final match between Trinity and Ian, also a bit of UBA rivalry between Team Apocalypse (Van Nest Lanes) and Team BOA (Paradise Lanes). This time it was Trinity’s turn to give handicap as she spotted Ian 16 pins. Trinity continued her hot hand rolling a 201 to Ian’s 172 to capture the title for the CBJB and Apocalypse. Trinity accomplished a difficult task in climbing the entire ladder; she rolled a 784 for four games. This is her first WCJBT title. In fact, it was her first time competing in this event.
The next tournament on the schedule is across town at Homefield Bowl on Sunday, December 14th. Please note the starting time has changed to 11:00 AM. Hope to see you there!