The PJBT continued its Postseason Events with our 3rd Annual PA PJBT Masters Tournament presented by Bowlerx.com. This event was started a couple of years ago to celebrate our 15th year of PJBT. The event has been a hit and we have continued the tradition. This unique format 2-day event sees PJBT bowlers compete in 2 divisions for 12 games of qualifying. We conduct 2 5-game blocks at different bowling centers and on different lane conditions. This year’s event saw 5 Games be bowled at Town & Country Lanes in Bethlehem and 5 Games at Haja Rose Bowl in Allentown. After 12 games, the top 16 bowlers in each division advanced to our double-elimination Masters Bracket for the finals.
This year the unannounced patterns were Town & Country (short – Stockholm) Haja Rose Qualifying (Long – Tokyo) and finals on Sunday was (Medium – Seoul).
In Scratch, Andrew Dekowski survived the field of 40 Scratch Bowlers to Win the title! Dekowski began the day bowling well on the short pattern. With the exception of 1 game out of 5….he was near the top of the leaderboard with games of 259, 227, 206, and 256. In the second round of qualifying, Dekowski rolled a consistent block. He shot games of 191, 190, 193, 165, and 212. After 10 games of qualifying, Dekowski stood at +66 (2066) and was seeded 7th for the top 16 bracket on Sunday. 16th place cut for scratch to advance to Sunday was -38. Dekowski began his day Sunday in a match vs #10seed Ben Rynes. Each match is 2 games total pins. Dekowski ran the bracket all the way! He defeated Rynes 448-339. In his Round of 16 match, he took on #2seed Andrew Lazarchick. Dekowski won this match easily 426-261. In the Round of 8, Dekowski took on #3seed Michael Martell. In a close match, Dekowski won 416-404. This advanced Dekowski into the winners bracket final match vs #1seed Conner Egan. Dekowski defeated Egan 428-386. This win advanced Dekowski into the title match vs the contenders bracket winner for the title. On this day, that bowler was #13seed Dylan Zimmerman. Dekowski defeated Zimmerman 402-380 to take down the defending champion of the event….and win it! Andrew Dekowski earned a $1500 scholarship for his victory and his glass bowling pin.
In Handicap, Allison Stackewicz followed up her good bowling last week at the Invitational Championship Weekend events….with a victory in the Masters! Stackewicz entered the event with a 102 average and 88 pins handicap per game. For 10 qualifying games, Stackewicz shot 1074 scratch and with handicap was at 1954 (-46). This score had her seeded 2nd of 16 bowlers in the finals. The patterns played tough for our handicap bowlers as the leader, Sarah Fenicle, was -38. 16th place cut was -303. On Sunday, Stackewicz started with a match vs #15seed Lauren Bowersox. She won that match 448-353. In the Round of 16, Stackewicz took on #10seed Kalli Bzdil. This match was interesting because it ended in A TIE! After a 2 frame rolloff…Stackewicz defeated Bzdil 39-19 in the rolloff. They tied at 346 for 2 games. Stackewicz moved to the Round of 8 vs #3 seed Jennifer Fitts. Stackewicz beat Fitts 430-394. This advanced her into the winners bracket match vs Jennifer Williams. Allison outlasted Jennifer 431-367. Stackewicz moved onto the title match vs Contenders Bracket Winner Jennifer Williams. Williams won the contenders bracket final to return back to a matchup with Stackewicz for the title. Williams needed to beat Stackewicz twice to win. In Match 1 of 2 games….Williams beat Stackewicz, handing Allison her first loss of the day. Williams beat Stackewicz 428-418. This set up a 2nd and final 2 game match for the title. In this match, Stackewicz got out to an early lead and never looked back. Stackewicz defeated Williams in the final match 419-314. Stackewicz won the $1000 top prize and glass bowling pin for the win!
The top 16 bowlers in each division earned scholarships….below are the payouts for the event. Congrats to everyone and thanks to all who bowled again this year.
|Scratch Division||Payouts||Handicap Division||Payouts|
|1st Place||ANDREW DEKOWSKI||$1500||ALLISON STACKEWICZ||$1000|
|2nd Place||DYLAN ZIMMERMAN||$750||JENNIFER WILLIAMS||$500|
|3rd Place||CONNOR EGAN||$375||MARIBETH BAKER||$250|
|4th Place||MICHAEL MARTELL||$200||JENNIFER FITTS||$120|
|5th Place||CHRIS DIPAOLA||$100||SARAH FENICLE||$60|
|6th Place||ADAM ZIMMERMAN||$100||WREN WILLIAMSON||$60|
|7th Place||BEN RYNES||$60||JOCELYN HOOD||$45|
|8th Place||ANDREW LAZARCHICK||$60||BRENDAN HUNSICKER||$45|
|9th Place||TOM HANKEY||$45||KALLI BZDIL||$35|
|10th Place||JACK CELMER||$45||LOGAN CHAPPELL||$35|
|11th Place||SHANE MATTHEWS||$45||SHANIA JENNINGS||$35|
|12th Place||ALEXANDER HORTON||$45||ETHAN MATTHEWS||$35|
|13th Place||FRANCIS VITELLI||$35||JODY ROYER||$30|
|14th Place||ANTHONY NEUER||$35||LAUREN BOWERSOX||$30|
|15th Place||ALEX GLINSKI||$35||BREE BINKOWSKI||$30|
|16th Place||JARRETT DEFALCO||$35||AARON ROBINSON||$30|
PJBT 23-24 Bio Sheet (Filled out for 1st Event Only)
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25TH ANNIVERSARY 2023-2024 PJBT Bowling Schedule
Entry Fee: Members $42 — Non-Members $47 — Walk-In Entries $50 // Year Long 1-Time Membership $35
2023-2024 PJBT Tournament Rules
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2023-2024 Kegel Pattern Graph for MAJORS
Each pattern will be used once and only once during the year.
- 2023-2024 Lane Pattern #1-10