Thomas/Denny & Colon/Covert Capture Victory at 1st Doubles Event of Year

Published on: October 21, 2023 | Categories: Headliners, Winners Gallery

The PJBT continued its 25th Anniversary Season with our first 21 & Doubles Event of the Year.  The event was at Haja Rose Bowl in Allentown.  This event allows any bowlers age 21 or younger as of 8/1/23 to team up and compete.

This first doubles event of the year had 38 teams or 76 bowlers competing.  Both divisions had 19 teams or 38 bowlers competing.

Format was 5 games qualifying for all bowlers….top teams advanced to 3 additional games, scores carrying forward.  At the completion of 8 games, the top 4 teams in each division advanced to our 3-game baker format stepladder finals.

In Scratch, Blayze Denny & Clay Thomas captured victory.  They were near the top of the leaderboard all day with qualifying games of 463, 515, 470, 515, and 527.  They led the field into Round 2, where they bowled 474, 377, and 361 to maintain their lead of +502.  They had about a 130 pin lead on the field entering the finals.  In the baker title match, Denny/Thomas defeated Sicora Floyd/Aiden Lederer 247-214.  Denny & Thomas each individually received a $200 scholarship ($400 total) and trophies for victory.

In Handicap, Brady Colon & Hunter Covert captured their first ever PJBT victory.  Colon/Covert also lead after 8 games of qualifying.  They shot scratch team games of 272, 319, 342, 261, 326, 331, 277 and 342.  Combine that with their 157 handicap a game….they were at +426.  They led the field into the finals.  In the title match, Colon/Covert took on Riley Naugle & Jason Smith.  The match came down to the final shot – with Colon/Covert winning the match by 2 pins 160-158.  Colon & Covert each received $200 Scholarship for victory and trophy.

Congrats to all our honor scores bowled on the day.  Congrats to Aiden Lederer who shot an 11-in-a-row 299 game.  In addition, David Markowitz won $248 scholarship bonus for his perfect 300 game in Round 2.  In addition, David shot 802 series 223-279-300.

In all, we gave away just under $2500 in scholarship prizes.  Thanks to all 76 who bowled and our event sponsor, Our Family’s Pro Shop.