America's Original 21 & Under Tournament Series

Glinski & Baker Win 1st Ever Trip to Wind Gap PA

Posted on: December 9th, 2017 by Matt Himmelreich

The PJBT continued its 19th Season with a regular season singles event.  This week’s event took us to a new bowling center on the PJBT Series Tour.  On this day, we went to Blue Valley Lanes in Wind Gap, PA.  Blue Valley has hosted some big bowling events over the years….including PBA Regionals.

On this day, 33 competitors took to the lanes in this inaugural event.  Format was normal Singles Format of 5 games, top 40% bowl match play and then stepladder finals.  Pattern for this event was house.

In Scratch, Alex Glinski got his 1st title of the season home from college.  For the 2nd straight week….a PJBT regular who is off at college for his first year….comes home and wins!  Glinski averaged an amazing 255 on the day to win!  He shot games during qualifying of 279, 258, 270, 224, and 268 for +299 (1299).  He also shot 807 for his first 3 games!  In Match Play, he maintained his lead….and sat at +507 entering the stepladder finals as the tournament leader.  In his title match, Glinski took on Jack Celmer.  Glinski shot 268 and made sure he won in dominating fashion.  Glinski defeated Celmer 268-200 in the final.  Glinski won a $200 top scholarship prize and plaque for his win.

In Handicap, MariBeth Baker captured another title on the year.  Baker entered the event averaging 170 and getting 27 pins per game.  She shot 214, 235, 203, 225, and 198 in qualifying.  She stood at +210 (1210) and was the leader after qualifying.  She won some matches in the match play round and maintained her lead entering the stepladder finals.  In the title match, Baker took on Jenna Garman.  In a close final, Baker outlasted Garman 175-160 to take home the title and $200 top scholarship prize.

Congrats to Alex Glinski on his 807 and Kyle Caretta for rolling a perfect 300 Game.  Caretta was not, however, in the 300 Pot.

Next Week:  Adult Junior Event #3 of year at Clearview Lanes, Mount Joy, PA.  10:30am Start.  Sign up now online.

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