America's Original 21 & Under Tournament Series

Skurzynski & Stackewicz Capture 1st Titles of Women’s Only Season

Posted on: September 29th, 2018 by Matt Himmelreich

The PJBT’s 20th anniversary season includes an expanded schedule of all-girls events, sponsored in part by the PJBT MAPS program. That schedule kicked off on September 22nd at ABC West Lanes in Mechanicsburg. 31 ladies took to the lanes, including several newcomers. Formats for the all-girls events follows the standard PJBT format of five games qualifying, with at least the top 40% advancing to three games of match play. Top five advance to stepladder match play.

In the scratch division, Chloe Skurzynski won this event in 2017, and repeated her title this weekend. She qualified 4th, rolling games of 179, 230, 211, 183, and 184, for minus 13. First cut was minus 57. She won two out of three matches, with games of 176, 192, and 216, and moved up to 3rd at plus 31. The first game of stepladder saw #4 Morgan Daub defeat #5 Aliza Shirk, 189-125. Skurzynski then defeated Daub by striking on the first ball of the 10th, 195-171. Skurzynski then survived a tough match against #2 Kiearra Saldi, 200-193. Alexis Neuer was top seed, having rolled 279 and 276 in match play. Neuer tripped a 4-pin in the 9th to take the lead, but couldn’t get the 10-pin to tumble on the first ball of the 10th. Skurzynski stepped up and doubled in the 10th for a 214-196 triumph. She earned the $250 top scholarship prize.

Alison Stackewicz, who won the handicap title at the 2018 PJBT Invitational, won her 4th title in handicap. She was top qualifier, shooting 147, 140, 148, 132, and 142. Paired with 75 pins per game, she was plus 84. Cut was minus 6. She won her first game of match play with 120, but lost her next two with 131 and 133, and entered stepladders in 2nd place. #4 Taylor Arndt beat #5 Madison Brenneman in game one of stepladders, 223-176. #3 Haven Harrington was clean in her win against Arndt, 197-182, but lost to Stackewicz in the semifinal, 160-154. In the final against #1 Rebecca Breidegam, Stackewicz put up mark after mark early on, and won, 187-126, for the $250 top scholarship prize.

The next all-girls event will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2:30PM, at Jay Lanes in Douglassville.

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