DOWNEY, Calif. — US Foods and Century 21 – PEAK started things off in the “A” match after a two-week hiatus in the Brunswick Invitational. Both teams entered the night tied with Junior Amateur Tour (JAT). Century 21 won the tiebreaker by two total pins (2175 to 2173) to earn the right to play in the “A” match in Week 2.
There was no time for rust. The gloves were put back on as we march toward the season in hopes of finding a new champion in the Brunswick Invitational.
No JT Diso for US Foods in this one, but Paul Barraco put the team on his back, shooting a 589 to lead the way to four points, jumping his team to nine for the round. Bobby LaFromboise led his team with a 490, thanks to a 236 in Game 3; helping Century 21 to a 21-pin win for their lone point.
JAT fell into to the “B” matchup with DV8, which came into the night with 4.5 points. Jon Huff led the way for DV8, coming off of his clean 30 in Week 1 of the round, posting a 546 tonight. They took home four points tonight, jumping up to 8.5 points. Anthony Santos was the high man for JAT with a 540. They go to six points.
Forest Lanes and Captain Morgan were two of five teams tied with four points coming into tonight. They were well above the next team (Bowlium; 2318 to 2198) for the tiebreaker. This one was all Forest Lanes, which completed a clean sweep behind Jon Diso’s 639. But it wasn’t just him – Stephanie Zavala and Bobby Hornacek each shot 631 to help out. They go to nine points for the round. David Schiada led the way for Captain Morgan with a 594.
Bowlium and Buddy’s Bowling Supply were the middle teams in the tiebreaker. A couple of huge games helped Buddy’s jump out to a big lead before dropping the third game for four points. They go to eight points behind Bobby Campagnale’s 639 series. Danny Wilson led the way with a 580 for Bowlium, which goes to five points for the round.
The final team in the four-point tiebreaker was Rednil Insurance Brokers, which opposed three-win Don Julio Tequila. All but the final game was a blowout in a Don Julio sweep of Rednil. The third game was decided by 15 pins. Sub Sol Cericos led the way for Don Julio, while Rednil was paced by Jonathan Huezo’s 486. Don Julio goes to eight points for the round.
Two-win 3 Olives Vodka went up against the highest scoring of the one-win teams, Cal Bowl, and got swept without its anchor Eric Snow. Cal was led by its leadoff bowler, Ramon Torres and his 641 series. 3 Olives’ leader was Jonathan Gale, who shot a 592. Cal goes to six points for the round.
The first of two one-win matchups saw Threadworks take four points to climb up to five for the round, taking the victory over Bowling Guys, which used two subs on this night. Threadworks got a consistent effort from all four members, but were led by Arnold Cheesman’s 590. Kevin Jones was the leader of the bunch for Bowling Guys with his 630. They go to two points for the round.
In the other one-win matchup, Saddleback Lanes cruised in sweeping Professional Approach, going up to six points for the round. Alex Abieras shot a 640 despite shooting a 165 in his middle game. Reggie Brown led the way for Professional Approach with a 507.
Team Hu$tle was swept a week ago, but came away with four wins against Kingpin Pro Shop. Jello Gray led Hu$tle with a 576, while Mike Villarreal took charge of Kingpin with a 613. Kingpin entered the night with half a point, and now sits with 1.5 going into next week.
Our final match of the evening saw Tito’s Vodka smash Keystone Lanes for its first five points of the round. Keystone remains winless. Tito’s was led by Brian Main’s 625; while Keystone’s effort was topped by Jonathan Garza’s 624.
Cashing in the upper-division sidepot was Campagnale (256) for Game 1, Leonard Ruiz (237) for Game 2, and Cheesman (226) for Game 3.
Over to the lower division we saw Abieras shoot 244 for Game 1, Matt Ridgeway with a 203 in Game 2, and Abieras with a 231 in Game 3.
The Financial Advisors Pot saw Jon Diso win $190 for shooting a 255. Torres gets $90 for his 246 game.
It seems like bowlers have an idea of what to do on this tough pattern. Who figured it out? Who is just setting themselves up to get stuck more?
Don’t just read about it, be a part of it! Bowling starts at 8 p.m. in Downey at beautiful Del Rio Lanes.