Sunday, June 14, 2015

Missy Wins PWBA Regional; Baby Reesa Charity Pro-am a Success

Last weekend, I competed in the Parkin's Bowling Supply PWBA Open at Bowlium Lanes in Montclair, CA. The weekend featured three divisions - PWBA, PBA50 and PBA. This also marked the first of several PWBA Regional events since the announcement of the comeback of the PWBA Tour.

The weekend started off with the Baby Reesa Foundation Charity pro-am event immediately following the practice session of the PBA Regional. The pro-am started with a demo day that allowed participants to try out the latest and greatest products from all four EBI brands - Columbia 300, Hammer, Ebonite and Track.

The Demo at the Baby Reesa Foundation Charity Pro-am
Following the demo, we started the 3-game, 9-pin no-tap pro-am event which also featured a silent auction and raffle. The event was a huge success, raising a significant amount of money for the Baby Reesa Foundation. The Baby Reesa Foundation helps families that have children that are born with Krabbe disease, a rare fatal infantile disease. Baby Reesa was diagnosed with this rare disease at six months old. Her parents quickly set up this foundation to help other families deal with the costly medical expenses that are associated with it. For more information on the Baby Reesa Foundation or to donate, please click here.

Pro-am Pros with Baby Reesa and her parents 
The next day, we started the Regional event. The format for the event was 8 games of qualifying. The field was then cut to the top 8 qualifiers for 8 games of round robin matchplay. During qualifying, I shot games of 187, 266, 208, 222, 268, 196, 203 and 200 for +151 to lead qualifying. I used my Columbia 300 N'Sane Antics and Ebonite Game Breaker 2 the entire day.

Top 8 Finalists in the PWBA Regional

Top 12 Finalists of the PBA Regional Event

Top 12 Finalists in the PBA50 Regional Event

Then in round robin matchplay, we faced each opponent once, plus a final position round. For each match win, bowlers received 30 bonus pins and 15 bonus pins for a tie. I went 7-1, losing my only match during the position round, shooting +177 scratch for the 8 games. I averaged 220 for the tournament on the challenging conditions and won the tournament by over 250 pins.

Team C300 and EBI had a strong showing as Clara Guerrero finished in 2nd position and newly joined PWBA member Ginell Walton finished in 3rd place using all EBI products.

The title was even more special since I won alongside best friend Scott Norton, who took home the PBA Regional Title.

For the entire story of the weekend's festivities, click here. 

Until next time...