Sunday, March 2nd was not a day for tournament play as a winter storm moved in and forced the JBRPT to cancel the event scheduled at AMF Noble Manor Lanes for the second time. The first time was for the Pittsburgh Youth Travel League Championship.
After looking at the local youth bowling schedules and upcoming events the JBRPT was forced to do something for the first time in tour history...schedule a regular event on a Saturday. Though most youth programs are done by then, some are still finishing up which will unfortunately cause some who want to compete in the JBRPT event to roll off for their league. With so much going on there were very limited opportunities to get this event in.
We could have just removed the event from the schedule without a makeup but first it wouldn't be fair to AMF Noble Manor and GM Gil Gaugler who has twice kept a date open for our event and then it didn't happen. Secondly, the JBRPT spent $200 for a Junior Gold Spot and we want to make sure we use it.
We feel pretty certain that winter will not pose travel issues in May and a Saturday date steers clear of tournament conflicts that will allow us to get this event in the books!
With this event added to May, it now builds a busy end to the tour season as we will follow this event with our popular and annual Mother's Day event which this year Nesbit's has joined with the JBRPT to present thier annual Russell and Jeanne Memorial scholarship that has $1,000 in added scholarship money. We then end the regular season in Parkersburg, WV at Emerson Lanes which will also have added money and points. Finally the tour will hold it's Tournament of Champions the following week.
So we wait until May to finish off the 2013-14 season. We thank everyone for thier support!