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Donald Jones Wins $20,000 TAT Amateur National Megabuck Bowling Event

3/3/2017

Congratulations to 22 year old Donald Jones, of The US Navy and 29 Palms, California, for taking home the $20,000 grand prize in the 2017 TAT Amateur National Megabuck Bowling Event. Donald shot a 199 in the final match to be crowned the TAT Amateur Nationals Champion and take home $20,000 and the Crystal Cup. He was joined by four other bowlers in the final round including, Jorge Gomez, who finished second for $10,000, Kevin Gagnon who finished third or $7,500, Terry Leong who finished fourth for $6,000, and rounding out the top five was Robert Campagnale, finishing fifth for $5,000. True Amateur Tournaments would like to say thank you to all our sponsors and all our participants for coming to The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, January 31st- February 5th, and participating in the event. This year TAT featured over 9400 Games, and over
3000 entries.

One of the crowd favorites, The Roto-Grip Challenge, was held on Thursday February 2nd, with over 280 bowlers vying for the $5,000 grand prize. In the end it came down to Gerald Johnson, Aaron Horton, JD Elliot, and Eligio Lopez. 54 year old Johnson threw the winning three strikes to win the $5,000 first place prize, while the other top three cashed for $1,000 each. There were 35 cash spots in this event featuring separate Handicap and Scratch divisions and over 150 Roto Grip No Rules bowling balls given to participants.

The Roto-Grip Pro staff was on site all week distributing the Hywire and No Rules to tournament bowlers. The staff was also available for questions, ball layout, pattern strategy, and coaching. Roto-Grip also brought several PBA/PWBA professional bowlers to assist TAT bowlers throughout the week, and join Chris Schlemer and Gary Hulsenberg in the Live Stream booth.

Our next TAT event is July 2nd-9th, 2017 at The Orleans in Las Vegas. NEW to the Summer ’s Event is The TAT Progressive Pot starting at over $5,000, and a new Eligibility rule that will eliminate some TAT bowlers but will give everyone else a shot at winning big.

We have our cheapest rooms ever at only $40 weekday nights including the
4th of July. Use TAT Group Code: A7TAC07 by 5/15 to get our special rate. We hope to see everyone in July for another busy week of MegaBuck bowling in Las Vegas.

Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine. www.starsandstrikesbowling.com