champs Danny Varholdt & Savannah Carr
Arizona bowlers Danny Varholdt and Savannah Carr earned landmark victories in exciting JBT Mojave Conference action at LAs Vegas' Gold Coast Bowling Center.
All-Conference points leader Cameron Smith began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 231-219 win over Mark Curtis. Smith then rolled past current All-Conference Bowler of the Year Riley Dempsey 253-208. Varholdt, a former handicap division Bowler of the Year, then stopped Smith 237-165 to reach his first scratch division finals.
Top seed Dallas Leong led a high-scoring field after eight games to grab the number one seed, but could not keep up the pace of strikes Varholdt was setting. Danny finished off his career day with a 246-227 win, good for his first career scratch title, and third of his JBT career.
Carr was unstoppable in the handicap division finals. She began her climb with a 261-234 win over an impressive rookie, Jessica Kellogg. Savannah was nearly as good in round two, winning 257-216 over Aaron Watkins. The semifinal match was much closer, but she got past James Gabour 220-212 to reach the title game.
Top seed Donovan Koff, at just 12 years old, fired a big 278 scratch game to take over the lead heading into the stepladder, and kept it close against Carr, but Savannah was just not to be denied, as the veteran won the match 236-227 to claim the second title of here JBT career, both coming at Gold Coast, two years apart.
Savannah wrapped up her dream day with a 231-214 win over Randi Speiler to capture the day's Women's Series title, the first of three she needs to qualify for the 2012 Girls TPC this summer in Vegas.
Thanks as always to teh terrific crew at Gold Coast for hosting our event. Over $1,300 in scholarships were awarded to bowlers of all averages age 21 & under- want in on the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down, it's as simple as that!
|Gold Coast- final results and optional scholarship winners|
|Scratch High Games|
|C Smith 288|
|Handicap High Games|
|J Cardines 277|
|Bryan, Speiler 276|
|C Schultz 0|
|B Martinez -62|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,275|