Red Rock Lanes

champs Jordan Ferrer and Talon Hendrickson

        Jordan Ferrer and Talon Hendrickson each put on excellent performances to capture JBT titles, but it was a runner-up who virtually stole the show, in thrilling season-opening Mojave Conference action at the beautiful Red Rock Lanes.

        David Galvan opened up the handicap division stepladder finals with a 207-203 squeaker win over Veronica Schleicher.  Galvan then rolled past KJ Martinez 205-185, but the fourth place finish tied KJ for first on the career handicap top-5 finishes list at 23.  Jake Bryan then defeated Galvan 242-218 to advance to the title game.

        Top seed Talon Hendrickson stayed in control the entire game, while the two-handed Bryan struggled a little with the drying out lanes.  In the end, Talon sunk his claws into a 236-204 victory, good for the first JBT title of the Utah bowler's JBT career.

        Zach Hattori has just about done it all in youth bowling, and he added another chapter to his career with this stepladder performance.  Qualifying fourth, he began with a 268-225 win over Eric Hatchett.   Zack then rolled past 23-time JBT champion Cameron Smith 267-210 (that's 535 for two games).  Next up was Jakob Butturff, who has had the upper hand against Zack in a most recent JBT matches.  Jakob could only watch this time though, as his 207 effort fell to a perfect 300 game from Hattori, his first in JBT after many near misses and the exclamation mark to an 835 3-game stepladder set!

        Zack still had more work to do with top seed Jordan Ferrer, who used a 276 of his own (all this on the Scorpion pattern that yielded a relatively low -41 cut) to leap into the lead.  Hattori opened with a double, while Jordan went strike-spare, and at the rate that Zack was going, that looked like game over already.  That's not how Jordan saw it though, as he started stringing strikes from there.  Zack's only miss through nine frames was a spare in the seventh (on a wobbly 10-pin), and he finished with double-9 in the tenth for a 278 (totalling an incredible 1103 for four games).  That left Jordan with a chance to double-9 for the win, and Ferrer calmly stepped up and struck out for the breathtaking 280-278 win, and the sixth title of his JBT career- wow!

        Marina Stever won the day's Women's Series event with another exciting match, a 205-197 win over newcomer Andie Szekeley, who almost doubled in the tenth for the win.  Stever needs three wins to qualify for the 2012 Girls All-Conference Championship this summer in Vegas.

        Thanks as always to the team at Red Rock for another great job hosting our events.  Over $1,400 in scholarships were awarded to bowlers of all ages and averages- want in on all this fun?  Come on out to the next JBT event, it's as simple as that!   

Red Rock Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners
Scratch Division  
rank name prize
1 Jordan Ferrer $200
2 Zack Hattori $185
3 Jakob Butturff $50
4 Cameron Smith $40
5 Eric Hatchett $30
6 Mark Curtis  $30
7 Curtis Lindeman  
8 Riley Dempsey  
9 Cortez Schenck $95
10 Tony Rose  
11 Teddy Lucente  
12 Danny Varholdt  
13 Marina Stever $15
14 Nick Vinyard $70
15 Zach Martinez  
16 Derek Acuff  
17 Aaron Foshie  
18 Nick Pollak  
19 Kayla Goad  
20 Mark Myers  
21 Mark Caparas  
22 Joe Lewandowski  
23 Dan Hansen  
24 Derek Iozzio  
25 Kyle Karpovich  
26 AnthonyTripi  
27 Brian Grupe  
28 Josh Liebowitz  
29 Jason Pappas  
Handicap Division  
rank name prize
1 Talon Hendrickson $245
2 Jake Bryan $100
3 David Galvan $60
4 KJ Martinez $95
5 Veronica Schleicher $30
5 Danyella Gonzalez $20
7 Cerell Cardines  
8 Donovan Koff  
9 Brendan Lindsey  
10 Jake Heaton  
11 Dee Handley  
12 Skyler Moss $60
13 Kylie Shisima $45
14 Shelby Demspey  
15 James Gabour $15
16 Andie Szekeley  
17 Jack Parcell  
18 Jhared Gonzalez  
19 Kyle Andrews  
20 Megan Carlson $15
21 Aaron Watkins $30
22 Ricky Swindling  
23 Kennison Andrews  
24 Michael Liebenow  
25 Justin Villa  
26 Steven Acuff  
27 Alexis Atkin   
28 Jeremy Cardines  
29 Taylor Ray  
30 Michael Hildebrand  
31 Brooke Martinez $15
32 Matt Dragovich  
33 Shauna Schultz  
34 Randi Speiler  
Scratch High Games  
Hattori 300  
Ferrer 280  
Smith 279  
Hatchett 279  
Hattori 278  
Handicap High Games
Kyle Andrews 270  
Gabour 264  
Hendrickson 262  
KJ Martinez 261  
S Dempsey 257  
Round Leaders  
Scratch Handicap
C Smith Kenn. Andrews
Dempsey Szekeley
Hatchett Szekeley
M Curtis Szekeley
M Curtis Heaton
M Curtis Schleicher
Butturff Hendrickson
Ferrer Hendrickson
Women's Series   
Stever -21*  
  Szekeley -57  
Goad -77  
Dempsey -101  
Handley -137