champs Eric Hatchett & Michael Rose

        Eric Hatchett and Michael Rose put on impressive performances to capture JBT titles in terrific Mojave Conference action at Las Vegas' Sam's Town Bowling Center.

        Bowlers in both divisions competed in the very exciting 'super survivor' format, where the lowest single game and lowest overall totals are eliminated game by game, creating do or die moments all throughout the center.  Nine scratch survivors were carved down to five, and in that round Cerell Cardines bowed out with the low game (a still-nice 196), and Teagan Smale was eliminated with the low total of +54, but still made his first career scratch top 5 finish.

        In the round of three, three talented Las Vegas bowlers fought it out, with Eric Hatchett (225) and Dallas Leong (244) outlasting Nick Pollak (206) to advance to the title game.  The title match was a very high-level display of bowling, with 18 strikes between the two bowlers.  Though Dallas bowled great, Eric was unstoppable, with only a miss in the third preventing perfection in a 277-244 win, and his 13th career JBT title.  Though Leong hasn't won yet this season, he also hasn't missed the top 5, and the consistency is paying off in the points race.  Meanwhile, on a sport and challenge pattern (Boardwalk and Abbey Road), it took a total of 577 (Eric's 277 and Ben Canfield's 300 the day before) to win a scratch title this weekend- these guys are GOOD!

        Fifteen handicap survivors were whittled down to six, and in that round, Kyle Rendon (174) had the low game, while Jopfel Gafate (+145) and Marguerite Evans (+123) had the lowest two totals, eliminating them and advancing three players to the semifinals.  In that resulting three way match, Dylan Amico (235) and Michael Rose (245) eliminated Kevin Mette (213) to set up the title game.  In the finale, first-time finalist Amico struggled a bit, and settled for a career-best second place finish and Rose cruised to a 228-194 win and his second career JBT title.

        Randi Speiler swept the women's series on the weekend, this time beating Brooke Martinez 238-181 for the second of three wins she needs to get into the 2015 Girls TPC.

        Big thanks to Tom and everyone at Sam's Town for a flawless job hosting us.  Want in on all the fun?  Just check out our schedule and come see us at the next JBT event!

Sam's Town- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler


1 Eric Hatchett $210
2 Dallas Leong $139
3 Nick Pollak $50
4 Cerell Cardines $30
5 Teagan Smale $20
6 Ben Canfield  
7 Isiah Chavez  
8 Brendan Thomas  
9 Cortez Schenck  
10 Zach Martinez $71
11 Austin Thompson  
12 KJ Martinez  
13 Jamison Peyton  
14 Ricardo Mendoza   
15 Joe Gerencser  
16 Zach Hattori  
17 Randi Speiler  
18 Tyler Satter  
19 Leah Glazer  
20 Max Polhill  
21 Andrew Guba  
22 Nick Condon  
  Handicap Division  
1 Michael Rose $200
2 Dylan Amico $100
3 Kevin Mette $50
4 Kyle Rendon $45
5 Jopfel Gafate $30
6 Marguerite Evans $107
7 Nathan Hanuscin  
8 Brandon Duffy  
9 James Wilson  
10 Daryus Alo  
11 Sebastian Polhill  
12 Garrett Thompson  
13 Zack Long $29
14 Brooke Martinez  
15 Alayna Purdy  
16 Veronica Schleicher  
17 Sergio Torres  
18 Justin Freeman  
19 Tyler Thomas  
20 Paul Colyer  
21 Dee Handley  
22 Crystalene Pineda  
23 Jarred Starr-Moncayo  
24 Dante ROhe  
25 Collin Deppe  
26 Brendan Lindsey  
27 Tyler Hedges $15
28 Austin Veteto  
29 April McDonnell  
30 Abby Franklin $15
31 Trevor Thompson  
32 Devyn Patalina  
33 Keilani Bermudez  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Pollak 279 Mette 291
2 Hatchett 277 D Amico 271
3 Hatchett 269 Mette 267
4 A Thompson 268 Hanuscin 267
5 Z Martinez 265 Rendon 265
  High Female  
1 Speiler -121*  
2 B Martinez -125  
3 Evans -130  
4 Glazer -135  
5 Schleicher -160  
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Leong Mette
2 Hatchett Rose
3 Pollak Rose
4 Pollak Rose
5 Pollak Rose
  Total Awarded This Event: $1,111