champs Harley Sweigart, Rachael Berg, and Samantha Conti

        Harley Sweigart and Samantha Conti survived tough roads to JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas.

        Sweigart qualified second to last for the 'super-survivor' portion of the tournament, where the low game and low series are eliminated each game, meaning he was always in double-danger of being eliminated.  He scraped by the early rounds though, and then stepped on the gas, firing 257 with four bowlers remaining, to pass Nick Devlin on pinfall, while Nick Pollak's 202 was the low game, eliminating the Nicks third and fourth.

        That left Harley to play Cortez Schenck, who although never leading a round, was always right behind the leaders.  He also had to survive a do-or-die moment early in super-survivor, as he avoided low game with a clutch tenth frame double.  From there he cruised, but seeking a sweep of the weekend, he was unable to keep up with Sweigart, who poured on second-half strikes for a 247-182 title match win, and the 8th title of his JBT career.

        Fifteen handicap survivors were carved down to six, and in that round Nicole Baranowki bowed out with low game, while Douglas Csanyi and Jopfel Gafate were eliminated as the lowest two total series (though 'low' gets pretty high by that round).  That left both Reyes entries, RJ and LeeAnn, as well as Samantha Conti, remaining.  Conti blasted a 240 semifinal game to advance to the finals, while LeeAnn's 214 fell to brother RJ's 229, advancing RJ to the final as well.

        Reyes struggled in the title match, and Conti took advantage for a 219-163 win and the second title of her JBT career.

        LeeAnn's day wasn't over, as she then took on Rachael Berg for the day's Women's Series title.  In that game, Rachael came away with the 185-171 win for her second girls' title of the season.

        Thanks as always to the team at Red Rock, and all our sponsors and suppliers, for all they do for our Tour.  Want in on all the fun?  Just check out our schedule and come on down, that's all there is to it!

Red Rock- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Harley Sweigart $200
2 Cortez Schenck $130
3 Nick Pollak $50
4 Nick Devlin $59
5 Teagan Smale $35
6 Dallas Leong $14
7 KJ Martinez  
8 Joe Gerencser  
9 Talon Hendrickson  
10 Jamison Peyton  
11 Russ Oviatt  
12 Austin Muldoon  
13 Sergio Torres  
14 Eric Hatchett  
15 Austin Schleidt $5
16 Andrew Guba  
17 Cerell Cardines $5
18 TJ Rock  
19 Paul Colyer  
20 Michael Rose  
21 Zack Long $14
22 Kirk Chui  
23 Garrett Thompson  
  Handicap Division  
1 Samantha Conti $315
2 RJ Reyes $125
3 LeeAnn Reyes $75
4 Jopfel Gafate $50
5 Douglas Csanyi $30
6 Nicole Baranowski $20
7 Justin Burkhardt  
8 Kyle Wilson  
9 Mason Snow $15
10 Dante Rohe $20
11 Jacob Childress  
12 James Wilson  
13 Kyle Rendon  
14 Brendan Lindsey  
15 Ashley Wilcox  
16 Sam Espiritu $30
17 Cameron Criss $14
18 Crystalene Pineda  
19 Tyler Hedges  
20 Marguerite Evans $15
21 April McDonnell  
22 Dawson Reese  
23 Jarred Starr-Moncayo  
24 Dee Handley  
25 Devyn Patalina  
26 Justin Freeman  
27 Lexi Cassman  
28 Brandon Duffy  
29 Rachael Berg  
30 Nikolai Baron  
31 Kyle Gilbert  
32 Silas Phillips  
33 Ryan Perry  
34 Katie Cox  
35 Rachel Csanyi  
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Devlin 279 Reyes RJ 284
2 Smale 277 Snow 270
3 Hendrickson 274 L Reyes 263
4 Sweigart 269 Wilson 262
5 Pollak 269 Childress 259
  High Female  
1 L Reyes -79  
2 Berg -139*  
3 Pineda -146  
4 Wilcox -157  
5 Conti -169  
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Hendrickson Wilson
2 Hendrickson RJ Reyes
3 Hendrickson Rendon
4 Hendrickson RJ Reyes
5 Pollak RJ Reyes
  Total Awarded This Event: $1,217