scratch champs Harley Sweigart & Eric Hatchett; handicap champs Jopfel Gafate & Joshua Alcaraz

        Three veterans picked up JBT titles, while another won for the first time, in exciting action at the JBT Mojave Doubles, hosted by Texas Station's Texas Star Lanes.

        Sergio Torres and Nick Devlin began a star-studded scratch division stepladder finals with a 233-168 win over Skyler McGowan and Brandon Owen.  Sergio and Nick then escaped from TJ Rock and Jake Peters when Jake had an unlikely tenth frame open.  The Houdini shoe was on the other foot in the next match though, as Kyle Duster (who earlier shot the event's only 300, good for a $100 scholarship bonus from Priority Girl Magazine) and Zack Hattori stopped Torres and Devlin 198-193 to reach the finals. 

        Top seed Harley Sweigart and Eric Hatchett joined Zack and Kyle for a total of 74 JBT titles on the lanes together in a terrific display of talent.  The pair had been stewing over a tenth frame open that cost them a doubles title last year.  Vengeance was theirs, as this time Sweigart smashed another strike for a 247-218 win.  It's the 29th title for Harley, and Eric ties JD Nance for 14th on the all-time list with his 19th career JBT title. 

        Clifford Robbins and Kyle Perry were the escape artists in the handicap division finals, as Perry's tenth frame was just enough to edge Cameron and Brandon Criss 204-203.  Kyle then doubled in the tenth frame of match two, and it was the difference in a 202-194 win over Crystalene Pineda and Emi Leong.  It was happy deja-vu all over again in the semifinals, as Clifford and Kyle squeaked by 10 year-old phenoms Avery Domaguin and Katelyn Abigania 202-198.

        Top seeds Jopfel Gafate and Josh Alcaraz had to have figured they'd need a big lead to prevent Perry and Robbins' theatrics from occurring a fourth straight time.  They did exactly that, stringing strikes all game long for a 257-213 win over Kyle and Clifford for the win.  It was Jopfel's third JBT win, and the first for Alcaraz.

        Big thanks to the team at Texas for their usual great job hosting our Tour, and to the adults who took the time to bowl with today's kids.  Want in on all the fun?  Just come on out to the next JBT event!

Mojave Doubles- final results and scholarship winners    
  Scratch Division          
rank bowler prize   bowler prize total
1 Harley Sweigart $414   Eric Hatchett   $414
2 Kyle Duster $300   Zack Hattori   $300
3 Sergio Torres $150   Nick Devlin   $150
4 TJ Rock $100   Jake Peters   $100
5 Skyler McGowan $80   Brandon Owen   $80
6 Kyle Reed     Zack Long    
7 James Boyce     Talon Hendrickson    
8 Samantha Conti $29   Johnny Petraglia Jr    
9 Cerell Cardines     Jeremy Cardines    
10 Devyn Patalina     David Galvan    
11 Sebastian Huffman     Rob Baer    
12 Jerod Walker     Cristian Roque    
13 Nolan Am-Khong     Raymond Johnson    
14 Joe Gerencser     George Palumbo    
15 Kaylee Am-Khong     Kyle Gilbert $70 $70
16 April McDonnell     Wendy MacPherson    
17 Kyle Rendon     Rick Rendon    
18 Nolan Sepulveda     Jerry Johnson    
19 Josh Harris     Todd Adams    
20 Garrett Lee     Mike Lee    
  Handicap Division          
1 Jopfel Gafate $200   Josh Alcaraz $200 $400
2 Clifford Robbins $100   Kyle Perry $100 $200
3 Avery Domaguin $80   Katelyn Abigania $89 $169
4 Crystalene Pineda $50   Emi Leong $50 $100
5 Brandon Criss $40   Cameron Criss $69 $109
6 William Robbins III     William Robbins II    
7 Darren Fletcher     Destiny Johnson $30 $30
8 Ryland Gregorich     Noel Gregorich    
9 Zachary Gonzalez     Silas Phillips    
10 Leanna Orlando     Jason Aguon    
11 Daryus Alo     Kylie Mogard    
12 Caleb Rothstein     Hillari Hampton $5 $5
13 Jim Ferguson     Tanner Ferguson $59 $59
14 Connor Steelmon-Hill     Brian Reed    
15 Sam Espiritu     Eri Leong    
16 Austin Sugarman     Zach Greim    
17 Derrick Bollea     Kendall Bollea    
18 Ariana Zandi     Vanessa Fuzie    
19 Dawson Reese $29   Alyssa Tucker   $29
20 David Mendoza     Jairo DeAlba    
21 Sonny Geronimo     Casey Nagamine    
22 Faythe Reid     Hannah Davis    
  High Games          
  Scratch Handicap        
1 Duster 300 W Robbins 294    
2 McGowan 279 C Robbins 288    
3 Reed 279 Emi Leong 282    
4 Galvan 278 K Perry 281      
5 Sweigart 278 Domaguin 280    
  Round Leaders          
  Scratch Handicap        
1 Duster - Hattori Domaguin - Abigania    
2 Duster - Hattori Gafate - Alcaraz    
3 Duster - Hattori Domaguin - Abigania    
4 Sweigart - Hatchett Domaguin - Abigania    
5 Duster - Hattori Domaguin - Abigania    
6 Duster - Hattori Perry - C Robbins    
7 Sweigart - Hatchett Gafate - Alcaraz