RED ROCK LANES
champs Harley Sweigart & Sebastian Huffman with Jarrod Scents and Austin Sugarman; Girls Scratch winner Leanna Orlando with Priority Girl's Corine Hampton
Harley Sweigart and Sebastian Huffman opened up the 2017-18 JBT Mojave Conference season with exciting wins at Red Rock Lanes.
Jarrod Scents began a climb up the scratch division stepladder finals with a 223-191 win over Sergio Torres. Scnets then defeated fellow teammate Andrew Hall to advance to the title game. Top seed Harley Sweigart is off to a fast start in the new season in multiple conferences, and he staked his claim to the Mojave early lead by dominating the event here, including a 227-191 title match win over Jarrod, good for the 26th title of his JBT career.
Tanner Ferguson has been on fire since the new season started, with back to back finals in So Cal, and he kept it up in Vegas, winning round one of the handicap division stepladder 241-214 over Samantha Conti. Ferguson fired another excellent game, a 238, in round two, but was finally halted by somebody even hotter, 10 year-old Sebastian Huffman, who blasted 296 with handicap to move on.
Huffman's numbers would have led most other JBT events by a considerable margin, but 21 year-old Austin Sugarman also picked today to have a career day, firing his first ever 300 game en route to jumping Huffman for the top seed. The title match was up for grabs until the very end, when an unfortunate tenth frame foul from Sugarman gave Sebastian the room he needed for a 231-206 win, and the first of what may be many JBT titles to come for the talented youngster.
Austin's 300 was good for a $300 bonus from Priority Girl Magazine, who also awarded, as they do every event, $50 to girls scratch winner Leanna Orlando, who beat Conti 223-158. Samantha earned a $25 bonus for the runner-up spot. Huffman completed his dream day with a win in the U17 subdivision, beating Kyle Rendon 257-225 (that's scratch!), making him by far the youngest winner in the brief history of the U17 event.
Big thanks to the team at Red Rock for their usual great hosting job. Over $1,900 was awarded to all ages and averages- want in on the fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Red Rock- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Sweigart 279||Sugarman 324|
|2||Hall 275||Huffman 298|
|3||Hall 268||Huffman 296|
|4||Rendon 267||Prevetti 295|
|5||Sweigart 260||Sugarman 289|
|1||Sweigart +169||Huffman +252|
|2||Espiritu +126||Sugarman +207|
|3||Torres +120||Orlando +177|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,901|