RED ROCK LANES
champs Skyler McGowan and Anthony Prevetti with Girls winner Leanna Orlando and handicap finalist Dylan Mamer
Skyler McGowan and Anthony Prevetti won their first career JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at the beautiful Red Rock Lanes.
After five games of surprisingly high scoring qualifying, bowlers moved on to head to head matchplay. That can be a cruel challenge, and it proved so to the top scratch seeds, as #1 Chris Tucker, who led by a wide margin, and #2 Cerell Cardines, both fell in round one. That opened up the top half of the bracket for #9 Andrew Guba, who struck in the tenth to beat Andrew Hall in one semifinal, and #10 McGowan, who got past David Galvan in the other semi, to both reach their first career scratch title matches.
Scores were a bit lower in the title game, which is not unusual for rookie finalists, and in the end McGowan put it together for a 203-186 win and first career JBT victory.
In the handicap bracket, form held exactly in round one with all 8 top seeds advancing, a significant rarity. Form then excused itself for the day, as the second round saw #8 Zach Greim upset top seed Dylan Mamer, #5 Prevetti stop #4 Leanna Orlando, and #6 Jason Aguon beat #3 Peter Ruiz, with #2 Dawson Reese's win over #7 Josh Alcaraz the only higher seed to win.
Reese then beat Aguon and Prevetti rolled past Greim to set up the title match. Dawson was looking to get past the TPC title match loss from a few months ago in Vegas, but newcomer Prevetti would not allow that. Anthony won the final game 224-211 for his first career JBT title.
Orlando swept the Priority Girls Scratch subdivision on the weekend, this time beating Kaylee Am-Khong 227-175 for the day's win. McGowan wrapped up his dream day with a win over Garrett Lee in the U17 subdivision.
The bowlers and parents of JBT were honored to make a $424 contribution to the Las Vegas Victims fund, in solidarity with our Vegas families who have gone through a very difficult week.
Over $3,500 in scholarships were awarded just this weekend alone- want in on 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|
|1||Guba 279||Alcaraz 286|
|2||Galvan 278||Alcaraz 280|
|3||Wilson 276||Mamer 262|
|4||Mabry 269||Holter 262|
|5||Lee, Cardines 268||Aguon, Ruiz 260|
|1||Tucker +212||Mamer +150|
|2||Cardines +204||Reese +114|
|3||Mabry +157||Ruiz +111|
|1||G Lee +141|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,614|