champs Harley Sweigart & Alayna Purdy; April McDonnell & TJ Rock

        Harley Sweigart put on a dominant performance but had to hang on at the end, while Alyana Purdy doubled her title total, in exciting JBT Mojave Conference action at Henderson's Wildfire Lanes.

        Dominic Olivares opened the scratch division stepladder finals with a win over TJ Rock.  Sergio Torres then stopped Olivares, before Cardines turned teh tables on Torres to move on to the title match.

        Cerell had started the event with a big 279, but was trailing by 21 after that game as Harley blasted 300 to begin things.  Sweigart went on to lap the field, but anything can happen in the one game title match.  Harley's chances were even better as he had all four mulligans at his disposal, but he had to burn through them all as he was very uncomfortable on the title pair.  Both bowlers had mulligan-aided front sevens before Sweigart split in the eighth, and it appeared his brilliant tournament would go up in smoke.  However, Cardines suddenly lost his look, opening in two of his final three frames.  Meanwhile, Harley never missed again, striking out for a 266-244 final score- a 266 game has never been such a shaky escape!  The victory is the 32nd of his JBT career, tying Jakob Buttruff for 6th on our all-time list- wow!

        Tyler Hedges made a return to the finals with a 234-190 win over Dillon O'Neil.  Faythe Reid then won a nailbiter over Hedges 201-196.  Reid then blasted a huge game in a 269-156 win over Dylan Mamer to move on to the title game.  

        Top seed Alayna Purdy hadn't had many big results since her last win at The Orleans three seasons ago, but she put it all together here.  A solid game of good spare shooting was plenty to defeat Reid and earn her second career JBT title.

        April McDonnell broke through for her first Priority Girls Scratch victory with a win over Leanna Orlando.  TJ Rock took down the U17 crown with a high scoring win over Skyler McGowan.

        Thanks to the team at Wildfire for hosting our Tour.  Want in on all the fun?  Just check out our schedule and come on down!

Wildfire- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Harley Sweigart $406
2 Cerell Cardines $125
3 Sergio Torres $75
4 Domonic Olivares $50
5 TJ Rock $44
6 Zack Long  
7 Skyler McGowan  
8 Daryus Alo  
9 Chris Tucker  
10 Joe Gerencser  
11 Ryan Perry  
12 Kyle Rendon  
13 Caleb Andrews  
14 Tim Hill   
15 Nolan Am-Khong  
16 April McDonnell $50
17 Kaylee Am-Khong  
18 Devyn Patalina  
19 David Galvan  
  Handicap Division  
1 Alayna Purdy $200
2 Faythe Reid $100
3 Dylan Mamer $50
4 Tyler Hedges $59
5 Dillon O'Neil $20
6 Clifford Robbins  
7 Cameron Criss $29
8 Silas Phillips  
9 Ryland Gregorich $14
10 Kyle Perry  
11 Anthony Prevetti  
12 Leanna Orlando $25
13 Zach Greim  
14 Jason Aguon  
15 Vanessa Fuzie  
16 Sebastian Huffman  
17 Dawson Reese $58
18 Noel Gregorich  
19 Crystalene Pineda  
20 Skylur Pinkus  
21 Alexiz Bustamante  
22 Tanner Ferguson  
23 Samantha Conti  
24 William Robbins  
25 Caleb Rothstein  
26 Connor Steelmon-Hill  
27 Zachary Gonzalez  
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Sweigart 300 Reid 269
2 Cardines 279 K Perry 256
3 Sweigart 279 Purdy 252
4 Olivares 277 Purdy 251
5 Torres 268 O'Neil 248
  High Female  
1 Orlando -126  
2 McDonnell -127*  
3 AM-Khong -142  
4 Reid -162  
5 Purdy -163  
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Sweigart +278 Purdy +67
2 Olivares +166 Reid +58
3 Cardines +120 Mamer +44
1 Rock +72*  
2 McGowan +49  
3 Alo +20  
4 Rendon -61  
5 Andrews -101  
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Sweigart Phillips
2 Sweigart Phillips
3 Sweigart Phillips
4 Sweigart Reid
5 Sweigart Purdy
6 Sweigart Purdy
7 Sweigart Purdy
8 Sweigart Purdy
  Total Awarded This Event: $1,305