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.
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|Wildfire- final results and scholarship winners|
|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|
|1||Sweigart +278||Purdy +67|
|2||Olivares +166||Reid +58|
|3||Cardines +120||Mamer +44|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,305|