champs Zack Long & Noel Gregorich; Samantha Conti & Andrew Guba

        Zack Long and Noel Gregorich picked up JBT titles in exciting JBT Mojave Conference action at Wildfire Lanes in Henderson.

        Cerell Cardines dominated the scratch division qualifying round, but Dominic Olivares outstruck him in matchplay to eliminate him in fifth.  Dominic then beat Sergio Torres to advance to his first career title match.  On the other side of the bracket, Long got by TJ Rock by one pin in the third and final game of their match, then ousted a frustrated Harley Sweigart to reach his first title match in a while.

        Long showed his veteran skills in the finale, as Olivares struggled a bit and Zack took advantage for a 224-180 win and his third career JBT victory.

        Any age and any average does well in JBT events every week, and the latest proof is Noel Gregorich.  She squeezed into matchplay, then upset top seed Caleb Rothstein and all-conference Bowler of the Year candidate William Robbins to reach the finals.  It would be an all-girls final in handicap for the second straight day, as Alayna Purdy made a bid to sweep the weekend with wins over Tyler Hedges and always-tough Dawson Reese to reach the title game again.

        Alayna was not as sharp in this title match as she was yesterday, but it wouldn't have mattered much, as Gregorich was brilliant, firing off a mid game turkey to pull way ahead and never look back, threatening 200 scratch until the last frames.  The win was the first of Noel's JBT career. 

        Samantha Conti became officially eligible for the Priority Girls Scratch TOC with her third win of the season.  Andrew Guba won his second consecutive U17 event he's entered with a win over Skyler McGowan in that subdivision's final.

        Thanks again 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 Zack Long $250
2 Dominic Olivares $125
3 Sergio Torres $75
4 Harley Sweigart $106
5 Cerell Cardines $30
6 Skyler McGowan  
7 Andrew Guba  
8 TJ Rock $14
9 Tim Hill  
10 Nolan Am-Khong  
11 Joe Gerencser  
12 Daryus Alo  
13 Kyle Rendon  
14 Elijah Lomotan   
15 Kaylee Am-Khong $25
16 April McDonnell  
17 David Galvan  
18 Nolan Sepulveda  
  Handicap Division  
1 Noel Gregorich $200
2 Alayna Purdy $100
3 William Robbins $50
4 Dawson Reese $30
5 Caleb Rothstein $78
6 Clifford Robbins  
7 Cameron Criss  
8 Tyler Hedges $15
9 Zachary Gonzalez  
10 Samantha Conti $79
11 Tanner Ferguson $10
12 Crystalene Pineda  
13 Ryland Gregorich  
14 Jason Aguon  
15 Sebastian Huffman  
16 Josue DeAlba  
17 Leanna Orlando  
18 Zach Greim  
19 Brett McEachern  
20 Connor Steelmon-Hill $10
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Sweigart 290 W Robbins 253
2 Long 278 N Gregorich 252
3 Guba 268 Purdy 247
4 Long 268 C Robbins 244
5 Torres 267 Purdy 243
  High Female  
1 Conti -76*  
2 Am-Khong -81  
3 McDonnell -98  
4 Pineda -136  
5 Purdy -170  
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Cardines +200 Rothstein +46
2 Long +183 C Robbins +32
3 McGowan +158 Purdy +25
1 McGowan +158  
2 Guba +127*  
3 Rock +79  
4 N Am-Khong +6  
5 Alo -45  
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 Cardines Hedges
2 Long C Robbins
3 Long Purdy
4 Cardines Rothstein
5 Cardines Rothstein
  Total Awarded This Event: $1,197