champs Eric Warren & Bethany Baker

Arizonans Eric Warren and Bethany Baker invaded Las Vegas and walked out with victories in exciting JBT SW Mojave Conference action at The Orleans.

The scratch division finals opened with Kris George continuing a fine spring with a 201 game that defeated Christian Jensen (189) and Jeremy Almoina (194).  Brandon Watts then came up with a 236 to win round two against George (192) and Mike Ingeman (234), who had fired a big 290 to get into the finals.  In the semifinals, Shane Peck rolled a 235 to reach his first scratch division title match, ousting Watts (188) and Brandon Allred (213).

Warren had led the scoring barrage all day long, firing his second career JBT 300 game, en route to an 801 3-game opening series, only the 10th 800 series in JBT SW history.  The powerful lefty remained red-hot in the finals as well, defeating Peck 236-189 for his third career victory, which was also the first scratch win of his JBT career.

In the handicap finals, Nathan Almoina won round one with a fine 221 game to defeat Justin King (156) and Ryan Yadao (193).  In round two, Summer Martin, the lowest average bowler in the finals, held her own just fine with a 250 game that beat fine games from Almoina (239) and Kyle Bridgman (214).  In the semifinals, Merrill Hill came up with a 217 score to end the days of Martin (196) and the unpredictable Logan Kennedy (181), advancing Hill to the title match.

Top qualifier Bethany Baker had cheered on big brother BJ to his first career 300 (finally!) earlier in the day, but then took over the family spotlight by charging to the top seed for the first time in her career.  She and Hill engaged in an extremely well-bowled title match, but in the end Bethany had enough in the tank for a 267-243 win over Hill, giving Baker the first title of her JBT career.

Everyone who finished in the top 5 qualifies for the 2006 JBT SW Mojave Invitational Tournament, the regular season's year end event, featuring a guaranteed minimum $1,000 first place scholarship in each division.  Top season-long point scorers also qualify for the 2006 JBT SW Touring Players' Championship, featuring a guaranteed minimum $2,000 first place scholarship per division! 

Thanks to everyone at The Orleans for another great job hosting our Tour. 87 entrants shared in over $2,000 in scholarships awarded.  Please continue to help spread the word about the terrific benefits of bowling JBT SW events! 

The Orleans- final results and optional scholarship winners
Mojave Conference    
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Eric Warren Phoenix, AZ $236
2 Shane Peck Riverside, CA $275
3 Brandon Allred Las Vegas, NV $93
4 Brandon Watts Lake Havasu City, AZ $123
5 Mike Ingeman Phoenix, AZ $75
6 Kris George Glendale, AZ $55
7 Jeremy Almoina Las Vegas, NV $30
8 Christian Jensen Anthem, AZ $20
9 BJ Baker Tempe, AZ $33
10 Kevin Schoenfeld Phoenix, AZ $30
11 Andrew Decker Las Vegas, NV  
12 Johnny Ray Las Vegas, NV  
13 Andy Reynoso Las Vegas, NV  
14 Taylor Brennan Prescott, AZ $30
15 Adam Reynoso Las Vegas, NV $30
16 Andy Byer Albuquerque, NM $90
17 Carl Winder Las Vegas, NV  
18 Paolo Castro Las Vegas, NV  
19 Devin DeGrief Las Vegas, NV $25
20 Bill Grant Rio Rancho, NM  
21 Cameron Smith Santee, CA  
22 Chris Kagawa Las Vegas, NV  
23 Steven Black Phoenix, AZ $30
24 Cayson Coyle Las Vegas, NV  
25 Bobby Majdanski Las Vegas, NV  
26 DJ SLoan Las Vegas, NV  
27 Nathan Panaligan N. Las Vegas, NV  
28 Sean Khureya Las Vegas, NV  
29 Jessica Hetkowski Las Vegas, NV $10
30 Jeff Mathews Las Vegas, NV  
31 Chris Weyrauch Chandler, AZ  
32 Ricky Overton Las Vegas, NV  
33 Eddie Schaub Las Vegas, NV  
34 Justin Spurrier Las Vegas, NV  
35 Brian Weyrauch Tempe, AZ  
36 Jordan Katz Las Vegas, NV  
37 Chris Kutcher Las Vegas, NV  
38 Steven Slivka Las Vegas, NV  
39 Ray Griffith Las Vegas, NV  
40 Rebekah Gottlieb Tempe, AZ  
41 Robert Zicarelli Las Vegas, NV  
42 Kat Jim Las Vegas, NV  
Handicap Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Bethany Baker Tempe, AZ $200
2 Merrill Hill Las Vegas, NV $125
3 Logan Kennedy Henderson, NV $105
4 Summer Martin Las Vegas, NV  
5 Nathan Almoina Las Vegas, NV $60
6 Kyle Bridgman Kingman, AZ $80
7 Ryan Yadao Las Vegas, NV $55
8 Justin King Las Vegas, NV $30
9 Kelly White Henderson, NV $20
10 Nick Seghetti Las Vegas, NV $15
11 Paul Huether Las Vegas, NV $15
12 Breezy Sharma Lake Havasu City, AZ $15
13 Justin White Phoenix, AZ  
14 Alex Katz Las Vegas, NV  
15 Alesha Pannier Lake Havasu City, AZ  
16 Lesliann Katsura Los Angeles, CA $30
17 Taylor McKenrick Henderson, NV  
18 Alicia Sullivan Kingman, AZ $45
19 Ryan Jacobson Las Vegas, NV  
20 Tim Lee Henderson, NV  
21 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV  
22 Kevin Foss Pahrump, NV  
23 Ashley Olriksen Las Vegas, NV  
24 Zach Hattori Las Vegas, NV $15
25 Hannah Chipman Las Vegas, NV  
26 Amanda Voight Las Vegas, NV  
27 Drew Stern Northridge, CA  
28 Sean Huggins Las Vegas, NV  
29 Melissa Huether Las Vegas, NV  
30 Jason Majdanski Las Vegas, NV $15
31 Viki Kutcher Las Vegas, NV  
32 Joshua Ferrer Las Vegas, NV  
33 Louis Barragan Burbank, CA  
34 Steven Sensabaugh Yorba Linda, CA  
35 Darcie Staggs Bullhead City, AZ  
36 Quinn Hill Las Vegas, NV  
37 Bryce Hackney Las Vegas, NV  
38 Matt Raagas Las Vegas, NV  
39 Casey Bybee Las Vegas, NV  
40 Blaine Hellman Lake Havasu City, AZ  
41 Brandon Surko Las Vegas, NV  
42 Casey Rosenberg Las Vegas, NV  
43 Scott Schickling Lake Havasu City, AZ
300 Games: BJ Baker, Eric Warren