champions Nathan Panaligan & Ryan Yadao

Note to the rest of the Mojave Conference scratch division: look out for Nathan Panaligan in the first two events of a JBT SW season.  Nathan won his second consecutive tournament to open the Mojave season for the second straight season, while Ryan Yadao finally broke through for his first JBT SW title, in exciting action at Sam's Town Bowling Center.

The scratch division stepladder finals opened with defending Mojave Conference Bowler of the Year Steven Black falling to Brandon Allred by a 200-195 score.  In round two, Theo Douthit, one of our Tour's best southpaws, came up with a 235-181 defeat of Allred.  Douthit backed that up with a 228-151 win over current So Cal Conference points leader Forrest Holland. to advance to the title match.

Top qualifier Panaligan flirted with an 800 series in the semifinals en route to claiming the top seed at +354 for his eight games.  The match remained close for eight frames, but a late clutch triple by Nathan sealed a 228-189 win.  The victory was the fourth of his JBT SW career, and with our next stop at Gold Coast, the site of one of his other wins, he'll look to put a stranglehold on the Mojave scratch points race at that double-points event.

In the handicap division, Scott Schickling escaped round one of the stepladder finals with a 226-220 decision over Jordan Ferrer.  Schickling continued his winning ways in round two, defeating San Diego's Michael May 215-199 in round two.  Yadao stopped Schickling in the semifinals, 238-204, to set up the deciding match. 

Top qualifier Jennifer Roach had looked strong all day in her best-ever JBT SW performance, but ran into trouble in the title match against Yadao.  Ryan, who has been improving dramatically this season, consistently filled frames, and the end result was a commanding 227-164 win over Roach, good for his first career JBT SW title.

Everyone who finished in the top 5 qualifies for the 2006 JBT SW Mojave Invitational Tournament, the regular season's yearend 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! 

80 entrants shared in over $1,700 in scholarships awarded at the event.  Big thanks to everyone at Sam's Town for another fantastic job hosting our event.  Please continue to help spread the word about the terrific benefits of bowling JBT SW events, and we'll see you at Gold Coast, our next regular season stop, at 8:30 AM on November 13! 

Sam's Town- final results and optional scholarship winners  
Mojave Conference      
Scratch Division      
rank name city, state score prize
1 Nathan Panaligan N. Las Vegas, NV p 352 $246
2 Theo Douthit Phoenix, AZ p 239 $110
3 Forrest Holland Vista, CA p 285 $135
4 Brandon Allred Las Vegas, NV p 217 $50
5 Steven Black Phoenix, AZ p 229 $115
6 Christian Jensen Anthem, AZ p 208 $35
7 Bobby Majdanski Las Vegas, NV p 184 $52
8 Ryan Johnson Las Vegas, NV p 164  
9 Bobby Sherman Las Vegas, NV p 147 $40
10 DJ Sloan Las Vegas, NV p 127 $15
11 Cayson Coyle Las Vegas, NV p 121  
12 Brian Ballard San Diego, CA p 107  
13 Michael Roach Lake Havasu City, AZ p 73 $16
14 Paolo Castro Las Vegas, NV p 61  
15 Jessica Hetkowski Las Vegas, NV p 60 $25
16 Shane Peck Riverside, CA p 56 $61
17 Adam Reynoso Las Vegas, NV p 51  
18 Kevin Houck Lake Havasu City, AZ p 49  
19 Tom Anderson Chandler, AZ p 46 $40
20 Carl Winder Las Vegas, NV m 26  
21 Joe Claspell Lake Havasu City, AZ p 3  
22 JR Monteith Yorba Linda, CA p 3  
23 Ryan McNeel Las Vegas, NV m 18  
24 Brandon Watts Lake Havasu City, AZ m 20  
25 Eddie Schaub Las Vegas, NV m 22  
26 Chris Hooks Las Vegas, NV m 31  
27 Raoul Saiz Las Vegas, NV m 32  
28 Chris Kagawa Las Vegas, NV m 56   
29 Melissa Castro Las Vegas, NV m 56  $10
30 Stan Hughes Las Vegas, NV m 67  
31 Rebekah Gottlieb Las Vegas, NV m 95  
32 Andy Reynoso Las Vegas, NV m 100  
33 Matt Pentz Lake Havasu City, AZ m 101  
34 Kord Collin Las Vegas, NV m 124  
35 Jeff Mathews Las Vegas, NV m 131  
36 Steven Ashley Las Vegas, NV m 140  
37 Taylor McKenrick Henderson, NV m 149  
38 Michael Ellingson Las Vegas, NV m 183  
39 Amanda Voight Las Vegas, NV m 200  
40 Michael Rhoan Las Vegas, NV m 83  
Handicap Division      
rank name city, state score prize
1 Ryan Yadao Las Vegas, NV p 188 $245
2 Jennifer Roach Lake Havasu City, AZ p 191 $137
3 Scott Schickling Lake Havasu City, AZ p 153 $60
4 Michael May San Diego, CA p 168 $85
5 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV p 152 $60
6 Breezy Sharma Lake Havasu City, AZ p 151 $20
7 Tony Seghetti Las Vegas, NV p 75  
8 Nick Seghetti Las Vegas, NV p 69  
9 Brandon Ramirez Las Vegas, NV p 65  
10 Allie Ijams Mission Viejo, CA p 58  
11 Jordan Katz Las Vegas, NV p 44 $10
12 Aubrey Calabrese Las Vegas, NV p 40 $11
13 Quinn Hill Las Vegas, NV p 31 $15
14 Troy Graydon Las Vegas, NV p 27 $11
15 Darcie Staggs Bullhead City, AZ p 25 $90
16 Jessica Johnson Las Vegas, NV p 22  
17 Brandon Davis Las Vegas, NV p 2 $15
18 Alesha Pannier Lake Havasu City, AZ m 2  
19 Nick Lamek Las Vegas, NV m 2  
20 Kyle Bridgman Kingman, AZ m 7 $25
21 Summer Martin Las Vegas, NV p 2  
22 Tabetha Jones Las Vegas, NV even  
23 Merrill Hill Las Vegas, NV m 3  
24 Bryce Hackney Las Vegas, NV m 5 $15
25 Sam Cefalu Las Vegas, NV m 24  
26 Ashley Olriksen Las Vegas, NV m 31  
27 Cameron Peck Riverside, CA m 32  
28 Sean Harrison Las Vegas, NV m 35  
29 Mary Sutton Las Vegas, NV m 36  
30 Maddie Pellegrino Henderson, NV m 40  
31 Sean Huggins Las Vegas, NV m 42  
32 Brandon Dauphinais Henderson, NV m 42  
33 Steven Emery Las Vegas, NV m 50  
34 Sam Frey Las Vegas, NV m 55  
35 Alex Katz Las Vegas, NV m 61  
36 Kelly White Henderson, NV m 128  
37 Kaitlin Mayall Chula Vista, CA m 134 $25
38 Alicia Sullivan Kingman, AZ m 135  
39 Jenna Graydon Las Vegas, NV m 156  
40 Jesse Wade Las Vegas, NV m 176  
PowerBowl games: 176-218-157 (no winners)    
Cuts: scratch plus 17; handicap plus 3    
Storm Ball Winner: Bryce Hackney    
Junior Gold Qualifiers: Nathan Panaligan    
300 Games: none