champ Courtney Dutton & Rachelle Davis

Courtney Dutton captured her 4th career title in the first ever JBT Girls' Invitational, held at AMF Christown.

A great atmosphere was enjoyed by all involved as our dedicated high average girls finally had an event to call all their own.  The 25-girl fiels was cut to 12 after 6 games of qualifying.  In round one of matchplay, Dutton defeated Amanda Albani 421-374, Amanda Falk beat Melissa DelRio 440-336, Rebecca Bodinet outlasted Chelsea Zemelka 427-423, and Arisha Piper got by Sharla Jucutan 434-363.

Round two saw four amazingly competitive matches all decided by 10 pins or less.  The "blowout" was girls points leader Allie Ijams getting by Falk 342-332.  In other matches, Dutton beat Urban 409-406, Rachelle Davis beat Piper 434-426, and Bodinet squeezed out a 378-375 decision over Lana Lycan.

Down to one game semifinal matches, Davis best Bodinet 247-167, and Dutton bested Ijams 205-180, setting up the title match.

Courtney had appeared on the verge of elimination many times throughout the day, but always seemed to answer with a string of strikes.   This match was no different, as Dutton won the game 212-188 for the title. 

Girls Invitational- final results and optional scholarship winners
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Courtney Dutton Chandler, AZ $615
2 Rachelle Davis Tucson, AZ $415
3 Allie Ijams Flagstaff, AZ $370
4 Rebecca Bodinet Maricopa, AZ $250
5 April Urban Las Vegas, NV $170
5 Lana Lycan San Diego, CA $125
5 Amanda Falk Tucson, AZ $125
5 Arisha Piper Pico Rivera, CA $230
9 Amanda Albani Phoenix, AZ $75
9 Melissa Del Rio Tucson, AZ $75
9 Chelsea Zemelka Phoenix, AZ $75
9 Sharla Jucutan San Diego, CA $75
13 Michelle Snyder Alamogordo, NM  
14 Alicia Sullivan Kingman, AZ  
15 Kaitlin Silva Canyon Country, CA  
16 Darcie Staggs Bullhead City, AZ  
17 Alesha Pannier Lake Havasu City, AZ  
18 Catherine Rawsthorne Seattle, WA  
19 Tera Bolton Tucson, AZ  
20 Kaitlin Mayall Chula Vista, CA  
21 Bethany Baker Tempe, AZ  
22 Martika Cabezas Palm Springs, CA  
23 Tiffany King Surprise, AZ  
24 Rebeca Reguero Phoenix, AZ  
25 Breezy Sharma Lake Havasu City, AZ  


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