champs JR Monteith & Mike May

JR Monteith and Mike May captured very important titles as the Mojave Conference JBT season began its stretch run with an exciting event at Sunset Bowl.

Nathan Panaligan opened the scratch division of the stepladder finals with a 247-206 win over Brandon Watts.  Then it was all about Monteith.  He defeated Panaligan in a shootout, 267-246, then outlasted Brandon Allred in a great battle, 236-226, to reach the title match.

Jordan Ferrer has improved all season, and found himself as the tournament leader in the scratch division for the first time.  However, he picked a bad time to face Monteith, who didn't slow down at all, defeating Ferrer 248-192 for the win.  Jr shot 751 for his 3 stepladder games, and the win, the 6th of his career, gave him a huge lead in the Mojave Conference points race as we head into the final regular season event.

Ryan Yadao, who had been struggling in the scratch division, tried out the handicap division this week to get his confidence up, and did just that by making the finals, then defeating Alicia Sullivan in round one, 206-179.    Mike May then defeated Yadao 224-203, and followed with a 234-175 victory over Donovan Koff to reach the title match.

Top seed Drew Stern was enjoying his best event of the season by far, but May needed the win badly for a potential Bowler of the year run.  In the end, Mike defeated Drew 228-199, good for his third title of the season, bumping him up to 4th in the all-important points race.

71 bowlers competed in the event, so we hope everyone who attended had a great time, and will spread the word about the great benefits of bowling JBT.   Everyone who finished in the top 5 qualifies for the 2007 JBT 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 2007 JBT Touring Players' Championship, featuring a guaranteed minimum $2,000 first place scholarship per division! 

Big thanks to Sunset for hosting a JBT event for the first time.  Over $2,000 in scholarships were awarded.  Want in on the fun?  Come on out to the next JBT event, it's as simple as that!

Sunset Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners  
Mojave Conference    
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 JR Monteith Orange, CA $465
2 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV $100
3 Brandon Allred Las Vegas, NV $60
4 Nathan Panaligan N. Las Vegas, NV $65
5 Brandon Watts Lake Havasu City, AZ $90
6 Cameron Smith Santee, CA $20
7 Justin Spurrier Las Vegas, NV $25
8 Jeremy Medina Santa Fe, NM  
9 Kris George Glendale, AZ $15
10 Eddie Schaub Las Vegas, NV $35
11 Justin Medina Santa Fe, NM  
12 Shane Peck Riverside, CA $195
13 Andy Reynoso Las Vegas, NV $15
14 Ryan Jacobson Las Vegas, NV  
15 Cayson Coyle Las Vegas, NV  
16 Matt Cormack Woodland Hills, CA $15
17 April Urban Henderson, NV $15
18 DJ Sloan Las Vegas, NV $10
19 Chris Kutcher Las Vegas, NV  
20 Joe Claspell Lake Havasu City, AZ  
21 Matt Jones Canoga Park, CA  
22 Alyssa Madrid Las Vegas, NV  
23 Chris Kagawa Las Vegas, NV  
24 Cory Keraly Las Vegas, NV  
25 Maceo Ross Las Vegas, NV  
26 Lana Lycan San Diego, CA  
27 Forrest Holland Escondido, CA $10
28 Matt McHann Las Vegas, NV  
29 Kary Nguyen Las Vegas, NV  
30 Adam Bruce Las Vegas, NV  
31 Preston Fukumizu Los Angeles, CA  
32 Jordan Katz Las Vegas, NV  
33 Erika Mox Henderson, NV $10
Handicap Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Mike May San Diego, CA $330
2 Drew Stern Northridge, CA $145
3 Donovan Koff Las Vegas, NV $65
4 Ryan Yadao Las Vegas, NV $65
5 Alicia Sullivan Kingman, AZ $94
6 Ricky Overton Las Vegas, NV $20
7 James Hawkins Jr Anaheim, CA $49
8 Alesha Pannier Lake Havasu City, AZ  
9 Kyle Akers Kingman, AZ  
10 Taelor McKenrick Henderson, NV  
11 Kenny Herbster Las Vegas, NV  
12 Wesley Low Palmdale, CA $5
13 Sean Huggins Las Vegas, NV  
14 Dylan Lucas Las Vegas, NV  
15 Ian Hanuscin Las Vegas, NV $15
16 Chris Martin Las Vegas, NV $15
17 Sarah Ansteth Las Vegas, NV  
18 Darcie Staggs Bullhead City, AZ $30
19 Nicole Wellington Las Vegas, NV  
20 Justin Claspell Lake Havasu City, AZ  
21 Melissa Huether Las Vegas, NV $10
22 Brian Grupe Las Vegas, NV  
23 Kevin Foss Pahrump, NV  
24 Taylor Aldridge Las Vegas, NV  
25 Logan Kennedy Henderson, NV $15
26 Casey Rosenberg Las Vegas, NV $15
27 Blaine Hellman Henderson, NV  
28 Aaron Watkins Las Vegas, NV  
29 Brandon Owen Las Vegas, NV  
30 Teri Haennelt Las Vegas, NV  
31 Kaitlin Mayall Chula Vista, CA $15
32 Kyle Bridgman Kingman, AZ  
33 Justin Karas Las Vegas, NV  
34 Paul Huether Las Vegas, NV  
35 Brittany Humann Las Vegas, NV  
36 Sean Caliebe Henderson, NV  
37 Eric Hatchett Las Vegas, NV  
38 Zach Hattori Las Vegas, NV  
 Ball Winner: Alesha Pannier