champs Mike Cross and Cris Boyle

Mike Cross and Cris Boyle outlasted the field to capture titles in Laughlin in exciting JBT Mojave Conference action.

Boyle climbed the ladder, something that's been happening a lot lately, to capture his first career JBT title.  He began with a 206-162 win over newcomer Keith Williams.  He then beat fellow Arizonan Danielle Stewart 210-185, and followed with a 288-226 win over red-hot Eric Hatchett, who was making his third straight finals, to reach the title match.

Top seed Andrew Kellogg was enjoying his best JBT event by far, going +393 for 8 games en route to the top seed.  However, he struggled in the final match, and Boyle had just enough left in the tank for a 203-186 win and the tournament championship.

The scratch division used our Nerve-wracker format, and it again lived up to its name in a big way, with tension-filled matches all over the top 16.  Our #1 seed jinx continued, as top-seed Kyle King was swept by #16 CJ Crowley in round one.  Three round one matches went to the one-ball nerve-wracker, highlighted by Cross' three-shot 10-9 win over Kyle Bridgman.  History was also made in round one, with JR Monteith and Matt McHann engaging in the longest one-shot rolloff ever, 5 shots, with McHann striking on the fifth shot to win just the first game of the round (he'd go on to sweep).  

In round two, #9 Cross beat Crowley in a nerve-wracker; #6 Theo Douthit and #5 Cameron Smith swept, and #10 Martika Cabezas kept alive her best run ever in the scratch division with a nerve-wracker win over the exhausted McHann. 

In the semifinals, Smith swept Cabezas, while Douthit and Cross going to nervewracker, where a solid-9 for Douthit spelled a heartbreaking end for him and a trip to the title match for Cross.

Cross easily got by Smith in game one of the finals, but Smith did the same in game two, forcing a one-shot nerve-wracker for the title.  Unfortunately for Cameron, he only got 6 on his shot, and Cross came through with 9, winning his 4th nerve-wracker on the day, and his 4th career JBT title with the incredible win.

Big thanks to everyone at Riverside for a great job-- Viva Laughlin!!!   75 bowlers shared in over $2,000 in scholarships awarded- want in on the fun?  Come on out to the next JBT event, it's as simple as that!  

Riverside Lanes- final results and optional scholarship winners
Mojave Conference    
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Mike Cross Tucson, AZ $320
2 Cameron Smith Santee, CA $110
3 Theo Douthit Phoenix, AZ $85
4 Martika Cabezas Thousand Palms, CA $40
5 DJ Sloan Las Vegas, NV $30
6 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV $20
7 Matt McHann Las Vegas, NV $20
8 CJ Crowley Gilbert, AZ $85
9 Kyle King Phoenix, AZ $180
10 JR Monteith Orange, CA $30
11 Shane Peck Riverside, CA $8
12 James Hawkins Anaheim, CA $20
13 Lana Lycan Santee, CA  
14 Kyle Bridgman Kingman, AZ  
15 Mike May San Diego, CA  
16 Brandon Watts Lake Havasu City, AZ  
17 Ricky Overton Las Vegas, NV  
18 Kalani Diliner Las Vegas, NV  
19 Logan Kennedy Las Vegas, NV  
20 Tiffany King Surprise, AZ  
21 Greg Geering Phoenix, AZ  
22 Miguel Lopez Peoria, AZ  
23 Allie Ijams Flagstaff, AZ  
24 Alyssa Madrid Las Vegas, NV  
25 Kevin Schoenfeld Phoenix, AZ  
26 Josh Ferrer Henderson, NV  
Handicap Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Cris Boyle Mesa, AZ $320
2 Andrew Kellogg Las Vegas, NV $130
3 Eric Hatchett Las Vegas, NV $152
4 Danielle Stewart Chandler, AZ $50
5 Keith Williams Bullhead City, AZ $40
6 Bethany Baker Tempe, AZ $45
7 Andrew Gottlieb Las Vegas, NV $25
8 Josh Shoup Tolleson, AZ $20
9 Nick McCoy Kingman, AZ $15
10 Jon Gutierrez Las Vegas, NV  
11 Kenny Herbster Las Vegas, NV  
12 James Gabour Las Vegas, NV $15
13 Brian Grupe Las Vegas, NV $30
14 David Atwood, Jr Las Vegas, NV  
15 Shani Snowden Bullhead City, AZ  
16 Tracy Cordell Kingman, AZ  
17 Cory Keraly Las Vegas, NV $15
18 Doug Taylor Fort Mohave, AZ  
19 Kyle Klein Phoenix, AZ $60
20 Daniel Duskin Phoenix, AZ $15
21 Kyle Akers Kingman, AZ  
22 Kaitlin Mayalllllllllllllllllllll Chula Vista, CA  
23 Sasha Black Fort Mohave, AZ  
24 Breezy Sharma Lake Havasu City, AZ $15
25 Brandon Regano Henderson, NV  
26 Darcie Staggs Bullhead City, AZ  
27 Andrew Watkins Las Vegas, NV $60
28 Sean Currie Fort Mohave, AZ  
29 Shannon Miller Kingman, AZ  
30 Dericka Badilla Kingman, AZ $5
31 Josh Chefalo Las Vegas, NV  
32 Donovan Koff Las Vegas, NV  
33 Joseph Pherreigo Fort Mohave, AZ $15
34 Samantha Meyers Mission Hills, CA $45
35 Justice Lynch Stewart Bullhead City, AZ  
36 Amanda Ailport Phoenix, AZ  
37 Alesha Pannier Lake Havasu City, AZ  
38 Drew Stern Northridge, CA  
39 Victor Pherreigo Fort Mohave, AZ  
40 Marina Stever Mesa, AZ $50
41 Rebeca Reguero Phoenix, AZ  
42 Aaron Watkins Las Vegas, NV  
43 Karissa Tafoya Chandler, AZ  
44 Jake Miller Kingman, AZ  
45 Lindsey Ailport Phoenix, AZ  
46 Aubrey Calabrese Las Vegas, NV  
47 Brandon Owen Las Vegas, NV  
48 Tyler Nall Kingman, AZ  
49 John Carter Bullhead City, AZ  
 Ball Winner: Brandon Watts