champs Theo Douthit & Albert Torres

Theo Douthit and Albert Torres captured important titles in exciting double points Mojave Conference JBT action at Sunset Station's Strike Zone.

Andy Reynoso had a fantastic qualifying round, but struggled in the semifinals and was ousted 191-176 by Miguel Lopez in round one of the scratch division stepladder finals.  Mike Cross and Lopez then engaged in a classic, with Cross getting three strikes in the tenth for a 202-201 victory over Miguel.  Kyle King then blasted a big 244 game on the tough conditions for a 244-156 win over Cross to advance to the title match.  

Top seed Douthit was trailing for most of the title match, but a 4-9 late in the game from King gave Theo new life, and he ran the back four strikes to force King to double for the win.  Kyle was unable to get the first strike, and Douthit claimed his 11th career JBT title with the resulting 224-202 win.

Newcomer Dericka Badilla opened the handicap division stepladder finals with a 213 game that squeaked by James Gabour (211) and Jon Gutierrez 9195).  Justin Claspell  then fired an even 200 game, and it was enough to beat Badilla (172) and Melissa Huether (196).  In the semifinals, Torres came up with a 228 effort, beating Jonathan Kozich (216) and Claspell (175), advancing to the title match. 

Top seed Douglas Csanyi grabbed the #1 position in his first-ever JBT event, and was able to deal with the stressful environment of the title match, bowling very well.  However, Torres managed to throw a late turkey through the tenth frame, giving him the edge he needed for a 257-224 win, good for his first career JBT title.

Big thanks to everyone at the spectacular Strike Zone center for their usual top notch hosting job- a big turnout for this crucial double points event was handled with ease by their great crew and facilities. 

Strike Zone- final results and optional scholarship winners  
Mojave Conference    
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Theo Douthit Phoenix, AZ $470
2 Kyle King Phoenix, AZ $200
3 Mike Cross Tucson, AZ $60
4 Miguel Lopez Peoria, AZ $65
5 Andy Reynoso Las Vegas, NV $145
6 Greg Geering Phoenix, AZ $75
7 Brandon Watts Lake Havasu City, AZ $20
8 JR Monteith Orange, CA $25
9 Zach Hattori Las Vegas, NV  
10 Sean Khureya Las Vegas, NV  
11 Chris Kagawa Las Vegas, NV  
12 Foster Phandanouvong San Diego, CA $10
13 Allie Ijams Flagstaff, AZ  
14 Ricky Overton Las Vegas, NV  
15 DJ Sloan Las Vegas, NV  
16 Lana Lycan Santee, CA  
17 Cameron Smith Santee, CA  
18 Kalani Dilliner Las Vegas, NV  
19 Alyssa Madrid Las Vegas, NV  
20 Matt McHann Las Vegas, NV  
21 Shane Peck Riverside, CA  
22 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV  
23 Chris Kutcher Las Vegas, NV  
24 April Urban Henderson, NV  
25 Sean Huggins Las Vegas, NV  
26 Kary Nguyen Las Vegas, NV  
27 Tiffany King Surprise, AZ  
28 Anthony Cruz San Diego, CA  
29 Tom Barbee Las Vegas, NV  
30 Kyle Bridgman Kingman, AZ  
31 Chelsea Zemelka Phoenix, AZ  
32 Matt Jones Dub-town, CA  
33 Kevin Schoenfeld Phoenix, AZ  
34 Erik Matthewson Las Vegas, NV  
35 Logan Kennedy Las Vegas, NV  
36 James Hawkins Anaheim, CA  
37 Ferrer, Josh Henderson, NV  
38 AJ Garcia Azusa, CA  
Handicap Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Albert Torres San Diego, CA $261
2 Douglas Csanyi Las Vegas, NV $170
3 Jonathan Kozich Las Vegas, NV $75
4 Justin Claspell Lake Havasu City, AZ $75
5 Melissa Huether Las Vegas, NV $50
6 Dericka Badilla Kingman, AZ $55
7 James Gabour Las Vegas, NV $35
8 Jon Gutierrez Las Vegas, NV  
9 Amanda Ailport Phoenix, AZ $69
10 Ian Hanuscin Las Vegas, NV $25
11 Rachel Csanyi Las Vegas, NV $35
12 Alesha Pannier Lake Havasu City, AZ $45
13 Darcie Lee Staggs Bullhead City, AZ $15
14 Kyle Klein Phoenix, AZ $15
15 Marina Stever Mesa, AZ $15
16 Andrew Watkins Las Vegas, NV  
17 Devni Wade Las Vegas, NV  
18 Eric Hatchett Las Vegas, NV $15
19 Jenny Phandanouvong San Diego, CA $15
20 Taylor Aldridge Las Vegas, NV  
21 Wesley Low Palmdale, CA  
22 Drew Stern Northridge, CA $27
23 Walter Olriksen Las Vegas, NV  
24 Rebeca Reguero Phoenix, AZ $15
25 Alicia Sullivan Kingman, AZ $30
26 Josh Shoup Tolleson, AZ $30
27 Cassy Canoy Ft Mohave, AZ $15
28 Andrew Kellogg Las Vegas, NV  
29 Evan Gluck Las Vegas, NV  
30 Paul Huether Las Vegas, NV  
31 Michael Butz Las Vegas, NV  
32 Kristin Raz Las Vegas, NV  
33 Aubrey Calabrese Las Vegas, NV  
34 Dylan Lucas Las Vegas, NV  
35 Andrew Guba Las Vegas, NV  
36 Brandon Owen Las Vegas, NV  
37 Brian Grupe Las Vegas, NV $10
38 Joe Girencser Henderson, NV  
39 Jason Pappas Las Vegas, NV  
40 Tracy Cordell Las Vegas, NV  
41 Bethany Baker Tempe, AZ  
42 Kyle Akers Kingman, AZ  
43 Teofisto Cipriaso Las Vegas, NV  
44 Aaron Watkins Las Vegas, NV  
45 Kaitlin Mayall Chula Vista, CA  
46 Katelyn Scott Las Vegas, NV  
47 Michael Pebley Kingman, AZ  
48 Cory Keraly Las Vegas, NV  
49 Sarah Ansteth Las Vegas, NV  
50 Kenny Herbster Las Vegas, NV  
51 Taelor McKenrick Henderson, NV  
52 Kirk Chui San Diego, CA  
53 Daniel Duskin Phoenix, AZ  
54 Zack Lucas Las Vegas, NV  
55 Merrill Hill Las Vegas, NV  
56 Mark Caparas Las Vegas, NV  
57 Donovan Koff Las Vegas, NV  
58 Jacob Hawkins Las Vegas, NV  
 Ball Winner: Drew Stern