champs Kris George & Donovan Koff; Women's Series champ April Urban

           Two JBT veterans - even though their age difference is almost ten years - captured JBT titles in exciting 'survivor' action at The Orleans.

           After our 5-game qualifying block, the survivors rolled one-game, low-bowler-out matches the rest of the way, creating do-or-die situations all over the center.  Eventually the scratch field was whittled down to eight  In those matches, George beat Jordan Ferrer 242-192, Nathan Shock beat Brandon Allred 196-182, DJ Sloan got past James Hawkins (who averaged just under 250 in qualifying for the second straight day) 235-215, and Nathan Panaligan edged Cameron Smith 233-225.

           The round of 4 was bad news if you were named Nathan, as DJ beat Shock 204-199, and George beat Panaligan in a brilliant match 248-245, setting up an all-Vegas title match.  In that game, Kris stopped Sloan's attempt at two wins in the weekend with a 232-204 victory, good for the 18th title of his wonderful JBT career.

           Handicap survivors were eventually carved down to six.  In that round, Justin Villa beat Dylan Lucas 210-193, James Gabour squeaked by Randi Speiler 228-223, and Donovan Koff beat Trevor Hochman 210-198. 

          This set up a 3-way semifinal match, and Villa was the unfortunate low bowler out in that game, advancing Gabour and Koff to their first title match each.   If a bowler can possibly be a veteran at 10 years old, Donovan would qualify, having bowled regularly with us for a few seasons.  Gabour has bowled plenty of JBT tourneys as well, and finally had a breakthrough event to reach the title match.  In the end, it was Koff who came through with the win, and his first career JBT title.

        This event was also a JBT Women's Series tournament, with simultaneous girls'-only action simultaneous with the main tournament.  In an all-Vegas showdown, April Urban defeated Alyssa Madrid to capture her first Women's Series title, making her the 11th different girl to win in our first 11 Women's Series events.

   Thanks to the whole crew at The Orleans for always doing a great job hosting JBT events.  Over $1500 in scholarships were awarded to the happy crowd- did you miss it?  Why?  You're missing the best action in junior bowling, no matter what your age or average.  COme on down to the next JBT event and experience what we have to offer!

Orleans (Sun.)- final results and optional scholarship winners
Mojave Conference    
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Kris George Las Vegas, NV $200
2 DJ Sloan Las Vegas, NV $110
3 Nathan Panaligan N. Las Vegas, NV $70
4 Nathan Shock Thornton, CO $80
5 James Hawkins Perris, CA $75
6 Cameron Smith El Cajon, CA $75
7 Brandon Allred Las Vegas, NV $75
8 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV  
9 Kyle King Phoenix, AZ $135
10 Dallas Leong Las Vegas, NV $30
11 Logan Kennedy Las Vegas, NV  
12 April Urban Henderson, NV  
13 Brian Ballard San Diego, CA  
14 Alyssa Madrid Las Vegas, NV  
15 Matt McHann Las Vegas, NV  
16 Jeff Williams Surprise, AZ  
17 Zach Hattori Las Vegas, NV  
18 Brandon Owen Las Vegas, NV  
19 Kaitlin Mayall Chula Vista, CA  
20 Rebeca Reguero Phoenix, AZ  
21 Melissa Huether Las Vegas, NV  
22 Chris Kagawa Las Vegas, NV  
23 Chris Kutcher Henderson, NV  
24 Allie Ijams Flagstaff, AZ  
25 Chase Nadeau Las Vegas, NV  
26 Eric Hatchett Las Vegas, NV  
27 Nick Lamek Las Vegas, NV  
28 Jerod Florez Phoenix, AZ $5
29 Matt Herbert Prescott, AZ  
30 Erik Matthewson Las Vegas, NV  
Handicap Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Donovan Koff Las Vegas, NV $200
2 James Gabour Las Vegas, NV $100
3 Justin Villa Simi Valley, CA $90
4 Randi Speiler Bodfish, CA $85
5 Dylan Lucas Las Vegas, NV $45
6 Trevor Hochman Las Vegas, NV $20
7 Aaron Watkins Las Vegas, NV $15
8 Tyler Ottenschot Las Vegas, NV  
9 Zac Hochman Las Vegas, NV  
10 Justin Givler Phoenix, AZ $45
11 Jon Gutierrez Bullhead City, AZ $35
12 Josh Shoup Tolleson, AZ  
13 Samantha Meyers Mission Hills, CA  
14 Dan Hansen Huntington Beach, CA  
15 Drew Stern Northridge, CA  
16 Paul Huether Las Vegas, NV  
17 Aubrey Calabrse Las Vegas, NV $15
18 Katelyn Scott Las Vegas, NV $5
19 Brad Hansen Huntington Beach, CA $15
20 Kenny Herbster Las Vegas, NV  
21 Austin Signoretti Las Vegas, NV  
22 Dericka Badilla Kingman, AZ  
23 Brian Grupe Las Vegas, NV  
24 Teo Cipriaso Las Vegas, NV  
25 Ian Hanuscin Las Vegas, NV  
Scratch High Games:    
  Hawkins 279    
  Hawkins 279    
Panaligan 277    
Madrid 268    
Hattori 268    
Handicap High Games:    
Villa 275    
D Lucas 273    
Shoup 271    
Meyers 264    
Villa 258    
Round Leaders (5 pts. Each)    
Scratch Handicap  
1 Hawkins Villa  
2 Hawkins Meyers  
3 Hawkins Koff  
4 Hawkins Villa  
5 Hawkins Koff  
High Female:    
Madrid 993    
Urban 991    
Mayall 980    
Reguero 957    
M Huether 944