champs Cameron Smith & Paul Huether

    Cameron Smith and Paul Huether used two different routes to JBT victory in exciting Mojave Conference action at South Point.

    Kyle King, who seems to rarely miss a top-5 these days, opened up the scratch division stepladder finals with a 231-215 win over Foster Phandanouvong.  The quickly-improving James Hawkins then won round two over King 209-182, but was stopped cold by Smith in the semifinals, who made JBT history by becoming the first bowler in our 13-year history to roll two 300 games in the stepladder finals in their career, this time 300-191 over Hawkins.  Smith's feat is even more impressive considering his first perfecto (on a PBA pattern) was just last month in California!  Smith has always flown just under the radar of some of our JBT superstars, but that is quickly changing with outstanding performances like these.

   Top seed Matt Jones was striking plenty himself,  grabbing the lead from Smith in game 8 with a big game (and a pocket 7-10 from Cameron in his tenth frame).  A win would have put Matt over the $10,000 mark in career JBT earnings, but he could do little to stop Cameron, who after a slight adjustment pounded the last 7 strikes for a 256-214 win over Jones for the title.  When Cameron found the carry angle he was unbeatable today, having also fired a 290 and a 279 earlier in the tournament!  The high scoring all-day performance was good for his 7th career JBT title.

    Bethany Baker and Aubrey Calabrese both bowled fantastic games in the opening round of the handicap stepladder finals, but it was Baker who came away with the 262-242 win.  Huether then began a Houdini act, first escaping from Baker 190-187, then slipping by Josh Shoup 194-190 when Shoup opened in the final frame. 

   Given two second chances, the veteran Huether found his footing against top seed Teri Haennelt, who despite bowling terrifically all day, struggled a little bit in her first ever appearance as a JBT top seed.  In the end, Paul won the game 223-186, for his 4th career JBT title. 

   Thanks to the whole crew at South Point for being wonderful hosts as always.  Over $1,800 in scholarships were awarded to the 82-bowler field.  Want in on the fun?  Come on down to the next JBT event, it's as simple as that!

South Point (Sat.)- final results and optional scholarship winners
Mojave Conference    
Scratch Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Cameron Smith Santee, CA $245
2 Matt Jones Winnetka, CA $185
3 James Hawkins Jr Quail Valley, CA $70
4 Kyle King Phoenix, AZ $325
5 Foster Phandanouvong San Diego, CA $30
6 Nick Lamek Las Vegas, NV $50
7 Brandon Owen Las Vegas, NV  
8 Dallas Leong Las Vegas, NV $15
9 Kris George Las Vegas, NV  
10 Chase Nadeau Las Vegas, NV $10
11 Brandon Allred Las Vegas, NV $15
12 Kyle Karpovich Chandler, AZ  
13 Alyse McGinnes La Crescenta, CA  
14 April Urban Henderson, NV  
15 Matt McHann Las Vegas, NV $30
16 Jordan Katz Las Vegas, NV  
17 Jordan Ferrer Henderson, NV  
18 Zach Hattori Las Vegas, NV  
19 Cory Keraly Las Vegas, NV  
20 Jeff Williams Surprise, AZ  
21 Lana Lycan Santee, CA  
22 Nate Leavitt Las Vegas, NV  
23 Kaitlin Mayall Chula Vista, CA  
24 Mikey May Vista, CA  
25 Jeff Belding Las Vegas, NV  
26 Hannah Chipman Las Vegas, NV  
27 DJ Sloan Las Vegas, NV  
28 Erik Matthewson Las Vegas, NV  
29 Chris Kagawa Las Vegas, NV  
30 Lindsey Hannasch Los Angeles, CA  
31 Matt Cormack Woodland Hills, CA  
32 Melissa Huether Las Vegas, NV  
33 Shawn Hrisca Las Vegas, NV  
34 Brian Ballard San Diego, CA  
35 Rachelle Davis Tucson, AZ $5
36 Ryan Howard Las Vegas, NV  
37 Martika Cabezas Palm Springs, CA  
38 Chris Kutcher Las Vegas, NV  
39 Rebeca Reguero Phoenix, AZ  
40 Alyssa Madrid Las Vegas, NV  
Handicap Division    
rank name city, state prize
1 Paul Huether Las Vegas, NV $245
2 Teri Haennelt Las Vegas, NV $100
3 Josh Shoup Tolleson, AZ $145
4 Bethany Baker Tempe, AZ $105
5 Aubrey Calabrese Las Vegas, NV $60
6 Shannon Ryan Mesa, AZ $35
7 Darcie Staggs Bullhead City, AZ   
8 Eric Hatchett Las Vegas, NV  
9 James Gabour Las Vegas, NV  
10 Zac Hochman Las Vegas, NV  
11 Brian Grupe Las Vegas, NV $45
12 Krysta Nadeau Las Vegas, NV  
13 Kenny Herbster Las Vegas, NV $15
14 Marina Stever Mesa, AZ $30
15 Justin Givler Phoenix, AZ  
16 Tim Barnowsky Las Vegas, NV  
17 Daniel Cotton Glendale, AZ $15
18 Donovan Koff Las Vegas, NV  
19 Lindsey Ailport Phoenix, AZ  
20 Austin Signoretti Las Vegas, NV  
21 Tyler Ottenschot Las Vegas, NV  
22 Ian Hanuscin Las Vegas, NV  
23 Alicia Sullivan Kingman, AZ $15
24 Brandon Dauphinais Las Vegas, NV $30
25 Aaron Watkins Las Vegas, NV  
26 Jenny Phandanouvong San Diego, CA  
27 Jordan Cook Murrieta, CA  
28 Taylor King Phoenix, AZ $15
29 Taylor Ray Las Vegas, NV $15
30 John Baranowski Las Vegas, NV  
31 Eric Demo San Diego, CA  
32 Oak Leavitt Las Vegas, NV  
33 Nick Wade Phoenix, AZ  
34 Dylan Lucas Las Vegas, NV  
35 Douglas Csayni Las Vegas, NV  
36 Anthony Calculli Las Vegas, NV  
37 Drew Stern Northridge, CA  
38 Nick Burton Las Vegas, NV  
39 Samantha Meyers Mission Hills, CA  
40 Brandon Longo Phoenix, AZ  
41 Andrew Kellogg Las Vegas, NV  
42 Kayla Harris Las Vegas, NV  
Scratch High Games:    
  Smith 300    
  Smith 290    
Smith 279    
Lamek 267    
Katz 267    
Handicap High Games:    
Shoup 277    
P Huether 276    
Stever 276    
Calabrese 274    
Baker 273    
Round Leaders (5 pts. Each)    
Scratch Handicap  
1 Jones Ottenschot  
2 Allred Stever  
3 Lamek Stever  
4 King Baker  
5 King Haennelt  
6 Smith Shoup  
7 Smith Haennelt  
8 Jones Haennelt  
High Female:    
Urban 1026    
McGinnes 1015    
Baker 990    
Lycan 987    
Mayall 979