2004 Storm Las Vegas Main Event- Girls Scratch Division

champ Alyse McGinnes and runner-up Jennifer Wright

In a final round filled with collegiate superstars, the only high-schooler in the field schooled them all on the way to the championship of the 2004 Storm Las Vegas Main Event, presented by the Junior Bowlers Tour Southwest.

Fourteen games over 3 days wasn't enough to determine our top 8 girls, as April Lemieux and Karen Rosprim tied for the 8th spot.  Lemieux won the rolloff, and then rolled on with a 200-194 victory over #5 seed Erin Benson in round one of the modified bracket finals.  In the other first round match, #7 seed Brandy Silva, a two-time scratch JBT SW winner, held off #6 Kaleena Henning, 206-192.

In round two, #4 seed Emily Maier stopped Lemieux's run by a 201-181 score, while #3 Bryanna Caldwell, the JBT SW's all-time most decorated female bowler, defeated Silva 245-163.  The 245 was the high game by any bowler in any division of the finals.

In the penultimate round, both top seeds held their ground. #1 McGinnes convincingly defeated Maier 213-179, while #2 Jennifer Wright snuck past Caldwell 186-177.

In the finale, the tough, changing conditions and the pressure of a major title reduced the scores a bit, but also produced a tense, entertaining match.  Needing an 18 fill to win the tournament, McGinnes struck on her first ball in the tenth, wrapping up a 1 159-156 victory, good for her first JBT SW title and a big $1500 scholarship payday. 

Final Standings and Scholarship Winnings

no. name city state position brackets squad ldr. total won
1 McGinnes, Alyse La Crescenta CA 1500     $1,500
2 Wright, Jennifer West Columbia SC 1000   50 1050
3 Caldwell, Bryanna Tucson AZ        
4 Maier, Emily Sparks NV 750     750
5 Silva, Brandy Albuquerque NM 500 30   530
6 Lemieux, April Sacramento CA 400     400
7 Benson, Erin Marie Colorado Springs CO 300     300
8 Henning, Kaleena North Platte NE 200     200
9 Rosprim, Karen      150 75   225
10 Agee, Brittany Winchester OR 125   50 175
11 Miller, Kristen Petaluma CA 100 60   160
12 Wass, Meaghan Carson City NV        
13 Wallace, Michelle  Bend OR        
14 McCaw, Caitlin West Hartford CT   15   15
15 Buenaventura, Krystal Boise ID   75   75
16 Alvarado, Krystal  Corona CA        
17 Pestel, Christy Tulsa OK   60   60
18 Vadnais, Amanda Prescott AZ        
19 Chi, Tiffany Prescott AZ     50 50
20 Bonifacini, Kacy San Diego CA        
21 Pestel, Veronica Tulsa OK   15 50 65
22 Keily, Mandy Brighton CO        
23 Sulligan, Becky Travelers Rest SC        
24 Katsura, Jennifer Norwalk CA        
25 Schilling, Danielle Littlerock CA        
26 Forgash, Falisha Lakewood WA        
27 Brown, Heather  Las Vegas NV        
28 Leuthold, Cassie Black Hawk SD        
29 Carity, Sarah Flagstaff AZ        
30 Carnate, Shaina Kapolei HI        
31 Davis, Rachelle  Tucson AZ        
32 Landers, Caycee Mission Hills CA        
33 Wong, Felicia Calgary Alberta        
34 Miller, Nicole             
35 Beickman, Penny Ann Lakewood CO        
36 Cervinski, Brittney Clinton UT        
37 Lofthouse, Casey Wellsville UT        
38 Falk, Amanda Tucson AZ        
39 Page, Brittany Los Angeles CA        
40 Cox, Jenea Camarillo CA        
41 Davis, Dary Lynn Los Angeles CA        
42 Garcia, Brittany  Amherst NH        
43 Carrillo, Deanna            
44 Keily, Amanda            
45 Miller, Erika Puyallup WA        
46 Schofield, Stacey Las Vegas NV        
47 Guerrero, Savannah Riverside CA        
48 Kautz, Whitney Salem OR        
49 Ward, Sadia Lakewood CA        
50 Genova, Nicole Chico CA        
51 Urban, April Rancho Santa Margarita CA        
52 Wainner, Jenifer Santa Paula CA        
53 Dias, Leslie Lafayette CO        
54 Hetkowski, Jessica Las Vegas NV        
55 Castro, Melissa Las Vegas NV        
56 Cervinski, Casey Layton UT        
57 Carr, Rachel Chandler AZ        
58 Schiffelbein, Amanda Topeka KS        
59 Kawaja, Ayesha            
60 DeGreif, Devin Las Vegas NV