2011 Main Event Girls Scratch Singles

champ Valerie Riggin & runner-up Holly Harris

        Valerie Riggin, San Diego CA, defeated Holly Harris, Long Prairie MN, 227-169, to capture the Girls Scratch Singles division of the 2011 Las Vegas Main Event, presented by Ebonite International and the Junior Bowlers Tour. 

        Harris won three matches in the bracket-style stepladder finals, beating #8 Nichole Hiraoka, #4 Wendy Shelton, and top seed and defending runner-up Allie Ijams to reach the final.  In the simultaneous other bracket, Riggin, the #2 seed, stopped Correen Lieber's run 223-213 to reach the finals.

        Valerie, currently #2 in our season-long JBT Women's Series points list, likes qualifying #2 in our weekly events, and it worked here in her biggest event, defeating Harris in the title match 227-169 for the championship and the $1,500 top prize.  The talented Harris settled for $800 for second.

        In total, over $34,000 in scholarships were earned by bowlers age 21 and under from 21 states, as well as Mexico and Costa Rica.  Big thanks to Shawn Morris and Ebonite International for their continued title sponsorship of the Main Event, Jerry Francomano and the staff at Texas Star Lanes for their usual phenomenal job hosting the tournament, all of our other terrific season-long sponsors, and every bowler and parent who took the time to participate in this tremendous tournament.  Be sure to visit www.bowljbt.com for complete final standings, stats, videos, and so much more!

Rank Last First State Prize
1 Riggin Valerie CA $1,500
2 Harris Holly MN $800
3 Ijams Allie KS $500
4 Lieber Correen WA $400
5 Shelton Wendy NM $300
6 Alvarez Pamela KS $200
7 Muther Kelsey KS $100
8 Hiraoka Nichole CA $100
9 Signaigo Suzana HI  
10 Mayall Kaitlin CA  
11 Renslow Robyn CA  
12 Spires Jessica IL  
13 Hillman Brittany CA  
14 Koizumi Jory HI  
15 Terry Danyn CA  
16 Schultz Courtney CA  
17 Fry Amanda CA  
18 Ailport Lindsey AZ  
19 Goad Kayla CA  
20 Tadiello Andee CA  
21 Ferry Jamie CA  
22 Nakano Kristyn HI  
23 Laiwa Chianne HI  
24 Sullivan Alicia CA  
25 Bolton Elise    
26 Mattson Breeanne    
27 Stever Marina    
28 Miyaji Sharyn    
29 Kawamoto Brandi    
30 Katsura Lesliann    
31 Glazer Leah    
32 Houston Chelsea    
33 Zavala Stephanie    
34 Jenner Kirsten    
35 Dutton Courtney    
36 Takahata Janelle    
37 Carroll Brooke