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!