champ Brittany Hillman

        Brittany Hillman of Pleasanton CA defeated Kelsey Muther of Wichita KS 212-203, to win the girls scratch singles division of the 2012 JBT Las Vegas Main Event, hosted by Texas Star Lanes.

        #7 Kaitlin Mayall opened up the bracket-style stepladder finals with a 222-194 win over #6 Breanne Mattson.  In simultaneous action, #5 Lindsey Ailport edged fellow Arizona JBT regular #8 Kayla Goad 188-180.  In round two, Mayall rolled on with a 213-209 squeaker over #3 Holly Harris, while #4 and 2010 champ Elise Bolton beat Ailport 182-172.  The top seeds then came in for the semifinals and defended their seeds, with #2 Hillman routing Bolton 258-204, and top seed Muther stopping Mayall 223-186 to set up the 1 vs. 2 title game.

        The title match was well bowled and tightly contested the whole way.  After Hillman finished, Kelsey, a two-time previous Main Event finalist, needed 28 pins in the tenth to break through into the winner's circle.  After a great first shot, the second was not to be, giving Brittany the dramatic win, first JBT title, and $1,500 top scholarship prize. 

        Big thanks to GM Jerry Francomano and the staff at Texas Station for a terrific job hosting us, title sponsor Ebonite International for their support of Main Event and JBT, and most importantly all the bowlers and parents for coming to the event.  We look forward to seeing you next December for the 2013 Main Event!

2012 JBT Las Vegas Main Event Girls Scratch Singles- final standings

Rank Last First prize
1 Hillman Brittany $1,500
2 Muther Kelsey  $600
3 Bolton Elise  $400
4 Mayall Kaitlin  $200
5 Harris Holly  
6 Ailport Lindsey  
7 Mattson Breanne  
8 Goad Kayla  
9 Lieber Correen  
10 Hiraoka Nichole  
11 Zavala Stephanie  
12 Terry Danyn  
13 Smart Samantha  
14 Almestrand Line  
15 Glazer Leah  
16 Brown Courtney  
17 Kawamoto Brandi
18 Martin Jaymie-Rae
19 Nakano Kristyn
20 Stever Marina
21 Houston Chelsea
22 Schultz Courtney
23 Carr Savannah
24 Miyaji Sharyn
25 Takahata Janelle
26 Carroll Brooke
27 Yockman Shaianne
28 Diaz Sophoe
29 Choy-Kim Shelbee