2012 LAS VEGAS MAIN EVENT OPEN SCRATCH SINGLES

champ Jakob Butturff & runner-up Wesley Low   

       In a battle of two of the JBT's most talented and decorated bowlers, Jakob Butturff of Las Vegas defeated Wesley Low of Palmdale CA 244-217, to win the open scratch singles division of the 2012 JBT Las Vegas Main Event, hosted by Texas Star Lanes.

        35-time JBT champ Cameron Smith opened up the bracket-style stepladder finals with a 176 game that escaped a low-scoring three-way match against Kyle Anderson (175) and Travis Hewitt (170).  In a simultaneous match, 2011 Main Event finalist Gary Faulkner rolled 216 to eliminate Darren Tang (184) and Christopher Davidson (190). 

        In round two, Smith rolled on, besting #5 Kevin Jones 206-131, while Faulkner also won his second straight, this time 242-171 over #6 Chase Nadeau.  In round three, Butturff began his charge with a huge 279-200 win over Faulkner, while Smith kept his Main Event dreams with a 193-165 win over #3 Michael Coffey.  The top seeds came in for the semifinals, and top seed Low reached the title game with a 248-216 win over Smith.  #2 seed Parker Brooks was upset by Butturff 246-190, setting up the all-lefty title match.

        Low, a prodigy at just 15 years old, is a 9-time champ on our year-long JBT tour, while Jakob has completely owned the Tour this season, already with 9 titles since August (and the prestigious TPC over the summer) to boost the 18 year-old's career total to 15.   Given that a difference of $3,000 was on the line, both bowlers performed extremely well.  In the end, Low needed 28 pins in the tenth frame to win it all.  His first shot came up high and did not strike, and Butturff claimed the win, tenth title of the season, 16th of his career, and biggest payday ever with the $5,000 top 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 Open Scratch Singles- final standings

Rank Last First prize
1 Butturff Jakob $5,000
2 Low Wesley $2,000
3 Brooks Parker $1,000
4 Smith Cameron $500
5 Coffey Michael $400
6 Faulkner Gary $300
7 Jones Kevin $200
8 Nadeau Chase $150
9 Anderson Kyle $100
10 Tang Darren $100
11 Davidson Christopher$100  
12 Hewitt Travis $100
13 Cruz Tyler  
14 Spacey Tanner  
15 Benoit Kenny  
16 Leong Dallas  
17 Godoy Armando  
18 Katz Jordan  
19 Jacob Tim  
20 Dempsey Riley  
21 Karpovich Kyle  
22 Chan Oscar  
23 Fujita Ronnie  
24 Stanley Darren  
25 Hatchett Eric  
26 Gonzales Michael  
27 Boe Tyler  
28 Fujita Mike  
29 Schenck Cortez  
30 Hernandez Brian  
31 Duster Kyle  
32 Del Cerro Mark  
33 Oviatt Russ  
34 Shanks Ian  
35 Jordan John  
36 Lemus Keyon  
37 Myers Mark  
38 Cantrell Sam  
39 Bravo Vincent  
40 Acuff Derek  
41 Cobine Danny  
42 Tang Michael  
43 Lucente Teddy  
44 Owen Brandon  
45 Smart Travis
46 Lindeman Curtis
47 Chin Reily
48 Monnette Brian
49 Pekins Brandon
50 Jackley Connor
51 Watanabe Alex
52 Mullen Josh
53 Nakagawa Jonathan
54 Edmondson Mason
55 Sweigart Harley
56 Rose Anthony
57 Chui Kirk
58 Duplan Nicholas
59 Kritzer Forrest
60 Fukumoto Gabriel
61 Ross Reed
62 Jordan Jr. Jerome
63 Munyon Aaron
64 Stearns Isaac
65 Williams Ahkeen
66 Luke Holden
67 Sims Justin
68 Varholdt Danny
69 Ono Jordan
70 Koyanagi Cory
71 Bousman Dylan
72 Brown Chris
73 Holley Luke
74 Chapman AJ
75 Witt Jeremy
76 Yoshida Landen
77 Newton Cameron
78 Svoren Andrew
79 Bible Nicholas
80 Fujimoto Evan
81 Zweig Matthew
82 Newkirk Justin
83 Crevier Kyler
84 Pekins Ryan
85 Mendoza Ricardo
86 VanStickle Bryan
87 Schleidt Austin
88 Mercado Adrian
89 Redmon Matthew
90 Nelson Mason
91 Cleary Brett
92 Lewandowski Joe
93 Norris James
94 Nagamine Casey
95 Byers Jr Kenny
96 Yamamoto Andrew
97 Gordon  Casey
98 Tsuchida Eric
99 Herzig Tanner
100 Berkley Ethan
101 Sartrain Robert
102 Holcolm Jr Dalton

 

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