Welcome to the 2021

JBT Las Vegas Main Event!

2020 singles champs Jennifer Loredo, Cortez Schenck, and Gavin Fernandez (click to enlarge)

The 18th annual JBT Las Vegas Main Event returns to the amazing South Point Bowling Plaza Dec 26-30, 2021!  We are full steam ahead for a full-scale event, and would love to see you, and folks who couldn't attend in 2020, for an amazing tournament experience! 

This year features a fourth 'division' in singles, U-17!  It is included for free as part of your entry fee in whatever other division of singles you enter, with the top U17 scratch finishers earning big bonus prizes! 


Click here to print the flyer for the 2021 event.  When you print it, you can then mail in a check with your entry.  Plus, print out an extra copy or two of the entry blank and spread the word everywhere you go!

Click here to pay online- You can print out a flyer (which you still need to mail in), but pay by card or paypal here. 

Click here to view received entries

Click here for full details on all the events December 26-30

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Main Event

Click here to order Main Event shirts!   Order by December 1 for delivery at Main Event!  'Regular season' JBT hoodies and t-shirts, and other great JBT gear, will be available at the tournament.

Click here for hotel info and to book rooms at South Point under our block.  Or, give them a call at 866-791-7626 and book under "JBT - Main Event 2021", or code JBT2021 online.   Rates are $95 for 12/24-25, $55 for 12/26-30, and $190 for 12/31!  Plus, the dreaded 'resort fee' is reduced to $14/night.  Cutoff date for these excellent rates is December 10. 

Confused on how to figure out the correct average to submit?  Click here.



What's great about Main Event?

THE LOCATION!   The beautiful South Point Bowling Plaza, a separate 60 lane facility from the traditional bowling center, is an incredible, tournament-only facility designed for events just like this!   South Point's hotel and casino, on Las Vegas Blvd just a few miles from the south end of The Strip, is world class at all levels!  Plus, our room rates reduce the dreaded 'resort fee'!

FLEXIBLE FORMAT!  Don't have the time or budget for a long stay in Vegas?  No problem!  Our qualifying rounds are December 27-29, so you can start as late as the 29th, and get the whole tournament in for a one night stay!  (Of course, we have lots of events to make a multi-day stay exciting and worthwhile!)  So, you still have holiday time with your families, and can make the week as quick or as intensive as you wish!

THE PRIZE FUND!   All first place prizes are guaranteed regardless of entries, including the big $3,000 first place prize in Open Scratch Singles.  2019 again saw over $35,000 awarded to bowlers of all ages and averages and over $27,000 was still awarded in the covid-reduced 2020 event- we believe that Main Event is the best 'bang for your buck' you can find in youth bowling!

WARM UP SWEEPERS!   Optional sweeper tournaments December 26 are your only chance to bowl on the Main Event singles pattern prior to the start of competition 12/27.

5-PERSON OPTIONAL TEAM EVENT!  A great 'fun atmosphere' event to relieve the pressure of singles, it's also a chance for adults to show off their stuff-  you can have a maximum of two adults (age 22 and over) bowlers on your team!

PLUS: All the great fun, competition, and professionalism you've come to expect at the Main Event!  Click on the links above to find out more, spread the word, and start making plans for December!












DO NOT USE THE AOL EMAIL BELOW!  (We can't figure out how to get rid of it).  Use director@bowljbt.com for all JBT and Main Event communication.

On behalf of the JBT and its staff, thank you so much for attending the 2020 Main Event!  We hope you had a great time no matter what your results in the standings.  $27,958 was awarded to bowlers of all ages and skil levels.  We believe we ran a safe, fun event for these talented youth bowlers, and hope you feel the same.  We look forward to seeing you December 26-30, 2021 for the 2021 Las Vegas Main Event!

Click here for a newspaper-friendly results article (feel free to share!)

Click here for over 2,000 pictures from the Main Event! (files available until Jan 31!)

Click here for Open Scratch Singles results

Click here for Handicap Singles results

Click here for Girls Scratch Singles results

click here for Doubles results

click here for Team results

click here for Junior Gold results

Click here for warmup sweeper results

Click here for 2020 Main Event individual scholarship earnings

Click here to go to YouTube for the videos of the finals (our channel is JBT900, or just search 'JBT 2020 Main Event') 

Click here for Main Event (and other JBT) scholarship info