2007 LAS VEGAS MAIN EVENT- Girls Scratch Division

champ Samantha Hesley & runner-up Alyse McGinnes

Samantha Hesley, Wellington FL, captured the girls scratch division of the 2007 Junior Bowlers Tour's Las Vegas Main Event, presented by the Ebonite International and hosted by Texas Station.

After two days of qualifying, the 66 entrants were whittled to 30 for an exciting six game semifinal.  The field was then chopped again, this time to 8, for our unique bracket-style stepladder finals.

In round one, #5 Alyse McGinnes, the 2004 Girls Scratch champion, defeated #8 Ashley Belden, a former JBT Bowler of the Year, 222-179, while at the same time #6 Amanda Falk ousted #7 Caycee Landers, 191-183.  In round two, both higher seeds were upset, as McGinness eliminated #3 April Urban 206-184, and Falk ousted 2005 Main Event champ Danielle Schilling 168-151.  

In the semifinal matches, #2 Hesley defended her seed with a 233-215 win over Falk, but top seed Bryanna Caldwell was upset by McGinnes, 202-171, setting up a #2-#5 title match. 

McGinnes was looking to become the first bowler to win two Main Event titles, but in a closely contested title match, it was Hesley who emerged with the 183-177 win, and a $1,500 champion's scholarship prize, while McGinnes settled for $1,200 for the runner-up spot.



rank name city state winnings
1 Hesley, Samantha Wellington FL $1,886
2 McGinnes, Alyse La Crescenta CA $1,246
3 Caldwell, Bryanna Tucson AZ  
4 Falk, Amanda Tucson AZ  
5 Urban, April Las Vegas NV 1000
6 Schilling, Danielle Ventura CA 850
7 Landers, Caycee Mission Hills CA 616
8 Belden, Ashley Tijeras NM  
9 Muther, Kelsey Topeka KS 432
10 Signaigo, Suzana Aiea HI 460
11 Koizumi, Jordeen Waipahu HI 250
12 Kreighbaum, Rachel Battle Ground WA 200
13 Hurst, Melissa Derby KS 150
14 Galganski, Dayna North Palm Beach FL  
15 Goll, Felicia St. Clair Shores MI 8
16 Rubin, Ashley Brandon SD 186
17 Hanken, Lori Oregon City OR 50
18 Hannasch, Lindsay      
19 Page, Brittany Los Angeles CA  
20 Davis, Rachelle Tucson AZ 56
21 Carrillo, Deanna Montebello CA 16
22 Washburn, Kalyn Tucson AZ  
23 Koff, Ana Miami FL  
24 Wallace, Michelle Bend OR 48
25 Genova, Nicole Chico CA  
26 Ferry, Jaime Garden Grove CA 72
27 Mayall, kaitlin Chula Vista CA  
28 Helwi, Jessica Wichita KS 32
29 Sorensen, Kirsten Newark CA  
30 Rawsthorne, Catherine Federal Way WA 66
31 Ajimine, Dara Honolulu HI  
32 King, Tiffany Surprise AZ 32
33 Beyers, Victoria Bethany OK 16
34 Fraijo, Christina Covina CA  
35 Jucutan, Sharla San Diego CA  
36 Dutton, Courtney Chandler AZ  
37 Pearson, Shannon Westminster CO  
38 Catlett, Cristina Denver CO  
39 Mayfield, Gabriella Lake Isabella CA  
40 Ijams, Allie Flagstaff AZ 48
41 King, Tiffany Surprise AZ  
42 Kreighbaum, Rachel Battle Ground WA  
43 Tallman, Fallon North Canton OH  
44 Bolton, Blanche Elise Merritt Island FL 16
45 Henning, Kaleena North Platte NE  
46 Lycan, Lana Santee CA  
47 Scruggs-Barber, Brittani Del Valle TX  
48 Hamamoto, Starr Hilo HI  
49 Hetkowski, Jessica Las Vegas NV  
50 Santos, Seiko Waipahu HI  
51 Cabezas, Martika Palm Springs CA 14
52 Uyehara, Sky Aiea HI 48
53 Forgash, Falisha Lakewood WA  
54 Fry, Amanda Antelope CA  
55 Yeakley, Courtney      
56 Madrid, Alyssa Las Vegas NV  
57 Zemelka, Chelsea Phoenix AZ  
58 Baschal, Robin Palmer Lake CO  
59 Bell, Joi Pflugerville TX 16
60 Silva, Kaitlin Canyon Country CA 14
61 Catkett, Cristina      
62 Reynolds, Tabetha Lancaster CA  
63 Zipkin, Leanna Pacifica CA  
64 McCusker, Jessica Allen TX  
65 Miyaji, Sharyn Honolulu HI 16
66 Drew-Kaohu, Winter K.M. Honolulu HI