2009 Las Vegas Main Event Girls Scratch Singles

champ Maggie Zakrzewski and runner-up Amanda Fry

        Maggie Zakrzewski may have an intimidating last name to pronounce, so if you have trouble, just say: Maggie Z, Main Event Champ, as she rolled to victory in the Girls Scratch Singles division of the 2009 Las Vegas Main Event, presented by Ebonite International and the Junior Bowlers Tour, and hosted at Texas Star Lanes.

        Zakrzewski, Palatine IL, led the 8-game qualifier on a grueling condition, with Caycee Landers the only other girls able to average over 200.  A six-game matchplay semifinal cut the field down to 8 for a bracket-style stepladder finals.  In round one, #7 Kelsey Muther edged #5 Deanna Carrillo 179-172, while #8 Allie Ijams was all over #6 Christine Gill 203-136.  In the second round, Ijams rolled on with a 209-161 win over #3 Landers, and Muther also pulled another upset, defeating #4 and former Main Event champ Samantha Hesley 188-154.  In the semifinal rounds the top seeds defended their seeds, with Zakrzewski defeating Muther 166-154, and #2 Amanda Fry eliminating Ijams 237-207, setting up a 1 vs. 2 title match.

        Both bowlers struggled in the title match, but in the end Maggie had enough left for a 188-171 victory, the championship, and the $1,500 top scholarship prize.  Fry pocketed a cool $1,000 for the runner-up spot.

        In total, over $52,000 was awarded to bowlers from all over North America.  Thanks again to Jerry Francomano and the fantastic crew at Texas Station for an unparalleled job hosting this prestigious event.  Complete results and so much more are all at www.bowljbt.com  , check it out today, and make plans for the 2010 Main Event, at Texas Station December 24-28, 2010.


Rank Last First City State prize
1 Zakrzewski Maggie Palatine IL $1,500
2 Fry Amanda Antelope CA $1,000
3 Muther Kelsey Topeka KS $750
4 Ijams Allie Flagstaff AZ $600
5 Landers Caycee Mission Hills CA $500
6 Hesley Samantha Wellington FL $400
7 Carrillo Deanna Montebello CA $300
8 Gill Christine Lakewood CO $200


9 Shepard Nicole Brea CA
10 Mayall Kaitlin Chula Vista CA
11 Rubin Ashley Brandon SD
12 Rawsthorne Catherine Federal Way WA
13 Page Brittany Los Angeles CA
14 Ferry Jaime Garden Grove CA
15 Riggin Valerie Vista CA
16 Waldron Christina Albuqerque NM
17 Drew-Kaohu Winter Honolulu HI
18 Reguero Rebeca Glendale AZ
19 Eaves Jennifer Pleasanton CA
20 Pena Melissa West Covina CA
21 Ajimine Dara Harbor City CA
22 Boe Sarah Shoreline WA
23 Renslow Robin Brentwood CA
24 Nakano Krystyn Ewa Beach HI
25 Katz Alex Henderson NV
26 Lycan Lana Santee CA
27 Cabezas Martika Cathedral City CA
28 Jimenez Natalie Rowland Heights CA
29 Signaigo Suzana Kapolei HI
30 Schultz Courtney Hacienda Heights CA


31 Friedman Chelsea Santa Barbara CA
32 Matsuo Chayna Honolulu HI
33 Bell Joi Pflugerville TX
34 Rubin Haley Brandon SD
35 Dutton Courtney Chandler AZ
36 Anadilla Abi Bakersfield CA
37 Katsura Lesliann Norwalk CA
38 Kawamoto Brandi Honolulu HI
39 Jenner Kirstin Layton UT
40 Miyake Chelsey Honolulu HI
41 Goad Kayla Phoenix AZ
42 Miyaji Sharyn Honolulu HI
43 Terry Danyn Oakhurst CA
44 Takara Kayla Honolulu HI