champs Dallas Leong & Samantha Conti, Women's Series champ Abby Franklin, and runners-up Wesley Low & Devyn Patalina
Dallas Leong and Smantha Conti claimed JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at Wildfire Lanes in Henderson.
Cortez Schenck began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 190-172 win over Eric Hatchett. Schenck then escaped from Alex Watanabe 208-199. Dallas Leong then stopped Cortez 217-213, to move on to the title match.
Top seed Wesley Low put on a strong performance on a tough pattern to gain the #1 spot, but would have to face Leong for the second time in six days, having beaten him in Yuma last week. This time, Dallas got his revenge, beating Low 222-178, breaking a protracted string of second place finishes and earning his seventh career JBT title.
Jarred Starr-Moncayo began the handicap division stepladder finals with a 210-202 squeaker win over Dee Handley. Newcomer Samantha Conti then defeated Moncayo 202-159. In the semifinal match, Conti and Katie Cox tied at 178, with Samantha winning the rolloff 34-28 to move on to the title match.
Top seed Devyn Patalina had built a significant lead after the second round, but you still have to win the title game to win it all. Both bowlers struggled after a long day on the demanding conditions but in the end, Conti, the daughter of an east-coast JBT star, edged Patalina 168-166, for the first title of her JBT career.
Abby Franklin picked up her first Women's Series title of the season, beating Randi Speiler 191-142 for the day's crown.
Thanks to the team at Wildfire for hosting our Tour! Want in on the fun? Just come on down!
|Wildfire Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Watanabe 277||Patalina 259|
|2||Leong 254||Patalina 255|
|3||Low 252||Cox 255|
|4||Low 245||Moncayo 242|
|5||Schenck 238||Moncayo 241|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,015|