champs Harley Sweigart & Justin Worthington; Cameron Criss; Kaylee Am-Khong
Harley Sweigart and Justin Worthington picked up JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.
After a fairly high scoring qualifying round, bowlers competed in double elimination matchplay. #3 seed Sweigart tore through the winners bracket to earn the top seed, while everyone else had to fight for their tournament lives with one loss. Solomon Salama, who earlier fired a perfect 300 game to open the day, eliminated Skyler McGowan in round five. Sergio Torres then eliminated Salama to earn the right to once again face Sweigart, who knocked him out of the winner's bracket, for the title.
Sergio had to beat Harley twice for the title, and despite a solid game from Torres, Sweigart found a great look with his A game and left no doubt, shredding racks en route to the win, and the 24th title of his JBT career.
Sixteen matchplay bowlers in handicap were led by top seed Elijah Mechor, who fell in round three of the winner's bracket to Justin Worthington, who went on to win the bracket and earn the top spot. Cameron Criss ended Melchor's day with a win in round five. Cameron then followed with a win over Tyler Hedges to face Worthington, where he'd have to win twice to take the title. It sure looked like the match was going to go to that second game, but late opens from Criss and a late string from Justin turned the first game in an instant, as Worthington eeked out that match and won the title, the second of his JBT career.
Cameron got some consolation with a win over Salama to earn the day's U17 subdivision crown. Priority Girls Scratch went to Kaylee Am-Khong, who is piling up the wins lately, this time beating Crystalene Pineda for the title.
Big thanks to the team at Suncoast for another great job hosting our Tour. Want in on all this fun for all averages and ages? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Suncoast- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Salama 300||Melchor 297|
|2||Sweigart 279||Reid 295|
|3||Sweigart 267||Fletcher 286|
|4||Reed 262||Worthington 285|
|5||Salama 258||Ortega 270|
|3||J Lamkpin -100|
|1||Reed +220||Melchor +193|
|2||Salama +170||C Criss +140|
|3||Sweigart +166||Gerstenkorn +136|
|3||R Mendoza +25|
|5||C Robbins -14|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,487|