champs Cerell Cardines & Tyler Hedges with Caleb Andrews, Solomon Salama, April McDonnell, Sebastian Huffman
Cerell Cardines joined an elite club, while Tyler Hedges rejoined the winners circle, in terrific JBT Mojave Conference action at Las Vegas' Suncoast Bowling Center.
Caleb Andrews began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 184-169 win over April McDonnell. Joe Gerencser then snuck by Andrews 199-190. Solomon Salama then strung the strikes in a 247-187 win over Gerencser to advance to the title match.
Top seed Cardines and Solomon, two of the younger scratch powerhouse stars Tour-wide, have faced each other a lot lately, with Salama often getting the better of it. This time, though, Cerell would not be denied. His devastating strike ball did the damage in a 247-187 win for the title. With the win he becomes just the 41st bowler in JBT history to earn 10 career titles- awesome!
Tyler Hedges took some time off Tour to regroup, and came back with a vengeance here, and impressive climb up the handicap stepladder, beginning with a tenth frame double to edge Lindsay Greim 223-219. He kept rolling with a 223-181 win over Silas Phillips, and then won another thriller against William Robbins 235-219 to advance to the title game.
Top seed Sebastian Huffman put on a resurgent performance of his own, as the youngster had cooled down a bit since a red-hot start to the season. That wasn't the case here as he was brilliant all day, striking his way to the top spot. In another well bowled and exciting match, Hedges pulled out a 231-221 win, good for the fifth title of his JBT career.
McDonnell's excellent day concluded with a win over Kaylee Am-Khong to earn the Priority Girls Scratch subdivision win. U17 went to Salama, who regrouped for a win over Andrews for that crown.
Big thanks as always to Becky, Chad, and the team at Suncoast for a top notch hosting job. Want in on all the fun and action for all ages and averages? Just come on out to our next JBT event, that's all you have to do!
|Suncoast- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Salama 256||C Robbins 281|
|2||C Andrews 254||Holter 271|
|3||Cardines 249||Fixie 262|
|4||Cardines 245||Fletcher 262|
|5||Gilbert 244||Huffman 259|
|4||L Orlando -116|
|1||Salama +71||S Phillips +130|
|2||Cardines +67||Huffman +106|
|3||C Andrews +36||L Greim +94|
|2||C Andrews +36|
|4||C Robbins -26|
|2||C Andrews||H Davis|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,434|