Hunter Bower, Harper Schmidt, Chris Mayes, Gabriel Thomas, Brady Damron, Katelyn Abigania; Emily Cheesman

        Chris Mayes and Brady Damron picked up JBT titles in exciting Mojave Conference action at Sam's Town Bowling Center.

        Harper Schmidt began the scratch division stepladder finals with a win over Chris' brother Hunter 236-212.  Chris then avenged that with a 236-184 win over Schmidt to move on to the title match.  Katelyn Abigania had amazed yet again as the top seed, averaging exactly 240 in qualifying (including a front-10, solid-10 289 game) to pace the field.  However, she could not find the same look in the finals, and Mayes was able to cruise to the win, a long awaited sixth of his JBT career.

        Brady Damron began a climb up the handicap division stepladder with a 226-184 win over fellow first-time finalist Ethan Jorge.  In round two he stopped perennial all-star Gavin Fernandez 237-174 to move on to the title match. Newcomer Gabriel Thomas started the day with two huge games and never looked back, running away with the event in an extremely impressive debut.  However, Brady, who finally made the cut to the second round, had gained momentum with each game, and finished it off with an excellent title match to earn his first career JBT title.

        Katelyn's fine performance also put her in both subdivision finals.  Emily Cheesman, who earlier fired a big 290, beat her for he Girls Scratch win, but she rebounded with a win over her brother Josh to capture the U17 event.

        Big thanks as always to Christy, Tom, and the team at Sam's for their usual fantastic hosting job.  Want in on all this fun for all skill levels and ages?  Just check out our schedule and come on down! 

Sam's Town- final results and scholarship winners
  Scratch Division  
rank bowler prize
1 Chris Mayes $342
2 Katelyn Abigania $250
3 Harper Schmidt $150
4 Hunter Mayes $250
5 Cerell Cardines $75
6 Skyler McGowan $60
7 Kyle Ponzo  
8 Josh Abigania $25
9 Allex Zieg  
10 Sebastian Huffman  
11 Jason Bardol II  
12 Tyler Castronova  
13 Seth Stovall  
14 Emily Cheesman $20
15 Jana Fukushima  
16 Dominic Montoya  
17 Shane Smith  
18 Edward Hear $28
19 Quinten Bell  
20 Dart Longa  
21 Jamison Kaboli  
22 Chris Lellos  
23 Michael Marmolejo  
24 Brock Bivins  
25 Madison Holman  
26 JR Barczyszyn  
27 Emily Schrider $100
28 Julian Stenroos  
29 Milan Vasquez  
30 Ian Jameson  
31 Bradley Baltazar  
32 Jonathan Salinas  
33 Vianne Daniels  
34 Elijah Nebres  
35 Josh Carlson  
  Handicap Division  
1 Brady Damron $250
2 Gabriel Thomas $150
3 Gavin Fernandez $114
4 Ethan Jorge $80
5 Jon Abigania $70
6 Lailani Wallin $116
7 Ethan Chambers $50
8 Steve Abarca $50
9 Dylan Villanueva  
10 Ezekiet Trejo  
11 Jason Villanueva  
12 Brandon Rother $14
13 Jaden Villanueva  
14 AC Domantay  
15 Connor Bell $44
16 Devin Montoya $30
17 Sterling Smith  
18 Kylie Bryan  
19 Aston Price  
20 Julian Shustar-Dolan  
21 Elijah McMakin  
22 Gage Baker  
23 RJ McNutt  
24 Dylan Leong  
25 Robert Custon  
26 Aiden Ruiz-Jimenez  
27 Keana Ancheta  
28 Sara Miric  
29 Hayden Fernandez  
30 Jamie Crooks Jr  
31 Kendall Bollea  
32 Chase Simmons  
33 Nathan Harnit  
34 Nicholas Harnit  
35 Lucas Buffet  
36 Sierra Stallworth  
37 Kieran Roth  
38 TJ Hardy  
39 Esther McMakin  
  High Games  
  Scratch Handicap
1 H Mayes 290 G Thomas 309
2 Cheesman 290 Damron 288
3 K Abigania 289 J Abigania 281
4 J Abigania 279 G Fernandez 279
5 J Fukushima 278 G Fernandez 273
  U-17 Scratch  
1 K Abigania +200  
2 J Abigania +153  
3 Huffman +128  
4 Schmidt +100  
5 Stovall +87  
6 Castronova +74  
7 Montoya +54  
8 G Fernandez +14  
9 Rother +12  
10 Longa -3  
  Qualifying Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 K Abigania +200 G Thomas +264
2 J Abigania +153 G Fernandez +174
3 Huffman +128 L Wallin +103
  Girls Scratch  
1 K Abigania +200  
2 Cheesman +84  
3 Fukushima +63  
4 Holman -38  
5 Schrider -47  
6 Wallin -77  
7 Daniels -133  
8 Bollea -143  
9 Miric -243  
10 Ancheta -292  
  Round Leaders  
  Scratch Handicap
1 H Mayes G Thomas
2 J Abigania G Thomas
3 J Abigania G Thomas
4 J Abigania G Thomas
5 K Abigania G Thomas
6 K Abigania G Thomas
7 K Abigania G Thomas
8 K Abigania G Thomas
  Total Awarded This Event: $2,218




Date: Saturday April 9, 2022  (This is ONE tournament that is one day long. Sunday is a separate one day event.  You can bowl only Sunday, only Saturday, or both).  

Start Time: Saturday qualifying squad at Noon, one squad only.   Please try and check in by 11:30 AM; check in will be available by 10 AM. 

Equipment: JBT follows all USBC ball regulations.  The 6 Storm/Roto/Global balls recently banned at USBC national events CAN be used at this event (this is not a 'national' event).  The Storm Spectre, and 2016-17 purple hammers CANNOT be thrown.  All holes in a ball must be occupied (since 2020).  Please contact us with any questions.

Re-entries?:  There's only one qualifying squad, so there are no re-entries this event..

Reservations:  Please email to reserve a spot.  You can prepay (not required) at the 'Prepaying' section of this website.  Reservations (paid or unpaid) must check in no later than 15 minutes before start time.  At that time, all bowlers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the field is full.

Format: Qualifying round is 5 games.  The top 40% advance to semifinals, 3 additional games. The top 4 then do a stepladder finals. Scratch division bowlers will use the 'mulligan' format.  

Divisions/ Averages:  Scratch or handicap.  It is the bowlers' choice of division.  Also, everyone age 16 or under as of 8/1/21 is automatically entered in the U-17 side event.   Also, every female is automatically entered in the Girls Scratch side event.   If this is your first JBT event this season, we will be asking for average info.  In most cases, your highest average from any current form of organized competition of at least 15 games is what we need.  If you bowl in multiple leagues / clubs, bring everything and we'll sort it out for you.  After your first JBT event, your average is re-rated before every JBT event according to JBT rules.  Please see JBT Rule 13 for complete details.

Points:  This event counts for Mojave and All-Conference points.  Points qualify you for the big money season-ending Invitationals and Touring Players Championship, so get all you can.  Visit the 'statistics' section of the website to check on your points.  As the end of the season, the top 32 in Mojave points, plus anyone who had a top-4 finish in a Mojave event this season, advance to their respective Invitationals.

Entry fee: $50 handicap; $60 scratch.  Scholarship brackets are available for $2 each.  Raffle tickets for Ebonite bowling balls, and our PowerBowl and '26' jackpots, are available on-site. 

Covid details:  JBT events follow- at least- all local Covid safety protocols, which you must be prepared for.   Please stay posted so you're not surprised about anything required of you. 

Scholarships: 1:6 in each division earn scholarships, scratch and handicap.  Minimum prizes in scratch are $300, $150, $100, $60.  In handicap, $250, $125, $75, $50.  Bowlers must finish in the top 4 once this season to qualify for that conference's Invitational, which features $1,000 for first place.  Bowlers who finish in the top 20 in a conference's points race, or the top 100 in all-conference points, qualify for the Touring Players Championship, featuring $2,000 for first.

Lane conditions: conditions vary from event to event, and are not posted prior to the event (unless otherwise announced).  Some events do not post the pattern until after qualifying.  Be ready for anything- it makes you a better bowler!  Check out previous patterns and corresponding cut scores at the 'lane conditions' section of this website.

Dress code:  Anything goes EXCEPT tank tops, hats, gym shorts, clothing promoting alcohol, drugs, or firearms, or excessively ripped or short clothing, subject solely to the director's discretion.  However, bowlers wearing slacks or dress shorts/skirts, and a 'name shirt' or PBA-style 'dye-sub' shirt, or college or high school team shirt, earn an extra 10 points on their season-long points total.  If you're not sure about dress code, check with us.  If you're new to us, the vast majority of the bowlers do dress in the 'bonus' dress code, and those points become very important, so plan accordingly.


PLEASE do not forget to contact us if you need to cancel or adjust your reservation.  This list may not be updated after the Friday of the event as we travel, etc.  However, walk-ins / late entries are still gladly accepted as space permits.  There is generally plenty of room for walk-ins / late entries, and we'll  post here clearly if an event is nearing sellout or sold out.

no. bowler Noon Sat
1 Abarca, Steven x
2 Ancheta, Keana x
3 Baker, Charles "Trey" x
4 Baker, Gage x
5 Baltazar, Bradley x
6 Barczysyn, JR x
7 Bell, Connor x
8 Bell, Quinten x
9 Bivins, Brock x
10 Bollea, Kendall x
11 Bove, Cuzack x
12 Bryan, Kylie x
13 Cardines, Cerell x
14 Carlson, Josh x
15 Castronova, Tyler x
16 Chambers, Ethan x
17 Chambers, Nathan x
18 Custon, Robert x
19 Damron, Brady x
20 Daniels, Vianne x
21 Donahue, Dylan x
22 Evans, Zackary x
23 Finkler, Leo x
24 Fukushima, Jana x
25 Gilmore, Wyland x
26 Harnit, Nathan x
27 Harnit, Nicholas x
28 Hear, Edward x
29 Holman, Madison x
30 Jameson, Ian x
31 Jeneary, Taylor x
32 Jorge, Ethan x
33 Kaboli, Jamison x
34 King, Hayden x
35 Leong, Dylan x
36 Marmolejo, Michael x
37 Mayes, Chris x
38 Mayes, Hunter x
39 McGowan, Skyler x
40 Miric, Sara x
41 Pollom, RIcky x
42 Ponzo, Kyle x
43 Roth, Kieran x
44 Rother, Brandon x
45 Ruiz-Jimenez, Aiden x
46 Salinas, Jonathan x
47 Schmidt, Harper x
48 Schrider, Emily x
49 Shustar-Dolan, Julian x
50 Simmons, Chase x
51 Smith, Shane x
52 Smith, Sterling x
53 Stallworth, Sierra x
54 Stenroos, Julian x
55 Stovall, Seth x
56 Thompson, Alex x
57 Thompson, Kara x
58 Trejo, Ezekiel x
59 Vasquez, Milan x
60 Villanueva, Dylan x
61 Villanueva, Jared x
62 Villanueva, Jason x
63 Wallin, Lailani x
64 Zieg, Allex x
65 Montoya, Dominic x
66 Montoya, Devin x
67 Longa, Dart x
68 McMakin, Elijah x
69 McMakin, Esther x
70 Bardol, Jason x
71 Huffman, Sebastian x
72 McNutt, RJ x
73 Buffet, Lucas x