2017 JBT Las Vegas Main Event- press release

champs Maranda Pattison, Solomon Salama, & Kristy Mace (holding crystals), with runners-up Crystal Elliott, Nick Postag, Kaitlynn Yukihiro

        A near sellout field shared in over $35,000 in scholarships awarded in singles, doubles, and team divisions at the 2017 Junior Bowlers Tour's Las Vegas Main Event, held at the incredible South Point Bowling Plaza.

        Although bowlers from 23 states competed, Californians took a large share of the biggest spots.  The coveted scratch singles crown was earned by 15 year-old Solomon Salama, Los Angeles CA, who beat fellow Californian Nick Postag 246-237 in a very well bowled match.  Salama, who is now by far the youngest to win the scratch event, earned $3,200 for first, while Postag added $2,000 to his scholarship total.

        Girls scratch singles came down to the final frame, as a tenth frame open proved to not hurt champion Maranda Pattison, Redwood Hills CA, who beat Crystal Elliott, Melbourne FL, 187-179 for the title and $1,500 scholarship windfall, while Elliott settled for $1,000 for runner-up.  12 year-old Kaitlynn Yukihiro tried for the singles sweep for the golden state, but Kristy Mace, Vail AZ, won four matches in the finals including a 224-208 win over Kaitlynn in the finale, to win the handicap singles and whopping $2,500 top prize. Yukihiro, Yorba Linda CA, earned $1,500 for the second place performance.

        For the second straight year a boy-girl team earned the scratch doubles title, as JR Mehlum's tournament high 801 series carried him and Saralyne Nassberg to the win and $1,000 top prize.  Washington bowlers Jacob Frazier and Lailani Wallin captured the handicap doubles crown with a 1433 total and $1,000 as well, the only team to crack 1400 in the division. 

        Salama also shot one of the event's five 300 games, joined by two-time defending champ Wesley Low, and JBT stars TJ Rock, Jacob Mullen, and Deo Benard, each earning $100 bonuses from both JBT sponsor MSC Inc and South Point.  JBT's title sponsor Ebonite awarded balls during each singles block, and our other terrific sponsors and vendors were integral in helping award the very large scholarship total.

    Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to participate in the biggest event on the JBT calendar.  We hope to see you and many new faces that you tell about us at the 2018 JBT Main Event, December 26-30 2018 at the South Point Plaza! 

  2017 JBT Main Event- Open Scratch Singles
  Final Standings  
     
Rank Bowler prize
1 Salama, Solomon $3,200
2 Postag, Nick $2,000
3 Low, Wesley $1,500
4 Glickman, Adam $1,000
5 Grondin, Joe -R $750
6 Cardines, Cerell $600
7 Rock, TJ - R $500
8 Haugh, Brennan $400
9 Schenck, Cortez $300
10 Tacorda, Andrei $200
11 Martin, Alex $100
2017 LAS VEGAS MAIN EVENT- HANDICAP SINGLES
     
Rank Bowler prize
1 Mace, Kristy - R $2,500
2 Yukihiro, Kaitlynn $1,500
3 Gee, Jason $1,000
4 Thompson, Alex - R $800
5 Faro, Christopher $700
6 Phillips, Justin $600
7 Kessler, Timothy $500
8 Yamanoha, Adrian $400
9 Sauve, Mark $300
10 Rose, Andrew $250
11 Peterson, Jennifer $200
12 Purdy, Alayna  -R  $150
13 Chinn, Danielle - R $100
14 Azvedo, Allison - R $100
15 Chin, Roslyn $100
2017 LAS VEGAS MAIN EVENT- GIRLS SCRATCH SINGLES
     
Rank Bowler prize
1 Pattison, Maranda $1,500
2 Elliott, Crystal $1,000
3 Glazer, Leah - R $750
4 Leyen, Bryanna $500
5 Lampkin, Olivia $400
6 Wahner, Adel $300
7 Loredo, Jennifer $150
2017 LAS VEGAS MAIN EVENT- SCRATCH DOUBLES  
             
Rank Bowler total Bowler total team total prize
1 Nassberg, Saralyne 652 Mehlum, John 801 1453 $1,000
2 Tacorda, Andrei 712 Chin, Daniel 655 1367 $500
3 Burton, Ryan 760 Aguirre, Alex 599 1359 $300
4 Bailey, Madison 625 Aguirre, Alex 730 1355 $250
5 Kanno, Jonathan 695 Odette Danielle 620 1315 $200
6 Jepsen, David 666 Davis, Will 647 1313 $150
7 Salama, Solomon 637 Chin, Daniel 667 1304 $100
8 Sweigart, Harley 683 Reed, Kyle 620 1303 $75
9 Loredo, Jennifer 577 Chin, Daniel 724 1301 $50
2017 LAS VEGAS MAIN EVENT- HANDICAP DOUBLES    
               
Rank Bowler total Bowler total hcp team total prize
1 Wallin, Lailani 414 Frazier, Jacob 728 97 1433 $1,000
2 Alvarez, Yarelis 604 Thompson, Kara 521 78 1359 $400
3 Baker, Gage 450 Andrews, Kyle 732 59 1359 $400
4 Okazaki, Austin 685 Okazaki, Ashlyn 372 97 1348 $250
5 Gee, Jason 516 Chinn, Dustin 625 65 1336 $200
6 Luna, Elias 471 Ulanday, Rieley 564 99 1332 $150
7 Coleman, Aaron 469 Hedges, Tyler 630 75 1324 $100
8 Lindsay, Brendan 526 Donnelly, Keith 550 81 1319 $75
9 Garcia, Mariano 603 Fritts, Kallista 574 46 1315 $45
10 Gafate, Jophel 674 Leong, Eri 512 43 1315 $45
11 Wheatcraft, Skyler 595 Phillips, Silas 530 63 1314 $20
12 Okazaki, Austin 584 Okazaki, Ashlyn 439 97 1314 $20