2006 Main Event Girls Scratch Division

runner-up Emily Maier and champ Kaleena Henning

Kaleena Henning outlasted a very talented finals field to capture the Girls Scratch division of the 2006 Las Vegas Main Event, presented by Ebonite International and the Junior Bowlers Tour.

After three days of qualifying competition, the filed was whittled down to 30 for six games of head-to-head matchplay, after which the top 8 advanced to a modified bracket-style stepladder finals.  In round one of the finals, #8 seed Mandy Pezzano, who snuck into the finals by just 13 pins, upended #6 Jessica Helwi 223-209, while #5 Emily Maier defeated #7 Kirsten Sorensen in a big way, thrilling the crowd with the first ten strikes en route to a 289-212 win.  

In round two, Maier stayed hot, defeating #4 Bryanna Caldwell, the JBT's all-time winningest female bowler, 224-215.  Meanwhile, #3 Henning looked to be headed towards a tough loss to Pezzano, but a missed spare in the tenth turned the tables one more time, and Kaleena escaped with a 213-207 win to advance.

In the semifinal matches, Maier got by #1 seed and defending Main Event champion Danielle Schilling 237-216, while Henning defeated the #2 seed Ashley Rubin to reach the title match.

The title match was a classic battle between two very talented bowlers, with both girls seemingly striking at will through the early stages.  In the end, though, Henning came through with the hits she needed for a 234-215 win, and the $1,500 first place scholarship prize.  Maier's excellent run through the stepladder was still good for the $1,200 runner-up prize.

Thanks again to Ebonite, as well as to Texas Station for a first-class hosting job.  In all, $53,589 in scholarships was awarded to a 1,000+ entrant field.  Find all the Main Event results and learn more about the Junior Bowlers Tour at www.bowljbt.com, and we'll see you at Texas Station in 2007 for the next Main Event! 

  GIRLS SCRATCH- Final Standings and Scholarship Winners
Rank Name City State Prize
1 Henning, Kaleena North Platte NE $1,500
2 Maier, Emily Sparks NV $1,238
3 Schilling, Danielle Ventura CA $1,042
4 Rubin, Ashley Brandon SD $1,030
5 Caldwell, Bryanna Tucson AZ  
6 Pezzano, Mandy Hawthorne NJ $706
7 Helwi, Jessica Mulvane KS $456
8 Sorensen, Kirsten Fremont CA $450
9 Urban, April Henderson NV $278
10 Hurst, Melissa Derby KS $195
11 Wass, Meaghan Carson City NV $225
12 Churchill, Jennifer Windsor ONT $78
13 Goll, Felicia St. Clair Shores MI $130
14 Dutton, Courtney Chandler AZ  
15 Calberry, Valerie Brampton ONT $86
16 Bolton, Blanche Elise Merritt Island FL  
17 Diaz, Angelica San Diego CA  
18 Landers, Caycee Mission Hills CA  
19 Boiselle, Jennifer Winchester MA  
20 Davis, Rachelle Tucson AZ  
21 Lofthouse, Casey Wellsville UT $16
22 Ornelas, Emily Phoenix AZ $40
23 King, Tiffany Surprise AZ $34
24 Falk, Amanda Tucson AZ  
25 Page, Brittany Los Angeles CA  
26 Schiffelbein, Amanda Tecumseh KS  
27 Alvarado, Krystal Corona CA  
28 Genova, Nicole Chico CA  
29 Pratt, Brittany      
30 Barber, Brittani Del Valle TX  
31 Guerreo, Savanah Riverside CA  
32 Koff, Ana Miami FL  
33 Piper, Arisha Pico Rivera CA $14
34 Hanken, Lori Oregon City OR $20
35 Lycan, Lana San Diego CA  
36 Halter, Amanda Georgetown TX  
37 Ho, Dee Dee Arcadia CA  
38 Fry, Amanda Antelope CA  
39 Belden, Ashley Tijeras NM  
40 Madrid, Alyssa Las Vegas NV $20
41 Vadnais, Amanda Prescott AZ  
42 Carrillo, Deanna Montebello CA  
43 Bodinet, Rebecca Maricopa AZ  
44 McCusker, Jessica Allen TX  
45 Mayall, Kaitlin Chula Vista CA $58
46 Nishida, Tara Kaneohe HI  
47 McGinnes, Alyse La Crescenta CA  
48 Wainner, Jennifer Santa Paula CA  
49 Signaigo, Suzana Kapolei HI  
50 Dias, Leslie Lafayette CO  
51 Mox, Erika Henderson NV $16
52 Hetkowski, Jessica Las Vegas NV  
53 Barber, Brittani Del Valle TX  
54 Lopez, Tanna Rawlins WY $20
55 Albani, Amanda Glendale AZ  
56 Ansteth, Sarah Las Vegas NV  
57 Ijams, Allie Mission Viejo CA  
58 Zemelka, Chelsea Phoenix AZ  
59 Rawsthorne, Catherine Federal Way WA $32
60 Cervinski, Cassy Layton UT  
61 Green, Kayla Thornton CO  
62 Brown, Amanda Simi Valley CA  
63 Monteith, Susy Orange CA $20
64 Laney, Chrystal Gresham OR  
65 Brock, Ashley Kennewick WA  
66 Tipton, Justine Portland OR