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Sapphire, Amethyst All-Events numbers on the rise in Baton Rouge

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The Sapphire and Amethyst All-Events standings have new leaders after this week at the USBC Women’s Championships.

Alice Burris (above) of Pana, Illinois, snuck into the Sapphire All-Events lead June 14, recording a strike on her fill ball to finish with a 1,618 total, two pins ahead of previous leader Tara Long of Kenton, Ohio. Burris used sets of 580 in singles, 548 in team and 490 in doubles at the River Center to move into the lead. Sapphire All-Events includes bowlers with entering averages of 145-159.

Michele Menges (right) of New Oxford, Pennsylvania, also delivered a strike on her final shot at the River Center on June 10 to take the Amethyst All-Events lead by a single pin with a 1,482 total. Robin Miles of Alberta, Minnesota, previously held the lead. Menges rolled sets of 510 in team, 503 in singles and 469 in doubles to secure the top spot. Amethyst All-Events features bowlers with entering averages of 130-144.

North Carolina team takes Emerald lead at 2017 USBC Women’s Championships

The members of Triangle Rollers of Durham, North Carolina (pictured), grabbed the top spot in Emerald Team at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Led by Cynthia Brown‘s 555 series, Triangle Rollers posted a 1,992 total June 14 to become just the second Emerald team of the 2017 event to have its name at the top of the leaderboard at the Raising Cane’s River Center.

The Rose Buds of Danville, Kentucky, previously held the lead with 1,961, rolled April 23 on the tournament’s opening night.

Triangle Rollers had games of 716, 639 and 637, and Brown was joined in the effort by Teresa Johnson (525), Cynthia McMillin (516) and Tina Rambo (396).

Emerald Team includes four-player teams with combined entering averages of 575-649.

New Ruby, Amethyst Doubles leaders emerge at River Center

A pair of doubles teams made their move at the Raising Cane’s River Center this week, taking over the top spot in the Ruby and Amethyst Divisions.

The mother-and-daughter duo of Tawnia Bryant and Kelsi Bryant (above, r-l) of Twin Falls, Idaho, moved into the Ruby Doubles lead June 13 after posting a 1,185 total. Amanda Livingston of Eureka, California, and Darah Nolan of McKinleyville, California, previously held the lead with 1,134.

Kelsie Bryant led the effort with a 624 series, while Tawnia Bryant, a 1997 Division 2 Doubles champion at the USBC Women’s Championships, added 561. Ruby Doubles includes bowlers with combined entering averages of 350-379.

On June 15, Mary Quintana (l.) of Price, Utah, and Lorraine Berryhill (r.) of Helper, Utah, paired up for the first time at the Women’s Championships and were able to take the lead in Amethyst Doubles.

A friendly competition between Berryhill and Quintana helped them into the lead with a 1,009 total. Lois Davis and Florence Baker of Glendale, Arizona, previously held the lead with 971.

Berryhill got the edge in the head-to-head match with a 512 series, with Quintana adding 497. Amethyst Doubles features pairs with combined entering averages of 260-289.

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2016 USBC Women’s Championships Team Results

Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Division 1 – Diamond
(For bowlers with combined averages of 725 and above)
1, The Big Ticket 1 (Kayla Bandy, Michelle Smith, Daphne Smith, Jennifer King), Columbia, S.C., 2,650. 2, Strike Out Diabetes, O’Fallon, Ill., 2,618. 3, Four Fun, Saugerties, N.Y., 2,497. 4, Storm Nation, Brigham City, Utah, 2,463. 5, Bowlieve, O’Fallon, Ill., 2,459.

Division 2 – Ruby
(For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
1, Sport Bowl II (Tonya Van Veldhuizen, Julie Jarman, Jessica Morford, Allison Coy), Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,158. 2, Chevrolet of Helena, Helena, Mont., 2,105. 3, Cashmere Bowling Queens 1, Charlotte, N.C., 2,077. 4, Pin Pals, Assumption, Ill., 2,068. 5, Garden Center Lanes 1, Alexandria, Minn., 2,052.

Division 3 – Emerald
(For bowlers with combined averages of 575-649)
1, Triangle Rollers (Tina Rambo, Teresa Johnson, Cynthia McMillin, Cynthia Brown), Durham, N.C., 1,992. 2, The Rose Buds, Danville, Ky., 1,961. 3, Friendly Mixers, Villa Park, Ill., 1,911. 4, Montana Hick Chicks, Lewistown, Mont., 1,910. 5, Gumbo to Geaux, Metairie, La., 1,901.

Division 4 – Sapphire
(For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)
1, Mixed Up Nuts (Sabrina Ravndal, Shelley Nolan, Christine Ravndal, Laura Baker), Helena, Mont., 1,854. 2, Jadene’s Team, North Adams, Mass., 1,785. 3, Texas Ladies, Killeen, Texas, 1,782. 4, Wyoming Wild Bunch, Thermopolis, Wyo., 1,766. 5, Pickups, Carlisle, Pa., 1,763.

2016 USBC Women’s Championships Doubles Results

Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Division 1 – Diamond
(For bowlers with combined averages of 380 and above)
1, Mary Wells, Johnstown, Ohio/Katelyn Simpson, Emmett, Idaho, 1,378. 2, Heidi Sanders, Xenia, Ohio/Melissa Van Dyke, Parma, Ohio, 1,332. 3, Hayley Veitch, Kenner, La./Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 1,319. 4, Sydney Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind./Elysia Current, Brigham City, Utah, 1,307. 5, Lindsay Boomershine, Brigham City, Utah/Kristie Leong, Daly City, Calif., 1,289.

Division 2 – Ruby
(For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
1, Kelsie Bryant/Tawnia Bryant, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,185. 2, Amanda Livingston, Eureka, Calif./Darah Nolan, McKinleyville, Calif., 1,134. 3, Mari Gallegos/Jessica Herbst, Chicago, 1,113. 4, Peggy Monson, Rolling Meadows, Ill./Judy Shaver, Streamwood, Ill., 1,129. 5, Angela Wills, Pacifica, Calif./Sherritta Cornist, Antioch, Calif., 1,118.

Division 3 – Emerald
(For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
1, Betty Jean Davis, Herbert Ill./Wendy Mann, South Elgin Ill., 1,098. 2, Judi Ferguson/Melinda Keeney, Pueblo, Colo., 1,076. 3(tie), Margaret DeMoss, Keizer, Ore./Lora Church, Sublimity, Ore., and Erin Diehl/Stephanie Gill, Baltimore, 1,074. 5, Ann Hopgood, Augusta, Ga./Angela Brown, Chester, Va., 1,070.

Division 4 – Sapphire
(For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
1, Dianna Kryzer/Heidi Husbyn, Faribault, Minn., 1.035. 2, Geraldine Peterson, Maple Grove, Minn./Jen Abel, Champlin, Minn., 1,009. 3, Cheryl Thomas, Villa Rica, Ga./Voncile Chapel, El Paso, Texas, 1,008. 4, Julie Clermont/Carol Douthett, Melbourne, Fla., 1,003. 5. Janette Jones/Tonya Yelton, Casper, Wyo., 1,001.

Division 5 – Amethyst
(For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)
1, Mary Quintana, Price, Utah/Lorraine Berryhill, Helper, Utah, 1,009. 2, Lois Davis/Florence Baker, Glendale, Ariz., 971. 3, Bonnie Rung, Franklin, N.C./Sheri Cook, Farmington, N.M., 941. 4(tie), Carla Bennett/Louanna Bruner, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Rochelle Roller, Edgerton, Wis./Kris Lamb, Fort Atkinson, Wis., 940.

Division 6 – Topaz
(For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
1, Janice York, Clarendon, Ark./Terri McIntosh, Humphrey, Ark., 907. 2, Jaclyn Meyer/Victoria Krukowski, Ottawa, Ohio, 872. 3, Debbie Allen/Yvonne Quintanilla, Portland, Texas, 866. 4, Debra Headrick, Franklin, Neb./Cheryl Vap, Red Cloud, Neb., 859. 5, Sandy Acevedo, Greeley, Colo./Saffini Wilson, Fort Collins, Colo., 854.

2016 USBC Women’s Championships Singles Results

Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Division 1 – Diamond
(For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
1, Taylor Bulthuis, Coral Springs, Fla., 746. 2, Julie Oczepek, Grand Rapids, Mich., 713. 3, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 704. 4, Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 702. 5, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 699.

Division 2 – Ruby
(For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
1, Tashia Blue, Hamilton, Ohio, 653. 2, Janelle Dowling, Loveland, Colo., 619. 3, Nancy Rosado, Chicago, 616. 4, Stephanie David, Chaska, Minn., 615. 5, Lisa Hutchinson, Novato, Calif., 606.

Division 3 – Emerald
(For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
1, Janet Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., 623. 2, Melanie Prough, Newman Ga., 608. 3, Loretta Tollin, St. Paul, Minn., 603. 4, Barbara Jackson, Norfolk, Neb., 586. 5(tie), Karen Dorn, Kissimmee, Fla., and Mari Gallegos, Chicago, 570.

Division 4 – Sapphire
(For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
1, Memorial Pritchett, LaGrange, Ga., 644. 2, Kate Dyer, Decatur, Ind., 582. 3, Alice Burris, Pana, Ill., 580. 4, Pam Neil, Virginia Beach, Va., 572. 5, Roberta Swinson, Rhodes, Mich., 567.

Division 5 – Amethyst
(For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
1, Ashley Guzman, Waukegan, Ill., 530. 2, Jacqulyn Schnapp, Arlington, Ohio, 521. 3. Jillian Schneider, Beavercreek, Ohio, 519. 4, Sandra Whitehead, Lansing, Mich., 514. 5, Chelsie Fox, Enoch, Utah, 512.

Division 6 – Topaz
(For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
1, Alissa Ebneter, Belle Plaine, Minn., 518. 2, Anna Calvillo, Austin, Texas, 485. 3, Wanda Cummings, Lincoln, Neb., 467. 4(tie), Deborah Short, Clover, S.C., and Erika Clark, Bennett, Colo., 463.

2016 USBC Women’s Championships All-Events Results

Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Division 1 – Diamond
(For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
1, Jennifer King, Irmo, S.C., 2,046. 2, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,027. 3, Katelyn Simpson, Emmett, Idaho, 2,026. 4, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,013. 5, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,009.

Division 2 – Ruby
(For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
1, Stephanie Gill, Baltimore, 1,785. 2, Stephanie David, Chaska, Minn., 1,763. 3, Lacey Schroeder, Camden, Ark., 1,716. 4, Renzie Kintzler, Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,707. 5, Wendy Mann, South Elgin, Ill., 1,688.

Division 3 – Emerald
(For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
1, Rhonda Acitelli, Villa Park, Ill., 1,737. 2, Mari Gallegos, Chicago, 1,689. 3, Elaine Fielding, Katy, Texas, 1,683. 4, Lisa Perreault, Grand Forks, N.D., 1,667. 5, Melinda Keeney, Pueblo, Colo., 1,660.

Division 4 – Sapphire
(For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
1, Alice Burris, Pana, Ill., 1,618. 2, Tara Long, Kenton, Ohio, 1,616. 3, Pam Neil, Virginia Beach, Va., 1,574. 4, Tracey Avery, Dameron, Md., 1,550. 5, Donna Penty, Canada, 1,545.

Division 5 – Amethyst
(For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
1, Michele Menges, New Oxford, Pa., 1,482. 2, Robin Miles, Alberta, Minn., 1,481. 3(tie), Karen Schmehl, Shiremans Town, Wash., and Randi Buseman, Wellsburg, Iowa, 1,458. 5, Vickie Hensley, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,454.

Division 6 – Topaz
(For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
1, Sandra Orchard, Kaysville, Utah, 1,312. 2, Tracey Reed, Sherman, Texas, 1,302. 3, Bonnie Ryan, Price, Utah, 1,301. 4, Amanda Kefalas, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,295. 5, Katie Mills, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,291.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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