2011 Women

United States

07/19/11

New World Record for attendance set at 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Historic event shatters record for the most attendees at a professional bowling event

2011USWOFinals02_small.jpg2011USWOFinals01_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and Cowboys Stadium announced today that history was made at the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. The two organizations reported today that the groundbreaking finals on Thursday, June 30 set a new world record with 8,017 individuals in attendance, breaking the previous record of 7,212 that was set at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit in 1995.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

07/02/11

Leanne Hulsenberg triumphs in the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Defeats No. 1 seed Kelly Kulick in the title match, 218-183, to win the $50,000 top prize

2011USWOFinals01_small.jpg2011USWOLeanneHulsenberg3_small.jpgThe 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open came to a spectacular end when the top 5 women battled it out for the title and the $50,000 top prize midfield of the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In the title match, Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif. defeated defending champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., 218-183, for her first U.S. Open title and the 27th professional title of her career.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/30/11

It's down to five at U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International

Kulick, Hulsenberg, Johnson, O'Keefe and Barnes to bowl for the title and $50.000 at the Cowboys Stadium Thursday at 7 p.m.

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After a total of 48 games, 24 games of qualigying, eight games in the Round of 32 and 16 games round robin match play the five finalists in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, were determined on Wednesday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kelly Kulick, Leanne Hulsenberg, Liz Johnson, Shannon O'Keefe and Lynda Barnes will battle it out for the title and the $50,000 top prize Thursday evening 7 p.m. midfield of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.


2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/29/11

Kelly Kulick pulls away after first block of match play at U.S. Women's Open

Hulsenberg, O'Keefe bring number of 300 games to 14

2011USWOKellyKulick_small.jpgDefending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured left) of Union, N.J., averaged 231.88 in the first eight games of match play in the U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, to widen her lead to 247 pins Tuesday night at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kulickwon six of her eight matches to lead the field with 9812 total. The 16 players will return Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for the last seven games of match play plus one game position round before the cut to the top 5, who will advance to  the stepladder final on June 30 in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/29/11

Kelly Kulick leads top 16 players into match play at Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Three international players make the second cut; Dane Mai Ginge Jensen shoots the 12th perfecto

2011USWOKellyKulick3_small.jpgFour Team USA members finished atop the leaderboard in the U.S. Women's Open after the Round of 32 Tuesday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Defending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., who led the record field of 286 players after qualifying, had eight games between 201 and 278 to widen her lead to 53 pins. The PBA exempt player added an 1857 series to her 5920 qualifying total to lead the top 16 players into match play with 7777 total or an average of 243.03 for 32 games.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/28/11

Kelly Kulick wins qualifying in 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Defending champion leads top 32 into fourth round on Tuesday morning

2011USWOKellyKulick_small.jpgDefending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J. remained unchallenged when Squad B finished qualifying in the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, Monday evening at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kulick, who averaged 262.5 in the last block, won the qualifying with 5920 pinfall total, an average of 246.67 for 24 games, to lead the top 32 of record 286 players into the next round starting Tuesday morning at10 a.m.


2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/28/11

Lynda Barnes moves into third place as Squad A finished qualifying in Women's U.S. Open

Six players crack the top 10; with one squad to go, the cut for 32nd place is 218.83 average

2011USWOLyndaBarnes_small.jpg2011USWOLisanneBreeschoten4_small.jpgLynda Barnes (l.) missed the 12th 300 game of the U.S. Women's Open in the first and sixth game of round three qualifying by one pin but moved into third place in the overall standings with 5652 and an average of 235.50. Barnes trails Squad C leaders, Kelly Kulick (5930) and Shannon Pluhowsky (5808) by 268 and 156 pins, resp. Day one leader Lisanne Breeschoten (r.), Netherlands, is the top foreign bowler in fourth place with 5605.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/28/11

Kelly Kulick powers her way into the lead in U.S. Women's Open qualifying

Defending champion averages 262 in third round to pace Squad C bowlers with 1120 over after 24 games; Dorin-Ballard; Blankenfeld achieve perfection

2011USWOKellyKulick2_small.jpgDefending champion Kelly Kulick (l.) is in a familiar position in the U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, after the 98 bowlers of Squad C having completed their 24 games qualifying Monday morning at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kulick averaged 262.50 for the day including high games of 279, 278 to shoot into the lead with 5920 and an average of 246.67 for 24 games. Squads A and B will complete their 24 games of qualifying later today after which the first cut will be made.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/27/11

Shannon Pluhowsky leads field of 284 players into final day of qualifying

Brittani Scruggs-Barb shoots ninth 300 game at 2011 U.S. Women's Open

200910PBA05ShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky (l.) of Kettering, Ohio, leaped one spot during the second round to lead a field of 284 players from the original 291 including five no-shows into the final day of qualifying at the U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International. Pluhowsky finisher her second block with 268, 204, 277 and 269 for 3872 total and an average of 242 for sixteen games. Brittani Scruggs-Barb rolled the ninth 300 game of this Year's U.S. Open. Players will return on Monday for the third and last qualifying block before the first cut to the top 32.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/27/11

Pluhowsky, Kulick move to the top as Squad C has completed 16 games in U.S. Women's Open

Feldman, Woessner and Schmidt bring number of 300 games to eight

2011USWOShannonPluhowsky2_small.jpg2011USWOKellyKulick2_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky (l.) and defending champion Kelly Kulick (r.) overtook the lead in the qualifying of the U.S. Women's Open as the bowlers of Squad C have completed their second eight-game round Sunday afternoon at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Pluhowsky, who was second to leader Lisanne Breeschoten of the Netherlands after day one with 1974 pinfall added 1898 on Sunday en route to overtake Squad A leader Liz Johnson by 67 pins.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/27/11

Liz Johnson paces Squad B after second round at 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Venezuela's Patricia De Faria shoots fifth perfect game

20110327LizJohnson_small.jpg2011USWOShannonOKeefe_small.jpgTeam USA member Liz Johnson (l.) paced a field of 92 bowlers after Squad B has completed the second round of qualifying the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. Starting the day in fifth place with 1919 the two-time U.S. Open champion averaged 235.75 in the second round to add 1886 pins for 3805 total (237.81). Johnson leads fellow Team USA member, Shannon O'Keefe (right), by 91 pins.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/26/11

Netherlands' Lisanne Breeschoten leads field of 286 after Day One at U.S. Women's Open

Pluhowsky, Ellis, Kulick move into top 10 in Saturday evening squad

2011USWOLisanneBreeschoten_small.jpgLisanne Breeschoten (pictured left) of the Netherlands leads a record field of 286 players after the first round of qualifying in Bowling's U.S. Women's Open which got underway on Saturday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Breeschoten totaled 1997 pins, an average of 249.63, to lead Team USA members Shannon Pluhowsky and Shannon O'Keefe by 23 and 40 pins. All 286 players will return on Sunday for the second block: Squad B at 8 a.m., Squad C at noon and Squad A at 4 p.m.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/26/11

Dutch Lisanne Breeschoten averages almost 250 to set the pace in U.S. Women's Open

Breeschoten, Asbaty, Vargas and Earnest shoot 300 games on Day One Qualifying

2011USWOLisanneBreeschoten2_small.jpgLisanne Breeschoten (pictured left) of the Netherlands took the lead in the first round of Bowling's U.S. Women's Open after two of three squads Saturday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. The Dutch national team member had games of 233, 289, 247, 251, 203 and 247 before she rolled one of four 300 games on day one qualifying and closed out the eight-game block with 227 for 1997 and an average of 249.63. With 188 players in the books, Breeschoten leads Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe by 40 pins.

United States

06/23/11

Record-setting Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open gets underway Friday June 24th

Nearly 290 players from 16 countries registered for the $200,000 event; stepladder finals on June 3Ăź to be staged at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas; if a competitor in the championship match rolls a 300, she will win $1 million

2011USWOLogo2_small.jpg The 57th edition of Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, sztarts next Friday, June 24, featuring a record field of 287 players and total prize fund of $200.000. The top five will determine the champion in a stepladder final on June 30 to be staged on the biggest stage possible for their sport: the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Open live all the way through to the arena finals.

United States

06/23/11

Defending champion Kulick ready for U.S. Women's Open challenge

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With the possibility of winning $1 million and competing at Cowboys Stadium in front of perhaps the largest crowd in bowling history, there has never been more on the line for Bowling's U.S. Women's Open defending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured). The road to making bowling history will be a long and challenging one for Kulick. For one, she will face the largest field in the history of the U.S. Women's Open as nearly 300 athletes are expected to compete.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/21/11

Cowboys Stadium set to host finals of record-breaking 2011 U.S. Women's Open By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (June 20, 2011)

2011USWOMidfield1_small.jpgNearly 300 of the world's best women bowlers will be seeking to compete in one of the world's largest venues when the 2011 U.S. Women's Open comes to North Texas. While the pro-am and early rounds will be held June 24-29 at AMF Euless Lanes, the televised finals will take place June 30 on specially-constructed lanes at the 50-yard line of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The stepladder matches will be taped for showing July 2 at 6 p.m. EDT on ESPN2.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

05/23/11

Jonquay Armon wins Columbia 300 Indiana Women's Open

Jan A. Schmidt also qualifies for U.S. Women's Open

20110522JonquayArmon_small.jpgJonquay Armon (pictured) of Roselle, Ill. started the day with a 268 game and never looked back in capturing the Columbia 300 Indiana Women's Open at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. by 106 pins over Caryn Evitts of Waukegan, Ill. The Columbia 300 Indiana Women's Open was the fifth and last of five U.S. Women's Open qualifying tournaments sponsored by the brands of Ebonite and organized by Lisa Vint, Publisher of the Windy City Bowling News.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

04/26/11

Sports history to be made at Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

One million dollar payout for a 300 game in the championship match

2011USWOLogo_small.jpg The BPAA, the leading non-profit trade organization and voice of the bowling industry, today issued a major announcement that will set new ground for the revitalized sport. In what is a defining moment for bowling, the BPAA announced the details surrounding what will be a game-changing 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open that will set new standards for the industry to follow and forever catapult the Women's Open into the chronicles of professional sports lore.

United States

03/28/11

Liz Johnson averages 254 to win Robby's Vernon Hills Women's Open

Fourth-placed Joey Biondo earns paid entry into the U.S. Women's Open

20110327LizJohnson_small.jpg20110327JoeyBiondo_small.jpgLiz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., averaged 254 to win the Robby's Vernon Hills Women's Open at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn with 3,208 total pins including match play bonus pins. She received $1,250, a custom-made jewelry set from Matt Cole and an EFX performance bracelet. As a national titlist Johnson was not eligible for the paid entry into the U.S. Women's Open so it was subsequently awarded to Joey Biondo (r.) of Carpentersville, Ill., who finished fourth.

United States

02/14/11

Nikki Lunsford captures the title in Track Wisconsin Women's Open

Second-placed Terysa Wojnar receives paid entry into the U.S. Women's Open

20110214NikkiLunsfordTerysaWojnar_small.jpgNikki Lunsford (l.) of Plainfield, Ill., captured the Track Wisconsin Women's Open dedeating Terysa Wojnar (r.) of Chicago by 90 pins at AMF Bowlero Lanes. Lunsford, who had a 3-3 match play record and a 2,896 12-game total including match play bonus pins, received $1,100, a custom-made jewelry set from Matt Cole and an EFX performance bracelet. She also earned a paid entry into the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, but declined, so it was subsequently awarded to Wojnar.

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