2012 Women



Kulick overcomes tough conditions to win U.S. Women's Open in Reno By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (June 27, 2012)

2012USWOKellyKulickChampion2_small.jpg In conditions better suited for the beach than a bowling tournament, Kelly Kulick showed once again Wednesday night why she's among the world's best bowlers. The Union, N.J., right-hander found her way past the windy, dusty conditions of a Reno, Nev., night to capture the 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the $40,000 top prize. The event was conducted on four specially-installed lanes under the famous Reno Arch on Virginia Street in the city's downtown.

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Kelly Kulick claims third U.S. Women's Open title under the famed Reno Arch

Players battle challenging lane conditions over the course of the evening


Professional sports history was made Wednesday night when Bowling's U.S. Women's Open was held outdoors on Virginia Street under the iconic Reno Arch. Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., defeated Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., 170-160, to win the major title. Playing against the wind, dust and the setting desert sun, Kulick won her third career U.S. Women's Open title while overcoming some of the most challenging lane conditions in the history of professional bowling.

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Kelly Kulick grabs top seed at U.S. Women's Open for second consecutive year

Parkin, O'Keefe, Nation and Barnes also advance to the TV Finals on four specially-constructed lanes located outside underneath the famed Reno Arch

2012USWOFinalists_small.jpgKelly Kulick is just one win away from claiming her third Bowling's U.S. Women's Open title after grabbing the top seed for the stepladder finals for the TV Finals on Wednesday. Kulick continued strong during the final eight games of round robin match play to finish 425 pins ahead of 2011 USBC Queens champion Missy Parkin. Also advancing were Shannon O'Keefe, Stefanie Nation and Lynda Barnes (l-r).

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Robin Romeo wins inaugural Senior U.S. Women's Open

2012SeniorUSWORobinRomeo_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif. (pictured left), added another green jacket to her collection as she won the 2012 Bowling's Senior U.S. Women's Open at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The 1989 U.S. Women's Open champion defeated fellow Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., 225-188 to claim the championship trophy, green jacket and $5,000 top prize.

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Kelly Kulick continues to lead U.S. Women's Open for third straight day

Lucy Sandelin earns top seed for Senior U.S. Women's Open finals

2012BridgestoneAdKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., finds herself just eight games away from making the finals at the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open as she continued her dominant performance at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on Monday. For the third straight day, Kulick is atop the standings after going 6-2 in match play to finish with a 32-game total of 7,689, more than 150 pins ahead of Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., who is second at 7,537.

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Kelly Kulick maintains lead at U.S. Women's Open after Round 3 Qualifying

Lucy Sandelin still rolling at Senior U.S. Women's Open

201112PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick of Union, N.J. (pictured), continued her dominance at the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open as she retained the top spot after the third round of qualifying Sunday. The two-time U.S. Women's Open champion averaged 245 during her six-game block to finish with an 18-game total of 4,294 (238.5 average). Team USA's Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, is second with 4,224. The field of 201 players was cut to the top 50, who will bowl an additional six-game block Monday afternoon.

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Kelly Kulick grabs lead at U.S. Women's Open after second round of qualifying

Lucy Sandelin continues pace at Senior U.S. Women's Open


Two-time Bowling's U.S. Women's Open champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J. (pictured), continued strong as she grabbed the second-round lead at the 2012 event Saturday. Kulick averaged more than 232 in her six-game block Saturday to take hold of the top spot after 12 games with 2,824. Her Team USA teammate Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, sits in second with 2,807. USBC Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla widened her lead in the Senior U.S. Women's Open.

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Erin McCarthy takes first-round lead at U.S. Women's Open

Lucy Sandelin leads Senior U.S. Women's Open

2012USWOErinMcCarthy_small.jpg Two months ago Erin McCarthy (pictured) of Omaha, Neb., was leading Midland to the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships finals on her way to be named the tournament's most valuable player. On Friday, her success on the big stage continued as she took the opening-round lead of the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. McCarthy averaged more than 250 for the opening block with a six-game total of 1,501.  Jodi Woessner of Oregon, Ohio, is second with 1,445.

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Leanne Hulsenberg prepares for U.S. Women's Open title defense

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (June 21-27, 2012 - outdoor finals)

2012USWODCLeanneHulsenberg_small.jpgA year after winning Bowling's U.S. Women's Open before a crowd of 8,017 fans, Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif., is ready to take on this year's unique challenge - the outdoor finals. Hulsenberg, who last year defeated Kelly Kulick, 218-183, on specially constructed lanes at the 50-yard-line of Cowboys Stadium, will headline a field of more than 200 bowlers competing in the 2012 U.S. Women's Open at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., starting Friday.

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Lipton Iced Tea to become "Official Thirst Quencher" of Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

2012USWOLogo_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced it has formed a partnership with PepsiCo and 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea, entitling the renowned beverage brand as an official sponsor of the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea will serve as the "Official Thirst Quencher" of the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, which will be held under the iconic Virginia Street arch in Reno, Nevada - the "biggest little city in the world."

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Reno gets ready for 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

First look revealed of historic outdoor lane design

2012USWOOutdoorLanesDesign_small.jpg Breaking new ground in bowling and in professional sports history, the bowling industry revealed a "first look" at the historic outdoor lane design for the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open competition. During a press conference held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Eldorado Hotel Casino Showroom, the City of Reno and the leading entities in the bowling industry unveiled the Open's groundbreaking, outdoor lanes design as part of a formal announcement of the arrival of the Open in Reno.

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BPAA announces Brunswick as Official Lane Provider for 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Industry leader to construct outdoor bowling lanes for historic women's tournament

2012USWOLogo_small.jpg The BPAA has announced the completion of an agreement with Brunswick Bowling & Billiards that will make Brunswick the official sponsor of the 2012 lane build for the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open in Reno, NV. For the second consecutive year, bowling is breaking new ground at the Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, the industry's pre-eminent professional women's tournament. This year will mark the first time the tournament will be played outdoors.

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Bowling's U.S. Women's Open to set history for a second time

First-ever outdoor finals to be played on historic Virginia Street under the Reno Arch

RenoNevada3_small.jpgFor the second consecutive year, bowling is breaking new ground at Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. Following a landmark television finals event in 2011 that was played at the 50 yard-line in Cowboys Stadium, the Open finals will now - for the first-time ever - be played outdoors on legendary Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada. History will be broken twice, as the event will also feature the introduction of the first-ever Bowling's Senior U.S. Women's Open.

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