2009

United States

07/08/09

2009 USBC Women's Championships comes to a close at National Bowling Stadium

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCLogo.jpgAfter 100 days the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships came to a close at the National Bowling Stadium on Sunday. A total of 8,330 five-player teams representing 50 states and six foreign countries competed in the event that kicked off on March 28, and now 45 women can call themselves tournament champions. The 2010 event in El Paso, Texas, will usher in a new era for the Women's Championships, including the introduction of a convention center setting and three new average-based divisions using 100 percent handicap.

United States

07/04/09

California bowler rolls 300 game at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCLindsyBonifacini_small.jpgLindsy Bonifacini of San Diego left her mark on the leaderboard and the record books at the USBC Women's Championships on Thursday. The 27-year-old right-hander became the ninth woman in the 90-year history of the event, and first this year, to roll a 300 game on the tournament lanes. After beginning her doubles competition with a 203 game, Bonifacini rattled off 12 consecutive strikes for the tournament's first perfect game since Alicia Kellow of Louisville, Ky., achieved the milestone at the 2005 event in Tulsa, Okla.

United States

06/24/09

California woman rolls highest game of 2009 USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCJeanetteMenachoAdams_small.jpgJeanette Menacho-Adams of Antelope, Calif., placed her name in the record books at the USBC Women's Championships by rolling a 299 game, the highest game of the 2009 event. She became only the sixth woman in tournament history to achieve the feat. The 33-year-old left-hander started off her team event with 214 and then struck on the first 11 shots the following game before a stubborn 8 pin stood on her final ball. She finished with 211 for a 724 series. There have only been eight 300s shot on the tournament lanes over the 90-year history of the event.

United States

06/21/09

80-year-old Idaho woman makes first trip to USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCColleenKeirnes_small.jpgEvery year, the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships gets thousands of first-time participants eager to experience what the tournament has to offer. Colleen Keirnes of Salmon, Idaho, is one of those bowlers and proved it's never too late to start competing on the largest stage in women's bowling. Keirnes, participating for the first time at the age of 80, made her tournament debut at the National Bowling Stadium on Monday evening.

Column

06/04/09

Taking a close look at declining entries in USBC Women's Championship By Dick Evans

ColumnistDickEvans_small.jpgThere is no question that the 2009 entry is the low point when it comes to women's bowling love affair with Reno, yet this year's event is the most crucial bowling tournament – including ABC/USBC Open – ever held in Northern Nevada. The reason the 2009 USBC Women's Championships is so crucial to the Greater Reno area is timing, which is the key ingredient in life. Reno, just like other cities that depend on tourists, had seen its economy take a beating until the 2009 USBC Women's Championships opened at the National Bowling Stadium.

United States

05/31/09

Alaska bowler takes All-Events lead at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCOhSpareMe_small.jpgAfter helping her team into second place at the USBC Women's Championships, Sheryl Ishihara (second from right) of Anchorage, Alaska, continued to bowl well and moved into the Division 1 All-Events lead at the National Bowling Stadium on Wednesday. Ishihara started off her 2009 tournament campaign with games of 188, 211 and 278 for a 677 series in team Tuesday and helped Oh Spare Me to a 2,627 total and second place in Division 2 (team averages from 746-845).

United States

05/24/09

Nebraska bowler makes 50th trip to USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCViolaBrannen_small.jpgViola Brannen (pictured) of Omaha, Neb., has accomplished so much in her bowling career that it's hard to imagine she is just 84 years old. This week, she added another milestone to her list of accomplishments when she made her 50th appearance at the USBC Women's Championships. Brannen was the second bowler this year to reach the milestone. The other was 100-year-old Emma Hendrickson of Morris Plains, N.J., who made her 50th consecutive appearance and also became the tournament's oldest participant.


United States

05/23/09

Bermuda bowlers glad to be part of the action at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCBermudaTeam_small.jpgEvery year, five teams of bowlers from Bermuda leave their sub-tropical homes that are surrounded by pink-sand beaches and head to the USBC Women's Championships. "I just love the game," said group organizer Marjorie McGregor Correia. "I think I have bowling pins running in my bloodstream. Bowling is also the only sport that has no age limitations. As long as you are physically able to, you can do it." A third-generation Bermudian, Correia has been involved in bowling and tournament trip planning for more than 30 years.

United States

05/23/09

Florida bowler makes 63rd appearance at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCMiniTvaska_small.jpgMini Tvaska of St. Petersburg, Fla., has participated in the USBC Women's Championships more times than any other bowler in tournament history. This week, the energetic 91-year-old added to her legacy as she competed in the event for the 63rd time. Tvaska has earned celebrity status at the USBC Women's Championships over the years and arrived at the National Bowling Stadium wearing a 2009 version of her signature hat, pearl jewelry and always-present smile.

United States

05/23/09

100-year-old bowler Emma Hendrickson takes on TV star Regis Philbin

2009USBCWCPhilbinHendricksonRipa_small.jpgLast month, 100-year-old Emma Hendrickson (pictured) of Morris Plains, N.J., became the oldest participant in the history of the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships. Recently, she put her bowling skills to the test against television personality Regis Philbin. Philbin challenged Hendrickson to a bowling competition after her milestone appearance at the National Bowling Stadium on April 18 became national news and landed her on ESPN's Top 10 Plays and ESPNEWS.

United States

05/17/09

2009 USBC Women's Championships reaches halfway point

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

 The 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships reached the halfway point of its 100-day run at the National Bowling Stadium on Saturday. Through 50 days of competition, more than 17,150 bowlers have taken to the lanes, one scoring record has fallen and the tournament welcomed the oldest participant in its 90-year history. The remainder of the 8,330 five-player teams will make their way to Reno before the event concludes on July 5.

United States

05/02/09

LPGA standout leaves the links for the lanes, competes in first USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCBrandieBurton_small.jpgBrandie Burton (pictured) of La Verne, Calif., is used to the attention she gets when she swings a golf club, but she was surprised when people recognized her at the USBC Women's Championships on Wednesday. The 37-year-old right-hander, who began her professional career in 1991, has always enjoyed bowling and jumped at the chance to join her friends on the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium this week. While her teammates are regulars at the USBC Women's Championships, Burton was a rookie all over again as she competed in the event for the first time.

United States

04/25/09

Feldman breaks record on way to Classic Singles lead at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCMichelleFeldman_small.jpg2009USBCWCClaraGuerreroJeniferLarson_small.jpgMichelle Feldman (l.) of Auburn, N.Y., shot the highest individual series in the 90-year history of the USBC Women's Championships on her way to take over the lead in Classic Singles on Friday. Feldman rolled games of 279, 249 and 288 on her way to an 816 series, surpassing Kendra Gaines' 812 in the 2000 tournament. Clara Guerrero and Jenifer Larson (l-r) each closed with matching 252 games to secure the Classic Doubles lead with 1,404.

United States

04/24/09

All Classic Division leaders change at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCTogetherOnceAgain_small.jpgThree years after setting the all-time team record at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, Together Once Again of Keller, Texas, rolled into the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday and proved the first time was no fluke. After a sub-par start, Together Once Again rallied in the final two games to overtake the lead with a 3,322 total, third in tournament history only to the 3,350 they shot in 2006 at the National Bowling Stadium.


United States

04/24/09

Romeo's big series helps team into classic lead at USBC Women's Championships

Sisters take over lead in Classic Doubles

2009USBCWCRobinRomeo_small.jpg2009USBCWCLeslieBohnChrissieKent_small.jpgRobin Romeo (l) fired the second highest individual series in tournament history as she led Alpha Pool Plastering of Newhall, Calif., into the lead in Classic Team on Wednesday at the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships. Sisters Leslie Bohn (wife of Parker Bohn III) and Chrissie Kent (wife of Doug Kent) continued to prove that the bowling is not only left up to their PBA superstar husbands as they jumped into the lead in Classic Doubles with 1,291.

United States

04/21/09

New Jersey bowler reaches milestone, sets record at USBC Women's Championships

100-year-old woman becomes oldest participant in tournament history

2009USBCWCEmmaHendrickson2_small.jpg2009USBCWCEmmaHendrickson_small.jpgWith friends, family and a squad of grateful and honored women cheering her on, Emma Hendrickson of Morris Plains, N.J., celebrated a historic moment at the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships on Saturday as she became the oldest participant in tournament history at the age of 100. The record-breaking achievement wasn't the only business on Hendrickson's agenda, however.


United States

04/06/09

Minnesota team sets the bar at USBC Women's Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

For many of the teams competing at the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, there is no better feeling than finding themselves at the top of the leaderboard. As it turns out, being surprised with this information is exciting as well. Just ask the members of Ten Pins of Anoka, Minn. On Friday afternoon, Ten Pins posted games of 623, 739, and 662 for a 2,024 series and took the lead in Division 4 (team averages of 650 and below).

United States

03/29/09

2009 USBC Women's Championships kicks off in Reno

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

2009USBCWCLogo.jpgWomen bowlers from across the country experienced a flair for the dramatics as they kicked off the opening ceremonies for the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships at the National Bowling Stadium on Saturday. The USBC Women's Championships, which is visiting Reno for the sixth time since 1988, will feature 8,330 teams and more than 41,500 bowlers before the tournament concludes on July 5. The event will have an estimated economic impact of more than $40 million for Reno and its surrounding communities.


United States

03/22/09

USBC Women's Championships to visit Reno for sixth time

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

 The start of the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships is right around the corner, and the city of Reno, Nev., is ready to host the event for the sixth time. Beginning March 28, the first of 8,330 five-player teams (more than 41,500 bowlers) take to the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium. Bowlers from all 50 states and several foreign countries will compete in five-player team, doubles and singles competition in five average-based divisions during the 100-day event, which will run until July 5.

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