2011

United States

07/15/11

2011 USBC Women's Championships wraps up in Syracuse

2012 Women's Championships scheduled to run from April 14 through July 7 in Reno

2011USBCWCAletaSillMichelleFeldman_small.jpgLocal star Michelle Feldman (r.) of Auburn, N.Y., headlined the list of champions at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, which ended its 88-day run at the Oncenter Convention Center on July 3. The 35-year-old right-hander claimed the one USBC Women's Championships title that has eluded her during her career as she teamed with USBC Hall of Famer Aleta Sill (l.) of Livonia, Mich., to win this year's Scratch Doubles title with a 1,462 total.

United States

06/27/11

First-time bowler finds success at USBC Women's Championships

2011USBCWCKatherynStitesDanellIngle_small.jpgDanell Ingle (r.) of Moore, Okla., has only been bowling competitively since November, so she never planned on competing at the 2011 USBC Women's Championships. But her aunt, Katheryn Stites (l.) of Wilburton, Okla., the same person who introduced her to the idea of seriously pursuing the sport, also convinced her to test her new bowling skills at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., this week. The 39-year-old right-hander stepped up to the task, though she really wasn't sure what to expect on the tournament lanes.

United States

06/18/11

Indiana bowler celebrates 55 years at USBC Women's Championships

2011USBCWCDorothySternberg_small.jpgDorothy Sternberg (pictured) of Indianapolis received a standing ovation from her bowling peers at the Oncenter Convention Center as she was recognized for 55 years of participation at the USBC Women's Championships on June 11. The 90-year-old right-hander received a medallion necklace and 55-year plaque as well as a bouquet of flowers from Tournament Manager Eric Pierson. She is one of five women who have reached the 55-year mark in the 92-year history of the event.

United States

06/11/11

New leaders emerge at USBC Women's Championships

2011USBCWCYoungsWelding_small.jpgYoung's Welding 1 of Chanute, Kan. (pictured), vaulted into first place in Ruby Team, and Estelle Dixon and Maude Chattam of Calhoun, Ga., took the lead in Sapphire Doubles at the USBC Women's Championships at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., this week. Shannon Sutton of Alta, Iowa, rolled a 1,724 scratch all-events total and an additional 14 pins per game lifted her into the top spot in Ruby All-Events with a 1,850 handicap total.

United States

06/04/11

Virginia bowler cracks top 10 in three events in Syracuse

2011USBCWCBethReese_small.jpgBeth Reese (pictured) of Haymarket, Va., is a riveting storyteller when swapping tales of her adventures while competing at the USBC Women's Championships, but she also is one impressive bowler, as she proved this week at the Oncenter Convention Center. Reese wrapped up her stay in Syracuse with a games of 256, 225 and 235 for a 716 scratch singles series, and an additional 26 pins of handicap per game helped her into third place in Diamond Singles with 794.


United States

05/28/11

Leaderboards get new look at USBC Women's Championship

Championships reaches halfway point of its 88-day run

2011USBCWCDianesDreamers_small.jpgThis week, new leaders emerged in all three divisions at the USBC Women's Championships. In the Sapphire Division, Dianne's Dreamers of Wilmington, Ill. (pictured), took the lead in the team event and likes its chances of hoisting a blue-stoned trophy. The group put together games of 859, 812 and 818 for a 2,489 scratch total at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and an additional 23 pins of handicap per game helped them to a 2,558 overall total.

United States

05/21/11

Florida bowler makes record appearance at USBC Women's Championships

2011USBCWCMiniTvaskaSunshineGals_small.jpgMini Tvaska (center) of St. Petersburg, Fla., extended her own participation record at the USBC Women's Championships when she made her 65th consecutive tournament appearance this week. The 93-year-old tournament veteran arrived at Oncenter Convention Center sporting bright yellow fingernails and wished she could've found a hat to match. The yellow theme was in support of her team, The Sunshine Gals (pictured).

United States

05/15/11

Ruby Division leaderboard gets new look in Syracuse

2011USBCWCOncenterConventionCenter_small.jpgThe 2011 USBC Women's Championships is nearing the halfway point of its 88-day run at the Oncenter Convention Center (pictured), and the Ruby Division leaderboard got a makeover this week. Patti Kroll of Big Lake, Minn., rolled games of 225, 234 and 173 for a 632 scratch series, and an additional 14 pins of handicap per game helped her into the top spot in Ruby Singles with a 674 handicap series May 7. Fran Beckjorden of Shoreview, Minn., previously held the lead with 657.

United States

05/08/11

Nebraska duo takes Diamond Doubles lead at 92nd USBC Women's Championships

2011USBCWCSuzyMininoTrishManna_small.jpgSuzy Minino and Trish Manna (l-r) of Omaha, Neb., walked into Syracuse's Oncenter Convention Center determined to improve on last year's fourth-place finish in Diamond Doubles at the USBC Women's Championships. Minino fired games of 268, 279 and 259 for a career-high scratch series of 806 and catapulted the pair to the top of the leaderboard May 2. Manna contributed a 612 series for a 1,418 scratch effort, and an additional 38 pins of handicap per game helped them to a 1,532 total.

United States

05/03/11

USBC Women's Championships back in action after brief hiatus

2011USBCQMissyParkin2_small.jpg2011USBCSQPaulaVidad2_small.jpgAfter a successful start to the 2011 USBC Women's Championships, the event took a brief hiatus to make way for the USBC Queens and Senior Queens from April 23-27. Missy Parkin (l.) of Lake Forest, Calif., and Paula Vidad (r.) of Sun City, Calif., claimed the coveted titles at the Oncenter Convention Center, in Syracuse, N.Y. and now it's back to business as usual at the Women's Championships, which will continue until July 3. This year's event will feature 5,822 five-player teams.

United States

04/08/11

USBC Women's Championships gets underway in Syracuse

Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., United States (April 7 - July 3, 2011)

2011USBCWCRibbonCutting_small.jpg With the glitz and glamour of an opening night worthy of Broadway, the curtain was raised on the 2011 USBC Women's Championships at the Oncenter Convention Center ion April 7. Twinkling scoreboard lights and pulsating music welcomed the first of nearly 6,000 teams during the official opening ceremonies. The ribbon cutting featuried New York's Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney (c.), USBC Executive Director Stu Upson (l.) and USBC President Darlene Baker (r.).

United States

02/16/11

Construction set to begin at 2011 USBC Women's Championships

Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., United States (April 7 - July 3, 2011)

2011USBCWCLogo_small.jpg During the next five weeks, The Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., will be transformed into a state-of-the-art 48-lane bowling facility that will be the home of the 2011 USBC Women's Championships from April 7-July 3. On Monday, Feb. 21, crews will start bringing in more than 30 truckloads of materials needed to construct the venue. The 2011 Women's Championships is expected to bring more than 30,000 bowlers to Syracuse during its 88-day run.

USBC News

01/19/11

Entry deadlines extended for 2011 USBC Women's and Open Championships

2011USBCOCLogo_small.jpg2011USBCWCLogo_small.jpgTournament season is right around the corner, and it's not too late to be part of the action at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Women's and Open Championships. The entry deadline for the USBC Women's Championships has been extended to March 1, while USBC Open Championships competitors now will have until March 4 to submit their entries.

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