2012 Trials

Team USA News

01/07/12

Marshall Kent, Danielle McEwan take Team USA Trials titles

Winners will represent the United States in the 2012 QubicaAMF World Cup

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Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., claimed the men's and women's titles Friday at the USBC Team USA Trials, earning the right to compete in the 2012 QubicaAMF World Cup. Kent and McEwan topped their respective divisions in a grueling four-day, 28-game format in which the players in the field earned points based on their finishing position each round to determine the final standings. Junior Team USA spots were also up for grabs at the Team USA Trials.

Team USA News

01/06/12

Liz Johnson, AJ Johnson lead Team USA Trials with one round remaining

Tackett, Pluhowsky lead third round on 34-foot Stockholm pattern

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Liz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and AJ Johnson (r.) of Oswego, Ill., have put together three consistent days to open the USBC Team USA Trials and lead their respective divisions with just one round remaining. Liz Johnson leads the women's division with eight points, while AJ Johnson is at the top of the men's pack with 29 points at Texas Star Lanes in North Las Vegas, Nev. After four rounds, the man and women with the least amount of points will be crowned champions.

Team USA News

01/05/12

Johnson, King lead after two rounds at Team USA Trials

Texas Star Lanes in North Las Vegas, Nev., United States (Jan. 2-6, 2012)

2012TeamUSATrialsKyleKing_small.jpg2011WWCMastersLizJohnson_small.jpgIn the race to earn the fewest points at this year's United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials, Liz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Kyle King (r.) of Glendale, Ariz., lead the field after two rounds at Texas Star Lanes in North Las Vegas, Nev. Johnson leads the women's field with four points (one point for first place in Round 1 and three points for third place in Round 2), while King is on top in the men's division with 10 points (five in Round 1 and five in Round 2).

Team USA News

01/04/12

Sambueno, Johnson lead Team USA Trials after Day 1

Top three men and top three women in the standings after all four rounds will earn automatic spots on Team USA for 2012

2012TeamUSATrialsLogo_small.jpg Toby Sambueno of Henderson, Nev., and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., took the lead after the opening round Monday at the 2012 USBC Team USA Trials. Sambueno and Johnson led with seven-game total of 1,664 (237.71 average) and 1,543 (220.43), resp., and each earned one point for their first-place finishes in Round 1. The players in the field earn points based on their finishing position each round. After four rounds, the man and the woman with the least amount of points will be crowned champions.

Team USA News

12/31/11

2012 Team USA Trials begin Tuesday in Las Vegas

2012TeamUSATrialsLogo_small.jpg When the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials take place next week, Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio, and Scott Boyle of Salida, Calif., will not only have to take on a tough field to successfully defend their 2011 titles, but they also will face a new points system to determine the champions. Standings for the Team USA Trials now will be based on a points system rather than total pinfall. All rounds will be broadcast live on BowlTV.

Team USA News

10/20/11

2012 Team USA Trials results to be based on points system

Texas Station in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (Jan. 2-6, 2012)

2012TeamUSATrialsLogo_small.jpg When the USBC Team USA Trials take place in January, members of Team USA will be determined based on a points system rather than total pinfall. The unique way of determining automatic qualifiers for Team USA as well as the Team USA Trials champions will reward consistency and versatility over the course of the four-day event, which is contested on four lane conditions. The 2012 Team USA Trials is scheduled to take place Jan. 2-6 at Texas Station in Las Vegas.

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