2014

United States

07/01/14

2014 USBC Women's Championships comes to a close in Reno

All standings are unofficial and pending final verification

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpg The two-year run of the USBC Women's Championships at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center came to a close Monday as the final squad of the 2014 event stepped off the championship lanes. The 81-day event kicked off April 11 and ushered in a new era in the tournament's 95-year history, switching from five-player to four-player teams for the first time. The tournament also featured new divisions and an all-scratch format for the first time since 2009.

United States

06/29/14

Texas team coasts to Diamond lead at 2014 USBC Women’s Championships

USBC Hall of Famer Lynda Barnes rolls the fifth 300 of the 2014 event on her way to the top spot in Division 1 All-Events; Hall of Famers Jeanne Naccarato, Robin Romeo take the lead in Division 1 Doubles; 2014 USBC Women’s Championships will come to a close on June 30

2014USBCWCBowlieveInACure_small.jpgBowlieve In A Cure of Arlington, Texas, took the lead in Diamond Team at the 2014 USBC Women's Championships on June 26. Led by 2005 USBC Queens champion Tennelle Milligan's 752 series, Bowlieve In A Cure rolled games of 971, 924 and 924 for a 2,819 set. Milligan was joined by Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe (724), USBC Hall of Famer Lynda Barnes (678) and two-time USBC Women's Championships titlist Kendra Gaines (665).

United States

06/21/14

Washington state bowler Anna Green perfect at USBC Women's Championships

Two new leaders emerge in All-Events; top female bowlers in the country will visit the RSCC this week

2014USBCWCAnnaGreen_small.jpg Anna Green of Tacoma, Wash., always hoped her bowling career would include a perfect game, and that dream came true at the 2014 USBC Women's Championships when she finished her doubles event with 12 consecutive strikes. The 53-year-old right-hander became the third competitor of the 2014 tournament, and 23rd in the 95-year history of the event, to accomplish the feat. As the Championships nears its June 30 finish, the top female bowlers in the country will visit the RSCC this week.

United States

06/14/14

Arizona bowler makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships

Sapphire Team lead changes hands at Reno-Sparks Convention Center; two bowlers share lead in Division 3 Singles

2014USBCWCLorraineSandven_small.jpgLorraine Sandven (right) of Tucson, Ariz., became the sixth and final competitor of the 2014 USBC Women's Championships to reach 50 years of participation on the tournament lanes. The 78-year-old right-hander started her tournament career at the 1962 event in Phoenix and received a standing ovation June 13 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as she was awarded a plaque and medallion to commemorate the achievement.

United States

06/07/14

Arkansas bowler makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships

Three new leaders emerge at USBC Women's Championships

2014USBCWCCarolynEvans_small.jpgCarolyn Evans of Little Rock, Ark. (pictured with Tournament Manager Eric Pierson), was touched by the recognition she received as she made her 50th appearance at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships this week at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The 73-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1963 USBC Women's Championships in Memphis, Tenn., and received a plaque and medallion June 2 to commemorate her longevity on the championship lanes.

United States

05/31/14

Singles champ Jeanette Adams makes run at 2014 USBC Women’s Championships

Two new leaders emerge at USBC Women’s Championships

2014USBCWCJeanetteAdams_small.jpg Jeanette Adams (pictured) of Sacramento, Calif., returned to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as the reigning Scratch Singles champion at the USBC Women's Championships, and she nearly matched her winning-performance from a year ago. The 38-year-old left-hander rolled games of 233, 247 and 236 on May 25, but her 716 series left her just short of taking the lead again in 2014. Lisa Kelley of Wichita, Kan., leads Division 1 Singles with 748, the same total Adams posted on her way to title last year.

United States

05/24/14

Streak ends for USBC Women's Championships participation leader Mini Tvaska

2013USBCWCMiniTvaska_small.jpgAfter 67 consecutive years on the lanes at the USBC Women's Championships, Mini Tvaska (pictured) of St. Petersburg, Fla., decided to take the year off and did not compete alongside her teammates this week at the 2014 event. The 96-year-old started her tournament career at the 1947 event in Grand Rapids, Mich., and had been to every tournament since. She is the event's participation leader and one of just four women to eclipse the 60-year participation mark.

United States

05/17/14

2013 Team Champion takes lead at 2014 USBC Women's Championships

Two bowlers achieve perfection at Reno-Sparks Convention Center; All-Events, Singles leads change hands in Division 2

2014USBCWCEaglesEdgeProShop_small.jpgThe members of Eagle's Edge Pro Shop of Carpentersville, Ill. (pictured left), found themselves in familiar territory at the USBC Women's Championships when they took the lead in Diamond Team with a 2,628 series May 14. Three-time USBC Women's Championships titlist Joey Biondo led the effort with a 744 series and was joined by Tina Becke (646), Jonquay Armon (638) and Keri Caduto (600). Biondo also moved into the Division 1 All-Events lead with 2,031.

United States

05/10/14

Two bowlers reach 50 years at 2014 USBC Women's Championships

2014USBCWCDelpheneBrands2_small.jpg 2014USBCWCJanetCleugh2_small.jpg Delphene Brands of Crete, Ill., and Janet Cleugh of Nova, Ohio, became the latest members of the 50-Year Club at the USBC Women's Championships. Brands (l.), 77, made her milestone appearance at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on May 4. She began her tournament career at the 1963 Championships in Memphis, Tenn. Cleugh (r.), 80, started her tournament career at the 1961 event in Fort Wayne, Ind., and made her 50th appearance May 7.

United States

05/03/14

New leaders emerge at 2014 USBC Women's Championships

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpgMihoko Matsuoka of Orange, Calif., made the most noise this week at the USBC Women's Championships as she helped her team into the Ruby lead May 1 and moved to the top of the standings in Division 2 Doubles on May 2. Matsuoka rolled a 661 series in her team event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and helped USA-Japan Travelers 1 to a 2,215 series. Matsuoka and her team mate Tely Ikehara cruised into the Division 2 Doubles lead with 1,211.

United States

04/26/14

Big game helps Lisa Kelley to Division 1 Singles lead at USBC Women's Championships

Junior Team USA Support 1 sets bar at 2014 Women's Championships; two bowlers reach 50-year milestone

2014USBCWCLisaKelley_small.jpgLisa Kelley (pictured) of Wichita, Kan., made the trip to the 2014 USBC Women's Championships for a reunion with her college teammates and walked away with much more as she rolled the 14th 299 game in tournament history on her way to the Division 1 Singles lead April 20. The 40-year-old right-hander rolled games of 257 and 192 before making her run at the record books. A 2 pin on her final delivery cost her a chance at a perfect game, but her 748 series was just enough to sneak into the lead.

United States

04/13/14

Bowl for the Cure Fabulous Four journey ends in Reno

2014USBCWCBowlfortheCureFabulousFour_small.jpg The five-day journey for the Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest winners came to a close at the 2014 USBC Women's Championships on Saturday. Kathy Adams of Bountiful, Utah, Barb Demorest of Bellingham, Wash., Kristal Kelley of Smithfield, N.C., and Shannon Thompson of Spring Creek, Nev., already had visited the headquarters of Susan G. Komen® in Dallas and the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

United States

04/12/14

New era underway at USBC Women's Championships

Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., United States (April 11-29 June, 2014)

2014USBCWCRibbonCutting_small.jpg A new era in USBC Women's Championships history was ushered in Friday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as the 2014 event got underway. The 95th running of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women welcomed four-player teams for the first time and saw the introduction of new average-based divisions, while the tournament made its return to an all-scratch format. The 81-day event is making its record ninth trip to The Biggest Little City in the World.

USBC News

11/21/13

USBC Championships VIP program returns with new features for 2014

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe USBC Women's Championships is as much about camaraderie as it is about competition, and the event's VIP program will reflect that with a new team concept. The program will enter its second year with an emphasis on team pride and spending time together while in Reno, Nev., to compete in the world's largest participatory sporting event for women. The 2014 USBC Women's Championships VIP package will retail for $399.96.

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