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96th USBC Women's Championships concludes in Reno

2016 Women's Championships to be held at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from April 9-July 10, 2016

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe 96th United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships concluded Tuesday as the final shots of the 2015 event made their way down the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 82-day tournament kicked off April 10 and welcomed nearly 16,000 bowlers for the event's record 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins." The 2016 Women's Championships will head to Las Vegas and will run from April 9-July 10.

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Diamond Team, Singles, All-Events leads change hands at USBC Women's Championships

Five more leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium; Hall of famer Sylvia Broyles makes 50th appearance; final two live stream broadcasts this week

2015USBCWCAZGalsofPeoria_small.jpg Led by Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky, AZ Gals of Peoria, Arizona, cruised into the lead in Diamond Team at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships with games of 915, 960 and 842 for a 2,717 total at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on June 19. Pluhowsky led the team with a 705 series and was joined by Megan Withey (682), Megan Kelly (668) and Brenda Burns (661).

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Virginian Lucille Strauss makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships

No lead changes this week, but several close calls at National Bowling Stadium

2015USBCWCLucilleStrauss_small.jpgLucille Strauss (pictured) of Richmond, Virginia, never has been one to revel in the limelight, but all eyes were on her as she made her 50th appearance at the USBC Women's Championships on June 12. For her accomplishment, the 86-year-old right-hander was presented with a plaque and pendant. In her 50th appearance, Strauss rolled scores of 479 in team, 469 in doubles and 442 in singles for a 1,390 all-events total at the National Bowling Stadium.

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Louisiana bowler Frances Plaia reaches 50 years at USBC Women's Championships

New leaders in Sapphire Doubles and Amethyst All-Events emerge at National Bowling Stadium

2015USBCWCFrancesPlaia_small.jpgFrances Plaia (pictured left) of Mandeville, Louisiana, made her 50th consecutive USBC Women's Championships appearance at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on June 7. The 96-year-old right-hander started her career at the 1966 event in New Orleans, but she began her journey to fame at the 1969 tournament in San Diego, when she teamed with Linda Prattini to create the Zodiacs of New Orleans, now known as "The World's Best-Dressed Bowling Team."

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Two-time champion Anne Hjelmberg back on top at USBC Women's Championships

More leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium

2015USBCWCAnneHjelmbergKatrinaRaysby_small.jpgTwo-time USBC Women's Championships titlist Anne Hjelmberg (l.) entered this year's event as the reigning Sapphire All-Events champion and now is looking to share that winning feeling with her teammates after a successful weekend at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 23-year-old right-hander helped Naperville's Fox Bowl Ladies into the lead in Ruby Team on May 31 and teamed with Katrina Raysby (r.) to take over the top spot in Ruby Doubles on June 1.

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Wisconsin's Rochelle Roventini ties Diamond Singles lead at USBC Women's Championships

New leaders emerge in Emerald Singles and Amethyst Doubles; California's Yvonne Carrel makes 50th appearance; two live broadcasts from the National Bowling Stadium this week

2015USBCWCRochelleRoventini_small.jpg2015USBCWCDarrisRuffner_small.jpgRochelle Roventini (l.) of Franklin, Wisconsin, matched the leading score in Diamond Singles at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships on May 24. The 39-year-old right-hander rolled games of 248, 263 and 231 for a 742 series at the National Bowling Stadium and moved into a tie with Darris Ruffner (r.) of Exeter, California.

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USBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes makes 50th Women's Championships appearance

Topaz Singles lead changes hands at National Bowling Stadium; there will be a BowlTV live broadcast from the Women's Championships this week

2015USBCWCBettyBarnes_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes (pictured) of Reno, Nevada, had a hometown celebration for her 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance May 18. The 81-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1958 event in San Francisco, and she received a plaque and pendant to welcome her as the latest member of the event's 50-Year Club. In her 50th appearance, Barnes rolled sets of 456 in singles, 441 in team and 391 in doubles for a 1,288 all-events total.

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California team shakes up leaderboards at 2015 USBC Women's Championships

Members of Harbor Ladies of Eureka, California, move into the lead in Sapphire Team, Amethyst Singles, Amethyst All-Events and Topaz All-Events; new leaders emerge in Ruby Doubles

2015USBCWCHarborLadiesofEureka_small.jpgWhen the members of Harbor Ladies of Eureka, California (pictured), arrived at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, they had one goal in mind – to have fun. By the time they finished their nine games at the National Bowling Stadium, their mission had been accomplished, and they held the top spot in multiple events, including Sapphire Team, Amethyst Singles, Amethyst All-Events and Topaz All-Events.

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Defending champions back in lead at USBC Women's Championships

There will be one live BowlTV broadcast this week on May 10 at 7 pm. EDT

2014USBCWCTeamChampionBowlieveInACure_small.jpg Defending Diamond Team champion Bowlieve In A Cure of Arlington, Texas, highlighted an exciting couple of days at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships that saw the team's members surge into the lead in three events. Led by Tennelle Milligan's 740 series, Lynda Barnes, Shannon O'Keefe and Kendra Gaines returned to the top spot in the team standings with games of 864, 939 and 831 for a 2,634 total.

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Talented group makes run at USBC Women's Championships

2015USBCWCStrikingisFun2_small.jpg The members of Striking is Fun 1 and 2 of Oregon, Ohio, made a run at the top spots in the Diamond Division at the USBC Women's Championships on April 18. Though they came up a little bit short, the group left the National Bowling Stadium with a significant presence in the top 10 of all four events. Striking is Fun 2 (pictured) put together games of 725, 946 and 834 for a 2,505 total, which is second in Diamond Team.

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Past USBC Queens champion Diana Zavjalova leads four events at USBC Women's Championships


A day after helping her team into the lead at the 2015 USBC Women's Championships, Diana Zavjalova (l.) of Beavercreek, Ohio, maintained her momentum and finished her tournament debut as the leader in four events. The 23-year-old Latvian national team member teamed with Team USA member Danielle McEwan (r.)  to set the number to beat in Diamond Doubles with a 1,356 total April 12 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada.

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2015 USBC Women's Championships and Mixed underway in Reno

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpg New traditions highlighted an exciting Opening Day as the 2015 USBC Women's Championships got underway at the National Bowling Stadium on Friday. The storied event celebrated its 96th edition by welcoming a new event, the USBC Mixed, to the championship lanes. A total of 24 Women's Championships teams and three Mixed teams helped usher in the new era in tournament history. The 2015 Women's Championships marks the event's 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the newly renovated NBS.



USBC, Kegel work together to benefit Folds of Honor

2015KegelPatriotFLEXlanemachine_small.jpgEach time the 11United States Bowling Congress and Kegel team up to dress the lanes at USBC's championship events in 2015, bowlers and bowling fans surely will take notice of the custom lane machines being used to get the job done. As the official lane maintenance provider for all USBC tournaments, Kegel has created a limited-edition Patriot FLEX lane machine that will be used at the 2015 USBC Masters, USBC Open Championships and USBC Women's Championships.



Fabulous Four essay contest returns to raise breast cancer awareness

2015FabulousFourLogo_small.jpg The Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest once again will send four women on the ultimate bowling experience, culminating on the lanes at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships in Reno, Nevada. Bowl for the Cure, a year-round fundraising initiative sponsored by USBC in partnership with Susan G. Komen®, held its first Fabulous Four essay contest last year to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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