USBC Women's Championships

United States

07/15/16

2016 USBC Women's Championships concludes in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCLogoInfusion_small.jpgThe 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships wrapped up at the South Point Bowling Plaza on Monday as the final competitors hit the lanes and helped bring the 97th edition of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women to a close. The 2016 tournament kicked off April 9 and it saw 6,123 four-player teams make their way to the new $35-million venue over the course of the 94-day event. All standings are unofficial and pending final verification.

United States

07/12/16

2016 USBC Mixed comes to a close in Las Vegas

2016USBCMixedGoBearsofBenicia_small.jpgThe 2016 USBC Mixed concluded its second run alongside the USBC Women's Championships on Sunday. The USBC Mixed, which made its debut in 2015 in Reno, Nevada, kicked off April 10 and featured four-player mixed team (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Mixed team events were held at the new South Point Bowling Plaza, while doubles and singles were contested at the South Point Bowler Center.

United States

07/09/16

Nevada pair coasts into doubles lead at 2016 USBC Mixed

2016USBCWCLogo_small.jpgMelissa Peters of Henderson, Nevada, and Adam Ishman of Las Vegas cruised into the lead in Division 1 Doubles at the United States Bowling Congress Mixed on July 3 with a 1,461 total. Ishman, a 36-year-old right-hander, led the effort with games of 247, 235 and 269 for a 751 series, while Peters, a 29-year-old right-hander, added 248, 217 and 245 for 710. Past Team USA members Marcia Kloempken of Pleasant View, Utah, and Steve Smith of San Diego previously held the lead with 1,381.

United States

07/02/16

New Jersey's Justin Sloan rolls first perfect game at USBC Mixed

2016USBCWCJustinSloan_small.jpgJustin Sloan of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, etched his name into the record books June 27 by becoming the first player to roll a perfect game at the United States Bowling Congress Mixed. The 32-year-old right-hander tossed 12 consecutive strikes during his second game of doubles at the South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas, home of doubles and singles at the 2016 USBC Mixed. The team event is being contested at the 60-lane South Point Bowling Plaza. Sloan added games of 269 and 189 for a 758 series.

United States

06/25/16

New Jersey bowler joins 50-Year Club at USBC Women's Championships

Utah bowler moves into Ruby All-Events lead in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCAliciaStraka_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships has helped Alicia Straka of Bridgewater, New Jersey, travel across the country and build countless friendships, and her trek in 2016 gave her another memory to cherish as she celebrated her 50th tournament appearance June 19. The 89-year-old right-hander began her journey at the 1966 event in New Orleans, and she has made an annual appearance at the tournament each year since 1984.

2016 WEC

06/18/16

Canadian team takes Ruby lead at 2016 USBC Women's Championships

Texan edges into Emerald lead in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCCanucksofLondonOntario_small.jpg Consistency was the name of the game for the members of Canucks of London, Ontario, Canada, as the quartet cruised into the lead in Ruby Team at the 2016 USBC Women's Championships on June 14. After starting the event with a 793 effort, Canucks remained steady at the South Point Bowling Plaza, adding games of 771 and 770 for a 2,334 total.. Jill Friis paced Canucks with a 618 series and was folloed by Debbie Sims (604), Judy Hansen (560) and Karen MacNeil (552).

United States

06/11/16

Zodaics' Prattini celebrates 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance

Sisters take Sapphire Doubles lead at South Point Bowling Plaza

2016USBCWCZodiacsLindaPrattini_small.jpgThe founder of the famed Zodiacs of New Orleans, Linda Prattini, made her 50th consecutive USBC Women's Championships appearance June 5. The 74-year-old right-hander began her tournament career at the 1967 event  and was awarded a plaque, chevron and pendant at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas this week to commemorate her achievement. Prattini introduced the Zodiacs at the 1969 USBC Women's Championships in San Diego as a rebellion against the tournament's dress code.

United States

06/04/16

Liz Johnson delivers in final frame at 2016 USBC Women's Championships

New leaders emerge in the Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz divisions;

2016USBCWCLizJohnson_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, delivered two strikes in her final frame May 28 to secure the lead in Diamond Singles at the 2016 USBC Women's Championships with a 757 series. The five-time titlist started singles at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas with games of 212 and 278 before finding herself in must-strike territory after a spare conversion in the fourth frame. Johnson fired seven consecutive strikes to finish with a 267 game.

United States

05/28/16

New leaders emerge in Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz divisions

2016USBCWCRoadTripofNaperville_small.jpgThe Ruby and Sapphire divisions saw new team leaders emerge this week at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships taking place at the South Point Bowling Plaza. In the Ruby Division, three of the four members of Road Trip of Naperville, Illinois, recently found success at the USBC Open Championships in Reno, Nevada, and continued their hot streak on the championship lanes in Las Vegas as they surpassed previous leader VA Wildcards of Stafford, Virginia, with 2,266.

United States

05/21/16

Shannon O'Keefe leads three events at USBC Women's Championships

New Diamond Team leader emerges in Las Vegas; Tennessee's Martha Johnson reaches 50 years; one live stream broadcast this week from the South Point Bowling Plaza

2016USBCWCShannonOKeefe_small.jpgTeam USA member and six-time World Champion Shannon O'Keefe (pictured) of O'Fallon, Illinois, shined brightest on a star-studded squad May 20 on her way into the lead in three events at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships. The 37-year-old right-hander averaged nearly 250 during doubles and singles at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas and rolled to the top of the leaderboard in Diamond Doubles, Diamond Singles and Diamond All-Events.

United States

05/14/16

North Carolina bowler leads Emerald All-Events at USBC Women's Championships

The first live stream from the 2016 event will take place this week

2016USBCWCKathiFinley_small.jpgKathi Finley (pictured) of New Bern, North Carolina, celebrated Mother's Day by calling her sons to let them know she moved into the lead in Emerald All-Events at the 2016 USBC Women's Championships. The 56-year-old right-hander (pictured above) averaged nearly 210 during her doubles and singles competition May 8 at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas to coast into the lead with a 1,788 nine-game total. Rexiene Smith of Tampa, Florida, previously held the lead with 1,690.

United States

05/07/16

Northwest bowler competes in 50th USBC Women's Championships

2016USBCWCAlyceHansen_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships is all about having a good time while competing on the biggest stage in women's bowling, and Alyce Hansen (pictured) of Port Ludlow, Washington, threw quite a party this week at the South Point Bowling Plaza. Hansen kicked off the festivities May 3 by making her 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance, and she continued the party May 4 as she celebrated her 92nd birthday.

United States

04/30/16

New Diamond All-Events, Doubles leaders emerge at 2016 USBC Women's Championships

Illinois bowler sets bar in Ruby Singles; two participation milestones highlight week

2016USBCWCEmilyPeterson_small.jpgEmily Peterson of West Fargo, North Dakota, decided to go for broke during her doubles and singles set April 25, and that choice helped her into the lead in Diamond All-Events with 1,969. After starting her team event April 24 with a conservative ball selection that resulted in 15 nine-counts on her way to a 594 series, the 29-year-old right-hander made the change to a more aggressive ball for doubles and singles, leading to sets of 698 in doubles and 677 in singles.

United States

04/23/16

South Carolina bowler leads three events at 2016 USBC Women's Championships

2016USBCWCDaphneSmith_small.jpg Daphne Smith of Simpsonville, South Carolina, had an exciting 24-hour run and stepped off the lanes April 15 as the leader in three events at the 2016 USBC Women's Championships. The 35-year-old right-hander (pictured) kicked off her second appearance April 14 by helping Atlanta's Finest of Lithia Springs, Georgia, into the Diamond Team lead with a 2,534 total, and she continued strong the following day by setting the bar in Diamond Singles (724) and Diamond All-Events (1,957).

United States

04/11/16

Fabulous Four journey concludes at 2016 USBC Women's Championships

2016USBCWCFabulousFour_small.jpg The winners in this year's Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest may have had their five-day journey conclude after competing this weekend at the 2016 USBC Women's Championships, but the bond created and memories made surely will not be forgotten. The Fabulous Four competed in team competition Saturday and returned to the Bowling Plaza for doubles and singles Sunday before it was time to say goodbye and return home.

United States

04/10/16

South Point Bowling Plaza welcomes 2016 USBC Women's Championships

2016USBCWCRibbonCutting_small.jpg For the first time in more than 30 years, the world's largest participatory sporting event for women is underway in Las Vegas, and the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships kicked off Saturday in grand fashion. This year's USBC Women's Championships is the first major USBC tournament to be held in the new $35-million South Point Bowling Plaza, and it marks the first of four scheduled visits over the next decade.

United States

07/01/15

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.

United States

06/27/15

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).

United States

06/20/15

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.

United States

06/13/15

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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