Chicago bowler ends 86th WIBC Championship Tournament

    06/26/05

    86th Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament

    Riverlanes Bowling Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma

    2005WIBCLogoTulsa.jpg Chicago's Gwendolyn Franklin tossed the shot that ended the 2005 Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament, a United States Bowling Congress Event. Franklin left the 5 - 7 split and came very close to picking it up.

    "Wow, I'm famous," said Franklin. "It doesn't bother me that I'm the slowest bowler. It's actually the people in front of me who are slow." Franklin is honored to officially conclude this year's Championship Tournament and says she wouldn't mind being last at next year's tournament in Reno.

    The world's largest participatory sporting event for women, the WIBC Championship Tournament attracted bowlers from every U.S. state and Canada, as well as international participants from Bermuda, Japan, England and elsewhere.

    Future tournaments, to be called USBC Women's Championships, will be held in Reno, Nev., in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018; Charlotte, N.C., in 2007; and Detroit in 2008.

    The Championship Tournament features five divisions: Classic for teams (avg. 946 and above) and individuals (avg. 190 and above); Division 1 for teams (avg. 846 thru 945) and individuals (avg. 170 thru 189); Division 2 for teams (avg. 746 thru 845) and individuals (avg. 150 thru 169); Division 3 for teams (avg. 651 thru 745) and individuals (avg. 131 thru 149); and Division 4 for teams (avg. 650 and under) and individuals (avg. 130 and under).


    Classic Division

    2005WIBCLeanneBarrette.jpg Leanne Barrette, Elk Grove, Calif., stole the show at this year's tournament, setting records in both all-events and singles competitions. Barrette knocked down more pins than anyone in tournament history with an all-events score of 2,231. Barrette averaged 247 for her nine games at the tournament. Her series included 673 (team), 784 (doubles) and 774 (singles).

    Barrette topped the previous all-events record by 81 pins. The previous mark of 2,150 was set by Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia in 2002. Barrette rolled games of 258, 247 and 269 to set the singles record of 774. The old record of 773 stood for 14 years. Debbie Kuhn, Baltimore, Md., shot the 773 score in 1991.

    2005WIBCShootinNines.jpg The team competition belongs to the Shootin' Nines team of Stroudsburg, Pa. The team shot a score of 3,178 to claim the Classic Division title. Team members are Jennifer Murphy, Helotes, Texas, Keri Caduto, Union, Ill., Kari Schwager, Montgomery, Ill., Tara Mocaby, Wichita, Kan., and Brenda Norman, Stroudsburg, Pa.


    2005WIBCBrendaNormanKarenStroud.jpg Brenda Norman (left), Stroudsburg, Pa., and Karen Stroud (right), Victoria, Texas captured the doubles event with a total score of 1,372. Norman shot a 718 series while Stroud tossed a 654.






    SINGLES

    Top 20 with position, name, city, state, 3-game total, average
    Unofficial Final Standings as of June 26, 2005
    1. Leanne Barrette, Elk Grove, CA, 774 (258, 247, 269), 258,00
    2. Allyson Fitzsimons, Franklin, TN, 740, 246,67
    (tie) Genie Franklin, Frisco, TX, 740, 246,67
    4. Kelly Jay, Missouri City, TX, 719, 239,67
    5. Carol Gianotti, Henderson, NV, 717, 239,00
    6. Kathy Stade, Sherman, IL, 710, 236,67
    7. Audry Mullan, Richmond, VA, 705, 235,00
    8. Sharon Smith, Bowling Green, KY, 699, 233,00
    9. Kristal Scott, Wichita, KS, 696, 232,00
    10. Tracey Magnuson, Faribault, MN, 695, 231,67
    11. Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, 693, 231,00
    12. Kari Schwager, Montgomery, IL, 692, 230,67
    13. Sandra Stodghill, Stockbridge, GA, 688, 229,33
    (tie) Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N Richland Hills, TX, 688, 229,33
    (tie) Kim Terrell, Antioch, CA, 688, 229,33


    DOUBLES

    Top 20 with position, 6-game total and average
    Unofficial Final Standings as of June 26, 2005
    1. Brenda Norman (228, 222, 268)/Karen Stroud (216, 258, 184), 1372, 228,67
    2. Tiffany Stanbrough/Shannon Pluhowsky, 1341, 223,50
    3. Lauren Takahashi/Leanne Barrette, 1339, 223,17
    4. Sara Vargas/Clara Guerrero, 1336, 222,67
    5. Audry Mullan/Dede Davidson, 1325, 220,83
    (tie) Dawn Johnson/Donna DiTrani, 1325, 220,83
    7. Barbara Batt/Christina Kinney, 1323, 220,50
    8. Barbara Doty/Lisa Barfield, 1321, 220,17
    9. Diandra Asbaty/Kari Schwager, 1300, 216,67
    10. Jackie Edwards/Tennelle Milligan, 1297, 216,17
    (tie) Kendra Gaines/Amy Stolz, 1297, 216,17
    12. Ronda Dexter/Tanisha Burris, 1276, 212,67
    13. Jodi Sabalauskas/Karen Smith, 1130, 188,33
    (tie) Tricia Rettig/Jodi Woessner, 1270, 211,67
    15. Debbi Warner/Pamela Vickery, 1268, 211,33


    TEAMS

    Top 15 with position, city, state, 15-game total and average
    Unofficial Final Standings as of June 26, 2005
    1. Shootin' Nines (Jennifer Murphy 733, Brenda Norman 663, Keri Caduto 606, Kari Schwager 605, Tara Mocaby 571), Stroudsburg, PA, 3178 (1019, 1017, 990), 211,87
    2. Together Once Again, N Richland Hills, TX, 3155, 210,33
    3. Barry Asher's Embroidery, Costa Mesa, CA, 3148, 209,87
    4. Team 27487, Newhall, CA, 3142, 209,47
    5. Entry #23075, Atlanta, GA, 3112, 207,47
    6. Ebonite Bowlers Map, Antioch, CA, 3076, 205,07
    7. South's Striking Edge, Centerville, OH, 3026, 201,73
    8. The Stuff, Oberlin, OH, 2965, 197,67
    9. Striking Advantage, Orlando, FL, 2962, 197,47
    10. Team # 22957, Las Vegas, NV, 2957, 197,13
    11. Bowling Buds, Du Bois, PA, 2954, 196,93
    12. Aleta Sill's Bowling Worl, Portland, TX, 2938, 195,87
    13. MIMIC, Dubuque, IA, 2933, 195,53
    14. High Roller, Henderson, NV, 2932, 195,47
    15. Jax Beach Bowl, Jacksonville, FL, 2921, 194,73


    ALL EVENTS

    Top 20 with position, city, state, 9-game total and average
    Unofficial Final Standings as of June 26, 2005
    1. Leanne Barrette, Elk Grove, CA, 2231 (673, 784, 774), 247,89
    2. Kim Terrell, Antioch, CA, 2060, 228,89
    3. Brenda Norman, Stroudsburg, PA, 2031, 225,67
    4. Jennifer Murphy, Helotes, TX, 2028, 225,33
    5. Kelly Jay, Missouri City, TX, 2009, 223,22
    6. Sara Vargas, Wichita, KS, 1997, 221,89
    7. Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ, 1990, 221,11
    (tie) Carol Gianotti, Henderson, NV, 1990, 221,11
    9. Tennelle Milligan, Costa Mesa, CA, 1983, 220,33
    (tie) Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, WA, 1983, 220,33
    11. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK, 1982, 220,22
    12. Jodi Woessner, Oregon, OH, 1980, 220,00
    13. Ronda Dexter, Lansing, MI, 1978, 219,78
    14. Amy Dillon-Bruce, Wichita, KS, 1975, 219,44
    15. Audry Mullan, Richmond, VA, 1971, 219,00
    (tie) Kendra Gaines, Orlando, FL, 1971, 219,00


    Division 1 Champions

    Singles (avg. 170 thru 189) Lil Martindale, Longmont, Colo., 689

    Doubles (avg. 339 thru 378)
    Belinda Brown, Macon, Ga. and Renee Serfass, Stroudsburg, Pa., 1,233

    Team (avg. 846 thru 945)
    New Beginnings, Austin, Texas, (Nina Mortensen, Carolyn Johnson, Gail McBride, Kimberly Stoddard, Norma Manns) 2,794

    All-Events (avg. 170 thru 189)
    Cindy Mattingly, Puyallup, Wash., 1,817


    Division 2 Champions

    Singles (avg. 150 thru 169)
    Carla Whitehead, Decatur, Ga., 669

    Doubles (avg. 299 thru 338)
    Marsha Goforth, Burleson, Texas and Jeanne Hester, Arlington, Texas, 1,169

    Team (avg. 746 thru 845)
    Chi-Town, Lyons, Ill., (Teresa Duran, Pamela Deaton, Rebecca Medrano, Josephine Sanchez, Annie Ybarra) 2,640

    All-Events (avg. 150 thru 169)
    Judy Roberts, Meraux, La., 1,769


    Division 3 Champions

    Singles (avg. 131 thru 149)
    Phyllis Middleton, Parsons, Kan., 579

    Doubles (avg. 261 thru 298)
    Wendy Peterson, Gallatin, Mo., and Susie Wynn, Blue Springs, Mo., 1,092

    Team (avg. 651 thru 745)
    Eastern Shore Fun Bunch, Centreville, Md., (Stacy Seward, Bobbie Rittenhouse, Karen Tolson, Lisa Parker, JoJo Wilson) 2,420

    All-Events (avg. 131 thru 149)
    Michelle Roberts, Tama, Iowa, 1,645


    Division 4 Champions

    Singles (avg. 130 and under)
    Leisa Armstrong, Crestline, Ohio, 540

    Doubles (avg. 260 and under)
    Nancy DeAngelis, Trevose, Pa. and Sandy Watkins, Oakford, Pa., 957

    Team (avg. 650 and under)
    Mishaps, Grand Junction, Iowa, (Pamela Goehring, Saskia Schweitzer, Paula Blaisdell, Judy Holland, Gina Lingner) 2,113

    All-Events (avg. 130 and under)
    Nita Redding, Dallas, Texas, 1,416