USBC Queens

2016 PWBA #4

05/27/16

Singapore's Bernice Lim wins 2016 USBC Queens

2016USBCQueensBerniceLim5_small.jpg Bernice Lim of Singapore became the sixth international player to win the USBC Queens, defeating top seed Sandra Andersson of Sweden, 248-223, at The Orleans Bowling Center on Thursday. Lim started the championship match, live on CBS Sports Network, with six consecutive strikes, before a 10 pin ended her run at perfection. She needed just three pins on the first shot of her final frame to secure the victory. The USBC Queens is the first major of the 2016 PWBA Tour season.

2016 PWBA Tour #4

05/26/16

Sweden's Sandra Andersson earns top seed at 2016 USBC Queens

Live TV stepladder final includes five bowlers from Sweden, Singapore, United States, Malaysia and Germany

2016USBCQueensSandraAndersson_small.jpg Sweden's Sandra Andersson went undefeated in match play to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens, which will air live on CBS Sports Network on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Andersson (pictured left) is looking to become the sixth international player, and first since 2014, to win the USBC Queens. This year's stepladder includes bowlers from five different countries – Sweden, Singapore, United States, Malaysia and Germany.

2016 PWBA #04

05/25/16

Sixteen players remain in contention at 2016 USBC Queens

Six international bowlers and two from the U.S. remain in the winners' bracket

2016USBCQueensBirgitPoppler4_small.jpg2016USBCQueensStefanieJohnson2_small.jpg After four days of competition at the 2016 USBC Queens, only 16 players remain in contention for the coveted tiara and $20,000 top prize. Among the undefeated competitors after the opening round of match play Tuesday are top seed Birgit Pöppler (l.) of Germany and Team USA member Stefanie Johnson (r.) of Grand Prairie, Texas, who each have had very different experiences this week at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

2016 PWBA Tour #4

05/24/16

Germany's Birgit Pöppler top qualifier for 2016 USBC Queens

29 international bowlers make the cut to the top 64 for double-elimination match play, eight of whom finish qualifying in the top 10; Kelly Kulick is the top-positioned U.S. bowler in fifth place

2016USBCQueensBirgitPoppler4_small.jpg Birgit Pöppler of Germany continued her scorching pace through the third round of qualifying Monday at the 2016 USBC Queens and earned the top seed for the match-play portion of the event. Pöppler averaged more than 240 over 15 games at The Orleans Bowling Center in Lass Vegas for a 3,601 total, the second-highest in USBC Queens history. She had blocks of 1,238, 1,159 and 1,204. As the top seed, Pöppler will square off against the No. 64 seed, Josie Earnest of Nashville, Tennessee, in the opening round.

2016 PWBA Tour #4

05/23/16

Germany's Birgit Pöppler takes second-round lead in USBC Queens

Seven international bowlers in the top 10 after 10 of 15 qualifying games

2016USBCQueensBirgitPoppler_small.jpgGermany's Birgit Pöppler leads a field of more than 250 bowlers after two rounds of qualifying at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Pöppler used games of 236, 245, 267, 186 and 225 for a 1,159 total Sunday at The Orleans bowling center in Las Vegas to bring her 10-game total to 2,397. Two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, is in second place with 2,388, and Singapore's Jazreel Tan is third with 2,324.

2016 PWBA Tour #4

05/22/16

Erin McCarthy leads opening day at 2016 USBC Queens

2015USBCQueensErinMcCarthy_small.jpgTeam USA's Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska, continued where she left off at the United States Bowling Congress Queens and led a field of more than 250 players Saturday in the opening round of the 2016 event. McCarthy (pictured) averaged more than 251 for her five-game block at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, including games of 268, 257, 259, 232 and 241, for an opening-round total of 1,257. Germany's Birgit Pöppler ended the day in second place with 1,238.

2016 PWBA Tour #4

05/17/16

2016 USBC Queens draws largest field since 2008

Defending champion Liz Johnson leads more than 250 of the top female competitors to The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas May 20-26

2015PWBATourLizJohnson_small.jpg The resurgence of the Professional Women's Bowling Association continues to show as the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens will draw its biggest turnout in nearly a decade starting Saturday in Las Vegas. USBC Hall of Famer and reigning PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, New York, will look to defend her title against more than 250 of the top female competitors in the world. The stepladder finals, which will be televised live Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network.

USBC News

03/04/16

USBC Queens, Senior Queens set for Baton Rouge in 2017

2016USBCQueensSeniorQueensLogo_small.jpg The 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens and Senior Queens will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, taking place in the same custom facility that will play host to the 2017 USBC Women's Championships. The 2017 USBC Queens and Senior Queens will take place concurrently from May 17-23 at the Baton Rouge River Center, the site for the 2017 Women's Championships. The Queens is a major event on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour.

USBC News

08/06/15

USBC Queens, Senior Queens head to Las Vegas in 2016

2016USBCQueensSeniorQueensLogo_small.jpg The USBC Queens and Senior Queens will head to Las Vegas in 2016, allowing participants to also compete in the 2016 USBC Women's Championships in just one trip. The Queens will be held May 20-26, while the Senior Queens will take to the lanes May 15-20, both at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. The events will take place in the same city as the 2016 USBC Women's Championships, which will be held at the South Point Bowling Plaza from April 9-July 10.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/20/15

Hall of famer Liz Johnson wins 2015 USBC Queens

2015USBCQueensLizJohnson_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, New York, added to her legacy Tuesday as she became the ninth bowler in history to win multiple titles at the USBC Queens, a PWBA event. In the title match at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., Johnson cruised to a 256-202 victory against rookie Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska. Johnson claimed the coveted Queens tiara and $20,000 top prize, while McCarthy took home $10,000 for second place.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/19/15

Erin McCarthy earns top seed for TV show at 2015 USBC Queens

Joining McCarthy in the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern will be Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky, defending champion Maria Rodriguez and Liz Kuhlkin

2015USBCQueensErinMcCarthy_small.jpgErin McCarthy (pictured) of Omaha, Nebraska, saved her best performance of the week for the right time and averaged 261 in her final two matches Monday to earn the top seed for the televised finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event. Joining McCarthy in the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern will be Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky, defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez and Liz Kuhlkin.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/18/15

Defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez among undefeated players at 2015 USBC Queens

List of undefeated players includes six past champions

2015USBCQueensMariaJoseRodriguez_small.jpgDefending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia is getting more and more comfortable as time progresses at the 2015 USBC Queens, a PWBA event, and she is one of 16 players still undefeated in match play. The 26-year-old right-hander made two late charges Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley to sneak past Team USA member Josie Earnest of Nashville, Tennessee, (641-636) and fellow Team Colombia member Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, (606-590).

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/17/15

Verity Crawley top qualifier at USBC Queens

Top 64 players advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCQueensVerityCrawley_small.jpg Verity Crawley (pictured) of Babson Park, Florida, was able to maintain her lead at the 2015 USBC Queens and while she didn't bowl as well in Saturday's final qualifying round, she gathered a lot of valuable information. The collegiate standout, a native of England, averaged more than 235 over 15 games this week to earn the top seed for the double-elimination match-play bracke. She'll take on No. 64 seed Natalie Cortese of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in the opening round.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/16/15

England's Verity Crawley surges into lead at USBC Queens

Singapore's Kristin Quah breaks the Queens five-game record with 1,297 (259.40 average) in the second round to jump into second place

2015USBCQueensVerityCrawley_small.jpg College bowler Verity Crawley (pictured), a native of England, surged into the lead Friday after the second round of qualifying at the 2015 USBC Queens. Crawley, who bowls for Webber International, has a 10-game total of 2,456 (245.6 average) as she jumped from second to the top spot at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Singapore's Kristin Quah broke the Queens five-game record with 1,297 (259.4 average) in the second round and jumped into second place with 2,410.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/15/15

Kelly Kulick off to hot start at USBC Queens

2015USBCQueensKellyKulick_small.jpg Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, New Jersey, averaged more than 251 a game Thursday as she took the opening-round lead at the 2015 USBC Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event. Kulick, a two-time Queens champion, had a five-game total of 1,258 (251.6 average) to top the 2005-player field at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Qualifying continues Friday with the second round and the event concludes with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/07/15

2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens kicks off new PWBA Tour next week

Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., United States (May 13-19, 2015)

2015USBCQueensLogo_small.jpg 2015PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association will mark its official return next week when the best women bowlers in the world battle for the 2015 USBC Queens title. The Queens, which will mark the first PWBA event in nearly a dozen years, will take place at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Nearly 200 bowlers from around the world are expected to compete.

USBC News

09/09/14

Queens, Senior Queens set guaranteed brackets for 2015

Both events are conducted in Ashwaubenon Bowl in Green Bay, Wis. (May 13-19, 2015)

USBCQueensLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Queens and Senior Queens will feature guaranteed brackets when the 2015 events are conducted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in May. The Queens will advance 64 players to the double-elimination match-play bracket, while the Senior Queens will have a 32-player bracket. Both events will take place May 13-19 at Ashwaubenon Bowl. Each event will have at least a 1:3 cashing ratio and each participant who reaches the match-play bracket will cash.

2014 USBC Queens

07/04/14

Maria Jose Rodriguez becomes second consecutive foreign player to win USBC Queens

Colombian national team member defeats Team USA's Kelly Kulick in a dramatic finish to win the 2014 event and the $20,000

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez4_small.jpg Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia outlasted two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., to win the 2014 event in a dramatic 190-189 finish at the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday. After Rodriguez missed the 2-4-5-8 combination in her final frame, Kulick was forced to throw a double in order to become the third player in history with three USBC Queens titles. The 2007 and 2010 champion left a 10 pin on her first shot in the 10th frame, handing Rodriguez the title worth $20,000.

2014 USBC Queens

07/03/14

Colombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez one win away from victory in 2014 USBC Queens

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez2_small.jpg2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgColombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez (l.) earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Queens presented by Storm after finishing match play Wednesday with a perfect record. The 25-year-old right-hander rallied back from a 58-pin deficit after one game to defeat Tannya Roumimper (r.) of Indonesia, 614-582, to secure the No. 1 seed, and now is just one win away from her first major title.

2014 USBC Queens

07/02/14

Four players unbeaten at 2014 USBC Queens

Maria Jose Rodriguez (COL), Missy Parkin (USA), Jennifer Higgins (USA) and Tannya Roumimper (INA) one victory away from making the stepladder finals live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT

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ImageFour players remain undefeated after the opening round of match play at the 2014 USBC Queens presented Storm. Maria Jose Rodriguez (l.) of Colombia, 2011 USBC Queens champion Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., Jennifer Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, and Tannya Roumimper (r.) of Indonesia each find themselves one victory away from making this year's stepladder finals, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT.

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