Pick-up gals pick up the pace in Division 3 teams competition at USBC Women's Championships

    05/22/06

    United States

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (March 16 - July 2, 2006)

    2006USBCWomensChampionshipLogo.jpg Hastily, though aptly named, the Idaho Pick-up Gals have taken over first place in Division 3 Teams competition at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships presented by the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus.

    The quickly-thrown-together "Gals" totaled 2,501 to lead Division 3 (651-745 average) over Just Marked of Oakland, Calif., which took the top spot three weeks earlier with 2,458.

    Until their Reno appearance, the Pocatello women never had bowled together - thus their name.

    "A friend went on-line and noticed that an entire team had to drop out of the tournament, so she called around and lined up four of us," said team captain Becky Galavan. "We knew each other from the bowling center, but we never hung out together."

    Still one bowler short, the Pick-up Gals "picked her up" when they got to the National Bowling Stadium. As it turned out, Yvonne Rosario-Nash from New York proved to be a fortuitous find, since she led the team with a 608 series. Others included Galavan (427); Iona Blackhawk, in her first year of bowling (473); Victoria Kingzio (554); and Tina Steffens (439).

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    Top five division leaders with hometowns and pinfall:

    CLASSIC DIVISION


    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Strike 3, Sun City, Ariz., 3,021. 2, C&S Bowling Supply I, Plainfield, Ill., 2,946. 3, Laurel Bowl, Johnson City, N.Y., 2,917. 4, Miche's Mob, Irvine, Calif., 2,877. 5, Lucky Ducks #5, Mohnton, Pa., 2,869.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Carrie Meares, Seneca, S.C./Lisa Wagner, Duluth, Ga., 1,331. 2, Dianna Innerst, San Jose, Calif./Cathy Johnston, Folsom, Calif., 1,274. 3, Cherylee Secl-Cross, Marne, Mich./Carole Morgan, Wyoming, Mich., 1,263. 4, Bonnie Vaughan, Englewood, Ohio/Rae Parks, Vandalia, Ohio, 1,234. 5, Nicole Van Deventer/Laurie Clark, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,231.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, 707. 2 (tie), Valerie Carrillo, Montebello, Calif., and Dawn Convay, Las Vegas, 691. 4, Lisa Wagner, Duluth, Ga., 683. 5, Alisha Caballero, Riverside, Calif., 678.

    All Events (190 average and over)
    1, Lisa Wagner, Duluth, Ga., 2,097. 2, Lisa Stevens, St. Charles, Ill., 1,991. 3, Nikki Lunsford, Plainfield, Ill., 1,967. 4, Patti Gleason, Palatine, Ill., 1,928. 5, Cally Hall, Pierre, S.D., 1,924.


    DIVISION 1


    Team (846-945 average)
    1, Village Bar II, Omaha, Neb., 2,842. 2, Cavalettes 1, Sacramento, Calif., 2,811. 3, The Queen Bs 1, Loveland, Colo., 2,807. 4, BeauBien Street Saloon, Troy, Mich., 2,781. 5, Cruizin', White City, Ore., 2,759.

    Doubles (339-378 average)
    1, Pam Schulz, Longview, Wash./Valery Hubbard, Kelso, Wash., 1,264. 2, Irma Day, Helotes, Texas/Julie Howard, San Antonio, Texas, 1,223. 3, Deidre Hicks, Morris, Ill./Joyce Underwood, Marseilles, Ill., 1,215. 4, Janet McLeod, Redding, Calif./Susan Fuller, Cottonwood, Calif., 1,196. 5, Darci Roberts, Canby, Ore./Sandra Currie, Dundee, Ore., 1,181.

    Singles (170-189 average)
    1, Kristine Kiesling, Las Vegas, Nev., 686. 2, Wynn Brandon, Reno, Nev., 676. 3, Paula Hallead, East Wenatchee, Wash., 674. 4, Casea Little, Longview, Wash., 670. 5 (tie), Dawn Jessie, Atlanta and Jean Almaria, Lexington, Ky., 662.

    All Events (170-189 average)
    1, Maika Winkler, Antelope, Calif., 1,856. 2, Holly Fett, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,852. 3, Kristine Kiesling, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,804. 4, Wynn Brandon, Reno, Nev., 1,802. 5, Jackie Brantley, Littleton, Colo., 1,800.


    DIVISION 2


    Team (746-845 average)
    1, Jax 1, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,734. 2, Centennial Lanes 2, Hays, Kan., 2,658. 3, Team 20022, White Bear Lake, Minn., 2,640. 4, Family and Friends #1, Rohnert Park, Calif., 2,633. 5, Camas Lanes, Grangeville, Idaho, 2,628.

    Doubles (299-338 average)
    1, Sharon Cassidy, San Mateo, Calif./Elaine Van Otten, Pacifica, Calif., 1,171. 2, Jeanna Brown, Bloomington, Ill./Joan Kaufman, Heyworth, Ill., 1,154. 3, Deborah Nowak-Frick, Walkerton, Ind./Pat Dukarm, South Bend, Ind., 1,141. 4 (tie), Janet Bowcutt, Henderson, Nev./Shelley Hall, Long Beach, Calif. and Becky Compton/Deborah Konwinski, Kentwood, Mich., 1,135.

    Singles (150-169 average)
    1, Judith Kaufman, Winslow, Ill., 620. 2, Julie Andres, American Canyon, Calif., 619. 3 (tie), Joyce Moss, Columbus, Ohio and Linda Urbanek, Poway, Calif., 616. 5, Bonnie Magnussen, Wyoming, Ill., 615.

    All Events (150-169 average)
    1, Shelley Hall, Long Beach, Calif., 1,774. 2, Nikita Williams, Oakland, Calif., 1,767. 3, Becky Carter, Anaheim, Calif., 1,741. 4, Pearl Cates-Bullock, Durham, N.C., 1,735. 5, Cheryl Blosch, South Wayne, Wis., 1,705.


    DIVISION 3


    Team (651-745 average)
    1, Idaho Pick-up Gals, Pocatello, Idaho, 2,051. 2, Just Marked, Oakland, Calif., 2,458. 3, D.C. Rollers Team 3, Brentwood, Md., 2,449. 4, The Happy Hookers, Mesa, Ariz., 2,418. 5, Cutting Edge, Glencoe, Minn., 2,417. 5.

    Doubles (261-298 average)
    1, Ronda Lutz, Paris, Idaho/Teresa Singleton, Montpelier, Idaho, 1,083. 2, Jamie Huyser, Kearney, Neb./Connie Huyser, Johnson Lake, Neb., 1,062. 3, Loretta Haynes, Sissonville, W. Va./Lori Derrick, Charleston, W. Va., 1,058. 4, Sharon Schutts, South St. Paul, Minn./Barb Strus, McGregor, Minn., 1,053. 5, Jeanierose Tabulina, Tumwater, Wash./Lola Bernard, Tacoma, Wash., 1,052.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Nancy Galinat, Harrold, S.D., 638. 2, Robin McGinnis, Petrolia, Pa., 598. 3, Carmen Trader, Definance, Iowa, 593. 4, Billie Crane, Montpelier, Idaho, 589. 5, Tisha Martin, Seattle, 586.

    All Events (131-149 average)
    1, Jennifer Reed, Hamilton, Va., 1,680. 2, Stephanie Dowd, El Paso, Texas, 1,644. 3, Veronica Dugenio, Branchburg, N.J., 1,608. 4, Ginger Engel, Pahrump, Nev., 1,601. 5, Nancy Galinat, Harrold, S.D., 1,592.


    DIVISION 4


    Team (650 average and under)
    1, Bear Nasty, Monticello, Minn., 2,187. 2, North Idaho Crushing II, St. Maries, Idaho, 2,111. 3, Tumbleweed Lanes, Ness City, Kan., 2,096. 4, Lundeen Ford, Annandale, Minn., 2,091. 5, Shelton-Christmas Town, Shelton, Wash., 2,079.

    Doubles (260 average and under)
    1, Kathy Belmer, Manteca, Calif./Regina Antunes, Stockton, Calif., 973. 2, Jenna Cameron/Debra Ingram, Springdale, Ark., 962. 3, Sharon Carroll/Dee Carroll, Newport, Wash., 945. 4, Lorna Robinson/Holly Rybensky, Omaha, Neb., 941. 5, Ann Harvey, Pleasanton, Texas/Meaghan Bedwell, Jourdanton, Texas, 926.

    Singles (130 average and under)
    1, Barbara Dynes, New Castle, Ind., 593. 2, Rose Postle, Rice Lake, Wis., 554. 3, Connie Monk, Yelm, Wash., 549. 4, Shelly Bloch, Ramsey, Minn., 538. 5, Ashley Rivera, Kingsville, Texas, 536.

    All Events (130 average and under)
    1, Linda Azuma, Rancho Santa Margarita, 1,491. 2, Connie Monk, Yelm, Wash., 1,481. 3, Michele Burzinski, Soldotna, Alaska, 1,447. 4, Karen Clements, Blair, Neb., 1,443. 5, Barbara Wade, Nampa, Idaho, 1,442.