New York's Beckie Eynon sets All-Events pace at USBC Women's Championships

    05/05/12

    United States

    2012USBCWCBeckieEynon.jpgBeckie Eynon of Apalachin, N.Y., set the mark all bowlers will be looking up to as she took the Scratch All-Events lead at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships this week.

    The 38-year-old right-hander, a Southern Tier USBC Hall of Famer, rolled a 722 series in doubles, 708 in team and 663 in singles on her way to a 2,093 all-events score at the National Bowling Stadium. Mihoko Matsuoka of Japan previously held the top spot in Scratch All-Events with 2,061.

    Eynon, who made her 17th USBC Women's Championships appearance, entered the 2012 tournament with a 226 average, so she was not eligible for any handicap, but her score is good enough for sixth place in Diamond All-Events. Matsuoka leads Diamond All-Events with 2,214.

    "I'm just very pleased with how I bowled," Eynon said. "I said to myself, 'has it been different in the past years, or have I finally got myself squared away?' I don't know if it'll stand, but if I finish in the top 10, it would be a blessing."

    The top scratch scores in team, doubles, singles and all-events will be recognized as the overall tournament champions at the 2012 Women's Championships.

     


    Japanese bowlers grab top spots at National Bowling Stadium


    2012USBCWCMihokoMatsuoka.jpgA pair of bowlers hailing from Japan made their presence known at the 2012 USBC Women's Championships as they shook up the Diamond Division standings April 29.

    Mihoko Matsuoka and Takiko Naganawa made the more than 5,000-mile trip across the Pacific Ocean to compete in The Biggest Little City in the World, and their performance was worth the journey as they took the lead in Diamond All-Events and Diamond Doubles, respectively.

    Matsuoka (pictured left), a 38-year-old right-hander, fired sets of 741 in team, 686 in singles and 634 in doubles to finish with a scratch total of 2,061. She entered the tournament with a 203 average and received an additional 17 pins of handicap per game to reach her final total of 2,214. Lori Woodward of Stow, Ohio, previously held the Diamond All-Events lead with 2,125.

    2012USBCWCTakikoNaganawaSadieOda.jpgNaganawa teamed up with Sadie Oda (pictured right, l-r) of Seal Beach, Calif., to jump into the lead in Diamond Doubles with a handicap total of 1,469.

    The 42-year-old right-hander rolled games of 218, 267 and 229 for a 714 series, while Oda added 167, 169 and 188 for 524 and 1,238 scratch total. The pair entered doubles with a combined average of 363 and received an additional 77 pins of handicap per game to reach their final tally.

    Julie Schaeffer of Hamden, Conn., and Cynthia Palmieri of Meriden, Conn., previously sat atop the leaderboard with 1,451. Schaeffer and Palmieri still hold the Scratch Doubles lead with 1,358.

    Naganawa added a 724 series in team and 611 in singles for a scratch all-events score of 2,049. Receiving 12 pins of handicap per game, she finished at 2,157 to move into third place in Diamond All-Events. Oda finished with 499 in team and 494 singles for a 1,592 all-events score in the Ruby Division. Oda's totals include handicap.

    The Diamond Division includes bowlers with averages of 180 and above, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220.

     


    Michigan bowler makes 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance


    2012USBCWCDorothyThompson.jpgDorothy Thompson of Shelby Township, Mich., became the second bowler this year to celebrate 50 appearances at the USBC Women's Championships when she made her milestone march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium on April 29.

    The Metro Detroit and Michigan State USBC Women's Bowling Association Halls of Famer made her Women's Championships debut at the 1953 event in Detroit and has competed in 38 cities in 26 different states.

    In her 50th appearance, Thompson entered the tournament with a 156 average, which placed her in the Ruby Division. She rolled a 551 series in singles, 528 in team and a 505 in doubles for a 1,584 all-events total. All scores include handicap.

    The Ruby Division includes bowlers with averages between 150 and 179, with handicap based on 100 percent of 180.

    Presenting sponsors for the 2012 USBC Women's Championships are Circus Circus, Eldorado Hotel Casino and Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nev. Other sponsors include Harrah's Reno Casino, official brackets sponsor, Kegel, official lane maintenance provider, Humana, official registration sponsor, Steltronic, official scoring system, and supporting sponsors Storm Bowling Products, Nationwide Insurance, Sands Regency Casino Hotel and Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa and MyBowlingVacation.com.

     


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    Diamond Division


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall as of May 4.

    Team
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 900 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 1,100)
    1, Mouses Cats (Rosann Tucker, Rose Bell, Romona Toms, Marie Belkiewicz, Rosa Edwards), Port Huron, Mich., 3,317. 2, McClatchy Management, Citrus Heights, Calif., 3,295. 3, Nutty Buddies, Pensacola, Fla., 3,281. 4, Wow! Zone, Mankato, Minn., 3,265. 5, Purple Brusers, El Paso, Texas, 3,254.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 360 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 440)
    1, Sadie Oda, Seal Beach, Calif./Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 1,469. 2, Julie Schaeffer, Hamden, Conn./Cynthia Palmieri, Meriden, Conn., 1,451. 3, Susan Zimbelman/Debbie Carmona, San Jose, Calif., 1,363. 4, Linda Freeland, Dade City, Fla./Bonnie Wright, Lutz, Fla., 1,361. 5, Bessie Walker, Rocky Mount, N.C./Susan Harad, Willow Grove, Pa., 1,357.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average of 180 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220)
    1, Jacqueline WatkinsAshby, Philadelphia, 785. 2, Marilyn Webb, Albany, Ore., 761. 3, Leslie Gillie, Chicago, 742. 4 (tie), Colleen Wagner, Hutchinson, Minn., and GeriLynn Copeland, Stafford, Va., 740.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average of 180 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220)
    1, Mihoko Matsuoka, Japan, 2,214. 2, Niki Ryan, Johnson City, N.Y., 2,164. 3, Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 2,157. 4, Valarie Stafford, Walton, N.Y., 2,126. 5, Lori Woodward, Stow, Ohio, 2,125.

     


    Ruby Division


    Team
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 750-899, with handicap based on 100 percent of 900)
    1, Rodeo Bowl (Tammy Joyner, Elaine Joyner, Carissa Bourdon, Ashley Scott, Breanne Mattson), Ellensburg, Wash., 2,872. 2, Wild Colorado Roses, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,847. 3, NR Construction, Stanley, N.D., 2,839. 4, Wild Things II, Conyers, Ga., 2,830. 5, New Attitude, Trufant, Mich., 2,814.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 300-359, with handicap based on 100 percent of 360)
    1, Sherri Brown, Bay City, Mich./Bernadette Montoya, Socorro, N.M., 1,243. 2, Gail Lynch/Cindy Flores, Waco, Texas, 1,223. 3 (tie), Kara Thomas/Lori Woodward, Stow, Ohio, and Catherine Cook, Merlin, Ore./Cindy Lawless, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,206. 5, Becky Swanson, Mankato, Minn./Shirley McCallum, Rochester, Minn., 1,196.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average from 150-179, with handicap based on 100 percent of 180)
    1, Edna Rilloraza, Beaverton, Ore., 728. 2, Angela Gates, Delta, Colo., 687. 3 (tie), Kassandra Mack, Addison, Ill., and Marcia Fox, Antioch, Ill., 673. 5, Dava Buss, Clayton, Ill., 671.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average from 150-179, with handicap based on 100 percent of 180)
    1, Edna Rilloraza, Beaverton, Ore., 1,872. 2, Marcia Fox, Anitoch, Ill., 1,856. 3, Wanda Lindsoe, North Pole, Alaska, 1,814. 4, Cathy Bodtmann, Wayne, N.J., 1,809. 5, Jessica Rabbitt, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,806.

     


    Sapphire Division


    Team
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 749 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 750)
    1, Pin Pals (Kim Normandin, Susan PricePatterson, Bev Jones, Ley Trent, Georgia Ross), Fort Collins, Colo., 2,504. 2, Bowlmor 2, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., 2,487. 3, Jodys Salon, Zenda, Kan., 2,449. 4, The Iron Doctor Inc., Afton, Wyo., 2,434. 5, Richmond Rollers, Richmond, Minn., 2,433.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 299 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 300)
    1, Pamella Overturf/Sheila Hofmann, Sutton, Neb., 1,076. 2, Terry Cantrell/Carrie Cantrell, Phoenix, 1,070. 3, Mary Sapp/Lora York, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1,068. 4, Frances Allen, Lapwai, Idaho/Jackie Soule, Lewiston, Idaho, 1,063. 5, Terry Fisher, Amherst, Neb./Laurie Kjar, Kearney, Neb., 1,049.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average of 149 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 150)
    1, Alyssa Kottwitz, Bridger, Mont., 601. 2, Cindy Rutledge, Collinsville, Miss., 590. 3, Christina Lecuyer, Washington, Kan., 589. 4, Deanna Kons, Jackson, Wis., 588. 5, Amy Simon, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 586.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average of 149 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 150)
    1, Catherine Cook, Merlin, Ore., 1,690. 2, Amy Simon, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 1,655. 3, Lora York, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1,643. 4, Alyssa Kottwitz, Bridger, Mont., 1,641. 5, Jody Markwell, Kingman, Kan., 1,598.

     


    Scratch Division


    Team
    (Actual team scores with no handicap)
    1, Purple Brusers (Ginna Baray, Ana Portillo, Patty Patterson, Solanja PerezRede, Camille Sykos), El Paso, Texas, 3,026. 2, The Queens Bs #1, Loveland, Colo., 2,843. 3, McClatchy Management, Citrus Heights, Calif., 2,821. 4, Absolute Bail Bonds, Quartz Hill, Calif., 2,798. 5 (tie), Bento Box, El Cerrito, Calif., and The Fun Bunch 2, Riverside, Ohio, 2,795.

    Doubles
    (Actual doubles scores with no handicap)
    1, Julie Schaeffer, Hamden, Conn./Cynthia Palmieri, Meriden, Conn., 1,358. 2, Yako McDonnell, Danville, Calif./Tamlyn Murata, Daly City, Calif., 1,277. 3, Tammy Kramer, Orangevale, Calif./April Lemieux, Sacramento, Calif., 1,264. 4, Bessie Walker, Rocky Mount, N.C./Susan Harad, Willow Grove, Pa., 1,249. 5, Sadie Oda, Seal Beach, Calif./Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 1,238.

    Singles
    (Actual scores with no handicap)
    1, Tammy Kramer, Orangevale, Calif., 717. 2, Christine Smith, Sun Prairie, Wis., 696. 3, Mihoko Matsuoka, Japan, 686. 4, Angela Gates, Delta, Colo., 684. 5, Jacqueline WatkinsAshby, Philadelphia, 674.

    All-Events
    (Actual scores with no handicap)
    1, Rebecca Eynon, Apalachin, N.Y., 2,093. 2, Mihoko Matsuoka, Japan, 2,061. 3, Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 2,049. 4, Leisa Herider, Denver, 1,987. 5, April Lemieux, Sacramento, Calif., 1,968.