Past champion rolls first perfect game of the 93rd USBC Women's Championships

    06/16/12

    United States

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    Betty Brooks (pictured left) of Lakewood, Calif., etched her name in the record books at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships when she claimed the Ruby All-Events crown at the 2010 event in El Paso, Texas, and this week, she claimed another spot in tournament history with the first 300 game of the 2012 tournament.

    Brooks tossed 12 consecutive strikes during singles at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on June 10 to become one of just 16 competitors in the 93-year history of the USBC Women's Championships to accomplish the feat.

    The 52-year-old right-hander started singles with a 164 game before getting lined-up for her run at history. She finished with 160 for a 624 series.

    Although Brooks had never rolled a perfect game before, she was able to remain calm during the final frame with the support of her family and friends. She got her 11th offering a little wider than planned, but there was little doubt about her final shot.

    "I thought I had it," said Brooks, who made her eighth Women's Championships appearance. "I was just hoping I wasn't going to leave a 10 pin. I was a little nervous, but I tried to stay focused and loose. It's my first 300 ever, and I got to do it in front of the eight teams I brought from Los Angeles and across the country. I had my husband here, and my daughter was bowling as well. It was really special for me."

     


    Ohio bowler makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships


    2012USBCWCMarieMcAllister.jpgMarie McAllister (pictured left) of Columbus, Ohio, kicked off her USBC Women's Championships career in 1949 when her mother, Irma Lyons-McCoy, asked her to be by her side on the championship lanes. McAllister took to the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium to make her 50th tournament appearance June 12.

    The Columbus Women's Bowling Association Hall of Famer's tournament debut took place in her hometown of Columbus, but she then turned her focus to raising a family. Thirteen years passed before she returned to the lanes for the 1963 event in Memphis, Tenn. She's made it back to the Women's Championships every year but one since and has visited 39 cities and 26 states along the way.

    In her 50th appearance, McAllister competed in the Sapphire Division and rolled a 456 series in team, 448 in singles and 444 in doubles for a 1,348 all-events score. All scores include handicap.

    2012USBCWCLogo_small.jpg 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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    2012 USBC Women's Championships


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall as of June 8

    Diamond Division


    Team
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 900 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 1,100)
    1, Time Of Our Life II (Jennifer Viens, Sara Litteral, Joely Carrillo, Erica Perez, Lisa Friscioni), Saddle Brook, N.J., 3,372. 2, Pindemonium, Elgin, Ill., 3,368. 3, Az gals 2, Peoria, Ariz., 3,345. 4, Snakes On The Lane, Chicago, 3,341. 5, KOs Pro Shop 2, Ankeny, Iowa, 3,327. 6, Mouses Cats, Port Huron, Mich., 3,317. 7, Meadowood Lounge, Rapid City, S.D., 3,306. 8, Havin Fun, Harker Heights, Texas, 3,303. 9, Alleygators, Warren, Mich., 3,300. 10, McClatchy Management, Citrus Heights, Calif., 3,295.

    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, Amy Kehrberg/Susan Brede, Alexandria, Minn., 1,466. 3, Julie Schaeffer, Hamden, Conn./Cynthia Palmieri, Meriden, Conn., 1,451. 4, Pam O'Neil, Hoffman Estates, Ill./Kristine Guindon, McHenry, Ill., 1,449. 5, Amie Silveira, Riverbank, Calif./Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 1,441. 6, Mary Thomas/Valeria Petty, Peoria, Ill., 1,429. 7, Marilyn Brown, Bellingham, Wash./Janice Eisenhut, Ferndale, Wash., 1,425. 8, Vanessa Chatman/Susie Shaw, Mansfield, Ohio, 1,407. 9, Carolyn Dodge, Silver Lake, Wis./Sandy Barkley, Round Lake Beach, Ill., 1,405. 10, Megan Simon, Dallas/Amy Todd, Portland, Ore., 1,398.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average of 180 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220)
    1, Michele Morris, Harvard, Ill., 805. 2, Andee Tadiello, Brentwood, Calif., 799. 3, Nikki Dalesandro, Indiana, Pa., 798. 4, Lori Vermeer, Frisco, Texas, 797. 5, Brittany Pratt, Citrus Heights, Calif., 793. 6(tie), Patricia Wilson, Newnan, Ga., and Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 788. 8, Jacqueline Watkins-Ashby, Philadelphia, 785. 9, Ashley Kenney, Columbus, Ohio, 779. 10(tie), Tammy Lewis, San Jose, Calif., and Elizabeth Bicek, West Chicago, Ill., 778.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average of 180 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220)
    1, Andee Tadiello, Brentwood, Calif., 2,257. 2, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 2,248. 3, Jazzmine Miller, Payette, Idaho, 2,223. 4, Mihoko Matsuoka, Japan, 2,214. 5, Tiffany Larson-Briceno, Vallejo, Calif., 2,205. 6, Brenda Burns, Peoria, Ariz., 2,191. 7, Elisa Rivera, Cicero, Ill., 2,178. 8, Michele Morris, Harvard, Ill., 2,176. 9, Brittany Pratt, Citrus Heights, Calif., 2,165. 10, Niki Ryan, Johnson City, N.Y., 2,164.

     


    Ruby Division


    Team
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 750-899, with handicap based on 100 percent of 900)
    1, Jungle Kats (Julie Holden, Laurie Grenya, Heather Collee, Tammie Gibson, Melissa Jungling), Salem, Ore., 2,928. 2, Chi-Towners, Chicago, 2,900. 3, Pathway Bank, Grand Island, Neb., 2,897. 4, Just Family, Brighton, Colo., 2,892. 5, Diannes Dreamers, Rockdale, Ill., 2,876. 6, Rodeo Bowl, Ellensburg, Wash., 2,872. 7, Just For Fun, Staunton, Va., 2,868. 8, Sheriffs Posse, Winnebago, Ill., 2,866. 9, Three MT Pockets, Toronto, 2,865. 10, Barbs Concessions, Dunkirk, Ohio, 2,856.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 300-359, with handicap based on 100 percent of 360)
    1, Patricia Klinefelter, Deltona, Fla./Debra Brouwer, New London, Conn., 1,305. 2, Erika Shambry/Kiara Shambry, Camden, N.J., 1,280. 3, Suzanne Gregoire/Linda Hawkins, Calhoun, Ga., 1,253. 4, Valerie Bathrick, Hardy, Ark./Jody Thielemier, Pocahontas, Ark., 1,245. 5, Pam Ceams/Carolyn VanNatta, Galesburg, Ill., 1,244. 6, Sherri Brown, Bay City, Mich./Bernadette Montoya, Socorro, N.M., 1,243. 7, Barbara Whitehead, Bennett, Colo./Lori Tapparo, Strasburg, Colo., 1,239. 8(tie), Cindy Dansie, W. Jordan, Utah/Sandra Madrigal, South Jordan, Utah; Fallon Willis, Chicago/Claria Searcy, Maywood, Ill., and Pam Thomas, Atlanta/Shari Lingle, Villa Rica, Ga., 1,229.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average from 150-179, with handicap based on 100 percent of 180)
    1, Edna Rilloraza, Beaverton, Ore., 728. 2, Dianne Kost, Aurora, Colo., 700. 3(tie), Angela Gates, Delta, Colo., and Katie Bess, American Canyon, Calif., 687. 5, Gina Chov, Apple Valley, Minn., 685. 6, JoAnn Olson, Hutchinson, Minn., 683. 7(tie), Marcia Fox, Antioch, Ill., Tina Rose, Lacey, Wash., Theresa Faber, Plummer, Idaho, and Kassandra Mack, Addison, Ill., 673.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average from 150-179, with handicap based on 100 percent of 180)
    1, Dianne Kost, Aurora, Colo., 1,942. 2, Karla Alsgood, Rio Linda, Calif., 1,925. 3, Fallon Willis, Chicago, 1,907. 4, Catherine McCoy, Milford, Mass., 1,894. 5, Monica Kirkland, Stockbridge, Ga., 1,878. 6, Edna Rilloraza, Beaverton, Ore., 1,872. 7, Tiffany Lebahn, Wasilla, Alaska, 1,870. 8, Allison Fintelmann, Sheboygan, Wis., 1,869. 9, Elizabeth Stripland, Grapevine, Texas, 1,868. 10(tie), Soni Burzinski, Soldotna, Alaska, and Lindsey Dieter, Lockport, Ill., 1,865.

     


    Sapphire Division


    Team
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 749 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 750)
    1, Casa De Castillo (Sherry Lewis, Deanna Hollenback, Betty Kyle, Regina Foster, Tyann Bohne), Waco, Texas, 2,605. 2, X-Out 4, Lorton, Va., 2,569. 3, Pin Pals, Fort Collins, Colo., 2,504. 4(tie), Bowlmor 2, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Let It Roll, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 2,487. 6, TEAM 22966, Yorkville, Ill., 2,483. 7, PA Pin Pals, Port Angeles, Wash., 2,481. 8, TX Yellow Roses, Center Point, Texas, 2,463. 9, BFF Bowlers, Scott City, Kan., 2,456. 10, Jodys Salon, Zenda, Kan., 2,449.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 299 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 300)
    1, Donna Coyne, Perryville, Md./Sheryl Kohl, Abingdon, Md., 1,116. 2, Minnie Bidtah/Connie Atcitty, Shiprock, N.M., 1,104. 3, Heidi Colvin, Riverton, Neb./Linda Mans, Red Cloud, Neb., 1,087. 4, Wanda Fisher, El Paso, Texas/Courtney Gonzalez, Chaparral, N.M., 1,077. 5, Pamella Overturf/Sheila Hofmann, Sutton, Neb., 1,076. 6(tie), Lisa Johnson/Angel Johnson, Arden Hills, Minn., and Minnie Davis/Jocelyn Davis, Racine, Wis., 1,074. 8, Leslie Sams/Amber Browne, Richmond, Mo., 1,073. 9, Terry Cantrell/Carrie Cantrell, Phoenix, 1,070. 10, Mary Sapp/Lora York, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1,068.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average of 149 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 150)
    1, Natasha Schultz, Perry, Okla., 640. 2, Flame Cotton, Fayetteville, N.C., 624. 3(tie), Alyssa Kottwitz, Bridger, Mont., and Sarah Hoskins, Connell, Wash., 601. 5, Evelyn Nolde, San Antonio, 595. 6, Roberta Pugh, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 594. 7(tie), Cindy Rutledge, Collinsville, Miss., Jocelyn Davis, Racine, Wis., and Rachel DeWitt, Westminster, Colo., 590. 10, Christina Lecuyer, Washington, Kan., 589.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average of 149 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 150)
    1, Roberta Pugh, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 1,756. 2, Flame Cotton, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,741. 3, Diane Barrow, Clarkston, Mich., 1,709. 4, Rebecca Buhrle, Pocatello, Idaho, 1,701. 5, Catherine Cook, Merlin, Ore., 1,690. 6, Valerie Bathrick, Hardy, Ark., 1,683. 7, Martha Lafond, Cumberland, R.I., 1,662. 8, Amy Simon, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 1,655. 9, Natasha Schultz, Perry, Okla., 1,652. 10, Kath James, Williams, Ariz., 1,644.

     


    Scratch Division (Actual scores with no handicap)


    Team
    1, Time Of Our Life II (Jennifer Viens, Sara Litteral, Joely Carrillo, Erica Perez, Lisa Friscioni), Saddle Brook, N.J., 3,282. 2, Snakes On The Lane, Chicago, 3,119. 3, Az gals 2, Peoria, Ariz., 3,087. 4, Purple Brusers, El Paso, Texas, 3,026. 5, Linds Northern Stars, Blaine, Minn., 3,004. 6, Pindemonium, Elgin, Ill., 2,993. 7, Norcal EFX, Orange, Calif., 2,922. 8, Meadowood Lounge, Rapid City, S.D., 2,916. 9, TEAM 23963, Rocklin, Calif., 2,893. 10, Havin Fun, Harker Heights, Texas, 2,892.

    Doubles
    1, Jennifer Asplin/Xan Halog, Oakley, Calif., 1,361. 2, Julie Schaeffer, Hamden, Conn./Cynthia Palmieri, Meriden, Conn., 1,358. 3, Michelle Lee, Little Elm, Texas/Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark., 1,342. 4, Allison Jones, Rocklin, Calif./Brandy Mastro, San Ramon, Calif., 1,329. 5, Suzy Minino/Trish Manna, Omaha, Neb., 1,328. 6, Amy Kehrberg/Susan Brede, Alexandria, Minn., 1,292. 7, Michelle Stahl, Hillsborough, N.J./Tracey Stevens, Dunellen, N.J., 1,280. 8, Yako McDonnell, Danville, Calif./Tamlyn Murata, Daly City, Calif., 1,277. 9, Dawn Benson, Dunkirk, Md./Linda Peters, Glen Burnie, Md., 1,270. 10, Melissa Morrow, Raleigh, N.C./Hilary Aycock, Clayton, N.C., 1,269.

    Singles
    1, Tammy Lewis, San Jose, Calif., 778. 2, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 761. 3, Judy Gurney, Omaha, Neb., 741. 4, Melissa Legault, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, 739. 5, Hilary Aycock, Clayton, N.C., 738. 6, Brittany Pratt, Citrus Heights, Calif., 736. 7, Suzy Minino, Omaha, Neb., 732. 8, Ashley Kenney, Columbus, Ohio, 725. 9, Alejandra Mora, Mundelein, Ill., 718. 10(tie), Tammy Kramer, Orangevale, Calif., and Nikki Dalesandro, Indiana, Pa., 717.

    All-Events
    1, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 2,167. 2, Jennifer Asplin, Oakley, Calif., 2,121. 3, Crystal Shaw-Wesby, Hyattsville, Md., 2,111. 4, Rebecca Eynon, Apalachin, N.Y., 2,093. 5, Yvonne Smith, Port Deposit, Md., 2,069. 6, Mihoko Matsuoka, Japan, 2,061. 7, Hilary Aycock, Clayton, N.C., 2,055. 8, Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 2,049. 9, Brenda Burns, Peoria, Ariz., 2,038. 10, Karin Ciesiolka, Harker Heights, Texas, 2,035.