Lindsay Baker leads three events at USBC Women's Championships

    07/01/12

    United States

    Kristin Warzinski rolls fourth perfect game at the 2012 tournament

    2012USBCWCLindsayBakerElysiaCurrent.jpgLindsay Baker (left) of Brigham City, Utah, highlighted an exciting day at the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships as she took the lead in three events at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on June 29.

    Baker and two-time Junior Team USA member Elysia Current (right) of Ephrata, Pa., rolled the third-highest doubles score in USBC Women's Championships history, 1,480, which was enough to take the top spot in Scratch and Diamond Doubles.

    Baker led the way with a 784 series, while Current, the runner-up at the 2011 USBC Queens, added 696. Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky and Megan Kelly of Dayton, Ohio, previously held the Scratch lead with 1,464, and Takiko Naganawa of Japan and Sadie Oda of Seal Beach, Calif., saw their two-month run at the top of Diamond Doubles with 1,469 come to an end.

    The highest doubles total in tournament history (1,498) was posted by USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, and Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, on the way to the Classic Doubles title in 2004.

    2012USBCWCLindsayBaker.jpgBaker (right), the 2005-06 NCAA Collegiate Bowler of the Year at the University of Nebraska, added 735 in singles and 707 in team to also take the lead in Scratch All-Events with 2,226, the third-highest all-events total in tournament history.

    Pam Pancoast of Lomita, Calif., who rolled one of four 300 games this year, previously held the Scratch All-Events lead with 2,219. Jodi Woessner of Oregon, Ohio, set the all-events mark at the 2010 Women's Championships in El Paso, Texas, on her way to the Scratch and Diamond All-Events titles with 2,330.

    Baker entered the 2012 event with a 216 average and received an additional four pins of handicap per game, which helped her into second place in Diamond All-Events with a 2,262 total. Joyce Biondo of Carpentersville, Ill., a 2011 Diamond Team champion, leads Diamond All-Events this year with 2,269.

    "It would mean the world to me," said Baker, a 26-year-old right-hander. "It's hard when there are only two or three big tournaments a year for women. I'd be ecstatic. Hopefully we bowled well enough to come out with a few titles."

    Current rounded out her Women's Championships debut with 698 in team and 553 in singles for a 1,947 all-events total.

     


    Texas bowler rolls perfect game at USBC Women's Championships


    2012USBCWCKristinWarzinski.jpgKristin Warzinski of Fort Worth, Texas (pictured), rolled the 19th perfect game in the 93-year history of the USBC Women's Championships on June 29.

    The 29-year-old right-hander started her doubles set with games of 234 and 211 and then lined up 12 consecutive strikes for a 745 series. She is the fourth competitor to reach the milestone at the 2012 tournament, which is a new record for the storied event. Warzinski and Team USA member Stefanie Nation combined for a 1,411 doubles total.

    Warzinski, the Open Singles champion at the 2011 Greater Tulsa Open, has shot 300 before and usually finds the first shot of the 10th frame to be the most difficult. After she recorded the 10th strike, she threw two of her best shots to etch her name in tournament history.

    "I just wanted the first one," said Warzinski, who made her sixth Women's Championships appearance and added 569 in team and 505 in singles for a 1,819 all-events total. "The first one in the 10th is the hardest for me to get off of my hand, so I just got up there, took a deep breath, and let it go. It was further left off my hand than any of the other ones, but it held. As soon as I got that one I relaxed and threw the next two really well. The last one was the best."

    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, Hawaiian Punch - Hana Hou (Darlee Horiuchi, Tammy Nitta, Kimie Roller, Shauna Kamaka, Jolene Walker-Akau), Kapolei, Hawaii, 3,522. 2, Some Strike It Hot, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,462. 3, Shootin Nines, Indianapolis, 3,461. 4, Bff Center, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,397. 5, Clearview Lanes, Elizabethtown, Pa., 3,391. 6, Time of Our Life II, Saddle Brook, N.J., 3,372. 7, Pindemonium, Elgin, Ill., 3,368. 8, Az gals 2, Peoria, Ariz., 3,345. 9, Snakes on The Lane, Chicago, 3,341. 10, KOs Pro Shop 2, Ankeny, Iowa, 3,327.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 360 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 440)
    1, Eylsia Current, Ephrata, Pa./Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, Utah, 1,480. 2, Sadie Oda, Seal Beach, Calif./Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 1,469. 3, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas/Kristin Warzinski, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,468. 4, Amy Kehrberg/Susan Brede, Alexandria, Minn., 1,466. 5, Megan Kelly/Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 1,464. 6, Erin Lenahan, Meadow Vista, Calif./Christina Kinney, Las Vegas, 1,460. 7, Julie Schaeffer, Hamden, Conn./Cynthia Palmieri, Meriden, Conn., 1,451. 8, Pam O'Neil, Hoffman Estates, Ill./Kristine Guindon, McHenry, Ill., 1,449. 9, Amie Silveira, Riverbank, Calif./Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 1,441. 10, Erica Buss, Montgomery, Ill./Kristie Clark, Naperville, Ill., 1,437.

    Singles
    (For bowlers with an average of 180 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220)
    1, Shawna Lane, Tucson, Ariz., 830. 2, Lashon Henderson, Elgin, Ill., 823. 3, Michele Morris, Harvard, Ill., 805. 4, Andee Tadiello, Brentwood, Calif., 799. 5, Nikki Dalesandro, Indiana, Pa., 798. 6, Lori Vermeer, Frisco, Texas, 797. 7, Michele Sierak, Byron, Ga., 796. 8, Brittany Pratt, Citrus Heights, Calif., 793. 9(tie), Patricia Wilson, Newnan, Ga., and Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 788.

    All-Events
    (For bowlers with an average of 180 and higher, with handicap based on 100 percent of 220)
    1, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,269. 2, Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, Utah, 2,262. 3, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,261. 4, Andee Tadiello, Brentwood, Calif., 2,257. 5, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 2,248. 6, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,231. 7, Jolene Walker-Akau, Kaneone, Hawaii, 2,225. 8, Shawna Lane, Tucson, Ariz., 2,224. 9, Jazzmine Miller, Payette, Idaho, 2,223. 10, Pam Pancoast, Lomita, Calif., 2,219.

     


    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, TEAM 22168, Idleyld Park, Ore., 2,881. 6, Where The Shots, Oceanside, Calif., 2,878. 7, Diannes Dreamers, Rockdale, Ill., 2,876. 8, Rodeo Bowl, Ellensburg, Wash., 2,872. 9, Just For Fun, Staunton, Va., 2,868. 10, Sheriffs Posse, Winnebago, Ill., 2,866.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 300-359, with handicap based on 100 percent of 360)
    1, Kimie Roller/Raelene Roller, Kapolei, Hawaii, 1,358. 2, Patricia Klinefelter, Deltona, Fla./Debra Brouwer, New London, Conn., 1,305. 3, Erika Shambry/Kiara Shambry, Camden, N.J., 1,280. 4, Suzanne Gregoire/Linda Hawkins, Calhoun, Ga., 1,253. 5, Valerie Bathrick, Hardy, Ark./Jody Thielemier, Pocahontas, Ark., 1,245. 6, Pam Cearns/Carolyn VanNatta, Galesburg, Ill., 1,244. 7, Sherri Brown, Bay City, Mich./Bernadette Montoya, Socorro, N.M., 1,243. 8, Barbara Whitehead, Bennett, Colo./Lori Tapparo, Strasburg, Colo., 1,239. 9, Penny Smith, Clovis, N.M./Paula Stephens, Portales, N.M., 1,230. 10(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, Diane Duffy, Auburn, Mass., 695. 4(tie), Angela Gates, Delta, Colo., and Katie Bess, Napa, Calif., 687. 6, Gina Chov, Apple Valley, Minn., 685. 7, JoAnn Olson, Hutchinson, Minn., 683. 8(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(tie), Tiffany Lebahn, Wasilla, Alaska, and Catherine Cook, Merlin, Ore., 1,870. 9, Allison Fintelmann, Sheboygan, Wis., 1,869. 10, Elizabeth Stripland, Grapevine, Texas, 1,868.

     


    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, 2,575. 2, X-Out 4, Lorton, Va., 2,569. 3, Forever Friends, Taft, Calif., 2,508. 4, Pin Pals, Fort Collins, Colo., 2,504. 5, Girls Bowling, Avilla, Ind., 2,490. 6(tie), Bowlmor 2, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Let It Roll, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 2,487. 8, TEAM 22966, Yorkville, Ill., 2,483. 9, Margarita Queens, West Allis, Wis., 2,464. 10(tie) TX Yellow Roses, Center Point, Texas, and PA Pin Pals, Port Angeles, Wash., 2,463.

    Doubles
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 299 and below, with handicap based on 100 percent of 300)
    1, Minnie Bidtah/Connie Atcitty, Shiprock, N.M., 1,104. 2, Debbie Kimbrell, Jasper, Ala./Tina Cleghorn, Arley, Ala., 1,090. 3, Heather Butler, Temple, Texas/Cynthia Purvis, Belton, Texas, 1,089. 4, Heidi Colvin, Riverton, Neb./Linda Mans, Red Cloud, Neb., 1,087. 5, Lesa Richardson/Anna Reynolds, Jasper, Ala., 1,081. 6, Wanda Fisher, El Paso, Texas/Courtney Gonzalez, Chaparral, N.M., 1,077. 7, Pamella Overturf/Sheila Hofmann, Sutton, Neb., 1,076. 8(tie), Lisa Johnson/Angel Johnson, Arden Hills, Minn., and Minnie Davis/Jocelyn Davis, Racine, Wis., 1,074. 10, Leslie Sams/Amber Browne, Richmond, Mo., 1,073.

    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, Kimie Roller, Kapolei, Hawaii, 1,841. 2, Roberta Pugh, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 1,756. 3, Flame Cotton, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,741. 4, Rebecca Buhrle, Pocatello, Idaho, 1,701. 5, Valerie Bathrick, Hardy, Ark., 1,683. 6, Amy Simon, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 1,655. 7, Natasha Schultz, Perry, Okla., 1,652. 8, Kath James, Williams, Ariz., 1,644. 9(tie), Lora York, Ottumwa, Iowa, and Kristol Marquez, Lovington, N.M., 1,643.

     


    Scratch Division (Actual scores with no handicap)


    Team
    1, Together Once Again (Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Brenda Padilla, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Marcia Kloempken, Tammy Turner), Keller, Texas, 3,297. 2, Bowlieve, Arlington, Texas, 3,296. 3, Shootin Nines, Indianapolis, 3,287. 4, Team Gaines, Orlando, Fla., 3,284. 5, Time of Our Life II, Saddle Brook, N.J., 3,282. 6, TEAM 23704, Chatsworth, Calif., 3,276. 7, Bff Center, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,262. 8, AM Duggans Pro Shop 2, Edmond, Okla., 3,235. 9, Misfits, Oregon, Ohio, 3,224. 10, Lets Go Girls, Homewood, Ill., 3,221.

    Doubles
    1, Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, Utah/Eylsia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 1,480. 2, Shannon Pluhowsky/Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,464. 3, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas/Kristin Warzinski, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,411. 4, Char Hammel, Las Vegas/Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 1,409. 5, Pam Pancoast, Lomita, Calif./Linda Wilson, Moore, Okla., 1,407. 6, Christina Kinney, Las Vegas/Erin Lenahan, Meadow Vista, Calif., 1,403. 7, Caryn Evitts, Waukegan, Ill./Melanie DeCarlo, Peru, Ill., 1,396. 8, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D./Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 1,394. 9, Jennifer Asplin/Xan Halog, Oakley, Calif., 1,361. 10, Julie Schaeffer, Hamden, Conn./Cynthia Palmieri, Meriden, Conn., 1,358.

    Singles
    1, Pam Pancoast, Lomita, Calif., 779. 2, Tammy Lewis, San Jose, Calif., 778. 3, Genie Franklin, Frisco, Texas, 774. 4, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 773. 5, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 761. 6, Shawna Lane, Tucson, Ariz., 749. 7, Samantha Kelly, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 745. 8, Judy Gurney, Omaha, Neb., 741. 9, Melissa Legault, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, 739. 10, Hilary Aycock, Clayton, N.C., 738.

    All-Events
    1, Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, Utah, 2,226. 2, Pam Pancoast, Lomita, Calif., 2,219. 3, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,171. 4, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,168. 5, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 2,167. 6, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,134. 7, Jennifer Asplin, Oakley, Calif., 2,121. 8, Crystal Shaw-Wesby, Hyattsville, Md., 2,111. 9(tie), Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, Tina Stickney, Phoenix, and Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,097.