Reno is good luck for Milligan and her team at USBC Women's Championships


    United States

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

    2006USBCWomensChampionshipLogo.jpg With defending United States Bowling Congress Queens champion Tennelle Milligan, the Barry Asher's Embroidery team of Costa Mesa, Calif., moved into the Classic Division Team lead Wednesday in the USBC Women's Championships presented by the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus.

    Milligan and teammates Missy Bellinder, Maxine Nable, Lisa Pawlak and Jennelle Jellsey combined for a 3,154 total.

    Milligan and Nable are hoping for their third Classic Team title with their previous wins coming, ironically enough, in Reno in 2003 and 2000. Bellinder and Pawlak were also members of the 2003 championship team.

    "I think the key to our success is that we come in with the right frame of mind and have fun," said Milligan, who was also a three-time member of Team USA and won three majors on the PWBA Tour. "We just have good chemistry and enjoy bowling together."

    The team was led by former Team USA members Bellinder and Pawlak, who both rolled a 659 series, followed by Milligan, 630; Nable, 619; and Jellsey, 587.

    Milligan, who will compete in the USBC Queens, which begins at the National Bowling Stadium on June 17, was worried about competing in the Women's Championships and the Queens because of a recurring back problem.

    "About two weeks ago I could barely get out of bed," Milligan said. "I have a problem with my sciatic nerve and I never know when it's going to flare up. For the last week I've been working with a chiropractor and a massage therapist so right now I feel pretty good. I have to take it a day at a time."

    Nable, a former PWBA Tour player and a three-year member of Team Australia, and Bellinder will also compete in the Queens.

    The Classic Team leaderboard underwent a facelift Wednesday night with second through fifth place changes. The High Rollers of Henderson, Nev., moved into second just four pins behind with 3,150; followed by Bowlingball Dot Com, Orlando, Fla., 3,083; Bowlingball Dot Com II, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,067; and Mass Strikes, Annapolis, Md., 3,055.

    Franklin, Wis. bowler takes lead in Classic Singles

    Gina Daroszewski of Franklin, Wis., moved into the USBC Women's Championships Classic Singles lead Thursday with a 720 series on games of 245, 217 and 258. Looking for her third Women's Championships title, the 35-year-old Daroszewski had previously won Classic Team titles in 2002 and 2004.

    Daroszewski credited making a shot adjustment after team and doubles competition for her performance in singles.

    "I was playing the gutter (outside of the lane) and wasn't getting the ball reaction I wanted," Daroszewski said. "I was watching some other bowlers on the squad and noticed they were getting a better reaction around third arrow so that's where I moved."

    Daroszewski is the wife of four-time USBC Open Championships titlist Gary Daroszewski, and together they are proprietors of Classic Lanes in Greenfield, Wis.

    "I'm trying my best to catch him," Daroszewski said. "I don't know if this score is going to hold up, but we'll see."

    Kegel is the official lane maintenance supplier for the United States Bowling Congress.

    Top five division leaders with hometowns and pinfall:


    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Barry Asher's Embroidery, Costa Mesa, Calif., 3,154. 2, High Roller, Henderson, Nev., 3,150. 3, Bowlingball Dot Com, Orlando, Fla., 3,083. 4, Bowlingball Dot Com II, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,067. 5, Mass Strikes, Annapolis, Md., 3,055.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Melissa Stewart, Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Linda Martinez, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,411. 2, Stefanie Nation, Orlando, Fla./Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 1,342. 3, Carrie Meares, Seneca, S.C./Lisa Wagner, Duluth, Ga., 1,331. 4, Kari Schwager, Chicago, Ill./Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill., 1,325. 5, Shari Tanselle, Shepherdsville, Ky./Cheryl Wilkerson, Louisville, Ky., 1,319.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Gina Daroszewski, Franklin, Wis., 720; 2, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 712. 3, Sharon Aronson, Turlock, Calif., 710. 4, (tie), Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. and Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, La., 707.

    All Events (190 average and over)
    1, Lisa Wagner, Duluth, Ga., 2,097. 2, Melissa Stewart, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 2,017. 3, (tie) Olivia Standham, Wichita, Kan., and Lisa Stevens, St. Charles, Ill., 1,991. 5, Kelly Borysiewicz, Franklin Square, N.Y., 1,989.


    Team (846-945 average)
    1, Village Bar II, Omaha, Neb., 2,842. 2, Washington Mojo, Ferndale, Wash., 2,818. 3, Cavalettes 1, Sacramento, Calif., 2,811. 4, The Queen Bs 1, Loveland, Colo., 2,807. 5, BeauBien Street Saloon, Troy, Mich., 2,781.

    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 (tie), Tonya Justinger, Painesville, Ohio/Marina Rimes, Madison, Ohio and Tracey Shaud, Fairlawn, N.J./Elissa Gotta, Kenosha, Wis., 1,203.

    Singles (170-189 average)
    1, Cathy Woessner, Euless, Texas, 710. 2, Kristine Kiesling, Las Vegas, 686. 3, Wynn Brandon, Reno, Nev., 676. 4, Paula Hallead, East Wenatchee, Wash., 674. 5, Barbara Stauffer, Liverpool, N.Y., 671.

    All Events (170-189 average)
    1, Maika Winkler, Antelope, Calif., 1,856. 2, Christel Butler, Kannapolis, N.C., 1,853. 3, Holly Fett, Las Vegas, 1,852. 4, Cathy Woessner, Euless, Texas, 1,819. 5, Kristine Kiesling, Las Vegas, 1,804.


    Team (746-845 average)
    1, Jax 1, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,734. 2, The X Effect, Purcellville, Va., 2,692. 3, Lady Queens, Merit, Texas, 2,691. 4, Southern Girls V, Pomona, Calif., 2,690. 5, Centennial Lanes 2, Hays, Kan., 2,658.

    Doubles (299-338 average)
    1, Sharon Cassidy, San Mateo, Calif./Elaine Van Otten, Pacifica, Calif., 1,171. 2, Kim Illhardt, Seguin, Texas/Janice Kuhen, San Marcos, Texas, 1,169. 3, Marilyn Hykes, Monrovia, Calif./Lynn Spencer, Temple City, Calif., 1,159. 4, Jeanna Brown, Bloomington, Ill./Joan Kaufman, Heyworth, Ill., 1,154. 5, Darcy Netz, Blue Lake, Calif./Linda Scott, Eureka, Calif., 1,143.

    Singles (150-169 average)
    1, Carol Hausman, Port Charlotte, Fla., 632. 2, Judith Kaufman, Winslow, Ill., 620. 3, Julie Andres, American Canyon, Calif., 619. 4 (tie), Joyce Moss, Columbus, Ohio, Linda Urbanek, Poway, Calif. and Sylvia Thomas, Columbus, N.C., 616.

    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.


    Team (651-745 average)
    1, Unbowlievables, Meridian, Idaho, 2,530. 2, Idaho Pick-Up Gals, Pocatello, Idaho, 2,501. 3, Just Marked, Oakland, Calif., 2,458. 4, D.C. Rollers Team 3, Brentwood, Md., 2,449. 5, Take Ten, Oklahoma City, 2,424.

    Doubles (261-298 average)
    1, Liese Parent/Jerry Best, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,084. 2, Ronda Lutz, Paris, Idaho/Teresa Singleton, Montpelier, Idaho, 1,083. 3, Helen Sellars, Conroe, Texas/Linda Schmidt, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,081. 4, Anne Greer, Rainier, Ore./Alonnie Bolton, Oakland, Ore., 1,075. 5, Sandy Jackson, Minden, Nev./Sylvia Griffin, Detroit, 1,072.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Nancy Galinat, Harrold, S.D., 638. 2, Linda Gearhart, Casa Grande, Ariz., 620. 3, Faye Stewart, Scott City, Kansas, 605. 4, Robin McGinnis, Petrolia, Pa., 598. 5, C.C. Deaky, Los Angeles, 596.

    All Events (131-149 average)
    1, Jennifer Reed, Hamilton, Va., 1,680. 2, Stephanie Dowd, El Paso, Texas, 1,644. 3, Ellen Harper, Visalia, Calif., 1,631. 4, Faye Stewart, Scott City, Kansas, 1,616. 5, Jen Helton, Huachuca City, Ariz., 1,609.


    Team (650 average and under)
    1, Bear Nasty, Monticello, Minn., 2,187. 2, Got Pins, Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,156. 3, North Idaho Crushing II, St. Maries, Idaho, 2,111. 4, Tumbleweed Lanes, Ness City, Kan., 2,096. 5, Lundeen Ford, Annandale, Minn., 2,091.

    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 (tie), Lorna Robinson/Holly Rybensky, Omaha, Neb. and Dorothy Gabbard, Camden, Ohio/Michelle Poe, College Corner, Ohio, 941.

    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, Tracy Goodson, Belen, N.M., 546. 5, Shelly Bloch, Ramsey, Minn., 538.

    All Events (130 average and under)
    1, Linda Azuma, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., 1,491. 2, Carol Hood, Waterville, Kansas, 1,490. 3, Connie Monk, Yelm, Wash., 1,481. 4, Kristine Ferguson, Greenville, Mich., 1,475. 5, Georgia Roberts, Wayland, Mo., 1,467.