Anne Marie Duggan wins 2012 United States Bowling Congress Senior Queens


    2012 USBC Senior Queens


    2012USBCSQDanaMillerMackie.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Anne Marie Duggan (pictured left) of Edmond, Okla., defeated fellow hall of famer Dana Miller-Mackie (right) of Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday to win the 2012 USBC Senior Queens presented by Storm.

    Duggan, who turned 50 last month, defeated Miller-Mackie, 199-173, at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, to claim the title. The event featured a field of 56 of the top senior women bowlers in the country.

    In the title match, Duggan jumped out to a quick start, striking on five of her first seven shots and taking more than a 50-pin lead.

    2012USBCSQCharHammel.jpg2009WUSATishJohnson.jpg"It was really fun to win something again," said Duggan, who won 15 career titles on the women's professional tour. "Obviously I don't put the time into my bowling that I used to, but to still see that I can throw it well when I need it, feels really good."

    Duggan, who entered the stepladder finals as the third seed, had to win three matches to take the title. In the semifinal, she defeated Char Hammel (left) of Las Vegas, 210-201, after knocking off fellow hall of famer Tish Johnson (right) of Colorado Springs, Colo., 224-198, in the opening match.

    "I really wasn't thinking about having to win all those matches," Duggan said. "There was no use in getting myself all worked up, so I just took it one shot at a time. I made a lot of really good shots and a lot of bad shots, but fortunately they didn't cost me."

    Duggan took home $2,400 for the title along with the Senior Queens tiara, trophy and pendant.


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    2012 United States Bowling Congress Senior Queens

    International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas (Oct. 19-23, 2012)

    Championship Round:
    1. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 633 (3 games), $2,400
    2. Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, N.M., 173 (1 game), $1,200
    3. Char Hammel, Las Vegas, Nev., 201 (1 game), $700
    4. Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 198 (1 game), $500

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: No. 3 Duggan def. No. 4 Johnson, 224-198
    Second Match: Duggan def. No. 2 Hammel, 210-201
    Championship Match: Duggan def. No. 1 Miller-Mackie, 199-173.