Record team score highlights USBC Women's Championships title performance


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    Women's Championships ends 109-day run at National Bowling Stadium

    2006USBCWomensChampionshipLogo.jpg A record team series highlighted title performances at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships presented by the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus as the event ended its 109-day run at the National Bowling Stadium Monday.

    Together Once Again of North Richland Hills, Texas
    , set the all-time record team series on June 15 to win the Classic Division with 3,350. Classic Division teams have a team average of 946 or higher.

    2006USBCWomenTogetherOnceAgain.jpg Tammy Boomershine led Together Once Again with a 707 series, followed by Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (686), Andrea Fleming (676), Lynda Barnes (642) and Cathy Dorin-Lizzi (639). The team series eclipsed the previous record of 3,327 set by High Roller-Cherry Hills, N.J. of Henderson, Nev., bowled in 2002.

    Together Once Again started with a team game of 1,185 and closed with games of 998 and 1,167. Even after the strong start, Dorin-Ballard, a spokesperson for USBC High School, said the focus was just on winning, not setting records.

    I don't think any of us were looking at a record; we just wanted to take the lead if we could," Dorin-Ballard said. "Our score just happened to be a record."

    The team event record was just one of many leader board changes in the Classic Division in the days leading up to the USBC Queens in June.

    2006USBCWomenKarenStroud_small.jpg Karen Stroud of Victoria, Texas, was a double winner, taking Classic Singles with 771 and Classic All-Events with 2,159.

    Stroud, who teamed with Brenda Norman to win the Classic Doubles title last year, had games of 278, 235 and 258 in her singles effort. She added 744 in doubles and 644 in team.

    2006USBCWomenLeanneBarretteLaurenTakahashi_small.jpg Defending Classic All-events and Singles champion Leanne Barrette of Elk Grove, Calif., took the top spot in Classic Doubles along with her partner Lauren Takahashi of Woodland Hills, Calif. The pair combined for a 1,466 total.

    Barrette had games of 248, 257 and 235 for a 740 series while Takahashi contributed 726 on games of 233, 245 and 248.

    Barrette won last year's Classic Singles and All-Events titles with record 774 and 2,231 performances respectively.

    In all, 20 Women's Championships titles were determined in five average divisions. The tournament attracted 10,976 teams which competed for a prize fund estimated to be $2.6 million, second only to the 2003 event that had a $2.7 million prize fund.

    A testament to the tradition of the tournament and what it means to participants was the honoring of Mini Tvaska of St. Petersburg, Fla., who competed in her 60th Women's Championships on April 30, the most of any active bowler. Three others, Dorothy Sternberg of Indianapolis; Mildred Anderson, Rochester Hills, Mich.; and Mary Louise Young of Houston, were honored for their 50th Women's Championships appearance.

    Alease Jones of Norfolk, Va., threw the last ball of the 2006 Women's Championships, finishing with a 139 game, which gave her a singles series of 388. The last of the tournament's approximately 55,000 bowlers, Jones was less than happy with her performance, but said, "I always have a good time when I come to Reno to bowl, and that's the important thing."

    The Women's Championships makes its first visit to Charlotte, N.C., in 2007.

    Kegel is the official lane maintenance provider of USBC.

    Top five division leaders with hometowns and pinfall:


    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Together Once Again (Tammy Boomershine, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Andrea Fleming, Lynda Barnes, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi), No. Richland Hills, Texas, 3,350. 2, Team Storm, Shelton, Conn., 3,252. 3, Alpha Pool Plastering, Newhall, Calif., 3,196. 4, Barry Asher's Embroidery, Costa Mesa, Calif., 3,154. 5, High Roller, Henderson, Nev., 3,150.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Lauren Takahashi, Woodland Hills, Calif./Leanne Barrette, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,466. 2, Melissa Stewart, Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Linda Martinez, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,411. 3, (tie) Stefanie Nation, Orlando, Fla./Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., and Michelle Silver, Los Angeles/Jan Schmidt, Rochelle, Ill., and Karen Stroud, Victoria, Texas/Brenda Mack, Stroudsburg, Pa.,1,342.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Karen Stroud, Victoria, Texas, 771. 2, Shannon Sellens, Independence, Mo., 768. 3, Leanne Barrette, Elk Grove, Calif., 755. 4, Terysa Miller, Chicago, 754. 5, Brenda Mack, Stroudsburg, Pa., 728.

    All Events (190 average and over)
    1, Karen Stroud, Victoria, Texas, 2,159. 2, Lisa Wagner, Duluth, Ga., 2,097. 3, Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., 2,085. 4, Tammy Boomershine, Ogden, Utah, 2,082. 5, Angie Trego, Dayton, Ohio, 2,066.


    Team (846-945 average)
    1, 5 Hot Mamas, Orland, Calif., 2,868. 2, Tony's Seafood Café II, Levittown, Pa., 2,858. 3, Village Bar II, Omaha, Neb., 2,842. 4, Washington Mojo, Ferndale, Wash., 2,818. 5, Cavalettes 1, Sacramento, Calif., 2,811.

    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, Christina Pilcher, Peyton, Colo., Betty Mascarenas, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,158. 5, Sandy Kaiser/Coleen Fritsch, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,157.

    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, Kathy Williams, Edgemere, Mass., 617. 5 (tie), Joyce Moss, Columbus, Ohio, Linda Urbanek, Poway, Calif., Sylvia Thomas, Columbus, N.C., and Marlene Harding, Cleveland, Ohio, 616.

    All Events (150-169 average)
    1, Shelley Hall, Long Beach, Calif., 1,774. 2, Nikita Williams, Oakland, Calif., 1,767. 3, Rina Gill, Campbell River, British Columbia, 1,760. 4, Sandy Kaiser, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,745. 5, Becky Carter, Anaheim, Calif., 1,741.


    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, Sherry Brockman, Plano, Texas/Wendy Mooring, Dallas, 1,123. 2, Liese Parent/Jerry Best, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,084. 3 (tie), Ronda Lutz, Paris, Idaho/Teresa Singleton, Montpelier, Idaho, and Bonnie Montoya, Belen, N.M./Georgia Silva, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,083. 5, Helen Sellars, Conroe, Texas/Linda Schmidt, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,081.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Nancy Galinat, Harrold, S.D., 638. 2, Linda Gearhart, Casa Grande, Ariz., 620. 3, Faye Stewart, Scott City, Kan., 605. 4, Judy Faust, Loranger, La., 604. 5, Robin McGinnis, Petrolia, Pa., 598.

    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, Kan., 1,616. 5, Jen Helton, Huachuca City, Ariz., 1,609.


    Team (650 average and under)
    1, Bear Nasty, Monticello, Minn., 2,187. 2, Yes We Can, Southfield, Mich., 2,186. 3, Got Pins, Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,156. 4, North Idaho Crushing II, St. Maries, Idaho, 2,111. 5, Tumbleweed Lanes, Ness City, Kan., 2,096.

    Doubles (260 average and under)
    1, Sherri Hachmeister, Lenora, Kan./Dana Knapp, Norcatur, Kan., 974. 2, Kathy Belmer, Manteca, Calif./Regina Antunes, Stockton, Calif., 973. 3, Jenna Cameron/Debra Ingram, Springdale, Ark., 962. 4, Sharon Carroll/Dee Carroll, Newport, Wash., 945. 5, DeAnn Kubr, Columbus, Neb./Jane Buckendahl, Stanton, Neb., 942.

    Singles (130 average and under)
    1, Barbara Dynes, New Castle, Ind., 593. 2, DeAnn Kubr, Columbus, Neb., 563. 3, Rose Postle, Rice Lake, Wis., 554. 4, Connie Monk, Yelm, Wash., 549. 5, Tracy Goodson, Belen, N.M., 546.

    All Events (130 average and under)
    1, DeAnn Kubr, Columbus, Neb., 1,557. 2, Linda Azuma, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., 1,491. 3, Carol Hood, Waterville, Kan., 1,490. 4, Connie Monk, Yelm, Wash., 1,481. 5, Kristine Ferguson, Greenville, Mich., 1,475.