Big game helps Lisa Kelley to Division 1 Singles lead at USBC Women's Championships

    04/26/14

    United States

    Junior Team USA Support 1 sets bar at 2014 Women's Championships; two bowlers reach 50-year milestone

    2014USBCWCLisaKelley.jpgLisa Kelley (pictured left) of Wichita, Kan., made the trip to the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships for a reunion with her college teammates and walked away with much more as she rolled the 14th 299 game in tournament history on her way to the Division 1 Singles lead April 20.

    2014USBCWCBrandySanderson.jpgThe 40-year-old right-hander rolled games of 257 and 192 before making her run at the record books. A 2 pin on her final delivery cost her a chance at a perfect game, but her 748 series was just enough to sneak into the lead. Brandy Sanderson (right) of Bossier City, La., took the singles lead earlier in the day with 743.

    "I was pretty excited when I found out," said Kelley, who added 532 in team and 527 in doubles for a 1,807 all-events total.

    "It probably won't hold up, since these girls are so good now, but it's fun to say I have the lead for a minute, a day or however long it may be. I'm pretty proud of it. If it held on, it would be one of the most important achievements I've accomplished."

    Bowlers competing in Division 1 have entering averages of 190 and above.

     


    California team sets bar at 2014 Women's Championships


    2014USBCWCJuniorTeamUSASupport1.jpgThe members of Junior Team USA Support 1 of Lincoln, Calif. (pictured left), set the bar in Diamond Team with games of 826, 834 and 895 for a 2,555 series April 19.

    2014USBCWCKristinWarzinski.jpgKristin Warzinski (right), who rolled a 300 at the 2012 Women's Championships, led the way with a 698 set and was joined by Adrianna Tadiello (683), Brandy Sanderson (598) and Kiyoko McDonald (576).

    This is the first time in 95 years of Women's Championships history that the event features four-player teams.

    Warzinski, a 31-year-old right-hander, continued strong the following day to take the lead in Division 1 All-Events with 1,964. She added sets of 647 in doubles and 619 in singles.

     


    Two bowlers reach 50-year milestone at 2014 Women's Championships


    2014USBCWCMaryLewis2.jpg2014USBCWCJanetBurgess2.jpgMary Lewis (left) of Cartersville, Ga., and Janet Burgess (right) of Belmont, Calif., became the first competitors of the 2014 USBC Women's Championships to celebrate 50 years of tournament participation.

    Lewis, 88, made her 50th appearance April 21, while Burgess, 69, joined her in the exclusive club April 22. Both received a plaque and medallion to commemorate the achievement.

    Lewis made her tournament debut at the 1963 event in Memphis, Tenn., while Burgess started her career at the 1965 event in Portland, Ore., and has made it back to the tournament every year since her debut.

    Four other competitors are scheduled to reach the 50-year mark at the 2014 event. Delphene Brands of Crete, Ill., will be the next member of the club on May 4, and she will be joined by Janet Cleugh of Nova, Ohio (May 7), Carolyn Evans of Little Rock, Ark. (June 2) and Lorraine Sandven of Tucson, Ariz. (June 13).

    Mini Tvaska of St. Petersburg, Fla., is the tournament's all-time participation leader with 67 tournaments, and she is scheduled to make her 68th appearance May 20.

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    2014 USBC Women's Championships Team event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 725 and higher)
    1, Junior Team USA Support 1 (Kristin Warzinksi, Adrianna Tadiello, Kiyoko McDonald, Brandy Sanderson), Lincoln, Calif., 2,555. 2, Coming in Hot, Mansfield, Texas, 2,487. 3, Red Hot Mamas, University Place, Wash., 2,324. 4, 40-Year-Old Shockers, Newark, N.Y., 2,318. 5, Old School, Newark, N.Y., 2,283.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
    1, Old Friends 2 (Sarah Brown, Donna Bruno, Sheila Young, Tiffany Smith), Lake Helen, Fla., 2,192. 2, Chevrolet of Helena, Helena, Mont., 2,110. 3, SGL, Helena, Mont., 2,106. 4, Wild Things II, Conyers, Ga., 2,066. 5, This is Ridiculous, San Antonio, 2,052.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 575-649)
    1, Fabulous Five II (Ruth Weaver, Nancy Guiden, Venicia Hannah, Sandra McIntosh), Richton Park, Ill., 2,036. 2, Country Ladies, Rhodes, Mich., 2,029. 3, Dolls with Balls, Davenport, Iowa, 1,999. 4, Ettleman Town and Country, Dow City, Iowa, 1,939. 5, Charlotte 4, Charlotte, N.C., 1,930.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)
    1, KRB Ranches (Sherri Brown, Beatrice Dick, Chris Stallings, Janette Barr), Sandia, Texas, 1,825. 2, McJ's Embroidery, West Union, Iowa, 1,771. 3, Cali Divas 5, San Diego, 1,725. 4,Striking Grizzlies, Dillon, Mont., 1,711. 5, Duh Bowlers, Craig, Colo., 1,706.

     


    2014 USBC Women's Championships Doubles event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 380 and higher)
    1, Amy SaLee/Rebecca Wilke, Grandville, Mich., 1,299. 2, Mariana Ayala, Bedford, Texas/Anita Manns-Arnett, Bedford, Texas, 1,252. 3, Missy Garbe/Rachel Nelson, Waupaca, Wis., 1,249. 4, Kristin Warzinski, Lincoln, Calif./Adrianna Tadiello, Oakley, Calif., 1,228. 5, April Murphy, Wichita, Kan./Elizabeth Sienicki, Mansfield, Texas, 1,201.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Sarah Brown/Tiffany Smith, Orange City, Fla., 1,143. 2, Danielle Bolan/Terri Johnson, Helena, Mont., 1,133. 3(tie), Samantha Braswell, Lansing, Kan./Katherine Nieman, Leavenworth, Kan., and Elizabeth Bowers, Caldwell, Ga./Vickie Thomason, Hampton, Ga., 1,119. 5, Debbie Parashak, Helotes, Texas/Laurie Scales, San Antonio, 1,116.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Julie Baker, Peoria, Ill./Anita Oberle, Morton, Ill., 1,104. 2, Janet Barrett, Belleville, Ill./Pauline Barrett, Deltona, Fla., 1,083. 3, Brittany Smith, Vacaville, Calif./Della Kallenback, Fairfield, Calif., 1,081. 4, Shirley McCallum, Rochester, Minn./Debra Klocek, Fort Atkinson, Wis., 1,073. 5, Terri McFadden/Linda Wyrick, Boulder, Mont., 1,061.

    Division 4
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
    1, Carrie Vaughn/Theresa Babajan, Burney, Calif., 1,006. 2, Chonthida Athiprayoon, Campbell, Calif./Elaine Weaver-Purdy, Las Vegas, 1,002. 3, Susie Smith, Columbus, Ohio/Kimberly Roush, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,000. 4, Alberta Dettmann, Hiawatha, Kan./Dixie Penn, Robinson, Kan., 990. 5, Susan Lamkins/Patricia Nelson, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 989.

    Division 5
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)
    1, Tess Li/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 1,028. 2, Ruth Huber, Sutton, Neb./Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 967. 3, Dana Rice, Porter, Texas/Sandi Lawson, Huntsville, Texas, 952. 4, Shirley Grider/Beverly Aiassa, Gilroy, Calif., 924. 5, Tina Lyons, Santa Fe, Texas/Monica Cline, Texas City, Texas, 922.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
    1, Jessica Sadler/Robin Drechsel, West Union, Iowa, 849. 2, Mary Herbster, Morrill, Kan./Renee Pease, Horton, Kan., 848. 3, Laurie Boots, Wilsonville, Ontario/Darlene Hill, Ohsweken, Ontario, 842. 4, Nicole Potter, Monticello, Minn./Carol Sherrod, Buffalo, Minn., 816. 5, Carol Gomillion, Edinburg, Texas/Deborah Wagner, Harlingen, Texas, 788.

     


    2014 USBC Women's Championships Singles event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1
    (For bowlers with an average of 190 and higher)
    1, Lisa Kelley, Wichita, Kan., 748. 2, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La., 743. 3, Elizabeth Sienicki, Mansfield, Texas, 696. 4, Terri Brice, Moses Lake, Wash., 684. 5, Allyson Fitzsimons, Nolensville, Tenn., 680.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with an average of 175-189)
    1, Carrie McCabe, San Antonio, 638. 2, Nadine Fulton, University Place, Wash., 589. 3, Michelle Gillespie, Las Vegas, 585. 4, Jackie Moore, Littleton, Colo., 584. 5, Barbara Mazur, Sun City, Ariz., 583.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with an average of 160-174)
    1, Michelle Elkins, Pleasant Grove, Calif., 597. 2, Margaret Schroeder, Waco, Texas, 596. 3, Jenny Chambers, East Helena, Mont., 593. 4, Paula Boronda, Sandy, Utah, 582. 5, Patricia Sachsel, Broken Arrow, Okla., 571.

    Division 4
    (For bowlers with an average of 145-159)
    1, Catherine Marin-Wisdom, Oakland, Calif., 558. 2, Gail Ferguson, Springfield, Vt., 557. 3, Tess Li, Henderson, Nev., 551. 4, Donna Himes, Corry, Pa., 546. 5, Janice Ruf, Darlington, Wis., 542.

    Division 5
    (For bowlers with an average of 130-144)
    1, Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 534. 2, Shirley Grider, Gilroy, Calif., 530. 3, Shayne Isakson, Helena, Mont., 510. 4, Laurie Befus, Longmont, Colo., 507. 5, Linda Namanny, Weed, Calif., 500.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with an average of 129 and below)
    1, Terry Fallon, Natick, Mass., 447. 2, Sandi Lawson, Huntsville, Texas, 439. 3, Eunice Cater, Conyers, Ga., 434. 4, Marge Paulucci, Pompano Beach, Fla., 432. 5(tie), Roxie Fields, Converse, Texas, and Emma Svoboda, Wharton, Texas, 431.

     


    2014 USBC Women's Championships All-Events


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1
    (For bowlers with an average of 190 and higher)
    1, Kristin Warzinski, Lincoln, Calif., 1,964. 2, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La., 1,917. 3, Rebecca Wilke, Grandville, Mich., 1,905. 4, Allyson Fitzsimons, Nolensville, Tenn., 1,877. 5, Terri Brice, Moses Lake, Wash., 1,850.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with an average of 175-189)
    1, Terri Johnson, Helena, Mont., 1,758. 2, Ellen Moller, Rock Island, Ill., 1,749. 3, Carrie McCabe, San Antonio, 1,720. 4, Pauline Barrett, Deltona, Fla., 1,661. 5, Nadine Lewis, Seffner, Fla., 1,641.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with an average of 160-174)
    1, Tiffany Smith, Orange City, Fla., 1,688. 2, Darla Moorhead, Perham, Minn., 1,641. 3, Nancy Nelson, Locust Grove, Ga., 1,636. 4, Charlene Ten-Eyck, Dow City, Iowa, 1,588. 5, Michele Haman, Palmdale, Calif., 1,575.

    Division 4
    (For bowlers with an average of 145-159)
    1, Elaine Weaver-Purdy, Las Vegas, 1,601. 2, Catherine Marin-Wisdom, Oakland, Calif., 1,588. 3, Mary Peterson, Buffalo, Minn., 1,517. 4, Laura Dickinson, Johnston, Iowa, 1,504. 5, Eileen Rosenbrock, Linwood, Mich., 1,498.

    Division 5
    (For bowlers with an average of 130-144)
    1, Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 1,478. 2, Shirley Grider, Gilroy, Calif., 1,435. 3, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 1,402. 4(tie), Elia Brown-Frias, San Antonio, and Cynthia Wilkins, La Mirada, Calif., 1,372.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with an average of 129 and below)
    1, Terry Fallon, Natick, Mass., 1,396. 2, Sandi Lawson, Huntsville, Texas, 1,302. 3, Cathy Burden, Levittown, Pa., 1,237. 4, Beverly Johnson, Kittitas, Wash., 1,213. 5, Marge Paulucci, Pompano Beach, Fla., 1,210.