New leaders emerge at 2014 USBC Women's Championships

    05/03/14

    United States

    2014USBCWCLogo.jpgMihoko Matsuoka of Orange, Calif., made the most noise this week at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships as she helped her team into the Ruby lead May 1 and moved to the top of the standings in Division 2 Doubles on May 2.

    Matsuoka rolled a 661 series in her team event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and helped USA-Japan Travelers 1 to a 2,215 series, surpassing Old Friends 2 of Lake Helen, Fla., which previously held the lead with 2,192. She was joined by Tely Ikehara (538), Christine Nagayama (522) and Marge Miyoda (494).

    Matsuoka and Ikehara cruised into the Division 2 Doubles lead with 1,211, easily passing Sarah Brown and Tiffany Smith of Orange City, Fla., who previously topped the standings with 1,143. Matsuoka led the way with a 660 set, while Ikehara added 551.

    Matsuoka nearly grabbed the top spot in Division 1 All-Events, moving into second place with 2,019. Earlier in the week, Stacie Watson of San Diego set the bar with 2,031. Watson rolled 742 in doubles, 678 in singles and 611 in team to get to her leading total.

    USBC Board member Jan Schmidt of Hales Corners, Wis., and Sarah Germano of Rochester, N.Y., also moved up the standings this week at the USBC Women's Championships, taking the top spot in Division 1 Doubles with 1,311. Amy SaLee and Rebecca Wilke of Grandville, Mich., previously held the lead with 1,299.

    Germano paced the duo with 672, while Schmidt, the 1993 USBC Queens champion, added 639.

     


    A look ahead


    Two bowlers will reach the 50-year mark at the USBC Women's Championships this week, as Delphene Brands of Crete, Ill., and Janet Cleugh of Nova, Ohio, are scheduled to reach the milestone May 4 and May 7, respectively.

    The first live stream from the RSCC will take place May 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern as Ryan Oswood and the Linds Northern Stars take to the lanes for their team event.

     


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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 above)
    1, Junior Team USA Support 1 (Kristin Warzinski, Adrianna Tadiello, Kiyoko McDonald, Brandy Sanderson), Lincoln, Calif., 2,555. 2, Coming in Hot, Mansfield, Texas, 2,487. 3, Chelle-Crest Bowl, Hales Corner, Wis., 2,399. 4, Red Hot Mamas, University Place, Wash., 2,324. 5, 40-Year-Old Shockers, Newark, N.Y., 2,318.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
    1, USA-Japan Travelers 1 (Marge Miyoda, Christine Nagayama, Tely Ikehara, Mihoko Matsuoka), Orange, Calif., 2,215. 2, Old Friends 2, Lake Helen, Fla., 2,192. 3, Reno Divas, Greendale, Wis., 2,174. 4, Chevrolet of Helena, Helena, Mont., 2,110. 5, SGL, Helena, Mont., 2,106.

    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, Bud's Saw Service, Grangeville, Idaho, 1,986. 5, Just Friends, Mounds View, Minn., 1,950.

    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, No Gutter Gals, Sidney, Ohio, 1,817. 3, Primetime Babes, Greenfield, Ind., 1,780. 4, McJ's Embroidery, West Union, Iowa, 1,771. 5, Cali Divas 5, San Diego, 1,725.

     


    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 above)
    1, Jan Schmidt, Hales Corners, Wis./Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 1,311. 2, Amy SaLee/Rebecca Wilke, Grandville, Mich., 1,299. 3, Cassandra Cannon/Stacie Watson, San Diego, 1,286. 4, Mariana Ayala, Bedford, Texas/Anita Manns-Arnett, Bedford, Texas, 1,252. 5, Missy Garbe/Rachel Nelson, Waupaca, Wis., 1,249.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Tely Ikehara, Covina, Calif./Mihoko Matsuoka, Orange, Calif., 1,211. 2, Sarah Brown/Tiffany Smith, Orange City, Fla., 1,143. 3, Danielle Bolan/Terri Johnson, Helena, Mont., 1,133. 4(tie), Samantha Braswell, Lansing, Kan./Katherine Nieman, Leavenworth, Kan., and Elizabeth Bowers, Caldwell, Ga./Vickie Thomason, Hampton, Ga., 1,119.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Julie Baker, Peoria, Ill./Anita Oberle, Morton, Ill., 1,104. 2, Bobbie Deese, Newport News, Va./Frances Langejans, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,098. 3, Terry Pratt/Christy Horn, Granby, Colo., 1,095. 4, Janet Barrett, Belleville, Ill./Pauline Barrett, Deltona, Fla., 1,083. 5, Brittany Smith, Vacaville, Calif./Della Kallenback, Fairfield, Calif., 1,081.

    Division 4
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
    1, Jennifer Binko, Beloit, Wis./Lisa Nolte, Brodhead, Wis., 1,032. 2, Gina Vandicken/Natalie Paris, Brentwood, Calif., 1,023. 3, Elizabeth Zepeda, Naples, Fla./Marcia Glasebrook, Bonita Springs, Fla., 1,020. 4, Michelle Hyatt/Janet Greenwood, Trumbull, Conn., 1,012. 5, Carrie Vaughn/Theresa Babajan, Burney, Calif., 1,006.

    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, Betty Wasko/Brea Bozarth, Ness City, Kan., 954. 4, Dana Rice, Porter, Texas/Sandi Lawson, Huntsville, Texas, 952. 5, Cheryl Warzinski/Mallory Warzinski, Greendale, Wis., 928.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
    1, Terri Mulder, Madison, Wis./Pamela McCarthy, Middleton, Wis., 854. 2, Jessica Sadler/Robin Drechsel, West Union, Iowa, 849. 3, Mary Herbster, Morrill, Kan./Renee Pease, Horton, Kan., 848. 4, Laurie Boots, Wilsonville, Ontario/Darlene Hill, Ohsweken, Ontario, 842. 5, Sarah Wilkerson, El Paso, Texas/Carol Jacobs, Horizon City, Texas, 835.

     


    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 above)
    1, Lisa Kelley, Wichita, Kan., 748. 2, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La., 743. 3, Mihoko Matsuoka, Orange, Calif., 698. 4, Elizabeth Sienicki, Mansfield, Texas, 696. 5, Terri Brice, Moses Lake, Wash., 684.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with an average of 175-189)
    1, Carrie McCabe, San Antonio, 638. 2, Sandra Giddens, Orlando, Fla., 631. 3, Zonnie Smith, Bellwood, Ill., 621. 4, Elaine Bellis, Aguanga, Calif., 602. 5, Sheila Fairbrother, Boise, Idaho, 601.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with an average of 160-174)
    1, Sabrina Middleton, Loxley, Ala., 612. 2, Tonia Chambers, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 609. 3, Ann Keerbs, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 602. 4, Michelle Elkins, Pleasant Grove, Calif., 597. 5, Margaret Schroeder, Waco, Texas, 596.

    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, Jamie Victor, Yuba City, Calif., 545.

    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, Kara Schut, Belding, Mich., 480. 2, Sharon Korpi, Land O'Lakes, Fla., 478. 3, Kathi Caldwell, Sussex, Wis., 475. 4, Linda Nikolaisen, Lake Tapps, Wash., 466. 5, Alyson Shearer, Vineland, N.J., 450.

     


    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 above)
    1, Stacie Watson, San Diego, 2,031. 2, Mihoko Matsuoka, Orange, Calif., 2,019. 3, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 2,015. 4, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,980. 5, Kristin Warzinski, Lincoln, Calif., 1,964.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with an average of 175-189)
    1, Sandra Giddens, Orlando, Fla., 1,798. 2, Terri Johnson, Helena, Mont., 1,758. 3, Ellen Moller, Rock Island, Ill., 1,749. 4, Patricia Sikes, Wasilla, Alaska, 1,728. 5, Carrie McCabe, San Antonio, 1,720.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with an average of 160-174)
    1, Tiffany Smith, Orange City, Fla., 1,688. 2, Tonia Chambers, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 1,680. 3, Darla Moorhead, Perham, Minn., 1,641. 4, Nancy Nelson, Locust Grove, Ga., 1,636. 5, Kortnee Jackson, Los Angeles, 1,620.

    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, Gloria McGonigal, Worland, Wyo., 1,548. 4, Natahsa Herrst, Winthrop, Wash., 1,538. 5, Charlene Heiden, Bunkerville, Nev., 1,519.

    Division 5
    (For bowlers with an average of 130-144)
    1, Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 1,478. 2, Marie Lerandeau, Cottonwood, Idaho, 1,473. 3, Cassandra Kelly-Moore, Tucson, Ariz., 1,454. 4, Ryanne Bright, Chicago, 1,446. 5, Peggy Haynes, Fort Collins, Colo., 1,445.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with an average of 129 and below)
    1, Terry Fallon, Natick, Mass., 1,396. 2, Alyson Shearer, Vineland, N.J., 1,344. 3, Sandi Lawson, Huntsville, Texas, 1,302. 4(tie), Lillian Christensen, Sandy, Utah, and Dawn Dillmann, Loveland, Colo., 1,272.