2013 Team Champion takes lead at 2014 USBC Women's Championships

    05/17/14

    United States

    Two bowlers achieve perfection at Reno-Sparks Convention Center; All-Events, Singles leads change hands in Division 2

    2014USBCWCEaglesEdgeProShop.jpgThe members of Eagle's Edge Pro Shop of Carpentersville, Ill. (pictured left), found themselves in familiar territory at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships when they took the lead in Diamond Team with a 2,628 series May 14.

    Three-time USBC Women's Championships titlist Joey Biondo led the effort with a 744 series and was joined by Tina Becke (646), Jonquay Armon (638) and Keri Caduto (600). Junior Team USA Support 1 of Lincoln, Calif., previously held the lead with 2,555.

    2014USBCWCVISEITGrips.jpgEagle's Edge Pro Shop won the 2011 Diamond Team title in Syracuse, N.Y., and captured the 2013 Scratch Team title at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with the second highest team score in tournament history, 3,357.

    Eagle's Edge Pro Shop's companion team, VISE/IT Grips of Waukesha, Wis. (right), pushed them the entire set and moved into second place this year with 2,581. VISE/IT Grips was led by Roxanne George's 703 set, and she was joined by Shannon Labinski (654), Rochelle Roventini (642) and Jennifer Grisham (582).

    2014USBCWCJoeyBiondo.jpgJoey Biondo, a former Team USA member and 2012 Diamond All-Events champion, also moved into the Division 1 All-Events lead on May 15 after adding sets of 726 in singles and 604 in doubles for 2,074. Stacie Watson of San Diego previously held the top spot with 2,031.

    Teams competing in the Diamond division have combined averages of 725 and above, while bowlers in Division 1 have entering averages of 190 and higher.

     


    Two bowlers achieve perfection at Reno-Sparks Convention Center


    2014USBCWCTraceyStevens.jpgTracey Stevens of Dunellen, N.J., and Jeri Espinoza of South San Francisco, Calif., rolled the first two perfect games of the 2014 USBC Women's Championships.

    Stevens (left), a 47-year-old right-hander, was the first to reach the mark at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center this year as she connected on 12 consecutive shots during her second game of team May 10. She sandwiched the 300 between games of 209 and 189 for a 698 series.

    2014USBCWCJeriEspinoza.jpgEspinoza (right), a 53-year-old right-hander, got off to a slow start in her team event May 12 with games of 154 and 155 but switched back to the ball she started with and finished with 12 strikes for a 609 series. It was the first perfect game of Espinoza's career.

    Stevens and Espinoza became the 21st and 22nd bowlers in the 95-year history of the Women's Championships to achieve perfection on the tournament lanes. The first perfect game in tournament history was rolled by Milwaukee's Lori Gensch at the 1979 event in Tucson, Ariz.

     


    All-Events, Singles leads change hands in Division 2 at USBC Women's Championships


    2014USBCWCMalloryNutting.jpgMallory Nutting (left) of Monmouth, Maine, grabbed the Division 2 All-Events lead this week at the USBC Women's Championships, while Eva Erlich of Warner Robins, Ga., raced to the top of the standings in Division 2 Singles.

    Nutting, 28-year-old right-hander, rolled the three highest sets of her Women's Championships career, 631 in singles, 615 in doubles and 607 in team, to finish with a 1,853 total. Debra Pahdocony of Shawnee, Okla., previously held the top spot with 1,799.

    Erlich, a 54-year-old right-hander, put together games of 258, 244 and 180 for a 682 series to also pass Pahdocony, who led with 667.

    Division 2 features competitors with averages between 175-189.

     


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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, Eagle's Edge Pro Shop (Joey Biondo, Keri Caduto, Tina Becke, Jonquay Armon), Carpentersville, Ill., 2,628. 2, VISE/IT Grips, Waukesha, Wis., 2,581. 3, Junior Team USA Support 1, Lincoln, Calif., 2,555. 4, Coming in Hot, Mansfield, Texas, 2,487. 5, The Luv Muffins, Dunellen, N.J., 2,438.

    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, All Star Lanes 2, Silverdale, Wash., 2,187. 4, Reno Divas, Greendale, Wis., 2,174. 5, Chevrolet of Helena, Helena, Mont., 2,110.

    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, Whatever, Deer Park, Texas, 2,000. 4, Dolls with Balls, Davenport, Iowa, 1,999. 5, Bud's Saw Service, Grangeville, Idaho, 1,986.

    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, Just Us, Fraser, Colo., 1,735.

     


    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, Diane Marget, Champlin, Minn./Angela Chirpich, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,280. 5, Lori Thompson, Cedar Park, Texas/Maryiedth Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,279.

    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, Becky Carter/Debra Pahdocony, Shawnee, Okla., 1,140. 4, Joye Hochstedler/Angela Henry, Warsaw, Ind., 1,135. 5, Danielle Bolan/Terri Johnson, Helena, Mont., 1,133.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349) 1, Sue Moen, Beloit, Wis./Denise Jenson, Chaska, Minn., 1,169. 2, Michelle Little/Christina Scholten, Cadillac, Mich., 1,135. 3, Julie Baker, Peoria, Ill./Anita Oberle, Morton, Ill., 1,104. 4, Bobbie Deese, Newport News, Va./Frances Langejans, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,098. 5, Terry Pratt/Christy Horn, Granby, Colo., 1,095.

    Division 4
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319) 1, Casey Kacena/Carole Kacena, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,082. 2, Paula Thomson, Western Springs, Ill./Robyn Brown, Lockport, Ill., 1,069. 3, Judy Schoenike, Beloit, Wis./Sharon Berg, South Beloit, Ill., 1,044. 4, Jennifer Binko, Beloit, Wis./Lisa Nolte, Brodhead, Wis., 1,032. 5, Carolyn Tweedy/Gloria Culpepper, Los Angeles, 1,030.

    Division 5
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289) 1, Tess Li/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 1,028. 2, Angel Bachman, Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Rose Burke, Austin, Minn., 1,005. 3, Martha Langley/Valorie Dunn, Rensselaer, Ind., 973. 4, Janelle James, Monroe, Ore./Celice Carlough, Longview, Wash., 970. 5, Ruth Huber, Sutton, Neb./Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 967.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below) 1, Myrlee VanAusdal/Georgie Johnson, Santaquin, Utah, 965. 2, Terri Mulder, Madison, Wis./Pamela McCarthy, Middleton, Wis., 854. 3, Jessica Sadler/Robin Drechsel, West Union, Iowa, 849. 4, Mary Herbster, Morrill, Kan./Renee Pease, Horton, Kan., 848. 5, Laurie Boots, Wilsonville, Ontario/Darlene Hill, Ohsweken, Ontario, 842.

     


    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, Joey Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 726. 4, Mihoko Matsuoka, Orange, Calif., 698. 5, Elizabeth Sienicki, Mansfield, Texas, 696.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with an average of 175-189) 1, Eva Erlich, Warner Robins, Ga., 682. 2, Debra Pahdocony, Shawnee, Okla., 667. 3, Lana Albrecht, Wyoming, Minn., 646. 4, Carrie McCabe, San Antonio, 638. 5(tie), Mallory Nutting, Monmouth, Maine, and Sandra Giddens, Orlando, Fla., 631.

    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(tie), Bonnie Drabant, Minnetonka, Minn., and Margaret Schroeder, Waco, Texas, 596.

    Division 4
    (For bowlers with an average of 145-159) 1, Clarita Laje, Milpitas, Calif., 571. 2, Catherine Marin-Wisdom, Oakland, Calif., 558. 3, Gail Ferguson, Springfield, Vt., 557. 4, Annette Koerner, Salmon, Idaho, 552. 5, Tess Li, Henderson, Nev., 551.

    Division 5
    (For bowlers with an average of 130-144) 1, Laura Roberts, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 558. 2, Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 534. 3, Janet Herrold, Spring Mills, Pa., 531. 4, Shirley Grider, Gilroy, Calif., 530. 5, Betty Tate, Walla Walla, Wash., 519.

    Division 6
    (For bowlers with an average of 129 and below) 1, Kelly Plantenberg, Bloomington, Minn., 508. 2, Kara Schut, Belding, Mich., 480. 3, Sharon Korpi, Land O'Lakes, Fla., 478. 4, Kathi Caldwell, Sussex, Wis., 475. 5, Linda Nikolaisen, Lake Tapps, Wash., 466.

     


    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, Joey Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,074. 2, Tina Becke, Carol Stream, Ill., 2,038. 3, Stacie Watson, San Diego, 2,031. 4, Mihoko Matsuoka, Orange, Calif., 2,019. 5, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 2,015.

    Division 2
    (For bowlers with an average of 175-189) 1, Mallory Nutting, Monmouth, Maine, 1,853. 2, Debra Pahdocony, Shawnee, Okla., 1,799. 3, Sandra Giddens, Orlando, Fla., 1,798. 4, Lana Albrecht, Wyoming, Minn., 1,791. 5, Donna Jones, Gardena, Calif., 1,771.

    Division 3
    (For bowlers with an average of 160-174) 1, Shannon Ross-Porter, Dallas, Ore., 1,700. 2, Tiffany Smith, Orange City, Fla., 1,688. 3, Tonia Chambers, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 1,680. 4, Linda Thomas, Havelock, N.C., 1,644. 5, Vahl Burkett, Port Angeles, Wash., 1,643.

    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, Rose Burke, Austin, Minn., 1,584. 4, Susan Lessley, Bozeman, Mont., 1,572. 5, Jill Dornath, Maricopa, Ariz., 1,563.

    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, Kelly Plantenberg, Bloomington, Minn., 1,349. 3, Alyson Shearer, Vineland, N.J., 1,344. 4, Martha Langley, Rensselaer, Ind., 1,314. 5, Erika Durham, Holladay, Utah, 1,308.