Four players unbeaten at 2014 USBC Queens


    2014 USBC Queens

    Maria Jose Rodriguez (COL), Missy Parkin (USA), Jennifer Higgins (USA) and Tannya Roumimper (INA) one victory away from making the stepladder finals live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT


    ImageFour players remain undefeated after the opening round of match play at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Queens presented Storm.

    Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured left) of Colombia, 2011 USBC Queens champion Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., Jennifer Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, and Tannya Roumimper (right) of Indonesia each find themselves one victory away from making this year's stepladder finals, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT.

    Rodriguez, a 25-year-old right-hander, earned the No. 16 seed through qualifying and sent defending champion Diana Zavjalova of Latvia to the elimination bracket in the first match of the day, 626-623.

    2014USBCQBrittniHamilton.jpg2014EBT04KellyKulick.jpgRodriguez dispatched of high qualifier and Team USA member Brittni Hamilton (left) of Wood Ridge, N.J., in the second round, 687-587, setting up a third-round match against two-time Queens champion Kelly Kulick (right) of Union, N.J.

    Rodriguez found herself trailing by 47 pins after two games but rallied to a 248 finale and 639-629 victory.

    "It was a pretty tough bracket," said Rodriguez, who rolled a perfect game at the 2009 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women's Championships as a member of the Colombian national team.

    "The lanes weren't easy at the beginning, so I tried to keep it in play knowing that later in the day, I was going to have an advantage because I could create more room. For tomorrow, I'm keeping the same mindset and mentality, and I am going to try to get a little bit better on the fresh."

    2014USBCQueensLogo.jpg Tuesday's competition started with the top 32 of the 178-player field, and now the double-elimination match-play bracket has been cut down to just eight players. Competition resumes Wednesday at noon Eastern and will continue until the five bowlers for the stepladder finals are determined.

    The matches will kick off with Kulick taking on Amanda Greene of Romney, W.V., and 2009 Queens champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., battling Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas.

    The winner of the 2014 Queens will take home the coveted tiara and $20,000 of the more than $91,000 prize fund, which includes a $20,000 contribution by presenting sponsor Storm.

    USBCbowltv_small.jpgAll of the qualifying rounds and match play competition at the 2014 Queens are being broadcast live on BowlTV. The Queens is open to any female USBC member.


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    2014 USBC Queens - Opening Round

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to elimination bracket

    (1) Brittni Hamilton, Wood Ridge, N.J., def. (32) Shayna Ng, Singapore, 683-624
    (16) Maria Jose Rodriguez, Colombia, def. (17) Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 626-623
    (9) Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., def. (24) Tawni Vollmer, Chicago, 674-591
    (8) Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., def. (25) Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 623-579

    (28) Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., def. (5) Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 681-618
    (12) Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., def. (21) Daphne Tan, Singapore, 645-625
    (20) T'Nia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa., def. (13) Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 704-554
    (29) Kimberly Power, San Leandro, Calif., def. (4) Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 612-584

    (3) Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, def. (30) Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 700-556
    (14) Amanda Greene, Romney, W.V., def. (19) Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 649-611
    (22) Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, def. (11) Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 641-556
    (6) Putty Armein, Indonesia, def. (27) Joey Yeo, Singapore, 626-592

    (26) Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., def. (7) Geraldine Ng, Singapore, 595-567
    (10) Carol Gianotti, Australia, def. (23) Cherie Tan, Singapore, 652-645
    (18) Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, def. (15) Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 692-675
    (2) Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, def. (31) Tina Williams, Phoenix, 688-602


    2014 USBC Queens - Winners Bracket Round 1

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to elimination bracket.

    Rodriguez def. Hamilton, 687-587
    Kulick def. Johnson, 648-633
    Parkin def. Ayers, 661-642
    Falbo def. Power, 622-595

    O'Keefe def. Greene, 714-647
    Higgins def. Armein, 692-665
    Gianotti def. McCarthy, 588-570
    Roumimper def. Barnes, 675-673


    2014 USBC Queens - Elimination Bracket Round 1

    Losers eliminated, earn $900

    Shayna Ng def. Zavjalova, 738-667
    Jazreel Tan def. Vollmer, 694-596
    Galante def. Leuthold, 677-632
    Asbaty def. Daphne Tan, 686-665

    Guerrero def. Padilla, 625-595
    Yeo def. Dorin-Ballard, 664-587
    Restrepo def. Williams, 693-657
    Cherie Tan def. Geraldine Ng, 664-629


    2014 USBC Queens - Winners Bracket Round 2

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to elimination bracket.

    Rodriguez def. Kulick, 639-629
    Parkin def. Falbo, 741-622
    Higgins def. O'Keefe, 636-605
    Roumimper def. Gianotti, 645-630


    2014 USBC Queens - Elimination Bracket Round 2

    Losers eliminated, earn $1,000

    Armein def. Shayna Ng, 665-631
    Greene def. Jazreel Tan, 742-665
    McCarthy def. Galante, 633-496
    Asbaty def. Barnes, 662-651

    Johnson def. Guerrero, 734-581
    Hamilton def. Yeo, 688-537
    Ayers def. Restrepo, 644-644 (10-10; 9-9; 7-6)
    Cherie Tan def. Power, 689-598


    2014 USBC Queens - Elimination Bracket Round 3

    Losers eliminated, earn $1,200

    Greene def. Armein, 591-589
    McCarthy def. Asbaty, 588-559
    Johnson def. Hamilton, 754-741
    Cherie Tan def. Ayers, 735-578


    2014 USBC Queens - Elimination Bracket Round 4

    Losers eliminated, earn $1,400

    Greene def. Falbo, 716-564
    Kulick def. McCarthy, 719-661
    Johnson def. Gianotti, 667-620
    O'Keefe def. Cherie Tan, 680-543