Past USBC Queens champion Diana Zavjalova leads four events at USBC Women's Championships

    04/18/15

    United States

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    A day after helping her team into the lead at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, Diana Zavjalova (pictured left) of Beavercreek, Ohio, maintained her momentum and finished her tournament debut as the leader in four events.

    The 23-year-old Latvian national team member teamed with Team USA member Danielle McEwan (right) of Stony Point, New York, to set the number to beat in Diamond Doubles with a 1,356 total (227.50 average) April 12 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. McEwan, a two-time USBC Team USA Trials champion, led the duo with 687, while Zavjalova added 669.

    Zavjalova, the 2013 USBC Queens champion, continued strong in singles, recording games of 228, 258 and 248 for a Diamond Singles-leading 734 series (244.67). The effort also catapulted her into the lead in Diamond All-Events with 2,102 (233.56). McEwan moved into second place with 2,079 after sets of 760 in team and 632 in singles.

    At the NBS on April 11, the duo helped East Coast of Palm Harbor, Florida, to the early lead in Diamond Team with 2,588 (215.67). Zavjalova contributed a 699 series.

    No bowler in tournament's 96-year history has won four titles in a single tournament. Six bowlers have captured three crowns during the same year, with the most recent being Lindsay Boomershine of Brigham City, Utah, who won Scratch Doubles and Scratch All-Events, and claimed a co-championship in Diamond Doubles, at the NBS in 2012.

     


    Michigan bowler celebrates 50 years at Women's Championships


    2015USBCWCVivianHarasim.jpgVivian Harasim (center) of Portage, Michigan, a 92-year-old great-grandmother, made a memorable march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium on April 12 to celebrate 50 years of participation at the USBC Women's Championships.

    Harasim is the first of eight bowlers scheduled to reach the 50-year plateau in Reno this year. After receiving a plaque and pendant to commemorate the big day, Harasim hit the lanes at the NBS for her team event, rolling games of 115, 87 and 109 for a 311 series.

    "I just wish, when I look at all those girls out there, that they could enjoy something like that in their lifetimes," Harasim said.

    Her journey at the Women's Championships began at the 1953 event in Detroit, but it took her nearly a decade to return. Her second tournament appearance came in 1961, and she has been to all but one event since 1969, missing the 2009 tournament in Reno because of a bout with pneumonia.

    Harasim rolled a 313 series in doubles April 13 and teamed with Cheri McCaffrey of Plainwell, Michigan, who added a 475 set for a 788 total, which is 22nd in Amethyst Doubles. Harasim added a 322 singles series for a 946 all-events total.

     


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    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 725 and above)
    1, East Coast (Ashly Galante, Alyssa Harper, Diana Zavjalova, Danielle McEwan), Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,588. 2, Don't Mess With Texas, Friendswood, Texas, 1,927. 3, Bowling.com, Sunnyvale, Texas, 1,872.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
    1, Deb's Flakes (Julia Halve, Gail Lynch, Sharon Holt, Janet Faulkner), Sunnyvale, Texas, 1,990. 2, Downey Construction, Mesa, Ariz., 1,980. 3, Should O Beens, Newport News, Va., 1,966. 4, Friendship Squad 2, Arlington, Texas, 1,917. 5, Mix and Match, Greeley, Colo., 1,915.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 575-649)
    1, Friendship Squad 5 (Dana Lewis, Elizabeth Mowery, Shelley Gill, Holley Allen), Arlington, Texas, 1,885. 2, Lightning Strikes, Petaluma, Calif., 1,857. 3, Creative Catering, Petaluma, Calif., 1,847. 4, God's Angels, Harrington, Del., 1,842. 5, That's How We Roll, Roseburg, Ore., 1,833.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)
    1, Alley Cats (Carly Gragnani, Chelsea Couto, Melanie Herrick, Jodi Buchnoff), Kerman, Calif., 1,660. 2, Scatterpins, Apache Junction, Ariz., 1,647. 3, McJ's Embroidery, West Union, Iowa, 1,639. 4, Friendship Squad 11, Arlington, Texas, 1,602. 5, Texas Tornados, Sunnyvale, Texas, 1,593.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Doubles event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 380 and above)
    1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio/Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,356. 2, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla./Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 1,248. 3, Mary Sanford, Aledo, Texas/Lori Wacker, Burleson, Texas, 1,093. 4, Ruby Jim, Las Vegas/Bobbie Robbins, Wrangell, Alaska, 952. 5, Christine Lewis, Pasadena, Texas/Ashley Lawley, Friendswood, Texas, 911.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Maxine Burns, Reidsville, N.C./Ruby Wray, Cordova, Tenn., 1,042. 2, Jacquelyn Monje, Comstock Park, Mich./Sharyl Jahn, Rockford, Mich., 1,029. 3, Cheryl Villanueva, Mesa, Ariz./Jana Villanueva, Apache Junction, Ariz., 1,002. 4, Sabrina Koop, Reno, Nev./Merilee Miller, Sparks, Nev., 968. 5, Jennifer Lennox, Sedro Woolley, Wash./Heather Camyn, Mount Vernon, Wash., 926.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Sharon Holt/Julia Halve, Waco, Texas, 1,031. 2, Christina Fruzza, Windsor, Calif./Yvonne Kramer, Rohnert Park, Calif., 1,013. 3, Elizabeth Mowery, Lawrence, Kan./Dana Lewis, Lenexa, Kan., 1,009. 4, Kristen Saunders/Karen Saunders, Norfolk, Va., 1,006. 5, Shirley Barton, Queen Creek, Ariz./Dannette Nez, Gilbert, Ariz., 980.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
    1, Sony Hardie, Santa Rosa, Calif./Tammy Khan, Petaluma, Calif., 980. 2, Jennifer Everitt, Volga, Iowa/Ann Dibble, Clermont, Iowa, 970. 3, Linda Pratt, Anaheim, Calif./Pam Pratt, Garden Grove, Calif., 966. 4, Stacy Williams/Karen Garrity, Petaluma, Calif., 960. 5, Linda Reichert, Denton, Neb./Pam Hoffman, Sutton, Neb., 955.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)
    1, Jody Novak, Aurora, Neb./Carol Mathiesen, Geneva, Neb., 967. 2, Donna Tranchina, Sonoma, Calif./Cindy McElrath, Santa Rosa, Calif., 918. 3, Jacqueline Maupin, Meridian, Idaho/Betty Anderson, Boise, Idaho, 898. 4, Coleen Anderson/Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., 896. 5, Saida Nassirruddin, Richmond, Calif./Kathleen Zavala, Grand Island, Neb., 879.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
    1, Kara Bonnema, Anacortes, Wash./Kristin Caldwell, Mount Vernon, Wash., 930. 2, Janet Pugh/Nelda Blickenstaff, Boise, Idaho, 862. 3, Melanie Herrick/Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 847. 4, Laura VanHorn/Amy Ameling, West Union, Iowa, 768. 5, Carly Gragnani/Chelsea Couto, Kerman, Calif., 763.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Singles event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
    1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 734. 2, Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 658. 3, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 632. 4, Ruby Jim, Las Vegas, 621. 5, Ashley Lawley, Friendswood, Texas, 567.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Rachel Snellbaker, Sparks, Nev., 589. 2, Jenn Ramos, Cotati, Calif., 573. 3, Deana Johnston, Boise, Idaho, 557. 4, Julia Halve, Waco, Texas, 549. 5, Chelsea Gilliam, Barbourville, Ky., 541.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Dannette Nez, Gilbert, Ariz., 554. 2, Tyann Bohne, McGregor, Texas, 533. 3, Elizabeth Mowery, Lawrence, Kan., 530. 4, Phyllis Bustos, Albuquerque, N.M., 527. 5, Bobbie Robbins, Wrangell, Alaska, 525.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Ardenna Friesen, Sutton, Neb., 531. 2, Jessica Dutcher, Carson City, Nev., 524. 3, Lori Johnson, Reno, Nev., 511. 4, Jessica Sadler, West Union, Iowa, 508. 5, Joyce Arbogast, Scottsbluff, Neb., 501.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Judy Patrick, China Spring, Texas, 510. 2, Kathleen Jones, Osceola, Neb., 504. 3, Gail Regester, Chestertown, Md., 471. 4, Juanita Jentry, Grovetown, Ga., 470. 5, Linda Steward, Winfield, Kan., 461.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below) 1, Carly Gragnani, Kerman, Calif., 461. 2, Saida Nassirruddin, Richmond, Calif., 451. 3, Janet Pugh, Boise, Idaho, 446. 4, Chelsea Couto, Kerman, Calif., 443. 5, Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., 438.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships All-Events


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
    1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,102. 2, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,079. 3, Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 1,801. 4, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,801. 5, Sharyl Jahn, Rockford, Mich., 1,799.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Julia Halve, Waco, Texas, 1,643. 2, Barbara Crum, Fort Wright, Ky., 1,601. 3, Chelsea Gilliam, Barbourville, Ky., 1,578. 4, Rachel Snellbaker, Sparks, Nev., 1,538. 5, Candi Wegner, Carol Stream, Ill., 1,537.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Elizabeth Mowery, Lawrence, Kan., 1,625. 2, Dannette Nez, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,550. 3, Kristen Saunders, Norfolk, Va., 1,533. 4, Tammy Khan, Petaluma, Calif., 1,529. 5, Ann Maes, Richmond, Utah, 1,527.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Jessica Sadler, West Union, Iowa, 1,533. 2, Sharon Holt, Waco, Texas, 1,460. 3, Sony Hardie, Santa Rosa, Calif., 1,445. 4, Yvonne Kramer, Rohnert Park, Calif., 1,427. 5, Jessica Dutcher, Carson City, Nev., 1,421.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Lori Floyd, Red Lodge, Mont., 1,380. 2, Judy Patrick, China Spring, Texas, 1,348. 3, Michele Sedersten, Saronville, Neb., 1,329. 4, Jackie Halstead, West Union, Iowa, 1,321. 5, Amy Ameling, West Union, Iowa, 1,307.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 1,326. 2, Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., 1,307. 3, Chelsea Couto, Kerman, Calif., 1,268. 4, Kathy Douglas, Sutton, Neb., 1,262. 5, Carly Gragnani, Kerman, Calif., 1,234.