Hall of famers Romeo, Naccarato unable to repeat at USBC Women's Championships

    05/03/15

    United States

    New York's Shirley Williams reaches 50 years of participation; leaderboards shaken up at National Bowling Stadium; first live broadcast will take place this week on BowlTV

    2015USBCWCRobinRomeoJeanneNaccarato.jpgUSBC Hall of Famers Jeanne Naccarato of Tacoma, Washington, and Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, (pictured, r-l) returned to the USBC Women's Championships on April 27 to put their Diamond Doubles title on the line.

    This year, at the National Bowling Stadium, the duo got off to a slow start and came up short in the title defense, finishing with a 1,137 total. Romeo led the way with a 578 series, while Naccarato finished with 559.

    Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, and Diana Zavjalova of Beavercreek, Ohio, lead Diamond Doubles with 1,356.

    Last year during doubles at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Naccarato rolled a perfect game on the way to a 746 series, and Romeo wasn't far behind, adding a 733 set to help the pair to the fourth-highest doubles score in tournament history, 1,479.

     


    New York bowler reaches 50 years of participation


    Shirley Williams of Corona, New York, celebrated a special milestone at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on May 1 as she made her 50th appearance at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships.

    The 83-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1966 USBC Women's Championships is New Orleans, and her travels with the event have taken her to 36 different cities.

    When not competing, Williams has spent many years serving the sport in a variety of roles in different local and state bowling associations. Williams is the second of eight bowlers scheduled to reach 50 years of participation at the NBS this year.

     


    Leaderboards shaken up at National Bowling Stadium


    Almost a month into its 82-day run, the 2015 USBC Women's Championships is picking up momentum, and bowlers from all 50 states are making their presence known at the National Bowling Stadium.

    There were new leaders in more than a dozen events this week, including Ruby and Sapphire Team.

    ABT of Taylorsville, Utah, raised the bar in the Ruby Division with games of 676, 701 and 775 for a 2,152 total. The group was led by Rhonda Greenhalgh, who posted a 608 series and was followed by Serene Walters (537), Julie Mitchell (536) and Sue Joiner (471).

    The members of AJ's Jokers of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, were not messing around as they snuck into the top spot in Sapphire Team this week. The group rolled games of 612, 607 and 541 for a 1,760 total, just two pins better than previous leader, Nebrask Inn of Clay Center, Nebraska.

    Helen Heritage set the pace for AJ's Jokers with a 459 series and was joined by Danna Lemmert (453), Jeanne Osborn (440) and Sherry Pennock (408).

    Ruby is the second-highest of the four team divisions at the Women's Championships and includes teams with combined entering averages of 650-724. The Sapphire Division is for teams with combined entering averages of 574 and below.

     


    A look ahead


    2014USBCWCBowlieveInACure.jpgThe first of several live broadcasts from the 2015 USBC Women's Championships will take place this week on BowlTV.

    Defending Diamond Team champion Bowlieve In A Cure of Arlington, Texas (pictured), will put its title on the line May 7 at 7 p.m. EDT, while team member and USBC Hall of Famer Lynda Barnes (left) will look for consecutive Diamond All-Events titles live on the air May 8 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

    Joining Barnes on the talented team is former Professional Women's Bowling Association standouts Tennelle Milligan and Kendra Gaines and Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe (l-r). They averaged nearly 235 as a team in 2014 on their way to a winning score of 2,819.

    Barnes, who now owns six Women's Championships titles, finished her doubles set last year with a perfect game and went on to claim the all-events crown with a 2,140 total. For more information on the Women's Championships, click here.

     


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    2015 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, East Coast (Ashly Galante, Alyssa Harper, Diana Zavjalova, Danielle McEwan), Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,588. 2, Striking is Fun 2, Oregon, Ohio, 2,505. 3, UCANBOWL2, Newhall, Calif., 2,449. 4, Team Storm, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,412. 5, Striking is Fun 1, Oregon, Ohio, 2,404.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
    1, ABT (Sue Joiner, Serene Walters, Julie Mitchell, Rhonda Greenhalgh), Taylorsville, Utah, 2,152. 2, H&R Block, Maquoketa, Iowa, 2,069. 3, Main Street Tavern, Fosston, Minn., 2,042. 4, Girls Night Out V, Apache Junction, Ariz., 2,038. 5, Belair Excavating, Big Lake, Minn., 2,035.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 575-649)
    1, The Incredibowl (Chonthida Athiprayoon, Elaine Purdy, Marilyn Barcelona, Ann McGee), Campbell, Calif., 2,000. 2, Tire Associates Warehouse, Cleveland, Minn., 1,984. 3, Upper Valley Girls, Claremont, N.H., 1,944. 4, Southway Bait Sales, Cambria, Wis., 1,934. 5, Lady Strikers, Houston, 1,931.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)
    1, AJ's Jokers (Helen Heritage, Jeanne Osborn, Danna Lemmert, Sherry Pennock), Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 1,760. 2, Nebrask Inn, Clay Center, Neb., 1,758. 3, Lundeen Ford, Annandale, Minn., 1,744. 4, Northstars 1, Estherville, Iowa, 1,741. 5(tie), Troublemakers, Preston, Conn., and Pick Em Up, Blaine, Minn., 1,739.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Doubles


    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, Leanne Hulsenberg, North Ogden, Utah/Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,287. 3, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla./Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 1,248. 4, Donna Conners/Carol Norman, Houston, 1,196. 5, Kim Cady, Machesney Park, Ill./Latisha Persoon, Roscoe, Ill., 1,194.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Debra Klocek, Fort Atkinson, Wis./Shirley McCallum, Rochester, Minn., 1,129. 2, Liz Hunt, Orlando, Fla./Anne Smith, Apopka, Fla., 1,100. 3, Kim Clements/Regina Jordan, Lubbock, Texas, 1,094. 4, Cordelia Wisenbaker, Houston/Brenda Moore, Baytown, Texas, 1,071. 5, Kortnee Jackson, Los Angeles/Deborah Sanders, Bellflower, Calif., 1,066.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn.,/Lee Jorgensen, Woodbury, Minn., 1,180. 2, Stella Powell/Geneva Smith, Durham, NC, 1,089. 3, Linda Smith, El Monte, Calif./Bobbette Edwards, Covina, Calif., 1,070. 4, Gretchen Rieder/Susan Stommes, Richmond, Minn., 1,045. 5, Roberta Swinson, Rhodes, Mich./Eileen Rosenbrock, Linwood, Mich., 1,040.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
    1, Margaret Monroe, Fowelerville, Mich./Dorothy Wisted, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,058. 2, Melissa Atanacio, Morgan Hill, Calif./Lydia McKillip, Wilsonville, Ore., 1,051. 3, Debra Graff, West Allis, Wis./Sharon Kropidlowski, Milwaukee, 1,033. 4, Elizabeth Poleet/Julia Lee, Stoneham, Mass., 1,021. 5(tie), Susan Pagan, Richfield, Minn./Theresa Eberhardy, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Patsy Steiner/Pamela Gould, Darlington, Wis., 1,014.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)
    1, Tanya Henrie/Cindy Ramirez, Helper, Utah, 977. 2, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 970. 3, Jody Novak, Aurora, Neb./Carol Mathiesen, Geneva, Neb., 967. 4, Edna Dalton, Akron, Colo./Randalin Thomas, Otis, Colo., 934. 5, Mary Carnes, Akron, Ohio/Mimi Locker, Canton, Ohio, 922.

    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, Jan Macejkovic, Milwaukee/Carol Offenbacher, Brookfield, Wis., 829. 5, Dot Koob, Gering, Neb./Stacy Koob, Mitchell, Neb., 808.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Singles


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
    1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 734. 2, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 697. 3, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 679. 4, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 674. 5, Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 662.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 622. 2, Susan Boutote, Wilbraham, Mass., 607. 3, Joan Heideman, Hudson, Colo., 604. 4, Tammy Walbert, Allentown, Pa., 594. 5(tie), Annette Miller, Milpitas, Calif., and Rachel Snellbaker, Sparks, Nev., 589.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn., 602. 2, Amanda Byers, Modesto, Calif., 587. 3, Terri McFadden, Boulder, Mont., 586. 4, Elaine Bellis, Aguanga, Calif., 583. 5, Cassandra Hawkinson, Helper, Utah, 579.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Kay Hinson, Virginia Beach, Va., 566. 2, Santos Fletcher, Sugarland, Texas, 563. 3(tie), Ruth Morello, Clermont, Fla., and Janet Gandolfo, Anderson, Calif., 552. 5, Judie Parsons, Woodward, Okla., 547.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 538. 2, Deanna Robertson, Maple Lake, Minn., 522. 3, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 519. 4, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 513. 5, Judy Patrick, China Spring, Texas, 510.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 487. 2, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 486. 3, Carly Gragnani, Kerman, Calif., 461. 4, Cindy George, Wadworth, Nev., 454. 5, Saida Nassirruddin, Richmond, Calif., 451.

     


    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, Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,096. 3, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,079. 4, Emily Peterson, Fargo, N.D., 1,910. 5, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,899.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,778. 2, Anne Smith, Apopka, Fla., 1,685. 3, Annette Miller, Milpitas, Calif., 1,660. 4, Joanne Coyne, Croydon, Pa., 1,654. 5, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn., 1,651.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Shawn Lovin, Puyallup, Wash., 1,671. 2, Terri McFadden, Boulder, Mont., 1,665. 3, Linda Vandenbos, Phoenix, 1,663. 4, Jacqueline Bush, St. Paul, Neb., 1,641. 5, Raelda Kephart, Dayton, Nev., 1,626.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Gretchen Rieder, Richmond, Minn., 1,597. 2, Stephanie Thompson, Serena, Ill., 1,564. 3, Jessica Sadler, West Union, Iowa, 1,533. 4, Santos Fletcher, Sugarland, Texas, 1,522. 5, Lori Schumann, Pardeeville, Wis., 1,508.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 1,503. 2, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 1,486. 3, Dorothy Wisted, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,474. 4, Carolyn Smith, Reidsville, Ga., 1,442. 5, Sandi Lawson, Huntsville, Texas, 1,402.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 1,370. 2, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 1,341. 3, Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 1,326. 4, Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., 1,307. 5, Nancy Jette, Beaverton, Ore., 1,278.