Defending champions back in lead at USBC Women's Championships

    05/09/15

    United States

    There will be one live BowlTV broadcast this week on May 10 at 7 pm. EDT

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    Defending Diamond Team champion Bowlieve In A Cure of Arlington, Texas, highlighted an exciting couple of days at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships that saw the team's members surge into the lead in three events.

    Led by Tennelle Milligan's 740 series, Bowlieve In A Cure returned to the top spot in the Diamond standings May 7 with games of 864, 939 and 831 for a 2,634 total. East Coast of Palm Harbor, Florida, previously held the lead with 2,588.

    Milligan, a 38-year-old right-hander and the 2005 USBC Queens champion, was joined by USBC Hall of Famer Lynda Barnes (677), Kendra Gaines (625) and Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe (592).

    Pictured above from left to right: Barnes, O'Keefe, Milligan and Gaines.

    2015USBCWCLyndaBarnesTennelleMilligan.jpg2015USBCWCLizJohnsonCarynEvitts.jpgThe pins continued to fall for Milligan in doubles and singles May 8 as she added sets of 760 in doubles and 669 in singles to claim the Diamond All-Events lead with a 2,169 total. Barnes contributed a 644 effort to catapult the duo into the lead in Diamond Doubles with 1,404.

    New USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, and Caryn Evitts of Waukegan, Illinois (right, l-r), previously held the lead in Diamond Doubles with 1,377, while Johnson topped the all-events standings with 2,112.

    "This week has been amazing," said Barnes, a 47-year-old right-hander who made her 24th tournament appearance. "It's always fun when we get the chance to get together. We always have a blast. To watch Tennelle bowl that well gave me goosebumps. She just threw so many great shots, and it's fun to watch somebody you care about bowl so good."

    Barnes finished her title defense by moving into ninth place in Diamond All-Events after adding scores of 677 in team and 615 in singles for a 1,936 total.

    2015USBCWCAltitudeWithAttitude.jpgThe Ruby and Sapphire Divisions also got new team leaders at the NBS on May 7 as Altitude With Attitude of Buena Vista, Colorado, and Turkey Club of Lennon, Michigan, moved into the lead in each, respectively.

    Altitude With Attitude (left) finished with scores of 662, 727 and 787 for a 2,176 total. Penny Matthies set the pace for Altitude With Attitude with a 584 series and was joined by Tamara Smith (563), Sue Rann (533) and Kelly Phillips (496). ABT of Taylorsville, Utah, previously held the top spot with 2,152.

    2015USBCWCTurkeyClub.jpgTurkey Club (right) had games of 635, 573 and 594 for a 1,802 total. Melanie Wrenn led the way with a 547 series and bowled alongside Susan Tarrant (483), Renee Dugas (396) and Charlene Hebekeuser (376). The Leftovers of Loveland, Colorado, previously held the lead with 1,767.

    Diamond Team includes four-player teams with combined entering averages of 725 or more. Ruby Team has bowlers with combined averages of 650-724, and Sapphire Team features teams with combined averages of 574 and below.

     


    A look ahead


    There will be one live BowlTV broadcast from the 2015 USBC Women's Championships this week. Washington State standout Lisa Barfield will lead her team onto the lanes at the NBS on May 10 at 7 pm. EDT.

     


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    2015 USBC Women's Championships Team event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    1, Bowlieve In A Cure (Lynda Barnes, Tennelle Milligan, Kendra Gaines, Shannon O'Keefe), Arlington, Texas, 2,634. 2, East Coast, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,588. 3, Striking is Fun 2, Oregon, Ohio, 2,505. 4, UCANBOWL2, Newhall, Calif., 2,449. 5, Axis Rotation, Campbell, Calif., 2,418.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
    1, Altitude With Attitude (Sue Rann, Kelly Phillips, Penny Matthies, Tamara Smith), Buena Vista, Colo., 2,176. 2, ABT, Taylorsville, Utah, 2,152. 3, Whitman and Son Drywall, Paducah, Ky., 2,145. 4, Barb's Stormin Babes 3, Brookfield, Wis., 2,102. 5, H&R Block, Maquoketa, Iowa, 2,069.

    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(tie), Tire Associates Warehouse, Cleveland, Minn., and Tenth Framers, San Antonio, 1,984. 4, Head Pin Hunters, Waukegan, Ill., 1,976. 5, Lady Rollers, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,972.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)
    1, Turkey Club (Melanie Wrenn, Charlene Hebekeuser, Susan Tarrant, Renee Dugas), Lennon, Mich., 1,802. 2, The Leftovers, Loveland, Colo., 1,767. 3, AJ's Jokers, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 1,760. 4, Nebrask Inn, Clay Center, Neb., 1,758. 5(tie), Lundeen Ford, Annandale, Minn., and Lee's Lucky Ladies, Rugby, N.D., 1,744.

     


    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, Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, Texas/Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,404. 2, Caryn Evitts, Waukegan, Ill./Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,377. 3, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio/Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,356. 4, Tracy Anderson, Prospect Heights, Ill./Samantha Kelly, Streamwood, Ill., 1,326. 5, Shannon O'Keefe, O'Fallon, Ill./Kendra Gaines, Orlando, Fla., 1,324.

    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, Tamara Smith, Poncha Springs, Colo./Sue Rann, Buena Vista, Colo., 1,072. 4, Linda Smith, El Monte, Calif./Bobbette Edwards, Covina, Calif., 1,070. 5, Sue Vigneux, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Mallory Nutting, Topsham, Maine, 1,066.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
    1, Janet Sward/Arianne Sward, Grasston, Minn., 1,063. 2, Margaret Monroe, Fowelerville, Mich./Dorothy Wisted, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,058. 3, Melissa Atanacio, Morgan Hill, Calif./Lydia McKillip, Wilsonville, Ore., 1,051. 4, Jeannie Platt, Orlando, Fla./Hope Gillispie, Haines City, Fla., 1,050. 5, Debra Graff, West Allis, Wis./Sharon Kropidlowski, Milwaukee, 1,033.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)
    1, Tanya Henrie/Cindy Ramirez, Helper, Utah, 977. 2, Paula Howell/Julie Juvan, Fort Collins, Colo., 976. 3, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 970. 4, Jody Novak, Aurora, Neb./Carol Mathiesen, Geneva, Neb., 967. 5(tie), Valorie Dunn, Hebron, Ind./Cindy Allen, Rensselaer, Ind., and Martha Langley, Rensselaer, Ind./Lola Miller, Brook, Ind., 947.

    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, Donna Becvar/Kathleen Dunn, Havelock, N.C., 826.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Singles


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
    1, Darris Ruffner, Exeter, Calif., 742. 2, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 734. 3, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 707. 4, Vivian Cui, Visalia, Calif., 698. 5, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 697.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Nicole Ryan, Johnson City, N.Y., 654. 2, Rochelle Blasche, Washington, 639. 3, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 622. 4, Susan Boutote, Wilbraham, Mass., 607. 5, Joan Heideman, Hudson, Colo., 604.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1(tie), Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn., and Heather Zacharis, Mundeline, Ill., 602. 3, Angela Steeves-Stanford, Madison, Wis., 599. 4, Amanda Byers, Modesto, Calif., 587. 5, Terri McFadden, Boulder, Mont., 586.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Michelle Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 622. 2, Kay Hinson, Virginia Beach, Va., 566. 3, Santos Fletcher, Sugarland, Texas, 563. 4(tie), Ruth Morello, Clermont, Fla., and Janet Gandolfo, Anderson, Calif., 552.

    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, Laurie Goff, Estes Park, Colo., 458. 5, Cindy George, Wadsworth, Nev., 454.

     


    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, Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, Texas, 2,169. 2, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,112. 3, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,102. 4, Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,096. 5, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,079.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,778. 2, Anne Smith, Apopka, Fla., 1,685. 3, Carol Saunders, Watertown, Wisc., 1,678. 4, Lois Duea, Holdingford, Minn., 1,674. 5, Kelly Engels, Carson City, Nev., 1,668.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Tamara Smith, Poncha Springs, Colo., 1,699. 2, Heather Zacharis, Mundeline, Ill., 1,687. 3, Shawn Lovin, Puyallup, Wash., 1,671. 4, Terri McFadden, Boulder, Mont., 1,665. 5, Linda Vandenbos, Phoenix, 1,663.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Gretchen Rieder, Richmond, Minn., 1,597. 2, Michelle Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 1,581. 3(tie), Stephanie Thompson, Serena, Ill. and Carol Storer, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 1,564. 5, Karen Billingsley, Abingdon, Md., 1,543.

    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, Terry Glennie, Alexandria, Minn., 1,441.

    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, Kathy Lopez, Loveland, Colo., 1,313. 5, Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., 1,307.