California team shakes up leaderboards at 2015 USBC Women's Championships

    05/17/15

    United States

    Members of Harbor Ladies of Eureka, California, move into the lead in Sapphire Team, Amethyst Singles, Amethyst All-Events and Topaz All-Events; new leaders emerge in Ruby Doubles

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    When the members of Harbor Ladies of Eureka, California (pictured above), arrived at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, they had one goal in mind – to have fun.

    By the time they finished their nine games at the National Bowling Stadium, their mission had been accomplished, and they held the top spot in multiple events.

    On May 14, they hit the lanes for their team event and put together games of 604, 628 and 710 for a 1,942 total, which moved them into the lead in Sapphire Team. CWE Inspirators of Bloomfield, New Mexico, previously held the lead with a 1,804 total.

    2015USBCWCCarrieHagedorn.jpgLaDeena Gray led the way for Harbor Ladies with a career-high 554 series and was joined by Carrie Hagedorn (505), Stacy Rafferty (495) and Deborah Smith (388).

    Hagedorn and Gray returned to the one-of-a-kind NBS on May 15 and carried that momentum into doubles and singles.

    2015USBCWCLaDeenaGray.jpgHagedorn (left), 43, moved into the lead in Amethyst Singles (546) and Amethyst All-Events (1,515), while Gray (right), 39, took over the top spot in Topaz All-Events (1,474).

    Marlyn Bisnar of Henderson, Nevada, previously held the lead in Amethyst Singles with a 538, while Ellena Dominguez of Las Vegas led the way in Amethyst All-Events with a 1,503. Michelle Jensen of Estherville, Iowa, led Topaz All-Events with 1,370.

    Teams in the Sapphire Division enter the Women's Championships with combined averages of 574 and below. Bowlers in Amethyst Singles and All-Events have entering averages of 130-144, while bowlers in Topaz Singles and All-Events have entering averages of 129 and below.

     


    New leaders emerge in Ruby Doubles


    Kindra Walls and Kelsey Farmer of Morris, Illinois, took over the top spot in the Ruby Doubles standings with a 1,139 total at the National Bowling Stadium on May 10.

    Farmer led the way with games of 183, 170 and 232 for a 585 set, while Walls added 201, 166 and 187 for a 554 total. Shirley McCallum of Rochester, Minnesota, and Debra Klocek of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, previously held the lead in Ruby Doubles at the 2015 USBC Women's Championships with 1,129.

    Ruby Doubles is made up of pairs with combined averages of 350-379.

     


    A look ahead


    2010USBCHoFBettyBarnes_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes (pictured) of Reno, Nevada, will get to celebrate her 50th tournament at the venue she was instrumental in bringing to The Biggest Little City in the World.

    The 81-year-old right-hander helped bring the USBC Women's Championships to Reno for the first time in 1988 and has continued to play a vital role as the tournament makes its record 10th trip to northern Nevada in 2015. She'll hit the lanes May 18 at 4 p.m.

     


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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, 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, CT Divas, Waterbury, Conn., 2,173. 3, Alaska Belles II, Anchorage, Alaska, 2,163. 4, ABT, Taylorsville, Utah, 2,152. 5, Whitman and Son Drywall, Paducah, Ky., 2,145.

    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, That's How We Roll, Edgerton, Wis., 1,985. 3(tie), Tire Associates Warehouse, Cleveland, Minn., and Tenth Framers, San Antonio, 1,984. 5, Head Pin Hunters, Waukegan, Ill., 1,976.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)
    1, Harbor Ladies (Deborah Smith, Stacy Rafferty, Carrie Hagedorn, LaDeena Gray), Eureka, Calif., 1,942. 2, CWE Inspirators, Bloomfield, N.M., 1,804. 3, Turkey Club, Lennon, Mich., 1,802. 4, The Leftovers, Loveland, Colo., 1,767. 5, AJ's Jokers, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 1,760.

     


    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, Kindra Walls/Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 1,139. 2, Debra Klocek, Fort Atkinson, Wis./Shirley McCallum, Rochester, Minn., 1,129. 3, Melodie Malnar/Molly Pattison, Redwood Valley, Calif., 1,126. 4, Elizabeth Carter, Wilmington, Del./Cheryl Walker, Newark, Del., 1,123. 5(tie), Liz Hunt, Orlando, Fla./Anne Smith, Apopka, Fla., and Gladys Crnich, Lynden, Wash./Barbara Demorest, Bellingham, Wash., 1,100.

    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, N.C., 1,089. 3, Melanie Spencer/Renee Byers, Eureka, Calif., 1,078. 4(tie), Tamara Smith, Poncha Springs, Colo./Sue Rann, Buena Vista, Colo., and MaryBeth Fisher/Joy McGuire, East Hampton, N.Y., 1,072.

    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, Mary Fulton/Susan Lessley, Bozeman, Mont., 1,055. 4, Melissa Atanacio, Morgan Hill, Calif./Lydia McKillip, Wilsonville, Ore., 1,051. 5, Jeannie Platt, Orlando, Fla./Hope Gillispie, Haines City, Fla., 1,050.

    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, Lois Moorman, Spencerville, Ohio/Linda Grant, Lima, Ohio, 864. 3, Janet Pugh/Nelda Blickenstaff, Boise, Idaho, 862. 4, Melanie Herrick/Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 847. 5, Jan Macejkovic, Milwaukee/Carol Offenbacher, Brookfield, Wis., 829.

     


    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, Lois Vincent, Faquay Varina, N.C., 611. 5, Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 610.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1(tie), Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn., and Heather Zacharis, Mundeline, Ill., 602. 3(tie), Angela Steeves-Stanford, Madison, Wis., and Karen Taylor, Akron, Ohio, 599. 5, Sherry Anderson, Laramie, Wyo., 590.

    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), Sharen Kinney, Mechanicsville, Md., and Lisa Paningsoro, San Rafael, Calif., 558.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 546. 2, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 538. 3, Deanna Robertson, Maple Lake, Minn., 522. 4, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 519. 5, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 513.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 487. 2, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 486. 3(tie), Takoa Banter, Berne, Ind., and LaDeena Gray, Eureka, Calif., 479. 5(tie), Katrina Kynsi, Clatskanie, Ore., and Cindy George, Wadsworth, Nev., 464.

     


    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, Jennifer VanWay, Lafayette, La., 1,716. 3, Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 1,697. 4, Anne Smith, Apopka, Fla., 1,685. 5, Carol Saunders, Watertown, Wis., 1,678.

    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, Lisa Paningsoro, San Rafael, Calif., 1,546.

    Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 1,515. 2, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 1,503. 3, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 1,486. 4, Dorothy Wisted, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,474. 5, Carolyn Smith, Reidsville, Ga., 1,442.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, LaDeena Gray, Eureka, Calif., 1,474. 2, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 1,370. 3, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 1,341. 4, Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 1,326. 5, Patricia Chance, Douglas, Wyo., 1,324.