Verity Crawley top qualifier at USBC Queens

    05/17/15

    2015 PWBA Tour #1

    Top 64 players advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern

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    Verity Crawley (pictured) of Babson Park, Florida, was able to maintain her lead at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event, and while she didn't bowl as well in Saturday's final qualifying round, she gathered a lot of valuable information.

    The collegiate standout, a native of England, averaged more than 235 over 15 games this week at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., and her 3,539 total is the second-highest qualifying score in tournament history. She had blocks of 1,241, 1,215 and 1,083.

    The performance earned her the top seed for the double-elimination match-play bracket, and she'll take on No. 64 seed Natalie Cortese of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in the opening round of three-game matches, beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern.

    2014PBAKellyKulick2.jpg2014PCWomenRocioRestrepo.jpgTwo-time USBC Queens champion and PWBA spokesperson Kelly Kulick (left) of Union, New Jersey, qualified second with a 3,480 total and was followed by Colombia's Rocio Restrepo (right; 3,400), USBC Hall of Famer Kim Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas (3,378) and Team USA member Brittni Hamilton of Wood Ridge, New Jersey (3,374).

    "This feels surreal, and it's something I probably couldn't even dream of," said Crawley, who bowls for Webber International. "I really wasn't trying to think about the standings too much today. I just wanted to watch ball reaction and learn for tomorrow, especially since it's mainly going to be fresh."

    The 2015 USBC Queens is being contested on a 42-foot Sport Bowling-certified lane condition, and even though Crawley made a run at the record books for 10 and 15 games, her struggles in the final five games Saturday actually were beneficial.

    "I struggled on the fresh today, and it was a combination of bad shots and bad ball reaction," Crawley said. "It definitely was a learning experience about what not to do tomorrow, so that part was good."

    2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez.jpgMatch play at the Queens will continue through Monday, and the event will conclude with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. All match play rounds leading up to the TV show will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

    More than 200 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who would join defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez (left) of Colombia in match play. Rodriguez posted a 3,167 total during qualifying to earn the No. 35 seed.

    There was a three-way tie for 62nd place between Cortese, Jackie Carbonetto of Blauvelt, New York, and Puerto Rico's Mariana Ayala with a 3,073 total, a 204 average, and all three advanced to match play.

    2015USBCWCDianaZavjalova.jpg2013TeamUSASummerTrialsCarolynDorinBallard2.jpgThe player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $20,000 of the estimated $125,000 prize fund.

    The last two Queens champions have been international players, and Crawley is looking to make it three in a row. Rodriguez is from Colombia, and 2013 champion, Diana Zavjalova (left; 6th; 3,366), Crawley's former teammate at Webber, hails from Latvia.

    USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (right) of Keller, Texas, set the Queens qualifying record with a 3,636 effort at the 2010 event in El Paso, Texas. The 2001 Queens champion still is active and just missed match play this year, finishing tied for 76th place with a 3,053 total.

     


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    2015 USBC Queens - Second Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown/country and 15-game total; top 64 players advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket

    1, Verity Crawley, Babson Park, Fla., 3,539. 2, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 3,480. 3, Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 3,400. 4, Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,378. 5, Brittni Hamilton, Wood Ridge, N.J., 3,374. 6, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,366.

    7, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,364. 8, Kristin Quah, Singapore, 3,361. 9, Laura Beuthner, Germany, 3,347. 10, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 3,333. 11, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 3,325. 12, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 3,314.

    13, Samantha Kelly, Streamwood, Ill., 3,293. 14, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 3,291. 15, Shannon O'Keefe, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,285. 16, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 3,269. 17, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 3,235. 18, Brittany Smith, Des Moines, Iowa, 3,224.

    19, Leanne Hulsenberg, North Ogden, Utah, 3,218. 20, Marcia Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 3,217. 21, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,215. 22, Anita Arnett, Richmond, Texas, 3,208. 23, Jacqui Reese, McAdoo, Pa., 3,202. 24, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 3,201.

    25, Birgit Poeppler, Germany, 3,197. 26, (tie) Samantha How, Oregon City, Ore., and Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,188. 28, Katherine Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla., 3,187. 29, Catherine Maher, Altoona, Pa., 3,184. 30, Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 3,180.

    31, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,179. 32, Giselle Poss, Montgomery, Ill., 3,177. 33, Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 3,174. 34, Kerry Smith, Lititz, Pa., 3,172. 35, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Austin, Texas, 3,167. 36, Amanda Greene, Romney, W. Va., 3,166.

    37, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 3,162. 38, Emily Peterson, West Fargo, N.D., 3,155. 39, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 3,148. 40, Iliana Lomeli, Mexico, 3,147. 41, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., 3,145. 42, Tnia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa., 3,142.

    43, Patricia De Faria, Venezuela, 3,140. 44, Lauren Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 3,135. 45, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,129. 46, Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore, Mich., 3,128. 47, Kristin Warzinski, Lincoln, Calif., 3,126. 48, Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 3,125.

    49, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,124. 50, Shannon Labinski, Wauwatosa, Wis., 3,123. 51, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 3,120. 52, Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 3,118. 53, Jessica Abel, Wichita, Kan., 3,115. 54, Katie Anne Sopp, White Bear Lake, Minn., 3,114.

    55, Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 3,106. 56, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 3,099. 57, Stephanie Martins, Brazil, 3,098. 58, Pamela Alvarez, Mexico, 3,089. 59, Aseret Zetter, Mexico, 3,087. 60, Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas, 3,081.

    61, Neishka Cardona, Puerto, PR, 3,076. 62, (tie) Jacqueline Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., and Natalie Cortese, Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Mariana Ayala, Euless, Texas, 3,073.

    Missed Cut:
    65, Kristy Coles, Kearns, Utah, 3,068, $950. 66, Olivia Sandham, Saint Joseph, Mo., 3,062, $900.

    67, (tie) Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W. Va., and Michelle Abner, Cincinnati, 3,061, $825. 69, (tie) Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, Md., and Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 3,060, $750. 71, (tie) Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., and Brandi Branka, Momence, Ill., 3,059.

    73, Michelle Bowden-Calhoun, Flossmoor, Ill., 3,057. 74, Terysa Wojnar, New Lenox, Ill., 3,055. 75, Lindsay Rusch, Appleton, Wis., 3,054. 76, (tie) Sandi Charles, Nolanville, Texas, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 3,053. 78, Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 3,048.

    79, April Murphy, Wichita, Kan., 3,045. 80, Stephanie Schwartz, Racine, Wis., 3,042. 81, Genie Franklin, Frisco, Texas, 3,041. 82, Kayla Stram, Minnetonka, Minn., 3,036. 83, Brittany Himmelreich, Cressona, Pa., 3,030. 84, Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan., 3,026.

    85, Emily Eckhoff, Denver, Colo., 3,019. 86, (tie) Kristin Nieter, Homewood, Ill., and Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., 3,016. 88, Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 3,015. 89, Jennifer Helferstay, O'Fallon, Mo., 3,014. 90, Lili Robles, Mexico, 3,011.

    91, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 3,009. 92, Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 3,007. 93, Julie Oczepek, Reese, Mich., 3,003. 94, Sydney Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,999. 95, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,992. 96, Leigh Anne Price, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,989.

    97, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 2,982. 98, Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., 2,971. 99, Catie Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas, 2,969. 100, Kerrie Watson, Canada, 2,967. 101, (tie) Michelle Secours, Huntsville, Texas, and Kimberly Roe, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 2,949.

    103, Correen Lieber, Issaquah, Wash., 2,947. 104, (tie) Morgan O'Brien, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Ashley Crowder, Tamarac, Fla., 2,946. 106, Sarah Muench, Kewaskum, Wis., 2,941. 107, Mary Wells, Columbus, Ohio, 2,935. 108, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 2,933.

    109, Melissa Sobolik, Marion, Iowa, 2,929. 110, Paola Gomez, Colombia, 2,919. 111, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 2,915. 112, Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., 2,913. 113, Katie Mae Pritchard, Coon Rapids, Minn., 2,912. 114, Blair Blumenscheid, Columbus, Ohio, 2,900.

    115, Jennifer Evans, Peru, Ind., 2,896. 116, Crystal Brooks, Schofield, Wis., 2,891. 117, Tabitha Bieri, Grandview, Iowa, 2,883. 118, Heather D'Errico, Rochester, N.Y., 2,881. 119, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md., 2,879. 120, Cassie Hauner, Sussex, Wis., 2,877.

    121, Cieara Watts, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,874. 122, Rochelle Roventini, Franklin, Wis., 2,871. 123, Mindie Meyer-Mohr, Alexandria, Minn., 2,867. 124, Nikki Stiteler, Medina, Ohio, 2,859. 125, Jordan Newham, Aurora, Ill., 2,856. 126, Lori Eskew, Hillsboro, Ore., 2,854.

    127, Lisa Doss, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2,853. 128, Katie Bishop, Westland, Mich., 2,845. 129, Jacqueline Malone, Scotia, N.Y., 2,844. 130, Rebecca Mencheski, Green Bay, Wis., 2,842. 131, Valerie Verheyen, Green Bay, Wis., 2,835. 132, Margrette Suchoski, East Moline, Ill., 2,832.

    133, Michelle Sterner, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 2,824. 134, Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Racine, Wis., 2,822. 135, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,816. 136, (tie) Brandy Silva, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ryan Oswood, Champlin, Minn., 2,815. 138, Paula Brown, Milwaukee, Wis., 2,814.

    139, Marissa Allison, Temperance, Mich., 2,808. 140, Diana Walter, Bellport, N.Y., 2,799. 141, Briana Cubito, Green Bay, Wis., 2,798. 142, Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 2,796. 143, Catherine Rawsthorne, Federal Way, Wash., 2,794. 144, Rebecca Sharp-Keegan, Carleton, Mich., 2,793.

    145, Lauren Sammel, Madison, Wis., 2,783. 146, Desiree Negron, Puerto Rico, 2,782. 147, Ashley Cole, Florissant, Mo., 2,776. 148, (tie) Chenoa Rhoades, Lafayette, Ind., and Sabrina Duncan-Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 2,775. 150, Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,774.

    151, Kolien Owens, Mason, Mich., 2,767. 152, Sharon Powers, Lakewood, Colo., 2,759. 153, Amber Ottilige, Lake Wales, Fla., 2,756. 154, Beverly Blanchard, Virginia Beach, Va., 2,754. 155, Trista Kimmes, Eagan, Minn., 2,749. 156, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La., 2,744.

    157, Crystal Boutotte, Montgomery, Texas, 2,742. 158, Janis Birschbach, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,739. 159, Megan Jirsa, La Crosse, Wis., 2,737. 160, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 2,733. 161, Brittney Harper, Rainsville, Ala., 2,720. 162, Chelsea Farrell, Elkart, Ind., 2,715.

    163, (tie) Jennifer Dovers, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Ellen Moller, Rock Island, Ill., 2,714. 165, Kayla Kolisch, Lakewood, Colo., 2,713. 166, (tie) Beth Tesch, Neenah, Wis., and Stephanie Mours, Franklin, Wis., 2,704. 168, Gina Hurst, Greenfield, Wis., 2,703.

    169, (tie) Heather Williams, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Lori Munson, Cottage Grove, Minn., 2,701. 171, (tie) Ashely Bryant, Huber Heights, Ohio, and Morgan Stary, Green Bay, Wis., 2,699. 173, Kerri Ellenbecker, Germantown, Wis., 2,698. 174, Amber Kwiecien, Brown Deer, Wis., 2,694.

    175, Heather White Guillen, Odenton, Md., 2,693. 176, Charly Boelter, Oshkosh, Wis., 2,691. 177, Shawna Strause, Tucson, Ariz., 2,684. 178, Jewel Skelton, Niles, Ohio, 2,681. 179, Tracie Ball, Tucson, Ariz., 2,677. 180, Jessica Nanneman, Waterford, Wis., 2,675.

    181, Brittany Morris, Waymart, Pa., 2,631. 182, Alice Driber, East Stroudsburg, Pa., 2,629. 183, Dori Fox, Statesville, N.C., 2,628. 184, Beth Polomis, Green Bay, Wis., 2,604. 185, Kelly Blank, Oshkosh, Wis., 2,587. 186, Cassondra Mize, Toledo, Ohio, 2,575.

    187, Angelica Greene, Superior, Colo., 2,565. 188, Susan Olson, Wausaukee, Wis., 2,561. 189, Nicole Reese, Duluth, Minn., 2,526. 190, Theresa Holmes, Windsor, Wis., 2,519. 191, Kim Hoffman, Pulaski, Wis., 2,498. 192, Amber Loberger, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,490.

    193, Mary Burton, Peru, Ind., 2,478. 194, Krista Giese, Norfolk, Neb., 2,475. 195, Taylor Hartwig, Wausau, Wis., 2,442. 196, Cristine Plum, Willow Street, Pa., 2,432. 197, Marina Guseva, Russia, 2,415. 198, Krystal Mannering, Hammonton, N.J., 2,414.

    199, Shari Kirsch, Green Bay, Wis., 2,392. 200, Martina Campbell, Hampton, Va., 2,381. 201, Melissa Frisque, Green Bay, Wis., 2,371. 202, Carrie Jaeger, De Pere, Wis., 2,356. 203, (tie) Ekaterina Voronina, Russia, and Brianna Erdmann, Menasha, Wis., 2,225. 205, Rebecca Barribeau, Green Bay, Wis., 2,188.