USBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes makes 50th Women's Championships appearance

    05/23/15

    United States

    Topaz Singles lead changes hands at National Bowling Stadium; there will be a BowlTV live broadcast from the Women's Championships this week

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    United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Betty Barnes (pictured) of Reno, Nevada, had a hometown celebration for her 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance May 18.

    The 81-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1958 event in San Francisco, and she received a plaque and pendant to welcome her as the latest member of the event's 50-Year Club.

    Barnes played a pivotal role in bringing the Women's Championships to Reno for the first time in 1988 and also was instrumental in helping the city open the National Bowling Stadium in 1995.

    She was elected to the Women's International Bowling Congress Board of Directors in 1989 and served as the WIBC Sergeant-at-Arms from 1994-2005. In 2010, she was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service.

    In her 50th appearance, Barnes rolled sets of 456 in singles, 441 in team and 391 in doubles for a 1,288 all-events total.

     


    Topaz Singles lead changes hands at National Bowling Stadium


    Jerry Corbett of Mineral Wells, Texas, put on a strong showing at the 2015 USBC Women's Championships, cruising into the Topaz Singles lead May 18.

    She rolled games of 181, 193 and 173 to move into the top spot with a 547 series, 60 pins ahead of previous leader, Michelle Jensen of Estherville, Iowa, who had 487.

    Corbett's overall effort at the NBS nearly vaulted her to the top spot in Topaz All-Events after sets of 479 in doubles and 428 in team. Corbett's 1,454 all-events total placed her second behind LaDeena Gray of Eureka, California, who leads with 1,474.

    The Topaz Division features bowlers with entering averages of 129 and below.

     


    A look ahead


    2014PBALindsayBoomershine.jpg2014PBA50TishJohnson.jpgYvonne Carrel of Buena Park, California, will become the latest member of the 50-Year Club at the USBC Women's Championships when she makes her 2015 appearance at the National Bowling Stadium on May 28.

    Carrel made her tournament debut at the 1962 event in Phoenix.

    There also will be a BowlTV broadcast live from the Women's Championships this week as USBC Hall of Famer Tish Johnson (left) and three-time titlist Lindsay Boomershine (right) take the lanes for doubles and singles May 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

     


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    2015 USBC Women's Championships Team event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1 - 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.

    Division 2 - 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.

    Division 3 - 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, Middle Age Lousy Bowlers, Longmont, Colo., 1,990. 3, That's How We Roll, Edgerton, Wis., 1,985. 4(tie), Tire Associates Warehouse, Cleveland, Minn., and Tenth Framers, San Antonio, 1,984.

    Division 4 - 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, Faux Blondes, Lake in the Hills, Ill., 1,775. 5, The Leftovers, Loveland, Colo., 1,767.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Doubles


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1 - 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.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Kindra Walls/Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 1,139. 2, Cathy Westrich, Boulder City, Nev./Linda DeCamp, Henderson, Nev., 1,130. 3, Debra Klocek, Fort Atkinson, Wis./Shirley McCallum, Rochester, Minn., 1,129. 4, Melodie Malnar/Molly Pattison, Redwood Valley, Calif., 1,126. 5, Elizabeth Carter, Wilmington, Del./Cheryl Walker, Newark, Del., 1,123.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn./Lee Jorgensen, Woodbury, Minn., 1,180. 2, Nemia Moore, Fort Smith, Ark./Kimberly Tulo, San Clemente, Calif., 1,094. 3, Stella Powell/Geneva Smith, Durham, N.C., 1,089. 4, Mary Webster/Linda Butler-Fisher, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,083. 5, Mary Webster/Linda Butler-Fisher, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,083.

    Division 4 - 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.

    Division 5 - 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, Billie Stoker, Breckenridge, Texas/Jerry Corbett, Mineral Wells, Texas, 954.

    Division 6 - 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(tie), Jan Macejkovic, Milwaukee/Carol Offenbacher, Brookfield, Wis., and Frances Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla./Wilma Ricks, Portsmouth, Va., 829.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Singles


    Top 5 Division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1 - 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.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Nicole Ryan, Johnson City, N.Y., 654. 2, Rochelle Blasche, Japan, 639. 3, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 622. 4, Lois Vincent, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 611. 5, Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 610.

    Division 3 - 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.

    Division 4 - Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Michelle Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 622. 2, Kay Hinson, Virginia Beach, Va., 566. 3(tie), Santos Fletcher, Sugarland, Texas, and Karen Mattis, Centralia, Wash., 563. 5(tie), Sharen Kinney, Mechanicsville, Md., and Lisa Paningsoro, San Rafael, Calif., 558.

    Division 5 - Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 546. 2, Rosan Hallstrom, Tillamook, Ore., 544. 3, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 538. 4, Jackie Mihalovits, Springtown, Texas, 524. 5, Deanna Robertson, Maple Lake, Minn., 522.

    Division 6 - Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, Jerry Corbett, Mineral Wells, Texas, 547. 2, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 487. 3, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 486. 4(tie), Takoa Banter, Berne, Ind., and LaDeena Gray, Eureka, Calif., 479.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships All-Events


    Top 5 Division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Division 1 - 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.

    Division 2 - 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.

    Division 3 - 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.

    Division 4 - Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Gretchen Rieder, Richmond, Minn., 1,597. 2, Michelle Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 1,581. 3, Penny Brown, Waukesha, Wis., 1,572. 4(tie), Stephanie Thompson, Serena, Ill., and Carol Storer, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 1,564.

    Division 5 - Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 1,515. 2, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 1,503. 3, Rosan Hallstrom, Tillamook, Ore., 1,493. 4, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 1,486. 5, Dorothy Wisted, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,474.

    Division 6 - Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, LaDeena Gray, Eureka, Calif., 1,474. 2, Jerry Corbett, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,454. 3, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 1,370. 4, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 1,341. 5, Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 1,326.