Wisconsin's Rochelle Roventini ties Diamond Singles lead at USBC Women's Championships

    05/30/15

    United States

    New leaders emerge in Emerald Singles and Amethyst Doubles; California's Yvonne Carrel makes 50th appearance; two live broadcasts from the National Bowling Stadium this week

    2015USBCWCRochelleRoventini.jpgRochelle Roventini (pictured left) of Franklin, Wisconsin, matched the leading score in Diamond Singles at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships on May 24.

    2015USBCWCDarrisRuffner.jpgThe 39-year-old right-hander rolled games of 248, 263 and 231 for a 742 series at the National Bowling Stadium and moved into a tie with Darris Ruffner (right) of Exeter, California.

    "I didn't know what I needed, so when I got done, my teammates all sighed, and they said I had tied the score," said Roventini, who added sets of 559 in team and 547 in doubles for a 1,848 all-events total.

    "I was joyful, and it was amazing that I tied it, but it's haunting to know I missed by that one pin." Diamond Singles features bowlers with entering averages of 190 and above.

     


    New leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium


    Barbara Frank of Battle Ground, Washington, cruised into the lead in Emerald Singles on May 24 with games of 199, 202 and 209 for a 610 series. Kimberly Dauer of Mankato, Minnesota, and Heather Zacharis of Mundeline, Illinois, previously were tied for the lead with 602.

    Frank added 479 in doubles and 407 in singles for a 1,496 all-events total. Tamara Smith of Poncha Springs, Colorado, leads Emerald All-Events with 1,699. Competitors in the Emerald Division have entering averages from 160-174.

    Debbie Sapp of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Betty Williams of Pembroke Pines, Florida, moved into the Amethyst Doubles lead after their performance at the NBS on May 29.

    Sapp led the effort with games of 174, 173 and 166 for a 513 series, while Williams rolled scores of 146, 160 and 173 for a 479 set to propel the pair to a 992 total. Tanya Henrie and Cindy Ramirez of Helper, Utah, previously held the top spot with 977.

    Amethyst Doubles features bowlers with combined entering averages from 260-289.

     


    California bowler makes 50th appearance at 2015 USBC Women's Championships


    Yvonne Carrel of Buena Park, California, joined the 50-Year Club at the USBC Women's Championships after making her ceremonial trip down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium on May 28.

    The 76-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1962 event in Phoenix and received a plaque and pendant to commemorate the milestone. She is the fourth of seven bowlers scheduled to compete for the 50th time this year. Martha Johnson of Johnson City, Tennessee, was set to reach the plateau May 30, but her visit has been postponed until 2016.

     


    A look ahead


    2014PBA50TishJohnson.jpg2013USBCTripleCrownShootOutLucySandelin2.jpgThere will be two live broadcasts from the USBC Women's Championships in Reno, Nevada, this week.

    First, USBC Hall of Famer Tish Johnson (left) will be featured on BowlTV for doubles and singles May 30 at 3 p.m. Eastern. The group also includes 2013 Scratch and Diamond Doubles champion Kaleena Shannon.

    USBC Hall of Famer and two-time USBC Senior Queens winner Lucy Sandelin (right) and her team will be featured on BowlTV on May 31 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

     


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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, Eagle's Edge Pro Shop, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,511. 4, Striking is Fun 2, Oregon, Ohio, 2,505. 5, One More, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,484.

    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, 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.

    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, Steel Pirettes, Helena, Mont., 1,783. 5, Faux Blondes, Lake in the Hills, Ill., 1,775.

     


    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, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill./Jonquay Armon, Roselle, Ill., 1,339. 5, Tracy Anderson, Prospect Heights, Ill./Samantha Kelly, Streamwood, Ill., 1,326.

    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.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn./Lee Jorgensen, Woodbury, Minn., 1,180. 2, Tracy Ditmars, Goshen, Ind./Isabelle Buitendorp, Elkhart, Ind., 1,106. 3, Nemia Moore, Fort Smith, Ark./Kimberly Tulo, San Clemente, Calif., 1,094. 4, Stella Powell/Geneva Smith, Durham, N.C., 1,089. 5, Mary Webster/Linda Butler-Fisher, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,083.

    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, Debbie Sapp, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Betty Williams, Pembroke, Pins, Fla., 992. 2, Tanya Henrie/Cindy Ramirez, Helper, Utah, 977. 3, Paula Howell/Julie Juvan, Fort Collins, Colo., 976. 4, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 970. 5, Jody Novak, Aurora, Neb./Carol Mathiesen, Geneva, Neb., 967.

    Topaz
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
    1, Kara Bonnema, Anacortes, Wash./Kristin Caldwell, Mount Vernon, Wash., 930. 2, Brenda Hawker, Wellsville, Utah/Hollie Nisson, Pocatello, Idaho, 894. 3, Lois Moorman, Spencerville, Ohio/Linda Grant, Lima, Ohio, 864. 4, Janet Pugh/Nelda Blickenstaff, Boise, Idaho, 862. 5, Melanie Herrick/Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 847.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Singles


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Diamond
    (For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)
    1(tie), Darris Ruffner, Exeter, Calif., and Rochelle Roventini, Franklin, Wis., 742. 3, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 734. 4, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 707. 5, Vivian Cui, Visalia, Calif., 698.

    Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Nicole Ryan, Johnson City, N.Y., 654. 2, Rochelle Blasche, Washington, 639. 3, Patricia Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill., 623. 4, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 622. 5, Jennifer Rogers, Thornton, Colo., 619.

    Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Barbara Frank, Battle Ground, Wash., 610. 2(tie), Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn., and Heather Zacharis, Mundeline, Ill., 602. 4(tie), Angela Steeves-Stanford, Madison, Wis., and Karen Taylor, Akron, Ohio, 599.

    Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Michelle Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 622. 2(tie), Kay Hinson, Virginia Beach, Va., and Diane Hayes, Bigfork, Mont., 566. 4(tie), Santos Fletcher, Sugarland, Texas, and Karen Mattis, Centralia, Wash., 563.

    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., and Sherian McGlothen, Las Vegas, 522.

    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

    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, Jessica Roberts, Portland, Ore., 1,771. 3, Jennifer VanWay, Lafayette, La., 1,716. 4, Patricia Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill., 1,715. 5, Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 1,697.

    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, Penny Brown, Waukesha, Wis., 1,572. 4(tie), Stephanie Thompson, Serena, Ill., and Carol Storer, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 1,564.

    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.

    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.