Virginian Lucille Strauss makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships

    06/20/15

    United States

    No lead changes this week, but several close calls at National Bowling Stadium

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    Lucille Strauss (pictured) of Richmond, Virginia, never has been one to revel in the limelight, but all eyes were on her as she made her 50th appearance at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships on June 12.

    "I was so nervous that I was shaking, and my teeth were chattering," said Strauss, who made her first tournament appearance at the 1963 event in Memphis, Tennessee.

    The 86-year-old right-hander credits the event with helping her see the country and build countless friendships. For her accomplishment, Strauss was presented with a plaque and pendant.

    In her 50th appearance, Strauss rolled scores of 479 in team, 469 in doubles and 442 in singles for a 1,390 all-events total at the National Bowling Stadium.

     


    Several close calls at National Bowling Stadium


    Although there were no lead changes at the 2015 USBC Women's Championships this week, several bowlers just missed the top spot in the standings and settled into second place at the NBS.

    Shila Longcor of Illinois City, Illinois, rolled games of 168, 144 and 201 for a 513 series to move into second in Topaz Singles on June 16. Jerry Corbett of Mineral Wells, Texas, leads with 547.

    On June 17, Emily Corsaw of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and Wanda Graham of North Chicago, Illinois, took over second place in Emerald Doubles with 1,143. Corsaw led the effort with a 584 series, while Graham added 559. Michele Jansen of Oakdale, Minnesota, and Lee Jorgensen of Woodbury, Minnesota, lead with 1,180.

    Roxanna Palm of Tenino, Washington, just missed the Sapphire All-Events lead June 18. She fired sets of 555 in singles, 553 in doubles and 502 in team for a 1,610 series. Lori Tapparo of Strasburg, Colorado, leads with 1,631.

     


    A look ahead


    USBC Hall of Famer Sylvia Broyles of Spring Branch, Texas, is scheduled to become the seventh competitor at the 2015 Women's Championships to make her 50th tournament appearance. She'll compete June 22.

    The 79-year-old right-hander has been associated with the sport for more than 50 years and served as the final president of the Women's International Bowling Congress from 2002-2004 and was a member of the first USBC Board of Directors.

    Her continued dedication earned her a spot in the USBC Hall of Fame in 2005 for meritorious service.

     


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    2015 USBC Women's Championships Team event


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    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, 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.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)
    1, Fox Bowl Ladies (Anne Hjelmberg, Stefanie Quayle, Tracy Wrase, Katrina Raysby), Naperville, Ill., 2,230. 2, Altitude With Attitude, Buena Vista, Colo., 2,176. 3, CT Divas, Waterbury, Conn., 2,173. 4, Alaska Belles II, Anchorage, Alaska, 2,163. 5, ABT, Taylorsville, Utah, 2,152.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 575-649)
    1, Herbalife (Michelle Schwarz, Tonya Sayer, Jodi Meyers, Glenda Beenblossom), Cozad, Neb., 2,080. 2, Maine Fish Market 2, Hampden, Mass., 2,037. 3, Sunny Meadows, Kearney, Neb., 2,017. 4, The Incredibowl, Campbell, Calif., 2,000. 5, Just For Fun, Sumrall, Miss., 1,992.

    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, Prairie Pals I, Bennett, Colo., 1,844. 3, HJB Party Jumpers, Bastrop, La., 1,837. 4, Out Siders, Hueytown, Ala., 1,829. 5, Custom Crafted, Foxboro, Mass., 1,826.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Doubles


    Top 5 Division leaders with hometown and pinfall, changes highlighted in yellow

    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, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La./Kristin Warzinski, Lincoln, Calif., 1,392. 3, Caryn Evitts, Waukegan, Ill./Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,377. 4, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio/Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,356. 5, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill./Jonquay Armon, Roselle, Ill., 1,339.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Anne Hjelmberg, Naperville, Ill./Katrina Raysby, Lombard, Ill., 1,172. 2, Sissy Christy/Debbie Strong, Oklahoma City, 1,170. 3, Bonnie Dirksen/Sherri Bucholz, Rapid City, S.D., 1,149. 4, Kindra Walls/Kelsey Farmer, Morris, Ill., 1,139. 5, Cathy Westrich, Boulder City, Nev./Linda DeCamp, Henderson, Nev., 1,130.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn./Lee Jorgensen, Woodbury, Minn., 1,180. 2, Emily Corsaw, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Wanda Graham, North Chicago, Ill., 1,143. 3, Tricia Green, Luckey, Ohio/Heidi Haney, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1,134. 4, Liz Merritt, Big Piney, Wyo./Jerene Smith, Houston, 1,131. 5, Tracy Ditmars, Goshen, Ind./Isabelle Buitendorp, Elkhart, Ind., 1,106.

    Division 4 - Sapphire
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)
    1, Terri Terry/Robin Cnossen, Ponca City, Okla., 1,088. 2, RosaMae Anderson, Lacey, Wash./Carolyn Smart, Olympia, Wash., 1,076. 3, Connie Dew/Toni Jamieson, Crossville, Tenn., 1,064. 4(tie), Janet Sward/Arianne Sward, Grasston, Minn., and Falena Cotton, Rockford, Ill./Shaleah Woods, Los Angeles, 1,063.

    Division 5 - Amethyst
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)
    1, Debbie Sapp, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Betty Williams, Pembroke Pines, 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, Carol Mathiesen, Geneva, Neb./Jody Novak, Aurora, Neb., 967.

    Division 6 - Topaz
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
    1, Kristin Caldwell, Mount Vernon, Wash./Kara Bonnema, Anacortes, Wash., 930. 2, Heather Hartman, Fort Benton, Mont./Janet Jewell, Carter, Mont., 919. 3, Trenisa Jackson, Waukegan, Ill./Kimberly Corsaw, Racine, Wis., 901. 4, Brenda Hawker, Wellsville, Utah/Hollie Nisson, Pocatello, Idaho, 894. 5, Elizabeth McGough, Dora, Ala./Patti Rhodes, Cordova, Ala., 881.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships Singles


    Top 5 Division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    Division 1 - 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, Janice Rhoades, Sacramento, Calif., 704.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Nicole Ryan, Johnson City, N.Y., 654. 2, Rochelle Blasche, Washington, 639. 3, Brittany Wilson, Chicago, 638. 4, Lou Stanton, Grand Junction, Colo., 624. 5(tie), Patricia Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill., and Terry Lena, Mahopac, N.Y., 623.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Barbara Frank, Battle Ground, Wash., 610. 2(tie), Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn., Heather Zacharis, Mundelein, Ill., and Vivian Geary, Orlando, Fla., 602. 5, Christine Boothe, McMinnville, Ore., 601.

    Division 4 - Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Michelle Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 622. 2, Denise Bowerman, Browns Mills, N.J., 588. 3, Clarita Laje, Milpitas, Calif., 573. 4, Susan Hedges, Waterloo, Neb., 568. 5,(tie), Kay Hinson, Virginia Beach, Va., Diane Hayes, Bigfork, Mont., and Birdy Crane, Austin, Texas, 566.

    Division 5 - Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 546. 2, Rosan Hallstrom, Tillamook, Ore., 544. 3(tie), Julie Harter, Lakeland, Fla., and Randi Prater, Blanchard, Okla., 541. 5, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 538.

    Division 6 - Topaz
    (For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)
    1, Jerry Corbett, Mineral Wells, Texas, 547. 2, Shila Longcor, Illinois City, Ill., 513. 3, Andrea Hartman, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 511. 4, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 487. 5, Donna Bong, Brodhead, Wis., 486.

     


    2015 USBC Women's Championships All-Events


    Top 5 Division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    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, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La., 2,094.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,778. 2, Jessica Roberts, Portland, Ore., 1,771. 3, Terry Lena, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,755. 4, Stefanie Quayle, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,749. 5, Ameliza Watcha, Sunnyvale, Calif., 1,739.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Tamara Smith, Poncha Springs, Colo., 1,699. 2, Heather Zacharis, Mundelein, Ill., 1,687. 3, Jodi Myers, Cozad, Neb., 1,677. 4, Vivian Geary, Orlando, Fla., 1,675. 5, Alicia Marrelli, Helper, Utah, 1,673.

    Division 4 - Sapphire
    (For bowlers with averages from 145-159)
    1, Lori Tapparo, Strasburg, Colo., 1,631. 2, Roxanna Palm, Tenino, Wash., 1,610. 3, Sherry Jantzi, Fairmont, Neb., 1,606. 4, Gretchen Rieder, Richmond, Minn., 1,597. 5, Tammy Reffner, Goodyear, Ariz., 1,592.

    Division 5 - Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Julie Harter, Lakeland, Fla., 1,524. 2, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 1,515. 3, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 1,503. 4, Rosan Hallstrom, Tillamook, Ore., 1,493. 5, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 1,486.

    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, Robyn Pagel, Strasburg, Colo., 1,409. 4, Michelle Jensen, Estherville, Iowa, 1,370. 5, Shila Longcor, Illinois City, Ill., 1,351.