Diamond Team, Singles, All-Events leads change hands at USBC Women's Championships

    06/27/15

    United States

    Five more leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium; Hall of famer Sylvia Broyles makes 50th appearance; final two live stream broadcasts this week

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    Led by Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky, AZ Gals of Peoria, Arizona (pictured above), cruised into the lead in Diamond Team at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships with games of 915, 960 and 842 for a 2,717 total at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on June 19.

    2015USBCWCBrookeBower.jpgPluhowsky led the team with a 705 series and was joined by Megan Withey (682), Megan Kelly (668) and Brenda Burns (661). Defending Diamond Team champion Bowlieve In A Cure of Arlington, Texas, previously held the lead with 2,634.

    On June 25, former Kutztown University standout Brooke Bower (left) of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, made her way into the top spot in Diamond Singles with games of 257, 257 and 267 for a 781 series.

    2015USBCWCJenniferAsplin.jpgThe 22-year-old right-hander broke a tie at the top of the leaderboard. Darris Ruffner of Exeter, California, and Rochelle Roventini of Franklin, Wisconsin, previously shared the top spot with 742.

    Jennifer Asplin (right) of Oakley, California, took the lead in Diamond All-Events with a 2,182 total June 26, just missing the top spot in singles along the way. She settled into second place behind Bower with a 751 series and added 736 in team and 695 in doubles to slip past three-time USBC Women's Championships titlist Tennelle Milligan of Arlington, Texas, who previously held the lead with 2,169.

     


    Hall of famer Sylvia Broyles makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships


    2015USBCWCSylviaBroyles.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Sylvia Broyles (pictured) of Spring Branch, Texas, became the seventh and final bowler of the 2015 USBC Women's Championships to join the 50-Year Club, making her milestone appearance at the National Bowling Stadium on June 22.

    The 79-year-old right-hander, who began her tournament career at the 1965 event in Portland, Oregon, received a plaque and pendant to commemorate her 50th tournament.

    "The people I have to thank are the people who have supported me all these years," said Broyles, who rolled sets of 310 in team, 295 in singles and 264 in doubles for an 869 all-events total in 2015. "No one accomplishes anything alone. It takes the support of family, friends and the team captains that have put up with me for 50 years."

    Off the lanes, Broyles has held leadership positions within the bowling industry at the local, state and national levels. She 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 in 2005. She also was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service in 2005.

     


    Five more leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium


    2015USBCWCSenliChuMicheleMcLaughlin.jpgWith the 2015 USBC Women's Championships in its final week, there was shuffling toward the top of the standings in several categories.

    Senli Chu of San Francisco and Michele McLaughlin of Redwood City, California (left, l-r), took the Ruby Doubles lead with a 1,191 effort at the NBS.

    2015USBCWCSusanRussell.jpg Chu led the pair with a 626 series, while McLaughlin added 565. Anne Hjelmberg of Naperville, Illinois, and Katrina Raysby of Lombard, Illinois, previously held the lead with 1,172.

    Susan Russell (right) of Baytown, Texas, and Kaye Poulson of Redlands, California, moved into the Topaz Doubles lead with a 970 total, surpassing the 930 set posted by Kara Bonnema of Anacortes, Washington, and Kristin Caldwell of Mount Vernon, Washington. Poulson paced the duo with 502, while Russell had 468.

    2015USBCWCAliceJaveyLinton.jpgMarva Cobb of Inglewood, California, snuck into the Emerald Singles lead after games of 219, 169 and 229 for a 617 series. Barbara Frank of Battle Ground, Washington, previously held the top spot with 610.

    2015USBCWCAshleyBonebright.jpgAlice Javey-Linton (left) of Manchaca, Texas, fired games of 182, 213 and 169 to capture the Amethyst Singles lead with 564. Carrie Hagedorn of Eureka, California, had held the lead with 546.

    Ashley Bonebright (right) of Lincoln, Nebraska, leads Ruby All-Events lead after sets of 712 in doubles, 622 in singles and 502 in team at the NBS for a 1,836 nine-game total. Patti Pope of Valparaiso, Indiana, previously led with 1,778.

     


    A look ahead


    2013TeamUSASummerTrialsCarolynDorinBallard2.jpg2013USBCSQAnneMarieDuggan2.jpgThere will be two live stream broadcasts this week before the 2015 USBC Women's Championships concludes June 30.

    On June 27, the members of Time of Our Life will be live on BowlTV during their doubles and singles competition at 11 a.m. Eastern. The group features former collegiate standouts Lisa Friscioni, Kathleen Weissman, Erica Perez and Nichole Toto.

    The following day, USBC Hall of Famers Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (left) and Anne Marie Duggan (right) will be featured during their doubles and singles competition at the NBS, starting at 3 p.m. Eastern.

     


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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, AZ Gals (Brenda Burns, Megan Withey, Megan Kelly, Shannon Pluhowsky), Peoria, Ariz., 2,717. 2, Bowlieve In A Cure, Arlington, Texas, 2,634. 3, East Coast, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,588. 4, Storm Nation, Brigham City, Utah, 2,555. 5, Eagle's Edge Pro Shop, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,511.

    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(tie), Sunny Meadows, Kearney, Neb. and DMJ Shuttle 2, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,017. 5, The Incredibowl, Campbell, Calif., 2,000.

    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, Awesome Four, Houston, 1,876. 3, Prairie Pals I, Bennett, Colo., 1,844. 4, HJB Party Jumpers, Bastrop, La., 1,837. 5, Not To Worry, Las Cruces, N.M., 1,834.

     


    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, Kaidee Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla./Jennifer Asplin, Oakley, Calif., 1,376. 5, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio/Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,356.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)
    1, Senli Chu, San Francisco/Michele McLaughlin, Redwood City, Calif., 1,191. 2, Anne Hjelmberg, Naperville, Ill./Katrina Raysby, Lombard, Ill., 1,172. 3, Sissy Christy/Debbie Strong, Oklahoma City, 1,170. 4, Tonya Carroll/Elaine Urruchurtu, Las Vegas, 1,163. 5, Pamela Bonebright/Ashley Bonebright, Lincoln, Neb., 1,156.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)
    1, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn./Lee Jorgensen, Woodbury, Minn., 1,180. 2, Shawn Kirk, Timnath, Colo./Nancy Headrick, Fort Collins, Colo., 1,171. 3, Emily Corsaw, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Wanda Graham, North Chicago, Ill., 1,143. 4, Tricia Green, Luckey, Ohio/Heidi Haney, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1,134. 5, Liz Merritt, Big Piney, Wyo./Jerene Smith, Houston, 1,131.

    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(tie), Tanya Henrie/Cindy Ramirez, Helper, Utah and Betty Wasko/Brea Bozarth, Ness City, Kan., 977. 4, Paula Howell/Julie Juvan, Fort Collins, Colo., 976. 5, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 970.

    Division 6 - Topaz
    (For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)
    1, Kaye Poulson, Redlands, Calif./Susan Russell, Baytown, Texas, 970. 2, Kristin Caldwell, Mount Vernon, Wash./Kara Bonnema, Anacortes, Wash., 930. 3, Heather Hartman, Fort Benton, Mont./Janet Jewell, Carter, Mont., 919. 4, Trenisa Jackson, Waukegan, Ill./Kimberly Corsaw, Racine, Wis., 901. 5, Lucretia Stewart, Grand Ledge, Mich./Sandra Whitehead, Lansing, Mich., 899.

     


    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, Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 781. 2, Jennifer Asplin, Oakley, Calif., 751. 3(tie), Darris Ruffner, Exeter, Calif., and Rochelle Roventini, Franklin, Wis., 742. 5, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 734.

    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, Norma Gaddison, San Dimas, Calif., 628. 5, Lou Stanton, Grand Junction, Colo., 624.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Marva Cobb, Inglewood, Calif., 617. 2, Barbara Frank, Battle Ground, Wash., 610. 3(tie), Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn., Heather Zacharis, Mundelein, Ill., and Vivian Geary, Orlando, Fla., 602.

    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, Antoinette Atcitty, Porterville, Calif., 578. 4, Clarita Laje, Milpitas, Calif., 573. 5(tie), Susan Hedges, Waterloo, Neb., and Gilda Franklin, Los Angeles, 568.

    Division 5 - Amethyst
    (For bowlers with averages from 130-144)
    1, Alice Javey-Linton, Manchaca, Texas, 564. 2, Carrie Hagedorn, Eureka, Calif., 546. 3, Rosan Hallstrom, Tillamook, Ore., 544. 4(tie), Julie Harter, Lakeland, Fla., and Randi Prater, Blanchard, Okla., 541.

    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, Jennifer Asplin, Oakley, Calif., 2,182. 2, Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, Texas, 2,169. 3, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,112. 4, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,102. 5, Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,096.

    Division 2 - Ruby
    (For bowlers with averages from 175-189)
    1, Ashley Bonebright, Lincoln, Neb., 1,836. 2, Patti Pope, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,778. 3, Jessica Roberts, Portland, Ore., 1,771. 4, Terry Lena, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,755. 5, Stefanie Quayle, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,749.

    Division 3 - Emerald
    (For bowlers with averages from 160-174)
    1, Tamara Smith, Poncha Springs, Colo., 1,699. 2, Debra Haskell, Berney, Calif., 1,693. 3, Heather Zacharis, Mundelein, Ill., 1,687. 4, Jodi Myers, Cozad, Neb., 1,677. 5, Vivian Geary, Orlando, Fla., 1,675.

    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, Kim Stromain, Baytown, Texas, 1,601. 5, Barbara Burgess, Los Alamitos, Calif., 1,598.

    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.