PWBA's top players set for The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship

    09/08/15

    2015 PWBA Tour #11

    2015PWBATourLizJohnson.jpg2015PWBATourStefanieJohnson.jpgThe Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour season will come to an end this week when 16 of the tour's top players compete in The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by GoBowling.com.

    PWBA Tour points leader and three-time champion this season Liz Johnson (pictured left) of Cheektowaga, New York, and Stefanie Johnson (right) of Grand Prairie, Texas, are automatically seeded into the live finals on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network.

    The event begins Friday with the first three rounds of match play at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas.

    As the top two players in the PWBA Tour points, Johnson and Johnson earned the right to bypass the first three rounds of the bracket and are seeded straight into the semifinals. The event will also finalize which of them will earn PWBA Player of the Year honors.

    The remainder of the field, made up of PWBA Tour champions this season and filled out by the points list, will compete in best-of-five matches throughout the day Friday to determine who will join them in the semifinals.

    The opening round of match play will feature:
    • Elysia Current vs. Danielle McEwan
    • Shannon O'Keefe vs. Missy Parkin
    • Kristina Wendell vs. Liz Kuhlkin
    • Erin McCarthy vs. Clara Guerrero
    • Rocio Restrepo vs. Bryanna Caldwell
    • Shannon Pluhowsky vs. Amanda Greene.

    Kelly Kulick and Diana Zavjalova, who are currently ranked third and fourth on the points list, earned a one-round bye and will join the bracket in Round 2.

    Friday's best-of-five matches will take place two at a time with every match broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

     


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    PWBA members with position and points; c-denotes 2015 PWBA Tour champions.

    1. c-Liz Johnson, 84.550
    2. c-Stefanie Johnson, 81.425
    3. Kelly Kulick, 72.750
    4. c-Diana Zavjalova, 66.900
    5. Danielle McEwan, 59.835
    6. Shannon Pluhowsky, 58.980
    7. Kristina Wendell, 54.495
    8. Rocio Restrepo, 52.975
    9. c-Shannon O'Keefe, 52.550
    10. Erin McCarthy, 50.800
    11. Clara Guerrero, 49.245
    12. Missy Parkin, 47.190
    13. Bryanna Caldwell, 47.130
    14. Lindsay Boomershine, 45.440
    15. Jodi Woessner, 42.840
    16. Maria Jose Rodriguez, 42.160
    17. c-Liz Kuhlkin, 41.145
    18. c-Amanda Greene, 40.120
    19. Jacqueline Carbonetto, 33.310
    20. Diandra Asbaty, 32.800
    21. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, 32.550
    22. Tnia Falbo, 31.550
    23. Lynda Barnes, 29.950
    24. Josie Earnest, 28.730
    25. Brittni Hamilton, 28.490
    26. Leanne Hulsenberg, 27.970
    27. Sarah Lokker, 27.935
    28. c-Elysia Current, 26.750
    29. Samantha Schaden, 26.035
    30. Kayla Bandy, 24.930
    31. Kerry Smith, 24.470
    32. Natalie Cortese, 23.110
    33. Brandi Branka, 22.935
    34. Katherine Sutphin, 22.670
    35. Sandra Gongora, 19.690
    36. Megan Kelly, 19.650
    37. Anne Marie Duggan, 19.140
    38. Mariana Ayala, 17.110
    39. Cassandra Leuthold, 16.420
    40. Summer Jasmin, 16.150
    41. Kayla Johnson, 14.660
    42. Ashly Galante, 14.340
    43. Alexis Ijams, 13.460
    44. Elise Bolton, 12.880
    45. Brooke Bower, 11.790
    46. Tish Johnson, 11.450
    47. Lilia Robles, 10.805
    48. Kamilah Dammers, 9.850
    49. Kimi Davidson, 9.740
    50. Andrea Ruiz, 8.680
    51. Linda Walbaum, 8.520
    52. Brittany Himmelreich, 8.470
    53. Ashley Rucker, 8.315
    54. Danielle Van der Meer, 8.160
    55. Katie Thornton, 7.155
    56. Brandy Silva, 7.110
    57. Brenda Padilla, 7.000
    58. Stephanie Mours, 5.980
    59. Heather D'Errico, 5.900
    60. Jessica Abel, 5.190
    61. Anggie Ramirez, 4.880
    62. Holly Harris, 4.860
    63. Kristina Mickelson, 4.460
    64. Debbie Ayers, 4.310
    65. Gabriella Mayfield, 4.300
    66. Megan McGinley, 3.680
    67. Paula Vidad, 3.460
    68. Tracie Ball, 3.440
    69. Robin Romeo, 3.190
    70. Aumi Guerra, 3.100
    71. Julie Oczepek, 2.780
    72. Nichole DePaul-Miller, 2.320
    (tie) Kolien Owens, 2.320
    74. Kayla Stram, 2.220
    75. Ashley Bright, 2.020
    76. Angelica Greene, 1.940
    77. Kerrie Watson, 1.720
    78. Amy Fisher, 1.360
    79. Olivia Sandham, 1.340
    80. Heather Helmbrecht, 1.220
    (tie) Courtney Bolin, 1.220
    82. Ginell Walton, 1.120
    83. Alice Kuhn, 950
    84. Taylor Evans, 850
    85. Christina Hardee, 600
    86. Macy Wampler, 580
    87. Beverly Blanchard, 500
    (tie) Ashley Chiaramonte, 500
    89. Jessica Wahler, 300
    (tie) Amanda Shuster, 300
    (tie) Tonda Lee, 300.