Maryland's Gunn fires team into first place at USBC Women's Championships

    06/28/07

    United States

    Northcross Lanes and AMF Carolina Lanes in Charlotte, NC (April 12 - July 2, 2007)

    20067USBCWomensChampionshipLogo.jpg Pamela Gunn's 644 set powered Ladies on the Roll I of Alexandria, Va., into first place in Division 1 team competition (846-945 average) at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships.

    Sonja Scott kept pace with her teammate's big series with 621, followed by Yvonne Smith (557), LaShan Payton (546) and LeeAnne Bailey (451) for a 2,819 team series at Northcross Lanes in Huntersville, N.C.

    With only four days remaining in the 82-day Women's Championships, Ladies on the Roll I leads second place VA FL Friends of Palm Coast, Fla., who shot 2,798 and led for much of the tournament.

    "It would be so awesome if our team score could just hang on for a few more days," Gunn said. "We never thought we would be in first place."

    Gunn's games of 199, 233 and 212 in team competition also set the tone for her to move into third place in Division 2 all events play (150-169 average). Gunn added a 584 set in doubles and 473 series in singles for 1,701.

    "This is the best I have ever bowled in a national competition," said Gunn who holds a 162 league average. "I just stayed within myself and kept hitting my marks. My consistency really paid off."

    Ladies on the Roll I are veteran competitors in regional and state tournaments, but they are relatively new to national competition.

    "We've all been bowling together for about six years in northern Virginia and Maryland, but none of us have competed in more than a couple national events," Gunn said. "We bowled really well together this year. We're like sisters. We always help each other out."

    The Women's Championships, which is the largest participatory sporting event in the world for women, will continue through July 2. Northcross Lanes hosts the team event while doubles and singles competition takes place at AMF Carolina Lanes in Matthews, N.C.

    The USBC Women's Championships is sponsored by Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotel/Casinos in Reno, Nev., as well as Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider.

    Top five division leaders with hometowns and pinfall:

    CLASSIC DIVISION


    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Ebonite Bowlers Map (Shannon Pluhowsky, Lauren Takahashi, Sandra Terrell, Kim Terrell, Leanne Barrette), Roseville, Calif., 3,210. 2, Bowlers Choice Pro Shop, Buffalo, N.Y., 3,165. 3, U-Can Bowl 2, Milwaukie, Ore., 3,153. 4, Together Once Again, North Richland Hills, Texas, 3,136. 5, Four Friends and the Sub, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,107.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y./Susan Jeziorski-Smith, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,385. 2, Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City/Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 1,369. 3, Maxine Nable, Costa Mesa, Calif./Carol Gianotti, Henderson, Nev., 1,358. 4, Denise Thacker, Bedford, Ohio/Donna Brooks, North Olmsted, Ohio, 1,353. 5, Tammy Boomershine, Ogden, Utah/Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Bay View, Ohio, 1,352.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, 745. 2, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 739. 3, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 726. 4, Shari Wells, Louisville, Ky., 716. 5, Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark., 715.

    All Events (190 average and over)
    1, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,161. 2, Leanne Barrette, Roseville, Calif., 2,093. 3, Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, 2,087. 4, Lil Johnson, Lawton, Okla., 2,078. 5, Tammy Boomershine, Ogden, Utah, 2,031.


    DIVISION 1


    Team (846-945 average)
    1, Ladies on the Roll 1 (Sonja Scott, LeeAnne Bailey, Yvonne smith, Pamela Gunn, LaShan Payton), Alexandria, Va., 2,819. 2,VA FL Friends, Palm Coast, Fla., 2,798. 3, It's All About Us, Melbourne, Fla., 2,777. 4, Flavor Ga Style, Stockbridge, Ga., 2,756. 5, Rollin along, Mundelein, Ill., 2,744.

    Doubles (339-378 average)
    1, Kandace Little/Celeste Reynolds, Bronx, N.Y., 1,222. 2, Melanee Mangold, Stevensville, Mich./Jan Schaub, Eau Claire, Mich., 1,195. 3, Vicki Moores, Carrollton, Texas/Paula Amschler, Lewisville, Texas, 1,191. 4, Bobby Brockman/Krista Wiesterleee, Bellevue, Neb., 1,184. 5, Nanette Belk, Eagle River, Alaska/Carla Neffendorf, Wasilla, Alaska, 1,193.

    Singles (170-189 average)
    1, Veronica Minotti, Oviedo, Fla., 676. 2, Daisy Amey, Decatur, Ga., 660. 3, Kelly Scalici, Clinton Township, Mich., 652. 4, Sue Myers, Calvert City, Ken., 647. 5, Melanie Kincaid, Spokane, Wash., 645.

    All Events (170-189 average)
    1, Veronica Minotti, Oviedo, Fla., 1,867. 2, Lori Tapparo, Strasburg, Colo., 1,788. 3, Joyce McWhirter, Lake Station, Ind., 1,776. 4, June Dill, Bermuda, 1,775. 5, Carla Burke, Nevada City, Calif., 1,771.


    DIVISION 2


    Team (746-845 average)
    1, Latin Flava (Shannon Lee, Susana Gonzalez, Monica Rosario, Patricia Escanio, Sandra Vargas), Chicago, 2,731. 2, First Security Bank, Fosston, Minn., 2,608. 3, Pinsplitters, China Grove, N.C., 2,600. 4, All Star Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,580. 5, Divine Divas, Lithonia, Ga., 2,569.

    Doubles (299-338 average)
    1, Barbara Whitehead, Bennett, Colo./Lori Tapparo, Strasburg, Colo., 1,138. 2, Kristi McKenzie, Cottage Grove, Minn./Krystal Kumpula, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 1,137. 3, Janice Sanders, Moreno Valley, Calif./Angela Walton, Country Club Hills, Ill., 1,132. 4, Donna Thomas/Deborah Holland, Villa Rica, Ga., 1,131. 5, Ruth Thompson, Lumberton, N.C./Diana Winningham, Orrum, N.C., 1,119.

    Singles (150-169 average)
    1, Donna Brown, Shalimar, Fla., 669. 2, Teresa Martin, Clinton, Ill., 641. 3, Joan Wilson, Westland, Mich., 632. 4, June Sheffer, Metropolis, Ill., 630. 5, Victoria Dreher, Columbia, S.C., 628.

    All Events (150-169 average)
    1, Victoria Dreher, Columbia, S.C., 1,794. 2, Cindy Lange, Lima, Ohio, 1,748. 3, Pamela Gunn, Upper Marlboro, Md., 1,701 . 4, Shelly Sweet, Pittsfield, Mass., 1,696. 5, Rosa Thompson, Gaffney, S.C., 1,692.


    DIVISION 3


    Team (651-745 average)
    1, Over 50 Virgins (Jeannie Sherrill, Terri Fox, Marilyn Whipp, Cindy Hardin, Pamela Shearer), Concord, N.C., 2,447. 2, Kentucky Ladies, Bowling Green, Ken., 2,435 3, Margie's Munchkins II, Columbus, Ind., 2,407. 4, J Bar 1 Ranch, Millville, Utah, 2,394. 5, Alley Cats Plus, Huntersville, N.C., 2,385.

    Doubles (261-298 average)
    1, Sherri Thompson, Waldorf, Md./Lorraine Golson, Cheverly, Md., 1,065. 2, Alice Toivari, Virginia, Minn./Karla Schneider, Hackensack, Minn., 1,059. 3, Karen Luedtke, Watertown, Minn./Barbara Rolf, Hutchinson, Minn., 1,054. 4, Nora Heaton, Montpelier, Ohio/Mary Ruetz, Pioneer, Ohio, 1,050. 5, Diana Guthrie, Louisiana, Mo./Ann Niemeyer-Glass, Bowling Green, Mo., 1,045. Pine City, Minn., 1,044.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Sherry Yost, Houston, Texas, 636. 2, Alice Smith, Prescott, Mich., 620. 3, Jolene Pitt, Forest Lake, Minn., 612. 4, Robbie Thompson, Harrisburg, N.C., 595. 5, Yvonne Madalena, Albuquerque, N.M., 593.

    All Events (131-149 average)
    1, Alice Smith, Prescott, Mich., 1,599. 2 (tie), Kathy Kean, Monument, Colo., and Gina Coles, Jackson, Tenn., 1,587. 4, Mary Cortani, Gilroy, Calif., 1,582. 5, Angela Wilhite, Princeton, Ind., 1,579.


    DIVISION 4


    Team (650 average and under)
    1, We're Back (Amanda Degeis, Fredricka Robinson, Marla Parker, Mary Britts, Jessica Carpenter), Rockingham, N.C., 2181. 2, Rolling Splitters, Lula, Ga., 2,143.. 3, Quarter Girls, Lakeland, Fla., 2101. 4, Dizzy Dames, Tribune, Kan., 2,098. 5, St. Cloud Team 2, St. Cloud, Minn., 2,090.

    Doubles (260 average and under)
    1, Vivian Thompson, Blowing Rock, N.C./Angela Anstrom, Charlotte, N.C., 981. 2, Veronica Copeland/Denise Clegg, Newburgh, N.Y., 969. 3, Danielle Watkins, Oakford, Pa./Lisa Tavernier, Bensalem, Pa., 961. 4, Dee Baus, Croydon, Pa./Nancy DeAngelis, Trevose, Pa., 944. 5, Joyce Clarke, Stone Mountain, Ga./Paula Murray, Snellville, Ga., 939.

    Singles (130 average and under)
    1, Connie Parsons, Akron, Ohio, 589. 2, Marilyn Jordan, Boyd, Texas, 554. 3, Florine Raybon, Picayune, Miss., 541. 4, Carol Miller, Johnstown, Ohio, 527. 5, Anne Lorbeski, Hackensack, Minn., 519.

    All Events (130 average and under)
    1, Marilyn Jordan, Boyd, Texas, 1,471. 2, Traci Smith, Blacksburg, S.C., 1,464. 3, Amanda Degeis, Rockingham, N.C., 1,452. 4, Connie Parsons, Akron, Ohio, 1,451. 5, April Brown, Lake Ridge, Va., 1,432.