All Classic Division leaders change at USBC Women's Championships


    United States

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)

    2009USBCWCTogetherOnceAgain.jpg Three years after setting the all-time team record at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, Together Once Again of Keller, Texas, rolled into the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday and proved the first time was no fluke.

    After a sub-par start, Together Once Again rallied in the final two games to overtake the lead with a 3,322 total, third in tournament history only to the 3,350 they shot in 2006 at the National Bowling Stadium.

    L-R Tammy Boomershine, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Andrea Fleming, Lynda Barnes, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard.

    Tammy Boomershine led the effort with a 732 series and was followed by Andrea Fleming (689), Cathy Dorin-Lizzi (663), Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (631) and Lynda Barnes (607). Together Once Again managed just a 1,016 opening game, but finished with games of 1,158 and 1,148.

    "It felt good coming back to the National Bowling Stadium to do this," Dorin-Lizzi said. "We share a combined 25 years of friendship, and it shows on more than just the lanes. Yes, it is prestigious to win something together, but it is more important to be together. This is my family to me."

    Together Once Again came into their squad knowing it would take a similar effort to three years ago if they were going to make a run at winning the title. On Wednesday night, Alpha Pool Plastering of Newhall, Calif., shot 3,286 behind an 805 series from Robin Romeo. At the time, it stood as the second best in tournament history.

    Dorin-Ballard said working together helped her team into the lead.

    "There is nothing better than to bowl well for yourself and know that you are doing it for four other people, too," Dorin-Ballard said. "Our goal was to stick together long enough to win a title together. If that happens again this year, we will just have to stay together anyway and win again. This keeps bowling alive for us."


    Robin Romeo leads Classic All-Events, Doubles

    2009USBCWCRobinRomeo.jpgRobin Romeo (pictured left) of Newhall, Calif., continued her hot streak at the USBC Women's Championships as she put together the second highest all-events total in tournament history on her way to the lead in Classic All-Events and Doubles.

    Fresh off an 805 series in team event on Wednesday, Romeo added 689 in doubles and 678 in singles on Thursday for an all-events total of 2,172. Leanne Barrette-Hulsenburg set the record in 2005 with 2,231.

    Romeo, who was elected to the USBC Hall of Fame in 1995, didn't try to get ahead of herself in her overall performance.

    "I knew I could post a big score for all-events, so I tried to keep that thought out of my mind," Romeo said. "I tried to focus on each individual game the best I could."

    This proved true, as she averaged over 241 for her nine games. Her lowest game of the tournament was 209.

    2009USBCWCRobinRomeoJeanneNaccarato.jpg"To take the lead in all-events is so tough because you really have to perform well every game," Romeo said. "Each event offers something different on the lanes."

    In doubles, Romeo teamed up with fellow USBC Hall of Famer Jeanne Naccarato (right) of Tacoma, Wash., to take the lead with a 1,361 total.

    Naccarato came out of the gates with the first nine strikes on her way to a 259 and 672 series.

    "I've never had this much fun at this tournament," Naccarato said. "Between the way we bowled as a team yesterday and Robin and I taking over the doubles lead is just amazing."


    Anita Manns rolls into Classic Singles lead

    2009USBCWCAnitaManns.jpgAnita Manns of Austin, Texas, moved into the lead in Classic Singles with a 728 series on Thursday at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships.

    Competing in her fifth Women's Championships, the 26-year-old Manns had games of 257, 227 and 239 in singles. She had 583 in team and 629 in doubles to finish with a 1,935 all-events total.

    A Team USA member in 2003, Manns competed collegiately at Wichita State University, where she graduated in 2005 with a nursing degree. She was the Collegiate Bowler of the Year in 2005.

    Manns said she hopes her success continues into the upcoming USBC Queens, which begins Saturday at the National Bowling Stadium.

    "I look at this Singles performance as a warm-up for Queens," the right-handed Manns said. "With every squad, I got a little bit better, which got the juices flowing."

    Mann credits her improved performance this year to feeling stronger.

    "I've been hitting the gym more in the past year and I feel a lot better," Manns said. "I think it made all the difference."

     Presenting sponsors for the 2009 USBC Women's Championships are Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno. Other participating sponsors are Kegel, official lane maintenance provider, Atlantis Hotel and Casino, Sands Regency Casino Hotel, Harrah's Hotel and Casino, Club Cal Neva, and Storm Products Inc.


    2009 USBC Women's Championships

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (March 28 - July 5, 2009)


    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls

    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Together Once Again (Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Lynda Barnes, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Andrea Fleming, Tammy Boomershine), Keller, Texas, 3,322. 2, Alpha Pool Plastering, Newhall, Calif., 3,286. 3, Shootin' Nines, Indianapolis, 3,251. 4, Husky Shox, Wichita, Kan., 3,202. 5, Bowlers Choice Pro Shop, Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,143.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif./Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash., 1,361. 2, Judy Vogel, Slidell, La./Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, La., 1,318. 3, Donna Conners/Carol Norman, Houston, 1,300. 4, Pam Pancoast, Lomita, Calif./Linda Wilson, Moore, Okla., 1,294. 5, Chrissie Kent, Newark, N.Y./Leslie Bohn, Jackson, N.J., 1,291.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Anita Manns, Austin, Texas, 723. 2, Tina Becke, Carol Stream, Ill., 711. 3, Christina Perez, Centralia, Wash., 706. 4, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 703. 5, Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 695.

    All Events (190 average and over)
    1, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 2,172. 2, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,053. 3, Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, La., 1,991. 4, Carol Norman, Houston, 1,987. 5, Leslie Bohn, Jackson, N.J., 1,959.



    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls

    Team (846-945 average)
    1, Dale's Weston Lanes (Joan Foster, Lynn Lehrmann, Kristine Beckley, Suzanne Soderberg, Dawn Thayer), Wausau, Wis., 2,696. 2, So Wheres Dinner, Pacifica, Calif., 2,680. 3, California Striking Divas, San Diego, 2,669. 4, Team Powerball 1, Daly City, Calif., 2,657. 5, Hawaiian Punch, Kapolei, Hawaii, 2,626.

    Doubles (339-378 average)
    1, Carolyn Oshiro, Honolulu/Janet Tabata, Hon, Hawaii, 1,145. 2, Jenifer Teper, West Valley City, Utah/Cindy Bertolina, San Diego, 1,131. 3, Heidi Banjoff, Sheffield Lake, Ohio/Beth Pranckunas, Lorain, Ohio, 1,122. 4, Amy Garrison/Colleen Baldock, Hayward, Calif., 1,121. 5, Kelly Dix, Newport News, Va./Estelle Wilson, Gloucester, Va., 1,119.

    Singles (170-189 average)
    1, Wanda Simmons, Stillwater, Okla., 668. 2, Sandie Ruskey, Everett, Wash., 640. 3, Lisa Ristau, Clarkston, Wash., 624. 4, Gwyn McClintock, Brighton, Mich., 623. 5, Hazel Pettit, Daly City, Calif., 622.

    All Events (170-189 average)
    1, Rowena DeMesa, Daly City, Calif., 1,781. 2, Jodi Jones, Glendale, Calif., 1,763. 3, Hazel Pettit, Daly City, Calif., 1,762. 4, Wanda Simmons, Stillwater, Okla., 1,735. 5, Linda Cox, Allensville, Ky., 1,713.



    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls

    Team (746-845 average)
    1, A Family Affair (Pat Walker, Brenda Probst, Sue Pagan, Dianna Kryzer, Sherill Borgstahl), Faribault, Minn., 2,556. 2, Murrey Girls, Elkton, Ky., 2,541. 3, Roadrunners, San Jose, Calif., 2,531. 4, Evergreen Woodcraft, Renton, Wash., 2,521. 5, Grandmas Girls, Fremont, Neb., 2,519.

    Doubles (299-338 average)
    1, Michele Anderson, Arlington, Texas/Aldaria Brown, Harbor City, Calif., 1,150. 2, Amanda Schlegel, Dayton, Ohio/Carmen Grey, Beaver Creek, Ohio, 1,077. 3, Michelle Post/Donna Keyser, Wakeeny, Kan., 1,073. 4, Janice Barnhill, Social Circle, Ga./Teresa Alexander, Conyers, Ga., 1,063. 5 (tie), Betsy Lehman, Fort Morgan, Colo./Ann Gremel, Glenwood Springs, Colo. and Pearlie Foster/Brenda Scales, San Diego, 1,061.

    Singles (150-169 average)
    1, Nedra Cooper, Colton, Calif., 590. 2, Marilyn McCreary, Saline, Mich., 589. 3, Diane Nelson, Draper, Utah, 587. 4, Kelly Bell, Akron, Pa., 585. 5 (tie), Paula Huffer, Circleville, Ohio, and Debbie Wate, West Union, S.C., 580.

    All Events (150-169 average)
    1, Michelle Post, Wakeeney, Kan., 1,652. 2, Jayne Sonognini-Thurston, Keizer, Ore., 1,650. 3 (tie), Kathy MacDonald, Commerce Township, Mich., and Sherill Borgstahl, Faribault, Minn., 1,647. 5, Meg Peterson, Big Lake, Minn., 1,639.



    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls

    Team (651-745 average)
    1, Friendship Squad-F (Joyce Arbogast, Nettie Miller, Jewell Hutchison, Virginia Priestman, Michelle Schirer), 2,382. 2, Keyser True Value, Wakeeney, Kan., 2,364. 3, Tornadoes-4 Square, Glencoe, Minn., 2,361. 4, Friendship Squad-L, Fredonia, Kan., 2,303. 5, Gutter Gals, Port Ludlow, Wash., 2,302.

    Doubles (261-298 average)
    1, Pam R. Graham/Debbie Graham, Albany Ore., 1,043. 2, Christine Cotey/Melissa Cook, Elma, Wash., 1,017. 3, Leanne Watson/Susan Herron, Incline Village, Nev., 1,015. 4, Valerie Hathaway, Shelley, Idaho/Brenda Mosbrucker, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1,002. 5, Kim Stark/Pamela Zindel, Wichita, Kan., 1,000.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Judy Barnett, Lemoore, Calif., 553. 2, Cindy Nerison, Maplewood, Minn., 550. 3, Stacey Culver, Howard City, Mich., 547. 4, Audrey Payton, Minden, La., 545. 5, Alexis Caylao, San Leandro, Calif., 542.

    All Events (131-149 average)
    1, Alexis Caylao, San Leandro, Calif., 1,534. 2, Pam R. Graham, Albany, Ore., 1,506. 3, Pamela Zindel, Wichita, Kan., 1,501. 4, Kathy Kalis, Conyers, Ga., 1,498. 5, Lillian Hawkins, Newman, Ga., 1,495.



    Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls

    Team (650 average and under)
    1, Texas Tornados (Kerri Niemeyer, Wendy Goodnight, Kim Mitchell, Jacqueline Langlinais, Jean Burns), Lorena, Texas, 2,064. 2, Ten Pins, Anoka, Minn., 2,024. 3, Comfort Inn, Manderson, Wyo., 2,018. 4, Dan Loose Pools, Reno, Nev., 1,989. 5, Foxy Ladies, Harbor, Ore., 1,970.

    Doubles (260 average and under)
    1, Tracey A. Reed, Sherman, Texas/Evelyn Green, Irving, Texas, 916. 2, Kayla Robertson, Council Bluffs, Iowa/Marilyn Rumple, Ralston, Neb., 904. 3, Leah Olson, Byron, Minn./Jody Van Ostrand, Stewartville, Minn., 869. 4 (tie), Hilda Brock, San Jose, Calif./Linda Steward, Winfield, Kan., and Marie Twite/Nancy Hentkowski, Alpena, Mich., 867.

    Singles (130 average and under)
    1, Sharon Goulet, Fowlerville, Mich., 499. 2, Carol James, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 494. 3 (tie), Iva Hopperstad, Fulton, Texas, and Cathy Salisbury, Somonauk, Ill., 490. 5, Melissa Patten, Springfield, Ohio, 479.

    All Events (130 average and under)
    1, Erica Brehm, Renton, Wash., 1,409. 2, Melissa Patten, Springfield, Ohio, 1,369. 3, Sharon Goulet, Fowlerville, Mich., 1,353. 4, Carol James, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,340. 5, Pam Righetti, Harbor, Ore., 1,322.