Team USA women strike gold with record-setting performance; Barnes, Asbaty 1-2 in All Events

    09/26/05

    2005 AmZ Championship

    Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica - September 18-28, 2005

     A day after setting setting the 3-game American Zone Championship record with 3250, the Team USA women Lisa Noor, Jen Petrick, Shannon Pluhowsky, Lynda Barnes and Diandra Asbaty cruised to victory in the 5-player Team event with record 6277 pins, an average of 209,23. The fivesome easily topped the old record, held by the United States, by 210 pins.

    Reigning World Masters champion Diandra Asbaty led the team with 1338, the highest 6-game series of the championship. Lynda Barnes added 1328, Shannon Pluhowsky shot 1209, Lisa Noor had 1208 and Jennifer Petrick toppled 1194.

    "It's nice to see this team finally getting rewarded for our hard work," said Barnes, who edged Asbaty by 11 pins to win gold in All Events. "Between the World Championships and here, we just kept trying to do the right thing, and it's finally come together. This team, as far as depth goes, is stronger than any other team I've ever bowled with."

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    Since the five-player team format was instituted in 1981, the Team USA women have won all but one gold medal. The 1985 Team USA finished second to Mexico in Bogota, Colombia.

    The Mexican women Sayuri Yamada, Adriana Perez, Adriana Ortega, Alejandra Avila and Iliana Lomeli earned the silver medal at Metrobowl with 5951.

    The teams from Canada and Puerto Rico battled it out for the third place. When the dust had settled, Canadians Robin Crawford, Jennifer Willis-Park, Sharon Tataryn, Julie Johnson-Loyer, Isabelle Rioux and Kerrie Ryan-Ciach won the bronze medal by one pin with 5759.

    Staring the day in fifth place, Puerto Ricans Jessica Santiago, Mariana Ayala, Miriam Perez, Sasha Liciano and Yoselin Leon overtook Venezuala with a huge 1066-game and narrowed the gap to Canada every game, but ended up one pin short to finish fourth with 5758.

    Action now shifts to the tournament's final event - Masters. The top 16 men and women in the All Events standings will compete in round robin match play and a 3-player stepladder final Tuesday.


    Women Teams - Final Standings after 6 games

    Countries and Players with position, 6-game total and average


    1. United States, 6277, 209,23
    Lisa Noor, 1208, 201,33/Jen Petrick, 1194, 199,00
    Shannon Pluhowsky, 1209, 201,50/Lynda Barnes, 1328, 221,33
    Diandra Asbaty, 1338, 223,00

    2. Mexico, 5951, 198,37
    Sayuri Yamada, 1218, 203,00/Adriana Perez, 1199, 199,83
    Adriana Ortega, 1135, 189,17/Alejandra Avila, 1223, 203,83
    Iliana Lomelli, 1176, 196,00

    3. Canada, 5759, 191,97
    Robin Crawford, 1146, 191,00/Jennifer Willis-Park, 553, 184,33
    Sharon Tataryn, 514, 171,33/Julie Johnson, 1152, 192,00
    Isabelle Rioux, 1203, 200,50/Kerrie Ryan-Ciach, 1191, 198,50


    4. Puerto Rico, 5758, 191,93
    Jessica Santiago, 1190, 198,33/Mariana Ayala, 1108, 184,67
    Miriam Perez, 1168, 194,67/Sasha Liciano, 1060, 176,67
    Yoselin Leon, 1232, 205,33

    5. Venezuela, 5558, 185,27
    Mariela Alarza, 1131, 188,50/Patricia Ciotti, 1108, 184,67
    Ingellimar Contreras, 561, 187,00/Nardy Del Biondo, 539, 179,67
    Karen Marcano, 1120, 186,67/Alicia Marcano, 1099, 183,17

    6. Dominican Republic, 5428, 180,93
    Annie Henriquez, 1173, 195,50/Paula Vilas, 1096, 182,67
    Lucia Vilas, 923, 153,83/Virginia Bello, 1000, 166,67
    Aumi Guerra, 1236, 206,00

    7. Costa Rica, 5349, 178,30
    Marie Ramirez, 1193, 198,83/Maribel Rodriguez, 1029, 171,50
    Sylvia Villalobos, 1069, 178,17/Lorena Abarca, 1015, 169,17
    Ghiselle Araujo, 1043, 173,83

    8. Guatemala, 5258, 175,27
    Karla Arenas, 1050, 175,00/Melannie Maul, 1026, 171,00
    Hildelena De Maul, 1047, 174,50/Leslie De Ruiz, 1094, 182,33
    Sofia Granda, 1041, 173,50

    9. Panama, 5246, 174,87
    Ely Bennett, 1042, 173,67/Lizzy Abood, 1026, 171,00
    Berthalicia Teran, 987, 164,50/Monica Aleman, 1074, 179,00
    Edissa Vallarino, 1117, 186,17

    10. El Salvador, 5155, 171,83
    Carmen A Granillo, 1143, 190,50/Ana M Pinto, 975, 162,50
    Roxana Fajardo, 458, 152,67/Patricia Quesada, 456, 152,00
    Eugenia Amador, 1074, 179,00/Marta E Bruch, 1049, 174,83

    11. Chile, 5025, 167,50
    Andrea Rojas, 1063, 177,17/Pamela Norero, 937, 156,17
    Gema D Ottone, 948, 158,00/Marta Puelles, 972, 162,00
    Veronica Rajii, 1105, 184,17

    12. Bermuda, 4997, 166,57
    June Dill, 1020, 170,00/Adorna Hayward, 1037, 172,83
    Patrice Tucker, 503, 167,67/Patricia Price, 487, 162,33
    Rochelle Harvey, 984, 164,00/Bobbie Ingham, 966, 161,00

    13. Aruba, 4950, 165,00
    Evelyn Boye, 970, 161,67/Lilian Kelly, 996, 166,00
    Amalia Werleman, 979, 163,17/Glenda Dirksz, 945, 157,50
    Astrid Thiel, 1060, 176,67

    Team High Scores:
    1 Game: United States, 1102
    3 Games: United States, 3250*
    6 Games: United States, 6277*
    *Championship Record

    Individual High Scores:
    1 Game: Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 265
    3 Games: Diandra Asbaty, United States, 707
    6 Games: Diandra Asbaty, United States, 1338


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    United States women demolish team record; Barnes takes lead in All Events

     The United States women roared to a huge 3250 for the first three games of team event, 216,67 average, Sunday at the American Zone Championships. The score smashed the previous three-game record of 3089, set in 1989 by the United States.

    The American fivesome had games of 1,096, 1,102 and 1,052 and missed the record for team game by just one pin. All but two of the 15 individual games were above 200. The previous record was set in 1989 by the United States, a team which included Barnes. That same team also holds the six-game record of 6067 that should be broken on Monday.

    Diandra Asbaty led the way with a 707-series and was followed by Lynda Barnes (687), Jen Petrick (632), Lisa Noor (619) and Shannon Pluhowsky (605). The United States is nearly assured the top medal after taking a 290-pin lead on second-placed Mexico, which totaled 2960. Even further back in third is Canada at 2814.

    Barnes moved into the lead in All Events with 4396, mere one pin ahead of Asbaty. Action continues Monday with the final three games of team. Previous leader Isabelle Rioux of Canada slipped to third with 4343.

    L-R Pluhowsky, Barnes, Petrick, Asbaty, Burgoyne and Noor. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

     

    Women Teams - Standings after 3 out of 6 games

    Countries and Players with position, 3-game total and average

    1. United States, 3250, 216,67
    Lisa Noor, 619, 206,33/Jen Petrick, 632, 210,67
    Shannon Pluhowsky, 605, 201,67/Lynda Barnes, 687, 229,00
    Diandra Asbaty, 707, 235,67

    2. Mexico, 2960, 197,33
    Sayuri Yamada, 641, 213,67/Adriana Perez, 548, 182,67
    Adriana Ortega, 548, 182,67/Alejandra Avila, 622, 207,33
    Iliana Lomelli, 601, 200,33

    3. Canada, 2814, 187,60
    Robin Crawford, 547, 182,33/Sharon Tataryn, 514, 171,33
    Julie Johnson, 548, 182,67/Isabelle Rioux, 613, 204,33
    Kerrie Ryan-Ciach, 592, 197,33

    4. Venezuela, 2763, 184,20
    Mariela Alarza, 592, 197,33/Patricia Ciotti, 549, 183,00
    Nardy Del Biondo, 539, 179,67/Karen Marcano, 539, 179,67
    Alicia Marcano, 544, 181,33

    5. Puerto Rico, 2720, 181,33
    Jessica Santiago, 561, 187,00/Mariana Ayala, 507, 169,00
    Miriam Perez, 525, 175,00/Sasha Liciano, 528, 176,00
    Yoselin Leon, 599, 199,67

    6. Dominican Republic, 2708, 180,53
    Annie Henriquez, 570, 190,00/Paula Vilas, 574, 191,33
    Lucia Vilas, 445, 148,33/Virginia Bello, 511, 170,33
    Aumi Guerra, 608, 202,67

    7. Costa Rica, 2692, 179,47
    Marie Ramirez, 578, 192,67/Maribell Rodriguez, 480, 160,00
    Sylvia Villalobos, 568, 189,33/Lorena Abarca, 530, 176,67
    Ghiselle Araujo, 536, 178,67

    8. Guatemala, 2582, 172,13
    Karla Arenas, 491, 163,67/Melannie Maul, 463, 154,33
    Hildelena De Maul, 553, 184,33/Leslie De Ruiz, 540, 180,00
    Sofia Granda, 535, 178,33

    9. El Salvador, 2543, 169,53
    Carmen A Granillo, 520, 173,33/Ana M Pinto, 463, 154,33
    Roxana Fajardo, 458, 152,67/Eugenia Amador, 534, 178,00
    Marta E Bruch, 568, 189,33

    (tie) Panama, 2543, 169,53
    Ely Bennett, 478, 159,33/Lizzy Abood, 514, 171,33
    Berthalicia Teran, 467, 155,67/Monica Aleman, 523, 174,33
    Edissa Vallarino, 561, 187,00

    11. Bermuda, 2503, 166,87
    June Dill, 519, 173,00/Adorna Hayward, 485, 161,67
    Patricia Price, 487, 162,33/Rochelle Harvey, 543, 181,00
    Bobbie Ingham, 469, 156,33

    12. Chile, 2438, 162,53
    Andrea Rojas, 501, 167,00/Pamela Norero, 440, 146,67
    Gema D Ottone, 446, 148,67/Marta Puelles, 505, 168,33
    Veronica Rajii, 546, 182,00

    13. Aruba, 2382, 158,80
    Evelyn Boye, 460, 153,33/Lilian Kelly, 473, 157,67
    Amalia Werleman, 502, 167,33/Glenda Dirksz, 427, 142,33
    Astrid Thiel, 520, 173,33


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