New Orleans woman takes lead in Classic Singles and All-Events at USBC Women's Championships

    04/05/06

    United States

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (March 16 - July 2, 2006)

    2006USBCWomensChampionshipLogo.jpg Shannon Duplantis of New Orleans moved into the lead in Classic Singles Division and All-Events Monday at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships presented by the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus.

    Captain of the Pine Tree Lanes team, Duplantis rolled a 707 in Classic Singles (190 average and over) with games of 289, 238 and 180. She combined the 707 with 577 in teams and 612 in doubles to register 1,896 to take the all-events lead as well. Duplantis and teammate Judy Vogel also moved into fourth place in Classic Doubles with a 1,193 pinfall.

    In rolling her 289 game she had the first 10 strikes before a nine-count on the 11th ball.

    Duplantis currently holds the women's record for most certified 299 games with 16, is tied for the most 298s with five, and is tied for fifth on the 300 game list with 27.

    Duplantis is a 36-year-old accountant for a medical care company in Metaire, just outside of New Orleans. Normally her mother accompanies her during her tournament play, but had to stay home this time to take care of house repairs as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

    "Still, I talked to my mom before and after I bowled," Duplantis said. "She and my dad are my good luck charms. They were both excited at the news, but I warned them my scores probably wouldn't stand up for long."

    She claims she doesn't do anything special to prepare herself for competition. "I am competitive, but I couldn't do this full time," Duplantis laughed. "It's mostly relaxation and therapy for me."

    She said she loves the National Bowling Stadium and is looking forward to competing in more arena settings. Beginning in 2010, the Women's Championships will be conducted in arena or convention centers on an annual basis.

    Kegel is the official lane maintenance supplier of USBC.


    Top five division leaders with hometowns and pinfall:

    CLASSIC DIVISION

    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Strike 3, Sun City, Ariz., 3,021. 2, Lucky Ducks #5, Mohnton, Pa., 2,869. 3, Magic of the Southwest, Slidell, La., 2,855. 4, Bowlers Choice I, St. Louis Park, Minn., 2,849. 5, Bowlers Choice II, Wilmington, Del., 2,832.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Nicole VanDeventer/Laurie Clark, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,231. 2, Sandy Giddens, Orlando, Fla./Gean Olin, Apopka, Fla., 1,207. 3, Thelma Glenn, Stockbridge, Ga./Sandi Irvine, Nolanville, Texas, 1,200. 4, Judy Vogel, Slidell, La./Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, La., 1,193. 5, Barbara Stensgaard, St. Louis Park, Minn./Sharon Carlson, Belle Plaine, Minn., 1,186.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, La., 707. 2, Alisha Caballero, Riverside, Calif., 678. 3, Jay Kelly, Missouri City, Texas, 653. 4, Judy Vogel, Slidell, La., 647. 5, Laurie Clark, Sioux Falls, S.D., 644.

    All Events (190 average and over)
    1, Shannon Duplantis, New Orleans, La., 1,896. 2, Brenda Burns, Sun City, Ariz., 1,880. 3, Sandy Giddens, Orlando, Fla., 1,862. 4, Renee Steele, Carson City, Nev., 1,851. 5, Alisha Caballero, Riverside, Calif., 1,832.


    DIVISION 1

    Team (846-945 average)
    1, Village Bar II, Omaha, Neb., 2,842. 2, Sassy Ladies, Apopka, Fla., 2,691. 3, Scraps Dog Company, Reno, Nev., 2,685. 4, Flavor GA Style, Stockbridge, Ga., 2,655. 5, Alley Cats II, Wildomar, Calif., 2,652.

    Doubles (339-378 average)
    1, Shannon Antczak/Lorrie Sims, Oakley, Calif., 1,172. 2, Patti Smevik, Incline Village, Nev./Tisha Carter, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,145. 3, Maritza Fontanez/Chauntann Reid, Philadelphia, 1,125. 4, Deborah Martin, Wamego, Kan./Rebecca Toman, Dale City, Va., 1,118. 5, Linda Clingingsmith, Yreka, Calif./Shelli Hull, Montague, Calif., 1,117.

    Singles (170-189 average)
    1, Tracey Hoffman, Twin Falls, Idaho, 633. 2, Gerry Little Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 629. 3, Lazette Harris, Antelope, Calif., 620. 4, Bessie Scarvers, Hyattsville, Md., 617. 5 (tie), Maritza Fontanez, Philadelphia, Sheryl Ishihara, Anchorage, Alaska and Karlene McPherson, Simi Valley, Calif., 606.

    All Events (170-189 average)
    1, Gerry Little Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,777. 2, Lazette Harris, Antelope, Calif., 1,734. 3, Colleen McDermott, Crystal Lake, Ill., 1,715. 4, Tracey Hoffman, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,705. 5, Kasandra Rugenstein, Pinconning, Mich., 1,698.


    DIVISION 2

    Team (746-845 average)
    1, Centennial Lanes 2, Hays, Kan., 2,658. 2, Team 31233, Antelope, Calif., 2,578. 3, Adventurers, Muscatine, Iowa, 2,557. 4, Team 30921, Honolulu, 2,529. 5, Women Rock, Riverton, Utah, 2,527.

    Doubles (299-338 average)
    1, Beverly Volkert, Dubuque, Iowa/Kristine McCarthy, Galena, Ill., 1,098. 2, Nancy Kaiser, Stacy, Minn./Carla Selbitschka, North Branch, Minn., 1,094. 3, Wanda Heath, Redding, Calif./Renee Coats, Shasta Lake, Calif., 1,084. 4, Anita Schiffner, Bremerton, Wash./Barbara Gilbert, Silverdale, Wash., 1,078. 5, Kim Klawitter, Valparaiso, Ind./Cindy Fort, Schererville, Ind., 1.075.

    Singles (150-169 average)
    1, Sandra Mays, Hercules, Calif., 603. 2, Dee Barragan, Mason City, Iowa, 600. 3, Natasha Peterson, Moreno Valley, Calif., 599. 4, Nevada Dahilig, Sacramento, Calif., 591. 5, Doris Osaer, Bellaire, Mich., 582.

    All Events (150-169 average)
    1, Juli Wall, Petaluma, Calif., 1,680. 2, Dottie Knebel, Midland, Texas, 1,668. 3, Patti Manna, Omaha, Neb., 1,645. 4, Pam Nichols, Newport, Wash., 1,633. 5, Suzie Ziegler, Syracuse, Neb., 1,629.


    DIVISION 3

    Team (651-745 average)
    1, Just Marked, Oakland, Calif., 2,458. 2, Cutting Edge, Glencoe, Minn., 2,417. 3, Coldwell Banker, Eureka, Calif., 2,397. 4, Mana Mana, Longmont, Colo., 2,320. 5, Krazy Five, Santaquin, Utah, 2,307.

    Doubles (261-298 average)
    1, Joyce Bland, Tampa, Fla./Ruth Burns, Carlinville, Ill., 1,045. 2, Darlene Frohm, Pittsburg, Calif./Renee Sykes, Vallejo, Calif., 1,013. 3, Karen Formaro/Eunice Coppens, Des Moines, Iowa, 998. 4, Jean Mumm, Davenport, Iowa/Cindi Bates, Long Grove, Iowa, 995. 5, Nancy Willoughby, Renton, Wash./Maryann Flaig, North Bend, Wash., 990.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Robin McGinnis, Petrolia, Pa., 598. 2, Stacy Olson, Winner, S.D., 544. 3, Gayle Hortelano, Morton Grove, Ill., 539. 4, Charlotte Stidham, Anderson, Calif., 537. 5 (tie), Heidi Gilmore, Orland, Calif., and Velma Perry, Spring, Texas, 533.

    All Events (131-149 average)
    1, Robin McGinnis, Petrolia, Pa., 1,588. 2, Sheila Jeffers, Sandy, Utah, 1,543. 3, Kathy Carmody, Plano, Texas, 1,527. 4, Kim Klawitter, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,513. 5, Susan Weissmann, Springfield, Mo., 1,506.


    DIVISION 4

    Team (650 average and under)
    1, Bear Nasty, Monticello, Minn., 2,187. 2, Shelton-Christmas Town, Shelton, Wash., 2,079. 3, Nebraska Inn, Clay Center, Neb., 2,048. 4, Whittierwood Product, Springfield, Ore., 2,040. 5, Simplot Livestock G.V.I.D., Mountain Home, Idaho, 2,034.

    Doubles (260 average and under)
    1, Carol Wick, Frazee, Minn./Joan Neros, Vergas, Minn., 900. 2, Stephanie Zoellick/Brandi Williams, Meridian, Idaho, 899. 3, Michelle Mundy, Fairfield, Calif./Gayla Powers, Vacaville, Calif., 894. 4, Shirley Roche, Silverdale, Wash./Deanna Johnson, Poulsbo, Wash., 892. 5, (tie), Martha Mueller/Joanne Huberty, Mora, Minn., and Kelli Nilson, Payson, Utah/Wendy Lounsbury, Springville, Utah, 884.

    Singles (130 average and under)
    1, Rose Postle, Rice Lake, Wis., 554. 2, Shelly Bloch, Ramsey, Minn., 538. 3, Ashley Rivera, Kingsville, Texas, 536. 4, Shelia Schmidt, Cody, Wy., 500. 5, Donna Clubb, Harper, Iowa, 498.

    All Events (130 average and under)
    1, Ashley Rivera, Kingsville, Texas, 1,433. 2, Pamela Matthews, Woodbridge, Va., 1,388. 3, Shelly Bloch, Ramsey, Minn., 1,382. 4, Dianna Thorp, Vancouver, Wash., 1,361. 5, Pamela Overturf, Sutton, Neb., 1,347.