Ruby Division leaderboard gets new look in Syracuse

    05/15/11

    United States

    2011USBCWCOncenterConventionCenter.jpgThe 2011 USBC Women's Championships is nearing the halfway point of its 88-day run at the Oncenter Convention Center (pictured), and the Ruby Division leaderboard got a makeover this week.

    Patti Kroll of Big Lake, Minn., rolled games of 225, 234 and 173 for a 632 scratch series, and an additional 14 pins of handicap per game helped her into the top spot in Ruby Singles with a 674 handicap series May 7. Fran Beckjorden of Shoreview, Minn., previously held the lead with 657.

    On May 12, Arlene Vilhauer of Highmore, S.D., tossed games of 182, 203 and 220 for a 605 scratch series, and 23 pins of handicap per game helped her to a 674 singles set and a share of the lead.

    Vilhauer, making her 35th Women's Championships appearance, added a 525 series in doubles and 415 in team to finish with a 1,752 handicap all-events total, which is just outside of the top 10 in Ruby All-Events. Tina Arend of Pueblo West, Colo., leads with 1,810.

    Striking Ladies of East Kingston, N.H., assumed the lead in Ruby Team with a 2,823 total May 7. The group posted games of 869, 781 and 756 for a 2,406 scratch total, and an additional 139 pins per game helped the team past Wild Things of Conyers, Ga., which previously occupied the top spot with 2,820.

    Linda Currier led the way for Striking Ladies with a 557 series and was followed by Denise Hartnett (493), Tina Ryerson (467), Pauline McLeod (447) and Janet Boyden (442).

    2011USBCWCNancyFerrettMarlaMaley.jpgIn Ruby Doubles action, Marla Maley of Reno, Nev., and Nancy Ferretti of Sparks, Nev., (pictured right, r-l) jumped into first place with a 1,235 total.

    Ferretti led the way with a 561 scratch series, while Maley contributed 509. An additional 55 pins of handicap per game helped the duo past Dianna Coykendall of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Susan Combs of Howard, Ohio, who previously held the lead with 1,209.

    "I went from a 163 average to a 167 this year," said 67-year-old Ferretti, who moved from California to Sparks a few years ago to retire with her husband. "I just changed the timing of my approach, and things just clicked - and kept on clicking."

    The Ruby Division is for individual bowlers with entering averages 150-179, and handicap is 100 percent of 180. Doubles pairs must have a combined average of 300-359, and teams must be between 750 and 899.

     


    Scores heat up in Sapphire Division at USBC Women's Championships


    Angel Johnson of Arden Hill, Minn., claimed the lead in Sapphire All-Events with a 1,721 handicap total May 8.

    She finished her 2011 USBC Women's Championships campaign with 494 in team, 471 in singles and 459 in doubles, and 33 pins of handicap per game helped her past Marsha Schwanke of Virginia Beach, Va., who previously occupied the top spot with 1,653.

    In the Sapphire team event, Bernie's Alterations of Pleasant Lake, Ind., posted scratch games of 812, 731 and 765 for a 2,308 scratch total, while 49 pins of handicap per game lifted the team to a 2,455 handicap total. NE Strike and Spare Bowl of Lexington, Neb., previously held the lead with 2,393.

    Kimberly Gibson led the way for Bernie's Alterations with a 542 series and was joined by Theresa Osborn (524), Bernice Sherman (438), Verna Rakestrow (409) and Sharon Hantz (395).

    The Sapphire Division is for individual bowlers with entering averages 149 and below, and handicap is 100 percent of 150. Doubles pairs must have a combined average of 299 or below, and teams must be 749 or below.

     


    Minnesota bowler makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships


    2011USBCWCGeorgeneCordes.jpgGeorgene Cordes (pictured) of Apple Valley, Minn., was honored at the Oncenter Convention Center on May 7 for making her 50th appearance at the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships.

    Cordes, a member of the Minnesota State Bowling Association Hall of Fame, made her USBC Women's Championships debut at the 1947 event in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    The 83-year-old right-hander was honored in front of her peers prior to competing in her team event, which she finished with a 426 series.

    "I'm sure everyone who bowls Nationals enjoys this experience," said Cordes, who received a floral bouquet and a plaque to commemorate her milestone. "I've done 50 of them, but I have enjoyed the sport for more than 50 years. Nationals has always been so much fun. I love the camaraderie."

    Cordes was the first of three bowlers who will reach the 50-year mark at this year's event in Syracuse, N.Y., with Nancy Folden of Memphis, Tenn., scheduled to add her name to the list on May 17.

    After this year, the Women's Championships record book will include 12 bowlers who have competed 50 or more times, with four having eclipsed the 60-year plateau.

    The tournament's active participation leader, Mini Tvaska of St. Petersburg, Fla., will make her 65th consecutive appearance May 18, while earlier this year, Emma Hendrickson of Morris Plains, N.J., extended her record as the event's oldest participant when she competed at age 102.

    2011USBCWCLogo.jpg Sponsors for the 2011 USBC Women's Championships sponsors include Turning Stone Resort and Casino, official brackets sponsor, Humana, official registration sponsor, Miller Lite and Molson Canadian, official beer sponsors. Supporting sponsors include Storm Bowling Products, Nationwide Insurance, The Oncenter, Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, Caz Limo & Tours, Kegel, official lane maintenance provider, US Steltronic, official scoring system, and Brunswick, official lane provider.

     


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    92nd USBC Women's Championships


    Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y., United States (April 7 - July 3, 2011)

    Diamond Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

     

    Team
    (Combined average of 900 and above; Handicap is 100 percent of 1,100)
    1, Eagles Edge Pro Shop (Joyce Biondo, Tracy Luncsford, Keri Caduto, Tina Becke, Jonquay Armon), Des Plaines, Ill., 3,416. 2, Shootin Nines, Indianapolis, 3,347. 3, Sugar N Strike, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,317. 4, Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, Waukegan. Ill., 3,305. 5, Team EFX, Sun City, Calif., 3,275. 6, Ninjas, Odenton, Md., 3,268. 7, Del Rosa Bowl, Chatsworth, Calif., 3,256. 8, TEAM 23321, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,225. 9 (tie), Aleta Sill's Bowling World, Kettering, Ohio, and Paper Chasers I, Clinton, Md., 3,224.

    Doubles
    (Combined average of 360 and above; Handicap is 100 percent of 440)
    1, Trish Manna/Suzy Minino, Omaha, Neb., 1,532. 2, Tracey Magnuson, Faribault, Minn./Diane Marget, Champlin, Minn., 1,500. 3, Aleta Sill, Livonia, Mich../Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 1,462. 4, Susan Jeziorski/Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,459. 5, Amanda Stone, Greensboro, N.C./Leslie Rapach, Charlotte, N.C., 1,456. 6, Jamie Nelson/Paula Siebert, Muskegon, Mich., 1,450. 7, Davie Mae Leskoske, Clinton, Utah/Tanya Leonard, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 1,433. 8, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y./Ashly Galante, Lake Wales, Fla., 1,429. 9, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb./Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,428. 10, Lisa Graham, Centerville, Ohio/Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,427.

    Singles
    (Bowlers with averages of 180 and above; Handicap is 100 percent of 220)
    1, Brittany Signor, Watertown, N.Y., 806. 2, Brenda Pugh, La Mesa, Calif., 796. 3, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 775. 4, Katie Mae Pritchard, Coon Rapids, Minn., 771. 5, Amanda Stone, Greensboro, N.C., 768. 6, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 763. 7 (tie), Linda Kogut, Jacksonville, Fla., and Stacie Watson, San Diego, 755. 9, Brenda Mack, Indianapolis, 753. 10, Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 751.

    All-Events
    (Bowlers with averages of 180 and above; Handicap is 100 percent of 220)
    1, Dede Davidson, Buellton, Calif., 2,199. 2, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,189. 3, Salena Barone, Cary, N.C., 2,188. 4, Bonnie Smith, Lakewood, N.Y., 2,181. 5, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 2,177. 6, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,151. 7, Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,134. 8, Sara Gallandez, Bel Aire, Kan., 2,127. 9, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,126. 10, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,123.

     


    Ruby Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

     

    Team
    (Combined average of 750-899; Handicap is 100 percent of 900)
    1, Striking Ladies (Pauline McLeod, Janet Boyden, Tina Ryerson, Denise Hartnett, Linda Currier), East Kingston, N.H. 2,823. 2, Wild Things, Conyers, Ga., 2,820. 3, Alabama Rollers, Phoenix City, Ala., 2,809. 4, The Five of Us, Columbus, Ohio, 2,800. 5, Windrift Lounge 2, Lansing, Minn., 2,781. 6, Lady Strikers, Princeton, Ky., 2,768. 7, Pahrump Nuggets, Pahrump, Nev., 2,766. 8, Better Late, Wyoming, Mich., 2,754. 9 , Hoegemeyer Hybrids, Dannebrog, Neb., 2,751. 10 (tie), Rice Krispies, Waynesburg, Pa., and Get Away Girls III, Cottage Grove, Minn., 2,749.

    Doubles
    (Combined average of 300-359; Handicap is 100 percent of 360)
    1, Marla Maley, Reno, Nev./Nancy Ferretti, Sparks, Nev., 1,235. 2, Dianna Coykendall, Mount Vernon, Ohio/Susan Combs, Howard, Ohio, 1,209. 3, Kimberly Dauer, Mankato, Minn./Vicky Strassburg, Hanska, Minn., 1,202. 4, Darryln Hamilton, Tea, S.D./Toni Crittenden, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,194. 5, Karen Steward, McKinney, Texas/Nicole Platz, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,191. 5, Janie Burdick/Judy Testani, Deland, Fla., 1,185. 7, Cynthia Hunter, Rockford, Ill./LaurieAnn Bieber, Sarasota, Fla., 1,183. 8, Liz Stack, Bismarck, N.D./Vickie Carlson, Bismarck, N.D., 1,180. 9 (tie), Marjorie Greenfield, Eagan, Minn./Yvatt Hall, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Lorna Salmonson, Mora, Minn./Sandra Hasser, Stanchfield, Minn. 1,178.

    Singles
    (Bowlers with averages of 150-179; Handicap is 100 percent of 180)
    1 (tie), Arlene Vilhauer, Highmore, S.D., and Patti Kroll, Big Lake, Minn., 674. 3 (tie), Linda DeGandi, Westport, Ore., and Vola Bridges, San Antonio, 668. 5, Fran Beckjorden, Shoreview, Minn., 657. 6, Lisa Little, Durham, N.C., 655. 7, Charlene Brandow, Nassau, N.Y., 650. 8, Michi Pope, Lakeland, Fla., 6. 9, Jana Tousignant, Herndon, Va., 643. 10, Barbara V. Jones, Silver Spring, Md., 642.

    All-Events
    (Bowlers with averages of 150-179; Handicap is 100 percent of 180)
    1, Tina Arend, Pueblo West, Colo., 1,810. 2, Janice Barnhill, Social Circle, Ga., 1,789. 3, Betty Elliott, Spring Valley, Minn., 1,788. 4, Joyce Teubert, Glencoe, Minn., 1,787. 5 (tie), Terese Culbertson, Whittemore, Iowa, and Kelly Galka, Dyer, Ind., 1,777. 7, Michele Cady, Rockford, Minn., 1,774. 8, Vicky Strassburg, Hanska, Minn., 1,765. 9, Suzanne Holub, Center Point, Iowa, 1,762. 10, Lisa Little, Durham, N.C., 1,761.

     


    Sapphire Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

     

    Team
    (Combined average 749 and below; Handicap is 100 percent of 750)
    1, Bernies Alterations (Kimberly Gibson, Sharon Hantz, Theresa Osborn, Verna Rakestrow, Bernice Sherman), Pleasant Lake, Ind., 2,455. 2, NE Strike And Spare Bowl, Lexington, Neb., 2,393. 3, Bermuda Cedars, Devonshire, Bermuda, 2,386. 4, Sunbowl, Windom, Minn., 2,379. 5, Annandale State Bank, Annandale, Minn., 2,377. 6, Exclusive Bowling Club 3, Chicago, 2,375. 7, Lieunghs On Lathrop 2, Racine, Wis., 2,367. 8, Eichhorn Jewelry, Decatur, Ind., 2,365. 9, Rolling Thunder, Salisbury, Mass., 2,359. 10, Gil's Garage, Scotia, N.Y., 2,350.

    Doubles
    (Combined average of 299 and below; Handicap is 100 percent of 300)
    1, Amy Ellingson/Alyssa Kottwitz, Bozeman, Mont., 1,074. 2, Denise Everett/Kate Dyer, Decatur, Ind., 1,069. 3, Pam Rolf, Hutchinson, Minn./Joyce Teubert, Glencoe, Minn., 1,045. 4 (tie), Pamella Overturf, Sutton, Neb./Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., and Wanda Blain, Carlisle, Pa./Tammy Smith, Spring Run, Pa., 1,042. 6, Laurie Sitterly/Jayne Colomb, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,040. 7, Jamie Crowell, Hamilton, N.Y./Annie Crowell, Morrisville, N.Y., 1,037. 8, Fay Augustine, Duluth, Minn./Judy Rimmer, Grand Rapids, Minn., 1,032. 9, Cheri Sandquist, Elk River, Minn./Vicky Anderson, Winthrop, Minn., 1,030. 10 (tie), Lauren Wegner/Ashley Gartner, Skokie, Ill., and Lorie Rice, Columbus, Ohio/Tammy Medovich, Westerville, Ohio, 1,026.

    Singles
    (Bowlers with averages of 149 and below; Handicap is 100 percent of 150)
    1, Lucille Reinert, Thiensville, Wis., 633. 2, Nancy Prizler, Austin, Minn., 586. 3, Jennifer Khubchandani, Gurnee, Ill., 582. 4, Veronica Jackson, Calumet City, Ill., 574. 5, Cindi Bates, Long Grove, Iowa, 573. 6 (tie), Angel Johnson, Arden Hills, Minn., and Tammy Medovich, Westerville, Ohio, 570. 8, Marsha Schwanke, Virginia Beach, Va., 566. 9, Pat Nagan, Kaukauna, Wis., 565. 10, Alyssa Kottwitz, Bozeman, Mont., 561.

    All-Events
    (Bowlers with averages of 149 and below; Handicap is 100 percent of 150)
    1, Angel Johnson, Arden Hills, Minn., 1,721. 2, Marsha Schwanke, Virginia Beach, Va., 1,653. 3, Mya Banaszynski, Racine, Wis., 1,602. 4, Valeda McDonald, Soudan, Minn. 1,596. 5 (tie), Alyssa Kottwitz, Bozeman, Mont., and Trisha Harvey, Las Cruces, N.M., 1,595. 7, Pat Nagan, Kaukauna, Wis., 1,593. 8, Stephanie Thompson, Serena, Ill., 1,592. 9, Jennifer Khubchandani, Gurnee, Ill., 1,577. 10, Kathy Scott, Flint, Mich., 1,568.

     


    Scratch Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

     

    Team
    (Actual team scores with no handicap)
    1, Shootin Nines (Keli Callahan, Amanda Beck, Jenifer Larson, Brenda Mack, and Shannon O'Keefe), Indianapolis, 3,305. 2, Team EFX, Sun City, Calif., 3,275. 3 (tie), Eagles Edge Pro Shop, Des Plaines, Ill., and Aleta Sill's Bowling World, Kettering, Ohio, 3,224. 5, Striking Is Fun!, Oregon, Ohio, 3,194. 6, Bowlers Choice Pro Shop, Tonawanda, NY, 3,192. 7, Team 23321, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,177. 8, Great Balls of Fire, Shelton, Conn., 3,163. 9, Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, Waukegan, Ill., 3,161. 10, Magic of the Southwest, Slidell, La., 3,124.

    Doubles
    (Actual doubles scores with no handicap)
    1, Aleta Sill, Livonia, Mich./Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 1,462. 2, Susan Jeziorski/Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,459. 3, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J./Lisa Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,427. 4, Amanda Stone, Greensboro, N.C./Leslie Rapach, Charlotte, N.C., 1,423. 5, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio/Tracey Distel, Lansing, Mich., 1,420. 6, Tracey Magnuson, Faribault, Minn./Diane Marget, Champlin, Minn., 1,419. 7, Suzy Minino/Trish Manna, Omaha, Neb., 1,418. 8, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb./Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,395. 9, Kristal Wilson, Lawrence, Kan./Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 1,384. 10, Kari Schwager, Rogers Park, Ill./Paola Gomez, Weston, Fla., 1,382.

    Singles
    (Actual scores with no handicap)
    1, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 763. 2, Hollie Brannen, Marshfield, Mo., 750. 3 (tie), Amanda Stone, Greensboro, N.C., and Dora Nettleman, Eaton Rapids, Mich., 744. 5, Brenda Mack, Indianapolis, 741. 6, Nikki Lunsford, Plainfield, Ill., 738. 7, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 733. 8 (tie), Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, and Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 727. 10, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 721.

    All-Events
    (Actual scores with no handicap)
    1, Dede Davidson, Buellton, Calif., 2,199. 2, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 2,177. 3, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,151. 4, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,126. 5, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,123. 6, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,110. 7, Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 2,100. 8, Kristal Wilson, Lawrence, Kan., 2,085. 9, Michelle Sterner, Niagra Falls, N.Y., 2,084. 10, Nikki Lunsford, Plainfield, Ill., 2,073.