Pan Am Games roster set for Team USA


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    2011USWOKellyKulick3.jpg2010EBT16BillONeill.jpgWith the qualification process now complete, the Team USA roster for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, this October has been finalized.

    Representing the United States in the women's division will be Kelly Kulick (pictured left) of Union, N.J., and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y. The men's team will be represented by Bill O'Neill (right) of Southampton, Pa. and Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas.

    The conclusion of the U.S. Women's Open last week finalized the women's standings in the qualification process that gave them points based on their finish in the Pan American Games Trials (60 percent), the United States Bowling Congress Queens (20 percent) and the U.S. Women's Open (20 percent).

    2011USWOLizJohnson.jpg201011PBAChrisBarnes.jpgKulick, who earned maximum points in the Pan American Games Trials and U.S. Women's Open, led with 112 points, while Johnson (left) finished second with 109 points. The Team USA men's qualification process concluded in March with O'Neill earning 100 points and Barnes (right) coming in second with 92 points.

    The Pan American Games are an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics. The United States Olympic Committee has specific requirements for selecting players to compete in the event.

    2011USWODiandraAsbaty.jpg201011PBA10TommyJones.jpgThe Team USA program also completed the rosters for the remaining events on the international schedule. Diandra Asbaty (left) of Chicago will join Tommy Jones (right) of Simpsonville, S.C., in competing at the QubicaAMF World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Nov. 30-Dec. 7.

    The Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas roster was finalized with Brenda Padilla of Mansfield, Texas, and Tennelle Milligan of Arlington, Texas, being selected. The men will be represented by Jarret Mizo of Honolulu and Steven Smith of San Diego at the event, which will be held July 31-Aug. 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    The U.S. lineup for the 2011 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women's Championships includes Kulick, Johnson, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, and Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio.


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    2011 Team USA Pan American Games Qualifying

    Final ranking points; top two advance to Pan American Games

    1, Kelly Kulick, 112. 2, Liz Johnson, 109. 3, Shannon O'Keefe, 86. 4, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, 82. 5, Diandra Asbaty, 81. 6, Brenda Padilla, 72. 7, Stefanie Nation, 64. 8, Shannon Pluhowsky, 60. 9, Bryanna Caldwell, 42. 10, Tennelle Milligan, 30. 11, Brittni Hamilton, 28. 12, Kim Yioulos, 26.

    1, Bill O'Neill, 100. 2, Chris Barnes, 94. 3, Tommy Jones, 92. 4, Patrick Allen, 88. 5, Mike Fagan, 70. 6, Wes Malott, 58. 7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 54. 8, EJ Tackett, 32. 9, Scott Boyle, 30. 10, Steven Smith, 24. 11, Jarret Mizo, 18.