August of 2000:
Single-Elimination Format To Decide Champions Of 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup
8/26/2000 - AMF
LONDON, ENGLAND -Head-to-head, best-two-of-three-games matches, in which the loser falls by the wayside, will determine the champions of the 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup.
The 36th edition of this international sports classic, the largest annual international sports championship in the world in terms of number of participating nations, begins October 15 in Lisbon, Portugal and concludes October 21 in the Sala Tejo ("Tagus Room") of the Atlantico Pavilion in Lisbon's Parque das Nacoes section. The top eight men and women after 40 games of qualifying at Lisbon's Bowling Internacional de Lisboa advance to the new single-elimination phase of the championship, which replaces the traditional matchplay and stepladder portions.
Ninety-six nations to date have pledged to send one man and/or one woman to Lisbon. All athletes roll 24 games of qualifying, beginning Monday, October 16. The top 24 men and women after Wednesday roll 16 more games Thursday, adding those scores to their previous three days' pinfall to determine the top eight in each division. These eight men and women advance to the single-elimination phase in the arena that begins Friday morning, October 20, on a pair of specially constructed lanes in the Sala Tejo.
All pinfall totals are dropped after Thursday's action, and each of the top eight men and women is assigned a "seeding" rank within their respective divisions, based on their standings after 40 games. (The man and woman with the most pins after 40 games become the No. 1 seeds; the bowlers in each division with the second-best total scores become the No. 2 seeds, and so on.)
The finals phase for both men and women consists of three rounds: quarterfinal, semifinal and championship. In the quarterfinals, the No. 1 seed plays the No. 8 seed; the No. 3 seed plays the No. 6 seed; the No. 4 seed plays the No. 5 seed, and the No. 7 seed plays the No. 2 seed. A bowler must win two of three games in the head-to-head quarterfinal match to advance to the semifinals.
Semifinal matchups call for the winners of the No. 1 vs. No. 8 matches to play the winners of the No. 3 vs. No. 6 matches, and the winners of the No. 4 vs. No. 5 matches to play the winners of the No. 2 vs. No. 7 matches. As in the quarterfinals, bowlers must win two of three games in the match to advance.
Semifinal winners move into the championship round, and the man and woman who win two of three games in the championship round win the 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup.
"We're excited about the format changes, because we think they ratchet up the dramatic intensity of the championship round several notches," said Bowling World Cup tournament manager Anne-Marie Board. "The fact that a bowler must win two of three games to advance helps level the playing field, as no one can advance simply by getting 'hot' or lucky in a single game. In addition, the single-elimination, best-two-of-three format tests the physical and mental adaptability and toughness of the finalists, which is what a world-class sporting event should do.
"The new format is similar to that used in sports such as swimming and track, where athletes must win a series of 'heats' to advance to the championship round. In these sports, the champion is not always the person who turns in the best time of the competition; rather, it is the one who does well consistently and then takes command and charges ahead in the final test."
Matchroom Productions, a U.K.-based company, will coordinate production and distribution of the entire tournament, including the arena finals. The broadcast package is expected to comprise a maximum of eight one-hour shows that will be distributed to various cable and satellite networks around the world on a tape-delayed basis.
Azerbaijan, Gibraltar, Nepal To Join Eight Other First-time Nations At 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup
8/23/2000 - AMF
LONDON, ENGLAND -Azerbaijan, Gibraltar and Nepal headline a group of 11 nations coming to the AMF Bowling World Cup for the first time ever this year, tournament manager Anne-Marie Board announced today.
The 36th edition of the sports classic, the largest annual international sports championship in the world in terms of number of participating countries, will be held October 15-21 in Lisbon, Portugal. Ninety-six countries thus far have pledged to send representatives.
The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan is situated on the Caspian Sea between Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Russia. Two of its neighbors-Iran and Russia-have already held their national World Cup qualifying tournaments and will join Azerbaijan in Lisbon. Other former Iron Curtain countries pledging to send bowlers for the first time are Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia.
From the Mediterranean comes Gibraltar, which sports just two bowling lanes on its 2.5 sq.-mi. island nation but boasts 400 bowlers. The kingdom of Nepal, better known for mountain climbing thanks to Mt. Everest, has bowling in its capital city of Kathmandu and is also sending its first participant.
Other "rookie" countries include Latin American countries Nicaragua and Peru, the new African nation of Eritrea and the tiny republic of San Marino, which lies tucked into the central Adriatic region of Italy.
Board notes that the newcomers not only will compete in a first-class international sports championship, but also find themselves in a unique educational setting. "The AMF Bowling World Cup brings together some of the best players and coaches in the world, who are happy to share their knowledge with players who live in countries where the sport is in its early stages," she said. "This 'meeting of minds' is one of the most important contributions the Bowling World Cup makes to the sport's progress around the world."
Board hopes that countries such as Armenia, Honduras and Vietnam, which is enjoying an economic upsurge and resultant demand for more recreational opportunities, might also join the Bowling World Cup family by the start of Tournament Week. "We take seriously the fact that we attract the most countries of any annually conducted world sports championship, and we continually try to raise our own bar regarding participation."
Opening ceremonies and qualifying rounds of the 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup take place at the 30-lane Bowling Internacional de Lisboa in Parque das Nacoes ("Nations Park") on Lisbon's east side. The top eight men and women after 40 games advance to the new two-day finals phase at the nearby Atlantico Pavilion, with finals competition beginning Friday morning. The new champions will be crowned Saturday, October 21.
Men and women athletes from at least 80 nations are expected to compete in this year's AMF Bowling World Cup. The reigning champions are Amanda Bradley of Australia and Ahmed Shaheen of Qatar.
96 Nations Entered For 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup In Lisbon
8/23/2000 - AMF
LONDON, ENGLAND - With two months to go before the first ball is rolled, 96 nations have indicated that they will send athletes to the 36th annual AMF Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal.
Should that number remain constant, it will lap the record 83 nations that were represented in the 1997 edition of the tournament in Cairo, Egypt and better by 17 last year's total of 79 countries that gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
"Even with a drop-off of 10%, which we have found to be the case in the last couple years, we expect a record 85 nations to be with us in Lisbon," said tournament manager Anne-Marie Board. "Last year we had hoped to welcome 90 countries, but we ran into unanticipated visa difficulties and 'settled' for 79, still our second-best total ever. This year, we anticipate fewer such visa problems. What's more, Portugal's geographic location will facilitate travel for some of the smaller countries in Europe and the Middle East, which could not afford the trans-Atlantic trip last year."
Among those nations that have confirmed participation are Australia and Qatar, which produced last year's champions, Amanda Bradley and Ahmed Shaheen, respectively. Countries already committed to sending representatives this year that did not compete in Las Vegas include Iraq, Jordan, Malta, Mauritius, Thailand and Yugoslavia.
The opening ceremonies and qualifying rounds of the 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup will take place at the 30-lane Bowling Internacional de Lisboa in Parque das Nacoes ("Nations Park") on Lisbon's east side. Given the large number of bowlers competing this year and the size of the center, qualifying squads for the first three days of competition are expected to begin at approximately 8 A.M. and conclude around 10:30 P.M. All bowlers, men and women, will roll 24 games over that time period in blocks of eight games each day. The field will be cut to the top 24 men and women following Wednesday's competition. The survivors return Thursday to roll 16 additional games. A beach trip-or, in case of inclement weather, a bus tour-is planned for those who fail to make the cut, as well as any interested World Cup spectators.
The top eight men and women after Thursday's action advance to the new two-day finals phase at the Atlantico Pavilion, also located in Parque das Nacoes, with finals competition beginning Friday morning. The 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup champions will be crowned Saturday, October 21.
The Foundation And Kegel Set To Host Exciting PWBA Event
8/21/2000 - Kegel Co.
SEBRING, FL - The latest and most innovative technology in bowling will be the focus as the Professional Women's Bowling Association visits the Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL from September 16th-21st. The tournament, the 2nd in a series of International Foundation Games Events, will be radically different from anything ever seen before in the professional realm. Accuracy, repeatability, power, and versatility will all be critical to those eyeing the championship trophy.
Over the past three years, The Foundation has conducted research into almost every technical aspect of our game trying to find a common bond between fairness and consistency. Using our shared resources on lane conditioning and ball reactions, The Foundation has created the "Foundation Games" series. This group of tournaments, including a past Southern Region event and the PWBA stop, are designed to make competitions fair again so that the best athlete is rewarded, instead of the one who "matched up" for that particular condition. How do we plan to acquire this fairness? We will be using three distinct lane conditions.
ESPN2 will televise the finals on Monday, September 25, 2000 utilizing the latest in industry technology to make the viewing experience better for the fan while allowing for the integrity of the tournament to exist. The first match will be between the 4th, 3rd and the second place qualifiers. The revolutionary idea stems from the notion that the higher qualifier chooses which of the three conditions that the match will be contested on. Once that match is complete, the tournament leader will then choose the condition for the championship match. This fairness will be achieved by utilizing the Sanction Standard Elite cleaning/conditioning machine, which can apply oil board by board on the lane surface, in about one minute.
Besides educating the television viewers on the art of lane maintenance through on-camera demonstrations of the lane machines, viewers will also be able to enjoy never-before-seen bowling technology on their television screen. The finalist's ball trajectories, ball speed, rev rate, targeting, form, and breakpoint will all be captured via the ABC/WIBC "C.A.T.S." data system along with the all-new Kegel Digital Coach. After each shot, data will be shown on the screen so the viewer can see if the professional was "on-target".
The fairness of this Foundation Games tournament will also occur through the qualifying format and lane conditioning procedures. The tournament will consist of two different squads labeled as "A" and "B" and the three completely different lane conditions labeled as "1", "2", and "3" respectively. Each squad will bowl one 8 game block on each fresh condition for a total of 24 games. The field will then be cut to the top 24 bowlers for the second round of qualifying. The second 24 games of qualifying will also be conducted on the three conditions, six games at a time. Once all contestants have bowled across the center on all three different conditions, there will be a final cut to the top 4 bowlers for the nationally televised TV show.
The Foundation and Kegel are truly excited to have the opportunity to host this revolutionary event. For more information, please call Kegel at 1-800-280-2695.
Alabama And Nebraska Teams Take Intl. Family Tournament Youth And Teen Division Titles
8/14/2000 - BPAA
LEWISVILLE, Tex. - Ethan and Gordon Meeks, Elmore, Ala., and Colby Hicken and Louis Mak, Gothenburg, Neb, took the Youth/Adult and Teen/Adult division titles, respectively, at the BPAA International Family Tournament 2000 held at The Main Event Entertainment Center in Lewisville, Tex. and presented by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and Qubica USA. Both first-place teams each won $3,000 scholarships to go towards their college education. $30,000 in scholarships was given overall. More than thirty teams from different states and Canada competed in each division.
In the Youth/Adult division, the Meeks outlasted TeAndre and Mervin Archambeau, Wagner, S.D., 214-192. "There was a lot more tension compared to our state finals," noted Gordon Meeks. "We're very glad to have won." Eight-year-old Ethan Meeks, endearingly nicknamed 'Iceman' by his fellow competitors commented, "I don't know why they call me that . . . I guess I freeze the pins before I crack 'em." Even at the young age of eight, Meeks knows he'd like to attend the University of Florida.
In the Teen/Adult division, Hicken and his grandfather, Louis Mak, defeated Christopher and Lorie Hinkle, Camarillo, Calif., 243-215 in the final match. "There was more pressure here than on the state level," remarked Colby Hicken. "I wasn't shaking there like I was here." An avid baseball player and fan, Hicken is considering attending either University of Nebraska (Lincoln) or Florida State.
Preliminary 'shoot-out' matches were played by the second and third seed to determine which team would meet the top seeded teams in the final matches. In the Youth/Adult division, the Meeks ousted Aaron and Diana Chivington, Marion, Ohio 219-186 to move on to the final match. In the Teen/Adult division, the team of Hicken and Mak defeated Samuel and Eugene Derusha, Toomsuba, Ala. 266-223 to advance to the final showdown.
AMF Pro Staff members Bob Learn, Jr., Norm Duke, George Branham III and Brian Voss were on hand to give the players tip, demonstrate unique trick shots, sign autographs as well as, participate in Nickelodeon's first-ever 'GAS Bowl 2000' for their Games and Sports (GAS) Network. The Nickelodeon Network was on hand to film segments of the tournament to be aired in early September. Check your local listings to verify dates/times.
Sill Wins In The Greater Atlanta Open
8/8/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Aleta Sill, Dearborn, Mich., defeated Tish Johnson, N. Richland Hills, Calif. 217-205 in the championship match of the televised finals in The Greater Atlanta Open at AMF Marietta Lanes in Marietta, Georgia Wednesday evening.
"I can't believe it," exclaimed Sill, "It feels like my first win, it's been so long."
In the first three-way shootout match brought Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., and Tammy Turner, Akron, Ohio to face off. Duggan started off in the lead throwing the first four strikes taking a 29-pin lead over Turner and a 33-pin lead over Dorin-Ballard in the fourth frame. The match took a turn in Turner's favor when she threw consecutive strikes in the fifth through the ninth frame taking a one-pin lead over Duggan and a 37-pin lead over Dorin-Ballard. Duggan finished the tenth with a spare and a strike forcing Turner to perform in the tenth. When Turner spared in the tenth her first ball, Turner needed a strike and a nine-count for the win, Turner tossed one high leaving the 4-7 falling short by one-pin. Duggan defeated Turner and Dorin-Ballard 238-237-202.
In the semi-final match Duggan faced Aleta Sill, Dearborn, Mich. The match started out with only one-pin separating the two by the third frame. Sill then threw the next four consecutive strikes taking a 23-pin lead in the seventh frame. The gap was narrowed by 12-pins when Sill left a 4-6 split and an open in the eighth frame. Duggan finished the match first striking in the ninth and leaving a 10-pin her first ball of the tenth. With a spare, this left Sill with a mark to win. Sill sealed Duggan's fate by striking in the tenth for a 225-212 win for the rights to go on to the championship match.
The championship match brought Sill to face Johnson, two seasoned professionals who both haven't been in the winner's circle for two years. With over fifty titles between the two veterans, the match proved to be a competitive one. Sill started the championship match with a double, spare, strike, while Johnson started out strong with a spare and a three-bagger taking an eight-pin lead in the fourth frame. When Johnson failed to convert the 4-7 spare, Sill narrowed the gap by three pins. The two veterans kept pace with one another up to the ninth frame foundation frame with only a three-pin difference. Johnson finished the match first, with a spare in the ninth, and a strike and a spare in the tenth. When Sill struck in the ninth, this left her needing a mark in the tenth and a good count. As Sill struck the first ball in the tenth, she clinched both fists knowing she won the long awaited title.
"To be out of it for so long, you start to ask yourself do I still have what it takes to win again," added Sill. "This win is important to me."
Johnson Is #1 Seed Going Into The Televised Finals In The Greater Atlanta Open
8/9/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., averaged 236 for eight games and went 6-2-0 in match play to be the number one seed in the televised finals in the Greater Atlanta Open at AMF Marietta Lanes in Marietta, Georgia, Tuesday evening. Going into the position round game to determine the top five for the televised finals, Johnson had a two-pin lead over Aleta Sill of Dearborn, Mich. Johnson defeated Sill 225-214 to keep the number one position.
"I'm so excited," proclaimed Johnson. "It's been a while, I'm going to go out tomorrow, get the crowd involved and have some fun. I didn't realize I was the first seed going into position round. I was just trying to avoid the three-way shootout and to shoot for at least second."
Leaving a gap of only 31-pins from the ninth position to the fifth with only one game to go, the position round was sure to determine the top five. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., defeated Cathy Dorin, Sandusky, Ohio, 249-206 in the position round to move up to the third spot. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., defeated Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 234-200 to lock the fourth position and Tammy Turner, Akron, Ohio, defeated Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., 258-246 to climb from the ninth position for the fifth spot for the televised finals.
The top five return Wednesday for the televised finals at 7:00 p.m. Fans can watch the finals live on the webscorer at www.pwba.com.
Sill Holds Top Position In The Greater Atlanta Open
8/9/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Aleta Sill, Dearborn, Mich., went 5-3-0 in match play and averaged 224.88 for eight games to hold the lead in the second round of match play in The Greater Atlanta Open at AMF Marietta Lanes in Marietta, Georgia, Tuesday afternoon.
Cara Honeychurch, Australia, averaged 235.63 for eight games and won seven matches to move six spots into the second position. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., dropped one spot to the third position.
Making the biggest move into the top five is Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif. Johnson won all eight games of match play and had high games of 258, a pair of 257's, and 238 to average 231.61 for eight games to move eight spots. Another new top five appearance is Carol Gianotti-Block, Perth, W. Australia. Gianotti-Block averaged 229.87 for eight games and won six matches to move her four spots.
The lady professionals return Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for the last round of match play. The top five advance to Wednesday's televised finals at 7:00 p.m.
Sill Holds Onto Lead In The Greater Atlanta Open
8/7/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Aleta Sill, Dearborn, Mich., averaged 231.12 for eight games to hold onto the lead in the first round of match play in the Greater Atlanta Open at AMF Marietta Lanes in Marietta, Georgia, Monday evening. Sill went 4-4-0 to take an 82-pin lead over Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex.
"Overall it was a very good night," said Sill. "I had one pair that I struggled on and I don't have a lot of ball choices. I used one ball this morning and one ball tonight and it worked across the whole house." Even though Sill has an 82-pin cushion, there is no letting up in a match play format. "Anne Marie (Duggan) and Carolyn (Dorin-Ballard) bowled great tonight and they're right behind me but I have to keep looking forward. That's my train of thought is to keep looking forward," added Sill.
Climbing seven spots into the second position is Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of N. Richland Hills, Tex. Dorin-Ballard averaged 242.37 for eight games and won six of eight matches. Rounding out the top five are Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., Cathy Dorin, Sandusky, OH, and Tiffany Stanbrough of Oklahoma City, Okla.
The top 24 return Tuesday for the last two rounds of match play at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sill Takes Over Lead In The Greater Atlanta Open
8/7/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Aleta Sill, Dearborn, Mich., averaged 240.83 for six games to take over the lead at AMF Marietta Lanes in the Greater Atlanta Open in Marietta, Georgia Monday afternoon. Sill had a pair of 257 games, 238, 237, and a low game of 225 to lead the field by 86 pins.
"It's been a while since I've felt this comfortable," commented Sill. "It's been two years since I led a tournament. I've had three solid rounds of qualifying and I hope it continues into match play."
Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., averaged 227.16 for six games and had high games of 269, 244, and 234 to move her two positions from the fourth to the second position.
Cara Honeychurch, Australia, moved seven positions to the third spot and Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla., moved up one position to the fourth spot.
Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., dropped four spots to the fifth position. The top 24 return Monday at 6:30 p.m. to bowl the first round of match play.
Duggan Matches Dorin's Perfect Game To Take Over The Lead In The Greater Atlanta Open
8/7/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., averaged 259 for six games to take over the lead at AMF Marietta Lanes in the Greater Atlanta Open in Marietta, Georgia, Sunday evening. Duggan had high games of 300, 266, 258, a low game of 227, and posted an honor series of 803 her last three games to lead the field by fourteen pins over Cathy Dorin, Sandusky, Ohio. Dorin shot a 300 earlier today after the first round of qualifying.
"I feel good," said Duggan. "I haven't thrown that many strikes in a while. It showed that I can still keep up with these young girls out here."
Dorin had high games of 257, 238, 235, and averaged 228.33 for six games to hold the second position. Moving up to the third position is Aleta Sill of Dearborn, Mich. Sill averaged 237.5 and had games of 267, 266, and 248. Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., moved up one position into fourth while Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla. dropped to the fifth position.
The lady professionals return Monday at 11:00 a.m. to bowl the last six games of qualifying. After the qualifying round the top 24 return Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. to bowl the first round of match play.
Dorin Shoots Perfect Game And Leads The Greater Atlanta Open
8/7/2000 - PWBA
MARIETTA, GA-Cathy Dorin, Sandusky, Ohio, had high games of 300 and 299 to take the lead at AMF Marietta Lanes in Marietta, GA, in the first round of qualifying Sunday afternoon. Dorin averaged 239.67 for six games and leads by thirteen pins over Tiffany Stanbrough of Oklahoma City, OK.
"I'm very happy with the way I bowled today," commented Dorin. "It's nice to be up there again." Dorin remarked she is struggling this year and is working on changes in her game. "Everything is coming together," added Dorin. "I've been working with different weights and making changes on the approach, it has definitely made a difference."
Carol Gianotti-Block, Perth, W. Australia, averaged 230.67 for six games to move into the third position. Rounding out the top five are Rachel Perez, San Marcos, Tex., and Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif.
The lady professionals return at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening to bowl the second round of qualifying.
Feldman Wins Third Title Of Year In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic
8/2/2000 - PWBA
LOUISVILLE, KY-Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y. defeated Leanne
Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., in the championship match 188-173 in the
$100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Bowl in Louisville, KY, Wednesday
evening. Feldman is the first to win three titles for this year.
"This gets me one step closer to my goal of winning five titles this
year," stated Feldman. "I love it here." This is Feldman's second title in
In the first three-way shootout, Cara Honeychurch, Australia, defeated
Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., and Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. 247-203-227 to
move onto the semi-final match.
In the semi-final match, Leanne Barrette tossed six in a row to post a
score of 231-198 over Honeychurch to advance to the championship match.
In the championship match, Feldman doubled in the tenth to close out
The televised finals will air on ESPN2 on Thursday, August 10, 2000.
Feldman Is First Seed For TV Finals In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic
8/2/2000 - PWBA
LOUISVILLE, KY-Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., averaged 225 for eight games and went 4-3-1 in match play to stay in the number one position for the televised finals in the $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Bowl in Louisville, KY. Tuesday evening.
"I had to use a more aggressive ball than all week," commented Feldman. "I feel very confident in winning tomorrow night. I have a lot of goals this year that are reachable now. One is to win five titles this year and the
other is to reach $120,000. It would also be nice to be player of the year and the win tomorrow would give me a good chance but it's still early in the season."
In the second position is Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. Barrette averaged 218.37 and won six of eight matches. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev. defeated Cara Honeychurch, Australia, in a one game roll-off for the third and fourth positions. Holding down the last position for the televised finals is Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. Adler averaged 209.12 and won four of eight matches to secure the fifth position by 66 pins.
The televised finals will be held Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN2 on August 10, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Feldman Maintains Lead In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic
8/1/2000 - PWBA
LOUISVILLE, KY-Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., averaged 222 for eight games and went 4-4-0 in match play to hold the lead in the $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Bowl in Louisville, KY, Tuesday afternoon.
"I was very happy how I bowled today," remarked Feldman. "Hopefully I can stay in first tonight, and win tomorrow. It's been a few tournaments since I made the show, I want everyone to know I'm still out here and still bowling."
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., won seven of the eight matches and averaged 229.75 to move up to the second position from the ninth position. Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., averaged 224 and went 4-4-0 to move into the third position. In the fourth position is Kim Adler of Cocoa, Fla. Adler won five of the eight matches and averaged 208 for eight games. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., won three out of eight matches to drop to the fifth position.