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      May 10, 2001:

-Dorin-Ballard In Position To Capture 2001 Queens Title

05/10/2001 - PWBA
      FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., needs just one victory Friday to win the 2001 WIBC Queens Championship.

      Dorin-Ballard, who led the first two qualifying rounds, was the only woman in the 362-player field to complete match play with an unblemished record. Dorin-Ballard won all six of her matches, putting together three-game series ranging from 605 to 692 on her march to the top.

      "I think that, because I really didn't start seriously practicing and competing during our break until March or so, that the long layoff really refreshed me," Dorin-Ballard said of her dominant week long performance.

      "I like sitting in the top spot in this tournament because the leader has to be beaten twice. I think it's sometimes a disadvantage to lead the tournament in our regular format, because you only get to bowl one game in the title match. This time, though, being top seed suits me just fine."

      Joining Dorin-Ballard in the top five for the TV finals at Sawgrass Lanes are Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J.; Maxine Nable, Australia; Robin Crawford, Hendersonville, Tenn., and Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., who defeated Lynda Norry of Wichita, Kan., in the final match in the Contender's Bracket.

      Defending Queens champion Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., was eliminated in the fourth round of the Contender's Bracket by the PWBA 2000 Rookie of the Year, Cara Honeychurch of Australia, 563-559.

      The TV shootout finals begin Friday at 2 p.m. Nable, Crawford and Terrell will compete against each other in a single-match shootout game, with the winner taking on No. 2 seeded Kulick. The winner of that match meets Dorin-Ballard and must defeat her twice to win the Queens title, jeweled tiara and $18,000 first-place check.

      The finals will be broadcast on ESPN2 Monday, May 14, at 9 p.m. with a re-broadcast Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m. (all times are Eastern Time).

      The WIBC Queens Tournament, presented by the Reno Tri-Properties, is recognized as the most prestigious event in women's bowling.

Winners' Bracket, Third Round of Match Play (three games per match, total pins; loser drops into second-chance Contender's Bracket):
Lisa Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., d. Corrine Ham, Cocoa, Fla., 578-527
Robin Crawford, Hendersonville, Tenn., d. Laura Lee Daniel, Corona, Calif., 608-513
Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., d. Kim Adler, Merritt Island, Fla., 641-616
Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., d. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, Calif., 665-658
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., d. Lisa Stack, Elgin, Ill., 692-551
Amy Stolz, Phoenix, d. Cara Honeychurch, Australia, 621-612
Maxine Nable, Australia, d. Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash., 658-s507
Anne-Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., d. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 677-651

Winner's Bracket, Fourth Round (loser drops into second-chance Contender's Bracket):
Robin Crawford, Hendersonville, Tenn., d. Lisa Wagner, Ft. Myers, Fla., 697-483
Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., d. Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., 618-571
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., d. Amy Stolz, Phoenix, 614-580
Maxine Nable, Australia, d. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 773-737

Winner's Bracket, Fifth Round (losers become No. 3 and No. 4 seeds for TV finals, based on total match play pinfall):
Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., d. Robin Crawford, Hendersonville, Tenn., 611-579
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., d. Maxine Nable, Australia, 624-609

Winner's Bracket, Sixth Round (winner becomes top seed for TV finals; loser becomes the No. 2 seed):
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., d. Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 668-613

Contender's Bracket, Third Round (loser is eliminated from the tournament):
Jan Schmidt, Rochelle, d. Tammy Boomershine, Ogden, Utah, 640-627
Kris Hall, Rockford, Ill., d. Sarah Yap, Malaysia, 681-664
Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., d. Brenda Norman, Indianapolis, 656-594
Jane Vetero, Kitchener, Ont., d. Gena Guccione, Thornton, Colo., 599-498
Andrea Mirschel, Sarasota, Fla., d. Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 658-602
Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., d. Rachel Perez, San Marcos, Tex., 697-633
Lynda Barnes, Wichita, Kan., d. Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, N.J., 688-604
Debbie McMullen, Denver, d. Janette Piesczynski, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 750-645

Contender's Bracket, Fourth Round (loser is eliminated from the tournament):
Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., d. Jan Schmidt, Rochelle, Ill., 740-595
Lisa Stack, Elgin, Ill., d. Kris Hall, Rockford, Ill., 693-564
Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., d. Kim Adler, Merritt Island, Fla., 757-662
Jane Vetero, Kitchener, Ont., d. Corrine Ham, Cocoa, Fla., 556-544
Laura Lee Daniel, Corona, Calif., d. Andrea Mirschel, Sarasota, Fla., 612-527
Cara Honeychurch, Australia, d. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 563-559
Lynda Barnes, Wichita, Kan., d. Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash., 669-607
Debbie McMullen, Denver, d. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, Calif., 750-645

Contender's Bracket, Fifth Round (loser is eliminated from the tournament):
Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., d. Lisa Stack, Elgin, Ill., 676-632
Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., d. Jane Vetero, Kitchener, Ont., 686-543
Cara Honeychurch, Australia, d. Laura Lee Daniel, Corona, Calif., 593-515
Lynda Barnes, Wichita, Kan., d. Debbie McMullen, Denver, 633-619

Contender's Bracket, Sixth Round (loser is eliminated from the tournament):
Anne-Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., d. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 679-663
Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., d. Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., 716-668
Cara Honeychurch, Australia, d. Amy Stolz, Phoenix, 699-590
Lynda Barnes, Wichita, Kan., d. Lisa Wagner, Ft. Myers, Fla., 578-558

Contender's Bracket, Sixth Round (loser is eliminated from the tournament):
Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., d. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 695-653
Lynda Barnes, Wichita, Kan., d. Cara Honeychurch, Australia, 611-582

Contender's Bracket, Seventh Round (loser is eliminated from the tournament; winner becomes No. 5 seed for TV finals)

Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., d. Lynda Barnes, Wichita, Kan., 662-580.


-Minton And Williford To Bowl Final Match for WIBC Senior Queens Title Friday

05/10/2001 - WIBC
      SUNRISE, Fla., - Roma "Fran" Minton, Iowa Park, Texas, and Jean Williford, Carthage, N.C., are the two remaining bowlers in the Women's International Bowling Congress' Senior Queens Tournament at Sawgrass Lanes after four days of intensive competition. The women are competing for the title of WIBC Senior Queen. The winner will receive a jeweled tiara, a cash prize and a specially designed crystal trophy. The final match will take place on Friday, May 11.

      Minton and Williford, along with Mary Burney, Lakeland, Fla., and Dortha Britton, Aurora, Colo., were among the eight out of 77 women remaining in contention after two rounds of match play in the double-elimination competition.

      They joined Claudette Keeney, Severna Park, Md., def.; Dorothy Fitch, Cherryville, Va.; Marilyn Kreg, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Norma Winfield, Chesterville, Va., who were still in the contenders' bracket after a loss in the first round of match play.

      Defending champion Rose Smith, Las Vegas, was eliminated after losing her first two matches. Smith won the first-ever WIBC Senior Queens title at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on May 26, 2000.

      The results of Wednesday and Thursday's match play competition are as follows: Winner's Bracket
First Round:
Claudette Keeney, Severna Park, Fla., def. Andi Whitlock, Middletown, Del., 531-508
Mary Burney, Lakeland, Fla., def. Rose Smith, Las Vegas, 532-515
Dorothy Fitch, Cherryville, Va., def. Marilyn Kreg, Kalamazoo, Mich., 557-540
Jean Williford, Carthage, N.C., def. Norma Winfield, Chesterville, Va., 549-521
Susie Reichley, Richardson, Texas, def. Jacquelyn Nelson, Siler City, N.C., 631-480
Roma "Fran" Minton, Iowa Park, Texas, def. Patti Lin, Madison, Ala., 551-532
Dortha Britton, Aurora, Colo., def. Barbara Shelton, Hempstead, N.Y., 595-496
Karen Pullman, Salt Lake City, Utah, def. Carolyn Trump, North Fort Meyers, Fla., 649-622

Second Round:
Burney def. Keeney, 500-497
Williford def. Fitch, 610-513
Minton def. Reichley, 562-490
Britton def. Pullman, 598-479

Third Round:
Williford def. Burney, 620-439
Minton def. Britton, 558-504
Minton will continue on as the top seed in match play Friday.

Contender's Bracket
First Round:
Whitlock def. Nelson, 597-555
Lin def. Smith, 576-516
Kreg def. Shelton, 544-514
Winfield def. Trump, 526-480

Second Round:
Keeney def. Whitlock, 453-444
Fitch def. Lin, 519-506
Kreg def. Reichley, 580-540
Winfield def. Pullman, 550-487

Third Round:
Keeney def. Burney, 559-501
Kreg def. Britton, 595-569

Fourth Round:
Williford def. Kreg, 603-590

Williford will meet Minton in final match play Friday.
ESPN2 will air highlights of the Senior Queens finals at 9 p.m. (ET) Monday, May 14, and 1 p.m. (ET) Thursday, May 17. For daily highlights and standings information on the WIBC Senior Queens Tournament please visit, www.wibctournament.com.

The WIBC Senior Queens Tournament is presented by Storm and was open to all WIBC members 55 years of age and older.


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