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      May 15, 2001:

-Dorin-Ballard Maintains Lead At St. Clair Classic

05/15/2001 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard leads a field of 24 players into head-to-head match play at the St. Clair Classic, averaging 215.22 for the 18-game qualifying phase that concluded this morning.

      However, her 140-pin lead over the rest of the field at the beginning of Tuesday's action was narrowed to 60 pins, thanks to a determined effort by Australian star Cara Honeychurch, who moved up from fifth place to second.

      "I feel darn lucky to be [in first place] right now," said Dorin-Ballard, whose 18-game pinfall total is 3,874. "The lanes were breaking down differently today, and it really affected how and where you played from one pair of lanes to the next. The players also brought in some new equipment to use today, which made a big difference in how the oil pattern on the lanes changed during this morning's block."

      Dede Davidson of Las Vegas, who enters match play with a total of 3,790 pins, follows Honeychurch, who has an 18-game total of 3,814. Another Australian, Maxine Nable, is tied for fourth with Tiffany Stanbrough of Oklahoma City, at 3,749 pins.

      Match play begins for the top 24 players this evening at 6:30 p.m. at St. Clair Bowl and continues through Wednesday evening. The top five players after 24 games of match play advance to the stepladder finals Thursday at 7 p.m. The finals will be televised by ESPN2 Monday, May 21, at 9 p.m. and re-broadcast Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

Qualifier Standings After 18 Games (top 24 advance to match play)
        SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                         PINS   AVG   +OR-
        A     1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, Tex.3874 215.22  +274
        A     2 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,                   3814 211.89  +214
        A     3 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV               3790 210.56  +190
        A T   4 Maxine Nable - Australia,                        3749 208.28  +149
        A         Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK        3749 208.28  +149
        A     6 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                  3726 207.00  +126
        A     7 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY               3716 206.44  +116
        A     8 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA                3705 205.83  +105
        A     9 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK              3697 205.39   +97
        A    10 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           3681 204.50   +81
        A    11 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                      3674 204.11   +74
        A    12 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                     3668 203.78   +68
        A    13 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                           3647 202.61   +47
        A    14 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL         3639 202.17   +39
        A    15 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ            3636 202.00   +36
        A    16 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                   3630 201.67   +30
        A    17 Jeanne Naccarato - Tacoma, WA               3627 201.50   +27
        A    18 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                   3617 200.94   +17
        A    19 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                    3594 199.67    -6
        A    20 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                           3590 199.44   -10
        A    21 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        3572 198.44   -28
        A    22 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                     3568 198.22   -32
        A T  23 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI        3545 196.94   -55
        A       Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                  3545 196.94   -55
        A    25 Lisa Stevens - St. Charles, IL                  3528 196.00   -72   $500
        A    26 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           3518 195.44   -82
        A    27 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL           3486 193.67  -114
        A    28 Kathy Tribbey - Newbert, OR                     3476 193.11  -124
        A    29 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY          3452 191.78  -148
        A    30 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                        3445 191.39  -155
        A    31 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                   3438 191.00  -162
        A    32 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                     3424 190.22  -176
        A    33 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  3404 189.11  -196
        A    34 Theresa Smith - Indianapolis, IN                3390 188.33  -210
        A    35 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA               3373 187.39  -227
        A    36 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA                  3356 186.44  -244
        A    37 Jody Ellis - Buffalo, NY                            3290 182.78  -310
        A    38 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                    3281 182.28  -319
        A    39 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                    3276 182.00  -324
        A    40 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI            3268 181.56  -332
        A    41 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,                3264 181.33  -336
        A    42 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                  3257 180.94  -343
        A    43 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                     3237 179.83  -363
        A    44 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL              3197 177.61  -403
        A    45 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       3156 175.33  -444
        A    46 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA       3116 173.11  -484
        A    47 Debra Manns - LaPorte, IN                       2844 158.00  -756
        A    48 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN                2456 WD
        A    49 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                         979 WD


-Dorin-Ballard Surges To Lead At St. Clair Classic

05/15/2001 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill.- Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., is the new leader after 12 games of qualifying at the St. Clair Classic, underway at St. Clair Bowl.

      Dorin-Ballard is seeking her second title in seven days, having captured the 2001 WIBC Queens Championship May 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She bypassed first-round leader Leanne Barrette of Pleasanton, Calif., by pounding out a 1398 series this evening to total 2699 pins for 12 games and move from fourth into first place.

      "We're bowling on the Sport Bowling condition this week, and it's a little different from a typical league condition," Dorin-Ballard said. "I think it allows for more players to do well using different angles of attack, as long as they make their spares and make good shots. When the scores are lower, you can shoot a 180 or 190 and still be in the hunt."

      In second place is Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, N.J., with 2559 pins, 140 pins behind Dorin-Ballard. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., sits in third with 2556 pins, while Dede Davidson, Las Vegas, is fourth with 2552 pins. Australia's Cara Honeychurch rounds out the top five at 2544 pins.

      Early leader Barrette tumbled into seventh place after 12 games, 186 pins off Dorin-Ballard's pace.

      All players return Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. for the final six games of qualifying, after which the field will be cut to the top 24. Those bowlers move into head-to-head match play competition Tuesday evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The top five scorers after Wednesday evening's action advance to the stepladder finals Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The finals will be broadcast on ESPN2 Monday, May 21, at 9 p.m. and rebroadcast Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

Qualifier Standings After 12 Games
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills       2699 224.92  +299
A     2 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ            2559 213.25  +159
A     3 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK              2556 213.00  +156
A     4 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV                    2552 212.67  +152
A     5 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,                       2544 212.00  +144
A     6 Maxine Nable - Australia,                           2523 210.25  +123
A     7 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA                2513 209.42  +113
A     8 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                      2474 206.17   +74
A     9 Jeanne Naccarato - Tacoma, WA                   2470 205.83   +70
A    10 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL          2469 205.75   +69
A    11 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                     2461 205.08   +61
A    12 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                   2453 204.42   +53
A    13 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                   2443 203.58   +43
A    14 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                               2441 203.42   +41
A    15 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                         2439 203.25   +39
A    16 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV            2436 203.00   +36
A    17 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY                   2425 202.08   +25
A    18 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        2414 201.17   +14
A    19 Kathy Tribbey - Newbert, OR                     2406 200.50    +6
A    20 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK      2388 199.00   -12
A T  21 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI        2387 198.92   -13
A       Lisa Stevens - St. Charles, IL                      2387 198.92   -13
A    23 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                        2378 198.17   -22
A    24 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                     2377 198.08   -23
A T  25 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY              2355 196.25   -45
A       Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           2355 196.25   -45
A    27 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                         2352 196.00   -48
A    28 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                  2344 195.33   -56
A    29 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                           2331 194.25   -69
A T  30 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL           2325 193.75   -75
A       Theresa Smith - Indianapolis, IN                     2325 193.75   -75
A    32 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  2311 192.58   -89
A    33 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                             2277 189.75  -123
A    34 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                  2259 188.25  -141
A    35 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                   2244 187.00  -156
A    36 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                    2225 185.42  -175
A    37 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                        2208 184.00  -192
A    38 Jody Ellis - Buffalo, NY                            2204 183.67  -196
A    39 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA                   2194 182.83  -206
A    40 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                    2190 182.50  -210
A    41 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                     2181 181.75  -219
A    42 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN                2176 181.33  -224
A    43 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI                2150 179.17  -250
A    44 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA           2145 178.75  -255
A    45 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,                2117 176.42  -283
A    46 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL              2083 173.58  -317
A    47 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       2003 166.92  -397
A    48 Debra Manns - LaPorte, IN                       1901 158.42  -499
A    49 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                       979 139.86  -421 
(WD 6 games)


-Leanne Barrette Takes Early Lead At St. Clair Classic

05/15/2001 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill.- Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., slipped into the early lead after the first round of qualifying at the St. Clair Classic, underway at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Ill. Barrette churned out a six-game series of 1,324 pins to inch ahead of Allyson Allmang, Boynton Beach, Fla., by just nine pins going into this evening's action.

      Barrette, whose scores ranged between 194 and 257, attributed her good start to an intensive practice regiment during the past six months. "I practiced more than I usually do during a break, and experimented with a lot of hand releases to try to increase my versatility," she said. "I'm eager to be back out here competing after such a long layoff, and I'm very happy to be off to such a good start." She is currently averaging 220.67.Rounding out the top five are Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, with 1,310 pins; her sister, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., 1301 pins; and defending St. Clair Classic champion Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., 1,276.

      Qualifying continues this evening at St. Clair Bowl with six more games, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Qualifier Standings After 6 Games
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA             1324 220.67  +124
A     2 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL        1315 219.17  +115
A     3 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                   1310 218.33  +110
A     4 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills,  1301 216.83  +101
A     5 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                           1276 212.67   +76
A     6 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1275 212.50   +75
A     7 Maxine Nable - Australia,                       1270 211.67   +70
A     8 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,                    1266 211.00   +66
A     9 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                      1263 210.50   +63
A T  10 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV                1251 208.50   +51
A       Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                      1251 208.50   +51
A    12 Lisa Stevens - St. Charles, IL                  1237 206.17   +37
A    13 Theresa Smith - Indianapolis, IN            1233 205.50   +33
A    14 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV        1230 205.00   +30
A T  15 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1229 204.83   +29
A       Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        1229 204.83   +29
A    17 Kathy Tribbey - Newbert, OR                 1223 203.83   +23
A    18 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                     1215 202.50   +15
A    19 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                   1210 201.67   +10
A    20 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           1209 201.50    +9
A    21 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                1207 201.17    +7
A    22 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                      1204 200.67    +4
A    23 Jeanne Naccarato - Tacoma, WA                1202 200.33    +2
A    24 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA               1175 195.83   -25
A    25 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                        1168 194.67   -32
A    26 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI        1166 194.33   -34
A    27 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY               1163 193.83   -37
A    28 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     1161 193.50   -39
A    29 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA               1160 193.33   -40
A T  30 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                        1150 191.67   -50
A       Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                   1150 191.67   -50
A       Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL             1150 191.67   -50
A    33 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN             1125 187.50   -75
A    34 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI              1123 187.17   -77
A    35 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                        1117 186.17   -83
A    36 Jody Ellis - Buffalo, NY                        1114 185.67   -86
A    37 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI            1110 185.00   -90
A    38 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                   1100 183.33  -100
A    39 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                     1097 182.83  -103
A    40 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA              1088 181.33  -112
A    41 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                    1084 180.67  -116
A    42 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA       1077 179.50  -123
A    43 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                     1071 178.50  -129
A    44 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                     1056 176.00  -144
A    45 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL               1043 173.83  -157
A    46 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,               1030 171.67  -170
A    47 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                       979 163.17  -221
A    48 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       963 160.50  -237
A    49 Debra Manns - LaPorte, IN                       956 159.33  -244




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