BowlingFans.com, The site for the fans, by the fans....






top news - the top bowling news of the day.


      May 17, 2001:

-Liz Johnson Takes Over Top Spot At St. Clair Classic

05/17/2001 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill.- Former U.S. National Amateur Champion Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., has to win just one more game to capture the 2001 PWBA St. Clair Classic Thursday.

      Johnson, in her fifth year as a professional bowler, moved from fourth to first in the concluding round of match play tonight, finishing with a 16-8-0 record. She bypassed previous leaders Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Dede Davidson, and Cara Honeychurch by averaging 211.52 and compiling a 42-game pinfall total of 9364.

      "I got a couple of good breaks tonight, and that did it for me," Johnson said. "I think the key was something I discovered in the morning block, when I was playing a gutter shot and everyone else was trying to play an inside line. This evening, I found the gutter shot wasn't working, but that everyone was trying to play it. So I decided to move in a little and play the line that they weren't, and it worked."

      Australian star Honeychurch, who also concluded match play with a 16-8-0 record, averaged 211.19 to drop into second place. Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., posted a 14-10-0 record and 210.43 average to secure third place.

      Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla., moved past Las Vegas' Davidson in the final position-round match to take over fourth place. Gaines, who owns one PWBA national title, averaged 207.05 while fashioning a 15-9-0 record in match play. Davidson, who owns the only perfect game rolled in the tournament thus far, averaged 207.86, but her 13-11-0 record generated only 9,120 pins, 26 behind Gaines, to place her fifth.

      The top five battle for the 2001 St. Clair Classic Thursday night, beginning at 7 p.m. The third-, fourth- and fifth-place bowlers will face off in a one-game shootout match, with the winner taking on Honeychurch. The winner of that match squares off against Johnson for the title and $9,000 first prize. The finals will be televised on ESPN2 Monday, May 21, at 9 p.m. and re-aired Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

Match Play Standings After 42 Games
                                                                BLOCK TOTALS                            TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                     QUAL   1    2    3    AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY            3716 1751 1625 1792 211.52 16- 8- 0  9364  +964
  2 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,                3814 1750 1596 1710 211.19 16- 8- 0  9350  +950
  3 Car. Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland HillsTX  3874 1666 1635 1663 210.43 14-10- 0  9258  +858
  4 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL                 3674 1725 1666 1631 207.05 15- 9- 0  9146  +746
  5 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas           3790 1802 1511 1627 207.86 13-11- 0  9120  +720
  6 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA                      3668 1632 1577 1640 202.79 14-10- 0  8937  +537  $1,900
  7 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK        3697 1584 1608 1670 203.79 10-14- 0  8859  +459  $1,600
  8 Lisa Wagner-Ft. Myers, FL                  3568 1640 1543 1722 201.74 12-12- 0  8833  +433  $1,400
  9 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA         3705 1546 1614 1589 201.29 12-12- 0  8814  +414  $1,300
  10 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA             3630 1608 1490 1651 199.50 13-11- 0  8769  +369  $1,250
  11 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI                    3594 1576 1573 1602 198.69 13-10- 1  8750  +350  $1,200
  12 Shana Ray-Portland, TX                     3572 1662 1662 1435 198.36 13-10- 1  8736  +336  $1,150
  13 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ              3726 1729 1479 1489 200.55 10-14- 0  8723  +323  $1,125
  14 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City    3749 1557 1544 1541 199.79 11-13- 0  8721  +321  $1,100
  15 Maxine Nable-Australia                    3749 1576 1436 1587 198.76 12-12- 0  8708  +308  $1,090
  16 Jeanne Naccarato-Tacoma, WA        3627 1586 1493 1536 196.24 15- 9- 0  8692  +292  1,080
  17 Kelly Kulick-Union City, NJ                  3617 1535 1646 1542 198.57 11-13- 0  8670  +270  $1,070
  18 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV 3681 1653 1542 1499 199.40  9-15- 0  8645  +245  $1,060
  19 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                           3647 1520 1700 1468 198.45 10-14- 0  8635  +235  $1,050
  20 Pauliina Aalto-Finland,                         3590 1584 1629 1541 198.67  9-15- 0  8614  +214  $1,040
  21 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI    3545 1585 1559 1521 195.48 13-11- 0  8600  +200  $1,030
  22 Allyson Allmang-Boynton Beach, FL  3639 1675 1507 1436 196.60  7-17- 0 8467   +67  $1,020
  23 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     3636 1643 1375 1442 192.76 10-14- 0  8396    -4  $1,010
  24 Julie Jackson-Rural Hall, NC               3545 1474 1558 1513 192.62  9-15- 0  8360   -40  $1,000


-Down Under's Honeychurch Moves Up Above The Field At St. Clair Classic

05/17/2001 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - Australia's Cara Honeychurch holds a slim 15-pin lead over Carolyn-Dorin-Ballard, 7,490-7,475, after the second round of match play at the St. Clair Classic, underway at St. Clair Bowl.

      Honeychurch boosted her match play record to 11-5-0 by winning five of her eight pairings today. Although she is averaging 210.59 for the entire tournament, Honeychurch averaged only 199.5 this morning. "I thought it was really tough out there this morning," she said. "Unless you executed perfectly, you didn't get a good result. But as long as you make good shots and pick up your spares, you can do all right. You don't need 240 or better to win a match; you can do that with a 200 or 210 right now."

      Dorin-Ballard is actually averaging higher than Honeychurch for the tournament thus far, 211.03 to 210.59, but she has one fewer victory in match play, where bowlers are awarded 30 bonus pins for each victory. In third place after 34 games is Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla., with 7,395 pins and an 11-5-0 record. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., holds fourth with 7,392 pins and a 10-6-0 record, while yesterday's leader, Dede Davidson of Las Vegas, is in fifth with 7,343 pins and an 8-8-0 record.

      Davidson fired the first 300 game of the tournament in this morning's round---her 32nd career perfect game-- but four games below 170 dropped her in the overall standings.

      The final round of match play begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, after which the field is narrowed to the top five bowlers. They will bowl for the 2001 St. Clair Classic title Thursday night, beginning at 7 p.m., in a stepladder format that will be broadcast on ESPN2 Monday, May 21, at 9 p.m. and re-aired Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

Match Play Standings After 34 Games:
                                                                BLOCK TOTALS                          TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                     QUAL   1    2    3    AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
    1 Cara Honeychurch-Australia            3814 1750 1596    0 210.59 11- 5- 0  7490  +690
    2 Carolyn D.-Ballard-N. Richland Hills3874 1666 1635    0 211.03 10- 6- 0  7475  +675
    3 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL                 3674 1725 1666    0 207.79 11- 5- 0  7395  +595
     4 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        3716 1751 1625    0 208.59 10- 6- 0  7392  +592
     5 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV           3790 1802 1511    0 208.91  8- 8- 0  7343  +543
     6 Shana Ray-Portland, TX                    3572 1662 1662    0 202.82  9- 7- 0  7166  +366
     7 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     3705 1546 1614    0 201.91 10- 6- 0  7165  +365
     8 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA                3668 1632 1577    0 202.26  9- 7- 0  7147  +347
     9 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ             3726 1729 1479    0 203.94  6-10- 0  7114  +314
     10 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                     3647 1520 1700    0 201.97  8- 8- 0  7107  +307
     11 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City 3749 1557 1544    0 201.47  8- 8- 0  7090  +290
     12 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV 3681 1653 1542    0 202.24  7- 9- 0  7086  +286
     13 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK   3697 1584 1608    0 202.62  6-10- 0  7069  +269
     14 Kelly Kulick-Union City, NJ             3617 1535 1646    0 199.94  8- 8- 0  7038  +238
     15 Pauliina Aalto-Finland,                 3590 1584 1629    0 200.09  7- 9- 0  7013  +213
     16 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI 3545 1585 1559    0 196.74 10- 6- 0  6989  +189
     17 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI              3594 1576 1573    0 198.32  8- 8- 0  6983  +183
     18 Allyson Allmang-Boynton Beach, FL  3639 1675 1507    0 200.62  5-11- 0  6971  +171
     19 Maxine Nable-Australia,                 3749 1576 1436    0 198.85  7- 9- 0  6971  +171
     20 Lisa Wagner-Ft. Myers, FL               3568 1640 1543    0 198.56  7- 9- 0  6961  +161
     21 Jeanne Naccarato-Tacoma, WA    3627 1586 1493    0 197.24  8- 8- 0  6946  +146
     22 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA         3630 1608 1490    0 197.88  7- 9- 0  6938  +138
     23 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ  3636 1643 1375    0 195.71  6-10- 0  6834   +34
     24 Julie Jackson-Rural Hall, NC          3545 1474 1558    0 193.44  6-10- 0  6757   -43


-Dede Davidson Moves Into Lead At St. Clair Classic

05/17/2001 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - Dede Davidson, Las Vegas, is the new tournament leader after the first round of match play at the St. Clair Classic.

      Davidson, who completed the Triple Crown of women's bowling last year with her victory in the Sam's Town Invitational, is averaging 215.08 for the first 26 games of competition and leading nearest challenger Cara Honeychurch of Australia by 28 pins. Davidson fashioned a 6-2-0 win-loss-tie record in the opening round of match play and admitted that she is much better focused than she was at the WIBC Queens Championship a week ago.

      "My timing last week was horrible, and I wasn't at all pleased with the way I bowled," said Davidson, whose high game this evening was 266. "We had that six-month break in the tournament schedule from last November to now, and I wasn't ready mentally. After last week, I told myself that things were going to be different this week."

      Honeychurch also compiled a 6-2-0 match play record with a total of 5744 pins and is averaging 214.0. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., who was the top qualifier, slipped to third place with a 5-3-0 match play record and total pinfall of 5690. Trailing Dorin-Ballard are Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., with 5647 pins and a 6-2-0 record, and Dorin-Ballard's sister, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi of Linden, N.J. Dorin-Lizzi posted a 5-3-0 match play record and has a pinfall total of 5605.

      The 24 bowlers still in contention for the St. Clair Classic title bowl Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the final two rounds of match play. The field will then be cut to the top five for the televised finals on Thursday at 7:00 p.m., which will be taped to air on ESPN2 Monday, May 21, at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

Match Play Standings After 26 Games:
                                                                BLOCK TOTALS                          TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                     QUAL   1    2    3    AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
   1 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV             3790 1802    0    0 215.08  6- 2- 0  5772  +572
   2 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,             3814 1750    0    0 214.00  6- 2- 0  5744  +544
   3 Carolyn D.-Ballard-N. Richland Hills 3874 1666    0    0 213.08  5- 3- 0  5690  +490
   4 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY           3716 1751    0    0 210.27  6- 2- 0  5647  +447
   5 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ             3726 1729    0    0 209.81  5- 3- 0  5605  +405
   6 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL                3674 1725    0    0 207.65  6- 2- 0  5579  +379
   7 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV  3681 1653    0    0 205.15  4- 4- 0  5454  +254
   8 Maxine Nable-Australia,                  3749 1576    0    0 204.81  4- 4- 0  5445  +245
   9 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City     3749 1557    0    0 204.08  4- 4- 0  5426  +226
   10 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA                   3668 1632    0    0 203.85  4- 4- 0  5420  +220
   11 Allyson Allmang-Boynton Beach, FL 3639 1675    0    0 204.38  3- 5- 0  5404  +204
   12 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ  3636 1643    0    0 203.04  4- 4- 0  5399  +199
   13 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA      3705 1546    0    0 201.96  4- 4- 0  5371  +171
   14 Jeanne Naccarato-Tacoma, WA       3627 1586    0    0 200.50  5- 3- 0  5363  +163
   15 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA            3630 1608    0    0 201.46  3- 5- 0  5328  +128
   16 Shana Ray-Portland, TX                      3572 1662    0    0 201.31  3- 5- 0  5324  +124
   17 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK    3697 1584    0    0 203.12  1- 7- 0  5311  +111
   18 Lisa Wagner-Ft. Myers, FL                  3568 1640    0    0 200.31  3- 5- 0  5298   +98
   19 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI                   3594 1576    0    0 198.85  4- 4- 0  5290   +90
   20 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI 3545 1585    0    0 197.31  5- 3- 0  5280   +80
   21 Pauliina Aalto-Finland,                     3590 1584    0    0 199.00  3- 5- 0  5264   +64
   22 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                           3647 1520    0    0 198.73  3- 5- 0  5257   +57
   23 Kelly Kulick-Union City, NJ                 3617 1535    0    0 198.15  3- 5- 0  5242   +42
   24 Julie Jackson-Rural Hall, NC            3545 1474    0    0 193.04  2- 6- 0  5079  -121



We're here to help!

At BowlingCommunity.com you can get FREE advice from bowling coaches and league bowlers who thrive on helping other bowlers!
Post questions about your game, your technique or find how to overcome difficult lane conditions. You can even post videos of yourself bowling for critique and constructive criticism.

BowlingCommunity.com Recent Posts
Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread
by wronghander - Today at 12:10 AM
Storm/Roto Grip MatchMaker Live
by Dennis Michael - 09/18/18 08:46 AM
Summer House Tourney
by Dennis Michael - 09/12/18 08:37 AM
For the good of the sport?
by Dennis Michael - 09/07/18 04:48 AM
End of Days
by steveA - 09/05/18 04:25 PM
Off-Spot Rule and Pinspotter Operation Question
by BOSStull - 09/01/18 06:43 AM
Anthony Simonsen Gene Carter's Pro Shop Classic
by BowlerBill - 08/24/18 04:27 PM
Duplicating the reaction of an obsolete ball
by BowlerBill - 08/24/18 04:23 PM
Summer Leagues 2018 thread
by wronghander - 08/23/18 11:11 PM


About BowlingFans.com | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Site Map
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. | Material Connection Disclosure

Copyright © 1998 - 2018 - usrbingeek LLC | Copyright Policy
BowlingFans.com, BowlingFans, The Right Approach, Kegler's Connection, Tour411, BallBeat, BowlingCommunity.com, BowlSearch.com, and Bowling News You Can Use are trademarks of usrbingeek LLC. All other trademarks and tradenames are property of their respective owners.