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      May 20, 2002:

-Adler Takes Over At St. Clair Classic

05/20/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. took over the tournament lead after the second round of the St. Clair Classic at St. Clair Bowl. The 14-time titlest added a 1,462 pinfall to her first round tally of 1,396 to total 2,858 after 12 games. Adler's 238.16 average helped give her to a 15-pin margin over Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla.

      A second place finisher the last two weeks on tour, Adler continued the high scoring pace from round one in her first three games when she chalked up a 762 series (268-278-216). The three-time Women's International Bowling Congress All-American completed the day with 12 consecutive games above par (Ed. note - "par" in PWBA competition is a score of 200).

      "Right now the most important thing for me is to not be complacent," said Adler. "I've been in this position before when the third round has become my nemesis. Sometimes high scoring conditions can be an equalizer so I need to come into tomorrow's round with guns blazing."

      Gaines, who stayed among the top four in both rounds, closed out the evening session with a 2,843 tournament total and a 236.91 average. The former TEAM USA member leads Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif. by 10 pins.

      A 2001 WIBC Hall of Fame inductee, Johnson posted the second best six-game series of the night with a 1,455. The lefthander moved up from 13th to third with 2,833 and 236.08. Often called the PWBA "Iron Woman", Johnson is competing in her 220th consecutive tournament.

      Trailing in fourth is first-round leader Carol Gianotti-Block, Morley, Perth, Australia. Gianotti-Block finished day one with 2,828 and 235.66. She leads fifth place Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla. by seven pins (2,821 and 235.08).

      Qualifying for the 40-women field resumes on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Following Tuesday morning's games the field will be cut to the top 24 for match play starting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and will continue with two more eight-game blocks on Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships and later broadcast them on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. (eastern).

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 12 GAMES
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      2858 238.16  +458
A     2 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                2843 236.91  +443
A     3 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              2833 236.08  +433
A     4 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          2828 235.66  +428
A     5 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     2821 235.08  +421
A     6 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  2789 232.41  +389
A     7 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             2763 230.25  +363
A     8 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        2738 228.16  +338
A     9 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           2723 226.91  +323
A    10 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              2722 226.83  +322
A    11 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              2719 226.58  +319
A    12 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     2713 226.08  +313
A    13 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             2697 224.75  +297
A    14 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             2680 223.33  +280
A    15 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 2670 222.50  +270
A    16 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             2646 220.50  +246
A    17 Susan Jeziorski - Cheektowaga, NY          2633 219.41  +233
A    18 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              2618 218.16  +218
A    19 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         2603 216.91  +203
A    20 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           2597 216.41  +197
A    21 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                2583 215.25  +183
A    22 Jen Winklepleck - Gladstone, OR            2558 213.16  +158
A    23 Lori Zobrist - Highland, IL                2551 212.58  +151
A    24 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                2529 210.75  +129
A    25 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     2494 207.83   +94
A    26 Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     2492 207.66   +92
A    27 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   2482 206.83   +82
A    28 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           2454 204.50   +54
A    29 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                  2447 203.91   +47
A    30 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           2445 203.75   +45
A T  31 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          2432 202.66   +32
A       Becky Walker(am) - Park Hill, MO           2432 202.66   +32
A    33 Paula Mikkelson(am) - Appleton, WI         2425 202.08   +25
A    34 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   2405 200.41    +5
A    35 Pam Marciniszyn - Sarnia, Ontario CA       2306 192.16   -94
A    36 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               2297 191.41  -103
A    37 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           2290 190.83  -110
A    38 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           2284 190.33  -116
A    39 Jill Zaccagnini - Brookfield, IL           2227 185.58  -173
A    40 Anita Lott - Orlando, FL                   2114 176.16  -286


-Gianotti-Block Tears Thru First Round At St. Clair Classic

05/20/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - It was a morning of high scoring and Carol Gianotti-Block, Morley, Perth, Australia ascended to the highest point of the leaderboard after one round at the St. Clair Classic at the St. Clair Bowl. Gianotti-Block blew thru her six-game block to tally a 1,491 pinfall and a 248.50 average. The 15-year pro leads second place Amy Dillon, Miami, Fla. by 46 pins.

      "We went with a longer oil pattern this week and it seems to have benefited the scores," said Gianotti-Block. "I didn't have too much trouble keeping my shots on line and as long as you had the right speed, you didn't have to try to worry about playing all over the lanes."

      The 1998 Professional Women's Bowling Association Player of the Year, Gianotti-Block posted six consecutive games above par (Ed. note - "par" in PWBA competition is a score of 200) including a closing series of 813 (298-269-246). The four-time Women's International Bowling Congress All-American just missed a 300-game but a 4-9 split on her final toss of the 10th frame prevented perfection.

      Dillon, who opened her round with an 803 series (254-259-290), chalked up 1,491 and 240.83. The former Wichita State University star she was an all-tournament selection at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships as a senior and a Bowling Writers of America Association Bowler of the Year finalist.

      Although Gianotti-Block and Dillon were the only two players post 800-plus series, 15 other PWBA'ers registered 700-plus series in the opening round. Included among them was Maxine Nable, Australia, who delighted the capacity crowd on hand with the tournament's first 300 game. Nable's perfect score was the eighth of her career.

      Positioned in the third slot is Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla. who fashioned a 1,437 and 239.50. Trailing Stanbrough by 10-pins is Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. with 1,427 and 239.50. Anne Marie Duggan, Oklahoma City, Okla. rounds out the top five with 1,405 and 234.16.

      Qualifying for the 40-women field resumes on tonight at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. the last six-game qualifying round will take place. Following Tuesday morning's games the field will be cut to the top 24 for match play starting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and will continue with two more eight-game blocks on Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships and later broadcast them on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. (eastern).

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 6 GAMES
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
____________________________________________________________________
A     1 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          1491 248.50  +291
A     2 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     1445 240.83  +245
A     3 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     1437 239.50  +237
A     4 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                1427 237.83  +227
A     5 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1405 234.16  +205
A     6 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           1403 233.83  +203
A T   7 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  1399 233.16  +199
A       Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             1399 233.16  +199
A     9 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      1396 232.66  +196
A    10 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1392 232.00  +192
A    11 Susan Jeziorski - Cheektowaga, NY          1386 231.00  +186
A    12 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              1379 229.83  +179
A    13 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              1378 229.66  +178
A    14 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              1370 228.33  +170
A    15 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             1367 227.83  +167
A    16 Lori Zobrist - Highland, IL                1342 223.66  +142
A    17 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              1340 223.33  +140
A    18 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           1334 222.33  +134
A    19 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 1323 220.50  +123
A    20 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                1319 219.83  +119
A    21 Becky Walker(am) - Park Hill, MO           1309 218.16  +109
A    22 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             1294 215.66   +94
A    23 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        1291 215.16   +91
A    24 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                1283 213.83   +83
A    25 Jen Winklepleck - Gladstone, OR            1280 213.33   +80
A    26 Paula Mikkelson(am) - Appleton, WI         1265 210.83   +65
A    27 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     1226 204.33   +26
A    28 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                  1218 203.00   +18
A T  29 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           1217 202.83   +17
A       Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   1217 202.83   +17
A    31 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           1212 202.00   +12
A    32 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           1210 201.66   +10
A    33 Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     1199 199.83    -1
A    34 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   1184 197.33   -16
A    35 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          1152 192.00   -48
A    36 Pam Marciniszyn - Sarnia, Ontario CA       1124 187.33   -76
A    37 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               1103 183.83   -97
A    38 Jill Zaccagnini - Brookfield, IL           1096 182.66  -104
A    39 Anita Lott - Orlando, FL                   1064 177.33  -136
A    40 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           1033 172.16  -167




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