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      May 22, 2002:

-Adler Takes Hold Of No. 1 Seed

05/22/2002 - PWBA
      FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - With 42 games in the books Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. racked up a 10,551 pinfall and a 240.14 average to claim the No. 1 qualifier position at the St. Clair Classic at the St. Clair Bowl. Adler finished the match play rounds with a 15-8-1 record and 32 pins ahead of second place Tennelle Grijalva, Yorba Linda, Calif.

      "I feel like the last three weeks have been retribution for last year's results," Adler said. "It's nice to be the top seed but I still have to perform. Without a sport pattern in play anybody can win tomorrow."

      Adler closed out the week with 40-of-42 above par (Ed. note - "par" in PWBA competition is a score of 200). The 14-time titlest chalked up four 700-plus series that added to the 48 total for the week.

      Grijalva, who produced a personal best 18-5-1 match play record, finished with 10,229 and 230.33. The third-year pro went 7-0-1 in the final round of match play. She has two titles in her short career with her last championship coming at the 2000 Hammer Players Championships.

      Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla. finished third with 10,219 and 233.66. Stanbrough went 13-10-1 in match play and was one of four players to crank out a 300 game during the event.

      Fourth place fell to Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia. Honeychurch moved up from 11th to 4th during the evening session. The 2001 Player of the Year Runner-Up completed 42-games with 10,137 and 231.

      Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. rounded out the top five with 10,072 and 230.88. Gaines edged out Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Linden, NJ by 36 pins to secure the final spot in the televised finals.

      A 49-foot lane condition helped boost scores throughout the week as Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas. turned in the tournament's fourth 300 score on Wednesday night. The event also produced four 800-plus series.

      The championship round of the St. Clair Classic will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ESPN2 will tape the championships and later broadcast them on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. (eastern).

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 42 GAMES
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                4335 2006 1974 1771 10086 240.14 15- 8- 1 10551 +2151
  2 Tennelle Grijalva-Yorba Linda, CA  4034 1832 1919 1889  9674 230.33 18- 5- 1 10229 +1829
  3 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  4207 1951 1819 1837  9814 233.66 13-10- 1 10219 +1819
  4 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        3958 1864 1884 1996  9702 231.00 14- 9- 1 10137 +1737
  5 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4223 1806 1884 1784  9697 230.88 12-11- 1 10072 +1672
  6 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       4089 1884 1839 1789  9601 228.59 14- 9- 1 10036 +1636  $2,400
  7 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       4035 1761 1940 1847  9583 228.16 15- 9- 0 10033 +1633  $2,000
  8 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    4345 1753 1751 1794  9643 229.59 12-11- 1 10018 +1618  $1,800
  9 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        4031 1738 1859 1922  9550 227.38 15- 9- 0 10000 +1600  $1,600
 10 Amy Dillon-Miami, FL               4089 1762 1787 1847  9485 225.83 17- 7- 0  9995 +1595  $1,500
 11 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       4030 1751 1922 1870  9573 227.92 13-11- 0  9963 +1563  $1,450
 12 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3994 1764 1967 1811  9536 227.04 11-13- 0  9866 +1466  $1,400
 13 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT             3898 1817 1872 1857  9444 224.85 14-10- 0  9864 +1464  $1,375
 14 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     4179 1782 1733 1756  9450 225.00 10-13- 1  9765 +1365  $1,350
 15 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA        4227 1775 1728 1686  9416 224.19 10-14- 0  9716 +1316  $1,325
 16 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       4003 1835 1733 1805  9376 223.23 11-13- 0  9706 +1306  $1,300
 17 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  4014 1757 1819 1777  9367 223.02 10-13- 1  9682 +1282  $1,275
 18 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   4080 1760 1736 1664  9240 220.00 9-14- 1  9525 +1125  $1,250
 19 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     3969 1769 1794 1718  9250 220.23 8-16- 0  9490 +1090  $1,225
 20 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          3931 1700 1850 1661  9142 217.66 11-13- 0  9472 +1072  $1,200
 21 Maxine Nable-Australia,            4186 1731 1663 1624  9204 219.14 7-17- 0  9414 +1014  $1,175
 22 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3897 1666 1747 1761  9071 215.97 11-13- 0  9401 +1001  $1,150
 23 Susan Jeziorski-Cheektowaga, NY    3951 1709 1763 1667  9090 216.42  6-18- 0  9270  +870  $1,125
 24 Jen Winklepleck-Gladstone, OR      3926 1444 1653 1606  8629 205.45  7-17- 0  8839  +439  $1,100


-Adler Increases Lead At St. Clair Classic

05/22/2002 - PWBA
      ST. CLAIR SHORES, Ill. - After five rounds at the St. Clair Classic Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. maintained her lead heading into tonight's final match play round. Adler has posted a 12-3-1 match play record (Ed. note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) to help boost her tournament total to an 8,690 pinfall and a 244.55 average.

      "I think physically I bowled better today than I did last night even though I didn't score as high," Adler said. "St. Clair Bowl has such a nice atmosphere. I wish I could bowl here every week."

      Adler has registered 34-of-34 games above par (Ed. note - "par" in PWBA competition is a score of 200). During today's round the 14-time titlest chalked up her fourth 700-plus series of the tournament with scores of 236-279-268.

      Adler stated, "The biggest difference for me between this year and last year is I'm not putting too much pressure on myself. Last year I let my performance, good or bad, affect me too much."

      Trailing Adler in the second slot is Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla., who will enter the evening session with 8,217 and 234.61. Earlier in the week Stanbrough produced one of the events three perfect games.

      Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. sits in the third place with 8,153 and 232.73. A former TEAM USA member, Gaines has been red-hot in the last two week's preliminary rounds averaging 221.37.

      Tennelle Grijalva, Yorba Linda, Calif., who rooms with Gaines during the tour season, went 7-1 during the morning to move from 11th to fourth. Grijalva's 8,115 pinfall and 228.97 places her 33-pins ahead of fifth place Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Linden, NJ. (8,082 and 229.76).

      Scores for the week continue to heat up the standings sheet as Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif. tallied the tournament's third 300 score while Jennifer Swanson, Shelton, Connecticut turned out the third 800-plus series (279-278-247). With one round to go 42 700-plus series have already been reported.

      The top 24 will complete the final eight-game match play block tonight at 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).

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 34 GAMES
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                4335 2006 1974    0  8315 244.55 12- 3- 1  8690 +1890
  2 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  4207 1951 1819    0  7977 234.61  8- 8- 0  8217 +1417
  3 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4223 1806 1884    0  7913 232.73  8- 8- 0  8153 +1353
  4 Tennelle Grijalva-Yorba Linda, CA  4034 1832 1919    0  7785 228.97 11- 5- 0  8115 +1315
  5 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       4089 1884 1839    0  7812 229.76  9- 7- 0  8082 +1282
  6 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    4345 1753 1751    0  7849 230.85  7- 8- 1  8074 +1274
  7 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       4035 1761 1940    0  7736 227.52 11- 5- 0  8066 +1266
  8 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       4030 1751 1922    0  7703 226.55 10- 6- 0  8003 +1203
  9 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        3958 1864 1884    0  7706 226.64  9- 6- 1  7991 +1191
 10 Amy Dillon-Miami, FL               4089 1762 1787    0  7638 224.64 11- 5- 0  7968 +1168
 11 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3994 1764 1967    0  7725 227.20  8- 8- 0  7965 +1165
 12 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA        4227 1775 1728    0  7730 227.35  6-10- 0  7910 +1110
 13 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        4031 1738 1859    0  7628 224.35  9- 7- 0  7898 +1098
 14 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT             3898 1817 1872    0  7587 223.14 10- 6- 0  7887 +1087
 15 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     4179 1782 1733    0  7694 226.29  5-10- 1  7859 +1059
 16 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       4003 1835 1733    0  7571 222.67  9- 7- 0  7841 +1041
 17 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   4080 1760 1736    0  7576 222.82  8- 8- 0  7816 +1016
 18 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  4014 1757 1819    0  7590 223.23  7- 9- 0  7800 +1000
 19 Maxine Nable-Australia,            4186 1731 1663    0  7580 222.94  5-11- 0  7730  +930
 20 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          3931 1700 1850    0  7481 220.02  8- 8- 0  7721  +921
 21 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     3969 1769 1794    0  7532 221.52  3-13- 0  7622  +822
 22 Susan Jeziorski-Cheektowaga, NY    3951 1709 1763    0  7423 218.32  5-11- 0  7573  +773
 23 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3897 1666 1747    0  7310 215.00  8- 8- 0  7550  +750
 24 Jen Winklepleck-Gladstone, OR      3926 1444 1653    0  7023 206.55  3-13- 0  7113  +313




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