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      May 31, 2002:

-Feldman And Ellis Continue To Dominate

05/31/2002 - PWBA
      ROCKFORD, Ill. - The tandem of Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY and April Ellis, Jackson, Tenn. continued their assault at the PWBA Women's Collegiate/Pro Doubles Challenge after the fourth round at the Cherry Bowl. The duo completed the second block of match play with a 4-4 mark (Ed. note - teams earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) while tallying an eight-game average of 187.37. The combo increased their tournament total to a 10,487 pinfall and a 200.87 average.

      "We didn't have as strong a round tonight as we did this morning," said Feldman. "The lanes were breaking down differently. Luckily my partner picked me up in some tough spots and we were able to hold onto a solid lead."

      At the close of 16-games of qualifying Feldman and Ellis were the top two seeds among the professional and collegiate participants. Feldman averaged 236.37 while Ellis registered 197.5. Feldman is a ninth-year pro on the PWBA tour. The 2001 Bowlers Journal International All-American has one title in 2002 claiming the St. Clair Shores Classic two weeks ago in Detroit. Feldman's partner is a freshman from Pikeville College. The right-hander has a career-high 289 game to her credit and was an all-events champion at the Tennessee State Bowling Championships in 2001.

      Climbing up the leaderboard and in second place is the twosome of Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. and Melissa Brownie, Chester, Va. Gaines and Brownie went 6-1-1 during the evening while averaging 222.5. Their 1,780 fourth round pinfall was 100-pins higher than the next closest tally.

      "I really have enjoyed bowling with Kendra," said Brownie. "She was a big help tonight when I wasn't quite hitting my spots. We started out a little slow but we did a good job of bouncing back."

      Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas and Mandy Bedwell trail Gaines and Brownie by one pin. Dorin-Ballard and Bedwell posted a 5-3 record and averaged 203.72. Dorin-Ballard is coming off one of the most successful seasons in the history of professional women's bowling. The reigning PWBA Player of the Year won seven titles in 2001 tying a 26-year old record set by Patty Costello. Bedwell is a senior from Indiana State University. The 1996 Indiana Junior Bowler of the Year was an all-events champion at the 2000 Indiana State Bowling Championships.

      Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY and Krystal Havelka, Machesney Park, Ill., fell back one spot to fourth with totals of 10,185 and 199.18. Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Linden, N.J., and Shannon Sellens round out the top five with 10,064 and 199.68.

      Local PWBA'er Kris Hall, Rockford, Ill., teamed up with Melissa Doyens, Aurora, Ill. The pair currently ranks 24th with 178.12 and 9,061. Other area competitors including Megan Roman, Rockford, Ill. (w/ Marianne DiRupo, 10th, 192.87,), Tiffany Cady, Machesney Park, Ill. (w/ Tammy Turner, 13th, 198.93), Amy Armalis, Berwyn, Ill. (w/ Tish Johnson, 16th, 193.62, Northern Illinois) and Tara Wincapaw, Machesney Park, Ill. (w/ Jennifer Swanson, 17th, 192.62) all finished the day in contention.

      The final round of match play will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five teams will compete on Sunday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. (central) in the ESPN stepladder finals.

      College bowling USA is jointly funded by the American Bowling Congress and the Women's International Bowling Congress and is recognized as the sport's national intercollegiate governing body.
Pro Collegiate Doubles Match Play         AT Cherry Bowl 
05/30/2002 Thru 06/02/2002                 Rockford, Il 

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 24 GAMES 
                                            BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL 
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE 

 1 Feldman/ Ellis-,                   6943 1715 1499    0 10157 200.87 11- 5- 0 10487 +887 
 2 Gaines/ Brownie-,                  6568 1593 1780    0  9941 210.81  9- 6- 1 10226 +626 
 3 Dorin-Ballard/ Bedwell-,           6727 1646 1612    0  9985 203.62  8- 8- 0 10225 +625 
 4 L. Johnson/ Havelka-,              6683 1597 1590    0  9870 199.18 10- 5- 1 10185 +585 
 5 Dorin-Lizzi/ Sellens-,             6524 1646 1549    0  9719 199.68 11- 4- 1 10064 +464 
 6 Macpherson/ Stutz-,                6442 1570 1617    0  9629 199.18 10- 4- 2  9959 +359 
 7 Adler/ Scott-,                     6289 1692 1557    0  9538 203.06 10- 6- 0  9838 +238 
 8 Terrell/ Riddell-,                 6501 1497 1551    0  9549 190.50  9- 7- 0  9819 +219 
 9 Aalto/ Shelton-,                   6225 1586 1621    0  9432 200.43 10- 5- 1  9747 +147 
10 DiRupo/ Roman-,                    6472 1521 1565    0  9558 192.87  4-12- 0  9678 +78 
11 Stanbrough/ Vargas-,               6284 1562 1574    0  9420 196.00  8- 8- 0  9660 +60 
12 Kulick/ Pietrucha-,                6362 1555 1531    0  9448 192.87  7- 9- 0  9658 +58 
13 Turner/ Cady-,                     6198 1639 1544    0  9381 198.93  5-11- 0  9531 -69 
14 Ray/ Westberg-,                    6122 1576 1509    0  9207 192.81  9- 6- 1  9492 -108 
15 Grijalva/ Coleman-,                5976 1540 1684    0  9200 201.15  9- 7- 0  9470 -130 
16 T. Johnson/ Armalis-,              6020 1541 1557    0  9118 193.62 10- 6- 0  9418 -182 
17 Swanson/ Wincapaw-,                6067 1482 1600    0  9149 192.62  6- 9- 1  9344 -256 
18 Honeychurch/ Manns-,               6087 1533 1474    0  9094 187.93  7- 8- 1  9319 -281 
19 Kamrowski/ Oliver-,                6081 1533 1495    0  9109 189.25  7- 9- 0  9319 -281 
20 Barrette/ Manthei-,                6167 1484 1445    0  9096 183.06  7- 9- 0  9306 -294 
21 Duggan/ McGriff-,                  6072 1458 1565    0  9095 188.93  6-10- 0  9275 -325 
22 Stroud/ Jamieson-,                 6145 1477 1492    0  9114 185.56  5-11- 0  9264 -336 
23 Nable/ Graham-,                    5991 1541 1459    0  8991 187.50  5-11- 0  9141 -459 
24 Hall/ Doyens-,                     6076 1409 1441    0  8926 178.12  4-11- 1  9061 -539 


-Feldman/Ellis Pair Lead Doubles Challenge

05/31/2002 - PWBA
      ROCKFORD, Ill. - The team of Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY and April Ellis, Jackson, Tenn. took control after the morning session of the PWBA Women's Collegiate/Pro Doubles Challenge at the Cherry Bowl. The duo posted a 7-1 match play record (Ed. note - teams earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) in addition to a 214.37 average and third-round high 1,715 pinfall.

      "Personally I think it's tough to bowl doubles because you don't want to let your partner down," said Feldman. "As a pro I'm putting more pressure on myself because I should know the sport pattern better than April."

      Feldman and Ellis were the top two seeds among the professional and collegiate participants. In 16 games of qualifying Feldman averaged 236.37 while Ellis registered 197.5. Feldman is a ninth-year pro on the PWBA tour. The 2001 Bowlers Journal International All-American has one title in 2002 claiming the St. Clair Shores Classic two weeks ago in Detroit. Feldman's partner is a freshman from Pikeville College. The right-hander has a career-high 289 game to her credit and was an all-events champion at the Tennessee State Bowling Championships in 2001.

      Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas and Mandy Bedwell trail the Feldman/Ellis team by 404 pins. Dorin-Ballard and Bedwell posted a 3-5 record and averaged 205.75 during their eight game block. Dorin-Ballard is coming off one of the most successful seasons in the history of professional women's bowling. The reigning PWBA Player of the Year won seven titles in 2001 tying a 26-year old record set by Patty Costello. Bedwell is a senior from Indiana State University. The 1996 Indiana Junior Bowler of the Year was an all-events champion at the 2000 Indiana State Bowling Championships.

      Ranked third is the team of Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY and Krystal Havelka, Machesney Park, Ill. who put together a 4-4 mark while averaging 199.62. The Johnson/Havelka combo is just 63 pins behind the Dorin-Ballard/Bedwell tandem. Johnson is returning to Rockford as the Hammer Players Champion. The three-time Women's International Bowling Congress All-American defeated Feldman 205-202 in the 2001 event at the Cherry Bowl. Havelka, who is a freshman at McKendree College, is one of seven collegiate competitors from the Rockford area. The Harlem High School grad helped the Huskies to back-to-back Illinois State Bowling Championships during the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons.

      "I was very nervous to start the day," said Havelka. "Liz was so nice and really helped me through some of the struggles I had in the first few games. After that we really clicked."

      Local PWBA'er Kris Hall, Rockford, Ill. teamed up with Melissa Doyens, Aurora, Ill. The twosome currently ranks 24th with 176.12 average and a tournament total of 7,545. Other area competitors including Megan Roman, Rockford, Ill. (w/ Marianne DiRupo, 9th, 190.12,), Amy Armalis, Berwyn, Ill. (w/ Tish Johnson, 18th, 192.62, Northern Illinois) and Tiffany Cady, Machesney Park, Ill. (w/ Tammy Turner, 13th, 204.87), Tara Wincapaw, Machesney Park, Ill. (w/ Jennifer Swanson, 21st, 185.25) all finished the day in contention.

      The teams will continue match play rounds tonight at 6:00 p.m. The final round of match play will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five teams will compete on Sunday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. (central) in the ESPN stepladder finals.

      College bowling USA is jointly funded by the American Bowling Congress and the Women's International Bowling Congress and is recognized as the sport's national intercollegiate governing body.

Pro Collegiate Doubles Match Play         AT Cherry Bowl 
05/30/2002 Thru 06/02/2002                 Rockford, Il 

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 16 GAMES 
                                            BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL 
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-    

 1 Feldman/ Ellis-,                   6942 1715    0    0  8657 214.37  7- 1- 0  8867 +867 
 2 Dorin-Ballard/ Bedwell-,           6727 1646    0    0  8373 205.75  3- 5- 0  8463 +463 
 3 L. Johnson/ Havelka-,              6683 1597    0    0  8280 199.62  4- 4- 0  8400 +400 
 4 Dorin-Lizzi/ Sellens-,             6524 1646    0    0  8170 205.75  5- 2- 1  8335 +335 
 5 Gaines/ Brownie-,                  6568 1593    0    0  8161 199.12  3- 5- 0  8251 +251 
 6 Macpherson/ Stutz-,                6442 1570    0    0  8012 196.25  5- 2- 1  8177 +177 
 7 Adler/ Scott-,                     6289 1692    0    0  7981 211.50  6- 2- 0  8161 +161 
 8 Terrell/ Riddell-,                 6501 1497    0    0  7998 187.12  3- 5- 0  8088 +88 
 9 DiRupo/ Roman-,                    6472 1521    0    0  7993 190.12  2- 6- 0  8053 +53 
10 Kulick/ Pietrucha-,                6362 1555    0    0  7917 194.37  4- 4- 0  8037 +37 
11 Stanbrough/ Vargas-,               6284 1562    0    0  7846 195.25  5- 3- 0  7996 -4 
12 Aalto/ Shelton-,                   6225 1586    0    0  7811 198.25  6- 2- 0  7991 -9 
13 Turner/ Cady-,                     6198 1639    0    0  7837 204.87  4- 4- 0  7957 -43 
14 Ray/ Westberg-,                    6122 1576    0    0  7698 197.00  4- 4- 0  7818 -182 
15 Barrette/ Manthei-,                6167 1484    0    0  7651 185.50  4- 4- 0  7771 -229 
16 Kamrowski/ Oliver-,                6081 1533    0    0  7614 191.62  5- 3- 0  7764 -236 
17 Honeychurch/ Manns-,               6087 1533    0    0  7620 191.62  4- 4- 0  7740 -260 
18 T. Johnson/ Armalis-,              6020 1541    0    0  7561 192.62  5- 3- 0  7711 -289 
19 Stroud/ Jamieson-,                 6145 1477    0    0  7622 184.62  2- 6- 0  7682 -318 
20 Grijalva/ Coleman-,                5976 1540    0    0  7516 192.50  5- 3- 0  7666 -334 
21 Swanson/ Wincapaw-,                6067 1482    0    0  7549 185.25  3- 5- 0  7639 -361 
22 Nable/ Graham-,                    5991 1541    0    0  7532 192.62  2- 6- 0  7592 -408 
23 Duggan/ McGriff-,                  6072 1458    0    0  7530 182.25  2- 6- 0  7590 -410 
24 Hall/ Doyens-,                     6076 1409    0    0  7485 176.12  2- 6- 0  7545 -455 




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