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      June 13, 2002:

-Honeychurch Sweetens The Pot At Greater Harrisburg Open

06/13/2002 - PWBA
      MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - In an evening that the lanes were so sweet a dentist would have no problem finding a plethora of cavities, Australian Cara Honeychurch led the field at the Greater Harrisburg Open with a 240.33 average and a 2,884 pinfall.

      "I didn't have as good a reaction tonight at the beginning of the round as I did during the day," said Honeychurch. "By the fifth game I changed balls to the Particle Vortex II and it gave me a great look the rest of the night."

      Honeychurch extended her streak of 200-plus games to 12. The lefthander, who earlier in the day came four pins shy of a perfect game, completed the evening six-game block with a 289, missing a ten-pin on her 11th toss.

      Trailing Honeychurch by 118-pins is Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. A five-time member of the Women's International Bowling Congress, Barrette totals include 230.50 and 2,766. The 23-time titlest finished the 2000 Harrisburg Open as the runner-up to Dede Davidson.

      "Tonight the lanes opened up a little bit more," said Barrette. "I saw a difference from the morning round after I moved in a little deeper and changed my angle a little bit."

      Kendra Gaines moved up to third place with 228.83 and 2,746. Gaines is attempting to qualify for her fourth consecutive televised final. The Floridian ranks fourth this season in earnings ($18,920), second in competition points (3,216) and averages (215.55).

      The greatest jump in the standings came from 22-year pro Cheryl Daniels, Detroit, Mich. Daniels posted the top six-game block of the day with a 246 average. Voted into the WIBC Hall of Fame in May, Daniels went from 34th into a tie for tenth.

      Finland's Pauliina Aalto moved into fourth place with a help of a 235.5 second round average. Her tournament totals of 225.91 and 2,711 were greatly assisted by a 299 score in her fourth game. Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ rounded out the top five with 225 and 2,700.

      Qualifying for the 59-woman field will continue on Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. Following Friday morning's action the field will be cut to the top 24 for match play starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15 match play continues with two more eight-game blocks at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete in a stepladder finals during a live ESPN telecast on Sunday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 12 GAMES 
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR- 
 
A     1 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              2884 240.33  +484 
A     2 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           2766 230.50  +366 
A     3 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                2746 228.83  +346 
A     4 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                  2711 225.91  +311 
A     5 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           2700 225.00  +300 
A     6 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   2681 223.41  +281 
A     7 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 2673 222.75  +273 
A     8 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             2669 222.41  +269 
A     9 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      2650 220.83  +250 
A T  10 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       2642 220.16  +242 
A       Kim Terrell - Antioch, CA                  2642 220.16  +242 
A    12 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             2634 219.50  +234 
A    13 Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     2627 218.91  +227 
A    14 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         2622 218.50  +222 
A    15 Nicole Spratford(am) - Hopelawn, NJ        2620 218.33  +220 
A    16 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             2558 213.16  +158 
A T  17 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               2555 212.91  +155 
A       Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     2555 212.91  +155 
A    19 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              2548 212.33  +148 
A    20 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           2547 212.25  +147 
A    21 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                2544 212.00  +144 
A    22 Susan Jeziorski - Cheektowaga, NY          2531 210.91  +131 
A    23 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   2529 210.75  +129 
A    24 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  2520 210.00  +120 
A    25 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             2517 209.75  +117 
A    26 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             2501 208.41  +101 
A    27 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          2494 207.83   +94 
A    28 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           2490 207.50   +90 
A    29 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              2485 207.08   +85 
A    30 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           2444 203.66   +44 
A    31 Kari Wise - Effingham, SC                  2428 202.33   +28 
A    32 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              2423 201.91   +23 
A    33 Krissy Wright - York, PA                   2402 200.16    +2 
A    34 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        2386 198.83   -14 
A    35 Linda Goodling(am) - Willow Street, PA     2359 196.58   -41 
A    36 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     2342 195.16   -58 
A    37 Jessica Dent(am) - Harrisburg, PA          2331 194.25   -69 
A    38 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA      2292 191.00  -108 
A    39 Paula Mikkelson - Appleton, WI             2282 190.16  -118 
A    40 Angela Kershner(am) - Smithsburg, MD       2281 190.08  -119 
A    41 Chele Schirmer - Bel Air, MD               2273 189.41  -127 
A    42 Jan Gulick - Enola, PA                     2269 189.08  -131 
A    43 Diane Jones(am) - McKeesport, PA           2263 188.58  -137 
A    44 Tammy Horner - Cream Ridge, NJ             2257 188.08  -143 
A    45 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               2224 185.33  -176 
A    46 Jennifer McKee - Oregon, OH                2220 185.00  -180 
A    47 Lynn Himes(am) - Zieglerville, PA          2212 184.33  -188 
A    48 Pam Marciniszyn - Sarnia, Ontario CA       2206 183.83  -194 
A    49 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           2202 183.50  -198 
A    50 Jill Zaccagnini - Brookfield, IL           2186 182.16  -214 
A    51 Robin Moyer(am) - Enola, PA                2115 176.25  -285 
A    52 Mary Ruper - Harrisburg, PA                2114 176.16  -286 
A T  53 Lisa Klem(am) - Freeland, PA               2109 175.75  -291 
A       Sherry Schulkins(am) - Enola, PA           2109 175.75  -291 
A    55 Toni Buck(am) - Hershey, PA                2082 173.50  -318 
A    56 Anita Lott - Orlando, FL                   2064 172.00  -336 
A    57 Tonya Marie Hall - Highspire, PA           2054 171.16  -346 
A    58 Shelly Scheib-Elliot(a - Steelton, PA      2031 169.25  -369 
A    59 Arletta Kissling(am) - Reading, PA (WD-6 G 1033 172.16  -167 


-New Schedule, Date Changes Announced For 2002 Bowling World Cup

06/13/2002 - AMF Bowling
      LONDON, ENGLAND, June 13, 2002 - A new qualifying format and schedule of activities await this year's AMF Bowling World Cup athletes when they arrive in Riga, Latvia.

      Tournament Week dates have changed from October 20-26 to October 19-26, as the Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception move to the day prior to the start of competition. Qualifying squads have begun immediately following the formal opening of the tournament in recent years.

      In addition, "To make the best use of our host center's facilities, and accommodate the ever-increasing number of nations participating in the AMF Bowling World Cup, we decided to alter the number of qualifying games that each player bowls," said tournament manager Anne-Marie Board.

      All athletes will bowl 20 qualifying games at Riga's Toss Boulinga Halle beginning Sunday, October 20, and continuing through Wednesday, October 23, before the fields are cut to the top 24 men and top 24 women. Those survivors will bowl 12 more games to determine who makes the cut to the top eight in each division.

      Board noted that the "knockout" format, in which a bowler must win two of three games in a head-to-head match with an opponent to advance to the next round, remains intact for the "Round of 8." "We feel that this is one of the best ways to determine a champion in our sport. We need only look at the number of tournaments throughout the world that have adopted or are adopting similar multi-game match formats to determine champions, to see it is an excellent way to showcase the physical and mental skills required to win." The seeding format established in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2000-whereby the leading qualifier gains the No. 1 seed and faces the No. 8 qualifier in the quarterfinals-also remains intact.

      The top eight men and women begin quarterfinal play Friday morning, October 25, and the 2002 tournament champions will be crowned Saturday afternoon, October 26. This year's quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be staged on one side of the center, which is configured as a "split house" (12 lanes on each side, separated by a concourse and public area), rather than an arena. Matchroom Sports of the U.K. will produce the tournament broadcast, beginning with the quarterfinals, and distribute the series to networks around the world on a tape-delayed basis.

      More than 90 nations are expected to send their male and female national champions to the 38th edition of AMF's annual international sports classic.

      The AMF Bowling World Cup, founded by AMF Bowling Inc., is the largest annual international sports competition in the world in terms of number of participating countries. Eighty-seven countries, one shy of the record set in 2000, competed in the 2001 AMF Bowling World Cup in Pattaya, Thailand, which was won by Norway's Kim Haugen and Japan's Nachimi Itakura. AMF Bowling Inc. and AKA International Group, which built host center Toss Bowling Hall, are this year's sponsors.


Tournament Schedule

Friday, 18th October        Arrival of Competitors
                        Acclimatisation and Unofficial Practice
                        Ball Control
                        Rehearsal for Opening Ceremonies Sign Bearers

Saturday, 19th October  Ball Control

                        OFFICIAL PRACTICE
08:00 - 10:00           Men's Squad A
10:00 - 10:30           Lane Maintenance/Men's Briefing at Toss Boulinga Halle
10:30 - 12:30           Men's Squad B
12:30 - 13:00           Lane Maintenance
13:00 - 15:00           Women's Squad A
15:00 - 15:30           Lane Maintenance/Women's Briefing at Toss Boulinga 
Halle
15:30 - 17:30           Women's Squad B

17:30 - 18:30           REHEARSAL - OPENING CEREMONY
19:00 - 20:00           GRAND OPENING CEREMONY - Toss Boulinga Halle
20:00 - 21:30           WELCOME RECEPTION - Toss Boulinga Halle

Sunday, 20th October        Ball Control

08:00 - 11:00           Women's Squad A, First 5 Games
11:00 - 14:00           Women's Squad B, First 5 Games
14:00 - 14:30           Lane Maintenance
14:30 - 17:30           Men's Squad A, First 5 Games
17:30 - 20:30           Men's Squad B, First 5 Games

Monday, 21st October        
08:00 - 11:00           Women's Squad B, Second 5 Games
11:00 - 14:00           Women's Squad A, Second 5 Games
14:00 - 14:30           Lane Maintenance
14:30 - 17:30           Men's Squad B, First 5 Games
17:30 - 20:30           Men's Squad A, First 5 Games

Tuesday, 22nd October
08:00 - 11:00           Men's Squad A, Third 5 Games
11:00 - 14:00           Men's Squad B, Third 5 Games
14:00 - 14:30           Lane Maintenance
14:30 - 17:30           Women's Squad A, Third 5 Games
17:30 - 20:30           Women's Squad B, Third 5 Games

Wednesday, 23rd October
08:00 - 11:00           Men's Squad B, Fourth 5 Games
11:00 - 14:00           Men's Squad A, Fourth 5 Games
14:00 - 14:30           Cut to Top 24 Men and Lane Maintenance
14:30 - 17:30           Women's Squad B, Fourth 5 Games
17:30 - 20:30           Women's Squad A, Fourth 5 Games
20:30                   Cut to Top 24 Women

Thursday, 24th October
08:00 - 11:30           Women's Top 24 - First 6 Games
09:00 - ?               Sightseeing Tour, Riga
11:30 - 12:00           Lane Maintenance
12:00 - 15:30           Women's Top 24 - Second 6 Games
15:30 - 16:00           Cut to Top 8 Women and Lane Maintenance
16:00 - 19:30           Men's Top 24 - First 6 Games
19:30 - 20:00           Lane Maintenance
20:00 - 23:30           Men's Top 24 - Second 6 Games
23:30                   Cut to Top 8 Men

Friday, 25th October        QUARTERFINALS
08:00 - 13:00           Women's Top 8
14:00 - 19:00           Men's Top 8
                        CUT TO TOP 4 MEN AND WOMEN

Saturday, 26th October  SEMIFINALS AND FINALS

*09:00 - 14:30          SEMIFINALS - WOMEN AND MEN

*15:00 - 18:00          FINALS - WOMEN AND MEN
                        PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES
        
*NB: THESE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO TV REQUIREMENTS


19:00 - ?               VICTORY BANQUET


Sunday, 27th October        Departure from Riga

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. The above arrival date (18 
October) and departure date (27 October) are valid and must be adhered to 
when making travel arrangements for National Representatives.


-Honeychurch Leads Greater Harrisburg Open

06/13/2002 - PWBA
      MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Australian Cara Honeychurch leads an all-star cast of competitors among the top ten after one round of the Greater Harrisburg Open. Honeychurch notched a 242.33 average in her six-game block to end the first session with a 1,454 pinfall. The lefthander leads Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. by 26-pins.

      "Getting off to a good start is something I really wanted to do this week," said Honeychurch. "The last few weeks I've had to come from behind a little once match play started and I was hoping to position myself a little better for this tournament."

      Starting off strong would be an understatement in describing the third-year pro's round. The southpaw got out of the gate with a 270 and then came within four pins of a perfect score in game two. Her 296, which resulted from the 2-4-6-10 split on the last toss, was the first round's top score. Honeychurch's 792 opening series (270-296-226) was part of six straight games with a score of 200 or more.

      "In that second game I didn't throw the ball very well on that last shot, but I'll take the score."

      Barrette, who ranks fifth all-time in titles in the Professional Women's Bowling Association, registered 238 and 1,428. The 23-time titlest closed out her morning with a 763 series (247-279-237). The last time the five-time Women's International Bowling Congress All-American competed at the ABC West Lanes she finished second to the 2000 champion Dede Davidson.

      Rookie of the Year Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ, ranks third with 232 and 1,395 while Robby Award winner Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY is in fourth with 227.33 and 1,364. Former PWBA Player of the Year Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. sits in fifth with 222 and 1,332.

      Area bowlers within the top 40 include Jackie Mitskavich, Dubois, Pa. (9th - 219.50, 1,308), Krissy Wright, York, Pa. (18th - 211.33, 1,268), Diane Jones, McKeesport, Pa. (32nd - 196.83, 1,181), Sherry Schulkins, Enola, Pa. (37th - 192, 1,152), Michelle Arrrington, Philadelphia, Pa. (38th - 189, 1,134) and Jan Gulick, Enola, Pa. (39th -- 188.66, 1,132).

      Qualifying for the 59-woman field resumes tonight at 6:00 p.m. On Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. the last six game qualifying block will take place. Following Friday morning's action the field will be cut to the top 24 for match play starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15 match play continues with two more eight-game blocks at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete in a stepladder finals during a live ESPN telecast on Sunday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 6 GAMES 
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR- 
 
A     1 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              1454 242.33  +254 
A     2 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           1428 238.00  +228 
A     3 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   1395 232.50  +195 
A     4 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              1364 227.33  +164 
A     5 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1332 222.00  +132 
A     6 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 1325 220.83  +125 
A     7 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      1323 220.50  +123 
A     8 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1321 220.16  +121 
A     9 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             1317 219.50  +117 
A    10 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           1308 218.00  +108 
A    11 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                  1298 216.33   +98 
A    12 Kim Terrell - Antioch, CA                  1294 215.66   +94 
A    13 Nicole Spratford(am) - Hopelawn, NJ        1292 215.33   +92 
A T  14 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             1289 214.83   +89 
A       Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     1289 214.83   +89 
A    16 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                1288 214.66   +88 
A    17 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              1270 211.66   +70 
A    18 Krissy Wright - York, PA                   1268 211.33   +68 
A    19 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           1263 210.50   +63 
A    20 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             1262 210.33   +62 
A    21 Susan Jeziorski - Cheektowaga, NY          1254 209.00   +54 
A    22 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     1248 208.00   +48 
A    23 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           1240 206.66   +40 
A    24 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   1235 205.83   +35 
A    25 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                1224 204.00   +24 
A    26 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               1222 203.66   +22 
A    27 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  1220 203.33   +20 
A    28 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             1211 201.83   +11 
A    29 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     1192 198.66    -8 
A    30 Pam Marciniszyn - Sarnia, Ontario CA       1191 198.50    -9 
A    31 Kari Wise - Effingham, SC                  1184 197.33   -16 
A    32 Diane Jones(am) - McKeesport, PA           1181 196.83   -19 
A    33 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              1172 195.33   -28 
A    34 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       1166 194.33   -34 
A    35 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        1164 194.00   -36 
A    36 Angela Kershner(am) - Smithsburg, MD       1159 193.16   -41 
A    37 Sherry Schulkins(am) - Enola, PA           1152 192.00   -48 
A    38 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA      1134 189.00   -66 
A    39 Jan Gulick - Enola, PA                     1132 188.66   -68 
A    40 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          1131 188.50   -69 
A    41 Paula Mikkelson - Appleton, WI             1123 187.16   -77 
A    42 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               1117 186.16   -83 
A    43 Jill Zaccagnini - Brookfield, IL           1113 185.50   -87 
A    44 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           1105 184.16   -95 
A    45 Chele Schirmer - Bel Air, MD               1100 183.33  -100 
A    46 Jennifer McKee - Oregon, OH                1093 182.16  -107 
A    47 Tammy Horner - Cream Ridge, NJ             1084 180.66  -116 
A    48 Linda Goodling(am) - Willow Street, PA     1081 180.16  -119 
A    49 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           1073 178.83  -127 
A    50 Jessica Dent(am) - Harrisburg, PA          1063 177.16  -137 
A    51 Shelly Scheib-Elliot(a - Steelton, PA      1059 176.50  -141 
A    52 Robin Moyer(am) - Enola, PA                1049 174.83  -151 
A    53 Mary Ruper - Harrisburg, PA                1042 173.66  -158 
A    54 Arletta Kissling(am) - Reading, PA         1033 172.16  -167 
A    55 Toni Buck(am) - Hershey, PA                1032 172.00  -168 
A    56 Lynn Himes(am) - Zieglerville, PA          1021 170.16  -179 
A    57 Lisa Klem(am) - Freeland, PA                999 166.50  -201 
A    58 Tonya Marie Hall - Highspire, PA            988 164.66  -212 
A    59 Anita Lott - Orlando, FL                    981 163.50  -219 


-Record-Breaking WIBC Tournament Ends

06/13/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      Scoring records were set in seven events in three divisions in the 2002 Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament, which concluded June 11 in suburban Milwaukee.

      Nearly 42,000 bowlers competed for a prize fund of almost $1.4 million in the 83rd annual spring event for WIBC members which began April 13.

      The following results are unofficial pending verification. Here is a recap of the tournament champions in the four divisions:

Classic Division
      Three records were set in Classic Division competition. Professional Women's Bowling Association star Wendy Macpherson captained the High Roller, Cherry Hill, N.J., team of Henderson, Nev., to a second team title with a record-setting 3,327 score.

      The series included a record-breaking team game of 1,208, followed by 1,075 and 1,044. Jill Albrecht, Burlington, Wis., led the team with a 741 series, which included a 290 high game. Gina Daroszewski, Milwaukee, rolled a 716 series and was followed by Macpherson, Henderson, 683, Marlis Tapp, Portage, Mich., 612, and Carol Gianotti-Block, Henderson, 575.

      In the doubles event, Kathy Tribbey and Jody Ellis combined their talents and captured the title with a 1,434 score. Tribbey, Newberg, Ore., had 244, 216 and 247 games for a 707 series. Ellis, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by way of South Africa, bowled a 727 series with 212, 258 and 257 games.

      Theresa Smith, Indianapolis, has been bowling since she was 5 years old, and her longtime dedication to the sport paid off as she won the singles event with a 752 series. The 221-average bowler rolled games of 255, 183 and 268.

      A third Classic Division record was shattered when PWBA standout Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia, rolled a nine-game series of 2,150 to win the all-events crown. Honeychurch surpassed the 2,147 standard set by 2001 PWBA Player of the Year Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in 2000. Honeychurch started by rolling a 703 series in the team event with 234, 235 and 234 games. She followed with 716 in doubles (258, 204, 254) and 731 (223, 259, 249) in singles.

      Cara Lukosius of Brick, N.J., scaled the heights in the singles event by rolling a 300 game. The 214-average bowler opened with a 225 game, followed with 191 and finished in style with a perfect game for a 716 series. The eighth perfect game of Lukosius' 20-year bowling career was special, she said.

      "This was the very best one and the most gratifying because I did it at the national tournament," Lukosius said. Division 1
      The Fargo Sports team of East Moline, Ill., broke the first of two Division 1 records with a 3,000 score that included games of 987, 1,034 and 979. In the lineup were local association hall of famers Barbara Anderson, who rolled 574, Sandy Davis, 586, and captain Deb Erickson, 614. They were joined by Judy Spahn, 588, and Deanne Angaran, 638.

      The second Division 1 record to fall came in doubles. Tosca Cobbien, Euclid, Ohio, and her partner Zelma Barnes, South Euclid, Ohio, combined for a 1,284 score to capture the doubles title. That score bypassed the 1,267 score established in 1993 by Oklahoma bowlers Mary Garrett and Rhondrea Simmons. Cobbien, who entered the tournament with a 185 average, rolled games of 189, 244 and 206 for a 639 series. Barnes, carrying a 191 average, contributed 184, 236 and 225 to total 645.

      Kathy Pausch of Moorhead, Minn., took over the lead in the singles event with a 682 series and never was seriously challenged for that position. The 188-average bowler rolled 206, 209 and 267 games in her title-winning series.

      Karleen Reynolds, Dallas, captured the all-events title with 1,870. Reynolds rolled 258, 182 and 167 games for a 607 series in the team event, then hit her stride in doubles with 269, 199 and 200 for 669. Reynolds held her own in singles with a 595 series on the strength of 179, 225 and 191 games.

Division 2
      The Carolina Girls of Leland, N.C., took over first place in the team event in the tournament's second week and were never seriously challenged. The team's 2,777 winning score included 933, 891 and 953 games. The squad was led by Amy Coffey, 636. She was joined by: Nicole Woodington, 528; Wendy Tate, 533; Willa White, 485; and captain Jackie Hodge, 595.

      Illinois bowlers Karen Spencer, Loves Park, and Mindy Hill, Machesney, claimed the doubles title early in the tournament with a 1,206 score. Both bowlers scored well over their entering averages. Spencer, a 170-average bowler, rolled games of 216, 214 and 211 in a 641 series. Hill, carrying a 165 average, rolled games of 199, 188 and 178 for a 565 total.

      Cheryl Jenkins of Chillicothe, Ill., captured the singles champion-ship with a 664 series. Jenkins, carrying a 168 average, rolled 208, 235 and 221 games to overtake Sandra Riley of Severna Park, Md., by six pins.

      Sharon Ryon, Huntingtown, Md., bowled consistently over her 166 average to win the all-events title with a 1,755 nine-game series. She rolled 177, 190 and 181 for a 548 series in the team event, then followed with 568 in doubles on the strength of 179, 188 and 201 games. She capped off her performance with a 639 series in singles on games of 205, 214 and 220.

Division 3
      Records were broken in three of four Division 3 events.

      The Elkhorn Inn team of Westbrook, Minn., set the new standard in the team event with a 2,503 series on games of 852, 789 and 862. Nancy Boeck led the squad with a 548 series. She was followed by: captain Ramona Larson, 545; Sharon Timgren, 496; Bernadine Gillette, 460; and Mardella Olson, 454. The veteran team members have each been in the sport for more than 25 years

      With one day left in the tournament, Kentucky bowlers Carmen Lipscomb and Rhonda Berry won the doubles title with a record-breaking score of 1,119. The previous record of 1,106 was established in 1997 by Des Moines, Iowa, bowlers Virginia Davis and Sandra Hudnall. Berry, a 148-average bowler, led the way with games of 140, 233 and 206 in a 579 series. Lipscomb bowled over her 134 average by rolling 143, 196 and 201 to total 540.

      Age was no deterrent for Grace Krump, 71, who claimed the singles and all-events titles. The Kent, Minn., resident bowled her way into the record book by rolling a 665 series to claim the singles championship. Krump, who entered the tournament with a 149 average, rolled 216, 202 and 247 games to break the previous record by 40 pins. Michelle Ferguson of Tacoma, Wash., held the previous record. Krump added a 442 series in the team event and 523 in doubles to give her a 1,630 all-events score.


-More Than 1,000 Youth Bowlers To Compete For Berths On Junior Team USA

06/13/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      The best youth bowlers from North America and Europe will compete in the fifth annual USA Junior Gold National Bowling Championships July 6-12 at three bowling centers in Lakeland, Fla., and Winter Haven, Fla.

      This tournament is the pinnacle event for members of Young American Bowling Alliance's Junior Gold Program. This event is conducted by YABA on behalf of USA Bowling.

      More than 1,000 athletes will be competing for $50,000 in scholarships, individual national titles and berths on 2003 Junior TEAM USA. Each participant advanced to the National Bowling Championships through local Junior Gold qualifying tournaments and leagues held throughout North America.

      "This is the ultimate level of competition for Junior Gold members," said YABA Executive Director Jim Zebehazy. "YABA's partnership with USA Bowling has created an elite event for our athletes. The Junior Gold program is a way for YABA to offer a unique and special program to its members."

      The program's objective is to emphasize advanced training and coaching so youth bowlers can continue to progress and excel in the sport. Athletes must carry a minimum average of 165 for girls or 175 for boys to join the Junior Gold Program.

      The USA Junior Gold National Bowling Championships consists of three qualifying blocks, two rounds of semifinals and head-to-head match play. Eight boys and eight girls will become members of Junior TEAM USA, which will represent the United States in international youth competition in 2003. This team is designed to be part of a feeder system for TEAM USA, the U.S. national amateur team.


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