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      June 18, 2001:

-Liz Johnson Extends Lead At $50,000 Ft. Worth Classic

06/18/2001 - PWBA
      FT. WORTH, Texas - Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., improved her lead to 27 pins over the field Monday evening at the $50,000 Ft. Worth Classic, underway at Don Carter CityView Lanes.

      Johnson closed the evening's action with games of 246 and 247 after switching back to the ball she had used in the morning round. "It seemed to me that a lot more people were playing inside, and I decided to stay outside. I felt that the outside line gave me more play and more hold. It's the same kind of strategy I was able to use at the St. Clair Classic, which I won. I watched to see where everyone was moving, and then I went the opposite way.

      "I still have to make some better shots, though. I let myself get distracted from time to time by what I think other people are scoring, and that takes me out of my own game."

      Johnson's total pinfall of 2,669 gives her a 222.41 average for the first 12 games. Second-place Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., who rolled the tournament's first perfect game during the morning block, is averaging 220.16 with 2,642 pins. Kim Terrell continues to occupy third place, with 2,603 pins and a 216.91 average. Cara Honeychurch of Australia is in fourth with 2,596 pins and a 216.33 average, while Debbie McMullen of Denver, Colo., is in fifth with 2,578 pins and a 214.83 average.

      Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, North Richland Hills, Texas, jumped 10 places in Monday night's round to move into ninth place with 2,526 pins and a 210.50 average. Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., who sets a new PWBA mark by competing in her 201st consecutive tournament this week, is in 38th place, tied with local amateur Daralynn Stewart of Dallas. Each has 2,350 pins and a 195.83 average.

      The 57-woman field bowls six final games of qualifying Tuesday morning, beginning at 11a.m. The top 24 after Tuesday morning's action return Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. for their first eight games of match play. Two more eight-game rounds of match play follow Wednesday, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The top five after match play concludes advance to the TV stepladder finals Thursday night.

Qualifier Standings After 12 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              2669 222.41  +269
A     2 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             2642 220.16  +242
A     3 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                2603 216.91  +203
A     4 Cara Honeychurch - Australia               2596 216.33  +196
A     5 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO               2578 214.83  +178
A     6 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              2539 211.58  +139
A     7 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                   2533 211.08  +133
A     8 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                2527 210.58  +127
A     9 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills TX2526 210.50  +126
A T  10 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL        2525 210.41  +125
A       Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           2525 210.41  +125
A    12 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                2524 210.33  +124
A    13 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           2506 208.83  +106
A    14 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      2504 208.66  +104
A    15 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                2492 207.66   +92
A    16 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   2488 207.33   +88
A    17 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia           2486 207.16   +86
A    18 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             2468 205.66   +68
A    19 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           2466 205.50   +66
A    20 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              2464 205.33   +64
A    21 Lynda Barnes - Wichita, KS                 2462 205.16   +62
A    22 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     2459 204.91   +59
A    23 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             2457 204.75   +57
A    24 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA              2452 204.33   +52
A    25 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               2450 204.16   +50
A    26 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              2446 203.83   +46
A    27 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         2434 202.83   +34
A    28 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          2431 202.58   +31
A    29 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           2411 200.91   +11
A    30 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     2386 198.83   -14
A T  31 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA             2383 198.58   -17
A       Maxine Nable - Australia                   2383 198.58   -17
A    33 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               2378 198.16   -22
A    34 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                2371 197.58   -29
A    35 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       2367 197.25   -33
A    36 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              2357 196.41   -43
A    37 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  2356 196.33   -44
A T  38 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              2350 195.83   -50
A       Daralynn Stewart(a) - Dallas, TX           2350 195.83   -50
A    40 Kimberley Tyson - Midland, TX              2346 195.50   -54
A    41 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                2342 195.16   -58
A    42 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             2323 193.58   -77
A    43 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL             2300 191.66  -100
A    44 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA      2279 189.91  -121
A    45 Sandy Dacy(a) - N. Richland Hills, TX      2276 189.66  -124
A    46 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI           2237 186.41  -163
A    47 Genie Franklin - Grapevine, TX             2213 184.41  -187
A    48 Lisa Lea(a) - Keller, TX                   2212 184.33  -188
A    49 Monica Chieco - Houston, TX                2206 183.83  -194
A    50 Christa McWilliams(a) - Broken Arrow, OK   2183 181.91  -217
A    51 Rebecca Duffield(a) - Clovis, NM           2169 180.75  -231
A    52 Susie Reichley - Richardson, TX            2102 175.16  -298
A    53 Karla Stalnaker - Little Rock, AR          2052 171.00  -348
A    54 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           2021 168.41  -379
A    55 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA              1991 165.91  -409
A    56 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           1990 165.83  -410
A    57 Joy Latimer - Granbury, TX                 1953 162.75  -447

(a) denotes amateur


-Liz Johnson Leads $50,000 Ft. Worth Classic; Tish Johnson Sets PWBA Record

06/18/2001 - PWBA
      FT. WORTH, Texas - Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., holds a two-pin lead over Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., after the opening six games of qualifying at the $50,000 Ft. Worth Classic, underway at Don Carter CityView Lanes.

      While Liz Johnson was firing a six-game series of 1,355 in quest of her second PWBA championship in 2001, another Johnson was claiming a piece of bowling history at the same time. Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., set a new PWBA mark by completing the first squad of her 201st consecutive professional tournament. The old record was 200 consecutive tournaments, set in 1999 by Jan Schmidt, Rochelle, Ill., which Johnson tied last week in San Diego.

      "It feels great to be part of history; it really does," the 24-time titlist said afterward. "Too bad my bowling didn't fit the role Monday morning. My timing was out to lunch. Sometimes that happens when I've been bowling a lot of games. So I'm going to take a shower during the break and start over again in the evening squad. There are still a lot of games left to bowl this week."

      While Tish Johnson averaged only 179.83 for the first round of qualifying, Liz Johnson averaged 225.83. The latter noted that this week's Sport Bowling condition variation, in which the lanes are oiled 17 feet from the foul line and then buffed to 38 feet, seemed similar to the condition present at the St. Clair Classic, which she won in May. "I got to play straight up the gutter this morning, and that's a real comfort zone for me. The farther right I can play, the more comfortable I am; and the more comfortable I am, the more aggressive my bowling gets. I did put two balls in the gutter this morning, but that's the risk you take when you play that fine edge."

      Duggan, who finished second in the recent Greater San Diego Open, has 1,353 pins for a 225.50 average. Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., is in third place with 1,296 pins and a 216.00 average. Debbie McMullen of Denver sits in fourth with 1,293 pins for a 215.50 average, and Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla., rounds out the top five with 1,285 pins and a 214.16 average.

      Hometown favorite Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, is currently 19th in the 57-woman field with 1,235 pins and a 205.83 average.

      The entire field rolls six more games of qualifying Monday evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and six more Tuesday morning before a cut is made to the top 24. Those bowlers enter the first of three match play rounds Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Qualifier Standings After 6 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              1355 225.83  +155
A     2 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1353 225.50  +153
A     3 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                1296 216.00   +96
A     4 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO               1293 215.50   +93
A     5 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                1285 214.16   +85
A     6 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           1279 213.16   +79
A     7 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             1277 212.83   +77
A     8 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           1276 212.66   +76
A T   9 Cara Honeychurch - Australia               1271 211.83   +71
A       Kimberley Tyson - Midland, TX              1271 211.83   +71
A    11 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                1258 209.66   +58
A    12 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             1257 209.50   +57
A    13 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                   1251 208.50   +51
A    14 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                1245 207.50   +45
A    15 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              1243 207.16   +43
A    16 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               1241 206.83   +41
A    17 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               1240 206.66   +40
A    18 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  1236 206.00   +36
A    19 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills TX1235 205.83   +35
A    20 Lynda Barnes - Wichita, KS                 1229 204.83   +29
A    21 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA              1225 204.16   +25
A    22 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                1217 202.83   +17
A    23 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL        1216 202.66   +16
A    24 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              1208 201.33    +8
A    25 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      1195 199.16    -5
A    26 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia           1189 198.16   -11
A    27 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              1187 197.83   -13
A    28 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI           1186 197.66   -14
A    29 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     1184 197.33   -16
A    30 Daralynn Stewart(a) - Dallas, TX           1182 197.00   -18
A    31 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           1180 196.66   -20
A    32 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   1176 196.00   -24
A    33 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          1174 195.66   -26
A T  34 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     1170 195.00   -30
A       Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA             1170 195.00   -30
A    36 Sandy Dacy(a) - N. Richland Hills, TX      1168 194.66   -32
A    37 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL             1167 194.50   -33
A    38 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       1164 194.00   -36
A    39 Christa McWilliams(a) - Broken Arrow, OK   1162 193.66   -38
A    40 Monica Chieco - Houston, TX                1157 192.83   -43
A    41 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              1151 191.83   -49
A    42 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           1138 189.66   -62
A    43 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                1135 189.16   -65
A    44 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             1134 189.00   -66
A    45 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1133 188.83   -67
A    46 Maxine Nable - Australia                   1120 186.66   -80
A    47 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA      1080 180.00  -120
A    48 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              1079 179.83  -121
A    49 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           1072 178.66  -128
A    50 Rebecca Duffield(a) - Clovis, NM           1058 176.33  -142
A    51 Susie Reichley - Richardson, TX            1047 174.50  -153
A    52 Genie Franklin - Grapevine, TX             1027 171.16  -173
A    53 Karla Stalnaker - Little Rock, AR          1017 169.50  -183
A    54 Lisa Lea(a) - Keller, TX                   1014 169.00  -186
A    55 Joy Latimer - Granbury, TX                 1006 167.66  -194
A    56 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA               984 164.00  -216
A    57 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA            982 163.66  -218

(a) denotes amateur




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