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      June 26, 2001:

-Veteran Team Wins BWTC Qualifier

06/26/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      No strangers to American Bowling Congress/Brunswick World Team Challenge success, members of New Bowl Rite Lanes of Union City, N.J., won the BWTC qualifying event June 24 at Brunswick Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick, N.J.

      John Gualtieri, Frank Dickinson, James Mack, Sean Riccardi and Brian Ziesig combined for a 431-392 two-game Baker System match play victory over Strike Zone Pro Shop II of Staten Island, N.Y. It marked the third year in a row Gualtieri, Mack and Dickinson earned spots in the BWTC Grand Championship and the fourth straight year at least one team member advanced to the finale.

      "We are very excited to win for the third straight year," Mack said. "Now we need to get over the hump at the Grand Championship."

      Last year, all but Ziesig were part of the New Bowl Rite quintet that finished eighth in the Grand Championship. The year before, Gualtieri, Mack and Dickinson were sixth. In 1998, Riccardi was on a team that placed 13th.

      "To us, the ABC/Brunswick Team Challenge is one of the best things going in competitive scratch bowling with the legitimate tournament lane conditions and the exciting team format," Mack added. "Hopefully more, so-called 'scratch' bowlers will have the guts to compete in the future."

      New Bowl Rite Lanes used two clean games to earn the title. It opened with a 204-189 lead after the first game, then ran off three consecutive strikes twice in the 227-203 final game.

      "We rode the back of the steady, rock-solid John Gualtieri," Mack said. "As usual, he was up to the challenge (with three strikes in four frames)."

      In addition to airfare and lodging at the Grand Championships Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, members of New Bowl Rite Lanes split $3,650 in prize money. They earned $1,150 for finishing second in qualifying and collected $1,500 plus a $1,000 bonus for placing first overall.

      Strike Zone Pro Shop II (John Asbaty, Dan Dunleavy, John Furey, Ian Lang and Vinny D'Ambrosio) earned a shot at the title match with a 428-384 semifinal victory over Tile-All, Inc. of Mount Laurel, N.J.

      Strike Zone Pro Shop II earned $2,000 overall ($850 for fourth in qualifying plus $1,150). Tile-All, Inc. (Ed Szygiel, Paul Alig, Terry Decker, David Hart and Ed Shuler) collected $1,325 for third place ($350 for 10th in qualifying plus $975).

      Other match play finalists in the 47-team field from 10 states were: 4, Nexgen Capitol, Union, N.J., $1,160 (12th in qualifying-$310 + $850); 5, Louisville Sluggers, Oaklawn, Ill., $1,725 (3rd-$975 + $750); 6, Montgomery Industries, Braintree, Mass., $1,200 (7th-$550 + $650); 7, Vic Telemarketing, Enfield, Conn., $2,050 (1st-$1,500 + $550); 8, Buddies Pro Shop, Fairfield, Conn., $900 (8th-$450 + $450).

      Other cashers were: 9, Strike Zone Pro Shop, Staten Island, N.Y., $1,150 (5th-$750 + $400); 10, Bowlers Alley Pro Shop, Baltimore, $750 (9th-$400 + $350); 11, High Roller, Wilmington, Del., $650 (11th-$325 + $325); 12, Maple Bowl, Pennsauken, N.J., $960 (6th-$650 + $310).

      There was no Second Chance event. The BWTC takes a break until Aug. 18-19 in Escondido, Calif. For entry information, contact Tom Boedecker at (800) 514-2695, extension 3415 or visit the ABC section of www.bowl.com.


-Sill Maintains Lead At $50,000 Greater Memphis Open

06/26/2001 - PWBA
      COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Dearborn, Mich.'s Aleta Sill, seeking her 32nd career title, continues to set the pace at the $50,000 Greater Memphis Open at FunQuest Lanes as the tournament moves into its match play phase.

      Sill remained in front of the pack by weaving together games ranging from 188 to 258. Her 1,301-pin series for Tuesday morning's final six games of qualifying gives her 4,000 total pins, a 222.22 average, and a 25-pin advantage over Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., who checked in with 3,975 pins and a 220.83 average. Duggan put together a 1,352 series Tuesday morning, topped by a 257 game, to jump two places in the standings.

      "If I can keep myself from pulling the ball down in the downswing, and keep my armswing loose from the shoulder, I have a good chance on this condition," Sill said "My tendency is to want to help the ball, but all that does on the Sport Condition is make it go 'uphill' and hook too early. I'm seeing the same thing with a lot of the bowlers on tour who are experiencing the Sport Condition for the first time-I'm a coach, and I can't turn my eyes off when I bowl. If you allow yourself to tighten up, you start grabbing onto the ball and on this condition, that's the worst thing you can do.

      "It's the same thing that Anne Marie has been talking about the past couple of weeks-you've got to swing loosely from the shoulder to take advantage of the condition."

      In third is the hottest bowler on tour this year, with three victories to date, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of N. Richland Hills, Texas. She is averaging 219.50 with 3,951 pins. Lynda Barnes, Flower Mound, Texas, follows with 3,881 pins and a 215.61 average, while Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., moves into the fifth position with 3,877 pins and a 215.38 average.

      Memphis' Pam Vickery completed her 18 games of qualifying in 19th place, with 3,660 pins and a 203.33 average.

      The top 24 qualifying scorers advance to head-to-head match play, which begins Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Match play continues Wednesday with two more eight-game rounds at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The top five at the completion of Wednesday's competition move into the championship round Thursday night, which begins at 7 p.m. The action will be carried live on the PWBA web page, www.pwba.com, with the Webscorer program, and televised by ESPN2 Monday, July 2 at 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 5, at 1 p.m. (all TV times are Eastern).

Qualifier Standings After 18 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  4000 222.22  +400
A     2 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             3975 220.83  +375
A     3 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hill TX 3951 219.50  +351
A     4 Lynda Barnes - Flower Mound, TX            3881 215.61  +281
A     5 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           3877 215.38  +277
A     6 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                3858 214.33  +258
A     7 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         3839 213.27  +239
A     8 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           3832 212.88  +232
A     9 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           3792 210.66  +192
A    10 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              3789 210.50  +189
A    11 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      3786 210.33  +186
A    12 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia           3767 209.27  +167
A    13 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             3749 208.27  +149
A    14 Maxine Nable - Australia                   3734 207.44  +134
A    15 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      3727 207.05  +127
A    16 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO               3681 204.50   +81
A    17 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              3667 203.72   +67
A    18 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             3663 203.50   +63
A    19 Pam Vickery - Memphis, TN                  3660 203.33   +60
A    20 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               3652 202.88   +52
A    21 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   3636 202.00   +36
A    22 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              3634 201.88   +34
A    23 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             3627 201.50   +27
A    24 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                3595 199.72    -5

A    25 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL        3590 199.44   -10
A    26 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                3584 199.11   -16
A    27 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          3576 198.66   -24
A    28 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     3573 198.50   -27
A    29 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              3566 198.11   -34
A    30 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA             3563 197.94   -37
A    31 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     3560 197.77   -40
A    32 Cara Honeychurch - Australia               3556 197.55   -44
A    33 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             3540 196.66   -60
A    34 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           3528 196.00   -72
A    35 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA              3525 195.83   -75
A    36 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              3520 195.55   -80
A    37 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ               3493 194.05  -107
A    38 Deborah Warner - Memphis, TN               3487 193.72  -113
A    39 Theresa Smith - Indianapolis, IN           3468 192.66  -132
A    40 Leand Sharp - Jasper, TN                   3466 192.55  -134
A    41 Deborah Corbett - Woodstock, GA            3441 191.16  -159
A    42 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           3399 188.83  -201
A    43 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL             3306 183.66  -294
A    44 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                3302 183.44  -298
A    45 Tammie Barker - Columbia, TN               3261 181.16  -339
A    46 Cecilia Loscalzo - Harrison, TN            3256 180.88  -344
A    47 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                3255 180.83  -345
A    48 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI           3246 180.33  -354
A    49 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA              3211 178.38  -389
A    50 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           2890 160.55  -710




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