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      July 10, 2001:

-Dorin-Lizzi Yields To Dorin-ballard After 26 Games In Sport Bowling Challenge

07/10/2001 - PWBA
      ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, snatched the lead away from sister Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Linden, N.J., in the final game Tuesday night at the $50,000 Sport Bowling Challenge, underway at Shore Lanes.

      Dorin-Ballard, who won seven of eight matches Tuesday with a series of 1,775 pins, moved into first with a 26-game total of 5,860 pins and a 217.30 average. Qualifying leader Dorin-Lizzi managed only a 4-4-0 record and 1,705 eight-game set to finish the night with 5,839 pins and a 219.96 average.

      "The lanes were difficult for me Monday morning, and I was concerned with not digging myself into a big hole," Dorin-Ballard said. "They got a little easier Monday night, and I was able to get into the top 10. Most important, I got a different look; I saw that the players who were scoring better than I was were playing more to the right. I moved farther right on the approach Tuesday morning, and then back to the left a little Tuesday night. I slowed up a little and got the ball more to the right after moving left, and I got better carry.

      "I try not to think about who I'm taking the lead away from. I'm so proud of Cathy and if I can't be the leader, I hope it will be her."

      Australia's Cara Honeychurch remains in the top five, claiming third place with 5,809 pins and a 6-2-0 match play record. Brenda Norman of Indianapolis moved from 20th place to fourth after finishing her last three games with an 837 series; she has a 5-3-0 match play record and 5,733 pins after 26 games. Rounding out the top five is Jennifer Swanson, Shelton, Conn., with 5,751 pins and a 4-4-0 record.

      Lisa Bishop of Belleville, Mich., remains the top player from the Detroit area; the four-time pro titlist is in eight place with 5,674 pins after a frustrating round in which she lost six of eight matches.

      Match play continues Wednesday with squads at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., after which the field will be cut to the top five. Those bowlers will square off for the tournament's $9,000 first prize Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. The championship round action can be seen as it occurs on the PWBA's web page via the Webscorer feature (click on "Live Scoring). It will also be broadcast on ESPN2 Monday, July 16, at 9 p.m. and re-aired Wednesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. (all TV times are Eastern). Travelodge Hotels will reward any player rolling a 300 game in the finals with a $50,000 bonus.

Match Play Standings After 26 Games:

                                             BLOCK TOTALS   TOTAL                     
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS    AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   

  1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland TX3875 1775    0    0  5650 217.30  7- 1- 0  5860  +660
  2 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       4014 1705    0    0  5719 219.96  4- 4- 0  5839  +639
  3 Cara Honeychurch-Australia         3911 1718    0    0  5629 216.50  6- 2- 0  5809  +609
  4 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     3777 1826    0    0  5603 215.50  5- 3- 0  5753  +553
  5 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       3887 1744    0    0  5631 216.57  4- 4- 0  5751  +551
  6 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3716 1881    0    0  5597 215.26  4- 4- 0  5717  +517
  7 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        3906 1628    0    0  5534 212.84  5- 3- 0  5684  +484
  8 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         3914 1700    0    0  5614 215.92  2- 6- 0  5674  +474
  9 Michelle Mullen-Dearborn, MI       3939 1619    0    0  5558 213.76  3- 5- 0  5648  +448
 10 Pauliina Aalto-Finland             3706 1741    0    0  5447 209.50  6- 2- 0  5627  +427
 11 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     3922 1610    0    0  5532 212.76  3- 5- 0  5622  +422
 12 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI 3855 1675    0    0  5530 212.69  3- 5- 0  5620  +420
 13 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia     3808 1660    0    0  5468 210.30  5- 3- 0  5618  +418
 14 Rachel Perez-San Marcos, TX        3762 1681    0    0  5443 209.34  5- 3- 0  5593  +393
 15 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                3730 1754    0    0  5484 210.92  3- 5- 0  5574  +374
 16 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3696 1724    0    0  5420 208.46  5- 3- 0  5570  +370
 17 Nikki Gianulias-Vallejo, CA        3781 1667    0    0  5448 209.53  3- 5- 0  5538  +338
 18 Keli Rapp-Fayetteville, NY         3715 1699    0    0  5414 208.23  4- 4- 0  5534  +334
 19 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       3722 1703    0    0  5425 208.65  3- 5- 0  5515  +315
 20 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       3776 1642    0    0  5418 208.38  3- 5- 0  5508  +308
 21 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          3791 1618    0    0  5409 208.03  3- 5- 0  5499  +299
 22 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV        3753 1636    0    0  5389 207.26  3- 5- 0  5479  +279
 23 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          3705 1627    0    0  5332 205.07  3- 4- 1  5437  +237
 24 Aleta Sill-Dearborn, MI            3728 1593    0    0  5321 204.65  3- 4- 1  5426  +226


-Dorin-Lizzi Retains Lead At $50,000 Sport Bowling Challenge

07/10/2001 - PWBA
      ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Linden, N.J., is the qualifying leader going into match play at the $50,000 Sport Bowling Challenge, underway at Shore Lanes.

      Dorin-Lizzi ranged between 191 and 225 in her Tuesday morning block to enhance her 18-game total by 1,246 pins. With a total of 4,104 pins, she holds a 75-pin edge over Michelle Mullen, Dearborn, Mich. Mullen, who has rolled the tournament's only 300 game thus far, has 3,939 pins.

      "It was a 'grind-out' kind of round this morning," said Dorin-Lizzi, who is averaging 223.0 thus far. "I found the middle of the lane a little tighter today, so there wasn't as much room to recover if you sent the ball a little wide. It was also a little warmer in the building today, and that might have affected the lane oil a bit, too."

      Dorin-Lizzi attributed much of her good fortune to the change she made in May from a five-step to four-step delivery, enhanced by the switch this week to a different type of wrist device. "Without a doubt, the two changes complement one another," she said, "but I shouldn't discount the heads-up penny I found Saturday night, either. I think maybe that's giving me the good luck I needed to get everything to come together. I'm enjoying this; it's so nice to look behind me for a change, rather than up at everyone else."

      Holding third place is Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., with 3,922 pins and a 217.88 average. Belleville, Mich.'s Lisa Bishop follows in fourth, with 3,914 pins and a 217.44 average, while Cara Honeychurch of Australia is in fifth with 3,911 pins and a 217.27 average.

      Other area players among the top 24 include Cheryl Daniels of West Bloomfield, Mich., in ninth with 2,855 pins, and Aleta Sill, Dearborn, who stands 12th with 3,728 pins.

      The top 24 scorers now move into head-to-head match play, beginning Tuesday evening 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 (click on "Live Scoring"), and televised by ESPN2 Monday, July 16, at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. (all TV times are Eastern).

Qualifier Standings After 18 Games:

SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-

A     1 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             4014 223.00  +414
A     2 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             3939 218.83  +339
A     3 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           3922 217.88  +322
A     4 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               3914 217.44  +314
A     5 Cara Honeychurch - Australia               3911 217.27  +311
A     6 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              3906 217.00  +306
A     7 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             3887 215.94  +287
A     8 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills TX 3875 215.27  +275
A     9 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       3855 214.16  +255
A    10 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia           3808 211.55  +208
A    11 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                3791 210.61  +191
A    12 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              3781 210.05  +181
A    13 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           3777 209.83  +177
A    14 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             3776 209.77  +176
A    15 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              3762 209.00  +162
A    16 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              3753 208.50  +153
A    17 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      3730 207.22  +130
A    18 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  3728 207.11  +128
A    19 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             3722 206.77  +122
A    20 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                3716 206.44  +116
A    21 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               3715 206.38  +115
A    22 Pauliina Aalto - Finland                   3706 205.88  +106
A    23 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                3705 205.83  +105
A    24 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              3696 205.33   +96

A    25 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         3684 204.66   +84
A    26 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                3683 204.61   +83
A    27 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           3665 203.61   +65
A    28 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              3660 203.33   +60
A    29 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          3656 203.11   +56
A    30 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   3634 201.88   +34
A    31 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     3630 201.66   +30
A    32 Lynda Barnes - Flower Mound, TX            3626 201.44   +26
A    33 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           3625 201.38   +25
A    34 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     3622 201.22   +22
A    35 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     3614 200.77   +14
A    36 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                3610 200.55   +10
A    37 Maxine Nable - Australia                   3608 200.44    +8
A    38 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL             3543 196.83   -57
A    39 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                3531 196.16   -69
A    40 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      3479 193.27  -121
A    41 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA              3473 192.94  -127
A    42 Petesy Wray(a) - Ontario, Canada           3461 192.27  -139
A    43 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI           3440 191.11  -160
A    44 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ               3437 190.94  -163
A    45 Deborah Corbett - Woodstock, GA            3413 189.61  -187
A    46 Diana Kurrass - Bellport, NY               3355 186.38  -245
A    47 Michelle Ewald(a) - St. Clair Shores, MI   3307 183.72  -293
A    48 Heather Judge(a) - White Lake, MI          3276 182.00  -324
A    49 Jennifer Russo - Fleminton, NJ             3234 179.66  -366
A    50 Charlene Lockitski - North Olmsted, OH     3131 173.94  -469
A    51 Lisa Pittaway(a) - Tecumseh, MI            2055 158.07  -545          
(W/D after 12 games)

(a) denotes amateur


-Syring And Hoffman Lead After Round One Of Junior Gold

07/10/2001 - YABA
      RENO, Nev. - After the first round of bowling, Terrence Syring, of Bay City, Mich., and Heather Hoffman, of West Lawn, Pa., lead the competition at the fourth annual USA Junior Gold National Bowling Championships at the National Bowling Stadium and Reno Hilton Lanes. The event features nearly 900 of North America's best youth bowlers competing for $50,000 in scholarships, individual titles and berths on 2002 Junior TEAM USA.

      Syring totaled 1,310 for six games, an average of 218, and leads the boys' division by only one pin over Doug Kuberski, of Monroeville, Pa. The girls' division leader Hoffman totaled 1,253, an average of 208 per game. Only 13 pins behind the leader is Shannon Pluhowsky, the two-time defending champion of the USA Junior Gold National Bowling Championships.

      This tournament is the highest level of competition for members of the Young American Bowling Alliance's Junior Gold Program and is conducted on behalf of USA Bowling. Competition continues July 11 and 12 with six games of qualifying each day. Following qualifying, 34 girls and 92 boys will advance to the two six-game semifinal rounds on Friday. The semifinalists will bowl 12 games to determine the top 16 boys and the top 16 girls.

      The top 32 finalists will advance to the two rounds of eight-game match play on Saturday. The leaders in the boys' and girls' divisions following match play are crowned 2002 Junior Gold National Champions and the top six athletes in each division earn berths on 2002 Junior TEAM USA.

      Junior TEAM USA will represent the United States in international competition in 2002. This team is designed to be part of a feeder system for the U.S. national amateur team, TEAM USA.

      YABA provides more than $3 million in scholarship money to its members each year. YABA is the service-oriented sports membership organization for youth bowlers ranging from pre-school age through the college ranks. USA Bowling is the sport's national governing body as recognized by the USOC.

      For more information, contact Malissa Richards or Kevin Gabinski at the National Bowling Stadium at (775) 334-2600 Ext. 223.

Boys Division:
1 , Terrence Syring, Bay City, MI,  1310 .
2 , Doug Kuberski, Monroeville, PA,  1309 .
3 , Andrew Zwickl, Louisville, CO,  1300 .
4 , James Futrell, Wichita, KS,  1284 .
5 , Zachary Humpage, Portland, OR,  1281 .
6 , Shaun Goodwin, Anchorage, AK,  1280 .
7 , Matthew Weggen, Muscatine, IA,  1279 .
8 , Michael Burgess, Rodeo, CA,  1279 .
9 , Erik Vermilyea, Maplewood, MN,  1275 .
10 , William Kolbow, Torrance, CA,  1274 .
11 , Chevy Beale, Franklinton, NC,  1272 .
12 , Jonathan Kehler, Marion, NC,  1270 .
13 , Steven Novak, Oceanside, NY,  1267 .
14 , Robert Patterson III, Tempe, AZ,  1267 .
15 , Scott How, Milwaukie, OR,  1266 .
16 , Joseph Keltner, Haysville, KS,  1265 .
17 , Rhino Page, San Diego, CA,  1258 .
18 , Edward Waring, Modesto, CA,  1257 .
19 , Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, NY,  1256 .
20 , Christopher Reed, Waterford, MI,  1247 .
21 , Matthew McNiel, Chanhassen, MN,  1247 .
22 , Josh Snyder, Deland, FL, 1246 .
23 , Justin Stewart, Grandville, MI,  1244 .
24 , Rodney English, McHenry, IL,  1243 .
25 , Randy Allen, Lakewood, CO,  1243 .

Girls' Division:
1 , Heather Hoffman, West Lawn, PA,  1253 .
2 , Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, AZ,  1240 .
3 , Laura Brethauer, Saginaw, MI,  1222 .
4 , Jennifer Petrick, Massillon, OH,  1208 .
5 , Ashley Davis, Indianapolis, IN,  1204 .
6 , Kaleena Henning, North Platte, NE,  1193 .
7 , Ashley Chirpich, North Mankato, MN,  1187 .
8 , Melissa Brownie, Chester, VA,  1177 .
9 , Kristy Werronen, New Brighton, MN,  1173 .
10 , Christine Couvillon, Denham Springs, LA,  1171 .
11 , Jennifer Driggs, Portland, OR, 1170 .
12 , Jennifer Wright, West Columbia, SC,  1161 .
13 , Laticia Carpenter, Shepherdsville, KY,  1151 .
14 , Mandy Etem, Valley Center, CA, 1147 .
15 , Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, HI,  1147 .
16 , Kristina Velvick, N Las Vegas, NV,  1147 .
17 , Kristal Scott, Painesville, OH,  1144 .
18 , Lindsay Baker, Amherst, NY,  1141 .
19 , Kristin Burley, Bethlehem, PA,  1141 .
20 , Olivia Sandham, Boulder, CO,  1140 .
21 , Kimberly Berghefer, Burns Harbor, IN,  1137 .
22 , Megan Larson, McKinney, TX,  1136 .
23 , Brandy Silva, Albuquerque, NM,  1136 .
24 , Valerie Carrillo, Montebello, CA,  1135 .
25 , Sarah Kelly, Danville, IL,  1135 .


-USBA AD HOC Committee Members Named

07/10/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Members of the two Ad Hoc committees that will continue the investigation and development of the single membership organization have been named.

      Under the working title "United States Bowling Association" (USBA), the Structure Ad Hoc Committee will develop the organizational and governance structure of the new organization considering state and local structure in its formation. The essence of its work would result in the structure, requirements, budgets and details of the new organization.

      That 11-member committee is represented by continuing Single Membership Organization Task Force (SMOTF) members Joan Feinblum, WIBC Vice President; Mitch Mitchell, ABC Director; Jack Thomas, YABA Board Member; and Robin Marshall, athlete representative; along with newcomers Tamoria Adams, WIBC Vice President; Dave Perry, ABC Director; and representatives from the field, Margie Bishop, St Louis WBA; Marvin Dooley, Detroit BA; Len Jagoda, Columbus, Ga., BA; Karen Jost, Tacoma, Wash., WBA; and Nancy Walczyk, Erie County, N.Y., YABA.

      The second committee, USBA Transition Ad Hoc, will deal with the legal and tax issues of the consolidation at all levels including the plan of merger and steps to transition into the new organization. As an example, what are the necessary steps three local associations would need to follow for a legal consolidation, handling of the assets, etc.

      Members of this five-person committee include continuing SMOTF member Betty Kingsley, WIBC Director; along with Barbara Johnson, WIBC Director; Lowell Rothchild, ABC Past President-Life Member; Eph Whitman, ABC Director; and Kerm Helmer YABA Board.

      The feedback from the field will be evaluated this summer by the committees to assist in making revisions to the original proposal by the SMOTF. A detailed survey will be used at jamborees and state/provincial meetings to receive quantifiable feedback. The single membership organization initiative was jointly undertaken in January 2000 by ABC, WIBC and YABA to study the feasibility of a single membership organization (SMO) to include the membership organizations along with USA Bowling and Bowling Inc.

      Recommendations to the concept can be directed to: Therese Abair, Project Manager at P.O. Box 221304, West Palm Beach, FL, 33422, phone: (561) 689-6411 or via e-mail: [email protected].


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