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      September 25, 2001:

-Gianotti-Block Grabs Tournament Lead At $50,000 Jacksonville Open

09/25/2001 - PWBA
      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At the close of the fourth round at the $50,000 Jacksonville Open, Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia, emerged as the tournament leader with an 8,096 total pin-fall and an average of 227.52. Gianotti-Block co-leads the tournament in match play with a 12-4 record. (Editor note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds).

      "I've been pretty consistent all week," said Gianotti-Block. "The scores have been pretty high, but I've been trying to concentrate on my own game rather than watching what everyone else is doing."

      In an evening where the top position changed hands four times throughout the round, Gianotti-Block became the fourth different player to grasp the tournament lead. Gianotti-Block holds a 77-pin margin over Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif.

      Barrette, who last week won the Storm Challenge, also posted 12-4 record on the day. During the fourth round Barrette went 7-1 including victories over Gianotti-Block, Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y. (sixth place) and Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. (third place).

      Earlier in the day, Kullick, Union, New Jersey, moved up from 20th place to third after going 7-1 in the third round. In the fourth, the two-time Team USA member managed a 5-3 record to maintain her position with 7,931 pins respectively.

      Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nevada, started out the third round as the tournament leader due to an 8-0 record, however, a 3-5 mark in the fourth pushed her back to the fourth position with 7,930 pins. Anne Marie-Dugan, Edmond, Oklahoma, completes the top five with 7,827 pins. Duggan holds the final position for the TV finals by 35 pins over Michelle Feldman, who dazzled today's crowd by shooting a 300.

      Feldman's perfect game was the second of the tournament. Monday, Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., also tallied a 300 during the second round.

      The last eight-game match play block takes place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The top five bowlers then compete in Thursday's championship round at 7 p.m. The championships will be televised on ESPN2 on Monday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and October 7, at 2 p.m. (EST).

Match Play Standings After 34 Games:
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    4036 1862 1838    0  7736 227.52 12- 4- 0  8096 +1296
  2 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     4066 1721 1872    0  7659 225.26 12- 4- 0  8019 +1219
  3 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             3774 1992 1805    0  7571 222.67 12- 4- 0  7931 +1131
  4 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     4037 1900 1663    0  7600 223.52 11- 5- 0  7930 +1130
  5 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       4037 1739 1811    0  7587 223.14  8- 8- 0  7827 +1027
  6 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   4053 1664 1865    0  7582 223.00  7- 9- 0  7792  +992
  7 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  4194 1645 1717    0  7556 222.23  7- 9- 0  7766  +966
  8 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT             3828 1805 1721    0  7354 216.29 12- 4- 0  7714  +914
  9 Janette Piesczynski-Cheektowaga, N 4077 1678 1673    0  7428 218.47  9- 7- 0  7698  +898
 10 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3898 1743 1695    0  7336 215.76 11- 5- 0  7666  +866
 11 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV        3959 1769 1709    0  7437 218.73  7- 9- 0  7647  +847
 12 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     4086 1621 1689    0  7396 217.52  8- 8- 0  7636  +836
 13 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  3929 1724 1644    0  7297 214.61 11- 5- 0  7627  +827
 14 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                4105 1636 1662    0  7403 217.73  7- 9- 0  7613  +813
 15 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4056 1614 1685    0  7355 216.32  8- 8- 0  7595  +795
 16 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          4161 1588 1514    0  7263 213.61  8- 8- 0  7503  +703
 17 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        3863 1650 1684    0  7197 211.67  7- 9- 0  7407  +607
 18 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     3862 1610 1559    0  7031 206.79 10- 6- 0  7331  +531
 19 Aleta Sill-Dearborn, MI            3855 1666 1681    0  7202 211.82  4-12- 0  7322  +522
 20 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       3947 1594 1609    0  7150 210.29  4-12- 0  7270  +470
 21 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       3718 1655 1529    0  6902 203.00  6- 9- 1  7097  +297
 22 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         3784 1634 1571    0  6989 205.55  3-13- 0  7079  +279
 23 Tennelle Grijalva-Orange, CA       3765 1481 1584    0  6830 200.88  2-13- 1  6905  +105
 24 Carol Norman-Ardmore, OK           3726 1407 1608    0  6741 198.26  5-11- 0  6891   +91


-Four-Time PWBA Player Of The Year Takes Charge At $50,000 Jacksonville Open

09/25/2001 - PWBA
      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nevada, used an 8-0 match play record during the third round of the $50,000 Jacksonville Open to take a 99-pin tournament lead over Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia (Editor note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds). Through 26 games Macpherson has set the tournament pace by averaging 228.34 en route to her 6,177 pin fall.

      "240 bonus pins put me over the top today," said Macpherson. "I was very pleased, but I have to keep it up tonight. Match play rounds allow for anyone within striking distance to make up ground quickly."

      A third place finisher last week at the Storm Challenge, Macpherson posted 1,900 pins today and recorded tight wins over Gianotti-Block (199-198) and Anne Marie Dugan (217-215), Edmond, Oklahoma, who currently is in eighth place.

      Sixteen-time titlest Gianotti Block closed out her round with a 6-2 match play record and a 6,078 total pin-fall. The 1998 PWBA Player of the Year will have a tough task in tonight's fourth round as she is scheduled to play four of her eight matches against competitors in the tournament's top ten including Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas (sixth), Janette Piesczynski, Cheektowaga, N.Y. (fifth), Duggan (eighth) and Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. (fourth).

      Kelly Kullick, Union, New Jersey, also thrived during the third round moving up from 20th place to third after going 7-1. Kullick posted three of the top 15 scores of the round (279-258-256) and averaged 249 in the eight-game block to add 1,992 pins to her 5,976 total. Her only loss of the round was a 235-234 defeat to Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

      A winner last week at the Storm Challenge, Barrette is again in the hunt this week as she ranks fourth with 5,937 pins. Piesczynski, who after nine games was the tournament leader, rounds the top five with a 5,935 total.

      Tournament action resumes tonight at 6:30 p.m. with another eight-game block of match play. The last eight-game match play block takes place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The top five bowlers then compete in Thursday's championship round at 7 p.m., The championships will be televised on ESPN2 on Monday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and October 7, at 2 p.m. (EST).

Match Play Standings After 26 Games:
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     4037 1900    0    0  5937 228.34  8- 0- 0  6177  +977
  2 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    4036 1862    0    0  5898 226.84  6- 2- 0  6078  +878
  3 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             3774 1992    0    0  5766 221.76  7- 1- 0  5976  +776
  4 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     4066 1721    0    0  5787 222.57  5- 3- 0  5937  +737
  5 Janette Piesczynski-Cheektowaga, N 4077 1678    0    0  5755 221.34  6- 2- 0  5935  +735
  6 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  4194 1645    0    0  5839 224.57  3- 5- 0  5929  +729
  7 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          4161 1588    0    0  5749 221.11  4- 4- 0  5869  +669
  8 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       4037 1739    0    0  5776 222.15  3- 5- 0  5866  +666
  9 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                4105 1636    0    0  5741 220.80  4- 4- 0  5861  +661
 10 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT             3828 1805    0    0  5633 216.65  7- 1- 0  5843  +643
 11 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  3929 1724    0    0  5653 217.42  6- 2- 0  5833  +633
 12 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     4086 1621    0    0  5707 219.50  3- 5- 0  5797  +597
 13 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4056 1614    0    0  5670 218.07  4- 4- 0  5790  +590
 14 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV        3959 1769    0    0  5728 220.30  2- 6- 0  5788  +588
 15 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   4053 1664    0    0  5717 219.88  2- 6- 0  5777  +577
 16 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3898 1743    0    0  5641 216.96  4- 4- 0  5761  +561
 17 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        3863 1650    0    0  5513 212.03  5- 3- 0  5663  +463
 18 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       3947 1594    0    0  5541 213.11  2- 6- 0  5601  +401
 19 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     3862 1610    0    0  5472 210.46  4- 4- 0  5592  +392
 20 Aleta Sill-Dearborn, MI            3855 1666    0    0  5521 212.34  2- 6- 0  5581  +381
 21 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       3718 1655    0    0  5373 206.65  5- 3- 0  5523  +323
 22 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         3784 1634    0    0  5418 208.38  2- 6- 0  5478  +278
 23 Tennelle Grijalva-Orange, CA       3765 1481    0    0  5246 201.76  0- 8- 0  5246   +46
 24 Carol Norman-Ardmore, OK           3726 1407    0    0  5133 197.42  2- 6- 0  5193    -7




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