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      October 01, 2001:

-Gaines Solidifies Lead At $50,000 North Myrtle Beach Classic

10/01/2001 - PWBA
      N. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla., continues to lead at the $50,000 North Myrtle Beach Classic at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. with 2,704 pins after 12 games for a 225.33 average.

      Gaines is leading Cara Honeychurch of Australia, a three-time champion thus far in 2001, by 24 pins going into the third round of qualifying Tuesday morning. Honeychurch pulled up from sixth place after Monday morning's round by firing a six-game set of 1,402 pins Monday evening to bring her 12-game total to 2,680.

      Last week's champion, Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., is in third with 2,580 pins and a 215.00 average. Fourth place is held by Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, N.J., with 2,576 pins, and Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., is in fifth, 13 pins behind DiRupo with 2,563.

      Defending champion Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., moved from ninth into a tie for seventh with Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev.; both have a 12-game total of 2,545 pins and a 212.08 average. North Myrtle Beach bowlers Amber Strickland and Michelle McFee are in 45th and 46th places, respectively, with 2,051 and 2,047 pins.

      The final six games of qualifying for the 49-women field begin Tuesday at 11a.m. The top 24 scorers following Tuesday morning's action move into the head-to-head, round-robin match play phase of the tournament Tuesday night, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Qualifier Standings After 12 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                2704 225.33  +304
A     2 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              2680 223.33  +280
A     3 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              2580 215.00  +180
A     4 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           2576 214.66  +176
A     5 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         2563 213.58  +163
A     6 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          2558 213.16  +158
A T   7 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              2545 212.08  +145
A       Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           2545 212.08  +145
A     9 Laura Moriarty - Daytona Beach, FL         2542 211.83  +142
A    10 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      2535 211.25  +135
A    11 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       2521 210.08  +121
A    12 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           2511 209.25  +111
A    13 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             2510 209.16  +110
A    14 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               2505 208.75  +105
A    15 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 2502 208.50  +102
A T  16 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              2497 208.08   +97
A       Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                2497 208.08   +97
A    18 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             2491 207.58   +91
A    19 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           2481 206.75   +81
A    20 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      2472 206.00   +72
A T  21 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA             2453 204.41   +53
A       Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              2453 204.41   +53
A    23 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                2410 200.83   +10
A    24 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          2381 198.41   -19
A    25 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   2374 197.83   -26
A    26 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             2370 197.50   -30
A    27 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                2369 197.41   -31
A    28 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             2363 196.91   -37
A    29 Vicki Mann(am) - Asheville, NC             2362 196.83   -38
A    30 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             2356 196.33   -44
A    31 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  2330 194.16   -70
A    32 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             2319 193.25   -81
A    33 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     2309 192.41   -91
A    34 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             2297 191.41  -103
A    35 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                 2278 189.83  -122
A    36 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              2267 188.91  -133
A    37 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  2238 186.50  -162
A    38 Debbie Rubin - Raleigh, NC                 2207 183.91  -193
A    39 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     2202 183.50  -198
A    40 Diana Kurrass - Bellport, NY               2185 182.08  -215
A    41 Jeana McClure(am) - Fairview, NC           2143 178.58  -257
A    42 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA      2127 177.25  -273
A    43 Rhonda Sabiston - Conway, SC               2104 175.33  -296
A    44 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               2062 171.83  -338
A    45 Amber Strickland - North Myrtle Beach, SC  2051 170.91  -349
A    46 Michelle McFee(am) - N. Myrtle Beach, SC   2047 170.58  -353
A    47 Cecilia Loscalzo - Harrison, TN (WD-12 Gms 2043 170.25  -357
A    48 Kathryn Whisnant(am) - Fayetteville, NC    2025 168.75  -375
A    49 Nina Cline - Cary, NC (WD-6 Gms)           1004 167.33  -196

(am) denotes amateur


-Kendra Gaines Assumes Lead At $50,000 North Myrtle Beach Classic

10/01/2001 - PWBA
      N. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sebring, Fla.'s Kendra Gaines, seeking her second career pro title, averaged 222.83 for her first six games of qualifying Monday morning at the $50,000 North Myrtle Beach Classic to take the early lead in the 49-woman field.

      Gaines, a former member of Team USA, the U.S. national amateur bowling team, posted a range of scores from 192 to 247 for a total pinfall of 1,337 pins. A closing game of 226 allowed the Floridian to stay 15 pins ahead of Laura Moriarty, Daytona Beach, Fla., who put up a 1,318 total that was highlighted by a 270 game. Moriarty, like Gaines, is seeking her second career pro title and is on the comeback trail after splintering the middle two fingers on her bowling hand earlier this spring.

      "I think we're playing basically the same type of lane pattern that we had last week, but it's playing much differently this week" Gaines said. "There's a lot more friction on the lanes, and the ball is hooking a lot. I started playing very close to the gutter, but I saw a transition occur in the second game, where my ball would hit an area 'wiggle' a little, as if it couldn't make up its mind to move toward the pocket. So I moved deeper on the lane and kept my angle going out toward the gutter instead of playing right on it. I think that's what allowed me to be so consistent in the morning block."

      Sitting in third place is a University of South Carolina graduate, Succasunna's Marianne DiRupo, with 1,305 pins. Michelle Feldman of Skaneateles, N.Y., the winner of this year's $100,000 Miller High Life Open, follows in third place with 1,291 pins, while Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, used a 289 game to pull herself into fifth place with 1,288 pins. Dorin-Ballard is in the hunt for her second consecutive victory and seventh title of 2001.

      Defending champion Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., is in ninth place, with a 211.83 average and 1,271 pins. Amateur Michelle McFee and regional pro Amber Strickland, both of North Myrtle Beach, are in 46th and 49th place, respectively, with totals of 1,015 and 955.

      Qualifying at North Myrtle Beach Bowling Center continues Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, beginning at 11a.m. The field will be cut to the top 24 following Tuesday morning's six-game block.

Qualifier Standings After 6 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                1337 222.83  +137
A     2 Laura Moriarty - Daytona Beach, FL         1318 219.66  +118
A     3 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           1305 217.50  +105
A     4 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1291 215.16   +91
A     5 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills TX1288 214.66   +88
A     6 Cara Honeychurch - Australia               1278 213.00   +78
A     7 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           1277 212.83   +77
A     8 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia           1274 212.33   +74
A     9 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              1271 211.83   +71
A    10 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       1264 210.66   +64
A    11 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              1258 209.66   +58
A    12 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              1249 208.16   +49
A    13 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   1244 207.33   +44
A    14 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           1236 206.00   +36
A    15 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               1227 204.50   +27
A    16 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             1226 204.33   +26
A    17 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1224 204.00   +24
A T  18 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA             1203 200.50    +3
A       Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             1203 200.50    +3
A    20 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      1202 200.33    +2
A    21 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     1192 198.66    -8
A    22 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          1186 197.66   -14
A T  23 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             1183 197.16   -17
A       Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             1183 197.16   -17
A    25 Vicki Mann(am) - Asheville, NC             1181 196.83   -19
A    26 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      1178 196.33   -22
A    27 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                1174 195.66   -26
A    28 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                1168 194.66   -32
A    29 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              1155 192.50   -45
A    30 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           1147 191.16   -53
A    31 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             1133 188.83   -67
A    32 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  1127 187.83   -73
A    33 Debbie Rubin - Raleigh, NC                 1126 187.66   -74
A    34 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                 1121 186.83   -79
A    35 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     1117 186.16   -83
A    36 Diana Kurrass - Bellport, NY               1105 184.16   -95
A    37 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             1101 183.50   -99
A    38 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              1090 181.66  -110
A    39 Maxine Nable - Australia                   1080 180.00  -120
A    40 Jeana McClure(am) - Fairview, NC           1079 179.83  -121
A    41 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                1076 179.33  -124
A    42 Michelle Arrington - Philadelphia, PA      1071 178.50  -129
A    43 Kathryn Whisnant(am) - Fayetteville, NC    1050 175.00  -150
A    44 Rhonda Sabiston - Conway, SC               1036 172.66  -164
A    45 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               1030 171.66  -170
A    46 Michelle McFee(am) - N. Myrtle Beach, SC   1015 169.16  -185
A    47 Nina Cline - Cary, NC                      1004 167.33  -196
A    48 Cecilia Loscalzo - Harrison, TN            1001 166.83  -199
A    49 Amber Strickland - North Myrtle Beach, SC   955 159.16  -245
(am) denotes amateur


-Illinois Quintet Captures Brunswick World Team Challenge Event

10/01/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      It's been a memorable year for Jeff Carter of Springfield, Ill., and Robert Jakel Jr. of Lockport, Ill. Carter set the record for highest season league average with 261 and Jakel was a member of the 2001 American Bowling Congress Championship Tournament Regular Division Team co-champion Town and Country Lanes of Joliet.

      Now, they can add a berth in the 2001 ABC/Brunswick World Team Challenge Grand Championship to their list of accomplishments. Carter and Jakel were members of the Bowlers World Pro Shop team of Springfield that won the next to last 2001 Team Challenge qualifier Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Lanes in Vernon Hills, Ill.

      Carter, Jakel and teammates Paul Nicholas, Jason Lewis and Bill Monce defeated Cheese In The Hood of Waukesha, Wis., 373-349, in the two-game Baker System Championship match. The victory earned Bowlers Pro Shop a trip to the BWTC Grand Championship at the Castaways Hotel & Casino Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas.

      "I think this is the pinnacle of scratch team bowling," Bowlers World Pro Shop team captain Monce said. "I don't think you can find a team tournament that is this intense, which makes winning that much more satisfying."

      In addition to airfare and lodging to the Grand Championship, Bowlers Pro Shop split $3,100. It earned $900 for placing third in qualifying and added $1,300 plus another $900 for their victory.

      Cheese In The Hood, with Carey Catania, Mathew Weatherly, Mike Nape, Jace Peterson and Ben Hoefs, earned $1,650 for second ($550 for sixth in qualifying and $1,100 for finishing second).

      In the semifinal match Bowlers World Pro Shop defeated Schemm Bowling Inc. of Deerfield, Wis., 402-354, to advance to the final. Schemm Bowling, with Gail Myers, Dan Goepfert, Joel Carlson, Jeff Richgels and Marc McDowell, earned $2,000 for third ($1,100 for finishing second in qualifying and $900 for third place).

      Other finalists from the 40-team field from 10 states were: 4, Fehr/Calhoun Bowlers Coral, Cincinnati, $1,200 ($500 for seventh in qualifying and $700 for finishing fourth); 5, Hawthorn 99, Chicago, $1,300 ($700-4th + $600); 6, Linds Lakers, Minneapolis, $900 ($350-9th + $550); 7, Hawthorn Lanes, Vernon Hills, $1,800 ($1,300-1st + $500); 8, Linden Barber Shop, Lindenhurst, Ill., $850 ($400-9th + $450); 9, Keystone Builders, Muskego, Wis., $1,000 ($600-5th + $400); 10, Bowlers Edge, Pro Shop Huber Heights, Ohio, $800 ($450-8th + $350).

      There was no Second Chance event. The final Team Challenge qualifier will be Oct. 13-14 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. A limited number of entries remain available for this event. Contact Tom Boedecker at (800) 514-BOWL, Ext. 3415 for entry information.


-Klescewski, Holmes Jointly Assume CBUSA Varsity Bowling Manager Duties

10/01/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - College Bowling USA has announced the addition of Jeanne Klescewski to its staff to jointly assume the duties of the Varsity Bowling Manager position, along with Ron Holmes, head bowling coach at Central Missouri State University. Holmes will serve as a consultant to CBUSA through July 2002, while Klescewski, also the Special Projects Manager for the Young American Bowling Alliance, transitions into her CBUSA duties.

      The Varsity Bowling Manager position was created as part of the bowling industry's strategic initiative to focus on developing, growing and enhancing varsity opportunities in the competitive segment of collegiate bowling. Klescewski and Holmes will serve as liaisons between schools and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Junior College Athletic Association and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They also will oversee the transition/addition of several women's bowling teams to NCAA status in an attempt to move women's bowling to full varsity sport status at the NCAA level.

      Holmes was appointed the interim Varsity Bowling Manager in June for a three-month period. The appointment was made to assist several schools that expressed interest in adding women's bowling as a NCAA varsity sport for the 2001-02 school year. Holmes has an extensive bowling background, including 11 years as the head coach at CMSU, and an active role in the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association.

      "ABC and WIBC appreciates the help Ron Holmes has given to College Bowling USA during this very crucial time for collegiate bowling," American Bowling Congress Executive Director Roger Dalkin said.

      Klescewski has held her current YABA position for the past two years, where she has worked extensively with the High School Bowling Program previous to its transition to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. She also was heavily involved in the development of YABA's membership magazine, Xpress, and YABA's annual International Workshop.

      Prior to YABA, she worked for Bowling Inc. as an education curriculum developer and trainer for nearly two years. In this position, Klescewski trained association officials in a variety of capacities at the ABC Convention and WIBC Annual Meeting, while also being involved in WinLABS training. Klescewski also worked in the WIBC Executive area for more than three years.

      "Jeanne is a natural fit to join the CBUSA staff due to her extensive work with the High School Bowling Program and her experience working for several different components of the bowling industry," Women's International Bowling Congress Executive Director Roseann Kuhn said.

      College Bowling USA is bowling's national intercollegiate governing body as recognized by the NCAA. ABC and WIBC have jurisdiction over and fund College Bowling USA, as ABC and WIBC are recognized as the governing bodies of bowling.

      CBUSA maintains the eligibility and integrity of intercollegiate bowling, while providing sanctioning, certification and regulation of varsity bowling at the collegiate level. CBUSA also provides assistance and leadership in implementing bowling programs and avenues for skill and leadership development to ensure pride and enjoyment in the sport and is dedicated to providing the opportunity for student-athletes to compete in the sport of bowling and achieve athletic and academic excellence.

      CBUSA also conducts the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships and oversees All-America recognition, Academic All-America recognition, Rookie of the Year honors and Collegiate Bowler of the Year honors in conjunction with the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association.


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