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      October 01, 2002:

-Dorin-Ballard Busts A Move

10/01/2002 - PWBA
      COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas made the most of a 6-2-0 match play record (Ed. note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) during the fourth round of the Lady Ebonite Classic to take control of the leaderboard after 26 games. Dorin-Ballard is averaging 217.34 with a 5,831 pinfall. The Player of the Year leads Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ by three pins.

      "During the morning I didn't like my ball reaction so I came in with a game plan to find a ball that I could play on the 1-2-3- boards and stay within the pocket," said Dorin-Ballard.

      "I started at the low end, which plays better out…by the fifth game I couldn't play 1-2-3 so I moved in a little."

      Dorin-Ballard got off to a blistering start as she tallied a 733 series (236-240-257). Of her six victories, four came against players that are currently in the tournament's top 10.

      The 2001 Rookie of the Year, Kulick fell back one spot to second partially due to a 3-5-0 effort. The former Morehead University star bowler ended the night with a 220.69 and a 5,829.

      "It was a tough day at the office," said Kulick. "I didn't have as much carry as I did earlier in the day. Most people were playing out but I was stubborn and played a part of the lane most people weren't. I lost a lot of ground but tomorrow there are 16 games and a lot can happen."

      Rachel Perez, San Marcos, Texas stayed in third with a 4-4-0 session, a 217.23 clip and a 5,768 total. Perez's best game of the night came when she defeated Dorin-Ballard 267-209.

      Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia, continued to climb the ladder moving from seventh to fourth. The Aussie went 6-2-0 with 214.03 and 5,761. She holds a 46-pin margin over Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Linden, NJ, who for the fourth straight round is in the top five with 5-3-0, 214.03 and 5,715.

      Match play will continue with two more eight-game blocks on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the championships. ESPN2 will tape the championships for an October 7 broadcast at 11 p.m. (ET). ESPN2 is scheduled to re-air the finals on October 8 at 5:00 a.m. (ET).

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 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  3879 1772    0    0  5651 217.34  6- 2- 0  5831  +631 
 2 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             4071 1667    0    0  5738 220.69  3- 5- 0  5828  +628 
 3 Rachel Perez-San Marcos, TX        3925 1723    0    0  5648 217.23  4- 4- 0  5768  +568 
 4 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    3860 1721    0    0  5581 214.65  6- 2- 0  5761  +561 
 5 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       3903 1662    0    0  5565 214.03  5- 3- 0  5715  +515 
 6 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          3911 1650    0    0  5561 213.88  5- 3- 0  5711  +511 
 7 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     3785 1701    0    0  5486 211.00  6- 2- 0  5666  +466 
 8 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        3822 1713    0    0  5535 212.88  4- 4- 0  5655  +455 
 9 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV        3824 1705    0    0  5529 212.65  4- 4- 0  5649  +449 
10 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   3846 1618    0    0  5464 210.15  5- 3- 0  5614  +414 
11 Chele Schirmer-Bel Air, MD         3787 1662    0    0  5449 209.57  4- 2- 2  5599  +399 
12 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA        3786 1662    0    0  5448 209.53  5- 3- 0  5598  +398 
13 Kim Terrell-Antioch, CA            3707 1696    0    0  5403 207.80  6- 2- 0  5583  +383 
14 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     3801 1656    0    0  5457 209.88  3- 5- 0  5547  +347 
15 Maxine Nable-Australia,            3946 1489    0    0  5435 209.03  3- 5- 0  5525  +325 
16 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  3836 1611    0    0  5447 209.50  2- 6- 0  5507  +307 
17 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                3704 1659    0    0  5363 206.26  4- 3- 1  5498  +298 
18 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT             3697 1713    0    0  5410 208.07  2- 6- 0  5470  +270 
19 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI 3678 1663    0    0  5341 205.42  4- 4- 0  5461  +261 
20 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton, FL    3635 1701    0    0  5336 205.23  3- 4- 1  5441  +241 
21 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       3808 1562    0    0  5370 206.53  2- 6- 0  5430  +230 
22 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3649 1521    0    0  5170 198.84  4- 4- 0  5290   +90 
23 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     3622 1539    0    0  5161 198.50  4- 4- 0  5281   +81 
24 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       3625 1472    0    0  5097 196.03  1- 7- 0  5127   -73 


-Kulick Continues To Pace Field

10/01/2002 - PWBA
      COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ maintained her lead after the third round of the Lady Ebonite Classic at the Ebonite Galaxy Lanes. The Rookie of the Year is averaging 226.16 with a 4,071 pinfall after 18 games.

      "Yesterday the lanes had more hold than they did today…the middle was much dryer and you had to attack differently," said Kulick. "With the middle out of play, I tried moving a little right and playing a little firmer."

      The tournament leader by 125 pins over Maxine Nable, Australia, Kulick's production was steady with her first five games registering scores of 201 or better. Her best output was a 235 to start the round.

      After moving 12 spots on the standings sheet in round two, Nable held her position in second with a 219.22 and 3,946. The Aussie finished the day with a 649 series (234-204-211).

      Rachel Perez, San Marcos, Texas jumped three spots to third with 218.05 and 3,925. One of the hotter players on tour in the last three weeks, Perez blasted off a 712 series (224-268-220) to open the morning.

      Attempting to make her third consecutive TV finals appearance and eighth this season, Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. maneuvered into fourth with 217.27 and 3,911. Last week Gaines finished second at the Burlington Open. The former TEAM USA member is eight pins ahead of Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, who stayed in the top five for the third straight session with 216.03 and 3,903.

      Kim Terrell provided the highlight film of the stanza by racking up the tournament's first 300 game. For Terrell it was her third perfect performance this season and 23rd of her career.

      Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia, notched the top six-game total with a 1,399 and a 233.16 average. Gianotti-Block went from 20th to seventh and now has tournament totals of 214.44 and 3,860.

      Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ was the last to cash with 200.83 and 3,615. Brenda Norman, Indianapolis, Ind. was the final top 24 cut at 201.22 and 3,622.

      The top 24 will begin the first of three match play rounds tonight at 6:30 p.m. Match play will continue with two more eight-game blocks on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the championships. ESPN2 will tape the championships for an October 7 broadcast at 11 p.m. (ET). ESPN2 is scheduled to re-air the finals on October 8 at 5:00 a.m. (ET).

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 18 GAMES 
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR- 
 
A     1 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   4071 226.16  +471 
A     2 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  3946 219.22  +346 
A     3 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              3925 218.05  +325 
A     4 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                3911 217.27  +311 
A     5 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             3903 216.83  +303 
A     6 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 3879 215.50  +279 
A     7 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          3860 214.44  +260 
A     8 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         3846 213.66  +246 
A     9 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     3836 213.11  +236 
A    10 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              3824 212.44  +224 
A    11 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              3822 212.33  +222 
A    12 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             3808 211.55  +208 
A    13 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           3801 211.16  +201 
A    14 Chele Schirmer - Bel Air, MD               3787 210.38  +187 
A    15 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              3786 210.33  +186 
A    16 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           3785 210.27  +185 
A    17 Kim Terrell - Antioch, CA                  3707 205.94  +107 
A    18 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      3704 205.77  +104 
A    19 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   3697 205.38   +97 
A    20 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       3678 204.33   +78 
A    21 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                3649 202.72   +49 
A    22 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          3635 201.94   +35 
A    23 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             3625 201.38   +25 
A    24 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           3622 201.22   +22 
A    25 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           3615 200.83   +15 
A    26 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              3591 199.50    -9 
A    27 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               3561 197.83   -39 
A    28 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             3558 197.66   -42 
A    29 Jennifer Channell - Morris Chapel, TN      3530 196.11   -70 
A    30 Kathryn Whisnant - Fayetteville, NC        3470 192.77  -130 
A    31 Tammie Barker - Columbia, TN               3409 189.38  -191 
A    32 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     3335 185.27  -265 
A    33 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               3266 181.44  -334 
A    34 Nina Cline - Cary, NC                      3250 180.55  -350 
A    35 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     3201 177.83  -399 
A    36 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           3180 176.66  -420 
A    37 Carol Miller(am) - Sandusky, OH            3178 176.55  -422 
A    38 Jeana McClure - Fairview, NC               3060 170.00  -540 
A    39 Karen Barber - DelValle, TX                3039 168.83  -561 
A    40 Sandy Pridemore - Huntington, WV           2981 165.61  -619 
A    41 Terrie Cooper - Columbia, TN (WD-16 Gms)   2586 161.62  -614 





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