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      October 21, 2002:

-Stanbrough Leads After Round 1

10/21/2002 - PWBA
      MESA, Ariz. - Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla. continued her success at the Country Club Lanes. The lefthander averaged 212.88 with a 1,916 pinfall to lead the first round of the Wheelchair Awareness Classic.

      "I have felt very comfortable here in the last week," said Stanbrough. "I didn't have a huge day scoring-wise, but I made most of my spares and didn't make too many bad shots."

      Last week, Stanbrough led the 18-game qualifying period of the Rollers and Pro Bowlers tournament at the Country Club Lanes with a 234.22 average. During Monday's nine-game block, the fourth-year pro had a high game of 244 and finished with a 659 series (234-202-223).

      "What's kind of funny is I've never bowled that well here in past years," she said.

      On the heels of Stanbrough and trailing by eight pins was Kelly Kulick, who finished with 212 and 1,908. The 2001 Professional Women's Bowling Association Rookie of the Year recorded the day's individual high of 279.

      "It was very tough to get to the pocket," said Kulick. "I had better reaction and carry at the low end and middle of the house than the high end."

      "A nine game round is tough for everyone because it's not easy to make adjustments. You just have to hope your playing the right spots and using the right ball."

      Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY ranks third with 210.77 and 1,897. Johnson had just one hiccup in her session throwing a 174 in game two. Of her nine games, the Robby Award recipient chalked up seven with a 204 or higher.

      PWBA Player of the Year Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas sits in the fourth spot with 206.11 and 1,855. One of three players on tour with multiple titles this season, Dorin-Ballard had three scores in the 230s with a high of 237.

      Kendra Gaines completed the top five with 204.88 and 1,844. The former TEAM USA member notched one of the best tabs of the day with a 257.

      Qualifying for the 40-women field resumes on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. with another nine-game block. Following Tuesday morning's games the field will be cut to the top 24 for a 12-game match play block starting Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. A second 12-game session will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Friday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships for an October 28 broadcast at 10 p.m. (ET).

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 9 GAMES 
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR- 
 
A     1 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     1916 212.88  +116 
A     2 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   1908 212.00  +108 
A     3 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              1897 210.77   +97 
A     4 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 1855 206.11   +55 
A     5 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                1844 204.88   +44 
A T   6 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1819 202.11   +19 
A       Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           1819 202.11   +19 
A     8 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           1807 200.77    +7 
A T   9 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      1752 194.66   -48 
A       Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              1752 194.66   -48 
A    11 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          1751 194.55   -49 
A    12 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             1749 194.33   -51 
A    13 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              1745 193.88   -55 
A    14 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        1739 193.22   -61 
A    15 Kim Terrell - Antioch, CA                  1732 192.44   -68 
A    16 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              1707 189.66   -93 
A    17 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     1703 189.22   -97 
A    18 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                1701 189.00   -99 
A T  19 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           1696 188.44  -104 
A       Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     1696 188.44  -104 
A    21 Amy Stolz(am) - Westminster, CO            1694 188.22  -106 
A    22 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              1683 187.00  -117 
A    23 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  1679 186.55  -121 
A    24 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             1662 184.66  -138 
A    25 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   1660 184.44  -140 
A    26 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           1656 184.00  -144 
A    27 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              1653 183.66  -147 
A    28 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          1637 181.88  -163 
A T  29 Mindee Pullman(am) - Salt Lake City, UT    1635 181.66  -165 
A       Vickie Rae Sexton(am) - Phoenix, AZ        1635 181.66  -165 
A    31 Paula Mikkelson - Appleton, WI             1610 178.88  -190 
A    32 Barbara McFadden - Los Angeles, CA         1600 177.77  -200 
A    33  Vickie Myers - Mission Viejo, CA          1584 176.00  -216 
A    34 Kim Hunn(am) - Mesa, AZ                    1564 173.77  -236 
A    35 Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     1546 171.77  -254 
A    36 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               1538 170.88  -262 
A    37 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1529 169.88  -271 
A    38 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           1496 166.22  -304 
A    39 Ann Stewart(am) - Mesa, AZ                 1417 157.44  -383 


-Columbus, Ohio Team Wins Final 2002 Team Challenge Qualifier; Field Is Set For Grand Championship

10/21/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis.¾With the completion of the 14th and final 2002 American Bowling Congress/Brunswick World Team Challenge qualifier in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Oct. 20, the field is now set for the 10th Grand Championship to be held Nov. 10-13 at the Gold Coast Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

      The Gutter Dusters of Columbus, Ohio, with Bryan O'Keefe, Adam Barta, Ron Nelson Jr., Ted Hannahs and Bill Hoffman, rounded out the 14-team Grand Championship field by winning the Mechanicsburg qualifier at ABC West Lanes.

      The Gutter Dusters defeated Hammer of Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Storm DeVincent, Chris Loschetter, Andrew Schultz, Mike Roberts and Don Yoshihara), 427-348, in the Baker System championship match to earn $4,800 ($1,700 for qualifying first plus $1,700 for winning and a $1,400 bonus). Hammer earned $2,200 ($1,300 for finishing second and $900 for finishing fourth in qualifying).

      Barta and Hannahs also qualified for the 2001 Grand Championship at the Mechanicsburg qualifier. Hannahs and Hoffman, a four-time TEAM USA member, will be reunited for a shot at a second Grand Championship title. Both bowled with the Turbo 2-N-1 Grips team that won the 1997 Grand Championship.

      "Going back to the Grand Championship feels like home," Hannahs said after qualifying for his sixth Grand Championship. "Our victory wasn't as easy as it looked. A lot of strategy was involved to get the most out of our ability."

      To get to the championship match, the Gutter Dusters defeated Martino's Madness of W. Seneca, N.Y. (John Masiello, Steve John, Brad Kiszewski, 1999 Grand Championship titlist Dave Guindon and 1993 Grand Championship titlist Mike Faliero), 424-396, in the semifinal. Martino's Madness earned $2,350 ($1,050 for finishing third and $1,300 for qualifying second).

      Other finalists from the 58-team field from 12 states were: 4, Classic Lanes/Storm, New Berlin, Wis., $1,950 ($1,050-2nd in qualifying +$900). 5, Tile All Inc., Bristol, Pa., $1,450 ($650-6th + $800). 6, Keystone Builders, Milwaukee, Wis., $1,075. ($425-9th+$650). 7, Traveling Squad, Sunrise, Fla., $1,000 ($450-8th+$550). 8, Montgomery Industries, Braintree, Mass., $750 ($350-15th+$400). 9, Allied Keystone, Delmar, N.Y., $825 ($400-10th+$425). 10, New Bowl Rite Lanes, Garfield, N.J., $1,200 ($800-5th+$400). 11, Rockwell Automation, Harrisburg, Pa., $725 ($350-12th + $425). 12, South Side Bowl, Old Forge, Pa., $900 ($550-12th+$350). 13, The Hammer Store, Reading, Pa., $650 ($325-13th+$325). 14, J.A.D. Inc., Quakertown, Pa., $685 ($375-11th+$310). 15, Fruit Salad, Pittsburgh, Pa., $610 ($310-14th+$300).

      The 14 finalists earned airfare and lodging for the Grand Championship which will have an estimated prize fund of $28,000. The winner of the Grand Championship will also receive the Darold Dobs Memorial Trophy and be crowned "world match play team champion."

      The following is a list of 2002 Grand Championship qualifiers along with where they qualified:

      Seminole Lanes, Seminole, Fla., Feb. 9-10-Brunswick, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Jeff Poholsky, Robert Alexander, Roger Kossert, Doug Becker, Bruce Hollen, Mike Chontos).

      Woodland Lanes, Indianapolis, Feb. 16-17--Bowlers Sport Shoppe, Indianapolis (Mark Sullivan, Terry Brink, Ed Frederick, Rich Heydon, John Bauerle, Steve Lang).

      Fiesta Bowl, Richland, Wash., March 9-10--B-Line, Tacoma, Wash. (Bob Davidson, Curtis Messer, Lonnie Sharkey, Len Blakey, Jason Williams).

      Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., March 23-24--Stoke On Ramp, Broad Brook, Conn. (Mike Lichstein, Alex Aguiar, Mike Dupuis, Norm Ginsberg, Chris Rebstock).

      Sunset Bowl, Phoenix, Ariz., April 6-7--Lane 1 Bowling, Tempe, Ariz. (Andrew Cain, Chris Klerk, Larry Hoffman, Warren Eales, Jeff Piroozshad, Jordan Nassberg).

      AMF Country Club Lanes, Baltimore, Md., April 20-21--BD Storm, Elmira, N.Y. (Mike Marks, Ed Shuler, Chris Johnson, Terry Decker, Dave Hart).

      Landmark Recreation, Peoria, Ill., April 27-28--Team Track, Waukesha, Wis. (Ben Hoefs, Paul Bloemer, Dave Beres, John Socha, Gail Myers Jr.).

      Gwinnett Lanes, Lawrenceville, Ga., May 18-19--Normsproshop.com, East Meadow, N.Y. (Brett Wolfe, Alex Cavagnaro, Vernon Peterson, Bill O'Neill, Rob Piroozshad).

      Super Bowl, Appleton, Wis., June 8-9--KR Strikeforce/Sluggers, Naperville, Ill. (Dave Armstrong, Rick Hara, Leroy Johnson, Keith Garrett, Brad Snell).

      Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., June 22-23--Vic Telemarketing, Westfield, Mass. (Bill Webb, Chris Sole, Bill Green, Chris Viale, Brian Boghosian).

      Holiday Lanes, Lakewood, Colo., Sept. 7-8--Up Your Average Pro Shop, Pueblo, Colo. (Steve Badovinac, Raleigh Gilchrist, Danny Streeter, Kevin Richardson, Neal Lerner).

      Seminole Lanes, Seminole, Fla., Sept. 14-15--Kegel Training Center, Sebring, Fla. (Larry Barwick, Sam Zurich, Mike Tagariella, David Tessman, Norm Titus).

      Bowling World, Fort Smith, Ark., Sept. 28-29--Expanets, Houston, Texas (Sean Swanson, Tony Yarbrough, Dan Inocencio, Mike Shoemaker, Steve Weber, Cary Mogard).

      ABC West Lanes, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Oct. 19-20--Gutter Dusters, Columbus, Ohio (Bryan O'Keefe, Adam Barta, Ron Nelson, Ted Hannahs, Bill Hoffman).


-Long-Time Collegiate Leader Kerm Helmer Dies

10/21/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - American Bowling Congress Director-at-Large Kermit Helmer, who dedicated his life to the growth and development of youth and collegiate bowling, died in Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 20, after a short battle with cancer. He was 59 years old.

      As a physical education teacher for more than 35 years, Helmer initiated men's and women's bowling programs at Erie Community College in Buffalo. As a coach, he led the Kats to 15 National Junior College Athletic Association men's titles and 22 NJCAA women's titles. His men's and women's teams each claimed a pair of National Collegiate Bowling Championships titles as well. The men claimed titles in 1986 and 1988, while the women were victorious in 1980 and 1982. He was inducted into the NJCAA Bowling Hall of Fame in 1998.

      Along with coaching the Kats & Lady Kats, Helmer was active in the bowling industry. In addition to serving on the ABC and Young American Bowling Alliance Boards since 1986, Helmer served two one-year terms as YABA President (1999-2001). He also was a member of the ABC/Women's International Bowling Congress Collegiate Committee and served several years as Association of College Unions International National Singles Championships tournament director. Locally he served as a member of the Buffalo Bowling Association and Erie County YABA Board of Directors.

      "Kerm was one of those amazing volunteer leaders that will never be fully appreciated for the work he has done on behalf of college bowling and our sport," said ABC Executive Director Roger Dalkin. "Kerm's death is a terrible loss for youth bowling," said YABA Executive Director Jim Zebehazy. "He was an amazing guy and a real friend."

      "It's an enormous loss to the world of college bowling. Kerm was a great leader and provided years of experience to the collegiate committee," said College Bowling USA Director Brian Graham. "He was always striving for improvement. He has been a mentor to me, sharing his views on programs and providing guidance whenever he was asked."

      Helmer also was a member of the Bowling Writers Association of America. For many years he authored a weekly column for "Strikes and Spares," a Western New York bowling publication.

      Helmer is survived by a daughter, Kelli Helmer; his mother, Evelyn (Murray) Helmer, and special friend Patricia Murray. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Helmer of New Port, N.Y. Services are planned for Wednesday, Oct. 23, at St. Ambrose Church in Buffalo. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the Erie Community College bowling program, c/o Athletic Director, City Campus, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203, or to the Erie County YABA Scholarship Fund, c/o Deb Ziolo, 184 Patrick Lane, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.


-1999 Champ Shaheen Takes The Lead At AMF Bowling World Cup; England's Greenall Rolls Second Perfect Game

10/21/2002 - AMF Bowling
      RIGA, LATVIA,- Qatar's Ahmed Shaheen, the 1999 Bowling World Cup champion, averaged 261.4 Monday to take the lead in the men's division at the 2002 AMF Bowling World Cup, underway at Toss Boulinga Halle in Riga, Latvia.

      Shaheen's 1,307 pins for five games give him a 10-game total of 2,449 pins and a 244.50 overall average. The Qatari champion, who finished second in last year's tournament in Thailand, holds a 25-pin lead over England's Wayne Greenall, who rolled a perfect 300 score in his final game of the night.

      "Yesterday I played well but I had two not-so-good games, and I knew I needed to make them up today," Shaheen said. "I kept telling myself, and my coach kept telling me, that I needed to relax, stay smooth, and just hit my mark; if I did those things, the pins would do the rest.

      "I really want to win this year, because there are many good young bowlers coming up the ranks in my country, and I am afraid that this might be the last time I can win our qualifying tournament. This is my chance, and it might be my last chance."

      Greenall's 300 game, the second of the 2002 tournament, pushed his 10-game total pinfall to 2,424 pins. His last-game binge pushed him into second place with a 242.4 average. The Philippines' Christian Jan Suarez dropped one spot into third, with 2,368 total pins and a 236.8 average.

      Sunday's leader, Paul Trotter of Australia, tumbled to seventh place following Monday's play. His 10-game total pinfall stands at 2,274 pins.

      Ethiopia's late arrival in the tournament Monday night boosted the country total to 85. Tamrat Kebede missed Sunday's round due to travel and visa problems. He went into Monday's action in last place, with a score of 0. He tallied 848 pins Monday for a 169.6 average to remain in 83rd and last place.

      In the women's division, U.S. national amateur champion Shannon Pluhowsky continues to set the pace for the 72-woman field.

      Pluhowsky increased her tournament average to 228 with a 1,159 total for five games in the morning rounds. Her 10-game total of 2,280 puts her 80 pins ahead of Austria's Ivonne Altmuller, who tossed a 279 game Monday morning on her way to a 1,081 series. Altmuller is averaging 220 on the strength of her 2,200 10-game total.

      Teresa Piccini of Mexico rose five places to third on the strength of a 1,076 series Monday. She has 2,177 pins and a 217.70 average.

      Latvia's woman bowler, Renata Blauma, is in 37th place with 1,842 pins and a 184.2 average. Jury Ryazansky holds 24th place in the men's division with 2,123 pins and a 212.3 average.

      Competition resumes at host center Toss Boulinga Halle Tuesday, when the first men's squad takes the lanes at 8 a.m. Qualifying for all bowlers continues through Wednesday night, when the field will be cut to the top 24 men and women. They will bowl 12 more games Thursday to determine the top 8 who advance to the Round of 8 quarterfinals action Friday.

Standings after 10 games: Men

1, Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, 2449, 244.9. 
2, Wayne Greenall, England, 2424, 242.4. 
3, Christian Jan R. Suarez, Philippines, 2368, 236.8. 
4, Kai Guenther, Germany, 2345, 234.5. 
5, Mika Luoto, Finland, 2324, 232.4. 
6, Eduardo Figueroa, Mexico, 2281, 228.1. 
7, Paul Trotter, Australia, 2274, 227.4. 
8, Andrew Cain, USA, 2255, 225.5. 
9, Garsten Gjertsen, Denmark, 2245, 224.5. 
10, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2234, 223.4. 
11, Remy Ong, Singapore, and Anders Ohman, Sweden, 2218, 221.8. 
13, Francisco Zelaya, El Salvador, and Chao-Yu Cheng, Chinese Taipei, 2203, 220.3. 
15, Or Aviram , Israel, 2201, 220.1. 
16, Masahiro Hibi, Japan, 2193, 219.3. 
17, Amiredin Tabatabaei, Iran, 2176, 217.6. 
18, Alan Gibbons, Ireland, 2175, 217.5. 
19, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2168, 216.8. 
20, Andres Fallas, Costa Rica, 2167, 216.7. 
21, Talal Towereb, Saudi Arabia, 2150, 215. 
22, Pedro Diaz, Venezuela, 2143, 214.3. 
23, Jose Manuel Machon, Macau, 2142, 214.2. 
24, Jury Ryazansky, Latvia, 2123, 212.3. 

25, Tore Torgersen, Norway, 2113, 211.3. 
26, Laszlo Ficsor, Hungary, 2110, 211. 
27, Lluis Montfort, Spain, 2107, 210.7. 
28, Shaker Ali Al Hassan, UAE, 2084, 208.4. 
29, Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, and Ryan Leonard Lalisang, Indonesia, 2079, 207.9. 
31, Romain Oberweis, Luxembourg, 2078, 207.8. 
32, Philippe Privat, Switzerland, 2075, 207.5. 
33, Gary Wong, Hong Kong, 2070, 207. 
34, Laurent Plantard, France, 2062, 206.2. 
35, Guy  Caminsky, South Africa, 2054, 205.4. 
36, Kevin Horton, N Ireland, 2053, 205.3. 
37, Amedeo Spada, Italy, 2042, 204.2. 
38, Michael Sassen, Netherlands, 2041, 204.1. 
39, Merlin Bunnage, Canada, and Andriy Pashev, Ukraine, 2022, 202.2. 
41, Kairat Baibolatov, Kazakhstan, and Tayo Boyle, Scotland, 2016, 201.6. 
43, Hossman Gonzalez , Guatemala, 2010, 201. 
44, Christian Saint-Bonnet , Argentina, 2002, 200.2. 
45, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 1986, 198.6. 
46, Hakan Tangut, Turkey, 1983, 198.3. 
47, Adam Martin, Poland, 1977, 197.7. 
48, Magnús Magnússon, Iceland, 1973, 197.3. 
49, Udo Sulp, Estonia, 1968, 196.8. 
50, Gary Hill, Guernsey, 1966, 196.6. 
51, Dennis Mercieca, Malta, 1948, 194.8. 
52, Tarek Helmy, Egypt, 1947, 194.7. 
53, Watcharapong Unetrakul, Thailand, 1939, 193.9. 
54, Jose Zambrano, Panama, 1936, 193.6. 
55, Patrick Leroy, Morocco, 1933, 193.3. 
56, Stephen King, Jersey, 1928, 192.8. 
57, Robbie Mach, New Zealand, 1901, 190.1. 
58, José Branco, Portugal, 1890, 189. 
59, Jose Zambrano, Ecuador, 1884, 188.4. 
60, Costas Kyriakou, Cyprus, 1883, 188.3. 
61, Mikhail Pozniakov, Russia, 1868, 186.8. 
62, Philip Hatton , Isle of Man, 1850, 185. 
63, Dainius Zaltauskas, Lithuania, 1837, 183.7. 
64, Philippe Lourdin, French Guyane, 1833, 183.3. 
65, Domenico Di Fonzo, New Caledonia, 1830, 183. 
66, Stefan Schmid, Austria, 1804, 180.4. 
67, Mark Shea, Wales, 1799, 179.9. 
68, Shant Panos Tomassian, Iraq, 1784, 178.4. 
69, Sanjay Shrestha, Nepal, 1775, 177.5. 
70, Ashot Grigorian  , Armenia, 1765, 176.5. 
71, Srinivasan Madhavan, India, 1753, 175.3. 
72, Jirí Hindrák , Czech Republic, 1742, 174.2. 
73, Christian Orlanda, Romania, 1720, 172. 
74, Nikolay Filipov, Bulgaria, 1706, 170.6. 
75, Aydin Jafarov, Azerbaijan, 1697, 169.7. 
76, Viktor Gavrusev, Belarus, 1686, 168.6. 
77, Valeriy Shapovalov, Uzbekistan, 1640, 164. 
78, Paul Lennon, Gibraltar, 1637, 163.7. 
79, Duc Francis, Ivory Coast, 1621, 162.1. 
80, Mohamed Nasser, Lebanon, 1604, 160.4. 
81, Christian Ngues, Cape Verde, 1581, 158.1. 
82, Tomash Oleg Valeryevitch , Moldova, 1495, 149.5. 
83, Tamrat Kebede, Ethiopia, 848, 169.6.

Women

1, Shannon Pluhowsky, USA, 2280, 228. 
2, Ivonne Altmuller, Austria, 2200, 220. 
3, Teresa Piccini, Mexico, 2177, 217.7. 
4, Pascale Moynot , France, 2163, 216.3. 
5, Raffaella Fusco, Italy, 2112, 211.2. 
6, Josephine L. Canare, Philippines, 2095, 209.5. 
7, Diane Buchanan, Canada, 2083, 208.3. 
8, Aida Granillo, El Salvador, 2080, 208. 
8, Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 2080, 208. 
10, Nikki Harvey, England, 2077, 207.7. 
11, Sara Vargas, Colombia, 2059, 205.9. 
12, Tracey Aubert, Jersey, 2058, 205.8. .
13, Belinda Tan, New Zealand, 2043, 204.3. 
14, Ross Greiner, Netherlands, 2042, 204.2. 
15, Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, 2040, 204. 
16, Amanda Bradley, Australia, 2039, 203.9. 
17, Lisa Paluzzi, South Africa, 2038, 203.8. 
18, Happy Ari Dewanti Soediyono, Indonesia, 2037, 203.7. 
19, Heidi Larnia, Finland, 2027, 202.7. 
20, Suphapom Chuanprasertkit, Thailand, 1991, 199.1. 
21, Mari Kimura, Japan, 1970, 197. 
22, Michaela Goebel, Germany, 1941, 194.1. 
23, Wendy Bergen, Belgium, 1925, 192.5. 
24, Carla Ruales, Ecuador, 1919, 191.9. 

25, Ruth Doppler, Switzerland, Mel Isaac, Wales, and Sue Abela, Malta, 1916, 191.6. 
28,  Kjersti Dale , Norway, 1894, 189.4. 
29, Kerena Dykes, Ireland, 1890, 189. 
30, Solveig Guðmundsdóttir, Iceland, 1869, 186.9. 
31, Sofía Granda, Guatemala, 1868, 186.8. 
32, Joanne Johnson, Guernsey, 1867, 186.7. 
33, Laura Rhoney, Scotland, 1862, 186.2. 
34, Maria de Sousa de Serfaty, Venezuela, 1852, 185.2. 
35, Tatiana Smirnova, Russia, 1851, 185.1. 
36, Anette Karlssen, Sweden, 1850, 185. 
37, Renata Blauma, Latvia, 1842, 184.2. 
38, Valerie Teo Hui Ying, Singapore, 1835, 183.5. 
39, Sara Aviram , Israel, 1807, 180.7. 
40, Inga Malinauskiene, Lithuania, 1800, 180. 
41, Maria Toth, Hungary, 1797, 179.7. 
42, Lauren Gervolino, New Caledonia, 1786, 178.6. 
43, Su-Ling Huang Hsiao, Chinese Taipei, 1785, 178.5. 
44, Martha Karapzoula, Greece, 1779, 177.9. 
45, Vera Váchová, Czech Republic, 1777, 177.7. 
46, Alena Lazuta, Belarus, 1775, 177.5. 
47, Binu Pradhan, Nepal, 1769, 176.9. 
48, Lucyna Pawlicka, Poland, and Kátia Abrão, Portugal, 1753, 175.3. 
50, Lynne Black, N Ireland, 1750, 175. 
51, Pam Hooper , Isle of Man, 1744, 174.4. 
52, Rosanna Telcide, Martinique, 1738, 173.8. 
53, Ana Benko, Argentina, 1735, 173.5. 
54, Sara del Olmo de la Fuente, Spain, 1718, 171.8. 
55, Marjan Habib, Bahrain, 1705, 170.5. 
56, Nataliya Lyashkova, Ukraine, 1702, 170.2. 
57, Sabeena Athica, India, 1690, 169. 
58, Bente Gravdal, Denmark, 1682, 168.2. 
59, Daniele Honigstein, Morocco, 1671, 167.1. 
60, Stella Jalalova, Azerbaijan, 1664, 166.4. 
61, Tatyana Pak, Uzbekistan, 1644, 164.4. 
62, Marina Guseva    , Armenia, 1640, 164. 
63, Marika Lutter, Estonia, 1628, 162.8. 
64, Niki Sxiza, Cyprus, 1612, 161.2. 
65, Helen McGunnigle, Gibraltar, 1602, 160.2. 
66, Annick Chassain, French Guyane, 1600, 160. 
67, Diliana Tzvetkova, Bulgaria, 1546, 154.6. 
68, Inna Mukhtarova, Kazakhstan, 1543, 154.3. 
69, Elena Chobu, Moldova, 1526, 152.6. 
70, Josiane Nguessan, Ivory Coast, 1454, 145.4. 
71, Alina Orlanda, Romania, 1416, 141.6. 
72, Anna Christina Aya Moreno, Cape Verde, 1338, 133.8. 


-ABC Companion Tournament Returns With Storm As Title Sponsor

10/21/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - In conjunction with its 100th Championships Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in 2003, the American Bowling Congress will bring back its popular companion tournament, this time with a new sponsor.

      The ABC/Storm Sport Bowling Challenge, featuring Storm Bowling Products as title sponsor, will be held on 12 specially-installed lanes adjacent to the 48 ABC Tournament lanes in the Knoxville Convention Center. The Challenge will again use a two-game sweeper type format, but a doubles event also has been added.

      The companion tournament was introduced at the 2000 ABC Championships Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., where nearly $800,000 in prize money was distributed.

      "Storm is extremely pleased to be the title sponsor of the 2003 ABC/Storm Sport Challenge," said Bill Supper, Vice President - Relationship Management of Storm Products, Inc. "Storm has a wonderful history with the ABC Tournament and it continues with Storm's sponsorship of the Challenge. We encourage all ABC Tournament bowlers to test their skill in this event."

      Bowlers will compete in one of two divisions. The "A" division is designated for bowlers who average 190 and over, and the "B" division is for players who average 189 and under. All participants will pay a $40 entry fee, which will include daily and overall prize funds. One in five participants will cash.

      "The inaugural event in 2000 was extremely popular with nearly 14,000 entries," said Ed Baur, ABC Group-Executive Tournaments, Communications and Marketing, who created the initial event. "The new doubles division should encourage even greater interest."

      This year's Challenge will again use a lane condition that complies with ABC/WIBC Sport Bowling rules. The 2000 Challenge introduced Sport Bowling's challenging scoring environment. With nearly 28,000 games bowled, there were no perfect games, but three bowlers rolled 299 games. The average two-game cashing score was 395.

      "We tested the Sport pattern in the 2000 event as a way to introduce people to what Sport lane conditions are all about," noted Baur. "From staff's viewpoint, it was well received. Some of the older guys knew exactly what to expect, but for the younger guys who haven't bowled in our World Team Challenge events, it certainly was a new and challenging experience."

      And the new twist that is part of sponsorship is that Storm will provide one high-performance bowling ball each day for a daily drawing. Baur said Storm has already made been a major contributor in developing ideas for the event.

      "You know when you get Storm's people involved in a project, they're going to be hands-on," said Baur. "Storm is truly a bowlers' company and its contributions will be more than just sponsorship dollars and high performance bowling balls. We expect Storm's input over the years will help us develop this into a truly major event."

      The 100th American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament runs from Feb. 8 through June 22, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Presenting sponsors for the 2003 ABC Tournament are the Knoxville Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotels/Casinos in Reno, Nev. The Knoxville Sports Corporation played a major role in bringing the event to Knoxville. Pilot Travel Centers, Dollywood, Calhoun's Taste of Tennessee and Steve Ellis Tours also have signed on as product sponsors.

      For more information on the 100th ABC Championships, visit www.ABCtournament.com on the World Wide Web.


-USA's Pluhowsky Continues To Lead Women At AMF Bowling World Cup

10/21/2002 - AMF Bowling
      RIGA, LATVIA -- U.S. national amateur champion Shannon Pluhowsky continues to set the pace for the 72-woman field at the 2002 AMF Bowling World Cup, underway at Toss Boulinga Halle in Riga, Latvia.

      Pluhowsky increased her tournament average to 228 with a 1,159 total for five games in the morning rounds. Her 10-game total of 2,280 puts her 80 pins ahead of Austria's Ivonne Altmuller, who tossed a 279 game Monday morning on her way to a 1,081 series. Altmuller is averaging 220 on the strength of her 2,200 10-game total.

      Pluhowsky revealed a unique form of motivation working for her this week. "Andrew [Cain, the USA's representative in the men's division and a lifelong friend] and I have a friendly rivalry going this week. We haven't made a bet or anything, but he knows he'll never hear the end of it if I beat him on any given day!"

      Teresa Piccini of Mexico rose five places to third on the strength of a 1,076 series Monday. She has 2,177 pins and a 217.70 average. France's Pascale Moynot dropped one spot to fourth place; she has 2,163 pins and a 216.3 average. Italy's Raffaella Fusco is in fifth place with 2,112 pins and a 211.20 average.

      Latvia's Renata Blauma is in 37th place with 1,842 pins and a 184.2 average.

      The women return to host center Toss Boulinga Halle for their third set of five games Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 2 p.m.

      Paul Trotter of Australia hopes to stretch his 48-pin lead in the men's division as they resume play Monday afternoon. Trotter fired a 300 game out of the block Sunday night, the 15th in Bowling World Cup history, and his second career perfect game. He has a first-round, five-game total of 1291 pins and a 258.2 average.

38th AMF Bowling World Cup, Riga Latvia, October 19-26

Standings after 10 games: Women
1, Shannon Pluhowsky, USA, 2280, 228. 
2, Ivonne Altmuller, Austria, 2200, 220. 
3, Teresa Piccini, Mexico, 2177, 217.7. 
4, Pascale Moynot , France, 2163, 216.3. 
5, Raffaella Fusco, Italy, 2112, 211.2. 
6, Josephine L. Canare, Philippines, 2095, 209.5. 
7, Diane Buchanan, Canada, 2083, 208.3. 
8, Aida Granillo, El Salvador, 2080, 208. 
8, Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 2080, 208. 
10, Nikki Harvey, England, 2077, 207.7. 
11, Sara Vargas, Colombia, 2059, 205.9. 
12, Tracey Aubert, Jersey, 2058, 205.8. 
13, Belinda Tan, New Zealand, 2043, 204.3. 
14, Ross Greiner, Netherlands, 2042, 204.2. 
15, Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, 2040, 204. 
16, Amanda Bradley, Australia, 2039, 203.9. 
17, Lisa Paluzzi, South Africa, 2038, 203.8. 
18, Happy Ari Dewanti Soediyono, Indonesia, 2037, 203.7. 
19, Heidi Larnia, Finland, 2027, 202.7. 
20, Suphapom Chuanprasertkit, Thailand, 1991, 199.1. 
21, Mari Kimura, Japan, 1970, 197. 
22, Michaela Goebel, Germany, 1941, 194.1. 
23, Wendy Bergen, Belgium, 1925, 192.5. 
24, Carla Ruales, Ecuador, 1919, 191.9. 
25, Ruth Doppler, Switzerland, Mel Isaac, Wales, and Sue Abela, Malta, 1916, 191.6. 
28,  Kjersti Dale , Norway, 1894, 189.4. 
29, Kerena Dykes, Ireland, 1890, 189. 
30, Solveig Guðmundsdóttir, Iceland, 1869, 186.9. 
31, Sofía Granda, Guatemala, 1868, 186.8. 
32, Joanne Johnson, Guernsey, 1867, 186.7. 
33, Laura Rhoney, Scotland, 1862, 186.2. 
34, Maria de Sousa de Serfaty, Venezuela, 1852, 185.2. 
35, Tatiana Smirnova, Russia, 1851, 185.1. 
36, Anette Karlssen, Sweden, 1850, 185. 
37, Renata Blauma, Latvia, 1842, 184.2. 
38, Valerie Teo Hui Ying, Singapore, 1835, 183.5. 
39, Sara Aviram , Israel, 1807, 180.7. 
40, Inga Malinauskiene, Lithuania, 1800, 180. 41, Maria Toth, Hungary, 1797, 179.7. 
42, Lauren Gervolino, New Caledonia, 1786, 178.6. 
43, Su-Ling Huang Hsiao, Chinese Taipei, 1785, 178.5. 
44, Martha Karapzoula, Greece, 1779, 177.9. 
45, Vera Váchová, Czech Republic, 1777, 177.7. 
46, Alena Lazuta, Belarus, 1775, 177.5. 
47, Binu Pradhan, Nepal, 1769, 176.9. 
48, Lucyna Pawlicka, Poland, and Kátia Abrão, Portugal, 1753, 175.3. 
50, Lynne Black, N Ireland, 1750, 175. 
51, Pam Hooper , Isle of Man, 1744, 174.4. 
52, Rosanna Telcide, Martinique, 1738, 173.8. 
53, Ana Benko, Argentina, 1735, 173.5. 
54, Sara del Olmo de la Fuente, Spain, 1718, 171.8. 
55, Marjan Habib, Bahrain, 1705, 170.5. 
56, Nataliya Lyashkova, Ukraine, 1702, 170.2. 
57, Sabeena Athica, India, 1690, 169. 
58, Bente Gravdal, Denmark, 1682, 168.2. 
59, Daniele Honigstein, Morocco, 1671, 167.1. 
60, Stella Jalalova, Azerbaijan, 1664, 166.4. 
61, Tatyana Pak, Uzbekistan, 1644, 164.4. 
62, Marina Guseva    , Armenia, 1640, 164. 
63, Marika Lutter, Estonia, 1628, 162.8. 
64, Niki Sxiza, Cyprus, 1612, 161.2. 
65, Helen McGunnigle, Gibraltar, 1602, 160.2. 
66, Annick Chassain, French Guyane, 1600, 160. 
67, Diliana Tzvetkova, Bulgaria, 1546, 154.6. 
68, Inna Mukhtarova, Kazakhstan, 1543, 154.3. 
69, Elena Chobu, Moldova, 1526, 152.6. 
70, Josiane Nguessan, Ivory Coast, 1454, 145.4. 
71, Alina Orlanda, Romania, 1416, 141.6. 
72, Anna Christina Aya Moreno, Cape Verde, 1338, 133.8. 





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