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      October 30, 2002:

-Barrette Maintains Edge

10/30/2002 - PWBA
      SAN DIEGO, Calif. - After 30 games at the Greater San Diego Open Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. continued to lead the field with a 231.80 average and a 7,224 pinfall. Barrette went 9-3-0 in Wednesday's match play round (Ed. note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play) to help her hold a five-pin margin over Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev.

      "I got off to a slow start," said Barrette. "I played the first four games poorly so I changed balls and adjusted my line. From that point my shot got better."

      A five-time Women's International Bowling Congress All-American and a 26-time titlest, Barrette caught fire in the second half of the round averaging 252 for six games.

      Macpherson, who during her 12-game block posted five games above 240 including a pair of 279s, ended the session 7-5-0, with a 233.63 clip and 7,219. The four-time PWBA Player of the Year has the highest average of the tournament.

      "I feel fortunate to be in second right now because I barely was over .500 in my matches," said Macpherson. "Thursday will be a long day and there are still several players in the hunt."

      The tournament leader in round one, Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ bumped up one spot to third with 225.66 and 7,070. DiRupo collected the best match play record of the session going 10-2.

      Florida's Marcia Kamrowksi climbed into fourth with 224.63 and 6,949. A native of Boca Raton, Kamrowski went 7-5-0 on the day. The former collegiate All-American from the University of Florida is attempting to break into the championship round for the first time in her professional career.

      Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY is holding down fifth with 220.43 and 6,883. Feldman went 9-3-0 with five victories over players in the tournament's top 10. The 10-time champion completed her block with a 748 series (248-253-247).

      With 360 bonus pins still available in round four, 15 players are in position to slide into the top five. Seven players are within 100 pins of Feldman.

      The final 12-game round will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Friday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships for a November 4 broadcast at 10 p.m. (ET).

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 30 GAMES 
                                          BLOCK TOTALS                          TOTAL 
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN             QUAL   1    2    3    4   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE 

 1 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, C 4189 1254 1511    0    0  6954 231.80  9- 3- 0  7224 +1224 
 2 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, N 4187 1381 1441    0    0  7009 233.63  7- 5- 0  7219 +1219 
 3 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, N 4103 1395 1272    0    0  6770 225.66 10- 2- 0  7070 +1070 
 4 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton,  4022 1402 1315    0    0  6739 224.63  7- 5- 0  6949  +949 
 5 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, 3852 1333 1428    0    0  6613 220.43  9- 3- 0  6883  +883 
 6 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Rich 4023 1347 1332    0    0  6702 223.40  5- 7- 0  6852  +852 
 7 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY   4007 1394 1249    0    0  6650 221.66  6- 6- 0  6830  +830 
 8 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL     3904 1439 1301    0    0  6644 221.46  6- 6- 0  6824  +824 
 9 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT        4055 1271 1304    0    0  6630 221.00  6- 6- 0  6810  +810 
10 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australi 3889 1344 1306    0    0  6539 217.96  9- 3- 0  6809  +809 
11 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA   4077 1271 1340    0    0  6688 222.93  4- 8- 0  6808  +808 
12 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL           3915 1352 1336    0    0  6603 220.10  6- 6- 0  6783  +783 
13 Kim Terrell-Antioch, CA       3984 1277 1358    0    0  6619 220.63  5- 7- 0  6769  +769 
14 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma C 3942 1330 1299    0    0  6571 219.03  6- 6- 0  6751  +751 
15 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA   3839 1232 1388    0    0  6459 215.30  9- 3- 0  6729  +729 
16 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Sandusky, O 4012 1220 1289    0    0  6521 217.36  6- 6- 0  6701  +701 
17 Tennelle Grijalva-Yorba Linda 3848 1415 1215    0    0  6478 215.93  6- 5- 1  6673  +673 
18 Maxine Nable-Australia,       4160 1226 1151    0    0  6537 217.90  4- 8- 0  6657  +657 
19 Amy Dillon-Miami, FL          3958 1204 1325    0    0  6487 216.23  4- 7- 1  6622  +622 
20 Rachel Perez-San Marcos, TX   3887 1271 1241    0    0  6399 213.30  5- 7- 0  6549  +549 
21 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, I 3825 1367 1247    0    0  6439 214.63  3- 8- 1  6544  +544 
22 Keli Rapp-Fayetteville, NY    3940 1209 1243    0    0  6392 213.06  3- 9- 0  6482  +482 
23 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,   3857 1230 1236    0    0  6323 210.76  5- 7- 0  6473  +473 
24 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK  3887 1238 1249    0    0  6374 212.46  2- 9- 1  6449  +449 


-WIBC Championship Tournament Entices The Participation Of More Than 60,000 Athletes

10/30/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - The Women's International Bowling Congress is excited to announce that more than 60,000 WIBC members (12,000 teams) have registered for the 2003 WIBC Championship Tournament in Reno, Nev., March 20-July 8 (unless extended).

      "Having 60,000 WIBC members already registered, even though the deadline for registration isn't until late January, indicates the prominence of the WIBC Championship Tournament in the sport of bowling," WIBC Executive Director Roseann Kuhn said. "We're looking forward to the tournament in Reno and are pleased these women athletes are taking advantage of one of the many benefits of being a WIBC member by registering and participating in our tournament."

      To date, the 2003 total of more than 12,000 teams already has surpassed the total number of entries this year in Milwaukee. The 2002 event featured 8,178 teams (40,890 WIBC members). The last time the WIBC Championship Tournament was held in Reno was in 2000, with 14,274 teams participating.

      The WIBC Tournament features the following divisions: Classic for bowlers with averages of 190 and above, Division I for averages of 170-189, Division II for averages of 150-169, Division III for averages of 131-149 and a new test Division IV for averages of 130 and below. The goal of the new test division is to give lower average bowlers an opportunity to compete with others bowlers of similar abilities.

      The WIBC Championship Tournament attracts bowlers from every U.S. state and Canada, as well as international participants from Bermuda, Japan, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

      Reservations may be made one of three ways: the tournament telephone line at (414) 423-9006, the fax line at (414) 421-9789 (download the reservation form online at WIBCtournament.com) or through regular mail sent to: WIBC Championship Tournament, Box 78870, Milwaukee, WI, 53278-0870. Phone reservations take precedence over fax or mail reservations. The deadline for entries is Jan. 24, 2003. Check out WIBCtournament.com for available dates.


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