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      November 07, 2001:

-Scroggins Pro Shop Wins 2001 ABC/Brunswick World Team Challenge Grand Championship

11/07/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      LAS VEGAS - After 15 U.S. qualifying tournaments and more than 10 months, bowling has a new match play team champion.

      Scroggins Pro Shop of Amarillo, Texas, with team members Jason Williams, Gary Robinson, Steve Hauk, D.J. Archer and Mike Scroggins topped 15 of the nation's top bowling teams to win the 2001 ABC/Brunswick World Team Challenge Grand Championship Wednesday at the Castaways Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center.

      Scroggins Pro Shop earned $10,000 and the Darold Dobs Trophy by defeating AMF/Brazeau's Pro Shop of Ocala, Fla., (Brian Brazeau, Tony Biondi, Ryan Boyd, Adam Colton, Dennis Rakauskas), 442-372, in the two-game championship match.

      Scroggins Pro Shop won the Tulsa, Okla. qualifier last June to earn its Grand Championship berth. Team captain Scroggins has been competing on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour but took time off to compete in the Grand Championship.

      "I owed it to this team to be here," said Scroggins who has one PBA title to his credit and finished second at the Greater Nashville Open in October. "I really didn't have any second thoughts about missing a couple of PBA tournaments."

      While leading nearly the whole tournament Scroggins Pro Shop still felt the pressure of team competition.

      "I think there's more pressure in team competition than bowling as an individual," Scroggins added. "You have to remember there are four other guys that you don't want to let down when you're bowling as a team. When you bowl on tour or in a singles event you only have yourself to worry about."

      In the semifinal match, Brazeau's Pro Shop defeated T.J.'s Painting of West Allis, Wis. (Matt Falck, Scott Stolz, Tom Mucha, Chad Kloss and Mike Meifert), 416-352, to advance to the final match.

      "We made a few too many mistakes against a quality team," said Brazeau, who was competing in his seventh Grand Championship. "We won the first qualifier of the season to get here and we're going to bowl the first qualifier next year and hope we'll be back."

      The World Team Challenge was created by ABC in 1992 to showcase the nation's top bowling teams. During the 2001 season more than 640 teams entered 15 regional qualifiers. The winners of each qualifier earned an expense-paid trip to the Grand Championship.

      The Grand Championship format consisted of all 15 teams bowling six games of regular team format qualifying and 16 Baker matches (32 games). The top eight teams then competed in an additional eight Baker matches (16 games) which determined the top three qualifiers for the stepladder finals. The Baker format requires each member of the team to roll frames in one game to combine for one score.

      Other cashers were: 4, Strike In Bowl/Turbo Grips, Rochester, N.Y., $3,000. 5, NRV Superbowl, Christiansburg, Va., $2,200. 6, Flat Earth Society, Spokane, Wash., $1,600. 7, Louisville Sluggers, Naperville, Ill., $1,200. 8, Bixler's Pro Shop, Reading, Pa., $1,000.

      Rounding out the standings were: 9, Bowlers World Pro Shop, Springfield, Ill. 10, New Bowl Rite Lanes, Union City, N.J. 11, Brackman/Storm, San Diego. 12, Cassatt Batt Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla. 13, Team Dallas, Dallas. 14, Vengeance, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 15, AP's Pro Shop, Pensacola, Fla.

      The World Team Challenge returns for its 10th season in February of 2002.


-Dorin-Ballard Keeps Control At $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open

11/07/2001 - PWBA
      LAS VEGAS, N.V. - This season she's been called the Tiger Woods of the PWBA. It would be hard to argue the moniker. For the second consecutive day Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland, Texas, left the $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open as the tournament leader. The 16-time titlest has accumulated a 5,495 pin fall and a 228.95 average after 24 games of competition and holds a 112-pin margin over Lisa Bishop's 5,383 tally and 224.29.

      The PWBA leader in titles (6), earnings ($110,670), competition points (15,835), and averages (214.44) this season, Dorin-Ballard is attempting to qualify for her 18th televised championship round in 22 events. A victory this week would tie her with Patty Costello's all-time professional women's bowling record of seven titles in one season.

      "I very confident right now," said Dorin-Ballard. "I bowled well last week and I'm still hungry for more success. Today I got great ball reaction and I'm trying to make sure I take my time with every shot."

      A native of Bellville, Michigan, Bishop moved from fifth to second position. Aided by a 721 series, the 1997 PWBA Rookie of the Year leads the tournament's "200 Club" with 21 of 24 games with a score of 200 or better. Bishop has a 50-pin lead over Jennifer Swanson, Shelton, Connecticut, who closed out the day with 5,330 and 222.08.

      Making one of the bigger moves in the standings was Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, New Jersey. Starting the session in 13th, DiRupo used a third round average of 230 to move up to fourth place with 5,286 and 220.25. DiRupo is one pin ahead of Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, New York.

      The high round of Wednesday belonged to Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a 1,879 pin fall, but the high game was notched by roommates Janette Piesczynski, Cheektowaga, New York and Tennelle Grijalva, Yorba Linda, Calif. who each chalked up a 300.

      "What can we say. I guess our room has good vibes flowing through it," said Grijalva.

      Las Vegas favorites Wendy Macpherson (Henderson) and Dede Davidson (Las Vegas) each inched closer to the top five. Macpherson, who has been the PWBA's Player of the Year four times in the last five years is in 15th with 5,104 and 212.66. Last week's winner at the Las Cruces New Mexico Open, Davidson moved up from 17th to 12th with 5,158 and 214.91.

      Other PWBA locales including Jeanette Robinson, 4,380, 182.50 (Las Vegas), Trish Holthausen, 4,239,176.62 (Las Vegas) and Tammy Buchholz, 4,222, 175.91 (Las Vegas) remain in contention to make the cut to the top 24.

      Qualifying for the 62-women field resumes on Thursday (Nov. 8) at 10 a.m. Following Thursday morning's games the field will be cut to the top 24 for match play starting Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. and continue with two more eight-game blocks on Friday (Nov. 8 -- 10 a.m., 4:30 p.m.). At the conclusion of 56-game preliminaries, the top five bowlers compete on Saturday (Nov. 10) at 12 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships and later broadcast them on Monday, November 12 at 9 p.m. and the 13th at 3:00 a.m. (all times are Eastern).

Qualifier Standings After 24 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 5495 228.95  +695
A     2 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               5383 224.29  +583
A     3 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             5330 222.08  +530
A     4 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           5286 220.25  +486
A     5 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              5285 220.20  +485
A     6 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             5245 218.54  +445
A     7 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           5236 218.16  +436
A     8 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   5235 218.12  +435
A     9 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              5214 217.25  +414
A    10 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         5212 217.16  +412
A    11 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              5182 215.91  +382
A    12 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              5158 214.91  +358
A    13 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          5131 213.79  +331
A    14 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              5129 213.70  +329
A T  15 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           5104 212.66  +304
A       Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      5104 212.66  +304
A    17 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        5091 212.12  +291
A    18 Carol Norman - Ardmore, OK                 5078 211.58  +278
A    19 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     5059 210.79  +259
A    20 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           5051 210.45  +251
A    21 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              5026 209.41  +226
A    22 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                5023 209.29  +223
A    23 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             5004 208.50  +204
A    24 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             4947 206.12  +147
A    25 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                4941 205.87  +141
A    26 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  4922 205.08  +122
A    27 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      4911 204.62  +111
A    28 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             4882 203.41   +82
A    29 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             4876 203.16   +76
A    30 Debbie Ayers - Chula Vista, CA             4875 203.12   +75
A    31 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              4871 202.95   +71
A    32 Laura Moriarty - Daytona Beach, FL         4863 202.62   +63
A    33 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               4855 202.29   +55
A    34 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                4846 201.91   +46
A    35 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   4833 201.37   +33
A    36 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                 4827 201.12   +27
A    37 Dana Miller-Mackie - Albuquerque, NM       4819 200.79   +19
A    38 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                4781 199.20   -19
A    39 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI           4738 197.41   -62
A    40 Vicki Fischel - Lakewood, CO               4724 196.83   -76
A    41 Dina Wheeler - Royal Palm Beach, FL        4711 196.29   -89
A    42 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          4709 196.20   -91
A    43 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  4706 196.08   -94
A    44 Karen Bowlby - Logan, OH                   4656 194.00  -144
A    45 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     4644 193.50  -156
A    46 Barbara McFadden(am) - Los Angeles, CA     4606 191.91  -194
A    47 Shannon Duplantis - New Orleans, LA        4598 191.58  -202
A    48 Lisa Stevens - St. Charles, IL             4563 190.12  -237
A    49 Judy Vogel - New Orleans, LA               4555 189.79  -245
A    50 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       4488 187.00  -312
A    51 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA              4473 186.37  -327
A    52 Donna Hazel(am) - San Jose, CA             4434 184.75  -366
A    53 Melody Rane - Tucson, AZ                   4393 183.04  -407
A    54 Leanna Harada - Oxnard, CA                 4390 182.91  -410
A    55 Jeanette Robinson - Las Vegas, NV          4380 182.50  -420
A    56 Sandy Postma - Lansing, IL                 4369 182.04  -431
A    57 Trish Holthausen(am) - Las Vegas, NV       4239 176.62  -561
A    58 Charlene Lockitski - North Olmsted, OH     4224 176.00  -576
A    59 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                4223 175.95  -577
A    60 Tammy Buchholz - Las Vegas, NV             4222 175.91  -578
A    61 Kathy Williams - Lawndale, CA              4207 175.29  -593
A    62 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           3863 160.95  -937


-TEAM USA Gaining Steam at the American Zone Adult Tenpin Bowling Championship

11/07/2001 - USA Bowling
      The Red, White and Blue brought home both the gold and silver medals in the Men's Doubles event at the American Zone Adult Tenpin Bowling Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bill Hoffman (Columbus, OH) and Tony Manna (Omaha, NE) were victorious, totaling 2579 pins for 6 games. It is the second medal of the tournament for Manna, who won the bronze in Men's Singles. Their TEAM USA brethren, Derwin Pitre (Lafayette, LA) and Dino Castillo (Irving, TX), placed second with 2520. Frankie Colon and Luis Perez of Puerto Rico earned the bronze with a score of 2502. TEAM USA's Shannan Buchan (Waterloo, IA) and Michael Mullin (New City, NY) finished in fifth place with a total of 2470.

      The Women's Doubles event was a close one, however TEAM USA once again found itself at the top of the mountain. They were not alone, however, as the USA and Colombia finished tied for the gold medal with a score of 2391. Mexico at 2382 earned the bronze.

      Lisa Stack of South Elgin, IL shot 1304 for six games, the highest such set bowled by the women to this point. Her partner Jeanette Menacho (Sacramento, CA) contributed 1087 in her first TEAM USA tournament. Paola Gomez led the Colombians with 1226 for six games. Her partner Clara Guerrero bowled 1165.

      Robin Crawford of the YABA, the Gold Medalist in the Women's Singles event, finished in ninth place in Doubles along with her partner, Jennifer Willis. They shot 2268 for the six games for Team Canada.

      Don't forget to check www.usabowling.org daily for ongoing coverage of the XIII American Zone Adult Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Doubles Medal Winners
Men:
Gold - Bill Hoffman - Tony Manna, USA, 2,579
Silver - Derwin Pitre - Dino Castillo, USA, 2,520
Bronze - Frankie Colon - Luis Perez, Puerto Rico, 2,502

Women:
Gold - Lisa Stack - Jeannette Menacho, USA, 2,391
Gold - Paola Gomez - Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,391
Bronze - Arianna Perez - Marla Romon, Mexico, 2,382



-Kirsten Penny Solidifies Lead At 37th AMF Bowling World Cup

11/07/2001 - AMF Bowling
      PATTAYA, Thailand -- Kirsten Penny of England continued to set the pace Wednesday morning as the women completed their first 24 games at the 37th AMF Bowling World Cup, underway at P.S. Bowling Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand.

      Penny, who finished Tuesday night's round of eight 56 pins ahead of Sweden's Asa Wetterlund, concluded her first 24 games of qualifying with 5,282 pins and a 220.08 average to provide a cushion of 143 pins between herself and Japan's Nachimi Itakura. Itakura pushed her tournament average to 214.13 to move ahead of Ross Greiner of the Netherlands (213.83 average, 5,132 pins) and Wetterlund (207.88 average, 4,989 pins), who holds the high single-game mark for women in this year's World Cup with a 289 game.

      "What is curious is that I haven't been getting much sleep here in Pattaya but I'm still scoring well," said Penny. "I didn't sleep at all last night; I was still awake at 5 a.m. It doesn't seem to be affecting me physically, though, because I don't really feel tired.

      "I hope to catch up on my sleep tonight as I have the rest of the day off now!"

      The women's field narrowed to the top 24 following Wednesday morning's eight-game set. Thailand's Somdech BoonLung suffered scores of 140 and 163 in her round and finished tied for 29th place with total pinfall of 4,275 and an average of 178.13.

      The top 24 men and women move to the next stage of the tournament in which they'll roll 16 more qualifying games. The fields will be trimmed again after that, to the top eight. The top eight men and women advance to the arena phase quarterfinals of the 37th Bowling World Cup, beginning Friday morning. The men bowl their 16 games Wednesday afternoon, and the women complete their qualifying Thursday morning.

      The U.S.'s Scott Norton leads the men into their final 16 qualifying games, averaging 223.4 with 5,361 pins. Norton, 19, rolled the only perfect game to date in this year's Bowling World Cup Tuesday morning.

Standings after 24 games -- Women (top 24 advance): 1, Kirsten Penny, England, 5282, 220.1. 2, Nachimi Itakura, Japan, 5139, 214.1. 3, Ross Greiner, Netherlands, 5132, 213.8. 4, Asa Wetterlund, Sweden, 4989, 207.9. 5, Liza del Rosario, Philippines, 4943, 206.0. 6, Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, 4892, 203.8.

7, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 4877, 203.2. 8, Ann Maree Putney, Australia, 4844, 201.8. 9, Kristal Scott, USA, 4836, 201.5. 10, Pascale Moynot, France, 4732, 197.2. 11, Chiung-Yao Huang, Chinese Taipei, 4727, 197.0. 12, Sian Wood, St Helena, 4706, 196.1.

13, Irene Kragh-Eckell, Norway, 4641, 193.4. 14, Lena Sulkanen, Denmark, 4633, 193.0. 15, Liao Pei Shan, China, 4573, 190.5. 16, (TIE) Heidi Larnia , Finland, and Belinda Tan, New Zealand, 4569, 190.4. 18, Sayuri Yamada, Mexico, 4561, 190.0.

19, Jennifer Tan, Singapore, 4560, 190.0. 20, Diane Buchanan, Canada, 4559, 190.0. 21, Patricia Vezzu, Belgium, 4554, 189.8. 22, Melissa Anastasi, Malta, 4462, 185.9. 23, Sylvia Meurer, Germany, 4394, 183.1. 24, Yvonne Lynch, Ireland, 4391, 183.0.

25, Lisa Paluzzi, South Africa, 4384, 182.7. 26, Edna Maduro, Aruba, 4332, 180.5. 27, Susan Mutch, Scotland, 4314, 179.8. 28, Maria Cristina Sgrosso, Italy, 4300, 179.2. 29, (TIE) Maria Toth, Hungary, and Somdech BoonLung, Thailand, 4275, 178.1.

31, Hilde Weishaupt, Switzerland, 4270, 177.9. 32, Maria Otero, Argentina, 4216, 175.7. 33, Mel Isaac, Wales, 4215, 175.6. 34, Inna Zavialova˙, Russia, 4210, 175.4. 35, Elena Zemtsova, Kazakhstan, 4188, 174.5. 36, Aleka Zorba, Greece, 4177, 174.0.

37, Eveline Norzt, Austria , 4150, 172.9. 38, Iryna Solop, Ukraine, 4099, 170.8. 39, Hala Shaarawy, Egypt, 4090, 170.4. 40, Rose-Anna Telcide, Martinique, 4078, 169.9. 41, Sabeena Salim, India, 4042, 168.4. 42, Marina Guseva, Armenia, 4037, 168.2.

43, Nur Ulyawati, Indonesia, 4018, 167.4. 44, Beata Szostak, Poland, 4011, 167.1. 45, Glynis Wilson, Northern Ireland, 4000, 166.7. 46, (TIE) Pam Hooper, Isle of Man, and Catherine Pascual Potot, Spain, 3987, 166.1. 48, Tana Vilner, Israel, 3979, 165.8.

49, Thi Hong Thuy Vo, Vietnam, 3952, 164.7. 50, Sofiya Hristova, Bulgaria, 3942, 164.3. 51, Karina Maslova, Latvia, 3914, 163.1. 52, Marina McClain, Bahamas, 3901, 162.5. 53, Joanne Johnson, Guernsey, 3897, 162.4. 54, Marcia Macario , Portugal, 3880, 161.7.

55, Binu Shrestha Pradhan, Nepal, 3874, 161.4. 56, Liudmila Anehdzina, Belarus, 3862, 160.9. 57, Ketsawan Wongchai, Laos, 3802, 158.4. 58, Annick Chassain, French Guyane, 3760, 156.7. 59, Marjan Habib, Bahrain, 3757, 156.5. 60, Carmen Bolanos, Nicaragua, 3654, 152.3. 61, Moira Viagas, Gibraltar, 3304, 137.7.


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