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      November 07, 2002:

-Stanbrough Lands No. 1 Seed

11/07/2002 - PWBA
      LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Tiffany Stanbrough, Edmond, Okla. came on strong in the fourth round of the Storm Las Vegas PWBA Challenge to earn the No. 1 seed entering Friday's championship round. Stanbrough completed the 42-game preliminaries with a 212 average, a 14-10 match play record (Ed. note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won) and a 9,324 pinfall. It is first time in the lefthanders career that she will come into a TV finals as the top seed.

      "This is really cool especially since Storm is the title sponsor," said the 24-year old. "All day I kept telling myself to stay focused and not worry about anyone else. Luckily I won some matches early in the round and gave myself a little cushion by the end of the day."

      One of three Storm pro staffers to earn a spot in the tournament finals, Stanbrough will be attempting to win her second career title. The lefty won her first championship two weeks ago at the Wheelchair Awareness Classic.

      Brenda Norman, Indianapolis, Ind, landed the No. 2 slot with 209.16, 16-8 and 9,265. A winner of her first career title earlier this year at the Greater Terre Haute Open, Norman closed out the final day with authority winning four of five matches.

      Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. secured the No. 3 seed with 209.35, 15-9 and 9,243. The tournament leader after 30 games, Duggan will be making her 70th career TV finals appearance.

      Henderson's Wendy Macpherson added some extra drama to Friday's storylines by grabbing the No. 4 position. Macpherson, who has not finished below 15th in any event all year, will be attempting to keep a seven-year title streak intact. Macpherson finished the first 18 games of the tournament in 23rd place but went 10-2 in round three and 8-4 on Thursday to help her advance. The 19-time champion leads the Professional Women's Bowling Association in career championship round appearances with 100 and is the tour's all-time money leader with $1,185,935.

      "It's funny because on Tuesday I was just happy to get to the match play rounds," said Macpherson. "Wednesday was a big day for me because I won 10 matches. That really put me in position to make a run in round four."

      Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. needed some end-of-the-day heroics to snatch the No. 5 seed. Gaines upended Kim Adler 196-189 in the 42nd game to edge Adler and Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ out of the top five. Gaines closed out the last stanza with 208.52, 13-11 and 9,148.

      The top five bowlers will compete in the ESPN2 stepladder finals on Friday, November 8 at Noon. ESPN2 will televise the event on November 11 at 10 p.m.(ET). ESPN2 is scheduled to re-air the finals on December 8 at 5 p.m. (ET). Following Friday's finals, the top eight PWBA competition point finishers will lock horns in the PWBA Shootout at 3 p.m. The Shootout will make the ESPN2 airwaves on November 18 at 10 p.m. (ET) with a re-airing on December 1 at 2:30 p.m. (ET).

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 42 GAMES
                                           BLOCK TOTALS                          TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN             QUAL   1    2    3    4   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE

  1 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma C 3923 1289 1156 1384 1152  8904 212.00 14-10- 0  9324  +924
  2 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, I 3799 1269 1213 1241 1263  8785 209.16 16- 8- 0  9265  +865
  3 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK  3786 1325 1340 1278 1064  8793 209.35 15- 9- 0  9243  +843
  4 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, N 3553 1298 1264 1281 1275  8671 206.45 18- 6- 0  9211  +811
  5 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL     3861 1249 1261 1189 1198  8758 208.52 13-11- 0  9148  +748
  6 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, N 3936 1111 1298 1229 1236  8810 209.76 11-13- 0  9140  +740  $2,500
  7 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL           3876 1213 1373 1226 1116  8804 209.61 11-13- 0  9134  +734  $2,400
  8 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Rich 3725 1285 1186 1338 1160  8694 207.00 13-11- 0  9084  +684  $2,300
  9 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY   3720 1215 1220 1264 1174  8593 204.59 16- 8- 0  9073  +673  $2,200
 10 Kim Terrell-Antioch, CA       3848 1279 1136 1196 1212  8671 206.45 13-11- 0  9061  +661  $2,100
 11 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australi 3597 1232 1214 1307 1251  8601 204.78 14-10- 0  9021  +621  $2,000
 12 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton,  3619 1358 1176 1239 1207  8599 204.73 13-11- 0  8989  +589  $1,900
 13 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ        3703 1191 1236 1150 1286  8566 203.95 12-12- 0  8926  +526  $1,800
 14 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, C 3563 1254 1276 1268 1200  8561 203.83 12-12- 0  8921  +521  $1,750
 15 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA   3638 1223 1261 1128 1183  8433 200.78 15- 9- 0  8883  +483  $1,700
 16 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, 3629 1172 1200 1145 1248  8394 199.85  9-15- 0  8664  +264  $1,650
 17 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfiel 3557 1248 1215 1106 1288  8414 200.33  7-16- 1  8639  +239  $1,625
 18 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX  3632 1266 1173 1071 1211  8353 198.88  9-15- 0  8623  +223  $1,600
 19 Carol Norman-Ardmore, OK      3573 1211 1144 1174 1130  8232 196.00 12-12- 0  8592  +192  $1,575
 20 Tori Carter-Tustin, CA        3629 1214 1175 1193 1083  8294 197.47  8-15- 1  8549  +149  $1,550
 21 Michelle Silver-West Los Ange 3547 1157 1210 1166 1100  8180 194.76 11-13- 0  8510  +110  $1,525
 22 Kelly Warren(am)-Australia,   3617 1156 1145 1108 1168  8194 195.09 10-14- 0  8494   +94  $1,500
 23 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Sandusky, O 3609 1143 1146 1185 1090  8173 194.59  8-16- 0  8413   +13  $1,475
 24 Char Hammel-Brea, CA          3565 1082 1105 1089 1119  7960 189.52  7-17- 0  8170  -230  $1,450


-Shannon Brings Home the Gold

11/07/2002 - USA Bowling
      Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Pluhowsky leads wire to wire and wins the AMF World Cup contested at Toss Boulinga Halle in Riga, Latvia. In her third international victory this year, Shannon becomes the first U.S. woman to win since Linda Graham captured the title in 1990.

      The event, which featured 83 men and 72 women from 85 countries, was a sweet victory for Shannon, who defeated England's Nikki Harvey in the championship round (224-165 and 202-184) Shannon attends the University of Nebraska and wanted to win for her country. She hopes to be back next year.

      Jerry Koenig, CEO of USA Bowling, was thrilled. Upon hearing the news, he is quoted as saying, "How sweet it is ... We are citizens of the best country and have the best bowlers in the world! Congratulations to Shannon on behalf of USA Bowling."


-ABC Signs Three Presenting Sponsors For ABC/Storm Sport Bowling Challenge

11/07/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - Special incentives await 2003 American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament bowlers in Knoxville, Tenn. as the result of the signing of Bowlers Journal International, the Reno Sands Hotel/Casino and the Golden Phoenix Hotel/Casino as presenting sponsors of the ABC/Storm Sport Bowling Challenge satellite tournament.

      The Sport Bowling Challenge will be conducted on 12 specially-installed lanes adjacent to the 48 ABC Tournament lanes in the Knoxville Convention Center. It will run every day of the 135-day-long ABC Tournament, which begins Feb. 8.

      The Sport Bowling Challenge was introduced at the 2000 ABC Championships Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., where nearly 14,000 bowlers competed for $800,000 in prize money.

      As part of its agreement with the Sport Bowling Challenge, Bowlers Journal International, the sport's oldest publication, will provide entrants with a 33 percent discount off its normal subscription rate.

      "We are grateful to ABC for allowing us, once again, to be named a sponsor of the Sport Bowling Challenge satellite tournament," said Bowlers Journal International President Keith Hamilton. "Bowlers will once again see the Bowlers Journal Tournament information sprawled across the 12 satellite tournament lanes. So, while the bowlers are in Knoxville, we invite them to also join us for the 57th Bowlers Journal Championships where they can shoot for $10,000."

      As part of their agreements, the Sands and Golden Phoenix will provide all entrants with coupons for one free night of lodging with a four-night paid stay at their properties for the 2004 ABC Tournament in Reno. "The sponsorships we acquired for the last 'satellite event' in 2000 produced results for all parties," said Ed Baur, Group Executive Tournaments, Marketing and Communications. "The two exclusive hotel properties more than doubled their room-nights solely through this effort alone. And, the bowlers reduced their hotel costs by 25 percent."

      Both the Sands and the Golden Phoenix (formerly the Flamingo Hilton) are within easy walking distance from the National Bowling Stadium.

      The Sport Bowling Challenge will include singles and doubles competition in two divisions, an "A" division for bowlers who average 190 and over, and a "B" division for bowlers who average 189 and under.

      The entry fee is $40 and entries will be taken on-site. There will be daily and overall prize funds with a cash ratio of one-in-five.

      Storm, the event's title sponsor, will also provide one high-performance bowling ball each day for a daily drawing for entrants.


-Idaho, Missouri And Minnesota Bowlers Nominated For WIBC Member Emerita Honor

11/07/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - The Women's International Bowling Congress Board of Directors, at its Oct. 31 meeting, approved three nominations for WIBC Members Emeritae - Johnna Dunten, Boise, Idaho; Marie Hisel, Manchester, Mo.; and Betty Holl, Brooklyn Park, Minn. The nominations will be presented for delegate approval at the 2003 WIBC Annual Meeting, April 28-30 in Reno, Nev.

      WIBC Members Emeritae are those individuals who are honored for their dedicated service to bowling not only on the national or international level, but on the state/provincial level as well. This honor has historically been bestowed on former WIBC board members, executive secretary-treasurers, executive directors and assistant executive secretary-treasurers.

      Dunten became a member of the WIBC Board of Directors in 1995 and held that position for six years. Dunten also has held various positions on numerous WIBC Committees including; Chairman, Association Relations, Strategic Planning and Minute Review; Co-Chairman, Equipment Specifications and Competition; Executive Council; and served on Organizational Review, System of Bowling Task Force, Inspection Review Committee and many more.

      Dunten is also a member of the Idaho Women's Bowling Association hall of fame and was heavily involved at the state/provincial level as the Ada County Bowling Council president for 13 years, the WIBC area recruitment coordinator for four years and a Northwest WBA delegate for seven years. Some of her additional honors include: Boise WBA hall of fame, Ada County Bowling Council life member and Boise life member.

      Hisel has been an instrumental force for bowling at the national and local/state/provincial levels. In fact, Hisel served on the St. Louis Committee to bring the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame to St. Louis. She has served WIBC for 36 years as a delegate, as a Missouri WBA delegate for 39 years, Missouri WBA president for 10 years, Missouri Bowling Council president for two years and as a council member for four years. In addition, she was the St. Louis WBA president for 13 years and the first vice president for six years. Some of her honors include: WIBC Helen Baker Award recipient, Missouri State WBA hall of fame, Missouri State WBA life member, St. Louis WBA hall of fame, St. Louis WBA life member and National Women's Bowling Writers Alberta E. Crowe Award winner.

      Holl has made a name for herself and bowling throughout the state of Minnesota. She joined the WIBC Board of Directors in 1991 through her retirement in 2002. Holl also served on the following WIBC committees: Chairman, legal and inspection review; competitions; governance, legislation, recognition and many more. At the state level, Holl has been the Minnesota WBA director for eight years, the recording secretary for 25 years and is a life member of the Minneapolis WBA. Her responsibilities also included roles as the Minneapolis WBA president for 29 years and the vice president for eight years. She also served as a local delegate to the WIBC Annual Meeting for 24 years and as a local delegate to her state convention for 26 years. In addition, Holl was the Minnesota Young American Bowling Alliance director and served the Metropolitan Minneapolis Bowling Council. For Holl's dedicated service, the Minneapolis WBA inducted her into its hall of fame for meritorious service.


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