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      November 09, 2001:

-Bishop Continues Her Charge At The $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open

11/09/2001 - PWBA
      LAS VEGAS, N.V. - Aiming to earn her first title of the 2001 season, Lisa Bishop, Bellville, Michigan, held on to the tournament lead after 48 games at the $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open. Nicknamed "little bear" by her colleagues, Bishop clawed her way through round six, increasing her total pin fall to 11,071 and a 223.14 average. The five-year pro holds a 158-pin margin over Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., who completed the daytime session with 10,913 and 221.41.

      "One round to go," said Bishop. "I'm in a comfort zone right now. My goal was to get to the top of the leader board and hopefully I can hold on for eight more games."

      After 16 games of match play (Editor's note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds), Bishop leads the tournament with a 12-4 mark. In addition, the 1997 PWBA Rookie of the Year heads up the tournament's "200 Club" with 42-of-48 scores that are 200 or above.

      A winner of eight titles in her career, Feldman fits the Al Davis "just win" philosophy. This season Feldman has earned a birth in three televised finals claiming two championships and one second place finish. Feldman is 24-pins ahead of Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland, Texas.

      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.

      Fourth place belongs to Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., who went 4-4 for the second straight match play round and has 10,801 and 220.02. Clinging to the last spot of the top five is three-time Team USA member Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. Kulick has racked up 10,770 and 218.75.

      Continuing to climb up the charts is Las Vegas hopeful Dede Davidson. Davidson moved up from ninth to sixth with a 6-2 match play record. A winner last week at the Las Cruces New Mexico Open, Davidson is 48-pins behind Kulick with 10,722 and 216.50. Henderson, Nevada's Wendy Macpherson maintained her spot in 11th position with 10,583 and 216.41. Macpherson joins six players that are 187-pins or less from cracking the top five.

      The final eight-game match play block will take place tonight at 4:30 p.m. After the conclusion of the evening stanza the field will be cut to the top five bowlers, who will 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).

Match Play Standings After 48 Games:
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE

  1 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         7172 1887 1652    0 10711 223.14 12- 4- 0 11071 +1471
  2 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   6976 1826 1826    0 10628 221.41  9- 6- 1 10913 +1313
  3 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  7254 1755 1730    0 10739 223.72  5-11- 0 10889 +1289
  4 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        7008 1824 1729    0 10561 220.02  8- 8- 0 10801 +1201
  5 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             6923 1880 1697    0 10500 218.75  9- 7- 0 10770 +1170
  6 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV        6819 1775 1798    0 10392 216.50 11- 5- 0 10722 +1122
  7 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA        6719 1754 1900    0 10373 216.10 11- 5- 0 10703 +1103
  8 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     7003 1766 1752    0 10521 219.18  6-10- 0 10701 +1101
  9 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        6975 1732 1683    0 10390 216.45  8- 8- 0 10630 +1030
 10 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  6756 1851 1669    0 10276 214.08 11- 5- 0 10606 +1006
 11 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     6860 1760 1768    0 10388 216.41  6- 9- 1 10583  +983
 12 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       6914 1672 1743    0 10329 215.18  8- 8- 0 10569  +969
 13 Tennelle Grijalva-Yorba Linda, CA  6871 1545 1883    0 10299 214.56  7- 8- 1 10524  +924
 14 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                6673 1786 1828    0 10287 214.31  7- 8- 1 10512  +912
 15 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          6646 1796 1772    0 10214 212.79  9- 7- 0 10484  +884
 16 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       6969 1710 1609    0 10288 214.33  6-10- 0 10468  +868
 17 Carol Norman-Ardmore, OK           6710 1736 1719    0 10165 211.77  9- 7- 0 10435  +835
 18 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       6686 1736 1711    0 10133 211.10 10- 6- 0 10433  +833
 19 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     6831 1653 1700    0 10184 212.16  8- 8- 0 10424  +824
 20 Rachel Perez-San Marcos, TX        6864 1675 1657    0 10196 212.41  7- 9- 0 10406  +806
 21 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    6776 1751 1622    0 10149 211.43  8- 8- 0 10389  +789
 22 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        6823 1624 1754    0 10201 212.52  4-12- 0 10321  +721
 23 Janette Piesczynski-Cheektowaga, N 6827 1663 1608    0 10098 210.37  7- 9- 0 10308  +708
 24 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     6739 1664 1606    0 10009 208.52  4-12- 0 10129  +529


-WIBC Board Concludes Fall Meeting

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. - The Women's International Bowling Congress' Board of Directors concluded a week of fall meetings Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at Bowling Headquarters in suburban Milwaukee.

      Several action items were discussed and will be voted on by delegates during the 2002 WIBC Annual Meeting, April 22-24 in Milwaukee. Summaries of significant action items are as follows:

Deitch Nominated for WIBC Life Member
      The WIBC Board nominated WIBC President Joyce Deitch, Las Vegas, Nev., for WIBC Life Member. Deitch will retire in July 2002 after her term as president expires. She served nine years as WIBC President.

      In addition, Deitch has served WIBC more than 29 years in prestigious positions such as president; first; second; fourth; sixth and seventh vice president; and director. She is also a member of the Las Vegas Women's Bowling Association and the Nevada Women's Bowling Association and held a number of leadership positions with both organizations.

      Deitch's nomination will be presented to delegates for approval during the 2002 Annual Meeting.

Member Emerita Nominations
      WIBC Board members nominated three women-Dorothy Rowe, Phoenix, Jo Smith, Devils Lake, N.D. and Ila Herrin, Lakewood, Colo., - for Member Emerita honors.

      Rowe served the WIBC Board for 38 years in prominent positions which include: fourth; fifth; sixth; seventh vice president; and director. Rowe also has served as chairman on numerous WIBC committees including: WIBC Hall of Fame Board; Certification Review; Financial; and Employee Relations.

      In addition, Rowe has served as Arizona Young American Bowling Alliance President, Arizona YABA Director and YABA Director. She is a member of the Arizona WBA and Phoenix WBA Halls of Fame; a Life Member of the Arizona WBA and Phoenix WBA; and Arizona Women Bowling Writers Life Member. Rowe was first elected to the WIBC Board in 1963 during the Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tenn.

      Smith was first elected to the WIBC Board in 1977 during the Annual Meeting in Milwaukee. She has served as WIBC Director for 24 years. Also, Smith has served in the role of: YABA President; North Dakota WBA president and second vice president; and Lake Region (N.D.) WBA secretary. Smith also has served as Chairman of the WIBC Youth Transition Committee in addition to numerous other WIBC committees which include: Employee Relations; Hall of Fame Board; and Awards Review.

      Smith is a member of the North Dakota WBA and Lake Region (N.D.) WBA Halls of Fame.

      Herrin served the WIBC Board for 14 years as seventh vice president and director. Herrin also has served in important positions such as: Colorado WBA president, first vice president and director; Durango (Colo.) WBA president and secretary; and Denver WBA director and treasurer.

      In addition, Herrin has served on many WIBC committees, which include Communication Evaluation; Association Operations Ad Hoc; and Awards Review. She is a member of the Colorado WBA and Denver WBA Halls of Fame. Herrin was first elected to the WIBC Board in 1987 during the Annual Meeting in Hartford, Conn.

      Nominations for all three women will be presented to delegates for approval during the 2002 Annual Meeting.

Gilliard Appointed to WIBC Board
      The WIBC Board appointed Kay Gilliard, Phoenix, as WIBC Director to replace Roberta Haffner.

      Gilliard currently serves as director of the Arizona Women's Bowling Writers Association and is secretary of three leagues in the Phoenix area. She previously served as second vice president, director and sergeant at arms for the Phoenix WBA.

      In addition to bowling, Gilliard's passion is her husband of 35 years, her three children and her grandson, Anthony.

      "Being appointed to the WIBC Board of Directors is a very humbling experience," Gilliard stated. "I plan to do the very best job I possibly can."

      Haffner resigned from the Board in August to accept a field consultant position with Bowling Headquarters.

Proposed Legislation
      Delegates will be presented with a total of five WIBC and 11 joint WIBC/American Bowling Congress proposed amendments during the 2002 Annual Meeting, with recommendations from the WIBC Board.

      A complete listing of proposed amendments will be available on the WIBC Annual Meeting page of bowl.com by Nov. 16.

United States Bowling Association (USBA) Report
      The WIBC Board of Directors received the report from the USBA Structure and Transition Ad Hoc Committees. WIBC Vice President Joan Feinblum and ABC Director Mitch Mitchell, co-chairs of the Structure Ad Hoc Committees, presented the report.

      After three hours of questions, answers and discussion, the WIBC Board unanimously approved a motion to urge the two committees to continue their deliberations based on the input received from the WIBC Board, the other national boards, state and local associations, and most of all the members. The Board further recommended that ABC, YABA, USA Bowling and Bowling Inc. continue to support the efforts toward a single membership organization, and reaffirmed WIBC's strong commitment to a single membership organization.

New Co-Chairman of Equipment Specifications Committee Appointed
      WIBC Second Vice President Sylvia Broyles, Spring Branch, Texas, was appointed Co-Chairman of the WIBC and ABC Equipment Specifications Committee. Broyles replaced Roberta Haffner in the position.

      The WIBC/ABC Equipment Specifications Committee is responsible for directing all testing and approval of products, conducting research, developing and/or reviewing legislation and establishing technical specifications for the game of American Tenpins.

Initiative Added to WIBC Strategic Plan
      The WIBC Board supported the recommendation to add an objective to the strategic plan that will address involvement of women internationally. WIBC believes it is important to continue securing on-going positions for women on international committees as well as leadership roles in the governing bodies, and to ensure the United States has an international voice.

      As part of the objective, WIBC's goal is to attract members interested in representing and providing women with a presence in international bowling competitions, such as the AMF World Cup, the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) World and American Zone tournaments.

Board Approves Sale of Patriotic Apparel
      Patriotic apparel and other items designed by XP Apparel, WIBC's licensed merchandiser, will be available Dec. 1 through July 31, 2002, with a portion of the proceeds from each item sold benefiting one or more of the Sept. 11 relief funds.

      Merchandise may be purchased through the new online store, which will launch on Dec. 1. Accessible through bowl.com, WIBC members can browse the online store and purchase merchandise items directly from XP Apparel via Internet, phone and mail orders. Most major credit cards will be accepted. Merchandise also will be available at the Annual Meeting and during the WIBC Championship Tournament, April 13 - June 10 (unless extended).


-Scholarship To Honor Anthony

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund is being created as a living tribute to the memory of one of bowling's greatest champions and to the youth of America striving to follow his path.

      Anthony, an American Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer, died Aug. 14. At the time of his death, Anthony was living in retirement in Cornelius, Ore., with his wife Susie. He was 63.

      Materials are now being created for associations. They will be in association's hands in December and out to bowlers in January.

      The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund will become a self-funding endowment administered by YABA.

      With a minimum target of $1 million, annual proceeds from interest and dividends will provide a number of scholarships to youth bowlers based on need, academic performance and community involvement.

      "Beyond being the greatest bowler in history, Earl Anthony was a warm and generous man who was involved in a number of charitable activities," ABC Executive Director Roger Dalkin said.

      "He was adored by bowling enthusiasts around the world and, in return, he never took his many fans for granted. Now it is time for all of us who loved Earl to make sure his memory lives on in a way Earl, himself, would have sincerely appreciated. I urge everyone to be generous in their contributions to this worthwhile venture."

      There will be many ways for bowlers, leagues and associations to become involved with helping to reach the $1 million goal. Details will be presented soon.

      One of the most decorated champions in bowling history, Anthony won a record 50 national professional titles and was the first bowler to reach $1 million in career earnings.

      His amazing portfolio of accomplishments and awards includes selection by America's bowling fans as the greatest bowler in the ABC's first 100 years.

      Early contributions may be sent to: Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund, 5301 S. 76th St., Greendale, WI 53129.


-USA Bowling Amateur Championships, IBC To Feature ABC/WIBC Sport Bowling Conditions

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The 2001 USA Bowling Amateur Championships and the 2002 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships and sectional qualifiers will be conducted on American Bowling Congress/Women's International Bowling Congress Sport Bowling lane conditions.

      The USA Bowling Amateur Championships are scheduled Dec. 9-14 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. The IBC is set for April 17-21 at Transit Lanes in Buffalo, N.Y.

      IBC sectional tournaments in Downington, Pa.; Oklahoma City; Louisville, Ky., and Citrus Heights, Calif., also will use Sport Bowling lane conditions to prepare collegiate bowlers for the championships.

      The decision to use Sport Bowling lane patterns for the USA Bowling Amateur Championships was based on a need to give the nearly 160 entrants a first-rate challenge and to support the Sport Bowling program, said TEAM USA Head Coach Fred Borden.

      "We need to prepare our athletes for international competition," Borden said. "They aren't going to see easy conditions when they play in international competition. We don't want them to qualify on easy conditions. There's not a better way to prepare our athletes than with Sport Bowling.

      "It's the right thing for USA Bowling to do at our national championships to support Sport Bowling. How will our athletes get to play at a high level if they don't play on Sport Bowling conditions?"

      The USA Bowling Amateur Championships will determine the 16 men and women who will represent the United States in international competition on TEAM USA 2002, the national amateur team.

      The IBC and Sport Bowling are a natural fit, said Director of Collegiate Bowling Brian Graham.

      "It was a likely connection to incorporate the ABC/WIBC Sport Bowling program into the IBC," Graham said. "WIBC and ABC have committed themselves to the IBC and to Sport Bowling. The IBC has always had a demanding shot. With Sport Bowling, we have a means to show that the IBC will be contested on demanding lane conditions. Bowlers definitely will have to prepare for the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships. Sport Bowling increases the need for accuracy, precision and spare shooting."

      Along with the IBC and the sectional qualifiers, the Brunswick Great Lakes Tournament in Lake Zurich, Ill., will be the first sanctioned Sport Bowling collegiate event. Considered the first major collegiate bowling tournament of the year, the Brunswick Great Lakes Tournament will give many collegiate bowlers their first experience on Sport Bowling conditions.

      The USA Bowling Amateur Championships and the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships join a long list of upper echelon bowling events to use lane conditions compliant with the Sport Bowling program, re-confirming that Sport Bowling is the choice for a fair and challenging condition. Besides the Professional Bowlers Association and the Professional Women's Bowling Association national tour events, the ABC Masters, ABC Senior Masters, WIBC Queens, WIBC Senior Queens, Bowling Proprietors Association of America U.S. Open, USA Junior Gold National Bowling Championships and Youth Masters utilize Sport Bowling lane patterns.

      Sport Bowling was developed by ABC and WIBC, bowling's governing bodies. Sport Bowling is a new level of sanctioned league and tournament competition designed to emphasize bowlers' skill and re-establish credibility of the sport. Sport bowlers rely on their accuracy, spare shooting ability and ability to make adjustments.


-Komen Foundation Gift Of Life Holiday Cards Now Available

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Gift of Life holiday card offers a unique way to show support for the fight against breast cancer and to honor those waging a fight against this disease. There are two ways to show your continued support.

      In return for a minimum $5 donation per card, the Komen Foundation will send the Gift of Life Tribute Card, a specially designed holiday card to the special people on your holiday list. Each card is personalized and can be mailed on the purchaser's behalf. Also available is Everyone's Holiday Card which is mailed by the purchaser and is available for $1.25 per card with a minimum order of 25.

      To purchase holiday cards, contact the Komen Foundation's toll-free order line at (800) 889-3665 or order online on the marketplace page of the foundation's Web site, BreastCancerinfo.com. Proceeds from the Gift of Life holiday cards benefit the Komen Foundation.

      The mission of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. For more information about breast health or breast cancer, call the Komen Foundation's National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at (800) I'M AWARE® (800-462-9273), or visit the Foundation's Web site at breastcancerinfo.com.


-Lillard Re-elected To ABC Hall Of Fame Board

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Multiple ABC Tournament champion Bill Lillard has been re-elected to the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame Board effective immediately. Lillard of Houston, has served on the board for several terms beginning in 1982.

      Lillard collected 43 of the 66 votes cast by the ABC Hall members and receives a six-year term, according to Hall of Fame Executive Director Steve James. The other candidates receiving votes were Billy Hardwick of Memphis and Bill Spigner of Vernon Hills, Ill.

      Lillard joins five other hall members on the board -- Board President Chuck Pezzano, Dick Weber, Ray Bluth, Bruce Pluckhahn and Les Zikes.

      The next ABC Hall of Fame Board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 23-24, 2002.


-"Bowlers Care for Kids" Is ABC National Fund-raising Venture

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Demonstrating the fund-raising power of American Bowling Congress members on a national scale is the force behind the "Bowlers Care for Kids" project that has been sent to ABC's top 200 local associations.

      ABC has joined with Sports Dream Foundation, which has ties to professional athletes who help raise money for charity through bowling.

      League secretaries were sent kits for bowlers to register for "nickel-a-pin" sponsors to be conducted in October. The top fund-raising team, league and association have the opportunity to win a trip to the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii where top athletes compete in a bowling match for charity.

      Funds raised this year will go to the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund and to Boys and Girls Club of America.

      "Bowlers Care for Kids" is being tested this year in the top 200 associations, but is available to any association or league which would like to take part. To become involved contact Sports Dream Foundation at (801) 350-9086.


-Bowling Writers Association Of America To Continue Collegiate Poll During 2001-02 Season

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The Bowling Writers Association of America will continue to do its voting on the nation's best collegiate bowling teams, keeping a quarter-century tradition alive.

      Through the combined efforts of College Bowling USA, CollegeBowling.com, and the BWAA, the poll will coincide with the new coaches poll, providing an interesting perspective on collegiate bowling. The members of the BWAA's Collegiate Committee will be the voters on the poll.

      "The members of the committee have been or are currently involved with college bowling in some way so that they are familiar with the events and processes involved. It will be a great challenge for us to determine just who the cream of the crop is at the collegiate level and to see how we compare with the coaches also," Collegiate Committee Chair Dan Ottman stated.

      This also continues to enhance the BWAA's involvement with collegians, as the BWAA administers its Collegiate Bowler-of-the-Year programs, with $3,000 in scholarship monies, donated by its long time sponsor, Columbia 300.

      "We are proud to be involved with our future stars and hope to continue all of these relationships for the foreseeable future," BWAA President Fran Deken said.

      There will be three polls during the season with the first poll to be released in early December.


-Bowling Museum's Executive Director Gerald Baltz Receives Prestigious Award

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame has selected International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame Executive Director Gerald Baltz as the 2001 recipient of the W.R. (Bill) Schroeder Award. The award recognizes outstanding service to the association, the individual's sport and sports heritage in general.

      Baltz received the award during the recent IASMHF convention in Mobile, Ala. Previous recipients include John Bankert (now president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame), Ian (Scotty) Morrison of the Hockey Hall of Fame and American Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Bruce Pluckhahn, former curator of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

      Baltz played a key role in restructuring the organization from an informal group of 40 institutions to a full-fledged membership of more than 100 institutions with a professional newsletter, Web site, publications, conferences highlighted by museum experts and formalized board elections. He has served as the museum's executive director for 17 years. Under his leadership it has dramatically increased attendance and financial performance.

      "We couldn't have selected a better recipient," said Karen Goddy, IASMHF president and Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles assistant treasurer. "He did a tremendous amount of work for the organization that coincided with a lot of positive changes for our group. His presidency (1995-97) came at a time when we needed strong leadership and Jerry gave it to us. He united our group and moved the transition along."


-2002 ABC Masters Entrants Moving Uptown In Reno

11/09/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Luxurious rooms, fine dining and a short walk await American Bowling Congress Masters entrants and fans as the Eldorado Hotel & Casino will serve as the official host hotel for the 2002 ABC Masters scheduled Jan. 16-20 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

      "Once again The Eldorado has stepped up to support the American Bowling Congress and its events," ABC Group Executive-Tournaments, Communications and Marketing Ed Baur said. "Of course, this is good business for the Eldorado as well. Weekdays during the winter can be a slow time for the uptown Reno hotel properties. We're confident our entrants will support the sponsor."

      The Eldorado, along with the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus, are presenting sponsors for the ABC Championships Tournament.

      As part of the agreement, bowlers and bowling fans will be able to take advantage of reduced rates -- $55 (plus tax) per night from Jan. 13 through Jan. 18 (Sunday through Friday) and $75 (plus tax) per night for Jan. 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday). Upon check-in bowlers will be able to attend a welcome reception and will receive a special welcome gift.

      Masters entrants and fans may make reservations by calling (800) 648-5966 and providing the Masters code CABCM 02. A link to the Eldorado will be available soon on bowl.com to make reservations directly.

      ABC will guarantee a record prize fund ($100,000 to the winner and $50,000 to the runner-up) for the Masters, now one of the Professional Bowlers Association's major events. The top 100 places will earn a minimum of $1,000. The Masters will continue to be sanctioned and conducted by ABC. The tournament's unique qualifying and double-elimination match play format will remain unchanged. It will continue to be open to all pros and non-pros who meet the Masters entry requirements.

      For Masters entry information, call (800) 514-BOWL, Ext. 3415 or visit bowl.com and click on the ABC tab.


-Top Seeds Are Out At Bowling World Cup Quarterfinals

11/09/2001 - AMF Bowling
      PATTAYA, Thailand -- Top-seeded Kirsten Penny of England and Scott Norton of the U.S. were both defeated in the quarterfinal round of the AMF Bowling World Cup Friday at P.S. Bowling Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand.

      Penny fell to eighth-seeded Kristal Scott of the U.S. in three games, 205-216, 249-221 and 169-202. Norton, the only athlete in the tournament thus far to roll a perfect game, was also upended by a No. 8 seed, Kim Haugen of Norway, 200-202 and 187-212. The quarterfinals begin the best-two-of-three-games, single-elimination format that will be used throughout the remainder of the Bowling World Cup.

      The semifinal rounds begin Saturday at 9 a.m., when Ross Greiner of the Netherlands takes on Nachimi Itakura of Japan. Greiner advanced by dropping Ann Maree Putney of Australia in three games, 227-185, 179-255 and 269-217. Itakura knocked off Melody Yeung of Hong Kong in two games, 212-204 and 224-203.

      The men follow at 10:30 a.m. with Ahmed Shaheen of Qatar playing Daniel Falconi of Mexico. Shaheen topped Yahav Rabin of Israel in two games, 241-216 and 247-237, while Falconi bested Remy Ong of Singapore in three, 181-198, 235-225 and 266-224.

      The U.S.'s Scott takes on Liza del Rosario of the Philippines at noon. Del Rosario defeated Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli, 269-258, 224-234, and 244-216, to advance. A missed single-pin spare leave in the 10th frame of the third game crushed Zulkifli's hopes of winning the World Cup in her fifth try.

      Haugen's semifinal opponent is Hirofumi Morimoto of Japan, who defeated Naif Oqab of the UAE in three games, 233-201, 196-236 and 162-217.

      The winners of the semifinal rounds in each division square off for the 2001 AMF Bowling World Cup titles Saturday afternoon. The women's finals are scheduled for 3 p.m., and the men's are set for 5 p.m.

Women's Quarterfinal Round -- best two of three games; winner advances to semifinals
Liza del Rosario, Philippines, def. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2 games to 1 (269-258, 224-234, 244-216); Ross Greiner, Netherlands, def. Ann Maree Putney, Australia, 2 games to 1 (227-185, 179-255, 269-217); Nachimi Itakura, Japan, def. Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, 2 games to 0 (212-204, 224-203); Kristal Scott, USA, def. Kirsten Penny, England, 2 games to 1 (216-205, 221-249, 202-169).

Men's Quarterfinal Round -- best two of three games; winner advances to semifinals
Hirofumi Morimoto, Japan, def. Naif Oqab, UAE, 2 games to 1 (201-233, 236-196, 217-162); Daniel Falconi, Mexico, def. Remy Ong, Singapore, 2 games to 1 (181-198, 235-225, 266-224); Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, def. Yahav Rabin, Israel, 2 games to 0 (241-216, 247-237); Kim Haugen, Norway, def. Scott Norton, USA, 2 games to 0 (202-200, 212-182).


-Top-Seeded Penny Defeated In Bowling World Cup Quarterfinals

11/09/2001 - AMF Bowling
      PATTAYA, Thailand -- Eighth-seeded Kristal Scott of the United States upset top-seeded Kirsten Penny of England, two games to one, in the quarterfinal round of the women's competition Friday at the 37th AMF Bowling World Cup in Pattaya, Thailand.

      Scott yielded one game to Penny, 221-249, but defeated Penny in the first and third games of the three-game match, 216-205 and 202-169, to move to the semifinals. The quarterfinals begin the best-two-of-three-games, single-elimination format that will be used throughout the remainder of the Bowling World Cup.

      Scott will take on Liza del Rosario of the Philippines in the women's semifinal round Saturday morning. Del Rosario defeated Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli, 269-258, 224-234, and 244-216, to advance. A missed single-pin spare leave in the 10th frame of the third game crushed Zulkifli's hopes of winning the World Cup in her fifth try.

      Also advancing were Ross Greiner of the Netherlands and Nachimi Itakura of Japan. Greiner also needed three games to defeat Ann Maree Putney of Australia, 227-185, 179-255 and 269-217, while Itakura knocked off Yeung in just two games, 212-204 and 224-203.

      Greiner and del Rosario set new marks for women's high single game in the arena "knockout" format with 269 Saturday morning, while del Rosario pushed the mark for women's three games to 737.

      The top eight men play their quarterfinal round Saturday evening at the arena hall in the P.S. Bowling Pattaya complex.

Women's Quarterfinal Round -- best two of three games; winner advances to semifinals:
Liza del Rosario, Philippines, def. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2 games to 1 (269-258, 224-234, 244-216);

Ross Greiner, Netherlands, def. Ann Maree Putney, Australia, 2 games to 1 (227-185, 179-255, 269-217);

Nachimi Itakura, Japan, def. Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, 2 games to 0 (212-204, 224-203);

Kristal Scott, USA, def. Kirsten Penny, England, 2 games to 1 (216-205, 221-249, 202-169).


-Bishop Claims Lead At $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open

11/09/2001 - PWBA
      LAS VEGAS, N.V. - To steal a phrase from ESPN's Dick Vitale, Lisa Bishop was a 3-S woman Thursday night, super, scintillating and sensational. The Bellville, Michigan native claimed the top spot at the $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open after going 8-0 in match play (Editor's note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) and chalking up a perfect game. Bishop's 300 helped add to her 9,299 tournament total and 226.47 average. The five-year pro leads Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas by 230-pins, who closed out the evening with 9,069 and 225.22.

      "I've never shot a 300 in a tournament and I've never done very well in match play," said Bishop. "It's such a relief to play well in the first part of match play. I always want to perform at a high level at major tournaments because they are our biggest events of the year."

      In search of her first title in 2001, Bishop followed her opening 740 series with a 721 tally. The 1997 PWBA Rookie of the Year recorded match play wins over three of the tournament's top five including Dorin-Ballard (300-208), Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y. (196-185) and Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y. (244-237).

      After the leading the Open for three straight rounds, Dorin-Ballard fell back one spot after going 2-6 in the evening's matches. 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.

      In third place is three-time Team USA member Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. Kulick posted the second best match play record of the night going 7-1 and has racked up 9,013 and 220.17. Kulick is 61-pins ahead Johnson and Feldman, who are tied for fourth place with 8,952 and 220 respectively.

      Just off the pace and in sixth, seventh and eighth are Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, N.J. (8,859, 219.22), Cara Honeychurch, Australia (8,857, 217.67) and Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, OK (8,787, 215.17). Sin City favorites Dede Davidson (Las Vegas) and Wendy Macpherson (Henderson) also closed in on the top five. Davidson moved up to ninth with 8,743 and 214.82 while Macpherson is in 11th with 8,710 and 215.50.

      Two more eight-game match play blocks will take place on Friday (Nov. 8 -- 10 a.m., 4:30 p.m.). After the conclusion of the match play rounds, the field will be cut to the top five bowlers, who will 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).

Match Play Standings After 40 Games:
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         7172 1887    0    0  9059 226.47  8- 0- 0  9299 +1299
  2 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  7254 1755    0    0  9009 225.22  2- 6- 0  9069 +1069
  3 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             6923 1880    0    0  8803 220.07  7- 1- 0  9013 +1013
  4 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   6976 1826    0    0  8802 220.05  5- 3- 0  8952  +952
  5 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        7008 1824    0    0  8832 220.80  4- 4- 0  8952  +952
  6 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     7003 1766    0    0  8769 219.22  3- 5- 0  8859  +859
  7 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        6975 1732    0    0  8707 217.67  5- 3- 0  8857  +857
  8 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  6756 1851    0    0  8607 215.17  6- 2- 0  8787  +787
  9 Dede Davidson-Las Vegas, NV        6819 1775    0    0  8594 214.85  5- 3- 0  8744  +744
 10 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       6969 1710    0    0  8679 216.97  2- 6- 0  8739  +739
 11 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     6860 1760    0    0  8620 215.50  3- 5- 0  8710  +710
 12 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       6914 1672    0    0  8586 214.65  3- 5- 0  8676  +676
 13 Rachel Perez-San Marcos, TX        6864 1675    0    0  8539 213.47  4- 4- 0  8659  +659
 14 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA        6719 1754    0    0  8473 211.82  5- 3- 0  8623  +623
 15 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    6776 1751    0    0  8527 213.17  3- 5- 0  8617  +617
 16 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     6831 1653    0    0  8484 212.10  4- 4- 0  8604  +604
 17 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          6646 1796    0    0  8442 211.05  5- 3- 0  8592  +592
 18 Janette Piesczynski-Cheektowaga, N 6827 1663    0    0  8490 212.25  3- 5- 0  8580  +580
 19 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                6673 1786    0    0  8459 211.47  4- 4- 0  8579  +579
 20 Carol Norman-Ardmore, OK           6710 1736    0    0  8446 211.15  4- 4- 0  8566  +566
 21 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       6686 1736    0    0  8422 210.55  4- 4- 0  8542  +542
 22 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        6823 1624    0    0  8447 211.17  2- 6- 0  8507  +507
 23 Tennelle Grijalva-Yorba Linda, CA  6871 1545    0    0  8416 210.40  3- 5- 0  8506  +506
 24 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     6739 1664    0    0  8403 210.07  2- 6- 0  8463  +463




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