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      December 05, 2001:

-Barrette Reclaims Top Position At $300,000 Women's U.S. Open Bowling Championship

12/05/2001 - PWBA
      LAUGHLIN, N.V. - And then there were 24. Sixty-four of the best bowlers in the world entered the Riverside Resort Bowling Center in Laughlin, Nevada to compete in round four of the Women's U.S. Open Bowling Championship. Forty were cut from the competition after 32 games. Claiming the top position heading into the round robin match play is Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. Barrette knocked down 1,796 pins (224.5 avg.) in today's eight-game block to increase her tournament tally to 6,928 (216.50 avg.). The 23-time titlest has led the tournament in two of four rounds.

      "I've had the best success this week when I've bowled in the morning on fresh oil," said Barrette. "The condition of the lanes with the fresh oil has really suited my game so far."

      Competing in squad B during the first three rounds, Barrette led the tournament at the end of round two when squad B took the lanes for the morning session. Barrette is attempting to win her first U.S. Open title and second major title of her career. She has two titles to her credit (Lady Ebonite Kentucky Classic, Storm Challenge) this season and has finished in the top 10 in 15 of her last 22 events (68.8%).

      Trailing Barrette by 54-pins is Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif, who punched out a 1,645-pin fall (205.62 avg.) during the fourth stanza and has a tournament total of 6,874 (214.81 avg.) The 13-year pro has been among the top six players for three consecutive rounds and coincidentally travels and often rooms with Barrette during the tour season.

      "When you spend a lot of time with someone on the road you know what they are going through each week and how hard they are working," said Barrette. "I'm always happy to see Kim bowl well."

      Sixteen-pins behind Terrell and in third position is Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas. Dorin-Ballard notched 1,719-pins (214.87 avg.) en route to a 6,858 total (214.31 avg.) Dorin-Ballard came into the Open leading the tour in titles (7), earnings ($125,670), competition points (16,835) and averages (215.13). Her seven titles ties Patty Costello's 1976 record for the most professional women's bowling titles in a single season.

      In fourth place is four-time PWBA Player of the Year Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nevada. Over the last five years Macpherson has made the top 10 in 65-of-100 tournaments (65%). This season Macpherson surpassed Aleta Sill to become the PWBA's all-time leader in earnings with $1,104,735. She was the youngest player ever to win a U.S. Open claiming the title as an 18-year old in 1986.

      Staking claim to fifth place is Belleville, Michigan's Lisa Bishop. The fifth-year PWBA'er propelled herself to the top of the leader board after 24 games but today fell back four spaces with a 6,770 pin fall and a 211.56 average.

      Thursday (Dec. 6) at 11 a.m. the top 24 will continue the tournament with an eight-game block of round robin match play. Two additional rounds of match play will take place on Friday (Dec. 7) and Saturday (Dec.8) at 11 a.m.

      Once the 56-game preliminaries have been completed, the top five bowlers face off on Sunday (Dec. 9) at 11:30 a.m. in the championship rounds, which will be televised live on ESPN.

Qualifier Standings After 32 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           6928 216.50  +528
A     2 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                6874 214.81  +474
A     3 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 6858 214.31  +458
A     4 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           6779 211.84  +379
A     5 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               6770 211.56  +370
A     6 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             6735 210.46  +335
A     7 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             6734 210.43  +334
A     8 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              6696 209.25  +296
A     9 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  6688 209.00  +288
A    10 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   6662 208.18  +262
A    11 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              6656 208.00  +256
A    12 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             6646 207.68  +246
A    13 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              6638 207.43  +238
A    14 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         6614 206.68  +214
A    15 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              6588 205.87  +188
A    16 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      6555 204.84  +155
A    17 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        6545 204.53  +145
A    18 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              6543 204.46  +143
A    19 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             6520 203.75  +120
A    20 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   6513 203.53  +113
A    21 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               6512 203.50  +112
A    22 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                6491 202.84   +91
A    23 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           6477 202.40   +77
A    24 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                 6469 202.15   +69
A    25 Mandy Wilson - Dayton, OH                  6460 201.87   +60
A    26 Jody Ellis - South Africa,                 6442 201.31   +42
A    27 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       6431 200.96   +31
A    28 Terri Thomas(am) - Folcroft, PA            6414 200.43   +14
A    29 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                  6412 200.37   +12
A    30 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              6409 200.28    +9
A    31 Amy Stolz(am) - Westminster, CO            6407 200.21    +7
A    32 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      6398 199.93    -2
A    33 Janet Manfredi(am) - Poughkeepsie, NY      6390 199.68   -10
A    34 Cindy Coburn-Carroll - Williamsville, NY   6387 199.59   -13
A    35 Kari Watson(am) - Kettering, OH            6381 199.40   -19
A    36 Laura Hardeman - Chula Vista, CA           6370 199.06   -30
A    37 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             6366 198.93   -34
A    38 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           6360 198.75   -40
A T  39 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          6338 198.06   -62
A       Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          6338 198.06   -62
A    41 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     6333 197.90   -67
A    42 Patty Ann - Flanders, NY                   6332 197.87   -68
A    43 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                6323 197.59   -77
A    44 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             6321 197.53   -79
A T  45 Linda Haglund(am) - Sweden,                6320 197.50   -80
A       Carol Norman - Ardmore, OK                 6320 197.50   -80
A    47 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             6317 197.40   -83
A    48 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                6316 197.37   -84
A    49 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  6303 196.96   -97
A    50 Lorrie Nichols(am) - Elgin, IL             6302 196.93   -98
A T  51 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                6285 196.40  -115
A       Dina Wheeler - Royal Palm Beach, FL        6285 196.40  -115
A    53 Debbie Rudd - Jacksonville, FL             6237 194.90  -163
A    54 Connie Maresh(am) - Anchorage, AK          6236 194.87  -164
A    55 Rhonda Buckley - Mesa, AZ                  6233 194.78  -167

A    56 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              6224 194.50  -176
A    57 Piritta Kantola(am) - Finland,             6217 194.28  -183
A    58 Barbara Batt - Jacksonville, FL            6206 193.93  -194
A    59 Kirsten Penny(am) - England,               6197 193.65  -203
A    60 Barbara McFadden(am) - Los Angeles, CA     6190 193.43  -210
A    61 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     6189 193.40  -211
A    62 Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     6092 190.37  -308
A    63 Millie Irizarry(am) - Port Charlotte, FL   6061 189.40  -339
A    64 Darlene Dysart(am) - Westland, MI          6048 189.00  -352


-Bishop Rises To The Top At The $300,000 Women's U.S. Open Bowling Championship

12/05/2001 - PWBA
      LAUGHLIN, N.V. - For Lisa Bishop, Belleville, Michigan round three, squad B was "all good." The fifth-year PWBA'er propelled herself to the top of the leader board after 24 games by notching a 1,723 total during the evening's eight-game block while increasing her tournament pin fall to 5,237 (218.20 avg.). Bishop holds an eight-pin margin over Kim Terrell (5,229, 217.87) who led the C squad in the afternoon session.

      "Right now I'm really enjoying myself and that's why I'm bowling so well," said Bishop. "Coming into today I knew I had enough pins to advance so I was very relaxed and focused.

      This season Bishop has appeared in four televised finals with her best finish coming at the Albuquerque Open where she placed second. Nicknamed "Little Bear," Bishop has eight top 10 finishes in her last 18 events. She ranks 16th in earnings ($24,920), 19th in competition points (7,320) and 18th in averages (202.90).

      "Tonight I think I did a good job of reading the lanes correctly and making the right adjustments. I think one of my best attributes is my consistency. I may not post many big scores but I always seem to keep my games above 200."

      Bishop is one of five players in the tournament's top 10 that has tallied 18-of-24 games with a score of 200 or better.

      Terrell used and abused the matinee round to post a day-three high of 1,798 pin fall en route to a 5,229 tournament total and a 217.87average. Competing in her 13th year as a professional Terrell has been among the top 10 in 10-of-21 (47.6%) events this season and ranks 16th on the all-time earnings list with $564,449.

      Falling back to third position is four-time PWBA Player of the Year Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nevada. Macpherson pushed her tournament sum to 5,189 (216.20 avg.) after ringing up a 1,560 pin fall. Named the Bowler of the Decade for the 1990s, Macpherson was the youngest player ever to win a U.S. Open claiming the title as an 18-year old in 1986.

      Rounding out the top five is Michelle Mullen, Dearborn, Michigan (4th - 5,152, 214.66) and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas (5th - 5,139, 214.12).

      Dorin-Ballard came into the Open leading the tour in titles (7), earnings ($125,670), competition points (16,835) and averages (215.13). Her seven titles ties Patty Costello's 1976 record for the most professional women's bowling titles in a single season.

      Wednesday the top 64 players continue the tournament with an eight-game block at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of Wednesday's round the field will be cut again to the top 24 for round robin match play, which takes place at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 6), Friday (Dec. 7) and Saturday (Dec.8).

      Once the 56-game preliminaries have been completed, the top five bowlers face off on Sunday (Dec. 9) at 11:30 a.m. in the championship rounds, which will be televised live on ESPN.

Qualifier Standings After 24 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI               5237 218.20  +437
A     2 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                5229 217.87  +429
A     3 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           5189 216.20  +389
A     4 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI             5152 214.66  +352
A     5 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 5139 214.12  +339
A     6 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           5132 213.83  +332
A     7 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             5125 213.54  +325
A     8 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT             5093 212.20  +293
A     9 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              5029 209.54  +229
A    10 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  5023 209.29  +223
A    11 Jody Ellis - South Africa,                 5018 209.08  +218
A    12 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              5006 208.58  +206
A    13 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   5003 208.45  +203
A    14 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             4986 207.75  +186
A    15 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                4963 206.79  +163
A    16 Mandy Wilson - Dayton, OH                  4941 205.87  +141
A    17 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               4936 205.66  +136
A    18 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        4931 205.45  +131
A    19 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   4920 205.00  +120
A T  20 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              4915 204.79  +115
A       Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                 4915 204.79  +115
A    22 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV              4900 204.16  +100
A    23 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         4894 203.91   +94
A    24 Cindy Coburn-Carroll - Williamsville, NY   4884 203.50   +84
A    25 Terri Thomas(am) - Folcroft, PA            4880 203.33   +80
A    26 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              4877 203.20   +77
A    27 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           4876 203.16   +76
A    28 Janet Manfredi(am) - Poughkeepsie, NY      4867 202.79   +67
A    29 Amy Stolz(am) - Westminster, CO            4863 202.62   +63
A    30 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA              4859 202.45   +59
A    31 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY      4845 201.87   +45
A T  32 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      4833 201.37   +33
A       Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI       4833 201.37   +33
A    34 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             4830 201.25   +30
A    35 Dina Wheeler - Royal Palm Beach, FL        4823 200.95   +23
A    36 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           4822 200.91   +22
A    37 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                  4819 200.79   +19
A    38 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                4794 199.75    -6
A    39 Kari Watson(am) - Kettering, OH            4785 199.37   -15
A    40 Pauliina Aalto - Finland,                  4780 199.16   -20
A    41 Linda Haglund(am) - Sweden,                4771 198.79   -29
A    42 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          4758 198.25   -42
A    43 Jackie Mitskavich - Dubois, PA             4754 198.08   -46
A    44 Patty Ann - Flanders, NY                   4751 197.95   -49
A    45 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              4749 197.87   -51
A    46 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC             4747 197.79   -53
A    47 Rhonda Buckley - Mesa, AZ                  4745 197.70   -55
A    48 Laura Hardeman - Chula Vista, CA           4744 197.66   -56
A T  49 Barbara Batt - Jacksonville, FL            4738 197.41   -62
A       Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          4738 197.41   -62
A       Piritta Kantola(am) - Finland,             4738 197.41   -62
A    52 Kirsten Penny(am) - England,               4731 197.12   -69
A    53 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     4722 196.75   -78
A    54 Carol Norman - Ardmore, OK                 4703 195.95   -97
A    55 Debbie Rudd - Jacksonville, FL             4695 195.62  -105

A    56 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     4691 195.45  -109
A    57 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                4688 195.33  -112
A    58 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                4675 194.79  -125
A    59 Lorrie Nichols(am) - Elgin, IL             4674 194.75  -126
A T  60 Barbara McFadden(am) - Los Angeles, CA     4672 194.66  -128
A       Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     4672 194.66  -128
A    62 Darlene Dysart(am) - Westland, MI          4664 194.33  -136
A    63 Connie Maresh(am) - Anchorage, AK          4659 194.12  -141
A    64 Millie Irizarry(am) - Port Charlotte, FL   4641 193.37  -159
A    65 Ileana Lomeli(am) - Mexico,                4632 193.00  -168
A    66 Teri Haefke(am) - Austintown, OH           4627 192.79  -173
A    67 Debbie Ayers - Chula Vista, CA             4619 192.45  -181
A    68 Jan A. Schmidt - Rochelle, IL              4614 192.25  -186
A    69 Bettina Lund(am) - Denmark,                4612 192.16  -188
A    70 Susan Jeziorski - Cheektowaga, NY          4604 191.83  -196
A    71 Kathy McNeill(am) - Binghamton, NY         4574 190.58  -226
A    72 Gena Guccione - Thornton, CO               4572 190.50  -228
A    73 Laurie Soto(am) - Canyon Country, CA       4559 189.95  -241
A    74 Cindy Brown - Hampshire, IL                4552 189.66  -248
A    75 Dana Miller-Mackie - Albuquerque, NM       4551 189.62  -249
A    76 Regina Pollard(am) - Versailles, IN        4535 188.95  -265
A    77 Missy Bellinder(am) - Fullerton, CA        4525 188.54  -275
A    78 Karen Bowlby - Logan, OH                   4512 188.00  -288
A T  79 Becky Blohm(am) - Beloit, WI               4500 187.50  -300
A       Stacey Silaghi - Phoenix, AZ               4500 187.50  -300
A    81 Karen Sookikian(am) - San Ramon, CA        4482 186.75  -318
A    82 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI           4470 186.25  -330
A    83 Nina Bennett(am) - Santa Clara, CA         4466 186.08  -334
A    84 Mariela Alarza(am) - Venezuela,            4451 185.45  -349
A    85 Rae Pochardt(am) - Minneapolis, MN         4432 184.66  -368
A    86 Leanna Harada - Oxnard, CA                 4406 183.58  -394
A    87 Lisa Vint(am) - East Troy, WI              4395 183.12  -405
A    88 Debbie Langfeldt(am) - Las Vegas, NV       4393 183.04  -407
A    89 Vicki Gardner(am) - Mesa, AZ               4381 182.54  -419
A    90 Tracy Arndt(am) - Great Falls, MT          4378 182.41  -422
A    91 Heidi Fleury(am) - Montpelier, VT          4377 182.37  -423
A    92 Tiffany Lilze(am) - Cincinnati, OH         4376 182.33  -424
A    93 Lisa Stevens - St. Charles, IL             4363 181.79  -437
A    94 Rene Kosydar - Oklahoma City, OK           4360 181.66  -440
A    95 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA              4354 181.41  -446
A    96 Cyndee Sutherland - San Jose, CA           4347 181.12  -453
A    97 Laura Moriarty - Daytona Beach, FL         4331 180.45  -469
A    98 Jana Livingston - Fortuna, CA              4317 179.87  -483
A    99 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           4308 179.50  -492
A   100 Stacey Gomen(am) - Portland, OR            4301 179.20  -499
A   101 Melody Rane - Tucson, AZ                   4296 179.00  -504
A   102 Lisa Farwell(am) - Elizabethtown, PA       4284 178.50  -516
A   103 Daralynn Stewart(am) - Dallas, TX          4274 178.08  -526
A   104 Frieda Gates(am) - The Villages, FL        4268 177.83  -532
A   105 Andrea Lofstrand(am) - Mableton, GA        4266 177.75  -534
A   106 Jeanette Robinson - Las Vegas, NV          4261 177.54  -539
A   107 Donna Hazel(am) - San Jose, CA             4254 177.25  -546
A   108 Denise Johnson(am) - Delmar, NY            4251 177.12  -549
A   109 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                4248 177.00  -552
A   110 Denice Street(am) - East Helena, MT        4247 176.95  -553
A   111 Brandyn Crawford(am) - Rapid City, SD      4234 176.41  -566
A   112 Kathy Silveous(am) - Calimesa, CA          4227 176.12  -573
A   113 Sayuri Yamada(am) - Mexico,  (WD-23 Gms)   4224 183.65  -376
A   114 Christine Drouillard(am) - Boise, ID       4222 175.91  -578
A   115 Tamara Becker(am) - Las Vegas, NV          4210 175.41  -590
A   116 Kathy Williams - Lawndale, CA              4196 174.83  -604
A   117 Monica Fitzgerald(am) - Bridgeport, CT     4189 174.54  -611

A T 118 Amanda Reavis-Alter(am - Newton, IA        4179 174.12  -621
A       Renee Steele(am) - Carson City, NV         4179 174.12  -621
A   120 Kelly Gordon(am) - Havre De Grace, MD      4174 173.91  -626
A   121 Crystal Waltrip(am) - Oviedo, FL           4158 173.25  -642
A   122 Melissa Lyncker(am) - New Orleans, LA      4134 172.25  -666
A   123 Helen Kettering(am) - Evergreen Park, IL   4130 172.08  -670
A   124 Trish Holthausen(am) - Las Vegas, NV       4091 170.45  -709
A   125 Vicki Fischel - Lakewood, CO (WD-22 Gms)   4088 185.81  -312
A   126 Teresa Lauer(am) - Sherman Oaks, CA        4078 169.91  -722
A   127 Florence Henderson(am) - Spring Lake, NC   4057 169.04  -743
A   128 Jill Zaccagnini(am) - Brookfield, IL       3961 165.04  -839
A   129 Crystal Phillips(am) - Wichita, KS         3936 164.00  -864
A   130 Carol Lick(am) - San Jose, CA              3889 162.04  -911
A   131 Susie Kelley(am) - Lakewood, CO            3766 156.91 -1034
A   132 Joyce Cornwell(am) - Manassas, VA          3690 153.75 -1110





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