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      September of 2000:

    -Honeychurch Successfully Defends Title For 3rd Career Title

    9/27/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Cara Honeychurch successfully defended her title for her 3rd career win in the $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, GA, by defeating Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ, 179-160 in the championship match overcoming the challenging lane conditions Thursday evening. This win puts Honeychurch well in the lead for Rookie of the Year. Honeychurch was asked about her feelings of being in the lead for Rookie of the Year, Honeychurch commented, "It's still early in the year, and I always have the frame of mind nothings over until it's over. I would like to just finish the year consistent and to make a couple more shows."

          In the first three-way shootout, Marianne DiRupo, defeated Liz Johnson, Niagara Falls, NY, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., 201-188-170.

          In the semi-final match, DiRupo defeated Lynda Barnes, Wichita, KS., 185-160.

          In the championship match, DiRupo faced defending champion Honeychurch. The lanes conditions seemed to affect both bowlers as DiRupo started with two splits leaving two open frames and Honeychurch leaving a split for an open frame by the third frame. DiRupo and Honeychurch kept pace with one another throughout the match with Honeychurch taking an eight pin lead in the ninth frame. Honeychurch ended the match first with a strike, spare posting a score of 179. Needing a double to win, DiRupo left the 2-4-5-7 and an open for a score of 160.

          "I was glad I chose to end the match first," said Honeychurch. "By being in that position, you post your score and its up to the other person to perform to make a good shot. Sometimes that's a tough position to be in especially on such a tough condition."

          Championship-round results and their scores, earnings and playoff results in the Professional Women's Bowling Association's $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open;
        1. Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, 170 -1 game- $14,400.
        2. Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ, 546 -3 games- $7,700.
        3. Lynda Barnes, Wichita, KS, 160 -1 game- $6,200.
        4. Liz Johnson, Niagara Falls, NY, 188 -1 game- $4,400.
        5. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX, 170 -1 game- $3,800.
    Playoff Results: DiRupo def. Johnson and Dorin-Ballard in a three-way shootout, 201-188-170, DiRupo def. Barnes 185-160, Honeychurch def. DiRupo 179-160.


    -Petraglia Successfully Defends Title In Columbia 300 Senior Open

    9/28/2000 - PBA Senior Tour
          NAPLES, Fla. - Johnny Petraglia won the Columbia 300 Senior Open Wednesday (Sept. 27) and joined fellow Professional Bowlers Association(PBA) Hall of Famers Dick Weber and Dave Soutar as the only players to have won PBA titles in five different decades.

          Petraglia, a 53-year-old from Manalapan, N.J., defeated Barry Gurney, 258-211, to claim his first senior title of the year, the fourth of his career and a first-place check worth $12,000. Petraglia added the win to PBA titles garnered in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

          "Anytime you are mentioned with the likes of Dick Weber and Dave Soutar, you've accomplished something," said Petraglia. "I won't ever be the bowler Dick (Weber) was, but just to have done one thing that he has done gives me a sense of accomplishment."

          Petraglia, who led the field by 454 pins after the 42 games of qualifying and match play, had a relatively easy time of it in the title match, which was taped for ESPN2 and will be televised Wednesday, October 18 from 1-2 p.m. (ET).

          Petraglia started with a spare and then reeled off five consecutive strikes. Meanwhile, Gurney was struggling. The left hander from West Hills, Calif., converted four consecutive spares before finally throwing a strike in frame five. Unfortunately, he followed that strike with an open frame after he failed to convert the 6-8 split. Petraglia converted single-pin spares in frames seven and eight before closing with four consecutive strikes. Petraglia's strong finish made Gurney's five consecutive strikes at the end of the match useless and left him with the second-place check worth $6,500.

          "I loosened up after the commercial break and changed my line to one similar to what Johnny was playing," said Gurney. "I started striking then, but by that time they were already writing out the checks and the fat lady was singing."

          Petraglia used a change of equipment during the practice session before the telecast to help him to his historic win.

          "I went to a ball that I hadn't used all week," said Petraglia. "The ball was more aggressive and hit harder, which helped me carry the heavier gold pins a lot better. I also had more room to the left with it."

          Gurney survived an opening four-man shootout match that also featured Michael Henry, Mel Wolf and Gary Dickinson. Gurney shot 232 to Wolf's 208, Henry's 201 and Dickinson's 194. Wolf, Jackson, Mich., earned $4,400 for third. Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, collected $3,000 for fourth and Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., received $2,500 for fifth.

          The PBA Senior Tour how heads to George Pappas Liberty Lanes in Gastonia, N.C., for the Gastonia Senior Classic. Qualifying starts Monday, October 2. The championship round (non-televised) is set for Thursday, Oct. 5.


    -Honeychurch To Defend Her Title As Number One Seed In TV Finals

    9/27/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Defending champion, Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, is looking to defend her title as the number one seed in The Brunswick Women's World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, GA, Wednesday evening.

          "I'm very excited being in the top position defending my title," exclaimed Honeychurch. Honeychurch averaged 208.5 for eight games and went 4-3-1 in match play to stay in the top position

          "There was still a very tough condition out there tonight and I started out slow, but I was able to make the right adjustments and finish strong. Tomorrow's a new day and I'm going to go in with an open mind and bowl the best game that I can."

          Lynda Barnes of Wichita, KS., went 5-3-0 in match play and averaged 203 for eight games to hold onto the second position for the right to bowl in the semi-final match. Barnes will bowl the winner of the first three-way shootout match.

          The three-way shootout match will bring up third seed Marianne DiRupo of Succasunna, NJ, fourth seed Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of N. Richland Hills, TX., and fifth seed Liz Johnson of Niagara Falls, NY. DiRupo averaged 208.5 and had high games of 265, 246, 219, and 218 to make her fifth televised finals for this year, Dorin-Ballard averaged 202.25 for eight games for her sixth television appearance and Johnson averaged 202.37 to make her third television appearance.

          The top five advance to the televised finals Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The televised finals will air on Monday, October 2nd on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and repeat Thursday, October 5th on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Live Coverage of the finals can be found via the Internet, where the fans will be able to catch the scoring action as it happens, frame by frame, at the PWBA's web site located at www.pwba.com.


    -Sport Bowling Tournaments To Benefit Breast Cancer Foundation

    9/27/2000 - PWBA
          ROCKFORD, ILL.-Two "Sport Bowling" tournaments will be held in conjunction with upcoming PWBA national events. The one-day tournaments will be held the Saturdays preceding the Oct. 1-5 Myrtle Beach Classic in N. Myrtle Beach, SC and the Oct. 8-12 Columbia 300 Open in Lancaster, Ohio. The six-game tournaments, open to all PWBA participants entered in these two national stops, will be conducted on the new American Bowling Congress/Women's International Bowling Congress sport competition lane condition and carry a $4,000 prize fund.

          The $20 entry fee will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. WIBC joins the Komen Foundation in the fight against breast cancer by selling pink ribbon pins with all proceeds being donated to the foundation. To date, WIBC has sold more than 4,000 pins, raising a total of $12,591 for the Komen Foundation and its affiliate network.

          "As a women's organization our members naturally embrace the fight against breast cancer," said WIBC Executive Director Roseann Kuhn. "It makes sense for us to do what we can to raise awareness for this worthy cause. We are pleased to be working so closely with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation."

          The ABC/WIBC Sport Bowling program consists of leagues and tournaments where lane conditions and equipment are controlled to place more emphasis on the bowler's skills. The program, currently being tested in leagues throughout the United States, is targeted for a fall 2001 rollout.

          "Sport Bowling represents an opportunity to determine your true skill in the sport," said ABC Executive Director Roger Dalkin. "Sport Bowling's main objective is to re-establish credibility to the sport of bowling. Creating this new standard is expected to return enthusiasm and credibility to the sport for those looking for an additional challenge."


    -Honeychurch Regains Lead In The Brunswick Women's World Open

    9/27/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, went 5-3-0 in match play and averaged 211.87 for eight games to regain the lead in $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, Georgia Wednesday afternoon.

          "The lanes were extremely tough today," said Honeychurch. "I'm sticking to my game plan which is to get the ball to the pocket, cover my spares, and win as many matches as I can."

          Lynda Barnes, Wichita, KS., won three of eight matches and averaged 184.6 on the challenging condition dropping one spot into the second position. Second round leader, Kendra Cameron, Sebring, FL., won six matches and averaged 198 to claim the third position. Rounding out the top five are Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills TX.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday evening for the last match play round. The top five advance to the televised finals to be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN2.


    -Barnes Is New Leader In The Brunswick Women's World Open

    9/26/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Lynda Barnes, Wichita, KS, won seven out of eight matches and averaged 229.12 to take the lead in The Brunswick Women's World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, Georgia, Tuesday evening. Barnes had high games of 279, 267, 248, 247, and 222 to take the lead by 96 pins over Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia. Honeychurch averaged 216.5 and went 6-1-1 dropping one spot into the second position.

          "I'm satisfied with my bowling this evening," said Barnes. "The lanes were difficult from pair to pair and I had to make adjustments quickly." Barnes moved from the third position to take the lead this evening.

          "I'm happy where I'm standing right now," added Barnes. "I'm not usually up this high in the standings this early in match play. Tomorrow I'm not going to think about being in the lead, I'm going to take one game at a time and stay within my game."

          Coming from the sixth position to the third spot is Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of N. Richland Hills, TX. Dorin-Ballard won six of eight matches and averaged 204. Rounding out the top five are Kendra Cameron, Sebring, FL., and Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday for the final two rounds of match play at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The top five advance to the televised finals to be aired on ESPN2.


    -Honeychurch Takes Over Lead In The Brunswick Women's World Open

    9/26/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Defending champion, Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, averaged 208 for six games to move five spots to take over the lead in The Brunswick Women's World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, Georgia, Tuesday afternoon. Honeychurch had high games of 224, 215,215 to take the lead by two pins over Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev. Macpherson moved into the second position from the fifth spot.

          "I think the condition this week has been the toughest I've seen this year," said Honeychurch. "That means covering spares will be very important. Tonight my goal is to stay around a 210 for this condition and hopefully win my matches."

          Moving up one spot into the third position is Lynda Barnes of Wichita, KS. Barnes averaged 201 and had high games of 222,222, and 214. Rounding out the top five are Julie Jackson, Rural Hall, N. Carolina, and Carol Norman, Ardmore, OK

          The top 24 will return Tuesday evening for the first round of match play. The final two rounds of match play will be bowled at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


    -Former Top Nike Executives to Lead New PBA Effort; New PBA.com Web site Unveiled

    9/26/2000 - PBA
          SEATTLE, WA - The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), has selected two former top Nike executives with over 30 years sports marketing experience between them to lead the league which was recently purchased by high-tech entrepreneurs Chris Peters, Mike Slade and Rob Glaser.

          Ian Hamilton, former global director of tennis sports marketing will join as commissioner, and Steve Miller, former global director of sports marketing will report to Hamilton as president. Both will run day-to-day operations for the PBA at its new headquarters in Seattle.

          Former Microsoft VP Peters, the PBA's chairman since mid-April, commented, "Ian and Steve were just the kind of world-class sports marketing experts we were looking for that would execute our vision to combine technology, television and branding to expand the PBA's worldwide fan base. The ownership team is very excited about helping them to make this business a success."

          As the new commissioner of the PBA, Hamilton will lead the organization in its efforts to market players, increase sponsorships, and will also be responsible for overseeing the league's television and Internet properties. "I feel like I've spent my whole career training for this job," said Hamilton, who added, "I believe that the PBA has extraordinary potential and can be turned into a premiere, worldwide professional sports franchise. I'm very excited about the opportunity to elevate the professional sport of bowling to new levels."

          Miller's role as president, in addition to aiding Hamilton in the development of the new PBA vision, will be to supervise the hiring of key marketing and finance staff, and to implement the PBA business model on a day-to-day basis. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to apply my experience to a situation that is ripe with opportunity," said Miller. "The parallel between the athletes we marketed through individual sports at Nike, and the professional athletes of the PBA, will allow us to harness some of the techniques we've been successful with in the past."

          The new PBA commissioner and president both have a history of creating huge successes out of smaller sports entities, with Hamilton leading Nike's worldwide Tennis division from yearly revenues of $50 million to $600 million during his tenure, while Miller led his U.S. Sports Marketing division to a 500 percent growth period in the early '90s. As a result, Hamilton and Miller worked together in marketing some of the world's most recognizable athletes.

          Tennis luminary Andre Agassi commented, "Ian signed me to my first Nike endorsement contract 15 years ago, and we've established a great business relationship over the years. I know he'll bring a tremendous amount of expertise to the PBA, and I wish him nothing but the best in his new job."

          International Management Group executive Barry Frank, who has worked with the PBA in the past and has recently produced made-for-TV events like the Skins Game and the "Duel in the Desert" event featuring Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, added, "I've known both Ian and Steve for a lot of years, and if they can't do it, then it can't be done."

          The addition of Hamilton and Miller will also provide an essential sports marketing complement to the Internet and technical know-how of the new owners, who will remain involved with the development of those elements of the organization's business plans. "The fact that we own the entire league gives us the kind of flexibility and freedom to carry out ideas we never could have dreamed of trying in the past," said Hamilton. "This will ultimately work in favor of our players, who we feel deserve the kind of recognition athletes in other sports enjoy today."

          Mark Gerberich, who served as commissioner since 1995, will assume the role of GM of Operations in Akron. New President Miller remarked, "Mark's industry knowledge will be invaluable to us as we begin to develop business strategies."

          In addition to the staff announcements today, the PBA launches its new web site, PBA.com. PBA.com features comprehensive information about player stats and bios, tournament news and events, a PBA community forum for real time chats, and television schedules including the upcoming National Tour coverage on ESPN.

          ESPN will expand its coverage of the PBA National Tour beginning Tuesday, October 10th and run for seven weeks through November 25th. Three more months of telecasts will begin for the 2001 National Tour season starting in January. 2001 will mark the 39th consecutive year that professional bowling has appeared on television, a run second only to NCAA football.


    -Cameron Is New Leader In The Brunswick Women's World Open

    9/25/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Kendra Cameron, Sebring, FL., averaged 219 to take over the lead in the $100,000 Brunswick Women's World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, Georgia, Monday evening. Cameron had high games of 246, 224, 221 to take over the lead by sixteen pins over Kathy Tribbey of Newberg, Ore. Tribbey averaged 220 to move from the thirteenth position to the second position.

          "I feel really confident," said Cameron. "I learned to trust my game and that's what helped me out today. I struggled the first part of the year and making a show two weeks ago has helped me get over that hump."

          When asked if there's pressure staying in the top position, Cameron's comment was, "I don't think so, there's still two more days, I'm just going to take one frame at a time and attack the lanes just like I did this morning."

          Pauliina Aalto, of Lahti, Finland, averaged 216 to move eight spots into the third position and making the biggest move into the top five is Lynda Barnes of Wichita, KS. Barnes moved from the 22nd position into the fourth position. Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., averaged 211 to move into the fifth position.

          The lady professionals return Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. for the last round of qualifying. The top 24 return Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for the first round of match play.


    -Norman Takes First Round Lead In The $100,000 Brunswick World Open

    9/25/2000 - PWBA
          NEWNAN, GA - Carol Norman, Ardmore, OK, had high games of 254, 233, and 221 and averaged 211 for six games to take the first round lead in the $100,000 Brunswick World Open at Junction Lanes in Newnan, Georgia, Monday afternoon. Approximately a third of the field of sixty bowlers averaged over 200 for today's round.

          "I'm shocked I'm the leader," said Norman. "The lanes were different today than in practice session and I'm not sure that's the reason the scores were a little low today. Tonight I'm going out with a different strategy to try to eliminate some of the low games I had today."

          Trailing Norman by three pins is Kim Terrell of Oakland, Calif. Terrell had high games of 245, 225, and 214 to claim the second position. In the third position, with a 1253 for six games is Kim Adler of Cocoa, FL. Rounding out the top five are Allyson Allmang, Boynton Beach, FL., and Kendra Cameron, Sebring, FL.

          The lady professionals return Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for the second round of qualifying.


    -Bishop Is Sole Survivor Of The Foundation Games II, Wins Fourth Career Title

    9/21/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Lisa Bishop, Belleville, Mich., won her fourth national title of her career by defeating Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, 257-193 in the championship match of The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL. Thursday evening. Bishop survived the short oil condition that top seed Cara Honeychurch chose to bowl in the final match.

          "I was very nervous when I knew which condition she picked," said Bishop. "She bowled very well all week on the short oil condition and I was up and down. My strategy was to keep it in the pocket and cover my spares." Bishop didn't have to worry about much spare shooting in the championship match; she had ten of twelve strikes.

          In the first three-way shootout match, second-seeded Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., chose the medium oil pattern to face third-seeded Lisa Bishop and fourth-seeded Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY. Bishop defeated Macpherson and Feldman, 214-187-182.

          In the title match, First-seed Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia, chose the short oil pattern. Honeychurch was out to win her second title of the year and Bishop was out to win her first. The focused Bishop took control of the match early by tossing the first three strikes as Honeychurch opened with a strike before leaving the 3-5-6-9 in the second frame. Failing to convert the spare, Honeychurch fell behind by 33 pins. Honeychurch continued to struggle on the short oil pattern, leaving the 4-6 split in the fifth frame as Bishop continued to strike taking a 64 pin lead by the eighth frame. Bishop continued her momentum by striking out closing out Honeychurch 257-193.

          "Bowling the first match helped me to relax," said Bishop, "and when I heard some of the fans behind me, that gave me a boost of confidence as well. I kept my focus and was able to win."

          The tournament format was a unique one as well as the final award presentation. With an Olympic like setting, three pedestals were placed on the approach as medals were placed around the necks of the lady athletes and flowers were presented. Bishop was presented with her first place check of $11,000 and a crystal globe Foundation trophy.

          Championship-round results and their scores, earnings and playoff results in the Professional Women's Bowling Association's Foundation Games II;
        1.   Lisa Bishop, Belleville, MI 471 -2 games- $11,000.
        2.   Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia 193 -1 game- $6,000.
        3.   Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV 187 -1 game- $3,900.
        4.   Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY 182 -1 game- $3,200.
    Playoff Results: Bishop def. Macpherson and Feldman in a three-way shootout, 214-187-182, Bishop def. Honeychurch 257-193.


    -Honeychurch Remains On Top For Unique TV Format

    9/20/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, is looking for her second title in three weeks. Honeychurch out averaged the field of 24 players on three different lane patterns in a unique format of The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL., Wednesday evening.

          "I'm very pleased," said Honeychurch. "I bowled well on all three patterns. I'm not sure which pattern I will choose at this moment for the finals tomorrow. I'm going to wait to see what happens and take it from there."

          Number two qualifier, 90's Player of the Decade, Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., will get to choose the lane pattern for the first three-way shootout match. She will face number three qualifier, Lisa Bishop of Belleville, Mich., and fourth qualifier, Michelle Feldman of Skaneateles, NY. Bishop averaged 234.5 to move from the seventh position today to qualify for the televised finals. Feldman struck out her eighth game tonight for a score of 215 edging out Kim Adler of Cocoa, FL., by eight pins.

          "I was nervous," said Feldman. "Kim is a tough competitor, once she gets lined up there's no chance. I was glad I finished the match first to take the pressure off." Adler left a smash ten-pin in the tenth frame to miss her chance to advance to the televised finals.

          The televised finals will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and will air on Monday, September 25th at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and repeat on Thursday, September 28th at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Live coverage of the finals can be found via the Internet, where fans will be able to catch the scoring action as it happens, frame by frame, at the PWBA's web site located at www.pwba.com.


    -Honeychurch Maintains Lead In The Foundation Games II

    9/20/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Cara Honeychurch averaged 230.37 for eight games to maintain the lead in The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL., Wednesday afternoon. Honeychurch had high games of 248, 246, 235, 226, and 225 to help her extend her lead by 155 pins over Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev. Macpherson had games of 289, 268, 233, 223 and averaged 225 to move one spot into the second position.

          Michelle Feldman of Skaneateles, NY, dropped one position while Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla, averaged 228 to move into the fourth position.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. to bowl the last and final round. The top four will advance to the televised finals Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to be aired on ESPN2.


    -Honeychurch Powers Into The Lead In The Foundation Games II

    9/19/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, had high games of 289, 279, 269, 257, and 248 to average 245.25 for eight games to take over the lead in The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL. Tuesday evening.

          "I'm very happy with the scores tonight," said Honeychurch. "I had a much better carry on the short oil pattern than the first round on that pattern because the lanes seemed tighter and this increased my carry percentage."

          Tomorrow the athletes will be put to the test bowling on two different oil patterns in the same day.

          "I feel good about tomorrow," added Honeychurch, "I feel I had a good shot on the medium pattern and I'm just going to make adjustments for the tighter condition. As a whole this tournament format is a huge mental battle. It's like bowling in three different bowling centers in one tournament. It's definitely going to come down to the bowlers who can make adjustments the quickest."

          Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, had a pair of 258 games, a 236 and averaged 209.12 for eight games to hold the second position. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., held onto the third position and Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., dropped two spots into fourth.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday to bowl the last two rounds at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The top four will advance to the televised finals held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN2 on Monday, September 25th at 8:00 p.m. and repeat on Thursday, September 28th at 1:00 p.m.


    -Feldman Blasts Her Way Into The Lead In The Foundation Games II

    9/18/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, shot games of 257, 277, and 286 for an outstanding 820 series to take over the lead in The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL., Monday evening. Feldman averaged 242 for six games to take the lead by 33 pins.

          "It helps to practice before each round," said Feldman. "That way you can drill equipment for the shot that's out there. With the other tournaments, we practice the day before and the shot can change."

          Instead of the normal match play rounds bowled, there will be three more eight game rounds of qualifying.

          "I think I will like it better than the regular match play rounds," added Feldman. "There will not be as much pressure of winning the matches to get the bonus pins."

          Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., dropped one spot to the second position and Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., averaged 213.16 for the third position. Rounding out the top five are; Kim Adler, Cocoa, FL., and Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ.

          The field is now narrowed down to one squad of the top 24 to bowl the second phase of qualifying on three different oil patterns. On Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be an open practice session on all three conditions before competition at 4:00 p.m. The lady professionals return on Wednesday for the final two rounds at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The top four will advance to the televised finals to be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to be aired on ESPN2.


    -Mossontte Takes Over Lead For Squad A In The Foundation Games II

    9/18/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., had high games of 259, 258, 227, and 226 to help her average 230.33 for six games to take over the lead for the first squad bowled Monday afternoon in The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL.

          "I stayed focused and calm all three rounds," said Mossontte. "I think the key to this week is to keep the ball in play and to make minimal mistakes."

          Mossontte has definitely followed that strategy; she missed one spare in 18 games. With the three different oil patterns displayed for the players, it has increased errors for missed spares.

          Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla, averaged 209 for today's squad dropping one spot into the second position.

          Rounding out the top five for squad A is; Liz Johnson, Niagara Falls, NY, Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX.

          Making a stellar move today was Lisa Bishop of Belleville, Mich. Bishop averaged 228.83 to help her move from the 25th position into the sixth position. Squad B will bowl their third round of qualifying tonight at 7:00 p.m. and the field will be cut to the top 24 players.


    -Macpherson Holds Lead In The Foundation Games II

    9/17/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., held onto the lead in the second round of qualifying in The Foundation Games II at the Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL., Sunday evening.

          In the second position is Kim Adler of Cocoa, FL. Adler averaged 213 for six games to stay within eleven pins of the lead. Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, stayed in the third position while Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., had high games of 268, 242, and 227 to help her move into the fourth position.

          The lady professionals will return on Monday to bowl the last qualifying round on the last oil pattern. The athletes have bowled both qualifying rounds on two different and challenging oil patterns. The Foundation Games II is presented by the Kegel Training Center and The Foundation to bring creditability back to the sport of bowling.


    -Macpherson Continues To Lead Squad B In The Foundation Games II

    9/17/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Although a different day and a different oil pattern, the results stayed the same for Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev. Macpherson had high games of 248, 238, 235, and 234 to average 220.16 for six games to keep the lead for squad B.

          "I was happy with how I bowled," said Macpherson. "I was errant on a few shots and could have used a little more rhythm physically but overall I had good games which helped me stay up top."

          Keeping pace with Macpherson is Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia. Honeychurch shot games of 268, 235, and 226 to move into second and Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, averaged 224.5 to move into third for the squad.

          Rounding out the top five are Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., with a pin total of 2570 and Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ, with 2558.

          The Foundation Games II is a unique tournament presented by Kegel Training Center in which the bowlers are tested on three different and distinct oil patterns for each round bowled. One will be short (distance) with minimal lane dressing; the next will be medium in distance with the approximate amount of lane dressing that was used in the 1980's; and the third condition will be long with an oil pattern similarly used in today's game. The Foundation was created by a group of lane men dedicated to restoring credibility to the sport of bowling.

          Squad A will bowl their second round of qualifying tonight at 7:00 p.m. Both squads will bowl their last round of qualifying Monday at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The field will then be cut to the top 24. Pins from rounds 1-3 carry over to rounds 4-6, which is a continuation of qualifying. There will be no match play bowled and no bonuses awarded. Rounds 4-6 consists of 8 game blocks and will be bowled Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The top four will advance to the televised finals Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


    -Adler Leads First Round Of The Foundation Games II, Macpherson Leads Squad B

    9/16/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Kim Adler, Cocoa, FL, held onto her lead after squads A & B completed their first round of qualifying in The Foundation Games II at Kegel Training Center in Sebring, FL, Saturday evening.

          Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV, had high games of 276, 226, 223 and averaged 223.83 for six games to lead squad B.

          "It hooked a bunch," said Macpherson as she smiled. "I used a white dot for the first five games and was able to shoot in the 200's. In the sixth game I switched to a resin ball and shot a 270, so I was happy with how I bowled tonight."

          In the third position is Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia. Honeychurch averaged 218.50 and had high games of 247, 243, and 225. Tish Johnson, Northridge, California, is fourth with 1304 and Liz Johnson, Niagara Falls, New York, is fifth with 1297.

          The lady professionals return Sunday for round 2 with squad B bowling at 3:00 p.m. and squad A at 7:00 p.m. The athletes will be challenged with a new oil pattern different than what was used today.


    -Adler Takes First Round Lead Of Squad A In The Foundation Games II

    9/16/2000 - PWBA
          SEBRING, FL - Kim Adler of Cocoa, FL, averaged 229 for six games to take the first round lead of squad A in The Foundation Games II at Kegel Bowling Center in Sebring, Florida Saturday afternoon. Adler had high scores of 259, 257, 255, and 235 to lead the field by 77 pins.

          When Adler missed the match play cut last week by four pins, she decided to take advantage of her extra time and to go to Sebring a few days earlier to work with the Kegel Training Center.

          "Coming down here early has definitely helped me today," said Adler. "In this tournament format, versatility is very important and so is repeating shots. I worked on a variety of hand positions with different ball drillings for different lane patterns. Today with the short oil pattern, I had to use a weak drilling and I had to cut back on my hand position. With the condition changing tomorrow, I am going to be as prepared as I can be. I'm going to come and watch the other squad bowl to eliminate choices early."

          Liz Johnson, Niagara Falls, NY, had games of 244, 239, and 227 to average 216.16 for six games for the second position. Rounding out the top five are; Julie Jackson, Rural Hall, N. Carolina, Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, California, and Robin Mossontte, Newhall, California.

          The Foundation Games II is a unique tournament presented by Kegel Training Center in which the bowlers are tested on three different and distinct oil patterns for each round bowled. One will be short (distance) with minimal lane dressing; the next will be medium in distance with the approximate amount of lane dressing that was used in the 1980's; and the third condition will be long with an oil pattern similarly used in today's game. The Foundation was created by a group of lane men dedicated to restoring credibility to the sport of bowling.

          The field of forty-nine bowlers have been split into two squad rounds with squad A bowling at 3:00 p.m. and squad B at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Squads A & B will be rotating the 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. shifts Saturday through Monday. There will then be a cut to the top 24 which 8 game blocks will bowl at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The top four will advance to the televised finals on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


    -McMullen Climbs Up Ladder To Win Second Career Title

    9/14/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Debbie McMullen, Denver, CO, defeated Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, 234-228 in the championship match in the televised finals of the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, FL, Thursday afternoon.

          "I was shocked," said McMullen. "I just can't believe it. It's been six long years since I've won a title. It feels great to win again."

          In the first three-way shootout match brought McMullen to face Kendra Cameron of Sebring, FL and Tiffany Stanbrough of Oklahoma City, OK. Cameron fell behind early in the match by punching the 2-8-10 split in the first frame while Stanbrough and McMullen kept pace with one another. With a nine-pin lead over Stanbrough and a nineteen-pin lead over Cameron in the fifth frame, McMullen threw the next five strikes to close out Stanbrough and Cameron 246-180-169.

          This brought McMullen to face hot-handed Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, NV. This was Macpherson's tenth championship appearance this year. McMullen started the semi-final match with a strike but left a 1-2-8 washout. Unable to convert, McMullen had to settle for an open. Macpherson started off with a hot hand throwing the first five in a row before leaving the 6-7-10 split in the sixth frame opening the door for McMullen. McMullen took advantage of Macpherson's open in the sixth by throwing the next four and matching strike for strike in the seventh and eighth frames narrowing the margin to seven-pins. Macpherson ended the match first posting a score of 243. McMullen doubled in the tenth and threw a seven count to defeat Macpherson by one pin with a score of 244.

          In the championship match, McMullen faced another hot player on the tour this year, Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY. Feldman has won three titles this year and this was Feldman's seventh championship appearance. McMullen started out the gate with the first five strikes while Feldman started out with a strike, spare, strike before losing the ball to right tossing it in the gutter. By converting the spare, Feldman was able to stay in the match falling behind by 39-pins. Feldman then threw the next five strikes closing the gap by eight pins in the eighth frame. Feldman finished the match first with a score of 228. With only needing a mark in the tenth, McMullen went Brooklyn leaving the 5-9. Converting the spare and striking McMullen sealed the win with a 234 score.


    -Feldman Is #1 Position For TV Finals, Feldman And Terrell Make PWBA History

    9/13/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, went 5-0-1 and averaged 248.5 for six games to take over the lead for the televised finals in the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, FL, Wednesday afternoon. Feldman had high games of 300, 263, 257, 252, 217, and 202 to take the lead by 76-pins.

          In the fourth game of match play, Feldman and Kim Terrell of Daly City, Calif., both shot 300 games against each other, the first women in PWBA history to accomplish this feat. Feldman finished the match first with the first 300 of the historic match.

          "I was glad I finished first," exclaimed Feldman. "I was nervous watching Kim, I was trembling because I wanted her to do it. It was a memorable experience Kim and I now have to look back on and one that's more special since we're such good friends." This makes Feldman's 11th 300 of her career and Terrell's 9th.

          "I didn't know until John (Falzone) came down and told me that it was a record," said Terrell. "It was very exciting."

          Feldman defeated Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., in the position round 263-258 to earn the first position.

          "I'm closer to my goals that I made for myself early in the year," said Feldman. "My goals were to win five titles this year and to be Player of the Year. This could be my once in a lifetime chance to be Player of the Year. It's a very important goal for me to accomplish."

          Wendy Macpherson averaged 237 for six games and who won four of six matches to claim the second position. In the third position is Tiffany Stanbrough of Oklahoma City, OK, who won five matches and had high games of 268, 238, and 224.

          In the position round, Kendra Cameron, Sebring, FL., lost her match to Stanbrough 213-238 dropping her to the fifth position.

          Debbie McMullen, Denver, Colo., struck out in the tenth in a shootout match defeating Cara Honeychurch 259-258 to qualify fourth for the televised finals.

          The top five advance to the televised finals Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and will be aired on Monday, September 18, on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and will repeat on Thursday, September 21, on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Live coverage of the finals can be found via the Internet, where the fans will be able to catch the scoring action as it happens, frame by frame, at the PWBA's web site located at www.pwba.com.


    -Macpherson Holds Lead In Parter Carter Classic

    9/13/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., won four of six matches and averaged 217.16 to extend her lead by 38-pins in the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, FL, Wednesday morning.

          A"I'm sticking to my game plan," exclaimed Macpherson. "I'm focusing on winning my matches to win as many bonus pins as I can."

          AMichelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, averaged 218.16 to move two spots into the second position while Tiffany Stanbrough of Oklahoma City, OK, dropped one spot into the third position. Also, dropping one position into the fourth position is Debbie McMullen of Denver, Colo.

          ACara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, had high games of 268, 249, 230, and 226 to average 225.83 to move her into the top five.

          AThe lady professionals return at 2:00 p.m. to bowl their last round of match play. The top five advance to the televised finals on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and will be aired on Monday, September 18, on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and will repeat on Thursday, September 21, on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern).


    -Membership At Its Lowest Loss Since 1989-90

    9/12/2000 - Bowling Newsline
          Membership in the American Bowling Congress, Women's International Bowling Congress and Young American Bowling Alliance in the 1999-2000 season declined again, but at the slowest rate in a decade. The organizations combined for 3,756,651 members in the season ending July 31. That represents a 4.5 percent decrease from the 3,933,553 total in 1998-99.

          ABC again led the way 1,866,023 members, down 3.6 percent from the 1,936,648 members the previous season. WIBC had 1,481,163, down 5.4 percent from the 1,565,896 of 1998-99. YABA featured 409,465 members in 1999-2000, a 5 percent drop from the previous 431,009.

          ABC members competed in 72, 161 leagues, WIBC members in 71,792 and YABA members in 18,175. Nearly three-quarters of the ABC and WIBC members competed jointly in mixed leagues.

          Michigan continued its streak as the leading state with 335,681 overall members (164,070 ABC, 141,267 WIBC and 30,344 YABA). New York was next at 273,704 (138,841, 98,634, 36,229) with Ohio third at 269,666 (137,347, 103,325, 28,994). Michigan led ABC and WIBC membership while New York topped YABA.

          For local areas, Detroit again was best with a combined 119,674 members (63,810 ABC, 44,462 WIBC, 11,402 YABA). Chicago was next at 48,738 (28,992, 18,012, 1,734).


    -Macpherson Takes Over Fourth Round Lead In Paula Carter Classic

    9/12/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., won five of six matches to take over the lead in the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, Florida, Tuesday afternoon. Macpherson averaged 235.58 for twelve games and went 9-3-0 in match play to move from the eighteenth position for the lead.

          "I'm really pleased," said Macpherson. "I had a great day. It was a combination of winning matches and having high games that I took over the lead. But it's still early yet; we have twelve more games to go. Every pin adds up and that may be the pin needed in the end."

          Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, OK, won all six matches in match play to move four spots into the second position and Debbie McMullen, Denver, Colo., dropped two spots into the third position.

          Michelle Feldman, Skaneatele, NY, averaged 244.16 and had high games of 298, 247, 247, and 245 to move into the fourth position. Tish Johnson of Northridge, Calif., dropped into the fifth position.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday for the last two rounds of match play at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The top five advance to the televised finals on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and will be aired on Monday, September 18, on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and will repeat on Thursday, September 21, on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern).


    -McMullen Takes Over Lead In Paula Carter Classic

    9/12/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Debbie McMullen, Denver, Colo., went 6-0-0 in match play and came from the ninth position to take the lead in the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, FL, Tuesday afternoon. McMullen averaged 224.16 for six games to take a 55-pin lead over Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX.

          "It's been a long time since I've lead a tournament," said McMullen. "I've been working on my game and it's paid off, I feel I've been throwing the ball better than I've been throwing it the last few tournaments. I've only had to change balls once this tournament so today I will see what kind of reaction I get in practice and go from there."

          Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, won three out of six matches and averaged 219.66 to move three spots into the second position. Dropping two spots into the third position is Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif.

          Making the biggest move into the top five is last week's champion, Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia. Honeychurch won all six matches and averaged 217 to move nine spots into the fourth position. Carol Gianotti-Block dropped two spots into the fifth position.

          The lady professionals return this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. to complete the second round of match play in the special day format. They will complete the match play competition Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The top five will advance to the televised finals on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and will be aired on Monday, September 18, on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and will repeat on Thursday, September 21, on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m.


    -Johnson Takes Over Lead In The Paula Carter Classic

    9/11/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., averaged 227.66 for nine games and has an overall average of 223.28 for eighteen games to take over the lead in the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, Florida, Monday afternoon. Johnson had high games of 299,269, 235, 226, and 223 to take the lead by 80-pins.

          "The shot suits me," said Johnson. "I like to swing the ball and I was able to do that on this condition. Today the lanes were a little tighter than yesterday but I made some good ball changes to adjust."

          Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, averaged 221.55 to move three spots into the second position. Carol Gianotti-Block, Perth, Australia, and Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are tied for the third and fourth positions. Rounding out the top five is Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX.

          The lady professionals are bowling in a special day format, which consists of two 9-game qualifying rounds bowled on Sunday and Monday. The top 24 advance to match play to bowl four six-game rounds Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The top five will then advance to the televised finals to be taped on ESPN2 at 2:00 p.m. Thursday.


    -Stanbrough Takes First Round Lead In The Paula Carter Classic

    9/10/2000 - PWBA
          DAVIE, FL - Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, OK, averaged 219.11 for nine games to take the first round lead in the Paula Carter Classic at Don Carter University Lanes in Davie, Florida, Sunday afternoon. Stanbrough had back-to-back 262 games and other high games of 246 and 235 to take the lead by 2-pins.

          "I didn't know I was the leader," said Stanbrough. "It's been a while since I lead a tournament." Stanbrough was last year's rookie of the year and has cashed in eight events this year. "This year has been up and down for me. So this lead early in the tournament is good for my confidence," added Stanbrough.

          In the second position is Tish Johnson of Norhtridge, Calif. Johnson had high games of 267, 237, 234, 231 and averaged 218.89 for nine games. Kim Adler, Cocoa, FL, averaged 218 for the third position. Rounding out the top five are; Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, in the fourth position, Anne Marie Duggan of Edmond, OK, and Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY are tied for the fifth position.

          The lady professionals bowled in a special day format, which consists of two 9-game qualifying blocks bowled on Sunday and Monday at 11:00 a.m. There will then be a cut to the top 24 in which there will be four six-game match play rounds bowled at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The top five will then advance to the televised finals to be taped at 2:00 p.m. Thursday.


    -Sill Selected August's Best Bowler

    9/8/2000 - BWAA
          Aleta Sill was voted Bowling Writers Association of America Bowler of the Month for August by a select panel of the organization, BWAA President Dan Glus announced today.

          Sill, the 37-year-old left-hander from Dearborn, Mich., earned her 31st national title with a 217-205 conquest of top seed and fellow Professional Women's Bowling Association Hall of Famer Tish Johnson, Northridge, Calif., at the PWBA Greater Atlanta Open in Marietta, Ga. Sill's victory places her only one title behind all-time national titlist Lisa Wagner, Bradenton, FL.

          Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY, who captured her third championship of the year at the Lady Ebonite Classic in Louisville, KY., was runner-up in the BWAA balloting.


    -Honeychurch Wins Second National Title In The Greater Orlando Classic

    9/8/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia, defeated DeDe Davidson, Las Vegas, Nev., 218-184 in the championship match of the televised finals in the Greater Orlando Classic at AMF Altamonte Lanes in Altamonte Springs, Florida Thursday evening.

          "I'm really delighted," exclaimed Honeychurch. "This is my second title and this title means more to me than the first one. I've been practicing and working hard on my game and it seems it paid off."

          In the first three-way shootout match brought Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., and Kim Adler, Cocoa, FL., to face off. Macpherson started out the match with authority with a spare in the first frame and then tossing the next six in a row. Duggan and Adler were off to a slow start with each punching a split early in the match. Adler did make an effort by tossing three in a row cutting the gap by 45 pins in the sixth frame. After converting a spare in the eighth frame, Macpherson did not look back. Macpherson doubled in the ninth and tenth frames, winning the match 258-206-185.

          In the semi-final match, Macpherson faced DeDe Davidson. The match started out with both opponents striking in the first frame. Macpherson threw back-to-back splits falling behind by twenty pins in the third frame. Davidson took control of the match in the fourth frame by throwing a three-bagger, a spare in the seventh, and throwing the next five strikes in a row shutting out Macpherson 246-173.

          The championship match brought Davidson to face fellow southpaw Honeychurch. Davidson started the match leaving five spare conversions and one strike through six frames while Honeychurch started off on a good pace throwing a double, spare and the next three in a row taking a twenty-eight-pin lead in sixth frame. Davidson seemed to get a break when Honeychurch left the 1-3-6-7 in the seventh frame but Honeychurch showed no signs of letting up by converting the washout leave. Failing to convert the 4-7 spare in the eighth by Davidson, the match was well in the hands of Honeychurch. Honeychurch defeated Davidson 218-184.


    -Honeychurch Holds Onto Number One Seed For TV Finals

    9/6/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Cara Honeychurch, Australia, averaged 219.62 for eight games to hold the number one position for the televised finals in The Greater Orlando Classic at AMF Altamonte Lanes in Altamonte Springs, FL Wednesday evening. Honeychurch had high games of 279, 229, and 225 to hold onto the lead by 204 pins.

          In the second position is DeDe Davidson, Las Vegas, Nev. Davidson won five of eight matches and had high games of 297, 279, 245, and 230. Anne Marie Duggan of Edmond, OK, won six of eight matches and averaged 212.37 to stay into the third position. Falling two spots into the fourth position is Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev. Macpherson averaged 213.87 and had high games of 268, 235, and 224.

          Kim Adler, Cocoa, FL came from the sixth position the final three games of match play to take the final fifth position for the televised finals. Adler shot games of 248, 266, and 231 to win her last three matches

          "I didn't watch the scores all night," said Adler. "I really haven't watched the scores all tournament. I've just been focusing on my shots. I knew I was close and when I shot the 266 that was the first time I looked at the standings to see where I was. In position round I was not looking forward to bowling on that pair because I struggled earlier on that pair but I was able to win that match and make the show."

          The top five advance to the televised finals Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The televised finals will air on Monday, September 11th on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and repeat Thursday, September 14th on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Live Coverage of the finals can be found via the Internet, where the fans will be able to catch the scoring action as it happens, frame by frame, at the PWBA's web site located at www.pwba.com.


    -Honeychurch Takes Lead In The Greater Orlando Classic

    9/6/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Cara Honeychurch, Australia, averaged 229.5 for eight games to take the lead in The Greater Orlando Classic at AMF Altamonte Lanes in Altamonte Springs, FL Wednesday afternoon. Honeychurch won seven of eight matches in match play and had high games of 274, 265, and 259 to take the lead by 152-pins.

          "I bowled well this round," said Honeychurch. "It's been a really tough condition and I just want to keep making good shots and to keep my rhythm. I'm just focusing on keeping the ball slow and staying behind the ball to get a good reaction. I'm very pleased that I'm leading but I'm certainly not thinking I'm in (the show) by any means, I like to bowl well tonight and to stay focused."

          Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., charged into the top five by winning all eight matches. Macpherson bowled consistent games of 242, 234, 233 and averaged 219.5 for eight games to move four spots. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK, went 4-4-0 in match play dropping two spots for the third position.

          Rounding out the top five are Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX., and DeDe Davidson, Las Vegas, Nev.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday evening for the last round of match play at 6:30 p.m. There will then be a cut to the top five, which advance to the televised finals on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The televised finals will air on Monday, September 11th on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and repeat on Thursday, September 14th on ESPN2 at 1:00 p.m. Live coverage of the finals can be found via the Internet, where the fans will be able to catch the scoring action as it happens, frame by frame, at the PWBA's web site located at www.pwba.com.


    -Duggan Regains Lead In The Greater Orlando Classic

    9/5/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK, went 6-2-0 in match play to regain the lead in the fourth round at AMF Altamonte Springs Lanes in Altamonte Springs, FL, Tuesday evening. Duggan had high games of 246, 237, and 235 to regain the lead by seventy-six pins over Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX.

          "I still feel comfortable out on the lanes," exclaimed Duggan. "My motor home broke down on the way to this tournament and that was very stressful to me. Bowling has been stress free for me and it calms me down. I want to continue bowling well and to concentrate on making good shots."

          Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, averaged 215.12 and won five of eight matches to stay in the second position. Also holding her position is Cara Honeychurch of Australia. Honeychurch went 6-2-0 in match play and averaged 212.62.

          Making the biggest move into the top five is DeDe Davidson, Las Vegas, Nev. Davidson had games of 264, 236, 235 and averaged 229.5 to move thirteen spots into the fourth position.

          "The time I took off has helped me mentally," commented Davidson. "It would be nice to make a show but there's still two blocks to go and anything can happen. My focus tomorrow is to make decisions a little faster. This morning it took me three games to figure out the lanes because I'm stubborn. I plan on making moves much quicker tomorrow."

          Moving into the fifth position is Kim Adler of Cocoa, FL. Adler averaged 219.37 and won five of eight matches to move from the ninth position.

          The lady professionals return Wednesday for the final two rounds of match play before cutting to the top five for the televised finals to be taped Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2.


    -Turner Takes Over Lead In The Greater Orlando Classic

    9/5/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Tammy Turner, Akron, Ohio, averaged 210.33 for six games to take over the lead in the third round of qualifying at AMF Altamonte Springs Lanes in Altamonte Springs, FL, Tuesday afternoon. Turner had high games of 258, 247, and 231 to take the lead by twenty-nine pins over Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX.

          "The shot was a little different today," said Turner, "A lot of the bowlers that were low in the cut moved up and the ones that were higher up seemed to drop and that helped me move up. Tonight I'm going to have to play the lanes differently than last night; I'll have to work on some new equipment so I can play more to the right."

          Carolyn Dorin-Ballard stayed in the second position while Cara Honeychurch, Australia, averaged 216.33 to move five spots into the third position. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK, fell into the fourth position and Stacy Rider, LaHabra, Calif., was able to stay into the top five in the fifth position.

          The lady professionals return Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to start their first round of match play.


    -Nickelodeon To Televise International Family Bowling Tournament

    9/5/2000 - BPAA
          ARLINGTON, TX - Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for Kids, the new network from Nickelodeon that celebrates the games and sports that all kids love to play, will air selected highlights from the BPAA International Family Tournament 2000 on Sunday, Sept. 10, it was announced by Nickelodeon GAS and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. This year's BPAA's International Family Tournament, where family teams competed for scholarship dollars, was held at The Main Event Entertainment Center in Lewisville, Texas, on Aug. 11 and 12, 2000. Hosted by Vivianne Collins of Nickelodeon GAS, this year's tournament highlights will air on Nickelodeon GAS on Sept. 10 from 8-10 p.m. (ET) and 12-2 a.m. (ET), as well as on the Nick GAS programming block featured on Nickelodeon from 2-4 p.m. (ET).

          International Family Tournament Sponsors included Qubica USA, Pepsi-Cola, Dickies and New Skin. The partnership with Nickelodeon was developed by Strike Ten Entertainment, which provides a wide range of marketing services for the bowling industry.

          Nickelodeon television crews spent two days filming segments of the International Family Tournament, along with the help of AMF Pro Staffers Bob Learn, Jr., Norm Duke, George Branham III and Brian Voss.

          Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for Kids, which launched March 1, 2000, reflects the multi-media entertainment world that today's kids live in and features programming that celebrates the games and sports that all kids love to play. The Nickelodeon GAS programming line-up includes Nick's vast library of kids-first game shows, including Global Guts, Double Dare, Wild & Crazy Kids and Figure It Out; sports-related programs such as Sports Theatre with Shaquille O'Neal; and programs about electronic and video games. Nickelodeon GAS has secured distribution deals with AT&T, Comcast, Echostar and other distributors. Nickelodeon GAS satellite coordinates are C3/15.

          Nickelodeon, now in its 21st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything. The company includes television programming and production in the U.S. and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 77 million households and has been the number-one rated cable network for four consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International, Inc.


    -Duggan Takes Over Lead In The Greater Orlando Classic

    9/5/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK, averaged 223.16 for six games to take over the lead in the second round of qualifying at AMF Altamonte Lanes in Altamonte Springs, FL, Monday evening. Duggan leads the field by twenty-seven pins over Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, TX. In the third game of qualifying Duggan fell short of a perfect game leaving a 4-pin in the tenth for a 289 game.

          "I'm happy with the how I've been bowling," said Duggan. "I feel so calm on the lanes and that's the difference. I made a show in Marietta and it feels great to lead the tournament but I'm eager for a win."

          Carolyn Dorin Ballard had high games of 257, 236, 223 and averaged 222.83 for six games to move six spots into the second position. Making the biggest move into the top five is Stacy Rider of Lahabra, Calif. Rider averaged 224.83 to move seven spots to the third position. Brenda Norman, Indianapolis, Ind., and Tammy Turner, Akron, Ohio dropped two spots for the fourth and fifth positions.


    -Entire 2001 Tour On ESPN2

    9/5/2000 - PWBA
          Rockford, IL - The Professional Women's Bowling Association announced today that an agreement has been reached with ESPN2 for the year 2001. The entire 23 week PWBA schedule will be broadcast on ESPN2 including the Women's International Bowling Congress Queens Tournament.

          "This is the earliest we have reached an agreement in years," said PWBA President John Falzone. "It's great, our host bowling centers and sponsors now have time to promote, and our first 12 events are almost all scheduled," he added.

          The first event in 2001 will be the prestigious Queens Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL., May 7-11. Following the Queens the PWBA will start an 11 week swing that will take the Tour from coast to coast twice.

          "We are very satisfied with the PWBA and we know that the tour has a large following on our network", said Bob Yalen, ESPN Director of Brand Management.

          Jan Schmidt, Marketing Director for PWBA said "we are very excited that viewers in approximately 70 millions homes will have the opportunity to watch the best women bowlers in the world. Scheduling tour stops early for 2001 will give the PWBA a definite advantage over previous years as we work to secure additional partnerships".


    -Stroud Takes First Round Lead In The Greater Orlando Classic

    9/5/2000 - PWBA
          ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Karen Stroud, Victoria, TX., averaged 222 for six games to take the first round lead at AMF Altamonte Lanes in Altamonte Springs, FL Monday afternoon. Stroud had high games of 267, 254, & 235 to lead by thirty-five pins over Brenda Norman, Indianapolis, Ind.

          "I'm very pleased with my performance," said Stroud, "I had to play the part of the lane I'm not used to playing. I was able to find a good reaction way outside, which is not my A game, but I was very pleased on how I played it. Tonight I plan on moving more inside with a different ball because I was beginning to lose the shot on the outside the last game."

          Brenda Norman is letting everyone know she is back. Norman was sidelined from a broken finger and had to sit out most of this season. She averaged 216.33 to hold down the second position. Tammy Turner, Akron, Ohio, was close behind averaging 216.16 for the third position. In the fourth position is Anne Marie Duggan of Edmond, OK, and DeDe Davidson of Las Vegas, Nev., is in the fifth position. Davidson has also returned after taking the summer swing off due to a back injury.





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