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      May 09, 2002:

-Terrell Secures No. 1 Seed For 2002 WIBC Queen Finals

05/09/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      WAUWATOSA, Wis. - Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif. topped off four days of steady shot making to secure the No. 1 seed entering the finals of the Women's International Bowling Congress Queens tournament. Terrell put together five consecutive 700-plus series during the match play rounds before defeating Kari Schwager, Montgomery, Ill. 638-582 in the final tilt of the winners bracket.

      "In many ways this tournament is about survival," said Terrell. "You have bowl well all week but the most important aspect of the event is to keep winning matches. Scoring high during the qualifying gave me a lot of confidence heading into match play."

      "I'm thrilled to be seeded No. 1 but I don't want to take it for granted. There are four very talented bowlers that also want to win this tournament and the last thing I need to do right now is to get over confident."

      Terrell ended the 2001 Professional Women's Bowling Association season in grand fashion by winning the Women's U.S. Open Bowling Championship. Her victory earned her a first place check worth $55,000 - the largest ever in a professional women's bowling tournament. Last season she competed in 22 events with 11 top 10 finishes. She ranked second in earnings ($95,500), seventh in competition points (11,955) and 10th in averages (208).

      Schwager, who is a current University of Nebraska bowler and TEAM USA member, defeated three PWBA players on her road to the televised finals - including Pauliina Aalto, Finland (718-684), Brenda Norman, Indianapolis, Ind. (659-581) and Cara Honeychurch, Australia (719-634). The No. 2 seed finished the 2002 college season as a National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association first-team All-American selection.

      In spite of her loss to Schwager, Honeychurch also made the championship round after averaging 229 through five games. The 2001 Player of the Year Runner Up competed in 23 PWBA events last season appearing in 13 televised finals. She claimed four championships and placing fourth in earnings ($92,500), second in competition points (15,150) and third in averages (212.41).

      Seeded fourth is 14-time titlest Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. In 2001 Adler had an eight-year streak snapped when for the first time she did not win at least one national title. The former PWBA Rookie of the Year and two-time WIBC All-American was one of three players last season to cash in (22-of-22) in every tournament in which she competed. Adler ranks ninth all-time in PWBA earnings with $748,322 and with a victory Friday she can complete the Triple Crown of women's bowling.

      Kirsten Penny, England, emerged from the contenders bracket to obtain the No. 5 seeded position. Following a loss to Schwager 615-525 in the winners bracket, the right-hander bounced back to win three straight with the most important bout coming in the last game of the contenders bracket where she upended PWBA'ers Cathy Dorin-Lizzi 749-676 to earn the finals spot in Friday's finals. Penny, who is the least know among the final five has a wealth of international experience. The 25-year old earned four gold and one bronze medal in the 2001 European Championships in Denmark and the gold medal in Mixed Doubles with Steve Thornton in the 2001 World Games in Akita. Her last tournament win came in April of 2002 when she won the women's division in the Sinai International Open in Cairo.

      The Queens tournament, sponsored by Tri-Properties-Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus, concludes with the top five bowlers facing off in the stepladder finals on Friday at 7 p.m. The championship round will air on ESPN2 on Tuesday, May 14 at 9 p.m. (Eastern).

      The WIBC Queens and Senior Queens is being conducted on Women's International Bowling Congress/American Bowling Congress Sport Bowling lane conditions. Sport Bowling is an optional membership level for WIBC and ABC members designed to emphasize accuracy, consistency and return credibility to the sport.

Match play results:
Winners' Bracket
First Round

Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., def. Deborah Warner, Memphis, Tenn., 649-631
Cindy Coburn-Carroll, Williamsville, N.Y., def. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 692-653
Kim Terrell, Daly City, Calif., def. Wendy Mcpherson, Henderson, Nev., 768-601
Robin Mossontte, Newhall, Calif., def. Gina Daroszewski, Milwaukee, 632-576
Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., def. Jennifer Bedner, Wilton Manners, Fla., 683-664
Cara Honeychurch, Austrailia, def. Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 725-699
Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla, def. Kirsten Penny, England, 714-624
Kari Schwager, Montgomery, Ill., def. Hidemi Mizobuchi, Japan, 672-586

Second Round
Adler def. Coburn-Carroll, 709-629
Terrell def. Mossontte, 768-604
Honeychurch def. Kulick, 678-650
Schwager def. Penny, 615-525

Third Round
Terrell def. Adler 748-664
Schwager def. Honeychurch, 719-634

Contenders' Bracket
First Round
Kelly Fox, Burke, Va., def. Tammy Turner, Ogden, Utah, 575-502
Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., def. Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 671-561
Jody Ellis, South Africa, def Robin Crawford, West Allis, Wis., 645-635
Michelle Mullen, Dearborn, Mich., def. Laura Lee Daniel, Corona, Calif., 660-626
Dede Davidson, Las Vegas, def. Lisa Duenow, Spring Park, Minn., 631-621
Lisa Bishop, Belleville, Mich., def. Brenda Norman, Stroudsburg, Pa., 688-608
Shana Ray, Portland, Ore., def. Terri Thomas, Folcroft, Pa., 647-620
Amy Dillon, Wichita, Kan., def. Jayne Lampugnani, Philadelphia, 640-494

Second Round
Mizobuchi def. Fox, 625-473
Bednar def. Feldman, 613-599
Macpherson def. Ellis, 660-620
Mullen def. Warner, 735-625
Davidson def. Johnson, 621-597
Dorin-Lizzi def. Bishop, 672-607
Ray def. Gaines, 675-642
Daroszewski def. Dillon, 633-579

Third Round
Bednar def. Mizobuchi, 634-557
Mullen def. Macpherson, 646-556
Dorin Lizzi def. Davidson, 615-540
Ray def. Daroszewski, 770-648

Fourth Round
Penny def. Bednar, 655-612
Macpherson def. Mossontte, 658-654
Dorin-Lizzi def. Kulick, 629-561
Ray def. Coburn-Carroll, 715-673

Fifth Round
Penny def. Macpherson, 628-621
Dorin-Lizzi def. Ray, 629-573

Sixth Round
Penny def. Dorin-Lizzi, 749-676

-Buckner, Hintz Among Survivors In WIBC Senior Queens

05/09/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      WAUWATOSA, Wis., - Women's International Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Pam Buckner of Reno, Nev., and three-time WIBC Tournament champion Shirley Hintz of Cocoa, Fla., were among eight women to advance from the first day of match play Wednesday in the 2002 WIBC Senior Queens Tournament at AMF Bowlero Lanes.

      Buckner won a pair of three-game matches in the double-elimination event to advance to Thursday's winners' bracket action. She defeated Linda Hite, Anderson, Ind., 599-539, and Dee Price, Stockton, Calif., 647-585. Hintz also won two matches beating Sandra Postma, Lansing, Ill., 598-529, and Carolyn Trump, North Fort Meyers, Fla., 589-524.

      Joining Buckner and Hintz in the winners' bracket were Patricia Price, Devonshire, Bermuda, and Andi Whitlock, Middletown, Del.

      Remaining in the contenders' bracket were Karen Pullman, Salt Lake City; Dee Price, Stockton, Calif.; Carolyn Trump, North Fort Meyers; and Linda Hite, Anderson, Ind.

      The original field of 86 participants bowled eight qualifying games, four each on Monday and Tuesday. The top 22 players advanced for another four qualifying games Wednesday morning before the cut to match play.

      The leader in the winners' bracket and leader in the contenders' bracket meet for the title at 2 p.m. Friday. The champion will receive a prize check, crystal trophy and jeweled tiara.

      The WIBC Senior Queens, sponsored by Storm, is open to all WIBC members age 55 and over. The event is being conducted on WIBC/American Bowling Congress Sport Bowling lane conditions. Sport Bowling is an optional membership level for WIBC and ABC members designed to emphasize accuracy and consistency and return credibility to the sport.

Match play results:
First Round
Karen Pullman, Salt Lake City, def. Jean Williford, Carthage, N.C., 555-513
Patricia Price, Devonshire, Bermuda def. Fran Minton, Iowa Park, Texas, 588-515
Dee Price, Stockton, Calif. def Norma Winfield, Chesterfield, Va., 520-475
Pam Buckner, Reno, Nev. def. Linda Hite, Anderson, Ind., 599-539
Carolyn Trump, North Fort Meyers, Fla., def. Linda Lunsford, Evergreen, Colo.,
590-554 Shirley Hintz, Cocoa, Fla., def. Sandra Postma, Lansing, Ill., 598-529
Andi Whitlock, Middletown, Del., def. Carol Zuber, DePere, Wis., 568-553
Freida Gates, The Villages, Fla., def. Janie Harper, Port Richey, Fla., 517-494

Second Round
Winners' Bracket
P. Price def. Pullman, 522-508
Buckner def. D. Price, 647-585
Hintz def. Trump, 589-524
Whitlock def. Gates, 554-494

Contenders' Bracket
Lunsford def. Williford, 549-536
Minton def. Postma, 614-522
Winfield def. Zuber, 597-441
Hite def. Harper, 508-463

Third Round
Contenders' Bracket
Pullman def. Lunsford, 608-514
D. Price def. Minton, 527-518
Trump def. Winfield, 601-578
Hite def. Gates, 598-589

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