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      June 16, 2002:

-Honeychurch Wins Greater Harrisburg Open

06/16/2002 - PWBA
      MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - It was a long time coming for Australian Cara Honeychurch. Appearing in her fourth televised final of the 2002 Professional Women's Bowling Association season, Honeychurch won the Greater Harrisburg Open on Sunday after a 195-148 victory over Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif. Honeychurch took home a first place check worth $10,500.

      "The first title of the year is the toughest to win," said Honeychurch. "I'm very relieved right now because I knew I had put myself in a good position to win and I did not want to give up that opportunity."

      Honeychurch entered the championships as the tournament's top seed. The left-hander finished the 42-game prelims with a 15-8-1 record, a 229.26 average and a 10,094 pinfall.

      Although her tournament week was filled with good fortune, Honeychurch got off a difficult start in her battle with Terrell. The eight-time titlest opened the match with a 7-10 split and then suffered a 4-6-7-10 split in the second frame.

      Terrell, who bowled exceptionally in the opening shootout and semi-finals, also left an open frame in the first when she missed a 10-pin. Both players would mark in frames three thru five but in the sixth Terrell suffered a 7-10 split while Honeychurch continued to mark. A missed four-pin in the seventh by Terrell helped the Aussie to a 22-pin lead.

      "I didn't really miss the pocket much in the finals but my angle of entry kept me from striking," said Terrell. "I thought I made a good shot when I missed the 10-pin. When I missed the four pin I was thinking too much about the 7-10 split."

      Terrell's march to the finals came as a result of a 255-248-155 win over Anne Marie Duggan, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Kendra Gaines in the opening shootout. The 2002 Women's International Bowling Congress Queens tournament winner put on an impressive show when she notched a 10-strike game including six straight to finish the match. Duggan was equally magnificent striking nine times.

      In the semi-finals Terrell bested her road roommate Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif 237-186.

      Barrette led the tournament in rounds three and four. The 23-time titlest was making her 90th televised appearance of her career.

      For her second place finish Terrell cashed for $5,800. Barrette earned $4,000 and Gaines and Duggan claimed $3,200 and $2,800 respectively.

      Sunday's championship round was the third of five consecutive live ESPN telecasts. ESPN2 is scheduled to re-air the event on July 3 at 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

      Mechanicsburg, PA - Championship-round results and their scores, earnings and playoff results in the Professional Women's Bowling Association's $65,000 Greater Harrisburg Open;

1. Cara Honeychurch, Australia, 195 -1 game- $10,500
2. Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., 644 -3 games- $5,800
3. Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., 148 -1 game- $4,000
4. Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla., 155 -1 game- $3,200
5. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. - 248 -1 game- $2,800

Playoff Results: Terrell def. Duggan and Gaines 255-248-155; Terrell def. Barrette 237-186; Championship match: Honeychurch def. Terrell 195-148.

-Opening Day Competition At ABC/WIBC Senior Championship Tournament

06/16/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      GREENDALE, Wis. * After the first day of competition eight leaders emerged at the American Bowling Congress/Women's International Bowling Congress Senior Championships at AMF Bowlero in Wauwatosa.

      Three games of qualifying were completed on the first day competition, with Mary Meserve, Olympia, WA, 672 (475 actual and 197 handicap), and Norman Miller, Morgan Town, WV, 681 (542 actual and 139 handicap) sitting a top the Division A (age 70 and over) field.

      Leading Division B (age 65-69) is Elizabeth Mistriel, Brawley, CA, 710 (480 actual and 230 handicap), and Douglas Moore, Chesapeake, MD, 724 (652 actual and 72 handicap). Leading Division C (age 60-64) is Joann Carlson, Park Falls, WI, 687 (487 actual and 200 handicap), and Jimmy Wilson, Albertville, AL, 692 (666 actual and 26 handicap). Leading Division D (age 55-59) is Rose Gehring, Cottonwood, ID, 722 (565 actual and 157 handicap) and Leroy Boseman, Belton, SC, 709 (628 actual and 81 handicap).

      Competition concludes on Sun., June 16. Players return to bowl a second three-game block, for a total of six games. Then, the top three bowlers from each division advance to a single-elimination stepladder format. Female bowlers are competing for a prize fund totaling $13,425 and male bowlers competing for $18,500.

      The tournamen began with 367 male and female amateur players 55 and older from each U.S. state and Canadian provincial, with one male and one female competitor in each of the four divisions based on age. Competition is handicapped.

      The American Bowling Congress (ABC) is a non-profit, membership service organization headquartered in Greendale, Wis. Founded in New York City in 1895, its principle role is to serve as the governing body for tenpin bowling by maintaining specifications and rules for the sport, conducting national championships and providing services to its 1.7 million members.

      The Women's International Bowling Congress is the world's oldest and largest women's sports membership organization with nearly 1.4 million members. WIBC's mission is, "To identify and fulfill the needs of women bowlers." WIBC's national headquarters is in Greendale on South 76th Street across from Southridge Mall.

Rankings After 3 Games with Handicap

Women's Division A (age 70 and over), Top 3:
1. Mary Meserve, Olympia, WA, 672; 
2. Barbara Howse, Nome, ND, 656; 
3. Dorothy Chomski, Mississauga, ON, 637.

Men's Division A (age 70 and over), Top 3:
1. Norman Miller, Morgan Town, WV, 681; 
2. Bill Inman, Salt Lake City, UT, 672; 
3. Clifford Wilson, Chicago, IL, 670.

Women's Division B (age 65-69), Top 3:
1. Elizabeth Mistriel, Brawley, CA, 710; 
2. Lorraine Peressini, Great Falls, MT, 691; 
3. Sue Benavides, Radcliff, KY; 672.

Men's Division B (age 65-69), Top 3:
1. Douglas Moore, Chesapeake, MD, 724; 
2. David Dix, Parkersburg, WV, 696; 
3. Art Schleifer, Belleville, ON, 693.

Women's Division C (age 60-64), Top 3:
1. Joann Carlson, Park Falls, WI, 687; 
2. Frances Ward, Cottonwood, AZ, 679; 
3. Eloise R. Lepera, Farimont, WV, 645.

Men's Division C (age 60-64), Top 3:
1. Jimmy Wilson, Albertville, AL, 692; 
2. Charles Terrell, Shoals, IN, 691; 
3. Richard Schneider, Godon, GA, 689.

Women's Division D (age 55-59), Top 3:
1. Rose Gehring, Cottonwood, ID, 722; 
2. Sandy VanMaele, Warren, MI, 662; 
3. Sara Dowden, Frankfort, IN, 654.

Men's Division D (age 55-59), Top 3:
1. Leroy Boseman, Belton, SC, 709; 
2. Eugene Garcia, Santa Fe, TX, 697, 
3. Donald Murphy, Columbus, OH, 686.

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