Talented Group Makes Run at USBC Women’s Championships

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

StrikingIsFun2at2015WC465x262Talented group makes run at USBC Women's Championships
The members of Striking is Fun 1 and 2 of Oregon, Ohio, made a run at the top spots in the Diamond Division at the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships on April 18.

Though they came up a little bit short, the group left the National Bowling Stadium with a significant presence in the top 10 of all four events – team, doubles, singles and all-events.

Led by Team USA member Bryanna Caldwell's 655 series, Striking is Fun 2 put together games of 725, 946 and 834 for a 2,505 total, which is second in Diamond Team. Caldwell was joined by fellow Team USA member Missy Parkin (643), Cassandra Leuthold (617) and Samantha Schaden (590). East Coast of Palm Harbor, Florida, leads with a 2,588.

Striking is Fun 1 wasn't far behind and settled into third place with a 2,404 effort. Jodi Woessner, the 2010 Diamond and Scratch All-Events champion, rolled a 647 series and helped Striking is Fun 1 to games of 781, 850 and 773. Woessner was followed by Rachael Delserone (637), Jessica Hatcher (589) and Tracy Distel (531).

Individually, Leuthold turned in the best overall performance. The former Junior Team USA member, who rolled a 299 at last year's USBC Women's Championships, is second in Diamond Singles with 697 and third in Diamond All-Events with 1,899. Parkin pulled in right behind her with 679 in singles on the way to a 1,898 all-events total, which puts her third and fourth, respectively.

The group now holds five of the top 10 spots in the all-events standings, four in singles and four in doubles.

A look ahead
USBC Hall of Famers Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, and Jeanne Naccarato of Tacoma, Washington, will return to Reno to defend their Diamond Doubles title April 27 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Naccarato led the way at the 2014 event with a perfect game on the way to a 746 series, while Romeo added a 733 set for a winning-total of 1,479.

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2015 USBC WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
At National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev.

(Top 5 division leaders with hometown and pinfall)

As of April 24, 2015

TEAM
Diamond
(For bowlers with combined averages of 725 and above)

1, East Coast (Ashly Galante, Alyssa Harper, Diana Zavjalova, Danielle McEwan), Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,588. 2, Striking is Fun 2, Oregon, Ohio, 2,505. 3, Striking is Fun 1, Oregon, Ohio, 2,404. 4, Head of Hair 4, San Jose, Calif., 2,159. 5. Get the 10 Out!, Santa Clara, Calif., 2,146.

Ruby
(For bowlers with combined averages of 650-724)

1, Girls Night Out V (Dawn Leuellen-Howle, Sabrina Tucci, Linda Vandenbos, Karla Gibbons), Apache Junction, Ariz., 2,038. 2, Deb’s Flakes, Sunnyvale, Texas, 1,990. 3, Downey Construction, Mesa, Ariz., 1,980. 4, Should O Beens, Newport News, Va., 1,966. 5, Hilltop Lanes, Waxahachie, Texas, 1,959.

Emerald
(For bowlers with combined averages of 575-649)

1, The Incredibowl, (Chonthida Athiprayoon, Elaine Purdy, Marilyn Barcelona, Ann McGee), Campbell, Calif., 2,000. 2, Cavalettes 2, Sacramento, Calif., 1,910. 3, Friendship Squad 5, Arlington, Texas, 1,885. 4, Up Your Alley, Lino Lakes, Minn., 1,878. 5, Jason’s Girls, Reinbeck, Iowa, 1,873.

Sapphire
(For bowlers with combined averages of 574 and below)

1, Nebrask Inn (Melissa Anderson, Michele Sedersten, Ruth Huber, Coleen Anderson), Clay Center, Neb., 1,758. 2, Pick Em Up, Blaine, Minn., 1,739. 3, Kentucky Fillies, Berea, Ky., 1,735. 4, Last Minute Four, Pueblo, Colo., 1,729. 5, Alley Cats, Kerman, Calif., 1,660.

DOUBLES
Diamond
(For bowlers with combined averages of 380 and above)

1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio/Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,356. 2, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla./Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 1,248. 3, Samantha Schaden, Essex, Md./Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 1,169. 4, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D./Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,161. 5(tie), Shawna Treat, Gilbert Ariz./Traci Boyle, Phoenix, and Kimberly Ferguson, Fredericksburg, Va./Andrea Sharp, Stafford, Va., 1,152.

Ruby
(For bowlers with combined averages of 350-379)

1, Kortnee Jackson, Los Angeles/Deborah Sanders, Bellflower, Calif., 1,066. 2, Christine Shropshire, Laveen, Ariz./Linda Vandenbos, Phoenix, 1,063. 3, Teresita Zafra, Las Vegas/Janie Edgerton, Alameda, Calif., 1,054. 4, Maxine Burns, Reidsville, N.C./Ruby Wray, Cordova, Tenn., 1,042. 5, Jacquelyn Monje, Comstock Park, Mich./Sharyl Jahn, Rockford, Mich., 1,029.

Emerald
(For bowlers with combined averages of 320-349)

1, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn./Lee Jorgensen, Woodbury, Minn., 1,180. 2, Linda Smith, El Monte, Calif./Bobbette Edwards, Covina, Calif., 1,070. 3, Joanne Coyne, Croydon, Pa./Jean Pfitzenmeyer, Bensalem, Pa., 1,032. 4, Sharon Holt/Julia Halve, Waco, Texas, 1,031. 5, Yvonne Kramer, Rohnert Park, Calif./Christina Fruzza, Windsor, Calif., 1,013.

Sapphire
(For bowlers with combined averages of 290-319)

1, Melissa Atanacio, Morgan Hill, Calif./Lydia McKillip, Wilsonville, Ore., 1,051. 2, Elizabeth Poleet/Julia Lee, Stoneham, Mass., 1,021. 3, Patsy Steiner/Pamela Gould, Darlington, Wis., 1,014. 4, Elaine Purdy, Las Vegas/Chonthida Athiprayoon, Campbell, Calif., 994. 5, Lora Blanchard, Yoncalla, Ore./Nora Bailey, Lakeside Ore., 991.

Amethyst
(For bowlers with combined averages of 260-289)

1, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas/Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 970. 2, Jody Novak, Aurora, Neb./Carol Mathiesen, Geneva, Neb., 967. 3, Melissa Meyers/Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 921. 4, Donna Tranchina, Sonoma, Calif./Cindy McElrath, Santa Rosa, Calif., 918. 5, Jacqueline Maupin, Meridian, Idaho/Betty Anderson, Boise, Idaho, 898.

Topaz
(For bowlers with combined averages of 259 and below)

1, Kara Bonnema, Anacortes, Wash./Kristin Caldwell, Mount Vernon, Wash., 930. 2, Janet Pugh/Nelda Blickenstaff, Boise, Idaho, 862. 3, Melanie Herrick/Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 847. 4, Laura VanHorn/Amy Ameling, West Union, Iowa, 768. 5, Carly Gragnani/Chelsea Couto, Kerman, Calif., 763.

SINGLES
Diamond
(For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)

1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 734. 2, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 697. 3, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 679. 4, Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 658. 5, Rikki Meiers, Lubbock, Texas, 655.

Ruby
(For bowlers with averages from 175-189)

1, Joan Heideman, Hudson, Colo., 604. 2, Tammy Walbert, Allentown, Pa., 594. 3(tie), Annette Miller, Milpitas, Calif., and Rachel Snellbaker, Sparks, Nev., 589. 5, Jenn Ramos, Cotati, Calif., 573.

Emerald
(For bowlers with averages from 160-174)

1, LuPaulette Taylor, Oakland, Calif., 557. 2, Dannette Nez, Gilbert, Ariz., 554. 3, Linda Paine, Minneapolis, 548. 4, Linda Vandenbos, Phoenix, 547. 5, Jamie Shatek, Elma, Iowa, 539.

Sapphire
(For bowlers with averages from 145-159)

1(tie), Ruth Morello, Clermont, Fla., and Janet Gandolfo, Anderson, Calif., 552. 3, Ardenna Friesen, Sutton, Neb., 531. 4(tie), Jessica Dutcher, Carson City, Nev., and Denise Coulter, Reinbeck, Iowa, 524.

Amethyst
(For bowlers with averages from 130-144)

1, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 538. 2, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 519. 3, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 513. 4, Judy Patrick, China Spring, Texas, 510. 5, Kathleen Jones, Osceola, Neb., 504.

Topaz
(For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)

1, Carly Gragnani, Kerman, Calif., 461. 2, Saida Nassirruddin, Richmond, Calif., 451. 3, Janet Pugh, Boise, Idaho, 446. 4(tie), Chelsea Couto, Kerman, Calif., and Judy Fote, Center Point, Texas, 443.

ALL-EVENTS
Diamond
(For bowlers with averages of 190 and above)

1, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,102. 2, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,079. 3, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,899. 4, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,898. 5, Samantha Schaden, Essex, Md., 1,852.

Ruby
(For bowlers with averages from 175-189)

1, Annette Miller, Milpitas, Calif., 1,660. 2, Joanne Coyne, Croydon, Pa., 1,654. 3, Michele Jansen, Oakdale, Minn., 1,651. 4, Julia Halve, Waco, Texas, 1,643. 5, Deborah Sanders, Bellflower, Calif., 1,615.

Emerald
(For bowlers with averages from 160-174)

1, Linda Vandenbos, Phoenix, 1,663. 2, Elizabeth Mowery, Lawrence, Kan., 1,625. 3, Heather Pedersen, Boise, Idaho, 1,566. 4(tie), Dannette Nez, Gilbert, Ariz., and Denise Jenson, Chaska, Minn., 1,550.

Sapphire
(For bowlers with averages from 145-159)

1, Jessica Sadler, West Union, Iowa, 1,533. 2, Rachel Romo, Avondale, Ariz., 1,497. 3, Janet Gandolfo, Anderson, Calif., 1,474. 4, Sharon Holt, Waco, Texas, 1,460. 5, Jill Behnke, Center City, Minn., 1,455.

Amethyst
(For bowlers with averages from 130-144)

1, Ellena Dominguez, Las Vegas, 1,503. 2, Linda Johnson, Blaine, Minn., 1,486. 3, Marlyn Bisnar, Henderson, Nev., 1,387. 4, Lori Floyd, Red Lodge, Mont., 1,380. 5, Zina Henderson, Albany, Calif., 1,350.

Topaz
(For bowlers with averages of 129 and below)

1, Jodi Buchnoff, Kerman, Calif., 1,326. 2, Melissa Anderson, Clay Center, Neb., 1,307. 3, Chelsea Couto, Kerman, Calif., 1,268. 4, Kathy Douglas, Sutton, Neb., 1,262. 5, Shirley Cooper, Sacramento, Calif., 1,252.

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