USBC Queens

USBC News

04/13/12

2013 USBC Queens to take place Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas

New three-year deal with ESPN; 2012 event televised live on ESPN2

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The USBC USBC Queens presented by Storm will head west and shift to Labor Day weekend in 2013 . The  Queens will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2013, at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in suburban Las Vegas. It will immediately follow the WTBA World Championships. An agreement has been reached with ESPN to ensure national television coverage continues to be a part of the Queens. The event will be televised on ESPN2 for three years, starting with this month's event.

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03/31/12

Anything can happen: Bowling the USBC Queens

By Gianmarc Manzione, USBC Communications

USBCQueensLogo_small.jpg If you are going to become truly great at anything in your life, the thing you will do the most is fail. The USBC Queens is a tournament where you better show up with the understanding that failure is part of the deal. It is a tournament where you watch someone on a nearby pair win a match with a 550 series while you lose with a 720, where you crush the field in qualifying only to be sent to the contender's bracket after the opening round of match play.

2011 USBC Queens

04/28/11

Missy Parkin wins 2011 USBC Queens

2011USBCQMissyParkin_small.jpgAfter a heart-breaking finish at last year's USBC Queens, there was no way Missy Parkin (pictured) of Lake Forest, Calif., was going to let the coveted title get away again. The 29-year-old right-hander headed into the 2011 USBC Queens more determined than ever and defeated top-seed Elysia Current of Ephrata, Pa., 214-189, to claim her first major championship at the Oncenter Convention Center on Wednesday. Parkin ook home the Queens tiara and $20,000 first-place check for the win.

2011 USBC Queens

04/27/11

Elysia Current earns top seed at USBC Queens

Parkin, Terrell-Kearney, Dorin-Lizzi, Macpherson to determine opponent

2011USBCQElysiaCurrent_small.jpgNot long ago, Elysia Current (pictured) of Ephrata, Pa., was a dominant collegiate bowler. Now, she's the top seed at the USBC Queens and one win away from officially proving herself against the best bowlers in the world. The 26-year-old right-hander averaged 228 on the way to a 6-0 match-play record at the Oncenter Convention Center, which included a 626-584 win Tuesday against Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., in the battle for the No. 1 seed for Tuesday's ESPN2 telecast.

2011 USBC Queens

04/26/11

Michelle Feldman remains undefeated in early match play rounds at USBC Queens

2011USBCQMichelleFeldman_small.jpgMichelle Feldman (pictured) of Auburn, N.Y., lives just 25 minutes from the Oncenter Convention Center, where she is one of 16 players still undefeated in match play at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Queens. While her trip to the tournament venue might be simple and scenic, the road to the coveted title that has eluded her for more than 15 years is shared by 31 other talented bowlers all with their eyes on the tiara and $20,000 first-place prize.

2011 USBC Queens

04/26/11

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard leads USBC Queens field into match play

2011USBCQCarolynDorinBallard2_small.jpg2010USBCOCShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgQualifying is complete at the 2011 USBC Queens, and the match-play field is set, with USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) of Keller, Texas, in the top spot for the second consecutive year. The 2001 Queens champion posted a 1,043 score in her final five-game block to finish with a 3,305 total for 15 games at the Oncenter Convention Center. Left-hander Shannon Pluhowsky (r.) of Kettering, Ohio, the 2006 Queens winner, finished second with 3,294

2011 USBC Queens

04/25/11

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard leads after two rounds at 2011 USBC Queens

2011USBCQCarolynDorinBallard2_small.jpgFor the second consecutive year, USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (pictured) of Keller, Texas, is the second-round leader at the USBC Queens, but she knows there's still a long road between her and her second win at the prestigious event. CDB entered Sunday's qualifying round in 16th place, but used a 1,185 set to catapult into the lead with a 2,262 total for 10 games. Australia's Maxine Nable is second with 2,224, and first-round leader, Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, sits in third place with 2,198.

2011 USBC Queens

04/24/11

Stefanie Nation leads after first round at 2011 USBC Queens

OnCenter Complex in Syracuse, N.Y., United States (April 22-27, 2011)

2011USBCQStefanieNation_small.jpgStefanie Nation (pictured) of Grand Prairie, Texas, surged into the first-round lead at the 2011 USBC Queens with a 1,236 total for five games Saturday night. The seven-time Team USA member averaged more than 247 to pace the 206-player field at the Oncenter Convention Center. Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif., and Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., both USBC Hall of Famers, are second and third with 1,193 and 1,171, respectively.

2011 USBC Queens

04/20/11

With target on her back, Kelly Kulick looks to defend Queens title

2010USBCQKellyKulick2_small.jpgWhen Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., arrives at the Oncenter Convention Center to defend her USBC Queens title, she knows every bowler in the field will have their sights set on sending her home empty handed. Last year, Kulick won not only the Queens, but the U.S. Women's Open and beat the men in the PBA Tournament of Champions, so she knows each event she competes in there's a target on her back. Kulick's Queens title defense begins Saturday with the first round of qualifying.

Columns

04/19/11

Anne Marie Duggan looking to win again at 2011 Queens By Gianmarc Manzione

2010USBCQAnneMarieDuggan3_small.jpg Alternative country music star Steve Earle does a popular tune called "I Ain't Ever Satisfied," and when you look at the career of USBC Hall of Famer Anne Marie Duggan and the things she has had to say about it over the years, you almost start to wonder if Earle had her in mind when he wrote it. Reporters who expected to find a gleeful Anne Marie after she bowled the first 300 game of her career at the 1983 LPBT Houston Classic, found instead a disgruntled bowler who could think only of the one Brooklyn strike she threw that game.

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04/15/11

Diandra Asbaty gearing up for 2011 Queens By Gianmarc Manzione

OnCenter Complex in Syracuse, N.Y., United States (April 22-27, 2011)

2011USBCQDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg You might think the 15 weeks Diandra Asbaty had to prepare for the 2011 PBA Tournament of Champions after giving birth to her first child would be too little time. Then you look for her name in the tournament’s final standings and it hits you: This is no ordinary mother. Asbaty, a World Bowling Writers Hall of Famer and 13-time Team USA member, finished as the highest-cashing woman in the field, 16 places above defending champion Kelly Kulick and higher even than some of the top men in bowling today—Wes Malott, Patrick Allen, Rhino Page, Pete Weber.

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04/12/11

Missy Parkin looking beyond heartbreak at 2011 Queens By Gianmarc Manzione

OnCenter Complex in Syracuse, N.Y., United States (April 22-27, 2011)

2010USBCQMissyBellinder4_small.jpg Anyone who watched as it happened will not soon forget it. When Missy Parkin of Fullerton, Calif. took the approach in the 10th frame of her match against the sport's hottest hand in Kelly Kulick at the 2010 USBC Queens, she stood merely a mark and five pins away from moving one step closer to the women's title she has chased for years. "I don't think anybody wants it worse than she does," says her best friend and fellow pro Scott Norton. "She's been knocking on the door for years.

USBC News

02/05/11

Bowling's major women's events to air in high definition on ESPN2

2011USWOLogo_small.jpgUSBCQueensLogo_small.jpgWomen's bowling will be featured in high definition on ESPN2 for the first time when the USBC Queens and Bowling's U.S. Women's Open take place later this year. The Queens will be shown live on April 27 from the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, N.Y., while the U.S. Women's Open finals will be taped June 30 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

2010 USBC Queens

04/29/10

Kelly Kulick wins her second United States Bowling Congress Queens title

Anne Marie Duggan becomes fifth woman to reach $1 million in career earnings

2010USBCQKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick proved she could beat the men earlier this year and Wednesday she came out on top against a field of the top women bowlers in the world, earning her second United States Bowling Congress Queens title. The Union, N.J., native climbed the five-player stepladder, winning four consecutive matches, and defeating top seed Tennelle Milligan of Arlington, Texas, 232-188, to win the Queens at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center.

2010 USBC Queens

04/28/10

Tennelle Milligan is top seed for 2010 USBC Queens finals

Stepladder finals live on ESPN2 on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT

2010USBCQTennelleMilligan_small.jpgTennelle Milligan (pictured) of Arlington, Texas, was the only competitor to run through match play undefeated at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Queens and finds herself one victory away from claiming her second USBC Queens title. The 2005 Queens champion defeated USBC Hall of Famer Anne Marie Duggan of Edmond, Okla., 793-598, to claim the top spot in the stepladder championship round, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT. 

2010 USBC Queens

04/27/10

Leanne Hulsenberg rolls 803 to stay undefeated at USBC Queens

All of Tuesday's match play action will be live streamed on BOWL.com

2010USBCQLeanneHulsenberg_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg (pictured) of Roseville, Calif., put herself in good position to make a run at her second USBC Queens title as she tied for the second-highest series in match-play history on her way to an undefeated record at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center on Monday. After qualifying fourth, the 1999 Queens champion defeated Stacey Fehr of Cincinnati, Ohio, 661-573, before beating defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 803-698.

2010 USBC Queens

04/27/10

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard leads USBC Queens field into match play

200910PBA06CarolynDorinBallard_small.jpg200910PBAWSKellyKulick_small.jpgThe field for match play is set at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Queens as USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (pictured left) of Keller, Texas, continued her torrid pace by breaking the 15-game qualifying record on her way to leading the field. The 2001 Queens champion posted an 1,118 score in her final five-game block to finish at 3,636 overall, surpassing Kelly Kulick's 3,472 set in the 2009 event. Watch the USBC Queens live from 9 am through 9 pm MDT.

2010 USBC Queens

04/27/10

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard continues to lead at USBC Queens after 10 games

El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center in El Paso, Texas (April 24-28, 2010)

2010EBT05CarolynDorinBallard3_small.jpg USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, continued her dominance Sunday at the 2010 USBC Queens as she broke the 5 and 10-game qualifying records to lead the top 79 of 200 players into Monday's final block of qualifying at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center. Dorin-Ballard came out of the gates with a 299 game and added games of 254, 250, 235 and 256 for a five-game total of 1,294. Combined with her first-day total of 1,224, she is at 2,518 through the first two days with a 251.8 average.

2010 USBC Queens

04/25/10

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard leads USBC Queens after first day

Singapore's Shayna Ng and Jessica Baker roll 300 in first 5-game block

2010EBT05CarolynDorinBallard4_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (pictured) of Keller, Texas, rolled 1,224 for five games to take the lead in the opening round of the 2010 USBC Queens. The 2001 Queens champion shot games of 213, 277, 245, 230 and 259 to pace the field. Debbie Ayers is currently sitting in second with 1,219, while Jessica Baker rolled one of the two 300 games on the day to end up in third with 1,215. Shayna Ng of Singapore (7th) joined Baker by rolling the tournament's first 300 in her first game of qualifying.

2010 USBC Queens

04/21/10

Liz Johnson set to defend USBC Queens title in El Paso

El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center in El Paso, Texas (April 24-28, 2010)

2009USBCQLizJohnson2_small.jpgDefending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., will take on a field of the top women bowlers in the world when the USBC Queens takes place starting Saturday, April 24, at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center. The Queens kicks off with 10 qualifying games over two days. BOWL.com will have wire-to-wire live streaming coverage of the event leading up to the live nationally televised championship round on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 28.

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