USBC Queens

USBC News

04/04/10

Women to bowl for $330,000 in combined prize funds

Bowlfor330000Flyer_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress announced that it has designed a program that will give women bowlers from across the globe an opportunity to compete for more than $330,000 in prize money and get expert coaching all in one trip to Texas next spring. Two custom travel packages were created to make travel easier for players interested in competing in the USBC Queens in El Paso, Texas, and the U.S. Women’s Open shortly after in Fort Worth, Texas, while also giving them a chance to receive expert coaching at the new International Training and Research Center.


United States

04/30/09

Liz Johnson claims 2009 USBC Queens title

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

2009USBCQLizJohnson2_small.jpgAt the start of the week, Liz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., had virtually written off her chances of capturing the 2009 USBC Queens, the one title that had always eluded her. Fast forward a few days and Johnson found herself standing on the lanes wearing the Queens tiara and holding the trophy after defeating 2007 Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., 247-204, before a crowd of nearly 1,500 at the Reno Events Center. The victory earned her $30,000 and a place among bowling's biggest names .

United States

04/29/09

Liz Johnson breaks record en route to top seed at USBC Queens

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

2009TUSATTLizJohnson_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured left) earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the USBC Queens tournament in record-breaking fashion, setting the all-time match-play three-game series mark with an 806-603 victory over Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y. Johnson will attempt to win her first USBC Queens title during the nationally televised finals live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. EDT . Joining Johnson in the championship round is second seed Michelle Feldman, No. 3 Kelly Kulick, No. 4 Lisa Bishop and No. 5 Brenda Edwards.

United States

04/28/09

Shannon O'Keefe breaks match play record at USBC Queens

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

2008TTShannonOKeefe_small.jpgOnce Shannon O'Keefe (pictured left) of Arlington, Texas, fixed one little hitch in her game Monday she put on a record-breaking performance in match play at the 2009 USBC Queens. The five-time Team USA member fired a tournament-record 803 series in the second round of three-game, double-elimination match play and leads a group of 16 players who remain undefeated at the Queens. O'Keefe's total topped the previous high of 801 by Dede Davidson in 1999. O'Keefe's big set included the fifth perfect game of this year's tournament.

United States

04/28/09

Kulick high qualifier at USBC Queens

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

2009DHCKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., earned the top seed for match play Monday by being the high qualifier after 15 games at the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Kulick led the field by more than 100 pins, finishing with 3,472, an average of better than 231 per game. Kendra Gaines of Orlando, Fla., is second with 3,369, while Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., sits in third with 3,357. The top 63 bowlers and defending champion Lynda Barnes advanced to double-elimination match play, which gets underway today at 1 p.m. Pacific.

United States

04/27/09

Kelly Kulick powers into lead at USBC Queens

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

KellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured left) of Union, N.J., may have the second-round qualifying lead at the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Queens, but the former champion isn't content to just put her game on cruise control. Kulick, who won the 2007 Queens, has a 10-game total of 2,367 and leads a group of the top 100 players who advanced Sunday to a final five-game qualifying block Monday morning at the National Bowling Stadium. Lisa Bishop of Belleville, Mich., sits in second place with 2,323, while first-round leader Kristy Krol of Alvin, Texas, shot 1,029 and is third with 2,267.

United States

04/26/09

Texan Krol leads qualifying at USBC Queens

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

2009USBCQKristyKrol_small.jpgKristy Krol (pictured left) of Alvin, Texas, has never won a title outside of the local level, but on Saturday at the 2009 USBC Queens she put her fellow competitors on notice that she is the woman to beat. Krol flirted with the record books by firing a five-game total of 1,238, an average of 247.6 per game, to lead the opening day of qualifying at the National Bowling Stadium. In the past few years, the first round of qualifying has been led by former professional bowlers, Team USA members or USBC Hall of Famers, so Krol said she relishes the fact that she was able to top them all.

United States

04/21/09

Lynda Barnes looks to stay in spotlight at USBC Queens

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (April 25-29, 2009)

ImageLynda Barnes (pictured left) went on a major roll last spring, winning the United States Bowling Congress Queens and Bowling's Clash of Champions on national television. The victories made her an instant household name. But her household already had a star - her husband, 2007-08 Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Chris Barnes. Lynda's success, of course, led to the inevitable question: Which Barnes is the better bowler? Although the debate raged on the Internet and in bowling centers across the country, Lynda didn't quite understand the fuss.


United States

05/01/08

Barnes clinches second USBC Queens title

Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. and Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich. (April 26-30, 2008)

2008USBCQLyndaBarneschampion_small.jpg Her husband may be one of the best bowlers in the world, but Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, proved she's not so bad herself Wednesday as she won the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Barnes, whose husband is PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes, delivered three perfect strikes in the final frame en route to defeating Amy Stolz of Castle Rock, Colo., 215-195 at Skore Lanes to win the biggest and most prestigious title in women's bowling. Barnes took home $30,000 for first place in addition to the Queens tiara, pendant and crystal trophy.

United States

04/30/08

Barnes earns top seed at USBC Queens

Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. and Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich. (April 26-30, 2008)

2008USBCQLyndaBarnes_small.jpg Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, earned the top seed Tuesday for the live televised finals of the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Barnes, who won the 1998 Queens, went undefeated in match play, winning six consecutive three-game matches at Super Bowl Lanes. Joining Barnes in the stepladder finals are second seed Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., third seed Amy Stolz of Castle Rock, Colo., fourth seed Joy Esterson of Annapolis, Md., and fifth seed Carol Gianotti of Australia.

United States

04/29/08

Johnson rallies, leads undefeated players at USBC Queens

Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. and Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich. (April 26-30, 2008)

2008USBCQLizJohnson_small.jpg After watching her opponent get dialed in and throw 11 consecutive strikes, it would have been easy for Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., to let a little doubt seep into her mind at the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Instead Johnson dug deep, got lined up and started throwing strike after strike to defeat Australian Carol Gianotti to lead a group of 16 undefeated players in three-game, double-elimination match play in the Queens at Super Bowl Lanes. Down 290-258 in the opening game, Johnson rallied to defeat Gianotti, 747-680, to keep her hopes alive for her first Queens title.

United States

04/29/08

Pluhowsky top qualifier at USBC Queens

Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. and Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich. (April 26-30, 2008)

2008USBCQShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky of Phoenix took high qualifier honors for the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Queens on Monday with a 3,323 15-game total. She will lead 63 other bowlers into match play starting at 1 p.m. at Super Bowl Lanes. Pluhowsky also turned in the first 300 game of the 2008 USBC Queens tournament, and the 16th perfect game in the tournament's 47-year history. Kim Terrell of Dover, Del., the 2002 Queens champion, finished qualifying in second followed by Missy Bellinder of Fullerton, Calif., in third, Shannon O'Keefe of Brookfield, Wis., in fourth and Michelle Feldman of Mattydale, N.Y., in fifth.

United States

04/28/08

Rejuvenated Bellinder takes lead at USBC Queens

Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. and Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich. (April 26-30, 2008)

2008USBCQMissyBellinder_small.jpg Team USA's Missy Bellinder of Fullterton, Calif., decided the best way to prepare for the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Queens was with a little relaxation and rejuvenation. So Bellinder put away her bowling balls in favor of suntan lotion and headed to the Mexican Riviera on a cruise for a quick vacation. Now, she's sitting atop the leader board at the Queens after the second Round of qualifying Sunday at Super Bowl Lanes. Bellinder fired 1,094 for five games during Round 2 and leads with a 10-game total of 2,206

United States

04/27/08

Pluhowsky, Murphy share lead at USBC Queens

Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. and Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich. (April 26-30, 2008)

2008USBCQShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg 2008USBCQJenniferMurphy_small.jpg With overall scores on the lower side most of the day, Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky (l.) of Phoenix decided to play it safe for the first round of the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Queens. The decision paid off as the left-handed Pluhowsky, the 2006 Queens champion, tied with Jennifer Murphy (r.) of Clarksville, Tenn., for the overall lead after the first round of qualifying with 1,132 for five games, an average of better than 226 per game at Super Bowl Lanes.

USBC Queens

04/19/08

Kulick ready for tough task of defending USBC Queens title

2007USWOKellyKulick_small.jpg Even without a professional women's bowling tour, defending United States Bowling Congress Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., says the fields are getting stronger each year in the few major women's events that remain. Kulick will take on a tough field of more than 300 of the best women bowlers in the world when she attempts to defend her Queens title starting April 26 at Super Bowl Lanes in the Detroit suburb of Canton, Mich. The finals of the event will be televised live from Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich., by ESPN2 on April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

United States

05/03/07

Kulick claims 2007 USBC Queens Title

2007USBCQKellyKulickChampion_small.jpg Kelly Kulick describes the past year as the most grueling of her life. All of her frustration, hard work and patience paid off Wednesday as she won the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Kulick of Union, N.J., who a year ago made history by becoming the first woman to earn a full-time exemption on the Denny's Professional Bowlers Association Tour, defeated Diandra Asbaty of Chicago 192-143 at AMF Carolina Lanes to win the biggest and most prestigious title in women's bowling.

United States

05/02/07

Asbaty earns top seed for TV finals at USBC Queens

2007USBCQDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Two-time U.S. Amateur champion Diandra Asbaty of Chicago earned the top seed for the television finals of the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Queens on Tuesday. Asbaty, a nine-time Team USA member and USBC Youth spokesperson, went undefeated in match play, winning six consecutive three-game matches against a field of the best women bowlers in the world. Joining Asbaty in the final five are second seed Kristal Scott, third seed Kelly Kulick, fourth seed Shannon O'Keefe, and fifth seed Wendy Macpherson.

United States

05/01/07

Kulick leads undefeated players at USBC Queens

Tish Johnson high qualifier at USBC Queens

2006PBAKellyKulick_small.jpg For the past year, Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., has been practicing and competing at bowling's highest level. She reaped the rewards of that hard work Monday at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Kulick, who a year ago became the first woman to earn an exemption on the Denny's Professional Bowlers Association Tour, led a group of 16 undefeated players in three-game, double-elimination match play in the Queens at AMF Carolina Lanes.

United States

04/30/07

Hall of Famer Tish Johnson leads USBC Queens after second round of qualifying

Marcia Kloempken fires the 14th perfect game in the 47-year history of the Queens

2007USBCQShannonOKeefe_small.jpg 2007USBCQTishJohnson_small.jpg Tish Johnson (l.) took the overall lead Sunday as the second Round of qualifying wrapped up at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Queens at AMF Carolina Lanes. Johnson totaled 2,276 for 10 games, an average of 227.6 per game. She leads Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe (r.) by 10 pins. 

United States

04/29/07

Asbaty, Current share early lead at USBC Queens

AMF Carolina Lanes in Matthews, N.C. (April 28 - May 2, 2007)

2007USBCQDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2007USBCQElysiaCurrent_small.jpg Elysia Current (l.) of Ephrata, Pa. and Diandra Asbaty (r.) of Chicago shared the first-round lead Saturday in the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Queens at AMF Carolina Lanes, each totaling 1,189 for five games, an average of 237.8 per game, to lead a field of 344 of the top women bowlers in the world.

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