Another title for Cara Honeychurch


    WBW News

    By Lydia Rypcinski

    AUSCaraJimEmma.jpg Australian superbowler and World Bowling Writers' Hall of Famer Cara Honeychurch can now add one more title to her impressive resume --- mother! Cara and husband Jim Sultana welcomed little Emma Paige February 1. Cara says the new baby seems to take more after daddy Jim: "I expect she will probably be towering over me by the time she's 12!" Mother and child are back home in Melbourne and doing well.

    The 33-year-old lefthander had an outstanding career, first as an amateur and then as a professional bowler. Cara won numerous gold medals in FIQ/WTBA Championships such as World Championships, World Youth Championships, Asian Zone Championships as well as in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, where she swept all three titles. She made history in bowling when she won the 1996 FIQ Atlanta Bowling Challenge at the Olympic Games (Atlanta, GA).

    In the same year, Cara won the AMF World Cup and added a silver medal in the 1997 World Games Mixed Doubles with Andrew Frawley. Therefore and for her numerous titles in international tournaments, Cara was elected Asian Bowler of the Year (1994, 1995) and World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year (1996, 1998). In 1998 she was inducted to the WBW International Hall of Fame.

    Before the 1999 World Championships, she decided to turn professional and gave an unbelievable debut on PWBA Tour. Her record for the three tournaments she bowled was: Two television appearances, one title, one televised 300-game worth $50,000 in bonus, another 300-game the following week and total earnings of over $110,000!

    The Australian came back to the United States in the year 2000 and won another two titles en route to win the PWBA Rookie of the Year award. She added four titles in 2001 and the last of her 8th titles in 2002. The PWBA Tour ceased operations after eight events in 2003.