Leanne Hulsenberg rolls 803 to stay undefeated at USBC Queens


    2010 USBC Queens

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

    2010USBCQLeanneHulsenberg.jpg200910PBAWSShannonOKeefe.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg (pictured left) 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.

    Hulsenberg's 803 ties her with Shannon O'Keefe (right) of Arlington, Texas, who rolled 803 at the 2009 Queens in Reno, Nev. Johnson holds the record for the highest match-play set with 806, also shot in the 2009 event.

    The 26-time Professional Women's Bowling Association titlist knew she would have her hands full against Johnson and took advantage of what the conditions gave her. She also finds herself in the favorable position of staying out of the contenders bracket during the first day of match play.

    "I knew I had to bowl a lot, and she bowled a great match. The breaks just went my way," Hulsenberg said. "The conditions were very favorable. Plus, I can't remember the last time I went win-win to start this tournament. My hip has been bothering me, so the fewer games, the better."

    Hulsenberg also is making her return to the Queens after missing out last year. Just days before the tournament was set to begin, she gave birth to her son, Barrett.

    "I had Barrett maybe five days before the tournament last year," Hulsenberg said. "My husband took vacation to come here and watch him while I bowl, so I hope to make it worth his while."

    200910PBAWSLizJohnson.jpg200910PBAWSClaraJulianaGuerrero.jpgThe 16-undefeated bowlers remaining will continue their run towards the tiara and $25,000 first-place check.

    Hulsenberg is joined in the winners bracket by several past Queens champions, including Anne Marie Duggan of Edmond, Okla. (1994), Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas (2001), Kim Terrell-Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas (2002), Tennelle Milligan of Arlington, Texas (2005), Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio (2006) and Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J. (2007).

    Johnson (pictured left) will not become the first competitor to repeat as champion since Katsuko Sugimoto of Tokyo won back-to-back Queens titles in 1981 and 1982, as she was knocked out of the contenders bracket by Brenda Edwards of Mansfield, Texas, 638-620.

    Along with Hulsenberg's 803 series, there were three 300 games during match play. Clara Juliana Guerrero (above right) of Pflugerville, Texas, Christine Bator of Warren, Mich., and Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, raised the 2010 tournament total to eight 300 games.

    All of Tuesday's match play action will be live streamed on BOWL.com. The action begins at 9 a.m. MDT, and is scheduled to last until 6:30 p.m. MDT.

    The championship round of the 2010 Queens will be televised live on ESPN2 on Wednesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. EDT.


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    2010 USBC Queens Match Play

    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall

    Opening Round

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to contenders bracket.

    Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, def. Rochelle Blake, Buffalo Grove, Ill., 629-591
    Alisia Kellow, Louisville, Ky., def. Elysia Current, Wichita, Kan., 664-545
    Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., def. Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, 589-581
    Karen Boyd, Plantation, Fla., def. Kendra Gaines, Orlando, 616-551
    Amy Stolz, Castle Rock, Colo., def. Amanda Beck, Plano, Texas, 615-583
    Jazreel Tan, Singapore, def. Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 654-653
    Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, def. Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 696-665
    Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., def. Camille Sykos, El Paso, Texas, 689-610

    Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., def. Megan Kelly, Kettering, Ohio, 679-579
    Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, def. Cherie Tan, Singapore, 697-583
    Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, Texas, def. Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark., 585-569
    Geraldine Ng, Singapore, def. Brenda Edwards, Mansfield, Texas, 639-636
    Christine Bator, Warren, Mich., def. Kristal Wilson, Lawrence, Kan., 692-638
    Mandy Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, def. Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 577-524
    Kim Terrell-Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, def. Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 671-606
    Paola Gomez, Weston, Fla., def. Jacqui Reese, Bangor, Pa., 631-519

    Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., def. Christina Kinney, Las Vegas, 619-563
    Bernice Lim, Singapore, def. Mihoko Matsuoka-Ishikawa, Japan, 707-661
    Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, def. Shayna Ng, Singapore, 699-633
    Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., def. Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 617-594
    Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, def. Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 743-637
    Aesha Turner, Montgomery, Ala., def. Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 636-596
    Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, def. Carol Gianotti, Henderson, Nev., 672-651
    Debbie Ayers, El Cajon, Calif., def. Sue Jeziorski, Tonawanda, N.Y., 746-605

    Leanne Hulsenberg, Roseville, Calif., def. Stacey Fehr, Cincinnati, 661-573
    Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., def. Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 695-657
    Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., def. Bryanna Caldwell, Tucson, Ariz., 653-560
    Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., def. Aumi Guerra, Doral, Fla., 627-554
    Emily Maier, Wichita, Kan., def. Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 626-572
    Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., def. Jonquay Armon, Roselle, Ill., 617-606
    Anita Manns, Austin, Texas, def. Jessica Baker, Wichita, Kan., 644-638
    Kathy Tribbey, Dundee, Ore., def. Kayla Bandy, Danviell, Va., 654-649


    Winners Bracket - Round 1

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to contenders bracket.

    Dorin-Ballard def. Kellow, 683-625
    Boyd def. Martin, 716-620
    Tan def. Stolz, 591-586
    Bellinder def. O'Keefe, 659-626

    T. Johnson def. Barnes, 758-709
    Milligan def. G. Ng, 684-640
    Bator def. M. Wilson, 725-626
    Terrell-Kearney def. Gomez, 738-666

    Kulick def. Lim, 718-634
    Pluhowsky def. Miller, 671-643
    Guerrero def. Turner, 631-572
    Woessner def. Ayers, 659-654

    Hulsenberg def. L. Johnson, 803-698
    Duggan def. Macpherson, 720-718
    Feldman def. Maier, 666-624
    Tribbey def. Manns, 697-595


    Contenders Bracket - Round 1

    Losers eliminated, earn $1,000.

    Kinney def. Blake, 629-505
    Current def. Matsuoka-Ishikawa, 664-663
    Yeong-Nathan def. S. Ng, 690-537
    Gaines def. Petrick, 761-638

    Beck def. Sandham, 679-607
    Romeo def. Galante, 680-628
    Gianotti def. Naganawa, 650-554
    Jeziorski def. Sykos, 687-667

    Kelly def. Fehr, 658-619
    Nation def. Tan, 635-570
    Perez def. Caldwell, 725-705
    Edwards def. Guerra, 690-635

    K. Wilson def. Dorin-Lizzi, 722-668
    Armon def. Shannon, 738-652
    J. Baker def. L. Baker, 752-631
    Reese def. Bandy, 714-592


    Contenders Bracket - Round 2

    Losers eliminated, earn $1,200.

    Stolz def. Kinney, 659-581
    Current def. Kellow, 708-595
    Yeong-Nathan def. Gomez, 695-606
    G. Ng. def. Gaines, 689-669

    Beck def. O'Keefe, 696-655
    Martin def. Romeo, 648-615
    Barnes def. Gianotti, 792-652
    Jeziorski def. M. Wilson, 696-577

    Manns def. Kelly, 623-605
    Nation def. Macpherson, 731-723
    Perez def. Maier, 655-604
    Edwards def. L. Johnson, 638-620

    K. Wilson def. Turner, 680-578
    Armon def Lim, 727-677
    Miller def. J. Baker, 632-568
    Reese def. Ayers, 664-640