Carolyn Dorin-Ballard leads USBC Queens field into match play

    04/26/11

    2011 USBC Queens

    2011USBCQCarolynDorinBallard2.jpg2010USBCOCShannonPluhowsky.jpgQualifying is complete at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Queens, and the match-play field is set, with USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (pictured left) 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 (right) of Kettering, Ohio, the 2006 Queens winner, finished second with 3,294, and three-time Queens champion Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., is third with 3,283.

    2010USBCQLeanneHulsenberg.jpg201011PBAKellyKulick.jpgLeanne Hulsenberg (left) of Roseville, Calif., who won the Queens in 1999, made the biggest move of the day, jumping from 35th to sixth with a 1,229 set, which included a 299 game. Defending champion Kelly Kulick (right) of Union, N.J., qualified 24th with 3,093.

    "I didn't feel well last night and didn't get much sleep, so my goal today was just to keep my same feel and not press too much," said Dorin-Ballard, who finished sixth at the Queens last year in El Paso, Texas.

    "I tried some different balls to see what kind of look I had, and we'll see what happens. At this tournament, because of the format, you just never know. It's three-game matches, and anything can happen, so you have to be strong from the start."

    The top 64 competitors now will begin the double-elimination match-play format. Each match will consist of a three-game set, with total pinfall determining who advances.

    The last spot in match play went to Margie Chetney of Baldwinsville, N.Y., who finished in 64th with 2,915.

    The championship round will be televised live on ESPN2 on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. EDT.

     


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    2011 USBC QUEENS - Second Round Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 15-game total. Top 64 advance.

    Complete Results

    1, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 3,305
    2, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 3,294
    3, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 3,283
    4, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,266
    5, Carol Gianotti, Australia, 3,264
    6, Leanne Hulsenberg, Roseville, Calif., 3,261
    7, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,238
    8, Tina Stickney, Phoenix, 3,202
    9, Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 3,193
    10, Maxine Nable, Australia, 3,184
    11, Kari Watson, Kettering, Ohio, 3,169
    12, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 3,160
    13, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 3,154
    14, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,148
    15, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 3,141
    16, April Ellis, Arlington, Texas, 3,139
    17, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 3,128
    18, Tracy Luncsford, Des Plaines, Ill., 3,127
    19, J Martirano, Bronx, N.Y., 3,126
    20, Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 3,125
    21, Keli Callahan, Las Vegas, 3,114
    22, Kim Terrell-Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,108
    23, Christina Kinney, Las Vegas, 3,097
    24, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 3,093
    25, Tracy Ganjoin, Brick, N.J., 3,086
    26, Aesha Turner, Tempe, Ariz., 3,085
    27, Jamie Rovner, West Hills, Calif., 3,079
    28, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,071
    29, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 3,056
    30, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,054
    31, Kimberly Hogue, Akron, Ohio, 3,051
    32, Lori Colclasure, Grayslake, Ill., 3,047
    32, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 3,047
    34, Cassie Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,038
    35, Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 3,031
    36, Catie Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,030
    37, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 3,028
    37, Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,028
    39, Debbie Ayers, El Cajon, Calif., 3,026
    40, Kristie Leong, South San Francisco, Calif., 3,022
    41, Samantha Williams, Baltimore, 3,021
    42, Paola Gomez, Weston, Fla., 3,008
    43, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 3,002
    44, Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,996
    45, Louann Mosher, Watertown, N.Y., 2,994
    46, Jennifer Creno, East Syracuse, N.Y., 2,993
    47, Kayla Bandy, Pikeville, Ky., 2,991
    48, Lisa Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,989
    49, Susan Jeziorski, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,988
    50, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 2,975
    50, Jacqui Reese, Roseto, Pa., 2,975
    52, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,967
    53, Jenny Brown, Deland, Fla., 2,960
    54, Lisa Barfield, Silverdale, Wash., 2,957
    55, Nikki Lunsford, Plainfield, Ill., 2,955
    56, Mandy Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, 2,954
    57, Chele Schirmer, Bel Air, Md., 2,945
    58, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,942
    59, Stephanie Brownie, Louisville, Ky., 2,937
    60, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,936
    61, Felica Goll, St. Clair, Mich., 2,935
    62, Amanda Johnson, Tacoma, Wash., 2,932
    63, Jonquay Armon, Roselle, Ill., 2,919
    64, Margie Chetney, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 2,915

    Missed Cut:
    65, Melissa Klug, Macomb, Mich., 2,909
    66, Anne Conner, New York Mills, N.Y., 2,907
    66, Terysa Wojnar, Chicago, 2,907
    66, Colby Stejbach, Auburn, N.Y., 2,907
    69, Bryanna Caldwell, Tucson, Ariz., 2,897
    70, Laurie Soto, Castaic, Calif., 2,895
    71, Courtney Radick, Oswego, N.Y., 2,893
    72, Terri Bollinger, West Grove, Pa., 2,888
    73, Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., 2,858
    74, D DeCarlo-Johnson, Selkirk, N.Y., 2,856
    75, J Stephens, Indianapolis, 2,853
    76, KatieMae Pritchard, Coon Rapids, Minn., 2,845
    77, Brittany Updike, Cressona, Pa., 2,831
    78, Trisha Reid, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 2,813
    79, Jennifer Hernandez, Land 'O Lakes, Fla., 2,807
    80, Leslie Rapach, Charlotte, N.C., 2,806