Friday, November 14, 2008

PBA's Women's Series

Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who led block one, continued dominance in Thursday’s qualifying of the Women's Series during the Chameleon Championship at Taylor Lanes, the fourth stop on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour.

“I had a really good morning and made a lot of good shots but I was struggling tonight,” Johnson said. “I just tried to grind out my shot. Luckily the scores were low, I was grinding some out in the 190s, so I think that was the biggest factor.”

“Tomorrow I hope to bowl like I did this morning,” she added. “I know the breakdown (of the lanes) will be different bowling with the women, the shot won’t be all over the place like it was today. I just want to play smart out there and not make too many mistakes.”

Johnson is an alternate to the Women’s Series exempt field and was given the opportunity to compete in this event, as was Olivia Sandham, due to Shannon Pluhowsky’s and Shannon O’Keefe’s absence in this event. Johnson competed regularly in the 2007 Women’s Series.

PBA Women’s Series Format
The field of 16 players bowled two, 7-game qualifying rounds for a total of 14 games on Thursday, Nov. 13 in which the top 10 players advance to match play. Bowlers making the cut will return on Friday evening, Nov. 14 for nine games of round robin match play competition. At the conclusion of match play, the top two finalists will compete in the championship match on Sunday, Nov. 16, aired live on ESPN at 1 p.m. All times ET.

Women’s Round of 16 - Blocks 1 and 2 combined; Top 10 players advance
1, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,906
2, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,858
3, Stefanie Nation, Arlington, Texas, 2,835
4, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 2,794
5, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,782
6, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 2,767
7, Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 2,760
8, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,736
9, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 2,690
10, Tennelle Milligan, Costa Mesa, Calif., 2,678
11, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,672, $1,890
12, Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 2,645, $1,800
13, Joy Esterson, Annapolis, Md., 2,597, $1,800
14, Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 2,565, $1,800
15, Brenda Mack, Indianapolis, 2,534, $1,800
16, Adrienne Miller, Buffalo Grove, Ill., 2,533, $1,800

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