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2015/09/14

 

三池丹揮 優勝!

8月29日(土)・30日(日)の2日間にわたって行われました承認大会・第6回福山オープンBINGOカップにて、三池丹揮が優勝しましたのでご報告致します。

予選8G、準決勝3Gを投げて同ピンの前田充彦と三池がBINGOカップ名物のダブルイルミネーション変則シュートアウト&ステップラダーにて超優遇シード権を獲得。勝者ゾーンから勝ち上がって来た岡野秀幸を前田が下して前田VS三池の九州勢対決となりました。

優勝決定戦は疲れもあったか、前田のスコアが振るわず。対する三池も体調不良で休息を取るほどでしたが、しっかり調整してきて前田を圧勝しました。


 

2015/09/13

 

MCEWAN WINS SMITHFIELD PWBA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, recorded her first professional victory by claiming The Smithfield Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour Championship promoted by GoBowling.com on Sunday.

In the championship match, broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, McEwan defeated Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, 233-205, at the International Training and Research Center.

McEwan overcame two 7-10 splits in the first six frames of the title match before settling in and delivering the final five strikes to force Johnson to double in the 10th to secure her second title of the season and PWBA Player of the Year honors.

"After the first one, I thought it was just a bad break and that it would be fine," McEwan said. "The second one really bothered me. I threw away the wood on the spare, which was not smart. After that I calmed down and made sure that pin didn't hurt me at the end of the match."

Johnson's first shot in the 10th went through the head pin, leaving a 7-10 split, to give the 24-year-old right-hander the title and $20,000 top prize.

"Everyone saw how emotional I got, and I'm usually not like that," McEwan said. "It's been a long year, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity. It's good to see how everything I've worked for has paid off. This win means everything."

McEwan made her way into the final by defeating Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, in the semifinals, 278-224. Stefanie Johnson earned her spot in the championship match by besting PWBA spokesperson Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, 231-224.

The event also finalized the PWBA Player of the Year race with Liz Johnson topping Stefanie Johnson for the honor. Stefanie Johnson claimed PWBA Rookie of the Year.

Liz Johnson, a USBC Hall of Famer, captured three titles, including the United States Bowling Congress Queens and Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open, during the 2015 season and led all competitors in points, earnings and wins to take home the award for the first time in her storied career.

"It has been an incredible 2015 season," Liz Johnson said. "I didn't think at the beginning of the year that something like this would have happened. It's just been an amazing year, and I really worked hard for everything I got. Hopefully there's more to come."

Stefanie Johnson captured her first title at the PWBA Wichita Open in July, and led the tour in cashes and match-play appearances.

"It's a dream come true," Stefanie Johnson said. "Just to have this opportunity to bowl with the best of the best and continue to put myself in position to win was amazing, and to win Rookie of the Year has been the icing on the cake."

PWBA members qualified for the Tour Championship by either winning a title during the 2015 season or earning enough competition points. All 2015 PWBA Tour champions (who were members at the time of their victory) received an automatic invitation to the Tour Championship, and the remainder of the 16-player field was filled out through the PWBA points list.


 

2015/09/12

 

姫路 麗、接戦を制して大会2勝目&今季4勝目

ファンの声援で掴んだ12勝目

男子優勝決定戦が終了し、第10回MKチャリティカップの最後を飾る、華々しい戦いの火蓋が切って落とされました。

決勝ステップラダー初進出、初優勝がかかる鈴木亜季を下して勝ち上がった阿部聖水。トップシードで迎え撃つは姫路 麗。両者ともにこのMKチャリティカップのタイトルを持ち、大会V2を賭けて臨む優勝決定戦。しかし両者の戦いは予選からすでに始まっていました。

予選後半でそれぞれシフトのトップに立つと、準決勝は阿部が姫路を抑えてトップシードに。岸田有加と櫻井麻美がその後に続き、予選では8位内に入っていた愛甲恵子、小林あゆみ、西村美紀、佐藤まさみらが圏内に踏み止まれずに滑り落ちて行く一方、柳 美穂、浅田梨奈、川口富美恵、鈴木亜季らがジャンプアップして決勝ラウンドロビンへと進出を果たします。

ここでも阿部と姫路によるトップシード争奪戦が繰り広げられますが、終盤近くの6G目に姫路がようやく阿部から首位を奪取。さらにポジションマッチで267ピンのハイスコアを叩き出し、阿部を一気に突き放します。

姫路、阿部と続いて残る一席に座るのは今季デビューの新人・浅田かと思われましたが、4位に着けていた鈴木が同じくポジションマッチで浅田を突き放し、さらに阿部の足もとが揺れた間隙を突いて2位に滑り込んで来ます。

トップシードからかろうじて踏み止まった形になった阿部と鈴木による3位決定戦。不運なジャストエイトに泣かされながらも丹念にスペアを取ってノーミスを守る鈴木を、ターキーに続くスプリット、さらに4連続ストライクにまたもスプリットというなんとも豪快なボウリングで阿部が撃破。トップの座を取り返すべく、姫路との優勝決定戦へと進みます。

節目の第5回大会でMK初制覇となった姫路。2年前の第8回大会で悲願の初優勝を果たし、続く第9回大会もファイナルに進出、このMKチャリティカップに対して人一倍思い入れのある阿部。どちらが勝っても大会V2、しかも第10回の記念すべき今年に勝利を挙げたい二人。今大会はそんな二人の為の舞台だったと言って過言ではないでしょう。

そして始まった優勝決定戦、姫路は珍しくもスプリットからのオープンスタート。対する阿部はストライクで滑り出し。決勝ステップラダーは男子と交互に行われる為、最後の最後でようやく出番となった姫路にとってレーンの変化について行けず、その後もストライクを繋げることができずに中盤の5フレーム時点で阿部にスリーマークのリードを許してしまいます。

ここで姫路はボールをチェンジ。これが当たって6フレーム目からストライクを連発し、阿部の背中を猛チャージで追いかけます。

一方の阿部は序盤の姫路のようにストライクが繋がらなくなっており、我慢を強いられる状況になっていましたが、勝負どころの9フレーム目、投球ミスから10番ピンをカバーミスしてしまいます。

これで4連続ストライクを決めた姫路がとうとう阿部に逆転。後に投げる阿部がパンチアウトを決めたと仮定した場合の最終スコアは215ピンとなり、姫路は10フレームにダブル、またはストライクと9本カウントのスペアが必須という状況で投げた姫路の最終フレーム1投目は厚めに入って4番ピンを残す9本カウント。

これが投球ミスゆえなのか、レーンが変化した所為だったのか、分からなかったと姫路は語ります。

4番ピンをカバーし、自力優勝にはストライクが絶対必要な3投目。姫路はアジャストを変えずに行ってミスを繰り返し、全国から応援に駆けつけてくれたファンのみんなをがっかりさせるのがいいのか、挑戦して薄めに入りがっかりさせるのがいいのかと長考します。

そして最後の一投、もしもミスして負けたとしても挑戦した姿を支えてくれる人々に見せたいと、立ち位置をずらして投球。

ボールは見事ポケットを捉え、綺麗なストライクが決まりました。

これで後に投げる阿部はパンチアウトしても姫路に1ピン届かず敗北が確定。大会V2を賭けた長きトップ争いに終止符が打たれました。

この勝利で今季4勝目を挙げ、すべてのランキングで独走状態の姫路。このまま最後まで突っ走り、再び三冠女王に輝くのか。それとも姫路の前に立ち塞がる者があるのか。ビッグタイトルが目白押しとなる今季後半戦が非常に楽しみになって参りました!

 

現役女子高生、総合25位入賞でベストアマ獲得!

堀井春花選手

 

ジョン・テハ、MK連覇でコリアンカップでの雪辱を果たす!

まさに紙一重で勝利を掴んだその瞬間

韓国で開催された三湖コリアンカップ終了から中2日での開催となったMKチャリティカップ。節目の第10回大会となる今年は台風接近からの開幕となり、思えば嵐のような激闘の予兆だったのかもしれません。

予選前半91位から一挙に82人をごぼう抜きしてきた会田啓介や78人抜きの藤井信人など、彗星のような華々しい活躍を見せる者もあれば、予選前半でトップを走っていた矢島純一と酒井武雄が準決勝敗退する番狂わせもあり、目まぐるしい混戦状態にある中をくぐり抜けて決勝ステップラダー進出3名という狭き門をくぐったのはディフェンディングチャンピオンのジョン・テハ、昨年の優勝決定戦にてジョンに敗れた川添奨太、そして8月の新人戦で初優勝を果たした谷合貴志。

誰が勝っても不思議はなく、そして誰が勝っても重みのある勝利となることは間違いなく、見応えあるゲームが期待されるファイナルステージに、まず谷合と川添が登場しました。

ジョンと首位を争い続け、ラウンドロビンで246対245の激戦を繰り広げた末に3位まで転落してしまった谷合にとっては、何としてもトップシードで待つジョンにリベンジし、さらに新人戦で初優勝を遂げた勢いに乗ってレギュラーツアーも初優勝しておきたいところ。

しかし昨年の大会でトップシードまで登り詰めながらジョンに優勝を持って行かれた川添にとっても、ジョンへのリベンジの為にここは負ける訳には行きません。

互いに譲れない理由を背負っての対決は、両者ともストライクからスタート。しかし谷合はその後ストライクが続かず、2フレーム目のバケットなど粘り腰でノーミスを守りますが、3フレーム目からターキーを決めた川添にリードを取られてしまいます。さらに川添が後半で4連続ストライクに成功して差を広げ、アマチュア時代に全日本ナショナルチームで共に戦った同士対決は川添に軍配があがりました。

昨年の大会でジョンを相手に圧倒的敗北に泣いた川添にとってはもちろん、先週のコリアンカップでクリス・バーンズに敗れて2位に終わったジョンにとってもこの一戦はまさにリベンジマッチと言えるでしょう。

韓国で置き忘れたものを京都に取りに来たジョン、今年は絶好調と語り、今大会も運を味方につけたものかラッキーな場面も多々あったと語ります。

優勝決定戦でも運はジョンに味方しているようで、中盤に川添が4連続ストライクでジョンにツーマーク差をつけたものの、8フレーム目で4・10番を残す痛恨のスプリット。これで7フレーム目からストライクを繋いでいたジョンが一気に巻き返します。

さらに川添は9フレーム目、10フレーム1投目と続いて10番ピンに嫌われ、ジョンに引導を与えられないまま214ピンで終了。

最後に投げるジョンの1投目がストライクなら勝利が確定となる展開でしたが、ここでジョンも10番ピンを残す9本カウント。カバーミスとなれば214ピンで川添と同点となり、ワンショットプレーオフに持ち込まれてしまいます。優勝を決める為には10番ピンカバーが絶対必要な場面で、ジョンの2投目は思ったよりも曲がってしまい、見守る観客からもどよめく声があがったその時。

ボールはかするようにしてピンに触れ、ジョンの優勝を確定させました。

倒れた10番ピンを見届けて、思わずアプローチに倒れ込んだジョン。最後はしっかりとストライクを決めて、MKチャリティカップ男子では史上初の大会連覇を飾りました!

 

アマチュア唯一の準決勝進出で総合33位入賞、ベストアマ獲得!

金森茂也選手

 

 

姫路 麗

 

 

ジョン・テハ

 

 

阿部聖水

 

 

谷合貴志


 

2015/09/11

 

SEMIFINALISTS DETERMINED AT SMITHFIELD PWBA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, advanced to the championship round of the 2015 Smithfield Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour Championship promoted by GoBowling.com on Friday.

The semifinal matches will feature Liz Johnson squaring off against McEwan and Stefanie Johnson taking on Kulick at the International Training and Research Center. The winners will advance to the finals and face off for the major title and $20,000 top prize.

The championship round will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Liz Johnson and Stefanie Johnson automatically were seeded into the semifinals as the top two players on the PWBA point list, while McEwan and Kulick battled their way through the best-of-five single-elimination bracket Friday.

Liz Johnson, a USBC Hall of Famer, led the tour in points, earnings and wins on her way into the semifinals. She kicked off the year by capturing her second USBC Queens title and has won the last two events leading into the Tour Championship, including defending her title at last week's Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open, her fourth career win at the event.

"It's been a dream season for me, and I never would have imagined having three titles this year with two majors," said Liz Johnson, who also won the PWBA Detroit Open in August. "I'm happy to be back in the finals and am going to try to make the best showing I can. I've been very fortunate and lucky to have the career I've had in the last 19 years, and this would be another great accomplishment."

Stefanie Johnson, winner of the PWBA Wichita Open in July, earned her spot in the semifinals as one of the most consistent performers throughout the season, leading the tour in cashes and match-play appearances.

McEwan, the No. 5 seed, had the longest trip through the bracket of the four finalists, but cruised through each of her three matches as she nearly averaged 230 on Friday. She swept Elysia Current of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and Liz Kuhlkin of Schenectady, New York, 3-0, before besting Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, 3-1, to advance to the semifinals.

"I was trying to make good shots since every lane was playing completely different and I had to be constantly on top of the moves," said McEwan, who will make her fourth championship round appearance of 2015. "This year has been really amazing. I had a rough start to the season, so I figured that would have taken me out of having the chance to be here. I took being here as a bonus, and I think that helped me. The pressure was off and I was just able to bowl. That's how I'm going to approach Sunday."

Kulick, who earned a first-round bye as the No. 3 seed, defeated Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska, 3-1, before winning the final three games against Rocio Restrepo of Colombia to make her sixth championship round appearance of the season, 3-2. Kulick, the PWBA spokesperson, still is looking for her first title of the year.

The PWBA Player of the Year race also will be determined during Sunday's championship round. Stefanie Johnson will need to win the Tour Championship to earn the award, otherwise Liz Johnson will take home the honor for the first time in her storied career.

PWBA members qualified for the Tour Championship by either winning a title during the 2015 season or earning enough competition points. All 2015 PWBA Tour champions (who were members at the time of their victory) received an automatic invitation to the Tour Championship, and the remainder of the 16-player field was filled out through the PWBA points list.

 

 

阿部聖水

 

 

ジョン・テハ

 

 

阿部聖水

 

 

ジョン・テハ


 

2015/09/10

 

 

川口富美恵

 

矢島純一

 

名和 秋

 

矢島純一


 

2015/09/09

 

 

長谷 宏

 

 

会田啓介


 

2015/09/06

 

Liz Johnson wins 2015 U.S. Women's Open

Defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, already may be in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, but she was able to add another huge accomplishment to her legacy Sunday with a win at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open.

The 41-year-old right-hander defeated her Team USA teammate Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, 190-189, to claim her fourth U.S. Women's Open title, breaking a tie for second place on the event's all-time win list behind fellow USBC Hall of Famer Marion Ladewig, who won eight times.

Johnson earned $50,000 and the coveted green jacket for the win, while O'Keefe took home $25,000 as the runner-up.

Johnson also became the first bowler to successfully defend a U.S. Women's Open title since hall of famer Dorothy Fothergill accomplished the feat in 1969, and she joins three-time U.S. Women's Open winner Kelly Kulick (2010) as the only bowlers to win the USBC Queens and U.S. Women's Open in the same year.

Sunday's finale at Brunswick Zone Carolier was a rematch of the 2007 title tilt, and O'Keefe had a chance at redemption with two strikes and seven pins in her final frame. After she left a washout and failed to convert, Johnson covered a 4 pin and got seven on her fill ball to escape with the win.

"I made the best shot I could in the 10th, hoping to strike, so I didn't have to worry as much," said Johnson, who also won the U.S. Women's Open in 1996, 2007 and 2013. "I shanked the last shot, but it was enough. This is going to take a while to sink in, for sure. When the Tour folded in 2003, we had no idea all of this would come back. It has been an incredible year, and I'm very grateful."

Johnson's win at the 2015 Queens in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in May kicked off the 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association schedule. That victory secured her spot in next week's season-ending The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by GoBowling.com, where she'll be seeded right into the semifinals as the 2015 PWBA points leader.

"This has been an amazing year, to say the least," said Johnson, who won last week's PWBA Detroit Open, too. "I haven't made the Queens show when I've won the U.S. Open, and I didn't make the U.S. Open show when I won the Queens (2009), so I was pretty happy just to get here. But once you're there, you want to take advantage. I didn't make the best shots I could have or should have, but I got it done."

On the way to the championship match, Johnson used just one double and a flawless spare effort to top four-time first-team collegiate All-American and 2015 PWBA Lubbock Sports Open winner Jazreel Tan of Singapore, 199-177. Tan was the only amateur in the top five and one of nine Team Singapore members in the field this week.

Before facing Johnson, Tan overcame a 28-pin deficit to slip past Team USA member Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, 172-165. McEwan held the commanding lead at the halfway point, but three consecutive opens starting in frame six proved to be her undoing.

Tan started the day with a clean 195-190 victory against nearby Union, New Jersey's Kulick. Despite a late open frame, Kulick had a chance to double in the 10th frame for the win but left the 2-4-5 combination on her second shot, allowing Tan to advance.

All competitors at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open bowled 24 games over three days, while the top third of the field had eight more games to fight for a spot in the top 24, who advanced for 24 games of round-robin match play.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, is hosting and providing television sponsorship of more than $250,000 for the U.S. Women's Open and the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, which will be held at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8.

 

クリス・バーンズがコリアンカップ初制覇!

JPBAツアー12年ぶりの勝利!

PBAレギュラーツアーで唯一、海外で開催される三湖コリアンカップ。今年はパーフェクトが10個、800シリーズが3つも飛び出すハイスコア合戦となる一方で、個人個人を見ると1つのシリーズ中にローハイ差が100ピン以上あるのも珍しくなかったりと、一筋縄ではいかない乱戦に。

2日間の長い予選を終え、ガチンコ勝負の準決勝に8名のJPBA勢が進出しました。ロバート・リー、別所 翼、保倉映義、小林哲也、呉竹博之らは2G先取の1~2回戦で敗退、残る髙田浩規、山上英章、児島都史も粘り腰を見せましたが3回戦で惜しくも敗退となりました。

最終日の決勝ステップラダー進出を果たしたのは、髙田を下したジョ・ナムイ、児島と日本でもお馴染みのチェ・ウォンヨンをフルセットの激闘の末に倒したジョン・テハ、7月のワールドオープンで世界一の座を掴み、今大会も2つのパーフェクトと800シリーズ1つを達成するなど絶好調のオスク・パレルマ、そしてクリス・バーンズら4名。

全員で投球し、1ゲームごとにスコア最下位が脱落して行く方式で行われた決勝ステップラダーでは、元韓国ナショナルメンバーのジョがなんとパーフェクトを達成!コリアンカップ史上初の快挙に場内が沸き上がります。バーンズは7連続、ジョンも6連続とストライクを繋いで勝ち抜け、ここで世界王者のパレルマが脱落。

続く3位決定戦ではジョがオープンフレームを2つ出してしまい、6連続ストライクで追いかけるも届かず、ジョンVSバーンズの優勝決定戦となりました。

互いに世界にその名を轟かせ、日本でもファンの多いPBA、KPBAのトッププロ。特にジョンは地元韓国の最後の砦とあって、盛大なる応援を背負って最後のゲームに臨みます。

しかし序盤はほぼ互角ペースで進んだものの、4フレーム目でジョンがまさかのシングルピンミス。一旦は立て直してダブルを打ち、バーンズの背中を追いますが、7フレーム目で痛恨の7-10スプリット。

さらにバーンズも中盤まで繋がらなかったストライクを、7フレーム目から連発。オールウェーを決めて圧倒的大差でジョンを下しました。

最後の最後までビッグゲームが飛び交う乱戦をくぐり抜け、バーンズがコリアンカップを初制覇するとともに、2003年のJAPANCUP以来実に12年ぶりのJPBAツアー優勝を果たしました!


 

2015/09/05

 

TV finalists set for 2015 U.S. Women's Open

Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, needed every bit of the 56-game format at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open, but she was able to track down defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, to earn the top seed for Sunday's televised finals.

O'Keefe entered the final game of match play Saturday 67 pins behind Johnson and fired a 278 game, her best effort of the week, to move to the top spot in the standings with a 12,604 total, which included 30 bonus pins for each of her 17 wins in match play. She averaged nearly 216 through 32 games of qualifying and 24 games of match play this week.

The stepladder finals will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. The winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

"I'm just really happy with how I threw the ball today and was able to make up ground," said O'Keefe, who finished second to Johnson at the 2007 U.S. Women's Open. "I don't look at the numbers a lot, and the few times I did, I threw some really bad shots, so I tried hard to just keep my head down and focus on repeating the good shots."

Johnson, who led for more than half the event, shot 191 in the position round but was able to hold onto the No. 2 seed. She finished the 56-game marathon with a 12,554 total and was followed by Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York (12,486), Singapore's Jazreel Tan (12,090) and three-time U.S. Women's Open champion Kelly Kulick of nearby Union, New Jersey (11,986).

O'Keefe has five previous top-10 finishes at the U.S. Women's Open since 2007, but this is the first time she's earned the No. 1 seed in a traditional stepladder format. She also recently picked up her first standard Professional Women's Bowling Association title at the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles with Bill O'Neill.

The 11-time Team USA member will draw on those experiences, along with what she learned this week, as she prepares to bowl one game for her first major victory.

"It's a little bit different this time, but it really just boils down to 10 good shots," O'Keefe said. "I have to have trust in what got me here and keep the focus I had all week."

With a victory, Johnson would join Kulick as the only bowlers to win the U.S. Women's Open and USBC Queens in the same year. Kulick accomplished the feat in 2010.

A fourth green jacket this week also would move Johnson, a 2015 USBC Hall of Fame inductee, or Kulick, into second place on the event's all-time win list, behind USBC Hall of Famer Marion Ladewig, who hoisted the trophy eight times.

All competitors at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open bowled 24 games over three days, while the top third of the field had eight more games to fight for a spot in the top 24, who advanced for 24 games of round-robin match play.

This week's tournament is the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule.

All qualifying and match-play rounds were broadcast live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit XtraFrame.TV.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, is hosting and providing television sponsorship of more than $250,000 for the U.S. Women's Open and the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, which will be held at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8.

 


 

2015/09/04

 

Johnson dominates at 2015 U.S. Women's Open

Defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, took control of the leaderboard at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open early in Friday's final qualifying round and built on her lead during the opening round of match play Friday night.

The three-time U.S. Women's Open winner entered the day at Brunswick Zone Carolier in third place, more than 200 pins behind her Team USA teammate Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, but the highest eight-game block of the morning by more than 100 pins helped Johnson turn that deficit into a 71-pin advantage.

Johnson then averaged more than 222 on the way to a 7-1 match-play record to finish the day atop the standings with an 8,996 total, which includes 30 bonus pins for each win.

O'Keefe is second with an 8,740 total and is followed by Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York (8,605), Singapore's Jazreel Tan (8,539) and 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association points leader Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas (8,378).

"I tried something different in practice today and had a totally different look with some other equipment," said Johnson, who won the U.S. Women's Open in 1996, 2007 and 2013. "I was able to play the outside part of the lane and took advantage of it. I got comfortable and made great shots. I also made good decisions and ball choices along the way."

Johnson never fell below second place on the way to the stepladder finals in 2013 and defeated McEwan and then-defending champion Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, for the win. Now, she is the player to beat at the 2015 event, but that's nothing new.

The new United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer reminded the rest of the bowlers on the PWBA Tour that she's still a dominant force by winning the season-opening USBC Queens in May and then finding her way back into the winner's circle last week at the PWBA Detroit Open.

"I definitely feel like I've made the most of this summer, and even being in a position to win both majors in the same year would be a special feat," Johnson said. "In the past, when I won the Queens, I didn't make the U.S. Open show, and when I've won the U.S. Open, I didn't make the Queens show. But, it's still one game at a time, with a long way to go. I'm coming in tomorrow with a lot of confidence and a good attitude, and all I'm going to do is focus on making more good shots."

The top 24 bowlers will be back on the lanes Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern for 16 additional games of match play. Pinfall will continue to carry over, and their 56-game totals, including bonus pins during match play, will determine the top five, who will advance to Sunday's stepladder finals.

The televised finals are scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network, and the winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

All competitors at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open bowled 24 games over three days, while the top third of the field had eight more games Friday to fight for a spot in the top 24. The final spot went to Karen Marcano of Venezuela with a 6,363 total, a 198.84 average for 32 games.

This week's tournament is the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule. All qualifying and match-play rounds are being broadcast live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit XtraFrame.TV.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, is hosting and providing television sponsorship of more than $250,000 for the U.S. Women's Open and the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, which will be held at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8.

 

 

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2015/09/03

 

O'Keefe back on top at 2015 U.S. Women's Open

Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, averaged more than 226 over eight games Thursday to regain the lead and distance herself from the field at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open.

The 36-year-old right-hander shot 255 early in the block to move past second-day leader Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, and will enter the final round of qualifying 165 pins ahead of her four-time Team USA teammate.

O'Keefe posted a 24-game total of 5,364, a 223.5 average, while McEwan finished Thursday's third round at Brunswick Zone Carolier with a 5,199 total. Defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, is third with 5,146 and is followed by Singapore's Jazreel Tan (5,098) and 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour points leader Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas (4,977).

The top 51 bowlers, a third of the 153-player field, will be back on the lanes Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern for eight more games of qualifying, after which, the top 24 will advance to round-robin match play, based on their 32-game totals.

One of O'Keefe's goals after bowling well early in the week was to stay focused and put as much space between her and 25th place as possible. With eight games remaining, she is 602 pins ahead, but her main goal has changed a bit.

"I'm not really big into watching scores or looking too far ahead, so I think for now, I'm just going to keep my head down and make sure I'm throwing good shots and staying ahead of the moves," said O'Keefe, who earned her first PWBA title earlier this season. "We're still not even halfway done with this tournament, and anything can happen, but I feel good about what I've learned so far this week."

The 11-time Team USA member and second-year head women's coach at McKendree also was able to improve her performance on the fresh 39-foot lane condition, which has her feeling more comfortable and versatile for the rest of the week. She shot 1,814 on Thursday, compared to 1,708 on Wednesday.

"The biggest thing today was staying ahead of the moves, whereas yesterday, I got stuck behind them," O'Keefe said. "I also used a different ball today that was in my bag yesterday but didn't quite have the right surface. I knew it wouldn't come into play unless we changed it, and after we did, it did what I need it to do."

All competitors at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open bowled 24 games over three days, and it took an average of 192.75 to make the first cut. The final spot went to Team USA member Brittni Hamilton of Victor, New York, with a 4,626 total.

Pinfall will continue to carry over, and the 56-game totals, including bonus pins during match play, will determine the top five for Sunday's stepladder finals.

The televised finals are scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network, and the winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

This week's tournament is the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule. All qualifying and match-play rounds are being broadcast live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit XtraFrame.TV.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, is hosting and providing television sponsorship of more than $250,000 for the U.S. Women's Open and the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, which will be held at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8.

78位 浅田梨奈, 91位 小泉奈津美

 

 

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2015/09/02

 

McEwan leads at 2015 U.S. Women's Open

While the 2015 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour season has been a long coast-to-coast journey for the world’s top female bowlers, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, said she feels as sharp as ever at this week’s Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women’s Open.

The 24-year-old right-hander, who celebrated her birthday Tuesday, turned in nearly identical performances during the first two days of qualifying at Brunswick Zone Carolier to lead the field with a 16-game total of 3,609, a 225.56 average.

She shot 1,804 for eight games Tuesday and 1,805 on the fresh 39-foot lane condition Wednesday to build a 59-pin lead over first-day leader, Shannon O’Keefe of O’Fallon, Illinois, who is second with 3,550.

Defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, is third with 3,490, and she is followed by PWBA Lubbock Sports Open winner Jazreel Tan of Singapore (3,486) and 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens runner-up Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska (3,434).

The 2015 PWBA Tour season kicked off in May with the USBC Queens in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and weekly events beginning July 9 have taken players on a cross-country journey from Sacramento, California, to New Jersey.

“I’ve never been on the road like this and bowled this many weeks in a row, but even though I feel a little run down, I also feel so much sharper coming into this, compared to previous years,” said McEwan, who finished third at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open. “The biggest thing for me right now is to stay focused on my physical game and what I’m doing, rather than scores or what other people are doing.”

Despite her success Wednesday, McEwan said she feels there’s still room for improvement after misjudging the transition on the fresh condition, which all participants will face again Thursday in the final eight-game qualifying block.

Half the field will return to the lanes at Brunswick Zone Carolier on Thursday at 9 a.m. Eastern, while McEwan’s final round is set for 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

“The longer format gives you a chance to learn about the lanes and how they break down and transition, and I definitely made the wrong moves through the transition today,” said McEwan, a four-time Team USA member and the runner-up at the 2015 PWBA Topeka Open presented by Prairie Band Casino & Resort. “Once I’ve had a chance to sit down and think about what went wrong today, I’ll be able to come up with a different plan for tomorrow.”

All 153 competitors will bowl 24 qualifying games over three days, before the field is cut to the top 51 for eight additional games. The 32-game pinfall totals will determine the 24 players for the round-robin match-play portion of the tournament, after which, the top five will advance to the stepladder finals based on their 56-game totals.

This week’s tournament is the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule. All qualifying and match-play rounds are being broadcast live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit XtraFrame.TV.

The televised finals are scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on the CBS Sports Network, and the winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, is hosting and providing television sponsorship of more than $250,000 for the U.S. Women’s Open and the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, which will be held at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8.

82位 浅田梨奈, 90位 小泉奈津美

 

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2015/09/01

 

O'Keefe leads after opening round at 2015 U.S. Women's Open

Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, finished her day with two big games to surge into the lead after the first round of qualifying at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open.

The 11-time Team USA member posted games of 276 and 256 to outlast more than a half dozen of the top female bowlers in the world who had a shot at the top spot heading into the final game Tuesday at Brunswick Zone Carolier.

O'Keefe averaged more than 230 on the way to a 1,842 total for her eight games. She was followed by Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York (1,804), Singapore's Daphne Tan (1,789), defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York (1,783) and Kristina Wendell of Kingston, New York (1,756).

"My main goal was to come in and get off to a good start, and I really like when I can get left and play a little deeper," O'Keefe said. "I'm very comfortable doing that and was able to take advantage when I finally saw that today."

O'Keefe has found regular success at the U.S. Women's Open since its return in 2007, collecting six top-12 finishes, including a runner-up effort in 2007. She credits her success to the event's longer format, which will be 56 games this year before the stepladder finalists are determined.

"I like the longer format and feel it allows me to really settle in and get an idea of what the lanes are doing," said O'Keefe, the head women's bowling coach at McKendree. "But, right now, it's way too early to get too excited. The first goal is to make the top 24. I will continue to work hard to separate myself as much as possible from 25th place. The girls out here are too talented to think I can just coast."

O'Keefe, a 36-year-old right-hander, picked up her first Professional Women's Bowling Association title last month at the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles with Bill O'Neill.

She'll lead the 153-player field at the U.S. Women's Open back onto the lanes at Brunswick Zone Carolier for the second qualifying round beginning Wednesday at 9 a.m. Eastern.

All competitors will bowl 24 qualifying games over three days, before the field is cut to the top 51 for eight additional games. The 32-game pinfall totals will determine the 24 players for the round-robin match-play portion of the tournament, after which, the top five will advance to the stepladder finals based on their 56-game totals.

This week's tournament is the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule. All qualifying and match-play rounds will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

The televised finals are scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on the CBS Sports Network, and the winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, is hosting and providing television sponsorship of more than $250,000 for the U.S. Women's Open and the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, which will be held at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8.

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