Indiana State USBC WBA
INDIANA STATE WBA
Volume XXXIX, Issue 3 www.indianastateusbcwba.org April 2010
INDIANA STATE WBA
Cynthia (Cindee) Franklin
Judy Smith, President
574-753-9523 Indy USBC
Joyce Katona, 1st V. Pres. The 16th Annual Indiana State adult competition. This year’s
574-256-2626 Queens Tournament crowned its Queens Tournament had a field
firstname.lastname@example.org youngest competitor on March of 66 with 31 first-time
DiAnne Rickel, 2nd V. Pres. 14 at the Strike Force Lanes, participants, which includes this
765-450-8574 Greenfield, Indiana. Cynthia year’s champion. In addition to
email@example.com (Cindee) Franklin of Indy USBC the $800 first place prize,
Ede Kline, Director #1 earned her way to the Queens Cindee received a beautiful tiara
Championship Crown with a and free entry into the 2011
score of 2031 in her first year of (Continued on page 6)
Sherry Munn, Director #2
Charmaine Terry, Director #3
Elaine George, Director #4
765-294-4350 The Indiana State USBC form can be printed from bowler in your association
firstname.lastname@example.org WBA S c h o l a r s h i p the state website at who is a graduating senior
Jackie Arman, Director #5 Application Deadline is IndianaStateUSBCwba.org and meets the criteria on
812-437-2823 May 1. The scholarship (Continued on page 17)
jjarman_2000@ yahoo.com If you have a female youth
Dee Johnson, Director #6
Joan Goetz, Director #7
ljg1935@ yahoo.com Left—Jennifer (Miller) Ferguson
Gerri Smolen, Director #8 –Indiana Woman Bowler
Ann Prather, Director #9
765-742-5345 Right—Gayle Boyles
Donna Dennie, Director #10 –Star of Yesteryear
email@example.com See related articles on page 4.
INSIDE THIS IN INDIANA
Indiana State USBC WBA
Association Manager 15 300—800 SCORES 14 HOOSIER BOWLING WRITERS 1 QUEENS REPORT
219-763-6571 23 CALENDAR 3 MEMORIAL COLUMN 18 REPORTS AROUND INDIANA
assnmgr@ 12 CLUBS 10 OPENING CEREMONIES 17 YOUTH AROUND INDIANA
IndianaStateUSBCwba.org 4 HALL OF FAME
From the President’s Desk
Greetings from Your President’s Office
The Indiana State USBC Women’s Bowling Association held its annual
open membership meeting on March 6, 2010, at the Holiday Inn North in
Indianapolis. Induction ceremony was held for the 2010 Hall of Fame
members. Inducted were Jennie Ferguson, Indiana Woman Bowler; Jackie
Arman, Meritorious Service; and Gayle Boyles for Star of Yesteryear.
Following lunch, the business meeting opened at 1:00 p.m. The credentials
report was given showing 3 State WBA officers, 10 State WBA directors
and 113 local association delegates for a total of 126 eligible voters. All
delegates were given folders, which included committee reports, officer reports, resumes for those
seeking election and other important information. Election of IS USBC WBA officers and directors
slated was held with results as: Second Vice President – DiAnne Rickel, Directors Kimberly Davis,
Gerri Smolen and Donna Dennie were elected. State delegate elected to serve at the 2011 USBC
annual meeting is Judy Smith, and alternate is Ann Prather.
A proposed amendment to the IS USBC WBA bylaws was presented to the delegates for action. The
amendment was on Article X, Board Composition, Authority and Duties to allow a local association
to be represented by no more than two (2) places on the board of directors. (Currently states a local
association to be represented by no more than one (1) place on the board of directors.) The delegates
did vote to change this amendment effective August 1, 2010.
A bid was received from the City of Firsts USBC Association (Kokomo) to host the Women’s State
Championship Tournament in 2013. Kim Morgan with the Howard County Convention Bureau
made a short presentation. The delegates voted to accept the bid for the City of Firsts USBC to host
the 2013 Championship Tournament. The 2011 Championship Tournament will be hosted by the Terre
Haute WBA and the 2012 Tournament will be hosted by the Lafayette USBC.
I want to thank all the local delegates for attending the 2010 annual meeting, and I hope to see more
local delegates at the 2011 meeting. The Indiana State USBC WBA association is the MEMBERS
organization and we need for our members to attend this meeting and let us know what we can do
to make the association the best it can be. This meeting is open to ALL members of the Indiana State
USBC WBA. The elected delegates have voice and vote, but all members have voice at this meeting,
so please mark your calendar for the first Saturday in March 2011 and plan to attend the meeting.
Our Summer workshop will be held on Saturday, July 24, at the Holiday Inn North in Indianapolis.
Information and reservation forms will be mailed out to local Association Managers the first of
June, so please plan to attend the workshop and bring your questions/comments with you.
I hope all of you had a great 2009-2010 season and your scores were high. I wish all of you a happy
and safe summer and I look forward to seeing you at the Summer Workshop.
Judy Smith, Indiana State USBC WBA President
In January, the Bowl Indiana Council met and approved
to put a new state mixed tournament bidding process in
Bidding procedures have been established to determine
the interest of IBCA member centers in hosting the
tournament for the years 2010 and/or 2011. For the past
six years, the Council has placed the tournament in the
"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, hosting centers.
and for a brief moment, its Glory and
All of the past mixed tournaments have been held in the
beauty belong to our world, then it flies on
Indianapolis area IBCA member centers. It is felt that
again. And though we wish it could have with a bidding process, the tournament could be held in
stayed, we feel so blessed to have seen it.” other qualified centers around the state. Centers must be
-- Unknown members of the Indiana Bowling Centers Association to
host this tournament.
Nancy Brodfuehrer, Columbus USBC Also at the January meeting, election of officers were
Edith Clark, Loganland USBC held. Tony Peterson, representative of the Indiana State
Stephanie Helvie, Loganland USBC USBC BA, was elected president; Don Sparks,
Myra Jackson, Loganland USBC representative of the Indiana State USBC YA, was
Ruth Kado, Knox USBC WBA elected vice president; and re-elected as secretary-
Robert Kennedy, Loganland USBC treasurer was Cathy Cooper, IBCA representative.
Max McCloskey, Loganland USBC The tournament committee appointed for the 2010 mixed
Jeanette Robinson, Wayne Co. USBC tournament is Gerri Smolen, Chairman; George Webb;
Corky Koch; Don Sparks; Brian Nunning; Judy Smith;
Tony Peterson; and Ken Howard.
The BOWL INDIANA Council is made up of three
representatives each from the following organizations:
Indiana State USBC BA, Indiana State USBC WBA,
Indiana State USBC YA, and Indiana Bowling Centers
To submit a name of a bowler from your Ë
association for the IN INDIANA Memorial Reported by,
Column who passed away during the season,
send her name and local association to Dee Judy Smith
Johnson, IN INDIANA Editor, at—
Bowl Indiana Council Representative
e d i t o r @ I n d i a n a S t a t e U S B Cw b a . o r g
At the time this publication was being finalized, the
83rd Annual Indiana Women’s Championship
Tournament was still on the floor. Champions and
winners will be included in the July issue of the IN
Jenni (Miller) Ferguson Jackie Arman Gayle Boyles
Indiana Woman Bowler Meritorious Service Meritorious Service
Jenni Ferguson of Anderson USBC Jackie Arman of the Greater The Star of Yesteryear inductee for
WBA is the 2010 Indiana Woman Evansville USBC Association is this 2010 is Gayle Boyles of the Indy
Bowler inductee. year’s inductee for Meritorious USBC Association.
Jenni began her bowling career at Gayle began her career at the age of
the age of 9 when invited by a friend Jackie has been a member of the 16 only taking off a few years when
to join her league. Coaches noticed national organization for over 50 she had her children. She was the
Jenni and helped her develop her years and an Indiana member for 43 captain of her league team for over
skills and the rest is history. She years. For the past 8 years, she has 20 years.
bowled in several youth leagues and been a director for our women’s state
Gayle has won the women’s state All
TKO tournaments. Jenni was also a board.
Events Championship in 1963 and
collegiate bowler with Vincennes and
As a state board member, Jackie has the Team Championship in 1980.
at Ball State. She would advance to
served on most state committees.
bowl professionally for only a short She was a team member of the Indy
Some of the committees she has
time because of lack of regional USBC Association women’s
chaired are the Awards of Excellence
tournaments. championship teams in 1971, 1974,
Committee, the Awards Committee,
1976, and 1980. She also won
Jenni’s career high year-end average Workshop, the Hall of Fame, and
championship titles in the Doubles
is 226, and she has at least 10 Education/Training Committees.
Event with Suzi Harmon in 1978 and
seasons with an average of 200 or
Prior to joining the state board, she with Meg Woodard in 1988.
served as a teller at the Women’s
In 1960, Gayle won the Singles
She has bowled 3 games of 300, 1– State Annual Meeting and has
Event and was a member of the
299, and 2–298’s. Jenni has also served on the Women’s State
Championship Team that won the
bowled at least 10 seasons of Nominating Committee, which she
Regional Gutter Gussie Tournament
scoring at least one 700 with her chaired twice.
in Idaho. Her team also won the
career high series of 797 bowled in
Regional Stones Ladies Classic
Tournament in Cincinnati in 1970. In
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Janice Wozniak, Indy USBC Association, is the years, and her writing skills has also placed her as
recipient of the Kathryn C. Hotzel Bowling Writer editor of the Indy USBC Association yearbook for
Award. This award was presented during the 4th the last four years.
Indiana State USBC WBA Annual Meeting in
The Hoosier Bowling Writers (HBW) has
recognized her work. She has received the HBW
It is for the work published during the 2008-2009 Barbara Spencer Newsletter Award in 2007; and
season in the IN INDIANA. Janice has been one in 2008, Janice was the recipient of the HBW
of the IN INDIANA’s outstanding writers for Column Award. Janice is serving her first term as
several years. Her articles have been very well director to the HBW Board of Directors for the
written grammatically as well as informative and 2009-2010 season.
interesting to the readers from around the state.
In December 2009, Janice was named the 2008-
She has a flare for journalism and reporting for her
09 King Pin of the Year by the Central Indiana’s
association. She does not settle for just words on
Bowling Centers Association, Inc., who was
paper; often she has several drafts before being
chosen for her dedication and work ethics for the
satisfied with her written words .
bowling community, local association, and
Janice has been the Indy USBC Director since proprietors.
2002 and served as its publicity chair since the
Janice is a bowler as well. She has bowled in
2005-2006 season and has never missed getting
various leagues in the Indy Association for the
her article submitted in a timely manner. Her
past 20 years and is currently bowling in two
writing skills have earned her the “Featured
leagues and serves as the secretary for one.
Report” spotlight of the IN INDIANA Reports
Recently, Janice won the High Game Award with
around Indiana Column three times—July 2006,
her 267 in Indy’s 600 Club Tournament where
July 2007, and October 2008.
placed third. Ë
She is the editor of the Pocket Panorama, the Indy
USBC Association newsletter, for the last five
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Cynthia (Cindee) Franklin
Indy USBC Queens Tournament.
High Qualifier was last year’s defending Queens Champion Jenni Ferguson
from Anderson. She topped the qualifying rounds for the $150 prize with the
score of 2318, edging out Angela Pluta (2310) of St. Joe Valley USBC.
The guests were honored by a 300 game scored by Amanda Taylor of Greater
Terre Haute USBC WBA. Theresa Smith-Dill also scored an 802 during the
Tournament revised format. Queens participants bowled two 5-game blocks
on Saturday; the top 32 bowlers scoring the highest total pins advanced to the
semi-finals on Sunday. On Sunday, scoring started at zero, and the 32
qualifiers competed in a 3-game block; the top 16 bowlers having the highest
total pins advanced to another 3-game block with scores starting from zero. The
top eight bowlers then advance to the finals match-play competition.
Again, the scoring begins at zero, and the finalists competed in head-to-head
matches until all eight bowled against each other once. Match-game scores
were accumulated with an additional 30 bonus points for each game won; the
last game was a position match according to total match-game scores plus
bonus points. The bowler with the highest total match-game score plus bonus
High Qualifier points is declared champion.
Jenni Ferguson Ë
Cindee Franklin congratulates champion
receiving crown from Cindee Franklin
Indiana State USBC WBA
President Judy Smith
Indiana State Queens Tournament Committee
Sherry Munn, Phyllis Boze, Gerri Smolen, Judy Smith, Suzie
Simmons, DiAnne Rickel, Joyce Katona
INDIANA STATE QUEENS TOURNAMENT
STRIKE FORCE LANES – GREENFIELD 2010
66 Entries @ $100.00 ($50.00 Prize Fund - $50.00 Expenses) $ 3,300.00
Corporate Sponsor – bowlinggift.com 1,250.00
(Division of Classic Products Corp., Ft Wayne)
Total Prize Fund $ 4,550.00
1.Cynthia Franklin, Indy $ 800.00Plus Tiara & Plaque *
2.Lisa Hunt, Indy 500.00
3.Lisa Anserello, Lake Suburban 400.00
4.Therese Smith-Dill, Indy 350.00
5.Darla Burke, Indy 325.00
6.Mallory Johnson, Indy 300.00
7.Alexis Voiers, Lake Suburban 275.00
8.Kelly Gough, Duneland 250.00
9.Jessica Morgan, Indy 225.00
10.Donna Pope-Green, Indy 200.00
11.Janee’ Babbitt, Lake Suburban 150.00
12.Jennifer Hartlep, Lafayette 125.00
13.Missy Bullock, Kendallville 100.00
~ SPECIAL PRIZES ~
High Qualifier Jenni Ferguson, Anderson $ 150.00
High Games Out of the Money:
1st 5-Game Block1 - Jenni Ferguson, Anderson (278) $ 50.00
2 - Jackie Burton, Columbus (267) 25.00
2 - Arlene Hilmer, Brandywine (267) 25.00
2nd 5-Game Block1 - Amanda Taylor, Gr Terre Haute (300) $ 50.00
2 - Jennifer Irwin, Indy (299) 30.00
3 - Mandy Wilkins, Gr Terre Haute (280) 20.00
1st 3-Game Match1 - Kim Crowell, Lafayette (279) $ 25.00
2 - Mandi Bybee, Anderson (267) 15.00
3 - Amanda Taylor, Gr Terre Haute (256) 10.00
2 3-Game Match1 - Kim Crowell, Lafayette (223) $ 25.00
2 - Mandi Bybee, Anderson (216) 15.00
3 - Amanda Taylor, Gr Terre Haute (205) 10.00
Paid Entry into 2011 Indiana State Queens Tournament 100.00
Total Prize Fund Paid Out $ 4,550.00
64 Match-Play Games donated by Strike Force Lanes
Queens Towels donated by bowlinggift.com
1st—Cindee Franklin, Indy USBC, 2031; 2nd—Lisa Hunt, Indy USBC, 1978; 3rd—Lisa Anserello, Lake Suburban USBC
WBA, 1876; 4th—Theresa Smith-Dill, Indy USBC, 1875; 5th—Darla Burke, Indy USBC, 1829; 6th—Mallory Johnson,
Franklin USBC, 1752; 7th—Alexis Voiers, Lake Suburban USBC WBA, 1696; 8th—Kelly Gough, Duneland USBC, 1675
8-Game Bonus Total
Name Actual Points Score
1. Cynthia Franklin 1881 150 2031
2. Lisa Hunt 1828 150 1978
3. Lisa Anserello 1726 150 1876
4. Theresa Smith-Dill 1785 90 1875
5. Darla Burke 1679 150 1829
6. Mallory Johnson 1632 120 1752
7. Alexis Voiers 1636 60 1696
8. Kelly Gough 1585 90 1675
2 ND 3-GAME SEMI-FINAL BLOCK
Pos. Name Total vs. Pos. Name Total
1. Theresa Smith-Dill 715 9. Jessica Morgan 635
2. Lisa Anserello 689 10. Donna Pope-Green 632
2. Cynthia Franklin 689 11. Janee’ Babbitt 626
4. Alexis Voiers 670 12. Jennifer Hartlep 614
5. Mallory Johnson 667 13. Missy Bullock 610
6. Kelly Gough 655 14. Amanda Taylor 584
7. Lisa Hunt 652 14. Mandi Bybee 584
8. Darla Burke 640 16. Kim Crowell 555
1 ST 3-GAME SEMI-FINAL BLOCK
Pos. Name 3-Game Total vs. Pos. Name 3-Game Total
1. Theresa Smith-Dill 800 17. Holly Siefers 624
2. Missy Bullock 712 17. Crystal Bunton 624
3. Cynthia Franklin 699 19. Cheryl Jacobs-Morrison 618
4. Amanda Taylor 675 20. Kim Lang 616
5. Kelly Gough 669 21. Linda Burns 614
6. Mallory Johnson 661 22. Jennifer Irwin 613
7. Donna Pope-Green 656 22. Jeannie Lukins 613
8. Mandi Bybee 654 22. Mandy Wilkins 613
9. Jessica Morgan 653 25. Kathy Hite 610
9. Alexis Voiers 653 26. Vicki Rich 603
11. Janee’ Babbitt 648 27. Christel Hughey 584
12. Lisa Anserello 637 28. Casandra Ginter 583
13. Darla Burke 635 29. Angela Pluta 581
14. Kim Crowell 629 30. Sallie Warner 577
14. Lisa Hunt 629 31. Jenni Ferguson 552
16. Jennifer Hartlep 628 32. Ashley Terry 504
10-GAME QUALIFYING SCORES
1st 2nd Total 1st 2nd Total
Name Association Block Block Score Name Association Block Block Score
1. Jenni Ferguson Anderson 1191 1127 2318 34. Denise Rambo Indy 922 1039 1961
2. Angela Pluta St. Joe Valley 1062 1248 2310 35. Monica Hartlep Lafayette 958 995 1953
3. Lisa Anserello Lake Suburban 1181 1123 2304 36. Julia Charlton Wayne County 964 988 1952
4. Missy Bullock Kendallville 1229 1027 2256 37. Christina Holmes Wabash 966 985 1951
5. Cynthia Franklin Indy 1090 1144 2234 38. Brandi Prevo Gr Evansville 1010 930 1940
6. Mandy Wilkins Gr Terre Haute 1107 1121 2228 39. Jacey Wilham Franklin 970 961 1931
7. Lisa Hunt Indy 1096 1123 2219 40. Lisa Wernert Artesian 1047 881 1928
8. Linda Burns Indy 1090 1122 2212 41. Jackie Burton Columbus 964 957 1921
9. Holly Siefers Lafayette 1114 1086 2200 42. Jenni Ryba Lake Suburban 946 974 1920
10. Theresa Smith-Dill Indy 1081 1102 2183 43. Crystal Lott Indy 988 929 1917
11. Jennifer Hartlep Lafayette 1082 1096 2178 44. Andrea Mercatante Bloomington 955 954 1909
12. Jennifer Irwin Indy 1031 1141 2172 45. Deanna Johnson Loganland 901 997 1898
13. Christel Hughey Heart City 1035 1123 2158 46. Camila Trevino, Jr. Lake Suburban 913 980 1893
14. Cheryl Jacobs-Morrison Indy 1033 1120 2153 47. Gayle Spurling Brandywine 970 915 1885
15. Alexis Voiers Lake Suburban 1003 1144 2147 48. Jennifer Cave Grant County 887 996 1883
16. Jessica Morgan Indy 1031 1092 2123 49. Ashley Bear Indy 919 962 1881
17. Jeannie Lukins Franklin 1114 987 2101 50. Arlene Hilmer Brandywine 991 884 1875
18. Amanda Taylor Gr Terre Haute 990 1107 2097 51. Jennifer Evans Grant County 930 920 1850
19. Sallie Warner La Porte 964 1115 2079 52. Alicia Currin Indy 880 953 1833
20. Darla Burke Indy 931 1127 2058 53. Jamie Bormann Lafayette 966 863 1829
21. Kathy Hite Indy 1069 982 2051 54. Debby Lentz Indy 891 937 1828
22. Janee Babbitt’ Lake Suburban 1021 1029 2050 55. Jamie Heintz Lake Suburban 953 871 1824
23. Mandi Bybee Anderson 1023 1016 2039 56. Ericka Study Indy 889 934 1823
24. Kim Lang Indy 1031 1004 2035 57. Nicole Turn Indy 870 951 1821
25. Kelly Gough Duneland 1046 982 2028 58. Traci Nelson Indy 920 884 1804
26. Kim Crowell Lafayette 970 1043 2013 59. Terri Woodard Indy 852 948 1800
27. Ashley Terry Kendallville 1076 924 2000 60. Michele Schmidt Kendallville 951 831 1782
28. Donna Pope-Green Indy 985 1013 1998 61. Caty Beel Bloomington 991 777 1768
29. Casandra Ginter Lake Suburban 1039 950 1989 62. Cheryl Jandrey Bloomington 898 846 1744
30. Vicki Rich Gr Terre Haute 934 1054 1988 63. Karen Elrod Indy 850 891 1741
31. Crystal Bunton Lake Suburban 972 1010 1982 64. Catherine Armstrong Brandywine 874 850 1724
32. Mallory Johnson Indy 983 998 1981 65. Dodie Hart Columbia City 839 779 1618
33. Stacy Lahrman Fort Wayne 1072 899 1971 66. Lou Ann Soich Indy 711 801 1512
bowlers and Muncie
introduce their USBC
respective board 3rd Vice
Photographers at Village Bowl.
Photographer Jason Diedrich and
Owner/Photographer Joe Bays
prepare for the minor events
bowlers. Photos are taken even if
bowlers opt not to purchase.
Ann Prather and
are all SMILES
captains as they
Photographer Kirsta “Amy” Diedrich
takes team photos at Munsee Lanes
Ann Prather, Debbie Crosley, and
Mary Newman working in the Team
Office checking in bowlers
Lauren Miller explains picture prices
to State Director Dee Johnson
Honorable Sharon McShurley, Mayor of Muncie,
welcomes tournament bowlers
Ceremonial Ribbon is cut by Mayor McShurley
Mayor McShurley and Muncie Board
Director Cliff McKee
Youngest Certified Muncie USBC
bowler Jacobe Butler, age 5, rolls
“Ceremonial First Ball”
Eldest Certified Muncie Bowler John
Constant, age 91, rolls “Ceremonial
Muncie USBC presented plaques to the
“Ceremonial First Ball” participants
The 600 Club Buddy Tournament will be hosted by the
Loganland USBC at Myers Sport Bowl, Logansport. It will
be held on September 18-19 and 25-26, 2010. The Annual
Meeting will be held on September 18. Ë
—Dottie Dahl, Secretary-Treasurer
The Education and Training
Committee is preparing for the
2010 Summer Workshop on
Saturday, July 24. It will be
The Trio Tournament will be held at Classic Lanes in
held at the Holiday Inn North at Bloomington on October 23-24. The Annual Meeting will be
the Pyramids, Indianapolis. held on October 23 prior to the start of the tournament.
The workshop is open to all
local association board If you have not had a 600 series in the past 5 years, you
members (Men, women, and are eligible for membership in the 500 Club. Ë
youth leaders). The keynote
speaker this year is David —Norma Ripley, President
Bartlett, USBC Regional
The USBC regional managers
will be the primary contact for
the association leaders and
proprietors in the field. The
mission of the team is to build
and strengthen relationships
proprietors, and the By Patty Leibering, Huntingburg USBC
International Bowling Campus.
They will focus on education Three generations of bowlers participated in the Adult/Youth
and implementation of competition at the Indiana State USBC Youth Association
programs in the field that grow Tournament in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Their
membership and enhance the success story is as shown below.
USBC membership experience.
Dubois Lanes in Huntingburg sent approximately 35 youth bowlers
I n f o r ma t i o n a lo n g w it h to the All Star Sport Bowl and the Expo Bowl for the two day singles/
reservation forms will be doubles and team events competition.
mailed to all local BA, WBA,
and Merged Associations in
June. It is hoped that several Grandpa— Mother— Son/Grandson—
from each local association Steve Marchino Lori Jewell Jaden Hayes
will attend the 2010 Summer
Workshop and give Mr. Bartlett 1st Game 216 128 160
a warm Hoosier welcome.
Ë 2nd Game 216 146 171
Reported by, 3rd Game 300 151 110
Jackie Arman, Chairman
EBLASTS. To keep our members and association leaders up-to-date on what is happening in the
bowling community, the Indiana State USBC WBA Publicity Committee began sending email alerts/
messages in the 2008-09 season to those individuals on file and to anyone that has submitted their
email address to Dee Johnson, Publicity Chairman, at e d it or@ In d ia na St a t eU SB C W B A .o rg .
Everyone is welcome to sign-up and can choose to unsubscribe at any time. The database with
email addresses will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of the Indiana State USBC
WBA. The eblasts typically do not have attachments; instead, you click on forms/entries/other links
that will take you to the points of your interests.
WWW .IND IANA STA TEU SBCWBA .OR G. We now are providing for the members’
convenience an interactive or fillable form for a variety of forms provided on the website. You
simply fill in your information online, print it, and then mail.
We have also added a new tab on the left scroll bar of the state website for USBC. We have direct
links to specific information to the USBC website that include Find a Member, USBC
Tournaments, USBC Awards, USBC Forms and Manuals, USBC Registered Volunteer
Program, USBC Scholarships/SMART Program, Convention, Rulebook, USBC League
Standing Sheets, and USBC Home Page.
Dee Johnson, Chairman
INDIANA STATE WBA
INDUCTEE GAYLE BOYLES
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1974, she won the State 600 Club Buddy Hoosierettes Singles Championship as well as
Tournament. Gayle was also a member of the the 600 Buddy Tournament with Dinks Doerr.
team that won the 1977 Cincinnati Hoinke Gayle carried a 180 plus average for over 30
Tournament. In 1980, Gayle traveled to years, posting a career high average of 187. She
Kentucky and won the Louisville Derby bowled 10 strikes in a row to bowl her career
Tournament Singles and All Events, as well as high game of 277. Her career high series is 683.
being a member of the Championship Team.
Only able to bowl in a few national women’s
Gayle did not have to travel to win tournaments, Gayle was able to place 6th in the
championships. In 1968, she paired with Jackie 1975 WIBC Doubles Event with Susie Wood
Suddith to with the Doubles Championship of the when it was held in Indianapolis. Ë
Tower Lanes Classic. In 1974, she won a
“Thank You” to all the Hoosier Bowling Writers members that stayed for our annual meeting after
the Indiana State WBA Annual Meeting in March.
The members approved the suggested changes that the HBW Board of Directors approved to the By-Laws.
Dee Johnson was elected to a two-year term as Vice-President and Lucille Liebert was elected to serve another
term as Secretary-Treasurer. DiAnne Rickel and Mary Newman were elected to serve two-year terms as directors
of the organization.
Visit our website hoosierbowlingwriters.org for forms to join our organization or renew your membership. The dues
are $10.00 a year.
If you write articles for your local media or for the IN INDIANA, you can enter our contest. This year's winners
were Annis Niemier Feature Article Award, DiAnne Rickel, Peru USBC WBA; Barbara Spencer Newsletter Award,
Janice Wozniak, Indy USBC; Column Article Award, Cyndy Trent from the City of Firsts USBC; Youth Article
Award, Lucille Liebert, Gr Greencastle USBC; and First Time Entry Award, Joan Baines of the Fort Wayne USBC
WBA, and the Photo Award to Anita Soltis from the Knox USBC WBA. Congratulations to all the winners. Ë
Come join our organization and have some fun communicating.
Lucille Liebert, Gr Greencastle USBC
205 Bloomington Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Email: g g u s b c @ c o m c a s t . n e t
DiAnne Rickel Janice Wozniak
Annis Niemier Feature Article Award Barbara Spencer Newsletter Award
Cyndy Trent Lucille Liebert Joan Baines Cyndy Trent
Column Article Award Youth Article Award First Time Entry Award Photo Award
(As of February 1, 2010)
Last Name First Name Association Score Date
Babbitt Janeé Lake Suburban 300 11-20-09
Corpe Shawn St Joe Valley 300 01-08-10
Franklin Cynthia Indy 300 09-18-09
Franklin Cynthia Indy 300 08-03-09
Graan Jacquelyn Calumet Area 300 10-08-09
Hansen Samantha Lake Suburban 300 11-05-09
Hartlep Monica Lafayette 300 12-14-09
Hoover Stephanie Goshen 300 10-30-09
Hunter Sara Duneland 300 10-19-09
Mason Akeshia Indy 300 08-10-09
Pavlovich Donna Calumet Area 300 01-05-09
Perry Debra Calumet Area 300 10-11-09
Person Kristie Indy 300 10-30-09
Postma Sandy Lake Suburban 300 10-20-09
Prettyman Karen Gr Terre Haute 300 10-19-09
Prohl (Sabo) Debbie Lake Suburban 300 10-24-09
Quayle Patricia Calumet Area 300 01-14-09
Rodziewicz Alyson Lake Suburban 300 05-10-09
Sauer Aubrey St Joe Valley 300 09-03-09
Smith Claudia Indy 300 12-09-09
Struebig Diane Lake Suburban 300 10-20-09
Sullivan Crystal Gr Terre Haute 807 09-05-09
Voiers Alexis Lake Suburban 300 12-05-09
Voiers Alexis Lake Suburban 814 12-05-09
Williams Deborah Calumet Area 300 11-11-08
INDUCTEE JENNI FERGUSON INDUCTEE JACKIE ARMAN
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Jenni has participated in 12 Indiana State Women’s Jackie also served as an Indiana State alternate
Championship Tournaments and has won 6 titles delegate for 2 years at the National Convention.
beginning in 2000 with her All Events score of 1,967. In
She has attended 15 state workshops and 14
2005, she won All Events again with a score of 1,996.
In 2006, she etched her name in the record book with
At the local level…
partner Theresa Smith-Dill when they scored the state
record score of 1,475 in the Doubles Event. Again in Jackie was a member of the Evansville
2009, Jenni and Theresa paired up to win Doubles Actual association for 42 years, and she is an Honorary
with a 1361. Member of the Greater Evansville USBC
Association. She served the Evansville WBA
In 2007, her name can be found in the championship
Board for 22 years—8 years as its president, 7
lineup for both actual and handicap categories of the 5-
years as vice president, and 7 years as an
Bowler Team Events with the All Star Bowl 2 team.
Jenni has participated in 10 Indiana State Queens
Jackie served on many committees at the local
Tournaments and was a popular champion when she
level and was a Greater Evansville USBC Board
won her first crown in 2009. She was also High Qualifier
Advisor for two years including serving as the
in 1999, 2002, 2005 and the current 2010 tournament.
editor of the Evansville WBA newsletter for 5
She has bowled in 7 national queens tournaments and
was a top 10 finisher in 2005 at the Tulsa, Oklahoma,
queens. She represented her local association as delegate
for 19 years at the national convention and at the
In 2004, she won the WIBC National All Events
Indiana Women’s Annual Meeting as a delegate
Championship title and placed 6th in Singles in Wichita,
for 12 years.
Kansas. In 2002, she placed 5th in Doubles Classic
Division in Milwaukee. Jackie co-chaired and coached an underprivileged
children’s bowling league for 3 years, and she was
At the local level…
chairman of the Evansville National Wheelchair
Jenni has 20 local championship titles… one team and Tournament. She was also the Secretary of the
one all events in the Indianapolis WBA and the remaining Ten Pin Classic Tournament for 9 years.
in the Anderson women’s association.
Jackie has been a national, state, and local 600
She holds 3 Team Championships. The 1996 Handicap Club member for 38 years. She served as the
Category and in 1999—3,132 Actual and 3,455 Local 600 Club Vice President for 5 years and
Handicap, which are the current 5-Member Team chaired the Evansville 600 Club Tournament for 2
Records in Anderson years. She was also a Certified Youth Coach and
Instructor for over 12 years.
Jenni holds 5 Doubles Championships all in the Actual
Category. In 2001, 2006, and 2007. In 2008, she set a Jackie has been a member of the Evansville Hall
local record scratch score of 1,346, and she then of Fame since 1996.
continued on to win again in 2009.
In 2003, she was recipient of the WISBA Local
She also won 5 Singles Championships. In 1998, Jenni President Award of Excellence, and Jackie has
won both actual and handicap titles. In 2001, 2006, and received the Evansville WBA Presidential Sports
in 2008 she won the Singles Actual Championships. Award.
Jenni has won 5 All Events Championship Titles including In leagues and as a bowler, she served as a
actual and handicap in 1998 and actual in 2006 and league president for 6 years, league secretary for
2009. Again, in 2008 she rolled an Anderson record all 23 years, and league treasurer for 11 years.
events scratch score of 2,200. Jackie also won city tournament championships in
1974 and 1981, and Singles in her local Seniors
Jenni is also active in her local associations serving on
tournament in 2002. Jackie has bowled in 27
the boards of Anderson and Noblesville. She worked for
women’s state tournaments and has participated
the Indiana Bowling Proprietor’s Association for three
in 22 national tournaments. Ë
years as the commissioner of high school bowling and
was actively involved in getting the program started. She
coached the Highland High School Team its first two
Gr Greencastle USBC Youth
The Gr Greencastle USBC Youth are nearing
the end of their season.
Our membership was down this year by about
thirty bowlers, never the less, we had close to half of Is your state
our membership who participated in the State Youth
Tournament and a fourth of them will be participating scholarship
in the Pepsi Qualifier in May.
The youth committee is planning the scrapbooks
to be given to each member at the Banquet in May.
There will be some bowlers receiving scholarship
money for their accomplishments this season at the in?
Banquet and numerous door prizes
for all the youth bowlers.
We have a good youth program
and we hope to keep it that way. As
you all know, it takes work by our
volunteers to keep it that way. I want
to thank all of them for their hard
Lucille Liebert, PC (Continued from page 1)
the form’s instructions, please be sure to urge her to
submit her application before May 1.
Indy USBC Association Youth News
The Indiana High School Bowling Program Indianapolis area bowlers who made the Indiana
recently announced its 2009-2010 Academic All High School Bowling All State teams included:
State Teams for boys and girls. The criteria to boys- Dennis Lentz, Southport (2nd team) and girls
make the team include seniors who have bowled in – Lauren Gunderson, Lawrence North (1st team),
at least one varsity game, a minimum GPA of 3.5 Amber Thompson, Decatur Central (2nd team), and
on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum SAT score of 1500 Kayla Byrd, Southport (honorable mention).
or an ACT score of 22. The following high school The ISUSBCYA State Tournament will finish its
bowlers in Indianapolis were selected as members run in Indianapolis on the weekend of May 1 and 2.
of these teams: boys – Clark Bockelman, Craig Hopefully, everyone had an enjoyable visit to
Fisher, Tyler Hoffman, Brebeuf Jesuit; and Tyler Indianapolis. It’s been a lot of fun watching these
Quear, Southport; girls – Christina youth bowlers compete. Many volunteers have put
Hall, Ben Davis; Chelsea Phillips, in many hours to help keep this tournament
Jayne Titus, Brownsburg; Katie running, and a big thank you goes out to all of you .
Cleary, Lia Kennedy, Shelby Indianapolis is looking forward to hosting both
Bates, Victoria Spartz, Cathedral; the Junior Gold and the USBC Youth Open
Robin Catania, Decatur Central; Tournaments again this summer. Now is the time
and Lauren Gunderson, Lawrence to think about volunteering at one of these events. Ë
North. Congratulations to all Janice Wozniak, PC
Hello from Elwood, 50th Anniversary for the lanes. Joe member and PC, attended the
It has been a very busy time Wells has also remodeled the inside women’s state meeting on March 6.
since we last spoke to you. We had in preparation for this State event. I Would like to take this time to
a very successful joint city think the bowlers that have been to congratulate the inductees into the
tournament in February; team event Wells Lanes in the past will be State Hall of Fame and wish Kim
being held the first two weekends at pleased with the new look. Thank Davis the best in her new job as
Wells Lanes and the singles, you Joe Wells in helping us on this State Director of District 7. We
doubles, and mixed doubles the last event. As of this writing, we have know she will be a very good asset
two weekends at Lucky Strike Mary Wells and Danny Murray, both to the State Board.
Lanes. A 300, 299, and a series of in their best years of their life, age I believe I have cover all that is
826 were bowled. Great job to all 90+, Jerry Harvey, State President going on in our association.
the gals and guys that participated of the Indiana State USBC BA, and Just a note to all the
in the tournament. Phyllis Hussung, representing the associations—I’m always eager to
Now on to the State Seniors Indiana State USBC WBA throwing read what all of you have been
Tournament! Everything seems to out the First Ball of the tournament. doing also and sometimes get some
be on schedule so far. We have Hope to see you all at the seniors very good ideas that we think we
been informed that there are about tournament whether you are can use, thanks to all of you.
1700 entries into this event this bowling or just coming to watch. Till the next time, goodbye my
year. We are so excited to be the Diana Everling, association friends!
host association, to be held at Wells manager, Barbara Masters, vice Jean Lennis, PC
Lanes, also in celebration of the president, and I, Jean Lennis, board Hoosier Bowling Writer Member
PAST FEATURED REPORTERS
March 2002—Pamala Leming, Marion October 2006—Cyndy Trent, City of Firsts USBC
July 2002—Jane Kennedy, Muncie March 2007—Sherry Munn, Columbus USBC
July 2007—Janice Wozniak, Indy USBC
October 2002—Kathy Jurasz, Indianapolis
March 2003—Lisa Liss, Lake Suburban October 2007—Alusta Kneeves, Gr Terre Haute USBC WBA
July 2003—Alusta Kneeves, Gr Terre Haute March 2008—Teresa Lechleidner, Warsaw USBC WBA
July 2008—Anita Soltis, Knox USBC WBA
October 2003—Jean Dickinson and
Linda Turk, Franklin October 2008—Janice Wozniak, Indy USBC
March 2004—Judy Quinn, Huntington March 2009—Joan Baines, Fort Wayne USBC WBA
July 2004—DiAnne Rickel, Peru July 2009—Jean Lennis, Elwood USBC
October 2004—Linda Hite, Anderson October 2009—DiAnne Rickel, Peru USBC WBA
March 2005—Lucille Liebert, Greencastle January 2010—Cyndy Trent, City of Firsts USBC
July 2005—Linda Butler, Whitewater Valley WBA
October 2005—Pamala Leming, Marion
March 2006—Debbie Hayworth, Lake Suburban
July 2006—Janice Wozniak, Indy USBC
CITY OF FIRSTS
Year, 2013—seems like a long time away, tournament? I’m sure they will be available to
doesn’t it! Maybe to everyone else it does, but to accommodate you.
the City of Firsts USBC who the delegates Don Lowry Lanes is my family’s home bowling
approved as the state tournament host for that year, center. The last time we hosted the state
it doesn’t. tournament in 1995, Jack Bender was its manager;
City of Firsts USBC Association in Kokomo has Jack has retired and the new manager is Lynda
overcome many changes with the local centers that Lucas. Lynda has been the Youth League coach
will be working with the Indiana State USBC WBA for many years at the center, and she was named
to host this prestigious event. One of the centers Indiana Youth Coach of the Year. City of Firsts
has a new owner and the other one is under new USBC Association recognized Lynda for her
management. Transitions have been made continuous youth work with her induction into its
smoothly, and both centers are very eager to have Hall of Fame in 2008. Lynda is also married to
the state tournament come into their facilities. John and has seven adult children.
Kokomo Sport Bowl’s (formally Cedar Crest Lucas also is in charge of the input of the
Lanes) new owner is Gary Brown. Gary’s dream computer work at the center and making sure that
has been to own a bowling center and with the the system is up and working properly. She does
encouragement from his wife, Jennifer; freshman an outstanding job for the bowlers and can be found
daughter; and 4th grade son, he decided it was time there much of the time. So when you visit Don
to make his dream come true. Just over a year Lowry Lanes in 2013, she will be there behind the
ago, he purchased the center, and he has been scenes making sure everything is working properly
working on it since by replacing machines, tables, on the computers.
cleaning, and improving the snack bar area. Don Lowry Lanes also has a pro shop on the
Brown’s employees haven’t changed so you still premises that will be happy to serve you with all
see the same friendly faces and know everyone by your needs.
name. City of Firsts USBC Association hopes to see
The Strike Shop is on the premises of Kokomo you in 2013.
Sport Bowl for all your bowling needs when you are Cyndy Trent, PC
there. Do you need that thumbhole repaired or a Hoosier Bowling Writers Member
new pair of shoes while you are there for the
Sorry to say that bowling has ended in Logansport for this season,
and what a season it was. The season was filled with outstanding
games and a lot of good bowling by all bowlers young, old, and in
The highlight of our season was our Hall of Fame Banquet, which
was held on February 20, 2010, at our VFW Post. Inductees for the
LOGANLAND 2010 year are as follows: Superior Performance, Deb Roland;
ASSOCIATION Meritorious Service, Patricia (Pat) Baker and Jackie Stover; and Special
Service Senior, Don Barnes (Posthumously). All Hall of Fame
members were recognized from the 2006 and 2007 years as well as all
deceased members honored by having a candle lit in their honor and a
white rose placed at the base of the candle and then presented to the
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The season is winding down for our merged association. Dave mother, Janet; daughters, Candy
Gr Greencastle USBC. VonTress was inducted into our and Carla; granddaughter,
We held our Annual Spring Hall of Fame for Superior Brittany; and cousin, Sheri. It is a
Meeting and Awards Banquet on Performance. family sport for them. The
March 13, 2010. Our open and women's doubles event was won by a
Three members were inducted tournaments were held February husband and wife, Dave and Amy
into our Hall of Fame. Patti Cash 7-13. Participation was down Wells. Jason Grimes was the
has been bowling since 1978. again this year as we thought it singles event winner.
She was active as a director in the might be, especially in the singles Speaking of bowling being a
Greencastle Women's Bowling and doubles. We only have one family sport, The Whole
Association and was one of the women's league this year so the FamDamily Team of Jenny Alex,
first directors of our merged teams were down there also. The mother, Christa Duff and Tammy
association. She and Dale team event of the open Frisbie, daughters, and Julie
Bennington were inducted for their tournament was won by a team of Dorsett won the team event in the
Meritorious Service to our ladies. This is the first year that women's tournament. Marty Giltz
Association. I know most of you we have had any all-women and Lucille Liebert won doubles
know Dale because he is usually teams in the open. Sheri Comer, and Jill Newton won singles.
always with A. J. Hacker when Brittany Clodfelter, Candy Price, Have a good summer friends.
you see her. He was a director of Janet Dickerson, and Carla Lucille Liebert, PC Chairman
the men's association and, like Seniour took the team event HBW Secretary-Treasurer
Patti, one of the first directors of honors. This is a family team of
Our Annual Meeting was March 21 where we
honored our champions, had a Memorial for our
deceased members, and elected officers and
ANDERSON WBA directors to the Board. We welcomed Christine
Martz and Jenni Ferguson to our Board as
newly elected Directors.
HELLO FROM ANDERSON Our Local Hall of Fame is taking place April
I know everyone like me is glad that we are 18 at the Days Inn Crystal Ball Room. We are
finally having warm weather after all the snow we having a social hour beginning at 1:00 pm with
have had this year. the Hall of Fame to follow at 2:00 pm. The
We have our local tournament in the books for inductees are:
this year. We did not have a big turnout but was Performance, Teresa Hodson; Teresa is the
sufficient to make it a success. daughter of Wanda Hodson who was inducted
The tournament was hosted by East Side 30 years ago, which makes this the first mother/
Lanes and the champions are as follows: Team daughter in our Hall of Fame. I am so sorry that
Handicap—R-S-W-N, 2542; Team Actual—East Wanda is not here to see it as we lost her a
Side Lanes, 2080; Doubles Handicap—Irma couple of years ago, but is probably smiling from
Hoffman/Robin Wellons, 1321; Doubles Actual— above and very proud, as she would be if she
Linda Stevens/Jenni Ferguson, 1161; Singles were here.
Handicap—Penny Creger, 680; Singles Actual— Meritorious Service, Carole Wolff; Carole is
Jenni Ferguson, 639; All Events Handicap— presently the very active 1st Vice President on
Brenda Ellison, 2035; and All Events Actual— the Board.
Jenni Ferguson, 1932. Jenni Ferguson bowled Honor, Vickie Dietrich Greve; Vickie does not
the high actual game of 247 and the high actual bowl anymore, but she was an officer on the
series of 654. (Continued on page 22)
bowled their first 300 this year. Looks like Sandra
started something for the Murphy family.
Congratulations to Sandra, Marty and Brandon
Murphy. Good Bowling!
FORT WAYNE WBA We will be hosting our annual meeting on March
29, 2010. Enjoy the spring weather and the end of
I would like to say greetings from the Fort the bowling season. Enjoy your summer and stay
Wayne USBC WBA officers and board members safe.
of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I would like to thank the God Bless,
Hoosier Bowling Writers for honoring me with the Joan L. Baines, PC,
First Time Entry Award; it was really a wonderful HBW Member
surprise and honor. Again, thank you so much.
Fort Wayne held the 25th Annual Summit City
600 Buddy Tournament on January 9, 2010. The
event was held at Pro Bowl West with 56 entries.
The winners of this tournament were Judi Tracey
(board director) and Maria Hawkins; they had
1393. Congratulations to both of them.
The 49th Annual Summit City 600 Singles
Tournament was held November 14, 2009, at Pro
Bowl West with 46 entries. In the Scratch
Division, the winner was Deb Wilkerson with a
633. In the Handicap Division, the winner was INDY
Jennifer Potter with a 685. Congratulations to ASSOCIATION
We held our Annual City Tournament starting The 89th Annual Women’s City Tournament was
February 6, 2010; this tournament runs the 4 held the weekends of February 6 & 7 and 13 & 14. As
weekends in February. Team events are held the some of you may recall, there was a huge snowstorm
first two weekends and Doubles/Singles are the on February 5 that affected most of central and
last 2 weekends. We had about the same northern Indiana. Indianapolis was hit hard, so when
amount of teams (52) as we did last year. Teams the tournament started on February 6, there were
were mostly the same as last year, but in some teams that couldn’t make it that first day
Doubles/Singles, we had some new bowlers. We because of snowy and icy road conditions.
encouraged the bowlers to participate in this Consequently, the tournament was extended for one
event if they could not get a team together. more weekend (February 27 & 28) so that everyone
During this tournament, there were seven new who entered the tournament had an opportunity to
city tournament records set out of eight. The bowl. Brownsburg Bowl hosted the tournament this
house was in their favor, and it will be a long time year, and it was an accommodating host. There were
before these records will be broken again. During ten 700+ series, fifty-eight 600+ series, and one 300
the tournament, Erica Cutler shot a 279 (11 in a game, which was bowled by Kim Lang in the singles
row). The Alley Rollers took Handicap & Scratch event. Here are the results: team handicap and
Championships, and this year marked the fourth scratch winners – All Star Bowl II – Theresa Smith-Dill
year in a row that they won the scratch (712 series); Kristie Blanchard (639 series); Kristin
championship. This has never been done before. Smith (649 series); Angela Swift (654 series); and
The team consist of team captain June Davis, Cynthia Franklin (643 series). This team finished with
Erica Cutler, Heather Shockey, Ellen Payne, and a 3297 total for the scratch event and with a handicap
Mary Wichern. There was some great bowling, of 126 won the handicap team event with a 3423 total.
great fun, and great friendship shared by all those The doubles handicap winners were the mother-
that participated in the tournament. The bowlers daughter combo of Sheryl Neely (582 series) and
were very generous again this year, and we Karen Elrod (714 series). With a handicap of 231,
collected over $745.00 to donate to local chapter their total pinfall for this event was 1527. The 714 was
of the Komen Foundation. Thank you bowlers for Karen’s first ever 700 series. The doubles scratch
being so supportive of the Cancer Foundation. event was won by Kristin Smith (618 series) and
Sandra Murphy on December 29, 2009, shot Theresa Smith-Dill (736 series) with a 1354 total. The
her 300 while bowling with the Sunset Ladies singles handicap and scratch events were won by Kim
League at Pro Bowl. I found out that Sandra’s Lang (770 series, no handicap). Kim also won the
husband, Marty, and son, Brandon, have also (Continued on page 23)
The season is finally winding down and the champions are Bruce Binkerd and Jeremy Binkerd.
bowlers are looking forward to enjoying the Jason Sears won the Singles event as well as All
outdoors again. A few of the leagues still have a Events Actual and Handicap. The high series and
couple of weeks left and are still hoping for some games were posted by Trent Marner with 715 and
record scores. 268. Our congratulations go out to all of these
Our local association tournament was held in bowlers on their achievements and their 2010
January and gave us some new champions. The championships!
four-person team event champions are The Misfits Two men have rolled a perfect game this
(Dawn Birnell, Nikki Hopper, Darlene Cornelius and season, Jason Sears and Matt Gibson (the only
Marilou Skiles). Second place team is Riverside man to roll two 300 games in Riverside Fun
Girls (Dawn Birnell, Nikki Hopper, Heather DuBois Center). There have been six “11 in a Row”
and Heather Sparks). Doubles champions are awards presented this season to Jeremy Binkerd,
Heather DuBois and Heather Sparks. Singles Charles Brehmer, Matt Burton, Brad Pyclik, Joe
champion is Heather Sparks, posting her personal Spin and Bob Ward.
best series with a 698 series! She also won the The ladies high series this season has been
Actual with 1859 and All Events Handicap with Heather Sparks’ 698 series and the men’s high
2093! She posted games of 255 and 256 for the series has been 781 by Jeremy Binkerd.
tournament high game(s), another personal mark Riverside Fun Center has been co-host to the
for her career! Elks International Tournament over the past
After Heather Sparks scored her personal best several weekends. The team event has been held
with a 256 game, she backed it up again in March here and the doubles and singles were held at
when she rolled a 267 game for a career high Myers Sport Bowl in Logansport. It has been a lot
game. Heather left a lone 10-pin missed spare in of hard work for all the employees and there have
the 7th frame, which cost her perfection. been many compliments from the bowlers for both
The BA held their tournament concurrently with of these centers!
the WBA. The BA champions are Riverside Fun Wishing all of you a great summer and looking
Center (Trent Marner, Jim Books, Mike Fritzman, forward to seeing you at the State Workshop!
Jason Livesay and Dale Birnell) and second place Keep the ball rolling……
is Afterburners (John Smith, Gene Rickel, Ken DiAnne Rickel, PC
Frierson, Ron Glasier and Age Ferreira). Doubles
ANDERSON USBC WBA
LOGANLAND USBC ASSOCIATION (Continued from page 20)
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A special award was made to two of our past board for several years.
board members who between them have more Three recipients will receive a Certificate of
than 50 years of service as members of our board Appreciation who have bowled and supported our
of directors, each one of them holding about association for many years. They are Garnet
every office that we had to made the association Weatherford, Maxine Prewett, and Etty O’Connor.
what it is today. I could go on and on about these Etty’s daughter, Nancy Hadley, previously received
two people, but I don’t have enough room; just let this award, making them the first mother/daughter in
me say that serving along with these two has this category.
been a real pleasure. I am speaking of course The leagues are winding down for another
about Judy Smith and Diane Quillen. Two of the season; most of them getting done in April.
best, they will sadly be missed by all. Jenni Miller was a high qualifier in the Indiana
Joan Shaw, PC Women’s Queens Tournament. She is an amazing
Hoosier Bowling Writers Member bowler, and we are very proud to have her in
April 28-May 1, 2010 2010 USBC Convention Reno, NV
May 1, 2010 IS USBC WBA Distinguished Scholarship
May 6, 2010 2010 US Women’s Open, Cityview Lanes Fort Worth, Texas
May 15, 2010 Indiana State Seniors Singles Tournament Roll-Off Wells Bowling Lanes, Elwood, IN
June 6, 2010 IS USBC WBA Awards Banquet Holiday Inn North, Indianapolis, IN
June 13, 2010 IN INDIANA Article Deadline
June 29-30, 2010 2010 USBC Senior Championship Tournament National Bowing Stadium, Reno, NV
July 24, 2010 Indiana State USBC WBA Workshop Holiday Inn North, Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 20-May 1, 2010 Indiana State YA Masters/Queens & Sunset Bowl, Indianapolis
June 12-13, 2010 Indiana State YA Masters/Queens, Princesses Finals Expo Bowl, Indianapolis
June 26-27, 2010 Indiana/Kentucky All-Stars Louisville, Kentucky
July 10-16, 2010 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships Indianapolis, Indiana
Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl, & Expo Bowl
July 9-10, 15-20, 22-24, 2010 2010 USBC Youth Open Presented by Pepsi Expo Bowl, Indianapolis
August 21-22, 2010 Indiana State USBC YA Jamboree and Indianapolis
Annual Delegates Meeting
INDY USBC ASSOCIATION membership attending this meeting voted for president,
2nd vice president and five directors. Elected were the
(Continued from page 21) following: Ede Kline, president; Janice Wozniak, 2nd
vice president; Phyllis Hussung, Donna Martin, Earl
handicap and scratch all events with a 2166 total (no Riggin, Karen Elrod, and Jared Kidwell, directors. The 2
handicap). The following bowlers were recognized with youth directors will be elected by the Youth Committee.
participation awards for bowling in this tournament: 10 These board members will serve 2-year terms,
years – Kelly Bowman, Kathy Branam, Donna beginning in August 2010. The membership also voted
Harmeyer, Carla Stowe, Barbara Hillers, Christy to honor former board members Mike McGreevy and
Woodruff; 20 years – Debbie Cline, Sheila Penn- Harold Pierce as member emeriti of the Indy USBC
Johnson; and 30 years – Dallas Bowman, Penny Board.
Howard, Donna Martin, Maryette Simmons, Mildred The results of our Senior Handicap Singles
Martin. All the winners of the tournament will be Tournament, which just finished up on March 27, are not
recognized at our annual awards banquet coming up in available yet, so I will have those for the next issue of
May. this publication. I will also report on the winners that will
The Indy USBC Association Annual Membership be recognized at our awards dinner in May.
Meeting was held on March 14. The membership at the On a personal note, I would like to thank again the
meeting voted and passed a proposed change to our ISUSBCWBA Publicity Committee for my selection as
bylaws that reduced the number of officers (4) and the Kathryn C. Hotzel Bowling Writer of the Year. I was
directors (20) from 24 to 19 (4 officers, 15 directors, 4 of both surprised and humbled by my selection.
which are elected by the Youth Committee). Following Janice Wozniak, PC
this action, the election of officers and directors was HBW Director
held. Because of the change to the bylaws, the
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