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Bowling News USA - November 4, 2011 Storm's Tina Stickney Wins WBA Event

(L-R Queens Division: Bryanna Caldwell - 3rd, Queen Tina Stickney, and Laurie Soto - 2nd)

Storm staffer Tina Stickney, Phoenix, Ariz., was crowned the 2011 Women's Bowling Alliance Tri-State Queen (AZ, CA, NV) by defeating Laurie Soto of Canyon Country, Calif., in the title match, 234-209, at Sunset Station Strike Zone Lanes.

The anticipation for the championship match was high since the two athletes were tied after seven games of round robin match play. Stickney competed at a torrid pace of 235.88 during the eight games and had a 4-4 match play record on the Kegel Beaten Path 41 ft. "Challenge" condition. Soto was right behind her with a 232.13 match play average.

Stickney received $400 plus a $350 entry into the 2012 USBC Queens in Euless, Texas. 

Queens qualifying saw four women from Arizona take the top 4 spots: 1. Savahna Porter, Mesa +198, 2. Tina Stickney +159, 3. Aeesha Turner +134, Tempe and 4. Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock +118. Low to qualify was Debbie Ayers, El Cajon, CA +64.

Char Hammel, Las Vegas, Nev., captured the Senior (50+) Queens Division by defeating Diane Parker, Walnut, CA 666-621 in the three-game championship match after Parker defeated Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif., 686-615.

Hammel received $400 plus a $250 entry into the 2012 USBC Senior Queens in Reno, NV. Hammel was high qualifier with +88 and Parker low to qualify with +15.

In the 189 and under handicapped Princess Division, Marilyn Barcelona, Leemore, Calif., defeated Maelinda Gehrke, Victorville, Calif., 611-566, in the three-game championship match after Barcelona defeated Julie Caspillo, Tracy, Calif., 627-610.

Marilyn received $400 for her title. Gehrke was high qualifier with +78 and Caspillo low to qualify with -13.

The WBA would like to thank Jim Welch, G.M. Strike Zone Lanes, Storm Bowling Products, 123-awards.com, Fourth Street Pro Shop, San Jose, CA, Parkins O.C. Bowling Supply, Tustin, CA, and Revolutions Bowling Supply, Victorville, CA.

(courtesy: bowlingdigital.com)


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