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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,, Fourth Street Pro Shop, San Jose, CA, Parkins O.C. Bowling Supply, Tustin, CA, and Revolutions Bowling Supply, Victorville, CA.


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