2017 Reser's Queens Championship Results
2016 Queens and Senior Queens Championships
Congratulations to the 2016 Queens and Senior Queens Champions -
Catherine Rawsthorne (right). This is her second Queens Championship - She previously won in 2013
Brenda Melton (left). This is two in a row for Brenda
Double-elimination match play on Sunday was exciting as well with a lot of close matches.
There were four bowlers in match play for the Senior Division. In the first match, Penny Fentiman. Penny won her next two matches in the Elimination bracket to once again face Brenda in the first championship match.defeated
In the rematch, Penny came out ahead with a 397-370 victory. Since this was Brenda's first loss, they bowled another 2-game match with Brenda coming out on top. They were pretty much even through 14 frames when Brenda went on a strike run to close out the match.
In the Queens Division, Catherine Rawsthorne won three straight matches and earned some rest while she waited for the survivor of the Elimination Bracket.
After Makayla Douglas lost to Catherine in the third round, she met Samantha How in the finals of the Elimination Bracket. After game 1 of the match, Makayla was up by 22. After a spare in the first frame of game 2, Makayla went sheet for a 290 and a total 526-428 victory. This got her a rematch with Catherine in the finals.
Even after the two-match wait, Catherine continued rolling the ball well and took the Championship with a final score of 482-430.
Thanks to all of the bowlers for making it a great weekend and to Reser's Fine Foods for sponsoring the tournament.
Check out all of the results with the links below:
The 2017 Queens and Senior Queens Tournament is scheduled for January 28-29, 2017
Congratulations! to our Queens Champions:
Samantha How is the 2015 Queens Champion
Brenda Melton is the 2015 Senior Queens Champion. Brenda was also the 1989 Queens Champion.
Once again, thank you to Reser's Fine Foods for sponsoring the tournament this year. We have $2,000 added to the prized fund.
Queens Champion and First Ever Senior Queen Crowned at Wilsonville Lanes - 2014
The 37th Annual Oregon State USBC Queens Championship returned to Wilsonville Lanes this year and to a two-day format. Qualifying and semifinals took place on Saturday, January 25th. Those who made the cut returned Sunday morning for match play.
Both of our champions won straight through the Winner's Bracket. Neither of them had a single loss, though there were some close matches.
The regular division Queen is Mandy Green. This was her first championship. Last year, she finished as the runner up in this event. Penny Fentiman, former Queens Champion and Hall of Famer, was crowned as the first ever Senior Queen. Penny is also the first person to win both the Queens (2007) and Senior Queens events.
Congratulations to both of our champions.
Click the links, below, to see all of the match play results.
Rawsthorne tops talented field of 52 to capture 2013 OSUSBC Queens Championships in Wilsonville
Wilsonville Lanes was definitely the place to be this past Sunday as 52 of the Northwest’s finest women bowlers put on a show and displayed some outstanding skills during the six games of qualifying and double elimination match play
rounds. The USBC White #2 was the lane pattern of choice for this year’s event and while it proved to be a bit more of a challenge than the typical house pattern, many found a way to match up well and post some very fine scores.
The qualifying round was led by Oregon City’s Samantha How in a landslide performance that saw her average 236.3 during her 6 games of qualifying. Samantha’s 1418 total was 97 pins higher than our 2nd place qualifier, Falisha Forgash from Lakewood, WA who posted a 1321 6 game total.
With 52 competitors this year our match play field was expanded to 16 and the battle was on all the way to the last few balls to determine who moved into and who moved out of the cut. Once the dust had settled and all of the scores were
tabulated Portland’s Stacey Gomen’s 1222 turned out to be the number and while quite relieved to make it, she now faced the unenviable task of taking on top qualifier Samantha How during the first round of match play.
Each match consisted of two games with total pin fall determining the winner with everyone remaining alive for a shot at the title until they had lost two matches. One of the real highlights of this event (or any event for that matter) is for everyone in attendance to witness a perfect game and it didn’t take long for Mandy Green from Puyallup, WA to make a statement. During the 2nd game of match #1 Mandy did just that in posting a perfect game in her 539-469 win over Portland’s Loree Ruby.
One of the more interesting matches of the day happened when Surrey, BC’s Debbie Uter stepped up and threw three clutch strikes in the 10th fame to force a 376-376 tie with West Linn’s Jamie Koster. This tie led to a one game roll off that turned out to be no contest as Jamie rolled the first 8 strikes while claiming a 269-152 win.
Federal Way’s Catherine Rawsthorne swept through her first four matches in claiming the winner’s bracket championship with a 474-431 win over Mandy. Winning this match and the Winner’s Bracket earned Catherine the opportunity to sit back and watch to see who survived the loser’s bracket while knowing that person would have to beat her twice to claim the championship.
The battle to claim the Losers Bracket title and right to meet Catherine in the championship came down to Samantha Kessler from Beaverton (who lost her very first match to Catherine 399-391 but was riding a five match winning streak into the semi final match) and Mandy. Mandy put an end to that streak with a 512-406 victory over Samantha but after bowling a total of 18 hard fought games, Samantha’s day finally came to an end but was rewarded for her efforts with a third place check of $525.
So now the stage was set for the final two to roll off and determine who would claim the 2013 OSUSBC Queen’s Championship and earn the right to compete with the world's best at the 2013 Queens National Championship in Las Vegas over Labor Day. With Catherine being undefeated and Mandy having one loss (to Catherine) it was do or die for Mandy and she stayed alive with a 453-411 victory in round one. With each participant now having one loss each, it's down to one two game match with total pins determining the champion.
In a low scoring 1st game of the championship match, Catherine came out on top 192-176. In the final match Catherine took charge in a 225-176 game victory while completing the sweep in a 417-352 victory. Congratulations to Catherine on her victory for $750 plus the spot and to Mandy who took home $625 for her fine efforts.
Special thanks go out to our sponsors Wilsonville Lanes, Reser’s Fine Foods, and Striking Image Pro Shops who generously contributing to the $5,200 overall prize fund. Also, many thanks go out to those who volunteered their time to help make this event so successful including Women’s Championship Tournament Director and OSUSBC Hall of Famer Linda Scott and OSUSBC District 2 Director Bob Schmaling. For more information on this event including qualifying scores, the 16 player bracket, and prize fund payout please check out our website at osusbc.com.
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at this year’s event and I want to thank each of you that participated in and supported this event and look forward to an even more successful tournament in 2014.
The 2012 OSUSBC Queens Championship Tournament took place this past weekend and it was great to see a packed house competing for this annual prestigious title. 35 of the best women bowlers from around the state made the trip out to Linn Lanes in Lebanon to take on the challenge of competing with the best on the Kegel "middle of the road" oil pattern.
Over the 6 games of qualifying this "challenge" pattern proved to be just that as only 5 women managed to be in the plus while it took a (-24) to make the 8 player double elimination match play finals and a (-52) to cash. The qualifying squad was led by Loree Burkholder of Aurora with a "lights out" score of 1301 which led the closest pursuer, Kathy Tribbey from Cornelius by 53 pins.
The alternate and last cash spot actually went to an extra game roll off to break the tie between Lori Hanken of Oregon City and Samantha Kessler from Beaverton with Samantha coming out on top in the first match of the day.
During the match play portion Samantha How proved the one to beat while going undefeated and waiting to see who would not only survive the loser's bracket but then have to beat her twice to claim the championship.
Kathy Tribbey, who's been sitting on the sidelines for quite awhile now while recovering from finger surgery got cleared just in time to return for the Queens tournament and as expected she was up to the challenge. After losing in round 3 of the winner’s bracket to Samantha, Kathy came back strong, focused, and determined to win this Queens Championship. Kathy met Loree in round #5 with the winner moving in the championship round and with Kathy easily winning that match, it was on to the championship round once again for her.
In the 1st of 2 possible championship matches Kathy won the first match handily over Samantha so it was on to the 7th and final round in the battle for the championship and on to another pair of lanes. After winning the 1st game of the final match 217-188, Kathy seemed to have things well in hand but there was absolutely no quit in Samantha who continued a nice run of closing strikes after getting the first one in the 10th. Knowing that with a strike in the 11th frame she would force Kathy to step up and throw the 1st one in the 10th to win, Samantha threw it well but couldn't get the 7 pin to go down so Kathy stepped up needing to fill 18 for the win. Kathy calmly through a quality first shot leaving only the 7 pin, picked it up and flushed the last shot for the win. That was great pressure bowling by both opponents with the entire day coming down to the 10 frame of the last game for the title.
Congratulations, Kathy on a very successful comeback and in winning a hard fought 4th OSUSBC Queens title. Congrat's also to Samantha for bowling so well, hanging tough to the end, and nearly pulling out the victory.
Kathy has earned the right to represent Oregon at the National Queens Championships in April and while she isn't sure if she will be available to compete, she did receive a crystal glass vase and $585 for her win. For anyone interested in representing our state at the nationals, entries can be found on bowl.com and if purchased before February 1st can be had for only $395. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks to Linn Lanes Proprietor Gary Heintzman for hosting our tournament and to everyone who made the commitment to come out and compete. It was great to be able to put on and be part of this great tournament and I'm already looking forward to next years. I also want to thank those who took the time to fill out our survey and share your thoughts while giving our tournament committee a few things to consider when planning for future Queens Championship Tournaments. For complete results please click on the links below: