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USBC Queen's Begins Tomorrow

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) continues this week as the USBC Queens takes place at the Raising Cane’s River Centre in Baton Rouge, USA.

This year’s tournament sees a strong Australian contingent make the journey to the Southern state of Louisiana to compete for the coveted diamond tiara and a chance to have their name etched in history alongside the only Australian to win the title in 1989 – Carol Gianotti.
Having competed at the PWBA Fountain Valley Open in California this month, Kaitlyn Commane, Melissa Ann-Fisher, Alexia Hicks and Dena Buxton will line up for round 1 of qualifying at Queens on Thursday buoyed by their recent performances.
With Commane and Buxton also competing at the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open and making the cut at the Fountain Valley Open to finish 25th and 32nd respectively, the Aussie’s should come out of the blocks firing in round 1 of qualifying.

This group will also be joined by Australian’s Bec Warren, Bree Macpherson and Jenny Notman, with Warren competing in the USBC Women’s Championships also being held at the 44 lane Raising Cane’s River Centre.
The world’s best female bowlers on the planet will join the Australians in the 7 day tournament with defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore being the favourite to claim back to back titles as she attempts to solve the puzzle that is the double-elimination bracket for a second consecutive year.

With official practice beginning today all competitors will bowl 15 games of qualifying over the next three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Lim in the match play rounds.
The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches with total pinfall determining who advances.  The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association.  To watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV and to follow all the results visit