Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga slumped to a 1,036 total for five games after averaging 242 (1,211 in Sunday’s first round) but still stood in seventh place in qualifying for the USBC Queens Tournament at Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Shayna Ng of Singapore was the leader with 2,355 after a 1,149 round. She is averagding 235.50 for the tournament.
The field was cut to 67 bowlers for five additional games of qualifying today. Then, the top 63 competitors will join defending champion Diandra Asbaty of Chicago for double-elimination match-play, which will begin today at 5 p.m.
Match play will continue Wednesday, and the final five players will advance to the televised stepladder finals, which will be taped Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. EDT. The winner will take home the $20,000 top prize, and a perfect game in the championship match will earn the player an additional $10,000 from Storm Bowling Products. The field includes 202 players representing 15 countries.