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Cindy Grich is a three-event champion in SMCBA's annual women's tournament

Final, unofficial standings are announced for annual SMCBA women's championships at Sarasota Lanes.
Final, unofficial standings are announced for annual SMCBA women's championships at Sarasota Lanes.

Cindy Grich was easily the headline performer in the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association's annual Women's Championship Tournament, conducted at Sarasota Lanes over the weekend (March 22-23).

In breezing to the Division A singles title, Grich blasted games of 216, 279 and 255 for a 750 scratch series, which, coupled with 78 handicap pins, gave her a net total of 828. She also won all-events with a nine-game handicap score of 2,260, and she teamed with Beth Owen-Cipielewski to top the Division A doubles leaderboard with 1,503.

The four-player team championship went to Striking Ladies -- consisting of Karen Shaffer, Wendy Perna, Lisa Kuzniczci and Alison Shedrow -- with a score of 2,745.

Other first-place finishers were Ashley Cote, with a net pinfall of 757 in Division B singles, and Darlene Bonds and Dianna Shaw, with a 1,406 score in Division B doubles.

Owen-Cipielewski was prominent on the overall leaderboard. In addition to her doubles title, she was a member of the runner-up SKOB team, was second in all-events and tied for the No. 2 spot in Division A singles.

Karen Shaffer wound up in second place in two events -- Division B doubles (with Perna) and Division B singles -- in addition to being a member of the winning team. And Perna also was runner-up in Division B doubles and third in Division B singles.

According to the final, unofficial tournament standings, a complete list of prize-list cashers, along with their respective scores, follows:

  • TEAM EVENT: 1, Striking Ladies (Karen Shaffer, Wendy Perna, Lisa Kuzniczci, Alison Shedrow) 2,745; 2, Siesta Key Oyster Bar (Beth Owen-Cipielewski, Jean Clearwater, Janet Romig, Cindy Grich) 2,722; 3, C&L Awards (Cecilia Butler, Dian Curran, Marlene Fisher, Cynthia Territo) 2,678; 4, Girls Gone Wild (Janice Muri, Trish Baier, Ashley Cote, Peggy Parker) 2,599.
  • DIVISION A DOUBLES: 1, Cindy Grich and Beth Owen-Cipielewski 1,503.
  • DIVISION B DOUBLES: 1, Darlene Bonds and Dianna Shaw 1,406; 2, Wendy Perna and Karen Shaffer 1,370; 3, Peggy Parker and Ashley Cote 1,367; 4, Roberta Robeck and Margie Smith 1,364; 5, Linda Anderson and Billie Huff 1,363; 6, Janice Muri and Trish Baier 1,361.
  • DIVISION A SINGLES: 1, Cindy Grich 828; 2 (tie) Paula Wenzel and Beth Owen-Cipielewski 736.
  • DIVISION B SINGLES: 1, Ashley Cote 757; 2, Karen Shaffer 735; 3, Wendy Perna 728.
  • HANDICAP ALL-EVENTS: 1, Cindy Grich 2,260; 2, Beth Owen-Cipielewski 2,183; 3, Wendy Perna 2,175; 4, Ashley Cote 2,122; 5, Rochelle Banks 2,061; 6, Alison Shedrow 2,051; 7, Margery Ozner 2,049; 8, Darlene Bonds 2,022; 9, Peggy Parker 2,017; 10, Karen Shaffer 2,015; 11, Jean Clearwater 2,013.

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