Roane women compete in national tournament

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By The Staff

Nine area women recently represented the Roane County Women's Bowling Association in the USBC Women's Nationals Bowling Tournament running April 10-July 6, in Detroit, MI.

For more than 90 years women have crisscrossed the Nation each spring to bowl in the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships. In its 90-year history, the event has grown to become the largest participatory sporting event for women. The tournament attracts participants of all skill levels ranging from the average weekly league bowler to the game's all-time greats.

Currently the Women's Championships is conducted in Reno, Nev. every three years at the National Bowling Stadium and is conducted in commercial bowling centers the other years.

The 2008 Women's Championships will mark the event's 55th different city that has hosted the tournament since its inception in 1916.

Representing Roane County were Marsha Marshall (Team Captain), Pat Snow, Judy Daniels, Jeannie Branum, Karen Gordon, Susan Smith (Team Captain), Loretta Carring-ton, Sheila Lemons, and Ramel Rue. Stephanie Tucker, a Roane County native currently residing in Carlsbad, CA joined the group in Detroit to complete the two team roster.

Anyone interested in bowling leagues may contact any of the above members for more information.