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USBC Women’s Challenge to Air in September
The field of 16 women bowlers has been finalized for the United States Bowling Congress Women's Challenge, which will be taped in two days during National Bowling Week (Aug. 26-Sept. 1) at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas.
Executive Officer Roger Dalkin said. "Ultimately, it could also be a vehicle to show the marketing potential of women's professional bowl- ing."
The field also will include USBC Team USA members Lynda Barnes, Stefanie Nation, Shannon O'Keefe and Shannon Pluhowsky, former Team USA member Kassy Golden, former PWBA stars Leanne Barrette, Kendra Gaines, Cara Honeychurch, Liz Johnson and Cathy Dorin-Lizzi and international standouts Clara Guerrero, Robin Orlikowski and Sara Vargas. "Killer B Promotions" is the owner and producer of the Women's Challenge, which is a made-for-TV event. Its unique format, which features an invitation-only field, will be contested on a specially-constructed lane and aired on ESPN2 over five consecutive Monday nights beginning Sept. 11. Bowling stars and USBC spokespeople Diandra As- baty, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kim Terrell will head- line the talented list of players for the unique competi- tion. The 16 players competing in the United States Bowling Congress Women's Challenge will have the opportunity to look and feel their very best when they are treated to a complete beauty package from the new José Eber Las Vegas Salon. The USBC became involved as a sponsor for the Women's Challenge because of the attention the television exposure will bring to women's bowling and the sport in general. This will be the first presence for women's bowling in the national spotlight since the Professional Women's Bowling Association ceased operations in 2003. As part of the beauty package, each of the 16 players will receive a personal consultation from salon artistic director Yoav Tauber, and then will be offered a package that includes hairstyling and coloring, makeup, manicure and pedicure. Most recently Tauber designed the hairstyles for the 12 finalists of "American Idol." Kim Terrell, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and D i a n d r a A s b a t y , t h r e e o f t h e s i x t e e n b o w l - e r s s e t f o r t h e U S B C W o m e n ’ s C h a l l e n g e "This event will be a much-needed boost for women's bowling, and hopefully it will lead to future opportunities for all of the talented women bowlers looking for a stage to compete," USBC Chief