2010 Bowler of the Year Voting
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KELLY KULICK, BILL O'NEILL SELECTED

AS 2010 BWAA BOWLERS OF THE YEAR

 

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 23, 2011 - Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., and Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., capped off impressive years by being named 2010 female and male Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America.

Kulick was a near-unanimous selection with 46 of 48 first-place votes from BWAA members. With each vote worth five points and no second- or third-place votes (two and one point, respectively), Kulick totaled 230 points. Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., received the other two top votes but finished third in the voting with 25 points behind Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., with 43. Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio, was fourth with 16 points and Brenda (Edwards) Padilla of Mansfield, Texas, fifth with 14.

O'Neill led the men's voting with 25 of 48 first-place votes and 152 total points. Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, had 11 first-place votes and 100 points while Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., had 12 first-place votes and 95 points. Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, with four points and Mike Fagan of Patchogue, N.Y., with three were the other finalists.

Kulick had one of the greatest years of any bowler in 2010. In January, she became the first woman to win a Professional Bowlers Association national title in the PBA Tournament of Champions. In April, she captured her second United States Bowling Congress Queens title. And just two weeks later, she won the U.S. Women's Open.

Those feats alone likely would have netted Kulick the top 2010 honor but she wasn't finished. Later in the year, she captured gold medals in doubles and team, silver in all-events and bronze in singles and trios in the Pan American Confederation Women's Championships. She also won a PBA regional in Lakewood, Wash., and the Malaysian Open.

For the year, she averaged 219.32 and earned $46,440 in the PBA Women's Series.

O'Neill nearly matched Kulick. He captured the Men's U.S. Open and the PBA Pepsi Viper Championship, was runner-up in the PBA World Championships and fifth in the USBC Masters. He also earned gold medals in the singles, all-events and team events in the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships.

O'Neill averaged 222.32 and earned $140,565 during PBA competitions held in 2010.

Kulick and O'Neill will receive their awards in June during the BWAA Annual Meetings and International Bowl Expo in Grapevine, Texas.

 

Bowlers of the Year

BWAA Dick Weber Male Bowlers of the Year


2010 - Bill O'Neill, Southampton, PA

2009 - Norm Duke, Clermont, FL
2008 - Norm Duke, Clermont, FL
2007 - Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, FL
2006 - Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, SC
2005 - Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, NY
2004 - W.R. Williams Jr., Ocala, FL
2003 - W.R. Williams Jr., Ocala, FL
2002 - W.R. Williams Jr., Ocala, FL
2001 - Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ
2000 - Norm Duke, Clermont, FL


1999 - Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ
1998 - W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
1997 - W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
1996 - W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
1995 - Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, IN
1994 - Norm Duke, Edmond, OK
1993 - W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
1992 - Marc McDowell, Madison, WI
1991 - David Ozio, Vidor, TX
1990 - Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela


1989 - Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, IN
1988 - Brian Voss, Tacoma, WA
1987 - Marshall Holman, Medford, OR
1985 - Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, IN
1986 - W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
1984 - Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., NJ
1983 - Earl Anthony, Dublin, CA
1982 - Earl Anthony, Dublin, CA
1981 - Earl Anthony, Dublin, CA
1980 - Wayne Webb, Reheboth, MA


1979 - Mark Roth, N. Arlington, NJ
1978 - Mark Roth, N. Arlington, NJ
1977 - Mark Roth, N. Arlington, NJ
1976 - Earl Anthony, Dublin, CA
1975 - Earl Anthony, Dublin, CA
1974 - Earl Anthony, Dublin, CA
1973 - Don McCune, Munster, IN
1972 - Don Johnson, Akron, OH
1971 - Don Johnson, Akron, OH
1970 - Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, MO


1969 - Billy Hardwick, Louisville, KY
1968 - Jim Stefanich, Joliet, IL
1967 - Dave Davis, Phoenix, AZ
1966 - Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, GA
1965 - Dick Weber, St. Louis, MO
1964 - Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, CA
1963 - Dick Weber, St. Louis, MO
1962 - Don Carter, St. Louis, MO
1961 - Dick Weber, St. Louis, MO
1960 - Don Carter, St. Louis, MO


1959 - Ed Lubanski, Detroit, MI
1958 - Don Carter, St. Louis, MO
1957 - Don Carter, St. Louis, MO
1956 - Bill Lillard, Chicago, IL
1955 - Steve Nagy, Detroit, MI
1954 - Don Carter, St. Louis, MO
1953 - Don Carter, St. Louis, MO
1952 - Steve Nagy, Cleveland, OH
1951 - Lee Jouglard, Detroit, MI
1950 - Junie McMahon, Fair Lawn, NJ


1949 - Connie Schwoegler, Madison, WI
1948 - Andy Varipapa, Brooklyn, NY
1947 - Buddy Bomar, Chicago, IL
1946 - Joe Wilman, Chicago, IL
1945 - Buddy Bomar, Chicago, IL
1944 - Ned Day, Milwaukee, WI
1943 - Ned Day, Milwaukee, WI
1942 - Johnny Crimmins, Detroit, MI


 

BWAA Female Bowlers of the Year


2010
- Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ

2009 - Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY
2008
- Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, TX
2007 - Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY
2006 - Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ
2005 - Liz Johnson, Niagara Falls, NY
2004 - Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, AZ
2003 - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Dallas, TX
2002 - Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, CA
2001 - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Dallas, TX
2000 - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV


1999 - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV
1998 - Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia
1997 - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV
1996 - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV
1995 - Tish Johnson, Northridge, CA
1994 - Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK
1993 - Lisa Wagner, Palmetto, FL
1992 - Tish Johnson, Panorama City, CA
1991 - Leanne Barrette, Yukon, OK
1990 - Tish Johnson, Panorama City, CA


1989 - Robin Romeo, Newhall, CA
1988 - Lisa Wagner, Palmetto, FL
1987 - Betty Morris, Stockton, CA
1986 - Lisa Wagner, Palmetto, FL
1985 - Aleta Sill, Dearborn, MI
1984 - Aleta Sill, Dearborn, MI
1983 - Lisa Wagner, Palmetto, FL
1982 - Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo, CA
1981 - Donna Adamek, Apple Valley, CA
1980 - Donna Adamek, Apple Valley, CA

1979 - Donna Adamek, Apple Valley, CA
1978 - Donna Adamek, Apple Valley, CA
1976 - Patty Costello, Scranton, PA
1975 - Judy Soutar, Leawood, KS
1974 - Betty Morris, Stockton, CA
1973 - Judy Soutar, Leawood, KS
1972 - Patty Costello, Scranton, PA
1971 - Paula Carter, Miami, FL
1970 - Mary Baker Harris, Cent. Islip, NY


1969 - Dorothy Fothergill, Ossippee, NH.
1968 - Dorothy Fothergill, Ossippee, NH
1967 - Mildred Ignizio, Rochester, NY
1966 - Joy Abel, Lansing, IL
1965 - Betty Kuczynski, Chicago, IL
1964 - LaVerne Carter, Las Vegas, NV
1963 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1962 - Shirley Garms, Island Lake, IL
1961 - Shirley Garms, Island Lake, IL
1960 - Sylvia Martin, Philadelphia, PA


1959 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1958 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1957 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1956 - Anita Cantaline, Detroit, MI
1955 - Sylvia Martin, Philadelphia, PA
1954 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1953 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1952 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1951 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI
1950 - Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, MI


1949 - Val Mikiel, Detroit, MI
1948 - Val Mikiel, Detroit, MI 

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2010 DICK WEBER MALE BOWLER OF THE YEAR

BILL O'NEILL
SOUTHAMPTON, PA



2010 FEMALE BOWLER OF THE YEAR

KELLY KULICK
UNION, NJ