PBA League Draft For The Phoenix Fury & Miami Waves Concludes – Shannon O’Keefe is #1 Pick

With the 1st pick in the PBA League Miami and Phoenix Draft, the Phoenix Fury select: Shannon O’Keefe!

 

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(JULY 7, 2020) – Today, the Professional Bowlers Association Phoenix Fury, managed by PWBA champion Kim Terrell-Kearney drafted Shannon O’Keefe with the #1 pick.

#1 Pick – Phoenix Fury – Shannon O’Keefe

PWBA Titles (13)

Major (3): 2017 – Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship, Richmond, Va.; 2018 – USBC Queens, Reno, Nev.; 2019 – PWBA Tour Championship, Richmond, Va. 

Standard (10): 2015 – PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles (with Bill O’Neill), Houston; 2016 – Nationwide PWBA Sonoma County Open, Rohnert Park, Calif.; Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open, Lincoln, Neb.; PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles (with Bill O’Neill), Houston; 2017 – PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open, Seminole, Fla.; 2018 – PWBA Sonoma County Open, Rohnert Park, Calif.; 2019 – PWBA Twin Cities Open, Eagan, Minn.; PWBA Tucson Open, Tucson, Ariz.; PWBA East Hartford Open, East Hartford, Conn.; BowlerX.com PWBA Orlando Open, Orlando, Fla.

PWBA Honors
– 2018 and 2019 PWBA Player of the Year

PWBA Regional Titles
– 2015 PWBA Central Regional

Team USA
Years on Team USA (16): 2005-20

 

#2 Pick – Miami Waves – Danielle McEwan

Miami Waves, managed by PBA champion Bob Learn Jr. drafted Danielle McEwan. 

PWBA titles
Major (2): 2015
 – Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship, Arlington, Texas; 2019 – U.S. Women’s Open; North Las Vegas, Nev.

Standard (3): 2016 – PWBA Wichita Open, Wichita, Kan.; 2017 – Nationwide PWBA Rochester Open, Rochester, N.Y.; 2018 – PWBA Fountain Valley Open, Fountain Valley, Calif.

Other professional titles
– 2015 South Point PBA West Region Challenge

Team USA/Junior Team USA
Years on Team USA (9): 2012-20
Years on Junior Team USA (3): 2011-13

 

#3 Pick – Phoenix Fury – Liz Johnson 

PWBA Titles (24)
Major (10): 1996 – U.S. Women’s Open, Indianapolis; 2001 – Hammer Players Championship, Rockford, Ill.; 2007 – U.S. Women’s Open, Reno, Nev.; 2009 – USBC Queens, Reno, Nev.; 2013 – U.S. Women’s Open, Columbus, Ohio; 2015 – USBC Queens, Green Bay, Wis.; Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women’s Open, North Brunswick, N.J.; 2016 – U.S. Women’s Open, Addison, Ill.; 2017 – Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, Green Bay, Wis.; U.S. Women’s Open, Plano, Texas

Standard (14): 1996 – Ladies & Legends, El Cajon, Calif. (mixed doubles with Mike Kench); 1997 – Texas Border Shootout, McAllen, Texas; Music City Country Classic, ?Memphis, Tenn.; Summer Motion Blue Ribbon Classic – Ashland, Ky.; 1999 – Greater Orlando Open, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; 2001 – St. Clair Classic?, Fairview Heights, Ill.; Foundation Games V, Sebring, Fla.; Paula Carter Classic, Davie, Fla.; 2002 – Lady Ebonite Classic, Columbia, Tenn.; 2015 – PWBA Detroit Open, Canton, Mich.; 2016 – PWBA Las Vegas Open, North Las Vegas, Nev.; 2017 – PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, Citrus Heights, Calif.; 2018 – PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles (with EJ Tackett), Houston; Nationwide PWBA Columbus Open, Columbus, Ohio

PWBA Honors
– 2015, 2016 and 2017 PWBA Player of the Year

Other professional titles
– 2017 PBA Chameleon Championship (second woman to win a PBA title)
– 2009 PBA Women’s Series Viper Championship winner
– 2009 PBA Women’s Series Mixed Doubles Championship champion (with Norm Duke)
– 2007 PBA Legends & Ladies champion (with Roger Kossert)
– 2005 PBA Kingpin Lanes Open (regional)

Team USA
Years on Team USA (11): 1994-96, 2008-15

#4 Pick – Miami Waves – Dasha Kovalova

PWBA Titles (2)
Major (1):
 2019 – USBC Queens, Wichita, Kan.
Standard (1): 2019 – Pepsi PWBA Louisville Open, Louisville, Ky.

Team Ukraine/Junior Team Ukraine
– Bronze medal at 2017 World Games
– Silver medal (singles) at 2016 European Women’s Championships
– Eighth place at 2014 World Cup
– Bronze medal (masters) at 2014 World Youth Championships
– Gold medal (singles) at 2014 European Women’s Championships 
– Gold medal (singles) at 2013 World Games
– Bronze medal at 2013 European Cup
– 2012 European Cup Champion
– 2012 Two-time European Champion (U19) masters, all events
– 2011 Two-time European Champion (U19) singles, all events 

 

Pick #5 – Phoenix Fury – Jordan Richard

PWBA Titles (2)
Standard (2): 2018
 – PWBA Greater Harrisburg Open, Mechanicsville, Pa.; 2019 – PWBA Lincoln Open, Lincoln, Neb.

PWBA Honors
2018 PWBA Rookie of the Year

Team USA/Junior Team USA
Years on Team USA (3): 2018-20
Years on Junior Team USA (1): 2016 
– One gold medal (trios) and one bronze medal (team) at 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– Two gold medals (doubles, trios), one silver medal (team) and one bronze medal (Masters) at 2018 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One silver medal (team) and one bronze medal (doubles) at 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships

Pick #6 – Miami Waves – Clara Guerrero

PWBA Titles (1)
Major (1): 2016 – Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, Green Bay, Wis.

Team Colombia
Years on Team Colombia (22): 1998-2019
– One gold medal (team), one silver medal (trios) and one bronze medal (doubles) at 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (singles) at 2019 Pan American Games
– One gold medal (doubles) at 2018 Central American and Caribbean Sports Games in Barranquilla, Colombia
– One gold medal (team) and one bronze medal (trios) at 2018 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One bronze medal (team) at 2017 World Bowling Championships.
– One gold medal (doubles) and one bronze medal (singles) at 2017 World Games
– Three gold medals (doubles, team, all-events) and two silver medals (singles, trios) at 2016 PABCON Women’s Championships
– 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup winner
– 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup winner
– One gold medal (singles) at 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women’s Championships
– Inducted into the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame in 2009
– 2009 Athlete of the Year in Colombia
– 2009 World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year
– Won six gold medals at the 2010 South American Games
– Two gold medals (Masters, all-events) at 2009 WTBA World Women’s Championships
– 2005 World Ranking Masters winner
– One gold medal (doubles) at 2001 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women’s Championships
– 2000 World Amateur Bowler of the Year
– Runner-up at 2000 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

 

Pick #7 – Phoenix Fury – Stefanie Johnson 

PWBA titles (3)
Major (1): 2018 QubicaAMF PWBA Players Championship, Plano, Texas
Standard (2): 2015 PWBA Wichita Open, Wichita, Kan.; 2017 PWBA Orlando Open, Orlando, Fla.

PWBA Regional titles
– 2015 PWBA Southwest Regional

PWBA Honors
– 2015 PWBA Rookie of the Year

Other professional titles
– 2010 PBA Women’s Series Earl Anthony Memorial champion
– 2008 PBA Women’s Series Viper Championship champion

Team USA/Junior Team USA
Years on Team USA (16): 2005-20
Years on Junior Team USA (4): 2000, 2004-06
– One bronze medal (team) at 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (doubles) at 2019 Pan American Games
– One gold medal (team) at 2015 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (doubles) and one silver medal (team) at 2013 WTBA World Championships
– Two gold medals (trios, team) at 2011 WTBA World Championships
– Two gold medals (singles, team) at 2010 PABCON Championships
– One gold medal (singles) and two silver medals (team, trios) at 2009 WTBA World Championships
– Silver medal (team) at 2007 WTBA World Championships
– Two bronze medals (singles, Masters) at 2006 World Youth Championships
– Silver medal (team) at 2005 WTBA World Championships
– Gold (national all-events), silver (team) and two bronze medals (doubles, all-events) at 2005 Tournament of the Americas
– Four gold medals (Masters, team, trios, doubles) at 2005 International Youth Friendship Tournament
– Gold (team) and two silver medals (Masters, doubles) at 2004 World Youth Championships

 

Pick #8 – Miami Waves – Liz Kuhlkin

PWBA titles (2)
Standard (1): 2015 PWBA Topeka Open, Topeka, Kan.
Major (1): 2018 U.S. Women’s Open, Orlando, Fla.

PWBA Regional titles
– 2016 PWBA Maple City Dodge East Open, Hornell, N.Y.

Team USA/Junior Team USA
Years on Team USA (3): 2018-20
Years on Junior Team USA (1): 2014
– One gold medal (trios) and one bronze medal (team) at 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– Two silver medals (trios, team) and two bronze medals (doubles, Masters) at 2018 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (doubles) and two bronze medals (team, all-events) at 2014 World Bowling Youth Championships

Pick #9 – Phoenix Fury – Maria Jose Rodriguez

PWBA titles (2):
Major (2): 2014 USBC Queens, Reno, Nev.; 2018 PWBA Tour Championship, Richmond, Va.

Team Colombia/Junior Team Colombia
Years on Team Colombia (12): 
2009-2020
Years on Junior Team Colombia (6): 2004-09
– Two gold medals (team, all-events), two silver medals (trios, Masters) and one bronze medal (doubles) at 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– One bronze medal (singles) at 2019 Pan American Games
– One gold medal (team), one silver medal (Masters) and one bronze medal (trios) at 2018 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One bronze medal at 2017 World Bowling Championships
– One gold medal (team), one silver medal (trios) and one bronze medal (doubles) at 2016 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (doubles), one silver medal (trios) and one bronze medal (team) at 2012 PABCON Adult Championships
– One bronze medal (team) at 2011 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– One silver medal (team) at 2009 PABCON Adult Championships
– Rolled a perfect game in doubles at the 2009 World Bowling Women’s Championships (it was the fourth in the history of the event)
– One gold medal (doubles) at 2010 World Bowling Youth Championships

 

Pick #10 – Miami Waves – Missy Parkin

PWBA titles (1)
Major (1): 
2011 USBC Queens, Syracuse, N.Y.

PWBA Regional titles
2016 PWBA/PBA Women’s Challenge
2016 PWBA/PBA Parkin’s Bowling Supply Open
2015 PWBA West Regional

Team USA/Junior Team USA
Years on Team USA (11): 2000-01, 2008, 2013-20
Years on Junior Team USA (4): 1998- 2001
– One gold medal (trios) and one bronze medal (team) at 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
– Three silver medals (doubles, trios, team) at 2018 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (singles), one silver medal (team) and two bronze medals (trios, Masters) at 2016 PABCON Women’s Championships
– Four gold medals (all-events, doubles, trios, team) and one silver medal (Masters) in 2014 PABCON Championships
– Two silver medals (doubles, team) at 2013 WTBA World Championships
– Two gold medals (team, trios) at 2001 American Zone Championships
– Three gold medals (junior team, junior doubles, national all-events) and three bronze (junior singles, junior mixed doubles, junior all-events) at 2001 Tournament of the Americas
– Four gold medals (junior team, junior singles, junior doubles, national all-events) and one silver (junior all-events) at 2000 Tournament of the Americas
– Two gold medals (junior team, national all-events), three silver (junior doubles, junior mixed doubles, junior all-events) and one bronze (junior singles) at the 1999 Tournament of the Americas
– Gold (team) and bronze (doubles) medals at 1998 American Zone Youth Championships
– Four gold medals (junior team, junior doubles, junior mixed doubles, national all-events) and two silver (junior singles, junior all-events) at 1998 Tournament of the Americas

 

 

The 2020 PBA League Elias Cup tournament, to be broadcast live on FS1, is being rescheduled due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, for this coming fall at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. An announcement on scheduling will be made soon.

Two expansion clubs had already been added to the PBA League for 2020. The Brew City Ballers and Las Vegas High Rollers joined the League and took part in the annual player draft in May. All of the other team rosters are set.

The new divisional lineups with the addition of the two new women’s teams:

Carter Division
Dallas Strikers (Manager Norm Duke)
Philadelphia Hitmen (Manager Jason Couch)
Brooklyn Styles (Manager Johnny Petraglia)
Silver Lake Atom Splitters (Manager Mark Baker)
Las Vegas High Rollers (Manager Amleto Monacelli)
Phoenix Fury (Manager Kim Terrell-Kearney)

Anthony Division
NYC KingPins (Manager Carolyn Dorin-Ballard)
Motown Muscle (Manager Del Ballard)
Portland Lumberjacks (Manager Tim Mack)
L.A. X (Manager Andrew Cain)
Brew City Ballers (Manager Marshall Holman)
Miami Waves (Manager Bob Learn Jr.)

The Portland Lumberjacks are defending Elias Cup champions.

The top 35 players from the 2019 PWBA Points list, eligible to be drafted by the Phoenix Fury and Miami Waves:

1

Shannon O’Keefe

148,125

2

Danielle McEwan

117,085

3

Dasha Kovalova

109,970

4

Liz Johnson

84,325

5

Clara Guerrero

83,190

6

Jordan Richard

80,795

7

Missy Parkin

78,512.5

8

Liz Kuhlkin

77,650

9

Stefanie Johnson

74,945

10

Maria José Rodriguez

70,170

11

Bryanna Coté

69,135

12

Shannon Pluhowsky

67,480

13

Cherie Tan

66,875

14

Josie Barnes

62,310

15

Tannya Roumimper

60,780

16

Birgit Poppler

55,905

17

Diana Zavjalova

55,047.5

18

Valerie Bercier

52,162.5

19

Kelly Kulick

50,420

20

Sydney Brummett

50,325

21

Verity Crawley

48,815

22

Giselle Poss

44,000

3

Sandra Gongora

43,402.5

24

Shayna Ng

42,550

25

Julia Bond

40,970

26

Erin McCarthy

37,300

27

Rocio Restrepo

36,065

28

Ashly Galante

33,680

29

Jen Higgins

32,705

30

Gazmine Mason

32,570

31

Lindsay Boomershine

31,370

32

Daria Pajak

30,845

33

Jodi Woessner

29,395

34

Katelyn Simpson

29,235

35

Daphne Tan

27,105

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