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COBURN-CARROLL WINS QUEENS

Former women's professional tour bowler Cindy Coburn-Carroll of Williamsville captured the 34th annual New York State Queens Bowling tournament Saturday at Transit Lanes.

Coburn-Carroll defeated Kathy McNeill of Binghamton, 254-232, in the championship match of the stepladder final.

Coburn-Carroll shot an 826 in the three-game semifinal round with games of 290, 257 and 279. McNeill qualified second with a 791, which included a 300 game.

McNeill got to the final with a 224-187 win over Michelle Sterner of Tonawanda. Sterner defeated Laura Tomasek of Schenectady, 256-200. In the first match, Tomasek triumphed over Deborah Capullo of Schenectady, 216-213.

Shannon O'Keefe bowled a 300 in the five-game first round of qualifying.

In the Division 2 final -- for bowlers with averages below 185 -- Elizabeth Brown defeated Marle Mirabili, 220-162, for the championship.

Barnes wins shootout

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Chris Barnes of Flower Mound, Texas, took home the richest grand prize in Professional Bowlers Association history, winning $200,000 for defeating Tommy Jones in the finals of the PBA Motel 6 Roll to Riches presented by GEICO at Main Event Entertainment.

The event was taped Thursday night for showing on ESPN on Saturday and today (3 p.m.).

The final consisted of a Race to Six Strikes. Barnes struck on all six of his frames to defeat Jones, who failed to strike on his first two shots.

Barnes advanced to the title match by defeating Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, 159-113, in the second of two elimination rounds. Jones defeated Steve Jaros of Yorkville, Ill., 146-103, to advance to the title match. Elimination rounds consisted of six-frame matches with a maximum score of 180.

The $200,000 won by Barnes does not count toward official PBA Tour earnings but brings his total season earnings to $394,000. Earlier this season, he captured his first major title when he won the 62nd U.S. Open.

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