The duo combines to average 229.5 in leading all doubles teams through the first half of qualifying
Houston—Five-time PWBA Tour champion Danielle McEwan and 13-time PBA Tour champion EJ Tackett lead all players from A and B squads after the opening day of qualifying of the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles tournament at Copperfield Bowl. Tackett and McEwan scored 3,213 (+413) over seven games to take the early lead with C and D squads set to compete tomorrow.
Tackett, then teaming with Liz Johnson, won the event in 2018, and is competing alongside McEwan for the first time.
The top three teams of the day came from A Squad. Trailing Tackett and McEwan are Richie Teece & Liz Kuhlkin (+372) and Jakob Butturff & Stefanie Johnson (+283). The B Squad leaders, Wes Malott and Verity Crawley, sit fourth overall with 3,042 (+242) in total pinfall.
Competition resumes tomorrow with C and D squads bowling their seven games of qualifying beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Among the many players in action tomorrow are Shannon O’Keefe and Bill O’Neill, who have won the event twice since it became an official PBA/PWBA title event and once more before that.
At the conclusion of D squad, the top quarter of the field will advance to the semifinals on Sunday. All rounds will be streamed live on FloBowling. To subscribe, visit FloBowling.com.
PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Top 10 Through 7 Games (A and B Squads Only)
Copperfield Bowl – Houston
Danielle McEwan and EJ Tackett, +413
Liz Kuhlkin and Richie Teece, +372
Stefanie Johnson and Jakob Butturff, +283
Madison Janack and Packy Hanrahan, +161
Hayley Veitch and Curt Dupre, +159
Lara Kurt and Julian Salinas, +136
Addie Herzberg and Michael Tang, +121
Stephanie Zavala and Dallas Leong, +109
Britney Brown and Joe Findling, +82
Caitlyn Johnson and Ildemaro Ruiz Jr., +56
Verity Crawley and Wes Malott, +242
Maria Jose Rodriguez and Nathan Bohr, +217
Nicole Trudell and Matt Dzikiewicz, +197
Leanne Hulsenberg and Darren Tang, +173
Giselle Poss and Kenny Ryan, +167
Shalin Zulkifli and Nate Garcia, +150
Clara Guerrero and Andres Gomez, +136
Alexis Neuer and Anthony Neuer, +120
Maria Bulanova and Brad Miller, +115
Summer Jasmin and Randy Miles Jr., +96
Upcoming Streaming Schedule
Copperfield Bowl – Houston
Saturday, July 31
9 a.m. ET – Qualifying (C Squad)
3 p.m. ET – Qualifying (D Squad)
Sunday, August 1
9:30 a.m. ET – Semifinals
1:30 p.m. ET – Finals
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