McEwan, Tackett Pace First Two Squads of Mixed Doubles Qualifying

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


PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Top 10 Through 7 Games (A and B Squads Only)

Copperfield Bowl – Houston


A Squad

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


B Squad

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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About the PBA

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