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Julia Bond dominates in earning top seed for 2021 USBC Queens; Liz Kuhlkin, Missy Parkin, Diana Zavjalova, Verity Crawley also make stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, May 17, 2021 11:00 pm
The stepladder finalists for the 2021 USBC Queens, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Julia Bond, Liz Kuhlkin, Missy Parkin, Diana Zavjalova and Verity Crawley. Photo by USBC.
Julia Bond averaged 234.38 in winning six straight matches Sunday and Monday to earn the the top seed for Tuesday’s stepladder finals of the 2021 USBC Queens at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. With no defined television window to fit the show into and just a BowlTV webcast starting at 7 p.m. Central time, the player who advances to meet Bond will have to beat her twice to win the $20,000 top prize. “There’s a little bit of a confidence boost knowing...