Monday, January 25, 2010


For some reason this was a news story today:
Kelly Kulick left all the guys in the gutter yesterday when she became the first woman to win a PBA Tour title, beating Chris Barnes in the final of the 45th Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.
Kulick outscored Barnes, 265-195, to take home the $40,000 first prize and a two-year PBA Tour exemption. The 32-year-old righthander from Union, N.J., earned a berth in the Tournament of Champions by winning the PBA Women's World Championship last September.
The previous best finish by a woman in a PBA Tour event was a second by Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., in the 2005 Banquet Open.
Bowling is one of those games that I never understood why it is sexually segregated. There is no strength or weight advantage in bowling. Men and women can compete on an equal basis because all you need to do is throw the ball accurately.
What keeps men and women from competing on the same bowling tour? Why is there a PGA and a WPGA? Maybe the men are afraid a woman will beat them or maybe it's just a stupid sexist thing? Billiards too. There is a men's and women's billiards tour, as though hitting a cue ball is restricted by ones sex.
I just don't know sometimes.

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