Professional Women Bowlers Part 3: An Exclusive Interview with The Great Lynda Barnes

In part three of this series, we talked to one of the best bowlers in professional bowling, Lynda Barnes. Lynda has one of the most unique family dynamics in all of bowling. Come find out what that is, and what makes her such a phenomenal, well-liked and well-respected professional bowler.

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Lynda Barnes has perhaps one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of professional bowling. The reason is two-fold. First, she is without a doubt one of the very best bowlers in the world including the men. And second, she is married to arguably the best professional bowler in the world today, Chris Barnes.

In being married to Chris, she has one of the most challenging family dynamics in the world of professional bowling, or in any sport for that matter. Not only do they both rely on professional bowling as their living, they have little twin boys at home to take care of. This truly makes her accomplishments even more astounding because she cannot dedicate her entire life to her profession, because her children and her husband come first. However, some how, some way she still manages to be one of the best in the business. She is quite an inspiration to anyone, never mind those in similar situations, as she is well respected and admired for keeping her priorities in order.

Lynda’s resume of accomplishments is beyond amazing. It ranges from intercollegiate awards to amateur championships, to dozens of international titles to two USBC Women’s Queens Titles. She also holds the distinction of being the only female bowler to ever beat a male pro in the finals of a televised tournament. She accomplished this in April of 2008, when she defeated Sean Rash 258 to 237 to win the USBC Sponsored Clash of the Champions.

Lynda is a fierce of competitor, who thrives on winning and striving to be the best in her sport. She displays a fiery determination and enthusiasm that is fun to watch and down right contagious. She has an undeniable love and passion for the game that all true sports fans and athletes can relate to.

She is without a doubt one of the most admired, respected and popular bowlers on the tour. She has all of the wonderful qualities that make her downright likable, enjoyable to watch and fun to be around. She is warm, genuine, down to earth, and fan friendly. Besides all of that, and perhaps most importantly, she has found a way, to take care of both her family and bowling career with great success.

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  1. Posted October 4, 2009 at 4:24 am

    That was a fab read I can’t hit the I like button 20 times but I would if I could fab article from you.

  2. Posted October 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Very detailed… Nice nice!

  3. Posted October 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    amazing article, very well written and in detail! really enjoyed the bio too xx

  4. Posted October 4, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Congratulations! I really enjoyed reading your article. very well-written. I like your introduction followed by you introducing Linda in the next paragraph and her bowling accomplishments. awesome! keep up the good work.

  5. Posted October 6, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Nice information…Enjoyed reading it..

  6. Posted October 6, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Well-written and impressive piece, thanks.

  7. Posted October 6, 2009 at 5:36 am

    A great write-up about some interesting and impressive female athletes.

  8. Posted October 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Go Son – man you write heaps of words.

    I reckon you should pare it back . On the Web folk merely scan; headings, bullet points, short paragraphs…but, please, please, please include the interview, bud,

    Have a Bud! Nice work . j

  9. Posted October 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    What an amazing woman and family! Great write-up too!

  10. Posted October 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I do believe Congrats are in order!!!! :)

  11. Posted October 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Very well done!

  12. Posted October 8, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Well done.


  13. Posted October 9, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Another great piece from you, in conclusion to the other two parts!

  14. Posted October 9, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Another great piece. Congrats on your success. I wish you continued good luck.

  15. Posted October 10, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Wow, great job. This article is put together really well. :)

  16. Posted October 10, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Although, as you know Peter, being from the UK I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to bowling (I know more about cricket!) but nonetheless it’s always interesting to hear about the lives of sportsmen (and women!) and not just their sporting abilities. Great combination of both!!!

  17. Posted October 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    that was very interesting. I enjoyed it very much (:

  18. Posted October 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Great piece!

  19. Posted October 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Once again, very well structured. It captured my interest. I just feel it needs pproper formatting like the last one.

  20. Posted October 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    What a man can do a woman …. you know that already. Peter, thanks for sharing.

  21. Posted October 15, 2009 at 9:51 am


  22. Posted November 3, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Great article. You are very articulative in your work. Well done.

  23. Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Very well written, although I wish that you would have kept the questions in bold and the answers normal like the other articles. I think it makes it easier to read…but still wonderful work!!

  24. Posted November 12, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Quite long but great article. I miss playing bowling, my officemates and I are planning to play one of these days.. :-D

  25. Posted November 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    very nice and useful share mate,Thanks for sharing :)

  26. Posted November 21, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Wonderful article! I love reading

  27. Posted December 2, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Nice post you got here peter! wish i could play bowling as good as her ;)

  28. Posted December 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    great lady…informative and encouraging post..

  29. Posted December 13, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Great Post !! Very informative !!

  30. Posted December 16, 2009 at 12:41 am

    wow nice post very informative. Keep it up.

  31. Posted December 27, 2009 at 6:02 am

    i am not a sports-minded person but i believe this is a good sports news…. thanks

  32. Posted January 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    informative , bowling is a fun

  33. Posted January 12, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Really well presented and researched article! She did very well! and the family pic is lovely.

  34. Posted January 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I admire great sporting dedication in any field – particularly as you say with her husband being a top pro as well , finding time for the family – she has some talent – I didn’t know a thing about professional bowling before, but I certainly do now – thanks!

  35. Posted February 2, 2010 at 3:46 am

    All of your posts are very professional(writing wise) i liked all of thm a lot~~ god bless

  36. Posted March 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t get into this sport but I work with a woman who does :-) She’s very competitive and talks about her achievements/wins all the time…hehehe…she has asked me to watch her play on several occasions but I think I’d just hit the bar out of sheer boredom ~ a terrific write Peter :-)

  37. Posted April 5, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Most impressive work

  38. Posted April 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

    great article…

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