2015 European Bowling Tour #8

05/27/15

No changes atop the leaderboard in Odense International

Swede Pontus Andersson holds on to the lead after seven qualifying squads with 1455 (242.50 average)

2015EBT08FrankRasmussen_small.jpg2015EBT08PontusAndersen_small.jpgThere were no changes to the qualifying leaderboard in the Odense International Tuesday as Squad 7 leader Frank Rasmussen (l.) barely made it into top 24. Rasmussen, who averaged 212 including games of 223, 200, 186, 245, 196 and 222, moved into 21st place with 1272. World Youth Champion Pontus Andersson (r.) of Sweden continued to lead the 64-player field from six countries after 7 of 16 squads with 1455 and an average of 242.50.

United States

05/27/15

Florida's Edward Rehnberg celebrates 50 years at 2015 USBC Open Championships

USBC Open Championships competitor to appear on "American Ninja Warrior"; one live stream broadcast from El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOCEdwardRehnberg_small.jpgEdward Rehnberg (pictured) of Jupiter, Florida, has made it to the USBC Open Championships every year since his debut in 1966, and he celebrated his 50th consecutive tournament appearance May 23 at the El Paso Convention Center. In his 50th appearance, the 73-year-old right-hander put together scores of 585 in doubles, 555 in team and 439 in singles for a 1,579 all-events total, giving him a career pinfall of 85,505 for a 190 lifetime average.

IBMA News

05/27/15

Chuck Pezzano named recipient of IBMA Hennessy Award of Merit

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The International Bowling Media Association announced Chuck Pezzano (pictured), recognized as the dean of bowling writers, will receive the 2015 Hennessy Award of Merit. To say Chuck Pezzano was bowling's most famous and prolific journalist is the understatement of the century. No one ever has or ever will surpass the sheer volume of positive publicity he generated for the sport in an incredible career spanning more than 60 years. The Hennessy Award will be presented June 24, 2015 at International Bowl Expo.

Industry News

05/26/15

BlueArc Capital Management acquires Brunswick Bowling Products

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgBrunswick Bowling Products announced today that it has been acquired by BlueArc Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Brunswick, the worldwide market leader in bowling products, is based in Muskegon, Michigan. BlueArc completed the acquisition with investments from Gladstone Investment Corporation, a publicly traded business development company in McLean, Virginia and Capitala Finance Corp., a business development company in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2015 European Bowling Tour #7

05/24/15

Finn Juhani Tonteri averages over 230 to win Kegel Aalborg International 2015

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In a championship round featuring fives Swedes, two Norwegians and one Finnish bowler, Juhani Tonteri of Finland averaged 237.75 to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Kegel Aalborg International 2015 Sunday, May 24, at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. Starting the final four-game round in second place with 1374, Tonteri rolled games of 243, 248, 243 and 217 (951) to overtake previous leader Mattias Olsson (838) of Sweden by 59 pins to earn the 5.000 top prize.

2015 European Bowling Tour

05/24/15

Qatar Bowling Federation announces three-day postponement of the 2015 Qatar Open

Season-ending event on the European Bowling Tour will be held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2015 in Doha, Qatar

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The Qatar Bowling Federation has announced that the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" Qatar Open originally scheduled for November 23-29 will be postponed for three days and will take place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2015, at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries and offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 1.014 million U.S. Dollar.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

05/24/15

Swede Jesper Svensson widens his lead in 2015 Men's European Bowling Tour Ranking

Aalborg International winner Juhani Tonteri (FIN) is tied for 14th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro (approx. 1.014 million U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

05/24/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson maintains her lead in 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Cajsa Wegner of Sweden is the top-ranked woman in Aalborg International to move into 18th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro (approx. 1.014 million U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

IBMA News

05/23/15

Bowlingdigital's Herbert Bickel selected for 2015 IBMA Luby Hall of Fame Award

BowlingdigitalEditorHerbertBickel_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com editor Herbert Bickel (pictured), one of the pioneers of online real-time coverage of bowling tournaments and news, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Luby Hall of Fame Award by the International Bowling Media Association. The award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to print, broadcast, telecast or photographic coverage of bowling over an extended period of years. The award will be presented June 24 at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

United States

05/23/15

USBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes makes 50th Women's Championships appearance

Topaz Singles lead changes hands at National Bowling Stadium; there will be a BowlTV live broadcast from the Women's Championships this week

2015USBCWCBettyBarnes_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes (pictured) of Reno, Nevada, had a hometown celebration for her 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance May 18. The 81-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1958 event in San Francisco, and she received a plaque and pendant to welcome her as the latest member of the event's 50-Year Club. In her 50th appearance, Barnes rolled sets of 456 in singles, 441 in team and 391 in doubles for a 1,288 all-events total.

Team USA News

05/23/15

Shannon Pluhowsky, Liz Johnson qualify to represent Team USA in Pan American Games

2013WCLizJohnsonShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsk of Dayton, Ohio, and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York (r-l), will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July in Toronto. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Queens. The Pan American Games are an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics.

USBC News

05/21/15

USBC selected as finalist for national youth award

2015NCYSLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has been selected as one of five finalists for the National Council of Youth Sports S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year Award presented by AIG. The award recognizes organizations that embrace a 'kids first' approach based on implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect children by promoting responsible health, wellness and safety within their organization while showcasing the positive benefits of youth sports.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #20

05/21/15

Entries available for PBA Senior U.S. Open, two PBA50 Tour California events

Chris Barnes among six elected to PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame; check out new "like me, follow me" links to PBA Tour players; Brandon Novak wins Nunan Memorial title

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe PBA50 Tour begins its western swing with the first major and only stop in Las Vegas when the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm gets underway May 31-June 5 at the Suncoast Bowling Center. The second PBA50 major of 2015 will be the USBC Senior Masters at The Ashwaubenon Bowl in Green Bay, Wis., July 27-Aug. 1. The Senior U.S. Open is the most prestigious of all PBA "senior tour" events and features a challenging format contested on challenging lane conditions.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/20/15

Hall of famer Liz Johnson wins 2015 USBC Queens

2015USBCQueensLizJohnson_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, New York, added to her legacy Tuesday as she became the ninth bowler in history to win multiple titles at the USBC Queens, a PWBA event. In the title match at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., Johnson cruised to a 256-202 victory against rookie Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska. Johnson claimed the coveted Queens tiara and $20,000 top prize, while McCarthy took home $10,000 for second place.

2015 PWBA Tour

05/20/15

2015 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PWBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years featuring seven regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast. The 2015 PWBA schedule kicked off with the USBC Queens in May and will conclude with the PWBA Tour Championship in September. Next event is the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open from July 9-12 at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Sacramento, Calif.

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/20/15

Robin Romeo makes history at 2015 USBC Senior Queens

2015USBCSQRobinRomeo3_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Robin Romeo (pictured) of Newhall, California, became the first woman in history to win back-to-back USBC Senior Queens titles as she defeated fellow hall of famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the second consecutive year. The 57-year-old right-hander earned $3,000 and the coveted Senior Queens tiara for the win Tuesday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., while Johnson took home $1,500 for the second-place effort.

Israel

05/19/15

Lynne Fishler, Ron Berlov win 2015 Israeli National Championships

2015IsraelNCRonBerlov_small.jpg2015IsraelNCLynneFishler_small.jpgRon Berlov (l.) of Hutzot club and Lynne Fishler (r.) of Ramat Gan club won the men's and women's title at the 2015 Israeli National Championships, which concluded May 15 at Gan Shmuel bowling center. It marks the first individual title for both players, who will represent Israel at the 2015 European Champions Cup in San Marino.

2015 PBA Tour #10

05/18/15

Champions crowned in PBA Oklahoma Open and King of the Swing special event

2015 PBA Tour Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing concludes May 17th at Grand Casino Resort Event Center in Shawnee, Okla.

2015PBASummerSwing_small.jpg The 2015 PBA Tour Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing concluded on Sunday, May 17th, at the Grand Casino Resort Event Center in Shawnee, Okla., with the stepladder final of the PBA Oklahoma Open followed by the stepladder final of the Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA King of the Swing special event. The finals, taped over two days by the CBS Sports Network, will air on five consecutive Tuesdays nights beginning with the Wolf Open finals on May 26. Scores may not have been broadcast on television yet.

2015 PBA Tour #7-9

05/17/15

Champions crowned in PBA Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens

Stepladder finals contested May 16 at Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort Events Center in Shawnee, Okla., for tape-delay broadcast on consecutive Tuesday nights beginning on May 26

2015PBASummerSwing_small.jpg The Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing preliminaries were held at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla. May 11-14. The stepladder finals of the Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens were contested Saturday, May 16, and will be followed by the Oklahoma Open stepladder finals and the King of the Swing special event on Sunday, May 17. The finals will be taped over two days by the CBS Sports Network for airing on five consecutive Tuesdays nights beginning with the Wolf Open finals on May 26.
These scores may not have been broadcast on television yet.

Japan

05/16/15

Registration for Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics is underway

World Bowling Tour "major" event will be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan; 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar at stake with 10 million Yen ($83.145) going to the men's and to the women's champion

2015WBOLogo1_small.jpgRegistration for the preliminaries of the inaugural Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics is underway. The BWO, the 13th event of the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments, will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. It is the richest event on the 2015 WBT schedule featuring a total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $83.145) each going to the men's and women's champion.

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