England

07/29/16

Weber Cup XVII to go to World Bowling Scoring System

2016PartyPokerWeberCupVIILogo_small.jpg For the first time in its 17 year history, the PartyPoker Weber Cup will be using the World Bowling Scoring System when Europe and USA meet Agust 5-7 at Eventcity in Manchester, England. The Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup as two four-man teams from Europe and the USA compete over three days in a series of singles, doubles and baker format matches. The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports as well as other channels around the world.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/29/16

Markus Bergendorff takes over lead in Polish Open qualifying

Danish two-handed player surpasses previous leader Laura Beuthner by two pins

2016EBT11MarkusBergendorff2_small.jpg Markus Bergendorff, a two-handed player from Denmark, averaged 234 for six games in squad 9 Thursday at at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip. Bergendorff rolled games of 225, 233, 243, 199, 269 and 235 for 1404 to overtake Laura Beuthner of Germany, who led since the first qualifying day, by just two pins. The current European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader slipped to second place with 1402, including eight pins handicap each game.

2016 PBA50 Tour #11

07/29/16

Pete Weber wins PBA50 South Shore Open for record sixth 2016 title

2016PBA5011PeteWeber_small.jpg The Pete Weber Show rolled through Hammond, Ind., Thursday night, adding another record performance to an unprecedented season in the PBA50 South Shore Open. Weber, with a 241-203 victory over top qualifier Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., won a record sixth PBA50 Tour title in a single season and improved his all-time PBA titles total to 99, tying Walter Ray Williams Jr. in their race to become the first bowler in PBA history to win a combined total of 100 titles.

2016 PBA50 Tour

07/29/16

2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

2016 PBA50 Tour features 15 events including four "Majors"

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The 2016 PBA50 Tour for players 50 years of age and older (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 15 tournaments in seven States, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Indiana. The extended PBA50 schedule includes four "majors", PBA Senior U.S. Open (May 29-June 3), USBC Senior Masters (June 19-25), PBA50 World Championship (July 17-23) and the PBA50 National Championship which will conclude the 2016 season at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., USA (Aug. 14-17).

2016 PWBA Tour #13

07/29/16

Shannon O'Keefe heads to U.S. Women's Open having standout season

2016PWBA10ShannonOKeefe_small.jpgShannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, endured a heart-breaking loss in the 2015 U.S. Women's Open title match, falling 190-189 to Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York. The loss continued a string of close finishes at the prestigious major, which includes finishing third in 2012, fifth in 2011 and another runner-up finish in 2007. But with two PWBA titles this season, and having qualified for at least two other TV shows, O'Keefe will head into the 2016 U.S. Women's Open more confident than ever.

Column

07/28/16

Should Svensson, Simonsen and Low be allowed to compete in the World Youth?

By Lucas Wiseman

2016ColumnistLucasWiseman_small.jpg After Sweden's Jesper Svensson bowled a 300 game at the World Bowling Youth Championships on Wednesday, it set off a firestorm of criticism as to how the four-time PBA champion could be allowed to compete in a youth tournament. People also questioned why Junior Team USA members Anthony Simonsen (two PBA titles) and Wesley Low (three PBA regional titles) were competing as well. The answer is simple. The only qualification to bowl the World Youth Championships is age, nothing else.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #28

07/28/16

Entries open for PBA World Series of Bowling VIII

Countdown enters final two months for PBA Regional Players; Next up on Xtra Frame; Shawn Maldonado dominates for eighth Regional title

PBAWorldSeriesofBowlingLogo_small.jpgEntries are now open for the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII, presented by Silver Legacy, which returns to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., Nov. 27-Dec. 11 with a number of enhancements. The multi-event competition will include four animal pattern championships, each offering a guaranteed $20,000 first prize, and the live nationally-televised ESPN finals of PBA World Championship, offering a $60,000 first prize. Entries are open to PBA members only on a first-come basis.

2016 WYC

07/28/16

United States sweeps Singles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCSinglesChampionsWesleyLowGazmineMason_small.jpg The United States swept the gold medals Wednesday at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships as Wesley Low of Palmdale, California, earned the redemption he waited two years for, and local collegiate standout Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, triumphed in her adopted hometown. Low (l.) cruised to a 224-134 win against Mohammed Al Merekhi of Qatar, while Mason escaped with a 211-207 victory over Victoria Chin of Malaysia at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2016 PBA50 Tour #11

07/28/16

Walter Ray Williams Jr. is top qualifier in PBA50 South Shore Open

PBA Hall of Famer is in good position to reach PBA Title Century Mark

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. averaged 246 to lead qualifying in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 Wednesday putting him in good position to reach another record in a career that has lasted more than three decades. Heading into Thursday's match play rounds, Williams (pictured) led qualifying with a 3,941 16-game pinfall total at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., and if he can win his 11th PBA50 Tour title, the all-time leader on the PBA Tour titles list with 47 wins will have won a combined 100 titles in PBA competition.

2016 PBA Tour #10

07/26/16

Record field set for Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles

PBA, PWBA Tour stars headline 17th annual fund-raiser in Houston

2016PBALogo_small.jpgThe largest field in the 17-year history of Donna Conners' tribute to her late friend, Luci Bonneau, will arrive in Houston this weekend to compete for titles in the PBA-PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, sponsored by Storm. After raising nearly $750,000 to help fund breast cancer research and assist those who may not be able to afford proper care, Conners continues to enhance the tournament to accommodate an increasing number of PBA and PWBA competitors who want to participate.

United States

07/26/16

David Pavilack wins $20,000 in 2016 True Amateur Tournament Amateur Classic

2016SummerTATDavidPavilack_small.jpg David Pavilack (second from left) of Hollywood, Florida, a 209 average bowler, rolled a 208 game in the championship match of the 2016 True Amateur Tournament Amateur Classic at The Orleans Bowling Center to take home the $20,000 top prize. The 2016 TAT Amateur Classic concluded July 9 after a busy week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Orleans Hotel and Casino bowling center opened their lanes for over 450 bowlers all week long who competed in multiple events.

PBA News

07/26/16

Bad Boy of Bowling shows softer side in Indie Rom Bo Com

2015BadBoyofBowlingPeteWeber_small.jpgPete Weber, the crotch chopping, sunglasses wearing, bad boy of the lanes, will be making his Hollywood debut in the August 2 digital release of Split, the world's first romantic bowling comedy from independent writer/director, Jamie Buckner. Split is the story of Cassie and her quest to find love in 30 days. However, she idolized her professional bowler dad, and only a man of the lanes will do. Unfortunately, Cassie finds herself with a notorious split between a lovable 7 and a self involved 10.

Industry News

07/26/16

EBI welcomes Tyson Branagan as district sales manager South Central region

2016EBIDistrictSalesManagerSouthCentralTysonBranagan_small.jpgEbonite International (EBI) has announced Tyson Branagan as District Sales Manager for the South Central territory. Branagan will be starting August 1st. Branagan (pictured) comes to Ebonite International after having worked in the pro shop industry alongside Ebonite pro staffer Dino Castillo in the Dallas area since July of 2006. Mike Judy, North American Sales Manager for Ebonite International, said Branagan's experience and passion for bowling will make him a great fit for the South Central territory.

2016 European Bowling Tour #10

07/24/16

Sin Li Jane extends the winning streak by women on European Bowling Tour to 17 years

In a rematch of the San Marino finals, Sin Li defeats Dominic Barrett to win the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger

2016EBT10SinLiJane3_small.jpg Malaysia's Sin Li Jane improved on a second place finish last week to win her first European Bowling Tour title in the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Sunday in Munich, Germany. In a rematch of the title match at the San Marino Open<, Sin Li (pictured) defeated Dominic Barrett of England to become the first female champion this season and to earn the 5.000 Euro top prize. With the victory, Sin Li extended the women's winning streak on the European Bowling Tour to 17 years.

2016 European Bowling Tour

07/24/16

Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

14th Columbia 300 Vienna Open qualifying period extended by two days

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The 2016 EBT commences with the Odense International, an EBT "satellite" tournament which will be held from May 29 through June 5 at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/24/16

Three-time ranking leader Dom Barrett takes over lead after 10/16 events

Barrett leads the men's ranking for the second consecutive tournament to overtake Sweden's Martin Larsen who did not compete in the Track Open

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. 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 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking

07/24/16

Germany's Laura Beuthner widens her lead after 10/16 events

Malaysia's Sin Li Jane wins second consecutive women's ranking in Track Open; jumps into fourth place in the 2016 EBT ranking

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. 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 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

USBC Youth

07/24/16

Champions crowned at 2016 Junior Gold Championships

2016JGCU20JefferyMannJacquelineEvans_small.jpgA historic week at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master came to a close Saturday as champions were crowned at Western Bowl in Indianapolis. Nearly 3,300 youth competitors ascended on five bowling centers in Indianapolis – Western Bowl, Woodland Bowl, Expo Bowl, All Star Bowl and Southern Bowl – to compete for a national title in three age-based divisions for boys and girls (12-and-under, 15-and-under, 20-and-under) and a $300,000 scholarship fund.

USBC Youth

07/24/16

USA Bowling National Championships crowns first titlists

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpgThe USA Bowling National Championships determined its first champions on Saturday at Western Bowl in Indianapolis in the youth team event. In the 12-and-under Division, Lower Great Lakes regional champion Indiana U12 All-Stars defeated Coastal South regional champion Team Georgia, three-games-to-one. In the 15-and-under Division South regional champion Strikers, Georgia topped Upper Great Lakes regional champion Clams, Minnesota, also 3-1.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/24/16

Duke defeats Weber in PBA50 World Championship

Norm Duke beats Pete Weber 234-215 in title match to notch his third career PBA50 Tour title and second PBA50 Major

2016PBA5010NormDuke_small.jpgWhen PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke looks for motivation, he finds it in the milestone PBA50 Tour season that longtime rival and fellow hall member Pete Weber is having this year. Duke had extra motivation in the title match of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship Saturday beating Weber (right), 234-215, in the title match at Island Xtreme Bowl for his second PBA50 Tour major and third title of his career on the tour for players 50 years of age and older.

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