2015 EYC

03/29/15

Finnish boys earn No. 1 and 2 seed for Doubles medal round at European Youth Championships

Finns face doubles from Sweden and France in the semi-finals

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen_small.jpgThe boys from Finland set the tone in the boys Doubles preliminaries, which kicked off the 28th European Youth Championships Sunday, March 29, at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. Emil Strömberg and Niko Oksanen (l-r) led the first squad with record 2788 total, an average of 232.33, to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round starting Monday at 5.30 p.m. CEST. Their teammates Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä posted 2722 (226.83) in Squad 2 to take the No. 2 seed.

2015 AYC

03/29/15

Korean girls win third consecutive Asian Youth Championships Team gold

Malaysia overtakes Singapore in last game to secure the silver medal; Byun Sun Min wins another gold medal for Korea in All-Events

2015AYCGirlsKorea2_small.jpgStarting the day in second place, Byun Sun Min, Kim Mi Ae, Jang Ryeon Gyeong and Lee Yeong Seung (pictured) averaged 206.25 over three games on medium oil to comfortably win the third consecutive Team gold at Asian Youth Championships Sunday with 4963 total and an overall average of 206.79. In the battle for silver and bronze, Malaysia overtook Singapore in the last game by 17 pins. Byun Sun Min won another gold medal for Korea in All-Events with 3946 (219.22).

2015 AYC

03/29/15

Singaporean boys capture the coveted Team gold medal at Asian Youth Championships

Korea beats out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin; Muhd Rafiq Ismail (MAS) cruises to victory in All-Events

2015AYCBoysSingapore2_small.jpgThe boys team from Singapore (pictured) bowled a consistently high three-game block on medium oil Sunday to leap one spot and to capture the coveted Team gold medals at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with 5289 total and an average of 220.38. Korea beat out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin, 5164 to 5163. Muhd Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia won his third gold medal in this Championships in All-Events with record 4443 total (246.83).

2015 EYC

03/28/15

28th European Youth Championships kick off Sunday with Boys Doubles preliminaries

Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany (March 27 - April 6, 2015)

2015EYCLogo_small.jpg The 28th European Youth Championships will be held from March 27 through April 6, 2015 at Bowl Play, a 30-laner in in Leipzig, Germany. The Championships drew 157 players, 98 boys and 59 girls, from 29 ETBF  member countries. Up to four boys and four girls per country who must not be born before September 1, 1996 will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in five disciplines: Singles, Doubles, four-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.

usbc Youth

03/26/15

Five youth bowlers receive Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship

2013USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgFive USBC Youth members have been selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their community involvement and academic achievements. The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee selected the five recipients for the prestigious scholarship named in honor of the legendary professional bowler who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. Each of the five winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #13

03/26/15

Entries open April 1 for Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Summer Swing

Bohn, Rash achieve elite PBA millionaire milestones; "Philadelphia Hitmen" virtual bowling ball complete PBA League set; Nathan Bohr wins 19th regional title in Odessa

2014PBASummerSwing_small.jpgEntries into the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Summer Swing in Shawnee, Okla., May 9-17, will open to the PBA general membership on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, April 1. A capacity field of 120 players is expected for the multi-event summer series. For a $750 entry fee, players will be entered into the PBA Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open tournaments, plus they will be eligible to advance to the King of the Swing special event if they qualify.

Industry News

03/26/15

Strike Ten Entertainment rolls out partnership with MillerCoors

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Strike Ten Entertainment (STE), the bowling industry's marketing arm and sponsorship division, has announced that it has struck a two-year agreement with MillerCoors to become the "Official Beer Partner of Bowling." Chicago-based MillerCoors is the brewer of some of America's most popular beers. To further support efforts to build its beer business, Strike Ten Entertainment has hired an in-house Trade Brewer who will work directly with centers to provide training and educational tools.

Industry News

03/25/15

Strike Ten Entertainment teams up with Reelzchannel to launch Free Game of Bowling campaign

2015STECampaignwithPolkaKings_small.jpgStrike Ten Entertainment has teamed up with leading entertainment television network, ReelzChannel, to launch the Free Game of Bowling campaign to promote the Saturday, April 11, premiere of the new REELZ reality television series Polka Kings. Running March 29 – May 24, 2015, the ReelzChannel Free Game of Bowling campaign will encourage ReelzChannel fans to download a printable coupon for a free game of bowling at a nearby participating bowling center.

USBC Youth

03/25/15

Pennsylvania bowler Anthony Sidari selected as Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

2015ChuckHallAwardAnthonySidari_small.jpg Anthony Sidari of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award. The annual award, named in honor of the former Young American Bowling Alliance Executive Director, recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement in a male USBC Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college.

PWBA News

03/24/15

PBA and PWBA form new strategic partnership

Agreement includes PWBA Tour Xtra Frame coverage, player services and new PWBA regional events culminating in PBA World Series of Bowling, berths on ESPN telecast

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) have formed a new strategic partnership to provide new events, exposure and services for women's bowling. The seven new PWBA regional events, which will will complement the PWBA Tour schedule, are women-only competitions conducted by PBA's respective regional managers and will have a $10,000 prize fund based on a minimum of 40 entries.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Bowlmor U.S. Women's Open brings number of World Bowling Tour events to 19

2015 WBT Schedule, Champions, Men's and Women's Ranking Winners

WBTLogo_small.jpg The Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6) was added to the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The WBT now features 19 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/23/15

England's Dom Barrett continues to lead WBT Ranking after 10/19 events

USA's Mike Fagan and Australia's Jason Belmonte stay in second and third place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/23/15

USA's Kelly Kulick holds 112-poins lead as 2015 WBT surpasses halfway point

Kulick's fellow countrywomen Liz Johnson, Danielle McEwan sit in second and third place after 10/19 events

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

03/23/15

UMES comes from three down to win the 2015 MEAC Championship

Hawks win their third straight and eighth overall conference title

2015MEACUMES_small.jpg It took three games, but the sleeping giant finally awoke. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), entered Sunday's Championship final for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title seemingly prepared to win. But it was the upstart and 19th-ranked Norfolk State Spartans who looked like the dominant team early, taking a 3-0 lead in a best of seven game match and were poised to upset the Hawks. But UMES rebounded to dash the hopes of the underdogs and win 4-3.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

2015 European Bowling Tour

03/22/15

2015 European Bowling Tour - Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

Tour features 18 tournaments in 14 countries including three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries - Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland (2 each), Austria, Finland, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Qatar, Russia, San Marino and Spain (1 each). The 2015 EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 975.000 U.S. Dollar. Next stop is the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (March 14-22).

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/15

Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson is the new EBT Men's Ranking leader

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Josh Blanchard shoots into sixth place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 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

03/22/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson overtakes Singapore's Shayna Ng to lead 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Brunswick Euro Challenge ranking winner Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN) are tied for third 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. 1.024 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.

World Bowling News

03/22/15

World Bowling marks the beginning of a new era

20150319WorldBowlingatMaisonduSportInternational2_small.jpgWorld Bowling were officially welcomed to the Olympic Capital on Thursday evening at a buzzing cocktail reception. The occasion marks a huge milestone in bowling's history and signifies the beginning of an era of vast development for the sport. Joining 55 other sports federations in Lausanne, World Bowling will be housed in the Maison du Sport International, a unique complex that brings together leading players in international sports administration.

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