2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/20/14

Thomas Larsen shoots 1473 series to win qualifying in Chandra Open 2014

Dane leads 40 players into Sunday's finals; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1256 (209.33 average)

2014EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2014EBT11DominicBarrett_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.) averaged 245.50 in the penultimate squad en route to win the qualifying of the Chandra Open 2014 Saturday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. The Dane led the 131 players, 118 men and 13 women, from 13 countries with 1473 six-game total. Larsen rolled games of 280, 236, 229, 259, 237 and 232 to beat out defending champion Dominic Barrett (r.) for the top spot by 17 pins.

PBA News

09/19/14

PBA Network launch provides PBA access to bowling fans around the world

Diversity of events, programs, media outlets combined under one umbrella

2014PBANetworkLogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has announced the launch of the PBA Network, a multi-platform media umbrella built for fans and highlighted by televised and digital event coverage of the best players in the world competing for the most coveted titles in the sport. Through the PBA Network, fans will have unprecedented access to the PBA including wall-to-wall coverage of an expanded schedule of live events, player interaction, mobile gaming, original programming, archived events and immediate news updates anytime.

World Bowling News

09/18/14

World Bowling makes its new debut at at 17th Incheon Asian Games

2014AsianGamesLogo_small.jpgAs the 2014 Asian Games starts in Incheon, South Korea, World Bowling will be a major feature on the programme of this 17th edition. Bowling, one of the few non-Olympic sports in the Asian Games, will make an exclusive appearance on the programme, making it one of the biggest sports represented in this edition, as it hands out 12 gold medals. South Korea is a fantastic setup for these Games, especially given the reputation of Bowling in this country. Tremendously popular, bowling is anchored in Korean culture.

PBA News

09/18/14

Fellow players elect Chris Keane as 2014 PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner

2014PBA50ChrisKeane_small.jpg Veteran PBA50 Tour player Chris Keane (pictured) of Cape Coral, Florida has been selected as the Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner for the 2014 PBA50 Tour season in voting by his fellow competitors. Keane, 56, has been competing on the PBA50 Tour for four seasons. He has a career-high finish of 12th which came in the 2012 PBA50 Northern California Classic and had three top-20 finishes in 2014, including a best of 14th which also came in the Northern California Classic.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #34

09/18/14

Mother's passing inspires DJ Archer's near-perfect 878 series

Shawn Maldonado, Steven Taylor, Jeff Zaffino and Ryogo Tsurumi win PBA Regional events

2014PBADJArcher_small.jpgPBA Tour player DJ Archer (pictured) of Mineral Wells, Texas, turned an occasion of sorrow into a moment of inspiration on the day of his mother's death, bowling the highest three-game series of his life. After learning that his mother Sharon, 59, passed away Monday morning in Baton Rouge, La., after a lengthy battle with cardiac issues, Archer found the strength to go ahead and bowl in his regularly-scheduled league that evening because, he said, that's what his mother would have wanted him to do.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/18/14

Danielle McEwan caps PABCON Women's Championships with Masters gold

2014PCWomenMasterstop4_small.jpgDanielle McEwan capped off a dominating week for Team USA as she won the Masters gold medal Wednesday to give the U.S. five of the six gold medals at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships. McEwan defeated teammate Missy Parkin, 2-1, in the best-of-three championship match at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Parkin earned the silver medal while her team mate Liz Johnson and Clara Guerrero of Colombia shared the bronze medal.

PBA News

09/17/14

29 PBA Tour titles will be at stake during 2015 season

Three majors, new Xtra Frame events, doubles tournaments, expanded international series on tap

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgAn expanded schedule of tournament activity is on tap for the Professional Bowlers Association for calendar year 2015, including three major championships, six Xtra Frame tournaments, three doubles events and nine PBA International-World Bowling Tour tournaments among 29 PBA Tour title events. The comprehensive schedule of PBA events will include 22 PBA television programs on ESPN and the CBS Sports Network, plus live online coverage of more than 40 events by PBA's Xtra Frame online broadcast crew, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today.

France

09/17/14

QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup 2014 to support 'Un Strike contre le Cancer' campaign

5th edition of the event to air on Eurosport featuring five TV shows in three cities including Men's Singles, Team, Doubles, Masters and an inaugural Women's Team Challenge; Bowling Promotion also signs a contract with Angers Tele

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup will take place from October 5-9 in three cities in western France featuring five televised events for delayed airing on Eurosport 2 and Angers Tele. Organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion has invited 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia. The men will compete in four TV shows in Singles, Team and Doubles & Masters while the women battle it out in the inaugural Team Challenge Match.

2014 European Bowling Tour #13

09/14/14

Nadejda Korablinova becomes the second consecutive woman to win the Russian Open

Russian becomes the third woman in 2014 to win a European Bowling Tour title; defeats Egyptian Ahmed Gamal in the title match

2014EBT13NadejdaKorablinova_small.jpg2014EBT13AhmedGamal_small.jpgNadejda Korablinova (l.) of Russia defeated Ahmed Gamal of Egypt, 424-385, to win the 2014 Russian Open Sunday afternoon at Russkoe Pole "Russian Field" bowling center in St. Petersburg, Russia. Korablinova, who eliminated defending champion and fellow countrywoman Maria Bulanova in the semifinals, became the second consecutive women to win the Russian Open and third woman in 2014 to win a European Bowling Tour title.

2014 European Bowling Tour

09/14/14

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg In the 15th season since its inception in the year 2000, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite events. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

09/14/14

No changes in the top 70 of the 2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking after Russian Open

Russian Open ranking winner Ahmed Gamal moves into tie for 71st place; Thomas Larsen, Denmark, holds a 120-point lead after 13 of 20 events

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

09/14/14

No changes in the top 70 of the 2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking after Russian Open

Russian Open ranking winner Nadejda Korablinova moves into tie for 73rd place; Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen holds a 194-point lead after 13 of 20 events

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #33

09/13/14

Tickets now available for GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI TV finals

"Next Level Bowling" helps raise more than $50,000 for Folds of Honor; PBA women stars seek U.S. berth in Pan American Games; Wes Malott wins inaugural Southwest Invitational

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgTickets for ESPN telecasts of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI Nov. 1-2 and the live telecast of the PBA World Championship Finals Jan. 11 are now available. The premier showcase of international professional bowling competition will include the four-player stepladder finals of four traditional PBA "animal lane condition pattern"; a new PBA Challenge telecast and the WBT Men's and Women's Finals presented by the PBA, and the live PBA World Championship finals.

2014 PBA Tour

09/13/14

2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour hits the home stretch

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consists of 12 events of the 2014 World Bowling Tour, which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member, as well as 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States. Following the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas is the 28th Round 1 Japan Cup in Tokyo, Japan. The 2014 PBA Tour concludes with the first three events of the 2015 World Bowling Tour in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

PBA News

09/12/14

New DHC PBA Japan Invitational adds to PBA World Series' international impact

Top PBA World Championship qualifiers in Las Vegas to earn berths in January tournament

2014PBAJapanLogo_small.jpgThe PBA World Series of Bowling VI, along with its new relationships with the bowling community in Japan, have combined to create a new PBA DHC Japan Invitational tournament in January that will be an important event in the international bowling community that also will kick off the PBA's 2015 Tour schedule. The DHC Invitational will take place Jan. 15-18 at Tokyo Port Bowl in Japan, and will feature a series of pro-am and exhibition matches in addition to the main event.

USBC Collegiate

09/12/14

Sites determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships through 2018

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The XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will return to familiar sites in 2016 and 2018 and be held in a convention-center setting in 2017 as the host cities have been determined for the premier events of the collegiate bowling season. The 2016 events will take place at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, while the 2017 tournaments will be contested at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 2018 events will be held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Coming Soon

09/11/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo

180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have already booked nearly 400 entries; squads 1-4 and 6-16 still have vacancies; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. With one month remaining before the opening squad, 180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have booked nearly 400 entries. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo offering total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 € top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open live from Oslo.

USBC Youth

09/11/14

Junior Team USA roster to grow in 2016

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The Junior Team USA roster will grow to 12 boys and 12 girls in 2016, with nearly all of the spots on the team being earned based on performance. Junior Team USA, which represents the United States in international youth competition, will be determined at the Junior Gold Championships and the United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials each year. To be eligible for Junior Team USA in 2016, bowlers must be U.S. citizens and be age 20 or younger as of Jan, 1 2016.

PBA News

09/10/14

Milwaukee to host PBA Players Championship, Roth/Holman Doubles events

World's top bowlers to compete in preliminary rounds prior to USBC Masters, 50th PBA Tournament of Champions

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe world's best bowlers will return to Milwaukee in late January to compete in the preliminary rounds of two Professional Bowlers Association championship tournaments – the PBA Players Championship and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship – leading into a mega-television weekend in Indianapolis as part of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

2014 ISBT #9

09/09/14

Angie Brown, Carlo Greulich win their third ISBT title this season in Böblingen Senior Open

2014ISBT09CarloGreulichAngieBrown_small.jpgAngie Brown (r.) of England and Germany's Carlo Greulich (l.) celebrated their third victory on the 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour when captured the women's and men's title in the 3rd Böblingen Senior Open Sunday, September 7, at Dream Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. In an all-German men's finale, Greulich topped Hermann Wimmer, 233-222. Two late unconverted splits for Martina Beckel, Germany, and a run of four strikes allowed Brown to gain victory, 209-184.

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