2015 PABCON Youth

06/30/15

U.S. boys, Colombian girls claim gold in Doubles in Under-21 division

Venezuelan boys and Colombian girls win the titles in the Under-16 division

2015PABCONYouthLogo_small.jpg U.S. Boys Kamron Doyle and Michael Tang (U21), Venezuela's Gianmarco Gaglione and Rodolfo Monacelli Jr. (U16) and the girls from Colombia, Juliana Franco and Laura Plazas (U21) and Laura Garcia and Ana Sofia Olaya (U16) shared the gold medal in Doubles on the second day of competition at the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships currently underway at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. Tang, Plazas, Monacelli and Garcia lead their respective division in All-Events after two of four events.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

06/30/15

Three players crack the top 10 in Monday's Squads 9 & 10 at III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Top 5 players of the Monday & Tuesday squads will earn automatic berths into the finals; score to make the qualifying cut in 38th place is currently 1112 (185.33 average)

2015EBT10TannerSpacey_small.jpg2015EBT10RubenOrche_small.jpg Tanner Spacey of the United States, Spain's Ruben Orche, and Noe Gamazo of Venezuela led Squads 9 & 10 Monday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, to position themselves in the top 10 in the qualifying of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Spacey (l.) averaged 225.50 to lead Squad 9 with 1335 total and to leap into third place in the overall standings. Orche (r.) toppled 1332 pins in the next squad to jump into fourth place.

2015 PABCON Youth

06/29/15

USA, Colombia sweep U21, U16 Singles titles to start 2015 PABCON Youth Championships

U21 Boys Singles champion Kamron Doyle (USA) and Andres RodrĂ­guez (VEN) achieve perfection

2015PABCONYouthKamromDoyle_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Kamron Doyle and Gazmine Mason and Colombia's Felipe Gil and Laura García won the gold medals in Singles in the Under-21 and Under-16 divisions to start the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships Sunday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. Doyle (pictured) started the championships with bang rolling the first 300 game of the event in the first game of the U21 Boys Singles. Andres Rodríguez of Venezuela posted the second 300 in his third game.

Malta

06/29/15

24th Malta Open Championships - Slow Motion Video

2015MaltaOpenVideo_small.jpg The 24th edition of the Malta Open Championships was held from June 17-21 at 20-lane Eden Super Bowl located at St. George's Bay in St. Julian's, Malta. The tournament, which was won by Ramon Hilferink of the Netherlands, drew 115 players. This slow motion video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the players and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 18 participating countries. To watch the video

2015 PBA #12

06/29/15

EJ Tackett wins PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open

PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year captures first PBA Tour title and $15,000 prize

2015PBA12EJTackett_small.jpg Top qualifier EJ Tackett (r.) of Huntington, Ind., threw a string of seven consecutive strikes to defeated Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 256-213, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open and his first PBA Tour title Sunday at South Plains Lanes in in Lubbock, Texas. Tackett, PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year, opened the title match with three single-pin spares, but made a few adjustments and followed with his string of seven strikes to run away from O'Neill.

2015 PBA Tour

06/29/15

PBA adds PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open to 2015 Schedule

2015PBALogo_small.jpg After the PBA has added the PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic, including two PBA Tour title events, to its 2015 schedule, the 2015 PBA Tour consists of 24 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 Tour will conclude with the PBA World Series of Bowling VII Dec. 9-17 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.


2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/28/15

Carsten Warming Hansen wins his first EBT title in Roto Grip Polish Open

Dane defeats Swede Daniel Fransson in the championship match, 213-205

2015EBT09Top3_small.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen (center) of Denmark defeated Daniel Fransson (l.) of Sweden, 213-205, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Roto Grip Polish Open Sunday evening at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Hansen earned the 6.000 Euro top prize for the victory in the EBT "Satellite" event. Fransson took home 4.000 Euro for his third career runner-up finish in an EBT event and Richard Teece (r.) of England got 2.500 Euro for third place.

2015 European Bowling Tour

06/28/15

European Bowling Tour announces cancellation of 4th Florence International

2015 Tour is down to 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is now 870.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that the 4th Florence International, an EBT "satellite" tournament scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2015 in Florence, Italy, has been cancelled "due to unforeseen technical problems leading to a complete technical reconstruction of the center". The 2015 Tour now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. The 17 tournaments conducted in 13 countries offer total prize fund of 870.000 Euro or roughly 950.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

06/28/15

Swede Jesper Svensson maintains 93-point lead without competing in Polish Open

All-time EBT title leader Paul Moor (ENG) leaps into second place; Polish Open winner Carsten Warming Hansen moves into 17th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 950.000 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 European Bowling Tour #10

06/28/15

Sweden's Cajsa Wegner overtakes qualifying lead in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Top 3 players of the first weekend earn automatic berths into the finals

2015EBT10CajsaWegner_small.jpg2015EBT10PabloBarriopedro2_small.jpgDespite a slow start, Cajsa Wegner (l.) of Sweden led Squad 5 (squads 6, 7 and 8 have been canceled) with 1347 total Sunday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, to overtake the lead in the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Wegner rebounded from a 160 game with 217, 237, 238, 224 and 223 for 1299 scratch, an average of 216.50, and added 48 pins women's handicap to beat out Pablo Barriopedro (r.) of Spain for the top spot by four pins.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

06/28/15

No changes atop the women's leaderbaord in Roto Grip Polish Open

Sweden's Ida Andersson leads the 202-player standings as the 2105 European Bowling Tour reaches its halfway mark; Polish Open women's ranking winner Mari Lukkari (FIN) moves into a tie for 28th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 950.000 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 European Bowling Tour #9

06/28/15

Richard Teece leads 40 players into Sunday's finals at Roto Grip Polish Open

English bowler averages 244.83 over six games to pace the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1274 (212.33 average)

2015EBT05RichardTeece_small.jpg Richard Teece (pictured) of England won the qualifying of the Roto Grip Polish Open which concluded on early Sunday morning at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, with the ultimate Desperado Squad. Teece, who averaged 244.83 in Squad 12, remained unchallenged in Saturday's Squads 15-18 to finish qualifying atop the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total and to lead the top 30 players plus another 10 players from Early Bird, Turbo games and the Desperado Squad into Sunday's finals.

United States

06/27/15

Diamond Team, Singles, All-Events leads change hands at USBC Women's Championships

Five more leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium; Hall of famer Sylvia Broyles makes 50th appearance; final two live stream broadcasts this week

2015USBCWCAZGalsofPeoria_small.jpg Led by Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky, AZ Gals of Peoria, Arizona, cruised into the lead in Diamond Team at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships with games of 915, 960 and 842 for a 2,717 total at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on June 19. Pluhowsky led the team with a 705 series and was joined by Megan Withey (682), Megan Kelly (668) and Brenda Burns (661).

USBC News

06/26/15

Dublin Bowl's Bill Cooley receives 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award

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Bill Cooley (center), the head mechanic and lane maintenance supervisor at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl for the last 35 years, was presented the 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award at Bowl Expo on Thursday. Because of his extensive knowledge of lane maintenance and Brunswick pinsetters, Cooley was hired by bowling legend Earl Anthony in 1980. The center has been the host of numerous Professional Bowlers Association national and regional events over the last 30 years.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #25

06/24/15

Bill O'Neill paces Oklahoma's Summer Swing earnings list

Bowling makes "Short List" as candidate for 2020 Tokyo Olympics; New father Chris Loschetter wins in Wooster

2014PBABillONeill_small.jpgPBA's third annual Oklahoma's Grand Resort PBA Summer Swing, a multi-event series patterned after PBA's World Series of Bowling, served diverse purposes on behalf of the players, PBA fans and the bowling industry partners who support the PBA. During Oklahoma's Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing, 48 of the 120 players entered shared $241,000 in prize money – a 2.5:1 cashing ratio – with six players earning in excess of $10,000 for the week, led by Bill O'Neill's (pictured) $36,600.

2015 PBA Tour News

06/24/15

PBA adds South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic to 2015 Schedule

All-new PBA Team Challenge, PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open set for October

2015PBALogo_small.jpgThe PBA will return to South Point Bowling Plaza Oct. 19-26 with a new PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic program, featuring an all-new PBA Team Challenge, qualifying and match play rounds of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship and a new PBA Tour title event, the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open. The new competition program for South Point became possible when the PBA moved the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII, originally scheduled for South Point, to Reno, Nev.

United States

06/24/15

Three changes in top 10 at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Two live stream broadcasts from El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Several familiar names made their way onto the leaderboard this week at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in El Paso, Texas. Andrew Jordan of Dublin, Ohio, and Brandon Novak of Chillicothe, Ohio, finished sixth in Regular Doubles at the 2014 USBC Open Championships in Reno, Nevada, and made a return trip to the top 10 at the latest edition of the tournament at the El Paso Convention Center taking eighth place with 1,358 total.

2015 ABF Tour #6

06/23/15

Michael Mak, Veronica De Souza unstoppable in ABF Tour Macau leg

2015ABFT06MichaelMakVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg Hong Kong's Michael Mak (l.) and local favorite Veronica De Souza (r.) posted big games in the finals of the 2015 ABF Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday in Macau, China. Mak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma, with the front five strikes and finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory. De Souza threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

2015 ABF Tour

06/23/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale

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The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

World Bowling News

06/23/15

Bowling is on the shortlist of additional events for the XXXII Olympiad

Eight IOC-recognized International Federations have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; vote for bowling in 2020 Olympics in The Wall Street Journal-Asia online poll

2020TokyoOlympicsLogo_small.jpg The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee today has announced that Tenpin Bowling has been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020 has shortlisted eight IOC-recognized International Federations (IFs) proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, will now be admitted to the second phase of the application process.

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