PBA50 News

07/03/15

PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year races heat up with four tournaments remaining

Pete Weber leads in points race for eight spots in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling PBA50 Challenge event

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpgWhen the 2015 PBA50 Tour resumes later this month, the races for PBA50 Player of the Year, PBA50 Rookie of the Year, and eight spots in the season-ending PBA50 Challenge will kick into high gear. With a win in the PBA Senior U.S. Open plus second- and third-place finishes in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300, respectively, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) maintains the lead in Player of the Year points with 151,548.

2015 PABCON Youth

07/03/15

Colombia sweeps gold medals in Mixed Team and All-Events in Under-16 Division

U.S. boys and Colombian girls share the gold medals in Under-21 Division

2015PABCONYouthLogo_small.jpg Colombia won five gold medals and the United States two on the penultimate day of competition at the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Youth Championships Thursday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. Colombia's Under-16 bowlers captured the titles in boys and girls All-Events and in Mixed Team and the Under-21 girls won the four-player team event and in All-Events. The U.S. boys swept the medals in All-Events and teamed to win gold medal No. 5 in the Team event.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/03/15

Dominic Barrett, Mika Koivuniemi add their names to the leaderboard in Madrid

Squad 17 & 18 bowlers take control of the 142-player field in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge; Osku Palermaa rolls the tournament's first 300; score to make the qualifying cut in 38th place is 1271 (211.83 average)

2015EBT10DominicBarrett_small.jpg2015EBT10MikaKoiviniemi_small.jpg Eleven players of squads 17 and 18 positioned themselves in the top 15 in the qualifying of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge currently underway at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. Dominic Barrett (l.) of England and Finnish-American Mika Koivuniemi (r.) led the two squads on Thursday (squads 15 & 16 have been canceled) with 1438 and 1427, respectively, to move into second and third place in the overall qualifying standings.

Industry News

07/02/15

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United States

07/02/15

Inaugural USBC Mixed wraps up in Reno

2015USBCMixedLogo_small.jpgThe inaugural edition of the United States Bowling Congress Mixed came to a close at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The new event, held alongside the USBC Women's Championships, featured four-player mixed teams (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Teams participated in one of four average-based divisions, while doubles and singles was contested across six average-based divisions.

France

07/02/15

Organizer announces men's team rosters for 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour

6th edition of the made-for-TV event features eight TV finals, four men and four women, in four cities in France (Nov. 2-7, 2015)

2015QBPCStMalo_small.jpg Tournament manager Bruno Bidone has announced the men's team rosters for the first stage of the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour. The sixth edition of the made-for-TV Tour will be contested from Nov. 2-7 in bowling centers in four different cities in France, Bowling Skittle in Chateuabriant, Silverbowl in Angers, Bowling Le Belem in Dinan and Extra Bowl in Ballainvilliers. Each of the eight shows will air on French television networks and on the internet free of charge.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/02/15

Four players crack top 10 as qualifying reaches the halfway mark in Madrid

Venezuela's Ruiz, Marcano remain atop the 104-player leaderboard in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge; score to make the qualifying cut in 38th place surpasses 1200-mark

2015EBT10PaulMoor_small.jpg2015EBT10DianaZavjalova_small.jpgAlthough there were no changes at the top of the leaderboard in the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge on Wednesday four players cracked the top 10 as qualifying reached the halfway mark at Bowling ChamartĂ­n. 16-time EBT champion Paul Moor (l.) of England led Squad 14 with 1344 total and an average of 224 to move into fifth place in the qualifying standings. Diana Zavjalova (r.) of Latvia was mere four pins behind with 1340 to take over sixth place.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #26

07/02/15

John Burkett learns valuable $5 lesson in PBA'S XF Lubbock Southwest Open

O'Keefe, Kennard, Sullins and Ventura find success on PBA Regional Tour; what's new on Xtra Frame and Modern Classics

2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett_small.jpgJohn Burkett said he learned a valuable lesson during the PBA Lubbock Southwest Open on his way to winning an additional $5 in prize money. The former Major League All-Star pitcher, in his rookie year as a PBA50 competitor, finished his nine-game qualifying round in A Squad in 40th place. He assumed there was no way he was going to be among the top 59 advancing to Sunday's cashers' round. Back home, Burkett found out he had qualified for the cashers' round, turned around and drove five hours back to Lubbock.

United States

07/01/15

96th USBC Women's Championships concludes in Reno 2016

2016 Women's Championships to be held at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from April 9-July 10, 2016

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe 96th United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships concluded Tuesday as the final shots of the 2015 event made their way down the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 82-day tournament kicked off April 10 and welcomed nearly 16,000 bowlers for the event's record 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins." The 2016 Women's Championships will head to Las Vegas and will run from April 9-July 10.

United States

07/01/15

One change in top 10 in Regular Division at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Championships scheduled to end early; last bowlers will take the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center July 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg The scores at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships have settled a bit as the tournament enters its final two weeks. There was one change in the top 10 in the Regular Division this week, with Kevin Walter of Fishers, Indiana, and Nakoma Arvi of Hamilton, Ohio, moving into 10th place in Doubles with a 1,355 total June 26. Walter set the pace at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, with a 697 series, while Arvin added a 658 set.

Industry News

06/30/15

Brunswick tapped as Bowling Equipment Supplier for the NBS of Turkmenistan

32-laner is slated to be one of the host venues for the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgIndustry leader Brunswick Bowling recently signed a deal to supply and install all of the bowling equipment for the 32-lane National Bowling Stadium of Turkmenistan, currently under construction in the capital city of Ashgabat. The stadium is slated to be one of 12 world-class competition venues that will comprise the Ashgabat Olympic Complex – the host site for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). The 2017 edition of these Games is scheduled to pit 62 competing nations (the most ever) in 19 sports ranging from tennis to cycling to bowling and jujitsu to kickboxing to basketball.

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.

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.

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