American Bowling News Overview

United States

05/30/12

Cassandra Leuthold shoots big games to win Women's Bowling Alliance St. Louis Open

Plaza Lanes in St. Charles, Mo., USA (May 26-27, 2012)

2012WBAStLouisOpenCassandraLeuthold_small.jpgCassandra Leuthold (center) of Rapid City, S.D., won the WBA/InsideBowling.com St. Louis Open sponsored by Columbia 300 and the $4.000 top prize Sunday, May 27, at Plaza Lanes in St. Charles, Mo. The former collegiate standout, seeded third, defeated No. 2 seed, Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, 467-443, in the semifinal and then fired games of 256 and 265 to fly past top seeded Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio, 521-424, to wrap up the title.

BWAA News

05/25/12

Sensational young singer to perform at BWAA's Annual Columbia 300 Dinner

19-year-old Mitch Franco has been a professional singer most of his life

2012BWAAColumbia300DinnerMitchFranco_small.jpg When members of the Bowling Writers Association of America, Hall of Famers, and industry VIP guests come to the BWAA's Annual Columbia 300 Dinner, they will be serenaded by one of America's best young singers, Mitch Franco (pictured). The dinner will be held Sunday, June 24, 6:30 pm in the Eldorado Hotel Conference Center in Reno. In his performance, guests will hear a few originals mixed with classics from crooners and artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Bobby Darin.

Canada

05/22/12

Caroline Lagrange, David Simard emerge as women's and men's National Champions

2012 Canadian National championships declare 2013 Adult and Youth Team Canada players

2011WWCTriosCarolineLagrange300_small.jpg2012CANNCDavidSimard_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (l.) and David Simard (r.) won the gold medals at the 2012 Canadian National Championships 150 of the top bowlers in Canada were vying for a place on the Adult and Youth Team Canada for 2013. Three-time defending champion Lagrange won her fourth consecutive women's national title finishing with 6380 30-game total including bonus pins. Simard beat out defending champion Dan MacLelland for the men's title by 189 pins.

United States

05/19/12

2012 PABCON Adults Championships will qualify countries for 2013 World Championships

Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev., USA (Aug. 18-26, 2012)

2012PCLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress, host federation of the 2012 PABCON Adults Championships has released the Bulletins No. 1 and 2 as well as a special Bulletin for the championships which will be held from May Aug. 18-26 in Henderson, Nev. The event will be hosted by Sunset Station Strike Zone inside Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. This championships will qualify the countries that will be allowed to bowl in the 2013 WTBA Combined (men and women) World Championships.

Canada

05/17/12

2012 Canadian National Championships to take place at Mississauga's Classic Bowl

2012CANNCPoster_small.jpg 150 of the top bowlers in Canada - 97 men and 53 women - will compete for the right to wear Team Canada colors in 2013 at the 2012 National Championships which will take place from May 17-21 at Classic Bowl in Mississauga, Ontario. The entrants include 16 women and 21 men who will be eligible for the 2013 Team Canada youth team. After 30 games the top six men and six women will form the adult teams. Another two men and two women will be selected by the National Selection Committee to form the 2013 Adult Team Canada.

United States

05/13/12

Colombia sweeps Individual Masters titles at PABCON Champion of Champions

Venezuela wins Mixed Doubles Masters gold on final day of the championships

2012PCCoCPaolaGomezAndresGomez_small.jpg2012PCCOCKarenMarcanoAmletoMonacelli_small.jpgThe final day of the 2012 PABCON Champion of Champions belonged to countries from South America. Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli and Karen Marcano (left) defeated Team USA, 493-409, to win the Mixed Doubles Masters. while Colombia's Paola Gomez and her brother, Andres Gomez (right), took the Women's and Men's Masters gold medals.

United States

05/12/12

Marin, Daniels, Srock end 3rd World Seniors Invitational with victory in Masters finals

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Oscar Marin of Brazil (Men's Division A/B), Jerry Daniels (Men's Division C) and Christine Srock (Women's Division), United States, ended the 3rd World Seniors Invitational with victory in the Masters finals Saturday at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla., United States. 12 players in each division bowled one best-of-three games round to cut to top 6 who determined the champions in round robin match play. The third World Seniors Invitational drew 37 players - 25 men and 12 women - from seven countries.

United States

05/12/12

Team USA takes three out of four gold medals on Day Three at Champion of Champions

Liz Johnson, Steve Smith win Mixed Doubles, National All Events and Women's All Events; Brazil's Marcelo Suartz earns his second individual gold in Men's All Events

2012PCCoCSteveSmithLizJohnson_small.jpgTeam USA's Liz Johnson and Steve Smith (pictured) claimed three more gold medals Friday at the 2012 Pan American Bowling Confederation Champion of Champions, taking home the Mixed Doubles, National All-Events and Women's All-Events titles. Johnson and Smith totaled 2,826 for six games to take the top spot in Mixed Doubles at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. Brazil's Marcelo Suartz finished on top of the Men's All-Events standings with 4,285 (238.06 avg.)

United States

05/11/12

Mariani, Brunet, Srock win All Events titles at World Seniors Invitational

All but one player advance to Friday's Masters finals

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Tom Mariani, United States, averaged 223.05 over 21 games to win the All Events title in the Men's Division A/B at the 3rd World Seniors Invitational at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla. Jacques Brunet of France took the title in Men's Division C, while Christine Srock, United States, captured the women's title. 36 of 37 participants, 12 in each division, advanced to Friday's Masters finals. They bowl one best-of-three games round to cut to top 6 who will determine the champions in round robin match play.

United States

05/11/12

Marcelo Suartz, Liz Johnson cruise to the Singles titles at Champion of Champions

Brazilian, American average 244 and 234 to claim the men's and women's gold medals

201PC2CoCMarceloSuartzLizJohnson_small.jpgMarcelo Suartz (l.) of Brazil and Team USA's Liz Johnson (r.) outaveraged their nearest competitors by more than ten pins to cruise to the men's and women's Singles titles at the PABCON Champion of Champions Thursday at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. Suartz and Johnson maintained their round one lead en route to win the first gold medal of the championships with 2928 (244.00 average) and 2809 (234.08), respectively. Action shifts to Mixed Doubles competition on Friday.

United States

05/10/12

Marcelo Suartz, Liz Johnson lead Singles events after first round in PABCON CoC

201PC2CoCMarceloSuartz_small.jpg2002USBCQLizJohnson_small.jpgMarcelo Suartz (l.) of Brazil and Liz Johnson (r.), United States took the lead in men's and women's Singles after the first block of six games on short oil in the 2012 PABCON Champion of Champions Tournament Wednesday at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. Suartz toppled 1,457 pins on the short oil pattern, an average of 242.83 for six games, while Johnson had 1337 (222.83). Singles competition continues on Thursday with round two.

United States

05/09/12

USA (2), Virgin Islands win doubles titles at World Seniors Invitational

Men Division C bowler Jerry Daniels becomes first multiple winner

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Men Division C Singles champion Jerry Daniels teamed with Norbert Buchanan, both United States, to win the Doubles event en route to become the first multiple winner of the 3rd World Seniors Invitational. The duo finished 281 pins ahead of second-place Jaques Lagarde and Jacques Brunet of France. Their compatriots Willie O. Harrell and Tom Mariani captured the title in Men's A and B Division, while Ernestine Canton and Sabrina Hodge took the gold medal in the Women's division.

United States

05/09/12

Wong, MacLelland to bowl for Canada in PABCON Champion of Champions tournament

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Felicia Wong (l.), Calgary, Alberta and Dan MacLelland (r.), Montreal, Quebec will represent Canada at the 2012 PABCON Champion of Champions, May 9-12 at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. The top eight teams in the National All-Events will join Colombia in qualifying for next year's World Games. BOWL.com's BowlTV will provide free live streaming of the event from start to finish of the event, which begins Wednesday with singles competition.

BWAA News

05/09/12

Sean Rash named April BWAA Kegel Bowler of the Month

Near unanimous selection after Tournament of Champions win

201112PBA15SeanRash5_small.jpgSean Rash (pictured) of Montogomery, Illinois has been named the BWAA Kegel Bowler of the Month for April. Rash won the PBA Tournament of Champions defeating Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New, York, 239-205 for his fifth career PBA title. With the win, Rash becomes another strong candidate for the PBA Player of the Year race. Although this was his lone win on the 2011-12 PBA Tour, Rash was either first or second in earnings, average, match play appearances, and tournament points.

United States

05/08/12

3rd World Seniors Invitational gets underway with Singles event in Florida

Carvalho, Daniels, Srock claim first titles at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Eugenio Carvalho averaged 239.17 to win the men's scratch division at the 3rd World Seniors Invitational Monday at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla., United States The Brazilian led the 13 players with 1435 six-game total. Jerry Daniels, United States, finished with 1336 including 30 pins handicap to win Men's Division C. Christine Srock, United States, captured the women's Singles winning the 12-player women's division with 1176 total. Competition continued Tuesday with the Doubles event.

Team USA News

05/08/12

Team USA's Smith, Johnson to compete in PABCON Champion of Champions

2012PCCOCSteveSmith_small.jpg Team USA's Steve Smith (pictured) of San Diego and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., will represent the United States in the Pan American Bowling Confederation Champion of Champions event starting Wednesday. The four-day tournament takes place May 9-12 at the Kegel Training Center in Babson Park, Fla. and will serve as the qualifying event for the 2013 World Games. BOWL.com's BowlTV will provide free live streaming from start to finish of the event.

2012 PABCON CoC

05/07/12

2012 Pan American Champion of the Champions Tournament gets underway Monday

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., USA (May 8-12, 2012)

2012PCCOCLogo_small.jpg The PABCON Champion of Champions Tournament 2012 will be held from May 8-12 at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Florida. The CoC gets underway Monday with two Open Practice sessions, the Lane Play/Topography Presentation and an Optional Sweeper.The tournament features one man and one woman from 19 of the 27 PABCON member federations. The event will also serve as a qualifying event for the 2013 World Games to be held in Cali, Colombia.

BWAA Awards

04/14/12

Jazreel Tan, Matt Weggen elected 2011 BWAA Amateur Bowlers of the Year

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2011USBCOCMattWeggen_small.jpgJazreel Tan (l.), a native Singaporean who lives in Wichita, Kansas, and Matt Weggen (r.), Muscatine, Iowa, have been selected as the 2011 Bowling Writers Association of America Amateur Bowlers of the Year. Tan, was also the BWAA Collegiate Female Bowler of the Year, earned her honor through consistent, year-long college performances. Weggen earned his through a blistering, record-setting day in Reno.

BWAA News

04/11/12

Osku Palermaa chosen March BWAA Bowler of the Month

2012EBT04OskuPalermaa2_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured), Finland, has been named the March 2012 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the Bowling Writers Association of America. Palermaa won the first PBA international title, the 9th Kuwait International Open defeating top-seeded Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Michigan, in a two game match, 276-232 and 268-226. The Finnish 2008 and 2009 Bowler of the Year was coming off a win over fellow countryman Perttu Jussila, 289-255, in the Kingdom of Bahrain Open just 10 days earlier.

BWAA Awards

04/05/12

BWAA to honor R.F. Corderman with 2012 Luby Hall of Fame Award

2012BWAAHoFAwardRFCorderman_small.jpg A man who elevated the coverage of bowling in his region for more than 40 years, R.F. (Robert Frank) Corderman (pictured), has been voted the newest recipient of the Luby Hall of Fame Award by the Bowling Writers Association of America. Corderman, 60, was known mostly for his ability to cover all aspects of the West Coast scene through the pages of the Pacific Bowler, with which he was affiliated from 1978-2004. He set standards for regional coverage in areas such as wheelchair bowling, senior news, the youth level and, of course, the PBA Regional Tour.

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