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BWAA Awards

03/21/07

Asbaty, Hoffman named 2006 BWAA Amateurs of the Year

USBC Team USA members add to previous honors

2006MWCBillHoffman_small.jpg 2006BWCFinalDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg United States Bowling Congress Team USA members Diandra Asbaty and Bill Hoffman have been selected as the 2006 Amateur Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers' Association of America. The honor is the second for Asbaty, who also won in 2003, and the fifth for Hoffman who previously won in 2003, 2002, 2000 and 1999.

BWAA News

07/09/06

Canada's Hazel McLeary elected President of Bowling Writers Association of America

By Dick Evans

Hazel_McLeary_5225.jpg Hazel McLeary, who has been filing bowling stories to the Canadian Press since 1975, was elected incoming president of the Bowling Writers Association of America during its convention June 26-29 at the Hilton Hotel. McLeary, who lives in Victoria, will take over as president of the 500-plus member writers group January 1, 2007.

Column

04/18/06

BWAA and NWBW facing writing dilemma -- To Merge or Not to Merge

By Dick Evans

Dick_Evans_5152.jpg Bowling scribes write about who is right when it comes to proposed merger but there is no final word since the controversy just boils down to personal opinions
Writers are supposed to report about news events, not create a news controversy among its own members. Unfortunately, bowling writers have been using the Internet to produce their own spat over the past six months.

BWAA News

03/22/06

Gennaro, Salvino, Matzelle earn highest BWAA honors

BWAALogo_small.jpg Joe Gennaro of Dallas, Carmen Salvino of Chicago and Al Matzelle of Milwaukee will be honored June 27 in Las Vegas as winners of the Bowling Writers Association of America's most prestigious awards for 2006. Each award was determined in balloting by the BWAA membership. All three will be honored at the Columbia 300/BWAA Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in conjunction with Bowl Expo.

BWAA News

03/17/06

Lynda Barnes, Andrew Cain elected BWAA Amateur Bowlers of the Year

Andrew_Cain_5293.jpg 2005AMZCLyndaBarnes2.jpg Lynda Barnes, Flower Mound, Texas, and Andrew Cain, Chandler, Ariz., have been selected as 2005 Amateur Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America. BWAA's Amateur Bowlers of the Year are selected by a committee of veteran bowling writers.

Bowling Writers Association of America

02/24/06

Baker and Levens earn BWAA Senior Bowler of the Year honors

2005BWAASeniorBotYShirleyLevens.jpg Tom_Baker_5737.jpg By unanimous decision, Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., and Shirley Levens, Titusville, Fla., have been selected as the 2005 Bowling Writers Association of America Senior Bowlers of the Year. The BWAA Senior Bowlers of the Year are selected by a panel of veteran members of BWAA.

Bowling Writers Association of America

02/21/06

Liz Johnson, Patrick Allen BWAA Bowlers of the Year

Patrick_Allen_5736.jpg Liz_Johnson_4036.jpg In balloting so close the swing of just one vote could have changed the outcome, Liz Johnson edged Lynda Barnes for the 2005 Woman Bowler of the Year award while Patrick Allen easily captured the Men’s honor based on voting by the Bowling Writers Association of America.

United States

04/23/05

P.J. Haggerty, Anita Manns selected 2005 BWAA Collegiate Bowlers of the Year

PJ_Haggerty_4999.jpg Anita_Manns_5112.jpg The BWAA has selected Fresno State University sophomore P.J. Haggerty and Wichita State University senior Anita Manns as the 2005 male and female Collegiate Bowlers of the Year. Manns and Haggerty also were honored as Most Valuable Players for the 2004-05 collegiate bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association.

United States

04/01/05

Shannon Pluhowsky and John Janawicz selected as BWAA Amateur Bowlers of the Year

Shannon_Pluhowsky_4981.jpgTraveling different paths, Shannon Pluhowsky and John Janawicz were selected as the Amateur Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America. "While Shannon's achievements were spread through the international bowling scene the entire year," explained Chairperson Bill Zuben. "John's record-breaking performance at last year's ABC National Championship Tournament earned him the recognition."

United States

03/24/05

BWAA delegates vote to hold 2006 Convention in Las Vegas

BWAA.jpg Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA) delegates voted to move the organization's annual convention on a one-year trial to Bowl Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., in June 2006. Offers to conduct future BWAA meetings came from the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, which hosts Bowl Expo, and the newly created United States Bowling Congress, which will meet in April 2006 in Orlando, Fla.

United States

03/18/05

Bowling writers honor Kietz, Woodruff, Marchione

BWAALogo_small.jpg Veteran writer Frank Kietz, retired AMF executive R.R. "Woody" Woodruff and deaf bowling communications pioneer Connie Marchione were honored here March 16 during the 2005 Bowling Writers Association of America convention. All of the award winners were elected by a national ballot of BWAA members.

United States

03/05/05

Bob Glass, Shirley Levens named BWAA Senior Bowlers of the Year

Kansas, Florida competitors extend streaks

Bob_Glass_5009.jpgBob Glass and Shirley Levens were voted 2004 Senior Bowlers of the Year by a select committee of the Bowling Writers Association of America. Glass (pictured) earned the men's honor for the fifth consecutive year as a result of his solid record on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour. Levens, gained the ladies' nod for the third year in a row.

United States

02/22/05

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Shannon Pluhowsky elected BWAA Bowlers of the Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr.Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) and amateur Shannon Pluhowsky have been voted 2004 Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America. It was the record eighth time and the third consecutive year Williams has been honored by the BWAA voters. In the absence of a professional women's bowling tour, Pluhowsky topped former PWBA star Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in the women's election to add yet another award to her impressive list.

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