USBC Bowling News Overview

USBC Youth


IBC Youth Development awards 35 Bowler's Ed grants

2016BowlersEdLogo_small.jpg Each year, the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team receives applications from schools and organizations seeking Bowler's Ed grants, which awards mobile bowling equipment that help teach the sport of bowling to children. Over the last year, applications for Bowler's Ed grants grew by nearly 400 percent and the IBC Youth Committee made the decision to award Bowler's Ed grants to 35 applicants in 2016. The kits will help introduce bowling to an estimated 150,000 children.



CBS Sports Network expands bowling television package in 2016

New 23-event national TV package is highlighted by U.S. Open and full-season PWBA Tour coverage and includes Junior Gold Championships and Intercollegiate Championships

2016CBSSportsNetworkLogo2_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to televise 23 major championship bowling events in 2016 and 2017, highlighted by the U.S. Open, as well as 13 telecasts of the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour. The agreement features live telecasts of all four majors on the PWBA Tour and the U.S. Open, a major championship on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour.

USBC Awards


National high average, series award winners determined for 2014-15 season

2015USBCLogo_small.jpgFormer Team USA member Lisa Noor of Mound, Minnesota, and 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships Regular Singles winner Zeke Bayt of Westerville, Ohio, claimed the USBC Sport Bowling National High Average Awards for the 2014-15 season. The Youth Male and Youth Female Sport Bowling National High Average Awards were earned by Tyler Zogg of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Kaitlyn Eder of Lithia, Florida.



USBC Hall of Famer Gertrude Finke dies at age 94

20160123USBCHoFGertrudeFinke_small.jpg Gertrude Finke (pictured right) of Maple Grove, Minnesota, a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer, died Jan. 23. She was 94. Finke dedicated her life to the sport of bowling, spending much of that time making it special and memorable for others. Her hard work earned her a spot in the Meritorious Service category of the USBC Hall of Fame in 1990. Among her proudest accomplishments was five decades of organizing teams for the USBC Women's Championships.

2015 USBC News


Two incumbents among slated candidates for USBC Board

2016USBCFrankWilkinson_small.jpgDelegates to the 2016 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting will vote to fill three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors and current USBC President Frank Wilkinson (pictured) is one of three candidates slated by the USBC Nominating Committee. Wilkinson, of Staten Island, New York, is joined by incumbent director Mark Martin of Waterford, Michigan, and Jeffrey Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kansas, on the list of slated candidates. The USBC Nominating Committee may slate up to two candidates for each open position on the board.

USBC Collegiate


Lady Shox win Las Vegas Collegiate Shoot-Out for the sixth year in a row

The Shocker men almost match the ladies, finish in second place

2015WSUShockerWomenCelebration_small.jpgAfter a pair of Tier I tournaments in Las Vegas over Christmas break, the Shockers close the door on first semester. The Glen Carlson Las Vegas Invitational was held at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa (Dec. 19-20) and was followed by the Collegiate Shoot-Out at Orleans Bowling Center (Dec. 21-22). The Calumet College of St. Joseph men cashed in big in Las Vegas, winning both events, and the women's titles went to Pikeville and Wichita State (pictured).



Pennsylvania's Dale Gerhard rolls the second 900 series this week

59-year-old right-hander becomes the oldest bowler to accomplish the feat

2016USBC900Ring_small.jpg Dale Gerhard of Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, became the 28th bowler, and second this week, to roll three 300 games for a 900 series in United States Bowling Congress-certified competition. Gerhard rolled 36 consecutive strikes Tuesday night during the Inter-Community league at Harvest Moon Bowling Lanes in Linden, Pennsylvania, also becoming the oldest bowler to accomplish the feat at age 59. Gerhard's achievement is pending approval from USBC and would be the 29th USBC-approved 900.



Two-handed lefty David Sewesky records a perfect 900 series in Michigan

20160110DavidSewesky900_small.jpg To say David Sewesky (pictured) is comfortable at Plaza Lanes in Plymouth, Michigan, this season would be an understatement, as five of his last nine league games at the center have been 300s, including three consecutive perfect games for a 900 series. The 27-year-old two-handed lefty from Dearborn, Michigan, struck on all 36 shots he threw during the Detroit Printcraft league Sunday. He is the 27th bowler in history, and second in Michigan after Robby Portalatin in December 2000, to record a perfect series.



USBC delegates to vote on seven legislative proposals at 2016 Convention and Annual Meeting

The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. United States (April 26-29, 2016)

2016USBCConventionLogo_small.jpgSeven proposals involving changes to bylaws, league rules and tournament rules will be decided by delegates at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting scheduled for April 26-29 at The Orleans in Las Vegas. Among the four proposals to USBC National Bylaws is a proposal to increase national dues for the first time in 10 years. Delegates also will vote on two proposals related to league rules and one tournament rules proposal.

2016 Team USA Trials


Marshall Kent, Danielle McEwan capture the 2016 USBC Team USA Trials titles

Chris Via, Stephanie Schwartz win United States National Amateur Bowling Championships

2016TeamUSATrialsDanielleMcEwanMarshallKent_small.jpg2016USNationalAmeteurChampionsChrisViaStephanieSchwartz_small.jpgMarshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York (left, r-l), captured the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials titles Thursday, while Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, and Stephanie Schwartz of Racine, Wisconsin (right, l-r), capped the week with wins at the United States National Amateur Bowling Championships.

United States


U/S Sports Advisors hires Lucas Wiseman as new manager of public relations

2015WWCMastersLucasWiseman_small.jpg U/S Sports Advisors, a national sports and entertainment marketing agency, has hired Lucas Wiseman (pictured) as the company's new manager of public relations. Wiseman, who will oversee public relations, media relations and event social media, spent 12 years as public relations and social media manager for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), the governing body for the sport of bowling.

2016 Team USA Trials


Danielle McEwan, Marshall Kent lead after fourth round at 2016 USBC Team USA Trials

2016TeamUSATrialsDanielleMcEwan3_small.jpg2016TeamUSATrialsMarshallKent_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (l.) of Stony Point, New York, and Marshall Kent (r.) of Yakima, Washington, lead after the fourth round of the 2016 USBC Team USA Trials at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. McEwan placed in the top five for the third consecutive round, finishing fourth Wednesday to extend her leading total to 16 ranking points. Kent moved into the overall lead for the first time with a fourth-place finish of his own, which brought his total to 36 points.

2016 Team USA Trials


Fehr, McEwan continue to lead at 2016 Team USA Trials after Round 3

2016TeamUSATrialsJeffFehr2_small.jpg 2016TeamUSATrialsDanielleMcEwan2_small.jpg Jeff Fehr (l.) of Cincinnati and Danielle McEwan (r.) of Stony Point, New York, continued strong at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday to retain their spots atop the standings at the 2016 USBC Team USA Trials. Fehr holds the men's overall lead with a three-round total of 17 ranking points, following a 12th-place finish in Tuesday's third round, while McEwan used a third-place effort to increase her lead over the women's field with 12 points.

2016 Team USA Trials


Danielle McEwan, Jeff Fehr lead after second round at 2016 USBC Team USA Trials

2016TeamUSATrialsDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg2016TeamUSATrialsJeffFehr_small.jpg Danielle McEwan (l.) of Stony Point, New York, and Jeff Fehr (r.) of Cincinnati moved into the lead after the second round at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials on Monday. McEwan took the top overall spot in the standings on the women's side with a two-round total of nine ranking points, while Fehr paced the men's division after two of five rounds at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., with five points.

2016 Team USA Trials


Rhino Page, Josie Earnest lead opening day at 2016 USBC Team USA Trials

2016TeamUSATrialsRhinoPage2_small.jpg2016TeamUSATrialsJosieEarnest2_small.jpgRhino Page (l.) of Orlando, Florida, and Josie Earnest (r.) of Nashville, Tennessee, lead after the opening round at the 2016 USBC Team USA Trials on Sunday at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Page, a three-time PBA champion, led on the men's side with a 1,461 total, a 243.5 average. Earnest set the pace for the women with 1,417 (236.17). The players in the field earn points based on their finishing position in each of the five qualifying rounds.

2016 Team USA Trials


2016 USBC Team USA Trials, U.S. Amateur competitions start January 3

2016TeamUSATrialsLogo_small.jpgThe United States National Amateur Bowling Championships returns alongside the 2016 USBC Team USA Trials for an exciting week of competitions starting Sunday in Las Vegas. The 70-lane venue at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino will host the 2016 events, as a near-record field of men, women and youth competitors seek spots on Team USA and Junior Team USA for 2016. The men's and women's U.S. Amateur champions not only will take home the coveted title but also earn a spot on Team USA.



Kim Adler, Mike Durbin to join USBC Hall of Fame in 2016

2016USBCHoFInducteeKimAdler_small.jpg2016USBCHoFInducteeMikeDurbin_small.jpgKim Adler (l.) of Melbourne, Florida, and Mike Durbin (r.) of Hollywood, California, have been elected to the USBC Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category. The two were among eight bowlers (six men and two women) on the national ballot elected to the 2016 USBC Hall of Fame class by a USBC panel of veteran bowling writers, hall of famers and board members. The 2016 USBC Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place April 28 in Las Vegas.



Two USBC Records recently broken

2015USBCTriosRecord899SanchMcMahonNovak_small.jpgAs most United States Bowling Congress-certified leagues are winding down for the year, a few bowlers were able to finish 2015 in memorable fashion, adding their names to the USBC record books. Chuck Foudray of Green Bay, Wisconsin, tossed 30 strikes on the way to becoming the oldest bowler to roll an 800 series, while a trio of Michigan bowlers (pictured) came within one pin of perfection in breaking the three-player, single-game record with an 899 effort.



USBC Hall of Famer Sylvia Broyles dies at age 80

20151217USBCSylviaBroylesdiesat80_small.jpgSylvia Broyles (pictured) of Spring Branch, Texas, a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer, died Dec. 17. She was 80. Broyles, who held leadership positions within the bowling industry at the local, state and national levels, was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service in 2005. She served as the final president of the Women's International Bowling Congress from 2002-2004 and was a member of the first USBC Board of Directors in 2005 and served as vice president until 2006-2007.



USBC announces multi-year sponsorship of PBA Tour

2015USBCLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress has signed on as a major sponsor of the Professional Bowlers Association through 2018. As part of the agreement, USBC will run commercials showcasing its Future for the Sport campaign throughout the PBA Tour telecast season. The agreement includes showcasing the USBC Masters as part of the PBA Tour schedule through 2018. The 2016 USBC Masters will be conducted at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis Feb. 7-14. The 2017 USBC Masters will be held in Las Vegas.

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