USBC Bowling News Overview



Lucas Wiseman, the main voice of BowlTV, leaves USBC after 13 successful years

2014WCAbuDhabiLucasWiseman_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month. Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week. As a pioneer of BowlTV's live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport.

Team USA News


Women's World Championships set to begin in Abu Dhabi

By Matt Cannizzaro, USBC Communications

2015WWCLogo_small.jpg Zayed Sports City's Khalifa International Bowling Center again will open its doors to the best bowlers in the world for the 2015 Women's World Championships. The top women from 30 countries, 147 competitors in all, will make their way to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 1999, while the city and bowling center provided a memorable experience for competitors and fans at last year's Men's World Championships. The 2015 Women's World Championships will run from Dec. 7-13, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Dec. 6.

USBC Youth

11/19/15 extends title sponsorship of Youth Open

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl, Expo Bowl, Southern Bowl and All-Star Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 14-15, 22-25 and 29-31, 2016) will continue as the title sponsor of the Youth Open Championships, while the event retools its lowest divisions in 2016. The Under 20, Under 15 and Under 12 divisions remain, but the Under 8 division has been replaced by an Under 10 division. The Youth Open Championships is a national non-qualifying tournament open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members. The 2016 event will take place over nine days starting July 14 at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis.

Team USA News


Team USA's Doyle, Pluhowsky head to QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Las Vegas

2015TEAMUSAKamronDoyle_small.jpg 2015TeamUSAShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg Rising star Kamron Doyle (l.) of Brentwood, Tennessee, will make his Team USA debut, while Shannon Pluhowsky (r.) of Dayton, Ohio, looks for a record-breaking performance starting Sunday at the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Doyle, a 17-year-old high school student, and Pluhowsky, who will be looking to win the event for a record third time, will head to the Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas for the World Cup.



Kloempken, Sullins, Romeo elected to 2016 USBC Hall of Fame class

USBCHallofFameLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame will have at least three new members in 2016 after their election by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee. Two-time USBC Open Championships titlist Steve Kloempken will be enshrined in the Outstanding USBC Performance category, PBA senior standout Harry Sullins will become the newest name in the Veterans category and longtime bowling writer Joan Romeo will be recognized for years of service to the bowling industry.



Exciting enhancements for USBC Open Championships in 2017

New third division highlights improvements to broaden appeal and strengthen integrity

2017USBCOCLogo_small.jpgWhen the USBC Open Championships heads to Las Vegas in 2017, the storied event will have several enhancements, highlighted by a new divisional structure. The new elements for the event come from recommendations of a task force comprised of tournament participants, volunteer leaders and staff. The USBC Open Championships also will have adjustments made to policies concerning professional bowlers, scale-room procedures and announcement of lane conditions.

Team USA News


Team USA squad for 2015 Women's World Championships announced

TeamUSALogo_small.jpgThe Team USA squad has been selected for the 2015 WTBA Women's World Championships that will take place Dec. 5-14 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. While Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, will make her first appearance in a World Championships, five of the six Team USA members selected by the Team USA coaching staff were on the squad for the 2013 event. Bowling fans will be able to watch the action live from the Khalifa International Bowling Center on's BowlTV.



USBC raises bar for competition integrity with Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open

Host center for U.S. Open provides new model for USBC championships by improving lanes to top specification quality ahead of event

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpgBowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, in collaboration with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), will provide a new level of lane integrity for bowlers at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open. Bowlmor AMF worked with USBC and Lane Analytics to complete a comprehensive topography evaluation of the lanes at host center AMF Garland Lanes, ahead of the event that will take place Nov. 2-8 in Garland, Texas.

USBc Youth


New schedule part of Junior Gold Championships improvements


The Junior Gold Championships will expand its schedule by a day in 2016, one of several improvements that will provide a better experience for both competitors and attendees, and to prepare for continued growth of the event. The 2016 event presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master will take place July 15-23 in Indianapolis. Five bowling centers will be used for competition: Western Bowl, Expo Bowl, Woodland Bowl, All Star Bowl and Southern Bowl.

USBC Youth


Gary Brown named managing director of IBC Youth Development

2015IBCYouthGaryBrown_small.jpg Gary Brown (pictured) has been named managing director of International Bowling Campus (IBC) Youth Development, supervising all United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) youth programs. Brown will report to the executive directors of USBC and BPAA. Brown, who has been part of the IBC staff since 1999, moves into his new role from director of collegiate programs and youth tournaments. He assumes his new role effective immediately.



Terri Ward wins 2015 Senior Women's Triple Crown Shoot-Out

2015TripleCrownShootoutTerriWard_small.jpg After a challenging week at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open, the top 10 players in the Senior Triple Crown standings, which combines qualifying totals from all the National Golden Ladies Classic, the USBC Senior Queens and the U.S. Women's Open, took part in the Triple Crown Shoot-Out. Terri Ward (pictured) of Loveland, Colorado, made the most of the opportunity and won the event and the $1,000 top prize with a 205-189 victory over Linda Kelly of Dayton, Ohio.



2016 USBC Masters moves to Indianapolis, Senior Masters heads to Las Vegas

2015USBCMastersLogo_small.jpgFor the first time in more than 40 years, the USBC Masters will head to Indianapolis when the 2016 event is held at Woodland Bowl, and the 2016 USBC Senior Masters is set to take place in Las Vegas. The 2016 USBC Masters, a major event on the PBA Tour, will take place Feb. 7-14 at the 80-lane Woodland Bowl, a center that has been the site of more than 30 PBA Tour events. The Senior Masters will be held June 19-25 at the 56-lane Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

USBC Collegiate


Bowling Combine celebrates fifth year at International Training and Research Center

2015BowlingCombine_small.jpgThe Bowling Combine for College Prospects celebrated its fifth year by welcoming more than 100 student-athletes to the ITRC this week. The Bowling Combine was developed to bring together youth bowlers who want to compete at the collegiate level and college coaches looking for talented bowlers for their program. The Bowling Combine is open to domestic and international students who have collegiate eligibility remaining and have completed at least their freshman year in high school.



2015 USBC Senior Championships concludes in Green Bay

2015USBCLogo_small.jpgAfter multiple attempts to qualify for the USBC Senior Championships, Alex Inglet of Preston, Idaho, finally was able to break through on the biggest stage for senior bowlers, and he found his way back into the spotlight this week at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 2015 Senior Championships featured two divisions - Open and Women's - with six age classifications (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and above). All winners received a $1,000 top prize.



USBC Queens, Senior Queens head to Las Vegas in 2016

2016USBCQueensSeniorQueensLogo_small.jpg The USBC Queens and Senior Queens will head to Las Vegas in 2016, allowing participants to also compete in the 2016 USBC Women's Championships in just one trip. The Queens will be held May 20-26, while the Senior Queens will take to the lanes May 15-20, both at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. The events will take place in the same city as the 2016 USBC Women's Championships, which will be held at the South Point Bowling Plaza from April 9-July 10.



United States sweeps Team, All-Events to conclude 2015 Tournament of The Americas

2015TOATeamUSA_small.jpgThe U.S. swept the team and all-events gold medals as the 53rd Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas came to a conclusion Saturday in Sunrise, Florida. The two-day team event consisted of four games Friday and an additional four games Saturday at Strikers Lanes with total pinfall determining medalists. The all-events totals consisted of 32 games including singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team competition.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9


Pete Weber earns no. 1 seed at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.; the undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters on Saturday and now is one win away from completing a wire-to-wire domination of the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. The undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9


Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams Jr. undefeated at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2015PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgQualifying leader Pete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Oxford, Florida, are among the 16 players in the winners bracket after the first day of match play at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Also undefeated at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley are 2012 USBC Senior Masters winner Mike Edwards, and a trio of hall of famers, Amleto Monacelli, left-hander Parker Bohn III, and Brian Voss.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9


Pete Weber top qualifier at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber3_small.jpg For the sixth consecutive qualifying round at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, found his way to the top of the standings, this time earning top qualifier honors at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer's streak goes back to the USBC Masters in February, where he led all three rounds of qualifying. This week, he is back in Green Bay and averaged more than 233, while leading a field of 194 USBC members age 50 and older.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9


Pete Weber maintains lead at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg 2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, turned in a steady performance Wednesday to maintain his lead at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The 52-year-old right-hander rolled games of 197, 206, 269, 226 and 257 for a 1,155 total, and his 2,338 two-day effort, a 233.8 average, puts him 84 pins ahead of fellow USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (r.) of Venezuela, who has toppled 2,254 pins in his first 10 games this week.

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