PBA News

08/28/15

For childhood friends, PBA60 titles fulfill an unlikely dream - By Bill McCorkle

Ohioans Bill McCorkle, Bill Henson win same Fort Wayne event under eerily similar circumstances

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Friends since childhood, growing up together in Westerville, Ohio, PBA60 players Bill McCorkle (pictured left) and Bill Henson (right) achieved their dream of winning a national PBA title by winning the same tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., in back-to-back years. Below, McCorkle tells the story of the pair's friendship and oddly similar experiences. The following feature was provided to the PBA by PBA60 Tour member Bill McCorkle.

2015 PBA News

08/27/15

2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions heads to Oklahoma

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Grand Casino Resort & Hotel to host PBA Tour's signature event Jan. 30-Feb. 7

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After hosting two highly successful PBA Summer Swing events in 2014 and 2015, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Grand Casino Resort & Hotel, and FireLake Bowling Center and Arena will partner with the PBA to host the organization's signature event in 2016, the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. The premier event for PBA champions will take place Jan. 30-Feb. 7 in Shawnee, Okla., concluding with live ESPN coverage of the stepladder finals staged at FireLake Arena at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #34

08/27/15

Team Fish: Sometimes, boys just wanna have fun, too

West, Northwest finalists for PBA Challenge events are set; PWBA Tour heads toward season finale; PBA stars to represent U.S. in PABCON Men's Championships; Walter Ray Williams Jr. improves his overall PBA titles record to 95

2015PBA07KyleTroup2_small.jpgTo borrow from the famous Cyndi Lauper song, sometimes boys just wanna have fun, too. Take "Team Fish" for example. "Team Fish" began to create national curiosity among PBA fans during the Grand Casino Resort & Hotel PBA Summer Swing when Kyle Troup (pictured) made his national television debut on CBS Sports Network, winning the PBA Wolf Open title with fellow "Team Fish" friends Connor Pickford and Craig Nidiffer in the background, cheering him on.

2015 PWBA #10

08/27/15

Liz Johnson ready to defend U.S. Women's Open title

2015USWOLogo_small.jpgLiz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, has been busy and successful since winning the U.S. Women's Open in 2013, and she's now ready to put that title on the line at the upcoming 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open. The event will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey. It will be the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule. The televised finals are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 6 and the winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

Coming in September

08/27/15

Onsite Coverage of the 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open from Vienna, Austria

Season's last European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament offers total prize money of 73.130 Euro to top 64 in Singles and top 20 in Doubles

2015ViennaOpenLogo_small.jpg The 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the 15th tournament on the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the last of only three EBT "gold" events this season. The VO 2015 will be held from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 at Plus Bowling, a 32-laner in Vienna, Austria. Players will compete for total prize fund of 73.130 Euro - 62.900 € in Singles and 10.230 € in Doubles. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg For the 13th consecutive year, Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the event.

PWBA News

08/27/15

Smithfield Foods joins PWBA Tour as a major sponsor

2015PWBATourChampionshipLogo_small.jpg Smithfield Foods will sponsor the final event of the Professional Women's Bowling Association season, the PWBA Tour Championship, set to take place in September with the finals on national television. The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by GoBowling.com will bring together the top 16 bowlers from the 2015 PWBA Tour season, including the winner of each tour stop, for the season-ending event starting Sept. 10 in Arlington, Texas.

2015 WSrC

08/27/15

Kristina Nordenson captures gold in Women's Singles at 2015 World Seniors Championships

Swede defeats fellow countrywoman Susanne Olsson for the gold medal, 205-181; defending champion Lucy Sandelin (USA) and Tuula Tamminen (FIN) share bronze

2015WSrCSusanneOlssonKristinaNordenson_small.jpgSweden's Kristina Nordenson (r.) outlasted teammate Susanne Olsson (l.) to capture the gold medal in women's singles Wednesday at the 2015 World Seniors Championships. In the all-Swedish championship match, Nordenson delivered a key double in the sixth and seventh frames to secure the title with a 205-181 victory. Olsson received the silver medal, while defending champion Lucy Sandelin, United States, and Finland's Tuula Tamminen earned bronze medals.

2015 WSrC

08/26/15

Andrew Frawley starts 2nd World Seniors Championships with victory in Men's Singles

Aussie defeats top-seeded Canadian Todd Sim 224-183 in gold medal match; Alan Keddie (SCO) and John Chapman (CAN) both earn bronze medals

2015WSrCAndrewFrawleySinglesGold_small.jpg Australia's Andrew Frawley (pictured) took home the men's singles title Tuesday at the 2015 World Seniors Championships. The 51-year-old right-hander got off to an early advantage in the championship match against top seed Todd Sim of Canada and never looked back, claiming the gold medal with a 224-183 victory at Sam's Town Bowling Center. Sim earned the silver meda, while Alan Keddie, Scotland, and John Chapman, Canada, both earned bronze medals.

Industry News

08/25/15

Christophe Chauvard promoted to General Manager for QubicaAMF

Chauvard to lead sales and ensure quality service to customers in French territories

2015QAMFChristopheChauvardGMFrance_small.jpg QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the leading manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, has announced today that Christophe Chauvard (pictured) has been promoted to General Manager for the French office and territories including France, the French speaking areas of Switzerland and all French speaking African countries. Chauvard is responsible for leading the local marketing and sales force, ensuring quality service to customers in this region and representing QubicaAMF in the marketplace with industry stakeholders.

2015 PWBA #9

08/25/15

PWBA Tour heads to Michigan this week for the PWBA Detroit Open

2015PWBALogo2_small.jpgThe Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour season heads into the home stretch this week when the PWBA Detroit Open begins Friday. The tournament, which will take place at Super Bowl in in Canton, Michigan, is the final standard event before the PWBA Tour season ends with the U.S. Women's Open and PWBA Tour Championship next month. The Detroit metro area is home to the largest concentration of United States Bowling Congress members in the country.

2015 PBA50 Tour #15

08/24/15

Ryan Shafer wins PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic in Delaware

29-year PBA Tour veteran ends 12-year title drought with fifth career victory

2015PBA15RyanShafer_small.jpg Ryan Shafer (pictured with Gene Carter, left) of Horseheads, N.Y., ended a 12-year title drought Sunday, defeating Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., 254-144, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment in in Middleton, Delaware. Shafer, a 29-year PBA Tour veteran and a 26-time PBA Regional title winner, earned $15,000 along with his fifth PBA Tour title and first since the 2003 Empire State Open in Latham, N.Y.

2015 PBA Tour

08/24/15

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 PWBA Tour #8

08/23/15

Latvia's Diana Zavjalova takes PWBA Minnesota Open title

2015PWBA08DianaZavjalova_small.jpgDiana Zavjalova (pictured) of Latvia delivered four clutch strikes in the championship match Saturday to win the 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Minnesota Open. Zavjalova, the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Queens champion, defeated Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, 216-208, in a pressure-packed title match at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Zavjalova earned $10,000 for the title and a spot in the season-ending PWBA Tour Championship next month.

2015 PWBA Tour

08/23/15

2015 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PWBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years featuring seven regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast. The 2015 PWBA schedule kicked off with the USBC Queens in May and will conclude with the PWBA Tour Championship in September. Next event is the PWBA Detroit Open from August 27-30 at Super Bowl in Canton, Michigan.

2015 PBA50 News

08/21/15

Pete Weber dominates PBA50 stats on his way to a milestone Player of the Year season

Tom Baker earns first PBA60 Player of the Year award

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpgIt hardly seems possible that Pete Weber, in his 35 years of PBA competition, had never won PBA Player of the Year recognition despite a Hall of Fame career that included 37 PBA Tour titles, a record-tying 10 majors including a record five U.S. Open titles, and nearly $4 million in career earnings, among his most notable complishments. But during the 2015 PBA50 Tour campaign, at age 52 and in his third campaign with the 50-and-older generation, Weber finally had the breakthrough season.

Team USA News

08/20/15

Team USA roster set for PABCON Men's Championships

PABCONLogo.jpgTeam USA will send a talented group of six bowlers to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships in Puerto Rico next month. The U.S. team will be made up of Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Florida, Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois.

PBA Tour News

08/19/15

PBA's 2015-16 ESPN Schedule kicks off live in prime time on December 17

36th consecutive season on ESPN includes four major championships, 17 telecasts

201516PBAESPNTelecastSchedule_small.jpgOn the heels of a break-out viewership season, the PBA returns to ESPN for the 36th consecutive year with a live prime-time telecast on Thursday, Dec. 17, as part of a 17-event schedule that includes four major championship live telecasts. The 2015-16 schedule, released today by the PBA and ESPN, begins with two hours of live coverage of the PBA World Championship at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 17, and concludes with the PBA League Elias Cup finals on May 8.

Pakistan

08/19/15

Daniyal Shah clinches open division title at 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Tournament

2015STBAIndepandenceDayBTOpenSingles_small.jpgDaiynal Shah (center; open division), Muhammad Rizwan (amateur) and Anam Fahad (women) clinched the titles at the 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Bowling Tournament 2015 at Royal Rodale Club in Karachi, Pakistan. 70 male and female bowlers advanced to the finals which were held Sunday, August 16, at Royal Rodale Club, presented by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association (STBA) and Royal Rodale Club featuring Singles (open, amateur and women) and Trios events.

Coming in October

08/19/15

Onsite Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick from Oslo, Norway

European Bowling Tour "Satellite" tournament offers total prize fund of 239.000 Norwegian Kronor (approx. 26.336 Euro) with 40.000 NOK (approx. 4.407 Euro) going to the winner; nine out of 14 squads on the first and second weekend are full

2015NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick is the 16th and penultimate stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour, the last of nine EBT "Satellite" events and the last EBT event on European soil this season. The tournament will be held from Oct. 2-11 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Norway's capital city of Oslo and offers total prize fund of approx. 26.336 Euro including a 4.407 Euro top prize. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage from Oslo.

USBC News

08/19/15

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.

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