United States

07/01/15

96th USBC Women's Championships concludes in Reno 2016

2016 Women's Championships to be held at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from April 9-July 10, 2016

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe 96th United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships concluded Tuesday as the final shots of the 2015 event made their way down the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 82-day tournament kicked off April 10 and welcomed nearly 16,000 bowlers for the event's record 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins." The 2016 Women's Championships will head to Las Vegas and will run from April 9-July 10.

United States

07/01/15

One change in top 10 in Regular Division at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Championships scheduled to end early; last bowlers will take the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center July 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg The scores at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships have settled a bit as the tournament enters its final two weeks. There was one change in the top 10 in the Regular Division this week, with Kevin Walter of Fishers, Indiana, and Nakoma Arvi of Hamilton, Ohio, moving into 10th place in Doubles with a 1,355 total June 26. Walter set the pace at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, with a 697 series, while Arvin added a 658 set.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/01/15

Venezuela's Ruiz, Marcano take over qualifying lead in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

2015EBT10IldemaroRuiz_small.jpg2015EBT10KarenMarcano_small.jpg Long-time Venezuelan national team members Ildemaro Ruiz Jr. and Karen Marcano led qualifying squads 11 & 12 Tuesday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, en route to take over the qualifying lead in the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Ruiz (l.), who bowls regularly on the PBA Tour, lead the 89 players from eight countries with 1487 pinfall total and an average of 247.83. Marcano (r.), who posted 1419 in Squad 11, sits in second place.

Industry News

06/30/15

Brunswick tapped as Bowling Equipment Supplier for the NBS of Turkmenistan

32-laner is slated to be one of the host venues for the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgIndustry leader Brunswick Bowling recently signed a deal to supply and install all of the bowling equipment for the 32-lane National Bowling Stadium of Turkmenistan, currently under construction in the capital city of Ashgabat. The stadium is slated to be one of 12 world-class competition venues that will comprise the Ashgabat Olympic Complex – the host site for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). The 2017 edition of these Games is scheduled to pit 62 competing nations (the most ever) in 19 sports ranging from tennis to cycling to bowling and jujitsu to kickboxing to basketball.

2015 PABCON Youth

06/30/15

U.S. boys, Colombian girls claim gold in Doubles in Under-21 division

Venezuelan boys and Colombian girls win the titles in the Under-16 division

2015PABCONYouthLogo_small.jpg U.S. Boys Kamron Doyle and Michael Tang (U21), Venezuela's Gianmarco Gaglione and Rodolfo Monacelli Jr. (U16) and the girls from Colombia, Juliana Franco and Laura Plazas (U21) and Laura Garcia and Ana Sofia Olaya (U16) shared the gold medal in Doubles on the second day of competition at the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships currently underway at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. Tang, Plazas, Monacelli and Garcia lead their respective division in All-Events after two of four events.

2015 PABCON Youth

06/29/15

USA, Colombia sweep U21, U16 Singles titles to start 2015 PABCON Youth Championships

U21 Boys Singles champion Kamron Doyle (USA) and Andres RodrĂ­guez (VEN) achieve perfection

2015PABCONYouthKamromDoyle_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Kamron Doyle and Gazmine Mason and Colombia's Felipe Gil and Laura García won the gold medals in Singles in the Under-21 and Under-16 divisions to start the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships Sunday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. Doyle (pictured) started the championships with bang rolling the first 300 game of the event in the first game of the U21 Boys Singles. Andres Rodríguez of Venezuela posted the second 300 in his third game.

Malta

06/29/15

24th Malta Open Championships - Slow Motion Video

2015MaltaOpenVideo_small.jpg The 24th edition of the Malta Open Championships was held from June 17-21 at 20-lane Eden Super Bowl located at St. George's Bay in St. Julian's, Malta. The tournament, which was won by Ramon Hilferink of the Netherlands, drew 115 players. This slow motion video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the players and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 18 participating countries. To watch the video

2015 PBA #12

06/29/15

EJ Tackett wins PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open

PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year captures first PBA Tour title and $15,000 prize

2015PBA12EJTackett_small.jpg Top qualifier EJ Tackett (r.) of Huntington, Ind., threw a string of seven consecutive strikes to defeated Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 256-213, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open and his first PBA Tour title Sunday at South Plains Lanes in in Lubbock, Texas. Tackett, PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year, opened the title match with three single-pin spares, but made a few adjustments and followed with his string of seven strikes to run away from O'Neill.

2015 PBA Tour

06/29/15

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 European Bowling Tour #9

06/28/15

Carsten Warming Hansen wins his first EBT title in Roto Grip Polish Open

Dane defeats Swede Daniel Fransson in the championship match, 213-205

2015EBT09Top3_small.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen (center) of Denmark defeated Daniel Fransson (l.) of Sweden, 213-205, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Roto Grip Polish Open Sunday evening at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Hansen earned the 6.000 Euro top prize for the victory in the EBT "Satellite" event. Fransson took home 4.000 Euro for his third career runner-up finish in an EBT event and Richard Teece (r.) of England got 2.500 Euro for third place.

2015 European Bowling Tour

06/28/15

European Bowling Tour announces cancellation of 4th Florence International

2015 Tour is down to 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is now 870.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that the 4th Florence International, an EBT "satellite" tournament scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2015 in Florence, Italy, has been cancelled "due to unforeseen technical problems leading to a complete technical reconstruction of the center". The 2015 Tour now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. The 17 tournaments conducted in 13 countries offer total prize fund of 870.000 Euro or roughly 950.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

06/28/15

Swede Jesper Svensson maintains 93-point lead without competing in Polish Open

All-time EBT title leader Paul Moor (ENG) leaps into second place; Polish Open winner Carsten Warming Hansen moves into 17th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 950.000 U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

06/28/15

Sweden's Cajsa Wegner overtakes qualifying lead in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Top 3 players of the first weekend earn automatic berths into the finals

2015EBT10CajsaWegner_small.jpg2015EBT10PabloBarriopedro2_small.jpgDespite a slow start, Cajsa Wegner (l.) of Sweden led Squad 5 (squads 6, 7 and 8 have been canceled) with 1347 total Sunday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, to overtake the lead in the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Wegner rebounded from a 160 game with 217, 237, 238, 224 and 223 for 1299 scratch, an average of 216.50, and added 48 pins women's handicap to beat out Pablo Barriopedro (r.) of Spain for the top spot by four pins.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

06/28/15

No changes atop the women's leaderbaord in Roto Grip Polish Open

Sweden's Ida Andersson leads the 202-player standings as the 2105 European Bowling Tour reaches its halfway mark; Polish Open women's ranking winner Mari Lukkari (FIN) moves into a tie for 28th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 950.000 U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/28/15

Richard Teece leads 40 players into Sunday's finals at Roto Grip Polish Open

English bowler averages 244.83 over six games to pace the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1274 (212.33 average)

2015EBT05RichardTeece_small.jpg Richard Teece (pictured) of England won the qualifying of the Roto Grip Polish Open which concluded on early Sunday morning at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, with the ultimate Desperado Squad. Teece, who averaged 244.83 in Squad 12, remained unchallenged in Saturday's Squads 15-18 to finish qualifying atop the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total and to lead the top 30 players plus another 10 players from Early Bird, Turbo games and the Desperado Squad into Sunday's finals.

USBC News

06/26/15

Dublin Bowl's Bill Cooley receives 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award

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Bill Cooley (center), the head mechanic and lane maintenance supervisor at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl for the last 35 years, was presented the 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award at Bowl Expo on Thursday. Because of his extensive knowledge of lane maintenance and Brunswick pinsetters, Cooley was hired by bowling legend Earl Anthony in 1980. The center has been the host of numerous Professional Bowlers Association national and regional events over the last 30 years.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #25

06/24/15

Bill O'Neill paces Oklahoma's Summer Swing earnings list

Bowling makes "Short List" as candidate for 2020 Tokyo Olympics; New father Chris Loschetter wins in Wooster

2014PBABillONeill_small.jpgPBA's third annual Oklahoma's Grand Resort PBA Summer Swing, a multi-event series patterned after PBA's World Series of Bowling, served diverse purposes on behalf of the players, PBA fans and the bowling industry partners who support the PBA. During Oklahoma's Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing, 48 of the 120 players entered shared $241,000 in prize money – a 2.5:1 cashing ratio – with six players earning in excess of $10,000 for the week, led by Bill O'Neill's (pictured) $36,600.

2015 PBA Tour News

06/24/15

PBA adds South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic to 2015 Schedule

All-new PBA Team Challenge, PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open set for October

2015PBALogo_small.jpgThe PBA will return to South Point Bowling Plaza Oct. 19-26 with a new PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic program, featuring an all-new PBA Team Challenge, qualifying and match play rounds of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship and a new PBA Tour title event, the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open. The new competition program for South Point became possible when the PBA moved the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII, originally scheduled for South Point, to Reno, Nev.

2015 ABF Tour #6

06/23/15

Michael Mak, Veronica De Souza unstoppable in ABF Tour Macau leg

2015ABFT06MichaelMakVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg Hong Kong's Michael Mak (l.) and local favorite Veronica De Souza (r.) posted big games in the finals of the 2015 ABF Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday in Macau, China. Mak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma, with the front five strikes and finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory. De Souza threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

2015 ABF Tour

06/23/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale

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The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

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