USBC Collegiate


Sites determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships through 2018


The XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will return to familiar sites in 2016 and 2018 and be held in a convention-center setting in 2017 as the host cities have been determined for the premier events of the collegiate bowling season. The 2016 events will take place at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, while the 2017 tournaments will be contested at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 2018 events will be held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Coming Soon


Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo

180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have already booked nearly 400 entries; squads 1-4 and 6-16 still have vacancies; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. With one month remaining before the opening squad, 180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have booked nearly 400 entries. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo offering total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 € top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open live from Oslo.

USBC Youth


Junior Team USA roster to grow in 2016


The Junior Team USA roster will grow to 12 boys and 12 girls in 2016, with nearly all of the spots on the team being earned based on performance. Junior Team USA, which represents the United States in international youth competition, will be determined at the Junior Gold Championships and the United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials each year. To be eligible for Junior Team USA in 2016, bowlers must be U.S. citizens and be age 20 or younger as of Jan, 1 2016.

PBA News


Milwaukee to host PBA Players Championship, Roth/Holman Doubles events

World's top bowlers to compete in preliminary rounds prior to USBC Masters, 50th PBA Tournament of Champions

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe world's best bowlers will return to Milwaukee in late January to compete in the preliminary rounds of two Professional Bowlers Association championship tournaments – the PBA Players Championship and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship – leading into a mega-television weekend in Indianapolis as part of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

2014 ISBT #9


Angie Brown, Carlo Greulich win their third ISBT title this season in Böblingen Senior Open

2014ISBT09CarloGreulichAngieBrown_small.jpgAngie Brown (r.) of England and Germany's Carlo Greulich (l.) celebrated their third victory on the 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour when captured the women's and men's title in the 3rd Böblingen Senior Open Sunday, September 7, at Dream Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. In an all-German men's finale, Greulich topped Hermann Wimmer, 233-222. Two late unconverted splits for Martina Beckel, Germany, and a run of four strikes allowed Brown to gain victory, 209-184.

2014 ISBT


2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in 5 countries

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in Belgium, France and Germany and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The 2013 ISBT Masters Finals will be held in conjunction with the Dutch Senior Open on August 4 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein Netherlands.



Queens, Senior Queens set guaranteed brackets for 2015

Both events are conducted in Ashwaubenon Bowl in Green Bay, Wis. (May 13-19, 2015)

USBCQueensLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Queens and Senior Queens will feature guaranteed brackets when the 2015 events are conducted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in May. The Queens will advance 64 players to the double-elimination match-play bracket, while the Senior Queens will have a 32-player bracket. Both events will take place May 13-19 at Ashwaubenon Bowl. Each event will have at least a 1:3 cashing ratio and each participant who reaches the match-play bracket will cash.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16


Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Latest news: Every squad winner receives a free re-entry into the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg The 12th annual Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season. 213 players, 29 women and 184 men, from 26 countries have registred so far. Four out of 20 qualifying squads have been filled and names for the standby list are now being accepted. In addition to the 73.130 Euro prize fund, sponsor Columbia 300 offers Perfect Game and Early Bird Awards. Every squad winner receives a free re-entry into the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open.BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

2014 European Bowling Tour #12


Alexander Johansson rolls two big games to win his first EBT title in Brunswick Etna Open

Swede shoots two consecutive games over 250 to beat PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss in roll-off and tournament leader Daniel Vezis in the title match; fourth place Birgit Pöppler wins women's ranking in Catania, Italy

2014EBT12Top3_small.jpg Alexander Johansson (center) of Sweden fired two consecutive games over 250 en route to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Brunswick Etna Open Sunday evening. In the opening match of the stepladder finals, Johansson edged PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (r.), USA, 30-24 in roll-off after a 255-255 tie. He went on to defeat No. 1 seed, Daniel Vezis (l.), Latvia, in the title match, 253-219. Johansson earned 6.000 Euro, while Vezis and Voss pocketed 3.000 and 2.000 Euro for second and third place.

2014 BWC


Stars line up for 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will provide live coverage and BowtTV will provide live streaming from Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, November 3-9, 2014

2014BWCLogo_small.jpg World champions and World Cup champions line up for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which will be held from November 1-9, 2014, at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. This year is the 50th edition of the prestigious event and several celebrations are being planned, including a spectacular final. Live coverage by and live streaming by BowlTV will commence on Nov. 3rd all the through to the stepladder finals on Sunday 9th.

PBA News


PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game to sponsor PBA Cheetah Championship

Concrete Software's popular mobile device game continues to attract millions of users

2013PBABowlingChallengeBanner_small.jpgPBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game has been named presenting sponsor of the 2014 PBA Cheetah Championship, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today. The PBA Cheetah Championship will be the first of four animal pattern championships conducted during PBA World Series of Bowling VI at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The four-player stepladder finals will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 1, for telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. ET.



USBC Hall of Famer Alfie Cohn dies at age 86

20140902USBCHoFAlfieCohn_small.jpg Alfie Cohn of Chicago, a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer, died Sept. 2. He was 86. The four-time USBC Open Championships titlist and former Team USA member was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame in 1985. Cohn first found success at the Open Championships as a member of the 1966 Team All-Events champion, and he had his breakout performance at the 1971 event in Detroit as he captured the Regular Singles and All-Events titles with scores of 738 and 2,063, respectively.



Osku Palermaa claims August IBMA Bowler of the Month

2014WBTThailandOskuPalermaa_small.jpg Osku Palermaa, Finland, has been chose as the August 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Palermaa downed Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New York, for the World Bowling Tour (WBT) Thailand title, 227-213, and 243-224. The win is also his fourth career Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title and his second PBA International title behind the 2012 Kuwait Open. His PBA National Tour titles are the 2010 PBA Geico Shark Championship and the 2011 PBA World Championship.

PBA News


PBA, DraftKings enter into online Fantasy Game Affiliate Agreement

2014DraftKingsLogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has entered into an affiliate agreement with that has special appeal to PBA fans who enjoy playing online fantasy sports games. The agreement invites PBA fans to sign up with DraftKings through a link on and through PBA's Facebook and Twitter pages to compete for cash prizes offered by DraftKings and special prizes offered by the PBA in a wide variety of fantasy sports games.

Industry News


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Team USA News


First spots on Team USA 2015 earned at Summer Trials

2015SummerTeamUSATrialsChrisColellaMikeFagan_small.jpg2015SummerTeamUSATrialsKaylaJohnsonShannonOKeefe_small.jpg The first spots on Team USA for 2015 were earned Sunday as the 2014 USBC Summer Team USA Trials wrapped up at the ITRC in Arlington, Teaxas. Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, Kayla Johnson of Washington, Illinois, Mike Fagan of Hurst, Texas, and Chris Colella of Templeton, Massachusetts, all bowled their way onto the team in the three-day event.

PBA News


PBA's 50th anniversary Tournament of Champions highlights ESPN Schedule

Live coverage of three major championships on tap as 34th season on ESPN begins on December 14

2014PBAESPNRandyPedersenKimberlyPresslerMikeJakubowski_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association's 34th consecutive season of coverage on ESPN begins on Sunday, Dec. 14, and includes 16 weeks of national television coverage for the world's best bowlers, including live coverage of three major championships: the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, PBA World Championship and USBC Masters. The new season on ESPN begins on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. ET with the finals of the PBA Cheetah Championship.

PBA News


GEICO returns as Entitlement Partner of PBA World Series of Bowling VI

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpg GEICO will celebrate its 12th anniversary as a primary partner of the Professional Bowlers Association by serving as the Entitlement Partner of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI. The multi-event international bowling competition will be held Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 at South Point Casino, Hotel and Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The GEICO WSOB VI will feature seven ESPN-televised events, beginning Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. ET, and continuing every Sunday through Jan. 25.



Canadian Tenpin Federation hires Tyrel Rose as full-time head coach

2013BWCTyRose_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Federation has announced that it has hired Tyrel Rose (pictured) as its head coach. Following board approval in July, the CTF has redefined its definition of their head coach position. For the first time, this becomes a full-time position with expanded responsibilities that includes not only the National Teams, but coach training and development as well as organizing local clinics and lessons for bowlers across the country. Starting as an assistant coach with Team Canada in 2009, Rose was the men's head coach for 2013 and 2014.

PBA League News


2015 PBA League Draft set for live Xtra Frame coverage on October 31

Team managers to draft new rosters during PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas

2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpgWho will be the first player selected when the Professional Bowlers Association conducts its 2015 PBA League Draft on Friday, Oct. 31, during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI? Reigning Player of the Year Jason Belmonte? Hall of Famer Pete Weber? A left-hander, right-hander, budding future star? A live international audience watching the draft on PBA's Xtra Frame will be the first to know as eight team managers select all-new team rosters in preparation for the PBA Tour's first-ever visit to the state of Maine.

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