New York's Jessica Aiezza set national record during state tournament

2015USBCJessicaAiezza2388_small.jpg Jessica Aiezza of Mechanicville, New York, set a USBC women's national record for nine games with an all-events total of 2,388 (265.33 average) at the New York State Women's Championships last weekend. Aiezza, a 34-year-old left-hander, competed in the tournament held at AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes in Syracuse on April 11-12. She had games of 247, 290 and 279 for an 816 series in the team event April 11. She then posted an 802 series in doubles with games of 278, 277 and 247, and a 770 series (266, 235 and 269) in singles April 12.

2015 ISBT #3


Sabine Leutwiler, Harry Mickelson claim the titles in Alsace Senior Open 50+

2015ISBT03SabineLeutwilerHarryMickelson_small.jpgSabine Leutwiler of Switzerland and American Harry Mickelson (pictured, l-r) claimed the women's and men's titles in the Alsace Senior Open 50+, which concluded Sunday, April 12, at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France. 89 men and 20 women took part in the third stop on the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour. While Leutwiler led the women's match play finals from the beginning, Mickelson fired a huge last game to beat defending champion Carlo Greulich, Germany, by 70 pins.

2015 ISBT


2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 events in 5 countries

2015 season concludes with the ISBT Masters in Lomme, France

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in France and Germany, two in Belgium, 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 ISBT Masters Finals for the 2014 season will be held on October 2 at Planet Bowling in Lomme, France. The 2015 Masters will be held in 2016.

USBC Collegiate


Michael Tang, Daria Kovalova named Collegiate MVPs for 2014-15 Season

201415CollegiateMVPsMichaelTangDariaKovalova_small.jpgSan Jose State sophomore Michael Tang and Wichita State junior Daria Kovalova (pictured, l-r) were named Most Valuable Players for the 2014-15 college bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Tang and Kovalova were honored Wednesday night with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held in conjunction with the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which starts Thursday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1


Parker Bohn III defeats Norm Duke to win PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

PBA Hall of Famer shoots 263 to win his second career PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5001ParkerBohn_small.jpgIn a title match that featured two of the PBA's all-time greats with 72 PBA Tour wins between them, Parker Bohn III (second from left) defeated fellow Hall of Famer and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Norm Duke Tuesday in the title match to win the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla. Bohn, a 34-time PBA Tour titlist, won his second PBA50 Tour title by defeating Duke (right), a 38-time Tour winner, 263-222, in the title match.



Josh Blanchard snares March Bowler of the Month

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpgJosh Blanchard of Gilbert, Arizona has been chosen as the March 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. A unanimous choice by committee members, Blanchard won his first two PBA titles in a nine-day span. His first title came in a 248-211 win over Sin Li Jane, Malaysia, for the WBT/EBT 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge. The second win was a 2-1 best-of-three win over reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, Australia, in the PBA XtraFrame Maine Shootout.



Introducing the Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics - in Tokyo, Japan

World Bowling Tour "major" event to be held July 9-12 features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar; men and women bowl in separate divisions for the same amount of prize money using the same format

2015JBCLogo_small.jpg As earlier reported, the Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) has announced that the governing body of the sport in Japan will organize the richest tournament on the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo and features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar. The Tokyo Bowling Association will host the event, which is sponsored by Round One Corporation.



CBS Sports Network to televise major bowling events in 2015, highlighted by U.S. Open

PWBA Tour Championship, Junior Gold Championships and Intercollegiate Championships included in new national TV package

CBSSportsNetworkLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to televise 10 major championship bowling events in 2015, highlighted by the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, providing a new level of national television coverage for the sport. Live coverage on CBS Sports Network also includes the PWBA Tour Championship, the rapidly growing Junior Gold Championships and the Intercollegiate Championships.

USBC Youth


New national television package features Junior Gold Championships

2015JGCLogo_small.jpg The Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, is the pinnacle event for top youth bowlers and this summer the title matches of the annual tournament will be nationally televised on a major cable sports network. An agreement is in place to televise the boys and girls championships matches of the Under 12, Under 15 and Under 20 divisions. The 2015 Junior Gold Championships will be held in the Chicago area from July 13-17.

2015 WSrC


Star-studded U.S. squad selected for World Seniors Championships


Eight of the best senior bowlers in the country, four men and four women, will represent the United States at the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas from Aug. 23-30, 2015. On the men's side, the United States will be represented by Lennie Boresch, Bob Learn Jr., Johnny Petraglia and Ron Mohr. The women's squad will be made up of Tish Johnson, Lucy Sandelin, Paula Vidad and Robin Romeo.

2015 Pan Am Games


Canadian bowling team nominated for XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpgThe Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) have announced the athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" from July 10-26. The ladies roster will consist of Isabelle Rioux of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Robin Orlikowski who resides in Michigan. The Canadian men's roster features World Champions Dan MacLelland from Kitchener, Ontario, and François Lavoie of Quebec City.



IBMA announces sixteen finalists for 2015 College Bowlers of the Year

IBMALogo.jpg The International Bowling Media Association (formerly Bowling Writers Association of America) has announced the sixteen nominees for the 2015 College Bowler of the Year. The committee, comprised of IBMA members who are bowling media and former college coaches, met on April 6, 2015 to determine the top eight male and female players eligible to receive the award. The 2015 winners will be announcedon April 15th.

2015 WWC


Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 5-14, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg2015EmiratesBFLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2015 World Championships for women which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Industry News


Strike Ten unites industry to support America's veterans with viral social campaign

Bowl For Freedom promotion to generate donations for Bowlers To Veterans Link and drive traffic to Strike Ten Centers in May

2015BowlForFreedomCampaignLogo_small.jpg To drive traffic to bowling centers over Memorial Day weekend and raise donations for Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), Strike Ten Entertainment (STE) will give bowling fans a Free Bowling Game Coupon and make a $.25 donation to BVL for every "Like" received on the Facebook page during the month of May. The Bowl For Freedom promotion by Strike Ten is designed to build awareness of the support the bowling industry provides America's veteran and active duty service men and women.

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2015 EYC


French Valentin Saulnier wins his second gold medal in Boys Masters

All-Events champion defeats All-Events silver medalist Lauri Sipilä in the gold medal match; Niko Oksanen (FIN) and Giancarlo Reyes (GER) share bronze

2015EYCBoysMastersFinalists_small.jpgValentin Saulnier of France defeated Lauri Sipilä of Finland, two-games-to-one, to capture his second gold medal at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany, with victory in Boys Masters. Saulnier, who has topped Sipilä by just two pins to win the gold medal in All-Events, defeated the Finn in the deciding third game in best-of-three games format, 193-177, to wrap up the title. Germany's Giancarlo Reyes and Finn Niko Oksanen shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC


Alida Molander wins gold in Girls Masters; leads Swedish girls to clean gold medal sweep

Maria Koshel (RUS) earns silver, Filippa Persson (SWE) and Maria Bulanova (RUS) share bronze

2015EYCGirlsMastersFinalists_small.jpgAlida Molander (l.) defeated Russia's Maria Koshel (r.), two-games-to-one, to win the title in Girls Masters and to lead the Swedish girls' team to a clean gold medal sweep at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany. The Swede wrapped up the title with a 224-181 win in the decider en route to win the fifth gold medal for Sweden in as many events. Maria Bulanova, Russia, and Filippa Persson, Sweden, shared the bronze medal.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #14


Wheaties' Andy Varipapa commercials available on YouTube

Sean Rash fulfills make-a-wish for Illinois boy; Bill Lillard breaks USBC Open Championships record; Curt Aemisegger wins back-to-back PBA50 titles

Image Special Wheaties commercials featuring the late bowling trick shot artist Andy Varipapa debuted in the PBA League telecasts on ESPN, and also are available for viewing on YouTube. Born March 31, 1891, Varipapa started his bowling career in the 1920s and soon made a reputation for himself in this sport, becoming one of the first pro bowlers in the country. He was famous for his ability to convert splits and, astoundingly, could regularly convert the 7-10 split by rolling one ball from each hand, simultaneously.

2015 PBA #6


Nine days later, Josh Blanchard wins again in PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

2015PBA06JoshBlanchard_small.jpgNine days after winning his first PBA Tour title in Germany, Josh Blanchard (pictured left with Bayside Bowl co-owner Justin Alfond) of Gilbert, Ariz., made it back-to-back titles, winning the PBA's Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Australia's Jason Belmonte in the best-of-three-game title match. Blanchard, fresh off his first career win in the Brunswick Euro Challenge, won five consecutive best-of-three-game matches on his way to the title.

2015 PBA Tour


2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 22 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

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