Women's Collegiate Bowling

01/19/15

UMES takes the Mid-Winter Invite Championship

Hawks top the Nation's No. 1 & No. 3 team in route to their third event win this season.

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After a rough first half of the season, the Hawks of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) dropped in the national rankings to ninth place. After some solid work on the lanes, team bonding and a renewed focus on the roster, the team showed that they are a lot better than ninth. UMES topped No. 1 Nebraska and No. 3 and host Arkansas State Sunday to claim the championship at the 2015 Mid-Winter Invitational, an event featuring eight of the top nine teams in the country.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/18/15

Brian Voss wins his fourth EBT title in 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic

Defeats fellow U.S. American Ron Hurt in title match, 439-386

2015EBT02BrianVoss2_small.jpg2015EBT02AmandaLarkin2_small.jpg Brian Voss (l.), United States, defeated his fellow countryman Ron Hurt, 439-386, to win the 27th Irish Open Championships and the 5.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Along with his 25 PBA titles the PBA and USBC Hall of Famer now owns four titles on the European Bowling Tour. Fourth-place finisher Amanda Larkin (r.) of Ireland was the best of 35 women to win the women's ranking and a 1.000 Euro bonus.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

01/18/15

Paul Moor remains atop the Men's Ranking after two events

Irish Open champion Brian Voss (USA) moves into 22nd place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million 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 EBT Women's Point Ranking

01/18/15

Singapore's Shayna Ng continues to lead Women's Ranking after two events

Irish Open ranking winner Amanda Larkin (IRE) sits in 21st place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million 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.

20154 PBA Tour #1

01/18/15

Chris Barnes wins DHC PBA Japan Invitational for 18th PBA Tour title

Future hall of famer earns $43,032 top prize; rolls 300 in semifinal match for another $43,032 bonus

2015PBA01ChrisBarnes_small.jpgFuture PBA Hall of Famer Chris Barnes (pictured) of Double Oak, Texas, enjoyed one of the most rewarding days in his career Sunday, winning the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl for his 18th career PBA Tour title. Barnes, 44, won the $43,032 (5 million yen) first prize with a 206-196 victory over top qualifier Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, and also won a $43,032 bonus for rolling a championship round perfect game in eliminating England's Stuart Williams, 300-225, in the semifinal match.

United States

01/17/15

How many songs celebrate bowling?

TheBlueFlamesBowlingUSACover_small.jpg When Chris Richardson went to went duckpin bowling at White Oak Lanes in Silver Spring, Md., United States, last weekend and had such a good time doing so he thought to himself, "How many songs celebrate bowling?" Richardson, who calls himself a certified music freak, realized what a great idea it was for a piece for his pop music history blog, Zero to 180. He started poking around on the web thinking someone surely has already pulled together a righteous list of songs about bowling, but amazingly … no one had! Until now.

USBC Coaching

01/15/15

Peter Somoff, Mike Dias earn USBC Coaching Gold certification

Addition of Somoff and Dias brings the list of active Gold coaches to 21

2015USBCGoldCoachPeterSomoff_small.jpg2015USBCGoldCoachMikeDias_small.jpgBowling coaches Peter Somoff (l.) of Tacoma, Washington, and Mike Dias (r.) of Lafayette, Colorado, have received USBC Gold certification and are ready to use their knowledge and experience to help others excel. The two have showcased their skills and expertise in the field and in front of a panel of experts, and each will receive the Fred Borden USBC Gold Coach Award for successfully completing USBC Coaching's Gold certification program.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

01/13/15

PBA World Championship winner Mike Fagan moves into second place in WBT Men's Ranking

England's Dom Barrett maintains six-point lead with six of 20 events of the 2015 World Bowling Tour completed

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually includes five events from late 2014, features 20 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

01/13/15

USA's Kelly Kulick, Liz Johnson remain atop the 2015 WBT Women's Ranking

Sweden's Sandra Andersson and Singapore's Jazreel Tan, Shayna Ng narrow the gap in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually includes five events from late 2014, features 20 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals.

Industry News

01/12/15

Juan Cabezas named President and Chief Growth Officer of QubicaAMF

Cabezas will lead all marketing, sales and product management functions for the company and drive growth

2014BWCJuanCabezas_small.jpgQubicaAMF Worldwide, the leading manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, has announced that Juan Cabezas (pictured) has been appointed President and Chief Growth Officer and will lead all marketing, sales and product management functions for the company. In his capacity of President of the company, he will also represent QubicaAMF in the market place with customers and industry stakeholders. Cabezas joined QubicaAMF in April 2014 as Senior Vice President, Global Sales & International Service.

2014 PBA Tour #11 / 2015 WBT #1

01/12/15

Mike Fagan wins PBA World Championship for fifth Tour title and second major

In battle of Texans, No. 2 qualifier Fagan defeated top qualifier Wes Malott 252-212 in championship match

2014PBA11MikeFagan_small.jpg In a championship match battle between two players from Texas, Mike Fagan (pictured) of Fort Worth, prevailed to win the Professional Bowlers Association World Championship Sunday at the South Point Bowling Plaza for his fifth PBA Tour title. Fagan, who qualified second for the stepladder finals, defeated top qualifier Wes Malott from the Austin suburb of Pflugerville, 252-212, in the title match to also record his second major title after winning the USBC Masters in 2012.

2015 Team USA Trials

01/08/15

Kamron Doyle, Shannon Pluhowsky claim Team USA Trials titles

All three stepladder finalists earn automatic spots on Team USA in 2015; National Selection Committee announces remainder of the Team USA roster

2015TeamUSATrialsKamronDoyleShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tennessee, became the youngest USBC Team USA Trials champion in history, while Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, won the women's crown for a record fifth time Wednesday at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Doyle (left), who is 16, defeated Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, 234-206 to claim the men's title, while Pluhowsky (right) defeated two-time champion Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, 246-222.

Sweden

01/07/15

Jesper Svensson defeats all opponents to defend his title in 35th AIK International

Two-handed lefty from Sweden wins all nine matches in match play finals out averaging his nearest competitor by more than 22 pins to win the 60.000 SEK top prize

2015AIKTop3_small.jpg Starting the final match play round in fifth place, Jesper Svensson (center) of Sweden defeated all nine opponents and out averaged his nearest his nearest competitor by more than 22 pins to successfully defend his title in the 35th AIK International Tournament Tuesday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. The two-handed lefty averaged 238.4 for ten games and added 180 bonus pins to cruise to victory and to pocket 60.000 Swedish Kronor (approx. 6,285 Euro).

Industry News

01/05/15

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2015 WSrC

01/02/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2nd World Seniors Championships

Sam' Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Aug. 23-30, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held Aug. 23-30, 2015 at 56-lane Sam' Town Bowling Center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. To participate in the second edition of the championships for men and women 50 years of age and above, players must be born December 31st, 1965 or before.

World Bowling News

12/23/14

Dates set for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dates are also determined for 2015 World Senior Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe Executive Board of World Bowling Tenpin, the governing body of the sport of Tenpin Bowling, has decided the dates for 2015 Women's World Championships at the board meeting December 15-16 in Abu Dhabi following the 2014 Men's World Championships. The 5th WWC, which is contested every four years, will be held from December 4-13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. World Bowling Congress and Tenpin Bowling Congress will immediately follow the Championships on Dec. 14-15.

World Bowling News

12/18/14

World Bowling announces host cities for 2017-2020 World Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe World Bowling Tenpin Executive Board has announced the host cities for the World Bowling Championship events for the years 2017-2020. The decision to elect the following host cities was announced Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, where the Executive Board has met following the completion of the Men's World Championships. "We are pleased that we could accommodate for all the bidding cities and I believe this reflects on the global reach of our sport," World Bowling President, Kevin Dornberger, commented.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/17/14

4th Men's World Championships concludes in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Video 10 - Review the highlights of the 2014 Men's World Championships

2014MWCKhalifaBowlingCenterAbuDhabiUAE_small.jpg Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was the center of the bowling world December 4-15, when the best male bowlers in the sport competed in the 4th Men's World Championships at Khalifa International Bowling Center. The 9-day event concluded Sunday afternoon with the Masters competition and capped off with a victory banquet on the rooftop of the Aloft Hotel. 272 players from 49 countries competed for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Five, All-Events and Masters.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

"Class of 1999" celebrates their 15-year reunion in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2014MWCVerbruggenShaheenTorgersen_small.jpgThe 2014 Men's World Championships marks the event's first visit to Abu Dhabi and the Khalifa International Bowling Center since 1999. Several of the men's medalists of the at that time combined World Championships are still active, either as player, coach or team manager. The "class of 1999" celebrating their 15-year reunion is spearheaded by World Champions Patrick Backe of Sweden, Ahmed Shaheen (c.) of Qatar, Gery Verbruggen (l.) of Belgium and Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway.

2014 CAC Games

11/30/14

Góngora, Perez conclude Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters

El Salvador and Guatemala earn final two spots for the 2015 Pan American Games

2014CACGMastersWomenTop4_small.jpg2014CACGMastersMenTop4_small.jpg Sandra Góngora of Mexico and Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez concluded the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters. In the women's gold medal match, Góngora defeated Kamilah Dammers, Aruba, 235-211, to claim her second gold medal. Perez defeated Mario Quintero, Mexico, 245-207, to become the only three-time gold medalist.

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