Breaking News

07/24/15

Tokyo 2020 OC Chairman says Bowling could be the No. 1 sport to be proposed for inclusion

20150724Tokyo2020OCChairmanMrMori_small.jpg As reported on June 22nd, Tenpin Bowling" and seven other sports have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. IBMA Hall of Famer Hero Noda has informed Bowlingdigital.com that the chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, Mr. Mori, mentioned to Japanese Media that Bowling could be in first position to be proposed to the IOC for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). Mr. Mori added that Bowling is a popular and enjoyable sport for both people with and without disabilities.

2015 ISBT #7

07/22/15

Martina Beckel, Ron Oldfield win Flanders Senior Open from top-seed

2015ISBT07MartinaBeckelRonOldfield_small.jpgSeeded first in the women's and men's stepladder finals, Martina Beckel of Germany and England's Ron Oldfield rolled big games to win the Flanders Senior Open Sunday, July 19th, at Euro Bowling Deurne in Antwerp, Belgium. Beckel edged Liliane Vintens, Belgium, for the wome's title, 248-245, while Oldfield defeated André Geelen, Belgium, 280-255. It was the fourth career ISBT title for Beckel and her second this season, while Oldfield earned his first title in 2015 and the 10th of his career.

2015 ISBT

07/22/15

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.

PBa News

07/21/15

Former PBA50 Player of the Year John Hricsina dies at 77

PBA50JohnHricsina1937-2015_small.jpgThe PBA has learned that seven-time PBA50 Tour champion and 1990 PBA50 Player of the Year John Hricsina of Franklin, Pa., died Monday at the age of 77. Hricsina competed in 193 PBA50 (Senior Tour) events, making 48 television appearances and compiling nearly $394,000 in career earnings. In addition to his seven PBA50 Tour wins – one title shy of the eligibility requirement for PBA Senior Hall of Fame consideration – he also won five PBA50 regional titles.

USBC Youth

07/18/15

Champions determined in U20, U15 and U12 divisions at 2015 Junior Gold Championships

Record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships

2015JGCU20ChampionsZacharyDotySierraKanemoto_small.jpg A record week at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships concluded as champions were crowned in the U20 (L-R U20 champions Zachary Doty and Sierra Kanemoto), U15 and U12 divisions at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill., on Friday. A record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships. The finals in each division were taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network and will air August 4, 11 and 18. All shows begin at 10 p.m. Eastern.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

07/17/15

Dom Barrett begins pulling away in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bowling World Open champion Osku Palermaa leaps two spots into fourth place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 20 tournaments including eight 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 in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

07/17/15

Kelly Kulick widens her lead to 110 points after 13 of 20 events

Bowling World Open winner Joey Yeo jumps from 53rd to 17th place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 20 tournaments including eight 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 in the beginning of 2016.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

2015 ISBT #6

07/13/15

Angie Brown, Frank Börner win Eliminator Finals in Böblingen Senior Open

2015ISBT06FrankBornerAngieBrown_small.jpgDefending champion Angie Brown (r.) of England and Frank Börner (l.) of Germany were the last players standing in the Eliminator Round Finals at the 3rd Böblingen Senior Open to win the sixth stop on the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour Sunday at Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. It was the second victory this season for Brown who is the all-time ISBT title leader with 13 wins, and it also marked the first career win on the ISBT for Börner.

2015 World Bowling Tour

07/12/15

World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually got underway in November 2014, currently consists of 20 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (3) and Europe (2) including eight "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle.

United States

07/12/15

History made as 2015 USBC Open Championships concludes in El Paso, Texas

2015USBCOCMattMcNiel_small.jpgThe 2015 USBC Open Championships will be remembered as much for its impact on the tournament's record book as it will for its top scores and on-lane excitement. A handful of bowlers added to their legacies on the championship lanes, while others realized lifelong goals by winning for the first time. Matt McNiel (pictured) of Prior Lake, Minnesota, made history this year at the El Paso Convention Center by becoming the first bowler in 112 years to win three Regular All-Events titles.

Germany

07/10/15

Nicole Blase, Timo Schröder are the 2015 German National Champions

Also decided were the champions in Women's, Men's and Mixed Doubles

2015GermanNCNicoleBlaseTimoSchroder_small.jpg73 women and 80 men qualified for the 2015 German National Championships June 28 - July 4 at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany, which featured Singles, Women's and Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Nicole Blase of Baden and Timo Schröder of Bremen (l-r) swept their opponents in the title matches to become the women's and men's individual champions and to represent Germany at the 2015 European Champions Cup October 19-26 in Serravalle, San Marino.

IBMA News

07/07/15

Pete Weber major choice as June IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpgPete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, has been selected as the June 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Weber threw a clutch tenth frame double to defeat Eric Forkel, 224-212, to win the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open. Weber now has four PBA50 Tour titles, including two majors. With four remaining events on the PBA50 schedule the 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year is the leader on the competition points list for PBA50 Player of the Year.

2014 Europen Bowling Tour

07/06/15

Paul Moor, Laura Beuthner come from behind to win EBT Masters 2015

2015EBT09PaulMoor_small.jpg2014EBT16LauraBeuther_small.jpgPaul Moor (l.) of England and Laura Beuthner (r.) of Germany won two matches to win the titles in the 8th European Bowling Tour Masters 2015 Monday afternoon at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. In an all-lefty men's title match, Moor topped Brunswick Madrid Challenge winner and No. 1 seed Jesper Svensson, a two-handed player from Sweden, 224-216, while Beuther defeated top-seeded Diana Zavjalova of Latvia, 191-180.

2015 WSrC

07/06/15

WTBA and Sam's Town release Bulletin No. 2 for 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015

194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered so far; entry deadline now has been extended until August 10; last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23

2015BWCSamsTownatNight_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association and host Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015 Aug. 23-30, 2015 in Las Vegas. As of the release day, 194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered for the event. WTBA has extended the entry deadline until August 10. However, the last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23.

2015 PABCON Youth

07/04/15

Team USA's Young, Brummett sweep the gold medals in Under-21 Masters

Venezuela's Monacelli, Colombia's GarcĂ­a end the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships with victory in Under-16 Masters

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Junior Team USA's Gregory Young Jr. and Sydney Brummett swept the gold medals in Under-21 Masters while Rodolfo Monacelli of Venezuela and Colombia's Laura García captured the titles in the Under-16 Masters at the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships which concluded Friday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. The top 16 U21 boys and girls and the top 8 U16 boys and girls in All-Events advanced to match-play Masters in best-of-three games bracket format.

PBA News

07/04/15

New York's Brandon Soedarmasto, Illinois' Brigitte Jacobs win Teen Masters titles

Winners to bowl in grand championship match during PBA Challenge ESPN telecast in December

2015TeenMastersChampions_small.jpgBrandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, N.Y., and Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill., captured the boys' and girls' titles in the Teen Masters Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza Friday, each earning $7,500 scholarships. Soedarmasto and Jacobs (l-r) also earned berths in the Teen Masters Grand Championship match that will be contested as part of the PBA Challenge Finals during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

PBA50 News

07/03/15

PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year races heat up with four tournaments remaining

Pete Weber leads in points race for eight spots in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling PBA50 Challenge event

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpgWhen the 2015 PBA50 Tour resumes later this month, the races for PBA50 Player of the Year, PBA50 Rookie of the Year, and eight spots in the season-ending PBA50 Challenge will kick into high gear. With a win in the PBA Senior U.S. Open plus second- and third-place finishes in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300, respectively, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) maintains the lead in Player of the Year points with 151,548.

United States

07/02/15

Inaugural USBC Mixed wraps up in Reno

2015USBCMixedLogo_small.jpgThe inaugural edition of the United States Bowling Congress Mixed came to a close at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The new event, held alongside the USBC Women's Championships, featured four-player mixed teams (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Teams participated in one of four average-based divisions, while doubles and singles was contested across six average-based divisions.

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.

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