2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero wins the women's title at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sky Bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCClaraGuerrero7_small.jpgFourteen years after starting her international career with a runner-up finish at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia lifted the trophy after winning the 50th edition of the prestigious event at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 32-year-old two-time World Champion defeated Sin Li Jane in the deciding third game, 265-211, to claim the coveted title. The Malaysian ousted Brittni Hamilton, United States, two-games-to-one.

USBC News

11/08/14

Yannaras, Lantto, Rahn elected to 2015 USBC Hall of Fame class

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The USBC Hall of Fame will induct three new members in 2015 - all in the Outstanding USBC Performance category. Four-time USBC Open Championships titlist Gus Yannaras of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and two-time champion Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, will join some of their teammates in the USBC Hall of Fame, while the late Fritzie Rahn (center) of Chicago, an eight-time winner at the USBC Women's Championships, was elected posthumously.

USBC Youth

11/07/14

Junior Gold Championships sites swapped for 2016, 2017

2013USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe Junior Gold Championships will move to Indianapolis in 2016 and the 2017 tournament will be held in Cleveland. Sites for the Junior Gold Championships previously were announced but with Cleveland playing host to a major national convention in the summer of 2016, concerns were raised about the availability and cost of hotel rooms for Junior Gold competitors. Those concerns necessitated swapping the Junior Gold Championships host city sites for 2016 and 2017.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of a 300 game by Artur Colomer, Catalonia, at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo4.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video clip shows the last two shots of a 300 game by Artur Colomer of Catalonia. It was the second perfecto of the 2014 BWC and the 69th in the history of the World Cup (56 by men and 13 by women.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of the various styles from male bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo3.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

USBC News

11/05/14

USBC, Kegel extend partnership through 2016

2013USBCLogo_small.jpg2011KegelLogo_small.jpgSince 2006, the United States Bowling Congress and Kegel have worked hand in hand to provide fair and consistent lane conditions at USBC championship events. The companies recently agreed to extend their partnership to make Kegel the official lane maintenance provider for all USBC tournaments through December 2016.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Video of the various styles from female bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo2.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the female bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

United States

11/04/14

PWBA accepting applications for host centers, unveils logo

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA), which will re-launch next summer, now is accepting applications from bowling centers interested in serving as a host for a PWBA tournament. More than a decade after holding its last event, the PWBA Tour will re-launch in mid-summer of 2015 with a nine-event tour and a new logo. The PWBA has a three-year funding commitment from USBC and BPAA to support operations and provide guaranteed prize funds for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.


2014 BWC

11/04/14

Video of the Opening Ceremonies at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo1.jpg The 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup was officially declared open during a one-hour Opening Ceremony Monday evening, November 3rd, in the atrium of Sky Tower, the highest building in Poland and home of 24-lane Sky bowling center, in Wroclaw, Poland. The 50th edition of the prestigious event, which runs from November 1-9, is the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate.

2014 BWC

11/03/14

50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup officially declared open

Real action will commence on Tuesday morning with the first qualifying block at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWCDwarfs_small.jpgThe Opening Ceremonies of the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started at 7 p.m. CET on the ground level of Sky Tower (51 floors, 212m to the roof) in Wroclaw, Poland, with Tournament Director Bernard Gibbons (Ireland) welcoming the guests and all the participants, who make the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Pictured left is Bowlingdigital's illustration for new "Bowling Dwarfs" in Wroclaw.

PBA Regional News

11/03/14

Jesper Svensson defeats Thomas Larsen to win PBA South Point All Regions Open

International bowlers dominate PBA Regional event with four players in the top 5

2014SouthPointOpenJesperSvensson_small.jpg Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson (pictured) defeated Thomas Larsen of Denmark, 259-214, to win the PBA South Point All Regions Open Sunday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas and to earn the $3,000 top prize. Larsen pocketed $1,700 for second place. Using a urethane bowling ball, Svensson, the reigning World Youth Championships Masters champion, achieved perfection to eliminate fellow Swede Kim Bolleby in the semifinals, 300-228.

PBA Special Events

11/03/14

Champions crowned in PBA Challenge Finals

PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional, PBA Women's Regional representatives compete in ESPN special event

2014PBAChallengeFinalists_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli of Venezuela and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz., and EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., Clara Guerrero of Colombia and Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., advanced to the finals of the PBA Challenge, a made-for-ESPN special event, which was held in conjunction with the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI Sunday Nov. 2 at South Point Bowling Plaza. The ESPN telecast will air on Sunday, Jan. 19.


2014 BWC

11/02/14

Impressions from the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWCLogo2_small.jpg The 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, part of the Fitness Academy Group. 158 players from 88 countries, 86 men and 72 women, have registered for the 50th edition of the prestigious event. Bowlingdigital.com will report live from Wroclaw including photos and results after each round. The United States Bowling Congress will provide live streaming on Bowl.com's BowlTV.

Industry News

11/02/14

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2014 PBA Tour #7-10

11/02/14

Four champions crowned in PBA WSOB VI "Animal Pattern" Championships

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The sixth edition of the PBA World Series, scheduled for Oct. 25-Nov. 1 at South Point in Las Vegas, featured four animal pattern championships. The champions of the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships, which were conducted on lane conditioning patterns that bear those animal names, were determined in Saturday's stepladder finals at the brand new state-of-the-art South Point Bowling Plaza for delayed broadcast on ESPN. Note: These scores not have not been broadcast on television yet.

USBC News

11/01/14

Jim Knoblauch wins 2014 ITRC Super Senior Classic

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Jim Knoblauch (pictured) of Waukesha, Wisconsin, made a key ball change that ultimately helped him win the 2014 International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic with a 224-213 win against defending champion Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nevada. Knoblauch earned $3,000 for the victory Friday. The Super Senior Classic is open to all USBC members age 60 and older, and every round of the 2014 event was broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

2015 PBA League

11/01/14

BROOKLYN STyLES make Sean Rash first pick in 2015 PBA League Draft

PBA World Championship top qualifier Wes Malott goes No. 2 by Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits

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Sean Rash (pictured) of Montgomery, Ill., was the first of 40 players selected in the 2015 PBA League Draft, held Friday at South Point Bowling Plaza. Eight PBA League teams will compete for the Elias Cup in two days of competition at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, March 28-29. Draft order was determined by a random drawing. The BROOKLYN STyLES are managed by PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia.

World Bowling News

10/31/14

Major cities bid for World Bowling Championship events

Decision will be made by the World Bowling Executive Board on Dec. 15 and 16

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgMajor cities from across the globe have put in their bids to host future World Bowling championship events, World Bowling CEO and President Kevin Dornberger announced Friday. Earlier this year, World Bowling put out requests for bids for the 2017 World Senior Championships, the 2017 World Championships, the 2018 World Youth Championships and the 2018 World Men's Championships. The decision on which cities will host the events will be made by the World Bowling Executive Board on Dec. 15 and 16.

USBC/PBA News

10/31/14

South Point Hotel and Casino opens doors to $35 million South Point Bowling Plaza

State-of-the-Art United States Bowling Congress Tournament Facility

20130501SouthPointArena2_small.jpgSouth Point Hotel and Casino's new $35 million bowling tournament facility, South Point Bowling Plaza, rolls into Las Vegas eight months early with a full schedule of tournament events beginning on Saturday, Nov. 1. After signing a 12-year deal with United States Bowling Congress (USBC), Las Vegas Events (LVE) and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) in April 2013, South Point Bowling Plaza has scheduled 122 days of tournament operations in 2015.

PBA News

10/30/14

Chinese bowlers make historic debut in PBA World Series of Bowling VI

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A group of six bowlers from mainland China (pictured) made history this week as the first players from their country ever to bowl in professional competition. They earned the right to enter the World Series by recording averages of 200-plus in a "PBA Pioneer League" program initiated by Frank Zhao (c.). The Chinese aren't competitive, yet, but their appearance at WSOB VI may be a preview of the significant impact China may have on the world of bowling in the years ahead.

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