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2016 European Bowling Tour


2016 European Bowling Tour announces schedule changes and withdrawal of Russian Open

17th season now features 17 tournaments in 12 countries including 3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of roughly 910.000 Euro

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that three tournaments, San Marino Open, Dream-Bowl Palace Open and Polish Open have changed the dates for the 2016 season. Also, the Russian Open has withdrawn from the Tour. Heading into the 17th season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT will consist of 17 tournaments in 12 countries including three "Platinum" events as well as four "Gold", four "Silver" and 6 "Satellite" events, offering total prize fund of roughly 910.000 Euro.

2016 IBE


BPAA announce Peyton Manning as keynote speaker at 2016 International Bowl Expo

Nation's premier bowling industry trade show welcomes five-time NFL MVP for keynote speech

2015DenverBroncosquarterbackPeytonManning_small.jpgToday the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced renowned Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning (pictured), as the selected keynote speaker for the 2016 International Bowl Expo (IBE). Bowling industry's premier annual conference will take place June 26-30 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Manning will be kicking off proceedings on the 29th with a presentation speech about his insights surrounding the importance of teamwork, leadership, and keys to success in any endeavor.

PBA News


Silver Lake Atom Splitters gear up for PBA League "three-peat"

Portland Lumberjacks will join the field for 2016 competition at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine

2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpgThe two-time defending PBA League champion Silver Lake Atom Splitters will make their bid for an Elias Cup "three-peat" in 2016 with a roster led by Chris Barnes, Dick Allen and Tom Daugherty. The three players were protected by Atom Splitters manager Mark Baker and announced, along with players protected by the other seven PBA League teams, by PBA Commissioner Tom Clark who also announced the host city for the 2016 PBA League series will field its own team for the first time: the Portland Lumberjacks.

2015 ABF Tour #8


Ryan Lalisang, Nadia Pramanik sweep ABF Tour Indonesia titles on home turf

Lalisang becomes the first multiple champion of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season; Pramanik wins her second title within two days

2015ABFT08RyanLalisangNadiaPramanik_small.jpg Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Nadia Pramanik (l-r) swept the men's and women's titles in the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg Monday on their home turf at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the second title for Pramanik within two days after winning the women's open masters in the 13th Indonesia International Open on Sunday. Lalisang, who won the Kuwait leg in March, became the first multiple champion this season.

2015 ABF Tour


2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 9 legs and a TOC finale


The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 9 legs, five in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.



Kloempken, Sullins, Romeo elected to 2016 USBC Hall of Fame class

USBCHallofFameLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame will have at least three new members in 2016 after their election by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee. Two-time USBC Open Championships titlist Steve Kloempken will be enshrined in the Outstanding USBC Performance category, PBA senior standout Harry Sullins will become the newest name in the Veterans category and longtime bowling writer Joan Romeo will be recognized for years of service to the bowling industry.



Exciting enhancements for USBC Open Championships in 2017

New third division highlights improvements to broaden appeal and strengthen integrity

2017USBCOCLogo_small.jpgWhen the USBC Open Championships heads to Las Vegas in 2017, the storied event will have several enhancements, highlighted by a new divisional structure. The new elements for the event come from recommendations of a task force comprised of tournament participants, volunteer leaders and staff. The USBC Open Championships also will have adjustments made to policies concerning professional bowlers, scale-room procedures and announcement of lane conditions.

PBA Regional


Amateur Russ Davies defeats Walter Ray Williams Jr. win PBA50 South Point West Open regional

2015PBA50SouthPointWestOpenRussDavies_small.jpgAmateur Russ Davies (pictured with tournament director John Weber, left) of Las Vegas won the most memorable match of his career by defeating PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. to win the PBA50 South Point West Open presented by Track regional Monday at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. The 60-year-old Davies defeated Williams, 217-206, in the title match for his first PBA title and the $1,500 top prize in the concluding event of the inaugural PBA Fall Classic.

2015 PBA Team Challenege


"Dead Money" upsets PBA Stars to win inaugural PBA Team Challenge title

Long-time bowling friends unite to topple decorated team of PBA veterans

2015PBATeamChallengeDeadMoney_small.jpg"Dead Money" is a poker term related to the money left in the pot by players who have folded. It also is the name a team of five relatively untested bowlers (L-R Danielle McEwan, Alex Cavagnaro, Anhony Pepe, Matt O'Grady and Matt McNiel) gave themselves before upsetting a highly-decorated team of PBA stars in the inaugural PBA Team Challenge at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas Sunday.

2015 ECC


Joonas Jähi, Maria Bulanova shoot big games to win 38th European Champions Cup

2015ECCJoonasJahiMariaBulanova_small.jpgJoonas Jähi (l.) of Finland and Russia's Maria Bulanova (r.) shot some big games on their way to men's and women's title in the 38th European Champions Cup, which concluded Sunday afternoon in San Marino. Top-seeded Jähi defeated second-seeded Tom van der Vliet, Netherlands, two-games-to-one, to deny the Dutch his second consecutive title. Bulanova, seeded second, swept No. 1 Joline Persson Planefors of Sweden in the women's finale, 2-0.



Nadia Pramanik (INA), Benshir Layoso (PHI) win 13th Indonesia Open in overtime

2015INAOpenNadiaPramanikBenshirLayoso_small.jpgIndonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Benshir Layoso of the Philippines (l-r) captured the open masters titles in the 13th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship which concluded Sunday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta with the six-player stepladder finals. Both title matches went into overtime as top-seeded Pramanik and Layoso both lost the first match. As in most of the major tournaments in Asia, the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

European Bowling Tour News


European Bowling Tour announces rule changes for 2017 EBT season

2017EBTLogo_small.jpg At a meeting prior to the European Champions Cup in San Marino, the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) presidium has decided several changes to the European Bowling Tour rules effective for the Tour's 2017 season. The presidium has added a "Bronze" category to its existing four categories (lowest to highest category: Satellite, Silver, Gold and Platinum), adjusted the ranking point system accordingly and made several changes to the requirements within the respective categories.

PBA Regional Tour


Danielle McEwan wins South Point PBA West Challenge for first PBA Regional title

2015SouthPointPBAWestChallengeDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgCompeting against a strong field of U.S. and international non-champions, Danielle McEwan (pictured with PBA Deputy Commission Kirk von Krueger) of Stony Point, N.Y., defeated Aaron Lorincz of Belleville, Mich., 277-236, to become the ninth woman to win a Professional Bowlers Association Regional title in the South Point PBA West Challenge at South Point Bowling Plaza Friday. As a PBA West Region title winner, McEwan is now eligible to enter the 2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions.

2015 PBA Tour #17


Ryan Ciminelli out-strikes Anthony Pepe to win PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open

2015PBA17RyanCiminelli_small.jpgRyan Ciminelli (pictured) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., struck on 10 of 12 shots to defeat top qualifier Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, N.Y., 269-211, in the title match of the South Point Las Vegas Open Thursday at South Point Bowling Plaza. In winning the duel of New York lefthanders, Ciminelli picked up his third career title since 2013. It was a big disappointment for Pepe who had led the tournament from the first round, qualifying first for the stepladder finals by 370 pins over Ciminelli.



Europe takes Weber Cup XVI in a rout

2015WeberCupTeamEurope_small.jpgEurope (l-r - Dom Barrett, Osku Palermaa, Martin Larsen and Stuart Williams) are the 2015 Dafabet Weber Cup champions as Williams put Team America out of their misery with a win over Wes Malott in the first singles match of the final session. It gave Europe their third consecutive Weber win and tied the 16 event series up at eight championships each. It was also Europe's biggest ever winning margin and surely makes amends for the hiding they suffered in 2012.

PBA Tour 2015/16


Pickford, Simonson lead field into Roth/Holman PBA Doubles Championship finals

Stepladder finals set for December 19 at GEICO PBA WSOB VII in Reno for delayed airing on Jan. 17, and will be counted as a 2016 title on the official PBA stats

2016PBARothHolmanDoublesFinalists_small.jpgQualifying leaders Connor Pickford, 23, of Charlotte, N.C., and Anthony Simonsen, 18, of Princeton, Texas, earned the top qualifying position for the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship finals in Las Vegas Tuesday. Pickford/Simonsen held off every challenge throughout 20 team games of qualifying and match play to win the top berth in the finals by 245 pins over England's Dom Barrett and Finland's Osku Palermaa.

PBA Regional


Marshall Kent shoots big games to win PBA Sands Regency West/Northwest Classic

2014PBAMarshallKent_small.jpg Marshall Kent (pictured) of Yakima, Wash., defeated top qualifier Mike Wolfe of New Albany, Ind., 276-237, to win the PBA Sands Regency West/Northwest Classic at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., Sunday. Along with his second career PBA Regional title, the 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year earned a $10,000 first prize. On Friday, Rookie Cameron Weier of Federal Way, Wash., Kent's former Robert Morris-Illinois University teammate, won his first PBA title in the PBA Sands Regency West/Northwest Challenge.



Aichi-Ken dominates bowling competition at 69th National Sports Festival

Prefecture gets the most points for both Emperor's Cup and Empress' Cup; at the conclusion of the festival, the host prefecture Wakayama receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo-To wins the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader for the third consecutive year

2015NSFPresidentTrophyAichi_small.jpg The prefecture (ken) of Aichi led both, the overall point list and the female point list, in the bowling competition of the 70th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Sep. 26 - Oct. 2 at Kinokawa Bowl in Iwade-shi, Wakayama-Ken, Japan. The players from Aichi accumulated 139 points in the men's and women's divisiona to finish well ahead of Kanagawa and Tokyo, who finished in second and third place with 82.5 and 72.5, respectively. Aichi-Ken also led the point ranking in the female division.

2015 ISBT #10


Hillevi Huhta, Carlo Greulich conclude 2015 ISBT with victory in French Senior Open

2015ISBT10HilleviHuhtaCarloGreulich_small.jpgHillevi Huhta of Finland and Germany's Carlo Greulich (l-r) concluded the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour with victory in the French Senior Open at Planet Bowling in Lomme. It was the first ISBT title for Huhta, while Greulich became the only multiple men's champion this season. There is always a strong entry for this tournament, and as the ISBT Masters event was being held at the same time, the numbers were even higher than normal, with 92 men and 25 ladies taking part.

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