Israel

05/19/15

Lynne Fishler, Ron Berlov win 2015 Israeli National Championships

2015IsraelNCRonBerlov_small.jpg2015IsraelNCLynneFishler_small.jpgRon Berlov (l.) of Hutzot club and Lynne Fishler (r.) of Ramat Gan club won the men's and women's title at the 2015 Israeli National Championships, which concluded May 15 at Gan Shmuel bowling center. It marks the first individual title for both players, who will represent Israel at the 2015 European Champions Cup in San Marino.

2015 PBA Tour #10

05/18/15

Champions crowned in PBA Oklahoma Open and King of the Swing special event

2015 PBA Tour Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing concludes May 17th at Grand Casino Resort Event Center in Shawnee, Okla.

2015PBASummerSwing_small.jpg The 2015 PBA Tour Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing concluded on Sunday, May 17th, at the Grand Casino Resort Event Center in Shawnee, Okla., with the stepladder final of the PBA Oklahoma Open followed by the stepladder final of the Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA King of the Swing special event. The finals, taped over two days by the CBS Sports Network, will air on five consecutive Tuesdays nights beginning with the Wolf Open finals on May 26. Scores may not have been broadcast on television yet.

2015 PBA Tour #7

05/17/15

Kyle Troup wins PBA Wolf Open for first PBA Tour title

Flamboyant two-handed competitor joins father Guppy Troup as fourth father-son combination to win PBA Tour titles

2015PBA07KyleTroup_small.jpgIn his first television appearance, two-handed competitor Kyle Troup (pictured) of Taylorsville, N.C., sporting a throwback Afro hairdo and Partridge Family bus-styled attire, won the PBA Wolf Open in the opening event of the Oklahoma's Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. Proving the adage that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, the son of equally-flamboyant eight-time Tour winner Guppy Troup, defeated 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent , 229-179, in a championship match that featured two of PBA's rising stars.

2015 PBA Tour #7-9

05/17/15

Champions crowned in PBA Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens

Stepladder finals contested May 16 at Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort Events Center in Shawnee, Okla., for tape-delay broadcast on consecutive Tuesday nights beginning on May 26

2015PBASummerSwing_small.jpg The Oklahoma's Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing preliminaries were held at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla. May 11-14. The stepladder finals of the Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens were contested Saturday, May 16, and will be followed by the Oklahoma Open stepladder finals and the King of the Swing special event on Sunday, May 17. The finals will be taped over two days by the CBS Sports Network for airing on five consecutive Tuesdays nights beginning with the Wolf Open finals on May 26.
These scores may not have been broadcast on television yet.

PWBA News

05/13/15

GoBowling.com to sponsor PWBA Tour Championship

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GoBowling.com will be a sponsor for the final event of the 2015 PWBA Tour season, the PWBA Tour Championship, which will be held at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington on Sept. 10-13. The PWBA Tour season starts this week with the USBC Queens. It is the first of nine tour events in which bowlers will earn qualifying points toward the PWBA Tour Championship. The PWBA Tour Championships will feature a $60,000 prize fund, with $20,000 going to the event's winner.

IBMA News

05/13/15

Kyle Troup triumphs as April Bowler of the Month

2015LogoInfusionInsideBowlingOpenKyleTroup_small.jpgKyle Troup (pictured), Taylorsville, North Carolina, has been chosen as the April 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Troup defeated top seeded Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 210-182, in the finals of the Logo Infusion InsideBowling.com Open in St. Louis, Missouri. Troup, with numerous titles in the PBA South Region in his young career, has been a regular on the PBA Tour the past few years and is slated for action in the upcoming PBA Summer Swing in Oklahoma.

Norway

05/13/15

Thorstensen, Haukås win both titles in Norwegian Singles & Doubles Championships

Norwegian Bowling Federation names team for 2015 Men's European Championships

2015NorwegianChampionshipsWomenSinglesHeidiThorstensen_small.jpg 2015NorwegianChampionshipsMenSinglesKennethHaukas_small.jpg Heidi Thorstensen (l.) and Kenneth Haukås (r.) won both titles in the women's and men's division at the Norwegian Singles & Doubles Championships Sunday at Bowling & Squash in Tromsø, Norway. Both started the championhips with victory in Doubles and went on to win the Singles competition as well. Thorstensen teamed with Lisa I Riise to claim the women's doubles titles while Haukås and team mate Stefan Palmèr captured the men's doubles title.

PBA News

05/12/15

Former ESPN, ABC and NFL Network President Steve Bornstein joins PBA Board of Directors

2015PBABoardofDirectorsSteveBornstein_small.jpg Steve Bornstein (pictured), one of the most influential sports and entertainment media executives of the last quarter century, has joined the PBA Board of Directors, Board Chairman Mike Slade announced Monday. Bornstein played a major role in shaping the growth and success of ESPN and the National Football League. He will lend his visionary expertise in areas of marketing and deal-making to the PBA at a time when the organization is experiencing unprecedented growth in television viewership and international multi-media awareness.

Canada

05/08/15

Canadian Tenpin Federation inducts Bob Puttick to Hall of Fame

2015CTFHOFDave KistKarenandBobPuttick_small.jpgCalgary's Bob Puttick (pictured with CTF Director Dave Kist, left, and his wife Karen) has been named to the Canadian Tenpin Federation Hall of Fame in the athletes category. He will the 29th inductee joining 18 athletes, one veteran and nine builders in the national tenpin hall. Puttick, who has won his first tournament in 1971, still competes and cashes in both senior and open events in Alberta and Montana on a regular basis. He is one of only two bowlers in the Calgary Sports Hall of Fame.

Russia

05/07/15

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov dominate Russian Championships 2015

Bulanova wins four out of possible five gold medals; Parshukov claims the titles in Singles and Team; the leaders in All-Events, who rolled the lone women's and men's 300 game, will represent Russia in 2015 European Championships Cup

2015RUSCAlexeyParshukovMariaBulanova_small.jpgDefending Russian champions Maria Bulanova of Nizhny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Krasnodar (pictured r-l) dominated the Russian Championships 2015 which took place April 28th to May 3rd at Russian Field in St. Petersburg, the biggest bowling center in Russia. The event combined the Russian Individual and Team Championships, which were held separately in previous years. As the repeat winners in All-Events, Bulanova and Parshukov will represent Russia in 2015 European Championships Cup.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/07/15

2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens kicks off new PWBA Tour next week

Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., United States (May 13-19, 2015)

2015USBCQueensLogo_small.jpg 2015PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association will mark its official return next week when the best women bowlers in the world battle for the 2015 USBC Queens title. The Queens, which will mark the first PWBA event in nearly a dozen years, will take place at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Nearly 200 bowlers from around the world are expected to compete.

Canada

05/06/15

Canadian Tenpin Federation announces adult, senior and youth Bowler of the Year 2014

2014CTFAdultBotYLynneGauthier_small.jpg 2014MWCTriosDanMacLelland_small.jpg The Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) has announced its adult, senior and youth Bowler of Year selections for 2014. Lynne Gauthier (l.) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Dan MacLelland (r.) from Kitchener, Ontario, were named adult Bowler of Year. Senior selections went out to Cathy Harvey of Orillia, Ontario, and Michel Lesage from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Danielle Lemoine and Curtis Fach of Guelph, Ontario, were honored in the youth division.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/06/15

Mike Scroggins defeats Pete Weber to win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

Scroggins wins his second career PBA50 Tour title and becomes season's first multiple winner

2015PBA5004MikeScroggins_small.jpg Mike Scroggins (second from right) of Amarillo, Texas, won four consecutive stepladder matches to win the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday and become the season's first two-time winner. Scroggins defeated PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., in the championship match, 247-195, at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., to win his second PBA50 Tour title in three tournaments with his first win coming in his PBA50 Tour debut.

2015 PBA50 Tour

05/06/15

2015 PBA50 Tour features 13 events including two "Majors" and two "Super Senior" stops

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2015 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 13 tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana including two "majors", the PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas (May 31 - June 5) and USBC Senior Masters in Green Bay, Wis. (July 27 - Aug. 2), and two "Super Senior" events. For the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the PBA50 Tour Finals (dates and venue tba).

BPAA News

05/05/15

Japanese Bowling Centers join Bowling Proprietors' Association of America

2010BPAALogo_small.jpg Nearly 60 bowling centers representing more than 2,000 lanes in Japan have joined the BPAA through the International Membership Program. The centers belong to Brunswick Kai, a group of Brunswick equipped bowling centers that was founded in 1974 to help unite the bowling industry in Japan. Hiroshi Funaki, President of Brunswick Kai, plans to bring a group of more than 30 Japanese members to International Bowl Expo scheduled for Las Vegas this June.

PBA50 News

05/04/15

Monacelli outlasts Bohn, Weber and Williams to win Clash of the Legends

2015PBAClashoftheLegendsMonacelliWilliams_small.jpgFour of PBA's all-time greats, with a combined total of 137 PBA Tour and 17 PBA50 Tour wins, battled it out in the Clash of the Legends presented by BVL at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y. Saturday. After three rounds and a roll-off, it was 19-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, Amleto Monacelli (l.) who defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) in a roll-off, 10-9, to win the one-ball elimination event seen on pba.com's Xtra Frame online video service.

Coming in October

05/03/15

Onsite Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 2-11)

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" offers total prize fund of 239.000 Norwegian Kronor (approx. 28.040 Euro) with 40.000 NOK (approx. 4.695 Euro) going to the winner; online registration will open soon

2015NorwegianOpenLogo2_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick is the 16th stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the penultimate of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 2-11 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers total prize fund of approx. 28.040 Euro including a 4.695 Euro top prize. You can find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 8 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 11.

2015 ABF Tour #5

05/03/15

Kuwait's Mohannad Ebrahim cruises to the title in ABF Tour Egypt leg

2015ABFT05MohannadEbrahim_small.jpgMohannad Ebrahim (pictured) of Kuwait flew past Ayman Hashem of Egypt, 217-145, in the title match of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Egypt leg to win his first career ABF Tour title Friday, May 1st, at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Ebrahim earned a $1,000 bonus for the victory and received 75 ranking points to leap into third place in the men's ranking after five out of ten events with 113 points. Naif Oqab of the United Arab Emirates leads with 137 points.

2015 ABF Tour

05/03/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale

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The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six 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.

USBC News

05/03/15

Frank Wilkinson elected USBC President

2015UCBCPresidentFrankWilkinson_small.jpg 2015USBCVicePresidentCathyDeSocio_small.jpgFrank Wilkinson (l.) of Staten Island, New York, has been elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio (r.) of Wichita, Kansas, will serve as vice president of USBC for the 2015-2016 season. Wilkinson, 28, has served as USBC vice president the last two seasons and will assume his new role on August 1. He takes over for Andrew Cain of Phoenix, who is completing his third and final term as president.

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