Industry News

03/26/15

Strike Ten Entertainment rolls out partnership with MillerCoors

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Strike Ten Entertainment (STE), the bowling industry's marketing arm and sponsorship division, has announced that it has struck a two-year agreement with MillerCoors to become the "Official Beer Partner of Bowling." Chicago-based MillerCoors is the brewer of some of America's most popular beers. To further support efforts to build its beer business, Strike Ten Entertainment has hired an in-house Trade Brewer who will work directly with centers to provide training and educational tools.

Industry News

03/25/15

Strike Ten Entertainment teams up with Reelzchannel to launch Free Game of Bowling campaign

2015STECampaignwithPolkaKings_small.jpgStrike Ten Entertainment has teamed up with leading entertainment television network, ReelzChannel, to launch the Free Game of Bowling campaign to promote the Saturday, April 11, premiere of the new REELZ reality television series Polka Kings. Running March 29 – May 24, 2015, the ReelzChannel Free Game of Bowling campaign will encourage ReelzChannel fans to download a printable coupon for a free game of bowling at a nearby participating bowling center.

USBC Youth

03/25/15

Pennsylvania bowler Anthony Sidari selected as Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

2015ChuckHallAwardAnthonySidari_small.jpg Anthony Sidari of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award. The annual award, named in honor of the former Young American Bowling Alliance Executive Director, recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement in a male USBC Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college.

PWBA News

03/24/15

PBA and PWBA form new strategic partnership

Agreement includes PWBA Tour Xtra Frame coverage, player services and new PWBA regional events culminating in PBA World Series of Bowling, berths on ESPN telecast

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) have formed a new strategic partnership to provide new events, exposure and services for women's bowling. The seven new PWBA regional events, which will will complement the PWBA Tour schedule, are women-only competitions conducted by PBA's respective regional managers and will have a $10,000 prize fund based on a minimum of 40 entries.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/23/15

England's Dom Barrett continues to lead WBT Ranking after 10/19 events

USA's Mike Fagan and Australia's Jason Belmonte stay in second and third place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 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 in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/23/15

USA's Kelly Kulick holds 112-poins lead as 2015 WBT surpasses halfway point

Kulick's fellow countrywomen Liz Johnson, Danielle McEwan sit in second and third place after 10/19 events

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 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 in the beginning of 2016.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

03/23/15

UMES comes from three down to win the 2015 MEAC Championship

Hawks win their third straight and eighth overall conference title

2015MEACUMES_small.jpg It took three games, but the sleeping giant finally awoke. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), entered Sunday's Championship final for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title seemingly prepared to win. But it was the upstart and 19th-ranked Norfolk State Spartans who looked like the dominant team early, taking a 3-0 lead in a best of seven game match and were poised to upset the Hawks. But UMES rebounded to dash the hopes of the underdogs and win 4-3.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/15

Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson is the new EBT Men's Ranking leader

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Josh Blanchard shoots into sixth 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

03/22/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson overtakes Singapore's Shayna Ng to lead 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Brunswick Euro Challenge ranking winner Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN) are tied for third place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro (approx. 1.024 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.

World Bowling News

03/22/15

World Bowling marks the beginning of a new era

20150319WorldBowlingatMaisonduSportInternational2_small.jpgWorld Bowling were officially welcomed to the Olympic Capital on Thursday evening at a buzzing cocktail reception. The occasion marks a huge milestone in bowling's history and signifies the beginning of an era of vast development for the sport. Joining 55 other sports federations in Lausanne, World Bowling will be housed in the Maison du Sport International, a unique complex that brings together leading players in international sports administration.

USBC Youth

03/20/15

Nevada, Florida bowlers earn USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year honor

2015USBCYouthAmbassadorSeanWilcox_small.jpg 2015USBCYouthAmbassadorMollyGallagher_small.jpg Molly Gallagher (l.) of Reno, Nevada, and Sean Wilcox (r.) of Altamonte Springs, Florida, have been selected as the 2015 USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year. Each year, the International Bowling Congress Youth Committee selects one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for their contributions to the sport, academic achievement and community involvement. Each will receive a $1,500 scholarship and could be selected to serve on the IBC Youth Committee.

2015 ISBT #2

03/18/15

Strong finish propels Martina Beckel, Pekka Tiironkoski to victory in Arthur's 10th Senior Open

2015ISBT02PekkaTiironkoskiMartinaBeckel_small.jpgGermany's Martina Beckel and Pekka Tiironkoski of Finland (pictured, r-l) captured the women's and men's titles in Arthur's 10th Senior Open, the second stop of the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour, which concluded Sunday at Vegas Bowling in Osnabrück, Germany. This year, a total of 100 players representing 10 countries - 81 men and 19 women - took part. Both players put together a big final round to leap from fourth and third place, respectively, to the top of the standings.

2015 ISBT

03/18/15

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.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/18/15

No changes atop the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge after Tuesday's Squads 4 & 5

Germany's Tobias Börding leads 82-player field with 1425; Andreas Bösiger (SUI), Anže Grabrijan, (SLO), Missy Parkin (USA) move into top 10; score to make the cut in 52nd place is 1098 (183 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgThere were no changes atop the leaderboard after Tuesday's Squads 4 & 5 at the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge currently underway in Munich, Germany. Germany's Tobias Börding (l.) continued to lead the 82-player with 1425 and an average of 237.50. Danielle McEwan (r.), United States, was the best of 14 women in second place with 1400 including 48 pins handicap. Three players of Squad 4 moved into the top 10 Tuesday.

2014 ABT Tour TOC

03/17/15

Yousif Falah, Chan Shuk Han emerge as 2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

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Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain and Hong Kong's Chan Shuk Han (r.) won the 2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions Tuesday afternoon at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. In the men's title match, Falah defeated Yannaphon Larp-apharat of Thailand, 187-155, to claim the title and the $20,000 top prize. On the women's side, Chan topped Wendy Chai of Malaysia, 221-183, to earn her second title and the $10,000 first place check.

2014 ABF Tour TOC

03/17/15

Indonesia's Lalisang, Limansantoso lead top 8 men and women into quarterfinals

Players to determine the champions in Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals

2015AsCRyanLalisang2_small.jpg 2014AsianGamesSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) and defending women's champion Sharon Limansantoso (r.) topped men's and women's Round One of the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions to lead the top eight players into Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. The single-elimination bracket finals feature one-game matches. The men's champion will receive the US$20,000 top prize while the women's champion will walk away with US$10,000.

USBC Collegiate

03/16/15

2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships field set

2014ITCXBowlingLogo2_small.jpg The 32 teams that will compete for collegiate national titles were decided Sunday as the field for the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships was set. The field of 16 men's teams and 16 women's teams was determined at sectional qualifiers at four sites - Stratford, New Jersey; Fort Worth, Texas; Addison, Illinois; and Smyrna, Tennessee - with the top four teams in each division advancing. The ITC will be held April 16-18 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.

England

03/15/15

British Tenpin Bowling Association and MFA Bowl Ltd. announce partnership

20150314MFAChairmanMehdiAfsharBTBAChairmanRonGriffin_small.jpg The British Tenpin Bowling Association and MFA Bowl Ltd. have announced a ground breaking partnership for the benefit of BTBA members. L-R MFA Chairman Mehdi Afshar and BTBA Chairman Ron Griffin. With immediate effect MFA recognizes the role and work of the BTBA as the National Governing Body for Tenpin Bowling in England and has committed to work to encourage the growth of BTBA membership through BTBA sanctioned leagues within MFA centers.

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