USBC Youth


Bowling.Com Youth Open has one perfect game, three multiple winners

BowlingcomYouthOpenChampionshipsLogo_small.jpg Eric Gauroniak of Palm City, Florida, had the only 300 game and three other youth bowlers each won multiple titles at the 2014 Youth Open Championships that recently concluded at AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y. The Youth Open is a non-qualifying tournament open to all USBC Youth members. This year's event drew more than 1,200 participants and will award approximately $80,000 in scholarships.

PBA News


50th Anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions returns to Indianapolis

Historic PBA major championship returns to the city of its birth Feb. 11-15, 2015

2014PBAToCLogo_small.jpgWoodland Bowl, the host for some of the most memorable championships in Professional Bowlers Association history, will once again step into the spotlight early in 2015 when the 50th anniversary PBA Tournament of Champions returns to the city where it was born. The newly-renovated Woodland Bowl will host the milestone Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Monday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 15, when ESPN will televise the finals live at 1 p.m. ET.

Industry News


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2014 WYC


Hong Kong 2014 World Youth Championships declared open after Opening Ceremony

Under-21 Championships will be played on 35-feet Beijing and 45-feet Mexico City patterns; SCAA Bowling Center LaneMap Guide available now

2014WYCOpeningCeremonyGroupShot_small.jpgThe 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships are officially open after a stunning opening ceremony at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. A ceremony displaying Hong Kong identity and the relationship with China ended with World Bowling President Kevin Dornberger and the other VIPs performing the "eye-dotting ceremony" for the lion dance after which IOC member Timothy T. T. Fok, GBS, JP, declared the Championships open.

Industry News


Kegel announces new partnership with SM.IT Bowling Distribution

2011KegelLogo_small.jpg Kegel has partnered with Adriano Santi to add SM.IT Bowling Distribution, as a new Kegel Distributor in Italy. Santi began in bowling in 1974 and has been a national team player since 1982. He started in the bowling business when he opened the first bowling center in San Marino called Rose n' Bowl in 2004. This center has served as the host of the EBT San Marino Open since 2004. In San Marino, Santi is involved in 17 companies with sales that exceed 50 Million Euros per year.

Industry News


The Bowling Foundation announces 2014 Bowler's Ed grant recipients

BowlingFoundationLogo_small.jpgAs part of The Bowling Foundation's continuing effort to help enhance the lives of others through the sport of bowling, the foundation has awarded seven grants in the form of mobile bowling equipment to schools and organizations across the United States. The Mobile Bowling Equipment program annually helps schools, groups and other organizations teach students the lifelong sport of bowling though education, instruction, fitness and fun.

2014 WSOB VI


Entries open August 15 for PBA World Series of Bowling VI

World's top players to compete in traditional events; new PBA Challenge added to ESPN lineup

2014PBAWSOBVILogo_small.jpgEntries will open on Friday, Aug. 15, for the Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling VI which returns to South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas Oct. 24-Nov. 2 with a proven formula, a capacity field of the world's most talented bowlers and a few new wrinkles. The World Series, which made its debut in suburban Detroit in 2009, has evolved into an international showcase for bowlers from around the world.

USBC Youth


Storm, Roto Grip, Master to sponsor Junior Gold Championships 2015 & 2016

2015JGCLogo_small.jpg Storm Products Inc. and International Bowling Campus Youth Development have agreed on a sponsorship deal that will make Storm, Roto Grip and Master the presenting sponsors of the Junior Gold Championships. The Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master is a two-year agreement that will cover the 2015 event in Chicago and the 2016 tournament in Cleveland.

World Bowling News


World Bowling creates group to explore alternative scoring systems


With hopes of making following competitive bowling easier and simpler for a majority of people and mainstream media, World Bowling has created a new group tasked with exploring alternative scoring systems. World Bowling president and CEO Kevin Dornberger has announced the formation of the Alternate Bowling Scoring System working group that will find a way to engage non-bowling spectators to help the sport grow. Dornberger said the goal for this group is to come up with an initial recommendation by Dec. 1, 2014.

United States


United States wins three team titles at Tournament of The Americas

ImageThe United States captured three team titles as the 52nd Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas came to a conclusion with the final games of the team competition on Saturday. In addition to the three team titles, the U.S. squad had the all-events winner in nine of the 10 divisions and took the National All-Events title in four of the five divisions of the week-long tournament held at Strikers Lanes in Sunrise, Fla. It is the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone.

World Bowling News


World Bowling launches new website and several social media channels

Bowling community set to grow as World Bowling's digital presence expands

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg World Bowling, the federation that now unites all of international bowling under one name, has expanded its digital presence with the launch of a new website and various social media channels. World Bowling aims to connect international bowlers worldwide, while also developing new global fans. To support these efforts, the federation has increased its digital presence with the launch of and several social media channels including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Team USA News


Team USA roster for 2014 PABCON Women's Championships announced

USBCRodRossITCHeadCoach_small.jpgThe Team USA squad that will represent the United States at the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, in September has been set. The U.S. team, which will be coached by Team USA head coach Rod Ross (pictured), will be made up of Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10


Tom Baker wins PBA50 Dayton Classic for 12th career title

In another Hall of Fame championship match-up, Baker defeats Norm Duke, 265-217, to join Duke as a two-time winner this season

2014PBA5010TomBaker2_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C. (pictured with Carolyn Irwin & Mike Irwin, proprietors of Capri Lanes, and manager Shannon Pluhowsky) won the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip Thursday to capture his 12th career PBA50 Tour title and second of the season. The 59-year-old Baker defeated fellow Hall of Famer and top qualifier Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., 265-217, in the title match at Capri Lanes to join Duke as the tour's only two-time winners this season.

PBA Regional News


PBA Southwest Region to induct five in inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe PBA Southwest Region will induct five individuals into the PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame in its inaugural induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Grand Casino, Hotel and Resort in Shawnee, Okla. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in conjunction with the PBA Grand Casino, Hotel and Resort Southwest Invitational, which will be hosted by FireLake Bowling Center. In additional, Grand Casino will be the "home" of the PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame, housing a special display to honor the inductees.



Roberta Rodrigues, Renan Zoghaib win XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup

Champions qualify for 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWBRAQRenanZoghaibRobertaRodrigues_small.jpgRoberta Rodrigues and Renan Zoghaib (r-l) capture the women's and men's title in the XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup July 27 at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and will represent their country in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 1-9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. In the men's title match, Zoghaib defeated Few Campos, 191-182, while Rodrigues celebrated a narrow 174-170 victory over Neuza Kae to win the women's title.

Industry News


Kegel announces new partnership with Cambol MĂ©xico


Kegel has partnered with Cambol MĂ©xico as a new Distributor for their Lane Maintenance Products in Mexico. Cambol is a company that is recognized anywhere in Mexico and Latin America, with large trade relations built over their 34 years in business. They have divisions in virtually all areas of bowling, sports equipment, capital equipment, sale of equipment and spare parts, and each area is led by a specialist in the field.


BPA News

Fairleigh Dickinson's Melanie Hannon receives 2014 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship

2013AlbertaECroweAwardMelanieHannon_small.jpgThe PBA has announced that Melanie Hannon (pictured), a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has been awarded the PBA's Bill Welu Scholarship Award for 2014. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Welu scholarship was established to annually recognize a college student who combines outstanding bowling talents with academic excellence. Hannon, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., has had a very productive year in 2014 earning NCAA and Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year honors as well as First Team All-America honors.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11


Mika Koivuniemi wins his 10th European Bowling Tour title in Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

The 'big Finn' survives three eliminator rounds en route to win the 7.000 Euro top prize; becomes the first two-time winner this season and is fourth on the all-time EBT title list

2014EBT04JoonasJehkinen_small.jpg2014EBT11MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (l.) of Finland survived three eliminator rounds en route to win his 10th EBT title in the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open and the 7.000 Euro top prize. He is the first two-time winner this season. Leading by 47 pins heading into the championship round, Koivuniemi defeated compatriot Joonas Jehkinen (r.), 197-181 and 1542-1479 overall, to seal the victory. Defending champion Jehkinen earned 5.000 Euro for second place.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking


Mika Koivuniemi wins second EBT "gold" tournament this season to jump into fourth place

Thomas Larsen, Denmark, continues to lead men's point ranking after Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open; second-place Joonas Jehkinen narrows the gap to 90 points; top 11 in this season's overall standings earn points in Munich

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg After the Brunswick Italia Challenge in Asti, Italy, has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking


Kamilla Kjeldsen tops European Bowling Tour women's point ranking after 11/20 events

Birgit Pöppler, Daria Kovalova move into 4th and 7th place as the top-ranked Scandinavian and U.S. women did not compete at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain.

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