2014 PBA Tour

09/13/14

2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour hits the home stretch

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consists of 12 events of the 2014 World Bowling Tour, which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member, as well as 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States. Following the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas is the 28th Round 1 Japan Cup in Tokyo, Japan. The 2014 PBA Tour concludes with the first three events of the 2015 World Bowling Tour in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

PBA News

09/12/14

New DHC PBA Japan Invitational adds to PBA World Series' international impact

Top PBA World Championship qualifiers in Las Vegas to earn berths in January tournament

2014PBAJapanLogo_small.jpgThe PBA World Series of Bowling VI, along with its new relationships with the bowling community in Japan, have combined to create a new PBA DHC Japan Invitational tournament in January that will be an important event in the international bowling community that also will kick off the PBA's 2015 Tour schedule. The DHC Invitational will take place Jan. 15-18 at Tokyo Port Bowl in Japan, and will feature a series of pro-am and exhibition matches in addition to the main event.

USBC Collegiate

09/12/14

Sites determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships through 2018

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The XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will return to familiar sites in 2016 and 2018 and be held in a convention-center setting in 2017 as the host cities have been determined for the premier events of the collegiate bowling season. The 2016 events will take place at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, while the 2017 tournaments will be contested at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 2018 events will be held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

USBC Youth

09/11/14

Junior Team USA roster to grow in 2016

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The Junior Team USA roster will grow to 12 boys and 12 girls in 2016, with nearly all of the spots on the team being earned based on performance. Junior Team USA, which represents the United States in international youth competition, will be determined at the Junior Gold Championships and the United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials each year. To be eligible for Junior Team USA in 2016, bowlers must be U.S. citizens and be age 20 or younger as of Jan, 1 2016.

PBA News

09/10/14

Milwaukee to host PBA Players Championship, Roth/Holman Doubles events

World's top bowlers to compete in preliminary rounds prior to USBC Masters, 50th PBA Tournament of Champions

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe world's best bowlers will return to Milwaukee in late January to compete in the preliminary rounds of two Professional Bowlers Association championship tournaments – the PBA Players Championship and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship – leading into a mega-television weekend in Indianapolis as part of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

USBC News

09/09/14

Queens, Senior Queens set guaranteed brackets for 2015

Both events are conducted in Ashwaubenon Bowl in Green Bay, Wis. (May 13-19, 2015)

USBCQueensLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Queens and Senior Queens will feature guaranteed brackets when the 2015 events are conducted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in May. The Queens will advance 64 players to the double-elimination match-play bracket, while the Senior Queens will have a 32-player bracket. Both events will take place May 13-19 at Ashwaubenon Bowl. Each event will have at least a 1:3 cashing ratio and each participant who reaches the match-play bracket will cash.

PBA News

08/30/14

PBA's 50th anniversary Tournament of Champions highlights ESPN Schedule

Live coverage of three major championships on tap as 34th season on ESPN begins on December 14

2014PBAESPNRandyPedersenKimberlyPresslerMikeJakubowski_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association's 34th consecutive season of coverage on ESPN begins on Sunday, Dec. 14, and includes 16 weeks of national television coverage for the world's best bowlers, including live coverage of three major championships: the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, PBA World Championship and USBC Masters. The new season on ESPN begins on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. ET with the finals of the PBA Cheetah Championship.

2014 WBT News

08/26/14

World Bowling Tour Finals to showcase world's best bowlers

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe top-ranked bowlers in the world will be featured in the season-ending World Bowling Tour (WBT) Finals in November in the grand finale to the WBT season. The top three men and top three women in the WBT rankings were finalized over the weekend as the final stop on the 2014 schedule was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The finalists were determined based on the WBT points standings and will compete for a $70,000 prize pool on Nov. 1 or 2 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Men's Point Ranking

08/26/14

Mika Koivuniemi, Sean Rash, Jason Belmonte lead 2014 WBT men's point ranking

Top three players advance to the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals Nov. 1 or 2 in Las Vegas

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour featureds 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which was exclusively for women (USBC Queens). The top 50 men and women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include every event from 2013 and 2014. The top 3 men and top 3 women qualified for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1 or 2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Women's Point Ranking

08/26/14

Kelly Kulick, Liz Johnson, Sandra Andersson lead 2014 WBT women's point ranking

Top three players advance to the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals Nov. 1 or 2 in Las Vegas

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour featureds 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which was exclusively for women (USBC Queens). The top 50 men and women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include every event from 2013 and 2014. The top 3 men and top 3 women qualified for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1 or 2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 PBA50 Tour Awards

08/21/14

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber Top 2014 PBA50 Tour Statistics; Johnny Petraglia takes Super Senior Player of the Year honors

2014PBA50POYNormDuke_small.jpgIt didn't take long for PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) to make an impact on the PBA50 Tour. In his rookie season on the tour for players ages 50 and older, the 37-time PBA Tour champion from Clermont, Florida, became only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Despite the great season Duke had, it was two other PBA greats – Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber – who led the PBA50 Tour statistical races over the course of the 11-tournament campaign.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/19/14

13th CGSE World Youth Championships in Hong Kong comes to an end

Under-21 youth bowlers to be invited to compete in the 14th World Youth Championships in Lincoln, Neb., USA, in July 2016

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg 2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg Hong Kong was the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best Under-21 bowlers in the sport competed in the 13th World Youth Championships at SCAA Bowling Center. 262 players, 96 girls and 166 boys, from 46 World Bowling member federations participated in the biennial event and bowled for 10 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All-Events and Masters.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award

2015PBA5012WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer to earn the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year crown Wednesday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Williams, defeated Baker in the championship match, 268-224. With a win Baker could have earned the 16 points necessary to move ahead of Duke of Clermont, Florida, for the Player of the Year title.

2014 PBA50 Tour

08/14/14

2014 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2014 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 12 tournaments Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, California, Oregon, Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota including two majors, the PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters, to be held back-to-back in Las Vegas in June. For the second consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the televised PBA50 Tour Finals which will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in November.

Tribute

03/10/13

The Constant Flame - Recalling the life of John Davis By Fred Groh

Republished courtesy of International Bowling Industry magazine (Volume 21, March 2013)

2013IBIJohnDavisTribute_small.jpg We did not know John Davis the way Len Nicholson did, or Chris Chartrand or Pat Ciniello, all three friends and colleagues of Davis's for years who spoke at the memorial service for him in February. It was held at the most appropriate possible place: the Kegel Training Center at Kegel headquarters in Lake Wales, FL. Davis died Jan. 25. "He tried to do something that no one else did," as Nicholson says. "He tried to make the sport as fair as possible."

Sweden

05/08/07

Don't get too angry on the lanes

MikaelKanoldonYouTube.com.jpg Mikael Kanold is a young talented Swedish bowler, a member of the Swedish youth national team, and not known for becoming angry very often. His compatriot Martin Larsen, World Doubles champion and Jason Belmonte, the High Roller champ from Australia brought this video to our attention. It shows why all bowling center proprietors teach their customers NOT to cross the line between the approach and the lane. Actually it gives the expression 'foul line' a new meaning. Enjoy.

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