2016 PBA League

03/26/16

Greatest names in bowling return to Portland for PBA's Maine Event 2016

Can Silver Lake Atom Splitters win a third straight PBA League Elias Cup?

2015PBALPortlandMainefans_small.jpgThe greatest names in professional bowling from around the world will return to Bayside Bowl in Portland April 1-6 for a second year of PBA League and individual competition. No one was quite sure what to expect from the PBA's inaugural visit to quaint Bayside Bowl a year ago, but the bowling fans in Portland provided a sold-out, standing-room-only welcome and the stars of the PBA responded with performances that could only be categorized as "I've never seen anything like it."

Coaching

03/25/16

Paeng Nepomuceno named coach of Philippine bowling team

Republished courtesy of Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star; March 22, 2016)

USBCGoldCoachPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgPaeng Nepomuceno, the only bowler in history to win the World Cup four times, has been tasked to put the Philippines back on the right lane. The Philippine Bowling Congress has announced the appointment of the great bowler as head coach of the national team. Nepomuceno's contract, according to PBC executive vice president Steve Robles, has been forwarded to the Philippine Sports Commission for approval. There shouldn't be any problem with the PSC giving its stamp of approval.

2016 EYC

03/24/16

Slovenia, Sweden capture Team gold at European Youth Championships

Finland's Niko Oksanen and Sweden's Cajsa Wegner lead in All-Events after 12 of 18 games

2016EYCSloveniaBoys2_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg The boys from Slovenia boys and the girls from Sweden captured the gold medals in the prestigious four-player team event in the 29th European Youth Championships. The Slovenians, seeded third defeated No. 1 seed Finland, 798-749, to win the boys title. The top-seeded Swedish girls successfully defended the title with an 804-767 victory against Russia.

Japan

03/24/16

Shinbata, Takebe emerge as Masters champions in 54th All Japan Bowling Championships

Aichi prefecture men win seventh consecutive Minister's Cup and eighth overall; Chiba women earn their third Minster's Cup

2016JBCYuhiShinbataKimieTakebe_small.jpg Japan National Team member Yuhi Shinbata of Tokyo prefecture and Kimie Takebe of Osaka emerged as men's and women's Masters champions in the MEXT Cup All Japan Bowling Championships. The 54th edition of the prestigious event was held from March 17-20 at Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa-Shi, Aichi-Ken, the biggest bowling center in the world with 116 lanes on one floor. The Championships drew 519 bowlers, 315 men and 204 women, from 50 local associations.

2016 EYC

03/23/16

Finnish boys, Swedish girls lead EYC Team event after 3/6 games

Niko Oksanen of Finland and Cajsa Wegner of Sweden lead in All-Events after 9/18 games

2016EYCFinlandBoys_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg Finland's boys' team and defending girls' champion Sweden took the lead in the 29th European Youth Championships as the four-player team event has reached its halfway mark Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. Finland led the 18 boys' teams with 2663 total, an average of 221.92 for three games, while Sweden paced the 9 girls' teams with 2561 (213.42).

Industry News

03/23/16

Andres Gomez joins Turbo's Elite Franchise Player Staff

2015PBAAndresGomez_small.jpgThree-time PBA Tour champion Andres Gomez has signed a deal with Turbo Bowling Accessories to join their Elite Franchise Player Staff. The 42-year-old native of Colombia, will represent Turbo on both the PBA and World Bowling Tours. In addition to being a staff player, Gomez will also serve as Turbo's South and Central American Sales Manager. As owner of AG Distributing, which distributes Storm products throughout South and Central America, Gomez will now also serve as a distributor of Turbo Bowling Accessories.

Industry News

03/23/16

Main Event Entertainment selects QubicaAMF's BES X

2016MainEventEntertainmentLogo_small.jpg Main Event Entertainment and QubicaAMF Worldwide have announced that Main Event will install QubicaAMF's Bowler Entertainment System, BES X, and Center Management System, Conqueror Pro in all of its centers. This includes new locations that will be built across the U.S. along with existing facilities that will be upgraded. This decision is part of the entertainment center's focus on furthering the world of bowling entertainment and the guest experience.

USBC Youth

03/23/16

Jack Cook earns Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award

2016ChuckHallAwardJackCook_small.jpg Jack Cook of Denville, New Jersey, a senior at Morris Knolls High School, has been selected as the 2016 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award winner. The winner receives a $6,000 scholarship. The annual award recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement, in a male United States Bowling Congress Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college. Cook will be presented the award at the 2016 USBC Convention.

2016 EYC

03/22/16

Swedish boys, German girls start 29th EYC with victory in Doubles

2016EYCRobertLindbergWilliamSvensson_small.jpg 2016EYCLeaDegenhardtJimmyHartmannBettinaBurghard_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Robert Lindberg (l.) and Germany's Bettina Burghard and Lea Degenhardt (r.) started the 29th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles. The Swedes flew past Tomás Vrabec and Roman Karlík of Slovakia in the boys' finale, 506-384. The Germans edged England's Katie Tagg and Mia Bewley, 447-434, to win girls' title.

2016 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Sweden's Martin Larsen takes over lead in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bahrain's Yousif Falah sits atop the qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals after the conclusion of the Brunswick Euro Challenge

2016EBT05MartinLarsen_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

2016 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Danielle McEwan widens lead in World Bowling Tour Women's Ranking to 170 points

American leads qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals with maximum 150 points

2016EBT05DanielleMcEwan2_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

USBC Youth

03/22/16

Gazmine Mason named Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

2016AlbertaCroweAwardGazmineMason_small.jpg Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, a junior at Nebraska, has been selected as the 2016 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. The prestigious annual award recognizes star qualities in a female United States Bowling Congress Youth bowler, including accomplishments on the lanes, academic achievement and community service. The award winner, selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee, receives a $6,000 scholarship. Mason will be presented the award at the 2016 USBC Convention.

World Bowling Tour

03/21/16

2016 World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

Schedule currently features nine events, six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and United States

2016WBTLogo_small.jpg Heading into its sixth season since the inception in the year 2011, the 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments, including six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and the United States. The U.S. event, planned for December during the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, Nev., will be the lone WBT "major" event so far. The next stop is the World Bowling Tour Thailand scheduled for August 6-12 in Bangkok, Thailand.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/20/16

Jesper Svensson defeats Martin Larsen to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge

21-year-old two-handed lefty wins his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title

2016EBT05Top3_small.jpgIn an all-Swedish title match, reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson of Sweden defeated Martin Larsen, 228-222, to capture his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title in the 2016 Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Needing a double and a seven-count to shut out Larsen, the two-handed lefty delivered two strikes and a 9-count to seal the victory. Svensson pocketed 11.300 Euro, while Larsen received 8.500 Euro.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/20/16

Parker Bohn III holds on to a 55-point lead after five events

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Jesper Svensson jumps into second place, with runner-ups Martin Larsen and Jesper Larsen in third and 10th place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters February 27, 2017 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking

03/20/16

Germany's Laura Beuthner maintains 40-pin lead over Sweden's Jenny Wegner

Brunswick Euro Challenge women's ranking leaders Danielle McEwan, Jasmine Yeong Nathan and Joey Yeo move into 3rd, 5th and 6th place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters February 27, 2017, in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/20/16

Jasmine Yeong Nathan wins qualifying in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Singaporean leads 311-player field from 34 countries with 1539 total, no changes in the top 12 in Saturday's squads 14-17; Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper rolls the 9th 300 game; score to make the cut in 50th place is 1385 (230.83 average)

2016EBT05JasmineYeongNathan_small.jpg Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan remained unchallenged in Saturday's squads 14-17 to win the qualifying of the Brunswick Euro Challenge and to lead a field of 64 players into the finals on Sunday. Yeong Nathan (pictured), one of 12 Singaporean women in the 311-player field from 34 countries, posted a 1491 series in squad 4, including games of 222, 238, 269, 268, 246 and 248, an average of 248.50, and added 48 pins handicap for 1539 total. By virtue of finishing qualifying as the best of 66 women, Yeong Nathan earned a 1.200 bonus.

USBC Youth

03/18/16

Gift For Life Scholarships awarded to 12 USBC Youth members

2016IBCYouthDevelopmentLogo_small.jpgTwelve youth bowlers have been selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee to receive Gift For Life Scholarships in 2016. All 12 of this year's recipients are seniors in high school. The Gift For Life Scholarships annually are awarded to 12 USBC Youth members who are in need of financial assistance to obtain a college education. In honor of the 9/11 heroes, at least two of the 12 scholarships each year are awarded to children of fire, police or emergency rescue personnel

PBA News

03/17/16

PBA Billy Welu Scholarship applications now being accepted

1959BPAANationalMatchGamechampionsBillyWeluMarionLadewig_small.jpg The PBA has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2016 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship Award. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship was established to annually recognize a college student who combines outstanding bowling talents with academic excellence. Welu (pictured left with Marion Ladewig), who passed away in 1974, was a two-time PBA Tour champion and a member of the PBA Hall of Fame's inaugural induction class in 1975.

United States

03/16/16

172 average bowler throws four Brooklyns to win $20,000 in TAT Nationals

2016TATAmateurNationalsJamescartAlarcio_small.jpg Jamescart Alarcio (center) of Pomona, California, threw four Brooklyn strikes (3 in a row) in the final game of the TAT Amateur Nationals to become the first bowler ever from the "189 & Under Division" to win a TAT Nationals title. The TAT, which was held Feb. 1-6 at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., had over 4,000 entries and paid out over $300,000 in just six days in all its events, including over $220,000 in the TAT Main Finals. Champion Alarcio took home $20,000.

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