IBMA Awards

04/21/15

IBMA to honor Gordon Vadakin with Alberta E. Crowe Meritorious Service Award

200910WSUGordonVadakin_small.jpgA man who has achieved success both on and off the lanes but who perhaps is best recognized as one of bowling's top coaches, is the recipient of this year's International Bowling Media Association Alberta E. Crowe Meritorious Service Award. Gordon Vadakin (pictured), who has made his mark in bowling as an athlete, instructor, coach, and even an entertainer of sorts, is being honored for his outstanding long-term accomplishments in and for the sport of bowling. The award will be presented during International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

2015 PBA League

04/20/15

Silver Lake Atom Splitters repeat as PBA League Elias Cup champions

Anchor bowler Dick Allen wins Mark Roth MVP Award after clutch 10th-frame performances

2015PBALChampionsSilverLakeAtomSplitters_small.jpgHelped greatly by a series of clutch 10th-frame strikes, the Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters (pictured) won their second straight PBA League Elias Cup with an impressive 5-1 decision over the Wheaties L.A. X at Bayside Bowl. At the close of the competition – eight days after escaping serious injury in an automobile accident – Silver Lake anchor bowler Dick Allen was selected as the PBA League's Mark Roth Most Valuable Player.

USBC Collegiate

04/19/15

Wichita State men, North Carolina A&T women win 2015 Intercollegiate Team Championships

Daria Kovalova of Wichita State and Nick Pate of Midland named most valuable players

2015ITCWichitaMen_small.jpgThe Wichita State men (pictured) and North Carolina A&T women were victorious at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships on Saturday. In the men's final, Wichita State swept Midland in the best-of-five title match, 3-0, to record the program's 11th Intercollegiate Team Championships win. On the women's side, North Carolina A&T bested defending champion Robert Morris-Illinois, 3-1, to raise the Kerm Helmer Cup.

USBC Collegiate

04/19/15

Michael Tang, Emily Eckhoff win 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2015ISCMichaelTang_small.jpg2015ISCEmilyEckhoff_small.jpgSan Jose State's Michael Tang (l.) and Hastings' Emily Eckhoff (r.) captured individual titles at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Saturday. Tang defeated Notre Dame-Ohio's Meeco Walker to take home the men's title, 259-174, while Eckhoff secured the women's title over Nebraska's Julia Bond at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan., 237-182. CBS Sports Network will air the semifinals and finals in May.

Japan

04/13/15

Introducing the Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics - in Tokyo, Japan

World Bowling Tour "major" event to be held July 9-12 features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar; men and women bowl in separate divisions for the same amount of prize money using the same format

2015JBCLogo_small.jpg As earlier reported, the Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) has announced that the governing body of the sport in Japan will organize the richest tournament on the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo and features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar. The Tokyo Bowling Association will host the event, which is sponsored by Round One Corporation.

2015 WWC

04/07/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 5-14, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg2015EmiratesBFLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2015 World Championships for women which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Industry News

04/05/15

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2015 PBA Tour

04/01/15

2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 22 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Malaysia's Natasha Roslan, Muhd Rafiq Ismail sweep gold medals in Girls and Boys Masters

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Natasha Roslan (l.) and Muhd Rafiq Ismail (r.) of Malaysia swept the gold medals in stepladder finals of the Girls and Boys Masters competition, which concluded the 18th Asian Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon in Macau, China. Rosland defeated Emily Rigney of Australia in the decisive game, 244-204, to win her first gold medal. Ismail made quick work of Billy Muhammad Islam defeating the Indonesia in one game, 203-183, to claim his fourth gold medal in the fifth event.

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.

Bowlingdigital TV

03/03/15

Bowlingdigital.com video from the 2013 World Championships reaches 1M views

2013WCMensVideo2_small.jpg One of the videos Bowlingdigital.com has produced during the 2013 WTBA Bowling World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., USA, has reached one million views. This video, directed by Flavio Cuva, focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 36 countries.

World Bowling News

03/03/15

World Bowling makes pitch for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games

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2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgKevin Dornberger, President and CEO of World Bowling and the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed the WTBA member federations, Executive Board and Committee members and the media that the sport of tenpin bowling has made its pitch to the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. To read the President's letter

PBA Awards

01/27/15

Australia's Jason Belmonte wins second consecutive PBA Player of the Year Award

Marshall Kent is Rookie of Year; Brett Spangler wins Nagy Sportsmanship Award, Missy Parkin receives Reyes Community Service Award

2014PBAAwardWinners_small.jpgWith another outstanding record in 2014 PBA Tour major championships, Australian two-handed competitor Jason Belmonte picked up where he left off in 2012-13 to earn his second consecutive GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year award. Belmonte, along 2014 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent, Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner Brett Spangler and Tony Reyes PBA Community Service Award winner Missy Parkin, were recognized Monday.

2015 AsC

01/26/15

Ryan Lalisang, New Hui Fen win Men's and Women's Masters title at 23rd Asian Championships

Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand (January 15-26, 2015)

2015AsCMastersChampionsRyanLalisangNewHuiFen_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) of Indonesia and Singapore's New Hui Fen (r.), who dominated the match play rounds to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, finished with big games to end the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in Men's and Women's Masters Monday, January 26 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Korea led the medal tally with six gold, four silver and five bronze medals.

2015 WSrC

01/02/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2nd World Seniors Championships

Sam' Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Aug. 23-30, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held Aug. 23-30, 2015 at 56-lane Sam' Town Bowling Center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. To participate in the second edition of the championships for men and women 50 years of age and above, players must be born December 31st, 1965 or before.

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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