USBC News

07/10/14

Jason Overstreet named USBC Deputy Executive Director

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Jason Overstreet (pictured) has been named USBC Deputy Executive Director by Executive Director Chad Murphy. The move elevates Overstreet from his previous role as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, and is part of a broader leadership restructuring. Joining Murphy and Overstreet on the new USBC executive team will be Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Salazar and Managing Director of National Governing Body Neil Stremmel. A search is ongoing for a Managing Director of Technology/Operations/Planning.

PBA50 Tour News

07/10/14

PBA50 Player, Rookie of the Year races make stretch run heading into Fort Wayne

Norm Duke leads in both the PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year points races

2014PBANormDuke_small.jpgWith the 2014 PBA50 Tour season heading into the home stretch, PBA50 Tour rookie Norm Duke (pictured) finds himself with a commanding lead in both the PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year points races — at least for now. As the lone two-time winner this season, Duke, with 48 points, holds a healthy 13-point lead over two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the POY race and a 22-point lead over Parker Bohn III in the ROY race with four tournaments remaining on the 2014 schedule.

Czech Republic

07/09/14

Markku Veijanen wins his first international title in Czech Open 2014

Finn averages over 250 in last eliminator round to earn the 2.500 Euro top prize; high-scoring 12th edition of the event features eight 300 games and one 299

2014CzechOpenMarkkuVeijanen2_small.jpgMarkku Veijanen (pictured) of Finland rolled games of 267 and 238 in the last eliminator round of the Czech Open 2014 to win his first international title and the 2.500 Euro top prize Sunday at Bowland bowling center in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Veijanen beat out Björn Einar Rudshagen of Norway for the top spot by 11 pins, 505-494. The 12th edition of the Czech Open drew 222 players from 20 countries, 182 men and 40 women, and offered total prize fund of 13.140 Euro.

USBC Youth

07/09/14

Record field on tap for Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo next week

USBC Youth Open begin Thursday

2014JGCLogo_small.jpg The top youth bowlers in the country will head to the Buffalo, N.Y., area starting this weekend with dreams of earning spots on Junior Team USA and with more than $200,000 in scholarships on the line at the 2014 Junior Gold Championships. The event, which is presented by Ebonite, Columbia 300, Track and Hammer, officially gets underway with the first round of qualifying on Monday. A record 2,770 USBC youth members are eligible to participate in the event.

USBC News

07/08/14

Andrew Cain to continue as USBC President

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2014USBCFrankWilkinson_small.jpgAndrew Cain (l.) of Phoenix has been elected for a third one-year term as president of the United States Bowling Congress and Frank Wilkinson (r.) of Staten Island, N.Y., will continue to serve as vice president. The USBC Board of Directors elected Cain and Wilkinson as officers for the 2014-2015 season, which begins Aug. 1, during a USBC board meeting held in Orlando, Fla., during Bowl Expo. The 2014-2015 season will be Cain's last as president.

2014 World Bowling Tour

07/06/14

2014 World Bowling Tour hits home stretch

WBTLogo_small.jpg After the Indonesian Open and the Australian Masters fell off the schedule, the 2014 World Bowling Tour is heading into the final event of the season, the WBT Thailand (August 18-25). The 2014 Tour consists of 12 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (3), Europe (2) and Asia (1). The top three men and women in the Point Ranking will compete in the 2014 World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2 during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Women's Point Ranking

07/06/14

USBC Queens runner-up Kelly Kulick maintains her lead in women's point ranking

Queens champion Maria Jose Rodriguez moves into 53 place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour features 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which is exclusively for women (USBC Queens). 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. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Men's Point Ranking

07/06/14

Sean Rash holds slim lead in men's point ranking heading into season-ending WBT Thailand

No changes in the men's ranking in USBC Queens (exclusively for women)

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour features 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which is exclusively for women (USBC Queens). 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. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 USBC Queens

07/04/14

Maria Jose Rodriguez becomes second consecutive foreign player to win USBC Queens

Colombian national team member defeats Team USA's Kelly Kulick in a dramatic finish to win the 2014 event and the $20,000

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez4_small.jpg Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia outlasted two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., to win the 2014 event in a dramatic 190-189 finish at the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday. After Rodriguez missed the 2-4-5-8 combination in her final frame, Kulick was forced to throw a double in order to become the third player in history with three USBC Queens titles. The 2007 and 2010 champion left a 10 pin on her first shot in the 10th frame, handing Rodriguez the title worth $20,000.

2014 USBC Senior Queens

07/04/14

Robin Romeo wins 2014 USBC Senior Queens

2014USBCSQRobinRomeo2_small.jpg United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo (pictured left) of Newhall, Calif., made her way through the stepladder finals to capture the coveted tiara at the 2014 USBC Senior Queens presented by Storm on Thursday. The 57-year-old right-hander defeated fellow hall of famer and top seed Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., 241-188, to take home the $3,500 top prize at the National Bowling Stadium. It was her first victory in more than 30 years of USBC Queens and Senior Queens competition.

United States

07/01/14

2014 USBC Women's Championships comes to a close in Reno

All standings are unofficial and pending final verification

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpg The two-year run of the USBC Women's Championships at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center came to a close Monday as the final squad of the 2014 event stepped off the championship lanes. The 81-day event kicked off April 11 and ushered in a new era in the tournament's 95-year history, switching from five-player to four-player teams for the first time. The tournament also featured new divisions and an all-scratch format for the first time since 2009.

2014 European Bowling Tour #9

06/29/14

Martin Larsen defeats Dom Barrett to win his 8th EBT title in II Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Marek Talpa, Jesper Svensson and Paco Rodriguez achieve perfection in Final Rounds 2 & 3 to bring the number of 300 game to 10; Sweden's Ida Andersson wins women's ranking in Madrid

2014EBT09MartinLarsen3_small.jpg2014EBT09DominicBarrett3_small.jpgSwede Martin Larsen (l.) defeated fellow PBA bowler Dominic Barrett (r.) of England, 213-190, to win his eighth European Bowling Tour title in the 2nd annual Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Larsen, who averaged 261.13 for eight games in Final Rounds 3 & 4 to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, received 6.000 Euro and 100 ranking points for winning the EBT "silver" tournament. The high-scoring event featured 10 300 games.

2014 ABF Tour #6

06/23/14

Sharon Limansantoso, Yeri Ramadona sweep the titles for Indonesia in ABFT Macau leg

2014ABFT06YeriRamadonaSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgIndonesian bowlers Sharon Limansantoso and Yeri Ramadona swept the women's and men's title in the 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Macau leg Monday at COTAI bowling center in Macau, China. Limansantoso (r.) improved on a second-place finish in the Hong Kong leg last week with a 248-201 victory against Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong. Ramadona (l.) captured his second career ABF Tour title defeating local favorite def. Lee Tak Man, Macau, by five pins, 226-221.

2014 ABF Tour

06/23/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of nine legs, five in the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2014 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions in Kuwait.

2014 WEC

06/15/14

Diana Zavjalova wins gold in All-Events and Masters

Latvia leads medal tally as 2014 Women's European Championships concludes in Berlin

2014WECLogo_small.jpg 135 players from 26 European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) member federations participated in the Women's European Championships, which was held June 6-14 at Neue City Bowling center in Berlin, Germany. 21 countries sent a full team to compete in all six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters match play. USBC Queens and Intercollegiate Singles champion Diana Zavjalova, the lone player from Lavia, concluded the Championships with victory in All-Events and Masters match play.

2015 European Bowling Tour

06/11/14

2015 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 15 countries

3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 10 Satellite tournaments offer total prize fund of more than 960.000 Euro (more than 1.3 million U.S. Dollar)

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced the preliminary schedule of the 2015 European Bowling Tour. Heading into its 16th season the EBT will consist of 20 tournaments in 15 countrie sincluding three "Platinum" events (Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Brunswick Euro Challenge and Qatar Bowling Open) as well as four "Gold", three "Silver" and 10 "Satellite" events. The 20 tournaments offer total prize fund of more than 960.000 Euro or more than 1.3 million U.S. Dollar.

Coaching

05/31/14

Michelle Mullen releases second edition of Bowling Fundamentals on June 10th

Book release comes along with mini eBook on 'How to Pick Up Spares'; pre-orders to benefit Bowl-4-animal charities

2014BowlingFundamentals2ndEdition_small.jpg 2014HowToPickUpSpares_small.jpg A passion for writing and coaching has come together in the June 10th release of Bowling Fundamentals - Second Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014) by former women's professional bowler Michelle Mullen along with a mini eBook on 'How to Pick Up Spares'. Mullen is a four-time pro champion, including one major title, a former Team USA coach and a USBC Gold Coach, with a background in biomechanics and sports psychology. Her passion is to coach, more than it is to bowl herself.

2014 PBA Tour

05/26/14

2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour Schedule & Champions

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 12 World Bowling Tour events in the Middle East (6), Asia (3) and Europe (3), 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 two "majors", the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions and the USBC Masters, in January is the PBA Summer Swing. The 2014 PBA Tour season will conclude Oct. 24-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas with the PBA World Series of Bowling VI.

2014 MWC

04/11/14

World Tenpin Bowling Association releases Bulletin No. 1 for 2014 Men's World Championships

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 4-15, 2014)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has invited all member federations to participate in the 2014 Men's World Championships December 4-15, 2014, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The championships 2014 will be hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

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."

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