Industry News


Brunswick tapped as Bowling Equipment Supplier for the NBS of Turkmenistan

32-laner is slated to be one of the host venues for the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgIndustry leader Brunswick Bowling recently signed a deal to supply and install all of the bowling equipment for the 32-lane National Bowling Stadium of Turkmenistan, currently under construction in the capital city of Ashgabat. The stadium is slated to be one of 12 world-class competition venues that will comprise the Ashgabat Olympic Complex – the host site for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). The 2017 edition of these Games is scheduled to pit 62 competing nations (the most ever) in 19 sports ranging from tennis to cycling to bowling and jujitsu to kickboxing to basketball.



24th Malta Open Championships - Slow Motion Video

2015MaltaOpenVideo_small.jpg The 24th edition of the Malta Open Championships was held from June 17-21 at 20-lane Eden Super Bowl located at St. George's Bay in St. Julian's, Malta. The tournament, which was won by Ramon Hilferink of the Netherlands, drew 115 players. This slow motion video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the players and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 18 participating countries. To watch the video

2015 PBA #12


EJ Tackett wins PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open

PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year captures first PBA Tour title and $15,000 prize

2015PBA12EJTackett_small.jpg Top qualifier EJ Tackett (r.) of Huntington, Ind., threw a string of seven consecutive strikes to defeated Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 256-213, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open and his first PBA Tour title Sunday at South Plains Lanes in in Lubbock, Texas. Tackett, PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year, opened the title match with three single-pin spares, but made a few adjustments and followed with his string of seven strikes to run away from O'Neill.

2015 PBA Tour


PBA adds PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open to 2015 Schedule

2015PBALogo_small.jpg After the PBA has added the PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic, including two PBA Tour title events, to its 2015 schedule, the 2015 PBA Tour consists of 24 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 Tour will conclude with the PBA World Series of Bowling VII Dec. 9-17 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9


Carsten Warming Hansen wins his first EBT title in Roto Grip Polish Open

Dane defeats Swede Daniel Fransson in the championship match, 213-205

2015EBT09Top3_small.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen (center) of Denmark defeated Daniel Fransson (l.) of Sweden, 213-205, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Roto Grip Polish Open Sunday evening at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Hansen earned the 6.000 Euro top prize for the victory in the EBT "Satellite" event. Fransson took home 4.000 Euro for his third career runner-up finish in an EBT event and Richard Teece (r.) of England got 2.500 Euro for third place.



Dublin Bowl's Bill Cooley receives 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award


Bill Cooley (center), the head mechanic and lane maintenance supervisor at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl for the last 35 years, was presented the 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award at Bowl Expo on Thursday. Because of his extensive knowledge of lane maintenance and Brunswick pinsetters, Cooley was hired by bowling legend Earl Anthony in 1980. The center has been the host of numerous Professional Bowlers Association national and regional events over the last 30 years.

2015 PBA Tour News


PBA adds South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic to 2015 Schedule

All-new PBA Team Challenge, PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open set for October

2015PBALogo_small.jpgThe PBA will return to South Point Bowling Plaza Oct. 19-26 with a new PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic program, featuring an all-new PBA Team Challenge, qualifying and match play rounds of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship and a new PBA Tour title event, the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open. The new competition program for South Point became possible when the PBA moved the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII, originally scheduled for South Point, to Reno, Nev.

2015 ABF Tour #6


Michael Mak, Veronica De Souza unstoppable in ABF Tour Macau leg

2015ABFT06MichaelMakVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg Hong Kong's Michael Mak (l.) and local favorite Veronica De Souza (r.) posted big games in the finals of the 2015 ABF Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday in Macau, China. Mak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma, with the front five strikes and finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory. De Souza threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

2015 ABF Tour


2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale


The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, 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 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

World Bowling News


Bowling is on the shortlist of additional events for the XXXII Olympiad

Eight IOC-recognized International Federations have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; vote for bowling in 2020 Olympics in The Wall Street Journal-Asia online poll

2020TokyoOlympicsLogo_small.jpg The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee today has announced that Tenpin Bowling has been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020 has shortlisted eight IOC-recognized International Federations (IFs) proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, will now be admitted to the second phase of the application process.



One proves to be the lucky number in Macau China International Open

Defending men's champion Tomoyuki Sasaki (Japan) and Lee Young Seung (Korea) win the open division titles from No. 1 seed; it marks the seventh consecutive win for the men's No. 1 and the sixth out of seven for the women's No. 1

2015MacauOpenLeeYoungSeungTomoyukiSasaki2_small.jpgThe number 1 again proved to be the lucky number in the Macau China International Open as both, Tomoyuki Sasaki (r.) of Japan and and Korea's Lee Young Seung (l.) won the seventh edition of the event from No. 1 seed Monday at COTAI bowling center. Defending men's champion Sasaki fired a huge game to defeat Korea's Baek Jong Yun, 279-224, to win his second consecutive title in Macau and the 70,000 Macau pataca top prize (approx. US$8,760).



Dutch Ramon Hilferink finally gets the monkey off his back in Malta

Defeats Norway's Bjørn Einar Rudshagen, 447-438, to win the 24th Malta Open Championships in his third attempt

2015MECRamonHilferink_small.jpg2015MaltaOpenBjornEinarRudshagen_small.jpgIn his third consecutive title match in Malta, Dutch national team member Ramon Hilferink (pictured left) defeated Norway's Bjørn Einar Rudshagen, 447-438, to win his first title and the 2.100 Euro top prize in the 24th Malta Open Championships after finishing second in the past two years. In the semifinal matches, Hilferink defeated Malta's Neil Sullivan, 454-421, while Rudshagen ousted England's Darren Cundy, 451-380.

PBA News


PBA unveils schedule, prize fund for GEICO World Series of Bowling VII

Focus on live ESPN PBA World Championship, new host Reno National Bowling Stadium highlight changes; bettors will be able to wager on PBA World Championship results; entries open on July 8

2015PBAWorldSeriesofBowlingNBSReno_small.jpgThis December, Reno's National Bowling Stadium will be the center of the bowling universe as ESPN, Xtra Frame and the best players in the world will converge for a series of the most unique and lucrative events in the sport at the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the National Bowling Stadium's 78 lanes means a full field of 312 and a prize fund that will exceed $760,000.

2015 PBA50 Tour #7


Amleto Monacelli battles mental game to win PBA50 Northern California Classic

Hall of Famer defeats Brian LeClair 237-225 in championship match for fourth career PBA50 Tour title; two-time major league all-star pitcher John Burkett finishes fourth

2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpg2014PBAWSOBBrianLeClair_small.jpgWith his mental game still a work in progress, PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) was able to keep his emotions in check enough to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., Wednesday for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title. The Venezuelan defeated last week's winner Brian LeClair (r.) of Delmar, N.Y., 237-225, in the championship match for his first title of the season.

2015 SEA Games


Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Jazreel Tan conclude 28th SEA Games with victory in Masters

Muhd Rafiq Ismail (MAS) and Daphne Tan earn the silver medal; Adrian Ang (MAS) and sixth-place Tannya Roumimper (INA; by SEA Games rule) get bronze

2015SEAGYannaphonLarpapharat4_small.jpg2015SEAGJazreelTan4_small.jpgYannaphon Larp-apharat (l.) of Thailand and Singapore's Jazreel Tan (r.) captured the gold medals in the men's and women's Masters finals in the 28th Southeast Asian Games which concluded the bowling competition of the Games Sunday afternoon at Orchid Bowl in Singapore. In the title match, Larp-apharat defeated No. 1 seed Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 414-381, while Jazreel flew past compatriot Daphne Tan, 516-353.

2015 MEC


Martin Larsen sweeps Tore Torgersen to win the Masters at Men's European Championships

Mik Stampe (DEN) and Markus Jansson (SWE) share the bronze medal

2015MECMastersTop4_small.jpgIn the title match between two of the most decorated European bowlers, Martin Larsen of Sweden swept Norway's Tore Torgersen, 2-0, to win the gold medal in Masters at the 2015 Men's European Championships. Larsen rolled two solid games of 212 and 215, while Torgersen, who averaged almost 220 in the first four rounds, managed only 164 and 171 to settle for the silver medal. Markus Jansson, Sweden, and Mik Stampe, Denmark, shared the bronze medal.

2016 European Bowling Tour


European Bowling Tour announces preliminary schedule for 2016

17th season features 18 tournaments in 13 countries including 3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of approx. 930.000 Euro (currently 1,033,000 U.S. Dollar)

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2016 European Bowling Tour. Heading into the 17th season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT will consist of 18 tournaments in 13 countries including three "Platinum" events as well as four "Gold", four "Silver" and 7 "Satellite" events. The 18 tournaments offer total prize fund of approximately 930.000 Euro, currently 1,033,000 U.S. Dollar.



Bowlingdigital's Herbert Bickel selected for 2015 IBMA Luby Hall of Fame Award editor Herbert Bickel (pictured), one of the pioneers of online real-time coverage of bowling tournaments and news, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Luby Hall of Fame Award by the International Bowling Media Association. The award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to print, broadcast, telecast or photographic coverage of bowling over an extended period of years. The award will be presented June 24 at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

Coming in October


Onsite Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 2-11)

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" offers total prize fund of 239.000 Norwegian Kronor (approx. 28.040 Euro) with 40.000 NOK (approx. 4.695 Euro) going to the winner; online registration will open soon

2015NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick is the 16th stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the penultimate of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 2-11 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers total prize fund of approx. 28.040 Euro including a 4.695 Euro top prize. You can find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. will provide onsite coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 8 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 11.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15


Registration is open for the 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament will be held from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria; VO 2015 offers total prize money of 73.130 Euro

2015ViennaOpenLogo_small.jpg Registration is now open for the 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, which will be held from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament has total prize fund of 73.130 Euro plus several extra prizes with 7.000 Euro going to the winner. Qualifying is traditionally a doubles tournament. The winners will split 1.600 Euro. While the tournament format remained almost unchanged, the number of qualifying squads was reduced to 16.

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