United States

05/06/15

New leaders in three Regular Division events at USBC Open Championships

Four bowlers reach milestones at the 112th Championships; Colorado's Erick Villagomez fifth to roll 300 game at El Paso Convention Center; doubles champions won't repeat in 2015

2015USBCOCMattMcNiel_small.jpgIt was a high-scoring week at the 2015 USBC Open Championships, with new leaders emerging in Regular All-Events, Regular Doubles and Regular Singles. Three-time USBC Open Championships titlist Matt McNiel (pictured) put himself in position to claim his third Regular All-Events title since 2010. The 29-year-old left-hander rolled sets of 765 in singles, 734 in doubles and 727 in team for a 2,226 all-events total (247.33 average) at the El Paso Convention Center.

Canada

05/06/15

Canadian Tenpin Federation announces adult, senior and youth Bowler of the Year 2014

2014CTFAdultBotYLynneGauthier_small.jpg 2014MWCTriosDanMacLelland_small.jpg The Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) has announced its adult, senior and youth Bowler of Year selections for 2014. Lynne Gauthier (l.) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Dan MacLelland (r.) from Kitchener, Ontario, were named adult Bowler of Year. Senior selections went out to Cathy Harvey of Orillia, Ontario, and Michel Lesage from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Danielle Lemoine and Curtis Fach of Guelph, Ontario, were honored in the youth division.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/06/15

Mike Scroggins defeats Pete Weber to win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

Scroggins wins his second career PBA50 Tour title and becomes season's first multiple winner

2015PBA5004MikeScroggins_small.jpg Mike Scroggins (second from right) of Amarillo, Texas, won four consecutive stepladder matches to win the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday and become the season's first two-time winner. Scroggins defeated PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., in the championship match, 247-195, at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., to win his second PBA50 Tour title in three tournaments with his first win coming in his PBA50 Tour debut.

2015 PBA50 Tour

05/06/15

2015 PBA50 Tour features 13 events including two "Majors" and two "Super Senior" stops

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2015 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 13 tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana including two "majors", the PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas (May 31 - June 5) and USBC Senior Masters in Green Bay, Wis. (July 27 - Aug. 2), and two "Super Senior" events. For the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the PBA50 Tour Finals (dates and venue tba).

BPAA News

05/04/15

Japanese Bowling Centers join Bowling Proprietors' Association of America

2010BPAALogo_small.jpg Nearly 60 bowling centers representing more than 2,000 lanes in Japan have joined the BPAA through the International Membership Program. The centers belong to Brunswick Kai, a group of Brunswick equipped bowling centers that was founded in 1974 to help unite the bowling industry in Japan. Hiroshi Funaki, President of Brunswick Kai, plans to bring a group of more than 30 Japanese members to International Bowl Expo scheduled for Las Vegas this June.

PBA50 News

05/04/15

Monacelli outlasts Bohn, Weber and Williams to win Clash of the Legends

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Four of PBA's all-time greats, with a combined total of 137 PBA Tour and 17 PBA50 Tour wins, battled it out in the Clash of the Legends presented by BVL at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y. Saturday. After three rounds and a roll-off, it was 19-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, Amleto Monacelli (l.) who defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) in a roll-off, 10-9, to win the one-ball elimination event seen on pba.com's Xtra Frame online video service.

Coming in October

05/03/15

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

2015NorwegianOpenLogo2_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. Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 8 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 11.

2015 ABF Tour #5

05/02/15

Kuwait's Mohannad Ebrahim cruises to the title in ABF Tour Egypt leg

2015ABFT05MohannadEbrahim_small.jpgMohannad Ebrahim (pictured) of Kuwait flew past Ayman Hashem of Egypt, 217-145, in the title match of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Egypt leg to win his first career ABF Tour title Friday, May 1st, at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Ebrahim earned a $1,000 bonus for the victory and received 75 ranking points to leap into third place in the men's ranking after five out of ten events with 113 points. Naif Oqab of the United Arab Emirates leads with 137 points.

2015 ABF Tour

05/02/15

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

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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.

United States

05/02/15

Hall of famers Romeo, Naccarato unable to repeat at USBC Women's Championships

New York's Shirley Williams reaches 50 years of participation; leaderboards shaken up at National Bowling Stadium; first live broadcast will take place this week on BowlTV

2015USBCWCRobinRomeoJeanneNaccarato_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famers Jeanne Naccarato of Tacoma, Washington, and Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, (r-l) returned to the USBC Women's Championships on April 27 to put their Diamond Doubles title on the line. This year the duo got off to a slow start and came up short in the title defense, finishing with a 1,137 total. Romeo led the way with a 578 series, while Naccarato finished with 559. Danielle McEwan and Diana Zavjalova lead Diamond Doubles with 1,356.

USBC News

05/02/15

Frank Wilkinson elected USBC President

2015UCBCPresidentFrankWilkinson_small.jpg 2015USBCVicePresidentCathyDeSocio_small.jpgFrank Wilkinson (l.) of Staten Island, New York, has been elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio (r.) of Wichita, Kansas, will serve as vice president of USBC for the 2015-2016 season. Wilkinson, 28, has served as USBC vice president the last two seasons and will assume his new role on August 1. He takes over for Andrew Cain of Phoenix, who is completing his third and final term as president.

USBC News

05/01/15

United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting concludes in Omaha, Neb.

2015USBCConventionLogo_small.jpg In addition to electing three board members Thursday, delegates rejected legislative proposals requiring the merger of non-merged state and local associations during the final day of the 2015 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The 761 voting delegates (723 association delegates, 14 athletes and 24 board members) voted on eight proposals involving changes to USBC bylaws, league rules and tournament rules during the legislative session.

Egypt

04/30/15

Frederik Øhrgaard, Sara Gamal capture men's and women's title in 17th Sinai International Open

2015SinaiOpenSaraGamalFrederikOhrgaard_small.jpgDane Frederik Øhrgaard (l.) and Sara Gamal (r.) from the host country Egypt topped their opponents in the championship matches in two-games, total pins format to capture the men's and women's title in the 17th Sinai International Open Thursday at International Bowling Center in Cairo. Øhrgaard defeated Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar, 502-478, to pocket the $7,500 top prize. In the women's finale, Gamal stunned Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 441-406.

USBC Awards

04/29/15

United States Bowling Congress inducts five into Hall of Fame

2015USBCHoFInductees_small.jpg Five new members of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame had their accomplishments celebrated Wednesday night as they earned bowling's ultimate honor. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Larry Laub of Lincoln, California, Gus Yannaras of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and the late Fritzie Rahn of Chicago were formally inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame at the Ramada Plaza Omaha.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/29/15

Jack Jurek captures emotional PBA50 Miller High Life Classic win

Jurek finishes with nine strikes to beat Bob Learn Jr. in title match, 264-224, for second PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5003JackJurek_small.jpg In a tournament he dedicated to his father Jerry, who passed away two weeks ago, Jack Jurek (left) of Lackawanna, N.Y. survived an emotional championship match to win the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 Wednesday at George Pappas' Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. Jurek also survived an early open in the third frame of the championship match but then roared back with nine consecutive strikes to defeat Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 264-224.

2015 PBA 18

04/29/15

Largest PBA League audience ever watches Elias Cup final rounds on ESPN

Xtra Frame to cover Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open; PBA Commissioner addresses USBC Delegation; three more brands are PBA Product Registered; CBS Sports Network announces PBA Summer Swing air dates; PBA Regional Update

2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpgClosing out a highly-successful season of ESPN coverage, the PBA Tour posted the largest audience ratings in the three-year history of PBA League competition. The PBA League Elias Cup finals from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, reached an audience of more than 670,000 viewers, up 66 percent over the previous year and up 22 percent over the inaugural Elias Cup finals held in 2013. The strong PBA League ratings capped a season that began with the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling.

2015 PBA Tour #7-10

04/29/15

PBA bowlers ready for return to Oklahoma for PBA Summer Swing

FireLake Bowling Center, Grand Casino Hotel & Resort to again host five-event Summer Series; series to air nationally on CBS Sports Network

2014PBASummerSwing_small.jpgA sold-out field including 120 of the world's best bowlers will resume competition when the Professional Bowlers Association returns to FireLake Bowling Center and the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort May 9-17 for the second annual Oklahoma's Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. The Summer Swing will include four PBA Tour title events plus a special Oklahoma's Grand Casino Hotel & Resort King of the Swing finale, all of which will air on CBS Sports Network.

United States

04/29/15

Five bowlers celebrate participation milestones at USBC Open Championships

Iowa's Greg Engelkes rolls fourth 300 game of 112th edition; defending singles champion Louis Jenkins Jr. won't repeat; three live stream broadcasts this week

2015USBCOCDickRice_small.jpgLongevity was the theme this week at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships as five bowlers reached participation milestones at the El Paso Convention Center. Dick Rice (pictured) of Platteville, Wisconsin, celebrated his 60th USBC Open Championships appearance April 27 and became the 16th member of the 100,000-Pin Club on April 28. The 80-year-old right-hander's 1,185 all-events total this year gives him a career pinfall total of 100,296.

Japan

04/27/15

Registration for Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics is open

World Bowling Tour "major" event will be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan; 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar at stake with 10 million Yen ($83.145) going to the men's and to the women's champion

2015WBOLogo1_small.jpgThe inaugural Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics is the 13th event of the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments. The BWO will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo and is the richest event on the 2015 WBT schedule featuring a total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar. Registration for the preliminaries (maximum 100 men and 80 women) opened on Monday, April 27th.

2015 MCC

04/26/15

Anže Grabrijan (SLO), Gulhan Aksular (TUR) conclude MCC with victory in Masters

Turkey leads the final medal table in the 18th Mediterranean Challenge Cup 2015 with two gold, one silver and three bronze medals

2015MCCLogo_small.jpg The 18th Mediterranean Challenge Cup 2015 concluded Saturday with the men's and women's Masters competition at Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece. The top 8 players in All-Events advanced to single-elimination match play. Anže Grabrijan of Slovenia defeated Malta's Mark Spiteri, 420-391, to claim the men's title. Gulhan Aksular of Turkey came back from a 32-pin deficit with big 246 second game to beat Italian Giada Di Martino, 415-395.

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