2016 PBA50 Tour #10


Duke defeats Weber in PBA50 World Championship

Norm Duke beats Pete Weber 234-215 in title match to notch his third career PBA50 Tour title and second PBA50 Major

2016PBA5010NormDuke_small.jpgWhen PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke looks for motivation, he finds it in the milestone PBA50 Tour season that longtime rival and fellow hall member Pete Weber is having this year. Duke had extra motivation in the title match of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship Saturday beating Weber (right), 234-215, in the title match at Island Xtreme Bowl for his second PBA50 Tour major and third title of his career on the tour for players 50 years of age and older.

2016 PBA50 Tour


2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

2016 PBA50 Tour features 15 events including four "Majors"

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The 2016 PBA50 Tour for players 50 years of age and older (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 15 tournaments in seven States, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Indiana. The extended PBA50 schedule includes four "majors", PBA Senior U.S. Open (May 29-June 3), USBC Senior Masters (June 19-25), PBA50 World Championship (July 17-23) and the PBA50 National Championship which will conclude the 2016 season at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., USA (Aug. 14-17).

2016 European Bowling Tour #10


Francois Louw leads 64 players into Track Open finals

2016EBT10FrancoisLouw2<2_small.jpg Francois Louw saved his best for the last qualifying squad at the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger. The South African averaged 230.50 in squad 18 to beat out Gery Verbruggen of Belgium for top spot by just one pin Saturday evening at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Louw (pictured) closed his six-game series with a big 266 to win the qualifying with 1383. He leads 64 players out of a field of 171 from 17 countries into the finals on Sunday, July 24.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10


Williams, Bohn and Kretzer win PBA50 Regionals in Minnesota

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins Viper Championship for 99th title in PBA competition

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm match play finalists Walter Ray Williams Jr., Parker Bohn III and Brian Kretzer each won PBA50 regional titles Friday at Island Xtreme Bowl. Williams (pictured) won the 99th tournament of his PBA career by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 268-258, in the title match of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Viper Championship, one of three regional events conducted as a prelude to Saturday's final day of the World Championship.

2016 European Bowling Tour #10


Thomas Larsen misses top spot by 14 pins in Munich

2016EBT10ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Tomas Larsen of Denmark led Friday's qualifying with 1363 to fall 13 pins short off the lead in the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Larsen (pictured), who owns four European Bowling Tour titles along with two PBA international titles, sandwiched games of 200, 202, 202 and 223 between high games of 278 and 258, to leap into second place in the qualifying standings with 1363, or the field-best average of 227.17.

2016 WYC


Nebraska standouts ready for 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships

BOWL.com's BowlTV will broadcast wire-to-wire coverage starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2016JuniorTeamUSAGazmineMason_small.jpg2016JuniorTeamUSAJuliaBond_small.jpg While top competitors from nearly 40 countries make their way to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, two members of Junior Team USA will find themselves feeling right at home as the biennial event gets underway Tuesday. Julia Bond (l.) and Gazmine Mason (r.) already have brought a NCAA championship to Lincoln as members of the University of Nebraska women's bowling team.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #27


Walter Ray Williams Jr. returns to China to promote the sport

Next up on Xtra Frame; PBA50 Tour competitor John Burkett undergoes surgery; Special benefits available to new, returning PBA members; Chris Warren, Jeff Frankos win Reno Doubles event

2016WalterRayWilliamsvisitsChina_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr., PBA's all-time titles leader, recently returned from a trip to China where he helped friend Frank Zhao, the founder and president of Longmarch Bowling, promote the opening of a new six-lane bowling center. The new center, located in the Bund district of Shanghai, is the fourth built by Zhao's organization in China. Longmarch is also turning its sights to the promotion of the sport at the competitive level with the hope of growing the sport professionally, according to Williams.

2016 PWBA Tour #7


Rocio Restrepo grabs first PWBA title at Greater Detroit Open

2016PWBA07RocioRestrepo4_small.jpg2016EBT09SinLiJane4_small.jpg Rocio Restrepo admits her emotions can sometimes get the better of her when she's on the lanes, but she allowed those strong emotions to drive her to the title of the PWBA Greater Detroit Open. Restrepo (l.) jumped to an early lead against Malaysia's Sin Li Jane (r.), striking in four of her first six frames, on her way to a 217-185 victory at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Restrepo claimed her first PWBA title with the victory.



2016 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2016PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, which was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years, has released the PWBA Tour schedule for 2016, featuring 10 regular-season events, four "majors" and stops from coast to coast. The 2016 PWBA schedule kicked off April 28 with the PWBA Las Vegas Open at Texas Station and will conclude with back-to-back "majors", the U.S. Women's Open and The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10


Norm Duke retains PBA50 World Championship lead after second round

PBA Hall of Famer keeps momentum on Chameleon lane condition; Australia's Andrew Frawley averages 253.6 to top Chameleon Championship

2015PBA19NormDuke_small.jpg In last month's Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., dominated qualifying as the tournament leader only to falter in match play eventually finishing 11th. It's something the PBA Hall of Famer hopes to avoid in the PBA50 World Championship. After Tuesday's second round bowling on PBA's 43-foot Chameleon lane condition pattern at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., Duke retained his qualifying lead with a 2,422 10-game pinfall total.

United States


The Orleans bowling manager Bob McVey passed away

20160716BobMcVey_small.jpgBob McVey, bowling manager for the Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, who ran the annual National Golden Ladies Classic, passed away. Char Hammel of Las Vegas, the 2010 Senior Queens champion, who runs the Facebook page for the National Golden Ladies Classic, informed: "With a heavy heart I need to let you all know that our beloved Bob McVey suffered a heart attack and passed away on July 19 at 8:45am in the ICU." Services will be held Saturday July 23rd at Palm Southwest Mortuary.

USBC Youth


Inaugural USA Bowling National Championships starts Wednesday

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpg When USA Bowling launched its regional tournaments three years ago, it was building the stage for what eventually would become a national event. The stage now is ready as the inaugural USA Bowling National Championships will take place in Indianapolis, with qualifying starting Wednesday. The finals of the event will be held at Western Bowl on Saturday and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network in August. The USA Bowling program was designed as a team-based youth program.



Yifat Tal, Or Aviram win 2016 Israeli National Championships

2016IsraelNCYifatTalOrAviram_small.jpgYifat Tal of Petach-Tikva club and Or Aviram of Haifa club won the women's and men's Israeli National Individual Championships which were held at "Bola" bowling center in Holon. It was the third title for Tal and the fourth for Aviram. 38 players participated in the 27th running of the event. The champions will represent Israel at the 2016 European Champions Cup October 24-31 at Bowland Bowling Center in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

2016 EBT Masters


Stuart Williams, Sin Li Jane are the 2016 EBT Masters champions

2016EBTMastersStuartWilliamsSinLiJane_small.jpgStuart Williams of England and Malaysia's Sin Li Jane won the men's and women's title in the 2016 European Bowling Tour Masters Monday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. Williams, a six-time European Bowling Tour champion, flew past tournament leader Jesper Svensson of Sweden, 238-168, to capture his first Masters title. On the women's side, Sin Li topped Birgit Pöppler of Germany in a high-scoring title match, 259-246, to become the first Asian Masters winner.

2016 ABF Tour #4


Michael Mak, Han Kyeo Rae triumph in ABF Tour Hong Kong leg

Mak defeats Hardy Rachmadian in roll-off to win his second consecutive ABF Tour title; Han prevails in all-Korean women's final over Lee Na Young

2016ABFT04MichaelMakHanKyeoRae_small.jpg Michael Mak of Hong Kong (l.) continued hot hand and captured his third title in 10 days and the second consecutive on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour defeating Hardy Rachmadian, Indonesia, in roll-off on home turf Monday at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In an all-Korean women's final, Han Kyeo Rae (r.) topped Lee Na Young, 241-211, to seal the victory. Both champions received US$1,000 apiece while the runner-ups got US$500.

2016 ABF Tour


2016 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of six legs in East Asia featuring the top 16 Asian men and the top 16 Asian women of the foregoing international open tournaments, and four ranking tournaments in the Middle East in which the top 16 men in the finals standings receive ranking points. Alisports, the official partner of the ABF Tour provides US$4,000 for each of the six legs. The top 16 men and women at the end of the 2016 season will qualify for the Tournament of Champions in 2017.

2016 European Bowling Tour #9


Dominic Barrett three-peats as San Marino Open champion

Englishman averages 255 in Eliminator finals to win his 12th career European Bowling Tour title and the third in a row in San Marino

2016EBT09DominicBarrett_small.jpgDominic Barrett of England averaged 255 in the eliminator finals of the Storm San Marino Open to win the European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament for the third year in a row Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. It was the 12th victory on the European Bowling Tour for Barrett, who pocketed the 8.000 Euro top prize. Sin Li Jane of Malaysia was the best woman in second place with Martin Larsen of Sweden in third place and Joline Persson Planefors of Sweden in fourth place.

2016 European Bowling Tour


Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

14th Columbia 300 Vienna Open qualifying period extended by two days

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The 2016 EBT commences with the Odense International, an EBT "satellite" tournament which will be held from May 29 through June 5 at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking


Swedes Larsen, Svensson overtake the lead after 9/16 events

Three-time San Marino Open champion Dom Barrett moves into fifth 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 May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking


Germany's Laura Beuthner regains lead after 9/16 events

Sweden's Jenny Wegner slips to second place as she did not compete in San Marino Open; San Marino ranking winner, Sin Li Jane (MAS) is tied for 16th 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 May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

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