Qatar

02/26/15

Wes Malott leads Final Round One at H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Qatar

U.S. bowler rolls 1357 six-game series; leads the top 10 into second-round clash with the top six qualifiers

2014PBAWesMalott2_small.jpgWes Malott (pictured), United States, averaged 226.17 and toppled 1357 pins to lead the first round of the finals in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Thursday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center. Malott, who is looking to win his 10th career PBA title in Qatar's capital city of Doha, rolled games of 237, 258, 185, 256, 234 and 187 and leads the top 10 players into the second round where they will meet the top six qualifiers, who had a first-round bye. The winner of the Emir Cup 2015 will earn the $25,000 top prize.

China

02/26/15

Brunswick, World Bowling, Chinese Bowling Association launch Chinese Bowling Foundation

Partners develop plan to foster bowling resurgence in China

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgBrunswickLogo_mini.jpgBrunswick Bowling has joined forces with World Bowling, the international governing body of the sport of bowling, and with the Chinese Bowling Association to establish the new Chinese Bowling Foundation (CBF). The Foundation's mission is to more actively promote and publicize the game of bowling throughout the People's Republic of China.

2015 PBA Tour #3

02/26/15

Mark Roth and Marshall Holman were fierce rivals but perfect doubles partners

PBA legends combined for three PBA Tour doubles titles

PBADoublesMarshallHolmanMarkRoth_small.jpgThe individual accomplishments of Mark Roth and Marshall Holman (r-l) are things of legend. Roth, a four-time player of the year, ranks tied for fifth all-time with 34 titles. Holman, the 1987 player of the year, ranks 11th all-time with 22 titles. But among their 56 combined titles are three doubles championships. When it came to teaming up as doubles partners, both players were a force to be reckoned with at the annual PBA Tour doubles events.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #9

02/25/15

PBA stars head east for three World Bowling Tour events

"Jack Rabbits" PBA League bowling ball debuts this week; Josh Blanchard holds off amateur Wesley Low Jr. for Sutter Creek title

2014PBADominicBarrett_small.jpgPBA stars from around the world are heading east for a three-tournament PBA International-World Bowling Tour series, beginning with the H.H. Emir Cup, which is underway at Qatar Bowling Centre in Doha. The Qatar event will be followed by the Kingdom of Bahrain Open at Ozone Entertainment Centre in Manama, Bahrain, March 2-7, and the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, March 14-22. Heading into the three-tournament swing, Dom Barrett (pictured) of England is the WBT men's points leader.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/23/15

Bowlmor U.S. Women's Open brings number of World Bowling Tour events to 19

2015 WBT Schedule, Champions, Men's and Women's Ranking Winners

WBTLogo_small.jpg The Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6) was added to the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The WBT now features 19 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/22/15

Kamilla Kjeldsen defends her title in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

In a re-match of last year's finale, Kjeldsen out-strikes top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE), 508-410

2015EBT04JaroslavLorenc2_small.jpg2015EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpgIn a re-match of last year's title match, defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (pictured left) of Denmark oubowled top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 508-410, to win her second consecutive European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Sunday evening at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland. It was the 29th victory by a women on the European Bowling Tour.

2015 European Bowling Tour

02/22/15

2015 European Bowling Tour - Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

Tour features 18 tournaments in 14 countries including three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the 10th Istanbul Bowling Open has been cancelled as Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul has to undergo complete renovation due to damages caused by a fire, the 2015 EBT now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. The 18 tournaments in 14 countries offer total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or approximately 1.024 million U.S. Dollar. Next stop is the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer February 18-22 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

02/22/15

England's Paul Moor holds on to the lead in Men's Ranking after four events

International Wroclaw Open men's ranking winner Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE) leaps into 18th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

02/22/15

Singapore's Shayna Ng continues to lead Women's Ranking after four events

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) wins women's ranking in International Wroclaw Open for the second consecutive year to leap into 13th place in the 2015 rankings

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 PBA Tour #2

02/22/15

Bohn wins PBA Players Championship in overtime, ties Roth with 34th title

Strike on second sudden-death shot ends dramatic championship match

2015PBA02ParkerBohnIII_small.jpgParker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., struck on his second shot in sudden-death to win the PBA Players Championship at Woodland Bowl, earning his 34th career title and moving into a tie for fifth place on the all-time PBA career titles list with legendary star Mark Roth. The 51-year-old left-hander received a $25,000 winner's check. The finals were held in conjunction with the Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., on February 14 and aired Sunday, Feb 22, on ESPN.

2015 PBA Tour

02/22/15

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, nine 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.

USBC News

02/21/15

Massachusetts' Hakim Emmanuel rolls 900 series

20150219HakimEmmanuel900_small.jpg Hakim Emmanuel (pictured) of Stoughton, Massachusetts, admitted that his palms were sweaty and his bowling ball felt heavier than ever as he put the finishing touches on the first perfect game of his bowling career Thursday night, but that was nothing compared to the nerves he felt two games later when he found himself on the verge of history with a chance at a third consecutive 300 game and a 900 series. He delivered the strike to become the 26th bowler to record a perfect series.

USBC Collegiate

02/19/15

Sectional field announced for 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships

2014ITCXBowlingLogo2_small.jpgThe nation's top college bowling teams can begin charting their course toward the 2015 national title as sectional-qualifying assignments were handed out Wednesday for the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships. The four sectional qualifiers will be held March 14-15 at 30 Strikes in Stratford, New Jersey; Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas; Stardust Bowl of Addison in Addison, Illinois; and Smyrna Bowl in Smyrna, Tennessee.

United States

02/18/15

Kegel and WTBA extend partnership

2015WTBAKevinDornbergerKegelChrisChartrand_small.jpg Kegel and the World Tenpin Bowling Association extend their partnership to provide lane maintenance for all WTBA World Championship tournaments through 2015. Since 1995, the WTBA World Championships have been using Kegel equipment, chemicals, and technical staff during their events. Chris Chartrand (r.), Kegel President, and Kevin Dornberger (l.), WTBA President, have decided to continue this partnership and extend their contract for one additional year.

PWBA News

02/17/15

2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour Schedule set

Bowlers invited to join PWBA for discounted entry on regular-season tour events

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour will re-launch in 2015 featuring seven regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast. The PWBA Tour schedule will kick off with the United States Bowling Congress Queens from May 13-19 and conclude with the PWBA Tour Championship from Sept. 10-13.

Industry News

02/17/15

Kegel and USBC work together to benefit Folds of Honor

Republished courtesy of The Inside Line - A Kegel Publication (February 17, 2015)

2015FoldsOfHonorLogo_small.jpg 2011KegelLogo_small.jpgEach time the USBC and Kegel team up to condition the lanes at USBC’s championship events in 2015, bowlers and fans surely will take notice of the custom Kegel Flex lane machines being used to get the job done. As the official lane maintenance provider for all USBC tournaments, Kegel has created a limited-edition Patriot FLEX lane machine.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

02/17/15

Wichita State women's bowling team finishes regular season with a bang; win Hoosier Classic

Lady Shockers defeat Newman University by higher total pin fall after a tie in the deciding seventh game in the championship best four-out-of-seven match

2014WSUWichitaStateUniversityLogo_small.jpgThe Wichita State Lady Shocker's successfully defended the Hoosier Classic title held at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana this past weekend. The Lady Shockers faced Kansas natives Newman University in the championship best four-out-of-seven match, which went to the tenth frame of game seven. A failed spare conversion by Newman's anchor left the final game score tied at 162 to 162. Tournament rules gave tied matches to the higher total pinfall, in this case, the Lady Shockers (1,310 to 1,260).

USBC News

02/17/15

New Jersey and North Texas to host Bowlmor AMF U.S. Opens

Registration for both tournaments will open April 6

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpg2015WUSOLogo_small.jpgBowlmor AMF will host and provide television sponsorship for Bowling's U.S. Open's in 2015. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open will take place at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Aug. 31-Sept. 6. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open will take place at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8. Both events will feature a top prize of $50,000 and will be operated by USBC.

Team USA News

02/14/15

Devin Bidwell, Tommy Jones qualify to compete in XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"

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Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, and Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina, will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July 10-26 in Toronto, Canada. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 USBC Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Masters. The Team USA women's representatives will be decided after the 2015 USBC Queens in May.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/14/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick sit atop World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgDom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) sit atop the World Bowling Tour rankings. Double points were awarded at the Masters, which is a major event on the World Bowling Tour schedule. Barrett earned 26 points and leads the points list with 614 points. Kulick did not compete but still leads the field with 558 points. The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, from Feb. 22-27.

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