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Billy Eysoldt keeps building the Proprietors Cup — and the bowlers keep coming
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 8:00 am
When Ohio bowling center manager Billy Eysoldt created the Proprietors Cup after being inspired by a friend who quit a good job to play poker for a living, there were plenty of skeptics. Of course,...
More serious bowlers should pay more USBC dues than recreational bowlers — and here’s a way
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:00 am
If you’re a bowler who spends much time on social media following bowling posts, you’ve seen the almost hysterical reaction by some to this season’s $3 increase in United States...
16 new PBA lane patterns offer variety of distances, shapes and volumes
Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:00 pm
The PBA has completed the revamping of its lane patterns with 16 that offer a wide variety of distances, shapes and volumes, with the distance numbers added to the end of each pattern name in a...
PWBA dark years put a big 'What if' on the careers of all-time greats Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick, Leanne Hulsenberg, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Friday, September 1, 2017 8:00 am
When the PWBA Tour went dark in 2003 for what turned out to be a dozen years, it did more than cut into the bank accounts of the best women bowlers — it also stamped a huge “What...
New PWBA Tour not better or worse than old PWBA Tour, just different, veteran stars say
Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:00 am
There is not a lot about the new PWBA Tour that is like the old PWBA Tour: the schedule and format are different, the players are more global, the competitive environment has evolved, and even the...
Adam Morse blows through his own expectations in winning 11thFrame.com Open
Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Winning the Greater Iowa Bowling Association 11thFrame.com Open was not even in Adam Morse’s thoughts when he came to Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday. The 3-squad field of 156 players...
Bowling's Olympic issues remain as IOC picks Paris for 2024, Los Angeles for 2028, but 'we're right at that cusp,' World Bowling CEO says
Monday, August 7, 2017 8:00 am
As expected, the 2024 Olympics will go to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles as the International Olympic Committee changed its normal timeline — bids usually are handed out five to seven years in...
Liz Johnson solidifies her case for G.O.A.T with sixth U.S. Women's Open, 10th career major title
Sunday, August 6, 2017 3:00 pm
When Liz Johnson won her fifth U.S. Women’s Open and eighth major title 364 days ago in the Chicago suburb of Addison, I wrote in this story that “trying to determine whether Liz Johnson...
A look at the United States Olympic Committee’s ruling putting the United States Bowling Congress on probation for 6 months
Monday, July 31, 2017 3:00 pm
The posting on Facebook on Friday night of a 52-page PDF of the United States Olympic Committee’s ruling putting the United States Bowling Congress on probation for six months could not have...
Chad Murphy says hidden lane patterns for 2017 USBC Open Championships met goals, 'wouldn’t see any reason to change course'
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:30 pm
United States Bowling Congress Executive Director Chad Murphy said Tuesday that the lane patterns for the 2017 USBC Open Championships met the organization’s goals and that “I...
Potential Hall of Fame implications for Team NABR highlight great Eagle storylines for 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Adam and Marci Barta have lost a lot of sleep many nights over the three months watching live scoring from the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. “It is extreme...
Proposed NAIA rules changes to drastically limit bowlers' competitive freedom in path to Varsity status drawing passionate responses from all sides
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:00 am
Note: This story has been extensively expanded with comments from additional coaches of NAIA teams after my original story Tuesday morning drew an incredible amount of attention. NAIA bowling...
The feel-good bowling story of the year: Jason Belmonte subbing with a group of regular guys at the USBC Open Championships
Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:00 pm
After seeing posts on social media and listening to fellow competitors on the PBA Tour talking about the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Jason Belmonte wanted to experience the...
With PBA at crossroads, BPAA's GoBowling.com umbrella sponsorship makes big things possible, CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark says
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:30 am
The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America’s GoBowling.com will be the umbrella sponsor of the PBA Tour for the next year, it was announced Wednesday morning at Bowl Expo in Nashville,...
Soon-to-be CEO Corey Dykstra says Brunswick is 'excited to start taking a few chances' as it seeks growth  
Friday, June 16, 2017 8:00 am
Anyone who follows bowling closely could see for some time that Corey Dykstra was destined to be the next CEO of Brunswick Bowling Products, succeeding long-time CEO Brent Perrier. The succession...