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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...
Ryan Ciminelli says better money and better 'fit' were reasons for switch to MOTIV
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:00 am
Ryan Ciminelli says he didn’t want to leave Brunswick for MOTIV, a bombshell dropped via this Facebook live video on Friday afternoon. Bombshell because the powerful left-hander is a long-time...
A decade after retiring as USBC CEO, Roger Dalkin looks back on the merger, his 'Thin the herd' quote, when the System of Bowling nearly caused an industry war, how Orlando nearly became the home of USBC, and much more
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:00 am
In a Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel story 10 years ago this month, Roger Dalkin uttered a quote that roiled the bowling world. He predicts the continued erosion of a membership that has been in...
Jason Belmonte on why he’s on top again, what he wants to accomplish before he retires, why he favors using visible oil, his haters and much more
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 am
One of the most-read stories I’ve done since starting The 11th Frame nearly a decade ago was a Q&A with PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in...
How lane assignments are done at the USBC Open Championships
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 pm
Who bowls on what lanes at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships long has been a topic that brings out what I call the #TinfoilHat crowd — those who see a conspiracy in...
USBC’s new standards in topography, kickbacks cause some controversy over potential costs
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:30 pm
There was a sense for a time Thursday morning that something was about to happen that might return bowling to the days when proprietors and the American Bowling Congress/Women’s International...