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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...
Organizational meeting May 16 as local bowling associations prepare to merge for 2017-18 season — a year earlier than USBC mandate
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 am
After years of effort, delegates at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention finally passed “forced merger” legislation that mandates local associations — open, women and...
Drawing strength from tragedy, Team NABR takes lead in performance that could go down as one of most memorable in Open Championships history
Friday, April 14, 2017 10:00 am
Sports history is filled with stories of amazing performances by athletes amid tragedy, as the emotions of awful circumstances push them to great heights. One of the most memorable was Hall of Fame...
Using topography charts in crafting a USBC Open Championships game plan
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress might not be providing lane pattern data for the 2017 Open Championships, but it is providing something that experts say can be even more valuable: topographical...
Slow bowling plaguing 2017 USBC Open Championships, leading to squad time changes, late squad relegation for 2018 for slow groups
Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:00 am
There are few issues that get bowlers of all levels riled up more than slow bowling. I definitely am one of those: I don’t anger easily, but one thing that will get me ticked off in PBA and...
'A witch hunt that won’t stop': North Dakota bowler will appeal disqualification at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:00 pm
North Dakota Hall of Famer Russ Meyer was suspended by the United States Bowling Congress in 2014 for falsifying his average by recording scores lower than he shot when he was acting secretary of a...
About face: Bowlmor AMF embracing, investing in Petersen Classic in effort to reverse historic tourney’s long slide
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00 am
For those of us who love the Petersen Classic, the historic tournament’s long slide has been painful and sad. When the monsoon-like rains of the summer of 1993 ruined the venerable Petersen...
College bowling atmosphere offers ramped-up intensity
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:00 am
When I bowled in the FIQ American Zone Championships in Bogota, Colombia, in 1985, I didn’t think I’d ever see anything like it again. Then I attended the giant Hoosier Classic college...
Why the limited field for the 2017 U.S. Open is not the biggest news in the latest tournament changes
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 8:00 pm
It’s entirely understandable that the focus of bowlers on social media regarding the latest changes for the U.S. Open announced Wednesday by the United States Bowling Congress is on the limited...