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Andy Mills plants his flag inside, hangs on to make stepladder finals, then runs ladder to win 2018 GIBA 11thFrame.com Open
Sunday, August 12, 2018 11:00 pm
It isn’t often that a lane pattern truly offers the option of playing multiple angles with relatively equal difficulty, but that was the case on the right side for the 2018 Greater Iowa Bowling...
Junior Gold competitor says he’s 'dumbfounded' by amount of cheating to exceed 5-ball limit — it must be attacked!
Friday, July 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Note: This story originally posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A competitor at this week’s Junior Gold Championships sent me a series of messages with the picture accompanying this story...
Room for Junior Gold Championships to keep growing even as 2018 sets more records with 3,827 entries, head man Gary Brown says
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Note: This story originally posted on May 30, 2018. The Junior Gold Championships are the greatest success story of bowling, with incredible growth that continues this year as the giant...
FloSports brings enthusiasm, innovation to PBA, Xtra Frame — and promises much more
Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:00 am
You could tell FloBowling was going to be more than Xtra Frame right away when it offered written content at FloBowling.com even before it debuted its webcasting June 30 at the PBA Parkside Lanes...
The untold story of why scores soared at the 1989 ABC Tournament
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:00 am
Any bowler who was around in 1989 will never forget that year’s American Bowling Congress Tournament (now the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships). Every Eagle-winning record was...
Update: USBC slightly alters new ball specs; Best advice to bowlers on new USBC ball specs is R-E-L-A-X
Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Update: This story originally was published on April 24, 2018. This update was published on June 16, 2018, after the the United States Bowling Congress posted this video, "Bowling Technology Study...
Enough schools signing on has NAIA bowling on path to varsity status in 2019-20
Friday, June 8, 2018 8:00 am
Last summer, I wrote in this lengthy story that NAIA bowling appeared to be at a crossroads with proposed rules changes that would drastically restrict players' competitive freedom as part...
World Bowling to study how bowling specifications are set globally in possible step toward taking on the task
Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:00 am
In a move that wasn’t unexpected, World Bowling announced early Thursday morning that it would be soliciting input from member federations and industry stakeholders to determine if changes are...
Special PBA Clash kicks off 30-telecast 2019 PBA Tour schedule on FOX that includes 19 live shows
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:30 pm
The PBA and FOX on Wednesday announced a 30-telecast 2019 PBA Tour schedule on FOX and FS1 that includes the new PBA Playoffs at famed Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine and 19 live shows, including...
USBC complies with USOC demands, escapes probation, but Jim Salisbury complaint remains
Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress has complied with United States Olympic Committee demands outlined when it was placed on probation nearly a year ago and USOC has in turn lifted USBC’s...
USBC set to adopt new ball technology limits opposed by ball manufacturers?
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Is the United States Bowling Congress set to adopt new ball technology limits in the face of nearly universal opposition from the major ball manufacturers, perhaps with what would be a bombshell...
The USBC Board of Directors owes USBC members answers to these questions regarding 'Bullygate'
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 am
When I posted this story last Friday on the decline of the United States Bowling Congress under Chad Murphy and his 'bully' behavior, I offered Murphy the opportunity to write a response that I would...
With a 'bully' at the helm and a system that helps him keep control, USBC has become an autocratic organization lacking transparency and accountability and prone to missteps
Friday, April 6, 2018 9:00 am
NOTE: This story is freely available to anyone and does not require a subscription. I consider it an important story that needs the widest possible exposure. I have offered Chad Murphy the...
Matt O'Grady reflects on his stunning win in the PBA Tournament of Champions, the hard work that got him there and where he’s aiming to go next
Friday, April 6, 2018 5:00 am
If you don’t pay close attention to bowling, you might think Matt O’Grady came out of nowhere to win the 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions. Yes, it was his first PBA Tour title. But anyone...
Update: USBC explains, defends controversial further restrictions to team make-up for 2019 Open Championships, changing average rules
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:00 am
Note: Comments from the USBC conference call on Tuesday, with context and analysis are at the bottom of the original story posted Friday. A couple of months ago, I got a call from a prominent...