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Proposed USBC oil absorption test for balls ‘not scientifically valid’ in current form, technical experts say
Monday, December 11, 2017 9:00 am
The proposed oil absorption test for bowling balls that the United States Bowling Congress has sent to ball manufacturers for review is “not scientifically valid,” two technical experts...
Looming new ball technology limits from USBC could ignite industry war
Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:00 am
As I detailed in this story back in April, the United States Bowling Congress has made it clear that it is working toward proposing more stringent ball technology rules, likely in early 2018. In a...
Finnish Bowling Federation president Perttu Jussila looks to shake up World Bowling
Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:00 am
Perttu Jussila is a relatively young champion bowler who heads the Finnish Bowling Federation and has his eyes on shaking up World Bowling and perhaps even leading the organization someday. In an...
Amid breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows, Jakob Butturff just keeps heading to the next tournament as he crafts a career seemingly without limits
Friday, November 24, 2017 8:00 am
It’s almost hard to wrap your head around the fact that just a little over two years ago, Jakob Butturff was a virtual unknown, as I chronicled in this story in early 2017. Butturff first...
PBA focus on new TV deal and how it impacts future, CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark says in wide-ranging interview
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:00 am
Last year during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, I sat down with PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark for a wide-ranging interview as we sat in the National Bowling Stadium...
Jason Belmonte wins PBA World Championship in 'madness' show that might have been greatest in PBA Tour history
Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:00 pm
It’s fortunate that the final voting has yet to take place for the “60 Most Memorable Moments in PBA History” that will be unveiled in February, because Sunday’s PBA World...
Mookie Betts’ perfect game at World Series of Bowling draws national attention, but could be truly significant for bowling only if …
Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:57 pm
As any bowling fan who hasn't spent the past day under a rock knows, Boston Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts fired a perfect game in front of the Xtra Frame cameras on Sunday night during the PBA...
USBC looking at changes that would continue use of double burn squad for U.S. Open
Monday, November 6, 2017 9:00 am
As I said during the tournament, watching players compete on the double burn squad at the 2017 U.S. Open at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, New York, was both fascinating and nauseating. It was...
Jason Belmonte explains why he threw back-ups during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Open
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:00 pm
Jason Belmonte says he wasn’t trying to cause a commotion or any controversy when he came out throwing back-up balls in the final round of match play in the 2017 U.S. Open on Tuesday...
Young PWBA star Verity Crawley rejoins former Webber International teammate Katie Thornton as SCAD Savannah assistant coach
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:00 am
Young PWBA star Verity Crawley and Katie Thornton were teammates with the powerful Webber International University program earlier this decade. Now they’re together again, as Crawley has been...
J.R. Raymond leads as Day 1 of 2017 U.S. Open turns into a 'loftfest'
Friday, October 27, 2017 11:00 pm
In 2015, the United States Bowling Congress moved the U.S. Open to one oiling per day, with Executive Director Chad Murphy explaining that he wanted bowlers to have their entire skillset tested...
Brunswick Bowling Products buying Ultimate Bowling Products
Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:05 am
Brunswick Bowling Products is buying Ultimate Bowling Products, with the official announcement scheduled to be made in a news release at 9 a.m. Central time on Thursday, a source with direct...
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...