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Jakob Butturff leads by 241 pins heading into final round of match play at 2017 U.S. Open as Wes Malott moves into second
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:00 pm
Jakob Butturff essentially maintained his lead in the second round of match play Tuesday afternoon at the 2017 U.S. Open at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, N.Y. The 23-year-old lefty with the unique...
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...
Jim Fosdick just misses double-300 Monday
Monday, October 30, 2017 11:55 pm
Madison Area Bowling Association Hall of Famer Jim Fosdick fired a perfect game and a 297 game to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Fosdick’s 87th career 300 and third this season...
Jakob Butturff re-takes lead from Norm Duke, opens 264-pin margin as he aims for biggest win of career at 2017 U.S. Open
Monday, October 30, 2017 11:00 pm
With two PBA Tour titles in Xtra Frame events and 14 PBA Regional titles in his short career, there is no doubt Jakob Butturff is a winner. The question is how big a winner can he be? Watching the...
Norm Duke retains lead, but Jakob Butturff closes gap as 2017 U.S. Open heads to match play
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:00 pm
Norm Duke retained his lead in Monday’s cashers round, but Jakob Butturff closed the gap as the 2017 U.S. Open headed to round-robin match play at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, N.Y. Duke rolled...
Andrew Olson fires 847, Zach Davidson 801 as youth scoring stays red hot at Prairie Lanes
Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:55 pm
It was just last month that Quinn Sheehy set the all-time Madison area youth record with 857 (299-300-258) and Zach Davidson fired 781 in the Prairie Lanes Storm Major League that competes Thursdays,...
Norm Duke puts on shotmaking clinic at 2017 U.S. Open in what Chad Murphy says may have been the tournament’s last with this format
Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 pm
If you gathered a group of bowling “experts” in a room and asked them to list the 10 greatest shotmakers of the last 50 years, the odds would be overwhelming that Norm Duke would be on...
Much changes in Day 2 of 2017 U.S. Open as Jakob Butturff soars to the lead
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 pm
Lofting was the story of Friday’s opening day of the 2017 U.S. Open at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, New York, as I detailed in this story. It got so bad on the double burn squad that words like...
Keith Ubert wins Big Gun tournament in GIBA debut
Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Keith Ubert on Saturday made his Greater Iowa Bowling Association debut a winning one, taking the Big Gun tournament in Marshalltown, GIBA reported. Ubert fired a 299 in the 10th and final game to...
Tony Oliva, Andy Mills win MAST Doubles at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge
Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Tony Oliva and Andy Mills defeated Mike Dole and Ken Duffield 457-419 to win the Madison Area Scratch Tour Doubles tournament at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge on Saturday. It was the third MAST...
Scott LaCoursiere fires perfect game, Mary Beth Thomas slams 729 series
Friday, October 27, 2017 11:55 pm
Scott LaCoursiere fired a perfect game and Mary Beth Thomas slammed a 729 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Lacoursiere’s 300 came in a 760 series in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes...
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...
Schwoegler’s sets 32nd annual Tough Lanes Challenge for Sunday, Dec. 17
Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 am
Schwoegler’s Entertainment Center announced this week that the 32nd annual Tough Lanes Challenge would be Sunday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. The Petersen Classic-like tournament features bizarre...
Rick Erce slams 808 to top Thursday scoring
Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Rick Erce slammed an 808 series to top Madison area bowling on Thursday. Erce chained games of 257, 289 and 262 in the Dream Lanes Moonlight League. Here is video of the close of Erce's 808. Duane...
2017 U.S. Open lane pattern asymmetrical, but not as radical as 2016 pattern
Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:00 am
The radically shaped, asymmetrical lane pattern used in the 2016 U.S. Open understandably caused much discussion. I detailed the 2016 pattern in this story and the PDF of it is attached to the...