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Tyler Trickle’s 737, Cila Freitas’ 668 tops youth scoring
Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:55 pm
Tyler Trickle fired a 737 and Cila Freitas slammed a 668 to top Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. Both players competed at Dream Lanes. Ricardo Portillo was next for the boys with 672,...
Dave Beres beats Shannon Buchan to win Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open
Sunday, February 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Dave Beres beat Shannon Buchan 233-202 in the title match to win the Greater Iowa Bowling Association Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open on Sunday at Maple Lanes in Waterloo, GIBA...
Bowling has to be only sport where ‘fans,’ competitors would rip a celebrity charity event
Sunday, February 28, 2016 4:00 pm
The negativity of those who profess to love bowling — or at least care enough to spend time on social media posting about it — truly is amazing. I’m no huge fan of watching non-top...
Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open cut takes plus 24
Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:00 pm
The Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open historically has had difficult lane conditions that often produce a cut score of under a 200 average. Scores were a tad higher in the...
New Madison area resident Danny Verdecchia wins MAST Doubles at Sport Bowl with Derek Eoff in local debut
Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 pm
It was maybe a year ago that I got a Facebook message from a man I didn’t know but whose name seemed like one I had seen. Danny Verdecchia introduced himself as a bowler from the Atlanta area...
Tom Smyth fires 811, Chris Jackson 803, Scott Erickson 803
Friday, February 26, 2016 11:55 pm
Tom Smyth fired an 811 series and Chris Jackson each slammed 803 to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Smyth and Jackson both competed in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed League, and...
GIBA releases lane pattern for Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open Feb. 27-28
Friday, February 26, 2016 4:00 pm
As traditionally has been the case, an average of 200 or a little more should be good enough to make the cut at the GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open at Maple Lanes in Waterloo,...
Rick Thomas, JoDon Thompson, Tony Scialabba, Adam Sharer fire perfect games; Brittany Pollentier slams 715 series
Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:55 pm
Rick Thomas, JoDon Thompson, Tony Scialabba and Adam Sharer fired perfect games and Brittany Pollentier slammed a 715 series to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday....
ESPN 30 for 30 ‘The Bad Boy of Bowling’ documentary on Pete Weber to air Feb. 23 online, Feb. 26 on SportsCenter
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:30 pm
ESPN has moved up its release of the 30 for 30 documentary on Pete Weber to Tuesday, Feb. 23 online and Friday, Feb. 26 on ESPN. Update: Here is the link to the documentary. The award-winning...
2016 Open Championships lane patterns offer subtle tweaks to 2015 patterns — here’s what experts say they mean
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:00 pm
When the lane patterns were released for the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships just before the tournament started last March, I wrote in this story that I’d bet anyone a...
2017 USBC Open Championships anti-sandbagging rules explained
Thursday, February 25, 2016 1:00 pm
There is nothing more plain and simple than your basic scratch tournament: You show up, bowl the format and the guy with the most pins is the winner. And there are few things more complex than...
Heath Haug, Bill Faris fire perfect games
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:55 pm
Heath Haug and Bill Faris fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Haug’s 24th career 300 and third of the season came in a 789 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts...
Mike Jasnau again offering coaching at National Bowling Stadium's Lane 81 during 2016 USBC Open Championships
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:00 pm
If you want to bowl well at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, one of my top recommendations is a coaching session with Mike Jasnau, one of the world’s top coaches. The...
Sectional assignments announced for 2016 Intercollegiate Team Championships
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress on Wednesday announced in this news release sectional assignments for the 2016 Intercollegiate Team Championships. The four sectional qualifiers are scheduled for...
Lane Analytics' topography work sets National Bowling Stadium up for Open Championships lane patterns to play as they 'should'
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:00 am
Even the most vociferous critics of the United States Bowling Congress must admit that the organization deserves a standing ovation for its emphasis on lane topography for its major events. The most...