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Ryan Ciminelli dominates but Francois Lavoie wins PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open
Sunday, June 4, 2017 11:00 pm
It’s been happening since the stepladder finals was invented for TV in the infancy of the PBA Tour: a player leads a tournament by a huge margin only to lose the 1-game title match. If you...
Ron Mohr tosses gorilla off his back by winning 2017 USBC Super Senior Classic
Sunday, June 4, 2017 10:00 pm
Ron Mohr ended his nearly 5-year winless streak on Sunday by winning the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Super Senior Classic, although it's not quite an official end to the streak because it's...
'Coach' Brad Angelo fires 2,176 to soar into all-events lead at USBC Open Championships, ending Jacob Boresch's 3-month run at top
Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 am
When Jacob Boresch shot 2,122 all-events on March 3-4 as the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships was just getting started, I wrote in this story what was obvious: there...
Ryan Ciminelli dominates on redesigned Cheetah lane pattern that punishes rest of PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open field
Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:00 pm
There was more than one big story during Saturday’s qualifying of the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. One was that the usually...
Malaysian bowlers Sin Li Jane, Siti Rahman earn top spots for stepladder finals of PWBA Wichita Open; Liz Johnson, Colombia’s Juliana Franco also make TV show
Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:00 pm
Bowlers from Singapore and Asia have made a strong mark on the PWBA Tour since its re-launch in 2015, so much so that it’s become routine more than noteworthy to see them in a TV finals. What...
Ron Mohr a win shy of breaking nearly 5-year winless streak after earning top seed for stepladder finals of 2017 USBC Super Senior Classic
Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00 pm
Ron Mohr is one win shy of ending almost five years of frustration. The 2-time PBA Senior Player of the Year won the last of his eight PBA50 Tour titles in August 2012 in Decatur, Illinois. Since...
Led by Siti Rahman, Malaysians hold top 2 spots after qualifying of 2017 PWBA Wichita Open
Friday, June 2, 2017 10:00 pm
On a lane pattern in which just 20 of the 101 players could average 200 or better, Malaysia’s Siti Rahman averaged more than 222 to take an 82-pin lead over countrywoman Li Jane Sin in...
Defending champion Junichi Yajima leads qualifying at 2017 USBC Super Senior Classic
Friday, June 2, 2017 9:00 pm
As he recounted last year when he won the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Super Senior Classic at age 70, Japan’s Junichi Yajima first came to the U.S. to bowl in 1966. But the most Yajima...
Ryan Ciminelli switches from DV8 to MOTIV
Friday, June 2, 2017 3:00 pm
Ryan Ciminelli, who just missed PBA Player of the Year in 2015 and is widely regarded as the best left-hander in the world this side of Jesper Svensson, has switched his staff affiliation from DV8 to...
4 Madison area centers offer summer coaching, free practice for youth bowlers in second year of '100 Hour Challenge' program
Friday, June 2, 2017 7:00 am
If you’re a local youth bowler interested in getting better through free coaching and practice this summer, four Madison area centers again have a program for you. This will be the second year...
For serious bowlers, Split is a movie sure to be enjoyed
Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:00 am
I probably am as far from a film critic as any writer can be. Heck, my life is so busy I literally go years without seeing a movie at a theater, which is something that was a regular part of most of...
Amleto Monacelli gives 'gifts' to foes, gets them back in winning PBA50 Northern California Classic
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00 pm
An old adage of top-level bowling is that if you give your foe an opening, they will jump on it and you will lose. Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli defied that adage twice in the stepladder finals in...
USBC upholds Open Championships disqualifications of North Dakota bowlers Brad Nordick, Russ Meyer; Nordick also faces suspension
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:30 pm
The United States Bowling Congress announced Wednesday that it has upheld the disqualifications of North Dakota bowlers Brad Nordick and Russ Meyer at the 2017 Open Championships, with Nordick also...
Another father and son claim doubles lead as Vince Biondo, Brandon Biondo slam 1,452 at 2017 Open Championships
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:00 am
Lennie Boresch Jr. and Jacob Boresch started it when they totaled 1,289 to take the doubles lead in the first days of the 2017 United State Bowling Congress Open Championships, as detailed...
Opening show of Main Event PBA Tour Finals provides plenty of action
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Bowling fans who complain about TV shows where there isn’t enough action have nothing to gripe about with the opening show of the Main Event PBA Tour Finals, which aired on CBS Sports Network...