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With start of 2017 Open Championships, USBC posts procedures for protecting lane pattern information
Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress Open Championships started Saturday night at South Point Bowling Plaza with a range of dignitaries competing that included USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy and...
Back on top: 2016 Player of the Year E.J. Tackett takes top seed for TV finals of FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions
Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:00 pm
E.J. Tackett emerged as a PBA superstar in earning Player of the Year honors in 2016. To one day be included in the conversation as an all-time great like his idol Tiger Woods in golf, Tackett will...
Subs are stars as 11thFrame.com wins Prairie Open Over 40 3-Man tourney
Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Atlanta’s loss of Danny Verdecchia certainly has been Madison’s gain — and my gain. It was about 18 months ago when Verdecchia contacted me via Facebook asking about the Madison...
Brent Boho wins Frequency Bowling Tour Double Elimination Match Play tourney in Freeport, Illinois
Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Brent Boho, a young 2-hander from the Milwaukee area who made the stepladder at the GIBA Fusion Realtors Open in September, on Saturday won the Frequency Bowling Tour Double Elimination Match Play...
2016 Player of the Year E.J. Tackett soars past legends to top of FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions heading into final round before TV
Friday, February 17, 2017 11:59 pm
2016 PBA Player of the Year E.J. Tackett quietly rose to third in Friday’s third round of qualifying of the 52nd FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, his move figuratively drowned out by the...
MBA Hall of Famer Rick Thomas fires 834-300
Friday, February 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Rick Thomas fired an 834 series that featured his 51st career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Competing in the Sport Bowl Lions...
In pursuit of record-tying 11th major title, Pete Weber rockets into lead at FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions as field cut to 24
Friday, February 17, 2017 4:00 pm
I have written it too many times to count: Walter Ray Williams Jr. is the greatest champion I’ve seen, but Pete Weber is the greatest talent I’ve seen. And that is no knock on Williams,...
Eyeing a step closer to 20 PBA Tour titles, Tommy Jones takes second-round lead at FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:59 pm
When Tommy Jones won the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA in December, it was his 18th PBA Tour title, putting him just two titles shy of rarified air occupied by just a...
Tony Thaden slams perfect game on Sport-level 2016 USBC Queens lane pattern; Herb Kimpel fires 803; Brian Byrd also rolls perfect game,
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Tony Thaden slammed a perfect game on the Sport-level 2016 USBC Queens lane pattern, Herb Kimpel fired an 803, and Brian Byrd also rolled a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling late...
Reader Richard Nettles offers compromise that should satisfy USBC and foes in Open Championships lane pattern issue — but it’s not possible quite yet
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:00 am
Richard Nettles, an 11thFrame.com subscriber, has come up with an idea that looks like a perfect compromise that should satisfy both the United State Bowling Congress and foes regarding USBC's Open...
Nearly sold-out USBC Masters proving you can draw a giant field outside the East and Midwest
Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:00 am
As of early Thursday, the United States Bowling Congress Masters set for next week at the Orleans in Las Vegas has 395 players on the roster, which is attached to the bottom of this story as a PDF....
Mitch Beasley takes first-round lead at FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions as he aims for second chance at title
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:59 pm
Mitch Beasley was the top seed at last year’s FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, but was blown away in the title match 226-177 by 2-handed lefty Jesper Svensson as the right side had been...
Tom Darrow fires 819-300, Todd Steckelberg, Curt Lanzendorf slam perfect games
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:55 pm
Tom Darrow fired and 819 series that featured a perfect game, and Todd Steckelberg and Curt Lanzendorf slammed 300s to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Competing in the Sugar River Lanes...
PBA lands iconic brand L.L. Bean as sponsor of PBA League at iconic Bayside Bowl  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Fans of the PBA Tour and bowling have a new opportunity to help the PBA and the sport, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement announced by the PBA on Wednesday. PBA announced that iconic brand L.L....
Eagle winners says hidden lane patterns don’t mean much change in their Open Championships preparation
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 am
A primary reason cited by the United States Bowling Congress in its decision to hide the lane pattern information for the 2017 Open Championships is the perception that those who have been able to...