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Update: Jerry Rich Sr. one of just a handful to compete in 50 Petersen Classics and 50 USBC Open Championships
Friday, June 10, 2016 8:00 am
Update: After completing his checks, Jerry Rich Jr. reports that four other men besides his dad, Jerry Rich Jr., have competed in at least 50 USBC Open Championships and 50 Petersen Classics. Here...
Brittany Smith wins PWBA Tour qualifier as 11 players advance to Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open
Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:00 pm
In the glory days of the PBA Tour, "Rabbit” squads (officially known as the pre-tournament qualifier) were a tough fact of life for non-exempt players. Sometimes, more than 100 players would...
Pins fall in 10th this week for Amleto Monacelli as he wins PBA50 Fountain Valley Open
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:00 pm
In last week’s stepladder finals of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, Amleto Monacelli left six 10-pins, including one in the 10th frame when a strike mean a win, in losing a heartbreaking...
Mental error we all make ends up costing Matt Gilman Open Championships singles lead
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:00 pm
I imagine that most every top bowler has done it at some point: You leave a single pin, step up to shoot the spare and while you are thinking about why you didn’t carry the strike, you flag the...
Fresh off PBA50 four-peat, Pete Weber returns to USBC Open Championships for first time since 1980
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:00 am
Fresh off a record four straight wins on the PBA50 Tour, Pete Weber this week returns to the USBC Open Championships for the first time since 1980, when he was just a teenager and rookie on the PBA...
Nick Hoagland hiring a great move by USBC
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:00 am
I met Nick Hoagland when he became the Midwest PBA lane man in 1999. I know he did a great job because that was one of my Midwest Region Bowler of the Year years! Seriously, I knew Nick was good...
Liz Johnson grinds her way to win at 2016 PWBA Las Vegas Open
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 11:00 pm
Liz Johnson didn’t have a tremendous ball reaction, didn’t throw any huge games and didn’t even shoot 200 in the title match, but she grinded her way to a win in the stepladder...
Super Senior Ron Mohr passes Amleto Monacelli to lead qualifying at PBA50 Fountain Valley Open
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:00 pm
Ron Mohr is a two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, but he’s now 60 years old — a "super senior" — and has not won a PBA50 Tour title since 2012. But from what I’ve seen in my...
MBA Masters, MWBA Queens to be held together; 11thFrame.com sponsoring match between champions
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00 am
The Madison Bowling Association and Madison Women’s Bowling Association will be merging by Aug. 1, 2018, due to legislation passed at this year’s United States Bowling Congress...
PBA adds membership incentives, free membership for military bowlers as Commissioner Tom Clark outlines growth potential
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00 am
The PBA last week announced that it had kicked off a membership drive that includes a waiver of the traditional initiation fee through Aug. 31, and fee nmembership for the rest of 2016 to active...
Grip change has Amleto Monacelli back in top form, leading PBA50 Fountain Valley Open
Monday, June 6, 2016 11:00 pm
Amleto Monacelli didn’t have the best start to the 2016 PBA50 Tour as he struggled with the powerful release that made him an all-time great. A trip to the Phoenix area to stay with...
5 Madison area centers offer summer coaching, free practice for youth bowlers in great new program starting Thursday
Monday, June 6, 2016 8:00 am
If you’re a local youth bowler interested in free coaching and practice this summer, five Madison area centers have a new program for you. Rick Erce came up with the “100 Hour...
With out-of-the-box thinking of using urethane on 47-foot Scorpion pattern, Tommy Jones wins PBA Jonesboro Open
Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:00 pm
Conventional thinking is that urethane balls are meant to be used on short patterns and/or low volume patterns where the hooking power of resin is too much and/or too hard to control. How many...
Danielle McEwan barely makes match play, then soars to top seed of PWBA Wichita Open; Maria Jose Rodriguez, Shannon Pluhowsky, Syaidatul Hamidi also make stepladder finals
Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 pm
After her performance Saturday in the PWBA Wichita Open at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, Danielle McEwan might have to do a personal reassessment. McEwan made the cut to the top 32 after...
Player of the Year contender Anthony Simonsen leads PBA Jonesboro Open qualifying
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 pm
Anthony Simonsen is a leading contender for Player of the Year and could take another big step toward earning that honor on Sunday. The 19-year-old 2-handed right-hander totaled 1,807 on games of...