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Nearly historic Open Championships likely to result in team all-events Eagle for Higgy's Aquarium — just don’t call it a lock
Friday, June 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Short of a 900 series in singles, there is no such thing as a “lock” score for an Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I’ve been down that road with the...
Sam’s Town set to host Super Senior Classic, Senior Masters back to back
Friday, June 17, 2016 8:00 am
The center of the senior bowling universe for the next week is Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic for bowlers 60 and...
New Bowl4Life, YES partnership worthy of every bowler’s support — it has mine
Friday, June 17, 2016 8:00 am
If you know Chuck Gardner and don’t like him, I would like to hear your story because you’re seeing something I have not. You might think it odd to hear that coming from a life-long...
In figurative David and Goliath match for title of PBA50 Northern California Classic, Noel Vazquez ends Pete Weber’s 'Drive for Five'
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:00 pm
It would be hard to set up more of a David and Goliath match than Wednesday’s title match of the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV. Noel Vazquez, with two PBA regional and...
Shannon O'Keefe replaces pain of U.S. Open loss with joy of victory in Nationwide PWBA Sonoma County Open
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:00 pm
The image was one of the most memorable of the 2015 PWBA Tour: Shannon O’Keefe slumped in her chair, head in hands after opening the 10th frame in losing the U.S. Women’s Open title match...
Ron Mohr leads PBA50 qualifying again, now seeks win in Northern California Classic
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Ron Mohr has been dominating qualifying in the PBA50 Tour this year, but Pete Weber has been doing most of the winning. In this week’s PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV,...
Ron Mohr leading qualifying again as Pete Weber sits third in pursuit of fifth straight PBA50 Tour win in Northern California Classic
Monday, June 13, 2016 10:00 pm
The main storyline in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV is whether Pete Weber can win his fifth straight PBA50 Tour event. Weber took last week off as he bowled the USBC Open...
USBC clarification of pro rules for 2017 Open Championships means I will be dropping my PBA card to stay with our 11thFrame.com teams
Monday, June 13, 2016 9:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has modified its rules covering the participation of professionals in the 2017 Open Championships to make the wording match what USBC says its intention was. The...
BowersBowlingTour.com shows how Eagle chances can turn on good, bad breaks in taking team all-events lead at Open Championships
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:30 pm
When the HornswogglerS edged into the 2016 United States Bowing Congress Open Championships team all-events lead by just nine pins last month, one of the shots that made the difference was a 7-10...
Shannon O'Keefe continues domination of Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open, earning top seed; Clara Guerrero, Liz Johnson, April Ellis also make stepladder finals
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:00 pm
At the end of Saturday’s cashers round of the Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open, Shannon O’Keefe held a 153-pin leader over her closest pursuer, Diana Zavjalova, just three pins less than her lead...
Wichita State alums BowersBowlingTour.com soar to top of Open Championships team event with 3,377
Friday, June 10, 2016 11:30 pm
I met Brent Bowers in 2011 when he was honored as the Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow and I was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame during United States Bowling Congress Convention week. We bonded...
Shannon O’Keefe soars to 156-pin lead after qualifying at Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open
Friday, June 10, 2016 11:00 pm
It isn’t often a bowler can separate themselves by 13 pins per game on the professional level, but that’s exactly what Shannon O’Keefe did in Friday’s qualifying rounds of the...
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...