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Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open cut takes minus 9
Saturday, September 12, 2015 11:00 pm
The Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open historically has had difficult lane conditions that produce a cut score of under a 200 average. And that was the case Saturday at Maple...
The 19th Green: After struggling on lanes, Andy 'Kangaroo' Mills excels in inaugural Putt Putt Championships
Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 pm
Note from Riggs: In return for creating #ReadTheBlog, I am providing space for Nick Heilman to write The 19th Green blog on the intense Putt Putt Championships events held on conjunction with the...
Jim Fosdick fires 801, Todd Handel slams perfect game
Friday, September 11, 2015 11:55 pm
Jim Fosdick fired an 801 series and Todd Handel slammed a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling Friday and last week. Fosdick, a Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer who annually is...
Danielle McEwan, Kelly Kulick join Liz Johnson, Stefanie Johnson on TV finals of Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship
Friday, September 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Danielle McEwan climbed the longest road and Kelly Kulick a sightly shorter one to join top seeds Liz Johnson and Stefanie Johnson on Sunday’s TV finals of the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship...
Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open lane pattern again under 2-1 ratio
Friday, September 11, 2015 5:00 pm
If you can average 200 you probably will make the cut at this weekend’s big GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open at Maple Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa. That’s based on...
Concord Lanes in St. Louis is new host of Holiday Doubles Dec. 18-20
Friday, September 11, 2015 8:00 am
When Red Bird Lanes manager Jerry Anderson announced the closing of the Cahokia, Illinois center this summer, he promised he would find another St. Louis area home for the popular Holiday Doubles....
John Losse, Pete Hamilton, Mark Mansur fire 1st perfect games of season
Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:55 pm
John Losse, Pete Hamilton, and Mark Mansur fired the first perfect games of the season to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Losse’s fourth career 300 came in a 763 in...
PBA League teams can protect up to 3 players for 2016 draft Dec. 17
Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:00 pm
PBA League teams will be able to protect up to three players from their 2015 rosters for the 2016 season, PBA announced in this news release on Thursday. Oct. 26 is the deadline for managers to...
John Losse’s 774, Barb Dorn’s 601 top Wednesday scoring
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:55 pm
John Losse fired a 774 and Barb Dorn rolled a 601 to top Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Losse competed in the Dream Lanes Classic League, and Dorn in the Waun-A-Bowl Belles League. Phil Fry was...
Surprising success of new PWBA Tour doesn’t mean a 'real' PWBA Tour is coming — and that may be a good thing
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 8:00 am
When the re-launch of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association was announced last fall, the obvious concern was entries. I was among those who worried the PWBA might not be able to attract...
Las Vegas tournament is newest offering from Mike Flanagan’s InsideBowling.com
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:00 am
When Mike Flanagan left Storm Products in the spring, one of the things he said he wanted to do was expand the offerings of his InsideBowling.com in tournaments and webcasting. One of his first...
Chris Gibbons fires 793, Becky James slams 682 to top Tuesday scoring
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:55 pm
Chris Gibbons fired a 793 series and Becky James slammed a 682 to top Madison area bowling on Tuesday as the 2015-16 season opened in earnest. Gibbons competed in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic,...
‘Redemption Alley,’ re-worked book on legendary bowler Bob Perry’s life, a No. 1 Amazon new release as it goes on sale
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:00 pm
I was sent a review copy of “Redemption Alley: How I Lived to Bowl Another Frame,” the re-worked book on legendary bowler Bob Perry’s life, and really want to read it. I just...
Liz Johnson wins battle of survival with Shannon O'Keefe for U.S. Women's Open title
Sunday, September 6, 2015 6:00 pm
Liz Johnson’s expression — actually non-expression — after her final shot won the USBC Hall of Famer her fourth U.S. Women’s Open title said it all: Johnson didn’t so...
Matt McNiel wins 2015 Petersen Classic
Sunday, September 6, 2015 3:00 pm
Continuing one of the more extraordinary years by a non-PBA member in bowling history, Matt McNiel has hung on to win the Petersen Classic. McNiel said in a message on Monday that Petersen...