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Forced merger proposal again fails to pass at USBC convention
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:00 pm
Legislation forcing non-merged state and local associations to merge again failed to pass Thursday at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress convention and annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, USBC...
Texans Mark Sleeper Jr., Anthony Simonsen grab Open Championships doubles lead with 1st 1,400 of tournament
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:00 pm
It was almost certainly a matter of when, not if: Who would shoot the first 1,400 in doubles at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships? But as weeks passed and no one could...
Details on Fritzie Rahn a highlight of USBC Hall of Fame inductions
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:00 pm
As I have chronicled in several stories in the past couple of years (most recently here), Fritzie Rahn is one of the greatest mystery cases in bowling history. A winner of eight WIBC Tournament...
Celebrating success an appropriate theme for 2015 USBC convention
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:00 pm
As recently as a year ago it would have been absurd for celebrating success to be the theme of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress annual meeting and convention. In December 2013, the PBA...
In 1st tournament after death of father, Jack Jurek captures emotional win in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:00 pm
In a story that could be right out of Hollywood but was sadly all too real, Jack Jurek won the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 on Wednesday, just two weeks after his dad...
PBA League’s record ratings keep strong season trend going
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:00 am
The PBA reported in this news release on Tuesday that the PBA League enjoyed its highest ratings in its 3-year history. The PBA League Elias Cup finals from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, earlier...
New State Tournament leaders: Jason Godersky and Scott Cavanaugh in doubles, Eric Primer in singles
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:00 am
Two events have seen leadership changes in recent weekends at the Wisconsin State Bowling Association Championships — aka the State Tournament. Jason Godersky and Scott Cavanaugh of Random...
With return of PWBA, High 5 Gear signs 10 top women
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:00 am
Jersey maker High 5 Gear announced that it has signed 10 top women bowlers to its staff when the Professional Women's Bowling Association re-launches with the USBC Queens later this month and a...
Nearly a year removed from wrist surgery, Bob Learn Jr. leads heading into match play at PBA50 Miller High Life Classic
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:00 pm
Because of my history of three wrist operations, I almost always pull for other bowlers who go under the knife to fix wrist problems. If you missed the news, one of the most recent is Danny Wiseman,...
Wisconsin Hall of Famer Dick Rice reaches 60 years and 100,000 pins at Open Championships
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 pm
Earlier this month I wrote this blog about how Wisconsin Bowling Hall of Famer Dick Rice of Platteville would reach two historical marks at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships...
Brian Voss is boss after opening round of PBA50 Miller High Life Classic
Monday, April 27, 2015 10:00 pm
There is little doubt that a healthy and committed Brian Voss would be one of the top players on the PBA50 Tour. But Voss has fought through injuries and spent a lot of time teaching and competing...
SBI of Madison posts huge 3,444 in singles at Open Championships
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:00 pm
SBI of Madison made its USBC Open Championships webcast debut on Sunday, prompting some in the chatroom to ask who the guys were. As usual, Matt Cannizzarro and Aaron Smith of USBC did a great job...
PBA creates ‘Clash of the Legends’ for contest with Kentucky Derby, Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:00 am
The PBA has created a new event and will tie it into the Kentucky Derby and Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday to create a contest for fans. The “Clash of the Legends”...
Clutch strike gives Kyle Troup win over Bill O’Neill for InsideBowling.com Open title
Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:00 pm
A clutch 10th frame strike gave Kyle Troup a 210-182 win over Bill O’Neill Sunday for the InsideBowling.com Open title at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis. Here is video of Troup’s winning...
Las Vegas to host 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
Sunday, April 26, 2015 4:00 am
The QubicaAMF World Cup will be held at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas in November, QuibicaAMF announced Friday. It has been 16 years since the tournament was in the U.S., with Sam’s Town also...