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Lucrative new World Bowling Tour event in Tokyo aims to boost Olympics effort
Sunday, April 5, 2015 10:00 am
2020 Olympics host Japan is one of the key countries in bowling’s effort to get into the Olympics, as I wrote up in this blog last month. So it should come as no surprise that a lucrative new...
Junior Team USA Support 1 makes strong case for being new kings of USBC Open Championships
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 pm
Led by Erik Vermilyea, Junior Team USA Support 1 is making a strong case for being the new kings of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. On Friday and Saturday, Vermilyea took the...
Riggs Classic lane patterns prove tougher than expected
Saturday, April 4, 2015 8:00 pm
When we chose Mike Flanagan’s 44-foot InsideBowling.com pattern from 2014 and the 34-foot World Bowling Stockholm pattern as the lane patterns for this year’s Riggs Classic, I anticipated...
Rick Thomas fires 805-300, Jim Fosdick 802-300, Lauren Sammel 706, Paul Wille 300
Friday, April 3, 2015 11:55 pm
Rick Thomas fired an 805 series that featured a perfect game, Jim Fosdick an 802 with a 300, Lauren Sammel slammed a 706, and Paul Wille also recorded a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling...
Ray Nelson, Brent Ritchie fire perfect games
Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:55 pm
Ray Nelson and Brent Ritchie fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Nelson’s 17th career 300 came in a 667 series in the Prairie Lanes Classic...
Items announced for International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame April auction
Thursday, April 2, 2015 8:00 am
The items available in the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame auction for April have been announced. Proceeds from the monthly auctions benefit the IBMHOF in its mission to preserve the...
Michael Buchanan fires perfect game
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:55 pm
Michael Buchanan fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Buchanan’s 300 came in a 694 series in the Spartan Bowl Classic League. The top series were Jerry...
Bill Lillard might be the greatest USBC Open Championships competitor ever
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:00 am
It’s one of those sports debates that you almost never find consensus on: who is the greatest (fill in the blank). In the case of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, a...
Jim Fosdick fires 828-300, Cody Bailey also reaches perfection
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:55 pm
Jim Fosdick fired an 828 series that featured a perfect game, and Cody Bailey also reached perfection to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Fosdick sandwiched his 300 between games of 259...
Josh Blanchard says straighter is greater as he takes 2nd PBA Tour title of month
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:00 pm
Most experts concede that the old saying that “straighter is greater” no longer holds true, as power players like Jason Belmonte mostly dominate bowling. Don’t tell that to Josh...
Please join us for the 3rd annual 2-pattern Riggs Classic April 4 at Badger Bowl
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:00 am
The third annual 2-pattern Riggs Classic is set for Saturday, April 4 (the day before Easter) at 11 a.m. at Badger Bowl. The tournament was conceived by the great folks at Badger Pro Shop after I...
Warne Copus falls a pin shy of perfection
Monday, March 30, 2015 11:55 pm
Warne Copus fell a pin shy of perfection to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Copus’ 299 game came in a 729 series in the Dream Lanes Suburban Merchants League. The high series on...
Bowling With Grapatin anti-cancer fundraiser set for April 25
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:00 pm
Bowling With Grapatin, an anti-cancer fundraiser in memory of Scott Grapatin, will be held Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Riviera Lanes, 8600 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis. Michael James, who...
MOTIV offering a PBA Tour staff contract in July 8-9 tournament in Detroit area
Monday, March 30, 2015 9:00 am
Tournaments offering ball contracts as prizes are nothing new, but those contracts usually are fairly minimal with some free balls. MOTIV is taking it to a totally different level with the MOTIV...
InsideBowling.com Open set for April 24-26 in St. Louis
Monday, March 30, 2015 8:00 am
The fifth annual InsideBowling.com Open is set for April 24-26 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Missouri. First place seems almost certain to again be worth $10,000, as it is based on 225 entries...