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Matt McNiel in position to go where no bowler has gone before after taking Open Championships all-events lead
Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Conventional wisdom says the nearly flat patterns at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships need to be managed properly to create the opportunity for high scores. That should...
New Hall of Famer Liz Johnson surges into all-events, doubles lead at Women's Championships
Sunday, May 3, 2015 10:00 pm
Liz Johnson already has established herself as part of the conversation when the topic is greatest female bowler of all time. But she certainly isn’t done building her resume, which she may...
John Conroy leads after opening round of PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open
Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:00 pm
As a decorated paramedic who responded to both the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and 9-11 terrorist attacks, John Conroy isn’t likely to panic under pressure while competing as a bowler. He...
Varsity Lanes in Milton closing May 31
Sunday, May 3, 2015 8:00 pm
Varsity Lanes in Milton will close at the end of the month, manager Todd Williams announced on Facebook on Sunday night. Here was what Williams posted: “It is with great sadness that we, at...
Shannon Labinski beats Crystal Brooks for Badger Queens title
Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:00 pm
Shannon Labinski ran the stepladder and defeated Crystal Brooks 212-193 in the title match to win the Badger Queens on Sunday at Shoreview Lanes in Oshkosh. With many bowlers and the Wisconsin...
7-pin costs Ronnie Sparks Jr. 800, but 793 takes singles lead at Open Championships
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 pm
Only a 7-pin kept Ronnie Sparks Jr. from recording the first 800 series of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but his 793 was enough to give him the lead in singles, USBC...
Mike Flanagan’s InsideBowling.com partnering with Ebonite International
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 am
Ebonite International and InsideBowling.com on Friday made official a partnership IB owner Mike Flanagan talked about on the webcasts of last weekend’s IB Open. “Mike and his team will...
Dynamic young proprietor Frank Wilkinson elected USBC president
Friday, May 1, 2015 8:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress board of directors made what I believe is a great decision in electing Frank Wilkinson the organization’s new president. Wilkinson, a dynamic young...
Hundreds make pilgrimage to amazing Omaha bowling museum
Friday, May 1, 2015 4:00 am
In this blog in 2013, I called Memory Lanes Bowling Museum in Omaha, Nebraska a free treasure every bowling fan should experience. During this week’s United States Bowling Congress Hall of...
Jim Fosdick, Brittany Pollentier, Tyler Sheehy, Allison Dempski stand out in Madison area scoring for 2014-15
Friday, May 1, 2015 1:00 am
Jim Fosdick, Brittany Pollentier, Tyler Sheehy and Allison Dempski were standout performers in Madison area scoring in the 2014-15 season. Fosdick always is among the leaders in supernationals and...
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...