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Chris Barnes earns top seed for stepladder finals of PBA Wolf Open
Monday, May 19, 2014 11:00 pm
The 32-foot Wolf lane pattern offered up some high scores on Monday and Chris Barnes had the highest, averaging 249 on Monday to take the top seed for the PBA Wolf Open stepladder finals, PBA...
A mediocre Open Championships minor events
Sunday, May 18, 2014 8:00 am
I don’t think there’s anything I could write that would explain our 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships minor events better than just watching the USBC webcast archive,...
One more ‘almost’ at the Open Championships
Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:00 am
There are few bowlers in history who have been more fortunate than me when it comes to the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I truly have been blessed beyond belief bowling with two...
Ready as can be for the best two days of the bowling year
Friday, May 16, 2014 1:30 pm
As I’ve written and said for years, the best two days of the bowling year for me are the days we compete in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. It’s part of the...
Likely future Hall of Famer Joey Biondo grabs all-events lead with 2,074 at USBC Women's Championships
Friday, May 16, 2014 4:00 am
Joey Biondo might not be a household name in bowling – it’s sadly hard for any woman to be these days – but she is quietly fashioning a resume  that should make her a United...
Defending champions take Diamond team lead, companion team second at 2014 Women’s Championships
Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:00 am
The second webcast of the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships produced as much bowling drama as any fan could want. Defending champions Eagle's Edge Pro Shop, which bowls...
American Bowling Consortium releases format, schedule for All-Star Tournament
Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:00 am
The American Bowling Consortium has released the format and schedule for the first of its two events in November at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. The details for the 2014 ABC All-Star...
Marshall Kent debut as PBA member a highlight of Summer Swing
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:00 am
Marshall Kent already has bowled in a PBA Tour title match and made the TV finals of a major, so it’s not like he’s a green-behind-the-ears rookie as he begins his PBA Tour career as a...
Should USBC move to cut Reno years for Open Championships? Ex-USBC executives say it would be a good move
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:00 am
I’m heading to Reno on Wednesday to join my 11thFrame.com group in what I consider to be the two best bowling days of the year: the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships....
Saving U.S. Open really was a case of ‘Together we can!’ BPAA, USBC leaders say
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:00 am
If bowling ever is to regain even some of its lost glory, it almost certainly will take a cooperative industry effort. Perhaps saving the U.S. Opens one day will be seen as a key step in that path....
Steady Francois Lavoie takes men's XBowling Intercollegiate Singles title
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Wichita State's Francois Lavoie was steady, controlling the pocket and avoiding opens better than his opponents as he won the men's title at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships....
When an American Bowling Congress employee embezzled and got caught
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:00 am
Not too long ago I was sent a fascinating story from the website of The Oklahoman that I can’t remember being covered in any bowling media. Then again, my memory is not what it once was....
Madison Bowling Association faces busy summer of decision-making in wake of USBC convention
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:00 am
At last month’s United States Bowling Congress annual convention, delegates voted to remove the cap on local dues, with any increase subject to a vote by local membership, and increase the...
2015 USBC Masters moves to February but stays in Green Bay area
Monday, May 12, 2014 5:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress and Pro Bowlers Association announced Monday that they have reached a deal to keep the USBC Masters part of the PBA Tour schedule on ESPN in the winter in 2015 and...
An easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to help bowling: Subscribe to Xtra Frame before the Summer Swing starts!
Monday, May 12, 2014 8:00 am
Famed coach Joe Slowinski sent me a great note last week during the tumult after the U.S. Open was cancelled and before it was saved. He had a simple and inexpensive idea that every bowling fan can...