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AMF West Allis closes
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00 pm
As many already know, AMF West Allis in that Milwaukee suburb closed on Monday, May 5. I sent an email earlier this week to AMF District Manager Zac Sulma asking why the 48-lane center closed but...
USBC, BPAA reach deal to save U.S. Opens
Friday, May 9, 2014 6:10 pm
"Together we can!" was the theme of last month's United States Bowling Congress annual convention and it appears USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America took that to heart. The two...
On my soapbox for a few things after a busy week in bowling
Friday, May 9, 2014 8:42 am
I'm getting on my soapbox for a very informal blog after a busy week in the bowling world that has seen way too much bad news and negativity. Just a few things: 1) All is not lost. It appears...
Tom Hess, Angela Chirpich Guest move into 2nd in doubles with 1,445 at Open Championships
Friday, May 9, 2014 4:00 am
Full-time PBA player Tom Hess didn’t even know he’d be able to bowl the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships until last fall after a poor World Series of Bowling dropped...
Frank DeSocio named new BPAA executive director
Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:45 am
In a move that should surprise no one, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America announced Thursday that Frank DeSocio of Wichita, Kansas, has been named as its new executive director. Several...
Bowling study finds the obvious: lane patterns matter more than ball technology, other factors, Bowlers Journal reports
Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:00 am
If you recall, back in 2012, the United States Bowling Congress and the World Tenpin Bowling Association announced a partnership to study all of the factors that influence scoring with the goal of...
Rick Ramsey says tournaments he runs will be held in El Paso in 2015
Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:00 am
Rick Ramsey announced this week that the tournaments he runs at the same time and locale as the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships will be held in El Paso in 2015. Here is what he...
Managing Director of Tournaments Brian Lewis is latest executive cut by USBC
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:45 pm
The United States Bowling Congress has cut another prominent executive. This time it's Managing Director of Tournaments Brian Lewis, whose removal follows the ousters of Executive...
USBC modifies rules so thumbless bowlers can’t have ‘thumb’ hole and weight hole
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:30 am
The United States Bowling Congress has modified its rules on bowling ball gripping holes so that bowlers who don’t use their thumb during a delivery cannot have both a “thumb” hole...
Only top 25 in 2014 PBA Tour points, champions from 2012-13, 2014 will be ineligible for 2015 Open Championships, USBC decides
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has published its rule for PBA player eligibility for the 2015 USBC Open Championships. The key change is that players who rank 26-50 in PBA Tour points for the...
Guest blog: Matt McNiel offers Open Championships advice after 2,034 all-events
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:00 am
It’s safe to say that Matt McNiel needs no introduction: his resume is filled with tournament victories, most notably three United States Bowling Congress Open Championships Eagles, two in...
The Diana Zavjalova train rolls on
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Watching Diana Zavjalova bowl, I feel sorry for her. Yes, sorry. The only female bowler I have ever seen throw a ball more powerfully than Zavjalova is Michelle Feldman — watching...
Rainbow Kids fundraiser: Nothing better then having fun doing good
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:00 am
My original plan for the weekend of April 26-27 had been to attend the InsideBowling.com Open, check out some of the great action, sit in on some of the webcast and visit friends I never see enough...
11thFrame.com Open returning Aug. 16-17 at Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa
Monday, May 5, 2014 8:00 am
While some details still must be finalized, the 11thFrame.com Open is set to return Aug. 16-17 at Cherry Lanes in the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. The inaugural event in 2012 was won by Matt...
Cortisone soothes a savage wrist, but more surgery possible
Monday, May 5, 2014 4:00 am
If you read what I wrote here last month, you know that in recent months I’ve been experiencing wrist woes even worse than my bad normal and had a cortisone shot scheduled for April 28. I can...