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Another sign that bowling is far from dead: PWBA expands fields as it sells out 4 more events
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Was it this dumb writer who in this story raised the question of whether the re-launch of the PWBA Tour would continue no matter how low the entries might be? For the record, USBC Executive Director...
Power outage from severe storms, giant fields lead to Junior Gold Facebook frenzy
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 5:00 am
If you have bowling friends on Facebook, you couldn’t help but notice that big things were happening at the opening day of the Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and...
15 years of perspective shows how low Open Championships scores were this year
Monday, July 13, 2015 10:00 pm
If you want to see how low scores were at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in El Paso, you can gain some perspective from looking at scores over the past several years. At...
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame adds 2 trustees
Monday, July 13, 2015 12:00 pm
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame Board of Directors announced that it voted to add two trustees during its recent meeting held at International Bowl Expo: Jay Buhl, currently Vice...
Non-member Shea Bittenbender beats Blake DeMore for PBA Regional win in St. Charles, Missouri
Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:00 pm
Shea Bittenbender is one of the very best bowlers a lot of people probably don’t know. The Lindenwood University graduate has a great rhythmic, crouching approach and loose armswing that...
Osku Palermaa, Joey Yeo win Bowling World Open titles, but biggest victory from event hopefully to come
Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:00 am
Finland’s Osku Palermaa and Singapore’s Joey Yeo won the men’s and women’s singles titles and $81,000 top prizes in the inaugural Bowling World Open Sunday, PBA reported...
Elysia Current downs top seed Kristina Wendell to win PWBA Storm Sacramento Open
Saturday, July 11, 2015 11:00 pm
Years from now, when the Professional Women's Bowling Association hopefully is going strong, Elysia Current and Kristina Wendell will be the answer to a great bowling trivia question: Who bowled for...
It's PBA history as Mitch Beasley defeats his wife to win PBA Shock Top Midwest Open Regional in St. Charles, Missouri
Saturday, July 11, 2015 6:00 pm
When I saw the final results of Saturday’s PBA Shock Top Midwest Open Regional at Plaza Lanes in St. Charles, Missouri, I wished I had stuck around to watch. But I had a ton of writing to do...
Anthony LaCaze enters bowling history books — and likely the USBC Hall of Fame — with 3rd straight year winning Eagle
Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:30 pm
Anthony LaCaze learned the meaning of a bowling Eagle as a young bowler. “Growing up my dad and my uncles used to bowl league together and they always went to the ABC Tournament,” LaCaze...
Matt McNiel makes bowling history with 3rd all-events Eagle at Open Championships; Ronnie Sparks Jr., Mark Sleeper, Anthony Simonsen also win Eagles
Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:15 pm
Heading into the 112th year of the ABC Tournament/USBC Open Championships, no one had ever won three all-events Eagles. Matt McNiel came close with wins in 2010 in Reno and 2012 in Baton...
Could team Eagle be start of Open Championships run for Team NABR?
Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:00 pm
In any other year of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Team NABR might be THE story. With its star-studded line-up and winning the team title in such dramatic fashion, Team NABR...
4 men, 4 women set to battle for Bowling World Open titles, $81,000 top prizes
Saturday, July 11, 2015 3:00 pm
Four men and four women have advanced to the championship round of the inaugural Bowling World Open Sunday in an arena setting in Tokyo, Japan, PBA reported in this news release. The championship...
Kristina Wendell leads 16 qualifiers for match play at PWBA Storm Sacramento Open
Friday, July 10, 2015 10:00 pm
Whatever happens in the rest of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open this weekend, Kristina Wendell always will be the answer to a fun trivia question: Who led qualifying in the tournament that re-started...
Marshall Kent, Mika Koivuniemi, Bill O'Neill, Tommy Jones, Sean Rash advance in World Bowling Open in Japan
Friday, July 10, 2015 8:00 pm
Marshall Kent, Mika Koivuniemi, Bill O’Neill, Tommy Jones, Sean Rash advanced through qualifying Friday in the World Bowling Open in Japan, PBA reported in this news release. The five will...
Junior Gold looks to set record with more than 3,100 competitors
Thursday, July 9, 2015 10:00 pm
As I wrote up here, the Junior Gold youth program set another record with more than 6,200 members in the 2014-15 season, after surpassing more than 5,000 members for the first time in 2013-14. That...