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Japanese bowler ends quarter-century home county drought in Japan Cup
Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:00 pm
The last time a Japanese player won the Japan Cup, Walter Ray Williams Jr. was just a top player and Pete Weber was arguably the premier power player. That was 1988. These days, Williams and Weber...
New leaders emerge in wacky City Tournament weekend
Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:00 pm
I was getting ready to head to the Madison Bowling Association Championships — aka the City Tournament — last Sunday morning when a message appeared on the Facebook page of the MBA...
Mika Koivuniemi wins Brunswick Ballmaster Open for 13th career PBA Tour title
Sunday, January 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Finland native Mika Koivuniemi, who now lives in Hartland, Mich., returned to his home country and defeated England’s Dom Barrett 188-172 in the title match to win a record fourth Brunswick...
Craig Mueller/Jim Graefe defeat Natalie Cortese/George Hall to win inaugural WSBT Over 50/Under 50 Doubles
Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Craig Mueller and Jim Graefe defeated Natalie Cortese and George Hall in the title match to win the inaugural Wisconsin Scratch Bowlers Tour Over 50/Under 50 Doubles at Classic Lanes Oak Creek on...
Paige Havel edges Rachel Zimmer for MWBA Queens title
Saturday, January 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Paige Havel edged Rachel Zimmer 235-229 in the title match to win the eighth annual Madison Women’s Bowling Association Queens at Spartan Bowl on Saturday. In the title match, Havel rolled 193...
Father and son teammates Dick and Rick Thomas fire 300s in same game; Dick Thomas totals 823, Tom Smyth slams 815, Brian Olson 802
Friday, January 10, 2014 11:55 pm
Father and son teammates Dick and Rick Thomas fired perfect games in the same game, with Dick totaling 823, while Tom Smyth slammed an 815 and Brian Olson an 802 to highlight a big-scoring Friday in...
PBA trying more changes for Regionals in 2014 — and the crazy ideas I'd add
Friday, January 10, 2014 11:00 am
The one thing you can’t say about the PBA is that it’s afraid to try new things in an effort to improve its products. The latest changes announced in this PBA news release on Thursday...
Mark Roth latest big name to join new APBI
Friday, January 10, 2014 7:00 am
The Alliance of Professional Bowlers International announced that Hall of Famer Mark Roth is the latest big name to join the organization. The new group, which is focused on holding senior events...
Dustin Meisel fires 816, Herb Kimpel 804, Marc McDowell 803, Chris Smith 706; Dave Massey, Gregg Williams slam perfect games
Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:55 pm
Dustin Meisel fired an 816 series, Herb Kimpel an 804, Marc McDowell an 803, Chris Smith a 706, and Dave Massey and Gregg Williams slammed  perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling late...
Jason Belmonte has big plans for using Google Glass in his bowling
Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:00 pm
Jason Belmonte made bowling news last month when he shot a perfect game while wearing Google Glass. You can watch it here on his YouTube page, where he also posted an earlier video while using...
PBA Commissioner Tom Clark explains why PBA forums are closing
Thursday, January 9, 2014 2:00 pm
The PBA.com forums will close on Friday after degenerating into little more than a bitching arena for a small number of regular posters, most with anonymous usernames, whose main activity...
Shaun Stuessy slams first career perfect game
Thursday, January 9, 2014 8:28 am
Shaun Stuessy slammed his first career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Steussy’s 300 came in a 637 series in the Ten Pin Alley Hump League. Rick Baker fell a shot...
Back-to-back majors in June in Las Vegas again highlight PBA50 Tour schedule
Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:00 am
The PBA on Wednesday announced its 2014 PBA50 Tour schedule, which again features back-to-back majors in Las Vegas in June and a PBA50 Tour Finals during the World Series of Bowling in November. New...
Dave Beres, Eric George, Pete Weber earn Midwest honors as PBA announces 2013 Regional awards
Thursday, January 9, 2014 4:00 am
The PBA on Wednesday announced the 2014 Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and PBA50 Player of the Year award winners in its Regional program. Dave Beres of Waukesha was named Midwest Region...
Chris Barnes, Brittni Hamilton win titles at 2014 Team USA Trials
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:00 pm
As Team USA veterans and among the top bowlers on the planet, Chris Barnes and Brittni Hamilton were logical candidates to be selected for Team USA for 2014. But they did it the E.F. Hutton way,...