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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...
Led by Dave Beres, Motion Plus Lanes, other leaders hold on as State Tournament ends
Monday, May 12, 2014 3:00 am
Led by the huge effort of Dave Beres and his Motion Plus Lanes team, all of the leaders held on as the Wisconsin State Bowling Association Championships — aka the State Tournament —...
Tyler Sheehy of Prairie Lanes one of winners at Pepsi Youth State Championships
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Tyler Sheehy of Prairie Lanes was one of six division winners at Saturday’s 38th Pepsi USBC Wisconsin Youth State Championships at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in suburban Green Bay, the Bowling...
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...