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Solid 8-pin stops Norm Duke from taking PBA Wolf Open top seed from Chris Loschetter
Friday, May 24, 2013 10:00 pm
Thanks to PBA’s Xtra Frame online channel, one of the worst breaks in PBA history was televised from AMF West on Friday night. Roping it up the gutter on the 32-foot Wolf pattern with a Roto...
PBA Summer Swing tourneys gain Lucas Oil sponsorship
Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 am
The GEICO PBA Summer Swing tournaments have gained Lucas Oil as a sponsor and now are the Lucas Oil PBA Bear Open, Lucas Oil PBA Badger Open, Lucas Oil PBA Wolf Open, Lucas Oil PBA Milwaukee Open,...
Lomira’s Morgan O’Brien will compete for Junior Team USA in Tournament of Americas
Friday, May 24, 2013 2:00 am
The Junior Team USA rosters have been set for the 2013 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships and the Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas. PABCON will be in Ponce, Puerto Rico, from...
Appleton’s Ken Kempf grabs last match play spot as Chris Loschetter leads PBA Wolf Open qualifying
Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:00 pm
Switching from the longest lane pattern in PBA history (52 feet at the Lucas Oil PBA Badger Open) to the shortest (32 feet) in modern PBA history definitely made for a different looking leaderboard...
Do Sean Rash and Jason Belmonte have the biggest rivalry in bowling history?
Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:00 am
In this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark made a statement that's generated a fair amount of discussion. Clark said he thought the rivalry between Sean Rash and...
Split conversion, late strike flurry lift Brian Burkhardt, Rick Gatlin to Open Championships doubles lead
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00 am
A split conversion and a late strike flurry lifted Brian Burkhardt and Rick Gatlin to the doubles lead late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at the United States Bowling Congress Open...
New 52-foot lane pattern produces surprising TV finals cast at Lucas Oil Badger Open
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:00 pm
If a betting man looked at a top 24 on the PBA Tour heading into round robin match play that included Chris Barnes, Jason Belmonte, Tommy Jones, Ryan Shafer, Mike Fagan, Mika Koivuniemi, Sean Rash,...
Home of Baker Team Tournament moving with sale of Racine bowling center
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:00 am
The Landreman family announced that it has acquired Paradise West Lanes in Racine and will close its Plaza Bowling Center in that southeast Wisconsin city. Tom Landreman said in a Facebook message...
Jake Peters leads qualifying in GEICO PBA Summer Swing Lucas Oil Badger Open
Monday, May 20, 2013 10:00 pm
If I was going to pick a leader for qualifying on a 52-foot lane pattern, it would be a super high-rev player like Sean Rash or Jason Belmonte — especially on a wood lane surface where the...
A near miss for Mike Shady in Open Championships singles
Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:57 am
I predicted earlier this year that Mike Shady would take the lead in all-events when we bowled the USBC Open Championships. The chance of that happening pretty much ended when he shot 655 in team...
MDA fundraising tournament grows to 26 teams from 16 last year
Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:00 pm
The second annual Whop-Pin Tap Tournament at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes on May 18 grew from 16 teams to 26 and raised $2,556 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The top five teams in order were Jacquie...
Open Championships team event a frustrating but fascinating night
Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:30 am
The bowling geek in me was fascinated by what happened to our 11thFrame.com teams in the USBC Open Championships team event Friday night, even if the competitor in me was frustrated. The thing that...
The best bowling day of the year
Friday, May 17, 2013 10:00 am
Today is the best bowling day of my year: team event day at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. A close second is minor events day. I know there are many bowlers from across...
Randy Pedersen wins in PBA50 Tour debut; Lennie Boresch Jr, just misses stepladder finals
Friday, May 17, 2013 8:33 am
For all those folks who think Randy Pedersen is just that guy who announces bowling on TV, this week’s PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip provided a reminder that the guy is a pretty...
Getting ready to roll in Reno
Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:00 am
The most important two bowling days of my year are almost here. We bowl in the USBC Open Championships on Friday at 7 p.m. with team event on lanes 15 and 16 at the National Bowling Stadium and...