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Matt McNiel dominates in winning inaugural 11thFrame.com Open
Monday, August 20, 2012 8:00 am
DUBUQUE, IOWA — I now have seen Matt McNiel bowl twice in person and he has won both times. I guess you could say I am twice as impressed as I was with the Minnesota lefty’s formidable...
New Milwaukee Women’s Open Match Game Championship debuts Oct. 27
Monday, August 20, 2012 5:00 am
A new women’s scratch tournament will be held Oct. 27 at AMF West Allis. The Greater Milwaukee Bowling Association and the Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association are putting on the Milwaukee...
McNiel leads 11thFrame.com Open qualifying on tough condition
Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:00 am
DUBUQUE, IOWA — Anyone who thinks Matt McNiel is just a master of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships isn’t paying attention. I first saw the smooth lefty in action...
Team USA on home turf for PABCON Championships next week
Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:00 am
Team USA is the host for the 2012 Pan American Bowling Confederation Championships next week as 18 countries send teams to Las Vegas, the United States Bowling Congress reported. The event at Sunset...
Open Championships minor events pairings will be ‘first paid, first served’
Friday, August 17, 2012 8:00 am
I get a kick out bowlers who pay their entry fees way late and then complain about their squad times at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I’ve lost count of the number of...
USBC changes Sport league average adjustment scale but better choice would be dumping it
Friday, August 17, 2012 6:00 am
Update: Predictably, this blog prompted a spirited and interesting thread on my Facebook page. To make a more general point, average adjustment scales and slope rating systems and anything of that...
Logistics mean State Senior Tournament can't add 50-54 division until 2015 at earliest
Friday, August 17, 2012 5:00 am
Earlier this summer, the United States Bowling Congress announced that it would be adding a 50-54 age division to the USBC Senior Championships starting in 2013. That begged the question of what the...
Walter Ray clinches Senior Player of the Year as Mohr wins Senior Decatur Open
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:00 pm
Ron Mohr won the PBA Senior Decatur Open presented by Brunswick on Tuesday but PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. was the bigger winner. While Mohr was bagging his eighth PBA Senior...
PBA Senior Player of the Year down to Walter Ray, Edwards as Senior Decatur Open heads to match play
Monday, August 13, 2012 11:00 pm
The 2012 PBA Senior Player of the Year will be decided Tuesday at the PBA Senior Decatur Open. Hugh Miller was eliminated when he finished 38th, missing the top 32 for match play,...
PBA Senior Tour to become ‘PBA50 Tour’ in 2013
Monday, August 13, 2012 8:00 pm
The PBA announced Monday that the PBA Senior Tour would be renamed the "PBA50 Tour" in 2013. PBA Commissioner Tom Clark made the announcement between squads on Monday at the PBA Senior Decatur Open...
Nathan Weimer: A dose of perspective whenever things are going bad on the lanes
Monday, August 13, 2012 5:00 am
When my good buddy Mike Nape called me in June on the way home from his career-worst United States Bowling Congress Open Championships performance, he hit me with something I wasn’t expecting:...
'The Legend' leads after first round at PBA Senior Decatur Open
Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:00 pm
Harry “The Legend” Sullins solved the Shark best to lead after Sunday’s first round of the PBA Senior Decatur Open. Sullins totaled 1,902 for his eight games for a 61-pin lead over...
Soutars’ retirement party a night to cherish
Sunday, August 12, 2012 9:00 am
One of bowling’s all-time greatest couples — Dave and Judy Soutar — were feted at an emotional retirement party Saturday night at Spare Time Lanes, host of the...
Wisconsin Bowling Hall of Fame Class of 2013 is Lennie Boresch Jr., Marc McDowell, Jeff Richgels, Tom Schulz
Sunday, August 12, 2012 8:00 am
On Saturday, I received a message that put a spring in my step and a smile on my face that’s still there on Sunday morning. The Wisconsin State USBC Hall of Fame Class of 2013 is Lennie...
Spink tops Sherman to win PBA Midwest Region non-champions tourney
Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Dan Spink defeated Kyle Sherman 274-165 in the title match to win the PBA Midwest Region St. Charles Lanes Challenger (Non-Champions) Open Presented by Roto Grip Saturday. Spink earned $1,500 and...