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Jerry Murphy fires perfect game, Patty Spires-Mirkel slams 758 series
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:55 pm
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Jerry Murphy fired a perfect game and Patty Spires-Mirkel slammed a 758 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Murphy's ninth career 300...
John Janawicz takes a giant step toward the USBC Hall of Fame
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:00 pm
In the 110-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, only four bowlers have won the all-events title more than once. Matt McNiel won in 2010 and 2012, sandwiching a...
Prairie Lanes hosting junior scholarship fundraiser Sunday
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:00 pm
Prairie Lanes is hosting its annual fundraiser for its Junior Bowling Scholarship Fund on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The event is 9-pin tap doubles and singles with a $30 entry fee. There will be...
Lodge Lanes Too’s 3,538 breaks Open Championships team event record, but will it win?
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:00 am
There are so many interesting angles to Lodge Lanes Too’s record-breaking 3,538 series in team event Tuesday night at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships that it’s hard...
Matt Lajter fires 823, Jeff Bach 816; Bruce Davis slams perfect game
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:55 pm
Matt Lajter fired an 823 series, Jeff Bach an 816, and Bruce Davis slammed a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Lajter’s big series, which featured a 277 game, came in...
Bowl-A-Vard hosting April 12 qualifier for PBA Regional April 21
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:00 am
Bowl-A-Vard Lanes announced that it is hosting a qualifying event April 12 at 7 p.m. for the PBA Midwest Regional the center is hosting on April 21.The entry fee is $55 and 1 in 5 entries will win a...
Fox Valley mixed team’s 3,771 sets national record
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 3:00 am
A Fox Valley team’s 3,771 series has set a new record for a mixed team of three men and two women, beating the prior record by 20 pins, the United States Bowling Congress has confirmed. The...
Mike Pounders fires 804; Jon O'Konek falls a pin shy of perfection
Monday, April 1, 2013 11:55 pm
Mike Pounders fired an 804 series and Jon O'Konek fell a pin shy of perfection to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Pounders chained games of 217, 298 and 289 in the Dream Lanes Suburban...
MBA Hall of Famer Armand Richman dies
Monday, April 1, 2013 4:00 am
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Armand Richman died on Wednesday. He was 85. Richman's obituary is here. Armand was one of the nice guys of Madison area bowling, always with a kind word...
Brad Miller falls a shot shy of perfection
Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:55 pm
Brad Miller fell a shot shy of perfection to highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend. Miller fired a 298 game in a 768 series in the Prairie Lanes Survivors League. Kiefer Sullivan was high...
Pete Weber's Tournament of Champions win for his 10th major title raises question of why majors don't matter as much in bowling as golf
Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:00 pm
When Pete Weber won the U.S. Open last year with arguably the single best performance in bowling history, I wrote that “a great case can be made for Pete as perhaps the greatest bowler of all...
Andy Mills ties 4th in all-events, moves into 7th with Nick Heilman in doubles at Open Championships
Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:00 am
There will be no Eagles for the Nicholas J's Pro Shop crew at this year's United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but they can be proud of their solid performance. I recounted their run...
Defending Open Championships team champions make a run, but run out of steam in third game
Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:00 pm
To win an Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships you not only have to bowl great, you have to have fortune on your side. A messenger that hits or misses the 10-pin. A 4-pin...
Dick Thomas slams 818, Mike Hoffman fires 805
Friday, March 29, 2013 11:55 pm
Dick Thomas slammed an 818 series and Mike Hoffman fired an 805 to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Thomas chained games of 265, 269 and 284 in the Sport Bowl Lions League for his second...
1 hand better than 2 when it's the hand of Pete Weber
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:00 pm
It seemed inevitable at times during this week's Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions: ageless living legend Pete Weber, arguably the greatest talent in bowling history, would be overtaken by...