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Rash's TOC win makes Player of the Year vote brutally difficult
Monday, April 16, 2012 8:30 pm
If Jason Belmonte or Mike Fagan had won the PBA Tournament of Champions on Sunday, the 2011-12 PBA Player of the Year voting would have been a foregone conclusion. It almost certainly wouldn't have...
What a deal! A long weekend in Vegas and entry in a doubles tourney paying $5,000 for first for just $500
Monday, April 16, 2012 5:00 am
This deal seems almost too good to be true. The inaugural "Bowling's Hall of Fame Xtravaganza" is set for May 31 through June 3 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The doubles tournament features...
2013 USBC Queens headed to Vegas, USBC announces
Monday, April 16, 2012 4:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress made several announcements about the USBC Queens this week, most notably that the 2013 tournament will be in suburban Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend, immediately...
Schulz fires 692 to lead junior scoring
Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:55 pm
Danielle Schulz fired a 692 series to highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend. Schulz, who has the high junior girls' series this season with a 723, just missed her second 700 while...
Kloss’ first MAST title is a biggie: the Year End Championship
Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Former PBA Tour exempt player Chad Kloss has won a ton of tournaments in his career, including PBA Regionals, but going into the 2011-12 season he’d never won a title on either the Central...
S&B Pro Shop survives 2 runs at team all-events lead; I predict this year's winning scores
Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:00 am
A day after they moved into fourth and second, respectively, in team event at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Locker Guy 1 and Cambridge 1 both made runs at the team all-events...
Pounders leads high-scoring MAST Year End Championship heading into match play
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:00 pm
Chris Pounders tied a USBC record en route to taking a big lead after Saturday's qualifying in the Madison Area Scratch Tour Year End Championship at Prairie Lanes. Pounders opened the second 4-game...
Couch, Stus inducted into PBA Hall of Fame
Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:00 am
One of the most memorable nights of my bowling career that didn't involve actual bowling was the 1994 PBA Hall of Fame induction dinner. I was fortunate enough to attend because I had qualified for...
South Dakota bowler without 800 series fires 878
Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:00 am
Update: Andy Kiser reported on my Facebook page that Randy Bockelman of Columbia City, Ind., fired 897 (297-300-300) on Wednesday for his first 800, and Gregg Stricke reported on my Facebook page...
Shannon O'Keefe fires 300-755 to lead team into second at Open Championships
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:00 am
There is no doubt Shannon O'Keefe is one of the best woman bowlers in the world. To me, that makes the Team USA member one of the best bowlers in the world. Period. As I like to say, the pins don't...
Winning one for the Nicker?
Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:00 am
Knute Rockne famously once implored his team to win one for the Gipper. Reading the USBC news release on S&B Pro Shop 1's stellar performance in taking the team all-events lead on Friday, it...
Bailey falls a shot shy of perfection
Friday, April 13, 2012 11:55 pm
B.J. Bailey fell a shot shy of perfection and Scott Erickson fired a 765 to highlight a light Friday of Madison area bowling as the 2011-12 season winds down. Bailey rolled a 296 game in a 734...
Storylines galore for Tournament of Champions TV finals
Friday, April 13, 2012 10:00 pm
The PBA might be struggling in many ways, but there has been no shortage of drama and storylines in the 2011-12 season. Fans have been able to enjoy Pete Weber's historic U.S. Open win, Sean Rash's...
Weggen, Tan are 2011 BWAA Amateur Bowlers of the Year
Friday, April 13, 2012 5:00 pm
This is where I insert my obligatory "there is no such thing as an amateur in bowling" statement — junior bowlers win money (in the form of scholarship funds) these days so you tell me who...
BWAA Collegate Bowlers of the Year finalists announced
Friday, April 13, 2012 3:00 pm
The finalists — eight men and eight women — for the Bowling Writers Association of America Collegiate Bowler of the Year awards for 2011-12 have been announced. The winners will be...