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Unreported average results in State Tournament disqualification, but checks won’t be held up, La Porte says
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 4:00 am
An unreported average has resulted in a disqualification for the 2012 State Tournament, but checks won’t be held up, according to Wisconsin State Bowling Association manager Phil La Porte. "A...
GEICO Summer Shootout shows start airing July 7
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 3:00 am
The 15 GEICO Summer Shootout shows that were taped last weekend at the 10pin bowling lounge in Chicago will air on ESPN starting Saturday, July 7, PBA announced. The first four of the 30-minute...
McDowell has 'solid' start as Dias leads PBA Senior U.S. Open
Monday, June 4, 2012 11:00 pm
Marc McDowell had a “pretty solid” start in his first national PBA tournament in more than 15 years as lefty Mike Dias took the lead after Monday’s opening round in an atypically...
Hess tops Tomsu for Regional title in South Dakota
Sunday, June 3, 2012 6:00 pm
Tom Hess made his PBA debut as a Brunswick staffer a successful won, winning the PBA Midwest Region Midcontinent Communications Open Presented By Ebonite at Empire Bowl in Sioux Falls, S.D. over the...
Cheeseheads Mike Kaul, Eric Fritton win $5,000 in wackiest, craziest new tournament in bowling
Sunday, June 3, 2012 9:00 am
In April, I wrote this blog about a new tournament with the headline: “What a deal! A long weekend in Vegas and entry in a doubles tourney paying $5,000 for first for just $500.” That...
Vadakin fifth inductee to Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame
Friday, June 1, 2012 8:00 am
It’s hard to imagine a coach who has groomed more superstar bowlers than Gordon Vadakin. The long-time head coach at Wichita State University has been at the helm for 17 of the school’s...
McDowell to make pro senior debut at Senior U.S. Open
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:00 am
When Monona native Marc McDowell retired from the PBA Tour in the mid-1990s he left a solid legacy that featured five titles, including the 1992 Tournament of Champions, and 1992 BWAA Bowler of the...
Applications due June 15 for Welu Scholarship
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 3:00 am
Applications are due June 15 for the Billy Welu Scholarship, PBA announced. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a male or female college student who competes in the sport of bowling and...
Rash voted PBA Player of the Year
Monday, May 28, 2012 11:40 am
Sean Rash has been voted 2011-12 PBA Chris Schenkel Player of the Year. PBA reported in this news release that Rash received 29.04 percent of the Player of the Year votes, Jason Belmonte 26.61...
USBC lane pattern designer Pierson talks Open Championships on Above180.com
Monday, May 28, 2012 6:00 am
Eric Pierson has one of the toughest and most thankless jobs in bowling: designing the lane patterns for the United States Bowling Congress. So many do not understand that lane pattern design is...
Lundquist wins RPC-East with simple formula: knock down the most pins
Sunday, May 27, 2012 10:00 pm
The PBA Regional Players Championship-East used a format sure to be loved by real bowlers who hate match play bonus pins, cuts without carryover, and any other twists and gimmicks beyond knocking...
Wheelchair bowler's perfect game drawing attention beyond bowling media
Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:30 pm
Shawn Beam's perfect game that was the first ever by a wheelchair bowler occurred on May 18, the day we bowled team event at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I posted the news...
Lundquist leads qualifying at PBA RPC-East
Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:00 pm
The PBA Regional Players Championship once drew well above 200 entries, but like most regionals entries are down for the RPC. This weekend's PBA RPC-East in Columbus, Ohio drew just 97 entries,...
Josh Blanchard adds two more Rookie of the Year honors
Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:00 am
Josh Blanchard concluded what has to have been the most prolific rookie year in PBA history by adding two more Rookie of the Year honors, giving him three in all, PBA announced last week. In...
PBA releases Summer Shootout details
Friday, May 25, 2012 8:00 am
The PBA has released details on the sixth annual Summer Shootout, which again will be taped over Memorial Day weekend and then air starting July 7 on ESPN. Here are the teams: Storm: Jason...