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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...
New York's John Martorella fires 900 series
Friday, April 13, 2012 8:00 am
John Martorella Sr. on Thursday night rolled a 900 series at Domm’s Bowling Center in Greece N.Y., a part of the Rochester association. Whatever the lane conditions — and I'm sure it was...
Thomas fires 806 on Open Championships pattern, takes MBA supernational lead
Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:55 pm
Rick Thomas already has competed in the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in Baton Rouge, La., firing an 1,809 that included a 660 in doubles that combined with William...
Astounding first block carries Fagan to lead at PBA Tournament of Champions
Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:00 pm
Mike Fagan’s first block in the Round of 36 Thursday at the PBA Tournament of Champions might have been the greatest in PBA history. Fagan rolled games of 238, 299, 268, 258, 299, 201, 290,...
About those missing Open Championships webcasts, including Thursday's 3,277 by S&B Pro Shop
Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:00 pm
Update: the S&B Pro Shop webcast is now available at BowlTV here. S&B Pro Shop 1 fired 3,277 on Thursday to take over second in team event at the United States Bowling Congress Open...
A newspaper that deserves your outrage
Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:00 pm
I usually don't get upset over bowling’s treatment by the mainstream media — it’s routine, and usually a waste of time and energy. But I got a note from a high school bowling coach...
Injury moves UW-Whitewater’s Fakes into finals of Intercollegiate Singles Championships
Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:00 am
Tracy Fakes of UW-Whitewater has made the finals of the Intercollegiate Singles Championships as an injury replacement, the United States Bowling Congress announced. Fakes replaces Addileen Pointer...
Tim Fosdick fires 813; Richardson, Hjortland slam perfect games
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:55 pm
Tim Fosdick fired an 813 series and Bob Richardson and John Hjortland slammed perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Fosdick started with games of 238 and 276 before closing...
Rash leads 25 Elite Field qualifiers into Round of 36 at PBA Tournament of Champions
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:00 pm
The PBA Tournament of Champions is down to 36 — the 11 who have won tournaments on the 2011-12 PBA Tour and 25 who qualified from the Elite Field after 20 games Tuesday and Wednesday. Sean...