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Gibbons, Beres move into second, third at charm-less Petersen
Monday, July 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Chris Gibbons and Dave Beres finished one pin apart in taking over second and third place at the Petersen Classic on Monday, but how they got there was totally different. Gibbons was 47 over with...
New Reno tourney offers $15,000 top prize, PBA Regional title if PBA member wins
Monday, July 23, 2012 5:00 am
Here's a tournament I'd bowl if I had unlimited vacation and funds: The new Silverado National Open Aug. 26-29 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno is offering a $15,000 top prize and a PBA...
Amazing Eoff is perfectly imperfect as a PBA member: 4 seconds in 4 Regionals
Sunday, July 22, 2012 9:00 pm
It’s the kind of thing you hear all the time in sports: “If you’d have given me second (or whatever) before the tournament started, I’d have taken it.” I know...
FIQ/WTBA’s Dornerberger, PBA’s Clark, USBC’s Williams join Hall of Fame board
Sunday, July 22, 2012 2:00 am
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame added three new members to its Board of Governors for 2012-13 during the recent International Bowl Expo 2012, according to this USBC news release....
An expert assesses the 2013 Junior Team USA qualifiers and selections from Junior Gold
Friday, July 20, 2012 11:00 pm
As a sports fan, I’ve always enjoyed stories that feature executives given the cloak of anonymity offering straightforward analysis of players in advance of a draft, for example. I’d...
Four earn Junior Team USA spots as Junior Gold heads to final day
Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:00 pm
After three days of sometimes brutally difficult grinding, competitors at the 2012 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships had to solve the puzzle of the softer 47-foot Paris pattern on Thursday....
PBA takes step to level Regional playing field with new ball use rule
Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:00 am
After this blog was published, I was informed that the rule on Tour has been that all non-released balls be available to all competitors on the truck if they were available to staffers. So the impact...
First cuts made as grind continues at Junior Gold
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:00 pm
How tough are the lane conditions at this week’s North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick in Indianapolis? I reported on the brutal Sydney pattern in my blog on Wednesday...
Fantasy competition makes for 2 leagues in 1
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:00 am
Fantasy sports might be all the rage, but unless you’re a professional athlete you don’t get the chance to really be a part of the action. A Pennsylvania bowling league has come up with...
XBowling smartphone app removes physical boundaries from bowling competition
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00 am
How would you like to challenge someone in the bowling center across town or across country? Not for a match at some later time — right now. It's possible with the XBowling smartphone app....
Brutal short pattern tests Junior Gold U20 bowlers
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:00 pm
Perhaps next year’s U.S. Open should feature the Sydney pattern being used at this week’s North Pointe Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis. The U.S. Open’s flat pattern is...
Youth coaching seminars set for Aug. 18, Sept. 22-23 in Wisconsin
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:00 am
Youth coaching seminars have been set for Aug. 18 in Columbus and Sept. 22-23 in Menomonee Falls. The Sept. 22-23 weekend at Village Bowl in Menomonee Falls will feature some of the biggest names in...
Perfect games by Hattori, Spacey highlight opening day of Junior Gold
Monday, July 16, 2012 11:00 pm
With more than 2,000 entries, the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships seem to be little more than organized chaos in the opening rounds of qualifying. It was very entertaining reading Facebook...
Rockford's Cherry Bowl hosting a 'MAD' tournament Aug. 11
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00 am
Update: The tournament drew 41 entries and was won by Jerry Marrs 278-258 in the title match. The Baker doubles round leaders were Joey Biondo and Chad Brendemuehl first, Sue Williams and Jerry Marrs...
Pluhowsky defeats Novak for Proprietors Cup title
Sunday, July 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Update: Here is Mike Flanagan's blog with a full report on the Proprietors Cup. One of my favorite bowling sayings is, "The pins don't know your plumbing." In other words, I'm not surprised when...