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PBA Senior South Shore Open: is it a quarter century ago on the PBA Tour?
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11:00 pm
At the end of qualifying for the PBA Senior South Shore Open on Wednesday, the leaderboard looked like a PBA Tour leaderboard of a quarter century ago. Except my name usually was not up that high....
Greg Young takes Teen Masters title, $64,000 scholarship
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:00 pm
With a difference of $56,000 in scholarship funding on the line, Greg Young swept Ashley Dunn to win the Teen Masters Grand Championship, PBA reported in this news release. Young, 16, beat Dunn, 15,...
If you bowl the Open Championships, you should join this Facebook group
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:00 am
I’ve never met Keith Dumphy but he feels like an old friend. Keith is the creator of a comprehensive Facebook group for the Open Championships that is an absolute gem, offering everything...
Bob Learn Jr. leads after first round of a ‘frictitious’ PBA Senior South Shore Open
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:00 pm
Retired PBA Tour champion Jeff Carter years ago created one of my all-time favorite bowling words: frictitious. It’s only to be used when the lanes are way beyond merely hooking. I am...
Madison Bowling Association announces City and Senior tournaments sites, sponsors for next two seasons
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:00 am
The Madison Bowling Association has announced sites and sponsors for the next two seasons of the City Tournament and MBA Masters and the Senior City Tournament and Senior Masters, as well as dates...
PBA returns exclusivity to Tournament of Champions
Monday, August 6, 2012 6:00 am
The PBA has tried many things in an effort to reverse its decline. Perhaps the most controversial of the many changes in recent years was opening the PBA Tournament of Champions to any champion. Not...
Teen Masters finals live on Xtra Frame Tuesday, Wednesday
Monday, August 6, 2012 5:00 am
Eight high school bowlers will compete for a $64,000 scholarship prize in the finals of the 15th annual Teen Masters Grand Championship Tuesday and Wednesday at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central...
Fagan’s team tops Weber’s team for Mary Teubner Memorial Team Challenge title
Sunday, August 5, 2012 8:30 pm
For old timers like me, this weekend at King Pin Lanes in Springfield, Ill. brought back many memories of great times with the World Team Challenge. As one competitor put it, the inaugural Mary...
U.S. wins 4 of 5 team gold medals as Tournament of the Americas concludes
Saturday, August 4, 2012 11:00 pm
The United States won four of the five team gold medals and 28 golds overall as the 50th Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas concluded on Saturday, the United States Bowling Congress reported in...
USBC extends format for 2013 Team USA Trials
Friday, August 3, 2012 5:00 am
The 2013 Team USA Trials will feature an additional round of qualifying and a stepladder finals, the United States Bowling Congress announced Wednesday. The event, which is scheduled for Jan. 2-7 at...
U.S. takes 3 of 6 golds in mixed doubles at Tournament of the Americas
Thursday, August 2, 2012 11:00 pm
U.S. teams won three of the six mixed doubles gold medals Thursday at the 50th Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas in Tamarac, Fla., the United States Bowling Congress reported in this news release....
Shamrock Sports and Entertainment marketing agency a new direction for selling the PBA
Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:00 am
The PBA’s new marketing agency is led by a man who found success selling NASCAR. If Brian Corcoran’s Shamrock Sports and Entertainment can find even a fraction of the success for PBA...
Was plastic in practice the key in 2012 Open Championships?
Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:00 am
I’ve always been a skeptic on the use of polyester (usually called plastic) balls in practice to “set up” a lane pattern. Plastic balls drag oil down to the back end of a lane far...
U.S. youth, senior bowlers dominate doubles at Tournament of the Americas
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:00 pm
American bowlers took three of the four gold medals for juniors and seniors, but the adults failed to medal on Wednesday at the 50th Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas in Tamarac, Fla., the United...
Comparing Open Championships scores from recent years shows how tough 2012 conditions were
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 5:00 am
Update: I am adding the scores from each year after 2012 once the tournaments are over. How tough were the lane conditions at this year’s Open Championships? I predicted when the lane...