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Kris Prather struggles in third round, but still leads by 101 at 2018 U.S. Open; Jason Belmonte fails to make first cut, out of Player of the Year race
Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Kris Prather didn’t even average 200 in Sunday’s third round of the 2018 U.S. Open, but still holds a 101-pin lead heading into Monday’s cashers round at Northrock Lanes in Wichita,...
Jonathan Schalow survives brutal conditions to win 2018 Wisconsin Masters with amazing final game
Sunday, October 28, 2018 10:00 pm
If I had made it to the title match of the 2018 Wisconsin Masters over the weekend at Day’s Bowl-A-Dome in Wausau and you had told me I could have 232, I’d have taken it and bet every...
Red-hot Kris Prather opens astounding 225-pin lead after second round of 2018 U.S. Open
Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:00 pm
It’s almost incomprehensible to think that any player could out-average the best players in the world by 14 pins a game through two rounds of any tournament, much less the U.S. Open. But...
Beyond brutal: No one averages 200 in Wisconsin Masters qualifying round
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 pm
I’ve been bowling in adult competition for more than four decades and seen about as much as any bowler could ever imagine seeing. When it comes to brutal lane conditions, there is, of course,...
Frustrations of an aging superstar: Pete Weber goes off on USBC after withdrawing from U.S. Open due to chronic hip injury
Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:00 am
After a long week at my real job and writing for 11thFrame.com that featured way less sleep than is considered healthy, I collapsed in bed at 6:30 p.m. Friday and slept a solid nine hours. I needed...
Lauren Sammel slams 713 for second 700 of season
Friday, October 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Lauren Sammel slammed a 713 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Sammel’s 713 came in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes 3-Man League and was her second 700 of the season, tying Mary Lo for...
Red-hot Kris Prather leads first round at 2018 U.S. Open featuring scores well above expectations
Friday, October 26, 2018 11:00 pm
With the first round of 2018 U.S. Open being contested on a 37-foot flat lane pattern, most players and knowledgeable observers — including this writer — predicted low scores. That...
Mark Davis fires 786, Christine Smith slams 682 to top Thursday scoring
Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:55 pm
Mark Davis fired a 786 series and Christine Smith slammed a 682 to top Madison area bowling on Thursday. Davis competed in the Sport Bowl Businessmen League and Smith in the Prairie Lanes Classic...
Team USA's Matt Russo completes perfectly golden 2018 PABCON Champion of Champions with Masters win
Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Think of Matt Russo as the baseball rookie called up from the minor leagues who hits four home runs in four at bats in his first game in the majors. Competing for Team USA internationally for the...
2018 U.S. Open lane patterns a flat pattern, 2 interesting challenges and a main pattern that is a virtual copy of the 2015 U.S. Open pattern
Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:00 pm
The 2018 U.S. Open provides one day that harkens back to the challenge the major tournament offered for most of this century, two interesting patterns that look to be very challenging for the...
New lanes, same old fun challenges: Schwoegler’s sets 33rd annual Tough Lanes Challenge for Sunday, Dec. 16
Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:00 am
The 33rd annual Tough Lanes Challenge will be conducted on news lanes but with the traditional challenges the tournament always has offered: dry lanes, oily lanes, old pins, obstructed views, etc....
Tim Fosdick fires 769, Holly Loy rolls 624 to top Wednesday scoring
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Tim Fosdick fired a 769 series and Holly Loy rolled a 624 to top Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Fosdick competed in the Dream Lanes Classic League and Loy in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts...
Men keep rolling, women find redemption as Team USA sweeps doubles at 2018 PABCON Champion of Champions
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:00 pm
The men kept rolling and the women found redemption as Team USA swept the doubles gold medals on Wednesday at the 2018 PABCON Champion of Champions competition at Bowling Social Club in Rio De...
Matt Ogle leads PTQ that completes 144-player field for 2018 U.S. Open
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Matt Ogle totaled 1,784 for eight games to lead Wednesday’s PTQ that completed the 144-player field for the 2018 U.S. Open at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas. Ogle chained games of 248,...
USBC should be focused on only 'survey' that matters — membership — instead of spending time and energy distorting and spinning surveys of those who remain
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:00 pm
If an organization loses 4.9 percent to 6.4 percent of its membership each year, and surveys the members who remain, logic would tell you the responses would grow more positive: Those who are...